Government of Sri Lanka: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Sri Lanka is in the process of drafting its new Constitution

Sri Lanka is on its way to draft its new constitution by reverting back the provisions of the 19th amendment of 2015, which put a cap on the power of the President and strengthened the position of the Parliament. The declaration has been made by the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa during the inaugural session of the ..

Sri Lanka pledges $5 million to COVID-19 SAARC Emergency Fund

Recently, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has pledged 5 Million US dollars to the COVID-19 SAARC Emergency fund, which was proposed by Prime minister Narendra Modi. This Emergency Fund will as a security blanket for the SAARC countries, which can be used by the countries for dealing with issues related to COVID-19. After India made ..

India and Sri Lanka sign MoU for up-gradation of plantation schools’ infrastructure

India and Sri Lanka have recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for up-gradation of infrastructure in plantation schools for estate workers of Indian origin. The MoU was signed in Colombo, under which infrastructure of 9 plantation schools are to be up-graded with the assistance of 30 crore rupees from India. Construction and renovation of ..

Gotabaya Rajapaksa wins Sri Lanka presidential Polls

On 17 Nov, Gotabaya Rajapaksha, a former defense secretary and intelligence officer has won Sri Lanka’s presidential elections.  He was also accused of committing human rights violations.  He defeated his main opponent, Sajith Premadasa of the ruling United National Party (UNP). He won with more than 52% of the nearly 16 million possible votes.   His ..

Churches silent in Sri Lanka one week after attacks

Churches in the island nation of Sri Lanka have suspended the Sunday mass as the Archbishop of Colombo had delivered a special address from a chapel at his home, as the fears of impending attacks remain after the suicide bombers had killed over 250 people on Easter in churches and hotels. The entire nation has ..