Sri Lanka: Political parties, civil society organizations file petitions at SC

In Sri Lanka, several political parties in opposition and civil society organizations filed petitions at the Supreme Court today  against the dissolution of Parliament by President Maithripala Sirisena. Political parties including United National Party (UNP) led by ousted Prime minister Ranil Wickremsinghe, Tamil National Alliance (TNA), Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA),  […]

FinTech festival kicks off in Singapore today

The third edition of the FinTech Festival kicks off in Singapore alongside the ASEAN summit today. It will begin with the three-day Fintech Conference. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver a keynote address in the conference on Wednesday. IMF, Managing Director Christine Lagarde will also address the audience. The Conference […]

33rd ASEAN summit begins in Singapore

The 33rd ASEAN summit began today in the city-state of Singapore. The main event is being held at Suntec Singapore Convention Centre, wherein the ten ASEAN members will be discussing key issues on economic, security and cultural cooperation. The summit is being chaired by Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. […]

UN Chief Antonio Guterres expresses concern over Sri Lankan Political crisis

UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve the nation’s Parliament. A statement issued yesterday by Secretary-General Guterres’ Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq said the Secretary-General learned with concern Sirisena’s decision to dissolve Sri Lanka’s parliament and move to new parliamentary elections. Guterres […]