UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spoken to Joe Biden for the first time since the new US president was inaugurated. Mr Johnson said on Twitter that he looked forward to “deepening the longstanding alliance” between the UK and the US as they drove a “green and sustainable recovery from Covid-19”. Mr Biden was sworn in as president and Kamala Harris as vice-president in a ceremony in Washington on Wednesday. The PM said their inauguration was a “step forward” for the US. A Downing Street spokesman said Mr Johnson “warmly welcomed” the president’s decision to rejoin the Paris Agreement on climate change and the World Health Organization – both abandoned by Mr Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump
- Government MPs say that the President or the government will not sell the country’s properties for other countries
- His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith expresses his regret that the government officials responsible for Muthurajawela devastation were not enforcing the law .