A special search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy off Mamunai of Veththalakerni, Jaffna this morning (08) has led to the recovery of more than 128 kg (wet weight) of Kerala cannabis adrift in waters.
The United Sates (US) today called on Sri Lanka to protect the right to freedom of expression. The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Julie Chung said that the core of every democracy is the right to freedom of expression for every citizen. “At the core of every democracy is the right to freedom of expression […]
US based Petroleum company RM Parks in a collaboration with Shell PLC signed an agreement to enter the Sri Lanka petroleum business. RM Parks will be the 4th supplier to enter the domestic market and will operate under the Shell branding. They signed a 20 year agreement to import, distribute and sell petroleum products through […]
The Fourth Session of Sri Lanka - Maldives Joint Commission, co-chaired by Foreign Minister Ali Sabry, and and his Maldivian counterpart Abdulla Shahid, was successfully concluded on 07 June 2023 in Colombo.
The prices of 10 essential food items will be slashed with effect from Friday (June 09), Lanka Sathosa.
Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa accused President Ranil Wickremesinghe of violating the Standing Orders of Parliament by intervening to appoint Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Dr. Harsha De Silva as the new Chairman of the Committee on Public Finance (COPF). While welcoming Dr. Harsha De Silva’s appointment to the post, Premadasa said that the President had not […]
The third edition of the book ‘Ranil Wickremesinghe A Political Biography’ written by Dinesh Weerakkody, the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Board of Investment, was presented to President Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Presidential Secretariat on Wednesday (07). The first edition of the political biography of President Ranil Wickremesinghe was published and released in 2017
A coordinated operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy and the Police Special Task Force (STF) in the China Bay area of Trincomalee in the dark hours of 06th June led to the apprehension of a suspect who was in possession of 95 gelignite sticks. The use of explosives for fishing poses a serious threat […]
By Easwaran Rutnam in Adelaide A suspect has been arrested for stealing donations from a Sri Lanka temple in Adelaide. The South Australia Police said that a man had been arrested after an investigation into a series of break-ins and thefts from Buddhist temples across the Adelaide Hills and metropolitan areas. The break-ins and thefts […]
A boycott Iraj social media campaign has been launched by some Sri Lankans in Australia. The campaign has been launched to discourage Sri Lankans from attending any concert by Iraj in Australia. No dates or venues have been promoted for any concert featuring Iraj. However, a number of social media posts have appeared urging Sri […]
An agreement has been signed between the Government of Sri Lanka and RM Parks Inc., in collaboration with Shell Plc for a long-term contract for the importation, storage, distribution, and sale of petroleum products in Sri Lanka.
Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera has revealed that urea fertilizer will be sold to farmers for a price less than Rs. 9,000 in line with the appreciation of the Sri Lankan Rupee and other factors.
The Ministry of Agriculture has decided to import hatching eggs through the National Livestock Development Board (NLDB).
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday said it has approved Sri Lanka s eligibility to access concessional financing.
The National People’s Power (NPP) is planning to launch a series of protests from today (June 08) to demand that the Local Government Election be held.The post Police secures court order to block NPP protest planned for today appeared first on ONLANKA News - Sri Lanka Latest Breaking News and Live Updates - Sri Lanka News.
Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka will stand trial on a rape charge stemming from an alleged incident which occurred while he was in Australia to play in the Twenty20 World Cup last year.
Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka will stand trial on a rape charge stemming from an alleged incident which occurred while he was in Australia to play in the Twenty20 World Cup last year.The post Danushka Gunathilaka to face rape trial in Australia appeared first on ONLANKA News - Sri Lanka Latest Breaking News and Live Updates - Sri Lanka News.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe has announced plans to establish a Digital Promotion Agency aimed at developing computer applications for the collection and monitoring of data from various government entities in Sri Lanka.The post Digital Promotion Agency to be established for introducing new App to collect data of public sector – President appeared first on ONLANKA News - Sri Lanka Latest Br...
Sri Lanka’s official reserve assets stood at USD 3,483 million in May 2023, according to the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL).The post Sri Lanka’s official reserve assets increase by 26.2% in May appeared first on ONLANKA News - Sri Lanka Latest Breaking News and Live Updates - Sri Lanka News.
Sri Lanka’s national carrier is expecting a profit of USD 50 million for the upcoming year, SriLankan Airlines CEO Richard Nuttall revealed, adding that he also expects passenger traffic to surpass pre-COVID levels by the end of 2023 owing to the ‘economic boom’ in tourism.The post SriLankan CEO believes ‘worst is over’, expects $50 Million profit next year appeared first on ONLANKA N...
The Chinese Embassy in Colombo on Tuesday organised a special ceremony in Colombo to felicitate the diving team of the Sri Lanka Navy, which engaged in a heroic diving operation to recover the capsized Chinese fishing vessel LU PENG YUAN YU 028 .
Sri Lanka and the Maldives on Wednesday (June 07) signed three Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) in the fields of health cooperation, cultural cooperation and the establishment of a Maldives Cultural Centre in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka will stand trial accused of raping a woman while in Sydney for the T20 World Cup. The 32-year-old faces one count of sexual intercourse without consent after the Crown withdrew three additional charges last month. Gunathilaka has entered a not guilty plea to the remaining charge and will stand trial, […]
The Colombo Strikers announced their coaching staff for the upcoming season of the Lanka Premier League slated to be held in July-August 2023. The highly experienced Australian coach Simon Helmot will be the Head Coach of the Colombo Strikers, meanwhile, Jerome Jayaratne and Chaminda Vaas will work with the team as Assistant Coach and Bowling Coach respectively. […]
Singer Sri Lanka, a renowned name in the furniture industry, marked a significant milestone with the grand opening of its flagship store for Premium Furniture at One Galle Face. This exclusive event showcased a stunning range of modern and exquisite designs, elevating the concept of luxurious living. Introduced in December last year, Singer’s premium furniture […]
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Two years into the military recapturing power, there does not seem to be a let-up to the torment of the people of Myanmar. The latter are putting up sustained and spirited armed opposition to the military but the ruling junta is yet to contemplate backing down from its harshly repressive treatment of the resisting public. […]
By Ifham Nizam The government of the Maldives yesterday requested agricultural technical support from Sri Lanka. Maldives Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Marine Affairs Hussain Rasheed Hassan, who is on an official visit said that the current government’s programme for the development of Sri Lanka’s agricultural sector had drawn the attention of the Maldivian government. Agricu...
In a dramatic rescue operation, the Sri Lanka Navy successfully rescued 38 individuals who were stranded on trawler which ran aground near the Delft Jetty yesterday (7) morning. As a result of the Navy’s prompt involvement, a shipment of construction materials that were at risk of sinking was also saved. The distressed trawler (Kali Ambal […]
Sri Lankan and Chinese experts held a symposium on coral reef ecology in Colombo on Tuesday to discuss the current state of coral reefs and explore strategies for their protection and restoration. The symposium was hosted by Colombo Port City with the support of the University of Ruhuna, the South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, […]