Minister of State for Tourism Mrs. Diana Gamage at a press conference themed ‘Collective path to a stable country’ at the Presidential Media Centre today (27) announced plans to launch promotional campaigns aimed at attracting 1.5 million foreign tourists to Sri Lanka by the year’s end. She emphasized the government’s commitment to ensuring the safety […]
Sri Lanka is to create cities that never sleep by revising certain regulations in an attempt to boost tourism. Minister of State for Tourism Diana Gamage said that the country has plans to launch promotional campaigns aimed at attracting 1.5 million foreign tourists to Sri Lanka by the end of this year. She emphasized the […]
Sinopec is to operate 200 filling stations in Sri Lanka, the company said after announcing its official entry into Sri Lanka’s dynamic fuel retail market. Sinopec announced its official entry into Sri Lanka’s dynamic fuel retail market at a felicitation event for local distributors held in Colombo. This momentous occasion also marked the commencement of […]
Over 200 corporate leaders attended the second Economic Forum sponsored by HSBC recently which was to discuss and share insights into the latest global trends and opportunities emerging for economic growth in Sri Lanka. Frederic Neumann, HSBC’s Chief Asia Economist and Co-Head of Global Research for HSBC Asia along with Aayushi Chaudhary, HSBC Economist for […]
Telangana Tourism Minister V Srinivas Goud called on Sri Lanka s Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena and briefed him about initiatives being taken by the Telangana government in promoting temple and medical tourism and discussed the advent of Buddhism and the Buddhist roots found in Telangana.
The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) successfully conducted an Issuer Relations Forum titled “ඔබේ ව්යපාරයේ ඉදිරි ගමනට නව ප්රවේශයක්” (A new outlook to maximize your future business goals), on 19th September 2023 at the Golden Mango Resort, Anuradhapura. The objective of the forum was to provide an insight for small and medium enterprises to discover capital-raising […]
Sri Lanka's inflation rate for August 2023 dropped to 2.1% from 4.6% in July 2023, said the Department of Census and Statistics yesterday (September 21).The post Sri Lanka President’s robust economic development program leads to 62.1% drop in inflation – Minister appeared first on ONLANKA - Sri Lanka Latest Breaking News and Top Stories.
A meeting was convened at the Presidential Secretariat to discuss the Arugam Bay Tourism Development Plan, which has the potential to significantly contribute to Sri Lanka’s tourism industry. Mr. Sagala Ratnayaka, Senior Advisor to the President on National Security and Chief of the Presidential Staff, chaired the meeting.
Acting Finance Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya during a press conference held today (21) at the Presidential Media Center, focusing on the theme of ‘Collective Path to a Stable Country’ said that over the past year, the government successfully increased the country’s foreign reserves from 1.8 billion dollars to 3.8 billion dollars. He added that in August […]
The main tourism plan for Arugam Bay was presented by Senior Advisor to the President on National Security and Chief of the Presidential Staff Sagala Ratnayake, during a meeting convened at the Presidential Secretariat to discuss the Arugam Bay Tourism Development Plan.
The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ms. Kristalina Georgieva and President Ranil Wickremesinghe reviewed progress on restructuring Sri Lanka’s debt. The discussion took place on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, During the meeting, Ms. Georgieva and President Wickremesinghe delved into the ongoing financial sector reforms and...
Efforts are on by the Union government’s Shipping Corporation of India to commence high-speed passenger ferry service between Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu and Kangesanthurai in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province by the first week of October. The service covering around 60 nautical miles will start from Nagapattinam Mini Port, sources said. Each ferry will carry around […]
In a crucial meeting held during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, met with President, Ranil Wickremesinghe, to discuss vital economic matters. During the meeting, Ms. Georgieva and President Wickremesinghe delved into the ongoing financial sector reforms and the substantial progress […...
Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) has published a Gazette Extraordinary stipulating the minimum rates that can be charged by tourist hotels located within the limits of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) area, for the occupancy of a room and the provision of meals.
The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, has held a meeting with Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe to discuss vital economic matters.The post IMF chief Kristalina and Sri Lanka President Ranil discuss ongoing reforms and debt restructuring efforts appeared first on ONLANKA - Sri Lanka Latest Breaking News and Top Stories.
Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron is to promote the Colombo Port City at a roadshow showcasing investment opportunities and incentives for global investors. Cameron will address an exclusive, closed-door forum on the strengthening ties between the UAE, Indo-Pacific region and the role of Sri Lanka in this new trend gaining increased momentum. The discussion […]
President Ranil Wickremesinghe met Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal of Nepal on the sidelines of the 78th United Nations General Assembly in New York. Both leaders looked forward to enhancing connectivity between Sri Lanka and Nepal and explored avenues on interconnecting the tourism sectors of the two countries. They both assented that there is potential […]
Piyumi Ranadewa is a Research Assistant working on migration and urbanisation policy research at IPS. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Agriculture, specialising in Agriculture Economics and Business (First Class) from Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, graduating with Dean’s Honours. She also holds a Master of Agri-Enterprise and Technology Management from Wayamba University of Sri […]
Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to Iran M.M. Zuhair, PC has warned that the proposed Counter Terrorism Act could be utilised by the government to crush even farmers’ protests. The following is the text of a statement issued by the ex-Senior State Counsel and former People’s Alliance MP: The Counter Terrorism Bill, originally gazetted six years […]
The Sri Lanka Delegation, led by President Ranil Wickremesinghe, engaged in high-level discussions with World Bank President Mr. Ajay Banga and other World Bank officials at the World Bank Headquarters (UNHQ) Sep' (18). The meeting cantered on a range of critical topics, including economic reforms, agriculture, tourism, and digitization.
The Sri Lanka Delegation, led by President Ranil Wickremesinghe, engaged in high-level discussions with World Bank President Mr. Ajay Banga and other World Bank officials at the World Bank Headquarters (UNHQ) yesterday (September 18).The post Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe meets with World Bank Chief Ajay Banga appeared first on ONLANKA - Sri Lanka Latest Breaking News and Top Stories.
The Sri Lanka Delegation, led by President Ranil Wickremesinghe, engaged in high-level discussions with World Bank President Ajay Banga and other World Bank officials at the World Bank Headquarters (UNHQ) on Monday (18). The meeting centered on a range of critical topics, including economic reforms, agriculture, tourism, and digitization. President Wickremesinghe expressed gratitude for the [̷...
Recognising the important role government systems play in contributing to building environment-friendly sustainable cities, is an integral part of supporting efficient and effective local governance while contributing towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In this vein, a one-year ‘Diploma Programme in Technology of Waste Management’ by the University of Colombo was introduced...
Former State Minister Dr. Nalaka Godahewa, MP yesterday pointed out that a careful look at the Central Bank’s 2023 data revealed that the much-touted promise to build a thriving export-oriented economy under the current government was only a pipedream. Addressing the media at the Nidahasa office at Nawala where he dealt with economic issues, the dissident SLPP MP said that […]
Attempting to boost tourist arrivals without enhancing domestic production will only create further problems in the country, Dr. Rohantha Athukorala, the former Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism and Sri Lanka Export Development Board, has said. Taking part in a television interview, Athukorale said that Sri Lanka hoped to attract five million tourists by 2030 and […]
The much-anticipated Galle Literary Festival is to return in 2024 in partnership with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB), with a star-studded line-up. From 25 to 28 January, Galle will once again play host to an international cast of acclaimed authors and exceptional speakers. Inviting readers and thinkers from around the world, the Festival’s […]