Hon. (Dr.) Ramesh Pathirana stated that attention has been directed towards taking over underutilized land owned by large-scale plantation companies and the proposal regarding the said has been submitted to the cabinet for approval.He mentioned that legal measures will be taken in this regard in the future.This was stated at the Ministerial Consultative Committee on Plantation Industries held rece...
Rex Clementine at Pallekele Sri Lanka completed the highest successful run chase ever at home to square the three match ODI series against Afghanistan on Wednesday at the Pallekele International Stadium. Set a target of 314 to win, Sri Lanka got home with two balls and four wickets in hand as Charith Asalanka starred […]
A Sri Lankan man accused of stealing almost $250,000 meant for 10 high-profile international cricketers to take part in local competitions in Melbourne s south-east allegedly siphoned the money from his employer s bank account over more than a year, Australian media reported.
A discussion was held at the President's office this morning (30) under the chairmanship of President Ranil Wickremesinghe regarding the future activities of the Sir John Kotelawala Defence University Hospital.
An evident increase in the rate of malnutrition amongst children has been revealed by the Health Promotion Bureau (HPB) following an analysis of data collected from across the island regarding the nutritional status of children.
Ibrahim Zadran scored 162 runs off 138 balls to power Afghanistan to 313/8 in the third ODI against Sri Lanka Brief Scores; (Afghanistan 313/8 in 50 overs (Ibrahim Zadran 162, Najibullah Zadran 77; Kasun Rajitha 3-60).
The cabinet of Ministers has approved the increase in electricity rates, in January and June 2023, the Parliament announced yesterday (30th November). The disclosure was made on Tuesday (29) at a meeting of the Sub Committee on Identifying the Short & Medium Term Programmes related to Economic Stabilization.
Espousing the idea of multi-alignment and a “win-win situation” for all, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday underlined the importance of the Indo-Pacific region and voiced the country’s intent for constructive engagements in the region for shared prosperity and security. Delivering a keynote address at the Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue-2022 in New Delhi, Singh said the Ind...
The United Nations considered China a developing nation in 1992, however, things have now changed as the country is now the world’s second-largest economy. “China is the biggest annual emitter of planet-warming greenhouse gases,” The Washington Post reported. However, the UN’s classification for China has remained the same for the past thirty years. According to diplomats f...
India and Morocco held the fifth foreign consultations in Rabat and resolved to further expand and strengthen bilateral partnership in different domains. “Secretary (CPV & OIA) @drausaf co-chaired 5th India-Morocco Foreign Office Consultations in Rabat. Both sides resolved to further expand & strengthen bilateral partnership in different domains,” Indian Embassy in Morocco said...
The Stax Academy, an initiative by Stax LLC, a global strategy consulting firm that specializes in delivering actionable, data-driven insights, recently conducted its graduation ceremony for the students of its first course in Colombo. The Academy was established as a platform to upskill future business leaders to take on the challenges of the global economy. […]
The International Monitory Fund (IMF) has asked China to ramp up its COVID-19 vaccinations while stressing the need to recalibrate the strategy to deal with the virus to address challenges arising from the property sector, and slowing global demand. This recommendation came after an annual review of China’s economic policies which saw virtual discussions between the IMF and several senior po...
Sri Lanka’s worries are increasing as China has not agreed to debt restructuring modalities as per the International Monetary Fund’s requirements, which is essential for the multilateral funding organisation before it green signals a $2.9 billion bailout package to the crisis-hit island country in mid-December. In October, Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe told his country’s […]
Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, who led his country out of isolation after the crushing of pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square and supported economic reforms that led to a decade of explosive growth, has died, state TV said. He was 96.
He explained that it would be detrimental for students if teachers were to be transferred similar to the ways in which other public servants are often transferred, as this creates an issue with covering syllabuses.
Recent media reports attributing a quote to the President stating that the Provincial Councils will be replaced with the District Development Committees is incorrect, says the President s Media Division.
Sri Lanka s headline inflation based on the Colombo Consumer Price Index (CCPI) has decreased to 61.0% in November 2022 from 66.0% in October 2022, according to the Department of Census and Statistics.