When the Ministerial Consultative committee on Industries met on Tuesday (06), Minister of Plantation Industries and Minister of Industries Ramesh Pathirana instructed ministry officials to discuss with banks and speed up providing credit facilities to small and medium scale industrialists. The minister added that the restriction of imports had resulted in the rapid growth of […]
Pope Francis has undergone abdominal surgery “without complications”, the Vatican says. The hernia operation at Rome’s Gemelli hospital lasted three hours. The 86-year-old is expected to stay in hospital for several days to recover. In a statement, the Vatican said the pontiff’s medical team had decided in recent days that surgery was needed. Earlier on […]
Travis Head and Steve Smith feasted on India’s wayward attack in what weren’t easy batting conditions to put Australia in the box seat of the World Test Championship final by the end of day one at The Oval. Head stroked his way to his first century outside Australia, and Smith was five short of his […]
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 Chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprise (COPE) Prof. Ranjith Bandara has taken stern exception at the non-compliance of the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB) that despite this being the third time it was summoned before the committee, no redress had been made for outstanding issues.
Defending champion Iga Swiatek maintained her dominance over American teenager Coco Gauff to set up a French Open semi-final against Brazilian 14th seed Beatriz Haddad Maia. World number one Swiatek, who beat Gauff in the 2022 final, won 6-4 6-2. The contest was much closer than last year but Swiatek’s quality showed in a seventh […]
President Ranil Wickremesinghe convened a meeting today (7) with a delegation composed of members from the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The delegation comprised of Jagath Abeysinghe, President of SLRCS, Dr. Mahesh Gunasekara, Director General of SLRCS, Alexander Matheou, IFRC Regional Director […]
President Ranil Wickremesinghe during a meeting with Governing and Opposition Members of Parliament held at the Parliament Complex, 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. Previously, private companies had been responsible for creating such applications...
The Sri Lanka Navy successfully rescued 38 individuals who were stranded on a grounded trawler at the entrance of Delft Jetty this morning (07th June 2023). The timely intervention of the Navy prevented a significant loss of life and property. Had the trawler sunk at the entrance of Delft Jetty, it would have posed significant […]
President Ranil Wickremesinghe convened a meeting today with a delegation composed of members from the esteemed Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) and the prestigious International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
Sri Lanka has slammed Canada for allowing former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s Murder to be glorified in public. Foreign Minister Ali Sabry tweeted saying it was totally unacceptable. Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s Murder was glorified by Khalistani radicals and terrorists publicly in Canada. “This is totally unacceptable. In the name of freedom of […]
Sri Lanka is committed to collaborate with international humanitarian organizations when tackling crucial issues, the President’s media division said. President Ranil Wickremesinghe convened a meeting today with a delegation composed of members from the esteemed Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) and the prestigious International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Th...
The Police fired tear gas and water cannons on a protest organized by the Inter-University Students’ Federation (IUSF), in Nugegoda today. The students were blocked by the Police near the Sri Jayawardenapura University at the Wijerama Junction in Nugegoda. Water cannons and tear gas was later fired to disperse the protesters. The protest was staged […]
The United States says it would continue to explore areas in which its engagement and support will help Sri Lanka to overcome its economic challenges and continue its structural reforms. U.S. Department of the Treasury Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Asia Robert Kaproth visited Sri Lanka June 5 – 6. He met with Ambassador Chung […]
President Ranil Wickremesinghe today intervened to appoint Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Dr. Harsha De Silva as the new Chairman of the Committee on Public Finance (COPF). The President’s Media Division said that Dr. Harsha De Silva was appointed to the post on the recommendation of President Ranil Wickremesinghe. Dr. Harsha De Silva said that despite […]
Comedian Nathasha Edirisooriya, the owner of the YouTube channel ‘SL VLOG’ Bruno Divakara and the Ven. Rajangane Saddharathana Thero have been remanded further till 21st June. Stand-up comedian Nathasha Edirisooriya was arrested in May for allegedly making comments disrespectful to Buddhism. The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) had received a complaint against Nathasha Edirisooriya, accusi...
Floodwaters in southern Ukraine were expected to crest on Wednesday, with tens of thousands of civilians fleeing in peril from the destruction of a vast dam that both sides called an act of wartime sabotage.
Two people who returned to Sri Lanka from overseas have been found to be infected with monkeypox. The Ministry of Health said that a woman and her daughter tested positive for monkeypox after returning to Sri Lanka from Dubai. Both are currently receiving medical attention at the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH). Monkeypox was first detected in […]