Deposed President Gotabaya Rajapaksa made a rare public appearance by attending the India Republic Day celebrations at India House in Colombo. Rajapaksa was among the guests who attended the event and mingled with some of those present. His brother, former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and current Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena also attended the event. A […]
A suspect has been arrested for using social media to threaten people who attend the 75th Independence Day celebrations in Colombo. The suspect had reportedly published several posts on social media warning people against attending the Independence Day celebrations.
Sri Lanka is confident of reaching a deal with all its international creditors and securing financial support from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). State Minister of Finance Shehan Semasinghe said that the public have placed their trust on support from the IMF as it would create a foundation in finding solutions for the economic crisis […]
The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has warned that it would seek legal action if the relevant authorities fail to provide an uninterrupted power supply while the 2022 G.C.E. Advanced Level is taking place.
A pre-discussion was held this morning (Jan. 26) at the Presidential Secretariat under the patronage of President Ranil Wickremesinghe regarding the Independence Day celebration being held in a grand and proud manner, but maintaining minimum cost, the President s Media Division (PMD) says.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed all relevant authorities to minimize expenses incurred within ministries when celebrating the 75th Independence Anniversary without burdening the Treasury.
State Minister of Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya has stated that he is hopeful that Sri Lanka will receive the first tranche of the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) due from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) soon, following a discussion with an IMF delegation.
The Attorney General has requested the Court of Appeal that an opportunity be given to present facts before the court in relation to the interim order issued preventing the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) from collecting PAYE taxes from judges.
Two trade union leaders who were arrested for allegedly threatening members of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), have been granted bail. The Convenor of the United Trade Union Alliance, Ananda Palitha and the Secretary of the Electricity Consumers’ Association, Sanjeewa Dhammika were arrested on 24th January. They were produced in court and […]
Japan has noted the need for creditors to help crisis-hit Sri Lanka. Japan’s top finance diplomat, Masato Kanda said that crisis-hit Sri Lanka was a key issue when it came to helping countries in debt but he was not sure when creditors aiming to extend it loans would meet. He said that middle-income countries have […]
China’s Export-Import Bank of China (EXIM) has provided Sri Lanka with a debt extension, China’s Foreign Ministry said, confirming a Reuters report earlier this week. EXIM offered Sri Lanka a two-year moratorium on its debt and said it would support the country’s efforts to secure a $2.9 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund, according […]
Israeli forces killed at least nine Palestinians, including a 60-year-old woman, and wounded several others during a raid in a flashpoint area of the occupied West Bank on Thursday, Palestinian health officials said, in the deadliest day in years in the territory.
The Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE), taking issue with the pricing formula introduced for eggs, has instructed the respective officials to revisit the move, on account of various practicality concerns.
United Trade Union Alliance convenor Ananda Palitha and Electricity Consumers’ Association secretary Sanjeewa Dhammika who were arrested and subsequently remanded for allegedly threatening members of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) have been granted bail.The post Ananda Palitha, Sanjeewa Dhammika granted bail appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lanka...
The Court of Appeal today (26 Jan.) granted State Minister Diana Gamage time until 17 February to file objections pertaining to the writ application filed, demanding that her Parliamentary seat be revoked.
The Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) recently inquired into the Revenue Administration Management Information System (RAMIS) installed by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) in 2014 by investing approximately Rs. 10 billion.
United Trade Union Alliance convenor Ananda Palitha and Electricity Consumers Association secretary Sanjeewa Dhammika, who were arrested earlier this week on charges of criminal coercion, have been granted bail.
Japanese Vice Finance Minister for International Affairs, Masato Kanda, has assured that Japan is closely coordinating with international organizations, such as the Paris Club and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to ensure the participation of non-Paris Club members in Sri Lanka s debt restructuring plan.