A Host Country Agreement was signed between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) progressing Sri Lanka’s climate action and further deepening Sri Lanka’s green growth development. The agreement was signed in the presence of President Ranil Wickremesinghe and Former Secretary General of the UN and the President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council of the Glob...
The Paris Club Creditors have provided the required financing assurances to support the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) approval for the Extended Fund Facility for Sri Lanka.The post Paris Club Creditors provides financing assurances to support IMF bailout for Sri Lanka appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lanka - ONLANKA News.
The Paris Club Creditors have provided financing assurances to support the International Monetary Fund’s approval of an Extended Fund Facility for Sri Lanka, the President’s Media Division said. The Paris Club Creditors announced their decision to provide financing assurances to support the approval by the IMF Executive Board of the envisaged IMF program for Sri […]
India is seen as the biggest friend of Sri Lanka in a time of crisis, Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said. Addressing the Tata Tiscon Dealer Convention 2023 in Colombo, Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena called on the Indian companies to invest further in Sri Lanka. Outlining the benefits of Indian investments in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister […]
The Vedda community has decided to contest the elections as an independent group. Vedda chief Uruwarige Wannila Aththo said that they will not join hands with any political party. Instead, the community will contest as an independent group. Uruwarige Wannila Aththo said that they hope to set an example to existing political parties. (Colombo Gazette)
A Host Country Agreement was signed between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) progressing Sri Lanka’s climate action and further deepening Sri Lanka’s green growth development. The agreement was signed in the presence of President Ranil Wickremesinghe and Former Secretary General of the UN and the President of the […]
A couple arrested over the death of a businessman in Pelawatte, have been remanded until 15 February. The 23-year-old female and a 27-year-old male were arrested by the Kandana Police on Sunday. The body of the 49-year-old businessman, identified as Roshan Wanninayake, was found recently in the swimming pool of his three-storied building which is […]
The US Embassy has issued a demonstration alert for visitors in Colombo tomorrow. The Embassy said that it is aware of planned demonstrations tomorrow (February 8), which may make travel around Colombo more difficult or result in road closures. The Embassy said that the National Buddhist Monks Front plans to protest at Victoria Park at […]
The Government has rejected claims over the cost of the 75th Independence Day anniversary event. The Presidential Secretariat said that misinformation related to the event was clearly another extension of the narrow political agenda that forced people to boycott the official state celebration of independence due to the economic crisis. “Clearly, their aim is to […]
The resignation letter of Election Commission member Mrs. P. S. M. Charles has been accepted by President Ranil Wickremesinghe. The President’s Media Division (PMD) said that President’s Secretary Saman Ekanayake has informed Charles that her resignation letter has been accepted. The resignation comes as the Election Commission prepares to conduct the Local Government (LG) elections. […]
A Host Country Agreement was signed between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) progressing Sri Lanka s climate action and further deepening Sri Lanka s green growth development.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe spoke to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan this evening (Feb 07), expressing solidarity with the people of TÃ¼rkiye where more than 3,500 lost their lives in a series of earthquakes that rocked a large part of the country on Monday.
New Zealand and Sri Lanka discussed potential areas of cooperation at a meeting held in New Delhi today. The Foreign Minister of New Zealand, Nanaia Mahuta, who is currently on a visit to India, met Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India Milinda Moragoda today. “They discussed potential areas of cooperation, including dairy development, public financial […]
The Army is ready to send 300 troops to Turkey to assist in the rescue operations following a deadly earthquake which killed more than 5000 people. Medical officers and troops from the engineering corps of the Sri Lanka Army have been kept on standby to be deployed when required. Meanwhile, President Ranil Wickremesinghe expressed shock […]
The European Union (EU) has allocated 4 million Euro (approximately 1,5 billion rupees) in grants for fertilizers, seeds, and training to the most vulnerable farmers, as a response to the agriculture and food security crisis in Sri Lanka. These funds will be implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Sri Lanka. The action […]
President Ranil Wickremesinghe has accepted the letter of resignation tendered by Member of the Election Commission P.S.M. Charles, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said.The post President accepts Election Commision member Charles’ resignation appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lanka - ONLANKA News.
Director General of the Department of Fiscal Policy, Dr. Kapila Senanayake has assured that the recent tax revisions on personal incomes is only a short-term strategy to resurrect Sri Lank from its ongoing economic crisis.
The Election Commission of Sri Lanka has noted that in the event the relevant authorities fail to comply with their fund request required to cover the basic expenses of the upcoming Local Government (LG) election, the matter will be taken to court.
The Cabinet of Ministers has given the approval to appoint committees to conduct a systematic review on 10 ministries to which a higher portion of allocations are made from the annual budget estimations.
Several Fundamental Rights (FR) petitions filed demanding the annulment of former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa s decision to pardon former MP Duminda Silva, who was convicted and sentenced to death over the murder of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra, was taken up before the Supreme Court this morning (07 Feb.).
By Easwaran Rutnam The European Union (EU) says the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) remains “problematic” and steps taken so far to address issues over the law are not sufficient. The EU Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Denis Chaibi, noted that the PTA is problematic as there is no judicial review and could be used for […]
The Supreme Court has reserved the order on issuing notice to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and other relevant parties over the contempt case filed by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) accusing them of contempt by violating an order issued by commission to refrain from imposing power cuts during..