Sri Lanka can learn a lot from TÃ¼rkiye about accommodating diverse people and cultures, according to a senior politician from the South Asian nation.
Due to the high demand during the festive season and the delay in the arrival of the ordered gas shipments to Sri Lanka, limited LP gas stocks will be released to the market until next Wednesday (November 30), The Litro Gas Company said.The post Litro Gas to release limited gas stocks to market until Wednesday appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lanka - ONLANKA News.
Although the maximum number of inmates that can be held in the prisons across Sri Lanka is about 13,200, the entire prison system holds more than 26,000 inmates and among them, 16,000 are suspects, the Department of Prisons said.The post Sri Lanka’s prisons overloaded and exceeded capacity by 300% appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lanka - ONLANKA News.
An event of the Supreme Lanka Coalition (Uttara Lanka Sabhagaya) had reportedly been organized to be held today (Nov. 27), at the Hanguranketha Cultural Centre.
The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has approved power cuts of two hours and 20 minutes on November 28 and November 29.
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The Department of Prisons says that the number of inmates who are incarcerated for various charges has steadily increased since the beginning of 2022, in every prison of the island, according to the statistical data of the department.
Chairman of the Public Finance Committee Dr. Harsha De Silva has instructed the officials of the Ministries of Finance and Trade to calculate and give the proper price at which an egg can be sold in consideration of the regulations under the Import and Export (Control) Act No. 1 of 1969 related to the import of poultry feed into Sri Lanka.
Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa says all sectors of the country have collapsed at present while individuals responsible for the present crisis are attempting to rise again.The post Samagi Jana Balawegaya prepared to take to the streets – Sajith appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lanka - ONLANKA News.
The Parliament committee on High Posts has approved the appointment of new Foreign Secretary Aruni Wijewardane. Wijewardane has already assumed duties at the Foreign Ministry as the new Foreign Secretary. Secretary-General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake said the appointment of four Secretaries to Ministries, a Chairman to a State institution and an Ambassador have been approved […]
Pakistan’s former premier Imran Khan says he could have created a situation like Sri Lanka, but he didn’t. Khan said Saturday his party was quitting the country’s regional and national assemblies, as he made his first public appearance since being wounded in a gun attack earlier this month. Khan, a former cricket star turned politician, […]
The Department of Posts says that an increase in the number of postal items sent from Sri Lanka to foreign countries, through the postal department has been observed.
Sri Lanka s Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera on Saturday said that he will take all possible measures to ensure uninterrupted power supply by January next year.
The Government has enforced a ban on passengers wearing gold jewellery over 22 carats when arriving in Sri Lanka. The move is part of attempts to crackdown on gold being smuggled into the country. State Minister of Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said that passengers arriving with gold jewellery valued over 22 carats must have prior approval […]
A ship carrying 9,000 metric tons of diesel donated by China arrived in Sri Lanka today. The oil tanker “Super Eastern” carrying 10.6 million liters of diesel donated by China to Sri Lanka to be used by farmers and fishermen arrived at the Colombo Port, the Chinese Embassy said. The Embassy said that the unloading […]
Dr. Locana Gunaratna leads drafting of international policy paper on subject Urbanization refers here to rural-urban migration taking place in the Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs). The growth of urban population has been a subject of serious discussion in recent years at international level. In 2015, UN member states adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals […]
Australian Government-funded Skills for Inclusive Growth Program (S4IG), managed by Palladium International Group entered into an MoU with Cinnamon Hotel Management Ltd (CHML) to achieve several strategic results in Colombo recently. S4IG is a programme by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in accordance with the terms of a subsidiary agreement signed on […]
By Uditha Devapriya A Budget vote usually shows which parties support the government and which do not. Barring the Dullas Alahapperuma faction, the SLPP voted en masse for the second reading of the recent Budget. Except for MPs like Duminda Dissanayake, the SLFP voted against it. Despite some ambivalent, vague remarks from its MPs, the […]
“Templeton Freedom Award has been won by Advocata Institute Sri Lanka. The CEO is our Dhana. It is with great pride I send this message to you to celebrate our dear friend Dhananath’s leadership victory of Advocata. Horekale and St Sebastian’s College man has really shown class.” That was Elmo Jayawardena’s email to me since […]
by Rajan Philips Ranil Wickremesinghe is the third President to sequester the finance portfolio instead of assigning it as an exclusive portfolio to a cabinet minister, but he is the first, perhaps after Ronnie de Mel, to prepare and author most or the entirety of the budget speech. He is also the first leader of […]
Five people belonging to a family in Killinochi district reached the Indian waters at Dhanuskodi first islet at around 5 a.m. on Thursday, said a news report by The Hindu.The Hindu report filed from Rameswaram said: With this, the total number of refugees camping at the Special Camp in Mandapam stands at 214. Apart from […]
Speech made November 22 I have consistently recorded my opposition to Minister of Finance being the President. From 2010 onwards in this House, whenever the President in his capacity as Minister of Finance has presented a budget I have recorded that protest and I wish to record that today as well. When a person who […]
To address the looming shortage of grains for the animal feed industry and maize based food items due to the ongoing socio-economic crisis in Sri Lanka, as a part of the response efforts through the United Nations (UN) joint Humanitarian Needs and Priorities (HNP) Plan, the Royal Thai Embassy in Colombo has supported the procurement […]
By Ifham Nizam Out of the estimated 50,000 acres in the Balangoda Soragune Reserve Forest 6,245 have been parceled out to influential businessmen and politicians, claiming them to be under Devalagam Lands, leading environmentalists alleged.Centre for Environmental Justice (CEJ) Executive Director, Dilena Pathragoda told The Sunday Island that such lands belonging to both Ratnapura and Badulla dist...
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila organized a virtual meeting between the Ministry of Labor and Foreign Employment and the Department of Migrant Workers as a preliminary discussion on Sri Lanka’s interest to conduct a comprehensive study on the Philippines’ model of migrant worker recruitment and management, Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.The interactive discussion […]
by Norman Palihawadane If those responsible for the Easter Sunday terror attacks do not accept their guilt with contrite hearts, then nature will follow suit, says President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Sri Lanka and the Bishop of Kurunegala Catholic Diocese, Rt Rev Dr Harold Anthony Perera. While delivering his homily at the Holy […]
ECONOMYNEXT —Tamil National Alliance (TNA) will engage constructively in sincere attempts at resolving the ethnic issue, legislator M A Sumanthiran said responding to President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s overtures to the opposition, while also suggesting that the TNA was open to a federal solution. “We will engage constructively in every sincere attempt as we have always done but […]
Women MPs will attend parliament on Dec. 1 in line with slogan ‘Let’s unite to end gender based violence’ of the UN-led global campaign – 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV).Women Parliamentarians’ Caucus (WPC) Chairperson, Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle said that a wristband with the message “Let’s Unite to end Gender Based Violence” will […]
by Rex Clementine There’s a lot of respect for Virat Kohli’s batsmanship but still, lot of people don’t like his attitude. But if you ask the Indian press about his work ethic and diet routines, you will realize that what makes him the player he is, the discipline that he has brought into his lifestyle. […]
As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Street Burger -home of Sri Lanka’s original gourmet burger-, launched its inaugural annual “ForHer” initiative, in collaboration with the Indira Cancer Trust and Suwara Arana -the first paediatric palliative care centre in Sri Lanka. The campaign kicked off on the 1st of October, and for the entire month […]