The children's book "Punchi Dupathe Kurulu Kathandaraya", published by the Parliament of Sri Lanka, was launched ( Nov-27) at the children's section of the Colombo Public Library under the patronage of the Speaker Hon. Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana and many distinguished guests.
Former President Maithripala Sirisena says some people who cant walk have been made Ambassadors by Sri Lanka. He also said that one Ambassador posted overseas, travels to the United States on holiday and not Sri Lanka. The Ambassador was appointed to a powerful country but goes to the US when on holiday. The former President […]
A demerit points system is to be introduced for motorists from January, the Government said today. State Minister of Transport Lasantha Alagiyawanna said that the demerit points system will result in drivers losing their licence.
China says Sri Lanka has given a strong rebuttal to the “Chinese debt trap” narrative. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said China welcomed Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Sabry’s rebuttal of the narrative of the so-called Chinese “debt trap” in Sri Lanka. Sabry has said that when Sri Lanka went to China in […]
Sri Lanka s foremost and only 24-hour news television channel, Ada Derana 24, has acquired the official television broadcasting rights and digital broadcasting rights of this year s hotly anticipated Lanka Premier League (LPL) T20 cricket tournament in order to add a new experience to its viewers.
The media has been accused of damaging Sri Lanka’s image by publishing negative stories and photographs. Media Minister Bandula Gunawardana said that Sri Lanka’s image took a severe beating in the recent past. He said that tourists are not convinced they can move around Sri Lanka freely. Gunawardana said tourists are reminded of images of […]
The 1,000 metric tonnes (100,000 packs) of rice donated by China for Sri Lankan students had arrived at the Colombo Port on last night while unloading of the rice shipment has been completed today, the Chinese Embassy in Colombo said.
The Independent Engineers’ Association of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) warns that the country will have to experience the longest power cut in history if sufficient stocks of coal are not received before April 15.The post Sri Lanka could experience longest ever power cuts in July – CEB union warns appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lanka - ONLANKA News.
A 38-year old man who was arrested in connection with the Easter Sunday attack and released on bail was brutally hacked to death today (November 28) at Mattakkuliya.The post Easter Sunday Attack accused hacked to death in Mattakkuliya appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lanka - ONLANKA News.
Sri Lanka’s inflation is expected to significantly cool in the coming months after peaking near 70% this year, and the nation may gradually relax a currency band as inflows improve, central bank governor Nandalal Weerasinghe said.The post Sri Lanka’s inflation expected to significantly cool in the coming months – CBSL Governor appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in ...
Sri Lanka is going to implement a demerit point system for the driving licence from January 2023.The post Sri Lanka to introduce Demerit points system for driving licences appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lanka - ONLANKA News.
Three Sri Lankan cricketers who represent the Sri Lanka National Cricket team got married today (November 28) in three separate ceremonies held in Colombo.The post Three Sri Lankan Cricketers got married Today appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lanka - ONLANKA News.
The Independent Engineers Association of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) warns that the country will have to experience the longest power cut in the history if sufficient stocks of coal will not be received before April 15.
The Sri Lankan Government is currently aiding the repatriation of 85 Sri Lankans who agreed to return to the island following an illegal migration attempt, Foreign Minister Ali Sabry stated.
The Court of Appeal has decided to inquire into the writ application filed by the social activist Oshala Herath seeking to invalidate State Minister Diana Gamage’s position as a Member of Parliament.The post Court of Appeal orders Immigration & Emigration Department to submit documents on Diana Gamage’s citizenship appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lanka - O...
Sri Lanka s Foreign Minister Ali Sabry is scheduled to leave for Washington DC in the United States today on an official state visit and is expected to hold talks with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, tomorrow (29), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
Foreign Minister Ali Sabry is to visit the United States of America for talks with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The Foreign Ministry said that Sabry will visit the United States of America from 29 November to 04 December 2022, on the invitation of the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Foreign Minister Sabry […]
Several countries have sought assistance from Bangladesh after the South Asian nation helped Sri Lanka with a currency swap, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said. “We have assisted Sri Lanka from our (forex) reserves. After that, I received requests from many countries,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while delivering her introductory speech at […]
The Chairman of the Committee on Public Finance (COPF) MP Dr. Harsha de Silva states that a casino regulatory authority should immediately be established if licenses are to be granted for operating casinos within Sri Lanka.
By N Sathiya Moorthy Talking to newsmen in Colombo recently, former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, CBK, said that the nation demanded a ‘radical system-change’ and voters much elect someone who can do it. In context, she referred to the hugely successful Aragalaya protests earlier in the year and pointed out how they were unprecedented and […]
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has announced the official exchange rates for 28th November with the US dollar buying rate recorded at Rs. 360.29.The post Daily Exchange Rates from Central Bank of Sri Lanka appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lanka - ONLANKA News.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday shared that after helping Sri Lanka with currency swap, many countries communicated with her to get the same kind of assistance from Bangladesh.The post After Bangladesh assisted Sri Lanka with $200 million, many countries made similar requests – PM Sheikh Hasina appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lanka - ONLANKA N...
Hilton Colombo launched the festive season with 30 little special friends from the Sapling Pre-School run by SERVE The traditional lighting of the tree was officiated by Hotel Developers Lanka Ltd. Chairman Nimal Perera and Manesh Fernando – Hilton Colombo General Manager/Hilton Sri Lanka Area General Manager together with the little VIPs. About SERVE SERVE […]
Iran is ready to fulfil the energy needs of India, said Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri who is visiting India as part of political consultations between the two countries. “Both countries enjoy different types of cooperation in the economic sphere. They are partners and complete each other — their economies are complementary. Iran enjoys […]
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday shared that after helping Sri Lanka with currency swap, many countries communicated with her to get the same kind of assistance from Bangladesh.
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underscore need to amend Exchange Control Act By Shamindra Ferdinando MP Gevindu Cumaratunga, who represents the SLPP dissidents, yesterday (27) alleged that the incumbent government was yet to bring enough pressure to bear on those who had parked as much as USD 36 billion overseas to bring the money back.Cumaratunga said the government’s failure to […]
The dramatic fuel shortages that accompanied mass protests in Sri Lanka earlier this year may have eased, but for millions of Sri Lankans the economic crisis is worse than ever, said a report by the Amnesty International. It said: This month, the United Nations renewed a humanitarian appeal, stating that 28 percent of the population faces […]
The United Kingdom through the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is providing GBP 880,000 (USD 1,043,395) to strengthen the food and nutrition security of marginal fishers in Tangalle, Negombo, Colombo, Kalutara, Galle, Matara, Puttalam, Chilaw, and Mannar. In light of World Fisheries Day (21 November) being celebrated this week, the British […]
An unidentified gang yesterday pulled down a stage the Uttara Lanka Sabhagaya (ULS) put up at Hanguranketha for its district convention. Arrangements had been made to hold the ULS’ Nuwara Eliya District meeting at the Hanguranketha Cultural hall and the event was to be addressed by Wimal Weerawansa and other ULS leaders. The attackers had […]