President Ranil Wickremesinghe embarked on an official visit to Germany early this morning (27). During his absence, the responsibilities of the ministries under his purview have been temporarily entrusted to the respective state ministers. As part of this arrangement, State Minister Pramitha Bandara Tennakoon will serve as the Acting Minister of Defence, State Minister Shehan […]
Minister of State for Tourism Mrs. Diana Gamage at a press conference themed ‘Collective path to a stable country’ at the Presidential Media Centre today (27) announced plans to launch promotional campaigns aimed at attracting 1.5 million foreign tourists to Sri Lanka by the year’s end. She emphasized the government’s commitment to ensuring the safety […]
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says despite early signs of stabilization, full economic recovery in Sri Lanka is not yet assured. Growth momentum remains subdued, with real GDP in the second quarter contracting by 3.1 percent on a year-on-year basis and high-frequency economic indicators continuing to provide mixed signals. Reserve accumulation has also slowed in […]
Sri Lanka is to create cities that never sleep by revising certain regulations in an attempt to boost tourism. Minister of State for Tourism Diana Gamage said that the country has plans to launch promotional campaigns aimed at attracting 1.5 million foreign tourists to Sri Lanka by the end of this year. She emphasized the […]
The United States (US) says it is dedicated to safeguarding security in Sri Lanka’s ports and aviation sectors. The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Julie Chung tweeted saying she met with the Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation Nimal Siripala De Silva today (Wednesday). The Ambassador said that at the meeting they discussed Sri Lanka’s […]
Some members on the committee of Sri Lanka’s official creditors are pushing to reach a deal to restructure the nation’s debt without the participation of China, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday citing people familiar with the matter. The members want the group of major creditors, including the US, Japan and India, to sign a memorandum […]
Former Parliamentarian Mujibur Rahman alleges that the government is working to curtail the democratic rights of the people of the country including the freedom of speech, pretending that it is necessary to stabilize the country and the economy.
Sinopec is to operate 200 filling stations in Sri Lanka, the company said after announcing its official entry into Sri Lanka’s dynamic fuel retail market. Sinopec announced its official entry into Sri Lanka’s dynamic fuel retail market at a felicitation event for local distributors held in Colombo. This momentous occasion also marked the commencement of […]
President Ranil Wickremesinghe left for Germany early this morning (27) to participate in the Leaders Dialogue session, the inaugural event of the ‘Berlin Global Dialogue.’ This global high-level forum gathers influential decision-makers and leaders from the realms of politics, business and society, alongside young visionaries. At the Dialogue’s commencement, President Wickremesinghe is slated to ...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission team concluding its visit to Sri Lanka said that despite early signs of stabilization, full economic recovery is not yet assured.The post Despite signs of stabilization, full economic recovery not yet assured – IMF Mission appeared first on ONLANKA - Sri Lanka Latest Breaking News and Top Stories.
The International Monetary Fund s (IMF) Senior Mission Chief for Sri Lanka, Peter Breuer stated that there is no fixed timeline for the disbursement of the second tranche of the IMF s Extended Fund Facility (EFF) to Sri Lanka and that two important things are needed to be satisfied for the matter to be fulfilled.
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission team led by Mr. Peter Breuer and Ms. Katsiaryna Svirydzenka visited Colombo from September 14 to 27, 2023 in order to discuss economic and financial policies to support the approval of the First Review of the program under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) arrangement.
Some members on the committee of Sri Lanka s official creditors are pushing to reach a deal to restructure the nation s debt without the participation of China, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday citing people familiar with the matter.
A cabinet paper pertaining to the tax-free importation of vehicle parts for one company registered under the Board of Investment (BOI) has reportedly been submitted, the Vehicle Importers Association of Sri Lanka claimed.
A group of Tamil asylum seekers stranded on a tiny British territory in the Indian Ocean have won their fight against being forcibly returned to Sri Lanka after a Government climbdown. The group are on Diego Garcia, part of the Chagos Islands, which the UK calls the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) and over which […]
More than 100 people have been killed and 150 injured in a fire at a wedding party in Hamdaniya district in Iraq’s Nineveh province that left civil defence searching the charred building for survivors into the early hours. Nineveh Deputy Governor Hassan al-Allaq told Reuters that 113 people had been confirmed dead, with state media […]
The Supreme Court today (27) ordered the Ministry of Education to take measures to make the appointments for the Grade III positions in the principal service, in accordance with the agreement reached by the relevant stakeholders.
The officers of the Narcotics Control Unit of Sri Lanka Customs have detained five passengers at the arrival terminal of the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake for attempting to smuggle a stock of gold biscuits and jewellery into the country, early this morning (27).
Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe left for Germany this morning (September 27) for a four-day state visit.The post Sri Lankan President leaves for Germany appeared first on ONLANKA - Sri Lanka Latest Breaking News and Top Stories.