By Rathindra Kuruwita The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the signing of a loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank to borrow 60 million US dollars to complete the Integrated Road Investment Program (IRIP), cabinet spokesman Bandula Gunawardena told reporters on Tuesday. Addressing a press conference, Gunawardena said the IRIP was implemented using loan funds […]
Member of Parliament Dr. Nalaka Godahewa says that even in this budget, the President’s plan to break a part of the opposition has failed. He said so at a recent press conference held at the Nawala office of the Freedom Janata Sabha on the budget and the current political situation. “We are in temporary relief […]
State Minister of Finance Shehan Semasinghe yesterday (28) said that investigations were still continuing into the alleged disappearance of Rs. 5 million from the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL). The State Minister stated that the CBSL initiated an internal investigation into the matter, while the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), too, initiated a separate probe. […]
The Department of Immigration and Emigration announced on Tuesday (28) that the visa fee has been waived for residents of China, India, Indonesia, Russia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Japan visiting Sri Lanka, with immediate effect. In a statement, the Department said that this scheme is valid until March 31, 2024, and that this is a pilot […]
In a landmark address at the 58th Annual General Meeting of The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) held Nov- (27) at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo, President Ranil Wickremesinghe outlined a comprehensive strategy to propel the country’s tourism sector to new heights.
A meeting was convened Nov- (27) at the Presidential Secretariat presided over by State Minister for Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya and Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga, Senior Advisor to the President on Economic Affairs with representatives from numerous trade union leaders, representatives from the National Youth Service Council, youth organizations, and civil society activists concerning ...
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has recorded statements from three officials of the Ministry of Finance including the Secretary of the ministry, Mahinda Siriwardena regarding the controversial import of substandard human intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG).
The joint military exercise between India and Sri Lanka culminated on Tuesday at the Southern Command Foreign Training Node, Aundh in Pune. Joint army drills are a key component of military diplomacy between countries across the world.
Addressing the 58th Annual General Meeting of The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) held on Monday (27) at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo, President Ranil Wickremesinghe outlined a comprehensive strategy to propel the country’s tourism sector to new heights. Focused on surpassing the target of 5 million tourists and redefining traditional approaches, the President’s vision extends […]
All 41 construction workers who were trapped in a collapsed mountain tunnel for 17 days in northern India have been brought to safety, hours after rescue crew drilled through the debris of rock, concrete and mud to reach them. Following days of multiple rescue attempts that hit obstacles just metres from reaching the men, they […]
New Zealand’s plan of beating Bangladesh at their own game at home – has started off well, even as Bangladesh got to 310 runs on Day 1 in Sylhet. Glenn Phillips turned up to be the hero for the visitors as he picked four wickets, while Ish Sodhi and Ajaz Patel accounted for three more, […]
Sri Lanka needs $100 billion to become a net zero emitter by 2040, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Tuesday, as the island also attempts to build climate change resilience while navigating its worst financial crisis in decades.
All 41 workers trapped inside the Silkyara tunnel in Uttarakhand were brought out safely by the rescue personnel on November 28, thereby bringing an end to the rescue operation that lasted for nearly 20 days.
In a landmark address at the 58th Annual General Meeting of the Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL), President Ranil Wickremesinghe outlined a comprehensive strategy to propel the country s tourism sector to new heights, the President s Media Division (PMD) said.
The production of alcohol at two of the country s main distilleries, which was temporarily halted earlier today (28 Nov.) due to the non-payment of taxes, has resumed, Excise Department sources told Ada Derana.
The Sectoral Oversight Committee on Open and Accountable Government has directed the heads of local government bodies to provide the necessary services with equal consideration to the public who come to obtain services.
New Sri Lankan diplomats set to assume duties in the respective countries, including India, Pakistan and Singapore, have been advised to bring fresh investments. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs concluded an orientation programme for 10 Heads of Mission-designate who were appointed by President Ranil Wickremesinghe. The Ambassadors-designate paid a courtesy call on President Ranil Wickremesinghe fo...
Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena defended sacking Cabinet Ministers who go against the Government. The Prime Minister told Parliament that Cabinet Ministers must act with discipline and follow Government policy. He said that any Cabinet Minister who does not follow Government policy must resign or can be sacked. He recalled that the United National Party (UNP) […]
Colombo is to be transformed into an entertainment hub, President Ranil Wickremesinghe told hoteliers at an event held in Colombo. The President emphasized the need for diverse activities in Colombo to keep visitors engaged. “What do we do there? Very little. You go to a museum, it’s a short run. You go to Gangaramaya Temple. […]