Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) MP Duminda Dissanayake is expected to be appointed as the new Minister of Power. SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekera alleged that Dissanayake had struck a deal with the Government in order to vote in support of the 2023 budget. He said that there is strong speculation the deal includes appointing […]
The tourist arrivals to the country for the first 20 days of November totalled 37,490, resulting in the total number of international visitors entering the country crossing the 600,000 mark.The post Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka cross 600,000 mark appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lanka - ONLANKA News.
Although the prevailing high interest rate regime may discourage investments, Central Bank (CB) Governor Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe asserted that curtailing inflation is more critical for the survival of businesses over low interest rates and to avert a Zimbabwe-like scenario.The post Curtailing inflation critical to avert Zimbabwe-like scenario – CBSL Governor appeared first on Sri Lanka News...
The results of the GCE Ordinary Level (O/L) Examination 2021 (held in 2022) was released today (November 25) and the results can be viewed on the Examination Department website www.doenets.lk or www.results.exams.gov.lkThe post 2021 G.C.E. Ordinary Level exam results released appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lanka - ONLANKA News.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Sri Lanka welcomed a contribution of EUR 500,000 (approximately LKR 190 million) from France towards its emergency response for children and families affected by the country s worst economic crisis in decades.
National Sports Council Chairman Arjuna Ranatunga has called for an investigation into claims that a pastor is giving directions to Sri Lanka cricket. Ranatunga alleged that some members of the Sri Lanka Cricket board who are silent on the recent allegations, might be involved in those activities. “This is a virus,” he added, saying it […]
Squid Game actor O Yeong-su has been charged with sexual misconduct, South Korean judicial officials say. The 78-year-old is accused of touching a woman inappropriately in 2017, officials said. Mr O has denied the allegation, local media report. He became the first South Korean actor to win a Golden Globe award for best supporting actor […]
Some 2,500 naked volunteers have posed in the early morning light on Sydney’s Bondi Beach for an artwork designed to raise awareness of skin cancer. The installation is American photographer Spencer Tunick’s latest project, aimed at encouraging Australians to get regular skin checks. Legislation was changed to allow public nudity on the beach for the […]
Mark Waugh has rubbished rumours of a rift between current and former members of the Australian men’s cricket team, describing the claims as ‘rubbish’. Reports have circulated in recent weeks that a host of Aussie greats are unhappy with the treatment of former coach Justin Langer and not on speaking terms with the current group of players. […]
By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana The recent climate talks in Egypt have left us with a sobering reality: The window for maintaining global warming to 1.5 degrees is closing fast and what is on the table currently is insufficient to avert some of the worst potential effects of climate change. The Nationally Determined Contribution targets of […]
CEB records Rs 6 billion profit in October By Anuradha Hiripitiyage The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) recorded a profit of six billion rupees in October, Electricity Users Association (EUA) Secretary Sanjeewa Dhammika told the media yesterday.Dhammika said that if the CEB increased the price of electricity again, the EUA would take legal action. “There are […]
Indian High Commissioner Gopal Baglay on Thursday (24) reiterated their commitment to Sri Lanka’s capacity building endeavours in line with India’s ‘Neighbourhood First Policy’. Baglay emphasized that training engagements between the Armed Forces have instilled a spirit of brotherhood and interoperability amongst the services and form the foundation of their abiding bonds. ...
Richarlison may have to justify his place as Brazil’s number nine to outsiders but he used his debut on the World Cup stage to demonstrate exactly why coach Tite is unswerving in his admiration. Tottenham’s striker is up against formidable competition for his place in the team in Qatar from the likes of Arsenal’s Gabriel […]
Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekara told Parliament yesterday electricity tariffs would have to be increased again as the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) was incurring a loss of Rs. 423 billion even after the recent tariff revision. The generation cost at present was Rs. 889 billion and the recent tariff hikes had helpe rake in […]
Foreign Minister Ali Sabry, PC, has dismissed assertions that China caused the current economic crisis here.The Minister made Sri Lanka’s position clear in an interview with WION’s diplomatic correspondent Sidhant Sibal. Asked whether Minister Sabry believed that the current economic crisis is due to China, its policy of debt crisis, the Minister has said: No, […]
“Chairman of Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) SJB MP Kabir Hashim chairing a session of Foreign Affairs at a committee room in the Parliamentary complex on Tuesday. Foreign Secretary Aruni Wijewardane is also in the picture,’ the Foreign Ministry said that the person appearing in the photograph, with lawmaker Kabir Hashim, is not Foreign Secretary […]
Foreign Minister Ali Sabry, PC, has declared that the government was keen to implement the 13th Amendment. The Minister said so in response to Sidhant Sibal’s query on behalf of the WION. Sibal quoted the Minister as having said: “Right now actually we all want provincial council elections, but it cannot be held now because […]
Saturday 26th November, 2022 Dissident SLPP MP and former Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana has said something noteworthy during the ongoing budget debate. He has argued that President Ranil Wickremesinghe, who succeeded President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, does not have a popular mandate to govern the country and therefore should not make crucial policy decisions on national security, […]
By Shiran Ranasinghe State audit officers have urged the government to cancel a Rs 380 mn tender for the procurement of glucometers from an Indian company that has not even registered it. They have asked the government to call for a fresh tender. Health sources said that two officials of the Medical Supplies Division and […]
The government must consult teachers before making proclamations on what teachers should wear to school, Dr. Sujata Gamage and Tara de Mel, Co-coordinators, Education Forum Sri Lanka, said yesterday, issuing a press release. “According to news reports, the Minister for Education, and other ministers, are busy making proclamations on what teachers should wear to school. […]
The Second Reading debate on the of the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill and Inland Revenue (Amendment) Bill to be taken up on December 09 th - The Committeeon Parliamentary Business decides Saturday, December 10 th set aside for Question for Oral Answers
A century by Ibrahim Zardan and a four wicket haul by Fazalhaq Farooki helped Afghanistan defeat Sri Lanka by 60 runs in the first ODI played at Pallekelle on Friday Afghanistan 294/8 in 50 overs (Ibrahim Zardan 106, Rahamat Shah 52; Wanidu Hasaranga 2/42) Sri Lanka 234/10in 38 overs (Pathum Nissanka 85, Wanidu Hasaranga […]