The Cabinet of Ministers decided to grant approval to instruct the Legal Draftsman to prepare a draft bill for the amendment of the Medical Ordinance No. 26 of 1927 based on recommendations mentioned in the report handed over by the committee appointed to revise the provisions relevant to the registration of specialist physicians. (PMD) […]
The Cabinet of Ministers granted approval to the resolution furnished by the Minister of Tourism and Lands to instruct the Legal Draftsman to prepare a draft bill to amend the Institute of Survey and Mapping Act No. 21 of 1969. (PMD)
The Government of Sri Lanka says it is planning to borrow USD 60 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) under the Second Integrated Road Investment Program (Tranche 4) to finance carrying out the critical works of the already commenced and incompleted road sections
Indian rescuers drilled through rocks and debris on Tuesday to reach 41 workers trapped for 17 days in a collapsed tunnel in the Himalayas, and were set to pull them out one by one to safety, officials said.
Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa and sacked Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe today confirmed meeting Indian High Commissioner Gopal Baglay to discuss the ban on Sri Lanka by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Premadasa told Parliament there was misinformation being spread about the meeting and dismissed claims it was to do with pushing for a Government change […]
Sri Lanka's Health Ministry said that around 40 government hospitals located across the country have been closed down.The post 40 Government hospitals in Sri Lanka closed and another 100 about to close appeared first on ONLANKA - Sri Lanka Latest Breaking News and Top Stories.
Hon. Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana, the Speaker announced to the House today (28) that the following Members have been nominated by the Committee of Selection to serve in the Ministerial Consultative Committee on Agriculture and Plantation Industries, in terms of the provisions of Standing Order 112(1) of the Parliament and the motion agreed to by Parliament on 17 th November 2023.
The Department of Immigration and Emigration announces that a free Visa regime is implemented for nationals of China, India, Indonesia, Russia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Japan with immediate effect, until 31 March 2024, launching as a pilot program to rebuild the tourism industry in line with the Cabinet of Ministers approval.
The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Minister of Finance, Economic Stabilization and National Policies to enter in to a loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank to obtain USD 60 million to complete the remaining work of the Integrated Road Investment Program (iRoad Program).
Chamari Athapaththu, Sydney Thunder’s top order batter, has been awarded the Weber WBBL|09 Player of the Tournament after a career best WBBL season, while Brisbane Heat all-rounder, Knott, has been named the WBBL|09 Young Gun. Athapaththu was lethal with the bat this season, smashing 511 runs at 42.58 apiece to sit second on the WBBL|09 […]
The production of alcohol at two of the country s main distilleries has been temporarily halted due to their failure to pay taxes in time, Excise Department sources told Ada Derana on Tuesday (28 Nov.).
The private buses operating on the Colombo Â Kandy route (Route No. 01) have withdrawn from passenger transport services as bus operators on this route have launched a strike since this morning (Nov. 28).
New Italian Ambassador Mr. Damiano Francovigh has expressed his consent to Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena s request to look into matters urgently to introduce Colombo as a direct air and shipping destination with the aim of developing tourism between Italy and Sri Lanka.
The Sectoral Oversight Committee on National Security has drawn attention to the fact that some people were getting the services of private security guards for their own protection, the Parliamentary Communications Department said.
The apparel exports from Sri Lanka continued their downward trend, with October exports declining 20 percent year-on-year (YoY) to US $ 330.95 million, the data compiled by industry body Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) showed.The post October sees 20% decline in apparel exports from Sri Lanka appeared first on ONLANKA - Sri Lanka Latest Breaking News and Top Stories.
A low-pressure area is formed over south Andaman Sea and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal Sea area. It is likely to move west-northwestwards and intensify into a depression over southeast Bay of Bengal around 29th November 2023. Fishing and naval community are requested to be attentive to future forecasts issued by the Department of Meteorology […]
Sri Lanka on Monday approved a proposal by China's Sinopec (600028.SS) to build a $4.5 billion refinery, its energy minister said, making it the largest single investment in the island nation since a crippling economic crisis last year.The post Sri Lanka approves Sinopec’s $4.5 billion refinery proposal appeared first on ONLANKA - Sri Lanka Latest Breaking News and Top Stories.
The Meteorology Department says showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Eastern and Uva provinces and in Hambantota district while several spells of showers will occur in Northern and North-central provinces.
Weather forecast issued at 05.30 a.m. on 28 November 2023 by the Department of Meteorology Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Eastern and Uva provinces and in Hambantota district while several spells of showers will occur in Northern and North-central provinces. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in other provinces of […]
Five armed Palestinian groups joined Hamas in the deadly 7 October attack on Israel after training together in military-style exercises from 2020 onwards, BBC News analysis shows. The groups carried out joint drills in Gaza which closely resembled the tactics used during the deadly assault – including at a site less than 1km (0.6 miles) […]
South Asian pop music sensation of Sri Lankan origin – Yohani made an appearance at the Paddock Club of the Formula 1 Grand Prix event in Abu Dhabi on Sunday (26) as the brand ambassador for TAG Heuer in Sri Lanka. The association with the prestigious Swiss luxury watchmaker comes ahead of Yohani’s highly anticipated […]