President Maithripala Sirisena says that the National Economic Council expects to take immediate steps to stop importing of all non-essential food items as well as unhealthy foods into the country. MORE..
- Sri Lanka to halt import of non-essential food items & unhealthy foods
- Digital revolution is Key to the progress of Sri Lanka – Prime Minister
- Taxes to be imposed on NRFC account interest earners
- Vaiko confronted by Sri Lankan group at UNHRC in Geneva
- Sri Lanka’s first Social Innovation Lab established by UNDP and Ministry of Science and Technology
- Tense situation at NCPC as protesting unemployed grads block exits
- Proposals for 2018 budget may be submitted: Ministry of Finance
- Municipal, Urban Councils and Pradeshiya Sabha Amendment Bills submitted to parliament
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Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Faiszer Mustapha submitted Municipal, Urban Councils and Pradeshiya Sabha Amendment Bills to parliament, during parliamentary proceedings today (26). MORE...
The Ministry of Finance has circulated a notice for the submission of proposals for the 2018 Budget. MORE...
The Governor of the Central Bank announced that a tax will be imposed on interest gained on Non-Resident Foreign Currency (NRFC) accounds under the new Inland Revenue Act. MORE...
A tense situation has been reported at the North Central Provincial Council premises as protesting unemployed graduates have blocked all gates, preventing anyone from leaving the council.
The Ministry of Science, Technology and Research together with the United Nations Development Programme announced the establishment of Sri Lanka’s first Social Innovation Lab. MORE...
Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) general secretary Vaiko, who addressed the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Monday, said that he was confrunted by a Sri Lankan woman and a few former army personnel for speaking about alleged war crimes committed during the last phase of the civil war in Sri Lanka. MORE..
A ceremony was held in Colombo yesterday (25) to launch the provision of free-wifi through the SLT network at the Galle Face Green. While attending the event, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stressed the potency of the digital revolution and how Sri Lanka needs to adapt itself to it. MORE...
Operatives of the Sri Lanka Civil Security Department have been deployed to identify motorists not adhering to the newly introduced priority lanes in Colombo. MORE...
Officials from the Matara Police reported that a truck travelling to Hakmana collided with the Godagama exit gateway of the Southern expressway, causing severe damages to one of the toll collection booths. MORE...
A tense situation ensued at the 36th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, when LTTE sympathizers and members of the Global Sri Lankan Forum debated on the legality of the war crimes allegations levied at Sri Lanka by the Geneva Human Rights Watch. MORE...
The Chairman of the state-owned Colombo Commercial Fertilizer Ltd, Thusitha Halloluwa, has tendered his resignation to Minister of Agriculture Duminda Dissanayake. MORE..
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) says that it is alarmed by the lack of consultation and procedure adopted in the passage of the Provincial Councils Elections (Amendment) Act. MORE..
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her election victory on Sunday, which saw her win a fourth term. MORE..
The price of a 12.5kg cylinder of domestic LP gas will be increased by Rs.110 from midnight today (25). MORE..
Former Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe has been granted bail by the Palmadulla Magistrate’s Court. MORE..
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