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Grama Niladhari officer who threw 8-yr-old child into canal arrested

Grama Niladhari officer who threw 8-yr-old child into canal arrested

A Grama Niladhari officer who allegedly threw an 8-year-old child into a canal has been arrested by the police. MORE..

| August 18, 2022  9:04 am
Central Bank decides to maintain policy rates

Central Bank decides to maintain policy rates

The Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has decided to maintain the Standing Deposit Facility Rate (SDFR) and the Standing Lending Facility Rate (SLFR) of the Central Bank at their current levels of 14.50 per cent and 15.50 per cent, respectively. MORE..

| August 18, 2022  8:20 am
Showers expected in several provinces

Showers expected in several provinces

The Department of Meteorology says showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Central, Uva, Eastern, Northern and North-Central provinces during the evening or night. MORE..

| August 18, 2022  8:06 am
UNDCO Regional Director for Asia-Pacific calls on Minister Ali Sabry

UNDCO Regional Director for Asia-Pacific calls on Minister Ali Sabry

Regional Director for Asia-Pacific from the United Nations Development Coordination Office (UNDCO) David McLachlan-Karr has called on Sri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday (Aug 17), UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka, Hanaa Singer says. MORE..

| August 18, 2022  12:55 am
Govt mulling privatizing of several state enterprises, President says

Govt mulling privatizing of several state enterprises, President says

President Ranil Wickremesinghe, speaking of the reforms he plans to introduce for the revival of the economy, stated that the government is looking at raising income taxes and widening the tax net by taxation of capital and wealth in order to bring in some of the lost revenue. MORE..

| August 17, 2022  11:59 pm
Laugfs slashes domestic gas prices

Laugfs slashes domestic gas prices

Laugfs Gas PLC, one of the two largest suppliers of liquefied petroleum (LP) gas in Sri Lanka, has decided to reduce the prices of its domestic LP gas effective from midnight today (Aug 17). MORE..

video | August 17, 2022  8:56 pm
Coronavirus: 161 new cases and five more deaths confirmed

Coronavirus: 161 new cases and five more deaths confirmed

Sri Lanka’s death toll from Covid-19 climbed to 16,635 today after the Director General of Health Services confirmed 05 more Covid-19 related deaths in the country for yesterday (Aug 16). MORE..

| August 17, 2022  7:01 pm
CPC to begin refinery operations this week to operate without any interruptions

CPC to begin refinery operations this week to operate without any interruptions

Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera met with commercial management and refinery officials of the Ceylon petroleum Corporation (CPC) this morning to discuss the cargo plans for September to December and refinery operations. MORE..

| August 17, 2022  6:41 pm
Sri Lanka and India to jointly host T20 World Cup 2026

Sri Lanka and India to jointly host T20 World Cup 2026

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has issued the Men’s Future Tours Programme (FTP) for 2023-27, reaffirming the international calendar for Full Member Nations across formats. MORE..

video | August 17, 2022  5:57 pm
‘If we keep arguing, then we all are going to suffer’ – President

‘If we keep arguing, then we all are going to suffer’ – President

President Ranil Wickremesinghe states that the emergency regulations will not be extended further as the situation of the country is getting back to normal and that it will lapse by the end of the week. MORE..

video | August 17, 2022  5:26 pm
UN, Sri Lanka sign Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework

UN, Sri Lanka sign Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework

The United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2023-2027 was launched today (Aug 17) by the Government of Sri Lanka and the United Nations in Sri Lanka. MORE..

| August 17, 2022  4:05 pm
Passenger, Duty Free shop staffer held with 9.5 kg of gold bars

Passenger, Duty Free shop staffer held with 9.5 kg of gold bars

Two suspects including an airline passenger and a female staff member of a Duty Free shop have been arrested at the Katunayake Airport while attempting to smuggle 9.5 kg of gold biscuits worth over Rs. 200 million into the country. MORE..

| August 17, 2022  4:01 pm
Multiple explosions, arson attacks rock southern Thailand

Multiple explosions, arson attacks rock southern Thailand

Explosions and fires ripped through at least 17 locations in southern Thailand on Wednesday, authorities said, in what appeared to be multiple coordinated attacks that injured seven people. MORE..

| August 17, 2022  3:38 pm
Gotabaya will return to Sri Lanka on Aug 24: Udayanga

Gotabaya will return to Sri Lanka on Aug 24: Udayanga

Former Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will return to the island on August 24, says former Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga. MORE..

| August 17, 2022  2:44 pm
Research vessel docking at Hambantota Port doesn’t affect any country: China

Research vessel docking at Hambantota Port doesn’t affect any country: China

China on Tuesday said the activities of its high-tech research vessel will not affect the security of any country and should not be “obstructed” by any “third party,” as the ship berthed at Sri Lanka’s strategic southern port of Hambantota amid Indian and US concerns. MORE..

video | August 17, 2022  1:47 pm
We aren’t supporting all-party govt to receive privileges – Sajith

We aren’t supporting all-party govt to receive privileges – Sajith

The opposition leader MP Sajith Premadasa states that he is not supporting an all-party government with the intention of obtaining privileges. MORE..

| August 17, 2022  1:16 pm
Udayanga Weeratunga arrives at CID

Udayanga Weeratunga arrives at CID

Former ambassador of Sri Lanka to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga has arrived at the Criminal Investigation Department to record a statement. MORE..

video | August 17, 2022  11:35 am
China not allowed to use Hambantota Port for military purposes - President

China not allowed to use Hambantota Port for military purposes - President

China will not be allowed to use the southern port of Hambantota for military purposes, Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe has said, apparently attempting to allay fears in India and the US about China’s increasing maritime presence in the strategic Indo-Pacific region. MORE..

video | August 17, 2022  11:19 am
Navy foils another illegal migration attempt

Navy foils another illegal migration attempt

Sri Lanka Navy apprehend 10 individuals, suspected to be on an illegal migration attempt to a foreign country via sea, during a special operation conducted in seas off Kurusapadu, Talaimannar. MORE..

| August 17, 2022  10:44 am
Foreigner nabbed at BIA with cocaine haul worth over Rs 200 Mn

Foreigner nabbed at BIA with cocaine haul worth over Rs 200 Mn

A foreign national who was in possession of a stock of cocaine valued to the tune of Rs. 245 million has been taken into custody at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake. MORE..

| August 17, 2022  8:38 am
Showers or thundershowers expected in five provinces

Showers or thundershowers expected in five provinces

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Central, Uva, Eastern, Northern and North-Central provinces during the evening or night, the Department of Meteorology says. MORE..

| August 17, 2022  7:51 am
Foreign Minister briefs diplomatic corps on current developments

Foreign Minister briefs diplomatic corps on current developments

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Sabry met the Colombo-based Ambassadors and High Commissioners at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a briefing on current developments ahead of the 51st session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. MORE..

| August 17, 2022  12:14 am
Govt says former President not using state funds on expenses abroad

Govt says former President not using state funds on expenses abroad

Former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is spending for his current foreign travels through his personal funds and not through state funds, the Government Information Department said today. MORE..

| August 16, 2022  10:39 pm
India’s Adani Green Energy given provisional approval for two wind projects

India’s Adani Green Energy given provisional approval for two wind projects

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Power and Energy says that India’s Adani Green Energy has been issued provisional approvals for two wind energy projects in Mannar and Pooneryn for an investment of over USD 500 million. MORE..

| August 16, 2022  10:19 pm
Coronavirus: 6 more deaths and 195 new cases reported

Coronavirus: 6 more deaths and 195 new cases reported

The Director General of Health Services has confirmed 06 more Covid-19 related deaths in the country for yesterday (Aug 15). MORE..

| August 16, 2022  9:24 pm