A Grama Niladhari officer who allegedly threw an 8-year-old child into a canal has been arrested by the police. MORE..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
The opposition leader MP Sajith Premadasa states that he is not supporting an all-party government with the intention of obtaining privileges. MORE..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
The Director General of Health Services has confirmed 06 more Covid-19 related deaths in the country for yesterday (Aug 15). MORE..