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Construction of Colombo Port’s East Terminal to be completed by July 2024 - Minister

Construction of Colombo Port’s East Terminal to be completed by July 2024 - Minister

Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva has expressed confidence that construction of the Sri Lanka Port Authority-funded East Container Terminal of the Colombo port will be completed by July 2024 as planned. MORE..

video | December 4, 2022  10:27 pm
Mount Semeru: Indonesia raises alert to highest level as volcano erupts on Java island

Mount Semeru: Indonesia raises alert to highest level as volcano erupts on Java island

Indonesia’s Mount Semeru volcano has erupted, sending ash billowing into the sky and sparking evacuations on the country’s main island, Java. MORE..

| December 4, 2022  9:53 pm
Three-wheeler taxi drivers in WP slam exorbitant registration fees

Three-wheeler taxi drivers in WP slam exorbitant registration fees

Several professional three-wheeler associations state that it is very unfair to charge a fee of Rs. 3,000 for the registration of three-wheeler taxis in the Western Province through the online system. MORE..

| December 4, 2022  8:59 pm
Special Commodity Levy on imported big onions and canned fish revised

Special Commodity Levy on imported big onions and canned fish revised

The Ministry of Finance, Economic Stabilization and National Policies says that the government has taken measures to revise the special commodity levy imposed on imported big onions and canned fish with effect from December 01, 2022. MORE..

| December 4, 2022  8:19 pm
Paediatric Oncology Unit in Karapitiya Hospital not in operation for two years

Paediatric Oncology Unit in Karapitiya Hospital not in operation for two years

The child cancer patients, who are being admitted to the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital in Galle have undergone several difficulties as a result of the absence of a qualified Paediatric Oncologist in the hospital. MORE..

video | December 4, 2022  8:09 pm
ICT to be included in G.C.E. O/L as core subject

ICT to be included in G.C.E. O/L as core subject

Minister of Education Susil Premajayantha says that measures will be taken to include Information Communication Technology (ICT) into the G.C.E. Ordinary Level syllabus as a core subject via the Education reform process. MORE..

| December 4, 2022  7:02 pm
Power cut schedule for tomorrow

Power cut schedule for tomorrow

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has approved power cuts of two hours and 20 minutes on December 05. MORE..

| December 4, 2022  5:55 pm
Advisory issued for severe lightning

Advisory issued for severe lightning

The Department of Meteorology has today (Dec. 04) issued an advisory for severe lightning with effect for the period until 11.00 p.m. on December 04, 2022. MORE..

| December 4, 2022  5:49 pm
New mobile application for safety of tourists – Minister

New mobile application for safety of tourists – Minister

Minister of Tourism and Lands Harin Fernando said that a new mobile application (App) will be introduced for the safety of tourists coming to Sri Lanka while promoting the tourism industry. MORE..

| December 4, 2022  4:32 pm
President Ranil Wickremesinghe felicitated on completing 50 years at Bar

President Ranil Wickremesinghe felicitated on completing 50 years at Bar

The ethnic, religious issues and other genuine concerns of the people could be put behind the past to prevent a break up of unity and integrity of the state by the 75th Independence Anniversary of the country. MORE..

video | December 4, 2022  4:09 pm
Sri Lankan man charged after mother-of-three stabbed to death in Melbourne

Sri Lankan man charged after mother-of-three stabbed to death in Melbourne

A Sri Lankan man has been charged with murder after a mother-of-three was stabbed to death in her home at Sandhurst in Melbourne’s south-east. MORE..

video | December 4, 2022  3:42 pm
Sri Lanka marks 48 years since its deadliest plane crash

Sri Lanka marks 48 years since its deadliest plane crash

Today marks 48 years since the Martinair Flight 138 plane crash, which is considered to be the deadliest plane crash in Sri Lanka. MORE..

video | December 4, 2022  2:47 pm
Two audit reports on fraud and corruption in housing ministry

Two audit reports on fraud and corruption in housing ministry

Minister of Urban Development and Housing, Prasanna Ranatunga has tabled two audit reports in the parliament yesterday (Dec. 03), regarding the alleged fraud and corruption incidents that took place in the Ministry of Housing while Opposition leader Sajith Premadasa served as the Minister of Housing. MORE..

| December 4, 2022  12:59 pm
Six arrested over multiple crimes in Killinochchi

Six arrested over multiple crimes in Killinochchi

Police have arrested 06 individuals, who are suspected to be involved in several crimes committed in the Killinochchi area, during an operation carried out within the area. MORE..

| December 4, 2022  12:23 pm
Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Pakistani embassy in Kabul

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Pakistani embassy in Kabul

Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on Pakistan’s embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday, via a statement carried by one of the militant group’s affiliated channels on Telegram on Sunday. MORE..

| December 4, 2022  12:17 pm
CBSL refutes speculation that expatriate Sri Lankans’ remittances to Sri Lanka are taxed

CBSL refutes speculation that expatriate Sri Lankans’ remittances to Sri Lanka are taxed

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) announces that speculation that expatriate Sri Lankans’ remittances to Sri Lanka have been taxed and forcibly converted into Sri Lankan rupees is completely unfounded. MORE..

video | December 4, 2022  11:45 am
Sri Lankans among the highest-paid foreign employees in Saudi Arabia

Sri Lankans among the highest-paid foreign employees in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Sri Lanka, Khalid Hamoud Nasser Aldasam Alkahtani has stated that the majority of Sri Lankans are among the highest-paid foreign employees in Saudi Arabia. MORE..

| December 4, 2022  11:13 am
Postal Dept. to obtain private sector assistance – Postmaster General

Postal Dept. to obtain private sector assistance – Postmaster General

Postmaster General Ranjith Ariyaratne states that measures will be taken to obtain the contribution of the private sector for boosting the revenue of the Department of Posts. MORE..

video | December 4, 2022  10:04 am
Sri Lanka’s tourism earnings surpass USD 107 mn in Nov.

Sri Lanka’s tourism earnings surpass USD 107 mn in Nov.

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) says that Sri Lanka’s earnings from tourism increased to USD 107.5 million in November, 2022. MORE..

video | December 4, 2022  9:34 am
Paris Club proposing a 10-year moratorium on Sri Lanka’s debt - Report

Paris Club proposing a 10-year moratorium on Sri Lanka’s debt - Report

Putting equal onus on rich global north and developing global south, the Paris Club creditor nations are proposing a 10-year moratorium on Sri Lankan debt and another 15 years of debt restructuring as a formula to resolve the current financial crisis in the island nation, the Hindustan Times reported. MORE..

| December 4, 2022  8:19 am
Heavy showers above 100mm expected in several provinces

Heavy showers above 100mm expected in several provinces

The Department of Meteorology says several spells of showers will occur in Northern, Eastern and North-central provinces. MORE..

| December 4, 2022  7:47 am
SriLankan given Cabinet nod to lease up to 11 aircraft

SriLankan given Cabinet nod to lease up to 11 aircraft

The SriLankan Airlines will lease up to 11 aircraft as the lease terms of 09 to 11 aircraft belonging to the national carrier are slated to expire next year, the company’s chairperson Ashok Pathirage says. MORE..

| December 3, 2022  11:59 pm
“Ukussa” uncovers testicle trafficking at private hospital involved in kidney racket

“Ukussa” uncovers testicle trafficking at private hospital involved in kidney racket

A testicle trafficking racket has been uncovered at the private hospital in Borella where Ada Derana’s “Ukussa” recently exposed a kidney trading racket was being carried out. MORE..

| December 3, 2022  11:51 pm
Nearly 10,000 ICT professionals migrated during crisis period - CSSL

Nearly 10,000 ICT professionals migrated during crisis period - CSSL

The Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) says brain drain has amongst the Information & Communication Technology (ICT) sector professionals have affected their targets of achieving USD 3 billion in export revenues by 2024. MORE..

| December 3, 2022  11:40 pm
President Ranil never worked for self-promotion - Romesh de Silva, PC

President Ranil never worked for self-promotion - Romesh de Silva, PC

President Ranil Wickremesinghe has never worked for self-promotion but to strengthen Parliament, President’s Counsel Romesh de Silva says. MORE..

| December 3, 2022  10:12 pm