Presidential Commission term extended

By Rose Kenny The term of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to probe corruption in State institutions from 2015 to 2018, has been extended...

President briefs diplomatic community on progress of operations to curb terrorism

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday, May 7, briefed the diplomatic community about the progress of the operations carried out by the security forces to curb...

President meets Singaporean President

President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a visit to Singapore to attend the Asia Pacific Forum of Environment Ministers and Heads of Environment Authorities...

Multiple entry visas to increase trading, investments

Immigration rules are to be changed in Sri Lanka to offer multiple entry visas for business people to encourage trading and investments. The Cabinet of...

Simmering ethno-religious tensions must not be ignored, says UN rights expert

Simmering ethno-religious tensions in Sri Lanka require urgent action by the authorities to strengthen respect for freedom of religion or belief in Sri Lanka,...

Sri Lanka can recover from attacks if normality restored quickly: CB Governor

Sri Lanka can contain damage from last month’s suicide bombings and ensure a quicker economic recovery if it improves security and prevents further unrest,...

Rs 1000 million was paid as taxes form Sevanagala Factory- Dayasiri Jayasekera

 By Rose Kenny If the Revival of Underperforming Enterprises or Underutilized Assets Act that was passed with a two third majority could be repealed with...

Economy needs everyone’s support, says Finance Minister

Politically bankrupt and racist minded sectors trying hard to push the country back to the 1983 era by harassing the Muslim community - will...

79 arrested so far over election violations

By Rose Kenny The Police Department had   so far the police had received 99 complaints to police stations and 108 complaints pertaining to election law...

‘China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) offers enormous opportunities for Lanka’

By: Roy Silva China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) offers enormous opportunities for Sri Lanka to develop trade and promote investments as it has brought...
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Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 01st Test – ICC World Test Championship

The 2nd day of the ongoing test match saw only 18.2 overs of play, as the day’s proceedings had to be abandoned due to bad...

Sri Lanka to Benefit from U.S. “Clean Cities, Blue Oceans” Global Flagship Initiative

 On December 5, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched its “Clean Cities, Blue Ocean” (CCBO) program in Sri Lanka and Maldives,...

Maximum retail price for rice, flour import levy reduced

Rose Kenny Cabinet approval has been granted stipulating a maximum retail price of Rs 98 per  kilo of rice. Cabinet approval was also granted to reduce...