New UNIDO Sri Lanka Country Program begins today, January 24

Pioneering work on UNIDO’s new Country Program for Sri Lanka 2020-24 commences today, January 24 in Colombo. “UNIDO interventions have a long history of...

India opens free, large-scale market support to Sri Lankan SMEs

One of world’s most dynamic SME and MSME collectives has come forward to support Sri Lankan MSMEs to fulfil its long cherished dream of...

President vows to quit international outfits attacking SL unfairly

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared that he wouldn’t hesitate to withdraw from the international bodies relentlessly attacking Sri Lanka over unsubstantiated war crimes allegations. He said...

‘Central Bank envisages quick return to normalcy’

Central Bank Governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy said yesterday said that the country was already seeing a great deal of normalcy. “Already we are already seeing a...

WHO launches an Official Community on Viber for information on COVID-19

WHO Sri Lanka has launched an official Viber Community to share resources and updates. This is an exciting opportunity to join the vibrant Viber...

Maldives: MDP does a make-or-mar sweep of Majlis polls

By N. Sathiya Moorthy  In a historic first for Maldives after it became a multi-party democracy in 2008, President Ibrahim Solih’s Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP),...

Speaker prevents UN Special Rapporteur meeting with judges

By Rose Kenny Speaker Karu Jayasuriya assured  Parliament yesterday that in future no government official would be allowed to act in a manner that will...

National War Heroes Day Ceremony today at 4pm

The 11th National War Heroes Day commemoration ceremony will take place at the War Heroes memorial at the Parliament grounds at 4pm today May...

Trincomalee fishermen in distress with improper mechanisms to sell

The government has permitted fishermen to go out to sea even during the curfew. The Trincomalee Wholesale Fish Market was kept open in line...

It’s back with a bang, and shockingly so!

By N. Sathiya Moorthy Shocking, saddening and revolting as it is, the Easter Day ‘massacre’ – and that is the only way to put it...
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National Election Commission to announce Polls date on Monday

The date of the General Election and the date to issue the preferential vote numbers will be announced on Monday, National Election Commission (NEC)...

Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva addresses CCC on Managing COVID-19 and the Way Forward

Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defense Staff, Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, and Head of the National Operational Center for Prevention of...

Central Bank to pay back depositors of The Finance Company PLC

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has taken measures to pay back all insured depositors of The Finance Company PLC, an amount of...