CAA inspects 8 major and medium scale rice mills in Polonnaruwa

A team of 50 officers of the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) including the Chairman, Retired Major General Shantha Dissanayake this evening raided eight main...

New cement factory in Hambantota to be built with USD 75M investment

A new local cement manufacturer is ready to enter the market with 2.3 million tons capacity plant being built with a USD 75 million...

Lakshman Abeysekera, new chairman of SDB bank

The Board of Directors of SANASA Development Bank (SDB) Plc., has announced the appointment of senior chartered accountant, Lakshman Abeysekera as the new chairman...

‘Colombo Port could expand to full maritime hub with policy changes’

Colombo Port has to diversify beyond being a transshipment port to be a true maritime hub, offering bunkering at market prices, ship chandling, a better...

Presidential Task Force to protect archaeological sites

Presidential Task Force will be appointed under the Defense Secretary to conduct a comprehensive survey of archaeological sites in the East and to take...

Discussion about reopening schools on May 25

A meeting to discuss reopening of schools will be held tomorrow May 25. The Ministry of Education said discussions will be held about when to...

President wants to make SLTB a profit-making institution

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had put forward a series of proposals to convert the Sri Lanka Transport Board into a leading profit making institution in...

Special Commodity Levy (SCL) on agricultural commodities

The Government, in its COVID-19 economic revival plan, has imposed a Special Commodity Levy (SCL) on agricultural commodities including palm oil, dhal, potatoes, red...

Further hearing of petitions challenging General Election date on May 26

The Supreme Court has postponed the further hearing of the Fundamental Rights petitions, filed challenging the date set by the Elections Commission to hold...

Streamline pharmaceutical supplies leaving middlemen out – President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa stressed the production and supply of the pharmaceutical items should be streamlined for the benefit of the people disregarding the interests...
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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...