Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera has hinted at a possible reduction in fuel prices while addressing the Parliament this morning (21 March). MORE..
21 Mar 2023 (6:00 PM)
A Sri Lankan delegation comprising of Minister of Justice Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Sabry have left for South Africa this morning (March 21). MORE..
21 Mar 2023 (5:43 PM)
Sri Lanka has moved up 15 places on the World Happiness Report, having ranked 112th in the annual survey of how satisfied citizens are worldwide. MORE..
21 Mar 2023 (5:31 PM)
The General Secretary of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Ranith Madduma Bandara has filed a petition before the Supreme Court against the Secretary to the Ministry of Finance. MORE..
21 Mar 2023 (5:22 PM)
A petition was filed before the Supreme Court today (March 21), alleging Finance Ministry s Secretary Mahinda Siriwardana of contempt of court. MORE..
21 Mar 2023 (4:17 PM)
The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the Betting and Gaming Levy (Amendment) Bill which was proposed by President Ranil Wickremesinghe in his capacity as the Minister of Finance, Economic Stabilization and National Policy. MORE..
21 Mar 2023 (3:28 PM)
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has announced the official US dollar exchange rates for Tuesday (March 21). MORE..
21 Mar 2023 (2:50 PM)
Sri Lanka, with the help of its legal and financial advisors, must present a debt restructuring strategy before the end of April 2023 in order to reach the International Monetary Fund s targets to achieve debt sustainability, Peter Breuer, the IMF Asia Pacific Department s Senior Mission Chief for Sri Lanka said today. MORE..
21 Mar 2023 (2:29 PM)
A private bus was completely destroyed in a fire this morning (21 March) near the Boralugoda Investment Promotion Zone on the Horana - Ratnapura road. MORE..
21 Mar 2023 (2:09 PM)
In a special statement following the approval of the extended credit facility by the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), President Ranil Wickremesinghe emphasized that Sri Lanka is no longer deemed bankrupt by the world. MORE..
21 Mar 2023 (1:52 PM)
Four youths are reported missing while bathing in the Ellawala falls in Wellawaya this morning (March 21). MORE..
21 Mar 2023 (1:52 PM)
Philadelphia will pay $9.25 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by racial justice protesters who accused police of abusing them at a 2020 rally following the killing of George Floyd, the city said on Monday. MORE..
21 Mar 2023 (1:42 PM)
The proposal to Parliament that all courses and exams conducted at the Sri Lanka Law College should be held in English has been defeated. MORE..
21 Mar 2023 (1:07 PM)
Cabinet Spokesman Minister Bandula Gunawardena has assured that facts about the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) received from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will not be hidden from the public, emphasizing that a transparent procedure will be followed. MORE..
21 Mar 2023 (12:49 PM)
Police Special Task Force (STF) has arrested a woman who is said to be a major accomplice in the drug syndicate of "Ratmalane Devinda", who handles drug deals in Ratmalana, Mount Lavinia and Moratuwa areas from abroad. MORE..
21 Mar 2023 (12:46 PM)
Hikkaduwa Police has arrested a woman on suspicion of aiding and abetting a double homicide, in which two persons travelling on a motorcycle were shot dead in the Thiranagama area of Hikkaduwa Police Division on October 31, 2022. MORE..
21 Mar 2023 (12:33 PM)
Sri Lanka State Trading Corporation (STC) says that all required steps have been completed to ship the first consignment of eggs imported from India. MORE..
21 Mar 2023 (12:20 PM)
The efforts to increase tax revenues should be pursued in a growth-friendly manner while protecting the poor and vulnerable people, says Peter Breuer, the IMF Asia Pacific Department s Senior Mission Chief for Sri Lanka. MORE..
21 Mar 2023 (11:19 AM)
IMF s Asia Pacific Department s Senior Mission Chief for Sri Lanka, Peter Breuer and Mission Chief for Sri Lanka, Masahiro Nozaki are currently holding a virtual press briefing on the approved Extended Fund Facility (EFF) for the island nation. MORE..
21 Mar 2023 (10:05 AM)
President Ranil Wickremesinghe is scheduled to make a special statement to the nation today (21) regarding the IMF Executive Board s approval for Sri Lanka s request for an extended arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF). MORE..
21 Mar 2023 (9:20 AM)