The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) yesterday said the former diplomat who had been recently arrested in Milan was an SLBFE official, and accordingly they had decided to interdict him from the service.
The newly imposed 30 per cent cess on imported sanitary pads was removed with effect from today (20), the Finance Ministry said.
Just like US President Donald Trump is properly managing US economy, ‘Our Trumps’ should also manage the Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR) to ensure the economic stability in the country, former minister and MP Susil Premajayantha said today.
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today arrested Lieutenant Colonel Erantha Peiris in connection with the disappearance of Journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda. Peiris is the Commanding Officer of the 7th Battalion, Military Intelligence Corps.
The Government had decided to lift the ban imposed on transporting and selling wild boar and their meat, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Agriculture said.Speaking to the Daily Mirror, he said that a Cabinet Paper prepared by the Ministry would be submitted to the Cabinet next week.
The Education Ministry said discussions are underway to hold the G.C.E. Ordinary Level and Advanced Level Examinations in December and to release their results by the end of December before the start of the new school term.
Sept 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne will be attending two major international health conferences in New York and Geneva this month.
Sept 20, Colombo: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced that its Board of Directors has approved a $10 million technical assistance loan to finance the establishment of a facility that will help improve the design and implementation of urban projects in Sri Lanka
Sept 20, Colombo; According to a new World Bank report, rising temperatures and changing rainfall patterns pose a threat to Sri Lanka and could reduce GDP and living standards.
Sept 20, Colombo: In keeping with its strategy of optimizing and rationalizing market opportunities throughout its route network, SriLankan Airlines will be introducing a range of significant changes to its winter schedule.
Sept 20, Colombo: Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Colombo will be screening «Chak de India» a Shah Rukh Khan starrer sports action Hindi film
Sept 20, Colombo: A delegation from the U.S. Government's Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), led by Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Nash, visited Sri Lanka this week to continue progress on the proposed MCC compact - a large-scale five-year grant program.
The arrested Police informant Namal Kumara has contradicted the statement he made on the alleged threats on the lives of President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and as such, the CID inquiry on the issue had taken a different turn, Cabinet Spokesman Dr Rajitha Senaratne said yesterday.
The arrested Police informer Nalaka Kumara has contradicted the statement he made on the alleged threats on the lives of President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and as such, the CID inquiry on the issue had taken a different turn, Cabinet Spokesman Dr Rajitha Senaratne said yesterday.
Mahaweli Development and Environment Ministry would buy a high tech ocean cleaning vessel through Spanish funds in near future, Deputy Minister of Environment Ajith Mannapperuma said.
Colombo Fort Magistrate M/s. Lanka Jayarathne today ordered the government analyst to submit an immediate report on the recorded telephone conversation over an alleged attempt to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Sept 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka' largest association of bakers have announced on Wednesday that they are ready to slash bread prices back to previous levels in support of the government's efforts to help the consumers, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said.
Sept 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that despite the economic challenges the country faces the government will not reduce funds allocated for the education and health sectors.
Sept 19, Colombo: The Ministry of Finance and Media says a price hike of sugar will not be permitted as the international price of sugar has been drastically reduced due to excess sugar in the world market.
The National Police Commission (NPC) today ordered IGP Pujith Jayasundera to send DIG Nalaka Silva on compulsory leave with immediate effect following a directive from Law and Order Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara.
Though frustrated, Sri Lankan fans still have to back the Cricket team and push them to work harder, former cricket Captain Mahela Jayawardena said today.In a tweet, he said, “I can understand the frustration of all Sri Lankan fans and I am also one of you. We still have to back the team and push them to work harder,”
In reference to the request by Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka to grant a general amnesty to the LTTE cadres and military personnel involved in war-related crimes, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said today that the two groups could not be equated at all.
Malaysia's anti-graft agency said it arrested former Prime Minister Najib Razak today over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund and that he will face further charges in court, the Economic Times reported.
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday suspended sentences of former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar in the Avenfield corruption reference and ordered their release, Geo News reported.
The Joint Opposition (JO) today urged the Commissioners of the National Police Commission (NPC) to resign if they could not properly investigate the alleged conspiracy to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
A man wearing a full face helmet had robbed Rs.1.7 million worth cash from a finance company at Chavakachcheri in Jaffna this morning.
The Cabinet has approved a 4 per cent fare increase to bus tickets with effect from midnight tomorrow, the Transport and Civil Aviation Ministry said.
Law and Order Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara recommended the National Police Commission (NPC) to send DIG Nalaka Silva on compulsory leave to facilitate an independent inquiry.
The Sri Lankan rupee today recorded the highest deprecation of Rs. 167.41selling price for US dollar.
The Cabinet of Ministers on Tuesday gave approval to declare Thripitakaya, which includes Buddhist teachings, as a national heritage.
Sept 19, Colombo: Minister of Youth Affairs, Project Management and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayaka undertook an official visit to Washington D.C. from September 12-13. Minister Ratnayaka is also the Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister.
The drastic depreciation of the Sri Lankan rupee against the US Dollar has increased the country’s national debt amount by Rs.1,000 billion since 2015, the Joint Opposition (JO) said today.
Parliament erupted in heated arguments today over the alleged plot revealed by anti-corruption movement leader Namal Kumara to kill President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today the government would provide police security to former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa if he requested.
State Minister Sriyani Abeywickrame said yesterday TID's DIG Nalaka Silva should be interdicted and arrested immediately over the alleged plot to kill President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.