Mar 21, Geneva: The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Thursday without a vote adopted the consensus resolution on Sri Lanka which proposes to give more time to Sri Lanka to fulfil its commitments for reconciliation and transnational justice.
Mar 21, Colombo: Non-cabinet Minister of Economic Reform and Public Distribution, Dr. Harsha de Silva says measures are being taken to bring the economy to the right place to reduce poverty.
Mar 21, Geneva: Sri Lanka today welcomed the adoption of the consensus resolution by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) allowing two more years to implement the commitments and invited the office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to engage with the local institutions closely to verify facts on the ground.
Mar 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's nationwide inflation in February 2019 determined under the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) rose to 2.4 percent from 1.2 percent recorded in January on a year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Statistics reported Thursday.
Mar 21, Colombo: Sri Lankans are not happy in 2019 as they were in 2018 according to this year's United Nations World Happiness Report released on Wednesday.
Mar 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan President's Media Office denied that Singapore is working with the Sri Lankan authorities on the extradition request of former central bank chief Arjuna Mahendran.
Mar 21, Colombo: The Special Crimes Operation Unit of the Mirihana Police has been able to arrest a woman who had allegedly aided the fatal shooting of two people in Moratumulla.
Mar 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy during a search operation in the sea has arrested two individuals in the possession of illegally smuggled beedi leaves.
Mar 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan banks have been able to manage the capital impact of first-time adoption of SLFRS 9 accounting standards, in line with Fitch Ratings' expectations, due to capital infusions ahead of full implementation of Basel III, satisfactory profitability buffers and the four-year phasing-in period, Fitch Ratings says.
Mar 21, St. Paul, MN: Sri Lankan born academic Prof. Kumara Jayasuriya has been named as the 10th president of Southwest Minnesota State University by the Board of Trustees of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, the school announced yesterday.
Mar 21, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena in an Extraordinary Gazette Notification has announced the added portfolios of Vocational Training and Skills Development to Minister Rishad Bathiudeen on Monday (18).
Mar 20, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says due to the broad programs launched within the past four years in preventing the kidney disease there is a reduction in the spread of kidney disease.
Mar 20, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says Sri Lanka currently is in a transitional period and the country will be able to meet its economic targets in the next five years.
Mar 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake have arrested six Indian nationals and three Sri Lankans while attempting to smuggle gold worth pieces nearly Rs. 40 million into the country.
Mar 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka achieved another legal victory in the case of countervailing duties imposed by the US against off-the-road (OTR) tire from Sri Lanka, after the US Department of Commerce decided to withdraw an appeal against the decision of the US Court of International Trade
Mar 20, Colombo: The UNP Opposition Leader of Beliatta Pradeshiya Sabha Kapila Amarakoon has been admitted to the hospital this morning (20) after he was shot at and seriously injured, the Police Media Spokesperson said.
Mar 20, Colombo: The malfunctioned second generator of the Lakvijaya coal power plant in Norochcholai. has been repaired and added to the National Power Grid, the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) said.
Mar 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy's Offshore Patrol Vessel SLNS Sagara left Trincomalee harbor Tuesday (19th March) for Malaysia to participate in the International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA)-2019.
Mar 20, Colombo: In response to a statement issued by Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapakse on Sunday (March 17) requesting President Maithripala Sirisena to withdraw from a new UN resolution that is being tabled in the United Nations Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva, Minister Mangala Samaraweera says Rajapaksa's statement was based on false and exaggerated facts.
Mar 20, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (Mar 19) said that ending the caste discrimination in the North has become a more pressing problem than building national unity and reconciliation between Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim people.
Mar 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's future economic prosperity and social well-being will increasingly depend on the openness and security of its cyber networks and the ways in which they link to networks beyond its borders, British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka James Dauris says.
Mar 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's economy grew at a positive rate of 3.2 percent in 2018 while the growth during the fourth quarter of the year was only 1.8 percent reflecting the fallout from the nearly two-month long political crisis in the quarter.
Mar 19, Colombo: Two massive development projects in Sri Lanka's investment history will commence at Mirijjawila Export Processing Zone in Hambantota, Deputy Minister of Development strategies and International Trade Nalin Bandara said today (19).
Mar 19, Colombo: The Minister of Power, Energy and Business Development Ravi Karunanayake has instructed the chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and relevant authorities to take steps to expedite adding electricity generated from the Chunnakam Power plant to the national grid.
Mar 19, Colombo: Former Sri Lanka Navy Commander Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda arrived at the Criminal Investigations Department for the third day today to record a statement.
Mar 19, Colombo: Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) with corporation of other institutions has drafted the standards and regulatory measures for water fittings in Sri Lanka.
Mar 18, Colombo: Electricity supply in many parts of the country has been obstructed due to the failure of a generator in the Lakvijaya coal power plant in Norochcholai.
Mar 18, Colombo: State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Wedaarachchi has decided to establish a special raids unit to control illegal activities in freshwater fishing in the country.
Mar 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says this government is the one that implemented a comprehensive program allocating funds to develop the Temple and village as no other government has done in the past.
Mar 18, Colombo: The Chairman of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) Ray Abeywardena airing his views on the plans to develop the Market confirmed that initiatives were under way to hold more Road Shows this year to promote the market overseas.
Mar 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Investment promotion agency, the Board of Investment (BOI) has initiated two of the largest investment projects in BOI's history in the Mirijjawila Export Processing Zone in Hambantota with a total investment of $ 3.95 billion.
Mar 18, Colombo: Former Navy Commander Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe has assumed office as the new Secretary to the Ministry of Ports Shipping and Southern Development.
Mar 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army, in keeping with the government's policy to release more security forces-held lands to the civilians, is currently engaged in the release of more and more private and state lands and is scheduled to return few more acres of land used by the Army in the East.
Mar 18, Colombo: Two war ships of Australian Navy, which arrived in Sri Lanka on 11th March to search for a Australian destroyer sunk by enemy during the second World War in the seas around Batticaloa, have sailed to Trincomalee harbor on Sunday.
Mar 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Southern Provincial Council Member Krishantha Pushpakumara alias 'Raththaran' has decided to resign from his post.