July 19, Colombo: World Bank Vice President for South Asia Region, Hartwig Schafer said the World Bank will increase assistance to Sri Lanka under three of its new operations.
July 19, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has ordered to inquire into whether the increase in the price of a kilogram of wheat flour by eight rupees was due to a delay by the Cost of Living Committee and report to him immediately.
July 19, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that Sri Lanka, as a country ready to meet the demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, must lead in the world market with new technology.
July 18, Colombo: The Delegation of the European Union (EU) in agreement with the Embassies of France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Romania and the UK High Commission on Thursday reiterated its strong opposition to implementing death penalty in Sri Lanka.
July 18, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has launched ComBank Q+ - the first Quick Response (QR) based payment app to be launched under LANKAQR - creating history yet again by introducing technology that matters in the lives of the Bank's customers.
July 18, Colombo: The 48-hour token strike launched by the employees of the Colombo Central Postal Exchange commenced at 4.00 pm Tuesday (16) will continue for today.
July 18, Colombo: The Board of Investment (BOI) of Sri Lanka and edotco Sri Lanka, an integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company today entered into an agreement to invest in the latest Smart City solutions and energy efficient systems towards further developing the country's connectivity landscape.
July 18, Colombo: The French Spring Festival is an occasion for people in France to celebrate art and culture, and the Alliance Francaise of Kotte, which the recognized and accredited branch of the Alliance Francaise in Paris, gave prominence to one important aspect of French culture which is gastronomy.
July 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's external sector remained relatively stable in May 2019 as the year-on-year trade deficit continued to narrow significantly in May 2019, the Central Bank reported in its External Sector Performance review for the month.
July 17, Colombo: Minister of Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs M H A Haleem has requested the postal trade unions to postpone their strike until Friday.
July 17, Colombo: Four youths who had attempted to take selfie on a rock in the Rumassala area in Unawatuna had fallen into the sea and two of them have gone missing, Police Media Office said.
July 16, Colombo: The Paddy Marketing Board (PMB) has purchased 11,642 metric tons (MT) of paddy in the Northern Province under the government certified price at a cost of Rs. 447 million.
July 16, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena in an Extraordinary Gazette notification has announced that the term of the Presidential Commission probing corruption and fraud was extended by two and a half months from 14th July.
July 16, Colombo: The Administration of the Ruhuna University has decided to reopen three faculties located at the Wellamadama complex tomorrow (17), Vice Chancellor Senior Professor Sujeewa Amarasena said.
July 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Postal Services Union has decided to launch a 48-hour token strike from 4 pm today (16) over a number of unresolved issues.
July 16, Colombo: UN Special Rapporteur Clément Nyaletsossi Voule will visit Sri Lanka from 18 to 26 July 2019 to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in the country.
July 16, Colombo: Chairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya has said that the Commission is finalizing arrangements for the conduct of the Presidential election during the scheduled period.
July 16, Colombo: Chairman of the National Tobacco and Alcohol Authority (NATA) Dr. Palitha Abeykoon said the Authority has taken steps to strictly enforce the National Tobacco and Alcohol Act island wide from today (16).
July 16, Colombo: The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), in cooperation with the Tourism Ministry, successfully completed a joint seminar for the «Recovery of Tourism Sector in Sri Lanka after the Easter Bombings 2019» targeting officials and professionals in the tourism sector.
July 16, Colombo: Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) in collaboration with Sri Lankan High Commission in Pakistan organized a Catalogue Show at its premises on Monday.
July 16, Colombo: According to the Sri Lanka Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) released by the Statistics Department of Central Bank on Monday, the industrial production in Sri Lanka expanded in June 2019 while services sector recovered after the April 21 terrorist attacks.
July 15, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena Monday declared open the fully-pledged Nuwara Eliya District Hospital constructed at a cost of Rs. 5 billion in Nuwara Eliya.
July 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says the only way to build the country is to form a government with honest politicians.
July 15, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says he will do his utmost to find a political solution to the national question in the next two years.
July 15, Colombo: The Court of Appeal has ordered the Attorney General to inquire the Director General of the Forest Conservation Department about the current situation of the Marichchakkuttu, Kallaru Forest Reserve Zone near the Wilpattu Forest Reserve and inform the court on the 19th.
July 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested 3,154 drivers during a month-long special operation launched island wide earlier this month to nab people driving under the influence.
July 15, Colombo: The European Union (EU) and Sri Lanka Monday (July 15) held an informal counterterrorism dialogue focused on preventing violent extremism and terrorism.
July 15, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says some people are trying to reject parts of the report produced by the intelligence agency about the terrorist attack on Easter Sunday.
July 15, Colombo: Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka's premier connectivity provider, partnered with the national carrier, SriLankan Airlines to provide Dialog subscribers, a convenient way to convert their Star Points to FlySmiLes miles
July 15, Colombo: Colombo's first ever open street concept day saw residents reclaiming their streets from Green Path to Independence Avenue on foot, bicycle, skateboard and rollerblades.
July 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy personnel have rescued 06 persons who were drowning in seas off the Calido beach in Kalutara Sunday (14).
July 15, Colombo: China Petroleum and Chemical Corp, known as Sinopec Corp, said on Monday it has set up a fuel oil company in Sri Lanka as it looks to supply fuel to ships along a major maritime route, the Reuters news agency reported.
July 14, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe addressing an event in Trincomalee Sunday said the bank loan interest rate will be reduced from 12% to 10% by the end of this month and tourist arrivals will increase.
July 14, Colombo: Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha on Wednesday (10 July) conveyed Sri Lanka's appreciation for the support and solidarity extended by the Commonwealth membership and the Secretary-General in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday tragedy
July 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says the day, a bill to abolish the death penalty is brought to parliament, handing over the country to the drug traffickers, underworld and rapists, will be a day of national mourning.