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Sri Lanka’s trade deficit contracts with drop in imports

2019-08-22 12:30:00

Sri Lanka’s external sector strengthened further in June 2019 with a marked contraction in the trade deficit while gross official reserves were augmented with the proceeds of the issuances of two international sovereign bonds (ISBs)...


Sri Lanka’s national inflation rises marginally in July

2019-08-22 11:30:00

Sri Lanka’s headline inflation as measured by the year-on-year change in the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI, 2013=100)1 increased marginally to 2.2 per cent in July 2019 from 2.1 per cent in June 2019, Central Bank announced...


Judicial battle resumes with the President ‘s call on PC poll

2019-08-22 11:13:00

The Judicial battle resumed against President Maithripala Sirisena following the filing of an interim petition by TNA MP MA Sumanthiran for intervention with the Supreme Court claiming that the head of state has no jurisdiction to call Provincial Council (PC) election without delimitation of electorates...


Latest Yamaha bikes hit the roads in Sri Lanka

2019-08-22 10:13:00

Associated Motorways (Private) Limited, a trailblazers in Sri Lanka’s automotive segment, launched the Yamaha FZ & FZ – S version 3.0 models to the Sri Lankan market at a ceremony held at the Yamaha showroom recently...


Dinner talks over dividing ministries of Maithri-Sajith coalition at Sujiwa’s residence

2019-08-22 10:08:00

Discussions on Tuesday (20) were held at the residence of Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe upon dividing ministries of the proposed government in coalition of the SLFP and Sajith faction of the UNP, sources said...


Cast of the new Disney live-action Lady And The Tramp announced

2019-08-21 17:00:00

As you may have heard, the cutest canines are coming to Disney+ on November 12!..


EU, US and UN express concern on newArmy Chief’s appointment

2019-08-21 16:30:00

The Delegation of the EuropeanUnion (EU) issues the following statement in agreement with the Embassies ofGermany, Italy, Netherlands, the UK High Commission, the Embassies of Norwayand Switzerland...


Sri Lanka’s tourism gathers momentum after Easter terror attacks

2019-08-21 16:07:00

Sri Lanka’s tourism industry is picking up pace with a marked increase in arrivals which had affected after the Easter Sunday terror attacks on churches and hotels, official sources said...


Foreign Ministry condemns attempts by foreign entities to influence internal administrative affairs

2019-08-21 15:08:00

With reference to comments that have appeared since the appointment of Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva as the new Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, the Foreign Ministry issuing a statement on Monday (20) said the appointment is a sovereign decision by the Head of State...


Mahindra Finance infuses Rs. 2 Bn in Ideal Finance

2019-08-21 14:30:00

Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd. ,has entered into a joint venture with Ideal Finance Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary of the leading Sri Lankan conglomerate, Ideal Group...


New railway line from Matara to Kataragama delays due to malpractices

2019-08-21 14:18:00

The project of the construction of new railway line from Matara to Kataragama has been delayed compelling the government to pay Liquidated Damages, official sources said...


Shelter for war heroes becomes a distant dream

2019-08-21 14:07:00

Shelter for war heroes has become a distant dream due to the failure in implementing Semata Sevana Viru Sumithuru” housing Programme owing to inefficiency and irregularities of the National Housing Development Authorit, informed sources claimed...


Satyapriya appointed as Army Chief of Staff

2019-08-20 22:39:00

Major General Sathyapriya Liyanage will be appointed as the Chief of Staff of the Army after the appointment of Major General Shavendra Silva as the new Army Commander...


Police found nothing over search into Bathiudeen’s Puttalam residence

2019-08-20 22:31:00

A house in Puttalam belonging to Minister Rishard Bathiudeen has been searched by the police yesterday. However, police say no weapons or other suspicious items were found...


Presidential Committee report has no power for prosecution (VIDEO)

2019-08-20 22:18:00

The report of the Presidential Committee appointed to probe the Easter Sunday attack has no power to prosecute, Chairman of the committee, Supreme Court Judge Vijith Malalgoda, stresses...


Nobel laureate Amartya Sen slams decision to revoke occupied Kashmir’s special status

2019-08-20 21:28:00

Indian economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has slammed the Narendra Modi-led government’s decision to revoke occupied Kashmir’s special status, saying that India had ’’lost the reputation’’ of being the world’s first non-Western country to adopt a democratic system...


Sri Lanka names war veteran as army chief, U.S., U.N. critical of decision

2019-08-20 16:45:00

Sri Lanka’s President on Monday named war veteran Shavendra Silva as its army chief, drawing sharp criticism from the United States and the United Nations over the appointment of an officer who has been accused of serious human rights violations...


Survey by Peradeniya University reveals Gota can only be defeated by Karu

2019-08-20 15:13:00

A survey carried out by a team of University of Peradeniya targeting the forthcoming presidential election has revealed that Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is the only proposed candidate who can defeat Gotabaya Rajapaksa who has been named as the presidential candidate of the SLPP...


Hong Kong protesters’ demands ignored by government

2019-08-20 13:45:00

Despite the efforts of estimated 1.7 million Hong Kong citizens made over the extradition bill, the Hong Kong government has avoided the demands, foreign reports said...


British Foreign Office seeks information on missing staffer reportedly detained in China

2019-08-20 12:30:00

British Foreign Office on Tuesday (20) said it was seeking information about reports claiming the arrest of a Hong Kong staff member currently detained in mainland China, according to foreign reports...


Hamas vows for protests in commemoration of 50 years since El-Aqsa burning

2019-08-20 11:20:00

Hamas is reportedly preparing a projection of power in commemoration of 50 years since the El-Aqsa mosque burning...


Investigations to Thajudeen’s Murder barred amidst Navy’s denial!

2019-08-20 09:58:00

Concluding investigations into the assassination of rugby player Wasim Thajudeen has been barred amidst the the Sri Lanka Navy’s denial to provide information to the CID, sources said...


Appointment of the High Commissioner of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Sri Lanka

2019-08-20 09:41:00

The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands with the concurrence of the Government of Sri Lanka has appointed Mrs. Tanja Gonggrijp as the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Sri Lanka in succession of H.E. Joanne Doornewaard...


Tax revenue arrears ballooned to over Rs. 323 billion

2019-08-20 09:37:00

The revenue on tax in arrears to be recovered by Sri Lanka Customs, Inland Revenue Department and Excise department have been ballooned to Rs. 323.73 billion up to the year 2017, official data showed...


450 semi luxury buses to be taken out of commuter service

2019-08-20 09:28:00

Sri Lanka’s semi luxury bus service with a fleet of 450 buses is to be taken out of commuter transportation soon as it has become inconvenienced for the public due to overcrowding...


SLRC and ITN continue its down fall since Rajapaksa regime

2019-08-20 09:20:00

State owned Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) and Independent Television Network (ITN) are continuing its down fall since Rajapaksa regime up to now as a result of mismanagement and in efficiency of political appointees to head the two leading media institutions...


U.S. grossly violate Sri Lanka’s sovereignty amidst appointment of new Army Commander

2019-08-19 17:55:00

The Embassy of the United States of America issuing a statement on Monday (19) said that they are ’’deeply concerned’’ by the appointment of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as the Army Commander...


President proves strong will before international community by appointing Shavendra Silva

2019-08-19 17:28:00

President Maithripala Sirisena has proven strong will before the international community by appointing Shavendra Silva as the Army Commander...


Shavendra Silva appointed as Army Commander!

2019-08-19 13:37:00

Major General Shavendra Silva has been appointed as the new Army Commander...


Palestine turn against LGBTQ activists in West Bank

2019-08-19 13:28:00

The Palestinian Authority has banned the LGBTQ community from carrying any activities in the West Bank, reports said...