Sept 27, Colombo: The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has informed that the Unit 3 of Norochcholai power plant has been shut down due to a steam leak, Power and Energy Minister Kanchan Wijesekera said.
A train running at the Dematagoda railway yard crashed into a building in the yard and caused damage.
Foreign Secretary welcomes U.S. assistance to Sri Lanka in meeting with U.S. Ambassador Cindy McCain
Sept 27, Colombo: Sri Lankaâs Foreign Affairs Secretary, Aruni Wijewardane met the visiting Ambassador Cindy McCain, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations Agencies in Rome at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombo on Monday 26 September, 2022.
Consular Affairs Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs launches e-Channeling Appointment System
Sept 27, Colombo: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with SLT Mobitel will launch an e-channeling appointment system with effect from 29 September, 2022.
Sept 27, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka co-hosted the CBSL-ADBI-APAEA Online Macroeconomics Conference for the third consecutive year, in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and the Asia-Pacific Applied Economics Association (APAEA), on 23 September 2022.
Acting Finance Minister emphasizes the importance of working together to overcome economic challenges
Sept 27, Colombo: Acting Finance Minister Shehan Semasinghe emphasized the importance of everyone working together to overcome economic challenges to the heads of state banks.
Sept 27, Colombo: Having ratified the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants in 2005, Sri Lanka has taken many positive steps including the preparation and updating of the National Implementation Policy (NIP) for the control of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and strengthening regulations on POP management.
Sept 27, Colombo: Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena thanked the Direct Relief USA for its donation of life-saving medicines worth US$ 10 million to hospitals in Sri Lanka.
Sept 27, Colombo: President Ranil Wickremesinghe attended the state funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo today (27).
Sept 27, Colombo: The inaugural meeting of the National Council is scheduled to be held on the 29th Thursday under the patronage of Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, at 10.30 am in Parliament.
Sept 27, Manila, Philippines: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today announced plans to provide at least $14 billion over 2022â2025 in a comprehensive program of support to ease a worsening food crisis in Asia and the Pacific, and improve long-term food security by strengthening food systems against the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss.
Sept 27, Colombo: Today, the UK announced a Â£3 million humanitarian package for Sri Lanka, providing vital support to the most in need.
Sept 27, Colombo: Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong has informed President Ranil Wickremesinghe that Singapore is looking forward to investing in Sri Lanka once again when the two leaders met in Tokyo today (27).
Japan ready to play a leading role with creditors to restructure Sri Lankaâs debt, Japanese FM tells President
Sept 27, Colombo: President Ranil Wickremesinghe held discussions with Japanâs Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi this morning in Tokyo, Presidentâs Media Division said.
Sept 27, Colombo: Another person has been arrested in connection with the attempted robbery of Rs. 22.3 million yesterday afternoon (26) in front of a private bank in Thambuttegama.
Sept 27, Colombo: The Parliament of Sri Lanka and the University of Colombo jointly initiated a short course on parliamentary affairs and procedures for the first time in history, Parliament Communications Department said.
Report of the special committee related to the May 9 violent incidents to be submitted to Parliament soon
Sept 27, Colombo: State Minister of Defense Pramitha Bandara Tennakoon has said in Parliament that the report of the special committee related to the violent incidents that took place on and around May 9th was handed over to the President on the 8th September.
Sept 27, Colombo: Due to the Covid-19 epidemic situation, the restrictions imposed on the public to visit the Parliament have been removed and as a preliminary step, it was agreed to allow parties including school children who request to visit the Parliament, on days when there are no parliamentary sittings.
Sept 27, Colombo: Sri Lankaâs most MSME-friendly bank, HNB PLC, once again allocated Rs. 10 million to assist entrepreneurs affected by the ongoing economic crisis as a part of its flagship âOba Venuwen Apiâ initiative to rebuild and revive the economy.
Sept 26, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has become the first Sri Lankan Bank to introduce card acceptance through Android smartphones, allowing its merchants to conveniently and cost effectively accept card payment transactions, changing the landscape of the digital payment industry in Sri Lanka with this state-of-the-art low-cost technology.