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SriLankan Airlines partners with American Airlines to enhance connectivity across North America and Europe

Lun, 10/01/2022 - 20:54
Jan 11, Colombo: SriLankan Airlines is pleased to announce that the Airline reestablished a codeshare arrangement with American Airlines in December 2021, which is expected to offer customers enhanced connectivity and travel options across North America and Europe.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

GSMB to provide Rs. 2.5 bn to the Treasury

Lun, 10/01/2022 - 20:44
Jan 10, Colombo: Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera has instructed the Board of Directors of the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB) to transfer Rs. 2.5 billion from its revenues to the Treasury.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

President instructs to find a solution to power crisis without disrupting people’s lives

Lun, 10/01/2022 - 20:22
Jan 10, Colombo: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has stressed that steps should be taken to find a solution to the power crisis without disrupting the lives of the people.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

ADB to support Sri Lanka to develop SMEs, restructure SOEs

Lun, 10/01/2022 - 19:18
Jan 10, Colombo: Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vice President Shixin Chen has stated that the Bank will support the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMES) sector for the economic development of the country.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

Coronavirus update: 461 new COVID-19 cases identified Monday, total rises to 592,128

Lun, 10/01/2022 - 19:09
Jan 10, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 461 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Monday.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka and China re-affirm the special bonds of friendship between the two nations

Lun, 10/01/2022 - 08:40
Jan 10, Colombo: Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris highlighted the warm and special relationship and the multi-faceted nature of the partnership between Sri Lanka and China in his opening remarks at the bilateral meeting with the State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China Wang Yi held at Temple Trees on 9 January, 2022.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

Central Bank clarifies repatriation and conversion of export proceeds and the incentive scheme to attract higher workers’ remittances

Lun, 10/01/2022 - 08:28
Jan 10, Colombo: Recent rules issued by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) in respect of repatriation and conversion of export proceeds to Sri Lanka Rupees (LKR) have been misinterpreted by certain parties with vested interests.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

All schools commence academic activities as usual from today

Lun, 10/01/2022 - 08:12
Jan 10, Colombo: The Ministry of Education states that from today (10) all students will be called to schools as usual and academic activities will commence.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

27 injured in bus-tipper collision in Trincomalee

Lun, 10/01/2022 - 07:44
Jan 10, Colombo: At least 27 persons were injured in a collision between a bus and a tipper truck in the Pattithidal area on the Trincomalee-Batticaloa road this morning (10).
Categorie: Sri Lanka

Hambantota Port Tank Farm certified by Lloyd’s Register

Lun, 10/01/2022 - 06:49
Jan 10, Colombo: The Hambantota International Port (HIP) has received FSS certification (Fitness for Service) for their tank farm facility.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

China to work with Sri Lanka to facilitate return of Sri Lankan medical students studying in China

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 21:37
Jan 10, Colombo: “China has always been Sri Lanka’s lifelong friend and nowhere in history have there been any disagreement between us. That is why our countries have always been able to make favorable deals,” Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa told the visiting State Councilor and Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi Sunday.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka President requests China to restructure debt, initiate trade-credit scheme

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 19:49
Jan 09, Colombo: A meeting between the State Counselor and Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi, and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was held at the Presidential Secretariat Sunday (09) further strengthening the 65 years of diplomatic relations between China and Sri Lanka.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

Coronavirus update: 436 new COVID-19 cases identified Sunday, total rises to 591,667

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 19:13
Jan 09, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 436 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Sunday.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

Coal power plants in crisis due to dollar shortage

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 07:46
Jan 09, Colombo: The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) says that the operation of coal power plants has also become problematic due to the current dollar shortage.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

Central Bank releases USD 5 million to clear the containers

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 07:33
Jan 09, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has released USD 5 million to clear the containers of essential commodities stranded at the Colombo Port.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

SLC sets conditions before players intend to retire from national cricket

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 07:24
Jan 09, Colombo: Following the sudden announcement of national cricketer Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s decision to retire from international cricket, the Sri Lanka Cricket has taken a number of decisions on national players who intend to retire from national cricket.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

Chinese Foreign Minister to meet Sri Lanka’s top leaders today

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 07:05
Jan 09, Colombo: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who arrived in Sri Lanka Saturday on a two-day visit, is scheduled to meet the country’s top leadership for bilateral talks today.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

ComBank Bangladesh selects Digital Payment Services to develop digital banking platform for Bangladesh

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 06:27
Jan 09, Colombo: Award winning fintech software development provider Digital Payment Services (Pvt) Ltd (DPS) has been selected to custom develop a comprehensive digital banking platform for Commercial Bank of Ceylon Bangladesh.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

Navy brings home fishermen of capsized multiday fishing trawler

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 06:01
Jan 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy coordinated the arrangements to bring ashore 05 fishermen, rescued by MV LGC Periklis, to the Galle Harbor and rushed them to the Karapitiya Hospital, Galle for medical attention yesterday (08), Navy Media Unit said.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

EKTC prepares for growth in the hospitality sector with new GM appointments

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 05:25
Jan 09, Colombo: The folks at Euro-Kitchens Trading and Contracting (EKTC) live by the Bauhaus philosophy of ‘form follows function’- because nowhere does this count more than in a commercial kitchen.
Categorie: Sri Lanka