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Sri Lanka - IMF technical talks to end on May 24th

Ven, 20/05/2022 - 8:46am
May 20, Colombo: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it expects to conclude technical discussions on a potential IMF loan program to Sri Lanka on the 24th.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

CPC suspends issuing fuel to several filling stations for non-compliance

Ven, 20/05/2022 - 8:18am
May 20, Colombo: The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has decided to suspend the supply of fuel to petrol stations that have acted contrary to the rules and regulations of the CPC.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

Nine new cabinet ministers in all-party government sworn in

Ven, 20/05/2022 - 7:58am
May 20, Colombo: Nine new Cabinet Ministers of the All Party Government of Sri Lanka were sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s House in Colombo this morning (20), President’s Media Division announced.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

Japan provides US$ 1.5 million for medicines in emergency aid to Sri Lanka through UNICEF

Ven, 20/05/2022 - 7:44am
May 20, Colombo: The Government of Japan is giving essential medicines to Sri Lanka through UNICEF to meet the urgent needs of the most vulnerable population as the country grapples with shortages due to an economic crisis.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

Seylan Bank perseveres through macroeconomic challenges to retain momentum in Q1 2022

Ven, 20/05/2022 - 7:06am
May 20, Colombo: Seylan Bank PLC recorded a Profit After Tax (PAT) of LKR 1.1 billion in Q1 2022, maintaining its forward momentum in a period of volatile macroeconomic challenges.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

Fitch maintains HNB Assurance and HNB General Insurance’s ‘A+(lka)’ IFS on Rating Watch Negative

Ven, 20/05/2022 - 6:58am
May 20, Colombo: Fitch Ratings has maintained the Rating Watch Negative (RWN) on the ‘A+(lka)’ National Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) Ratings of Sri Lanka-based life insurer, HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA), and its fully owned non-life subsidiary, HNB General Insurance Limited (HNBGI).
Categorie: Sri Lanka

Teejay achieves milestone US$ 250 million in sales in 2021-22

Ven, 20/05/2022 - 6:53am
May 20, Colombo: Teejay Lanka PLC has reported a revenue milestone of Rs 50 billion at Group level for FY 2021-22, achieving its first annual sales of a quarter of a billion in US Dollar terms at the rates of exchange that prevailed during the year.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

No ministerial salaries or privileges to new cabinet ministers

Ven, 20/05/2022 - 6:41am
May 20, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that it has been decided not to pay ministerial salaries to the cabinet ministers of the new government to be appointed in the future.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

Maldives Speaker appointed to coordinate foreign aid to Sri Lanka

Ven, 20/05/2022 - 5:46am
May 20, Colombo: Maldives Speaker Mohamed Nasheed has been appointed to coordinate foreign aid to Sri Lanka by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

Ten ministers to be sworn in today - report

Ven, 20/05/2022 - 4:49am
May 20, Colombo: Ten cabinet ministers will be sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (20), according to a report by Lankadeepa Newspaper quoting government sources.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Navy thwarts illegal migration attempt, arrests 40 persons

Gio, 19/05/2022 - 9:43pm
May 19, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has foiled an illegal migration attempt and arrested 40 individuals during a patrol conducted in seas off Batticaloa and in a special operation in the beach area of Kalawanchikudi, Batticaloa on Wednesday, May 18.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

A program to protect children sitting for exams from bad weather

Gio, 19/05/2022 - 8:28pm
May 19, Colombo: The Commissioner General of Examinations LMD Dharmasena said that the Disaster Management Center, the Armed Forces and the Police are ready to work for the safety of children during this period when the Southwest monsoon is in full swing.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

Eight suspects remanded in connection with the attack on the Galle Face protesters

Gio, 19/05/2022 - 8:26pm
May 19, Colombo: Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage remanded Eight suspects including Moratuwa Mayor Saman Lal Fernando, nationalist Dan Priyasad and Seethawaka Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Jayantha Rohana until the 25th of this month when they were produced before court by the Criminal Investigations Department today (19).
Categorie: Sri Lanka

President honors fallen war heroes on 13th Anniversary of war victory

Gio, 19/05/2022 - 8:14pm
May 19, Colombo: The 13th anniversary of National War Heroes’ Day was commemorated in a simple ceremony this afternoon (May 19) at the Battaramulla National War Heroes’ Monument with the attendance of Commander -In-Chief President Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the Chief Guest.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka rejects motion on alleged genocide adopted in Canadian Parliament

Gio, 19/05/2022 - 7:49pm
May 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka today categorically rejected a motion adopted in the Parliament of Canada on the false allegation of genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka recognizing May 18 as Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

Suspected arrested for setting Army bus on fire during protest in Mirihana

Gio, 19/05/2022 - 6:59pm
May 19, Colombo: The suspect who allegedly set fire to an army bus during a protest near President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s private residence in the Mirihana police division on March 31 was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today (19), the Police Media Spokesman’s Office said.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

‘No grief today if Mahinda Rajapaksa left at the right time’ - Chamal Rajapaksa

Gio, 19/05/2022 - 6:43pm
May 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Hambantota District parliamentarian Chamal Rajapaksa said in Parliament today (19) that it would have been better if his younger brother and former Prime Minister and President Mahinda Rajapaksa had departed after the end of his two terms as President.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

First phase of the first term of schools ends today, Friday is declared a school holiday

Gio, 19/05/2022 - 5:41pm
May 19, Colombo: The Ministry of Education has announced that the first phase of the first school term in government schools and government approved private schools in the year 2022 concludes today (May 19).
Categorie: Sri Lanka

First report of the COPA will be tabled in Parliament tomorrow

Gio, 19/05/2022 - 5:24pm
May 19, Colombo: The first report of the Second Session of the Ninth Parliamentary Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) will be presented to Parliament tomorrow (20) by its Chairman, MP (Prof.) Tissa Vitharana.
Categorie: Sri Lanka

No power cuts during GCE O/L examination

Gio, 19/05/2022 - 5:22pm
May 19, Colombo: Janaka Ratnayake, Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) said he has requested the Ceylon Electricity Board not to cut off power supply during the GCE Ordinary Level Examination held from May 23 to June 1 and after 6.00 pm.
Categorie: Sri Lanka