President Ranil Wickremesinghe spoke to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan this evening (Feb 07), expressing solidarity with the people of Türkiye where more than 3,500 lost their lives in a series of earthquakes that rocked a large part of the country on Monday. MORE..
7 Feb 2023 (10:50 PM)
Sri Lanka s official reserve assets at the end of January 2023 stood at USD 2,120 million, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka says. MORE..
7 Feb 2023 (9:41 PM)
The Paris Club of creditor nations have provided the required financing assurances to support the International Monetary Fund s (IMF) approval for the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) for Sri Lanka. MORE..
7 Feb 2023 (8:30 PM)
Director General of the Department of Fiscal Policy, Dr. Kapila Senanayake has assured that the recent tax revisions on personal incomes is only a short-term strategy to resurrect Sri Lank from its ongoing economic crisis. MORE..
7 Feb 2023 (7:58 PM)
Several Fundamental Rights (FR) petitions filed demanding the annulment of former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa s decision to pardon former MP Duminda Silva, who was convicted and sentenced to death over the murder of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra, was taken up before the Supreme Court this morning (07 Feb.). MORE..
7 Feb 2023 (7:06 PM)
An individual believed to be involved in a human trafficking racket was arrested during a raid in the Ambalanthota area on Sunday (05 Feb). MORE..
7 Feb 2023 (7:03 PM)
The Cabinet of Ministers has given the approval to appoint committees to conduct a systematic review on 10 ministries to which a higher portion of allocations are made from the annual budget estimations. MORE..
7 Feb 2023 (6:40 PM)
The Election Commission of Sri Lanka has noted that in the event the relevant authorities fail to comply with their fund request required to cover the basic expenses of the upcoming Local Government (LG) election, the matter will be taken to court. MORE..
7 Feb 2023 (6:35 PM)
Former Deputy Minister Sarana Gunawardena was today (07 Feb.) granted bail by the Colombo High Court from a case filed by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC). MORE..
7 Feb 2023 (6:25 PM)
The Supreme Court has reserved the order on issuing notice to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and other relevant parties over the contempt case filed by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) accusing them of contempt by violating an order issued by commission to refrain from imposing power cuts during.. MORE..
7 Feb 2023 (5:56 PM)
The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) is planning to launch a 24-hour token strike at 8.00 a.m. tomorrow (Feb. 08). MORE..
7 Feb 2023 (5:26 PM)
The couple arrested over the recent death of a businessman whose body was found in the swimming pool of a house under construction in Thalangama, have been remanded till 15 February. MORE..
7 Feb 2023 (5:05 PM)
Turkey s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared seven days of national mourning, and Syria has appealed to the United Nations for help following devastating earthquakes that killed more than 5,000 people and toppled buildings across southeast Turkey and northern Syria. MORE..
7 Feb 2023 (4:31 PM)
The Presidential Secretariat has refuted what it termed "false news" circulated on social media regarding the expenses of the state ceremony organized for the 75th Independence Day. MORE..
7 Feb 2023 (4:14 PM)
President Ranil Wickremesinghe has accepted the letter of resignation tendered by Election Commission member Mrs. P. S. M. Charles, the President s Media Division (PMD) reported. MORE..
7 Feb 2023 (4:09 PM)
The Sri Lanka Navy yesterday (06 Feb.) apprehended an individual in possession of nearly 10 kilograms of Kerala cannabis in the Kilinochchi area. MORE..
7 Feb 2023 (3:56 PM)
President Ranil Wickremesinghe has expressed shock and sadness regarding the loss of life, injuries and devastation caused by a series of earthquakes in Turkey. MORE..
7 Feb 2023 (2:29 PM)
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Ankara has set up two emergency telephone numbers to inquire about or provide information on the Sri Lankans living in Turkey where two powerful earthquakes and a multitude of aftershocks killed more than 4,300 people. MORE..
7 Feb 2023 (1:32 PM)
The Cabinet of Ministers has given its approval to give directives to the Legal Draftsman to prepare a bill to amend the Employees Trust Fund (ETF) Act. MORE..
7 Feb 2023 (12:39 PM)
The ambassador of Sri Lanka to Turkey has appealed to the members of the public to convey any information about Sri Lankans living in Turkey as the death toll from the powerful earthquakes and aftershocks that rocked a swathe of Turkey and northwest of Syria on Monday (Feb 06) soared past 3,700. MORE..
7 Feb 2023 (11:20 AM)