IMF downgrades SL 2019 growth to 2.7%

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF), this week, downgraded Sri Lanka’s economic growth in 2019 by 0.8% to 2.7% in its October update in comparison ..


Army Commander distances himself from controversial ad

Saturday, 19 October 2019 00:10 Views - 324

Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva has informed the Election Commission (EC) that the use of his photograph as well as a comment attr


FIU signs agreement with INTERPOL National Central Bureau for Sri Lanka

Saturday, 19 October 2019 00:10 Views - 69

In terms of the provisions of the Financial Transactions Reporting Act No. 6 of 2006 (FTRA), the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Sri Lanka has en


Additional security provided for four candidates

Saturday, 19 October 2019 00:04 Views - 77

Additional security has been provided to four of the candidates contesting the Presidential Elections by the Police following reports from the CID of


Stocks end higher; rupee strengthens

Saturday, 19 October 2019 00:01 Views - 74

REUTERS: Shares closed slightly higher on Friday, buoyed by telecom and diversified stocks, while the rupee ended firmer. The benchmark stock index c


$1.2 m from Japan to support demining in North

Saturday, 19 October 2019 00:10 Views - 37

The Government of Japan has provided a total sum of $ 1,266,825 (approx. Rs. 219 million) to SKAVITA Humanitarian Assistance and Relief Project (SHARP


Sept. tea production sees 2.3 m kg uptick

Saturday, 19 October 2019 00:02 Views - 52

Tea production for September 2019 totalled 21.7 million kg, showing a gain of 2.3 million kg when compared to the 19.4 million kg posted in the same m


SLFP MoU signing with GR today

Saturday, 19 October 2019 00:01 Views - 28

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabaya R




SLPP and CWC ink MoU to back GR

Saturday, 19 October 2019 00:10 Views - 37

In a move to gain the support of the Up Country Tamil community, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and the Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) yesterda


SL must step up progress on reconciliation: Dutch FM

Saturday, 19 October 2019 00:10 Views - 30

The Kingdom of the Netherlands Minister of Foreign Affairs Stef Blok arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday on a brief visit. In an email interview with Daily


High Commissioner Weliamuna concludes first official visit to Victoria

Saturday, 19 October 2019 00:10 Views - 52

Sri Lanka’s newly appointed High Commissioner to Australia, J.C. Weliamuna, PC, undertook his first official visit to Melbourne from 13-15 October.


UAE Ambassador visits Ruhunu Maha Kataragama Devalaya

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As part of United Arab Embassy in Colombo’s ‘Year of Tolerance’ initiatives, Ahmed Ali Al Mualla, Ambassador of United Arab Emirates in Colombo


Embassy of Sri Lanka holds meeting with Saudi Export Development Authority Secretary General

Saturday, 19 October 2019 00:10 Views - 17

Ambassador Azmi Thassim held a meeting with Saudi Export Development Authority (SEDA) Secretary General Saleh S. Al Solami in Riyadh on 6 October to d


Govt. Analyst’s report on poisoned jumbos to be released soon

Saturday, 19 October 2019 00:01 Views - 28

The Government Analyst’s Department is to soon submit its report on the mysterious deaths of seven elephants in Habarana to the Kekirawa Magistrate


City Coroners and Hospital Coroners in professional impasse

Saturday, 19 October 2019 00:01 Views - 39

The Supreme Court ordered the Attorney General to ascertain whether a Gazette notification made on 6 May 2011 by the Secretary of Justice Ministry ind


US Embassy promotes culture of innovation among Sri Lankan youth with upcoming Maker Fair

Saturday, 19 October 2019 00:01 Views - 17

The US Embassy will bring together young inventors and innovators from across Sri Lanka at its second Maker Fair, which will be held on 20 October at


Security tightened at SL Chancery in KL

Friday, 18 October 2019 00:00 Views - 413

Security for the official residence of the Sri Lankan High Commissioner and the Chancery premises in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has been strengthened, the


Avant Garde Chairman Senadhipathi remanded until 8 Nov.

Friday, 18 October 2019 00:00 Views - 82

By T. Farook Thajudeen Upon returning to Sri Lanka from Singapore, Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi was arrested and remanded until 8 Novemb



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