Govt. to revise 2019 Budget

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The Government is to revise the 2019 Budget, given the Easter Sunday setback and other external and internal challenges. State Finance Minister Eran W ..


CB raises $ 165.5 m via SL Development Bonds

Thursday, 23 May 2019 03:30 Views - 216

The Central Bank (CB), on behalf of the Government, has raised $ 165.5 million via the latest issuance of Sri Lanka Development Bonds (SLDBs) from $ 1


President orders to end road closures for VIPs

Thursday, 23 May 2019 03:28 Views - 298

President Maithripala Sirisena has given strict instructions not to close roads, causing obstruction to the general public, in order to facilitate eas


P’ment heats up over Bathiudeen NCM

Thursday, 23 May 2019 03:24 Views - 1118

Lawmakers engaged in heated arguments yesterday in Parliament, unable to reach a decision on the date to take up the No-Confidence Motion against Indu


LAUGFS gears up to cater to regional LPG demand

Thursday, 23 May 2019 03:21 Views - 336

A quoted company listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange, LAUGFS Gas PLC, which commenced operations in 2001 as an LPG downstream player, is today one of


President pardons Gnanasara Thero

Thursday, 23 May 2019 03:29 Views - 4166

Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Secretary General Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero has been granted a presidential pardon, highly placed sources confirmed. The h


CSE and SEC holds investor forum in Singapore to restore confidence

Thursday, 23 May 2019 03:27 Views - 506

The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC), in a proactive attempt to reassure foreign investors,


UNP will have its own candidate: Eran

Thursday, 23 May 2019 03:22 Views - 1053

State Finance Minister Eran Wickramaratne yesterday confirmed that United National Party (UNP) will nominate its own candidate for the Presidential El


Dhammika Perera non-committal over Presidential bid invite

Thursday, 23 May 2019 03:20 Views - 1555

Popular business leader Dhammika Perera when contacted by the Daily FT over speculation of UNP-led coalition likely to field him as the common Preside




MR undecided on PSC participation against Bathiudeen

Thursday, 23 May 2019 03:09 Views - 437

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said he will “examine his conscience” on whether or not to be part of the Parliament Select Committe


Terror victims receive special blessing by Pope’s delegate

Thursday, 23 May 2019 03:08 Views - 456

By Nuwan Senarathna Victims of the Easter Sunday attacks were blessed by the representative of the Pope, Fernando Cardinal Filoni, yesterday at St. An


Cabinet approves compensation for Easter Sunday attack victims

Thursday, 23 May 2019 03:06 Views - 102

The Cabinet yesterday approved the proposal presented by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to provide compensation for mosques damaged in anti-Musli


Emergency extended

Thursday, 23 May 2019 03:04 Views - 84

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday extended the State of Emergency for another month by issuing Gazette Extra Ordinary no. 2124/10 of 22 May 201


400 MW barge-mounted power ships gets Cabinet nod

Thursday, 23 May 2019 03:02 Views - 290

Government this week gave approval to for the controversial proposal to procure 400 Mega Watts (MW) of emergency power from two barges stationed in Ke


Road signs only in national languages: PM

Thursday, 23 May 2019 03:01 Views - 164

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said the Government will work to establish a common education system without religious divisions and ins


Sri Lanka High Commissioner to South Africa presents credentials in Zambia

Thursday, 23 May 2019 02:59 Views - 81

Sri Lanka High Commissioner to the Republic of South Africa Anuruddha Kumara Mallimaratchi presented Letters Of Credence to the President of the Repub


Public sector to be paid Rs. 2,500 in July

Thursday, 23 May 2019 02:57 Views - 101

The Finance Ministry yesterday issued a circular for all public sector employees to be paid a special interim monthly allowance of Rs. 2500, effective


Lions Clubs International District 306 A-1 district convention on 25 May

Thursday, 23 May 2019 02:57 Views - 42

The Lions Clubs International District 306 A-1 will have the ceremonial sessions of the annual district convention on 25 May at the Marino Beach Hotel


In tearful ceremony, Sri Lanka Catholics mark one month since bombings

Wednesday, 22 May 2019 00:00 Views - 252

REUTERS: Weeping Sri Lankan Catholics lit candles and prayed in a memorial service outside a bombed church on Tuesday, one month after Easter bombings



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