Govt. unleashes multipronged fight against coronavirus

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By Chandani Kirinde The Government yesterday imposed restrictions on Chinese nationals visiting Sri Lanka and sent Lankan students returning from Wuha ..


Govt. committed to better working environment for public workers: PM

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:35 Views - 8

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said circulars issued to various Government institutions and departments should enable the public sector to


AG, CoI on political victimisation set for showdown over youth abduction case

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:32 Views - 9

The Attorney General (AG) and members of a Commission of Inquiry (CoI), appointed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to probe the alleged political victi


WHO confident in China’s ability to contain virus, urges calm; death toll tops 100

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:31 Views - 9

BEIJING (Reuters): The head of the World Health Organization said on Tuesday he is confident in China’s ability to contain a new coronavirus that ha


Economic sentiment surges: Survey

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 01:30 Views - 492

Sentiment surrounding the economy rose in December, with almost two-thirds of respondents expecting economic conditions to improve in the next 12 mont


National Policy on Transport’s first draft before Cabinet: Amaraweera

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:32 Views - 11

By Charumini de Silva Transport Management Services Minister Mahinda Amaraweera yesterday said a draft version of the National Policy on Transport had


MTD Walkers sale to Ravi Wijeratne to not proceed

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:31 Views - 12

MTD Walkers yesterday announced that the sale of about 152 million shares or 90.78% of its stake to well-known businessman Ravi Wijeratne will not be


Small Hydro Power Developers Association calls on President for protection

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:31 Views - 5

The Small Hydro Power Developers Association (SHPDA), representing the major local power generators of renewable energy in Sri Lanka, recently held a


PS seeks policy support to tap BRI opportunities: Economist

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 01:01 Views - 425

Sri Lanka’s private sector, despite being aware of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects, requires stronger policy support to tap opportunities an




UNP calls on Govt. to take strong measures to contain coronavirus

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:29 Views - 8

The United National Party (UNP) yesterday called on the Government to take immediate measures to contain the possible spread of coronavirus and work t


Access to BIA limited to passengers

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:29 Views - 11

The Airport and Aviation Authority yesterday decided that it will only allow passengers to enter the airport. Visitors accompanying passengers will n


PM praises coronavirus preparedness

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:28 Views - 7

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has expressed satisfaction at the precautions taken and preparedness shown in managing the possible challenges posed


Saman Rathnapriya takes oath as MP on 5 Feb.

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:26 Views - 8

Trade unionist Saman Rathnapriya Silva will take oaths as a UNP National List MP when Parliament meets next week. He has been named to fill the vacanc


Forensic audit reports debate on 18, 19 Feb.

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:25 Views - 9

Parliament will debate on the forensic audit reports that examined the issuance of Treasury Bonds by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka on 18 and 19 Februa


Counsel for ex-NPC member Ananthi withdraws from contempt case

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:25 Views - 7

By S.S. Selvanayagam Counsel K. V. S. Ganeshwaran, appearing for former Northern Province Minister Ananthi Sasitharan, yesterday withdrew from the con


North’s first female Governor moves swiftly to address people’s land, economic issues

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:00 Views - 11

By Chandani Kirinde in Jaffna Newly-appointed Northern Province Governor P.S.M. Charles has prioritised resolving the land issues faced by people in w


Karunaratne presents credentials as Non-resident Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Syria

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:00 Views - 8

Ambassador Shani Calyanaratne Karunaratne presented her Letters of Credence to the Nominee TO President of the Syrian Arab Republic Bashar Al-Assad an


21 Lankan students in China return to SL following coronavirus outbreak

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 00:50 Views - 194

A group of 21 Sri Lankan students left China for Sri Lanka yesterday, with students from Sichuan and other parts of China, including 30 from Nanning,


Indian High Commission function hosted to bid farewell to Sandhu yesterday at India House

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 00:48 Views - 227

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa, outgoing High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, former P



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