VoA seeks Rs. 1.4 t for Govt. expenses

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By Chandani Kirinde Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera will seek parliamentary approval to obtain Rs. 1,474 billion for State expenditure for the fi ..


Economy tipped to perform better after polls

Monday, 21 October 2019 00:27 Views - 18

By Charumini de Silva Irrespective of who will win the Presidential Election, the economy will perform better and Sri Lanka will again be in the limel


CEOs must lead digital transformation: Expert

Monday, 21 October 2019 00:24 Views - 12

A top Malaysian expert recently highlighted that digital transformation is on the shoulders of chief executive officers (CEOs), and they must lead and


Rs. 3.6 b project to overcome Jaffna’s water shortages

Monday, 21 October 2019 00:23 Views - 7

A river project for Jaffna was approved by Cabinet this week, with the objective of overcoming the water shortage in the peninsula. The project which


Army Commander distances himself from controversial ad

Saturday, 19 October 2019 00:10 Views - 1667

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


SL eyes potential investments in tourism, investments at Expo 2020 Dubai

Monday, 21 October 2019 00:25 Views - 8

Sri Lanka officially announced its participation at the Expo 2020 Dubai and launched a dedicated website (www.expo2020srilanka.lk), with major plans t


Cabinet nod to raise funds for improving public sector efficiency

Monday, 21 October 2019 00:23 Views - 4

Cabinet has approved a proposal to obtain a loan of $ 25 million from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) of the World Ba


ICRA Lanka revises outlook on BOC issuer rating

Monday, 21 October 2019 00:22 Views - 5

ICRA Lanka Ltd., subsidiary of ICRA Ltd., a group company of Moody’s Investors Service, yesterday reaffirmed the issuer rating of Bank of Ceylon (BO


$1.2 m from Japan to support demining in North

Saturday, 19 October 2019 00:10 Views - 162

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




SL calls on UN to utilise resources better

Monday, 21 October 2019 00:21 Views - 6

Asserting that despite many domestic priorities, Sri Lanka has discharged its obligations in paying its assessments to date, the Sri Lanka delegation


SLFP inks MoU with GR

Monday, 21 October 2019 00:18 Views - 3

By Nuwan Senarathna The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Saturday with Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP)


EC warns against interference at postal ballot marking centres

Monday, 21 October 2019 00:18 Views - 3

Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya warned yesterday that any attempts at interfering or threats at postal ballot marking centres will cau


British Council supports integrated rural development via capacity-building for rural communities

Monday, 21 October 2019 00:00 Views - 6

With an overall objective of contributing to the improved socioeconomic wellbeing of the rural and estate communities in the Uva and Central provinces


Sri Lankan Ambassador to the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam presents credentials

Monday, 21 October 2019 00:00 Views - 5

Ambassador Sampath Prasanna Walpita Gamage presented his Letter of Credence to President and General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Socialist


Envoy discusses employment opportunities for Lankans in Tigray region in Ethiopia

Monday, 21 October 2019 00:00 Views - 4

The Asia Pacific Group of Ambassadors representing Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Sri Lanka had a three-day visit


Minister P. Harrison visits Russian agricultural exhibition ‘Golden Autumn’ in Moscow

Monday, 21 October 2019 00:00 Views - 10

Minister of Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Irrigation and Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development of Sri Lanka, P. Harrison, paid an officia


Jayatilleka attends Trialogue Club discussion on multilateral security models in new power struggle

Monday, 21 October 2019 00:00 Views - 3

Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Russia Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka accompanied by Sanja Jayatilleka attended the joint discussion on the pressing topic of multil


Dr. Bernard Malik appointed as PNG special envoy

Monday, 21 October 2019 00:00 Views - 6

Renowned educationist, philanthropist and businessman, Dr. Bernard Malik, has been appointed as the Papua New Guinea Prime Minister’s Special Envoy


Prof. Patrick Mendis honoured in South Korea, China and US for his service

Monday, 21 October 2019 00:00 Views - 7

By Ajith Kumarajiwa, special correspondent Seoul, South Korea: Sri Lankan-born American diplomat Patrick Mendis arrived in Seoul after his lecture at



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