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China and Sri Lanka to speed up negotiation process and strive for early conclusion of FTA (Sun, 25 Sep 2022)
China and Sri Lanka have agreed to speed up the negotiation process and strive for an early conclusion of a free trade agreement, thereby boosting the confidence in and stabilizing the expectations for their economic and trade cooperation, the Chinese Embassy in Colombo said. MORE..
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US Ambassador to UN Food and Agriculture Agencies to arrive in Sri Lanka (Sun, 25 Sep 2022)
United States Permanent Representative to the UN Food and Agriculture Agencies in Rome Ambassador Cindy McCain is scheduled to arrive in the island today (25). MORE..
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Sri Lanka asks US court to dismiss bondholder suit over default (Sun, 25 Sep 2022)
Sri Lanka has asked a US judge to throw out a lawsuit over the South Asian country s debt default, saying the case brought by one bank is an “apparent attempt to gain leverage over a nation in crisis and jump ahead of other foreign creditors,” according to Bloomberg. MORE..
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16 students arrested over Ella forest fire (Sun, 25 Sep 2022)
Sixteen school children have been taken into police custody in connection with the forest fire at Ella Rock forest reserve. MORE..
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Foreign Minister urges international community to support Sri Lanka s political, social and economic reforms (Sun, 25 Sep 2022)
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ali Sabry said that confronted with overlapping challenges, developing countries and their economies are at extreme risk with Governments facing debt-default and financial collapse due to a lack of access to adequate capital, while people face rising poverty, unemployment, hunger and education disruption. MORE..
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President to leave for Japan today (Sun, 25 Sep 2022)
President Ranil Wickremasinghe is scheduled to leave for Japan tonight (25) for a three-day official visit. MORE..
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Thundershowers expected in several provinces (Sun, 25 Sep 2022)
The Department of Meteorology says showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Uva, Northern, North-Central and Eastern provinces during the evening or night. MORE..
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Sri Lanka to call for immediate tender on Tue to procure coal (Sat, 24 Sep 2022)
Sri Lanka will be calling for an immediate tender on Tuesday (Sep. 27) to procure coal for the Lakvijaya power plant in Norochcholai after the coal tender that was awarded on August 25 was cancelled, says General Manager of Lanka Coal Company, Namal Hewage. MORE..
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BASL slams declaration of high-security zones, vows legal actions (Sat, 24 Sep 2022)
The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has expressed deep concerns at President Ranil Wickremesinghe s move to declare certain areas in Colombo District as high-security zones. MORE..
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Twelve people suspected to be on illegal migration attempt apprehended (Sat, 24 Sep 2022)
Sri Lanka Navy has apprehended 12 people who were suspected to be on an illegal migration attempt to a foreign country via sea.
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Police officer assaulted on roadside in Mihintale (Sat, 24 Sep 2022)
A police officer has been assaulted on the roadside by two individuals in the area of Siyambalagaswewa in Mihintale. MORE..
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At least 84 arrested amidst Socialist Youth Union s protest (Sat, 24 Sep 2022)
The police have arrested at least 84 individuals today following the protest organized by the Socialist Youth Union this evening Sep. 24). MORE..
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Aeroflot to resume flights to Sri Lanka in October (Sat, 24 Sep 2022)
Aeroflot, Russia s state-owned airline, has decided to resume flights from Moscow to Sri Lanka with effect from October 09, 2022. MORE..
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Police fire tear gas at protesters in Colombo (Sat, 24 Sep 2022)
The police have fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse a group of protesters at Dean s Road in Maradana this evening (Sep. 24). MORE..
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Woman killed, husband critical following knife attack (Sat, 24 Sep 2022)
A woman has been killed while her husband has sustained critical injuries following a knife attack near the Borupana Bridge in Boralesgamuwa. MORE..
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Creditor cooperation a must for Sri Lanka s IMF programme – govt (Sat, 24 Sep 2022)
The Sri Lankan government has said that cooperation from the island nation s creditors would be key to gaining a much-needed bailout from the IMF for the bankrupt country. MORE..
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UK to provide lifesaving aid to most vulnerable in Sri Lanka (Sat, 24 Sep 2022)
The UK is providing urgent food and farming support to Sri Lankans hit hardest by the economic crisis, Lord Tariq Ahmad, the UK minister of state for the Middle East, South Asia, and the UN said on Friday (23). MORE..
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Foreign Minister Ali Sabry to address UNGA today (Sat, 24 Sep 2022)
Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Sabry who is leading the Sri Lanka delegation to the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (77th UNGA) has met a number of leaders of delegations of the UN member states and addressed several high-level events in New York. MORE..
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Suspects arrested with 08 elephant pearls (Sat, 24 Sep 2022)
A suspect in possession of 08 elephant pearls (Gajamuthu) has been arrested following a raid carried out by Police Special Task Force (STF) personnel in the Uragasmanhandiya area. MORE..
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At least 77 migrants dead after boat from Lebanon sinks off Syria (Sat, 24 Sep 2022)
At least 77 migrants drowned when a boat they boarded in Lebanon sank off Syria s coast, Syria s health minister said Friday, in one of the deadliest such shipwrecks in the eastern Mediterranean. MORE..
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