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New Sri Lankan government aims to boost exports

The new Sri Lankan government is aiming to boost exports this year as at least four state ministers have been appointed to develop key local products such as gems, batiks, coconut, rubber and tea, media reports said on Friday

Construction of Sri Lanka’s largest wind power plant has been completed

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) says that the construction of the Mannar Island Wind Power Plant, the largest wind power plant in the country, has been completed

World Bank project ensures women in Sri Lanka benefit from water and sanitation services

Think of the last time you went to the movies, a sporting venue, or any public place, and had to use a restroom. Did you notice that the queues for the women’s restroom were generally longer than the men’s?

Admiral (Rtd) Prof Jayanath Colombage new Secretary to Foreign Ministry

The government has appointed a new Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Relations, as well as several other ministries the government announced

At least 14 new cabinet ministers have corruption charges against them: Opposition

The Samagi Jana Balavegaya is not against the appointment of Mohamed Ali Sabry as Justice Minister because he is a Muslim, but because he has defended many cabinet Ministers in court on corruption charges, the party spokesman said

Sri Lanka imposes mandatory tax on foreign workers

Foreign workers employed in Sri Lanka who earn more than Rs 3 million within a year would be liable to a mandatory tax, Sri Lanka’s tax authority has said

Presidential Commission issues summons to former PM Ranil Wickremesinghe and eight others

The former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and eight others including two party leaders and five former ministers have been issued summons to appear before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) investigating the incident of political victimization on the 21st of this month

Rs. 25 million worth stock of drugs seized at the airport

Officers of the Customs Narcotics Division have seized Rs. 24.8 million worth stock of drug pills sent to the Katunayake Cargo Clearance Center by air freight

President Gotabaya controversially appoints Ali Sabry as Minister of Justice

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s decision to appoint his attorney Mohamed Ali Sabry as Minister of Justice today is controversial as hardline Sinhala Buddhist organisations have raised objections to the appointment

Sri Lanka president to swear in 28-minister cabinet Wednesday

Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa through an Extraordinary Gazette notification announced the Ministerial structure consisting of 28 Ministries and 40 State Ministries including the Ministries that come under the purview of the President and the Prime Minister, President’s Media Division announced today

United States assists Sri Lanka’s disaster management

The US government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has awarded US $1.5 million to the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement to support local community leaders in developing emergency response and mitigation strategies in disaster-prone areas across Sri Lanka

Ranil Wickremesinghe to step down from leadership of UNP

Former United National party (UNP) parliamentarian Vajira Abeywardena has said that the UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe made a statement last Friday (07) that he was ready to resign from the leadership of the party

Sri Lanka President outlines 28 ministries, 40 state ministries

Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has published 28 ministries and 40 state ministries identifying their specific functions

Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in as Sri Lanka's PM for fourth time

Mahinda Rajapaksa, leader of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna party, took oath as the nation's prime minister for the fourth time on Sunday after his party secured a landslide victory in the recently concluded parliamentary election

Sri Lanka gets ready to start schools for all grades

All arrangements are in place for all government schools which have been given an extended vacation due to the COVID-19 pandemic and parliamentary elections to open for all grades tomorrow in Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Education said

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