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Sri Lanka extends voting time for parliamentary polls

The Sri Lankan Elections Commission (EC) has increased the voting time for the upcoming parliamentary polls by an hour, it was reported on Tuesda

Universities allowed to reopen from today

University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Professor Sampath Amaratunga said that all universities will be able to commence their studies from today (July 06) except for the first-year students

If diplomatic issues are solved, ECT will be up and running in two months : SLPA Chief

Chairman of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority General (Retd) R. M. Daya Ratnayake said if the Government of Sri Lanka resolves the diplomatic issues, the East Container Terminal at the Colombo Port will be up and running within two months

Sri Lanka hotels see weekend trippers, delayed weddings

Sri Lanka hotels outside of Colombo has seen rising occupancy as curfews ended with the domestic spread of the disease controlled and housebound weekend trippers fanning out, while delayed weddings are also helping, officials said

Academic activities resume at schools in Sri Lanka

Academic activities of Grades 5, 11 and 13 at government schools that were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic resumed today (July 6), according to education authorities

Six Sri Lankan fishermen rescued from rough seas: Coast Guard

Six Sri Lankan fishermen were rescued from rough seas on Sunday morning in a coordinated operation between Indian Coast Guard's Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) and merchant vessel MV YM Summit

Sri Lanka not exempted from UK’s Global Travel Advisory

Sri Lanka has not been exempted from the Global Travel Advisory or border restrictions for the British nationals against all but essential international travel, at this initial stage, the British High Commission in Colombo said in a release today

Sri Lanka committed to achieving reconciliation, accountability despite withdrawal from UN resolution

Sri Lanka says despite withdrawing from co-sponsorship of Resolution 30/1, it remains committed to achieve reconciliation, accountability and human rights, within the framework of the Sri Lankan Constitution, through a domestically designed and executed process in line with the Government’s policy framework

Sri Lanka Planetarium to re-open on July 7

Sri Lanka Planetarium that was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will re-open on Tuesday (July 7), the Government Information Department announced

President appoints committee to look into container terminals of Colombo Port

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed a five-member Committee to examine and report on the concerns regarding the development of Jaya Container Terminal (JCT) and East Container Terminal (ECT) of the Colombo Port, the President’s Media Division said

Over 112,000 PCR tests conducted in Sri Lanka: Ministry of Health

As of Friday (July 3) Sri Lanka has conducted more than 112,000 PCR tests, to identify COVID-19 infections, according to the Ministry of Health

Sri Lanka Police ends investigation into World Cup match-fixing charges

The Sri Lankan Police on Friday ended its investigation into allegations made by former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage that the 2011 World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka was ‘sold’ to India for money

Cricketer Muralitharan rejects request to become governor, contest elections

Former national cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan has said he has turned down requests to assume office as a provincial governor and to contest the parliamentary election

Sri Lanka downgraded to World Bank lower-middle-income country as per capita income falls

Sri Lanka has been re-classified as a lower middle-income country by the World Bank as per capita income dropped amid real effective exchange rate and flexible inflation targeting which brought currency collapses and growth rates below inflation

NPP accuses Sri Lanka govt of planning to sell Colombo Port east terminal to Indian company

The government of Sri Lanka is deliberately delaying the installation of three new gantry cranes at Colombo Port’s east container terminal to quietly pave the way for a sale of the terminal, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP)-led National People’s Power (NPP) said

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Hilsa glut in Barishal

With the doom and gloom surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic slowly subsiding, the west bank of Barishal's Kirtankhola river in Bangladesh has started to see increased activity