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64 cancer patients reported daily in Sri Lanka

64 Sri Lankans are diagnosed with cancer every day, said the country’s health sector adding 38 people die of cancer daily

Sri Lankan president emphasizes seeking international investors to promote local productions

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has advised the officials to divert both institutional and independent innovations to the production market immediately, with the assistance of investors

Export Development Council meets after 28 years to boost export sector

The Export Development Council (EDC) convened yesterday under the patronage of Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa for the first time in 28 years after its establishment

Former Sri Lankan president told to halt all investigations into Muslim extremists

Testifying before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the Easter Sunday Attacks Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundera yesterday (23) said the former Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena had stated at the Security Council that all open investigations into Muslim extremists by the police should be stopped and that investigations would be carried out under the then Chief of State Intelligence Nilantha Jayawardena

Population and Housing Census in Sri Lanka in 2021

The Census of Population and Housing in Sri Lanka is conducted every 10 years and in accordance with the powers vested in it by the Census Ordinance, the Department of Census and Statistics plans to conduct the next Census in the year 2021

Certain International trade agreements not favourable to Sri Lanka: President

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that many international trade agreements that have been signed are not favourable for the country, the President’s Media Division said

Sri Lanka president orders immediate termination of Japan-funded light rail project

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has directed Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Transport to terminate a Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)-funded light railway transit (LRT) project with immediate effect

South Korean envoy says Sri Lanka among safest countries in COVID-19 pandemic

Sri Lanka is one of the safest countries in the world to live in during the Coronavirus pandemic, South  Korea’s ambassador the Indian Ocean island, Woonjin Jeong had said

USA extends support to develop Sri Lanka’s education system

The United States of America has extended its support to develop the education system in Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Education said on Wednesday (Sept. 23)

Vietnam, Sri Lanka envisage expanding friendly relations, cooperation

The past half-century has witnessed progress in the special cooperation between Vietnam and Sri Lanka in both breadth and depth, said professor Dang Nguyên Anh

Petition filed in Supreme Court challenging 20th Amendment to the Constitution

A special petition has been filed in the Supreme Court yesterday (22nd) seeking a ruling that the ‘20th Amendment to the Constitution’ Bill is unconstitutional and that it should be passed by a two-thirds majority in Parliament and a public referendum

Former Sri Lankan President and Prime Minister summoned to Presidential Commission on Easter Sunday attacks

Former President Maithripala Sirisena and Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have been summoned before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to probe the Easter Sunday attacks on 21 April 2019

Highest priority of the government is education, Sri Lankan president emphasizes

President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has stated that the main objective of the government is to formulate and implement a plan that will cover the entire learning process from pre-school to higher education so that future generations do not get lost in education

Sri Lanka President expects UN not to interfere in domestic affairs

“We expect the United Nation will place due emphasis on non-interference in domestic affairs of other states,” President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said in a pre-recorded statement at the High-Level Meeting to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations today (21)

Ex-Defence Secretary Fernando refutes Ex-President Sirisena’s claims

Former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando has refuted claims made by former president Maithripala Sirisena that he had made false accusations at the presidential commission probing the April 21st attacks