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Leaked documents identify Sri Lanka as high-risk jurisdiction for money laundering

Sri Lanka has been flagged by several international banks as a high risk jurisdiction in relation to money laundering in leaked documents analysed by hundreds of journalists worldwide

EU to provide Euro 4.9 million for seven tourism projects in Sri Lanka: Tourism Minister

The European Union (EU) has agreed to provide Euro 4.9 million in assistance for seven projects to boost Sri Lanka’s tourism industry, Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said

Sri Lankan Treasury to begin talks with JICA to revoke light-rail loan deal

The Treasury will start talks with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) with a view to cancelling the loan agreement to build the Colombo light rail transit system (LRT), an authoritative official source said this week

All clear for Bohra chief and entourage to come to Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan government has cleared the arrival of a special flight carrying the Head of the Dawoodi Bohra community and his entourage from Mumbai in India

President requests tea industry not to tarnish ‘Ceylon Tea’ brand name

Sri Lanka President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa Friday made an appeal to tea factory owners not to tarnish the reputation of Ceylon Tea brand, which has long been an attractive brand around the world and request them to supply high quality tea to global market

Covid Task Force urges the public not to relax their guard against the virus

The authorities are warning the public not to relax their guard against the Covid 19 virus saying the risk of infection remains even though there is no evidence of community transmission of the disease, in Sri Lanka an official statement said

Sri Lanka to do utmost to prevent human trafficking

Sri Lanka will do its utmost to prevent human trafficking, Minister of Justice Ali Sabry has assured the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Cabinet minister accuses Sri Lanka central bank of not prioritising customer well-being

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank has formulated most of its monetary policies with the well-being of banks and finance companies in mind rather than that of their customers, Minister of Industries Wimal Weerawansa said

Sri Lanka progresses in human capital gains, needs to improve in nutrition and learning outcomes

The World Bank Group’s 2020 Human Capital Index, released today, finds that a child born in Sri Lanka today will be 60 percent as productive when she grows up as compared to if she enjoyed complete education and full health

Sri Lanka ranks 83 on the Economic Freedom of the World index

Sri Lanka ranks 83 out of 162 countries and territories included in the Economic Freedom of the World: 2020 Annual Report, released by Canada’s Fraser Institute in association with the Advocata Institute Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka airports will not be opened until COVID-19 is 100% controlled - Tourism Minister

Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga says that the airport will not be reopened until they receive confirmation from the Ministry of Health that COVID-19 epidemic has been brought under control 100 percent

ADB forecasts Sri Lanka's growth to contract by 5.5%

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday forecast Sri Lanka's economic growth to contract by 5.5 per cent this year, while South Asia's overall growth will shrink by 6.8 per cent

Sri Lanka responds to UN Human Rights Chief’s “unwarranted and pre-judgmental” concerns

Sri Lanka responding to the references made by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michele Bachelet at the 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Monday in Geneva, said the High Commissioner’s comments on the proposed 20th Amendment are unwarranted and pre-judgmental, based on presumption

Sri Lanka claims Rs. 340 million for extinguishing fire on MT New Diamond

Sri Lanka’s Attorney General has submitted a written claim to the lawyers of the owners of the fire-stricken MT New Diamond to reimburse the costs incurred for extinguishing the fire onboard the ship and related activities

Construction of 100,000 km of rural roads in Sri Lanka will be completed in 2024

Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has entrusted officials with the responsibility of completing the construction of 100,000 km of rural roads and connecting them to the main road network by 2024