Central expressway project in Sri Lanka

China’s loan delayed: Central Expressway at roadblock

A continuing delay by China’s Exim Bank to extend a loan of US$ 1.1 billion (Rs 158 billion) to Sri Lanka has put on hold the first phase of the Central Expressway project. The project covers 37.09 kilometres and links up to the rest of the Central Expressway from Mirigama.



Minister Mangala Samaraweera

Sri Lanka will continue to work with UN, other firms by aligning govt. policy with SDGs

Sri Lanka will continue to work with the United Nations (UN) and other institutions by aligning the government’s policy strategy with the “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Targets” to be achieved by 2030, Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera said.



Ranil Wickremesinghe at Parliament

PRUDENT DEBT MANAGEMENT STRATEGY TO OVERCOME FISCAL FRONT CHALLENGES

More than Rs.3,489 billion is required in the next two years for debt servicing, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament yesterday, also highlighting that the Government has put in place a prudent debt management strategy to overcome the unprecedented challenges in the fiscal front.



Sri Lanka Rupee vs US Dollar

Sri Lankan rupee ends higher on inward remittances

The Sri Lankan rupee ended marginally higher on Friday as selling of the U.S. dollar by banks on account of inward remittances surpassed early demand for the greenback from importers, dealers said.



Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

Northern people’s and student’s representatives meet President

A group of people, including a member of Northern Provincial Council K. Sivajilingam who recently protested in Jaffna hoisting black flags, met with President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday (19th Oct.).



Ranil Wickramasinghe slams media

PM slams mischievous media spin; Malwatte Chief Prelate denies opposing new constitution

The Chief Prelate of the Malwatte Chapter rejected media reports which mischievously suggested that he opposed any Constitutional reforms, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday (19th).



Hirunika Premachandra

Hirunika, UNP organizer for Ratmalana

MP Hirunika Premachandra was appointed by the Prime Minster Ranil Wickremesinghe as the UNP organizer for Ratmalana yesterday.



Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

Rumours dispelled; Gotabaya Rajapaksa returns to Sri Lanka

It has been reported that former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa returned to Sri Lanka earlier today (19), dispelling rumours of his impending arrest.



Meteor

Meteor explosion cause for bright light, sound in SP – Prof. Jayaratne

Colombo University Physical Science Department Prof. Chandana Jayaratne confirmed that the bright light and sound which was heard from the Southern Province (SP) this evening was because of an explosion caused by a meteor.



Ashokapura housing village project

ALL DEBTS TO BE SETTLED BY END 2018 – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the government will never shrug off the responsibility vested upon it to revive the country’s economy.



Ranil Wickremesinghe - Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

Prime Minister’s Deepavali message

Jain and Hindu believers celebrate Deepavali with the sacred light of truth that wins over the darkness of evil. The true meaning of Deepavali is found in overcoming lies with the truth, hatred with love, evil with goodness and defeat with victory.



Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

President’s Deepavali message

I am very pleased to send this message of greetings on the occasion of the festival of Deepavali celebrated by the Hindus throughout the world, symbolizing the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.



Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe

PM may be summoned

Chairman of the presidential commission of inquiry probing alleged bonds scams Justice K.T.Chitrasiri yesterday said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe would be summoned as a witness if necessary.



R Sampanthan

Release all prisoners detained under PTA: Sampanthan

Opposition Leader R.Sampanthan yesterday in Parliament urged the Government to release all prisoners detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) without further delay.



Anika Wijesuriya

Anika Wijesuriya has fled country due to threats – AG’s Dept

Anika Wijesuriya, who testified before the Bond Commission earlier on regarding the Penthouse apartment, in which former Minister Ravi Karunanayake resided, had left the country due to death threats



Mahinda Rajapaksa - Former President of Sri Lanka

Government got no mandate to repeal Constitution – MR

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says the government did not receive a mandate to repeal the existing Constitution. He has opposed some of the key proposals made by the Steering Committee of the Constitutional Assembly.