Japan resumes funding for Sri Lanka development projects

The Japanese government officially announced today (July 24) the release of funds for the resumption of development projects in Sri Lanka. A special press conference was held at the Ministry of Finance Auditorium to mark this occasion.



Sarath Fonseka to contest Sri Lanka’s Presidential Election 2024

Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka has announced his candidacy for the 2024 Presidential Election in Sri Lanka.



Dr. Wickramabahu Karunaratne passes away

Nava Sama Samaja Party (NSSP) leader Dr. Wickramabahu Karunaratne has passed away at the age of 81.



Sri Lanka approves Rs. 3,000 monthly allowance for pensioners

The Cabinet of Ministers in Sri Lanka has approved a special monthly allowance of Rs. 3,000 for pensioners starting in September 2024 until their salary anomalies are fully resolved, according to Minister Susil Premajayantha.



Sri Lanka’s DMT urges immediate vehicle transfer reporting via WhatsApp

Sri Lanka’s Department of Motor Traffic (DMT) has asked the public to report their new vehicle purchases immediately via WhatsApp.



Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court Bars Deshabandu Tennakoon from IGP Post

The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka today (July 24) issued an interim order preventing Inspector General of Police (IGP) Deshbandu Tennakoon from functioning as IGP.



Gazette increasing daily wage of plantation workers in Sri Lanka cancelled

A gazette notification has been issued, canceling the previous gazette notification that had increased the daily wages of plantation workers.



Two more suspects arrested over ‘Club Wasantha’ murder

Sri Lankan police have arrested two more people for allegedly helping the gunmen who killed businessman Surendra Wasantha Perera, known as “Club Wasantha,” and another person.



Sri Lanka Government to apologize for mandatory COVID-19 cremation policy

The Sri Lankan Cabinet has approved a proposal for the government to apologize to communities affected by the mandatory cremation policy during the COVID-19 pandemic.



SJB to form strongest alliance in Sri Lanka’s history for Presidential Election

Ranjith Madduma Bandara, General Secretary of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB), announced that the SJB will contest the upcoming Presidential Election as the strongest alliance in Sri Lanka’s political history.



Doctors call off strike as new Director appointed for National Eye Hospital

Doctors of the National Eye Hospital in Colombo have called off their strike after the appointment of a new hospital director.



K. Sujeewa leaves hospital

Singer K. Sujeewa, who was receiving treatment at Colombo National Hospital after being shot, has left the hospital.



Sri Lanka President assures Presidential Election will be held as scheduled

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe has guaranteed that the presidential election will be held, as the budget has allocated funds specifically for this purpose.



Body of stabbed man found in parked three-wheeler in Colombo

The body of a person who was stabbed to death has been found inside a parked three-wheeler at Ward Place in Colombo, police said.



Gnanasara thero released on bail

The Colombo High Court has ordered the release of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero on bail, following a decision by the Court of Appeal.



SriLankan Airlines still seeks foreign partner – report

While Sri Lanka has scrapped plans to sell a stake in its national carrier, SriLankan Airlines, after foreign offers it sought didn’t meet up to expectations, government officials say they are pursuing an alternate route which still includes attracting investors to the debt-ridden airline.