Sri Lanka is the best travel destination for 2019 – “Lonely Planet”

Sri Lanka claimed the top spot in its list of countries to visit in 2019, with Germany and Zimbabwe just behind, while Italy’s Piedmont, the Catskills in the USA, and northern Peru topped the list of must-see regions.



SRI LANKAN RUPEE DROPS TO NEW LOW

Sri Lankan Rupee has depreciated further against the US Dollar, informed the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL).



Sri Lankans now can sell their products on eBay

Sri Lankans now can sell their products to overseas customers through e-commerce platforms such as eBay.



Sri Lanka should amend Counterterrorism Bill – HRW

Sri Lanka’s draft counterterrorism law significantly improves upon the current, abusive Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) but needs further safeguards against rights violations, Human Rights Watch said.



Development has reached the grassroots as never before – PM

This is a period where development has reached the grassroots level as never before, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.



Foreign currency worth over Rs 6.4 million concealed in computer parts

A Sri Lankan passenger has been apprehended at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake while attempting to smuggle out foreign currency notes valued at over Rs 6.4 million.



SRI LANKAN RUPEE DROPS TO NEW LOW

Sri Lankan Rupee has depreciated further against the US Dollar, informed the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL).



One person dies in gunfire in Matara

A man was shot dead by unidentified gunmen arrived on a motorcycle at Hulankanda in Urubokka this morning, Police said.



Sri Lankan family get residency after eight-year battle

A year after they pleaded to avoid deportation to Sri Lanka, a Queenstown family have been granted residency and are giving back to the community that supported them.



Police arrests four persons with 3,000 T56 bullets

Four individuals including an accomplice of gang member Kosgoda Sujee were arrested by the Siyabalanduwa Police.



Government to train 5,000 odd cyber security experts

In an effort to improve cyber security, the Telecommunications, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment Ministry will bring all Government organisations under the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT), train 5,000 cyber security experts and work to become a cyber security hub in the region.



Two more elephants die and one injured in collision with trains

Two elephants have been killed and another elephant was critically injured in two train accidents



Ranil and Modi discuss India-assisted development projects

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe held talks Saturday covering the entire gamut of bilateral relations and discussed ways to deepen the “historically close” relations between the two countries.



PM Wickremesinghe meets Modi in New Delhi

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today held talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in New Delhi.



FUTA takes Wijeyadasa to task

The Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) yesterday (19), criticized Minister of Higher Education, President’s Counsel Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe for allegedly insulting University lecturers and the State University system by publishing a list containing the names of signatories who have taken loans to study abroad.



Dissolving director boards – Only subject minister can do so: Kiriella

In the wake of President Maithripala Sirisena dissolving the director boards of the two State banks, Public Enterprise Development Minister Lakshman Kiriella said it was the subject minister who had the authority to do so.