Chinese Survey Vessel Yuan Wang 5 reaches Port of Hambantota in Sri Lanka

The Yuan Wang 5 is one of China’s latest generation survey vessels that officially entered Port of Hambantota in Sri Lanka today (August 16).

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Current Administration panders to whims and fancies of Rajapaksa clan – Harsha

The incumbent Government was operating as per the wishes of the Rajapaksa clan, MP Dr. Harsha De Silva said on Sunday (August 14).

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S&P pushes Sri Lankan bonds deeper into junk territory with ‘default’ rating

Global ratings agency S&P Global on Monday slashed its rating on Sri Lankan bonds to ‘D’, representing default, following missed interest and principal payments.

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3-hour power cuts in Sri Lanka from 16th to 19th August

3-hour Power cuts will take place in Sri Lanka from 16th -19th August as follows, said the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL).

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Sri Lanka receives Dornier 228 Maritime Patrol Aircraft donated by India

Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) today (August 15) received the Dornier 228 Maritime Patrol Aircraft which was handed over to Sri Lanka by the Indian government, the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka said.

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Activist Dhaniz Ali granted bail

‘Aragalaya’ activist Dhaniz Ali, who was arrested for forcibly entering the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) and disrupting the broadcast, has been granted bail.

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STF arrest Harak Kata’s Leading gunman ‘Kadira’

The leading gunman of the notorious criminal figure Nandun Chintaka alias ‘Harak Kata’ was arrested at a lodge in Boralesgamuwa yesterday night (August 14), the Police Special Task Force (STF) said.

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Sri Lanka decided to further limit Government expenditure

Sri Lanka decided to further limit Government expenditure in view of the ongoing economic crisis.

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President Ranil Wickremesinghe a prisoner of the SLPP – Dayasiri Jayasekara

With the pledge given by President Ranil Wickremesinghe to the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) for his survival that he would not dissolve Parliament as long as the current regime completes its full term in 2025

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Sri Lanka lifts ban on Six Tamil Diaspora Organisations

The Government of Sri Lanka has lifted the ban imposed on six international Tamil organisations.

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Mobile application to be introduced to obtain information on fuel reserves and upcoming fuel stocks

The Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) says that a new mobile application will be introduced to obtain information on filling stations with fuel stocks.

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Sapugaskanda oil refinery to resume operations next week

The Sapugaskanda oil refinery, which was closed for several months due to the shortage of crude oil, is scheduled to resume operations from next week.

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Arms, drug seizure from Lankan boat: Accused raised funds to revive LTTE, says NIA

In a major revelation in a case pertaining to the seizure of a huge quantity of narcotic drugs along with five AK-47 rifles and 9mm ammunition numbering 1,000 from Sri Lankan fishing boats, the NIA has stated that an accused had been involved in activities of proscribed terrorist organisation LTTE within India and abroad.

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Sri Lanka says China survey ship can dock in its port

Sri Lanka said on Saturday it has agreed that the Chinese survey vessel Yuan Wang 5 can dock at its southernmost port, the Chinese-run Hambantota on August 16, despite security concerns raised by neighbouring India and the United States.

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Schools to operate as per normal schedule on all five days from Monday

Government and government approved private schools in Sri Lanka will function as per normal schedule from 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM on all five days a week from next Monday (August 15), the Education Ministry said.

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Ranjan Ramanayake signs documents for Pardon

Ranjan Ramanayake today (August 13) signed the documents relating to a Presidential Pardon.

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