Stability should not come at the sacrifice of values of freedom of expression: U.S. Ambassador

The U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung said stability should not come at the sacrifice of the values of freedom of expression, whether through peaceful protest, expression through the arts, or through social media.

Sri Lanka’s Agriculture Minister explores opportunities to export eggs and chicken

Sri Lanka’s Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera instructed the relevant officials to look into the opportunities of exporting eggs and chicken.

Sri Lanka imports test kits to detect Nipah virus

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Health has placed orders to import Nipah virus detection test kits and is expecting them to arrive in the country in the coming days.

Import tax on powdered milk increased

Port and Airport Levy on imported milk powder has been increased by 10 percent with effect from today (September 22), Trade Minister Nalin Fernando said.

Sri Lanka President’s robust economic development program leads to 62.1% drop in inflation – Minister

Sri Lanka’s inflation rate for August 2023 dropped to 2.1% from 4.6% in July 2023, said the Department of Census and Statistics yesterday (September 21).

Sri Lanka President address at the UNGA highlighting Sri Lanka’s journey to rebuild trust and global solidarity

Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe addressed the UN General Assembly in New York yesterday (September 21) which reflected on the theme of “Rebuilding trust and reigniting solidarity” and its relevance to Sri Lanka’s recent challenges.

Hearing of Danushka Gunathilaka’s case concludes, verdict to be delivered next week

The hearing of the case against Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka over alleged sexual assault before the New South Wales District Court has been concluded and Judge Sarah Huggett will deliver her verdict on 28 September, Australian media confirmed.

IMF chief Kristalina and Sri Lanka President Ranil discuss ongoing reforms and debt restructuring efforts

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, has held a meeting with Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe to discuss vital economic matters.

Two killed, two injured in shooting at Avissawella

Two persons were killed and two others injured following a shooting incident last night (September 20) in Thalduwa, Avissawella, police said.

Batticaloa Campus returned to Hizbullah

The Batticaloa Campus which was taken over by the security forces following the Easter Sunday terror attacks, was returned to former Governor M. L. A. M. Hizbullah.

Dasun Shanaka to remain Captain for ICC World Cup 2023

Dasun Shanaka will remain as the ODI Captain of the Sri Lanka national Cricket team for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.

Lanka Sathosa reduces prices of six essential food items

Lanka Sathosa today (September 20) reduced the prices of six essential food items.

Sri Lanka Customs officers seize ‘Kush’ cannabis worth over Rs. 16 million

A Parcel containing 1kg 98g Kush cannabis smuggled into the country with an estimated value of Rs. 16.47 million, has been impounded by the Sri Lanka Customs officers.

USAID will continue to support Sri Lanka’s recovery – Samantha Power assures

Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe met with USAID Administrator, Samantha Power yesterday (September 19), on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

Court orders issued prohibiting ‘Thileepan’ commemorations in Colombo

The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court and the Maligakanda Magistrate’s Courts today (September 19) issued an order prohibiting the commemoration of Rasaiah Parthipan alias ‘Thileepan’ in several areas in Colombo, in a manner causing disturbances to the public.

South Korea pledges support for President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s economic recovery plan

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol pledged his support for Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s economic recovery plan for Sri Lanka and praised his counterpart’s program aimed at alleviating the severe economic crisis in the country and commended his dedication.