Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe meets Bill Gates

Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe engaged in discussion with Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today (December 03) at the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) in Dubai.

Sri Lanka lacks commitment and discipline – Murali

Sri Lankan spin-bowling legend Muttiah Muralitharan said the team’s performance in the 2023 men’s ODI World Cup was very disappointing, and something which he wasn’t expecting to unfold the way it did.

Indian envoy visits Sri Lanka’s north, underscores India’s commitment to country

The Indian envoy in Colombo has visited Sri Lanka’s Northern Province to emphasise New Delhi’s abiding commitment to the development and well-being of the people of the country through enhanced development cooperation and expanded economic partnership.

Sri Lanka President at COP28 urges bold action in the face of alarming climate predictions

In a compelling address at the 28th session of the Conference of Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Dubai, UAE on Friday (December 01), Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe acknowledged the historical significance of the UN Conference on Human Environment, emphasizing its goal to defend and improve the environment for present and future generations.

Diana Gamage, Sujith Perera and Rohana Bandara banned from Parliament

The motion to suspend State Minister Diana Gamage, SJB MP Sujith Sanjaya Perera and SJB MP Rohana Bandara from Parliament for a period of one month was passed in the Parliament of Sri Lanka with a majority of 57 votes this morning (December 02).

Sri Lanka bondholders raise concerns over debt deal transparency

A group of creditors holding Sri Lanka’s international bonds said on Friday it welcomed the country’s debt restructuring agreement with official creditors, though it said a lack of transparency on deals struck so far was regrettable.

Sri Lankan youths get jobs in Japan under the Special Skilled Worker (SSW) visa category

Sri Lankan youths will be conditionally allowed to enter Japan under the Special Skilled Worker (SSW) visa category for employment opportunities in the field of construction with effect from today (December 01), the Minister of Labour & Foreign Employment Manusha Nanayakkara said.

Sri Lanka Secures Rs. 20 Billion from Asian Development Bank for Rural Road Renovations

In a significant move towards infrastructural development, the renovation of dilapidated rural roads across the country is planned to commence next week, Minister of Transport, Highways & Mass Media said on Thursday (November 30).

Results of 2022 (2023) G.C.E. O/L exam released

The results of the 2022 (2023) G.C.E. Ordinary Level (O/L) Examination were released last night (November 30).

Sri Lanka revises fuel prices from November 30, 2023

Fuel prices in Sri Lanka have been revised with effect from midnight on November 30, 2023.

Sri Lanka inflation rises for second month on high energy costs

Sri Lanka’s inflation accelerated in November for a second straight month as energy tariffs were raised to keep the International Monetary Fund’s $3 billion bailout on track.

‘Palestine will win’: Sri Lanka businesses raise funds for war-ravaged Gaza

On most days, the Dolci Falasteen restaurant in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo is quiet. Located on a main road in a busy neighbourhood, the eatery is an escape from the busy mood of the city.

Sri Lanka President leaves for Dubai to attend the COP28

Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe left the island this morning (November 30) to attend the COP28 World Leaders’ Summit to be held in Dubai, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said.

IMF says Sri Lanka debt deal could help board clear first bailout review

Sri Lanka’s in-principle pact with creditor nations to restructure its debt prepares the way for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to consider clearing the first review of a bailout next month, the global lender said on Thursday.

Official Creditor Committee confirms debt treatment deal with Sri Lanka

The Official Creditor Committee (OCC) has confirmed its agreement in principle on specific financing terms to restructure Sri Lanka’s debt in line with the parameters set in the IMF program, Sri Lanka’s Finance State Minister Shehan Semasinghe says.

Sri Lanka President appoints Deshabandu Tennakoon as acting IGP

Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe has appointed Senior DIG Deshabandu Tennakoon as the acting Inspector-General of Police for three months.