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Circular on Dress Code for Sri Lankan Government workers from next week

Every government worker should report to work wearing official dress from next week based on the respective institution’s policies, the State Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government said.

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Samagi Jana Balawegaya prepared to take to the streets – Sajith

Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa says all sectors of the country have collapsed at present while individuals responsible for the present crisis are attempting to rise again.

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Sri Lanka to implement Law against Gold smugglers

The Sri Lankan Government has decided to implement law against people who come to Sri Lanka as air passengers for the purpose of smuggling gold articles unnecessarily, State Minister of Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said.

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Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka cross 600,000 mark

The tourist arrivals to the country for the first 20 days of November totalled 37,490, resulting in the total number of international visitors entering the country crossing the 600,000 mark.

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Curtailing inflation critical to avert Zimbabwe-like scenario – CBSL Governor

Although the prevailing high interest rate regime may discourage investments, Central Bank (CB) Governor Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe asserted that curtailing inflation is more critical for the survival of businesses over low interest rates and to avert a Zimbabwe-like scenario.

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Sri Lanka increases visa charges for several categories from December 1

Visa charges for several categories including the issuance of dual citizenship and issuance of visas for children of Sri Lankan parents holding foreign passports have been raised with effect from December 01, 2022, the Department of Immigration & Emigration says.

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2021 G.C.E. Ordinary Level exam results released

The results of the GCE Ordinary Level (O/L) Examination 2021 (held in 2022) was released today (November 25) and the results can be viewed on the Examination Department website www.doenets.lk or www.results.exams.gov.lk

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Man arrested for throwing out child from 3rd floor of Samagipura Housing Complex

Sri Lanka Police arrested a man for throwing an infant off the balcony of a 3rd floor unit at the Samagipura Housing Complex in Grandpass today (November 25).

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Diesel consignment donated by China to reach Colombo tomorrow (26)

The Government of China has donated 10.6 million litres (9,000 metric tonnes) of Diesel to Sri Lanka for farmers and fishermen in Sri Lanka.

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X-Press Pearl disaster: Captain and four others indicted in Colombo High Court

Indictments were served by the Colombo High Court today (November 25) on five accused including the Captain of the fire-ravaged container ship X-Press Perl and four other directors of the Local Agent of X-Press Perl vessel for causing damages to Sri Lanka’s oceanic environment.

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Sri Lanka among 20 Best Countries to visit – 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards

Sri Lanka is among the 20 Best Countries in the World: 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards by Condé Nast Traveller.

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Human Rights Watch urges major creditors to help restructure Sri Lanka’s debts

International human rights organisation, Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Sri Lanka’s major foreign creditors, including China, Japan, and India to help restructure debts and urgently mitigate the adverse human rights impacts of the country’s worst-ever economic crisis.

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Sri Lanka’s Central Bank Chief says Money printing has drastically reduced in 2022

Money printing drastically reduced in the first ten months of 2022 in comparison to the entirety of 2021, Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe, the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka said today (November 24).

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Supreme Court issues notice on former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court has issued notice on former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (November 24) to make submissions on December 16 regarding the order issued to grant presidential pardon to former MP Duminda Silva.

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Travel ban imposed on Ajith Nivard Cabraal extended

The foreign travel ban imposed on former Central Bank governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal has been extended until December 15.

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Central Bank of Sri Lanka threatens administrative measures over high market interest rates

Sri Lanka’s central bank on Thursday threatened administrative intervention to control high market interest rates that it regarded as out of line with the inflation outlook.

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