Day: March 8, 2017

Dinesh suspended from Parliament for a week

MP Dinesh Gunawardane had been suspended for one week today by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya due to unruly behaviour during the Parliamentary sessions.

Duminda admits to paying Rs.21 Mn a month for building still unoccupied

Agriculture Minister Duminda Dissanayake has admitted that his Ministry has been paying a monthly rental of Rs.21 million since April 2016 for the new building in Rajagiriya though still unoccupied.

Government concerned about the country’s security – Minister Fonseka

Present government is very concerned about the security of the country, and the dignity of the war heroes, said the Minister of Regional Development Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka.

IMF tells Sri Lanka to be ready to tighten monetary policy

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged Sri Lanka’s central bank to rebuild international reserves, while maintaining exchange rate flexibility, and to be ready to tighten monetary policy if credit growth or inflation do not abate.

President’s message on International Women’s Day

“We are in unanimous agreement that the sustainable existence of the humankind depends on the strength of the empowered women. That is why the sustainable development goals of the United Nations Organization prioritize the plan to empower all women and female children within next fifteen years.

Women’s contribution to the nation invaluable: Opposition Leader

Opposition Leader of Parliament R. Sampanthan sending a message to mark the International Women’s Day stated the contribution of women to the nation has been invaluable.

Sri Lanka post 321 for four after Mendis century

Sri Lanka’s top-order batsman Kusal Mendis made most of the reprieve and went on to post an unbeaten 166 as Sri Lanka finished on 321 for four at stumps on day one of the first Test against Bangladesh in Galle on Tuesday.