Day: March 21, 2018

No-confidence motion against PM handed over to Speaker

The Joint Opposition (JO) handed over the no confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to the Speaker a short while ago.

No-confidence motion against PM to Speaker today: Gammanpila

The no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will be handed over to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today evening (21), said MP Udaya Gammanpila.

IAEA to assist Sri Lanka in nuclear energy

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says it will continue to support Sri Lanka in many areas including nuclear medicine, non-destructive testing in industry and assistance in introducing nuclear energy.

Financial inclusion- key constraint to economic growth: IFC

Even though Sri Lanka presents a rosy picture in terms of the wide range of financial service providers in the country, high levels of physical access to branches and a high number of accounts, the level of financial inclusion is still listed as a key constraint for growth across many sectors

2017 sinks to slowest economic growth in 16 years

The country’s economy in 2017 had grown by only 3.1%, the slowest rate in 16 years and lower than the 4.4% achieved in 2016, as per data released yesterday by the Department of Census and Statistics (DCS).