Day: April 12, 2018

Four new ministers appointed; full Cabinet reshuffle after New Year

Some ministry subjects which fell vacant with the exit of six ministers who left the government after voting in favour of the No-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe were temporary handed over to four existing ministers by President Maithripala Sirisena today.

CPC under pressure to raise fuel rates

Sri Lanka’s state-owned Ceylon Petroleum Corp (CPC) is under pressure to raise fuel prices as the refiner incurred huge losses this year, cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said on Wednesday.

Welcome for Gold Coast medallists

The first of the Sri Lankan medallists at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast Australia, weightlifters Indika Dissanayake, Dinusha Hansani Gomes and Chaturanga Lakmal Jayasuriya who won Silver and Bronze medals arrived in the country.

President Instructs to provide assistance to drought hit farmers

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed to commence a project to cultivate 600 acres of sorghum to provide relief to the farmers who are in a helpless due to inability to engage in farming because of severe drought in Puttalam District.