Day: October 2, 2018

Next year’s annual state expenditure will be Rs 4,376 billion

As per the Appropriation Bill, which was presented to the Cabinet recently by Finance and Media Minister, Mangala Samaraweera, next year’s annual state expenditure will be Rs 4,376 and the budget deficit will be Rs.644 billion which is 4.1% of the GDP.



Sri Lanka may introduce laws banning FB for minors: Minister

Sri Lanka may have to introduce laws to ban minors using Facebook in the wake of several countries having done so, Children’s and Women’s Affairs Minister Chandrani Bandara said yesterday.



Actor Sunil Premakumara passes away

Actor Sunil Premakumara has passed away this morning (02) at the age of 62, while receiving treatments at the General Hospital, Colombo.



Premier lauds progress achieved by Police in crime control

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the Police Service has achieved a great degree of development and progress today and this has enabled it to control crime to a great extent.



As Chinese influence grows, Japanese warship visits Sri Lanka

Japan’s largest warship, the Kaga helicopter carrier, sailed into Sri Lanka’s Colombo harbor this weekend, marking Tokyo’s highest profile salvo in a diplomatic battle with China for influence along the region’s vital commercial sea lanes.