Day: January 7, 2019

Three new governors appointed

Three new governors were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena a short while ago.



Budget aims to reduce fiscal deficit to 3.5% of GDP

The budget 2019, which is to be presented to Parliament on February 05, will be prepared with a focus to reduce the fiscal deficit to 3.5 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and maintain the public debt below 70 percent of the GDP, the Finance and Mass Media Ministry said in a statement.



Court dismisses petition on President’s mental health

A writ Petition filed calling for a medical report on President’s mental status was dismissed by Court of Appeal today stating that the CA has no authority to hear the case.



First train service on Matara-Beliatta railway line commissioned

The first test drive on the newly constructed Matara-Beliatta railway line was commissioned yesterday(6) by the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, Arjuna Ranatunga.