Australia to assist strengthening governance in Sri Lanka

Australia and Sri Lanka signed a Subsidiary Arrangement for grant assistance to work together on strengthening governance in Sri Lanka, through a four-year program valued at up to AUD31 million (LKR3,850 million), the Finance Ministry said. The Governance for Growth Program aims to support Sri Lanka’s efforts to increase economic growth and spread the benefits [...]

SC issues interim injunction against LG polls in Elpitiya PS

The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday issued an interim injunction against the holding of the Local Government (LG) elections in the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha. The order was issued pending a ruling on a petition filed against the election being held for the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha. (Colombo Gazette)

Maithripala rules out possibility of working with SLPP

President Maithripala Sirisena has ruled out the possibility of working with the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP). Sirisena said that while he had mentioned earlier he was ready to form a Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Government if all 96 SLFP members in Parliament, including those in the SLPP join him, he knew that will never [...]

Debate on bond report and PRECIFAC report on February 6

Parliament will debate the reports of the Presidential Commission which investigated the treasury bond scam and the Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate into serious acts of fraud and corruption on February 6, the Speaker’s office said on Tuesday. The debate was earlier set to take place on February 20 and 21st. The report of [...]

GMOA strike called off following talks with Health Ministry

Doctors affiliated to the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) have decided to suspend a one day token strike launched on Tuesday morning. According to the GMOA, the strike was launched on Tuesday seeking solutions to several demands. However the strike was later suspended following talks with the Ministry of Health. (Colombo Gazette)

Hameedia encourages customers to dress better this year

Hameedia, Sri Lanka’s leading menswear specialist, has launched its annual ‘Upgrade your Wardrobe’ initiative, an idea that will be reiterated through the year. Most shoppers tend to buy clothes on impulse and many a time never end up wearing the impulse buy. This initiative by Hameedia encourages shoppers to be more mindful and to plan [...]

Hameedia encourages customers to dress better this new year

Hameedia, Sri Lanka’s leading menswear specialist, has launched its annual ‘Upgrade your Wardrobe’ initiative, an idea that will be reiterated through the year. Most shoppers tend to buy clothes on impulse and many a time never end up wearing the impulse buy. This initiative by Hameedia encourages shoppers to be more mindful and to plan [...]

SLAITO report proposes equitable solution to manage over-visitation at Yala National Park

The Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO), at a recent meeting with the Minister of Tourism and Christian Religious Affairs, John Amaratunga and the Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife, Gamini Jayawickrema Perera, to discuss the current situation in Yala National Park, handed over a detailed report to the two ministers that sets [...]

PURA Luxury Resort Villas to change landscape on the East Coast

Ideal Developments Canada and Pura Resorts Canada announced the first ever international FDI into Sri Lanka’s east coast with 50 luxury resort chalets and 62 luxury island homes built for completion by April 2020 on the pristine beaches of Nilaveli, Trincomalee.  PURA Luxury Resort Villas is the very first project being launched in Sri Lanka [...]

Ranil says UNP will continue to work with Maithripala till 2020

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the United National Party (UNP) will continue to work with President Maithripala Sirisena till 2020. Wickremesinghe said that the United National Front decided it will ensure the unity of the Government is maintained and that it works with President Maithripala Sirisena till 2020. The Prime Minister expressed these views on Monday at [...]

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