While Sri Lanka is in the process of negotiating free trade agreements (FTA) with several partners, Singapore is the first to complete one with them, and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he is "very glad" that negotiations went smoothly. MORE..
24 Jan 2018 (12:32 AM)
Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe says that the public is showing a keen interest to listen to the valuable statements being made by President Maithripala Sirisena on the election stage. MORE..
23 Jan 2018 (9:35 PM)
UPFA MP Bandula Gunawardena denies that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa instructed the Joint Opposition s parliamentary group to refrain from speaking out against former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and the allegations levelled against him. MORE..
23 Jan 2018 (9:20 PM)
The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development has taken steps to draft a Bill for amending the Fisheries Act No 59 of 1979 (Foreign Fisheries Boats Regulation Act) and it will be presented to the Parliament for approval. MORE..
23 Jan 2018 (6:06 PM)
Uva Province Chief Minister Chamara Sampath Dassanayake, who surrendered to police in connection with the allegations that he allegedly forced a female school principal to kneel, has been granted bail by the Badulla Magistrate s Court. MORE..
23 Jan 2018 (4:29 PM)
The reports of the Bond Commission and the Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate into serious acts of fraud and corruption have been presented in Parliament, a short while ago. MORE..
23 Jan 2018 (3:14 PM)
The Government of Sri Lanka today signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Singapore at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. MORE..
23 Jan 2018 (3:05 PM)
The Ministry of Finance and Media has rejected news reports published in certain media alleging that the gazette notification issued by Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera on January 18, 2018 had raised the taxes on essential food items. MORE..
23 Jan 2018 (2:54 PM)
The Supreme Court today rejected the petition filed by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramunda (SLPP) over the rejection of its nomination lists for Panadura, Agalawatte, Mahiyanganaya and Thirippane local government authorities. MORE..
23 Jan 2018 (2:20 PM)
Lotus Road in Colombo has been temporarily closed for traffic due to an ongoing protest. MORE..
23 Jan 2018 (2:10 PM)
Uva Province Chief Minister Chamara Sampath Dassanayake has surrendered to police in connection with incident where he allegedly forced a female school principal to kneel at his feet. MORE..
23 Jan 2018 (1:30 PM)
More than a hundred police officers who are relatives of candidates contesting the upcoming Local Government Election have been transferred, Police Headquarters said. MORE..
23 Jan 2018 (1:15 PM)
President Maithripala Sirisena stated that all politicians including the Prime Minister should assist him in his effort to punish the perpetrators involved in the bond scandal. MORE...
23 Jan 2018 (11:28 AM)
For the first time, researchers have shown that Asian elephants in Sri Lanka are scared of honey bees, much like their African counterparts. MORE..
23 Jan 2018 (10:23 AM)
Singapore businesses said they are bullish about the Sri Lanka market, and expect to benefit considerably from a free trade agreement (FTA) that both countries will sign today. MORE..
23 Jan 2018 (10:03 AM)
The Government of Thailand says that it is expecting to assist for the development of Sri Lanka s agriculture sector through many new programmes. MORE..
23 Jan 2018 (2:09 AM)
The US government partial shutdown is set to end after Senate Republicans and Democrats voted to approve a temporary funding bill. MORE..
23 Jan 2018 (2:01 AM)
Former parliamentarian G. L. Peiris challenged Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to assure that Former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake s name will not be included in UNP S nomination list that will be presented for the General Elections. MORE...
22 Jan 2018 (7:27 PM)
Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrived in Sri Lanka a short while ago, for a three-day official visit at the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE...
22 Jan 2018 (6:07 PM)
A group of parents staged a protest march today (22) against the incident in which the Principal of the Tamil Girls Maha Vidyalaya,Badulla was allegedly made to kneel down by the Uva Chief Minister. MORE...
22 Jan 2018 (4:16 PM)