Special book exhibition for 75th Independence Commemoration: President

Special book exhibition for 75th Independence Commemoration: President

President Ranil Wickremesinghe says a special book exhibition including books and documents of rare and historical value that have been taken from Sri Lanka to foreign countries, is expected to be organized in conjunction with the 75th Independence Commemoration. The President said this when he joined the 23rd Colombo National Book Fair at the Bandaranaike

Mahanayaka Theros write to President over electricity tariff hike

Mahanayaka Theros write to President over electricity tariff hike

In a letter to the President, the Chief Prelates of the three Buddhist Chapters today request for a methodical and concessionary electricity tariff policy for places of religious worship. The Mahanayake Theros, informing about the severe difficulty faced by religious places of worship due to the new electricity tariff revision, state that it is regrettable

President invites Sri Lankan Diaspora in UK to join new investment opportunities

President invites Sri Lankan Diaspora in UK to join new investment opportunities

President Ranil Wickremesinghe who visited the United Kingdom to attend the funeral ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II met with the Sri Lankan Diaspora in Britain yesterday (Sep. 19). Many Sri Lankan businesspersons, investors and professionals living in Britain have attended the meeting organized by the Sri Lankan High Commission in Britain, according to the President’s

Horrific details about captivity of 7 Sri Lankans by Russian soldiers revealed

Horrific details about captivity of 7 Sri Lankans by Russian soldiers revealed

A Ukrainian journalist and the Kharkiv region’s police have disclosed appalling details about the torture the seven Sri Lankans endured while they were in captivity of Russian soldiers in the Kharkiv region near the Russian border. In a Twitter thread, Maria Romanenko, a journalist Kyiv, said the seven Sri Lankans who were in Ukraine for

President Ranil pays last respects to Queen Elizabeth II

President Ranil pays last respects to Queen Elizabeth II

President Ranil Wickremeisnghe and First Lady Prof. Maithree Wickremesinghe on Sunday paid their last respects to the late Queen Elizabeth II. They were accompanied by Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Saroja Sirisena as they paid respects to the late Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall, London today (18).  President Wickremesinghe, who left

Sri Lanka’s economy shrinks in second quarter of 2022

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Sri Lanka’s Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) states that the year-on-year GDP growth rate for the second quarter of 2022 has been estimated as 8.4 percent of negative growth rate, against the value reported in the same quarter in the year 2021. The DCS has released the estimated Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at current

Reports on shutting down 300 filling stations daily are fake: CPC

Reports on shutting down 300 filling stations daily are fake: CPC

The Ceylon Petroleum Cooperation (CPC) says there is no truth to the media reports claiming that at least 300 filling stations are compelled to shut down daily due to shortages in fuel supplies. In a statement, the CPC said, as per the decisions taken to manage the fuel distribution process properly, it is important to

Merchandise export earnings over USD 1,100 Mn in July: EDB

Merchandise export earnings over USD 1,100 Mn in July: EDB

Earnings from the merchandise exports increased by 2.25 % y-o-y to USD 1,128.7 million in July 2022 as per the data released by the Sri Lanka Customs, the Export Development Board (EDB) says. This was mainly due to the increase in earnings from export of Apparel & Textiles. According to the EDB, major product sectors

Three suspects arrested with large haul of drugs in Peliyagoda

Three suspects arrested with large haul of drugs in Peliyagoda

Three suspects have been arrested with a large quantity of drugs including cocaine, hash and Kush cannabis worth with estimated street value of over Rs. 230 million. The drugs were seized in a raid carried out by officers of the Peliyagoda police station who were on a night mobile patrol in the area near the

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