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Friday March 1st, 2024

Sri Lanka hosts international Hindu festival

The Bhagwat Gita Mahotsava is held annually to pay homage to Sri Bhagwat Gita

February 27, 2024 1 min read

Jayamin Pelpola appointed to Sri Lanka's BOC board

Jayamin Pelpola, a fintech entrepreneur and investor, appointed to board of Bank of Ceylon as non-executive director

February 27, 2024 1 min read

CEB spokesman resigns after insensitive comments

Ceylon Electricity Board spokesman engineer Noel Priyantha resigns from post after comments on talk show spark anger

February 22, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka interim mechanism discusses reconciliation bill

Interim Secretariat for Truth and Reconciliation discusses Commission for Truth, Unity, and Reconciliation draft bill

February 12, 2024 2 min read
Sri Lanka president urges new landholders to safeguard right

I urge everyone to cherish and safeguard this right, not just for themselves but for future generations

Imad Fakhoury appointed IFC South Asia regional director

Private sector investment is key to achieving South Asia’s development goals

Dasun Perera appointed Chief Executive of Senfin Securities

Dasun Perera appointed Chief Executive at Senfin Securities Limited, which is affiliated to Senkadagala Finance.

January 22, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka seeks UN help for Vesak celebrations

Sri Lanka asks China for help in obtaining UN sponsorship of State Vesak festival.

January 19, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka to bring end to missing persons matter by 2025: President

Committed to resolving land issue in North and addressing missing persons’ matter before conclusion of 2025

Nethmi Rajawasam
January 8, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka FM calls Myanmar counterpart for help in repatriating Myawaddy detainees

56 Sri Lankan nationals are being held in Myawaddy, Myanmar

January 4, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka resettlement will be based on 1985 map: President

Despite the conclusion of the war, unresolved matters persist

December 28, 2023 2 min read

President, Tamil MPs discuss Sri Lankan refugees in India

Sri Lankans in Indian refugee camps was discussed during a meeting between president and leaders of the North and East

Nethmi Rajawasam
December 22, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to investigate execution of Henry Pedris a century ago

Gunawardena said that the execution was a result of a plan carried out by officials in the country at the time.

Apsara Rodrigo
December 12, 2023 1 min read

Dutch government returns artefacts to Sri Lanka

Six Sri Lankan artefacts have been returned by the Netherlands, and are on display at the National Museum

December 5, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s sports minister sacked

Ranasinghe had dismissed Sri Lanka Cricket board members and appointed an interim committee

Apsara Rodrigo
November 27, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka to introduce new legislation for censorship-free film industry, arts

“We must remove the word censorship from artistic endeavours."

November 15, 2023 2 min read
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Sri Lanka cricket debacle: Chief selector to "reveal all", hints at conspiracy

Fielding questions from reporters, Wickramasinghe said he would “reveal all” in two days’ time.

November 10, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka parliament approves to sack top cricket officials after World Cup debacle

Sri Lanka witnessed its cricket team's worst performance since 1999 World Cup

November 9, 2023 3 min read

River for Jaffna project to supply water to Sri Lanka's north

Government to revisit 'River for Jaffna' project proposed by engineer decades ago, and in the pipeline for years

November 9, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka cabinet panel to probe cricket after interim committee

Other members are ministers of Energy, Labour and Public Security

November 7, 2023 1 min read

President assures Malaiyaha Tamils integration

The government is committed to providing Malaiyaha Tamils with land titles and ensuring their right to education

Nethmi Rajawasam
November 3, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka begins computer assisted census 2024

The census is the main source of official data for obtaining population and housing information

November 1, 2023 1 min read

Top Sri Lanka accounting professional Sujeewa Mudalige retires

Retires after serving the firm and profession for over 25 years

October 27, 2023 3 min read

Top Sri Lanka financial professional Ravi Abeysuriya passes away

He was the first country head of Fitch Ratings and Amba Research in Sri Lanka

October 26, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka Ceylinco group founder Lalith Kotelawala passes away at 84

He was in Sri Lanka's top richest list in 2007 before facing misappropriation charges

October 21, 2023 2 min read

Veteran Sri Lanka actor Jackson Anthony no more

Anthony was 65 at the time of death.

October 9, 2023 1 min read
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