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Sri Lanka govt waits for LD approval to establish Chartered Institute for Journalists: Minister

Plan to set up professional body for journalists was passed in 2021

April 11, 2024 1 min read

India to facilitate digital public infrastructure for Sri Lanka

“We strongly believe that as in the case of India, this is the beginning of the digital magic for Sri Lanka."

March 27, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Motor Traffic Dept in final phase of digitalization: Min

DMT registers doubling of profit in 2023 despite vehicle import ban

February 29, 2024 2 min read

No water tariff hike in Sri Lanka this year: Minister

Water tariff was increased between 30-50% in August last year

February 26, 2024 3 min read
Sri Lanka Pensions Dept asks unethical questions: legislator

Government workers to get training to equip them with essential skills for delivering efficient and empathetic service

Sri Lanka makes identification mandatory for Aswesuma II amidst welfare fraud

NIC mandatory for those applying for the second phase of its Aswesuma program due to widespread welfare fraud.

India-Sri Lanka officials discuss capacity building for civil servants

India-Sri Lanka officials plan MoU to provide capacity building for senior and mid-level civil servants

February 15, 2024 1 min read

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to partner with Sri Lanka president's office

Policy support proposed to be provided by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the Presidential Secretariat

January 30, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka widens welfare benefits scheme

2,000 rupee monthly allowance to be given to institutionalized persons

January 23, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka allocates Rs910mn for rural development in Matara

910 million has been allocated to the Matara District through the budget for rural development programs for 2024

Nethmi Rajawasam
January 19, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka adds 300,000 more families to Aswesuma welfare scheme

Back payments from July to December will be transferred to the bank accounts of the newly selected families

Nethmi Rajawasam
January 19, 2024 1 min read

P R A S Gunawardana designated new Sri Lanka envoy to Maldives

Sri Lanka Parliament's committee on high posts approved persons for top posts

January 17, 2024 1 min read

Tighter rules for Sri Lanka's gov employees after allowance increase

Circular mandates that employees be courteous in providing services, and answer phones

January 11, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka to strengthen local gov act to curb unauthorized construction

This will remove existing barriers to taking immediate action to prevent unauthorized constructions

Apsara Rodrigo
December 27, 2023 1 min read

No bonuses for employees of gov bodies unless they earned profit: Minister

Staff bonus for commercial corporations, statutory boards and government owned companies for 2023 only if profitable

December 22, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka gov invites public input for OGP National Action Plan 2023-25

Public comments invited for formulation of Open Government Partnership National Action Plan 2023-2025,

December 20, 2023 1 min read
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After disqualifying Indian bidders, Sri Lanka hopes to select Digital ID printer by 2024 Q1

The Digital ID card project has been dragged despite India has already given 450 mln INR grant

Shihar Aneez
December 19, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka government urges public to update their mobile SIM registration

Sri Lanka has around 8 million more SIM cards than the entire population

November 10, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka public officials get training on AAAG capabilities

Executive programme to equip public officials with capabilities on Anticipatory, Agile and Adaptive Governance

Apsara Rodrigo
November 2, 2023 2 min read

156,261 Sri Lanka Aswesuma beneficiaries need bank accounts

Beneficiaries will be given time until December to open accounts and benefit from July installments.

Nethmi Rajawasam
October 26, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s targeted Aswesuma poverty alleviation program faces delay amid resistance

Payments were made for some beneficiaries only in July. No payments were made for August, September

Shihar Aneez
October 24, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka water board to go digital with Japan support

NWSDB will be supported to transform its current paper document system into digital form to speed up its operations

October 17, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to introduce social security system: minister

The system will address weaknesses of the current system and provide much-needed support to workers and their families

September 27, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka's SEC approves new listing board and rules for SOEs

SEC approves creation of a separate CSE listing board and listing rules for SOEs

September 13, 2023 3 min read

Only 25-pct of Sri Lanka state agencies make satisfactory disclosure under RTI: survey

Public authorities made ‘moderately satisfactory’ disclosures on their websites under RTI.

September 5, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka can't reduce water charges, economical usage encouraged: State minister

Sri Lanka has increased water charges to record high level in line with IMF conditions

September 1, 2023 2 min read