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Sunday October 2nd, 2022

Sri Lanka May 09 violence: Report to be submitted to parliament soon

Tennakoon had made this announcement at the first meeting of Ministerial Consultative Committee on Defence

September 27, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka keen to restart cancelled Japanese projects; Japan willing to lead creditor talks: PMD

He had also expressed an interest in exploring investment opportunities in renewable energy in Sri Lanka

September 27, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to prioritise Singapore FTA, president tells Singapore PM in Tokyo

President Wickremesinghe is in Tokyo on a two-day official visit.

September 27, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka president appoints five acting ministers ahead of Japan visit

President Wickremesinghe departed Sri Lanka Monday morning on a two day visit to Japan

September 26, 2022 1 min read
Sri Lanka to change legal definition of 'child' to person under 18

It has also been proposed to amend the words "children and young persons ordinance" to "children’s ordinance"

Sri Lanka president concludes Tokyo visit; off to Manila to chair ADB meeting

Treasury Secretary Mahinda Siriwardena is expected to join the president at the ADB meeting.

Sri Lanka health minister to present report on malnutrition to parliament

Rambukuwella said the malnutrition issue in the country is being turned into a political issue

Mahadiya Hamza
September 21, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka parliament speaker endorses social security contribution levy bill

This bill was passed by majority vote in Parliament on September 08

September 21, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's parliament unanimously passes resolution on National Council

The council will determine, among other things, the priorities of the legislature when formulating national policies

September 21, 2022 2 min read

USAID provides additional 65 million dollars in aid to Sri Lanka

This funding has been given to Sri Lankan in addition to a previous funding of 60 dollars million

Neshella Perera
September 21, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka president meets top commonwealth official, diaspora group amid opposition criticism

Wickremesinghe also met King Charles III on Sunday September 18.

September 20, 2022 5 min read

Go solar, Sri Lanka's energy minister tells 'power users' in religious category

“There are no special power stations that generate electricity at a low cost for religious places."

Roshani Fernando and Himal Kotelawala
September 20, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe meets King Charles III

First lady Maitri Wickramasinghe also took part, the statement said.

September 20, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's JVP gen secy makes dubious claim on IMF deal, says loan "pittance"

Critics of the party have claimed that the party is trying to quietly sow public scepticism about the deal

Himal Kotelawala
September 19, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka Foreign Minister to lead delegation to UN General Assembly

Minister Sabry will deliver his speech on September 24 in the sessions which will be held from September 20 to 26.

September 18, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka Ports Authority directed to bear damages to Galle Face by protestors: minister

Galle Face is managed by the port and the entire area is owned by the SLPA, an official said.

Neshella Perera
September 16, 2022 1 min read
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Crisis-hit Sri Lanka president to visit Japan, Manila from Sept 25-30 amid debt restructuring talks

Sri Lanka has sought Japan's assistance to facilitate debt restructuring talks

Shihar Aneez
September 15, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka president calls for food security plan amid UN hunger warnings

"Sri Lanka needs to work collectively to solve the food issue in the face of the global food crisis."

September 14, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka parliament to take up new National Council on Sep 20

The National Council will comprise the Speaker as the Chair, the PM, the opposition leader and other MPs.

September 14, 2022 1 min read

Lotus Tower ticket fake but thanks for the publicity, says Sri Lanka Chinese embassy

The embassy tweeted Wednesday September 14 morning that the ticket was "forged".

September 14, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka seeks "genuine support" of UNHRC amid calls to address economic crimes

Sri Lanka's human rights, economic crisis situation focused at the UNHRC in Geneva

September 14, 2022 5 min read

Sri Lanka cabinet overwhelmed, claims spokesman defending new appointments

Some ministers have multiple ministries under them so they are overwhelmed with work, he said.

September 13, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka cabinet, opposition leader, committee chairs will see IMF deal: minister

Several opposition legislators have said the IMF deal be tabled in parliament.

September 13, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka declares Sep 19 govt holiday to mourn Queen Elizabeth II

The president's office also announced on Monday that Wickremesinghe will be attending the queen's funeral.

September 13, 2022 1 min read

Displeasure as Sri Lanka plans to appoint more cabinet ministers

Another 10 ministers can be appointed to take it to 30

September 13, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka crisis: President meets ADB officials on areas of cooperation

Director General of the ADB's South Asian Department Kenichi Yokoyama was present at the discussion.

September 12, 2022 1 min read