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Sri Lanka CPC has not decided to raise fuel prices despite mounting losses

State-run CPC faces risk of heavy loss as the world crude oil price have risen over USD 116 per barrel

March 3, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to face 7.5-hour power cut for third day on March 04 as crises pile up

Sri Lanka will face a 7.5-hour cut for the third day running on Friday (04)

March 3, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka stocks recover from 3-1/2-month low on bargain hunting

"It was bargain hunting, though we saw some strong selling early in the trading," says analyst.

February 25, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka explores Polish border to ensure safe passage of 9 locals in Ukraine - source

We are trying to ensure their passage via the Polish border. We are still negotiating with relevant authorities on this.

February 25, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka stocks end at 5-month high after IMF deal announcement

"Investors expect the economy to recover sooner than later."

Sri Lanka's BOI targets one billion dollars in FDI for 2022

First half inflows US$400mn

COPE probing corruption at Sri Lanka Cricket

SLC Charity paid official more than what was spent on "good works." Rs 50 million spent on "Cricket Campus" but no work ...

September 4, 2019 3 min read

NSB staff/office assistant recruitment highly irregular - COPE

COPE held today that since 2008 the National Savings Bank (NSB) has been recruiting staff assistants and office assitant...

September 4, 2019 1 min read

Sooriyawewa Stadium costs queried

Ports Authority paid Rs 5 billion for the project which is now valued at Rs 2 billion

September 4, 2019 1 min read

Cabinet nod for integrated electronic solution for traffic violations

Cabinet yesterday approved a comprehensive integrated electronic solution for the management of data and information rel...

September 4, 2019 1 min read

Tokyo stocks open lower on fears global economy is slowing

Tokyo stocks opened lower on Wednesday on fears that the global economy may be slowing, after US data pointed to weaknes...

September 4, 2019 2 min read

SLFP not interested in Presidential poll aims to win Parliament -Sirisena

Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to form the “next government of this country in 2020,” by focusing on the Parliamentary G...

Arjuna Ranawana
September 3, 2019 4 min read

Sajith UNP’s "Best Actor" – Gamage

Calling United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa the party's "best actor", UNP backbencher MP Chandima...

September 3, 2019 2 min read

SLFP still undecided; boasts of indispensability

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will take the right decision at the right time on the coming presidential election, S...

September 3, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka will help Maldives fight global warming - PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today pledged to the Maldives Sri Lanka's fullest cooperation in the archipelago's f...

September 3, 2019 2 min read

New ID office to be opened in Galle on Friday

The Southern Province Office of the Department for Registration of Persons and launching of the one day service for Nati...

September 3, 2019 1 min read
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US Dollar 289.8986 297.6055
UK Pound 357.3274 366.5521
Euro 310.0947 318.4855
Aus Dollar 188.4531 193.2296
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A person murdered in Mount Lavinia

A 34- year-old person has been stabbed to death yesterday (02) in Mount Lavinia, the Police Media Division (PMD) said

September 3, 2019 1 min read

AG hands over extradition papers for Mahendran to MFA, Defense

The legal papers necessary to facilitate the extradition of former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran from Singapore...

September 2, 2019 1 min read

Sirisena to testify before PSC at Presidential Secretariat

President Maithripala Sirisena will testify before the Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter Sunday attacks ...

Arjuna Ranawana
September 2, 2019 2 min read

SLPP has accepted they cannot win without SLFP support-Nimal Siripala

SLFP parliamentarian Nimal Siripala de Silva said that SLPP had accepted the fact the presidential elections could not b...

September 2, 2019 2 min read

ETI petition to be heard in December

The Supreme Court has ordered that the Fundamental Rights petition filed by the depositors in the ETI Finance Company ca...

September 2, 2019 1 min read

Carlo no more

Renowned physician, scholar and outspoken rationalist Prof. Carlo Fonseka passed away in Colombo today.

September 2, 2019 1 min read

PM in the Maldives for Indian Ocean Meeting

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe took wing to the Maldives this morning (02) for a three- day official visit on the i...

September 2, 2019 1 min read

"We were and we are resilient" - Foreign Secretary

Secretary to the Ministry Of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Ravinatha Aryasinha says despite the challenges faced in the aftermat...

Imesh Ranasinghe
August 31, 2019 4 min read

Zion Church bomber's remains have no place to go

The Batticoloa Magistrate has ruled that the remains of the Easter Sunday suicide bomber who killed several worshippers ...

August 30, 2019 1 min read

Welby calls on President Sirisena

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby called on President Maithripala Sirisena today as part of his three-day visit ...

August 30, 2019 1 min read
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