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BASL meets PM

BASL meets PM

A delegation of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) today met with the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe 0n Wednesday (17th July)  at Temple Trees. The PM assured the delegation that…

UN expert to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly in Sri Lanka

UN expert to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly in Sri Lanka

UN Special Rapporteur Clément Nyaletsossi Voule will visit Sri Lanka from 18 to 26 July 2019 to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in the country.…

US Ambassador meets Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake

US Ambassador meets Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake

US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz met Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake and State Minister of Plantation Industries Wadiwel Suresh, recently at the Ministry premises in Sethsiripaya, Battaramulla.…

Sri Lanka to revive visa on arrival for 39 countries except India, China

Sri Lanka to revive visa on arrival for 39 countries except India, China

he Sri Lankan government plans to revive the visa on arrival and free visa programme, which was suspended following the Easter Sunday blasts, for citizens of 39 countries, excluding India…

WHO declares Sri Lanka ‘measles-free’ nation

WHO declares Sri Lanka ‘measles-free’ nation

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday declared that measles disease has been eradicated in the island nation of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s achievement comes at a time when measles cases…

ADB to provide US$ 160 mn for railway efficiency improvement project

ADB to provide US$ 160 mn for railway efficiency improvement project

Asian Development Bank (ADB), which has been a strong partner in development of Sri Lanka since 1966, will provide US $ 160 million for a railway efficiency improvement project in…

Japanese company to set up US$ 8.4 mn boutique hotel in Ahungalla

Japanese company to set up US$ 8.4 mn boutique hotel in Ahungalla

The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka has signed a new investment agreement recently with Wakana JPN (Pvt) ltd. The Agreement was signed on behalf of the BOI by Mangala…

Sri Lanka negotiating military cooperation deal with US, prime minister says

Sri Lanka negotiating military cooperation deal with US, prime minister says

Sri Lanka is negotiating a fresh military cooperation deal with the United States, its Prime Minister announced in parliament Wednesday, July 10, even as the country’s president vowed to veto…

EU counter-terrorism expert to visit Sri Lanka

EU counter-terrorism expert to visit Sri Lanka

The European Union’s (EU) Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove, will visit Sri Lanka and the Maldives from July 11-16 to help improve security in the countries, a statement said. “The…

Macroeconomic fundamentals in good shape; 4th Q growth to be favourable: Governor

Macroeconomic fundamentals in good shape; 4th Q growth to be favourable: Governor

Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajith Coomaraswamy told a group of exporters yesterday the country’s macroeconomic fundamentals are in pretty good shape and the fourth quarter growth would be favourable. “We…

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