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    Oil Palm industry calls for urgent engagement with govt. over cultivation ban

    Oil Palm industry calls for urgent engagement with govt. over cultivation ban

    The Palm Oil Industry Association (POIA) has said in a statement that while it respects the decisions relating to the industry contained in the policy statement of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa,…

    ICTA partners with UNDP for a comprehensive & inclusive digital transformation of Sri Lanka

    ICTA partners with UNDP for a comprehensive & inclusive digital transformation of Sri Lanka

    The Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka signed a 4-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to support Sri Lanka’s aspirations…

    Lankan Foreign Reserves rise to USD 7.1 bn in July 2020

    Lankan Foreign Reserves rise to USD 7.1 bn in July 2020

    Sri Lankan Foreign Reserves improved to USD 7.1 billion in July 2020 relative to USD 6.7 billion in June 2020 amid the SWAP with India and import controls, First Capital’s…

    Lankan Ambassador to Germany presents Credentials

    Lankan Ambassador to Germany presents Credentials

    Sri Lankan Ambassador to Germany Manori Unambuwe presented her Credentials to German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the Bellevue Castle in Berlin, last Thursday, the Embassy stated in a press release.…

    Booking.com India head says that it will take years, not months, for travel sector to recover: Report

    Booking.com India head says that it will take years, not months, for travel sector to recover: Report

    The travel industry continues to face unprecedented disruption due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The impact has been such that it will be years, not months, before travel bounces back to…

    India to set up solar power park in Sri Lanka

    India to set up solar power park in Sri Lanka

    India plans to build a solar power park in Sri Lanka as part of a strategy to project its presence in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) amid Chinese attempts to lure nations…

    Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena unanimously elected as Speaker of ninth Parliament

    Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena unanimously elected as Speaker of ninth Parliament

    Matara District Parliamentarian Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena unanimously elected as the Speaker of the ninth Parliament. Leader of the House Dinesh Gunawardena proposed the name while General Secretary of the Samagi…

    COVID-19 crisis could spark ‘massive’ new migration: Red Cross

    COVID-19 crisis could spark ‘massive’ new migration: Red Cross

     The devastating economic toll the coronavirus crisis is taking around the world could spark huge waves of fresh migration once borders reopen, the head of the Red Cross warned in…

    SL presents Ceylon Tea to hospital in Russia

    SL presents Ceylon Tea to hospital in Russia

    Ambassador Designate of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation, Prof. M.D. Lamawansa handed over a consignment of 40,800 Ceylon Tea bags to Deputy Chief Physician Dr. Igor Tyurin of Moscow…

    Japan provides ¥269 million for JDS Third Framework

    Japan provides ¥269 million for JDS Third Framework

    The Government of Japan has provided ¥269 million (approximately Rs.457 million) to facilitate a third batch of students for Master’s Degrees and PhD programmes under the Japanese Grant Aid for…

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