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ADB in close partnership with Int’l Community to support Sri Lanka

ADB in close partnership with Int’l Community to support Sri Lanka

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), is coordinating closely with the UN and members of the International Community and looking for any options for assisting and supporting Sri Lanka, Hun Kim,…

UK’s Minister of State for Security visits St Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade

UK’s Minister of State for Security visits St Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade

UK’s Minister of State for Security Ben Wallace visited St Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade yesterday and met parish priest and administrator Fr. Jude Fernando. Many devotees at the morning mass…

UN Under-Secretary General meets PM; pledges their support

UN Under-Secretary General meets PM; pledges their support

The Under-Secretary General of the United Nations Miguel Angel Moratinos visited Sri Lanka and paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister, expressing his condolences with regard to the Easter…

Finance Minister leads Sri Lankan Delegation to 52nd AGM of the ADB in Fiji

Finance Minister leads Sri Lankan Delegation to 52nd AGM of the ADB in Fiji

Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera will lead the Sri Lankan Delegation to the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank to be held in…

Sri Lanka lifts social media blockade imposed after Easter Sunday blasts

Sri Lanka lifts social media blockade imposed after Easter Sunday blasts

The Sri Lankan government on Tuesday lifted a nationwide blanket ban on social media imposed to curb the spread of misinformation and maintain communal harmony soon after the devastating Easter…

Sri Lanka suspends visa on arrival programme after Easter Sunday tragedy

Sri Lanka suspends visa on arrival programme after Easter Sunday tragedy

Sri Lanka has postponed the launch of its program on visa regime facilitation with 39 countries in the wake of the deadly bombings that shook the country on Sunday, Tourism…

Sri Lanka able to meet foreign debt obligations 2019: Treasury secy

Sri Lanka able to meet foreign debt obligations 2019: Treasury secy

Sri Lanka is able to meet remaining foreign debt obligations in 2019, with most of the payments due for the year already made, Treasury Secretary R H S Samaratunga said…

Scientists develop salt tolerant rice variety

Scientists develop salt tolerant rice variety

A group of Indian scientists has developed a new salt-tolerant transgenic rice plant by over-expressing a gene from a wild rice called Porteresia coarctata into the commonly used IR 64…

Sri Lanka tourism may take 30 percent hit, but will bounce back: Mangala

Sri Lanka tourism may take 30 percent hit, but will bounce back: Mangala

Sri Lanka’s tourism sector may take a 30 percent hit but will bounce back with security being tightened, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said. A 10 percent fall in arrivals could…

US Millennium Challenge Corp approves US$480mn grant to Sri Lanka

US Millennium Challenge Corp approves US$480mn grant to Sri Lanka

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), a U.S. government aid agency, has approved a grant of 480 million US dollars to Sri Lanka, the biggest grant funding ever received by the…