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President Sirisena meets Singaporean President

President Sirisena meets Singaporean President

The President who arrived at Isthana Palace of Singapore this morning was warmly welcomed by the President of Singapore, the President’s Media Division said. The two leaders discussed on how…

Lanka and IRRI sign framework to boost national rice sector

Lanka and IRRI sign framework to boost national rice sector

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Government of Sri Lanka today (18) inked a comprehensive work plan to advance Sri Lanka’s rice self-sufficiency goals through joint research for development…

Chinese Ambassador reiterates support to develop Sri Lanka economy

Chinese Ambassador reiterates support to develop Sri Lanka economy

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera met with the Chinese Ambassador Cheng XueYuan and the delegation at the Treasury today, the Finance Ministry said. At the meeting, the Minister has apprised the Chinese Ambassador…

EU Parliamentarians meet Finance Minister

EU Parliamentarians meet Finance Minister

Two European Union Parliamentary Members, Lord William Dartmouth and  Geoffrey Van Orden, who visited Sri Lanka as members of the “Friends of Sri Lanka Group”, paid a courtesy call on…

Marella Discovery makes maiden call to Colombo port

Marella Discovery makes maiden call to Colombo port

Super luxury passenger vessel M.V. Marella Discovery of Marella Cruises with 1,732 passengers and 764 crew on board made her maiden call at the Port of Colombo recently.Managing Director of…

UN chief relieved at resolution of Sri Lanka’s political crisis

UN chief relieved at resolution of Sri Lanka’s political crisis

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday welcomed the resolution of the political crisis in Sri Lanka through peaceful and constitutional means.The secretary-general applauded the resilience of the country’s democratic institutions,…

Pacific Fleet’s ships led by guided-missile cruiser Varyag enter port of Colombo

Pacific Fleet’s ships led by guided-missile cruiser Varyag enter port of Colombo

A group of the Pacific Fleet’s ships, including the guided-missile cruiser Varyag, large antisubmarine ship Admiral Panteleyev and the large sea tanker Boris Butoma, entered the port of Colombo in…

Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as PM

Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as PM

Ranil Wickremesinghe  was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat short while ago. This is the fifth time that…

Norway partners with UNDP Sri Lanka to support peace & justice

Norway partners with UNDP Sri Lanka to support peace & justice

Norwegian government has entered into a partnership agreement with the UNDP Sri Lanka to extend support to UNDP Sri Lanka’s flagship portfolio on SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) 16: Peace, Justice…

Moody’s downgrades Sri Lanka ratings to B2 amid political crisis

Moody’s downgrades Sri Lanka ratings to B2 amid political crisis

Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded the Government of Sri Lanka’s foreign currency issuer and senior unsecured ratings to B2 from B1 and changed the outlook to stable from negative. The decision…