Kuwait has signed a KD five million loan agreement with Sri Lanka to finance the development of the Kalu Ganga project. The Supplementary Loan Agreement was signed in Kuwait between Sri Lanka and Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (the
A Chinese-backed real estate project near Sri Lanka’s main port is expected to attract US$13 billion worth of investment from next year, the developer said on Friday, according to the Reuters news agency. The US$1.4 billion Port City project by
President Maithripala Sirisena today called for unity to achieve common goals and objectives for the future of the country. The President made these remarks while participating at the inaugural ceremony of the ‘Sustain Lanka’ National Celebration held at the BMICH today.
By Shamshad Akhtar With just over a year since the adoption of a historic blueprint to end poverty and protect the planet, positive signs have already started to emerge among countries in the Asia-Pacific region as they push ahead
In order to express solidarity and compassion with the brotherly people of Sri Lanka, the Government of Pakistan is dispatching three relief ships containing 3000 Metric Tons (03 million kgs) of rice, to alleviate the effects of severe drought in
Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa appeared before the Presidential Commission of inquiry on large scale fraud today. Rajapaksa was asked to appear before the Commission to record a statement.
On an invitation from the French Agency for Development (AFD), an Official Delegation headed by M I M Rafeek, Secretary to the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs will visit the Reunion Island from 1st to 7th of April
The police have arrested two more suspects over the Kalutara prison bus attack. The police said the two suspects were involved in hiding the van used in the attack. The prison bus was shot at in Kalutara last month killing seven people including
Actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty is in Sri Lanka on work with husband Raj Kundra. “Headed to Sri Lanka on a work commitment. Always nice to have Raj Kundra along. Work with pleasure, travel diaries, family first,” Shilpa posted on her social media accounts
Customs officers detained a stock of heroin from a passenger on a flight at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this morning. The police said the 1.5 kg heroin is worth over Rs. 15 million.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar M Khan Thursday said that the PCB would file a compensation case against the BCCI before the ICC Disputes Resolution Committee for India’s refusal to play Pakistan in bilateral series. Talking to the reporters
Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye has been arrested and taken into custody over a corruption scandal that led to her dismissal. The 65-year-old was driven to a detention centre south of Seoul after a court approved her arrest. She
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma sacked finance minister Pravin Gordhan in a cabinet reshuffle after days of speculation that has rocked the country’s markets and currency, replacing him with home affairs head Malusi Gigaba. A statement from the president’s office
U.S. President Donald Trump set the tone for a tense first meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping next week by tweeting on Thursday that the United States could no longer tolerate massive trade deficits and job losses. The White House
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara has appointed an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) to be part of the Presidential Commission investigating the alleged treasury bond scam. ASP N.V. Lorenz will represent the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in the
A fever epidemic has forced the closure of the agriculture faculty and technological faculty of the university of Ruhuna. Officials said that the two faculties have been temporarily closed on the advise of doctors. (Colombo Gazette)
The six soldiers arrested over the abduction of former journalist Keith Noyahr have been granted bail. Last month an Army Major and four soldiers were arrested over the abduction. Last week another Army intelligence officer was arrested over the incident. Yesterday, a van believed
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today accused the Government of betraying the country at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva. He said that at the recently concluded session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the yahapalana Government pledged to
At least 18 students were injured after a school roof collapsed in Wattegama, Kandy today.
Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa has suspended a hunger strike he had launched demanding bail. Weerawansa was yesterday transferred to the Colombo National hospital as his condition deteriorated. Weerawansa was earlier admitted to the prison hospital following a fast launched by him. The