Sri Lankan Rupee depreciates further against US Dollar

The Sri Lankan Rupee depreciated further against the US Dollar today. The Rupee was selling at Rs 168.63 against the US Dollar today.

Pro-LTTE groups to protest when President visits UN

Pro-LTTE groups are preparing to stage a protest when President Maithripala Sirisena visits the UN next week. President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to speak at...

MCC delegation visits Sri Lanka to discuss large-scale five-year grant program

A delegation from the US Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), led by Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Nash, visited Sri Lanka this week to continue...

UK MP facing allegations linked to Sri Lanka visit keeps MP seat

British Parliamentarian Ian Paisley has retained his seat as an MP after fewer than 10% of his constituents signed a petition that would have...

Probe launched on IGP, PM’s office rejects claims IGP told to resign

An investigation has been launched into allegations raised against Inspector-General of Police Pujith Jayasundara. The Law and Order Ministry said that it has been directed to...

AIADMK to target DMK for its ‘complicity’ in the war in Sri Lanka

India's AIADMK on Wednesday decided to take on its principal rival DMK, which had been targeting the ruling party with allegations of corruption, by...

Sri Lanka, US discuss expanding bilateral cooperation

Sri Lanka and the US discussed the ongoing Sri Lanka–US partnership and opportunities for further expanding bilateral cooperation within the framework of President Donald...

Finance Ministry says no approval to increase sugar price

The Finance Ministry says approval has not been given to increase the price of sugar. The Sugar Importers’ Association said the wholesale price of sugar has...

Law and Order Ministry proposes sending DIG on compulsory leave

The Law and Order Ministry has recommended to the Police Commission that the Police Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) Director, DIG Nalaka de Silva, be...

Bus fares increased by 4%

The Government has decided to increase bus fares as a result of the fuel price increase. Minister of Transport Nimal Siripala de Silva said that...

Sri Lankan Rupee continues its slide

The value of the Sri Lankan Rupee vs the US Dollar continued fell further today, reaching a new low. The Sri Lankan Rupee fell to...

Armed robber gets away with Rs. 1.7 million in Chavakachcheri

An armed robber stole Rs. 1.7 million in cash from a private finance company in Chavakachcheri today. The robber was wearing a full-faced helmet when he...

SriLankan Airlines to suspend flights to Hong Kong from October

SriLankan Airlines has decided to suspend flights to Hong Kong from October, the airline said today. The National airline said that after having re-evaluated its...

Special High Court to hear case on Gamini Senarath daily from October 29

Special High Court has decided to hear the case on former President’s Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath and three others daily from October 29. Senarath has...

Thai-Sri Lankan FTA ‘to be concluded by 2020’

Negotiations on a Thailand-Sri Lanka free trade agreement (FTA) would be concluded by 2020, Auramon Supthaweethum, director-general at the Department of Trade Negotiations in...

Fearing U.S. sanctions on Tehran, Sri Lanka stops importing Iranian crude oil

In anticipation of new U.S. sanctions against Tehran, Sri Lankan energy officials said Tuesday the South Asian nation has stopped importing Iranian crude oil, the...

Silent vigil calls on Australia to free Sri Lankan

A silent vigil was staged in Colombo today calling on Australia to free a Sri Lankan arrested on the charge of allegedly being involved...

Gas price to go up, milk powder price to be reduced

A proposal has been made to increase the price of gas and reduce the price of milk powder. The proposal was made by the Cost of...

Sri Lanka assures China it will resolve issues around some projects

China had discussions today with President Maithripala Sirisena on issues which have arisen over some Chinese funded projects in Sri Lanka. A Chinese delegation led...

All Share Price Index plummets below 6,000 points

The All Share Price Index (ASPI) of the Colombo Stock Exchange fell below 6,000 points today for the first time in 18 months. According to the...