- Engineers’ fraternity donates Rs. 9 m to President’s Fund to fight COVID-19
- Emirates Skywards extends support, offers flexibility to members
- British Council Sri Lanka’s English Language Teacher Educator Conference showcases achievements and reflects on issues and challenges
- Chamber Academy Hosts First Work-From-Home Webinar for over a Hundred Participants
The organization named the Disabled Sensitivity Counselling Team asking people at the Aluth Avurudu Games to avoid using insulting words to people with disabilities.
The Presidential Media Awards to evaluate journalists and their contribution to establish a healthy media culture will be held at the BMICH under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today.
There will be no power interruptions from today night, said the Minister of Power and Energy Ravi Karunanayake.
The Sri Lanka Institute of Service Management (SLISM) successfully conducted Sri Lanka’s first, full-day ‘Digital Customer Experience Management Exchange’ at Shangri-La, Colombo.
For the first time in South Asia, Dialog Axiata PLC has successfully demonstrated a fully standards-based 5G mobile service, integrating 5G network infrastructure with a mobile 5G device. Dialog leveraged its Huawei RAN and core network with the most current Non-Standalone Architecture (Rel. 15, NSA) to power up world’s fastest 5G mobile phone on its trial 5G Transmission.
Omnicom Media Group Sri Lanka’s digital arm, OMG DIGITAL was recognized as a Finalist at the inaugural SLIM Digis, the recent Digital Awards organized by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing.
President Maithripala Sirisena said all politicians of this country, irrespective of their party affiliations, should be held responsible for the division among citizens based on their spoken language.
Softlogic Retail (Pvt) Limited, part of the Softlogic Group of Companies and also the authorised distributor for Panasonic in Sri Lanka for the past few decades, has announced that Panasonic LED bulbs,
Mrs. Sri Lanka for Mrs. International USA 2018,’ Disna Geethika De Silva, joined hands with Humanitarian International. She was appointed Director for Fund Raising and Finance as well as Director for International Relations for the year 2019.
Along with the Business and Hotel Management School in Switzerland, Sri Lanka’s first Swiss affiliated Degree in Hospitality and Tourism was initiated by the Hospitality and Tourism School Universal College of Learning based in Wattala, during its 3rd Annual Annual Convocation Ceremony at the BMICH last week.
The newly constructed Matara – Beliatta railway line will be vested in the public today (8th April) by Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Arjuna Ranatunga.
The Police will take stern action against vehicles with blaring horns which produce a sound of more than 105 decibels causing sound pollution.
The second programme of Rata Wenuwen Ekata Sitimu (Stand Together for the Country) national programme will commence in the Batticaloa district centering on its 14 Divisional Secretariats from today (08th April). The programme which continues for five days will have a ceremonial conclusion under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena on April 12, 2019. This programme is jointly implemented by the Presidential Secretariat, the Ministry of Defence and the Sri Lanka Army.
The 52nd Aluth Sahal Mangalyaya (New Rice Festival) was held at the Anuradhapura Sri Maha Bodhi premises with President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe participating as Chief Guests with around 5,000 farmers from all districts came to the sacred venue in a colorful procession carrying bowls of rice for filling the historic plated bowl (Maha Pathra).
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) has signed an agreement with International Construction Consortium (ICC), one of the largest and most respected civil engineering organizations in Sri Lanka to construct Ocean Front Condos,
The ruins of the Kadadora Vihara also know as Sri Piya Bimbaramaya Temple which was submerged when the reservoir was built in 1979.
According to President Maithripala Sirisena, the national policies need to be taken in order to resolve the garbage issue in the country and the Local Government bodies engaged in the disposal of garbage need to be better equipped to carry out a better service.
Royal Cashews (Royal Food Marketing Pvt Ltd) Lanka’s first and foremost cashew processing company was conferred with the international ISO 14001:2015 EMS (environmental management standard) certification.
Consulate General of Sri Lanka to Dubai and the Northern Emirates in association with all Sri Lankan Organizations/Associations/Groups/Clubs and Sri Lankan Community will host Sri Lankan New Year Festival, Trade Fair to Take Place in Dubai
The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal from the Minister of Tourism to issue visa on arrival to tourists visiting Sri Lanka from 39 countries. The cabinet also decided to issue these visas on a gratis basis as an incentive to attract tourists.
School children, public officials and ordinary citizens alike took a pledge today to play an active role in eradicating drugs from the country, realizing that the efforts by the Police, STF, and tri-forces may not be sufficient in combating the drug menace.
The biggest-ever military exercise organised by the Sri Lanka Army along with the largest-ever contingent of infantrymen is scheduled to begin on July 1,
Sarah Hulton OBE has been appointed as the new British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, succeeding the current High Commissioner James Dauris
A type 23 Frigate, HMS Montrose is currently docked at the Colombo harbour and is expected to conduct a joint naval exercise with the Sri Lankan Navy
In order to make Sri Lanka a country free from the drug menace, authorities are to take a National Pledge to serve this purpose.
One of the conglomerates of Sri Lanka, Hayleys PLC founded by British Charles P Hayley but now owned by Sri Lanka Billionaire Dhammika Perera
The Home Affairs Ministry announced that a government holiday was declared on April 15, 2019. Kamal Pathmasiri, secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, said the cabinet approved the decision as the new year falls on a Sunday.
Today (April 02) at the President's Official Residence in Colombo, Avurudu Neketh Seettuwa, the document containing the auspicious times for the traditional Sinhala and Tamil New Year,
A Health Ministry Spokesman said that April 1st to the 7th marks the Food Safety Week, it is scheduled to be held under the guidance of the Health Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne
Built under a presale concept adding a new chapter to Sri Lanka’s development efforts, the ‘Jana Jaya City’
In order to increase minimum fines imposed on several motor-traffic offenses, a bill to amend the Motor Traffic Act (Chapter 203) has been gazetted by the government
President Maithripala Sirisena addressing the media during the incineration of drugs at the warehouse facility in Kelaniya
The ‘Enterprise Sri Lanka’, a concept of Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera was initiated on June 21, 2018.
The Malwatte Chapter of Siyam Sect yesterday bestowed the honorary title ‘Sasana Deepana Abhimani Sri Lanka Janaranjana’ on Sajith Premadasa, the Minister of Housing,
For the first time in South Asia, Dialog Axiata PLC has successfully demonstrated a fully standard-based 5G mobile service,
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe visited the Laugfs Gas LPG transshipment terminal and the Hambantota port of Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa today.
Veteran singer Angeline Gunathilake passed away yesterday, at the age of 0f 79.
The Examination Department said that Candidates will be able to submit requests for re-correction for their GCE O / L 2018 examination paper until April 12th.
The National Water Supply and Drainage Board said that water supply to several areas in Colombo suburbs will be disrupted for 24 hours from 9 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday) to 9 a.m. Sunday.
Under a programme titled 'Pothai-Mamai' (The Book and Me), the Kegalle District Secretariat is to promote reading among children in Kegalle.
On the 7th of April, the inauguration ceremony of Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism Economics and Hotel Management and the Diploma in Travel and Tourism Economics and Hotel Management will be held at the Economics Department of the Colombo University at 1.00 pm.
The latest, Huawei Mate X made an appearance in a surprising turn of events, following the unveiling of the latest Huawei P30 range at Dialog.
The results of the 2018 G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination were released online a short while ago.
Partnering with the Buddhist Association of China, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing will organize a Dhamma Sermon and a Dhamma Discussion with Most Ven. Dr. Medagama Dhammananda Thera, Chief Lekakadikari of the Asgiri Chapter of the Siam Maha Nikaya of Sri Lanka, Adviser of the Executive Board of Shasanarakshaka of the Ministry of Buddhasasana as well as the Vice President of the World Fellowship of Buddhists.
At the AIA Healthiest Workplace Summit, held recently DIMO was acknowledged with multiple awards including The Healthiest Employer Large Category (Winner), The Healthiest Employees Large Category (1st Runner-up) and The Healthiest Workplace – Large Category (Winner).
W. A. Dharmasiri was appointed the new Disaster Management Center (DMC) Director General.
Minister of Health Dr. Rajitha Senaratne yesterday in Dambulla (March 26) declared the opening of a new' Osu-Sala.
The Ceylon Electricity Board says that it will proceed with power cuts islandwide till a considerable rainfall is knowledgeable about the up country. CEB states, to further say that this power requirement needs to be purchased from private power plants.
In collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine and other Government institutions The 13th Annual International Healthcare Exhibition organized by the 2019 National Chamber of Commerce, will be held from July 12 to 14 at the BMICH.
The government has decided to do away with the Year 5 Scholarship examination following the president’s proposal. The President said that this decision was taken after considering heavy pressure applied to the students due to the Year 5 scholarship examination.
The Central Bank has decided to set up a special counter for the issuance of coins to the public. This counter will be installed at the ground floor of the Central Bank Headquarters premises at Janadhipathi Mawatha in Colombo.
The National Water Supply and Drainage Board says that Water supply to several areas in Colombo will be interrupted commencing from 9 pm today till 6 am tomorrow.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe celebrated his 70th birthday with a group of differently-abled children and adults at his official residence, ‘Temple Trees’ yesterday evening.
In order to provide investors easy access to the port and related services, the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (BOI) has established a one-stop service Centre at the Hambantota International Airport (HIP)
The annual harvesting of the Hambantota saltern has started with Hambantota, Palatupana, Bundala and Kohalankala salterns also starting harvesting.
Investing Rs. 1.4 billion to set up a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Ja Ela, a diversified business corporate in steel related industry, Melwa Group, ventured into the healthcare sector.
In order to acquire used waste collection trucks for Jaffna in Northern Province to facilitate solid waste disposal and improve the hygienic environment, Japan has granted nearly Rs. 15 million to Sri Lanka recently.
The CEB states that irregular power cuts in the first part of the day and toward the evening will be as a result until the present power emergency is settled.
As the National body for Marketing in Sri Lanka SLIM has progressively been spreading its reach to different areas of the country.
Yesterday, the Royal Australian Navy ships, HMAS Diamantina and HMAS Leeuwin left for their next port of call from Trincomalee as the Sri Lanka Navy bade customary farewell to the departing ships at the port of Trincomalee.
The reparations of the specialized glitch of the second generator at Norochcholai (Lakvijaya) coal power plant were finished early today (20), expressed the Power Plant Manager Indrasiri Gallage.
The fault in the second generator at the Norochcholai (Lakvijaya) coal power plant has been restored, The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy said
The presentation of the latest medical advancements and technologies from Nawaloka Hospitals took place at the Medicare 2019, Sri Lanka’s premier national healthcare exhibition, which was held at Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Hall (BMICH) in Colombo from March 1st to 3rd.
Under the patronage of the President Maithripala Sirisena, the National Action Plan for Combating Bribery and Corruption in Sri Lanka will be launched tomorrow, at the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo.
Two warships off the Australian Navy, arrived in Sri Lanka on 11th March to search for an Australian destroyer sunk by the enemy during the Second World War in the seas around Batticaloa,
The inaugural programme of the ‘Let us stand together for our country’ project, a concept by President Maithripala Sirisena will be launched by the Presidential Secretariat today, March 18 at the Puttalam District Secretariat,
On Saturday, the Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe unveiled the plaque to open the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Gampaha District Vocational Training Centre in Veyangoda.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe mentioned at the parliament that the country’s economic performance will make strides with the planned industrial zones in Bingiriya, Hambantota, and Trincomalee
President Maithripala Sirisena, who arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, yesterday (13)on a four-day Official Visit to Kenya,
It was recently revealed by the Immigration and Emigration Department statistics that are there are close to 29,000 foreigners, mostly from India and China working in Sri Lanka,
From April onwards, the Estate workers who have to agitate for an Rs. 1,000 has a daily wage will receive a total of Rs. 800 following the government’s intervention to provide Rs.50 ,
In order to boost, off-season arrivals generally in the months of May and October; the Ministry of Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs is to unveil a slew of new measures.
Daniel O’Donnell, an Irish Singing Star arrived in Colombo in order to perform for a concert and thus, was spotted on the streets among Policemen for safety
It was requested by the president for the Cabinet to reconsider the Budget proposal to do away with the international telecommunication levy as otherwise; it would deprive the State of revenue amounting to Rs.6 billion.
Power, Energy, and Business Development Ministry request consumers to use electricity wisely and sparingly as the prevalent dry and warm weather conditions experienced in the country has led to a tremendous increase in electricity consumption.
On an auspicious note yesterday, Rear Admiral Sujeewa Perera assumed office as Commandant Volunteer Naval Force (VNF).
Having a history of a spanning 33 years, The Rotary Club of Colombo Mid City, a part of the Rotary District Sri Lanka, along with its member's commitments on promoting an environment where gender diversity is respected and celebrated,
“While we feel happy about free education in this country, we witness its greatness and development after experiencing it for nearly eight decades.”- President Maithripala Sirisena
Classified as an endangered species of marine animals, nearly all species of turtles were once found in abundance in oceans around the world. Thus, the Sri Lanka Navy to spares more time to indulge its passion for turtle conservation.
The Presidential Task Force set up by President Maithripala Sirisena to combat chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology has taken several measures towards achieving its objectives.
Compiled by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), the Land Index Price (LPI) for the Colombo District reached 125.9 during the second half of 2018 recording an increase of 18% in comparison to the second half of 2017.
Touring to various countries, Germany’s Energiewende’ Exhibition, hosted by the GIZ, will arrive at Sri Lanka and be hosted in Colombo from March 8th to the 11th at the Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA) and is to offer,
At the ‘Ring the Bell for Gender Equality’ event held at the Colombo Stock Exchange in order to commemorate International Women’s Day,
Yesterday it was urged by President Maithripala Sirisena to provide information with regard to illegal drug trafficking to the Special Operations
As a new Judge of the Court of Appeal at the President’s official residence, High Court Judge Bandula Karunaratne was yesterday sworn in
According to Sajith Premadasa, the Housing, Construction and Cultural Affairs Minister, the Cabinet has approved the proposal to make a traditional
Affiliated with the Alexander Graham Bell Association, Sri Lanka’s first digitally innovated speech and hearing centre, WISH Foundation, USA
For mine clearance activities, the Norwegian Government has promised to provide NOK 60 million (Rs. 1242 million.)
‘Bakmaha Diwuruma’, a program against dangerous drugs, will be launched from the 3rd of April this year, President Maithripala Sirisena reported at a meeting held with heads of media institutes this morning.
For its performance excellence, dedication to sustainability and successful implementation of standardization in 2018, Litro Gas Lanka, has won numerous awards and accolades. Due to the Company’s business performance and brand power,
Police Kennels have trained a batch of 70 Mastiffs which could be successfully deployed to detect cocaine,
Health Minister, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne reported that, a sum of Rs. 10.5 billion, is proposed to be obtained from the budget to purchase Heart Stents and Eye Lenses etc..
Ranil de Silva, Sri Lanka’s best-known and highly-acclaimed advertising personality, was bestowed with the highest honour at the IAA Inspire Awards – an Honorary Life Membership Award - for his valuable contribution to the industry,