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Premier advocates trad able economy

Sri Lanka’s economy should be transformed from a non-tradable one to a more tradable sector and the government’s current economic restructuring plan is aimed at achieving this goal, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Sunday at the ceremony to award the ‘Most Admired Companies of Sri Lanka’ in Colombo. The awards ceremony was organised by the International Chamber of Commerce,...

Indian Prime Minister meets Sri Lankan parliamentary delegation

A Sri Lankan Delegation led by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has called on Indian PM Narendra Modi. The Indian Prime Minister and Speaker Jayasuriya had engaged in an extensive 45 minute bi-lateral discussions. It had been paid attention of the Indian media, when PM Modi allocated a considerable time for meeting with the Sri Lankan delegation, despite, the focus of the Indian...

Navy renders assistance to transfer a mariner ashore for treatment

Having received a distress call from the oil tanker ‘Bow Harmony’, Sri Lanka Navy today (10th September) promptly rendered assistance to transfer a mariner onboard the tanker, ashore for treatment. Alerted by information of a mariner with injuries, the Fast Attack Craft attached to the Western Naval Command was dispatched to the location of the oil tanker to get the...

The education syllabus must taught not only how to pass examinations but also how to lead a contended life – President

President Maithripala Sirisena said that the education syllabus must taught not only how to pass examinations but also how to lead a contended life. He said this at the Kotawaya Maha Vidyalaya in Hambantota where he vested the newly constructed two-storied Building and the new Technology Laboratory with the students.


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam to participate in the 7th World Economic Forum on Association of South East Asian Nations. Prof.Maithree Wickremesinghe and Sri Lankan envoy in Hanoi Hasanthi Dissanayake were also present.

Italian business ventures for Lanka – Ambassador

Since the Sri Lankan economy is growing fast, the influx of more Italian and other foreign investors in the country to commence new business ventures has significantly increased during the past several years. Sri Lanka’s Italian Ambassador Paolo Andrea Bartorelli was addressing the 19th AGM of the Sri Lanka –Italy Business Council (SLIBC) held in Colombo. Ambassador Bartorelli highlighted that the...

Second of three Special High Courts to be set up

This would be the second of the three Special High Courts set up to expedite the judicial process of cases relating to serious frauds, corruption and other high profile crimes in a speedy manner. The government in an Extraordinary Gazette notification announced the establishment of the second Permanent High Court-at-Bar last Friday (07). According to the notification, the Second Permanent High...

The Port of Colombo is ranked as world’s number one

The Port of Colombo is ranked as world’s number one container growth port among the top 30 container ports for the first half of 2018.In container handling Port of Colombo has recorded a 15.6% growth for the first half of 2018 over same period last year according to Alphaliner Monthly 2018. It is also a very significant achievement as it...

Ranil off to Vietnam to take part at World Economic Forum on Association of South East Asian Nations today

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has left the country to attend the World Economic from on the ASEAN today. The forum is to be held in Hanoi, Vietnam from September 11 to 13.

Lankan Parliamentary delegation to meet Modi today

A Parliamentary delegation led by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya which is in India on a three-day visit is expected to meet Indian Premier Narendra Modi today.