Govt to gradually allow essential vehicle imports starting next year - President

President Ranil Wickremesinghe underscored the consequences of political promises made without a comprehensive understanding of the country’s economy, highlighting the resulting hardships faced by the people.

SJB to file objections to injunction preventing suspension of Sarath Fonseka

The Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) has stated before the courts that it will file objections requesting to invalidate the injunction issued preventing the suspension of Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka’s party membership and positions held in the party, and from taking disciplinary action against him.

President appoints political cabinet for upcoming elections?

President Ranil Wickremesinghe has appointed both a political Cabinet and a special committee, for the upcoming presidential election.

“Better find another job”: Hasaranga slams Umpire Hannibal over missed no-ball call

Sri Lankan skipper Wanindu Hasaranga slammed Lyndon Hannibal after the umpire decided not to signal no-ball in the nail-biting final over of the third and last match in the T20I series against Afghanistan on Wednesday (Feb.21).

CEB spokesman resigns from post over controversial remarks

Eng. Noel Priyantha has tendered his resignation as the spokesperson of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB). Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera, taking to his X handle (formerly Twitter), said this was communicated to him by the CEB management.

Justice Minister proposes project to utilize controversial Malwana land

Justice Minister – Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe has proposed a project to utilize a 15-acre land and building in Malwana that had been the centre of much controversy.

Power Minister explains how electricity tariffs will be reduced

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) is to submit a proposal to the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) to reduce the electricity tariffs that were increased last October, according to Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera.

‘I can’t sell Sri Lanka to India’ – Minister Harin hits back at Wimal and Gammanpila

Delivering a statement in Parliament today (21 Feb.), Tourism Minister Harin Fernando hit out at opposition MPs Wimal Weerawansa and Udaya Gammanpila over their criticism of his recent speech in India.

Over Rs. 20 mn. sought for Tourism promotional video!

It is reported that the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) has requested the Ministry of Tourism to pay a sum of over Rs. 20 million for a 12-minute tourism promotional video by a private company to be launched on the dawn of 2024.

CBSL imposes penalties on BoC and People’s Bank

The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has collected penalties amounting to Rs. 14 million in total from three financial institutions.

Injunction order prevents SF’s removal from SJB & posts

An injunction court order has been issued preventing the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) from suspending Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka’s party membership and removing him from positions held within the party.

President assigns new responsibilities for UNP rankers

Party Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has assigned new responsibilities to officials of the party on behalf of the future activities of the United National Party (UNP).

Fonseka antagonising party supporters with brash utterances – MP Marikkar

Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP S. M. Marikkar said he also had come to know about an alleged attempt by MP Sarath Fonseka to seek the intervention of the Courts to prevent him being removed from the post of SJB Chairman.

Central Bank urges legal reforms for stronger credit recovery

With a view to ensure continuity of businesses  and job security of employees,  the Central Bank (CB) has called for legal reforms to  further strengthen Sri Lanka’s Parate execution law and other credit recovery laws in order to shorten the credit recovery cycle on par with global practices .