Election results 2019: Conservatives win overall majority
The BBC forecasts that Boris Johnson will return to Downing Street with a majority of 74
Tesco considers sale of Thai and Malaysian operations
Analysts say the 2,000 stores, which operate under the Tesco Lotus brand, could be worth more than £7bn
NEW WARD AT NEGOMBO HOSPITAL
The newly constructed paediatric ward of the Negombo General Hospital was declared open by Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous
SOLAR ENERGY TO FUEL NATION
The Ministry of Power and Energy reaffirmed that the first phase of its ‘Soorya Bala Sangramaya’ (battle of solar power) project will proceed as planned.
TRAINING FOR LOCAL CRAFTSMEN
The second phase of a project aimed at training and developing the expertise of local bamboo craftsmen was launched in Colombo recently by the UN
PENSIONER SALARY ANOMALIES
The Ministry of Finance and Mass Media announced its intention to remove the salary anomalies of over 500,000 pensioners who retired prior to 31 December 2015
TEA REPLANTING PROJECT LAUNCH
An official at the Sri Lanka Tea Board (SLTB) reported that a tea infilling and replanting programme would commence with nurseries being laid this year.
AWARENESS ON ILLEGAL FISHING
A programme on illegal fishing activities was conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy for the fisher community living in the territorial area of the Southern Naval Command.
LOCAL LUBRICANT BLENDING PLANT
The lubricant blending plant located at the Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminal in Muthurajawela is scheduled to be opened later this month.
STRENGTHENING BILATERAL TIES
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed how bilateral relations and regional security could be strengthened between India and Sri Lanka
CALL FOR UPHOLDING UNPREJUDICED LAW
The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) complained to the president of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL)
BIOMASS POWER PLANT IN DEHIATTAKANDIYA
Vidul Biomass announced that it has completed the construction of its first biomass power plant – the Dehiattakandiya dendro power plant – that is expected
COASTAL OIL SPILL CLEANUP OPERATION
The Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) of Sri Lanka announced that the removal of an oil spill along the coastline from Wellawatte to Mount Lavinia had begun.
SAFEGUARDING NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY
President Maithripala Sirisena stated that the government was opposed to allowing foreign troops to the country and that this would not be permitted while he held the office of the president.
DRUG PRICE REVISION IN LOCAL MARKET
Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne stated that the prices of 64 drugs were revised due to the
CONTAINER CAPACITY AT COLOMBO PORT
The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) reported an increase of 9.1 percent in container handling capacity at the Colombo Port
PLAN FOR TOURIST INSURANCE PROVISION
State owned reinsurer the National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF) plans to extend personal accident (PA) cover on the Strike, Riot, Civil
BOOST ANTICIPATED FOR MICE TOURISM
President of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) James Rees extended his support to the Chairman of the
TECHNOLOGY EXPO TO BE LAUNCHED
A rolling expo is scheduled to be launched islandwide in July, to introduce technological skills, knowledge and products to the public
CENTRAL BANK AND FINTECH SOLUTIONS
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) is looking to promote digital payment systems, to address the needs of a ‘less-cash society.’