Revenue increased in foreign mail division of Postal Department

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The Department of Posts says that an increase in the number of postal items sent from Sri Lanka to foreign countries, through the postal...

Sri Lanka plans to end power cuts next year

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Sri Lanka’s Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera on Saturday said that he will take all possible measures to ensure uninterrupted power supply by...

Drug shortage to be ended as soon as possible – Health Minister

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Minister of Health, Keheliya Rambukwella states that there is a possibility to provide some remedy for the shortage of medicines within the country, before...

COPF instructs to calculate selling price for eggs and submit within a week

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Chairman of the Public Finance Committee Dr. Harsha De Silva has instructed the officials of the Ministries of Finance and Trade to calculate and...

Sri Lanka’s prisons exceeding capacity by 300%

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The Department of Prisons says that the number of inmates who are incarcerated for various charges has steadily increased since the beginning of 2022,...

Relief for big onion prices as special commodity levy rate reduced

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The Food Policy Committee that met on November 24 has recommended to reduce the Special Commodity Tax (SCL) rate. Accordingly, increasing the ability to buy...

Tamil political parties agree on three steps to resolve issues in north & east

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The political parties representing the Tamil community in the northern and eastern parts of the island have agreed on three preliminary steps to resolve...

HRW urges major creditors to help restructure Sri Lanka’s debts

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International human rights organisation, Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Sri Lanka’s major foreign creditors, including China, Japan, and India to help restructure debts and...

UK contributes £880,000 to help marginal fishers in Sri Lanka

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The United Kingdom, through the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is providing GBP 880,000 (USD 1,043,395) to strengthen the food...

Visa charges for several categories increased

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Visa charges for several categories including the issuance of dual citizenship and issuance of visas for children of Sri Lankan parents holding foreign passports...