The Petroleum Resources Ministry has urged the public not to panic and assured consumers that the country is not undergoing a fuel shortage.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into the Central Bank Bond issue today.
The Government is considering revamping the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) in the wake of allegations against delays in getting the tourism industry’s much-awaited digital campaign off the ground on time.
Addressing concerns over the recent tensions which erupted in Gintota, Law and Order Minister, Sagala Ratnayake issued a statement saying the situation has completely been brought under control.
Sri Lanka’s leading exporter Brandix has announced plans to launch a joint venture with the global synthetic materials manufacturer Best Pacific of Hong Kong to produce synthetic fabric and webbing in Sri Lanka with specific focus on warp knit synthetic fabric.
The long-awaited Foreign Exchange Act, passed by Parliament and replacing Sri Lanka's archaic Exchange Control Act making the transaction of foreign exchange more relaxed than before, will come into operation today (Monday).
SriLankan Airlines has responded to our report last week about the emergency landing of its flight in Kunming: “The flight that was referred to never ‘made’ an emergency landing, but ‘landed safely’ without any emergency being declared,” it says taking umbrage under technical jargon.
Do Sri Lankan diplomats who have concluded their postings in foreign capitals enjoy diplomatic immunity? The question has come to the fore in the wake of one of them facing court action over the alleged misappropriation of funds whilst serving in a foreign capital.
Hotel Shangri-La which was introduced to Sri Lanka by President Mahinda Rajapaksa by handing it the Sri Lanka Army premises in Colombo’s Galle Face area invited the former President to lunch on Friday — the day after the incumbent President Maithripala Sirisena formally declared the hotel open.
Three former ministers in charge of the subject of petroleum — Chandima Weerakkody, Susil Premajayantha and Anura Priyadarshana Yapa — took up cudgels with the current successor Arjuna Ranatunga over the recent countrywide shortage of petrol.
A 12-hour police curfew is currently in effect till 6.