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Minister of Industrial Exports, Investment Promotion, Tourism and Aviation, Prasanna Ranatunga yesterday said he would open the Bandaranaike International Airport within 12 hours of its approval by the Presidential Task Force on Covid – 19.

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Rauff Hakeem, has called for inter-community peace as Muslims in Sri Lanka celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr today (Sunday).

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has asked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for USD 1.1 billion as a special swap facility to help Sri Lanka deal with foreign exchange issues.

President Goatabaya Rajapaksa in his Ramazan message said that everyone should never allow any harm to the Islamic brotherhood due to acts of a small number of extremists.

The Seventh Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) held on 20th May in Bangkok-Thailand, was convened as a virtual meeting for the first time, complying with the ‘new normal’ in the COVID 19 context, and Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), H.E. (Mrs.) Samantha K. Jayasuriya, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Thailand, was elected by acclamation as the Chair of 7th APFSD and will serve for a period of one year.

The new High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay stressed the commitment of India’s leadership to strengthen multifaceted ties, specially the historical and deep civilisational, religious and cultural bonds, with Sri Lanka. He reiterated India's abiding commitment to develop even stronger all-round cooperation with Sri Lanka, including in the sphere of people-to-people relations.

The interim government’s ban on nonessential imports for three months following Covid 19 crisis has brought thousands of importers, small and medium scale enterprises to severe difficulties, Colombo Importers Association said.

Sri Lankan and Indian Trade Bodies are now set to promote bilateral Trade and Investment in post COVID19, a Senior Indian diplomat said.

Saturday, 23 May 2020 09:20

Dates of the general election decided

Director General of National Election Commission Saman Rathnayake says the date of the next general election will be decided after the verdicts are issued on the cases being heard in the Supreme Court.

The Lanka IOC has decided to restore the Prices of Petrol 92 at par with CPC petrol sheds by reducing Rs.5 per Litre with effect from today.

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