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Ceylon Graphite Corp. (“Ceylon Graphite”) recently announced the first sale of graphite from its K1 mine in Sri Lanka, since the commencement of commercial production in December 2019.
Sri Lanka’s construction sector is expected to demonstrate resilience compared to the other economic sectors, as the projects are gradually gaining pace after the easing of curfew, credit rating agency...
IMF urged Pakistan to freeze salaries of government employees and adhere to the fiscal consolidation path by showing a nominal primary deficit in the new budget – the two demands...
The tourists came to see the magical waterfalls and mountain views of the lowland jungle and rainforest. But then the pandemic hit, and they were stranded in Sri Lanka.
Ministry of Foreign Relations, took immediate action to convey the same to all Diplomatic Missions, the Representation Offices of the United Nations and its Specialized Agencies, International Organizations, Honorary Consulates...
In a move to assist businesses hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, the present administration announced a Rs. 100 billion grant in addition to the Rs. 50 billion refinancing facility of...
Sri Lanka’s Finance Ministry has prepared a 3 month Vote-on-Account (mini-budget) allocating Rs.1,043 billion for June to August 2020, under the warrant of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in accordance with the...
Nuwara Eliya District Director of Health Services Dr. Senaka Thalagala said that the irresponsible statement delivered by a health official suggesting that a regional reporter had contracted Coronavirus at late...
Three police officers have been interdicted over the alleged assault on an autistic teen at the police checkpoint at Ambagaha Junction in Aluthgama. MORE..
The number of COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka has surged up to 1800, with three new infections identified today.
The residence of one of the two Army lieutenant colonels attached to the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport who had tested positive for Covid-19 is located in Pitipana, Mawathgama, Homagama area.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka have moved up to 1,801 as another person tested positive for the virus today (05). MORE..
The members of the diplomatic staff need to submit PCR test reports obtained within 72 hours before arriving in Sri Lanka and if unable to do so, they would be...
Three Policemen have been interdicted over the assault of a 14- year old autistic boy in Dharga Town, Aluthgama, Police Spokesman Jaliya Senaratne said today. Following a public outcry over...
From tomorrow (6 June, Saturday) curfew in all districts will be in force from 11 pm to 4 am till further notice. Travelling between districts has been permitted except for...
The government has issued an updated announcement on curfew hours of all districts. MORE..
The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka has introduced a hotline and an online platform for the consumers to submit their complaints with regard to electricity bills. MORE..
A murder suspect has died in a shootout with the police in Monaragala today(5). The incident had occurred when the Police had tried to arrest the suspect over a murder...
Diplomatic staff and their family members entering Sri Lanka must submit PCR test reports obtained within 72 hours prior to their departure from respective countries, says the Ministry of Foreign...
Three fresh cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Sri Lanka bringing the total number of cases reported in the country to 1,800. MORE..
A suspect, wanted in connection with a murder in Monaragala, has been killed in a shootout with the police, Police Spokesperson SP Jaliya Senaratne said. MORE..
The Presidential Secretariat has issued revised instructions on PCR testing and quarantine procedures for the members of the Diplomatic corps based/attached in Colombo when they enter/re-enter Sri Lanka in order...
Jeevan Thondaman, the son of late Leader of Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) and Minister Arumugam Thondaman, has signed nominations papers to contest the forthcoming General Election under Sri Lanka Podujana...
Compensation payments to the depositors of The Finance Company PLC are to be paid from 7th June, Minister Bandula Gunawardane announced. Gunawardane said depositors can collect their payments at 60...
Nineteen more COVID-19-positive patients who had been undergoing treatment have made complete recoveries as of today (05). MORE..
The islandwide curfew which was imposed yesterday morning will be relaxed on Saturday morning at 4 am and there is no decision as yet to impose an islandwide curfew on...
Sri Lanka Army says 5,240 more persons are still under quarantine at 45 facilities operated by the Tri-forces. MORE..
The global crisis that erupted due to COVID-19 pandemic is an occasion which undeniably teaches the humans of the importance of environmental conservation, says President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. MORE..
The Pellawatte walking path was declared open by Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva today. The walking path was constructed by the Army. Pictures by Pradeep Dambarage The post Pellawatte...
Minister Bandula Gunawardhana has announced that measures are taken to pay compensation for the depositors of The Finance Company PLC (TFC) from Sunday (07) onward. MORE..
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An extraordinary gazette notification containing the Code of Conduct for contesting political parties, independent groups and candidates of the elections has been published. MORE..
Buddhist devotees engaged in religious observances at the Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya today (5). Poson Poya is second only in importance to Vesak and commemorates the introduction of Buddhism to...
The UK and Sri Lanka are to work together in search for a Covid-19 vaccine, the British High Commission in Colombo said. The UK hosted the Global Vaccine Summit on...
Sri Lanka Navy says 17 more naval personnel who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus have recovered from the disease. MORE..
Showers may occur at a few places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle, Matara, Nuwara-Eliya and Puttalam districts, says the Department of Meteorology. MORE..
As the National League for Democracy prepares for this year’s election, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi remains popular, but voters see few other figures in the party to admire.
A frontline coronavirus volunteer has told the State Counselor during a video conference that quarantine centers need more protective equipment, food and volunteers.
Renowned Myanmar artist MPP Ye Myint has spent the pandemic producing a series of paintings depicting the coronavirus over iconic Myanmar scenes.
The Japanese beverage company has hired Deloitte to review the finances and governance of a Myanmar military-owned company with which it co-owns two beer companies.
Myanmar’s military says two alleged Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army fighters were killed in a clash on Thursday.
Myanmar fashion labels are creating stylish cloth face masks from local fabrics, and using part of the proceeds to provide masks for those who can’t afford them.
The Union Election Commission says it will soon register voters living in military barracks, prompting calls for it to release lists of military personnel and their families.
Hong Kong lawmakers have passed a bill that makes it a crime to show disrespect to China’s national anthem despite a wave of protests by pro-democracy activists.
Central Beijing was shut down Thursday as Chinese authorities took steps to ensure all was quiet on the 31st anniversary of the PLA’s massacre of student protesters.
On this day in 1954, the current Yangon Central Railway Station opened after being rebuilt from the ashes of WWII.
Myanmar’s election will happen in November as scheduled, says the Union Election Commission, assuaging worries that the poll was going to be delayed due to COVID-19.
Yangon asked for an extra 181.2 billion kyats from the government in Naypyitaw to fund major projects only to be told to make do with 131.8 billion kyats.
A Rohingya man who illegally returned to Rakhine State from Bangladesh last week has tested positive for the coronavirus and is being treated at Maungdaw Hospital.
The Arakan Army is being blamed for two remotely detonated mines that killed an unknown number of government troops and a civilian in northern Rakhine State.
Mandalay Chief Minister Dr. Zaw Myint Maung is back from Thailand after receiving cancer treatment and will return to work after 21 days in isolation, an official said.
Less than three years since a crackdown against Rohingya, troops are again accused of war crimes – this time against Rakhine Buddhists Kyaw Thu* waited until night fell before taking...
Dozens of confirmed cases traced back to service held by Myanmar-born David Lah Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMyanmar police have arrested a Canadian pastor for allegedly holding...
Thousands of litres of methyl fentanyl point to ‘unprecedented’ production of opioids in so-called Golden Triangle area Myanmar has made south-east Asia’s largest-ever seizure of synthetic drugs in raids that...
My father, Dr Peter Tun, who has died aged 62 of Covid-19, travelled in 1994 from his native Burma (now Myanmar) to Britain to work as a doctor in the...
Aid groups say coronavirus could race through camps housing one million people Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAid groups have warned of a looming humanitarian disaster after coronavirus...
WHO confirms Rohingya man has tested positive, raising fears of rapid spread through camps Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA Rohingya refugee has become the first person to...
From jungle stakeouts to burning drug dealers’ property, a group of mothers is willing to do whatever it takes to free their community from addiction Sister Ester keeps several small...
Hundreds more refugees still stranded on boats after being turned away by Malaysia Rohingya refugees believed to have spent weeks stranded on cramped boats at sea have been sent to...
Yanghee Lee says the army is ‘maximising suffering’ on Rohingya and other people in attacks reminiscent of the 2017 assault in Rakhine state Myanmar’s military may once again be committing...
Malaysia and Thailand asked to urgently help people on as many as five boats Hundreds more Rohingya refugees remain stuck at sea, rights groups have warned, just one day after...
The coronavirus pandemic is showing that the digital divide has serious repercussions for people in the UK and around the world Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEven when...
Mass internment camps did not begin or end with the Nazis – today they are everywhere from China to Europe to the US. How can we stop their spread? By...
Fears abuses may go unreported after journalist arrest under terrorism laws for interview with rebel group Arakan Army Myanmar has cracked down on journalists, blocking news websites and maintaining a...
A summary of the biggest developments in the global coronavirus outbreak Follow our latest coronavirus blog for live news and updatesKey developments in the global coronavirus outbreak today include: Continue...
Britons told to stay at home while Trump goes against tide, saying economy will reopen in weeks, not months Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAround one in five...