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Four RO plants established by Navy declared open for public use

  Four Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants established by the Navy in Dehiattakandiya area were declared open for the use of general public, on 09th July 2020.

Laying of the foundation stone for a stupa at the Birmingham Buddhist Maha Vihara

  The foundation stone for a stupa at the Birmingham Buddhist Maha Vihara was laid on 05 July 2020 by the High Commissioner Saroja Sirisena and...

Central Bank approved more than Rs. 60 billion working capital loans to COVID-19 affected businesses

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) approved 22,306 loans amounting to Rs. 60,250 million under the Saubagya COVID-19 renaissance facility as of 10th July...

Navy recoveries rise to 894 as two more naval personnel discharged following full recovery from COVID – 19

Navy recoveries rise to 894 as two (02) more naval personnel discharged following full recovery from COVID – 19

Navy launches Maritime Doctrine of Sri Lanka marking another first in Sri Lankan history

Marking another first in the Sri Lankan history, Sri Lanka Navy ( 09th July ) launched the Maritime Doctrine of Sri Lanka (MDSL) at the...

HIGH-LEVEL OPEN DEBATE OF THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL ON “PEACE OPERATIONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS” - Written statement by the Sri Lanka delegation

HIGH-LEVEL OPEN DEBATE OF THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL ON “PEACE OPERATIONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS”  7th July 2020 Written statement by the Sri Lanka delegation

Reinstatement of Police Officers who have received Vacation of Post orders

Reinstatement of Police Officers who have received Vacation of Post orders

Fifth Special Repatriation flights takes off from Sri Lanka to India

  Fifth Special Repatriation flights takes off from Sri Lanka to India 153 Indian nationals stranded in Sri Lanka were repatriated on a special Air India (AI...

 Japan grants JPY 800 million to help Sri Lanka’s fight against COVID-19 

Japan grants JPY 800 million (approx. Rs. 1,400 million) to help Sri Lanka’s fight against COVID-19 through the provision of medical equipment

Ambassador-designate of Sri Lanka to Germany assumes duties

 Ambassador-designate to the Federal Republic of Germany, Manori Unambuwe assumed duties at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Berlin on 6 July 2020.

Current Affairs

Speech made by His Excellency the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the National Ranaviru Day commemorations on May 19th 2020

Speech made by His Excellency the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the National Ranaviru Day commemorations on May 19th 2020

President appeals to world aid organizations

President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa appealed to world aid organizations to grant concessions to third world countries at risk such as Sri Lanka with an economy that...

President pledges USD 5m to SAARC Corona Emergency Fund

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has pledged USD 5m contribution to the SAARC Corona Emergency Fund.

President pledges USD 5m to SAARC Corona Emergency Fund

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has pledged USD 5m contribution to the SAARC Corona Emergency Fund.

We have taken these measures to ensure your safety and that of your children – PM

Issuing a special statement Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said that these measures have been taken at this point of time to ensure the safety all...

Sri Lanka and China signs agreement for US$ 500 million concessionary loan

China has urgently provided a concessionary loan of US$ 500 million with a term of 10 years, to help Sri Lanka financially to better respond...

All must work together to overcome the current situation - PM

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said as a country we must face the challenge of the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic which has affected the whole world.

Government appeals public to assist in preventing the spread of Corona

The government has appealed to the general public to assist them in their efforts to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Sri Lanka....

Ensure adequate fertilizer supply during Yala season-President orders Officials

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has directed officials to ensure supply of the required amount of fertilizer for the Yala season without delay.

President presents awards to government bodies with high performance

On the recommendation of the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA), government bodies which have achieved a high performance level in the year 2018 were presented...

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