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AIRPORTS TO OPEN ON JANUARY 21

Sri Lanka, Jan. 10 -- Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said the country's airports will be opened for commercial passenger flights from January 21 in keeping with the new guidelines issued by the h... Read More


Politically motivated, says Minister Johnston Fernando

Sri Lanka, Jan. 3 -- Chief Government Whip and Minister of Highways Johnston Fernando said that it is very obvious the protest against cremation of Covid-19 victims by a certain section of the Muslim ... Read More


Govt to streamline microfinance scheme - State Minister Shehan Semasinghe

Sri Lanka, Dec. 27 -- State Minister of Samurdhi, Household Economy, Micro Finance, Self-Employment and Business Development, Shehan Semasinghe said the Government will streamline the entire microfina... Read More


Govt has reduced interest rates and given relief to people - Shehan Semasinghe

Sri Lanka, Dec. 27 -- State Minister of Samurdhi, Household Economy, Micro Finance, Self-Employment and Business Development, Shehan Semasinghe said considering this difficult period as well as keepin... Read More


International charter flights to resume from December 26

Sri Lanka, Dec. 20 -- Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said the Government will resume international charter flights from December 26, nearly eight months after they were closed due to the Covid-19... Read More


Govt will develop the economy while controlling Covid-19 - Minister Keheliya Rambukwella

Sri Lanka, Dec. 20 -- Co-Cabinet Spokesman and Minister of Mass Media Keheliya Rambukwella said while giving maximum attention to the Covid-19 pandemic and finding ways of controlling it in a more eff... Read More


Govt anticipates 5.5 percent growth rate next year - Ajith Nivard Cabraal

Sri Lanka, Dec. 13 -- State Minister of Money and Capital Market and State Enterprise Reforms Ajith Nivard Cabraal said the Government in its Budget 2021 anticipates a 5.5 percent growth rate and perh... Read More


Budget 2021 focuses on country's future policies - State Minister Dr. Seetha Arambepola

Sri Lanka, Dec. 13 -- State Minister of Skills Development, Vocational Education, Research and Innovation Dr. Seetha Arambepola said Budget 2021 has focused not only on the Covid-19 pandemic in the co... Read More


Investigations to be completed soon

Sri Lanka, Dec. 6 -- Minister of Public Security Rear Admiral (Retd.) Sarath Weerasekera told Parliament yesterday that he would personally meet the Attorney General tomorrow, December 7 to look into ... Read More


Govt on right track to deal with any extremism - Rear Admiral (Retd) Sarath Weerasekera

Sri Lanka, Dec. 6 -- Minister of Public Security Rear Admiral (Retd) Sarath Weerasekera said the Yahapalana Government had weakened the national intelligence service to a great extent and took action ... Read More