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PM to present Interim Budget end July

Sri Lanka, June 30 -- Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will present an Interim Budget at the end of July offering over Rs. 200 billion as incentives to low- income families as well as the Small and... Read More


Petrol shipment due on July 22 - Sagala

Sri Lanka, June 30 -- The Government has secured a petrol shipment that is due to arrive in the country on July 22. Prime Minister's Chief of Staff Sagala Ratnayake addressing a meeting with editors ... Read More


World Bank to re-design 17 ongoing projects with financial assistance

Sri Lanka, June 30 -- There are 17 ongoing World Bank funded projects in Sri Lanka. World Bank's Country Director for Sri Lanka Faris Hadad-Zervos, said the projects were being re-designed to provide... Read More


Prelate says disappointed as admonitions go waste

Sri Lanka, June 30 -- Mahanayake of Asgiriya Chapter Most Ven. Warakagoda Gnanarathana Thera yesterday said that the people and the country are facing unprecedented predicament due to the disregard of... Read More


Two men shot dead inside van in Katubedda

Sri Lanka, June 30 -- Two unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle had shot at two persons in a van parked near the Katubedda junction in Moratuwa yesterday (29) afternoon. Both died on the spot. The dece... Read More


Govt to curtail printing money next year

Sri Lanka, June 30 -- Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said that the inflation has shot up and the government will have to stop printing money next year. He said that people find it diff... Read More


Sri Lanka to receive US$ 1 bn IMF loan soon

Sri Lanka, June 30 -- Finance Ministry sources yesterday said that Sri Lanka will receive a US$ 1 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) soon. The Finance Ministry sources said that t... Read More


PM consents to extend CBSL Governor's tenure

Sri Lanka, June 30 -- Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has sent his recommendation letter to extend the term of Central Bank Governor Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The t... Read More


Private sector will be allowed to import jet fuel - Minister

Sri Lanka, June 30 -- Ports, Shipping and Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said that if the number of flights arriving in Sri Lanka further decreases due to the current foreign exchange crisi... Read More


Staff fail to turn up, trains cancelled

Sri Lanka, June 30 -- More train operations could be curtailed in coming days as employees attached to the Railway Department have no fuel and transport facilities to report to their working places," ... Read More