THIRTEENTH ROUND OF DIPLOMATIC CONSULTATIONS WITH CHINA

Sri Lanka – China to hold 13th round of diplomatic consultations   Foreign Affairs Secretary – Aruni Wijewardana will lead Sri Lanka’s delegation to the 13th round of Diplomatic Consultations with the People’s Republic of China to be held on…

UNDER AKD GOVERNMENT ECONOMY CANNOT BE MAGICALLY TURNED AROUND

‘Economy can’t be magically turned around even with AKD as President’   National People’s Power (NPP) Executive Committee Member – MP Vijitha Herath has pointed out that even if NPP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake became the President, the country’s crisis…

AHEAD OF G7 SUMMIT BRAWL IN ITALIAN PARLIAMENT

Brawl in Italian Parliament ahead of G7 Summit   Lawmakers at the Italian Parliament clashed over a bill on Wednesday (12 June), as Italy began to host world leaders for the annual Group of Seven (G7) Summit in Puglia. A…

TO RESOLVE EXISTING CONFLICTS NARENDRA MODI TO VISIT SRI LANKA

Modi expected to visit SL?   A high level delegation headed by the State Minister of Foreign Affairs Tharaka Balasuriya is scheduled to visit Russia to arrange for the repatriation of Sri Lankan ex-military personnel deployed in Russia for military…

FROM JANUARY 2025 NATIONAL TARIFF POLICY

National Tariff Policy to be implemented from January 2025   The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the proposal presented by the President to implement the National Tariff Policy of Sri Lanka in three phases from January 2025. It has also…

ALL FORMS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT TO CRIMINALIZE BT CABINET

Cabinet approves criminalizing all forms of sexual harassment   The Cabinet has approved amendments to the Penal Code criminalizing all forms of sexual harassment and sexual assault. The draft Bill prepared by the Legal Draftsman has received clearance of Attorney…

PARLIAMENTARY APPROVAL PENDING ON NEW IMPORT AND EXPORT REGULATIONS

New import and export regulations up for Parliamentary approval     The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the submission of the Import and Export (Control) Regulations No. 7 of 2024 and the Standardization and Quality Control Regulations, both issued under…

SECOND REVIEW OF SRI LANKAN PROGRAM GETS NOD BY IMF

IMF approves second review of Sri Lanka program: Foreign Minister June 12, 2024 at 11: The International Monetary Fund has approved the second review of its Extended Fund Facility for Sri Lanka, Foreign Minister Ali Sabry said. Foreign Minister Sabry,…

COUNTRY IS AT STAKE AT UPCOMING PREZ POLLS

Triumph or failure of the entire country is at stake at upcoming Prez polls” President Ranil Wickremesinghe emphasized that the upcoming presidential election will not be about his personal victory or defeat, but that of the country’s success or failure.…

WIJEDASA TO PASS FIFTEEN SIGNIFICANT LAWS

15 significant laws to be passed soon – Wijeyadasa   Justice, Prison Affairs, and Constitutional Reforms Minister – Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe has revealed intentions to pass 15 significant laws in the near future. He emphasized progress, citing the introduction and…