The country’s external sector performance in October has shown significant improvement with robust exports and financial inflows helping Balance of Payments surplus and lower imports helping shrink the trade deficit.
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The time stipulated for a Unity Government between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the United National Party (UNP) has been elapsed today.
The departure comes after the commander of Sri Lanka’s army claimed their involvement in peacekeeping missions was an “endorsement that recognizes our professionalism at international level”. His remarks came as a lawsuit was filed in Haiti against the UN and peacekeeping soldiers, including Sri …
Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) in considering the immense requests from the general public and the difficulties that thegeneral public is facing in exchanging willfully defaced currency notes at Licensed Commercial Banks (LCBs), has decided toextend the time period for such exchange of currency notes at LCBs up to 31st March 2018.
Mutilation, alteration or defacement of currency notes is an offence under the Monetary Law Act (MLA) No. 58 of 1949, and is punishable by imprisonment or fine or both. Under the Regulation E of MLA, no claim in respect of the willfully mutilated or altered notes shall be entertained and such notes shall be retained by the CBSL.
The holder of these currency notes will have to suffer the loss of face value of such notes effective from 1st April 2018.
Accordingly, CBSL advises the public to refrain from such practices and requests the public to assist in preserving the value and integrity of the country’s legal tender by refraining from willful mutilation, alteration and defacement of currency notes.
The United National Party (UNP) will hold a party convention on January 7, party sources said today.
A Code of Ethics for web journalists to create a more responsible and ethical web journalism, was presented to President Maithripala Sirisena, during a ceremony held in Colombo yesterday (29th Dec.).
The event was organized by the Professional Web Journalists’ Association.
The President, expressing his views said that the launch of code of ethics for web journalists is a great effort for the development of this field.
President Sirisena further said that this effort is a fulfillment of a timely need for the betterment of the whole society not only for the field of media but for the political field too.
He also promised to allocate a time in the near future to discuss the issues faced by the web journalists.
Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera and the Director General of Government Information, Attorney- at- Law Sudarshana Gunawardena also participated.
A fire broke out at a storage complex near the Orugodawatta Bridge in Wellampitiya a short while ago, the Fire Brigade said.
Famous Indian Actor Rajnikanth has announced his entry to the world of politics, while attending a meeting at Tamil Nadu today, December 31. Even though the 67-year-old Actor stated that he will enter politics at many events, it was never confirmed. With the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, …
The Commissioner General of Educational Publication I.M.K.B. Illangasinghe denied the rumour that Ministry of Education has given a room to sell school text books printed by the government.
Explaining the printing method of the text books, Mr. Illangasinghe said the Department has taken steps to print over Rs. 3 million worth of text books by the Department of Government Printing and most of the copies have been received and distributed to the students.
He added that a few potions of the printing order yet to be received due to busy schedule, but all books will be distributed among the students as soon as possible.
On a tour to Bangladesh next month, Sri Lankan team will not only be benefited with the appointment of Chandika Hathurusinghe (Head Coach) and Thilan Samarweera (batting coach) but also Dr. Phil Jauncey (psychologist) because all three have worked with the Bangladesh team.