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Sri Lanka: Economy shrinks 11.5% in Q1

Sri Lanka's Department of Census and Statistics said that the year on year GDP growth rate for the first quarter of 2023 was estimated...

2023 Grade 5 Scholarship exam date announced

The 2023 Grade 5 Scholarship Examination will be held on October 15 (Sunday), the Department of Examinations announced today. Accordingly, applications for the exam will...

Sri Lanka Army doctors set Guinness World Record for largest kidney stone removal surgery

The removal of the world’s largest and heaviest kidney stone (calculus) through a major surgery, performed on Thursday (June 01) by Sri Lanka Army...

Trump pleads not guilty to federal charges that he illegally kept classified documents

Donald Trump became the first former president to face a judge on federal charges as he pleaded not guilty in a Miami courtroom Tuesday...

Sri Lanka requests debt treatment in first bilateral committee meeting

Sri Lankan authorities formally presented on Tuesday a request for debt treatment in the first meeting of the official bilateral creditors committee, the Paris...

Police arrest main suspect in death of 16-year-old girl in Kalutara

Police have arrested the main suspect in connection with the recent suspicious death of a 16-year-old schoolgirl in Kalutara.  He had been arrested by police...

Everyone must come together to support Sri Lanka’s recovery and inclusive growth – IMF Senior Mission Chief for Sri Lanka

To tackle the enormous economic challenge that Sri Lanka is facing, everyone must come together to support the recovery and promote stable and inclusive...

Migrant workers’ remittances record sharp increase in March

Sri Lankan migrant workers’ foreign remittances have seen a sharp increase in March 2023, according to the figures published by the Central Bank of...

Pulasthini Mahendran confirmed dead in 2019 suicide blast

DNA tests have confirmed that Pulasthini Mahendran, alias Sarah Jasmin, has died in the suicide bomb blast at the safe house in Sainthamaruthu on...

Cabinet authorizes to sign required documents as soon as Sri Lanka receives IMF approval

The Cabinet of Ministers has authorized the Finance Ministry Secretary or the Treasury’s Deputy Secretary to sign the Promissory Notes and other required documents...

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