Sri Lanka’s economy expands for a second straight quarter

Sri Lanka’s economy expanded for a second straight quarter as industrial activity picked up pace, buoyed by an International Monetary Fund bailout and lower interest rates.

Govt. to appoint over 2,000 Grama Niladhari officers before end of April

State Minister of Home Affairs, Ashoka Priyantha on Friday (March 15) said that interviews for the recruitment of Grama Niladhari officers for a total of 2,002 vacant Grama Niladhari Divisions are currently underway.

Aaqib Javed appointed Sri Lanka’s national fast bowling coach

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Saturday (March 16) announced the appointment of former Pakistan pace bowler Aaqib Javed as the national team’s ‘fast bowling coach.’

Sri Lanka, India to co-host ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2026

The Board of International Cricket Council (ICC) has green-lighted the qualification process for the Men’s T20 World Cup which will be co-hosted by Sri Lanka and India in 2026.

Approval was given at the meeting of the Board convened in Dubai earlier this week.

S. Korea assures more higher education opportunities to Sri Lankan students

The Ambassador of South Korea, Miyon Lee who met the Speaker of the Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana recently in Parliament, stated that she hopes to provide more opportunities for Sri Lankan students to pursue higher education in South Korea.

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets to level T20 series

Bangladesh levelled the three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka 1 - 1 after winning the second match by 8 wickets, with a score of 170/2.

Sri Lanka’s export earnings record marginal drop in January

Sri Lanka’s earnings from merchandise exports in January 2024 amounted to USD 970.7 million, marking a decline of 0.77% as opposed to the corresponding month last year, according to the Export Development Board (EDB).

Deadline for submission of bids for SriLankan extended

The deadline for submission of bids for SriLankan Airlines has been extended by 45 days, says Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva.

Nissanka among nominees for ICC Player of the Month

Three top-order batters from India, Sri Lanka and New Zealand have made the shortlist for the ICC Men’s Player of the Month Award for February 2024.

Indian companies eye critical minerals mining in Sri Lanka

India’s Ministry of Mines hosted two meetings with industry stakeholders in January to discuss opportunities for the mining of critical minerals by Indian companies in Sri Lanka and Australia. These meetings were organised in line with the ministry’s broader push to strengthen India’s critical minerals supply chain through the acquisition of overseas mineral assets.