Parliament adjourned as SF - Chamal clashes (Video)

Parliament was adjourned for a short period today (08) morning following a heated exchange between government members and opposition.

Tensions erupted in Parliament during a heated argument between Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka and Minister Chamal Rajapaksa.

Polythene and plastic ban in effect from today

 
The ban on the use of specific polythene & plastic items, mentioned in a gazette issued by the Ministry of Environment on the 21st of January this year, will be in effect from today (March 31).

Accordingly, the use of following items has been banned in this manner:

Dollar to rise to Rs 230; New notes of Rs 2000 and Rs 10,000 ?

Sri Lanka government has printed money amounting to the value of Rs 659 billion in 2020 while in February, 2021 alone, a sum of Rs 74 billion has been printed.

Because of these excessive money printing, economists point out that the rupee will be further depreciated and the value of dollar may go up to Rs 230 or Rs 240.

WCT of Colombo Port to be developed under 35-year contract with Indian investors and SLPA

The West Container Terminal (WCT) of the Colombo Port is approved to be developed as a Public-Private Limited Company in partnership with India’s Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited (APSEZ Consortium) along with its local representative John Keells Holding PLC (APSEZ Consortium), and Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA).

Sri Lanka in talks with foreign partners on debt financing

Reuters - Sri Lanka is committed to meeting its debt servicing obligations and is in talks with some foreign governments and multilateral institutions on its finances, the central bank governor said on Wednesday.

Maithri - Ranil meet at state dinner, talk about Commission report

Former president Maitripala Sirisena and ex-PM Ranil Wickremesinghe have met during the dinner hosted for the visiting Pakistan Prime Minister.

Their meeting became very significant  as it was a very rare occassion and also it took place on the same day the report of the Commission that probed the Easter bombings was released.

Chaminda Vaas resigns hours before Windies tour

Sri Lanka cricket team fast bowling coach for the West Indies tour, Chaminda Vaas has resigned from the post and other positions he has held under the Sri Lanka Cricket, reports say.

The resignation comes just hours before the national team is scheduled to depart for the Caribbean.

Took Covid-19 vaccine to visit China - Rathana Thero

Parliamentarian Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera says that he received the Covid-19 vaccine as he is due to visit China.

Noting that he would have to go into quarantine in China if he wasn't vaccinated, the Thera said that he didn't have faith in the Covid-19 jab.

Sri Lanka must keep pace with global transformative changes – President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has reiterated that Sri Lanka must keep pace with transformative changes taking place globally.

His remarks came during the final session of 31st General Convocation of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University held at the BMICH earlier today (February 16), the President’s Media Division (PMD) said.

Petition filed to restructure SLC & change its voting system

Twelve persons including 03 former Sri Lankan players and 03 former Presidents of Sri Lanka Cricket filed a court case today (15) seeking an order to restructure Sri Lanka Cricket, its constitution and its voting system.