Sri Lanka ratifies UN Convention on Int’l Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation

With the deposit of the instrument of ratification at the UN Headquarters in New York, Sri Lanka has become the 14th State Party to the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation, also known as the “Singapore Convention on Mediation”.

President pledges swift relief to all eligible ‘Aswasuma’ beneficiaries

President Ranil Wickremesinghe has emphasized that swift relief would be provided to all eligible “Aswasuma” beneficiaries while stressing the importance of government officials’ support in effectively delivering the “Aswasuma” and “Urumaya” benefits to the people. 

India to push rupee investments in Sri Lanka - report

The Indian government is working on operationalizing Rupee investments in Sri Lanka in a move to boost Indian investments in its southern neighbour, two people aware of the matter told Mint.

United Petroleum Australia enters Sri Lanka’s retail fuel market

United Petroleum Australia Pty Ltd has entered into a contract with Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Power and Energy to supply petroleum products into the local market.

Inaugural T10 League to get underway in December

The inaugural edition of the Lanka T10 League is scheduled to be held from 12 – 22 December, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced on Monday (26 Feb.).

Vietnam to share digital agriculture expertise with Sri Lanka

Vietnam’s Agriculture and Rural Development Minister, Minh Hoan Le called on Sri Lankan Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at Temple Trees in Colombo on Wednesday (Feb.21).

EU to brief Sri Lanka on new GSP Regulation today

The 26th session of the Joint Commission between Sri Lanka and the European Union (EU) will be convened today (Feb.22) in Brussels.

The meeting will be co-chaired by Sri Lanka’s Foreign Secretary, Aruni Wijewardane and EU European External Action Service Deputy Managing Director for Asia Pacific, Paola Pampaloni.

CEB to submit electricity tariff reduction proposal to PUCSL today

The proposal seeking to reduce electricity tariffs will be handed over to the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) during the course of the day, the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) says.

Minister calls for proposals to halt sending Sri Lankan women overseas as housemaids

Minister of Labour and Foreign Employment Manusha Nanayakkara says he has sought proposals from officials of the SLBFE and foreign employment agencies to “completely stop” sending Sri Lankan women overseas to serve as housemaids.

Sri Lankan skipper fined $41,000 for illegal fishing in Seychelles’ EEZ

The Seychelles Supreme Court has convicted a Sri Lankan national to a fine of SCR 550,000 (USD 41,000) after being found guilty of illegally fishing in the island nation’s territorial waters, the police said on Wednesday (21 Feb.).