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Second Reading of the Budget approved with a majority of 93 votes

The second reading of the Budget 2018 has been passed in Parliament with more than a two thirds majority. It was approved with a...

Every Government is bound to safeguard the right to education of children; President

President Maithripala Sirisena has said that every Government is bound to provide the right to education for every child in the country based not...

Accidents kill two and injure 28

One school student has died and ten other students were critically injured in an accident at Rajagiriya, Madinnagoda area. Three of the injured are...

First budget in the country’s history making the highest allocation for youth; Finance Minister

Minister Mangala Samaraweera has said that this was the first budget in which the highest allocation on behalf of the youth was made in...

Finance Minister presents Government’s Fourth Budget in Parliament

Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera began his 2018 Budget speech pointing that its theme was “Enterprise Sri Lanka” making the proposed Bill focused on...

EU provides 5.4 Billion rupees for many special programmes within the Uva and Central...

The European Union has provided a financial grant of 5.4 Billion rupees for the implementation of many special programmes within the Uva and Central...

Government announces relief package before the budget; prices of many commodities are reduced

The Government has announced a special relief package before the budget. Accordingly the prices of several commodities including potatoes, big onions, dried fish, dhal...

A vessel with 40,000 metric tons of fuel is due tomorrow night

The President has appointed a three member committee to find solutions to the fuel crisis that has surfaced in the country. The committee comprises...

Petroleum Minister says a vessel with 40,000 metric tons of petrol will reach the...

Minister Arjuna Ranatunge has said that a vessel with 40,000 metric tons of petrol will be arriving in the island on the 08th of...

Religious programmes mark IL Full Moon Poya Day

Today is Il Poya. It is the last Poya of the “Wassana” Rainy Season and a number of important incidents occurred on this day....