International award for Finance Minister shores up Sri Lankan govt’s image

Sri Lanka to grant resident visa to large foreign depositors

Colombo, Jan 12 (NIA) - The Sri Lankan government, on Thursday said that foreigners investing a minimum 300,000 US dollars in the island country would be granted a resident visa of 2 to 5 years. Finance Minister, Ravi Karunanayake said foreigners investing over 1.5 million dollars would also be given rights to lease land. The Minister added that the funds...

Sri Lankan Muslim body challenges North Chief Minister’s claim on resettlement

Sri Lankan Muslim body challenges North Chief Minister’s claim on resettlement

Colombo, January 12 (The New Indian Express): The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka (MCSL) has challenged the claim of C.V.Wigneswaran, Chief Minister of the Tamil-majority Northern Province, that the charge of step-motherly treatment of Muslims in the matter of re-settlement is baseless. In a letter to the Chief Minister dated December 27, 2016, the President of the MCSL, N.M.Ameen, said...

PickMe revolutionizing passenger transport in Sri Lanka

PickMe revolutionizing passenger transport in Sri Lanka

By Shabiya Ali Ahlam/Daily Mirror "Tuk Tuks" were always there. Then came the metered taxis, making life a lot easier for those depending on them for transport as it finally meannt a standard fee was charged. Then we were hit with PickMe, a service we cannot seem to live without, much due to the level of convenience it offers. Before...

EU restores GSP Plus concessions to Sri Lanka subject to redressing human rights issues

EU restores GSP Plus concessions to Sri Lanka subject to redressing human rights issues

Colombo, January 11 (NIA): The European Commission decided on Wednesday to restore trade concessions under the General System of Preference Plus (GSP-Plus) to Sri Lanka on the condition that Sri Lanka fulfills its international obligations in regard to the maintenance of human rights and good governance. “Removal of customs duties would be accompanied by rigorous monitoring and conditional on continued...

The Banker’s top award proves detractors wrong – Sri Lankan Finance Minister

The Banker’s top award proves detractors wrong – Sri Lankan Finance Minister

Colombo, January 11 (NIA): Sri Lankan Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said here on Wednesday, that the fact that the prestigious London-based magazine The Banker had named him the Best Finance Minister in the Asia-Pacific region in 2016, proves that the allegations of non-performance hurled at the government by the Joint Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa are baseless and unfounded. "I consider the...

Sri Lanka faces steep rise in dengue cases

Sri Lanka faces steep rise in dengue cases

Colombo, Jan 11 (NIA) - Sri Lanka has seen a steep rise in dengue cases with a thousand people detected with the virus in the first 10 days of January, the Health Ministry said here on Wednesday. According to programs carried out by the National Dengue Prevention Unit and the Health Ministry, last year over 2 million premises had been...

Sri Lankan President inaugurates water filling process at mega dam

Sri Lankan President inaugurates water filling process at mega dam

Colombo, Jan 11 (NIA) - Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday inaugurated the water filling process into the Moragahakanda dam reservoir in Central Sri Lanka to fulfill the urgent water demand in several districts. The project is the biggest multi-functional irrigation project in the island country. Sirisena inaugurated the water filling process in the presence of China's Ambassador to Sri...

Entertainment, free WI-FI for waiting passengers at Sri Lankan airport

Entertainment, free WI-FI for waiting passengers at Sri Lankan airport

Colombo, Jan 10 (NIA) - Sri Lanka, on Tuesday said it had put in place facilities to provide entertainment and free Wi-Fi for waiting passengers at the Bandaranaike International Airport due to the three month partial closure. Other arrangements that have been introduced are additional seating arrangements, passenger facilitation services in the emigration area and queue management. The airport is closed from 8.30...

Our problem is not with China, it is with the govt – G.L.

Our problem is not with China, it is with the govt – G.L.

Colombo, Jan 10 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's Joint Opposition, On Tuesday strongly emphasized that protests organised in the south was not against China, but was against the manner on which the government was carrying out the development projects. Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Leader and Joint Opposition Member, Professor G.L. Peiris told NewsIn.Asia that the government was not being transparent in its...

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