Import of textile fabrics to be banned

State Minister of Batik, Handloom Fabrics, and Local Apparel Products Dayasiri Jayasekara says that steps have already been taken to ban the import of textile fabrics. The relevant gazette notification has been approved by Parliament as well, the State Minister said. Minister Jayasekara expressed these views at a media briefing held in Colombo. The State […]

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Sri Lanka and Afghanistan signed the MoU on the Establishment of a Political Consultations Mechanism

Sri Lanka and Afghanistan signed the MoU on the Establishment of a Political Consultations Mechanism between Foreign Ministry of Sri Lanka and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan. The MoU that provides for regular engagement and partnership between the two South Asian countries was signed by Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena and representing the Government […]

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Proper training on fisheries industry and technology for the youth entering the industry

The Fisheries Ministry affirmed that measures will be taken to uplift the fishing industry to a higher level by providing better training and technological knowledge to the youth who join the industry and the required funds have been allocated through the 2021 budget proposal in this regard. This was confirmed by the Ministry of Fisheries […]

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Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona Meets with Senior Officials and NGOs in Shanghai

Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona visited Shanghai from 30 March to 01 April 2021. He met with a number of leading business people, some of whom were from Zhejiang. Among the matters discussed were the possibility of investing in Sri Lanka’s silica and graphite resources and local value addition, formally partnering with and promoting Sri Lanka […]

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Speaker extends his gratitude to Cuba Government for their continuous support towards Sri Lanka

Hon. Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardane extended his gratitude to the Cuba Government for their continuous support towards Sri Lanka during the difficult times and further said that he expects this cooperation between the two countries would continue to grow in the future as well. He was grateful to Cuba for the dispatch of a five […]

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Western Province tuition classes restarting from April 12th – Minister of Health

Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi stated that private tuition classes in the Western Province are permitted to restart from April 12th. Addressing the Parliament yesterday (06) the Health Minister mentioned that on the 21st of January, the Director-General of Health Services had released the guidelines necessary to re-commence tuition classes and accordingly classes can be started […]

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The EC has been informed that the seat of Ranjan Ramanayake has been rendered vacant

Secretary General of Parliament had informed the Chairman of Election Commission that, Ranjan Ramanayake ceased to be a Member of Parliament and accordingly there’s a vacant seat in Parliament with respect to the electoral district of Gampaha in terms of the Article 66 (d) of the Constitution. This notice has been issued by the Secretary […]

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About 300,000 vaccines have been reserved for the second dose – State Minister Sudarshini

State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID Disease Control, Sudarshini Fernandopulle asserted that the vaccination process for those who received the first oxford – AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine will commence in April 19 and that about 300,000 oxford – AstraZeneca vaccines have been reserved for this purpose. The State Minister said this responding to […]

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UNICEF – MINISTRY OF HEALTH, SRI LANKA JOINT PRESS RELEASE

Clarification on Sri Lanka’s maternal mortality situation based on the UNICEF recent report on Direct and Indirect Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and response in South Asia 5 April 2021, Colombo-In March, UNICEF and partners issued a report, The Direct and Indirect Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Response in South Asia. This analysis, commissioned […]

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