The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has recommended sixteen priority actions in its recently released Governance Diagnostic Assessment (GDA) on Sri Lanka to address systematic and severe governance weaknesses and deep-rooted corruption vulnerabilities across State functions in order to unlock the country’s growth potential.
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Sri Lanka has informed the United States and Japan to have direct dialogue regarding matters of their own geopolitical concerns but not those of any third party, Daily Mirror learns.
The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has addressed a letter to the Minister of Public Security Tiran Alles expressing their preliminary observations and recommendations regarding the controversial Online Safety Bill, which was published in the Official Gazette on September 18, 2023.
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The Health Ministry has suspended the emergency purchases of medicines following various hiccups associated with the emergency purchase procedures.
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The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) has decided to increase the fines for travelling on SLTB buses without tickets, after amending the SLTB Act.
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Plans are afoot to sell Milco, Highland and 31 dairy farms owned by the National Livestock Development Board (NLDB) to India’s Amul Diary Company, NPP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said.
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The Sub Inspector and the three Police officers arrested over their alleged involvement in the death of housemaid R. Rajakumari while being in Welikada Police custody were further remanded till October 16 by a Colombo Magistrate today.
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Public Security Minister Tiran Alles ordered the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to launch a comprehensive investigation into the resignation of Mullaitivu District Judge and Magistrate, T. Saravanarajah.
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Around fifty percent of the population in this country is contributing at least one rupee to the international Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) diaspora daily, Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association (LPBOA) Chairman Gemunu Wijeratne said.
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A church roof collapsed during Sunday mass in a northern Mexican city, killing at least nine people and injuring 40, the authorities said, as rescuers worked into the night, desperately looking for another 30 people believed to be trapped under the rubble.
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Following the fuel price increase by Sinopec Energy Lanka and Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) last night, Lanka IOC also decided to increase their prices with effect from last night.
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Forty-nine luxury buses imported in view of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) In 2013 and later used for public transportation on the southern expressway now lie idle with Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) due to lack of spare parts to repair them, denying daily revenue of Rs. 80,000-90,000 to the government, Daily Mirror learns.
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As minor flood situation remained in three districts of the country, the rice belt and the hydro catchment areas are beginning to see some showers, as per the data released by the Department of Irrigation.
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While President Ranil Wickremesinghe had claimed last year that the assistance of Scotland Yard had been sought to review the reports on the Easter Sunday attacks, British diplomatic sources said no such request was made as far as they were aware.
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Former Presidents Maithripala Sirisena and Gotabaya Rajapaksa continued to pay cadres of the Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pullikkal (TMVP) when they were President and Defence Minister, a whistleblower claimed.
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Shortly after Sinopec announced revisions to its fuel prices, the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) also increased its fuel prices, which will come into effect from midnight today.
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Sri Lanka has not received anything from the IMF programme so far other than the unbearable tax burden on the people, NPP MP Vijitha Herath said today.
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Sinopec Energy Lanka announced today that its Executive Director has approved a revised fuel pricing structure, and they have released their updated fuel retail prices, effective immediately.
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Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena stressed the need to open a children’s cinema in the country to open the door to another avenue for the children’s satisfaction.
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State Minister of Finance Ranjith Siambalapitiya emphasized the need for various measures, as suggested by the International Monetary Fund, including strengthening administration, implementing minor reductions in tax exemptions, and actively combatting tax evasion.
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Trinity College edged out D.S. Senanayake College 5-0 to win the All Island Under-16 ten-a-side rugby tournament played at their rugby stadium in Pallekelle today.
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At least 11 people have died in a fire at a nightclub in the south-eastern city of Murcia, Spanish authorities say.
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President Ranil Wickremesinghe warmly congratulated Mohamed Muizzu, the newly elected President of the Maldives, solidifying the bonds of friendship and cooperation between the two countries, the President’s Media Division said.
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Roshan Ranasinghe, Sri Lanka’s Sports Minister, has urged the ICC to reconsider its requirement for the International Sports Coordination Committee on Cricket (ISCC) to be endorsed by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). In a letter to Geoff Allardice, ICC’s Chief Executive, Ranasinghe cited ongoing turmoil and financial misconduct allegations within SLC, highlighted by Sri Lanka’s Auditor General.
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More than 200 passengers have been inconvenienced at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) due to the delay in the SriLankan flight scheduled to leave for Kathmandu, Nepal this morning.
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As anticipation for the upcoming 2023 ODI World Cup intensifies, cricket pundits from across the globe are collaboratively engaging in discussions to forecast the tournament’s potential winners and underdogs.
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Sri Lanka badminton Olympian Niluka Karunarathna has officially announced his retirement from international sports today.
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A sudden fire broke out at the Thambalagamuwa Hospital, causing extensive damage to its medicine storage facility.
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Professional vocational training courses are to be held for the students who sit for the GCE Aavanced Level (A/L) examination immediately after the examination is over, Education Minister Susil Premajayantha said.
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Acting Minister of Defence Premitha Bandara Tennakoon has ordered the relevant authorities to conduct an impartial investigation into the shooting at an elephant in Mahiyangana.
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President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih of the Maldives appeared headed for defeat in the presidential runoff on Saturday, according to initial results of a race that was proving to be as much a referendum on the competition between India and China for influence as it was a chance to determine the small island nation’s next leader.
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Another police constable who is said to have supported the escape plan of Nadun Chinthaka Wickramaratne alias ‘Harak Kata’, who is in the custody of the Criminal Investigation Department, has been arrested.
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The National People’s Power (NPP) urged the government to conduct a transparent truth-seeking investigation into the resignation of Mullaitivu Magistrate T. Saravanarajah.
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The Sri Lankan couple, who had been arrested to assist a probe into the discovery of three bodies in a house in Malaysia recently, had their remand extended on Friday, the New Straits Times reported.
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The government is plotting to introduce laws to regulate the media and social media in a move to prevent the mounting protest by the people against the government, JVP politburo member Sunil Hadunnetti said.
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An officer from the Civil Defense Department at the Mapakada Wewa Wildlife Regional Office has been arrested following an incident in which an elephant named ’’Sita’’ was shot at during the Mahiyangana Rajamaha Viharaya’s Randoli Perahera.
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Prosecutors in Nagoya said Friday they have decided not to charge officials at an immigration center in the city for the second time over the 2021 death of a Sri Lankan detainee despite her family’s repeated calls for them to be indicted, the Japan Times reported.
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The Lawyers’ Collective, a prominent legal advocacy group in Sri Lanka, emphasised the necessity of fully investigating into the resignation of Mullaitivu Magistrate T. Saravanarajah, in order to ensure independence and impartiality.
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