Govt. Should Implement Recommendations Fast – Cardinal
Says also essential to carry out further investigations to determine who facilitated the attackers
FriMi Inks Strategic Partnership With Samsung Sri Lanka
FriMi, the fully-fledged digital banking experience powered by Nations Trust Bank, entered into a strategic partnership with Samsung Sri Lanka, to facilitate the payments of the loyal Samsung retailer network, ensuring they receive incentive payments conveniently and in realtime, among other benefits.
DPL Opens New Freight Forwarding Office In Colombo Fort
D P logistics (Private) Limited (DPL) recently opened its new freight forwarding office in Colombo Fort.
HIP Achieves Highest Cargo Volumes During Pandemic
Cargo volumes at the Hambantota International Port (HIP) have been steadily on the rise, reaching an all time high during the months of December 2020 and January 2021.
Govt. Should Investigate Rs.10Bn Sugar Importation Scam: Ruwan
Our Govt. was blamed for the bond scam but all bond sale funds are with the CB
Burial Of Covid-19 Victims Begins
Nine burials took place in Oddamavadi
Chief Of Air Staff Of Pakistan Air Force Calls On PM
This visit signifies the strong bond and friendship between the two countries and their Armed Forces. Both Chiefs discussed bilateral issues and vowed to further strengthen the relations between the two Air Forces
Gas Prices Likely To Increase
We have not endorsed a price hike for the last five years. These companies ask for a price hike saying they will be bankrupt otherwise. The request by the two gas supplying companies would be submitted at the next Cabinet meeting
Reacting To Ahimsa: US Congress Urges Justice In SL
Former Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera also praised Ahimsa Wickrematunge for ‘courageously continuing her fight for justice for her father,’ even ‘at a time when impunity has become the law of the land’. Lasantha Wickrematunge had written that ‘murder had become the primary tool for controlling the organs of liberty’
NTB Takes Lead In Transforming Country's Digital Economy
Nations Trust Bank and the Department for Registration of Persons (DRP) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), enabling the bank to digitally verify the customers’ identity through the information held by the DRP upon the consent of the customer.
Urgent Need For Mental Health Awareness In Sri Lanka
The recent events currently circulating on all media channels have created an uproar and unrest amongst citizens. There are three incidents reported within the past week that grabbed public attention; A body of a dead woman found in a suitcase in Dam Street, Colombo on March 1, a nine-year-old girl beaten to death by her mother and another woman during an alleged ‘exorcism’ believed to drive away the “evil spirits that possessed her” in Delgoda and a 24-year-old mother beating her infant with a cane in Jaffna.
Human Rights: Can Biden Be Different?
Still in its first one hundred-day probation period, the Joe Biden administration has let the world stop and take note of the shift in the US foreign policy.
Hirdaramani Becomes First In Sri Lanka To Receive I-RECs For Energy Usage
The Hirdaramani Group has yet again taken bold strides towards energy accountability by being the first in Sri Lanka to receive International Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs) for its energy usage.
Russia's Sputnik Vaccine Approved For Emergency Use In SL
Late-stage trials reveal vaccine gives around 92% protection against COVID-19
Pakistan To Help Boost Local Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing
The Sri Lanka Pharmaceutical Manufacturers ’ Association (SLPMA) facilitated a bilateral meeting with visiting representatives of the Pakistani Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association (PPMA) on February 24th.
Sampath Bank Further Simplifies Biz Cash Mgt. Launching Visa Business Debit Card
Sampath Bank recently announced the launch of Sri Lanka’s first Visa powered business debit card linked to a corporate account – the Sampath Bank Visa Business Debit Card – to help businesses of all sizes gain more control over their expenses.
Price And Demand For Oil Could Decide Rupee's Fate: ICRA Lanka
The crude oil prices, which began to nudge ahead to reach pre-pandemic highs in recent weeks and the growing demand for oil due to the improving economic activities, both domestically and globally, could determine where the rupee would be in relation to the US dollar, says ICRA Lanka Limited.
Sports Minister Gives Green Light For Big Matches
Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa has given the green light for schools to conduct their annual cricket big matches. Following requests by school heads and various other parties, Minister Rajapaksa held discussions with Education Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris before arriving at this decision.
Burial Of Covid-19 Victims Takes Another Turn
The decision regarding the burial of COVID-19 victims was subject to many twists and turns. After more than a year and so many discussions, the government finally allowed it, in the face of vehement criticism from rights groups.
Covid-19 variants could fuel fourth surge in United States, warns CDC
The United States reported a 3% decline in new cases of COVID-19 last week, a much smaller drop than in the previous six weeks, and health officials warned that progress against the global pandemic was stalling.
Israel Moving To Protect Hundreds Of Personnel Against ICC Probe
ISRAEL (REUTERS), 2 MARCH, 2021- Israel estimates that hundreds of its citizens might be subject to war crimes probes by the International Criminal Court, whose jurisdiction it rejects, and is working on how to protect them, the Defence Minister said on Tuesday.
US Imposes Sanctions On Russia Over Navalny Poisoning
The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on Russian individuals and entities over Russia’s attempt to kill opposition figure Alexei Navalny with a nerve agent, senior Biden administration officials said.
Fresh Faces Could Put Themselves In World Cup Contention – Mickey Arthur
Sri Lanka will be without a handful of regulars when they play their first T20I in almost a year against the West Indies in Antigua tomorrow, but coach Mickey Arthur believes it gives an opportunity for fresh faces to impress.
Gayle Targets T20 World Cup Defence With Windies On Comeback
Opening batsman Chris Gayle has set his sights on a third Twenty20 World Cup with West Indies as he prepares to return to international cricket after an absence of two years ahead of their T20 series against Sri Lanka starting tomorrow.
Pelwatte Forms Auxiliary Industry To Support Local Dairy Farming
Pelwatte Dairy Industries is on a renewed mission to produce sufficient forage for the cattle – all year along, despite the season, weather and climate which usually cause deflects to the produce and affect grazing patterns and milk production capabilities of the cattle.
iHarvest Takes Sri Lankan Agriculture To New Heights
iHarvest, a plantation digitization platform developed by Sri Lankan startup Itechro Private Limited, recently clinched major honors by becoming a winner at the National Best Quality Software Awards 2020 within the Industrial Agriculture Category for its achievements in digitizing the plantation eco-systems and showcasing the potential it possesses as an international product.
Private Credit Expands In Jan. Albeit Slower Compared To Dec.
Jan. private credit expands by 6.9% to Rs.25.7bn. Dec. 2020 private credit at Rs.76.7bn. CB expects 14% private credit growth this year
India Widens Vaccine Drive To Curb Covid-19 Spike; Modi Takes Jab
India expanded its large but floundering Covid-19 vaccination campaign on Monday to cover people aged 60 and up as it hopes to address a spike in infections as well as “vaccine hesitancy” among people.
Resolution On SL To Be Moved At UNHRC Next Tuesday
The resolution on Sri Lanka will be moved at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) next Tuesday, Daily Mirror learns. The resolution, by the core-group of countries led by the United Kingdom, has been rejected by Sri Lanka.
Hambantota Port Begins Wholesale Marine Bunker Fuels Supply
The Hambantota International Port (HIP) achieved another milestone in its multi services portfolio when it launched the wholesale supply of marine bunker fuels, together with its strategic partner Sinopec Fuel Oil Lanka Limited (SFOL).