The Cabinet has approved an increase in bus fares by 6.56% with effect from tomorrow (16th). However, there will be no change in the current minimum fare, Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva told news.lk today.
Bilateral Trade between Sri Lanka and China has reached US$ 4.4 billion in 2017, said Diao Weihong, Director Department of Commerce of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China addressing the media at the launch of the largest trade exhibition conducted by China in Sri Lanka yesterday in Colombo.
Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera has appointed the following as the Heads of the State Media Institutions with effect from yesterday. Film Directress Inoka Sathyanganee, Chairperson of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation. Finance and Media Ministry Additional Secretary (Development) Thilaka Jayasundara as the Chairperson of the Independent Television Network.
The Chief of the Staff of the Indian Army, General Bipin Rawat arrived here yesterday (13th May) afternoon on a seven-day official visit at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Leader of the Islamic Revolution, told visiting Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday that Asian countries should enhance cooperation in a bid to boost their strength,Iran news paper The Tehran Times reported.
President Maithripala Sirisena who is on a two-day tour of Iran met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday (May 13th). Ministers Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa, Rishad Bathiudeen, Rauff Hakeem, Thilak Marapana and Dr. Rajitha Senaratne were also present at the occasion when the two Presidents met.
The first public consultation of the Office of Missing Persons (OMP) can be considered as a success, says Chairman of the OMP, Saliya Peiris PC, as around 250 family members of missing persons attended the meeting in Mannar yesterday(12th).
Sri Lanka welcomes the Inter-Korea Summit between the leaders of the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on 27 April 2018 and the adoption of the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula.