(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Nine new Cabinet Ministers have been sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa this morning (May 20)."Nine cabinet ministers sworn in"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Sri Lanka’s central bank governor said on Thursday he will stay on as head of the bank given an improvement in political stability in the midst of an economic crisis, and he would not step down as he had earlier said he would."CBSL governor to stay in post, says improvement observed in political stability"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – An International Monetary Fund virtual mission to Sri Lanka is expected to conclude technical talks on a potential IMF loan program to the crisis-wracked South Asian country on May 24, Fund spokesman Gerry Rice said on Thursday."Sri Lanka talks conclude May 24, monitoring developments closely – IMF"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The World Bank has provided USD 160 million to Sri Lanka and discussions are underway to consider if the funds could be used for petroleum purchases, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told the parliament today."Sri Lanka received USD 160 million from World Bank – PM"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The Sri Lankan rupee and the Colombo Stock Exchange recorded positive growth yesterday (17) due to the economic decisions taken under a new Prime Minister, a new government and a new Governor of the Central Bank and the belief that this will lead to political stability in the country."Rupee stabilises, Bourse sees growth"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Commissioner General of Essential Services K.D.S. Ruwanchandra has advised the Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government Ministry to limit the number of public servants called to office, and encourage ‘Work from Home’."‘Work from Home’ for public servants mooted"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The Department of immigration and Emigration announced that issuance of passports under normal and one-day services will resume as usual with effect from Tuesday, 17th May."Issuance of passports by Department of immigration and Emigration as usual from Tuesday"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Sri Lanka’s newly appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe addressing the public in a televised speech for the first time after assuming the post said at this moment, Sri Lanka’s economy is at a very dangerous position."Sri Lanka’s economy is at a very dangerous position – PM"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The ruling party Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Hambanthota District parliamentarian Ajith Rajapakse was elected as the new Deputy Speaker of Parliament with a majority of 31 votes in a secret ballot held this morning in the House."MP Ajith Rajapakse elected new Deputy Speaker of Parliament"