(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The renewal of firearm license of individuals/ institutions for the year 2024 will be carried out from 01 October 2023 to 31 December 2023. Required details can be downloaded from the Defence Ministry’s website www.defence.lk."RENEWAL OF FIREARM LICENSE AND PRIVATE SECURITY FIRMS REGISTRATION-2024"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka has been found not guilty of sexual intercourse without consent following an accusation of “stealthing” involving a Tinder date in Sydney."Danushka Gunathilaka found not guilty of sexual assault"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Eight persons charged with murder were sentenced to death on orders of the Kalutara High Court on Wednesday (27 Sep.)."Eight persons sentenced to death over 2003 murder"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Mrs. Diana Gamage, the Minister of State for Tourism announced plans to launch promotional campaigns aimed at attracting 1.5 million foreign tourists to Sri Lanka by the year’s end. She emphasized the government’s commitment to ensuring the safety of tourists and mentioned initiatives such as establishing taxi associations to enhance the visitor experience."Campaigns to attract 1.5 million tourists to Sri Lanka, Proposal to create cities that never sleep"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Minister of State for Finance Shehan Semasinghe held a discussion on Monday with Faris Hadad-Zervos, Country Director of World Bank on the progress of the Aswesuma welfare benefits program."World Bank reaffirms full support for the Aswesuma program to reach 2 million families target"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – More than 100 people were killed and 150 injured in a fire at a wedding party in Hamdaniya district in Iraq’s Nineveh province that left civil defence searching the charred skeleton of a building for survivors into the early hours of Wednesday."More than 100 dead, 150 injured in Iraq wedding inferno"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – A distinguished Sri Lankan delegation led by Secretary of the Ministry of Labor and Foreign Employment. R.P.A. Wimalaweera, embarked on a four-day study tour to Indonesia from September 4-7, 2023 to assess that country’s employment social security system."Sri Lanka gears up for a comprehensive social security reformation inspired by Indonesian Model"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – President Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his address at the 2023 Commercial Mediation Symposium at Colombo’s Hilton Hotel, emphasized the need for a cultural shift towards efficient dispute resolution in Sri Lanka. He acknowledged the long-standing reliance on trial courts and stressed the importance of embracing alternate dispute resolution methods."New legislation being formulated to transform the Port City to ‘Colombo Financial Zone’, President reveals"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – State Minister of Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya says that the 2024 budget proposals will be presented to Parliament on November 13."Budget 2024 to be presented to Parliament on November 13"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe has left the island on a four-day official visit to Germany, the President’s Media Division said."President Wickremesinghe leaves for Germany on an official visit"