(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – A large humanitarian grant assistance consignment worth more than SLR 2 billion from the people of India is scheduled to reach Colombo on 22 May 2022. The consignment, which consists of 9,000 MT of rice, 50 MT of milk powder and more than 25 MT of drugs and other medical supplies, will be handed over by High Commissioner Gopal Baglay to the senior leadership of Government of Sri Lanka."16 million USD worth of assistance from people of India to start arriving"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The government of Japan, through UNICEF and the World Food Program (WFP), has granted humanitarian emergency assistance of USD 3 million to Sri Lanka for the procurement of essential medicines and food."Sri Lanka to get emergency assistance of USD 3 Mn from Japan"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Amidst the shortage of petrol persisting in the country, Lanka IOC (LIOC) has decided to suspend the sale of petrol in cans, containers, or bottles with immediate effect."LIOC suspends sale of petrol in cans, containers and bottles"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – A motion to amend the Standing Orders and increase the powers of all Parliament Committees including COPE and COPA will be tabled in Parliament today or next week, the Leader of the House, Minister Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena said in Parliament today (20)."A proposal to amend the Standing Orders increasing powers of all Committees including COPE and COPA will be presented soon – Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena, Leader of the House"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The Committee on Public Finance, chaired by Hon. Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Member of Parliament, yesterday (19) decided to summon the Governor of the Central Bank, the Secretary to the Ministry of Finance and other officials to the Committee on Finance next week to discuss the current economic crisis and the solutions."The Committee on Public Finance decides to summon CBSL Governor, the Secretary to the Ministry of Finance and other officials next week"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – With the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict affecting the global GDP, India is expected to grow by 6.4% in 2022, a report by the United Nations has said."Amid Russia-Ukraine conflict, India to remain world’s fastest-growing major economy: UN report"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the third Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo on May 24 along with US President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and the Prime Minister of Australia, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced on Thursday."PM Modi to attend 3rd Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo on May 24"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India Milinda Moragoda has met with the National Security Advisor of India, Shri Ajit Kumar Doval, at his office in New Delhi today (19)."India’s Security Chief meets with SL Ambassador, responds positively to aid request"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Cases of Monkeypox are being investigated in European countries as well as the US, Canada and Australia, according to health authorities and local media reports."Monkeypox cases investigated in Europe, US, Canada and Australia"