(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – A meeting was convened yesterday (27) at the Presidential Secretariat presided over by State Minister for Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya and Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga, Senior Advisor to the President on Economic Affairs with representatives from numerous trade union leaders, representatives from the National Youth Service Council, youth organizations, and civil society activists concerning the forthcoming 2024 budget proposals."Representatives of trade unions and civil organizations will be informed about the 2024 budget proposals"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Hamas released 11 Israeli hostages on the fourth day of the truce to the Red Cross on Tuesday (November 28), Israel Defence Forces confirmed, news agency ANI reported citing The Times of Israel."Hamas frees 11 more Israeli hostages as Gaza ceasefire extended by two days"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Two new Ministers were sworn in a short while ago before President Ranil Wickremesinghe, the President’s Media Division (PMD) reported."Harin appointed Sports Minister, Pavithra sworn in as Irrigation Minister"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Roshan Ranasinghe says he has been removed from his positions as the Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs and Minister of Irrigation."Roshan Ranasinghe removed from ministerial posts"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said that by October 2023, the expenses of the Prime Minister’s Office were reduced by 46% compared to 2022."Prime Minister’s Office cuts costs by 46% in 2023, expands responsibilities"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – In a historic move to empower the agricultural sector and strengthen the export economy, President Ranil Wickremesinghe unveiled the “Urumaya” Freehold Deed Program during the first phase of the public awareness campaign for the 2024 budget proposal. The President emphasized that this program is a tribute to the farmers who have been the backbone of the nation for generations."“Urumaya” Freehold Deed Program: A Tribute to Sri Lankan Farmers"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The Colombo District Court today (Nov.24) dismissed a petition filed by State Minister Diana Gamage, seeking an interim injunction against Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa and Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) general secretary Ranjith Madduma Bandara."Court dismisses Diana’s request seeking interim injunction against Sajith & Ranjith"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – President Ranil Wickremesinghe has outlined a comprehensive plan to revitalize Sri Lanka’s agricultural sector for export, acknowledging past challenges and missed opportunities."President unveils bold agricultural export initiative, plans to establish Agro – Technology University in Sri Lanka"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Mr. Marc-André Franche, UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka says the support given by the organizations affiliated to the United Nations will continue to be provided for the agricultural development of Sri Lanka."UN assures to continue support to agricultural development in Sri Lanka"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – President Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the Presidential Election and the Parliamentary Election will both be held next year and that neither of the elections will be postponed."Presidential and parliamentary elections will not be postponed – President"