(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –India and Japan have agreed to work together on assisting crisis-hit Sri Lanka, the Japanese government said, following a recent meeting between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Fumio Kishida in Tokyo."India, Japan to work together to help Sri Lanka during crisis"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Acting High Commissioner Vinod K. Jacob handed over a consignment of drugs and other medical supplies donated by Government of India to Hon’ble Minister of Health Keheliya Rambukwella in Colombo on 27 May 2022. The consignment which weighs more than 25 tons is valued at close to SLR 260 million. Mr. Janaka Chandragupta, Secretary Ministry of Health also attended the event."Humanitarian supplies for the people of Sri Lanka"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –The Ambassador of United States to Sri Lanka Her Excellency, Ms. Julie J Chung called on the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana this morning (27) at Air Force Headquarters."AMBASSADOR OF UNITED STATES CALLS ON THE COMMANDER OF THE AIR FORCE"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been sworn in as the new Minister of Finance, Economic Stability and National Policies."Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as Finance Minister"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –The Department of Immigration and Emigration announces that it is compulsory to make an appointment to obtain passport services and an advance date and time should be reserved when applying for passports under the one day and normal service."Department of Immigration and Emigration says appointment compulsory to obtain passport services"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –The World Bank on Tuesday said it is not planning to provide any new financing to Sri Lanka until an adequate economic policy framework is in place."World Bank not planning to offer new financing to Sri Lanka, repurposing from approved projects"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –USAID Administrator Samantha Power Monday had called Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to discuss how USAID is responding to the country’s political and economic crises."USAID Administrator Samantha Power calls Sri Lanka PM, offers USAID’s support to overcome crisis"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –Manusha Nanayakkara, new Minister of Labor and Foreign Employment has said that $ 500 million a month worker remittances should be brought to Sri Lanka through migrant workers to find solutions to the gas queues, petrol queues, power cuts and shortage of medicines."New Foreign Employment Minister calls on migrant workers to send $ 500 mn a month to eliminate queues, shortages"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Sri Lanka’s consul general in Toronto is appealing for financial help as his country grapples with an acute fuel shortage, but a group that represents Canadian Tamils says it can’t send badly needed aid because the Sri Lankan government has slapped it with sanctions."Sri Lanka is facing a fuel crisis. But Canadian Tamil group says sanctions are keeping it from helping Social Sharing"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The government has decided to grant financial assistance of Rs. 5000-7500 per month for the next two months from May to provide relief to 3.3 million Samurdhi recipients, low income earners and those who have become helpless due to rising commodity prices and economic pressure."Government to provide financial assistance between Rs. 5000-7500 for low income earners"