(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Mrs. Diana Gamage, the Minister of State for Tourism emphasized the critical role of nightlife in driving economic growth, citing it as a cornerstone of the night economy. She underscored that the night economy accounts for a substantial 70% of a country’s revenue, illustrating its significant contribution to national finances."“Nightlife Will Play a Vital Role in Sri Lanka’s Economic Growth and Tourist Experience”"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The Department of Meteorology has issued a Heat Index Advisory for tomorrow (Feb. 23) for several parts of the country including Gampaha and Colombo districts."Heat advisory issued warning of increased temperatures"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said that it is most regrettable that not a single Supreme Court verdict has been delivered in Sinhala so far. He also emphasized the imperative need to prevent the attempts by interested parties to push Sinha la into the pile of abandoned and extinct languages."A Supreme Court decision has not yet been delivered in Sinhala"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The 26th session of the Joint Commission between Sri Lanka and the European Union (EU) will be convened today (Feb.22) in Brussels."EU to brief Sri Lanka on new GSP Regulation today"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – President Ranil Wickremesinghe emphasized the restructuring of vocational education to align with the demands of the modern world, ensuring that the youth of the country are equipped to excel in the competitive global job market."President on Observational Tour to Lalith Athulathmudali Vocational Training Centre in Ratmalana"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Minister of Public Security, Mr. Tiran Alles, emphasized his unwavering commitment to continue operations aimed at suppressing drugs, tackling the underworld and preventing violence against women and children, regardless of any pressure encountered."Minister of Public Security Tiran Alles affirms: Operations will persist despite pressure"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, engaged in discussions with President Ranil Wickremesinghe during an official visit to Sri Lanka."Iranian Foreign Minister Meets President, Discusses Persian Gulf’s crucial role in broader Indian Ocean security"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Arrangements have been made to hold the second stage of the series of public rallies organized by the “New Alliance” under the theme “A strong economy – A Victorious journey” on February 24 at the Hyde Park ground in Colombo at 2.30 pm."“A strong economy – A victorious journey” Second phase in Colombo"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – FAO Director-General, Dr QU Dongyu, arrived on Sunday in Sri Lanka for a three-day visit to participate in the 37th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific."FAO’s Director-General Arrives in Sri Lanka to Inaugurate UN FAO Conference on the Recovery and Reform of Agrifood Systems in the Asia-Pacific Region for Future Food Security"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr. Hossein Amir Abdollahian will undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka from 19-21 February 2024, on an invitation extended by Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Sabry."Iranian Foreign Minister Dr. Abdollahian to visit Sri Lanka"