(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The 9th edition of annual India- Sri Lanka bilateral Exercise MITRA SHAKTI was conducted at Foreign Training Node in Pune, India from 16-29 Nov 2023."9th Edition of MITRA SHAKTI – IX Concludes"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The Manila city government is looking to preserve the body of Mali, the sole elephant at the Manila Zoo, who died Nov 28."Manila considering preserving body of the ‘world’s saddest elephant’"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Sri Lanka’s in-principle pact with creditor nations to restructure its debt prepares the way for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to consider clearing the first review of a bailout next month, the global lender said on Thursday."Sri Lanka’s debt deal with creditor nations could help clear first bailout review – IMF"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – New Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Deshabandu Tennakoon assumed duties in his new role this morning (Nov,30)."New Acting IGP Deshabandu Tennakoon assumes duties"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – President Ranil Wickremesinghe emphasized that, despite the country’s progress from past challenges, the journey is not yet complete. He stated that in order to achieve the desired goals, everyone must move forward with great patience."The President stressed the on-going need for patience in order to achieve the desired goals and navigate the remaining challenges successfully"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – In a landmark address at the 58th Annual General Meeting of The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) held yesterday (27) at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo, President Ranil Wickremesinghe outlined a comprehensive strategy to propel the country’s tourism sector to new heights."President Outlines a Bold Vision for Sri Lanka Tourism at THASL’s 58th Annual General Meeting"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – World-famous Australian chef Gary Mehigan, popularly known for his role as a judge on ‘MasterChef Australia’, has arrived in Sri Lanka. 56-year-old Mehigan had arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake aboard a SriLankan Airlines flight (UL 172) at 11:08 p.m. last night, along with his wife and manager. The award-winning chef will be in Sri Lanka for one week, during which he is expected to host several workshops,…"Former Master Chef judge Gary Mehigan arrives in Sri Lanka"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – It has been decided that the China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (SINOPEC) will be awarded the contract to establish a new petroleum refinery and associated product processing centre in Hambantota, Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera revealed."Cabinet approval for Sinopec to establish refinery in Hambantota"
(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) – Prasanna Ranatunga, Minister of Urban Development and Housing, has submitted a cabinet paper to obtain approval for the transfer of the land portion of the old Dutch building in Trincomalee to the Urban Development Authority (UDA) for a tourism development project."Trincomalee Old Dutch Building to be given to UDA for tourism project"