SriLankan Airlines, Korean Air activate codeshare partnership

SriLankan Airlines and Korean Air have officially activated a new codeshare partnership, effective from 15 March, presenting enhanced travel options and connections for customers of both airlines travelling between Colombo and Seoul. The new partnership enables SriLankan Airlines to codeshare on flights operated between Singapore and Seoul Incheon by Korean Air, making it possible for […]

President to convene meeting with opposition’s party leaders, IMF delegates on Monday

President Ranil Wickremesinghe has convened a meeting on Monday (March 11) with the leaders of accepted opposition parties in parliament and the visiting high-level delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). During the meeting, scheduled to be held at the Presidential Secretariat, the opposition party leaders will be offered the chance to discuss the IMF’s […]

Electricity and fuel supply declared as essential services

An Extraordinary Gazette has been issued declaring all services connected to the supply of electricity and the supply or distribution of petroleum products and fuel as essential services. The relevant gazette has been issued by the Secretary to the President Saman Ekanayake on Sunday (03) by order of the President Ranil Wickremesinghe. Accordingly, the proclamation […]

No fuel price revision in March?

The government has decided not to revise the fuel prices for the month of March. Fuel prices amended as per the monthly pricing formula were supposed to be announced last night (Feb.29). However, the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (Ceypetco) has decided to keep the prices at current rates this month. Meanwhile, Lanka IOC and Sinopec too […]

SLCERT to introduce National Cyber Security Act within the year

The State Minister for Technology, Mr. Kanaka Herath, announced that the anticipated National Cyber Security Act will be introduced this year, followed by the establishment of the Cyber Security Authority. Additionally, the State Minister underscored the preparations made for the Digital Economy Summit scheduled to take place in Sri Lanka by the end of July. […]

IMF team to visit Sri Lanka for second EFF review

A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is to arrive in Sri Lanka for the second review of the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) programme which is to begin on 07 March, according to State Minister of Finance Shehan Semasinghe. The state minister said he believes the second review for the third disbursement under the […]

Apple unplugs self-driving electric car project, reports say

Apple has reportedly cancelled its plans to build electric vehicles (EV) a decade after the iPhone maker was rumoured to be working on the project. The firm has never publicly acknowledged the project, which involves around two thousand people. Many employees from the project will be moved to the iPhone maker’s artificial intelligence (AI) division, […]

Inaugural T10 League to get underway in December

The inaugural edition of the Lanka T10 League is scheduled to be held from 12 – 22 December, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced on Monday (26 Feb.). The tournament, which was initially planned to be held in June 2023, was later shifted to December 2023, and now December 2024, as SLC deemed the ‘December window’ […]

Romania mulls agreement with Sri Lanka to avoid double taxation

Romanian Ambassador Doamna Steluța Arhire has called on Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Temple Trees on Monday (Feb.26). PM Gunawardena and the Romanian envoy discussed the long-standing bilateral relations between the two countries and the steps to be taken to enter into economic cooperation and investment in new spheres. The Prime Minister urged Romania […]

CEB makes bill payments more convenient

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has introduced several new methods for consumers to pay their electricity bills in a more efficient manner. As such, CEB consumers are now able to pay their bills via the CEBCare mobile app, the official CEB website, online banking services, CEB or bank kiosk machines or at any post office, […]