Cinnamon Colombo Hotels Elevates Appreciation Event to Reinforce Commitment to Guest Safety and Experience

Cinnamon Colombo Hotels recently hosted an exclusive appreciation event to celebrate the invaluable contributions of its vendors, wedding concierge services and banquet-associated partners. The event was a significant opportunity to recognise and acknowledge the support received from its partners and its ongoing commitment to elevating the guest experience and safety standards.   In an era […]

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 […]

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 […]

PUCSL to announce decision on CEB’s tariff reduction proposal today

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) is slated to deliver its decision on the electricity tariff reduction proposal mooted by the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) today (Feb.28). According to a spokesperson of the Ministry of Power & Energy, the tariffs are likely to be reduced by at least 18%. PUCSL will convene a […]

President invites all parties to collaborate for national development

President Ranil Wickremesinghe has emphasized the necessity of unity for national development, stating that political divisions hinder progress, the President’s Media Division (PMD) reported. Furthermore, he has extended an invitation to all parties to collaborate, not for their respective political affiliations, but to enhance the quality of life for the people of the nation, according […]

President Ranil returns to the island

President Ranil Wickremesinghe has returned to the island this morning following his overseas visit. The Head of State departed for Switzerland on 13 January, for an official visit in order to attend the 54th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, after which he left for Uganda on 18 January, to attend the 19th Summit […]

Sri Lanka’s Colombo Port sees jump in traffic amid Red Sea tensions

Sri Lanka’s Colombo port has seen a big jump in container volumes in recent weeks as vessels steering clear of tensions in the southern Red Sea have found it a convenient transit point, officials said on Tuesday. Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels have since November attacked ships in the Red Sea, part of a route that […]

Sri Lanka to build Science & Technology University in partnership with USA

A proposal to establish a University of Science and Technology, in collaboration with a university based in the United States of America, has been approved by the Cabinet of Ministers. The relevant received the green light at a Cabinet meeting held on Monday (08 Jan.). As per the proposal presented by the President, the said […]

Gautam Adani Reclaims Asia’s Richest Spot After Court Relief

After a roller-coaster ride on the wealth rankings last year, Gautam Adani is back to being Asia’s wealthiest person days after India’s top court said no new probes were needed into Hindenburg Research’s bombshell allegations against the tycoon’s conglomerate. Adani’s net worth rose $7.7 billion in a day to $97.6 billion, reclaiming the top spot in the region from Indian […]