The total debt stock of Sri Lanka has gone up by 233% to Rs.7, 391 billion during the period from 2005 to 2014. The total debt burden of Sri Lanka in 2005 was Rs.2, 222 billion and, within 5 years, it increased up to Rs.4, 590 billion in 2010. In addition there is another Rs 2,000 billion debt obtained by the Public owned Enterprises directly off the balance sheet.
Following the vision of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, of enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery to the public, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will open a Regional Consular Office in Jaffna tomorrow (26 Jan.).
The European Investment Bank will provide EUR 50 million to support improvement and expansion of sewage networks across Colombo. The new loan will help Colombo Municipal Council to achieve its goal of providing full sanitation coverage to benefit people living and working in the greater Colombo area. The new EIB loan is European Investment Bank’s first ever support for water investment in Sri Lanka and the first loan for public sector investment agreed with the new post civil-war government.
International challenges ahead of the country should be faced by all communities together as Sri Lankans, said Minster of Provincial Council and Local Government Faizer Musthapa this Morning in Vavuniya.
Minister of Health Dr. Rajitha Senarthne sending a letter to all Cabinet, State, and Provincial Chief Ministers has requested to take necessary steps to implement a program on 24th January to inspect all public institutions, where an outstanding rise of dengue mosquitoes is reported.