All arrangements are in place to hold the 69th Independence Day parade under the patronage of the President Maithripala Sirisena at the Galle Face Green in Colombo on 4th February 2017. This year's ceremony is to be held under the 'National Unity' theme.
Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera who is presently in Ethiopia in connection with the African Union Summit, today, (2 Feb.) will officially open the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Ethiopia together with Minister of Foreign Affairs Workneh Gebeyehu.
Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), the electricity sector regulator issued guidelines to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and the Lanka Electricity Company private limited (LECO) to pay an interest on security deposit of electricity consumers which CEB and LECO receive when providing an electricity connection.
The Ministry of Finance will hold the eleventhForum of the “Ease of Doing Business” today27January2017 at 2.00 pm at the 4th Floor Auditorium of MILODA, Academy of Financial Studies, (Old Times Building), Sir Razik Fareed Mawatha, Colombo-01.
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.