The anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) today commended the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption (CIABOC) for the swift action to apprehend two top officials of the government for soliciting and accepting a bribe.
Several political parties and trade unions will today celebrate International Workers’ Day, marking the occasion with rallies and processions in towns across the country after the government decided to postpone the country’s May Day celebrations to May 7 due to the Vesak Week. The Sri Lanka Freedom Party’s (SLFP) May Day rally themed ‘Promoting Reconciliation and Inter-Communal Harmony’ will be held at Chenkalady, Batticaloa today under the auspices of SLFP Leader President Maithripala Sirisena.
The Cabinet Sub-Committee on Cost of Living has recommended the Consumer Affairs Authority to allow milk powder importers to increase their retail price after repeated requests from the companies citing rising world prices amidst mounting losses.“These companies have been requesting us to permit them to increase the retail price for a while now.
The 29th International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) meeting between Sri Lanka and India was held onboard Indian Naval Ship ‘Sumithra’ at the Indo-Sri Lanka Maritime Boundary Line off Kankasanthurai on 3rd May.
The Minister of Finance and Media Mr. Mangala Samaraweera who is attending the 51st Annual meeting of the ADB in Manila had discussions with Mr. In-Chang Song an Executive Director of the Board of ADB at the ADB HQ today, 4 May 2018.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) lending for Sri Lanka will see a significant increase up to USD 600-800 million this year, ADB Director General for South Asia Hun Kim said. The average annual ADB lending for Sri Lanka in the last three years had been USD 300 million. Speaking to South Asian Journalists at the 51st ADB Board of Governors’ Annual Meeting 2018 at the ADB Headquarters in Mandaluyong City in Manila yesterday, Hun Kim said Sri Lanka is one of the countries benefiting from the capital increase of the ADB.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday (May 1) that air pollution still kills seven million people each year, almost all of them in poor countries in Asia and Africa. According to the health institution, about a quarter of deaths from heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer can be attributed to air pollution the REUTERS news agency reported today.
Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera will lead the Sri Lankan delegation at the 51st Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Governors’ Annual Meeting 2018 at the ADB Headquarters in Mandaluyong City in Manila. Minister Samaraweera, who is also the ADB Governor for Sri Lanka, will address the Business Session on Saturday highlighting the country’s performance in the development and economic spheres.