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TISL Opens SMS Vote for Integrity Icon 2020

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) today unveiled the SMS voting platform for the public to select the People's Choice Award winner from amongst the 5 Integrity Icons for 2020, the campaign to ‘name and fame’ honest public officials.

Myanmar to confer honorary religious title “Aggamahāpaṇḍita” on 4 Lankan Buddhist Priests

The President of Myanmar U Win Myint has decided to confer the Honorary Religious Title of “Aggamahāpaṇḍita” on four Sri Lankan Buddhist monks & several other Honorary Titles on 3 Buddhists Priests & 1 Layman , in honor of the 73rd Anniversary of the Independence Day of Myanmar.

SL hopes to be self sufficient in turmeric by 2023

Agriculture authorities are working towards making the country self-sufficient in turmeric by 2023, Director (Development) of the Agriculture Department Upul Ranaweera said today.

CBSL imposes penalties on three institutions for violating due diligence rules

The regulator for Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) in the country, the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of the CBSL imposed penalties amounting to Rs. 2.3 million in total for the period from 01.06.2020 to 31.12.2020 on three institutions to enforce

89 Lankans in ME have died from COVID-19 between March-Dec.

Eighty nine of 3 ,923 Sri Lankan expatriate workers who contracted COVID- 19 while working in the Middle East had succumbed to the illness, Labour Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva told Parliament yesterday.

Federal court in US files charges against 3 men allegedly linked to Easter Day terror attacks in SL

The U.S Justice Department announced on Friday that three Sri Lankan citizens have been charged with terrorism offenses, including conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization (ISIS).

Pilots Guild hits out at SriLankan Airlines management over COVID-19 health facility dispute

The Airline Pilots' Guild of Sri Lanka (APGSL) today hit out at the management of SriLankan Airlines after the Airline issued a statement yesterday condemning the Guild for instigating work stoppages over a demand for a health facility for its members afflicted with COVID-19.