News Archive


The final report compiled by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to investigate and inquire

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President Maithripala Sirisena has been given a special award in recognition of his relentless

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Marking the over 45 years old development cooperation between the Sri Lanka and France, The

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President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to appoint a special committee to look into

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Russia has decided to lift the temporary import restrictions placed on Sri Lankan Tea with effect from

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1. Amendment of Firing Ranges and Military Training Act No 24 of 1951 (Document No 06)

The Third Ministerial Meeting of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic

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President Maithripala Sirisena and the visiting Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato Sri Mohd Najib bin

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The Government of Sri Lanka entered into 3 Loan Agreements worth of USD 270 million with the Asian

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The official meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and the visiting Prime Minister of

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The Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera has denied the media reports that Mr.

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe had given directions to the Vice-Chancellors of all

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President Maithripala Sirisena instructed the Central Environmental Authority (CEA) to ban the use

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DECISIONS TAKEN BY THE CABINET OF MINISTERS AT ITS MEETING HELD ON 12.12.2017

Mr. Siddi Mohamed Farook was appointed as the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation with

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President Maithripala Sirisena requests all the religious leaders to take the lead in delivering the

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DECISIONS TAKEN BY THE CABINET OF MINISTERS AT ITS MEETING HELD ON 05.12.2017

Sri Lanka remains firm in its commitment to work with the international community, including

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President Maithripala Sirisena released water for research purpose for the electricity generation of

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President Maithripala Sirisena directs all relevant officers of the government to take every

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It gives me great pleasure to address you at the AGM of the Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association.

The Austrian Government will step up its assistance to Sri Lanka, by providing (Euro 19.35

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President Maithripala Sirisena received a warm welcome when he arrived at the Incheon

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The Ministry of Finance and Mass Media yesterday (Nov 22) entered into two Loan Agreements with

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DECISIONS TAKEN BY THE CABINET OF MINISTERS AT ITS MEETING HELD ON 21.11.2017

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is due to leave on an official visit to India today (21).

The 3rd Biennial Meeting of South Asian Society for Sexual Medicine (SASSM) was inaugurated

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The second reading of the 2018 Budget was passed with 93 majority votes yesterday (16th Nov.) in

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DECISIONS TAKEN BY THE CABINET OF MINISTERS AT ITS MEETING HELD ON 14.11.2017

The Minister addressing a post budget forum in Colombo said that today one of the biggest barriers to

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Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Finance & Mass Media is finalizing the contents of the 2018

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Mayor of South Korean capital Seoul, Park Wonsoon paid a courtesy call on President Maithripala

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DECISIONS TAKEN BY THE CABINET OF MINISTERS AT ITS MEETING HELD ON 07.11.2017

The Presidents Awards for Scientific Publication held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull congratulated President Maithripala Sirisena for the

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President Maithripala Sirisena said that Japan is continuously assisting Sri Lanka as a true

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Statement made by Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera on the proposed new

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DECISIONS TAKEN BY THE CABINET OF MINISTERS AT ITS MEETING HELD ON 31.10.2017

The First Draft Report of the Presidential Expert Committee on Sustainable Sri Lanka 2030 Vision, which

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President Maithripala Sirisena says a righteous and disciplined society can be built only through

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A special programme titled Mathuparapuraya jointly organized by the Presidential Secretariat,

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe participated at a ceremony held in Hatton to hand over title

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A joint committee to boost bilateral ties
Assistance to develop the ports of Sri Lanka &

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Recently, at an event held under the patronage of former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa,

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Broad attention to strengthen economic, trade & tourism ties between two countries

1. Wayamba University Township Development Project (SAR 105 million)

Financial donations were made to the Buddhist Revival Fund, establish under the Presidential

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President Maithripala Sirisena says the devolution of power should be used to fulfill the needs of

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DECISIONS TAKEN BY THE CABINET OF MINISTERS AT ITS MEETING HELD ON 17-10-2017

The UN Special Rapporteur Mr. Pablo de Greiff met with President Maithripala Sirisena at the

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Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mr. Mangala Samaraweera while attending to the WB/IMF annual

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The Minister of Finance and Mass Media underscoring the development priorities of the emerging

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The Kaluganga Development Project is being implemented by the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and

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Sri Lanka under the unity government headed by President Maithripala Sirisena and the Prime

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Sri Lanka reviews progress of 5-Year Grant Compact with U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation.

-Minister Mangala attends Commonwealth Finance ministers meeting in Washington.

Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera met the Director South Asia of the

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The Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mr Mangala Samaraweera who is currently in Washington to

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President Maithripala Sirisena says any government circular should not be a reason to delay or

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Sri Lanka is to obtain USD 75 million (approx. Rs. 11,400 million) from International Development

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DECISIONS TAKEN BY THE CABINET OF MINISTERS AT ITS MEETING HELD ON 03.10.2017

President Maithripala Sirisena says the objective of the Government is to further strengthen

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President Maithripala Sirisena opened the new building of South East Asia Middle East Western

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Current government is following the United Nations and international charters, agreements and

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I would like to condemn in the strongest possible terms, the attack against Rohingya refugees -

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DECISIONS TAKEN BY THE CABINET OF MINISTERS AT ITS MEETING HELD ON 26.09.2017

Ministry of Finance calls for proposals from all stakeholders including the general masses to be

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The conference on Practical Use Of RTI Act In Sri Lanka organized in parallel to the International RTI Day

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President Maithripala Sirisena returned to the country today (25) after successfully concluding

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President Maithripala Sirisena says Sri Lanka is performing for the betterment of its people with

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The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says the UN is ready to provide every possible

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President Maithripala Sirisena who attended the luncheon hosted by US President Donald Trump and

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The Sessions of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) was commenced on September 18 at the UN

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President Maithripala Sirisena who left Colombo for New York to attend the 72nd General Assembly of the

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremeisnghe participated at the Business Summit Organized by the Chartered

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The government has decided to change the working hours of offices in Battaramulla area as a

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The State Literary Awards Ceremony, an occasion to give due accolade to the literati who enrich

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The foundation stone laying ceremony of the Pandith Amaradeva Sangeetha Asapuwa was held under the

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Under the guidance of H.E. the President and in gratitude of the invaluable service rendered by

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Mr Gamini Jayawickrama Perera has been appointed as the new Minister of Buddha Sasana and Ms

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President Maithripala Sirisena will hand over 10,000 title deeds for land to the Mahaweli farming

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President Maithripala Sirisena opened the photographic exhibition titled Heta Dakina Ranil (Ranil who

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DECISIONS TAKEN BY THE CABINET OF MINISTERS AT ITS MEETING HELD ON 15-08-2017

All budget proposals from ministries for next year should accompany the output targets with KPI to

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The construction work of the first two projects to generate electricity from garbage was commenced under

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01 Parliamentary Budget Office (Document 07)


01. Establishment of a centre of Excellence for Higher Education ( Document No 10)

Sri lankan youths, Rakitha Malewana and Senel Wanniarachchi who received an exceptional honour to

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01. Obtaining funds for Department of Railway to purchase 09 diesel power sets (Document No 07)

Minister of Finance & Media mentioned this while addressing the participants during a conference

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The launching ceremony for a book titled People of Sri Lanka published by the Ministry of National

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01. Purchasing of buses to be deployed for providing transport facilities for School children. (

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The International Development Association (IDA) and the International Bank for Reconstruction and

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President Maithripala Sirisena, who arrived at the Dhaka International Airport, yesterday13on a

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Sri Lanka will receive USD 1,340 million worth of financial and technical assistance from the

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01. Establishment of a panel of intellectuals on management of impacts of natural disasters

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Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mr.Mangala Samaraweera during a discussion with representatives of the trade

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Having identified the need for developing the infrastructure such as rural roads, medium and small

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