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17 new envoys present credentials to the President

17 new envoys present credentials to the President

Stock market to close at noon tomorrow

The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) announced that the market will be closed at 12.00 noon on Friday, 03rd February 2023. MORE..

Body of missing businessman found in swimming pool

The body of a businessman who was reported missing since 30 January has been found at a building under construction in Pelawatte. MORE..

Paris Club to give Sri Lanka financial assurances amid IMF debt talks - report

The Paris Club of creditor nations is ready to provide financing assurances to Sri Lanka, a key step needed to unlock a $2.9 billion International Monetary Fund bailout, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. MORE..

Susanthika appointed consultant to SL women’s cricket team

Susanthika Jayasinghe, one of the most successful and decorated athletes produced by Sri Lanka, has been appointed the Consultant – Mentoring and Development of Women’s Cricket. MORE..

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Semasinghe discusses SL’s social protection system with EU delegation

State Minister of Finance Shehan Semasinghe has met with a delegation of the European Union in Sri Lanka and Maldives, including Head of Cooperation, Jenny Correia Nunes. MORE..

SJB’s Aruna Shantha elected new Mayor of Kurunegala

Sumeda Aruna Shantha of Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) has been elected as the new mayor of the Kurunegala Municipal Council. MORE..

Islandwide liquor stores to remain closed for two days

Liquor stores islandwide are scheduled to be closed on 04 and 05 February, the Excise Department announced today (02 Feb.).

ASPI crosses 9,000 points mark for first time in over 3 months

The All Share Price Index (ASPI) of the Colombo Stock Exchange gained 72.37 points to close at 9,022.38 points at the end of trading today (February 02). MORE..

World Wetlands Day marked today

World Wetlands Day, observed annually on February 02, is marked today with the aim of raising global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and the planet. MORE..

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Susanthika appointed consultant to SL women’s cricket team

Susanthika appointed consultant to SL women’s cricket team

Sri Lanka squad for 2023 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup named

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India beat England to win the inaugural Women’s U19 T20 World Cup title

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Chief Prelates of Three Chapters urge President not to enforce 13th Amendment

Chief Prelates of Three Chapters urge President not to enforce 13th Amendment

CEB gives undertaking to Supreme Court on power cuts

Farmers cry foul over sky-high prices of MOP fertilizer

Sathosa reduces prices of four food items

Anura vows to put an end to misappropriation

Circular issued to state institutions on curtailing budgetary provisions for 2023

Gazette on local government election date published (English)

US Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Victoria Nuland visits Sri Lanka (English)

77 senior military officers awarded 'Vishishta Seva Vibushana' medals (English)

Measures underway to replace PTA - Sabry tells UNHRC (English)

Measures underway to replace PTA - Sri Lanka's foreign minister tells UNHRC

US Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Victoria Nuland visits Sri Lanka

National Agrarian Unity levels allegation against two fertilizer companies

Catholic Church to boycott 75th Independence Day celebrations

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Democratic senator urges Apple and Google to ban TikTok from their app stores

Democratic senator urges Apple and Google to ban TikTok from their app stores

WhatsApp working on Calling shortcut feature for Android: Report

WhatsApp working on Calling shortcut feature for Android: Report

Donald Trump to be allowed back on Facebook after 2-year ban

Donald Trump to be allowed back on Facebook after 2-year ban

Microsoft Outlook, Teams down for thousands of users

Microsoft Outlook, Teams down for thousands of users

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Alec Baldwin charged with involuntary manslaughter in film set shooting

Alec Baldwin charged with involuntary manslaughter in film set shooting

Film academy reviewing Oscar campaigns after surprise nomination

Film academy reviewing Oscar campaigns after surprise nomination

Justin Bieber sells music rights for $200 mn

Justin Bieber sells music rights for $200 mn

Oscars 2023: ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ leads nominations

Oscars 2023: ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ leads nominations

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