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SL has the capacity to become a Upper Middle Income country - WB

The World Bank says the government policy statements have indicated the appetite to implement much needed reforms in the areas of fiscal operations, competitiveness and governance. The World Bank points out if those policy reforms are implemented successfully, while paying attention to the related policy trade-offs, the government will be able to uplift the country into the Upper Middle Income state in the medium term.


Govt to present a budget that strengthens manufacturing process & builds country

Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera says a budget that will help to carryout the ongoing development programmes properly and that builds the nation will be presented to the parliament next month.


It is emphasized that int'l cooperation is important to tackle organized crimes

The Sri Lankan delegation attending the Eighth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, organized a side event on “International Cooperation on Combating Transnational Organized Crime” recently, as an initiative of the Ministry of Justice.


Investigations held to arrest inmates escaped from Dalupotha Open Prison Camp

The Prison Department says 6 inmates of the Dalupotha Open Prison Camp at Negambo have escaped early this morning.


Great opportunity dawned to take country from darkness to light - President on Deewali

The Deepavali festival which is celebrated by Hindu devotees falls today. It marks the victory of good over bad by defeating darkness over light. The Hindu devotees around the world celebrate the ceremony by lighting up lamps in religious places and in their houses while engaging in religious observances.


COPE report on Central Bank Bond Issue tabled in parliament

The report of the investigation carried out by the Committee on Public Enterprises regarding the Central Bank Bond issue was tabled in the parliament by its chairman MP Sunil Handuneththi this morning. He stated it includes 15 recommendations and 15 conclusions on the incident.


PM says presentation of COPE report is a victory of the good governance govt

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe who expressed views at the parliament said he is thankful to the Committee on Public Enterprises and its chairman for presenting the report. It is a victory achieved by the good governance government led by President Maithripala Sirisena.


Int'l forum against drug trafficking in Asian Oceanic region to be held in CMB

An International forum against drug trafficking in the Asian Oceanic Region will commence in Colombo tomorrow. It has been organized by the ministry of public, law and order and southern development with the support of the office of United Nations on drugs and crimes.


The President stresses that the people should not be perturbed on national security

President Maithripala Sirisena stresses that no perturb should be caused on national security. He added that the government has taken a complete array of measures to enhance national security. The president was speaking at the Ranaviru Wickrama Award Ceremony which was held at the BMICH today.


Major General Ubaya Medawala appointed as Chief of Staff of Army


The ministry of defence says Major General Ubaya Medawala has been appointed as the chief of staff of the Sri Lanka army. Major General Channa Gunatilleke is his deputy. The appointments are effective from first of next month. Meanwhile, air vice marshal D.L.S Dias has been appointed as the chief of staff of the air force. It is effective from first of this month.