Ranil Wickremesinghe government did not give a clear reason for the move, but his office, in a statement, said his address to lawmakers on February 8 will announce new policies and laws.
The island nation of 22 million people has been forced to cut back on government expenditure after it slid into a deep economic crisis last year when foreign exchange reserves dried up.
Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court ruled that former President Maithripala Sirisena had been negligent in not taking measures to thwart the attack, despite solid intelligence warnings two weeks earlier.
Local government elections scheduled in February will be a test of the popularity of President Ranil Wickremesinghe, who replaced ousted leader Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Members of the Muslim minority continue to escape violence and hardship in Myanmar.
Supreme Court releases six people based on their "satisfactory conduct" in prison, after decades of imprisonment for the 1991 assassination carried out by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, a Sri Lankan armed separatist group.
Vietnamese authorities say all 303 people, including 20 children, have been brought to safety with the help of a nearby Japanese-flagged ship.
New South Wales police charged Danushka Gunathilaka with four counts of sexual intercourse without consent of a 29-year-old woman in Sydney’s eastern suburbs earlier in the week.
Sri Lanka's parliament passed a constitutional amendment with two-thirds majority aimed at trimming presidential powers and beefing up anti-corruption safeguards.
Sri Lanka have been crowned champions, with Bhanuka Rajapaksa's batting pyrotechnics and Wanindu Hasaranga's all-round brilliance securing their 23-run victory.
Pakistan teenager Naseem Shah smashes back-to-back sixes in the last over against Afghanistan for a one-wicket victory that sets up the Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka.
Rajapaksa touched down in Colombo seven weeks after he fled the extraordinary protests triggered by an economic meltdown that many lay at his feet.
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