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Yoshitha in a small cell
7 Feb 2016 10:34:03 GMT
It has been quite a week for the Rajapaksas. Within a span of one week three members of the Rajapaks..
Shiranthi brings Yoshitha s meals
7 Feb 2016 10:34:03 GMT
Former First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa today visited her son Yoshitha at the Welikada Prison with his..
Xi Jinping willing to work with Sirisena
7 Feb 2016 10:34:03 GMT
Chinese President Xi Jinping has said he is willing to work with Sri Lanka s President Maithripala S..
CID probes FB threats against President
7 Feb 2016 10:34:03 GMT
Spain reported Thursday that a pregnant woman who had returned from Colombia had been diagnosed with..
Spain reports first known European case of Zika-infected pregnant woman
7 Feb 2016 10:34:03 GMT
Spain reported Thursday that a pregnant woman who had returned from Colombia had been diagnosed with..
SLT Mobitel mCash records over Rs. 5bn transactions
7 Feb 2016 10:34:03 GMT
With 11,000 channel partners serving 750,000 mCash customers, we have been able to carry out over Rs..
Living with Zika
7 Feb 2016 10:34:03 GMT
The whole world is now talking about the Zika virus which is fast spreading. This germ is said to ha..
Only if Monks approve it: PM
7 Feb 2016 10:34:03 GMT
The government will not proceed with the Theravada Kathikawath Bill if the monks oppose it, Prime Mi..
Singaporean nabbed with Rs.22mn in foreign and local currency
7 Feb 2016 10:34:03 GMT
A 47-year-old Singaporean was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) while attempt..
SLFP Dy. Ministers ready resign from Govt: Muttuhettigama
7 Feb 2016 10:34:03 GMT
Deputy Minister Nishantha Muttuhettigama, who visited remanded Yositha Rajapaksa at the Welikada pri..
Over 1,500 proposals on constitutional reforms submitted to the Committee
Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 08:16 GMT
Feb 07, Colombo: Over 1,500 proposals have been submitted to the Committee on Public Representations on the Constitution (CPRC) appointed by Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe to seek public opinion on the proposed constitutional reforms, Chairman, attorney-at-law Lal Wijenayake said.
Sri Lanka CID to arrest four more Army personnel over journalist's disappearance
Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 07:44 GMT
Feb 07, Colombo: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Sri Lanka Police plans to soon arrest four more army personnel suspected in the abduction of Lanka e News journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda.
India keen to establish refinery and bunkering operations in Sri Lanka
Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 07:05 GMT
Feb 07, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha: India is interested in establishing refinery and bunkering operations in Sri Lanka, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said on Saturday when he held a bilateral meeting with Deputy Minister of Petroleum Resources Development of Sri Lanka Anoma Gamage.
Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora seeks dialogue with India to strengthen moderate voices
Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 06:39 GMT
Feb 07, Colombo: While India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was visiting Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora is seeking a dialogue with the Indian government in an effort to strengthen the moderate voices within the Diaspora as well as in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka bags four golds at the 12th South Asian Games
Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 17:58 GMT
Feb 06, New Delhi: Sri Lanka bagged four gold medals on the first day of the competition at the 12th South Asian Games that is simultaneously underway in Guwahati and Shillong.
UN rights chief says will listen to everyone, look for constructive discussion
Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 17:25 GMT
Feb 06, Colombo: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, who arrived in Sri Lanka this morning on a four-day official visit at the invitation of the Sri Lankan government said he will listen to everyone.
Sri Lanka opposition party protests UN Rights Chief's visit
Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 17:01 GMT
Feb 06, Colombo: The National Freedom Front (NFF), Sri Lanka's opposition political party led by MP Wimal Weerawansa, organized a protest in the capital Colombo on Saturday against the visit of the United Nations human rights chief.
Sri Lanka police chief defends dutiful police officers, will not cover up for wrongdoers
Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 16:08 GMT
Feb 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Police Chief N.K. Illangakoon today defended his force saying that a majority of police officers dutifully carry out their responsibilities, even sacrificing their lives and he is bound to protect those police officers.
India fully supports Sri Lankan government policies - Minister Swaraj
Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 15:26 GMT
Feb 06, Colombo: India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj says the government of India is fully satisfied with the program of the new government of Sri Lanka and will extend the fullest cooperation to the President Maithripala Sirisena's program for reconciliation and development.
India, Sri Lanka discuss preparations to begin negotiations on the Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement
Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 14:47 GMT
Feb 06, Colombo: During the 9th Session of the India-Sri Lanka Joint Commission held Friday in Colombo, the two sides discussed the preparations to begin negotiations on the Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement that is expected to be signed by mid-2016.
Largest cruise liner MS Rotterdam to call at Sri Lanka's Hambanthota Port
Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 07:44 GMT
Feb 06, Colombo: Flagship of Holland America Line, MS Rotterdam is scheduled to call port at Hambanthota on Sunday, Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) said.
Indian External Affairs Minister briefs Sri Lankan President on Joint Commission meeting outcomes
Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 07:02 GMT
Feb 06, Colombo: India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today at the President's House in Colombo.
Sri Lanka Navy participates in International Fleet Review 2016
Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 05:14 GMT
Feb 06, Colombo: Commander of Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne is representing Sri Lanka at the International Fleet Review (IFR) 2016 being held in India from 4th to 8th February 2016.
Korean assistance to develop Sri Lanka's fishing industry
Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 04:42 GMT
Feb 06, Colombo: The Government of South Korea is willing to extend fully-pledged support to promote the Fisheries Industry in Sri Lanka, the State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Wedaarachchi said.
UN Human Rights chief arrives in Sri Lanka
Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 03:59 GMT
Feb 06, Colombo: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein arrived in Sri Lanka this morning on a four-day official visit at the invitation of the Sri Lankan government.
Sri Lankan government plans to award dual citizenship to 10,000 expatriates
Fri, Feb 5, 2016, 19:46 GMT
Feb 06, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government plans to grant dual citizenship to nearly 10,000 expatriates, Minister of Internal Affairs S.B. Nawinna said.
Court orders medical report on Cecile Kotelawala
Fri, Feb 5, 2016, 19:33 GMT
Feb 05, Colombo: The Colombo Chief Magistrate has called for a medical report on Cecile Kotelawala, who was arrested yesterday when she returned to the country after absconding for eight years, as to why she was admitted to a private hospital after her arrest.
United States committed to help Sri Lanka to achieve its worthy goals
Fri, Feb 5, 2016, 18:05 GMT
Feb 05, Washington,DC: The United States has reaffirmed its commitment to help Sri Lanka to achieve worthy goals set out by the President, Prime Minister, and Opposition Leader to end the "ill-will, hatred, and strife", a top ranking U.S. official said.
India to renovate schools in Northern Sri Lanka, build a hospital in the East
Fri, Feb 5, 2016, 17:23 GMT
Feb 05, Colombo: India today signed agreements to build a hospital in Eastern Sri Lanka and renovate schools in the Northern Province, India's Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Vikas Swarup said in a series of Twitter messages
Sri Lanka to implement a five-year plan to monitor and combat human trafficking
Fri, Feb 5, 2016, 16:54 GMT
Feb 05, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has received approval from the Cabinet of Ministers to implement a five-year plan to monitor and combat human trafficking.
Committee report on Kidney racket submitted to Minister
Fri, Feb 5, 2016, 16:37 GMT
Feb 05, Colombo: The five member committee appointed on the orders of Minister of Health, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne to probe the alleged kidney racket involving Sri Lankan doctors, has handed over their report to the Minister Friday.
Sri Lankan President promises measures to encourage innovations
Fri, Feb 5, 2016, 15:51 GMT
Feb 05, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today said that he would implement a special program to broaden the opportunities in the market for the innovations by strengthening the inventors.
IMF advises Sri Lankan government to take urgent measures to narrow fiscal deficit
Fri, Feb 5, 2016, 15:06 GMT
Feb 05, Colombo: An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff mission, concluding a five-day visit to Sri Lanka today, has advised the Sri Lankan government to urgently make a stronger effort to narrow the fiscal deficit and put the public finances on a sustainable path although recent economic performance has been positive in a number of respects.
Visiting Indian Foreign Minister, Sri Lankan PM discuss investments, political developments
Fri, Feb 5, 2016, 14:35 GMT
Feb 05, Colombo: Visiting External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Temple Trees on Friday, the first day of her two-day visit to the island.
Eighth International Footwear and Leather show opens today in Colombo
Fri, Feb 5, 2016, 07:29 GMT
Feb 05, Colombo: The Footwear and Leather Fair 2016, the eighth in its successful series, opened this morning at the BMICH in Colombo. It will end on Sunday 7th.
Committee seeking public opinion on constitutional reforms to hold sessions in Kalutara and Vavuniya districts today
Fri, Feb 5, 2016, 06:58 GMT
Feb 05, Colombo: The Committee on Public Representations on the Constitution (CPRC) appointed by Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe to seek public opinion on the proposed constitutional reforms will seek input from people in Kalutara and Vavuniya districts today and tomorrow respectively.
Sri Lanka Central Bank liberalizes foreign currency accounts
Fri, Feb 5, 2016, 06:09 GMT
Feb 05, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka Friday announced that it has eased the restrictions on remitting and transacting foreign currencies with immediate effect.
Sri Lankan Tamil fishermen accused of attacking Indian fishermen
Fri, Feb 5, 2016, 05:54 GMT
Feb 05, Pudukkottai: Indian Fishermen from Tamil Nadu have alleged that their Sri Lankan counterparts have attacked their boat when they were fishing near the Delft island off Jaffna peninsula.
Indian External Affairs Minister leaves for Sri Lanka on a two-day visit
Fri, Feb 5, 2016, 04:37 GMT
Feb 05, Colombo: India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has left for Colombo today commencing her two-day visit to Sri Lanka, local news agency Asian News International (ANI) reported.
Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives hold tri-lateral counter terrorism training exercises
Thu, Feb 4, 2016, 19:09 GMT
Feb 04, Islamabad: Sri Lankan troops have joined Maldives and Pakistan troops in a tri-lateral military training exercise on counter terrorism in the country's northwest, a defense statement said in Islamabad.
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