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Maithri wants drug dealers et al ousted from Parliament
26 May 2015 04:36:44 GMT
President Maithripala Sirisena says he is committed to eliminating drug dealers and other social und..
Excise busted liquor racket by embassy driver
26 May 2015 04:36:44 GMT
A major racket involving the selling of selling foreign liquor at Rosmead Place by the embassy of an..
Basil FR petition: Justice Eva steps down
26 May 2015 04:36:44 GMT
Justice Eva Wanasundara, one of the three-judges of the Supreme Court bench that is to hear the fund..
162 tons of refuse tea seized
26 May 2015 04:36:44 GMT
Nine containers of refuse tea to be exported to the Middle East and Europe as Ceylon Tea had been ..
Mob attacks Palai Police team
26 May 2015 04:36:44 GMT
A Police team from Palai came under attack from residents, when they had attempted to arrest a suspe..
Shangri-La s One Galle Face to be completed by end 2017 It will turn to be a City within the City upon completion
26 May 2015 04:36:44 GMT
In mergence with the Shangri-La Hotel project which is currently under construction, Shangri-La HOTE..
Pumpkins and bumpkins
26 May 2015 04:36:44 GMT
Old habits die hard. Leftist firebrand Vasudeva Nanayakkara has incurred the wrath of many for hurli..
Chinese contractor strongly denies Outer Circular Highway cost is inflated
26 May 2015 04:36:44 GMT
A spokesman for the Metallurgical Corporation of China Ltd. (MCC), which is the main contractor whic..
Commercial Credit Rs.1bn debenture issue snapped up
26 May 2015 04:36:44 GMT
Commercial Credit and Finance PLC s issue of 10 million rated, subordinated, guaranteed, redeemable ..
I won t give up- Hirunika
26 May 2015 04:36:44 GMT
Provincial Councillor Hirunika Premachandra who attended the hearing of the murder of Bharatha Laksh..
Sri Lanka health sector union launches strike over 10 demands
Tue, May 26, 2015, 06:35 GMT
May 26, Colombo: A health sector union in Sri Lanka, the All Ceylon Health Services Union (ACHSU) has launched a two-day token trade union action From this morning over several demands.
Leader of Sri Lanka extremist Buddhist organization arrested
Tue, May 26, 2015, 05:24 GMT
May 26, Colombo: The leader of an extremist Buddhist organization in Sri Lanka has been arrested for failing to appear before the court.
Secretary to former Sri Lankan president to be indicted over misuse of TRC money
Tue, May 26, 2015, 05:10 GMT
May 26, Colombo: Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa along with two others will be indicted in the high court over the misuse of Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) money, according to a media report.
Sri Lanka parliamentary committee to commence probe on Treasury Bond issue today
Tue, May 26, 2015, 04:36 GMT
May 26, Colombo: A parliamentary committee investigating state enterprises will commence its probe today into the allegations against the Governor of the Central Bank Arjuna Mahendran in connection with the controversial Treasury bond issue.
Sri Lanka's Agriculture Insurance Board introduces new mechanism to estimate damages to crops
Tue, May 26, 2015, 04:08 GMT
May 26, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Agriculture Insurance Board plans to introduce a new technical mechanism to estimate damages to cultivations.
Sri Lanka Supreme Court justice recuses from former minister's FR petition hearing
Mon, May 25, 2015, 18:48 GMT
May 25, Colombo: A Sri Lanka Supreme Court Justice Eva Wanasundera has announced that she will recuse herself from the hearing of the Fundamental Rights petition filed by former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa.
Sri Lankan authorities commence appointing members to the Constitutional Council
Mon, May 25, 2015, 18:24 GMT
May 25, Colombo: Authorities in Sri Lanka have appointed four members to the Constitutional Council as outlined in the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, according to a local media report.
Director General of Sri Lanka Customs resigns
Mon, May 25, 2015, 17:47 GMT
May 25, Colombo: Finance Minister of Sri Lanka Ravi Karunanayake today said that Director General of Customs Jagath P. Wijeweera has tendered his resignation to the Finance Ministry Secretary.
Sri Lanka's former minister further remanded
Mon, May 25, 2015, 17:32 GMT
May 25, Colombo: Former Co-operatives and Internal Trade Minister of Sri Lanka Johnston Fernando was remanded further when he was produced before the court today.
Sri Lanka opposition MPs complain to IMF against Central Bank Governor
Mon, May 25, 2015, 16:59 GMT
May 25, Colombo: A group of parliamentarians of Sri Lanka's United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has lodged a complaint with the representative of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Sri Lanka.
Energy conservation program introduced to Sri Lanka Army
Mon, May 25, 2015, 16:12 GMT
May 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Power and Energy Ministry's timely national project to create awareness for economical use of energy for the best interests of the Nation was introduced to State's largest employment provider, Sri Lanka Army on Monday (25).
Protecting forests and environment among top priorities for Sri Lankan government - President
Mon, May 25, 2015, 15:23 GMT
May 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithreepala Sirisena says the conservation of the national forests and protecting the environment are among the government's foremost challenges and therefore among the top priorities of the government.
Sri Lanka police investigate death of a U.S. pilot
Mon, May 25, 2015, 14:43 GMT
May 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's police have launched an investigation into the death of a U.S. Air Force pilot whose body was discovered from a hotel room in the capital Colombo last week, according to a Xinhua news report .
Sri Lankan visa applicant for UK arrested for fraud
Mon, May 25, 2015, 07:59 GMT
May 25, Colombo: A Sri Lankan visa applicant was arrested for using deception to apply for a UK visa, the British High Commission said in a press release Monday.
Palai police team in Jaffna comes under attack from residents after suspect was shot
Mon, May 25, 2015, 07:37 GMT
May 25, Jaffna: A team of police officers of the Palai division had come under attack when they attempted to arrest a suspect Sunday, Police Media Unit said.
Sri Lanka consumer authority to gazette new laws on full face helmets
Mon, May 25, 2015, 06:52 GMT
May 25, Colombo: The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) in Sri Lanka says the new laws on standards for the use, sale and display of full face helmets in the country will be gazetted shortly.
French movie based on Sri Lankan immigrants wins highest award at Cannes
Mon, May 25, 2015, 06:40 GMT
May 25, Cannes: The French movie Dheepan, directed by Jacques Audiard, has won the Palme d'Or prize for the Best Film at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival on Sunday.
Sri Lanka's national carrier likely to undergo reshuffle at senior level
Mon, May 25, 2015, 05:25 GMT
May 25, Colombo: A reshuffle is expected to take place among several senior positions at Sri Lanka's national carrier SriLankan Airlines.
Former Sri Lanka ruling party members to seek nominations for remanded colleagues
Mon, May 25, 2015, 05:07 GMT
May 25, Colombo: A group of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members loyal to the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sought nomination for its currently remanded members at the general election.
Sri Lanka's former President appoints shadow Cabinet - report
Sun, May 24, 2015, 19:13 GMT
May 25, Colombo: Former President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa has reportedly appointed a shadow Cabinet that meets on a weekly basis.
Sri Lankan minister says parliament will be dissolved in a few weeks
Sun, May 24, 2015, 19:09 GMT
May 25, Colombo: The Chief Government Whip and the Minister of Plantation Industries Lakshman Kiriella, says that Parliament will be dissolved in a few weeks.
Candlelight vigil held for Sri Lanka rape victim
Sun, May 24, 2015, 18:51 GMT
May 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka government ministers joined by religious leaders and hundreds of people held a candlelight vigil in Colombo on Sunday in memory of a school girl who was brutally raped and killed in Punguduthivu, Jaffna.
Sri Lankan government panel finds highway project costs highly inflated
Sun, May 24, 2015, 18:06 GMT
May 24, Colombo: An official committee reviewing the former Government's highway projects has found several of them to be highly inflated in price, but recommended to continue the projects on a smaller scale.
Sri Lanka police use water cannons disperse people protesting garbage dump
Sun, May 24, 2015, 16:36 GMT
May 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka police on Sunday (24) used water cannons to disperse a group of people protesting the presence of a massive garbage dump in their neighborhood in a suburb of Sri Lankan capital, Colombo.
Sri Lankan PM expects people to decide on the government's100-day program
Sun, May 24, 2015, 15:45 GMT
May 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremasinghe says that the 100 day program of the Government which has been successfully completed is now placed before the people and they would give an important decision about the programme soon.
President inspects Maduru Oya Reservoir, orders to speed up maintenance work
Sun, May 24, 2015, 15:09 GMT
May 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has made a sudden inspection tour of the Maduru Oya Reservoir Saturday (23) to observe the condition of the reservoir and the dam.
Comprehensive national security plan under preparation in Sri Lanka
Sun, May 24, 2015, 14:22 GMT
May 24, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government plans to devise a comprehensive national security plan covering all aspects of necessary areas of security in the island nation, President Maithripala Sirisena said Sunday.
Gem smuggling Indian national nabbed in Sri Lanka
Sun, May 24, 2015, 06:31 GMT
May 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Colombo have nabbed this morning an Indian national, who had allegedly attempted to smuggle out a stock of gems worth Rs. 9.7 m million.
Sri Lanka to host SAARC Film Festival 2015 in Colombo next week
Sun, May 24, 2015, 06:10 GMT
May 24, Colombo: The 2015 SAARC Film Festival will be held in Colombo, capital city of Sri Lanka over a period of 6 days from the 26th - 31st of May 2015.
PM appeals to Sri Lankan youth to elect public representatives who are capable of solving their problems
Sat, May 23, 2015, 20:07 GMT
May 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe Saturday called on the country's youth to elect public representatives, who are capable of solving their problems, at the forthcoming parliamentary elections.
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