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Appointment of CBSL Governor should not be politicized says good governance activist
1 Jul 2016 02:13:59 GMT
The Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka functions as its chief executive officer. This is one ..
SF receives UNP membership
1 Jul 2016 02:13:59 GMT
Regional Development Minister and Field Marshal, Sarath Fonseka today obtained membership of the Uni..
PM hindering new CB Governor slot : Wimal
1 Jul 2016 02:13:59 GMT
The National Freedom Front (NFF) yesterday claimed that President Maithripala Sirisena had to retrac..
Navy intercepts suspicious Pakistan ship
1 Jul 2016 02:13:59 GMT
Sri Lanka Navy and Coast Guard intercepted a ship along with 27 crew members onboard yesterday on th..
SL s key commitments remain unfulfilled: HRW
1 Jul 2016 02:13:59 GMT
The Human Rights Watch (HRW) today said the Sri Lankan government has taken important steps to addre..
ACPBA bus strike from Sunday
1 Jul 2016 02:13:59 GMT
An islandwide bus strike would be launched from Sunday, July 3 midnight, All Ceylon Private Bus Owne..
Fourteen SSPs to be appointed acting DIGs
1 Jul 2016 02:13:59 GMT
An islandwide bus strike would be launched from Sunday, July 3 midnight, All Ceylon Private Bus Owne..
Thewarapperuma s suicide drama
1 Jul 2016 02:13:59 GMT
Deputy Minister Palitha Threwarappperuma is reported to have attempted to hang himself from the ceil..
Janasetha Peramuna goes to FCID against CB Governor
1 Jul 2016 02:13:59 GMT
Leader of the Janasetha Peramuna, Battaramulle Seelarathana Thero lodged a complaint at the Police F..
Cabinet approves Light Train Transit
1 Jul 2016 02:13:59 GMT
Cabinet approval had been given for the feasibility report preparation on the light rail transit sys..
Sri Lankan parliamentarian Udaya Gammanpila released on bail
Fri, Jul 1, 2016, 06:50 GMT
July 01, Colombo: The Colombo Fort Magistrate Court has granted bail to the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) General Secretary and United People's Freedom Alliance parliamentarian Udaya Gammanpila.
Tamil Nadu coastal police bust Sri Lankan refugee trafficking racket
Fri, Jul 1, 2016, 06:39 GMT
July 01, Tuticorin: The Tamil Nadu Coastal Security Group has busted a racket in ferrying Sri Lankan Tamil refugees to New Zealand on the promise of jobs, following the arrest of two persons from refugee camps in Vellore and Kanniyakumari districts on Tuesday.
Japan provides Rs. 2.4 billion grant aid for implementation of the Maritime Safety Capability Improvement Project
Fri, Jul 1, 2016, 06:17 GMT
July 01, Colombo: The Government of Japan has granted Yen 1.83 billion (approximately Rs. 2.4 billion) to the Government of Sri Lanka for the implementation of the Maritime Safety Capability Improvement project.
FCID instructed to make arrests over investigations into companies owned by MP Namal Rajapaksa
Fri, Jul 1, 2016, 05:39 GMT
July 01, Colombo: The Financial Crime Investigations Division (FCID) of Sri Lanka police told Court Thursday that the Attorney General had instructed them to make arrests in the investigations into the money laundering charges against two companies reportedly owned by Hambantota District MP Namal Rajapaksa.
Sri Lanka's Colombo inflation rises to 6.0 percent in June 2016
Fri, Jul 1, 2016, 03:03 GMT
July 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka's inflation, as measured by the change in the Colombo Consumers' Price Index (CCPI) , increased to 6.0 percent in June 2016 from 4.8 percent in May, the Department of Census and Statistics reported on Thursday.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister to attend the third South Asian Diaspora Convention in Singapore on July 18-19
Fri, Jul 1, 2016, 02:54 GMT
July 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will participate in the third South Asian Diaspora Convention (SADC) in Singapore later this month.
External debt of Sri Lankan government stood at US$ 23.1 billion by the end of April 2016
Thu, Jun 30, 2016, 18:17 GMT
June 30, Colombo: By the end of April 2016, the total outstanding external debt of the Sri Lankan government stood at US$ 23.1 billion, the Mid-Year Fiscal Position Report 2016 released Thursday by the Ministry of Finance said.
Sri Lanka exports 78 tonnes of fish in a week after EU ban lifted
Thu, Jun 30, 2016, 17:56 GMT
June 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka has exported 78 tonnes of fish to the European Union during the past 7 days following the annulment of the ban on fisheries exports to the European Union (EU), the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development said in a statement.
Sri Lankan Deputy Minister in serious condition after suicide attempt
Thu, Jun 30, 2016, 17:36 GMT
June 30, Colombo: A Deputy Minister in Sri Lanka has been hospitalized in serious condition suffering a heart attack after a suicide attempt.
Term of 23 LG bodies end today, will not be extended - Minister
Thu, Jun 30, 2016, 17:26 GMT
June 30, Colombo: The tenure of 23 local government bodies will officially end from midnight Thursday (June 30) and will not be further extended although there is legal provision to extend the term for another four months, Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Faizer Mustapha said.
Norway calls on Sri Lanka to include international jurists in judicial mechanism
Thu, Jun 30, 2016, 17:03 GMT
June 30, Geneva: While acknowledging Sri Lanka's progress that has taken place in implementing the resolution since its adoption in October last year, Norway called on the government of Sri Lanka to adhere to the resolution and include international judges and lawyers in the recommended judicial mechanism to investigate the allegations of war crimes.
Sri Lanka demonstrated increased efforts to prevent human trafficking in 2015, but failed to meet minimum requirements - report
Thu, Jun 30, 2016, 16:18 GMT
June 30, Washington, DC: Although the Government of Sri Lanka demonstrated increased efforts to prevent human trafficking in 2015, the Government does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, a United States report on human trafficking said.
Former Sri Lanka Army chief Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka joins ruling UNP
Thu, Jun 30, 2016, 15:41 GMT
June 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's former Army Commander and leader of the Democratic Party Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka joined the ruling United National Party (UNP) on Thursday.
Can't remove Central Bank Governor without proving allegations against him - Prime Minister
Thu, Jun 30, 2016, 15:05 GMT
June 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the Governor of the Central Bank Arjuna Mahendran cannot be removed when the allegations against his are not proven yet.
Sri Lanka President joins Human Rights Commission's Anti-Torture Campaign
Thu, Jun 30, 2016, 14:35 GMT
June 30, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Thursday joined the public march organized by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) launching its Anti-Torture Campaign to eradicate torture, especially under police custody.
Turner Group Singapore to launch the first ever 7-star luxury apartment complex in Sri Lanka
Thu, Jun 30, 2016, 13:59 GMT
June 30, Colombo: Blue Mountain Apartments together with the global real estate titan Palmer and Turner Group prepare to embark a landmark real estate development project, set to make a lasting mark on Colombo's skyline.
Sri Lanka Navy seizes suspicious cargo ship
Thu, Jun 30, 2016, 13:22 GMT
June 30, Colombo: At the request of the Sri Lanka Customs, Sri Lanka Navy in coordination with Sri Lanka Coast Guard have intercepted and boarded a bulk carrier in the seas 7.5 nautical miles off Galle in the early hours of 29th June.
World Bank grants Sri Lanka US$ 125 million credit to modernize agriculture sector
Thu, Jun 30, 2016, 06:46 GMT
June 30, Washington, DC: The World Bank has approved a US$125 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) to assist Sri Lanka in modernizing its agriculture sector to become more efficient and attractive as a modern business, more responsive to consumer demand, and more environmentally sustainable and resilient to climate change.
LAUGFS Rubber showcases customized tire solutions at CeMAT, Germany
Thu, Jun 30, 2016, 06:33 GMT
June 30, Colombo: LAUGFS Corporation (Rubber) Ltd presented its comprehensive portfolio of high quality industrial solid tires at this year's CeMAT Exhibition held recently in Hannover, Germany.
Sri Lanka's Human Rights Commission kicks off Anti-Torture Campaign with a public march today
Thu, Jun 30, 2016, 06:13 GMT
June 30, Colombo: The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) launched an Anti-Torture Campaign with a public march today to eradicate torture, especially in police custody.
Indian Minister assures a solution to Tamil Nadu fishermen's issue with Sri Lankan Navy
Thu, Jun 30, 2016, 04:50 GMT
June 30, Chennai: India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday has assured the delegation of fishermen associations from Tamil Nadu that the Indian government would try to find a solution to their problems, including harassment at the hands of Sri Lankan Navy.
Sri Lanka to set up a degree granting nursing faculty
Thu, Jun 30, 2016, 03:40 GMT
June 30, Colombo: A new degree granting nursing faculty will be established in Sri Lanka fulfilling a pledge given by Minister of Health Dr. Rajitha Senaratne during the last general election.
Sri Lankan President condemns terrorist attack in Turkey
Thu, Jun 30, 2016, 02:30 GMT
June 30, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, strongly condemning Tuesday's terrorist attack in Turkey, has expressed his condolences to the people of Turkey.
The UK wants to see Sri Lanka fully implementing Resolution 30/1, stands ready to help
Wed, Jun 29, 2016, 17:56 GMT
June 29, Geneva: The United Kingdom said Wednesday it remains committed to the full implementation of resolution 30/1 and stand ready to help the Sri Lankan Government to this end.
Sri Lanka to establish a Consulate General Office in Nicosia, Cyprus
Wed, Jun 29, 2016, 17:23 GMT
June 29, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has received the Cabinet's approval to establish a Consulate General Office in Nicosia, Cyprus as the Mediterranean island hosts thousands of migrant workers from Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka government to obtain JICA assistance to set up light rail transit system in capital city
Wed, Jun 29, 2016, 17:08 GMT
June 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has given the government approval to obtain the assistance of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to construct a light rail transit system in the capital city of Colombo.
Sri Lanka has taken 'giant leaps' not 'baby steps' so far to achieve reconciliation, Minister tells UNHRC
Wed, Jun 29, 2016, 16:15 GMT
June 29, Geneva: Sri Lanka since January 2015 has taken 'giant leaps' to achieve reconciliation although they may seem like 'baby steps' for some, Sri Lanka's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera told the United Nations Human Rights council (UNHRC) Wednesday.
UN Human Rights chief presents report on Sri Lanka to UNHRC
Wed, Jun 29, 2016, 15:24 GMT
June 29, Geneva: The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein Wednesday presented an oral update on Sri Lanka to the ongoing 32nd session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva.
Sri Lanka parliamentary commission hands over report on Central Bank Treasury bond deals to Speaker
Wed, Jun 29, 2016, 15:03 GMT
June 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) has handed over the report on the Central Bank Treasury bond deals during the period from February 2015 to May 2016 to the Speaker, Chairman of the Commission MP Sunil Handunneththi said today.
President to discuss amendments to the VAT to provide relief to people
Wed, Jun 29, 2016, 14:31 GMT
June 29, Badulla: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Wednesday said steps will be taken in the future to make amendments to the existing tax systems to provide relief to the public considering the difficulties faced by the people due to the enforcement of new tax systems.
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