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Sri Lanka President asks all parties to protect children unconditionally
Mon, Jun 18, 2018, 19:24 GMT
June 18, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena said the all parties should render unconditional support to the government to protect the children from various menaces in society.
Striking postal employees warned to return to work by tomorrow
Mon, Jun 18, 2018, 18:31 GMT
June 18, Colombo: Postmaster General Rohana Abeyratne says that striking postal employees who do not report to work tomorrow (June 19) will be considered as vacated the service.
UK, Sri Lanka celebrate the 70 year friendship
Mon, Jun 18, 2018, 18:17 GMT
June 18, Colombo: British High Commissioner James Dauris hosted the Queen's Birthday Party on June 13th, celebrating the friendship between the United Kingdom and Sri Lanka.
UK to explore opportunities to invest in building rural hospitals and bridges
Mon, Jun 18, 2018, 17:30 GMT
June 18, Colombo: Britain's State Minister for Trade Policy Greg Hands during a discussion with the Sri Lankan Prime Minister has said that the UK expects to explore trade and investment opportunities in construction of rural bridges and hospitals in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Supreme Court orders to file charges of contempt of court against Deputy Minister
Mon, Jun 18, 2018, 16:45 GMT
June 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has ordered the Attorney General to file a charge sheet on the 30th of this month against Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake, who has been accused of insulting the judiciary.
Sri Lanka's economic growth positive at 3.2% in Q1 2018
Mon, Jun 18, 2018, 16:01 GMT
June 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's economy grew at a positive rate of 3.2 percent during the first quarter of this year, the Census and Statistics Department said on Monday releasing the GDP Summary Indicators for the 1st Quarter 2018.
SriLankan Airlines says no need to arrive earlier for departures due to BIA renovations
Mon, Jun 18, 2018, 15:42 GMT
June 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national carrier SriLankan Airlines today said that the passengers can arrive as usual, three hours prior to the departure and no need to come earlier than the usual times at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).
Ship in Kankasanthurai harbor catches fire
Mon, Jun 18, 2018, 15:33 GMT
June 18, Colombo: An old ship in the Myliddy fishing harbor in Kankasanthurai, Jaffna had caught fire early this morning (18), Kankasanthurai Police said.
No decision to increase price of milk powder - CAA
Mon, Jun 18, 2018, 11:18 GMT
June 18, Colombo: The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) states that no decision has been made to raise the price of milk powder at this time.
No plans to remove any subjects from GCE/O Level Syllabus - Education Minister
Mon, Jun 18, 2018, 05:21 GMT
June 18, Colombo: Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that there is no attempt to remove history, language or any other subject from the GCE Ordinary Level syllabuses.
Rs. 3 million contract given to murder Kiri Vehera Chief Incumbent - Police
Mon, Jun 18, 2018, 04:53 GMT
June 18, Colombo: It has been revealed during interrogation of the five suspects arrested for the attempted murder of Kiri Vehera Raja Maha Vihara Chief Incumbent, Ven. Kobawaka Dhamminda Thera a a Rs. 3 million contact has been given to assassinate the Thera.
Gestetner subsidiary Fintek to distribute Sharp products in Sri Lanka
Mon, Jun 18, 2018, 03:44 GMT
June 18, Colombo: Fintek Managed Solutions (Pvt) Ltd, a fully incorporated subsidiary of Gestetner of Ceylon PLC, has been appointed the authorized distributor for Sharp Office Automation products and solutions in Sri Lanka.
'Gamperaliya' program initiated to make a huge revolution in village development - President.
Sun, Jun 17, 2018, 13:18 GMT
June 17, Colombo: The rapid rural infrastructure investment scheme, 'Gamperaliya' program, initiated to make a huge revolution in the development of the village, will commence in the near future, says President Maithripala Sirisena.
ICC charges Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal with ball-tampering
Sun, Jun 17, 2018, 13:08 GMT
June 17, Colombo: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged Dinesh Chandimal, the Sri Lanka cricket captain, with "changing the condition of the ball" during the second Test against West Indies in St Lucia.
Sri Lanka Customs nabs two Chinese nationals attempting to take Kothala Himbutu and sea horses
Sun, Jun 17, 2018, 06:02 GMT
June 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs has arrested two Chinese nationals at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake for attempting to take containers made of Kothala Himbutu and dried sea horses.
Government to find a solution to prevent crop damage by wild animals
Sun, Jun 17, 2018, 05:40 GMT
June 17, Colombo: Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera says the government will definitely provide a solution to prevent the crop damage caused by wild animals.
Three suspects arrested for shooting Kiri Vehera Chief Incumbent
Sun, Jun 17, 2018, 05:03 GMT
June 17, Colombo: The police have arrested the main suspect and two others in connection with the shooting of Chief Incumbent of the Kiri Vehera Raja Maha Vihara, Ven. Kobawaka Dhamminda Thera and another monk.
Sri Lanka Cricket denies any wrongdoing with the ball, continuing the match 'under protest'
Sat, Jun 16, 2018, 21:38 GMT
June 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) in a statement has strongly denied that the players were involved in ball tampering and said they are playing the match 'under protest' to uphold the spirit of the game.
Postal workers urged to stop trade union action and come for discussions
Sat, Jun 16, 2018, 15:27 GMT
June 16, Colombo: Post Master General Rohana Abeyratne has urged all the striking postal employees to end the trade union action and come for discussions to find a solution to their demands.
NOAA Hurricane Hunters in Sri Lanka to study atmospheric disturbances
Sat, Jun 16, 2018, 14:49 GMT
June 16, Colombo: A team of experts from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and University of Notre Dame has arrived in Sri Lanka to conduct a research study in the island's upper atmosphere.
Main goal of government is to provide relief to people, not party politics - Minister Mangala
Sat, Jun 16, 2018, 13:38 GMT
June 16, Colombo: Despite the huge debt burden inherited from the previous administration, this government did not neglect the welfare of the people and the government's main goal is to provide relief to the people and not party politics Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera said.
P Sri Lanka 20 Index
Sat, Jun 16, 2018, 13:00 GMT
year index rebalance.
Sri Lanka to release 10 Indian fishermen's boats
Sat, Jun 16, 2018, 12:21 GMT
June 16, Colombo: Sri Lankan Navy will soon release ten Indian fishermen's boats, which were taken into custody in 2015 and 2016.
Former Japanese PM meets Sri Lankan President
Fri, Jun 15, 2018, 13:47 GMT
June 15, Colombo: Former Prime Minister of Japan Yukio Hatoyama, who is visiting Sri Lanka, met President Maithripala Sirisena at the President's House Thursday (14th).
Sri Lankan arrested in Mumbai trying to traffic three Bhutanese women to Iraq
Fri, Jun 15, 2018, 13:30 GMT
June 15, Colombo: A Sri Lankan travel agent was arrested in Mumbai on Wednesday for allegedly trying to fly to Sri Lanka with three Bhutanese women.
Amnesty says Sri Lanka court verdict on extremist Buddhist monk is a victory for human rights defenders
Fri, Jun 15, 2018, 13:17 GMT
June 15, Colombo: The conviction by a Sri Lankan court of extremist Buddhist monk Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero, who had threatened the well-known campaigner against enforced disappearances, Sandhya Eknaligoda, is a victory for human rights defenders in Sri Lanka, Amnesty International said.
Main suspect in Karandeniya PS Deputy Chairman killing arrested
Fri, Jun 15, 2018, 13:00 GMT
June 15, Colombo: The main suspect of the Karandeniya Pradeshiya Sabha Deputy Chairman's murder has been arrested in Kahawa area in Ambalangoda.
Norwegian research vessel to arrive in Sri Lanka to research marine resources
Fri, Jun 15, 2018, 12:50 GMT
June 15, Colombo: Norwegian Research Vessel Dr Fridtjof Nansen will arrive in Sri Lanka on June 21 to conduct a research study on marine resources.
4th International Day of Yoga to be celebrated in Colombo on 23 June
Fri, Jun 15, 2018, 12:17 GMT
June 15, Colombo: A mega public event will be held to celebrate the 4th International Day of Yoga, on Saturday, 23 June from 6 am to 8 am at the Independence Square park in Colombo.
Sri Lanka sets an ambitious target of US$ 200 mn in boat and shipping exports by 2022
Fri, Jun 15, 2018, 06:04 GMT
June 15, Colombo: While Sri Lanka's footprint in global boats and shipping sector is small, exports in the sector continue to surge in strong numbers,.
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