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Many politicians, officials havn`t identified their duties: President
29 Sep 2016 03:32:40 GMT
Many politicians and public official in our country have not identified their duties and responsibil..
Bail condition relaxed on Vass Gunawardena
29 Sep 2016 03:32:40 GMT
The High Court relaxed former Monitoring Minister Sajin de Vass Gunawardena s bail conditions on con..
Chanuka Ratwatte, four others re-remanded
29 Sep 2016 03:32:40 GMT
Anuruddha Ratwatte`s son Chanuka and four others, who were arrested by the FCID on charges of misusi..
Four months concessionary period to register motorcycles
29 Sep 2016 03:32:40 GMT
Cabinet approval was received to grant a concessionary period of four months from October 2016 to Ja..
Sri Lanka targeting five per cent growth and single digit inflation
29 Sep 2016 03:32:40 GMT
Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy said the government intends to keep the economic gro..
President calls for transparency in NGOs
29 Sep 2016 03:32:40 GMT
Beggars at-home
29 Sep 2016 03:32:40 GMT
President Maithripala Sirisena has become a spoilsport of sorts for some politicians. Troubled by co..
He laughed all the way back home from the Customs
29 Sep 2016 03:32:40 GMT
FM says VAT only on taxable goods revenue
29 Sep 2016 03:32:40 GMT
The Finance Ministry says despite the value-added tax (VAT) increase proposed through the VAT Amendm..
JO vows to take VAT to SC again
29 Sep 2016 03:32:40 GMT
The Joint Opposition today said that it would go to Supreme Court for the second time against the Go..
SLFP condemns NP Chief Minister's campaign, says need to rethink powers to provinces in new constitution
Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 16:02 GMT
Sept 29, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today strongly condemning the 'Eluga Thamil' campaign launched by the Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran said his action warrants reconsideration of powers that should be devolved to the provinces in the new constitution.
Sri Lanka's Central Bank ensures foreign investors get full control of troubled CIFL
Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 15:35 GMT
Sept 29, Colombo: The Monetary Board of Sri Lanka's Central Bank has assured that investors would get 100 percent control of the troubled Central Investment and Finance Company (CIFL) in the event of the proposed investment is materialized satisfactorily, the company said in a stock market disclosure today.
Health Ministry agrees to demands of Heart and Lung Observers Association
Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 15:14 GMT
Sept 29, Colombo: The Health Ministry has agreed to grant the demands of Heart and Lung Observers Association whose employees have been engaged in a strike at several major hospitals in the country.
Two Bangladesh naval ships arrive at Sri Lanka port on goodwill visit
Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 14:40 GMT
Sept 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, welcomed two Bangladesh naval ships arrived at the Port of Colombo today.
Suspect in the murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge further remanded
Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 14:30 GMT
Sept 29, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today further remanded the military intelligence officer suspected of the murder of Sunday Leader Chief Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge until 13th of October.
PM hopes to reach agreements with New Zealand benefitting Sri Lanka during visit
Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 13:59 GMT
Sept 29, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his team will leave for New Zealand later today on an official state visit at the invitation of Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe will visit New Zealand from 1-3 October.
Notices issued for over 950 premises for mosquito breeding on first day of Dengue Control Week
Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 07:12 GMT
Sept 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health announced that during the first day of the National Mosquito Control Week that began Monday, 22,928 premises throughout the country were examined for mosquito breeding grounds and notices were issued for 956 places and cases were filed against 56 premises.
Sri Lanka Bar Association to take legal action against media organizations for slandering judges
Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 06:57 GMT
Sept 29, Colombo: The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has vowed to take legal actions against irresponsible media organizations that insult individual judges and criticize court verdicts.
Youth Business Sri Lanka partners with GS1 Lanka, to help young entrepreneurs
Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 06:25 GMT
Sept 29, Colombo: Youth Business Sri Lanka entered into a partnership with the GS1 Lanka to provide its young entrepreneurs with a range of services such as obtaining barcodes and providing them with access to the practices adopted in the global supply chain systems.
Sri Lanka's new High Commissioner to India pledges to enhance the relationship between two countries
Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 06:11 GMT
Sept 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's new High Commissioner to India Chitranganee Wagiswara presented credentials to the President of India Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapathi Bhawan in New Delhi on Monday 26 September 2016.
Sri Lanka's Expo Freight establishes country's first LEED Gold warehouse facility
Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 04:11 GMT
Sept 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's leading freight forwarder Expo Freight (EFL) recently received top honors for its sustainable warehousing design with accreditation as Sri Lanka's first LEED Gold warehousing facility.
Leading economies offer Sri Lanka continued assistance to reduce its debt burden
Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 04:00 GMT
Sept 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka received continued support from some rich economies in the world to reduce its Rs. 9 trillion ( US$ 60 billion) debt burden, when their diplomats met with Sri Lanka's Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake recently.
Sri Lanka to create a joint mechanism to reduce child molestation and violence against women
Wed, Sep 28, 2016, 18:20 GMT
Sept 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Law and Order Ministry jointly with the Sri Lanka Police is planning to launch a program to create a joint mechanism to curb child abuse and violence against women.
Sri Lanka's computer literacy rate is gradually increasing in all sectors- Census department report
Wed, Sep 28, 2016, 17:45 GMT
Sept 28, Colombo: According to a National Survey conducted by the Department of Census and Statistics, Computer Literacy of Sri Lanka has increased from 16.1 percent in 2006/07 to 27.1 percent in 2015.
FAO launches awareness program for Sri Lankan fishermen on preventing illegal fishing
Wed, Sep 28, 2016, 16:31 GMT
Sept 28, Colombo: The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will initiate an awareness program for the Sri Lankan fisherman on preventing illegal fishing, the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development said.
All Party Conference will be convened to approve the delimitation report - Minister
Wed, Sep 28, 2016, 16:07 GMT
Sept 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Provincial Council and Local Government Faizer Mustapha has said that an All Party Conference will be convened to approve the report on the demarcation of local government boundaries once it is submitted.
Sri Lanka parliamentarian Jayantha Samaraweera arrested and remanded until 5th October
Wed, Sep 28, 2016, 15:34 GMT
Sept 28, Colombo: The Financial Crime Investigations Division (FCID) of Sri Lanka Police today arrested a parliamentarian over misusing state properties during the previous government.
Sri Lanka's India funded free emergency ambulance service launched in Colombo district
Wed, Sep 28, 2016, 15:15 GMT
Sept 28, Colombo: The emergency ambulance service set up with the assistance from the Government of India was launched in the Colombo district today.
Sri Lankan President stresses citizens' right to information in preventing fraud and corruption
Wed, Sep 28, 2016, 14:41 GMT
Sept 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena today stressed that ensuring freedom and democracy is essential to form a good government and the citizens' right to information prevents financial mismanagement and corruption.
Court extends remand of Chanuka Ratwatte and four others
Wed, Sep 28, 2016, 13:50 GMT
Sept 28, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court Wednesday extended the remand of Chanuka Ratwatte, brother United People's Freedom Alliance Parliamentarian Lohan Ratwatte, and four others until September 30.
Former Sri Lankan President's son Yoshitha Rajapaksa granted permission to travel abroad
Wed, Sep 28, 2016, 13:44 GMT
Sept 28, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court Wednesday granted Yoshitha Rajapaksa, the second son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa permission to travel abroad.
Fitch places Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka on rating watch negative
Wed, Sep 28, 2016, 13:19 GMT
Sept 28, Colombo: Fitch Ratings has placed Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka PLC's (DIST) National Long-Term Rating of 'AAA(lka)' on Rating Watch Negative (RWN). The rating action follows a restructuring in the group.
Sri Lanka Navy assists repatriation of four Tamil Nadu fishermen
Wed, Sep 28, 2016, 07:01 GMT
Sept 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy assisted in the repatriation of four Indian fishermen, who were released from Sri Lankan custody yesterday.
CPJ welcomes new probe into murder of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge
Wed, Sep 28, 2016, 06:48 GMT
Sept 28, New York: The New York-based international press freedom organization, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Tuesday welcomed the new probe into the murder of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge and urged the government to follow through with a transparent and thorough investigation.
Sri Lanka Prime Minister to visit New Zealand, India
Wed, Sep 28, 2016, 06:25 GMT
Sept 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will visit New Zealand and India next week, the Prime Minister's Office has said.
Sri Lanka slides down the ranks of Global Competitiveness this year
Wed, Sep 28, 2016, 05:19 GMT
Sept 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka has slipped three notches down the index of global competitiveness this year to rank 71st among 138 countries, according to the Global Competitiveness Report 2016/2017 released by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF) on Tuesday.
Cinnamon Life announces launch of second residential tower 'The Suites at Cinnamon Life'
Wed, Sep 28, 2016, 03:16 GMT
Sept 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's most iconic mixed development project, Cinnamon Life, announced the launch of 'The Suites at Cinnamon Life', the second residential tower to be constructed as part of a 4.5 million square foot integrated resort by Waterfront Properties (Private) Limited, a member of the John Keells Group.
Sri Lanka maintains policy rates, adequate measures are in place to contain monetary expansion
Wed, Sep 28, 2016, 02:37 GMT
Sept 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Bank releasing the monetary policy review for September 2016 on Wednesday said it has decided to maintain current policy interest rates as adequate measures are currently in place to contain monetary expansion at levels supportive of maintaining the macroeconomic balance while facilitating economic activity.
U.S. supports cultural preservation of Sri Lanka's Galle Fort
Tue, Sep 27, 2016, 17:31 GMT
Sept 27, Galle: The United States has supported the long-term preservation of Sri Lanka's World Heritage Site of Galle Dutch Fort through a project funded by the U.S. Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation.
Indian Minister's visit emphasizes the importance of Sri Lanka as trading and investment partner for India
Tue, Sep 27, 2016, 16:13 GMT
Sept 27, Colombo: India's Commerce and Industry Minister, Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman visited Sri Lanka on September 26-27, 2016 with the objective of enhancing and deepening bilateral trade and investment relations.
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