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Group of conmen using President's name to make money
Thu, Dec 12, 2019, 06:52 GMT
Dec 12, Colombo: President' Media Division today said they have received information about a group of people defrauding the public promising employment in State institutions.
UNP urges Media Minister to take disciplinary action against attackers of Lake House journalist
Thu, Dec 12, 2019, 05:55 GMT
Dec 12, Colombo: The United National Party (UNP) today urged the Media Minister to take disciplinary action against the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) supporters who had assaulted a Lake House journalist.
The Constitutional Council meets today without an Opposition Leader
Thu, Dec 12, 2019, 05:12 GMT
Dec 12, Colombo: The Constitutional Council chaired by the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is scheduled to convene this morning. Today is the first time the Constitutional Council is meeting after the new government is elected.
LAUGFS Gas clinches GOLD at CA Sri Lanka's 55th Annual Report Awards
Thu, Dec 12, 2019, 04:48 GMT
Dec 12, Colombo: LAUGFS Gas PLC emerged victorious at the recently held 55th Annual Report Awards held by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka), securing the coveted Gold Award in the Power and Energy sector.
India Anew: Bombay Borough brings fresh new desi flavors to Colombo at One Galle Face
Thu, Dec 12, 2019, 03:57 GMT
Dec 12, Colombo: Rediscover India anew at Sri Lanka's very first Bombay Borough located at One Galle Face.
Sri Lanka sets new records with gold at SAG 2019
Wed, Dec 11, 2019, 18:29 GMT
Dec 11, Colombo: The 10 Days long 13th South Asian Games in Kathmandu, Nepal, ended on Tuesday (December 10) with Sri Lanka setting new records.
SLFP should be committed to give new government two-thirds majority - Sirisena
Wed, Dec 11, 2019, 17:50 GMT
Dec 11, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) should be committed to support the new government under President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to obtain a two-thirds majority at the next general election, SLFP Chairman and former President Maithripala Sirisena said today.
Swiss Embassy employee to appear before court tomorrow
Wed, Dec 11, 2019, 17:04 GMT
Dec 11, Colombo: The Swiss Embassy employee Garnier Banister Francis also known as Sriyalatha Perera, who was allegedly abducted and questioned by an unidentified group, is to be produced before the Fort Magistrate's Court Thursday.
Sri Lanka Pavilion at World Trade Expo in Mumbai showcases the popular Sri Lankan brands
Wed, Dec 11, 2019, 16:02 GMT
Dec 11, Colombo: The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Mumbai participated at "World Trade Expo 2019" together with popular Sri Lankan brands in India to widen its market access further.
UNP to contest general elections as a broad alliance
Wed, Dec 11, 2019, 15:51 GMT
Dec 11, Colombo: United National Party (UNP) Leader of the Galle district parliamentarian Vajira Abeywardena says the UNP will contest as a common alliance for the upcoming general elections and will take a decision in consultation with other parties regarding an election symbol and other issues.
Two remanded for assaulting a group of journalists
Wed, Dec 11, 2019, 15:02 GMT
Dec 11, Colombo: Mahara Acting Magistrate Wasantha Ramanayake today (11) remanded two suspects arrested for assaulting a group of journalists who were covering an incident in Kadawatha.
President issues gazette notification assigning subjects and Functions of cabinet ministries
Wed, Dec 11, 2019, 14:23 GMT
Dec 11, Colombo: President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has issued the gazette notification on subjects and functions of the cabinet ministries Tuesday.
Japanese Naval Ship 'DD-102 Harusame' arrives at Sri Lanka's Trincomalee Port
Wed, Dec 11, 2019, 14:02 GMT
Dec 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, welcomed the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) ship 'DD-102 Harusame' arrived at the Port of Trincomalee on Tuesday (10 December) on three-day goodwill visit.
Annual Sri Pada pilgrim season in Sri Lanka begins from today
Wed, Dec 11, 2019, 07:05 GMT
Dec 11, Colombo: The annual Sri Pada pilgrim season, which begins from the Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day, began at an auspicious time this morning for the 2019 - 2020 season.
Five suspects arrested for attack on Aluthgama journalist remanded until Dec 20
Wed, Dec 11, 2019, 06:57 GMT
Dec 11, Colombo: The five suspects arrested in connection with the attack on Aluthgama journalist Thusitha Kumara de Silva and his wife Anusha Kumari have been remanded until December 20 when they were produced in the Kalutara Magistrate's Court yesterday.
Lake House journalist attacked and threatened
Wed, Dec 11, 2019, 06:38 GMT
Dec 11, Colombo: Journalist Maduka Thaksala Fernando, Head of the New Media and Digital department of the Lake House has been assaulted by a group that claims to belong to a trade union.
Japanese Foreign Minister to visit Sri Lanka for a two-day visit
Wed, Dec 11, 2019, 04:45 GMT
Dec 11, Colombo: Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi is due to visit Sri Lanka in the hope of further strengthening his country's friendship with Sri Lanka extending congratulations to the new government.
Sri Lanka's 'MinorMatters' project receives UNAOC-BMW Group Intercultural Innovation Award
Wed, Dec 11, 2019, 04:10 GMT
Dec 11, Colombo: The "MinorMatters: Rewind; Rebuild" project of the organization Alliance Development Trust in Sri Lanka was selected as one of ten global grassroots initiatives to receive the prestigious Intercultural Innovation Award from the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group
UNP General Secretary says Ranil Wickramasinghe will remain as the leader of the party
Tue, Dec 10, 2019, 17:52 GMT
Dec 10, Colombo: The General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP), parliamentarian Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will continue to serve as the leader of the UNP.
Colombo Dockyard opens new branch at Hambantota Port for shipbuilding and ship repairing
Tue, Dec 10, 2019, 17:26 GMT
Dec 10, Colombo: Colombo Dockyard, the largest and oldest ship building company in Sri Lanka, attached to the Colombo International Port, has opened a new branch at Hambantota International Harbor today (10).
WHO congratulates Sri Lanka for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV, Syphilis
Tue, Dec 10, 2019, 16:47 GMT
Dec 10, New Delhi: World Health Organization (WHO) has congratulated Sri Lanka for achieving elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis.
Sri Lanka in the high human development category, says UNDP's latest Human Development Report
Tue, Dec 10, 2019, 16:30 GMT
Dec 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Human Development Index value for 2018 is 0.780 which puts the country in the high human development category positioning it at 71 out of 189 countries and territories, according to the 2019 Human Development Report released by the United Nations Development Programme.
UN continues to support Government of Sri Lanka in taking 2030 SDG agenda forward
Tue, Dec 10, 2019, 15:31 GMT
Dec 10, Colombo: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka today launched the latest Human Development Report 2019 following the launch of the global report in Bogota, Colombia on 9 December.
New projects to be launched to address power crisis in energy sector
Tue, Dec 10, 2019, 14:58 GMT
Dec 10, Colombo: The Ministry of Power and Energy has decided to inform President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa of the current problems in the national electricity sector.
Mark Mobius bullish on Tourism, Real Estate and Tech in Sri Lanka
Tue, Dec 10, 2019, 14:17 GMT
Dec 10, Colombo: Cinnamon Life -Sri Lanka's most-anticipated mixed development- hosted an exclusive breakfast forum on 10 December 2019 at the Cinnamon Grand in Colombo, where prominent business leaders were made privy to insights from illustrious emerging markets investor, Dr. Mark Mobius.
U.S. Embassy's Youth Forum Program in Sri Lanka builds leadership skills across country
Tue, Dec 10, 2019, 13:55 GMT
Dec 10, Colombo: More than forty young Sri Lankan leaders traveled to Colombo from across the country to take part in U.S. Embassy-sponsored workshops on leadership and public service during the week of November 25, the Embassy reported.
Rice millers to provide rice at concessionary prices during the festive season
Tue, Dec 10, 2019, 13:35 GMT
Dec 10, Colombo: Large scale rice mill owners have agreed to provide rice at concessionary prices to consumers during the upcoming festive season, the Finance Ministry said.
Swiss Embassy officer before CID for a third time
Tue, Dec 10, 2019, 05:53 GMT
Dec 10, Colombo: The local female Swiss Embassy employee, who was allegedly abducted and questioned by an unidentified group appeared before the Criminal Investigations Department today for a third time to record a statement.
Mrs World Caroline Jurie returns to the island
Tue, Dec 10, 2019, 05:36 GMT
Dec 10, Colombo: Caroline Jurie, who has been crowned Mrs World 2020, returned to the island early this morning.
ComBank launches Pre-paid Spend Card and Pre-paid Web Card with online top-up facility
Tue, Dec 10, 2019, 05:11 GMT
Dec 10, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has launched pre-paid cards that can be topped up with funds online and can be used for different or specific purposes while allowing their users to better manage spending and enjoy minimal exposure to risk.
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