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Union Bank records 37% growth in PAT in 1Q18
Thu, Apr 26, 2018, 07:25 GMT
Apr 26, Colombo: Union Bank recorded an impressive Profit Before Tax and VAT of Rs. . 246 million, reporting a 47 percent growth YoY, thus setting the pace for its next growth phase powered by a new three-year growth strategy which includes its subsidiaries.
Bond scam suspects Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena further remanded until May 10
Thu, Apr 26, 2018, 07:18 GMT
Apr 26, Colombo: The Colombo Fort Magistrate Court today refused bail for Perpetual Treasuries Limited director Arjun Aloysius and CEO Kasun Palisena, who are in remand custody over the bond scam charges.
Sri Lanka President instructs power regulator to implement long-term power generation plan
Thu, Apr 26, 2018, 06:31 GMT
Apr 26, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka, the electricity sector regulator, to take the necessary steps expeditiously to implement the long-term power generation plan for the time period of 2018-2037.
Sri Lanka marks World intellectual Property Day today
Thu, Apr 26, 2018, 05:05 GMT
Apr 26, Colombo: Many leading global Intellectual Property experts are converging in Colombo on 26 April for the launch of the two-day long World intellectual Property Day (WIPD) commemorations backed by Geneva's World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Sri Lanka calls for nuclear states to commit to disarmament to secure a world free of nuclear weapons
Thu, Apr 26, 2018, 04:54 GMT
> Apr 26, Geneva: Sri Lanka called on all state parties with nuclear capability to commit for principle of disarmament to ensure a world free of nuclear weapons.
Heightened security in Sri Lankan capital Colombo during Vesak Week
Thu, Apr 26, 2018, 04:13 GMT
Apr 26, Colombo: Police Spokesman Superintendent of Police Ruwan Gunasekara said 3,000 police personnel will be deployed on Vesak Day for the security of the people and traffic control in the Colombo City.
Sri Lanka National Vesak Week begins from today
Thu, Apr 26, 2018, 03:47 GMT
Apr 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka has declared a National Vesak Week from April 26th to May 2nd to mark the most significant event for Buddhists all over the world.
UNP makes new appointments to top party posts
Thu, Apr 26, 2018, 02:50 GMT
Apr 26, Colombo: The United National Party's Political Council has decided to appoint former deputy General Secretary Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam as the new General Secretary and former General Secretary Minister Kabir Hashim as the new Chairman of the party.
USNS Mercy arrives in Sri Lanka for next phase of US Pacific Partnership mission
Thu, Apr 26, 2018, 00:34 GMT
Apr 26, Colombo: The United States and partner nation service members participating in Pacific Partnership 2018 arrived in Trincomalee aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) on Wednesday (April 25).
SLFP May Day rally in Batticaloa on 7th
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, 14:23 GMT
Apr 25, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will hold its May Day rally this year in Batticaloa on 7th May, Minister of Ports and Aviation Mahinda Samarasinghe said.
Sri Lankan-born Canadian woman among victims of Toronto van attack
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, 13:51 GMT
Apr 25, Colombo: It has been revealed that a Sri Lankan woman was among the dead in the Toronto van attack on Monday.
Pakistan Furniture Council Delegation to visit Sri Lanka this week to explore trade opportunities
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, 13:22 GMT
Apr 25, Colombo: A high level delegation of Pakistan Furniture Council (PFC) is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka this week to explore new avenues for cooperation in various fields.
Sri Lanka utility regulator to address issues in lubricant industry
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, 13:14 GMT
Apr 25, Colombo: The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), shadow regulator of the lubricant industry is to prepare regulatory tools addressing the issues with regard to price and quality of lubricants in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Central Bank clarifies Treasury Bond service payments
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, 13:04 GMT
Apr 25, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has observed media reports erroneously highlighting lack of funds to pay-off Treasury bonds before their date of maturity.
Sri Lankan President intervenes to provide employment to late Vidya Sivaloganathan's sister
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, 12:43 GMT
Apr 25, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena handed over a letter of appointment to Ms. Nishanthi Sivaloganathan, a Graduate of the University of Jaffna, and the elder sister of Vidya Sivaloganathan who was brutally murdered in Jaffna in January 2015.
President discusses problems of SriLankan Airline
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, 12:19 GMT
Apr 25, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena said that the Presidential Commission appointed to look into the alleged frauds and malpractices in the national carrier, SriLankan Airlines will commence recording of evidence within the next two weeks.
Petroleum Minister says no increase in fuel prices
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, 05:12 GMT
Apr 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Petroleum Resources Development Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said that there is no intention to raise fuel prices.
China's OBOR hub bullish on Sri Lanka FTA
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, 04:58 GMT
Apr 25, Colombo: The South East Asian Gateway Province to mainland China's ambitious One Belt-One Road (OBOR) initiative voiced its impatience to witness the historic Sri Lanka - China FTA's take-off.
Election Commissioner says Provincial elections can be held in December if parliament resolves the problems swiftly
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, 04:43 GMT
Apr 25, Colombo: Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya says the Election Commission can hold the Provincial Council Election in early December once the legal and constitutional problems to the process are swiftly resolved.
Sri Lanka Navy's SLNS Sagara leaves for Indonesia to attend Multilateral Naval Exercise Komodo
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, 03:26 GMT
Apr 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy's Offshore Patrol Vessel SLNS Sagara has left for Indonesia from the port of Trincomalee on Tuesday to attend the Multilateral Naval Exercise Komodo and International Fleet Review (IFR) 2018.
Road to IELTS: British Council and ClarityEnglish deploy online test preparation tool in Sri Lanka
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, 01:50 GMT
Apr 25, Colombo: British Council and ClarityEnglish have collaborated to develop an online preparation and practice resource for the IELTS.
Another discussion between the President and the Prime Minister today to discuss cabinet reshuffle
Tue, Apr 24, 2018, 14:01 GMT
Apr 24, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe are expected to hold another meeting today to discuss the proposed cabinet reshuffle, Deputy General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP) Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said.
EU Court rules tortured Sri Lankan rebel eligible for 'subsidiary protection'
Tue, Apr 24, 2018, 13:35 GMT
Apr 24, Luxembourg: the Court of Justice of the European Union on Tuesday hearing a case involving a member of Sri Lanka's terrorist group decided that a person who has in the past been tortured in his country of origin is eligible for 'subsidiary protection' if he faces a real risk of being intentionally deprived, in that country, of appropriate physical and psychological health care.
Open warrant issued against Sri Lanka's former ambassador Jaliya Wickramasuriya
Tue, Apr 24, 2018, 13:22 GMT
Apr 24, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court on Tuesday issued an open warrant for the arrest of the former Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States, Jaliya Wickramasuriya.
SriLankan Aviation College launches partnership with Kingston University London
Tue, Apr 24, 2018, 12:51 GMT
Apr 24, Colombo: SriLankan Aviation College and Kingston University London have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the launch of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) top up degree in Aircraft Engineering in Sri Lanka, providing an exciting new dimension in airline-related education in the region.
Youth Technopreneurship for Social Change: UNDP partners with NYSC, Cisco and Citi to conduct e-learning programs across Sri Lanka
Tue, Apr 24, 2018, 12:28 GMT
Apr 24, Colombo: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka has partnered with the National Youth Services Council (NYSC), Cisco and Citi to conduct e-learning programs in 20 locations across Sri Lanka to build on national priorities placed on strengthening the knowledge on Information and Communication Technology skills among youth.
Pakistan awards prestigious Jinnah Scholarships for 182 Sri Lankan youths
Tue, Apr 24, 2018, 12:09 GMT
’ levels under prestigious Jinnah Scholarship program.
Over 200 Commonwealth entrepreneurs join Sri Lanka's breakfast meeting in London
Tue, Apr 24, 2018, 07:29 GMT
Apr 24, Colombo: Over 200 Commonwealth entrepreneurs converged to discuss trade and investment opportunities in Sri Lanka in London last week while the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018 was taking place in the city.
Sri Lanka Coast Guard lifeguards save over 1000 lives
Tue, Apr 24, 2018, 07:16 GMT
Apr 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Coast Guard lifeguards reached another important milestone in their lifesaving activities passing the 1000 mark in rescued lives when lifesavers attached to the Hikkaduwa lifesaving station rescued three local youth from being swept away to sea.
Pakistani investors in Sri Lanka to explore new investment opportunities
Tue, Apr 24, 2018, 07:04 GMT
Apr 24, Colombo: A group of investors from several Pakistani companies has come to Sri Lanka to look into several new investment opportunities in the island and the group has met with President Maithripala Sirisena at the President's House on Monday (23), the President's Media Division said.
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