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Fireworks at COPE
25 Oct 2016 10:32:14 GMT
Fireworks ensued at the meeting of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) yesterday, with Chairm..
Bond Scam: Handunnetti walks out of COPE meeting
25 Oct 2016 10:32:14 GMT
Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) Chairman MP Sunil Handunnetti walked out of tod..
Minister Range Bandara s son arrested following accident
25 Oct 2016 10:32:14 GMT
UNP Minister Palitha Range Bandara s son Yasodha and three others had been arrested by the Anamaduwa..
Take action against Arjun Aloysius: COPE
25 Oct 2016 10:32:14 GMT
Members of the Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) today held former Central Bank (..
NDBIB successfully closes Mobitel s e-Channelling acquisition
25 Oct 2016 10:32:14 GMT
NDB Investment Bank (NDBIB) successfully advised Mobitel (Private) Limited in its recent acquisition..
It s President s baby!
25 Oct 2016 10:32:14 GMT
The incumbent dispensation seems to be the political version of Golden Key. Those who, expecting hig..
President to visit Iran in Dec.
25 Oct 2016 10:32:14 GMT
President Maithripala Sirisena is to visit Iran in December to strengthen relations with the Islamic..
Four dead, 3 injured in shooting at Mattakkuliya
25 Oct 2016 10:32:14 GMT
Four people were killed and three were critically injured after a group of unidentified men shot at ..
As many possible Mihin Lanka employees will be absorbed to SriLankan
25 Oct 2016 10:32:14 GMT
In regards to recently published reports in the media, the management of SriLankan Airlines and Mihi..
Mervyn says authorities too quick to act against cops in Jaffna shooting
25 Oct 2016 10:32:14 GMT
Former Minister Mervyn Silva commenting on the deaths of the youths who died recently in Jaffna, aft..
Judge government by its actions not by statements - Foreign Minister
Tue, Oct 25, 2016, 18:30 GMT
Oct 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera asked the critics to judge the current Unity government by its actions and not by the statements made by the leaders.
State Trading Corporation opens eighth showroom in the East
Tue, Oct 25, 2016, 17:40 GMT
Oct 25, Colombo: Having posted strong profits for 2016, Sri Lanka's state-owned official supply giant, the State Trading Corporation (STC) has entered the District of Ampara to serve the demanding consumers of East.
Two Bangladesh Coast Guard Ships arrive in Colombo
Tue, Oct 25, 2016, 17:06 GMT
Oct 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, welcomed two Bangladesh Coast Guard ships arrived at the Port of Colombo today.
Sri Lanka exports marketed at SIAL Paris 2016
Tue, Oct 25, 2016, 16:07 GMT
Oct 25, Colombo: SIAL Paris, 2016 one of the largest consumer Fairs in Europe, convened in France from 16th to 20th October 2016, attracted a large number of exporters from Sri Lanka prompting them to seek a wider market for their products mainly in the West.
PM assures independent investigation into killing of Jaffna University students as North remains shut down in Hartal
Tue, Oct 25, 2016, 15:30 GMT
Oct 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today assured Parliament that an independent investigation would be conducted into the deaths of the two Jaffna University students.
Prime Minister assures the government will not interfere with COPE report
Tue, Oct 25, 2016, 14:58 GMT
Oct 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told parliament today that the government will not interfere with the report compiled by the Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) on the Central Bank Bond Issuance.
Sri Lanka power regulator appoints a committee to probe breakdown at Norochcholai power plant
Tue, Oct 25, 2016, 14:01 GMT
’s power regulator, the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has appointed a high-profiled three member committee to carry out an independent investigation of the recent break down of Lakvijaya coal power plant at Norochcholai.
Sri Lanka Supreme Court approves amended VAT bill
Tue, Oct 25, 2016, 13:37 GMT
Oct 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Supreme Court has ruled that the amended bill on Value Added Tax (VAT) or any of its clauses complies with the Constitution, Deputy Speaker Thilanga Sumathipala informed the parliament today.
Finance Minister receives proposals from trade unions for next budget
Tue, Oct 25, 2016, 07:01 GMT
Oct 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake received the proposals for Budget 2017 from public sector trade unions, statutory boards and private sector at a meeting held Monday at the Ministry of Finance.
Sri Lankan Minister Palitha Range Bandara's son arrested over fatal accident
Tue, Oct 25, 2016, 06:33 GMT
Oct 25, Colombo: State Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training Palitha Range Bandara's son has been arrested over a fatal accident reported in Anamaduwa, Puttalam.
High-level Danish business delegation to visit Sri Lanka to explore investment opportunities
Tue, Oct 25, 2016, 05:46 GMT
Oct 25, Colombo: A high-level business delegation from Denmark will be visiting Sri Lanka from November 1 to 4 seeking investment opportunities in energy, infrastructure and water.
New UNICEF Representative in Sri Lanka to work with government to deliver positive change for children
Tue, Oct 25, 2016, 04:22 GMT
Oct 25, Colombo: The new Representative for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Sri Lanka, Timothy Sutton has assumed office. Mr. Sutton presented his credentials to Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday.
COPE heated: Chairman walks out of meeting over controversial Treasury bond report
Tue, Oct 25, 2016, 04:03 GMT
Oct 25, Colombo: The Chairman of the parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE), Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) parliamentarian Sunil Handunneththi walked out of the committee meeting held in Parliament Monday over the report of the controversial bond issue.
India considering a proposal to relax visa rules for visiting Sri Lankan monks
Tue, Oct 25, 2016, 03:19 GMT
Oct 25, Colombo: The Indian government is examining a proposal to relax the visa requirements for Sri Lankan Buddhist monks visiting the country, according to government officials.
CA Sri Lanka offering CPFA qualification for senior public servants
Tue, Oct 25, 2016, 02:42 GMT
Oct 25, Colombo: Senior public servants who wish to progress in the field of accountancy, can now apply for the Chartered Public Finance Accountancy (CPFA) qualification offered by CA Sri Lanka along with its Public Sector Wing , the Association of Public Finance Accountants of Sri Lanka (APFASL).
UN scales up support to Sri Lankan government's peacebuilding and development agendas
Mon, Oct 24, 2016, 16:55 GMT
Oct 24, Colombo: The United Nations on Monday said it is adapting and refocusing its work in Sri Lanka with evolving global and national development priorities.
President to instruct Provincial Councils on spending their allocations based on priority of development
Mon, Oct 24, 2016, 16:41 GMT
Oct 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says he would issue a circular which indicates how the allocations for Provincial Councils should be spent, based on a document which recognized the priorities of development.
Sri Lanka judiciary rules financial crime investigating unit is legal
Mon, Oct 24, 2016, 16:00 GMT
Oct 24, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court has ruled that the Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) is a legal institution.
High level ministerial meeting to counter drug trafficking in Colombo on 29 October
Mon, Oct 24, 2016, 15:42 GMT
Oct 24, Colombo: A high level meeting of Interior Security And Internal Affairs Ministers of the Indian Ocean Region to Counter Drug Trafficking will be held at the BMICH, Colombo on October 29, the Government Information Department said.
Sri Lanka Central Bank teams up with Inland Revenue Department to fight money laundering, terrorist financing
Mon, Oct 24, 2016, 15:15 GMT
Oct 24, Colombo: The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Inland Revenue to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, Central Bank said in a statement on Monday.
Sri Lanka government values the work of the United Nations in the country - Foreign Minister
Mon, Oct 24, 2016, 14:56 GMT
Oct 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera today said the government values the work of the United Nations in the country and expressed appreciation to the UN team in Sri Lanka for their support to the country.
Sri Lanka's Northern Province Chief Minister refuses to hoist LTTE flag at an event in London - report
Mon, Oct 24, 2016, 14:31 GMT
Oct 24, Colombo: The Chief Minister of Sri Lanka's Tamil-majority Northern Province, C.V. Wigneswaran, has refused to hoist the LTTE's flag at a function organized by the pro-LTTE organization Tamil Coordination Committee (TCC) at Harrow in London on Sunday, according to a report in New Indian Express.
rlandet visits Sri Lanka's Port of Colombo
Mon, Oct 24, 2016, 14:05 GMT
rlandet from Norway, has arrived in Colombo Sunday for a week-long visit.
Cricket legends Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene join EU in Sri Lanka to raise awareness in violence against women
Mon, Oct 24, 2016, 13:33 GMT
Oct 24, Colombo: The Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka and the Maldives has partnered with Sri Lankan cricketing legends Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara to raise awareness of violence against women (VAW).
Jaffna University students peacefully protest demanding justice for colleagues' deaths
Mon, Oct 24, 2016, 07:22 GMT
Oct 24, Jaffna: Students of the Jaffna University in the North are staging a peaceful protest today demanding justice for the deaths of the two fellow students.
Sri Lankan government to abolish the minimum room rates imposed on city hotels from March 2017
Mon, Oct 24, 2016, 06:53 GMT
Oct 24, Colombo: Minimum room rates Sri Lanka's imposed on Colombo city hotels during the war will be terminated with the end of the next winter season, the Government Information Department said.
Sri Lanka needs a new Constitution since the war ended - PM
Mon, Oct 24, 2016, 06:35 GMT
Oct 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka needs a new constitution since the war, which prevailed for the past 30 years in the country has ended and changes suitable for the post-war era need to be made for the country to go forward, Prime Minster Ranil Wickremesinghe said.
Sri Lanka Marxist party says 2017 budget is an 'empty shell'
Mon, Oct 24, 2016, 05:53 GMT
Oct 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says the appropriation bill presented by the government for 2017 is "nothing but an empty shell".
Meeriyabedda landslide displaced families get 75 new Army-built houses
Mon, Oct 24, 2016, 05:13 GMT
Oct 24, Colombo: The families displaced due to the massive landslide in Koslanda Meeriyabedda estate in Badulla district in 2014 received new houses built by the Sri Lanka Army on Saturday.
Price reduced drugs through Osusala from today
Mon, Oct 24, 2016, 04:44 GMT
Oct 24, Colombo: The State Pharmaceuticals Corporation through its Osusala branches will provide public the recently Gazetted 48 drug items at reduced prices from today, the Government Information Department said.
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