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President didn t seek SC opinion
14 Sep 2014 14:58:45 GMT
Presidential Spokesman Mohan Samaranayake yesterday refuted reports claiming that President Mahinda ..
MPs have done it again!
14 Sep 2014 14:58:45 GMT
Ministers continue to draw heavy flak for wasting public funds on useless ceremonies and travelling ..
China assures no more unusual breakdowns at Norochcholai
14 Sep 2014 14:58:45 GMT
China yesterday assured that there would be no more unusual breakdowns at the Norchcholai Coal-fir..
Fitch affirms Sri Lanka s Dialog Axiata at AAA(lka) /Stable
14 Sep 2014 14:58:45 GMT
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Sri Lanka-based telecoms company Dialog Axiata PLC s (Dialog) AAA(lka) ..
Do not upset SL over human rights: Aussie academic
14 Sep 2014 14:58:45 GMT
A University of Sydney academic has urged delegates at a human rights conference to go soft on the S..
Sri Lanka`s private sector retirement fund gains over Rs. 10 billion in unrealized profits
14 Sep 2014 14:58:45 GMT
Sri Lanka`s private sector retirement fund, Employees Provident Fund (EPF) with a current asset base..
PS member wanted for abusing 7 boys
14 Sep 2014 14:58:45 GMT
Investigations had been launched regarding a UPFA member of the Wanathawilluwa Pradeshiya Sabha who ..
Wellawa missing girl found
14 Sep 2014 14:58:45 GMT
The four year old girl who was abducted in Wellawa on September 9 was found abandoned in Neriyawa ar..
EC s gargantuan task
14 Sep 2014 14:58:45 GMT
The Elections Commissioner (EC) Mahinda Deshapriya has said he is constitutionally empowered to hold..
China`s Exim Bank to fund more than 21 projects in Sri Lanka
14 Sep 2014 14:58:45 GMT
China will sign extended agreements with Sri Lanka for the development of expressways and highways d..
Sri Lanka elite police bust ganja transport operation in long-distance luxury buses
Sun, Sep 14, 2014, 18:00 GMT
Sept 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's elite police , Special Task Force (STF) personnel have arrested a bus driver and conductor along with haul of marijuana (ganja) worth over Rs 2.5 million for transporting the drugs.
Sri Lankan government is strengthening free education with technical laboratories in schools
Sun, Sep 14, 2014, 17:27 GMT
Sept 14, Badulla: The government is strengthening free education with the establishment of Mahindodaya technical laboratories in schools for the students to meet the future needs of the country as well as the world, the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said Sunday.
Sri Lanka IGP instructs police to be strict on election violations
Sun, Sep 14, 2014, 15:47 GMT
Sept 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Inspector General of Police N K Ilangakoon has advised police to be strict on election violence, Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said.
Sri Lanka main opposition party promises one million jobs under a future government
Sun, Sep 14, 2014, 15:25 GMT
Sept 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party says that a future government under the party will take measures to provide one million jobs to the island youth.
Sri Lanka Navy accused of attacking Indian fishing boats
Sun, Sep 14, 2014, 13:59 GMT
Sept 14, Rameswaram, TN: Sri Lankan navy personnel are accused of attacking a flotilla of Indian fishing boats and snapping more than 100 fishing nets.
Sri Lankan government to resume drought relief in Uva Province from tomorrow
Sun, Sep 14, 2014, 07:54 GMT
Sept 14, Colombo: Following the Supreme Court's approval, the Sri Lankan government will resume its drought relief program in the Moneragala district of Uva Province from Monday.
fair election'
Sun, Sep 14, 2014, 07:13 GMT
fair election."
Sri Lanka President to Chair CHOGM meetings on the sidelines of UN General Assembly
Sun, Sep 14, 2014, 06:15 GMT
Sept 14, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will leave for the United States on September 22 on an official visit, Presidential Secretariat sources said.
Indian Coast Guard arrests ten Sri Lankan fishermen in two boats
Sat, Sep 13, 2014, 18:43 GMT
Sept 13, Chennai: The Indian Coast Guard has arrested ten Sri Lankan fishermen along with their two boats on Saturday for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line and fishing in Indian waters off the Chennai coast.
More crossovers anticipated in Sri Lanka following the Uva Provincial Council election
Sat, Sep 13, 2014, 18:27 GMT
Sept 13, Colombo: Sri Lankan media speculate that major changes in local politics will take place with crossovers from both ruling and opposition sides after the Uva Provincial Council election.
Despite police assurances election violence continues in Sri Lanka's Uva Province - election monitor
Sat, Sep 13, 2014, 17:55 GMT
Sept 13, Colombo: Despite the assurances given by the Inspector General of Police that the election violence in Moneragala will be controlled, two more offices of the Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) were attacked Friday, an election watchdog reported.
Sri Lanka police chief tours Moneragala district prone to election violence
Sat, Sep 13, 2014, 17:36 GMT
Sept 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka Inspector General of Police N.K. Ilangakoon visited the Uva Province today and toured areas in Moneragala district which were prone to election related violence.
China's new Silk Road initiative benefits Sri Lanka - President
Sat, Sep 13, 2014, 15:56 GMT
Sept 13, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is of the view that Chinese President Xi Jinping's initiative of 21st Century Maritime Silk Road would benefit Sri Lanka and has reiterated his support for the project.
Sri Lanka police arrest the chief suspect of four-year-old's abduction
Sat, Sep 13, 2014, 15:30 GMT
Sept 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka police today arrested the chief suspect in the abduction of a four-year-old girl on early Tuesday from her home Gonagama, Wellawa in Kurunegala district.
Maldives to deny Sri Lanka's request to allow fishermen through its waters without permission
Sat, Sep 13, 2014, 15:02 GMT
Sept 13, Colombo: The government of Maldives has reiterated that it would not grant permission for Sri Lankan vessels permission to cross Maldivian territorial waters without any prior request to do so.
Right activists to challenge Sri Lanka deporting asylum seekers in Supreme Court
Sat, Sep 13, 2014, 14:02 GMT
Sept 13, Colombo: Human right activists in Sri Lanka have filed a petition in the country's apex court against the deportations of the Pakistani and Afghan asylum seekers.
SriLankan Cargo moving towards the future with the adoption of e-air waybill system
Sat, Sep 13, 2014, 07:43 GMT
Sept 13, Colombo: Ushering a new era in Sri Lanka's airfreight industry, the national carrier's cargo arm, SriLankan Cargo signed e-AWB (air waybills) agreements with four of its top customers, September 10.
UN agency expresses ' grave concern' at Sri Lanka deporting asylum-seekers
Sat, Sep 13, 2014, 07:12 GMT
Sept 13, Colombo: The United Nations refugee agency Friday expressed grave concern about the Sri Lankan government resuming the arrests and deportation of the asylum seekers after detention.
India tightens security following the arrest of Sri Lankan alleged of spying for Pakistan
Sat, Sep 13, 2014, 06:49 GMT
Sept 13, Chennai: Following the arrest by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) of a Sri Lankan national alleged of spying for Pakistan in Chennai, Indian authorities have beefed up the security at vital installations across the state of Tamil Nadu.
Sri Lanka has made significant improvements in lives of children
Fri, Sep 12, 2014, 18:53 GMT
Sept 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka has made significant improvements in the lives of children during the past decade, according to a UN report which commended the country's strong commitment to improve child health and well-being.
Sri Lanka opposition leader offers two choices to voters in Uva Province
Fri, Sep 12, 2014, 17:31 GMT
Sept 12, Colombo: Leader of Sri Lanka's opposition and United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremasinghe has offered two choices to the voters in Uva Province to decide before they go to polls on September 20.
Supreme Court allows Sri Lankan government to resume drought relief in Uva Province
Fri, Sep 12, 2014, 16:20 GMT
Sept 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court Friday gave permission to the government to resume the drought relief program in the Uva Province which was suspended on a request from the Election Commissioner.
Abducted four-year old child in Sri Lanka found abandoned by the kidnapper, police looking for suspect
Fri, Sep 12, 2014, 15:42 GMT
Sept 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka police today found the abducted four-year old girl Tamara Keshani Bandara Wijekoon in Nirawiya area about 12 kilometers away from her home in Gonagama, Wellawa in Kurunegala district, Police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said.
Sri Lanka Catholic Church asks not to politicize pontiff's visit
Fri, Sep 12, 2014, 14:43 GMT
Sept 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Roman Catholic Church today urged the Sri Lankans not to politicize the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to the island as speculations swirled that President Mahinda Rajapaksa may call a snap election for a third term.
Sri Lanka's private sector retirement fund gains over Rs. 10 billion in unrealized profits
Fri, Sep 12, 2014, 14:07 GMT
Sept 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's private sector retirement fund, Employees Provident Fund (EPF) with a current asset base of Rs. 1.3 trillion as at December 2013, has gained over Rs. 10 billion in unrealized profits, the Central Bank announced Friday.
Fitch Affirms Sri Lanka's Dialog Axiata at 'AAA(lka)', Outlook stable
Fri, Sep 12, 2014, 07:50 GMT
Sept 12, Colombo: Fitch Ratings has affirmed Sri Lanka's Sri Lanka's largest telecommunications service provider Dialog Axiata an 'AAA(lka)' National Long-Term rating at a Stable Outlook.
Sri Lanka nurses' union threatens to strike over political transfers
Fri, Sep 12, 2014, 06:53 GMT
Sept 12, Colombo: A nursing sector trade union of nurses attached to the state hospitals in Sri Lanka has threatened to strike over political transfers.
Sri Lankan Minister denies government issued bar licenses in Uva Province
Fri, Sep 12, 2014, 06:28 GMT
Sept 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Youth Affairs Dullas Alahapperuma dismissed allegations that the government issued bar licenses in the Uva Province and offered to resign from his post if the Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) can prove the allegations.
Sri Lanka to hold inaugural Defense Chiefs' Dialogue in November
Fri, Sep 12, 2014, 06:18 GMT
Sept 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka will initiate and host the inaugural South and Southeast Asian Nations (SASEAN) Defence Chiefs' Dialogue- 2014 in November in Colombo, Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya announced Thursday.
Sri Lanka's premier fashion retailer Odel sold to Softlogic Holdings
Fri, Sep 12, 2014, 04:15 GMT
Sept 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's premier fashion retailer Odel sold all its shares to Softlogic Holdings for nearly Rs. 2 billion Thursday, exiting the internationally acclaimed business.
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