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President warns negligent public officials
31 May 2016 03:53:11 GMT
President Maithripala Sirisena today warned that strict action will be taken against relevant govern..
Man hit by train at Wellawatta
31 May 2016 03:53:11 GMT
A man was hit by a train travelling from Kalutara to Maradana near the Wellawatta Station this morni..
Vehicle price hike to avoid unwanted buyers: John
31 May 2016 03:53:11 GMT
Tourism Minister John Amaratunga today said the Government was compelled to increase vehicle prices ..
Laws soon to ban animal sacrifices
31 May 2016 03:53:11 GMT
The Ministry of Rehabilitation, Resettlement, Prison Reforms and Hindu Religious Affairs is expected..
Insurance payments expected to rise to Rs. seven billion in floods aftermath
31 May 2016 03:53:11 GMT
As a consequence of the recent flood devastation in the country, around Rs.7 billion in insurance pa..
Reds show the way
31 May 2016 03:53:11 GMT
News about the recent disasters and the heavy toll they took on the country no longer receives much ..
I will not be deterred by GMOA`s threats: Rajitha
31 May 2016 03:53:11 GMT
Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne, in response to a strike planned by doctors, said he would not shy..
Earth slip risk at Hantana Range
31 May 2016 03:53:11 GMT
A vast area of Uduwelawatta in the Hantana range had been declared dangerous or prone to massive lan..
MR to visit Japan
31 May 2016 03:53:11 GMT
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will undertake a tour of Japan on June 9 along with a few other m..
11-year old girl shot and injured
31 May 2016 03:53:11 GMT
The Galnewa police said the 11-year-old daughter of a businessman was injured, having been shot by a..
Sri Lanka PM reveals plans to launch housing programs beneficial to people
Tue, May 31, 2016, 18:37 GMT
May 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that the government plans to launch housing programs that are beneficial to the people.
amp; Finance PLC rings opening bell at Colombo Stock Exchange to celebrate 20th anniversary
Tue, May 31, 2016, 18:09 GMT
amp; Finance PLC (PLC) rang the opening bell to commence trading at the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) today. The market opening ceremony was organized as part of the Company's celebrations to mark two decades in the financial services industry.
Jayalalithaa writes to Indian PM on Sri Lanka Navy arresting Indian fishermen
Tue, May 31, 2016, 17:54 GMT
May 31, Chennai: Immediately after the arrest of seven Indian fishermen by Sri Lanka Navy for illegally poaching in Sri Lanka's territorial waters, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa wrote to the Indian Prime Minister seeking the release of the fishermen.
Bangladesh Navy's ship starts for Sri Lanka with more aid for flood victims
Tue, May 31, 2016, 17:35 GMT
May 31, Chittagong: A Bangladesh Navy ship has started for Colombo with another 105 tonnes of relief for the victims of the recent floods and landslides in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Public Services Commission suspends Anusha Palpita from post
Tue, May 31, 2016, 16:57 GMT
May 31, Colombo: The Public Services Commission (PSC) of Sri Lanka, which has power to formulate rules, regulations and procedures relating to the Public Service, has suspended the controversial appointment of Anusha Palpita after uproar from civic society organizations.
Sri Lanka Marxist party launches campaign against taxes
Tue, May 31, 2016, 16:16 GMT
May 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) yesterday launched its campaign against the government's decision to increase Value Added Tax.
New inductees of the Indian Administrative Services visit Sri Lanka
Tue, May 31, 2016, 15:40 GMT
May 31, Colombo: A team of thirty six newly inducted Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officers visited Sri Lanka from 22 to 26 May 2016 as part of the foreign exposure component of the IAS induction program at the Institute of Management in Government, Thiruvananthapuram, Trivandrum, Kerala, the High Commission of India said in a release today.
Sri Lankan President claims tobacco and alcohol use reason for poverty and poor health
Tue, May 31, 2016, 15:11 GMT
May 31, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena blames the use of tobacco and alcohol for the increasing poverty level and deterioration of the health among the poor people in the country.
Norwegian State Secretary's visit to strengthen political dialogue with Sri Lanka
Tue, May 31, 2016, 14:07 GMT
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Sri Lanka's Colombo inflation rises to 4.8 percent in May 2016
Tue, May 31, 2016, 13:46 GMT
May 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka's inflation, as measured by the change in the Colombo Consumers' Price Index (CCPI) , increased to 4.8 percent in May 2016 from 3.1 percent in the previous month, the Department of Census and Statistics reported on Tuesday.
Singapore Trade Minister in Sri Lanka on a working visit
Tue, May 31, 2016, 13:39 GMT
May 31, Colombo: Singapore Minister for Trade and Industry S Iswaran will be visiting Sri Lanka from 31 May to 2 June 2016 aiming to strengthen relations with Sri Lanka and open up business opportunities for Singapore companies, the Singapore Mintry of Trade and Industry said in a release.
Sri Lanka's Shaminda Eranga reported for suspect bowling action
Tue, May 31, 2016, 06:18 GMT
May 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka fast bowler Shaminda Eranga has been reported with a suspect bowling action during the second Test against England, which the host won at Chester-le-Street on Monday, the International Cricket Council said in a media release.
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 7 Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters
Tue, May 31, 2016, 05:25 GMT
May 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy said it has assisted the Sri Lanka Coast Guard on Wednesday to arrest seven Indian fishermen for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and fishing in Sri Lankan waters.
Sri Lanka Air Force to deploy aviation unit to the UN team in South Sudan next month
Tue, May 31, 2016, 04:57 GMT
May 31, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) is to deploy an Aviation Unit under the United Nations helicopter deployment in South Sudan (UNMISS) in June.
Sri Lanka state doctors' union launches island wide strike today
Tue, May 31, 2016, 04:20 GMT
May 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka's state doctors' union, Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) says they will launch a token strike today to protest the transfers of doctors that have been made violating the medical transfer policy.
President instructs to expedite identifying lands for the resettlement of displaced people in North
Tue, May 31, 2016, 03:34 GMT
May 31, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has advised the relevant officials to finish the process of identifying lands for the resettlement of the displaced people in the North by Friday, June 03.
London Stock Exchange Group investment under BOI reflects growing investor confidence in Sri Lanka
Tue, May 31, 2016, 03:09 GMT
May 31, Colombo: The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka signed an agreement with "London Stock Exchange Group" (LSEG) to set up their global business services arm in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Marxist party unhappy about the progress of investigation into LTTE leader KP
Mon, May 30, 2016, 17:55 GMT
May 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Information Secretary has expressed his discontent about the progress in the investigations into the allegations against former LTTE leader Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP.
Sri Lanka Navy assists Survey Department in mapping flood affected areas in Western Province
Mon, May 30, 2016, 17:07 GMT
May 30, Colombo: The Survey Department of Sri Lanka has sought cooperation with Sri Lanka Navy in order to expedite data collection and mapping of recently flood affected areas in Colombo and Gampaha districts in Western Province.
Sri Lankan President vows to take strict action against government officials for unauthorized building or environmental pollution
Mon, May 30, 2016, 16:39 GMT
May 30, Polonnaruwa: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today vowed to take strict action against government officials for any unauthorized building or environmental pollution.
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 29 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing
Mon, May 30, 2016, 15:54 GMT
May 30, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy Monday said it has arrested 29 local fishermen for allegedly engaged in illegal fishing practices.
Army ordered to hand over information related to journalist's murder to CID
Mon, May 30, 2016, 15:31 GMT
May 30, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today ordered the Sri Lanka Army to hand over documents and other information related to the investigation of the 2009 murder of a journalist.
EU in the process of revising its development strategy for Sri Lanka
Mon, May 30, 2016, 15:06 GMT
May 30, Colombo: The European Union (EU), in close consultation with the Government, is currently in the process of revising its development strategy for Sri Lanka, a joint EU- Sri Lanka statement said Monday.
Hundreds pay homage to late son of LTTE chief Prabhakaran in Chennai - report
Mon, May 30, 2016, 14:42 GMT
May 30, Chennai: Hundreds of people gathered in Chennai on Sunday to pay homage to late Balachandran, son of the late founder of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), who died during the final phase of the Sri Lankan civil war in May 2009, ANI reported.
Military restrictions imposed on Sri Lanka's Eastern Province Chief Minister lifted
Mon, May 30, 2016, 14:23 GMT
May 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defense said today the restrictions imposed by the security forces on the Chief Minister of the Eastern Province Nazeer Ahmed have been lifted.
Canada provides humanitarian support to ongoing relief efforts in Sri Lanka
Mon, May 30, 2016, 13:49 GMT
May 30, Colombo: The Government of Canada has provided CAD 310,000 (approximately Rs. 35 million) in support to humanitarian relief efforts in Sri Lanka in response to the May 2016 flooding and landslides.
High level Sri Lankan delegation attends first-ever Wesak festival at Taxila in Pakistan
Mon, May 30, 2016, 13:24 GMT
May 30, Islamabad: On the invitation of Government of Pakistan, a 43-member delegation of Sri Lankan ministers, senior monks, religious scholars, media representatives and pilgrims left for Pakistan on May 29, 2016 to attend the first-ever Wesak Festival hosted by the Government of Pakistan at Taxila from 29th May to 1st June 2016.
Israel provides disaster relief to Sri Lanka after deadly landslides
Mon, May 30, 2016, 06:12 GMT
May 30, Colombo: Following the recent floods that have caused loss of over 100 lives and severe damages, Israel has been in touch with the Sri Lankan authorities and provided US$ 20,000 of immediate disaster relief supplies to people and areas that were significantly affected by the disaster, the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
Sri Lanka invited to the 12th World Islamic Economic Forum for the first time
Mon, May 30, 2016, 05:49 GMT
May 30, Colombo: For the first time, Sri Lanka has been invited to participate in the 12th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF), scheduled to take place from August 2-4 at the Jakarta Convention Centre, in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Public Representations Committee on Constitutional Reforms to hand over report to PM tomorrow
Mon, May 30, 2016, 05:09 GMT
May 30, Colombo: The Committee of Public Representations on Constitutional Reforms appointed by Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe to seek public opinion on the proposed constitutional reforms will hand over its report to the Prime Minister Tuesday (May 31).
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