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Two planes diverted to Mattala Airport due to inclement weather
Mon, Oct 21, 2019, 05:25 GMT
Oct 21, Colombo: Two SriLankan Airlines flights, which were due to land at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake, were diverted to the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI) this morning due to inclement weather conditions in the vicinity of BIA.
Stay safe during rainy season with DEWN early warning app
Mon, Oct 21, 2019, 05:09 GMT
Oct 21, Colombo: Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka's premier connectivity provider, has been working for several years with the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) of Sri Lanka and with valuable partners, to minimize the adverse impact of extreme weather.
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 5 individuals illegally entered the country from sea
Mon, Oct 21, 2019, 04:40 GMT
Oct 21, Thalaimannar: Sri Lanka Navy has arrested five individuals who had reached the northwestern shores in a boat from India in an attempt to enter the country illegally through the seas.
Sri Lanka's international maritime conference 'Galle Dialogue' begins today
Mon, Oct 21, 2019, 04:28 GMT
Oct 21, Colombo: The tenth annual International Maritime Conference 'Galle Dialogue 2019' organized by the Sri Lanka Navy under the auspices of the Ministry of Defense commenced in capital Colombo on Monday with the participation of representatives from 55 countries.
Meeting between party representatives and Election Commission tomorrow
Mon, Oct 21, 2019, 03:37 GMT
Oct 21, Colombo: A meeting between representatives of political parties and officials of the Election Commission is to be held tomorrow.
Sri Lankan President leaves for Japan to attend Japanese Emperor's coronation ceremony
Mon, Oct 21, 2019, 03:12 GMT
Oct 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has left the island early this morning on a three-day visit to Japan.
NPP Presidential Candidate to create a social system in which women are treated with dignity and respect
Sun, Oct 20, 2019, 18:21 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: Presidential candidate of the National People's Power (NPP) Anura Kumara Dissanayake says a social system will be created for women to get the respect and recognition they deserve.
Sri Lanka calls on UN to utilize resources in impartial and transparent manner
Sun, Oct 20, 2019, 17:42 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka delegation to the UNGA this week called on the United Nations Secretariat to utilize the available resources received from the Member States in a more effective, impartial and transparent manner
Duminda Dissanayake appointed as UPFA Treasurer
Sun, Oct 20, 2019, 16:27 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: Parliamentarian Duminda Dissanayake has been appointed as the treasurer of the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA).
Election monitor observes increase in hate speech in presidential election campaign
Sun, Oct 20, 2019, 16:04 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: An election monitor in Sri Lanka, the Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) has observed an increasing trend of hate speech in the presidential election campaign.
SLFP organizer Devapriya has no regrets about losing party posts
Sun, Oct 20, 2019, 15:22 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: Former Chief Minister of the Western Province and Sri Lanka Freedom party (SLFP) organizer Isura Devapriya says he has no regrets about the loss of posts as he has not done anything wrong.
Election campaigning prohibited in state institutions
Sun, Oct 20, 2019, 14:56 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: The Elections Commission states that the election propaganda activities at state institutions have been banned and authorities of such institutions are responsible for such incidents.
Airport Duty Free shop employee arrested with 40 gold biscuits
Sun, Oct 20, 2019, 14:43 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: An employee of a Duty Free shop at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake has been arrested for trying to smuggle out gold biscuits weighing four kilograms.
National People's Power to launch its election manifesto on 26th
Sun, Oct 20, 2019, 06:46 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: National People's Power (NPP) led by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) will launch their election manifesto at Waters Edge in Battaramulla on the 26th of this month.
Chinese workers arrested for allegedly working illegally at Aruwakkalu released on bail
Sun, Oct 20, 2019, 06:12 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: Seven Chinese nationals who were arrested by the Wanathawilluwa police for allegedly working illegally at the Aruwakkalu Sanitary Landfill in Puttalam without a valid visa were released on bail when they were produced before the court. Saturday (19).
Alumex introduces Sri Lanka's first locally manufactured proprietary aluminium systems (ABS)
Sun, Oct 20, 2019, 03:37 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's aluminium industry market leaders, Alumex PLC, a subsidiary of Hayleys Group, announced the introduction of a new range of internationally accredited aluminium proprietary product ranges for the domestic and commercial markets under the Alumex Building Systems (ABS) brand.
Sysco LABS partners with University of Peradeniya for 9th consecutive Computer Engineering Hackathon
Sun, Oct 20, 2019, 03:22 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: Sysco LABS joined forces with the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Peradeniya for the 9th consecutive "ACES Hackathon" held at the university.
Maximum opportunity for private entrepreneurs to contribute towards strengthening the economy - Sajith
Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 19:43 GMT
Oct 19, Colombo: The New Democratic Front Presidential Candidate Minister Sajith Premadasa says introducing a new fiscal policy private entrepreneurs will be given maximum opportunity to contribute towards strengthening the economy.
EC Chairman requests all media institutions to be impartial during election
Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 18:21 GMT
Oct 19, Colombo: Chairman of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya says all state and private media institutions should act impartially during the presidential election.
Full support of younger generation is essential to make Sri Lanka a hub of Indian Ocean - PM
Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 17:47 GMT
Oct 19, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe today stressed that slogans cannot lift Sri Lanka as the center of Indian Ocean through the export economy while facing the trends of the new world and said the full participation of the younger generation is required when making tough and difficult decisions needed for the process.
Sri Lanka removed from EU's blacklist of money laundering risk countries
Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 16:33 GMT
Oct 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka has been removed from the European Union's list of countries at risk for money laundering, Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera has said.
Netherlands willing to enhance investments in Sri Lanka
Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 15:48 GMT
Oct 19, Colombo: Building on the longstanding relations, the Netherlands is willing to boost investments in Sri Lanka in addition to consistently supporting the development projects, the Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Stef Blok said meeting with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Saturday (19) at Temple Trees.
Netherlands Foreign Minister commends Sri Lanka's democratic elections
Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 15:22 GMT
Oct 19, Colombo: Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Stef Blok, who is visiting Sri Lanka, says the country's ability to continue free and democratic election system despite many challenges is highly commended by the democracies of the world.
Sri Lanka requests UK to honor Brigadier Priyanka Fernando's diplomatic immunity
Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 14:22 GMT
Oct 19, Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka continuing to maintain that Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, who was in absentia convicted of violating UK's Public Order Act, was entitled to diplomatic immunity, has requested the United Kingdom to honor the reciprocal obligation.
SLFP not to join Gotabhaya's election rallies
Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 06:58 GMT
Oct 19, Colombo: General Secretary Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekara says the party will not participate in the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) propaganda rallies even though SLFP has come forward to support the SLPP presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
Sri Lanka Army releases another 150 acres in Kilinochchi to the rightful owners
Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 06:24 GMT
Oct 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army has released another 150.15 acres of land in Kilinochchi, used by the Army for service requirements on Friday (18) to the State and private owners.
SLFP inks MoU with Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 06:06 GMT
Oct 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa today signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
Two including a police officer arrested with 180 kilos of Kerala Cannabis in Mannar
Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 05:43 GMT
Oct 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy today arrested two individuals including a police officer while transporting 180 kilograms of Kerala Cannabis in Mannar.
Sri Lanka at WHO Health Forum calls on redoubling efforts to address mental health challenges
Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 05:23 GMT
Oct 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka, appreciating the World Health Organization (WHO) for the initiatives taken in recent times, to effectively address mental health challenges globally, called on redoubling the collective efforts to create awareness among people at all levels.
EFL 3PL partners with Millennium IT ESP to deliver innovative 3PL solutions
Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 03:01 GMT
Oct 19, Colombo: Expert supply chain management is EFL's forte, driven by its award winning 3PL (Third Party Logistics) solutions, which has a reputation for solutions with extreme agility - most recently demonstrated with a new model initiated for its business with Millennium IT ESP.
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