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Sri Lanka Coast Guard seizes Rs. 4 million worth turmeric stock smuggled in Chilaw
Fri, Sep 18, 2020, 06:55 GMT
Sept 18, Colombo: The officers of the Chilaw coastal inspection unit of Sri Lanka Coast Guard has seized nearly 1000 kilos of turmeric worth Rs. 4 million being brought ashore across the Chilaw estuary.
LAUGFS Terminals complex at Hambanthota Port celebrates 100th ship call
Fri, Sep 18, 2020, 06:37 GMT
Sept 18, Colombo: Laugfs Gas PLC fully owned subsidiary, Laugfs Terminals Ltd., celebrated the 100th ship call yesterday, for loading of LP Gas at its port based, all weather LP Gas Storage and Transhipment Terminal Complex, located at the Hambantota International Port.
’s Colombo Stock Exchange goes fully digital
Fri, Sep 18, 2020, 06:17 GMT
’s the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) and the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) organized a special market opening ceremony Thursday (17) to mark the digitalization of the Sri Lankan Stock Market.
33,000 kilos of illegally imported turmeric seized
Fri, Sep 18, 2020, 04:49 GMT
Sept 18, Colombo: Bloemendal Police acting on information received have seized three 40-foot containers containing 33,000 kilograms of Turmeric and 3,000 kilograms of black lentil (Undu) illegally imported into the country and smuggled out of Customs.
President criticizes both public and private sectors for slow pace of work
Fri, Sep 18, 2020, 04:27 GMT
Sept 18, Colombo: President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says as he has observed, the common problem in the country is that no one is working and sadly the slow pace of activity in both the public and private sectors is unfortunate.
2021 Draft Appropriation Bill in second week of October
Thu, Sep 17, 2020, 19:42 GMT
Sept 18, Colombo: The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval to present the draft appropriation bill for the year 2021 to be tabled in Parliament during the second week of October 2020.
Sri Lanka Manufacturing and Services sectors continue expansion in August 2020
Thu, Sep 17, 2020, 19:01 GMT
’ Indices for both Manufacturing and Services activities continued to expand in August 2020, compared to July 2020 benefitting from the normalizing of economic activities, the Central Bank said Wednesday.
Minimum age of employment to be raised to 16 years
Thu, Sep 17, 2020, 18:29 GMT
Sept 17, Colombo: Co-Cabinet Spokesman, Minister of Plantations, Dr. Ramesh Pathirana stated that the Cabinet has approved to increase the minimum age for recruitment to employment to 16 years from the earlier age limit of 15 years.
The President and the Cabinet will accept the responsibility of the 20th Amendment
Thu, Sep 17, 2020, 17:50 GMT
Sept 17, Colombo: Co-Cabinet Spokesman and Minister of Mass Media and Information Keheliya Rambukwella said the President and the Cabinet will take full responsibility for the 20th Amendment to the Constitution which has been gazetted.
Captain of fire-stricken oil tanker summoned to appear in Sri Lankan court
Thu, Sep 17, 2020, 17:41 GMT
’s Eastern Coast has been summoned to appear in court on the 28th of this month.
PM visits Colombo Port City marking 6th anniversary of the project
Thu, Sep 17, 2020, 17:00 GMT
Sept 17, Colombo: Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today made an observation tour to Colombo Port City to mark the 6th anniversary of the project building a world class city on 269 hectares of reclaimed land from the sea.
’s CB-CID says
Thu, Sep 17, 2020, 15:53 GMT
’s Criminal Investigation Department CB-CID has concluded.
President advises principals not to admit children to schools based on letters mentioning names of President or PM
Thu, Sep 17, 2020, 14:50 GMT
Sept 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has strongly advised the principals of schools to totally disregard requests to admit children to schools based on letters that mention the names of the President, Prime Minister and other high ranking state official.
Sri Lanka progresses in human capital gains, needs to improve in nutrition and learning outcomes
Thu, Sep 17, 2020, 14:37 GMT
’s 2020 Human Capital Index, released today, finds that a child born in Sri Lanka today will be 60 percent as productive when she grows up as compared to if she enjoyed complete education and full health.
“Thuru Mithuru” project to drive Sri Lanka towards self-sufficiency in food
Thu, Sep 17, 2020, 05:54 GMT
‘Thuru Mithuru Nawa Ratak’ initiative designed to transform Sri Lanka into a country self-sufficient in essential food.
Police arrest 12 persons for attempting to travel to Canada with forged visa
Thu, Sep 17, 2020, 05:41 GMT
Sept 17, Colombo: The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has arrested 12 persons at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport for attempting to travel to Canada through Qatar using forged visas.
Sri Lanka ranks 83 on the Economic Freedom of the World index
Thu, Sep 17, 2020, 05:24 GMT
Sept 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka ranks 83 out of 162 countries and territories included in the
Sri Lanka airports will not be opened until COVID-19 is 100% controlled - Tourism Minister
Thu, Sep 17, 2020, 04:04 GMT
Sept 17, Colombo: Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga says that the airport will not be reopened until they receive confirmation from the Ministry of Health that COVID-19 epidemic has been brought under control 100 percent.
20th Amendment to be presented in parliament with no changes
Thu, Sep 17, 2020, 03:26 GMT
Sept 17, Colombo: The cabinet of Ministers at the weekly cabinet meeting chaired by President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday (16) has decided to present the 20th Amendment to the Constitution as it was gazetted with no changes.
’s economy to contract by 5.5% this year
Wed, Sep 16, 2020, 18:26 GMT
’s output will contract by 5.5 percent in 2020 before recovering to 4.1 percent growth in 2021 as the country is recovering from the heavy economic toll caused by the pandemic on the livelihoods and businesses, according to Asia Development Bank (ADB).
Delhi Court convicts ex-regional manager SriLankan Airlines
Wed, Sep 16, 2020, 18:20 GMT
’Silva Former Regional Manager (India) of SriLankan Airlines on charge of outraging the modesty of a female employee, Press Trust of India reported.
16 foreigners arrested for defrauding Rs. 60 million
Wed, Sep 16, 2020, 18:06 GMT
Sept 16, Colombo: The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of the Police Media and Information Division Lal Seneviratne said that the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has received 101 complaints from people alleging that more than Rs. 60 million was swindled through the internet by scams.
16 foreigners arrested for defrauding Rs. 60 million
Wed, Sep 16, 2020, 18:06 GMT
Sept 16, Colombo: The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of the Police Media and Information Division Lal Seneviratne said that the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has received 101 complaints from people alleging that more than Rs. 60 million was swindled through the internet by scams.
Chairman of the Court of Appeal recuses himself from hearing the case against Gnanasara Thera
Wed, Sep 16, 2020, 17:41 GMT
Sept 16, Colombo: Presiding Judge of the Court of Appeal A. H. M. D. Nawaz recused himself today (16) from hearing the case against three persons, including Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera, on charges of contempt of court.
Sri Lanka claims Rs. 340 million for extinguishing fire on MT New Diamond
Wed, Sep 16, 2020, 16:44 GMT
’s Attorney General has submitted a written claim to the lawyers of the owners of the fire-stricken MT New Diamond to reimburse the costs incurred for extinguishing the fire onboard the ship and related activities.
’s “unwarranted and pre-judgmental” concerns
Wed, Sep 16, 2020, 16:15 GMT
’s comments on the proposed 20th Amendment are unwarranted and pre-judgmental, based on presumption.
Five member committee appointed to look into the affairs of the Sri Lanka Medical Council
Wed, Sep 16, 2020, 15:39 GMT
Sept 16, Colombo: A five member committee has been appointed by the Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi to look into the activities of the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC).
Sri Lanka Army to take over printing of driving licenses from 01 January
Wed, Sep 16, 2020, 15:09 GMT
’s request will take over the printing of driving licenses from a private company from 01 January 2021, the Army Media Unit said.
Commercial banks should protect local industrialists - Prime Minister
Wed, Sep 16, 2020, 14:56 GMT
Sept 16, Colombo: Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that commercial banks have a huge role to play in protecting local industrialists.
Expolanka responds to unusual trading activity in its securities
Wed, Sep 16, 2020, 14:37 GMT
Sept 16, Colombo: Expolanka Holdings, a global diversified conglomerate rooted in Sri Lanka explained about the unusual trading activity in the securities of the company, to the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) today(16).
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