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Remembering Premakeerthi
1 Aug 2014 04:06:10 GMT
Twenty five years have elapsed since the assassination of Premakeerthi de Alwis. A veteran media per..
U.S. actions seriously hampering reconciliation efforts in Sri Lanka, government charges
1 Aug 2014 04:06:10 GMT
The Sri Lankan government today charged that the actions of the United States targeting a specific c..
36-hour water cut in Colombo and its suburbs
1 Aug 2014 04:06:10 GMT
A 36-hour water cut will be imposed in several areas in Colombo for two days (August 2 -3) due to co..
Twelve firms to pump Rs 1.5b in Hambantota industrial city
1 Aug 2014 04:06:10 GMT
Twelve leading local and foreign companies have lined up to invest in mass scale production faciliti..
Switzerland extends continuous support to Sri Lanka
1 Aug 2014 04:06:10 GMT
Swiss companies have made in the island have generated employment for Sri Lankan youth, said Thomas ..
Sri Lanka inflation rises to 3.6 percent in July2014
1 Aug 2014 04:06:10 GMT
Sri Lanka`s inflation, as measured by the change in the Colombo Consumers` Price Index (CCPI) , rose..
Khuram murder convict appeals
1 Aug 2014 04:06:10 GMT
The first convict O.A.Lahiru Kelum in the Tangalle Resort British tourist murder case yesterday peti..
Two major Sri Lankan drug racketeers live in Peshawar, Sri Lanka police say
1 Aug 2014 04:06:10 GMT
Sri Lanka Police Narcotics Bureau has revealed that the drug kingpins Mohammed Siddik and Wele Suda ..
Tobacco tax in the clutches of bureaucracy
1 Aug 2014 04:06:10 GMT
The research titled Parliament should have a formula for regulating cigarettes conducted by Verit ..
Stone-throwing children
1 Aug 2014 04:06:10 GMT
Some people in this country have the bad habit of throwing various objects out of moving vehicles or..
Swiss national sailing solo around the world crashes near southern Sri Lanka
Fri, Aug 1, 2014, 07:02 GMT
Aug 01, Colombo: A Swiss national, who was swept into the beach in Sri Lanka's Southern Province Wednesday night after his sailboat hit a rock and smashed near the shore, will be handed over to the Embassy of Switzerland today, the police said.
Sri Lanka to rehabilitate four sugar plants to boost local production
Fri, Aug 1, 2014, 05:48 GMT
Aug 01, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government plans to rehabilitate four sugar plants with the view to increase local production up to 40 percent of the annual sugar requirement of the country by 2020.
Considerable increase in number of tourists visiting botanical gardens in Sri Lanka
Fri, Aug 1, 2014, 05:08 GMT
Aug 01, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government says a considerable increase in the number of foreign and local tourists visiting the botanical gardens in Sri Lanka has been observed last year and as well as this year.
Sri Lanka main opposition urges government to curb rising crime
Fri, Aug 1, 2014, 04:52 GMT
Aug 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) today asked the government take immediate steps to curb the day-by-day escalating crime in the country.
Sri Lankan President discusses ICAPP arrangements
Thu, Jul 31, 2014, 19:25 GMT
July 31, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, this evening at Temple Trees, met with officials to discuss arrangements for the next meeting of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP).
Fairfax Asia buys 78% stake in Sri Lanka insurer
Thu, Jul 31, 2014, 18:45 GMT
July 31, Colombo: Fairfax Asia Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canada-based insurance holding company Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd, has agreed to buy a 78% holding in the Union Assurance PLC, a subsidiary of John Keells Holdings (JKH), a stock market disclosure said today.
Two major Sri Lankan drug racketeers live in Peshawar, Sri Lanka police say
Thu, Jul 31, 2014, 18:07 GMT
July 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police Narcotics Bureau has revealed that the drug kingpins Mohammed Siddik and Wele Suda live in Peshawar in Pakistan.
Chairman of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation proposes moves to streamline the national radio
Thu, Jul 31, 2014, 17:17 GMT
July 31, Colombo: The Chairman of the Sri Lanka's state owned Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) Hudson Samarasinghe has proposed several measures to streamline the national radio, the oldest radio station in South Asia, its trade union sources say.
Coalition parties of Sri Lankan government raise concerns over ruling alliance's path
Thu, Jul 31, 2014, 16:42 GMT
July 31, Colombo: A coalition party of the Sri Lankan government, Jathika Hela Urumaya said today that the party is worried about the path the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has taken.
Korean language proficiency test for Sri Lankan applicants in October
Thu, Jul 31, 2014, 16:11 GMT
July 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka Ministry of Foreign Employment Promotion announced that the Korean language proficiency test for the Sri Lankans applying for jobs in Korea will be held on October 11 and 12.
Sri Lanka Election Commissioner bans Muslim women wearing burqa or niqab when voting
Thu, Jul 31, 2014, 15:38 GMT
July 31, Colombo: The Election Commissioner of Sri Lanka has informed the secretaries of the political parties that the according to the country's law Muslim women may not be allowed wear burqa or niqab when visiting polling stations to cast their vote.
Sri Lanka President names a road in honor of the artist slain by the Marxists party
Thu, Jul 31, 2014, 15:15 GMT
July 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa today officially named the road between the national television station Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation and the national radio Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation as Premakeerthi de Alwis Mawatha in honor of the artist.
U.S. actions seriously hampering reconciliation efforts in Sri Lanka, government charges
Thu, Jul 31, 2014, 14:42 GMT
July 31, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government today charged that the actions of the United States targeting a specific community in the island can seriously hamper the fragile reconciliation process.
Sri Lanka inflation rises to 3.6 percent in July2014
Thu, Jul 31, 2014, 13:06 GMT
July 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka's inflation, as measured by the change in the Colombo Consumers' Price Index (CCPI) , rose to 3.6 percent in July 2014 on a year-on-year basis after dropping to a 28-month low of 2.8 percent in June, figures released by the Census and Statistics Department Thursday showed .
Sri Lanka, Singapore bilateral discussions focus on expanding economic and defense relations
Thu, Jul 31, 2014, 07:50 GMT
July 31, Colombo: Bilateral discussions that took place between Sri Lankan and Singapore recently focused on expanding economic relations and cooperation in defense and security spheres.
Sri Lanka plans to release Indian fishermen before their planned invasion
Thu, Jul 31, 2014, 07:26 GMT
July 31, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government is likely to release all the Indian fishermen arrested by the country's Navy before their colleagues from Rameswaram start a journey to breach the International Maritime Boundary Line between India and Sri Lanka and invade the Sri Lankan side.
Committee appointed to draft amendments to Constitution to abolish executive Presidency in Sri Lanka
Thu, Jul 31, 2014, 06:44 GMT
July 31, Colombo: A Committee has been appointed in Sri Lanka to draft an amendment to the Constitution to limit the powers of the executive president and reinstate the 17th Amendment with further amendments, and to completely eliminate the preferential vote system.
Sri Lankan youth withdraws more than hundred times of his savings from ATMs
Wed, Jul 30, 2014, 18:18 GMT
July 30, Colombo: A seventeen year old youth was produced in a Sri Lankan court today for fraudulently withdrawing more than 100 times of the amount he deposited in his account.
Sri Lankan Minister warns of severe debt crisis if revenues not increased
Wed, Jul 30, 2014, 18:07 GMT
July 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka Minister of Technology and Research Patali Champika Ranawaka said today that the country is currently confronting a worsening economic crisis as the debt accumulation exceeds the annual household income.
Abduction of a four year old child shocks Sri Lanka as police remain clueless
Wed, Jul 30, 2014, 17:39 GMT
July 30, Colombo: A bold abduction of a four year old boy in the presence of his parents in the Katugampola area of the Meegalewa Police Division in North Western Province of Sri Lanka has shocked the country.
Sri Lanka securities regulator licenses the country's first ever dollar fund
Wed, Jul 30, 2014, 17:17 GMT
’s first ever dollar denominated unit trust today (30 July) with the approval of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and the Ministry of Finance.
Militant Buddhist monk organization in Sri Lanka invades Ministry of Buddhist Affairs again
Wed, Jul 30, 2014, 16:21 GMT
July 30, Colombo: Monks of Ravana Balaya, an extremist Buddhist group in Sri Lanka, again invaded the Ministry of Buddhist Affairs today demanding a discussion with the Minister who is also the Prime Minister.
Factions of Sri Lanka doctors' union at national hospital clash
Wed, Jul 30, 2014, 16:08 GMT
July 30, Colombo: A tense situation erupted at the Colombo National Hospital of Sri Lanka due to a clash between two groups of doctors.
Minor staff employees of Sri Lanka government hospitals stage protest in capital city
Wed, Jul 30, 2014, 15:54 GMT
July 30, Colombo: Thousands of supplementary staff employees of Sri Lanka's government hospitals staged a protest march today after discussions with the authorities to win their demands have failed.
Sri Lanka's Rajarata University to reopen on August 04 after a month-long closing
Wed, Jul 30, 2014, 15:25 GMT
July 30, Colombo: The Vice Chancellor of the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka said that the academic work of all the faculties that have been closed for nearly a month would resume on August 04.
IMF Executive Director, President discuss Sri Lanka's role in Asian region
Wed, Jul 30, 2014, 15:14 GMT
July 30, Colombo: The Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) representing Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh and Bhutan, Dr. Rakesh Mohan called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa Wednesday at Temple Trees.
Massive investments Sri Lanka made must be utilized for greater economic benefits - President
Wed, Jul 30, 2014, 14:29 GMT
July 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka has reached an era where rapid transformation is taking place to become a true middle-income nation and the massive investments the country has made so far, must now be utilized more effectively to generate greater economic benefits to all people, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said.
Former LTTE members in Sri Lanka tour the South
Wed, Jul 30, 2014, 07:11 GMT
July 30, Colombo: Former members of the Tamil Tiger terrorist group Liberations Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), who had undergone rehabilitation, have recently visited the southern part of the country.
Sri Lankan government allocates Rs. 5.8 billion to develop North Central Province
Wed, Jul 30, 2014, 06:47 GMT
July 30, Colombo: Sri Lankan government has allocated nearly Rs. 5.8 billion under a national plan to develop the North Central Province.
Fitch assigns Sri Lanka's first dollar bond fund 'BB-'
Wed, Jul 30, 2014, 04:58 GMT
July 30, Colombo: Fitch Ratings has assigned the newly organized Ceylon Dollar Bond Fund a 'BB-' Fund Credit Rating and 'V-5' Fund Volatility Rating. This is the first time Fitch has assigned international fund ratings to a Sri Lanka based bond fund.
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