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Committee recommends disciplinary action against two Mps
5 May 2016 03:44:48 GMT
The committee report on the yesterday s clash in Parliament had recommended strict disciplinary acti..
1.2 kg of cocaine seized in Ragama
5 May 2016 03:44:48 GMT
The Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) today seized over 1.2 kg of cocaine worth around Rs.20 million from..
Major General Manawadu hospitalized
5 May 2016 03:44:48 GMT
Major General Sumith Manawadu was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital a short while ago with s..
Import of vehicles temporarily suspended: Importers
5 May 2016 03:44:48 GMT
The importing of vehicles to the country will be suspended for six months due to the present currenc..
Ranil leaves for Singapore
5 May 2016 03:44:48 GMT
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe left for Singapore this morning on a two-day private tour...
Interpol help sought to arrest kidney trader
5 May 2016 03:44:48 GMT
The Police had sought the assistance of the Interpol to arrest the first suspect in the kidney racke..
Monorail project: proposals to be presented to Cabinet
5 May 2016 03:44:48 GMT
The monorail project between Colombo and Malabe is back on track with the Ministry of Megapolis and ..
Gammanpila is a parasite: Mervyn
5 May 2016 03:44:48 GMT
Former minister Mervyn Silva today lashed out at MP Udaya Gammanpila over his remarks that Mr. Silva..
CSN lawyer faults FCID action
5 May 2016 03:44:48 GMT
Attorney Premanath Dolawatta appearing for Carlton Sports Network (CSN), in the money laundering cas..
UNP MPs started to attack us: Jt.Opp
5 May 2016 03:44:48 GMT
The Joint Opposition said UNP MPs had started the brawl inside the Parliament chamber, when some Joi..
Authorities receive 175 illegal firearms during Amnesty period
Thu, May 5, 2016, 04:26 GMT
May 05, Colombo: According to authorities, the Amnesty period declared by the government to hand over illegal weapons from Monday April 25th has been successful.
Tire market in Sri Lanka expected to reach US$ 488 million in 2016 - report
Thu, May 5, 2016, 03:40 GMT
May 05, Colombo: Tire market in Sri Lanka has been growing over the last five years and is expected to reach US$ 488 million in 2016, a marketing report in tire industry says.
CID questions Traffic DIG over Rugby player's murder
Wed, May 4, 2016, 18:07 GMT
May 04, Colombo: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Sri Lanka Police has questioned the Traffic Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) regarding the murder of national Rugby player Wasim Thajudeen.
Sri Lanka to host Annual Congress of the National Union of Travel Agents in France from 31st Oct to 2nd Nov
Wed, May 4, 2016, 17:47 GMT
May 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka will host the Annual Congress of the National Union of Travel Agents in France (SNAV) that represent about 1,300 travel related entrepreneurs of France in Colombo from 31st October to 02nd November 2016.
Sri Lanka's Colombo Stock Exchange announces a change in the methodology of calculating Price Multiples
Wed, May 4, 2016, 17:07 GMT
Multiples (P/E, P/BV and DY).
Sri Lanka's Lighthouse Hotel to build another hotel in the South
Wed, May 4, 2016, 16:51 GMT
May 04, Colombo: The Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel in Galle, a five-star hotel in Sri Lanka, said it plans to build another hotel in Unawatuna, a coastal town in the south famous for its beaches and corals.
Envoy in Chennai authorized to issue birth certificates to children of Sri Lankan refugees in India
Wed, May 4, 2016, 16:28 GMT
May 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Deputy High Commissioner in Chennai is authorized to issue birth certificates to children of Sri Lankan refugee families that had gone to India after 1983, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said.
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 14 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing
Wed, May 4, 2016, 15:38 GMT
May 04, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy Tuesday has arrested 14 local fishermen in four separate incidents for allegedly engaged in illegal fishing practices.
D in 10 major fields to develop the nation
Wed, May 4, 2016, 15:24 GMT
May 04, Colombo: In an effort to achieve national development, Sri Lanka has focused on expanding scientific research and development in ten major fields that contribute to the improvement of living standards of the people and economic development.
Sri Lanka Central Bank appoints five new assistant governors
Wed, May 4, 2016, 14:29 GMT
May 04, Colombo: The Monetary Board of Sri Lanka's Central Bank has promoted five senior staff officers as Assistant Governors.
Parliament Committee to meet tomorrow to decide on suitable action against unruly MPs
Wed, May 4, 2016, 14:12 GMT
May 04, Colombo: The committee appointed by the Speaker of Sri Lankan parliament Karu Jayasuriya to probe Tuesday's altercation in parliament has handed over its report to the Speaker.
Sri Lanka's Media Minister says brawl in parliament was pre-planned
Wed, May 4, 2016, 13:55 GMT
May 04, Colombo: Unruly behavior of several parliamentarian of the joint opposition yesterday in the Parliament was pre-planned, charged Sri Lanka's Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilake.
Government considers removing Media Secretary after releasing controversial statement
Wed, May 4, 2016, 06:28 GMT
May 04, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to remove the newly appointed Secretary to the Ministry of Parliamentary reforms and Mass media Nimal Bopage from his post after he issued a controversial media statement that has embarrassed the government.
Speaker's committee analyzes CCTV footage to apprehend MPs incited the brawl in parliament
Wed, May 4, 2016, 05:41 GMT
May 04, Colombo: The special committee delegated to probe Tuesday's fistfight in parliament between the Joint opposition MPs and ruling party MPs has commenced analyzing the CCTV footage to apprehend those who were responsible for the unruly brawl.
Sri Lanka's Commercial Bank signs agreement with Bank Muscat Oman for instant money transfers
Wed, May 4, 2016, 03:51 GMT
May 04, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently formalized its tie-up with the Bank Muscat Oman to facilitate remittances to Sri Lanka via the latter's new feature-rich mobile banking app, with the signing of an agreement in Muscat.
Sri Lanka Finance Minister participates in Annual Meeting of the ADB in Germany
Tue, May 3, 2016, 18:04 GMT
May 03, Frankfurt: Sri Lanka's Finance Minister, Ravi Karunanayake Monday (02) participated in the first round discussions at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank Governors held in Frankfurt, Germany.
Chevron Lubricants Lanka opens trading at the Colombo Stock Exchange
Tue, May 3, 2016, 17:46 GMT
Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) Tuesday. The market opening ceremony was organized to mark the first trading day for the month of May.
Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up by 11.6 percent in April 2016
Tue, May 3, 2016, 17:21 GMT
May 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals rose 11.6 percent in April this year compared to the same period last year, the data released today by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) showed.
Sri Lanka Supreme Court decides parts of Right to Information bill unconstitutional, needs two-third majority to pass
Tue, May 3, 2016, 16:50 GMT
May 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has declared that certain clauses of the Right to Information (RTI) Bill violate the constitution and it will need a two-thirds majority in Parliament to become law, the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya announced Tuesday.
UNAIDS welcomes Sri Lanka Supreme Court's landmark decision prohibiting HIV discrimination
Tue, May 3, 2016, 16:31 GMT
May 03, Colombo: The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has welcomed last week's decision by Sri Lanka's Supreme Court to prohibit HIV discrimination in education settings.
Sri Lankan Deputy Minister holds unscrupulous employment agencies responsible for the plight of housemaids in Saudi Arabia
Tue, May 3, 2016, 15:52 GMT
May 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Deputy Foreign Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva, who is visiting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in a mission to address several consular issues, has taken to social media to shed light on the sad plight of Sri Lankan female migrant workers in the oil-rich Gulf countries.
Sri Lanka President calls for a responsible media culture for the benefit of the people
Tue, May 3, 2016, 15:08 GMT
May 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena today called on the country's media institutions to help establish a moral and responsible media culture for the benefit of the people.
Fitch says Sri Lanka IMF agreement faces implementation risks
Tue, May 3, 2016, 14:54 GMT
May 03, Hong Kong: The global rating agency, Fitch Ratings says Sri Lanka's USD 1.5 billion three-year IMF program eases near-term balance-of-payments risks but will require sustained commitment from the authorities to address long-standing weaknesses in external and public finances.
Sri Lanka's ex-army chief says 2006 bombing an inside job
Tue, May 3, 2016, 14:20 GMT
May 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka's former army chief told parliament Tuesday that a bomb blast apparently targeting former president Mahinda Rajapaksa's brother 10 years ago was an "inside job" to win sympathy for the then-ruling family, AFP reported.
Sri Lanka Speaker condemns unruly behavior of lawmakers, appoints committee to probe clash
Tue, May 3, 2016, 14:08 GMT
May 03, Colombo: Speaker of Sri Lanka parliament Karu Jayasuriya has condemned the clash that broke out in Parliament today resulting in the hospitalization of one lawmaker and injuries to several other MPs.
Fight breaks out in Sri Lanka parliament over former president's security, MP hospitalized
Tue, May 3, 2016, 13:36 GMT
May 03, Colombo: A parliamentarian was hospitalized today after a fight broke out inside the Parliament between the legislators of the ruling party and the joint opposition over the withdrawal of army personnel from the security detail of the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Tourism minister presented first Arabic Sri Lanka travel guide
Tue, May 3, 2016, 12:57 GMT
May 03, Colombo: Sri Lankan Minister of Tourism John Amaratunga was presented with the latest edition of the only Arabic language travel guidebook on Sri Lanka, by Emirati author and entrepreneur Heba Al Mansoori.
Boat carrying Sri Lankan asylum seekers arrives in Cocos Islands - report
Tue, May 3, 2016, 06:27 GMT
May 03, Colombo: A boat carrying Sri Lankan asylum seekers has arrived within the Cocos Islands on Monday morning, the Australian media reported.
Sri Lankan state doctors to protest police attack on medical students protesting private medical college
Tue, May 3, 2016, 06:09 GMT
May 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka's state sector doctors' union, the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA), strongly condemning the police attack on medical students, who were engaged in a protest against the Malabe private medical college, said the doctors will serving at state hospitals will engage in a protest today.
Sri Lanka Opposition Leader calls on government to investigate past killings of journalists
Tue, May 3, 2016, 05:39 GMT
May 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan in a message to mark the World Press Freedom Day, today called on the government to take all steps necessary to investigate the killings of journalists and bring the perpetrators of those crimes to justice.
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