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Flogging a brain-dead cob
24 Jul 2014 04:23:03 GMT
The government and the UNP locked horns in Parliament on Tuesday over a Chinese aircraft maintenance..
Sri Lankan minister not pleased with government`s decision to broaden investigations of alleged war crimes
24 Jul 2014 04:23:03 GMT
The Leader of National Freedom Front (NFF), a coalition party of the Sri Lankan government, Minister..
Sri Lankan university students protest in Colombo
24 Jul 2014 04:23:03 GMT
Thousands of university students in Sri Lanka today marched in the streets of Sri Lankan capital Col..
Sri Lanka to conduct survey on mental patients
24 Jul 2014 04:23:03 GMT
Sri Lanka`s Ministry of Health will conduct a census on mental patients in the island to identify th..
Lanka company listing now within two days
24 Jul 2014 04:23:03 GMT
Sri Lanka now lists companies much faster -in two days, to be exact. Meanwhile, no less than 232 Cha..
`BOC Seychelles operation viable`
24 Jul 2014 04:23:03 GMT
The opening of the Bank of Ceylon`s overseas branch in the Seychelles was a very productive and time..
Lankan thief falls to his death in Dubai
24 Jul 2014 04:23:03 GMT
An unidentified Sri Lankan fell to his death from the fourth floor of a residential building in Riqq..
42 dead and 11 injured in Taiwan plane crash
24 Jul 2014 04:23:03 GMT
At least 42 people were killed and another 11 taken to hospital after their plane crashed and caught..
THE CARPING SAYS SOMETHING
24 Jul 2014 04:23:03 GMT
There are several reasons people who are skeptical about the UNHRC initiated so called OHCHR probe o..
The then Supreme Court and Sirisena Cooray
24 Jul 2014 04:23:03 GMT
The importance of an independent judiciary will dawn only when you are in the Opposition. Mr. Si..
Coalition party of Sri Lanka ruling alliance likely to contest Uva PC separately
Thu, Jul 24, 2014, 15:38 GMT
July 24, Colombo: Coalition party of Sri Lankan government National Freedom Front (NFF) said today that the party would not hesitate to contest the Uva Provincial Council election separately if nomination is not granted to them.
Sri Lanka's Central Bank enters into an investment agreement with Reserve Bank of India
Thu, Jul 24, 2014, 15:12 GMT
July 24, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today entered into a Bilateral Agreement to gain access into each other's securities markets.
President sends wishes to Sri Lankan team for the 20th Commonwealth Games
Thu, Jul 24, 2014, 14:33 GMT
July 24, Colombo: President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sent a message to the athletes representing Sri Lanka at the 20th Commonwealth Games taking place in Glasgow, Scotland.
Sri Lankan President conveys greetings for the 20th Commonwealth Games
Thu, Jul 24, 2014, 14:28 GMT
July 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, as the Chair-in-Office of the Commonwealth, has conveyed his warm greetings to the President of the Commonwealth Games Federation Prince Tunku Imran for the 20th Commonwealth Games that got under in Glasgow, Scotland, yesterday.
No short supply of heroin in Sri Lanka despite regular seizures
Thu, Jul 24, 2014, 14:19 GMT
July 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka police say that although large hauls of heroin are seized on a regular basis, the supply has not been weakened in the local market.
Sri Lanka's apex court dismisses opposition party's petition regarding Uva PC
Thu, Jul 24, 2014, 14:03 GMT
July 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court today dismissed a petition filed by the main opposition United National Party (UNP) against the redistribution of seats in the Uva Provincial Council.
Sri Lanka Air Force proposes a maintenance center for Chinese aircraft
Thu, Jul 24, 2014, 13:52 GMT
July 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) has proposed to the government to build an aircraft maintenance center to maintain Chinese aircraft belonging to the Air Force.
Supreme Court of Sri Lanka orders public institutions not to obstruct people wearing Islamic attire
Thu, Jul 24, 2014, 13:40 GMT
July 24, Colombo: Supreme Court of Sri Lanka today ordered the Attorney General to issue instructions to all public institutions not to obstruct people who wear traditional Muslim attire.
Sri Lanka opposition party leaders to meet today to call for abolishing executive presidency
Thu, Jul 24, 2014, 07:22 GMT
July 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka opposition parties, civic organizations and individuals are to meet today to sign a petition calling for the abolishing of executive presidency.
Sri Lanka Army says returned 19,500 acres of land in Jaffna to civilians
Thu, Jul 24, 2014, 06:36 GMT
July 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army says that it has gradually returned a large extent of land to the original owners after reducing the size of army camps in Jaffna.
Subway chain opens its first store in Sri Lanka
Thu, Jul 24, 2014, 06:06 GMT
July 24, Colombo: Subway, the US-based fast food franchise popular for its submarine sandwiches has opened its first store in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka's economy shows strong growth potential, but government finances remain weak - Moody's
Wed, Jul 23, 2014, 19:09 GMT
July 23, Singapore: Moody's Investors Service affirmed Sri Lanka's 'B1' sovereign bond rating with the stable outlook today, citing strong growth potential of the island nation, but said the weakness of government finances is a rating constraint.
UK court finds suspect guilty of murdering Sri Lankan pizza delivery worker
Wed, Jul 23, 2014, 18:26 GMT
July 23, Sheffield: A British court in Sheffield found a suspect guilty of murdering a Sri Lankan pizza delivery worker, who was on his last shift delivering pizza on his last day as a delivery worker before embarking on an IT career.
Sri Lanka to conduct survey on mental patients
Wed, Jul 23, 2014, 17:27 GMT
July 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health will conduct a census on mental patients in the island to identify the extent of the mental disorders prevailing among the population.
Sri Lankan university students protest in Colombo
Wed, Jul 23, 2014, 16:53 GMT
July 23, Colombo: Thousands of university students in Sri Lanka today marched in the streets of Sri Lankan capital Colombo demanding the authorities to revoke a suspension imposed on 28 of their fellow students at the Rajarata University.
NGOs in Sri Lanka need government approval before receiving any foreign funds
Wed, Jul 23, 2014, 16:33 GMT
July 23, Colombo: The Finance and Planning Ministry of Sri Lanka yesterday has informed all Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs ) in the country that they should receive prior approval from the Ministry before receiving any foreign funds.
Sri Lanka Cricket extends Marvan Atapattu's tenure as interim coach till August
Wed, Jul 23, 2014, 15:33 GMT
July 23, Colombo: The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has decided to extend the tenure of the interim national coach Marvan Atapattu till August, the SLC announced today.
EU expresses concern over restrictions on NGOs and on freedom of expression in Sri Lanka
Wed, Jul 23, 2014, 15:04 GMT
July 23, Colombo: The European Union delegation in Sri Lanka today expressed concerns about the Sri Lankan government imposing restrictions on the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the country.
Indian court asks for written correspondence over the proposed sale of warships to Sri Lanka
Wed, Jul 23, 2014, 14:26 GMT
July 23, Madurai: The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court in Chennai, hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition filed on the proposed sale of two naval warships to Sri Lanka, has called for the records of the written correspondence between the central Indian government and the state government of Tamil Nadu over the issue.
India to upgrade 70 child development centers in Sri Lanka estate sector
Wed, Jul 23, 2014, 14:06 GMT
éches) in Sri Lanka's estate regions, where a majority of the Indian origin Tamil people live and work in tea plantations.
Sri Lankan and South African cricketers raise funds for the Sri Lanka Visually Handicapped XI
Wed, Jul 23, 2014, 08:08 GMT
July 23, Colombo: Standard Chartered joins hands with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to continue its efforts to raise funds and awareness for the Sri Lankan Visually Handicapped XI and its bid at this year's World Cup in South Africa in November.
Sri Lankan minister not pleased with government's decision to broaden investigations of alleged war crimes
Wed, Jul 23, 2014, 07:43 GMT
July 23, Colombo: The Leader of National Freedom Front (NFF), a coalition party of the Sri Lankan government, Minister Wimal Weerawansa has expressed his opposition to President Mahinda Rajapaksa's recent decision to broaden the scope of the Missing Persons Commission and allow investigations into alleged human rights abuses by the security forces during the war.
Sri Lanka Supreme Court allows animal sacrifice in Hindu Kovil under controlled conditions
Wed, Jul 23, 2014, 07:08 GMT
July 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has ruled that the Hindu temples can perform animal sacrifice under controlled conditions.
Sri Lankan university students to hold protest march in Colombo tomorrow
Tue, Jul 22, 2014, 16:26 GMT
July 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka university students' union, Inter University Students' Federation (IUSF) will hold a protest march tomorrow from Colombo Fort to the Ministry of Higher Education.
British envoy wishes Sri Lankan team success at Commonwealth Games
Tue, Jul 22, 2014, 16:11 GMT
July 22, Colombo: British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and the Maldives John Rankin today said sport is a wonderful way of uniting young people from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister opposes installing buoys on the IMBL between India and Sri Lanka
Tue, Jul 22, 2014, 15:37 GMT
July 22, Chennai: The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalithaa has written to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi again to express her disapproval to a proposal that suggested installing buoys on the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) between India and Sri Lanka as a measure to address the fishermen issue.
Vietnam, Sri Lanka to work closely in fighting transnational crime
Tue, Jul 22, 2014, 15:07 GMT
July 22, Ha Noi: Vietnam and Sri Lanka have agreed to step up cooperation in fighting transnational crime, especially those involving e-commerce and credit.
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 38 Indian fishermen for poaching
Tue, Jul 22, 2014, 14:45 GMT
July 22, Kankasanthurai: Sri Lanka Navy on Monday arrested 38 Indian fishermen along with their nine fishing trawlers on two separate occasions when they were engaged in poaching well within Sri Lankan waters.
Sri Lanka's Western Provincial Council Chief Minister accused of assaulting a man
Tue, Jul 22, 2014, 14:32 GMT
July 22, Colombo: Chief Minister of Sri Lanka's Western Provincial Council Prasanna Ranatunga is accused of attacking an individual and injuirng him.
Extremist Sri Lankan Buddhist monk hits hack at Dalai Lama
Tue, Jul 22, 2014, 14:03 GMT
July 22, Colombo: Leader of an extremist Buddhist movement in Sri Lanka Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero today hit back at Dalai Lama for making a statement against Buddhist extremism in Sri Lanka.
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