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SLC doesn t know Cricket- Arjuna
27 Jul 2016 04:30:00 GMT
While admitting that he wouldn t have accepted the consulting role to Cricket Australia former Sri L..
BIA closed for renovations for 3 months
27 Jul 2016 04:30:00 GMT
The main runway of the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) would be closed for three months fro..
Moragahakanda-Kaluganga project was started by us: MR
27 Jul 2016 04:30:00 GMT
The initial steps of the Moragahakanda-Kaluganga project was started under the Mahinda Chinthanaya a..
Financial firms 300% more prone to hacking than businesses in other industries worldwide
27 Jul 2016 04:30:00 GMT
Hackers target financial service firms 300 percent more than businesses in other industries, Praveen..
27 Jul 2016 04:30:00 GMT
It must have shaken the conscience of every right-thinking Sri Lankan to see dozens of disabled mili..
Two dead, 16 injured in Florida nightclub shooting
27 Jul 2016 04:30:00 GMT
Two people have been murdered and 16 have been wounded in a mass shooting at a Florida night club. T..
Don t play with fire: Gammanpila tells PM
27 Jul 2016 04:30:00 GMT
While criticizing the controversial statement made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Kandy o..
Ranil and MS a matching couple: Ajith P
27 Jul 2016 04:30:00 GMT
Power and Renewable Energy Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera said the porondam (compatibility) chart..
If SL loses, they will say it is because of me: Murali
27 Jul 2016 04:30:00 GMT
Sri Lanka s record-breaking spinner Muttiah Muralitharan launched a blistering attack Monday on his ..
Govt. aiming to improve export performance to 40 per cent of GDP
27 Jul 2016 04:30:00 GMT
`The government is taking every step to expand the local export sector, to reach 40 percent of GDP, ..
Sri Lanka Central Bank calls for bids to mint 970 million coins
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, 14:59 GMT
July 27, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has called for quotations from potential minters for minting and supplying of circulation coins for the for the coins requirement of 2017-2018.
India grants Sri Lanka US$ 318 million financial assistance to improve railways system
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, 14:35 GMT
July 27, Colombo: India has agreed to provide a US $318 million loan for Sri Lanka to upgrade its railways service and the cabinet of ministers has given approval for the government to enter into an agreement with the EXIM Bank of India to obtain the loan.
Japan offers to introduce modern Japanese technology to Sri Lanka
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, 14:13 GMT
’s day-to-day life, to Sri Lanka, President's Media Division said.
Australian streaker gets a week in Sri Lankan prison
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, 13:36 GMT
July 27, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today sentenced an Australian cricket fan arrested for running naked during the washed-out final session on day one at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Central hill country.
ADB approves $ 118 million financial assistance to fully electrify Sri Lanka
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, 13:06 GMT
July 27, Colombo: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has granted over $ 118 million of financial assistance to help Sri Lanka to fully electrify the island including its small isolated islands.
Russian naval ship Igor Belousov arrives at Sri Lanka's Colombo port on goodwill mission
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, 12:47 GMT
July 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, ceremonially welcomed the Russian naval ship "Igor Belousov" arrived at the Port of Colombo Wednesday.
In Pictures: U.S., Sri Lanka navies exchange best practices on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, 12:13 GMT
July 27, Colombo: United States Marines embarked on the USS New Orleans joined experts from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to exchange best practices on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief during two days of workshops and seminars with the Sri Lanka Navy in Colombo.
Sri Lanka Ports Authority extends deadline for EOIs to develop East Container Terminal of Port of Colombo
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, 05:34 GMT
July 27, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) has extended the deadline for expressions of interest (EOI) called as a first step in the process leading to the selection of a concessionaire for the award of a build operate transfer (BOT) concession for the East Container Terminal (ECT) of the Colombo Port.
Sri Lanka Customs arrest Bangladeshi national for attempting to smuggle out gold worth Rs. 5.7 mn
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, 05:16 GMT
July 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials have arrested a Bangladeshi national, who attempted to smuggle 11 pieces of gold out of the country.
Sri Lanka PM to leave for Jakarta next week to attend World Islamic Economic Forum
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, 04:42 GMT
July 27, Colombo: For the first time, Sri Lanka has been invited to participate in the 12th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF), scheduled to take place from August 2-4 at the Jakarta Convention Centre, in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Ceylinco General Insurance introduces comprehensive natural disaster cover for traders and homes
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, 02:55 GMT
July 27, Colombo: Ceylinco General Insurance recently announced a comprehensive natural disaster cover for traders and homeowners, enabling traders to cover their property, including buildings and stocks, along with the home and its valuable contents, in the case of homeowners.
Renovation of Sri Lanka's main airport next year, no plans to sell Mattala airport - Transport Minister
Tue, Jul 26, 2016, 18:12 GMT
July 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main international airport in Katunayake will undergo repair work to its runway beginning next year while the government is seeking a suitable investor to utilize the idling Mattala Airport in Hambantota, the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala De Silva said.
President rejects media reports on joint opposition's protest march
Tue, Jul 26, 2016, 17:53 GMT
July 26, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has rejected some media reports which said that there is no obstruction to the joint opposition's protest march, Pada Yathra, if it was not against the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.
Sri Lanka PM says making the country a better place for people is politicians' duty
Tue, Jul 26, 2016, 17:27 GMT
July 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the politicians' duty is to make the country a better place of for the people and it will be a betrayal or a disloyalty to the country if they did not fulfill this duty.
Commonwealth supports human rights chapter for Sri Lanka constitution
Tue, Jul 26, 2016, 17:08 GMT
July 26, London: Commonwealth human rights experts are supporting the Parliament of Sri Lanka in drafting a new fundamental rights chapter for the country's proposed new Constitution, the Commonwealth Secretariat said.
Sri Lanka hosts Global Shippers' Forum this week
Tue, Jul 26, 2016, 16:48 GMT
July 26, Colombo: Shippers representatives from Asia, Africa and Europe will meet in Sri Lanka this week to discuss key issues affecting shipping globally including air cargo.
ICRC asks Sri Lanka to clarify fate and whereabouts of 16,000 missing persons
Tue, Jul 26, 2016, 16:25 GMT
July 26, Colombo: The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has asked Sri Lanka to clarify the fate and whereabouts of 16,000 missing persons including over 5,100 security forces personnel Missing in Action, originating from all over Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka President launches Mangrove Conservation Program uplifting coastal communities
Tue, Jul 26, 2016, 15:26 GMT
July 26, Chilaw: Marking the World Mangrove Day on Tuesday Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena opened the world's first mangrove museum which will act as a center for educating the public on the ecological value of mangroves.
Canadian Foreign Minister's visit to Sri Lanka tomorrow expected to infuse new momentum to bilateral relations
Tue, Jul 26, 2016, 14:21 GMT
phane Dion will arrive in Sri Lanka on 27 July evening on an official visit. Minister Dion's official program will be on 28 and 29 July 2016.
Plantation companies agree to pay the interim allowance to estate workers
Tue, Jul 26, 2016, 13:59 GMT
July 26, Colombo: The Estate Employers' Federation yesterday has agreed to pay an interim allowance relevant to the intended salary hike of plantation workers with outstanding amounts following a meeting with the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Sri Lankan Government promises to provide pensions to retired or disabled war veterans
Tue, Jul 26, 2016, 05:58 GMT
July 26, Colombo: The Ministry of Defense has promised to provide pensions to retired and disabled veterans of the armed forces and police.
Presidential Commission summons NFF leader Wimal Weerawansa
Tue, Jul 26, 2016, 05:21 GMT
July 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Serious Financial Crimes has summoned the Leader of the National Freedom Front Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa today.
Japan and Sri Lanka to further enhance economic cooperation
Tue, Jul 26, 2016, 04:25 GMT
July 26, Colombo: Japan and Sri Lanka will hold the Consultation on National Development Cooperation and the Economic Policy Dialogue on 26th July 2016 at Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel, Colombo, the Embassy of Japan said in a statement.
Maga Engineering to rehabilitate 634 km of rural roads at a cost of Rs 13.2 billion
Tue, Jul 26, 2016, 04:13 GMT
July 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's leading construction firm, Maga Engineering (Pvt) Ltd was recently awarded the contract to rehabilitate and improve 634 kilometers of rural roads in four districts of Sri Lanka, including their performance based maintenance for three years.
Sri Lanka seeks Interpol assistance on the largest cocaine bust
Mon, Jul 25, 2016, 18:39 GMT
July 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka law enforcement authorities have decided to seek the assistance of the Interpol on the investigations into the recent seizure of 274 kilograms of cocaine at the Peliyagoda Container Yard.
Empty land in Sri Lankan capital to be developed immediately
Mon, Jul 25, 2016, 18:21 GMT
July 25, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to immediately develop the vacant prime land in capital Colombo, the Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Faizer Mustapha has said.
Sri Lanka Appeal Court to take up petition against former LTTE leader on 25th October
Mon, Jul 25, 2016, 17:03 GMT
July 25, Colombo: The Court of Appeal in Sri Lanka will take up a Writ Application filed by the Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) seeking an order to arrest and prosecute former LTTE leader Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP on 25 October.
Colombo pays for Hambantota's debts - Minister Arjuna Ranatunga
Mon, Jul 25, 2016, 16:47 GMT
July 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Ports and Shipping Arjuna Ranatunga says the government is facing many difficulties paying off the US$ 1.2 billion loan taken for Hambantota Port and the profit earns from the Colombo Port is used to pay off the Hambanthota debt.
Germany grants Sri Lanka Euro 13 million for five development projects
Mon, Jul 25, 2016, 15:29 GMT
July 25, Colombo: The Government of Germany has granted 13 million Euros to Sri Lanka to implement five development projects during this year, the Finance Ministry said.
Sri Lanka's largest multi-functional Irrigation Project is a personal dream come true for President Sirisena
Mon, Jul 25, 2016, 14:55 GMT
July 25, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said the implementation of the Moragahakanda-Kalu Ganga Irrigation Development Project is not only a fulfillment of a long awaited aspiration of the farmers but also a personal dream come true for him.
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