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Parliament: Opposition MPs stage fast in defence of Mahinda
21 Apr 2015 03:32:17 GMT
Opposition MPs and some ministers of the UPFA commenced a continuous fast in the Well of Parliament ..
19 A: Debate deferred
21 Apr 2015 03:32:17 GMT
President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Opposition political parties..
A boost for Indo-Lanka ties
21 Apr 2015 03:32:17 GMT
Relations between India and Sri Lanka reached a new high with the respective visits to each other s ..
Amunugama represents Sirisena at 60th Bandung anniversary
21 Apr 2015 03:32:17 GMT
Higher Education Minister Sarath Amunugama leaves for Indonesia tomorrow to attend an event commemor..
Over Rs. 6.5 m for white washing of Swarnamali Chetiya
21 Apr 2015 03:32:17 GMT
The white washing of the Swarnamali Chetiya will begin on April 20, Ruwanweli Chethiyaramadipathi Ve..
Deputy Foreign Minister Highlights Sri Lanka`s Acheivements In ICT Sector
21 Apr 2015 03:32:17 GMT
Deputy Foreign Minister Ajith P Perera participated at the Global Conference on Cyberspace, from 16-..
Sri Lanka`s open-air Zoological Garden opens for public
21 Apr 2015 03:32:17 GMT
Apr 17, Pinnawala: Sri Lanka`s second Zoological Gardens and the first Open Air Zoo was declared ope..
In holiday mood
21 Apr 2015 03:32:17 GMT
Tourists wait at Colombo Fort Railway station to catch a train to the upcountry. Sri Lanka Railways ..
Navy upgrades SNC s ship maintenance facilities
21 Apr 2015 03:32:17 GMT
Upgrading the ship maintenance facilities, the Sri Lanka Navy commenced the expansion of the existin..
`JVP Has Turned Into A Company`: Nandana Gunathilake
21 Apr 2015 03:32:17 GMT
Former JVP stalwart Nandana Gunathilake stated that the JVP has now become a `company` geared toward..
Sri Lanka's former Economic Development Minister facing corruption charges returns
Tue, Apr 21, 2015, 09:27 GMT
Apr 21, Colombo: Former Economic Development Minister of Sri Lanka and younger brother of former President, Basil Rajapaksa today returned to the country from London via Dubai.
Sri Lanka parliament postpones debate on 19th Amendment to Constitution
Tue, Apr 21, 2015, 07:47 GMT
Apr 21, Colombo: Following the disruptions of parliamentary proceedings this morning, the Sri Lankan parliament has been adjourned until April 27th and accordingly, the debate on the 19th Amendment to the Constitution that was to begin today, too has been postponed.
Opposition MPs end protest, hand over petition against Bribery Commission DG
Tue, Apr 21, 2015, 07:25 GMT
Apr 21, Colombo: The protesting parliamentarians of Sri Lanka opposition have ended their agitation after the government has given the assurance that the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will not be called to the Bribery Commission to record a statement.
Former president's supporters protest near Sri Lankan parliament
Tue, Apr 21, 2015, 07:12 GMT
Apr 21, Colombo: Supporters of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa have gathered near entrance to the parliament to protest the Bribery Commission's call to the former president to record a statement.
Sri Lankan court permits CID to examine bank accounts of former President's Chief of Staff
Tue, Apr 21, 2015, 06:22 GMT
Apr 21, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court yesterday gave permission to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of police to examine the bank accounts and other assets of former President's Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath and his companies.
Tense situation adjourns Sri Lankan parliament
Tue, Apr 21, 2015, 05:44 GMT
Apr 21, Colombo: Speaker of Sri Lanka parliament Chamal Rajapaksa suspended parliament sittings for 15 minutes a short while ago.
Sri Lanka Speaker says Bribery Commission should inform him before summoning MPs
Tue, Apr 21, 2015, 05:31 GMT
Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa told parliament today that the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption has to inform the Speaker before it summons a parliamentarian to the Commission to record a statement.
Indian fishermen to demand uninterrupted fishing rights in Sri Lankan waters - report
Tue, Apr 21, 2015, 05:12 GMT
Apr 21, Colombo: Fishermen from Tamil Nadu State of India are planning to meet India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to demand uninterrupted fishing rights in Sri Lankan waters, Indian daily The Hindu reports.
Sri Lankan opposition MPs to continue protest until President gives written assurance
Tue, Apr 21, 2015, 04:42 GMT
Apr 21, Colombo: Opposition parliamentarians in Sri Lanka who are engaged in a sit-in protest campaign against the summoning of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the Bribery Commission claim they would continue to protest until they receive a written assurance from President Maithripala Sirisena that the former President will not be summoned before the Commission.
Sri Lanka's Bank of Ceylon posts record Rs. 20.3 billion profit in bank's history
Tue, Apr 21, 2015, 04:11 GMT
Apr 21, Colombo: Bank of Ceylon closed its 75th year on a magnificently high note, by recording the highest ever profit before tax (PBT) in the bank's history as well as in the Sri Lankan banking industry of Rs.20.3 billion, achieving a growth of 29% compared to the previous year.
Sri Lanka parliament to begin debate on 19th Amendment to Constitution today
Tue, Apr 21, 2015, 02:39 GMT
Apr 21, Colombo: Leaders of main political parties in the Sri Lankan parliament have agreed to hold the debate on the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in the House today.
Sri Lanka Bribery Commission summons former minister's wife
Mon, Apr 20, 2015, 18:33 GMT
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader, MP Wimal Weerawansa's wife, Shashi Weerawansa was today summoned to the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption to record a statement on several allegations.
Sri Lankan Speaker summons Director General of the Bribery Commission to parliament
Mon, Apr 20, 2015, 16:16 GMT
Apr 20, Colombo: Speaker of the Sri Lankan parliament Chamal Rajapaksa today summoned the Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe to parliament.
Sri Lanka Cricket shocked by International Cricket Council's decision to withhold its dues
Mon, Apr 20, 2015, 16:07 GMT
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's cricket board, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) today expressed shock over the International Cricket Council's decision to withhold the funds it owes to the cricket board as a measure of punishment for appointing an interim committee to run the cricket board.
Peshala Jayaratne appointed as Sri Lanka Freedom Party organizer for Polonnaruwa
Mon, Apr 20, 2015, 15:43 GMT
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lankan President and chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today appointed Chief Minister of North Central province Peshala Jayaratne as party's Organizer for Polonnaruwa electorate.
Opposition MPs hand over letter to President against summoning former President to Bribery Commission
Mon, Apr 20, 2015, 15:19 GMT
Apr 20, Colombo: Parliamentarians of Sri Lanka's opposition today handed over a letter against summoning former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC).
Sri Lanka's Colombo Stock Exchange to host conference for regional exchanges
Mon, Apr 20, 2015, 14:51 GMT
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) in association with the South Asian Federation of Exchanges (SAFE) will host the South Asian Investment Conference and SAFE Annual General Meeting on the 26th and 27th of April, in Colombo.
Fitch rates Sri Lanka's Singer's' proposed debenture issue A-(lka)(EXP)'
Mon, Apr 20, 2015, 14:36 GMT
Apr 20, Colombo: Fitch Ratings has assigned Singer Sri Lanka PLC's (Singer; A(lka)/Stable) proposed unsecured redeemable debenture issue of up to Rs. 3 billion a National Long-Term Rating of 'A-(lka)(EXP)'.
Sri Lankan government has no influence on bribery commission - PM
Mon, Apr 20, 2015, 14:05 GMT
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe today stressed that the government has no influence on the tasks of the anti-graft commission investigating the charges of bribery or corruption.
Sri Lanka apex court gets FR petition seeking Fonseka's reinstatement to parliament
Mon, Apr 20, 2015, 13:18 GMT
Apr 20, Colombo: The Supreme Court in Sri Lanka has received a fundamental rights petition seeking Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka's reinstatement to parliament.
Former ruling party of Sri Lanka denies moves to remove parties and individuals
Mon, Apr 20, 2015, 13:08 GMT
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's former ruling party, the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has denied media reports of moves to remove certain political parties and individuals from the Alliance.
Sri Lankan President agrees to general elections after introducing electoral reforms
Mon, Apr 20, 2015, 12:57 GMT
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has decided that the next general election will be held only after the implementation of both, the 19th and 20th Amendments to the Constitution.
Sri Lankan parliament adjourns following uproar over summoning ex-president to bribery commission
Mon, Apr 20, 2015, 07:01 GMT
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's parliament on Monday adjourned following an uproar over the summoning of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa to the Bribery Commission.
International Conference on Religious Tolerance and Harmony held in Sri Lanka
Mon, Apr 20, 2015, 06:22 GMT
Apr 20, Colombo: The Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka will hold a two-day International Conference on Religious Tolerance and Harmony on April 22, 23 at the main auditorium of the University in Homagama.
Turkish business delegation to visit Sri Lanka to seek business opportunities
Mon, Apr 20, 2015, 05:09 GMT
Apr 20, Colombo: A Turkish business delegation keen to invest in Sri Lanka will be visiting the island soon to explore business opportunities, the government media unit quoting the Turkish Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Iskender Okyay, said.
Former Sri Lankan minister accused of financial irregularities to return to country tomorrow
Mon, Apr 20, 2015, 04:46 GMT
Apr 20, Colombo: Basil Rajapaksa, former Economic Development Minister of Sri Lanka and the younger brother of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa is expected to arrive in the country Tuesday (April 21).
Sri Lanka's former president and defense secretary summoned to Bribery Commission
Mon, Apr 20, 2015, 04:10 GMT
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapakse has been summoned to the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption on April 24.
Sri Lanka, Japan to link FTA this year
Sun, Apr 19, 2015, 18:02 GMT
Apr 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka and Japan plan to formulate and sign a Free Trade Agreement between the two countries to enhance bilateral trade.
Hotel Management Conference in Colombo from May 12-13
Sun, Apr 19, 2015, 17:54 GMT
Apr 19, Colombo: The Ceylon Hotel School Graduates Association will hold its first Hotel Management Conference from May 12-13 at the Taj Samudra Hotel in Colombo.
Teenage lovers jump off water fall to death in Sri Lanka
Sun, Apr 19, 2015, 16:16 GMT
Apr 19, Colombo: Two teenage lovers in Sri Lanka leaped to their deaths off a picturesque waterfall in central hill country, according to local media reports here.
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