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Missing Sri Lankan Journalist's wife Sandya Eknelygoda receives International Women of Courage award 2017 from US First Lady Melania Trump
Wed, Mar 29, 2017, 18:11 GMT
Mar 29 (CP) Washington, DC- U.S. First Lady Melania Trump, today, honored 13 women with the Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award and missing Sri Lankan Journalist Prageeth Eknelygoda's wife Sandya Eknelygoda was one of the honorees.
’s full support for religious reconciliation
Wed, Mar 29, 2017, 17:30 GMT
Mar 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the national unity government is determined build a unitary country with reconciliation among all communities and declares its full support to create religious reconciliation.
Sri Lankan President will not protect anyone found guilty of crimes not connected to national security
Wed, Mar 29, 2017, 16:37 GMT
Mar 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena Wednesday said he is not prepared to make any war hero a suspect in the charges leveled against the armed forces and the government on the alleged violations of human rights during the war against terrorism.
UAE Exchange partners with Sri Lanka's eZ Cash
Wed, Mar 29, 2017, 16:03 GMT
Mar 29, Dubai: UAE Exchange, a leading global remittance, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, has partnered with eZ Cash, Sri Lanka's largest and pioneering mobile payment network managed by Dialog Axiata, for instant mobile wallet credit.
Sri Lanka sentences LTTE suspect in Fort railway station bomb blast to 20-years rigorous imprisonment
Wed, Mar 29, 2017, 15:53 GMT
Mar 29, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court Wednesday sentenced a LTTE suspect, who was found guilty of aiding and abetting the conspiracy to detonate a suicide bomb at the Fort Railway Station in 2008 that killed 13 people, to 20-year-rigorous imprisonment.
'We reasserted our sovereignty and regained the lost respect for Sri Lanka' - Foreign Minister
Wed, Mar 29, 2017, 14:56 GMT
Mar 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national unity government under the leadership of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has managed to unite the entire international community in support of the country and rally around to help the island nation in friendship, the Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera said.
Sandya Eknelygoda: International Woman of Courage
Wed, Mar 29, 2017, 13:56 GMT
Mar 29, Colombo: Each year, the U.S. Department of State recognizes the exceptional courage and commitment of women who serve as advocates for human rights, justice, peace, and gender equality.
Fasting MP Wimal Weerawansa transferred to National Hospital
Wed, Mar 29, 2017, 08:22 GMT
Mar 29, Colombo: Former Sri Lankan minister and leader of National Freedom Front MP Wimal Weerawansa, who is on a hunger strike demanding his release, has been transferred to the Colombo National Hospital from the Prison Hospital.
Invest Sri Lanka Forums make a rallying call to Lankans living in Melbourne and Auckland
Wed, Mar 29, 2017, 07:01 GMT
Mar 29, Colombo: Sri Lankans living in Melbourne and Auckland caught a rallying call to be a part of Sri Lanka's growth at Invest Sri Lanka forums recently organized by the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC), the CSE said.
Sri Lanka's Laugfs Terminals to borrow US$ 42.6 mn from People's Bank for construction of gas terminal in Hambantota
Wed, Mar 29, 2017, 06:31 GMT
’s Bank to fund construction of its gas terminal in the Hambantota Port, the company said in a stock exchange filling.
Former Honorary Consul in Hawaii Kusuma Cooray honored for work in U.S.-Sri Lanka relations
Wed, Mar 29, 2017, 04:03 GMT
olani Community College Professor Emerita Kusuma Cooray was honored by the U.S. Pacific Command for her work as Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka from 2001 to 2017.
Sri Lankan Human Rights Activist Sandya Eknelygoda recipient of 2017 International Women of Courage award
Wed, Mar 29, 2017, 03:07 GMT
Mar 29, Washington, DC: Sri Lankan Human Rights Activist Sandya Eknelygoda is among the 13 recipients of this year's International Women of Courage (IWOC) award presented by the United States Secretary of State.
launched in Sri Lanka
Tue, Mar 28, 2017, 18:17 GMT
Mar 28, Colombo: Parisian couture brand, Yves Saint Laurent (YSL), launched its makeup range in Sri Lanka during a formal cocktail event at the Galle Face Hotel.
President tells Chief Ministers to prepare for Provincial Council elections
Tue, Mar 28, 2017, 17:51 GMT
Mar 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has informed the Chief Ministers to prepare for elections to three Provincial Councils.
India announces IIT Entrance Test in Colombo
Tue, Mar 28, 2017, 16:13 GMT
Mar 28, Colombo: The High Commission of India, Colombo announced today that Government of India has decided to hold Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2017 in Colombo for admission of meritorious Sri Lankan students in prestigious IITs for the academic session 2017-18.
Resettlement Ministry constructs over 11,000 houses in war affected areas
Tue, Mar 28, 2017, 15:34 GMT
Mar 28, Colombo: Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs D.M. Swaminathan said that his ministry has constructed over 11,000 houses in war affected areas.
Court of Appeal orders CID to find three naval officers acquitted of TNA MP Raviraj murder
Tue, Mar 28, 2017, 14:52 GMT
Mar 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Court of Appeal today issued an order directing the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of police to find the three navy intelligence officers who were acquitted of the murder of Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj.
Sri Lanka energy regulator plans to launch guidelines on power outages
Tue, Mar 28, 2017, 13:17 GMT
Mar 28, Colombo: Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), the electricity sector regulator exploring the most pressing issues with regard to utilities including electricity plans to launch guidelines on planned and unplanned power outages.
Sri Lanka's state owned retail network chain Sathosa will not be privatized, Minister vows
Tue, Mar 28, 2017, 06:51 GMT
Mar 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen has assured that the country's largest state owned retail network chain Lanka Sathosa is strengthened by the government and will not be privatized.
Sri Lanka Finance Minister promises to reduce current taxes and pass benefits to people
Tue, Mar 28, 2017, 06:27 GMT
Mar 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake says Sri Lanka has been able to build a positive international image subsequent to its ability to reform the economy during the last two years.
U.S., Sri Lanka Marines, Sailors work together on disaster relief, humanitarian assistance operations
Tue, Mar 28, 2017, 04:50 GMT
Mar 28, Colombo: The United States Marines and Sailors will work with their Sri Lankan counterparts in a training exercise focused on the infantry and logistical skills necessary to implement humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations, the US Navy said in a press release on Monday.
Sri Lanka Central Bank says Monetary Board to take action against any wrongdoing in Employees' Provident Fund transactions
Tue, Mar 28, 2017, 03:24 GMT
Mar 28, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka clarifying its position on media reports that carried "erroneous facts" on the proceedings of the Monetary Board meeting held recently, said the Monetary Board has decided to commence disciplinary proceedings against any wrongdoing if there is evidence.
Indian authorities seize over 16 kg gold smuggled via sea from Sri Lanka
Tue, Mar 28, 2017, 03:05 GMT
’s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized 16.32 kg of gold in Ramanathapuram on late Sunday night.
Former Defense Secretary not certain about entering politics, studying Trump
Mon, Mar 27, 2017, 20:14 GMT
Mar 28, Colombo: Former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says he has not yet taken a decision regarding the next presidential election but hasn't given up the idea of entering politics either.
Sri Lanka trade balance widens over 16 percent in December 2016 as import expenditure rises
Mon, Mar 27, 2017, 19:04 GMT
Mar 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's external sector recorded a mixed performance in December 2016 with a deterioration in the trade deficit as a result of higher import expenditure despite a modest increase in export earnings, the Central Bank said in its External Sector Performance Review released on Monday.
Temporary injunction against appointing a military officer as Sports Director of Education Ministry
Mon, Mar 27, 2017, 13:38 GMT
Mar 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka Supreme Court has issued an order temporarily suspending the appointment of a military officer as the Sports Director of the Ministry of Education.
Fasting MP Wimal Weerawansa is too weak to attend hearing, court told
Mon, Mar 27, 2017, 13:07 GMT
Mar 27, Colombo: Prison officers have informed the Colombo High Court, that Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa, who is on a hunger strike demanding his release from remand prison, cannot be produced before court today, due to his poor health condition.
Indian naval ship INS Darshak arrives at the Port of Colombo on a training visit
Mon, Mar 27, 2017, 12:43 GMT
Mar 27, Colombo: The hydrographic survey ship, INS Darshak of the Indian Navy arrived at the Port of Colombo on Monday on a training visit, the Navy Media Unit said.
USS Comstock arrives at Sri Lanka's Colombo Port on a training mission
Mon, Mar 27, 2017, 12:20 GMT
Mar 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, welcomed United States Navy's Whidbey Island-Class Dock Landing Ship, USS Comstock arrived at the Port of Colombo on Monday on a training visit.
Sri Lanka Railway engine drivers suspend strike
Mon, Mar 27, 2017, 11:49 GMT
Mar 27, Colombo: The Railway Locomotive Operating Engineers Union said they have suspended the one day token strike that had been planned to begin midnight today.
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