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Sri Lanka expedites Volkswagen assembly plant in Kuliyapitiya
29 Aug 2015 08:47:04 GMT
Sri Lanka will expedite the setting up of a Volkswagen automobile assembly plant in Kuliyapitya cons..
US backing SL
29 Aug 2015 08:47:04 GMT
The US has decided to back Sri Lanka s domestic war crimes probe . It has also undertaken to move a..
BoC leads growth course in first half of 2015 with Rs. 9.1 bn PBT
29 Aug 2015 08:47:04 GMT
BoC continues to lead its growth course in first half of 2015 with Rs. 9.1 billion Profit Before Tax..
Petitions against MR, Cabraal, Mahendran withdrawn
29 Aug 2015 08:47:04 GMT
A private petition filed against Central Bank (CB) Governor Arjuna Mahendran and his son-in-law Arju..
India gifts ship `Varaha` to SL Navy
29 Aug 2015 08:47:04 GMT
Former Indian Coast Guard Ship Varaha, which had been in service with Sri Lanka Navy as Naval Ship ..
MoD issues detention order on suspects
29 Aug 2015 08:47:04 GMT
The Defence Ministry issued a detention order today to detain and interrogate the four army personne..
Seneviratne withdraws case against Ranil
29 Aug 2015 08:47:04 GMT
A lawsuit filed by former Minister of sugar industries Lakshman Seneviratne against UNP leader Ranil..
Sarana further remanded
29 Aug 2015 08:47:04 GMT
Former UPFA MP Sarana Gunawardane was further remanded till September 9 by the Gampha Chief Magistra..
Plantations want govt. help to wade through present crisis
29 Aug 2015 08:47:04 GMT
The Regional Plantation Companies (RPCs) are requesting the government to provide them with some bre..
Prof Warnapala is UPFA s new Gen. Secy.
29 Aug 2015 08:47:04 GMT
Professor Vishwa Warnapala today assumed duties as the United People s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Gener..
PM instructs to expedite paddy purchasing process as a bumper crop is expected
Sat, Aug 29, 2015, 16:12 GMT
Aug 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has given instructions to expedite the process of purchasing the Yala season paddy crop from the farmers across the country.
Sri Lanka main Tamil party lays claim to opposition leader post in parliament
Sat, Aug 29, 2015, 14:53 GMT
Aug 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today said the leader of its main constituent party, Ilankai Thamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK), should become the opposition leader of Sri Lanka's eighth parliament.
Sri Lanka President to totally ban the production and importation of asbestos in 2018
Sat, Aug 29, 2015, 14:20 GMT
Aug 29, Kandy: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena says he would enforce strict laws from January 1, 2016 to prevent use of polythene which is a major threat to the environment and the health of the people.
Shareholders approve Sri Lanka's DFCC Vardhana and DFCC banks merger
Sat, Aug 29, 2015, 07:17 GMT
Aug 29, Colombo: Shareholders of DFCC Vardhana Bank and DFCC Bank have approved the proposed amalgamation of the two banks at an extraordinary general meeting held Friday, a stock market disclosure said.
Meaningful reconciliation in Sri Lanka for durable peace and prosperity will take time - Foreign Minister
Sat, Aug 29, 2015, 06:04 GMT
Aug 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera says meaningful reconciliation for durable peace and prosperity will take time and it is an essential process for the country involving the broad areas of truth seeking, justice, reparations and non-recurrence.
Time has come to focus on economic development, Sri Lanka tells international community
Sat, Aug 29, 2015, 05:28 GMT
Aug 29, Colombo: Having taken solid measures to address human rights issues that had been at the center for years, Sri Lanka says the time has come to focus on strengthening the economy now.
Final Randoli Perahera of Sri Dalada Maligawa tonight
Sat, Aug 29, 2015, 04:15 GMT
Aug 29, Kandy: The final Randoli Perahera of Sri Lanka's premier Buddhist pageant, the historic Esala festival, will parade the streets in the hill capital of Kandy Saturday night.
Indian Tamil parties condemn U.S. support to Sri Lanka's domestic probe
Sat, Aug 29, 2015, 03:54 GMT
Aug 29, Colombo: Tamil political parties in Tamil Nadu have strongly condemned the United States for supporting Sri Lanka to conduct a domestic inquiry into the alleged war crimes.
U.S. grants Sri Lanka $ 3.2 million to develop schools in the East
Fri, Aug 28, 2015, 18:52 GMT
Aug 29, Colombo: The United States has agreed to grant US$ 3.2 million for the development of schools in the Eastern Province.
Nigeria invites Sri Lankan investors, wants to boost bilateral trade
Fri, Aug 28, 2015, 18:07 GMT
Aug 28, Colombo: Despite doing business with Sri Lanka for a long time, the bilateral trade between Nigeria and Sri Lanka has not been improved and the country was not represented very well in Sri Lanka, Nigeria's High Commissioner in Sri Lanka, S. U. Ahmed said.
SLFP empowers President to decide on posts, ministers
Fri, Aug 28, 2015, 16:23 GMT
Aug 28, Colombo: The Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today entrusted President Maithripala Sirisena in his capacity as the Chairman of the party to make the final decision on making parliamentary and ministerial appointments.
Sri Lanka ruling United National Party's 69th anniversary celebrations on Sept 6
Fri, Aug 28, 2015, 15:57 GMT
Aug 28, Colombo: The 69th anniversary of Sri Lanka's ruling United National Party (UNP) will be held on the 6th of September under the patronage of party leader Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe.
Sri Lanka Army investigating Channel-4 video contents since 2013
Fri, Aug 28, 2015, 15:34 GMT
Aug 28, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Army said today that it has been investigating the contents in the videos produced by the Britain's Channel-4 TV since 2013.
President emphasizes need for a national plan and policy to take Sri Lanka's construction sector to international level
Fri, Aug 28, 2015, 14:54 GMT
Aug 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena today pointed out the necessity for a national plan and policy to take the country's construction sector, which is a major contributor the economy, to international level.
Construct -2015 trade exhibition opens in Colombo
Fri, Aug 28, 2015, 14:10 GMT
Aug 28, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today declared open the Construct 201trade exhibition at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Center (SBMEC) Colombo .
Sri Lanka appoints Ambassador to Myanmar
Fri, Aug 28, 2015, 06:40 GMT
Aug 28, Colombo: The Government of Sri Lanka with the concurrence of the Government of Myanmar has decided to appoint Mr. K.W.N.D. Karunaratne as the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Myanmar, Foreign Affairs Ministry said today.
Former Treasury Secretary summoned to police SIU
Fri, Aug 28, 2015, 06:28 GMT
Aug 28, Colombo: Former Secretary to the Finance Ministry and Treasury Dr. P.B. Jayasundera has been summoned to the police Special Investigations Unit.
Sri Lanka court dismisses petitions against Susil Premajayantha and Anura Priyadarshana
Fri, Aug 28, 2015, 06:04 GMT
Aug 28, Colombo: A Sri Lanka court today dismissed the petition filed against former UPFA General Secretary Susil Premajayantha and former SLFP General Secretary Anura Priyadarshana Yapa.
Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka launches regional committees to address local complaints
Fri, Aug 28, 2015, 05:19 GMT
Aug 28, Colombo: The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has unveiled a program to address human rights issues at the regional level.
Sri Lanka's Bank of Ceylon leads growth course in first half of 2015 with Rs. 9.1 billion PBT
Fri, Aug 28, 2015, 04:46 GMT
Aug 28, Colombo: Having closed the 75th year on a high note by delivering the highest ever profit by a single entity in Sri Lanka, Bank of Ceylon (BoC) continues to lead its growth course in first half of 2015 with Rs. 9.1 billion Profit Before Tax (PBT) achieving 6% growth over the previous year.
Sri Lanka Freedom Party 64th anniversary celebrations in Polonnaruwa on Sept 2
Fri, Aug 28, 2015, 03:52 GMT
Aug 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will celebrate its 64th anniversary in Polonnaruwa on September 2 under the patronage of party leader, President Maithripala Sirisena, SLFP General Secretary Duminda Dissanayake said.
Sri Lanka to hold first ever Colombo International Maritime Conference next month
Fri, Aug 28, 2015, 03:23 GMT
UN observance day.
Minor Tamil party leaders Thondaman and Devananda to support Sri Lanka's national government
Thu, Aug 27, 2015, 18:50 GMT
Aug 28, Colombo: Leaders of two minor Tamil political parties in Sri Lanka have expressed their support to the national government formed by the two major political parties United national Party (UNP) and Sri Lanka Freedom party (UNP) .
India officially gifts Coast Guard Ship to Sri Lanka Navy
Thu, Aug 27, 2015, 18:20 GMT
Aug 27, Colombo: India today formally gifted Indian Coast Guard Vessel "Varaha" to the Sri Lanka Navy at a ceremony held at the port of Colombo on according to naval customs and traditions.
Sri Lanka armed forces annual joint field exercise Cormorant Strike to commence on September 3
Thu, Aug 27, 2015, 18:01 GMT
Aug 27, Colombo: The three-week long joint military exercise involving thousands of Sri Lankan armed forces personnel and representatives from foreign countries will commence on Thursday (September3) for the sixth consecutive year, the Army said.
UN Human Rights Chief likely to visit Sri Lanka next month before release of report
Thu, Aug 27, 2015, 16:31 GMT
Aug 27, Colombo: The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein is expected to visit Sri Lanka ahead of the September session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, political sources said here on Thursday.
Sri Lanka did not fully implement 2009 UN resolution, former minister says
Thu, Aug 27, 2015, 15:59 GMT
Aug 27, Colombo: Previous administration of Sri Lanka did not seize the opportunity to fully implement the UN resolution presented by the country to the Human Rights Council in 2009, former president's special human rights envoy and former minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said.
Sri Lanka will be judged by actions and achievements, not by promises - U.S.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015, 14:54 GMT
Aug 27, Colombo: Although the United States remains hopeful about the promises Sri Lanka's new government made, the island nation will be judged by its actions and achievements and not by the promises, the U.S. asserted Thursday.
Sri Lanka's Yala National Park to be closed for visitors for a month
Thu, Aug 27, 2015, 14:27 GMT
Aug 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka's best known nature reserve, Yala National Park will be closed for the visitors for a month as the dry season is approaching, the Wildlife Department has said.
Court lifts travel ban on Sri Lanka's former Defense Secretary
Thu, Aug 27, 2015, 14:17 GMT
Aug 27, Galle: A Sri Lankan court Thursday lifted the overseas travel ban imposed on the former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa over allegation that a criminal offense has been committed maintaining a floating armory.
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