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Sri Lanka Air Force sends first replacement aviation unit under UN mission to South Sudan
Thu, Jun 29, 2017, 04:25 GMT
June 29, Colombo: The first replacement group of the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Aviation Unit under the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) left the country on Tuesday (27th June), Air Force media said.
Over 150 arrested for illegally dumping garbage
Thu, Jun 29, 2017, 03:28 GMT
June 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police and Army in a joint operation conducted in the Western Province have arrested 154 people who had dumped garbage haphazardly.
Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam of Sri Lanka re-elected to the UN Committee on Migrant Workers
Thu, Jun 29, 2017, 03:16 GMT
June 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ambassador to the United States, Prasad Kariyawasam, who has been a member of the UN Committee on Migrant Workers since its inception in March 2004, and the first Chair of the Committee, was re-elected to the Committee for the fourth time.
Sri Lanka Colombo Stock Exchange appoints Dumith Fernando to the Board
Thu, Jun 29, 2017, 02:45 GMT
June 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) has appointed investment banker Dumith Fernando as a Director of the CSE Board.
Sri Lanka PM calls for formulating strict laws to curb illicit drug abuse
Thu, Jun 29, 2017, 02:12 GMT
June 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka has become a major transit in global illicit drug trafficking and this has paved the way to increased levels of drug consumption in our country, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says.
Demonstrations against Uma Oya Project, President to meet the protesters
Wed, Jun 28, 2017, 16:53 GMT
June 28, Colombo: Residents affected by the Uma Oya multi-purpose development project in the Uva Province today staged a protest against the project alleging that construction at the multipurpose project is damaging their homes.
Four new envoys to Sri Lanka present credentials to President
Wed, Jun 28, 2017, 15:36 GMT
June 28, Colombo: Three new Ambassadors and a High Commissioner to Sri Lanka presented credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena at the President's House, Colombo, today (28).
South Korea to consider increasing job quota to Sri Lanka
Wed, Jun 28, 2017, 15:23 GMT
June 28, Colombo: President of the South Korean Human Resources Development Service of Korea, Prof. Park Young-bum said his country would consider increasing the employment quota for Sri Lanka workers.
Sri Lanka upgraded to Tier 2 in 2017 Trafficking in Persons report for increasing efforts to combat human trafficking
Wed, Jun 28, 2017, 15:08 GMT
June 28, Colombo: Although the Government of Sri Lanka is making significant efforts to prevent human trafficking, the Government does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, a United States report on human trafficking
Sri Lanka Development Bonds issue for US$ 515 mn oversubscribed
Wed, Jun 28, 2017, 14:26 GMT
June 28, Colombo: The issue of Sri Lanka Development Bonds (SLDBs) for US$ 515 million has been oversubscribed nearly two-fold with total bids received amounting to nearly US$ 1 billion, the Central Bank said on Wednesday.
Power authority losses over Rs. 300 million due to recent flood disaster
Wed, Jun 28, 2017, 02:43 GMT
June 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Power and Renewable Energy Ministry has to bear losses of over Rs. 300 million due to the recent disaster situation, Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said.
Sri Lanka Army commander promoted and appointed Chief of Defense Staff
Wed, Jun 28, 2017, 01:52 GMT
June 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces has promoted the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva to the rank of General to be effective from Tuesday (27 June 2017) and appointed him as the Chief of Defense Staff.
Prosecutors delay deportation of Sri Lankan refugee accused of killing wife in Canada
Wed, Jun 28, 2017, 01:42 GMT
June 28, Colombo: Canadian prosecutors are requesting the Canadian government block the deportation of a Sri Lankan refugee in Canada accused of killing his wife, Montreal Gazette reported.
Lasith Malinga issued six month suspended sentence and 50% fine
Wed, Jun 28, 2017, 01:27 GMT
June 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga was suspended for one year after he pleaded guilty to a breach of contract by speaking to the media without permission, Sri Lanka Cricket announcing the outcome of the disciplinary Inquiry held against him said.
Sri Lanka Customs nab man attempting to smuggle jewellery worth millions
Tue, Jun 27, 2017, 17:00 GMT
June 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake have arrested a Sri Lankan man who was attempting to smuggle in more than two kilograms of gold jewelry worth millions of rupees concealed in shoes.
Sri Lanka exports expected to rise after regaining GSP+ status
Tue, Jun 27, 2017, 16:39 GMT
June 27, Colombo: Even if Sri Lanka can reach and maintain upper-middle-income country status in the next few years, the country's economy will benefit from regaining the European Union's Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) for at least five years, the global publishing firm, Oxford Business Group (OBG) says.
Waste management of Colombo city assigned to Western Province Chief Minister
Tue, Jun 27, 2017, 16:01 GMT
June 27, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to assign the responsibility of waste management in Colombo City to the Chief Minister of the Western Province, Isura Devapriya.
Sri Lankan President congratulates UN Youth Envoy Jayathma Wickramanayake
Tue, Jun 27, 2017, 15:00 GMT
nio Guterres, when she called on the President at the Presidential Secretariat, today (27).
Japanese ambassadors in five SAARC countries meet Sri Lanka Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake
Tue, Jun 27, 2017, 14:11 GMT
June 27, Colombo: Japanese Ambassadors of Japan in five SAARC countries met Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake yesterday afternoon (June 26) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombo.
Lasith Malinga to face inquiry for breach of contract terms
Tue, Jun 27, 2017, 13:40 GMT
June 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga will have to face a disciplinary inquiry for breach of contract terms, Sri Lanka Cricket announced today.
Australia sends Sri Lankan boatpeople home
Tue, Jun 27, 2017, 02:41 GMT
­Department of Immigration and Border Protection has left the Australian territory in the early hours of this morning with about 20 people - some of them guards and interpreters - onboard, the Australian reported.
NDBIB becomes Lanka's first investment bank to manage offshore IPO
Tue, Jun 27, 2017, 02:30 GMT
June 27, Colombo: NDB Investment Bank ('NDBIB") successfully raised USD 28 mn (Rs 4.2 bn) via the Initial Public Offering ("IPO") of Ooredoo Maldives PLC, a subsidiary of Qatar based international telecommunications giant Ooredoo Group.
Tamil Nadu CM writes to Indian PM seeking immediate release of fishermen 'abducted' by Sri Lanka Navy
Tue, Jun 27, 2017, 02:21 GMT
June 27, Colombo: The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu state Edappadi K. Palaniswami has written to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to secure the release of all fishermen and their boats in Sri Lankan custody.
French Naval Ships 'Mistral' and 'Courbet' leave Sri Lanka
Tue, Jun 27, 2017, 01:56 GMT
June 27, Colombo: The two French Naval Ships, 'Mistral' and 'Courbet' which arrived in Sri Lanka on a goodwill visit on 20th June, left from the Colombo harbor on Monday (June, 26) on completion of a successful tour.
Sri Lanka state doctors' union insists on abolishing SAITM, will resort to strike if demands not met
Mon, Jun 26, 2017, 17:59 GMT
June 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's state doctors' union, the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) says the government has no choice but to either abolish the private medical college South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) or nationalize it.
President opens pharmaceutical production plant of Celogen Lanka in Kandy
Mon, Jun 26, 2017, 17:16 GMT
June 26, Kandy: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Monday declared open the new pharmaceutical production plant of Celogen Lanka Private Limited built in the Kandy Export Processing Zone in Pallekele area.
Sri Lankan President says will not allow disrespecting Buddhist monks through social media
Mon, Jun 26, 2017, 08:25 GMT
June 26, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that he will never approve tarnishing the image of the Maha Sangha by leveling baseless allegations through the social media.
Charges for dengue laboratory tests revised island wide
Mon, Jun 26, 2017, 08:12 GMT
June 26, Colombo: Measures have been taken to revise the charges on the diagnostic laboratory testing of dengue island wide, a government health official said.
Ramazan celebrated with a deep sense of fellowship and co-existence - PM
Mon, Jun 26, 2017, 07:24 GMT
June 26, Colombo: In a message to mark the Ramadan festival today, Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the Muslim religious festival is celebrated in countries throughout the world by Muslims with a deep sense of fellowship and co-existence.
Sri Lankan Airlines ranked 81st among top 100 airlines
Mon, Jun 26, 2017, 06:23 GMT
June 26, Colombo: Sri Lankan Airlines, the national carrier of the Sri Lanka, ranked 81st among the Top 100 airlines of the world in 2017.
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