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STF arrests 51 with drugs at Facebook party in Balangoda
Mon, Jun 17, 2019, 07:45 GMT
June 17, Colombo: The Special Task Force (STF) of Police has raided a Facebook party and arrested 51 people, who were in possession of narcotic drugs and pills.
Mihintale SLPP Local council member arrested for assaulting six people
Mon, Jun 17, 2019, 07:33 GMT
June 17, Colombo: A Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) member of the Mihintale Pradeshiya Sabha Nipuna Madusanka has been arrested this morning for assault.
National program of establishing 5000 Export Zone Villages to begin today
Mon, Jun 17, 2019, 07:14 GMT
June 17, Colombo: The national program of establishing 5000 "Export Program Villages" will be launched today from Dehiattakandiya, Chandanagama village in Ampara district under the patronage of Minister of Primary Industries and Social Empowering Daya Gamage.
Sri Lanka urges to place nuclear terrorism high on global agenda at GICNT
Mon, Jun 17, 2019, 06:36 GMT
June 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka called for placing the nuclear terrorism high on the global agenda at the 2019 Plenary Meeting of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT), held at Palacio San Martin in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 6-7 June 2019.
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Mon, Jun 17, 2019, 06:22 GMT
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Sri Lanka sees manufacturing activities recover in May 2019, services sector continues to deteriorate
Mon, Jun 17, 2019, 04:58 GMT
June 17, Colombo: According to the Sri Lanka Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) released by the Statistics Department of Central Bank on Tuesday, the industrial production in Sri Lanka recovered in May 2019 while services sector continued to deteriorate.
No plans to halt Battle of Solar Power project - Ministry
Sun, Jun 16, 2019, 18:25 GMT
June 16, Colombo: The Ministry of Power and Energy has announced that no decision has been taken to halt the first phase of the 'Battle of Solar Power' project introduced to strengthen the national electricity grid.
New pediatric ward complex at Negombo Hospital declared open
Sun, Jun 16, 2019, 17:43 GMT
June 16, Colombo: Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne today declared open the newly constructed pediatric ward complex at the Negombo General Hospital.
Former Minister Kabir Hashim requested to join the cabinet soon
Sun, Jun 16, 2019, 16:27 GMT
June 16, Colombo: Cabinet Minister of Housing, Construction and Cultural Affairs and deputy leader of the United National Party (UNP) requested the Former Minister Kabir Hashim, who resigned from his ministerial portfolio earlier this month, to rejoin the cabinet as soon as possible.
Visiting Maldivian delegation calls on Sri Lanka PM
Sun, Jun 16, 2019, 15:54 GMT
June 16, Colombo: A visiting Maldivian state delegation said the purpose of their visit was to show the international community that Sri Lanka is a tourist friendly, peaceful and safe country.
Sri Lanka, Russian Presidents discuss strengthening bilateral relations, regional safety
Sun, Jun 16, 2019, 15:12 GMT
June 16, Colombo: A meeting between Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and the Russian President Vladimir Putin was held Saturday (15) in Tajikistan capital of Dushanbe.
British High Commission in Colombo celebrates Queen Elizabeth's 93rd Birthday
Sun, Jun 16, 2019, 14:00 GMT
June 16, Colombo: On Friday 14th June the British High Commission in Colombo and the British Council celebrated Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's 93rd Birthday at Westminster House.
In Pictures: 5th International Day of Yoga celebrated in Colombo
Sun, Jun 16, 2019, 06:57 GMT
June 16, Colombo: The mega public event to celebrate the 5th International Day of Yoga was held on a grand scale at the iconic Independence Square in Colombo on Saturday morning (June 15).
Salary anomalies of over 500,000 pensioners to be removed from July 1st increasing the monthly pensions
Sun, Jun 16, 2019, 06:07 GMT
June 16, Colombo: The proposal made by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera in his budget 2019 to remove the pensioners' salary anomalies will be implemented effective from next month, the Ministry of Finance announced.
INTERPOL Red Notice leads to arrest of Sri Lanka bombings suspect
Sun, Jun 16, 2019, 04:27 GMT
June 16, Colombo: The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) says its Red Notice has helped the arrest of Sri Lanka bombing suspect Mohammed Milhan and four others in Jeddah recently.
Sri Lanka releases 18 Indian fishermen
Sat, Jun 15, 2019, 16:08 GMT
June 15, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court has released 18 Indian fishermen who were in detention after they were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for illegally crossing International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL and poaching in Sri Lankan waters.
Two suspects arrested with 2 kg of heroin, 12 kg cannabis
Sat, Jun 15, 2019, 15:46 GMT
June 15, Colombo: The Police Narcotics Bureau has arrested two suspects with 2 kilograms of heroin and a firearm in Seeduwa during a raid conducted at the Rubberwatte Junction in Seeduwa.
Prime Minister has no conflict with anyone, PM office responds to media report
Sat, Jun 15, 2019, 15:07 GMT
June 15, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has no conflict with the President or anyone and the Prime Minister exercising the constitutional powers vested him without violating the Constitution is no cause for a conflict or a dispute, the Prime Minister's Media Office said today.
Sri Lanka President calls on Asian nations to unite in the battle against terrorism
Sat, Jun 15, 2019, 14:18 GMT
June 15, Dushanbe: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena called on Asian countries to unite in the battle against terrorism while protecting and preserving the integrity and the independence of the democratic and sovereign nations.
Former Eastern Province Governor Hizbullah appears at TID over a video
Sat, Jun 15, 2019, 06:57 GMT
June 15, Colombo: Former Eastern Province Governor MLAM Hizbullah has arrived at the Terrorist Investigations Division to provide a statement.
Indian and Sri Lankan military personnel and families exchange visits under cultural program
Sat, Jun 15, 2019, 06:37 GMT
June 15, Colombo: In a follow up of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's solidarity visit to Sri Lanka, 160 Indian Armed Forces personnel and their families arrived in Sri Lanka today
Poson an occasion for people to feel true meaning of limitless tolerance and harmonious living - Sri Lanka President
Sat, Jun 15, 2019, 05:58 GMT
June 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena in his Poson Message says the Poson Poya Day is an occasion for the people to feel deep in their hearts, the true meaning of limitless tolerance and harmonious living.
Public Administration Minister attends ISSE-2019 in Moscow
Sat, Jun 15, 2019, 05:22 GMT
June 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Public Administration, Disaster Management and Rural Economic Affairs Ranjith Madduma Bandara has attended the XII Integrated Safety and Security Exhibition (ISSE-2019) in Moscow on 5-8 June 2019.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister requests people to rebuild humanity through the path of Dhamma
Sat, Jun 15, 2019, 04:51 GMT
June 15, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says Sri Lanka needs to reflect more than ever before on the profound truth preached by Buddha and commit to work in partnership to rebuild humanity through the path of Dhamma.
Two suspects in the case of abduction of 11 youths released on bail
Fri, Jun 14, 2019, 18:39 GMT
June 15, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court Friday granted bail to two suspects, who were in remand custody since their arrest in connection with the abduction of 11 youths.
Former Maldivian President calls on people of all countries to visit Sri Lanka
Fri, Jun 14, 2019, 17:58 GMT
June 14, Colombo: Former Maldivian President and incumbent Speaker Mohamed Nasheed has called on the people of all countries in the world to visit Sri Lanka and assist the island nation.
Sri Lanka Prime Minister assured of Singapore's support for counter terrorism program
Fri, Jun 14, 2019, 16:44 GMT
June 14, Colombo: Singapore expressed its appreciation to Sri Lanka for its assistance in combating global terrorism and assured to support the island nation's counter terrorism efforts.
Sri Lanka, Tajikistan Presidents to work together to ensure regional security and combat drug trafficking
Fri, Jun 14, 2019, 15:55 GMT
June 14, Dushanbe: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a state visit to Tajikistan to attend the 5th Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia, met with the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon on Friday in Dushanbe for bilateral discussions.
UNICEF removes 'Parent' from iconic logo in call for greater support for Sri Lankan parents
Fri, Jun 14, 2019, 14:39 GMT
June 14, Colombo: Marking Father's Day (Sunday, 16th June), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has temporarily removed the image of the parent from its iconic 70 year old 'parent and child' logo...
ADB loans Sri Lanka $50 million to provide credit to micro and small rural entrepreneurs
Fri, Jun 14, 2019, 14:18 GMT
June 14, Colombo: The Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Government of Sri Lanka and the Regional Development Bank (RDB) today signed Loan and Guarantee Agreements to further assist Sri Lanka to provide affordable and accessible credit to rural micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the country.
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