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Budget brings relief
25 Oct 2014 15:59:47 GMT
The much-awaited Budget 2015 was yesterday presented by the Government as focused on national develo..
Brothel raided in Boralesgamuwa
25 Oct 2014 15:59:47 GMT
Ten sex workers were arrested during a raid by the Organised Crimes Investigation Unit on an alleged..
78-year-old German lady missing in Meemure
25 Oct 2014 15:59:47 GMT
A-78-year-old German lady who was visiting Meemure in Udadumbara with a group of 11 German nationals..
Indian fishermen seek BJP leader`s help to get Sri Lanka to release their boats
25 Oct 2014 15:59:47 GMT
Indian fishermen have sought the help of BJP leader and an ally of the Sri Lankan government Dr. Sub..
China gives India assurance on Lanka
25 Oct 2014 15:59:47 GMT
China does not want to overstep into India s sphere of influence by bringing Sri Lanka and Maldives ..
Ottawa terror
25 Oct 2014 15:59:47 GMT
Wednesday s attack on the Canadian parliament has proved once again the growing vulnerability of the..
President to present his tenth budget today
25 Oct 2014 15:59:47 GMT
President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his capacity as the Minister of Finance will present his tenth consec..
Foul coal deal costs CEB Rs. 1.5 billion
25 Oct 2014 15:59:47 GMT
The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) had suffered a loss of Rs. 1,507,044,116.25 due to substandard co..
Government pledges progressive Budget
25 Oct 2014 15:59:47 GMT
As the hours dwindle down to President Mahinda Rajapaksa s 10th Budget presentation in Parliament to..
Sri Lanka CID investigates Rs. 1.5 billion fraud in purchasing coal for Norochcholai power plant
25 Oct 2014 15:59:47 GMT
Sri Lanka Minister of Power and Energy Pavithra Wanniarachchi said in parliament today that an inves..
Indian fishermen seek BJP leader's help to get Sri Lanka to release their boats
Sat, Oct 25, 2014, 15:16 GMT
Oct 25,Chennai: Indian fishermen have sought the help of BJP leader and an ally of the Sri Lankan government Dr. Subramanian Swamy to get their boats released from Sri Lankan custody.
Indian Tamil party leader accuses BJP government of openly aiding Sri Lanka
Sat, Oct 25, 2014, 14:53 GMT
Oct 25, Chennai: A Tamil Nadu Tamil political leader today criticized the Indian government's policy regarding Sri Lanka and charged the government of acting against the minority Tamils
India issues stamp commemorating Sri Lankan Buddhist revivalist
Sat, Oct 25, 2014, 14:13 GMT
Oct 25, New Delhi: Indian president Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday released a commemorative stamp on Anagarika Dharmapala, the Sri Lankan Buddhist revivalist and writer, at the official presidential residence, Rashtrapati Bhavan.
INFOTEL ICT exhibition opens in Sri Lanka
Sat, Oct 25, 2014, 07:50 GMT
Oct 25, Colombo: INFOTEL, the popular Sri Lankan ICT exposition organized by the Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) opened yesterday at the BMICH in Colombo.
Sri Lankan Navy Commander to leave for India tomorrow on an official visit
Sat, Oct 25, 2014, 07:16 GMT
Oct 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy Commander Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera will leave for India tomorrow on a five-day visit Navy Media Spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya said.
Sri Lanka's Northern Province CM's visit to India not yet decided
Sat, Oct 25, 2014, 06:56 GMT
’s Northern Province Chief Minister CV Wigneswaran to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi next month.
Sri Lanka's Sabaragamuwa University to re-open on Monday
Sat, Oct 25, 2014, 06:31 GMT
Oct 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Sabaragamuwa University, closed more than three weeks due to student protests, is to re-open for the first year students on Monday (27).
Buddhist monk who abducted a 9-year-old boy in Sri Lanka remanded
Sat, Oct 25, 2014, 06:04 GMT
Oct 25, Colombo: A Buddhist monk who was arrested for allegedly abducting a nine-year-old boy from the Batuwita area in Horana has been remanded by the court until 7th November.
Sri Lanka 2015 Budget highlights
Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 19:46 GMT
Oct 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his capacity as the Minister of Finance and Planning presented the 2015 Budget proposals in parliament Friday. Some of the proposals are highlighted below.
UN recognizes post war progress in Sri Lanka, works with government to resolve reconciliation issues
Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 18:28 GMT
Oct 24, Colombo: The United Nations (UN) says post-war Sri Lanka has made significant progress in relation to the resettlement, reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts in a short span of slightly over five years and the agency is continuing its work with the Sri Lankan government to resolve remaining issues.
Former Power and Energy Minister of Sri Lanka clears himself of Rs. 1.5 billion fraud in coal purchase
Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 17:51 GMT
Oct 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's former Minister of Power and Energy Patali Champika Ranawaka today asserted that he is not liable for the Rs. 1.5 billion loss to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) in coal purchases for the Norochcholai coal power plant during his tenure as minister.
New secretary to Sri Lanka Sports Ministry assumes duties
Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 17:13 GMT
Oct 24, Colombo: Retired Major General of Sri Lanka Army Nanda Mallawarachchi assumed duty today as the Secretary to the Ministry of Sports.
Commonwealth Secretary-General to visit Sri Lanka tomorrow
Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 16:56 GMT
Oct 24, Colombo: Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma will visit Sri Lanka from 25-29 October 2014 to brief the current Commonwealth Chair-in-Office, President Mahinda Rajapaksa, on the achievement of objectives and implementation of work set at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka in November 2013, Commonwealth said in a release today.
Murali Harmony Cup 2014to launch on 29 October in Sri Lanka's North
Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 15:44 GMT
Oct 24, Colombo: The 2014 Murali Harmony Cup will be launched on 29 October, organizers announced in a press release on Thursday.
President presents Sri Lanka's next year budget promising relief for all sectors
Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 14:11 GMT
Oct 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his capacity as Finance Minister presented the National Budget 2015 to parliament today.
Sri Lanka's 2015 budget focused on long term development - Central Bank Governor
Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 08:36 GMT
Oct 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's budget for next year is prepared with the focus on long term development to strengthen the nation and is not presented targeting future elections, the Governor of Central Bank Ajith Nivard Cabraal said today.
Sri Lanka joins China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 08:13 GMT
Oct 24, Beijing: Sri Lanka as a founding member joined twenty other Asian countries Friday to sign the memorandum of understanding to establish the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
Sri Lanka hires eighth lobbying firm in the US
Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 07:02 GMT
Oct 24, Washington, DC: The government of Sri Lanka has hired its eighth lobbying firm in the United States this year to defend its global status, especially in the U.S. amid the worsening relations with the superpower.
Sri Lanka business chamber to host seminar on bilateral trade with UK on October 29
Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 05:21 GMT
Oct 24, Colombo: The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka will hold a seminar session next week to discuss the bilateral trade between Sri Lanka and the UK.
Counter arguments raised to support Sri Lankan President's eligibility for the third term
Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 04:56 GMT
Oct 24, Colombo: A senior lawyer in Sri Lanka says the 18th Amendment to the Constitution has paved the way for the incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest for a third term.
Three Sri Lankans alleged of spying for Pakistan charged in Indian court
Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 04:07 GMT
Oct 24, Chennai: Three Sri Lankan nationals alleged of spying for Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI were charged in an Indian court Thursday.
Sri Lanka ruling party secretary launches campaign for prime minister post
Thu, Oct 23, 2014, 18:25 GMT
Oct 23, Colombo: A resolution has been passed in a Sri Lanka Freedom Party meeting on October 22nd demanding that the party secretary, Minister Maithripala Sirisena appointed as prime minister before the presidential election.
Beggars under watch in Sri Lanka after an abducted child was found with a beggar
Thu, Oct 23, 2014, 18:05 GMT
Oct 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka police have launched a special operation with effect from today to round up beggars who use children in begging.
Snap presidential election is unconstitutional, Sri Lanka Marxist party tells EC
Thu, Oct 23, 2014, 17:15 GMT
Oct 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today told the Election Commissioner that the incumbent president holding a snap poll when two years left to his term is unconstitutional.
Sri Lanka CID investigates Rs. 1.5 billion fraud in purchasing coal for Norochcholai power plant
Thu, Oct 23, 2014, 16:46 GMT
Oct 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Minister of Power and Energy Pavithra Wanniarachchi said in parliament today that an investigation is underway by the Criminal Investigation Department of police regarding a loss of Rs. 1.5 billion to the Ceylon Electricity Board.
Sri Lanka Opposition MPs who visited Port Authority ordered to appear in court
Thu, Oct 23, 2014, 15:48 GMT
Oct 23, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today ordered the lawmakers of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) who visited the Sri Lanka Port Authority to appear before the court.
Explosion at Sri Lanka Air Force camp injures three airmen
Thu, Oct 23, 2014, 15:17 GMT
Oct 23, Colombo: An explosion at a Sri Lanka Air Force camp this morning has injured three airmen, local media reported.
Yuwanjana Wanasundera Wijayathilake sworn in as new Attorney General of Sri Lanka
Thu, Oct 23, 2014, 15:06 GMT
Oct 23, Colombo: Solicitor General Yuwanjana Wanasundera Wijayathilake was sworn in as the 28th Attorney General of Sri Lanka this afternoon before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees.
Sri Lanka fears de-proscription of LTTE in Europe will increase its activities
Thu, Oct 23, 2014, 14:11 GMT
Oct 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka fears that the de-proscription of the Tamil tiger terrorist group, LTTE in the European Union will lead to the heightening of activities of the terrorist organization.
Russian naval ship arrives at Sri Lanka's Colombo port on goodwill mission
Thu, Oct 23, 2014, 13:39 GMT
Oct 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, ceremonially welcomed the Russian naval ship "Moskva" arrived at the Port of Colombo today.
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