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Dregs rolling in dosh
30 Aug 2014 03:35:54 GMT
Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya has urged the mainstream political parties to curtail expen..
Namal and Harin SECRET TALKS
30 Aug 2014 03:35:54 GMT
In a dramatic turn of events, in the political scene in Uva, where Provincial Elections are schedule..
Sri Lanka Tourism welcomes 1,000,000th tourist
30 Aug 2014 03:35:54 GMT
Achieving another milestone in the country`s booming tourism industry, Sri Lanka Tourism welcomed th..
Weapons belonged to Sri Lanka`s Tamil Tiger terrorists unearthed in Indian forest reserve
30 Aug 2014 03:35:54 GMT
A cache of weapons unearthed in a forest reserve in India had the symbol of Sri Lanka`s Tamil Tiger ..
Wariyapola slapping
30 Aug 2014 03:35:54 GMT
We have witnessed high octane performance on the part of the police once again. On Wednesday, with t..
Dayasiri discharged but told to rest
30 Aug 2014 03:35:54 GMT
North Western Province Chief Minister, Dayasiri Jayasekara has been advised by doctors to take a bre..
Provisions for voters with disability to cast vote
30 Aug 2014 03:35:54 GMT
Provisions exist in Section 38 (2) of the Principal Act by Elections (Special Provisions) Act No 28 ..
Emerging Asia heading into US tightening : Fitch
30 Aug 2014 03:35:54 GMT
A year after the `taper tantrum`, emerging Asian sovereigns with the biggest external funding needs ..
22nd Annual NCE Export Awards launched
30 Aug 2014 03:35:54 GMT
The launch of the 22nd Annual NCE Export Awards conducted by the National Chamber of Exporters of Sr..
Packer plan for SL Crown casino causes delay
30 Aug 2014 03:35:54 GMT
Australian gambling tycoon James Packer`s Crown Ltd is facing months of new delays in building a pla..
National Kite Festival of Sri Lanka gets off ground tomorrow in Negombo
Sat, Aug 30, 2014, 13:20 GMT
Aug 30, Colombo: The Kite Sri Lanka Organization will conduct the annual National Kite Festival, 'Nil Ahase Wasanthaya' (Spring of the Blue Sky) 2014 on August 31 at the Negombo Beach Park.
Sri Lanka aiming for US$ 3 billion rubber industry next decade
Sat, Aug 30, 2014, 07:56 GMT
Aug 30, Colombo: As the first ever Global Rubber Confab to be held in Sri Lanka is announced on August 28, the country has positioned its historic rubber industry to be a US$ 3 billion sector.
Sri Lanka main opposition party reinstates quarrelsome MP
Sat, Aug 30, 2014, 07:18 GMT
Aug 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) which is in a bid to unite the party, has decided to revoke a disciplinary probe initiated against the party's Kalutara district parliamentarian Palitha Thewarapperuma.
Tamil Nadu demands Sri Lanka to immediately release fishermen's boats
Sat, Aug 30, 2014, 06:23 GMT
Aug 30, New Delhi: Tamil Nadu, while calling for restoring "traditional" fishing rights for its fishermen to Katchatheevu, an islet ceded to Sri Lanka by India in 1974, has reiterated its demand for Sri Lanka to immediately release the 62 boats of the state's fishermen that are being held by Sri Lankan authorities.
of Sri Lanka's FDI last year
Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 19:17 GMT
Aug 29, Colombo: Last year 20 percent of Sri Lanka's Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) were from European Union countries, the Deputy Minister of Investment Promotion Faizer Mustapha said.
Sri Lankan Minister to speak on reconciliation in Houston
Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 18:14 GMT
Aug 29, Houston, TX: Sri Lanka's Minster of National Languages and Social Integration Vasudeva Nanayakkara will deliver a speech in Houston, Texas on the reconciliation process in the country.
Sri Lankan court extends order suspending deportation of Pakistani refugees
Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 16:59 GMT
Aug 29, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today extended an order it issued earlier suspending the repatriating Pakistani nationals who have sought refugee status in Sri Lanka.
Central Bank of Sri Lanka approves 29 consolidation plans of financial institutions
Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 15:48 GMT
Aug 29, Colombo: The Monetary Board of Sri Lanka's Central Bank in-principle has approved another 10 consolidation proposals submitted by banks and Non-Banking Financial Institutions (NBFIs) in August, bringing the total to 29, the Central Bank said Friday.
MP of Sri Lanka main opposition threatens to cross over to government
Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 15:17 GMT
Aug 29, Colombo: A parliamentarian of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) has threatened to cross over to the government.
Sri Lankan court issues injunction against health workers' strike
Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 14:18 GMT
Aug 29, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today issued an injunction suspending the three-day long strike launched by the supplementary staff at the government hospitals.
Pakistan, Sri Lanka agree to enhance defense cooperation
Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 13:55 GMT
Aug 29, Colombo: Chief of Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, Air Chief Marshal, Tahir Rafique Butt Staff called on Sri Lankan Secretary Defense and Urban Development, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa at the Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence in Colombo on Thursday and discussed ways to strengthen defense cooperation between the two countries.
U.S. support for new hospital in Sri Lanka's former war zone
Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 13:34 GMT
Aug 29, Colombo: As part of a United States government program to support the Northern Provincial Council's work to expand medical services in the former conflict-affected areas of Sri Lanka's Northern Province, the U.S. has supported the construction of Pooneryn Divisional Hospital In Kilinochchi district at a cost of US$ 517,000 (approximately Rs. 67 million).
Sri Lanka inflation declines to 3.5 percent in August 2014
Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 12:39 GMT
Aug 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's inflation, as measured by the change in the Colombo Consumers' Price Index (CCPI) , declined to 3.5 percent in August 2014 on a year-on-year basis after rising to 3.6 percent in July, figures released by the Census and Statistics Department Friday showed .
Sri Lanka Tamil party ready to talk with the government
Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 06:15 GMT
Aug 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's major Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said that the party was ready to resume discussions with the government to reach a lasting solution to the ethnic crisis based on power devolution within a united Sri Lanka.
Weapons belonged to Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger terrorists unearthed in Indian forest reserve
Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 06:01 GMT
Aug 29, Salem: A cache of weapons unearthed in a forest reserve in India had the symbol of Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger terrorist group imprinted on them, Indian police officials have revealed.
Avis announces new partnership agreement with SriLankan Airlines
Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 05:09 GMT
Aug 29, Singapore: Avis, today announced a new partnership agreement with SriLankan Airlines the national carrier of Sri Lanka and the newest member of the oneworld alliance.
Tough action against Sri Lankan rice traders hiding rice stocks
Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 03:31 GMT
Aug 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka Consumer Affairs Authority announced Thursday that the rice millers are required to submit the records of their stocks to the Authority by September 15.
Sri Lanka to issue a stamp to honor Mahela Jayawardene
Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 02:58 GMT
Aug 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Deputy Minister of Postal Services, former Sri Lankan cricket legend Sanath Jayasuriya said Thursday that he would take steps to issue a stamp to honor recently retired prolific Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene.
Sri Lanka Tourism welcomes one millionth tourist
Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 02:47 GMT
Aug 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka Tourism Thursday welcomed the arrival of one millionth tourist for the year at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) yesterday
Sri Lanka declares national Dengue Prevention Week from September 10
Thu, Aug 28, 2014, 14:09 GMT
Aug 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka Ministry of Health has declared the week from September 10-16 as a National Dengue Prevention Week to launch island wide cleaning campaigns for mosquito eradication as well as awareness campaigns.
Norochcholai coal power plant will resume power generation today, Sri Lanka power authority says
Thu, Aug 28, 2014, 13:57 GMT
Aug 28, Colombo: The problems at the Lakvijaya Coal Power Plant at Norochcholai have been rectified and the plant will resume power generation today, Sri Lanka's power authority, Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) says.
Sri Lanka's Senkadagala Finance acquires Newest Capital in consolidation move
Thu, Aug 28, 2014, 13:34 GMT
Aug 28, Colombo: Senkadagala Finance Company in a stock market disclosure today announced that the company has entered into a Share Purchase Agreement with the Newest Capital.
Sri Lankan government appeals to supplementary health workers to return to work
Thu, Aug 28, 2014, 12:52 GMT
Aug 28, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government today appealed to the striking supplementary medical staff in state hospitals to consider the inconvenience to the people caused by their continuing strike and return to work.
Sri Lanka's CSE and SEC to conduct an awareness programme in New York
Thu, Aug 28, 2014, 11:35 GMT
Aug 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's securities regulator, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) will hold an awareness programme in New York for the international investors.
Sri Lanka's coal power plant down again
Thu, Aug 28, 2014, 06:42 GMT
Aug 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's China-built Lakvijaya Power Station in Norochcholai stopped power generation on Tuesday as the two 300 MW power generators developed technical problems.
Sri Lanka's demining process 98 percent complete - Army
Thu, Aug 28, 2014, 06:16 GMT
Aug 28, Colombo: The demining of Sri Lanka's Northern and Eastern Provinces is nearing completion and 98 percent of the areas that were mined during the armed conflict are now free for public's use while the demining in the remaining areas is progressing fast, the Director of the Media Centre of Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said.
Pakistan Air Force chief arrives in Sri Lanka
Thu, Aug 28, 2014, 05:44 GMT
Aug 28, Colombo: The Chief of the Air Staff of the Pakistan Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt arrived in Sri Lanka today on a mission to boost bilateral ties.
International rights groups urge protection for Sri Lanka war crime witnesses at UN probe
Thu, Aug 28, 2014, 04:27 GMT
Aug 28, Colombo: A collective of international human right organizations has urged the Sri Lankan government and the member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to ensure protection for the witnesses at the UN mandated war crime probe against Sri Lanka.
Colombo's first Seychelles forum attracts Sri Lankan businesses
Wed, Aug 27, 2014, 14:22 GMT
Aug 27, Colombo: More than 130 Lankan private sector representatives from 125 companies attended a Seychelles business forum inaugurated in Colombo today.
Sri Lanka main ruling party denies any connection to attacks on opposition political party offices
Wed, Aug 27, 2014, 13:55 GMT
Aug 27, Colombo: The main constituent of ruling alliance, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today denied any connection to the attacks on offices of opposition political parties and other clashes.
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