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Food security and livelihoods assistance priority during Sri Lanka's drought
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, 19:09 GMT
Feb 23, Colombo: The Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS), an academic and research Institution based in Switzerland says Food security and livelihoods assistance priority is a priority during Sri Lanka's prevailing drought due to prolonged crop damage and agricultural loss as agriculture is an important source of both food and income.
ONUR denies former Sri Lankan president accused army of sexually exploiting Tamil women
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, 18:43 GMT
Feb 23, Colombo: The Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) today responding to the Army Spokesman Brigadier Roshan Seneviratne categorically denied that former president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga accused the army of sexually exploiting Tamil war widows.
Chinese Communist Party pledges support to make Sri Lanka the economic hub of the Indian Ocean
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, 17:20 GMT
’s efforts to make the island nation a hub of the Indian Ocean.
Chinese Communist Party to enhance relationship with Sri Lanka Freedom party
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, 16:32 GMT
Feb 23, Colombo: A delegation of Chinese Communist Party visiting Sri Lanka today has assured that China will stand with Sri Lanka as a true friend in the future too.
Sri Lanka Red Cross trains the youth to be better leaders of society
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, 15:49 GMT
’s (SLRCS) launched its latest novelty project aimed at empowering the country’s youth today under the direction of the Director General of SLRCS Neville Nanayakkara.
Indonesian President invites Sri Lankan President for a state visit to Indonesia
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, 15:28 GMT
Feb 23, Colombo: The President of Indonesia Joko Widodo has invited Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to pay a state visit to his country immediately after latter's scheduled participation at the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Summit meeting to be held in Jakarta.
U.S. Zydeco Band "Mo' Mojo" visits Sri Lanka to strengthen cultural connections
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, 15:05 GMT
Feb 23, Colombo: Mo' Mojo, an American zydeco band, concluded its five-day tour of Sri Lanka on February 16 with a high-energy, free, public concert for an appreciative crowd in Colombo.
ICTA spells out processes adopted to date for piloting Google Loon in Sri Lanka
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, 08:37 GMT
Feb 23, Colombo: (Press Release) In keeping with the vision of the Government for developing the digital infrastructure in the country and ensuring that every citizen has access to the Internet, the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka under the direction of the Minister of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure has taken steps to facilitate and enable universal connectivity for the purpose of bringing about digitization to every person in the country.
Sri Lankan national held for illegally entering India
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, 08:26 GMT
Feb 23, Colombo: A 42-year-old Sri Lankan Tamil was arrested today at Mandapam refugee camp, on charges of unlawful entry into India, police said.
Sri Lanka Tamil party to support the government despite lack of progress in resolving Tamil people's issues
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, 08:12 GMT
Feb 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main Tamil party, the Tamil National Alliance in Parliament yesterday extended its fullest support to the government in the process of formulating a new constitution while expressing party's dissatisfaction in the government's lack of progress in resolving the Tamil people's issues.
Japan to provide five waste collection trucks to Galle MC for 'Clean and Green Galle'
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, 07:02 GMT
Feb 23, Colombo: The Ambassador of Japan Kenichi Suganuma and the Municipal Commissioner of Galle Municipal Council Ranil Wickramasekara signed a grant contract worth US$ 103,487 (approx. 15 million Sri Lankan Rupees), on 20th February 2017 at the Embassy of Japan in Colombo, aimed to upgrade solid waste management process of Galle by providing five Japanese waste collection trucks (compacters).
Japan grants Sri Lanka Rs. 327 million to strengthen public security and prevent terrorism
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, 06:47 GMT
Feb 23, Colombo: The Government of Japan provides grant aid to Sri Lanka under various aid schemes annually to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.
National Hospital of Sri Lanka to be developed into a state-of-the-art modern hospital
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, 06:06 GMT
Feb 23, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government plans to allocate Rs. 2.4 billion to develop the National Hospital in Colombo into a state-of-the-art modern hospital and the Cabinet of Ministers has given its approval to the plan.
Aitken Spence reaffirms support to CA Sri Lanka with Lead Sponsorship
Thu, Feb 23, 2017, 05:19 GMT
Feb 23, Colombo: Leading blue chip conglomerate, Aitken Spence PLC has once again reaffirmed its support to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) with yet another lead sponsorship.
Sri Lankan government to implement a five-year program to modernize financial sector
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 18:28 GMT
Feb 22, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has planned to implement a five year program to modernize the financial sector in the country.
Political problems due to religious, ethnic differences cannot be resolved overnight - PM
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 17:24 GMT
Feb 22, Colombo: Political issues prevailing in the country for over 30 -40 years based on the differences in religion and nationality cannot be resolved overnight and the progress of discussions recently initiated in this regard is visible at present, Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.
President meets SLFP electoral organizers
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 16:15 GMT
’s House, President's Media Division said.
Sri Lanka to establish National Commission to address increasing violence against women
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 16:01 GMT
Feb 22, Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka will set up a special commission to tackle widespread sexual abuse and exploitation of women including thousands of war widows, the government said Wednesday.
Sri Lanka's Commercial Bank ends 2016 as 1st private bank to cross Rs. 1 Trillion in assets
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 15:39 GMT
Feb 22, Colombo: Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC continuing its trailblazing performance has reported profit before income tax (PBT) of Rs 20.051 billion for 2016, marking the end of a spectacular year in which it made history as the first private bank in Sri Lanka to surpass a trillion rupees in assets.
Sri Lankan President instructs Police Chief to take measures to prevent ragging at universities
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 15:06 GMT
Feb 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena today said he has instructed the Inspector General of Police to work with university authorities to jointly implement a program to eliminate ragging in the island nation's higher education institutes.
Sri Lanka President grants Navy Commander six-month service extension
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 08:31 GMT
’s Media Division said.
President discusses electricity generation plans with Electricity Board engineers
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 08:22 GMT
Feb 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena Tuesday held a discussion with a group of members of the Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers' Association at the Presidential Secretariat on the future plans for the development of the power sector.
Global health leaders meet in Sri Lanka to discuss and reset the agenda on Migrant Health
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 07:56 GMT
Feb 22, Colombo: Global health leaders meet in Colombo, Sri Lanka, this week to discuss the migrant health and reset the agenda on migrant health based on the current trends of global migration.
E-government procurement to make Sri Lanka's public service more efficient
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 07:16 GMT
Feb 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake says that once the electronic Government Procurement system is introduced, it will help government to make the public procurement more efficient and transparent.
Death toll of Katukurunda boat tragedy rises to 14
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 06:01 GMT
Feb 22, Colombo: Death toll of the Sunday's boat tragedy in Katukurunda has risen to 14 with the discovery of two more bodies from the area this morning.
NARA studies effect of Sri Lanka's Norochcholai coal power plant's hot water emission to the ocean on marine resources
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 05:41 GMT
Feb 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA) under the Ministry of Fisheries has initiated a study to determine whether the hot water emissions from the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant in the northwest to the ocean adversely affect the aquatic life in the sea.
NDB Bank records PAT of Rs. 3.2 billion for 2016
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 05:27 GMT
Feb 22, Colombo: National Development Bank Plc recorded a post-tax profit (PAT) of Rs. 3.17 billion for its financial year ended 31 December 2016, a 10 percent reduction over 2015's PAT of Rs. 3.511 billion.
Sri Lanka consumer protection agency raids traders selling rice above MRP
Tue, Feb 21, 2017, 19:22 GMT
Feb 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's consumer protection agency, Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) has carried out instant raids island wide to nab errant traders selling rice at increased prices.
Minister urges to switch off street lamps early to save energy as hydropower generation possible only until April
Tue, Feb 21, 2017, 18:11 GMT
Feb 21, Colombo: Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Ranjith Siyambalapitiya requests to curtail the duration of lighting the street lamps by one hour to save the power due to the prevailing dry weather.
Government to pay compensation to victims of boat accident
Tue, Feb 21, 2017, 17:44 GMT
Feb 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers today granted approval to the government to pay compensation to the families of the victims of the recent boat disaster at Katukurunda sea area in Kalutara district.
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