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Central Bank of Sri Lanka hold its 11th International Research Conference
Wed, Dec 12, 2018, 15:44 GMT
Dec 12, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka held its 11th International Research Conference on 07 December 2018 under the theme of "Inflation Targeting and Central Bank Independence, Accountability and Transparency".
Sri Lanka parliament passes motion to show confidence in ousted Prime Minister
Wed, Dec 12, 2018, 14:27 GMT
Dec 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's parliament on Wednesday passed a vote of confidence to show the ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe commands the confidence of Parliament to function as Prime Minister.
Cabinet on December 14th
Wed, Dec 12, 2018, 07:51 GMT
Dec 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court will hear the appeal filed against Court of Appeal's interim injunction that restrained Mahinda Rajapaksa and his cabinet from functioning in the respective posts on December 14th.
Sri Lanka's Appeal Court postpones hearing Quo Warranto against Mahinda Rajapaksa and cabinet until January
Wed, Dec 12, 2018, 07:41 GMT
Dec 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Court of Appeal on Wednesday postponed the hearing of the petition restraining controversially appointed prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Cabinet of the purported government from functioning until next month.
Bank of Ceylon launches World MasterCard to offer world class benefits
Wed, Dec 12, 2018, 07:01 GMT
Dec 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's largest bank, Bank of Ceylon jointly with MasterCard International has launched the World MasterCard themed as "Be the Master of your Journey".
UNP to present motion today to show confidence in Ranil Wickremesinghe to function as Prime Minister
Wed, Dec 12, 2018, 06:26 GMT
Dec 12, Colombo: The majority party of Sri Lanka parliament, the United National Party (UNP) will submit a vote of confidence motion in parliament today to show the party's leader Ranil Wickremesinghe commands the confidence of Parliament to function as Prime Minister.
Estate sector workers to end strike from today after President's intervention
Wed, Dec 12, 2018, 05:31 GMT
Dec 12, Colombo: The Ceylon Workers' Congress chairman Arumugam Thondaman says that the strike action launched by plantation workers for the past eight days will end this morning.
Railway unions threaten to launch strike on December 26
Tue, Dec 11, 2018, 16:34 GMT
Dec 11, Colombo: The Railway Locomotive Engine Drivers Union says trade union action will be launched from the 26th of December if the Cabinet paper that was passed under the good governance government pertaining to addressing salary anomalies and the graded system of the railway service is not enforced.
Sri Lanka's ousted PM challenged in court on his parliamentary membership
Tue, Dec 11, 2018, 15:55 GMT
Dec 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been challenged in court on his eligibility to hold a parliamentary membership and his premiership.
Sri Lankan Navy accused of chasing away over 3000 Tamil Nadu fishermen from island waters
Tue, Dec 11, 2018, 14:27 GMT
Dec 11, Colombo: Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu have accused the Sri Lankan Navy personnel of snapping their fishing nets and chasing them back to Indian waters while they were fishing near the Katchatheevu islet on Monday.
Transparency International Sri Lanka calls on Bribery Commission to act on President's Allegations
Tue, Dec 11, 2018, 13:49 GMT
Dec 11, Colombo: The anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) has called on the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) to consider the statement of the President in its ongoing investigation into allegations of attempts to bribe members of parliament.
ComBank Annual Report Best in Banking sector for 14th year
Tue, Dec 11, 2018, 08:09 GMT
Dec 11, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC was reaffirmed the best among Sri Lanka's banks for financial disclosure for a consistent 14th year, winning the Gold in the Banking Institutions category at the 2018 CA Sri Lanka Annual Report Awards.
President to open Harvest 2018 agriculture exhibition today
Tue, Dec 11, 2018, 08:01 GMT
Dec 11, Colombo: The Harvest 2018 Agriculture Exhibition organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of Sri Lanka will be opened today under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH in Colombo.
Motion against President's request to rush SC verdict on dissolution of parliament
Tue, Dec 11, 2018, 07:39 GMT
Dec 11, Colombo: A motion has been filed before the Supreme Court against the President Maithripala Sirisena's request to expedite the verdict of the petitions on the dissolution of the parliament.
Abduction case against MP Hirunika Premachandra set for trial in March
Tue, Dec 11, 2018, 06:34 GMT
Dec 11, Colombo: The Colombo High Court has set dates to hear the case against MP Hirunika Premachandra over the abduction a youth from Dematagoda area in December 2015.
Raids on food traders and restaurants during National Food Security Week
Tue, Dec 11, 2018, 06:17 GMT
Dec 11, Colombo: Island wide restaurants and stores selling food items will be inspected during the National Food Security Week that commenced on Monday.
SMS alerts to prevent elephant deaths by trains
Tue, Dec 11, 2018, 05:18 GMT
Dec 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka Railway Department has launched a SMS alert service from Monday (10) as the first phase of the project on preventing elephant deaths by collision with trains.
Sri Lanka's Colombo Port reports 28.8% increase in cruise ship arrivals
Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 19:14 GMT
Dec 10, Colombo: A remarkable growth of the cruise ships calling at the Port of Colombo has been reported this year. According to the records of Sri Lanka Ports Authority, 45 cruise ships have called at the Port of Colombo in the past 10 months
President to obtain SC verdict without delay - MP Wimal Weerawansa
Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 18:39 GMT
Dec 10, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has announced that he will request the Supreme Court to issue the decision of the petition against the dissolution of Parliament.
Sri Lanka President emphasizes implementing death penalty for drug traffickers
Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 16:44 GMT
Dec 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena today stressed on taking necessary steps to implement the recent decision to enforce death penalty for convicted drug traffickers.
ICC suspends Sri Lanka off-spinner Akila Dananjaya after his bowling action of found to be illegal
Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 15:38 GMT
Dec 10, Colombo: The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of Sri Lanka's off-spinner Akila Dananjaya to be illegal and has suspended him from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.
Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA signed without proper consent: President
Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 15:15 GMT
Dec 10, Colombo: The report of the Presidential Commission on Sri Lanka - Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLFTA) has highlighted that the agreement has been rushed without proper consent of stakeholder institutions, President Maithripala Sirisena said today.
Norway partners with UNDP Sri Lanka to support peace, justice and strong institutions
Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 14:51 GMT
Dec 10, Colombo: The Government of Norway entered into a partnership agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka to extend support to UNDP Sri Lanka's flagship portfolio on SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions project for the period December 2018 to December 2020.
FR petition filed in Supreme Court challenging Speaker's decision to convene parliament
Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 05:48 GMT
Dec 10, Colombo: A Fundamental Rights petition filed before Supreme Court challenging Speaker Karu Jayasuirya's decision to convene parliament while the court has issued an injunction.
Sri Lanka tea estate workers continue strike for the seventh day
Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 05:24 GMT
Dec 10, Colombo: The strike launched by tea estate workers demanding the plantation companies to increase their basic daily wage up to Rs. 1000 continued for the seventh day today throughout the estate sector.
Sri Lanka President ready to accept the top court verdict with respect
Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 04:46 GMT
Dec 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says he will accept the Supreme Court's verdict with respect and take future political decisions accordingly in the best interest of the country.
Five ministry secretaries to be summoned before parliamentary committees for questioning
Sun, Dec 9, 2018, 13:58 GMT
Dec 09, Colombo: A motion to summon five Secretaries to Ministries before parliamentary committees for questioning has been handed over to the Speaker of House, Parliamentarian Patali Champika Ranawaka said.
All payments to ministers and their staff suspended following court order
Sun, Dec 9, 2018, 13:24 GMT
Dec 09, Colombo: According to the Interim Order issued by the Court of Appeal, all payments to ministers and their staff were temporarily suspended, a senior government official has told the Sunday Times.
Two arrested with cache of firearms and ammunition
Sun, Dec 9, 2018, 13:09 GMT
Dec 09, Colombo: The police have seized a cache of weapons and a large stock of ammunition hidden in a house in Beruwela on Sunday and arrested two people with regard to the weapons.
New Director appointed for Terrorism Investigation Division
Sun, Dec 9, 2018, 05:50 GMT
Dec 09, Colombo: Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) in charge of Jaffna Police division W S E Jayasundera has been appointed as the new Director of Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) of police.
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