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MR likely to be questioned over RADA allegations!
30 Jul 2015 05:37:40 GMT
Former President and UPFA Kurunegala District candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa is likely to be questioned..
Enjoining order against convening of SLFP CC extended
30 Jul 2015 05:37:40 GMT
The enjoining order preventing the convening of the Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party..
People might hoot at me- Samarasinghe
30 Jul 2015 05:37:40 GMT
Former SLFP Parliamentarian Mahinda Samarasinghe said he would not take part in the rally to be held..
Body found in bag at bus queue
30 Jul 2015 05:37:40 GMT
The body of a female was found in a travelling bag at the Bastian Mawatha private bus terminal, Pett..
Live tortoises seized at BIA
30 Jul 2015 05:37:40 GMT
Officials of the Sri Lanka Customs have nabbed 488 live tortoises worth Rs.405,879 at the Bandaranai..
Taliban leader Mullah Omar `is dead`
30 Jul 2015 05:37:40 GMT
Taliban leader Mullah Omar has died, Afghan government sources say, but the militant group has not c..
Five SLFPers removed from party
30 Jul 2015 05:37:40 GMT
The membership of five SLFP members contesting the parliamentary election on the UNP ticket was canc..
MR promises new Constitution under UPFA Govt.
30 Jul 2015 05:37:40 GMT
Kurunegala district UPFA candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa today said a new Constitution and electoral ref..
Investigators question LTTE operative on links to outfit
30 Jul 2015 05:37:40 GMT
Investigators of the `Q` branch police on Tuesday interrogated LTTE operative A Kumaraguru, who poli..
Another batch of SL Tamils return home
30 Jul 2015 05:37:40 GMT
fresh batch of 45 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees headed back to their homeland from the international air..
Sri Lanka Navy deploys lifesaving teams to assist devotees
Fri, Jul 31, 2015, 11:02 GMT
July 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has deployed Rapid, Response, Rescue, and Relief Squadron (4Rs) personnel to provide lifesaving and other necessary assistance to the devotees at Okanda and Thalawila during the festival season, the Navy Media reported.
Sri Lanka national carrier bags three outstanding titles at the SLIM NASCO Awards 2015
Fri, Jul 31, 2015, 10:56 GMT
July 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national carrier SriLankan Airlines managed to bag three, held at the Water's Edge recently.
Sri Lanka has no comment on Channel 4 'leaked' UN report
Fri, Jul 31, 2015, 10:42 GMT
July 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka has refused to comment on a report by Britain's Channel 4 news which, citing a supposedly leaked UN document, said that the UN is preparing to assist Sri Lanka to set up a totally domestic probe into the human rights violations committed during the war.
Sri Lanka has taken significant strides to make financial reporting system more transparent - World Bank
Fri, Jul 31, 2015, 10:01 GMT
July 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka has taken significant strides in improving the quality of its financial reporting to make the reporting system more transparent and attractive to investors, the World Bank said recently.
Construction work of Colombo-Kandy expressway to begin on Monday
Fri, Jul 31, 2015, 09:37 GMT
July 31, Colombo: The construction work of the Colombo-Kandy expressway will start on Monday under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe.
Ravi Jayawardena to be appointed to lead Sri Lanka Rupavahini after chairman's resignation
Fri, Jul 31, 2015, 09:21 GMT
July 31, Colombo: Ravi Jayawardena, director, board member, and current affairs head of Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) , is to be appointed chairman of the institution according to local media reports.
Woman's body found in a travelling bag at bus stand in Colombo identified
Fri, Jul 31, 2015, 08:46 GMT
July 31, Colombo: A woman's body found in a travelling bag at the Bastian Mawatha private-bus terminal in Pettah on Wednesday, has been identified as that of a 34-year-old woman from Vaddukoddai, Jaffna, police said.
Gunmen open fire at Sri Lanka election rally, one killed
Fri, Jul 31, 2015, 07:50 GMT
July 31, Colombo: Unidentified gunmen opened fire at an United National Front election rally in Colombo today killing a woman and injuring 12 others, the police said.
Sri Lanka Railway union strike called off
Thu, Jul 30, 2015, 18:24 GMT
July 30, Colombo: The Railways' Professional Trade Union Alliance said it has decided to call off the countrywide strike that was scheduled to launch from midnight Thursday.
EU team to visit Sri Lanka to assess the fishery ban on 5th - 9th October
Thu, Jul 30, 2015, 18:09 GMT
July 30, Colombo: The office of the Director General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries in Brussels has expressed interest in sending a technical evaluation mission to Sri Lanka in October to assess the ban imposed by the European Union on the export of Sri Lanka's fishery products.
Northern Province CM to remain neutral at Sri Lanka election
Thu, Jul 30, 2015, 17:42 GMT
July 30, Colombo: The chief minister of the Northern Province, C V Wigneswaran has said that he would remain neutral and non-partisan during next month's general election, despite being elected to his seat by the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).
Sri Lankan PM asks the people to elect a stable government that could work with the President
Thu, Jul 30, 2015, 17:06 GMT
July 30, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has asked the people to elect a stable government that could work in unison with the President Maithripala Sirisena to continue the good governance established on January 8th.
Top level New Zealand team to visit Sri Lanka in November to explore investment opportunities
Thu, Jul 30, 2015, 16:33 GMT
July 30, Colombo: A high level delegation of investors from New Zealand will be visiting Sri Lanka in the latter part of November to explore investment opportunities, the High Commissioner of New Zealand to Sri Lanka Graham Morton said.
Sri Lankan government confirms three new diplomatic posts
Thu, Jul 30, 2015, 12:22 GMT
July 30, Colombo: Sri Lankan government Thursday confirmed the appointment of three new diplomatic posts.
Sri Lankan government to investigate failures of Bribery Commission
Thu, Jul 30, 2015, 11:49 GMT
July 30, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to investigate the failures on the part of the Chairman and Commissioners of the Bribery Commission appointed by the previous government to dispense with complaints lodged with it during the last four years.
Sri Lankan government allocates additional Rs. 345 million to reconstruct damaged temples in Nepal
Thu, Jul 30, 2015, 10:47 GMT
July 30, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has received cabinet approval to allocate an additional provision of Rs. 345 million to the Ministry of Buddha Sasana to reconstruct two temples in Nepal damaged by the 7.8 magnitude quake on April 25.
Police arrest six for abducting UNF candidate's supporters
Thu, Jul 30, 2015, 10:29 GMT
July 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police today arrested six persons suspected of abducting three supporters of a United National Front candidate in the Southern Province.
Another deputy minister resigns from Sri Lankan government
Thu, Jul 30, 2015, 07:58 GMT
July 30, Colombo: Another deputy minister of Sri Lankan government has decided to resign from his deputy ministerial post.
Sri Lankan President seeks international help to eradicate kidney disease
Thu, Jul 30, 2015, 07:19 GMT
July 30, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says international support is needed to save the Sri Lankan farming community affected by kidney disease from their tragic situation.
Sri Lanka pavilion to showcase the best of Sri Lankan Tea at 3rd Edition of World Tea and Coffee Expo
Thu, Jul 30, 2015, 06:00 GMT
’s commercial capital, from 1st Oct 2015 to 3rd Oct 2015.
A UPFA government will restart all the suspended projects within a week - Susil Premajayantha
Wed, Jul 29, 2015, 16:42 GMT
July 29, Colombo: The General Secretary of the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) said a UPFA government will restart all the projects suspended by the current government and reinstate the employees who have lost their jobs due to suspension.
Former Indian President's ideas will influence Sri Lanka's development initiatives - PM
Wed, Jul 29, 2015, 16:14 GMT
July 29, Colombo: Condoling the demise of former Indian President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe said his innovative ideas on sustainable development will influence Sri Lanka's development initiatives and practice for years to come.
Government is bound to ensure every citizen's rights, Sri Lankan President tells northerners
Wed, Jul 29, 2015, 15:54 GMT
July 29, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says the current government, as well as a new government that will be formed after the election, is bound to ensure every citizen's rights to the best.
Excise unit raids cannabis plantation in Sri Lanka forest reserve
Wed, Jul 29, 2015, 10:10 GMT
July 29, Colombo: Officers of the Moneragala Excise Unit have raided a huge cannabis cultivation in a forest reserve in Moneragala area.
Sri Lanka, Iran defense officials discuss bilateral cooperation
Wed, Jul 29, 2015, 08:16 GMT
July 29, Colombo: Defense officials of Sri Lanka and Iran today have discussed bilateral cooperation in defense issues relevant to the two countries.
Sri Lankan President condoles the death of former Indian President
Wed, Jul 29, 2015, 07:46 GMT
July 29, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said he is deeply saddened by the demise of former President of India Dr A P J Abdul Kalam describing him as an "an outstanding visionary, a great teacher and an unparalleled human being."
Plateno Hotels Group launches luxury Portofino brand in Sri Lanka
Wed, Jul 29, 2015, 06:23 GMT
July 29, Colombo: Plateno Hotels Group, one of China's leading hospitality groups, has signed an agreement to launch its luxury Portofino hotel brand in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka investment agency BOI greening its zones for sustainable growth
Wed, Jul 29, 2015, 05:55 GMT
July 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's investment promotion agency, Board of Investment (BOI) as a leading agency in the industrial and economic development of the country has taken the lead in protecting Sri Lanka's environment.
Sri Lankan court extends order preventing SLFP central committee meetings
Wed, Jul 29, 2015, 05:29 GMT
July 29, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today extended the injunction preventing the Sri Lanka Freedom party (SLFP) Central Committee holding meetings without the party leader's permission.
Another batch of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees returns home from India
Wed, Jul 29, 2015, 02:32 GMT
July 29, Tiruchi: Another batch of 45 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees have left the refugee camps in the Tamil Nadu state of India for their homeland from the international airport in Tiruchi on Tuesday, according to a report in The Hindu.
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