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Commercial Bank helps Green Leaf suppliers of Wewelwatta improve financial literacy
Mon, Aug 26, 2019, 02:39 GMT
Aug 26, Colombo: A group of Green leaf suppliers in the Wewelwatta area in Ratnapura were recently hosted to a Financial Literacy Program conducted by the Commercial Bank of Ceylon, in collaboration with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.
The Port of Colombo Awards Night on Aug 30th
Sun, Aug 25, 2019, 18:14 GMT
Aug 25, Colombo: The second Port of Colombo Awards Night organized by Sri Lanka Ports Authority, in collaboration with the Jaya Container Terminal (JCT), South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT) and the Colombo International Container Terminals(CICT) will be held on the 30th of August 2019 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo.
Sri Lanka Navy ships leave for Bangladesh and Myanmar for training
Sun, Aug 25, 2019, 17:46 GMT
Aug 25, Colombo: Two ships of the Sri Lanka Navy left the country for ports in Bangladesh and Myanmar on training missions, the Navy Media Unit said.
Army Chief to take Sri Lanka Army forward to suit the future, strengthen intelligence
Sun, Aug 25, 2019, 17:11 GMT
Aug 25, Colombo: Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva says the Sri Lanka Army will be carried forward to suit the future.
PM says cannot allow Sri Lanka to be a debt-dependent country further
Sun, Aug 25, 2019, 16:44 GMT
Aug 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stresses that the challenging issue for the people to resolve today is whether to try rebuilding the country through an export economy with the world or retreat back to isolation.
SLFP decision on presidential candidate before September 3
Sun, Aug 25, 2019, 15:17 GMT
Aug 25, Colombo: Senior Vice President of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) parliamentarian Nimal Siripala de Silva says the decision whether to field a candidate from the SLFP or to support another candidate will be taken before September 3rd.
State of emergency lifted as security established - Minister
Sun, Aug 25, 2019, 14:55 GMT
Aug 25, Colombo: State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene said the state of emergency was lifted as the security of the country has been established.
Active NTJ member arrested for abetting terrorist activities and communal violence
Sun, Aug 25, 2019, 14:10 GMT
Aug 25, Colombo: An active member of the banned National Thowheed Jammath organization has been arrested this morning (25) at a house in Murutawela, Mawanella.
Prime Minister launches lower Malwathu Oya reservoir construction project
Sun, Aug 25, 2019, 06:01 GMT
Aug 25, Colombo: The construction of the Lower Malwathu Oya Thanthirimale Reservoir, the third largest reservoir in Sri Lanka, commenced today under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Navy seizes nearly 1 kg of suspected cocaine stock during raid in Mannar
Sun, Aug 25, 2019, 04:23 GMT
Aug 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has recovered nearly one kilogram stock of drugs suspected to be cocaine during a raid in Mannar yesterday (24th August).
Prime Minister promises to bring a new political transformation
Sun, Aug 25, 2019, 04:09 GMT
Aug 25, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said a strong and powerful political alliance based on policies that can build the country will be established and a new political transformation will be brought about in the country.
Sri Lanka's Pan Asia Bank reports Rs.753 mn PAT during 1H'19
Sun, Aug 25, 2019, 03:23 GMT
Aug 25, Colombo: Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC has reported Rs.753.7 million in profit after tax for the six months ended in June 30, 2019 (1H'19) amidst a period of multiple challenges.
PM says up to the people to decide whether to continue with development or go backwards
Sat, Aug 24, 2019, 17:14 GMT
Aug 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that people should decide whether to continue with the development programs which were implemented during the last four years or go backwards.
ICC Chairman assures support for development of Sri Lanka cricket
Sat, Aug 24, 2019, 16:36 GMT
Aug 24, Colombo: Shashank Manohar, the Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), the governing body of world cricket, met with the President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe during his visit to Sri Lanka.
Health Minister reveals plans to regulate prices of more types of medicines
Sat, Aug 24, 2019, 16:02 GMT
Aug 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne today revealed plans to regulate prices of more types of medicines leading to the reduction of price of 5000 brands of medicine in the market by the end of this year.
Lifting Emergency in Sri Lanka does not impact ban on terrorist organizations
Sat, Aug 24, 2019, 14:53 GMT
Aug 24, Colombo: Lifting of emergency regulations will not impact the ban imposed on Islamic terrorist organizations in Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Defense affirmed today.
President instructs armed forces to maintain security as Emergency lifted
Sat, Aug 24, 2019, 04:41 GMT
Aug 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has issued a gazette notification instructing the members of the armed forces to maintain "public order" in the country and adjacent waters.
Case against Keheliya Rambukwella to be heard on October 1
Sat, Aug 24, 2019, 04:27 GMT
Aug 24, Colombo: The Colombo Chief Magistrate's Court yesterday postponed the case against former Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella and former Chairman of the State Printing Corporation Jayampathi Bandara Heenkanda to October 1.
Construction of the Fantasy Island family amusement park launched
Sat, Aug 24, 2019, 03:30 GMT
> Aug 24, Colombo: Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka Friday ceremonially laid the foundation stone to construct the Fantasy Island, the amusement park which is to become Colombo's premier family entertainment center.
Office on Missing Persons opens third regional office in Jaffna
Sat, Aug 24, 2019, 02:29 GMT
Aug 24, Jaffna: The Office on Missing Persons (OMP) which is mandated to search for and trace the fate and whereabouts of missing and disappeared persons in Sri Lanka, opened its third regional office in Jaffna on Saturday, August 24.
UNP Deputy Leader avows to 'definitely contest' presidential election at Matara Rally
Fri, Aug 23, 2019, 17:51 GMT
Aug 23, Colombo: Deputy Leader of the United National Party (UNP) Minister Sajith Premadasa received a warm welcome at a rally held at the Sanath Jayasuriya grounds in Matara in Matara today (Aug 23).
PM says personal conflicts within the good governance government stalled building the country
Fri, Aug 23, 2019, 17:00 GMT
Aug 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that although a good governance government was established to build the country, some conflicts of interest and personal conflicts among individual characters prevented the government from achieving its goals.
Army intelligence officer arrested over Keith Noyahr's abduction case
Fri, Aug 23, 2019, 16:10 GMT
Aug 23, Colombo: Police say that another suspect has been arrested in connection with the abduction and assault of journalist Keith Noyahr.
Attorney General instructs IGP to refrain from sending inconclusive reports
Fri, Aug 23, 2019, 15:54 GMT
Aug 23, Colombo: The Attorney General has informed the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) that the reports submitted by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to the Attorney General's Department appear to be inconclusive reports.
Sri Lanka ends emergency four months after suicide bombings
Fri, Aug 23, 2019, 15:12 GMT
Aug 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka has ended a four-month state of emergency declared after Easter Sunday suicide bombings by Islamic extremists, officials said Friday (Aug 23).
Ukraine's SkyUp plans to launch flights to Sri Lanka from October
Fri, Aug 23, 2019, 14:44 GMT
Aug 23, Kiev: Ukrainian-based SkyUp Airlines, a low-cost air carrier, which belongs to SkyUp LLC, plans to launch flights from Ukraine's capital city of Kyiv to Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Kanjipani Imran sentenced to six years imprisonment
Fri, Aug 23, 2019, 14:19 GMT
Aug 23, Colombo: the Colombo High Court today sentenced underworld drug dealer Mohamed Najim Mohamed Imran alias Kanjipani Imran, to six years rigorous imprisonment for possessing and smuggling 5.3 kilograms of cannabis.
President emphasizes need for the construction industry to give priority to environment
Fri, Aug 23, 2019, 14:01 GMT
Aug 23, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says the construction industry needs to gives priority for the sustainable development and should not neglect the responsibility to protect the environment.
Two resigned state ministers sworn in again
Fri, Aug 23, 2019, 13:41 GMT
Aug 23, Colombo: Parliamentarians Mohamed Cassim Mohamed Faizal and Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, who resigned from their State Ministerial portfolios two months ago, were sworn in to their previous posts
Jamunadevi recognized for her efforts in empowering conflict-affected women
Fri, Aug 23, 2019, 13:19 GMT
Aug 23, Colombo: Ms. Jamunadevi Ponnampalam, the Secretary to the Pungudutivu Food Manufacturers Society and the President of the Jaffna Palmyrah Handicrafts Guarantee Ltd was awarded the 'Sri Lanka Thilaka' award at the recent National Honors 2019.
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