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Pan Asia Bank records over 34% credit growth and 265% growth in PAT
5 Mar 2015 00:47:54 GMT
Pan Asia Bank recorded an impressive 265 percent growth in profit after tax (PAT) for the financial ..
Probe on funds to congressmen
5 Mar 2015 00:47:54 GMT
Janatha Viumukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake questioned the Government in Parlia..
The Nugegoda meeting
5 Mar 2015 00:47:54 GMT
t was very interesting to hear from one of the Opposition big guns, Anura Kumara Dissanayake that Ma..
Urgent Bills
5 Mar 2015 00:47:54 GMT
Some UPFA parliamentarians have recently called upon the government not to present the proposed cons..
Modi to address SL parliament
5 Mar 2015 00:47:54 GMT
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Sri Lanka Parliament on March 13, the first by ..
We are just CSN viewers: Namal
5 Mar 2015 00:47:54 GMT
UPFA MP Namal Rajapaksa today said that they were also the viewers of the private television channel..
Port City project may not proceed: Kabir Hashim
5 Mar 2015 00:47:54 GMT
Highways and Investment Promotion Minister Kabir Hashim today said the final report of the committee..
Worm struggling to turn
5 Mar 2015 00:47:54 GMT
A group of estate workers took to the streets in Matale last Sunday, demanding that their basic righ..
Maliban milk products awarded OHSAS 18001: 2007 certification
5 Mar 2015 00:47:54 GMT
Maliban Milk became the first milk food company in Sri Lanka to be awarded the International Standar..
Don t make statements that distract investigations: Ranil
5 Mar 2015 00:47:54 GMT
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today stressed the need to refrain from making statements which ..
Sri Lanka's missing persons commission to hand in report to President
Thu, Mar 5, 2015, 08:00 GMT
Mar 05, Colombo: The Presidential Commission Investigating Cases of Missing Persons in Sri Lanka prepares to hand in an interim report regarding the missing persons' cases to the President Maithripala Sirisena, the Secretary to the Commission, Mr. H. W. Gunadasa has said.
Sri Lanka steps up battle against errant traders for not passing relief measures to consumers
Thu, Mar 5, 2015, 07:27 GMT
Mar 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen has instructed the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) under his Ministry to take stern legal action against the errant traders who have not yet provided the benefits of the government's recent price reductions to consumers.
Sri Lanka's Marxist party reiterates need to investigate alleged coup plot by former regime
Thu, Mar 5, 2015, 05:54 GMT
Mar 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has reiterated the need for the government to continue to probe the allegation of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa attempting to stage a coup on the night of the Presidential election on January 8th.
Indian Prime Minister to address Sri Lankan parliament during visit
Thu, Mar 5, 2015, 05:50 GMT
Mar 05, Colombo: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Sri Lanka Parliament on March 13,local media reports said. It will be the first time an Indian leader will address the Sri Lankan parliament.
Sri Lankan minister says 90 percent of state revenue used on debt repayment
Thu, Mar 5, 2015, 05:37 GMT
Mar 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake says that over 90% of the entire estimated income of the government is spent on repaying the annual debt installment and interests.
Sri Lanka police arrest four over alleged coal import fraud
Thu, Mar 5, 2015, 05:19 GMT
Mar 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka police have arrested four persons over an alleged coal import racket and are looking for a fourth suspect, Police Media Spokesman, Senior Superintendent of Police, Ajith Rohana said.
’s Chinese funded Port City Project temporarily suspended
Wed, Mar 4, 2015, 18:28 GMT
’s US$ 1.5 billion Port City Project launched by the previous government in partnership with China has been temporarily suspended pending the investigative report ordered by the Prime Minister, Investment Promotion Minister Kabir Hashim said today.
Sri Lanka's national carrier losses amount to over Rs. 32 billion in 2014, up by 24%
Wed, Mar 4, 2015, 17:57 GMT
Mar 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national carrier, SriLankan Airline's net losses increased by 24 percent in 2014 amounting to Rs. 32.4 billion, data in the 2013/2014 annual report submitted to parliament showed. The carrier incurred a loss of Rs. 26.1 billion in 2013.
Sri Lanka to probe previous government's payments to US lobbying firms
Wed, Mar 4, 2015, 17:18 GMT
Mar 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the new government would probe the payments made by the previous government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the lobbying firms in the United States.
Sri Lanka President launches debate on National Medicinal Drug Policy in parliament
Wed, Mar 4, 2015, 16:41 GMT
Mar 04, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today addressing the parliament initiated the debate on the National Medicinal Drug Policy which was formulated during his tenure as Health Minister in the previous government.
IMF denies Sri Lanka's request for a fresh bail-out
Wed, Mar 4, 2015, 15:54 GMT
Mar 04, Colombo: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday denying a request by Sri Lanka for a fresh bail-out said Sri Lanka's economy is not in an immediate crisis as it was when the lender granted the US$ 2.6 billion Stand-By Arrangement in 2009.
Former ruling party of Sri Lanka seeks simultaneous implementation of laws curbing executive powers and electoral reforms
Wed, Mar 4, 2015, 14:50 GMT
Mar 04, Colombo: Former ruling party of Sri Lanka, the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has called on the government to ensure implementation of legislation to curb powers of the executive presidency and introduce electoral reforms simultaneously.
Sri Lanka's Marxist party hands over load of files on corruption to Anti-Corruption Secretariat
Wed, Mar 4, 2015, 14:44 GMT
Mar 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today handed over a load of files containing details of alleged corruption of the former regime to the Anti-Corruption Secretariat set up by the government.
Pakistan naval ship arrives at Sri Lanka port on a goodwill mission
Wed, Mar 4, 2015, 14:33 GMT
Mar 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, ceremonially welcomed the Pakistan naval ship PNS Zulfiquar arrived at the Port of Trincomalee Tuesday, March 03, on a four-day goodwill visit.
Sri Lanka, India to revive talks on fishermen issue
Wed, Mar 4, 2015, 08:49 GMT
Mar 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka has accepted a request from India to revive the talks between representatives of the Sri Lankan and Indian fishing communities, the Government Information Department said.
Sri Lanka assures international media delegation that Freedom of Information bill would be passed before election
Wed, Mar 4, 2015, 08:30 GMT
Mar 04, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has assured an international media delegation visiting the country that the long-awaited Freedom of Information bill would be tabled this month and passed in parliament before the upcoming general election.
Attorney General requests for more time to decide on former Sri Lankan Army Commander's case
Wed, Mar 4, 2015, 07:51 GMT
Mar 04, Colombo: The Attorney General of Sri Lanka has today requested the Colombo High Court for more time to decide on a case regarding former Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka.
Sri Lanka's United National Party says general elections will be held as scheduled
Wed, Mar 4, 2015, 07:42 GMT
Mar 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka's United National Party (UNP) says the next general election will be held as stated by the new government.
Former Sri Lankan President's son Yoshitha Rajapaksa questioned over a light aircraft
Wed, Mar 4, 2015, 05:32 GMT
Mar 04, Colombo: The Colombo Crime Division (CCD) of the Sri Lanka Police has summoned former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's second son, Navy Lieutenant Yoshitha Rajapaksa to record a statement.
Sri Lanka monk party leader disappointed over the government's failure to honor pledges
Wed, Mar 4, 2015, 05:21 GMT
Mar 04, Colombo: Chairman of Sri Lanka's Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) and convener of the Pivithuru Hetak organization, MP Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera has expressed disappointment over the government's failure to honor the promises made to the people during the presidential election.
Sri Lankan PM consults Justice Minister about Avant Garde Chairman's passport
Wed, Mar 4, 2015, 04:32 GMT
Mar 04, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had inquired from Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapakshe about the passport of the Chairman of Avant Garde, the security firm that owns a ship containing weapons docked at the Galle Harbor, as the PM has received several questions over the matter.
Sri Lanka Navy accused of injuring 10 Tamil Nadu fishermen
Tue, Mar 3, 2015, 19:06 GMT
Mar 03, Rameswaram: Sri Lanka naval men are accused of attacking Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu and chasing them away when they were fishing near Sri Lankan waters off the northern coast of Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka, India fishermen talks may take place on March 11 - report
Tue, Mar 3, 2015, 18:45 GMT
Mar 03, Colombo: After indefinitely postponing the dialogue between Sri Lankan and Indian fishermen that was scheduled to be held on March 5th in Chennai due to the busy schedule of Sri Lanka's new government, it has been reported that the fishermen may meet on March 11.
Sri Lanka Central Bank removes restrictions placed on the access to the Standing Deposit Facility
Tue, Mar 3, 2015, 16:59 GMT
Mar 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Bank Tuesday announced that the restrictions placed on the access to the Standing Deposit Facility (SDF) are no longer required as the credit flows to the private sector sustained an increase.
UN committed to assist the process of accountability and reconciliation in Sri Lanka - official
Tue, Mar 3, 2015, 16:38 GMT
Mar 03, Colombo: A High ranking official of the United Nations said Tuesday that the global institution is encouraged by the new government of Sri Lanka's commitment to promote reconciliation, accountability and human rights and it is committed to assisting in the process of accountability and reconciliation in the island nation.
Sri Lanka stock exchange increases stakeholder engagement through social media
Tue, Mar 3, 2015, 15:59 GMT
Mar 03, Colombo: The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) of Sri Lanka today announced the launch of Facebook and LinkedIn Pages to ensure greater engagement with stakeholders through social media channels, in its endeavor to broad-based investment amongst the masses, the CSE said in a release.
Sri Lanka's Attorney General indicts UPFA MP and 12 others in former MP Premachandra's murder
Tue, Mar 3, 2015, 15:44 GMT
Mar 03, Colombo: Attorney General of Sri Lanka has indicted Colombo district UPFA parliamentarian Duminda Silva and 12 others on 17 charges including the murder of former Presidential advisor Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra and four others.
Sri Lanka's Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport to be closed at night to minimize losses
Tue, Mar 3, 2015, 15:34 GMT
Mar 03, Colombo: Aviation Minister of Sri Lanka Arjuna Ranatunga today said that the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) would be shut down in the nights.
Sri Lanka Customs seize another container with a stock of ethanol
Tue, Mar 3, 2015, 15:23 GMT
Mar 03, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Customs Department has seized yet another container load of ethanol in Orugodwattta today.
Sri Lanka Freedom Party prohibits party members from attending rallies of other political parties
Tue, Mar 3, 2015, 15:19 GMT
Mar 03, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today imposed a restriction on its members preventing them from participating at events organized by other political parties or making statements at news conferences organized by other parties.
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