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Country moving backwards after MR defeat
1 Apr 2015 03:12:18 GMT
With the defeat of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa the country is moving backwards, Sri Jayawarde..
Needed: An Opposition
1 Apr 2015 03:12:18 GMT
The Rajapaksa administration was accused of gross abuse of power, profligacy, nepotism and callous d..
I have a clean record, says Mevyn Silva
1 Apr 2015 03:12:18 GMT
I m not concerned that I wasn t offered a ministerial portfolio from the coalition govern..
We should respect others opinions and rectify our mistakes: MR
1 Apr 2015 03:12:18 GMT
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa attending a function held at Abhayaramaya temple in Narahenpita s..
Ukrainian MiG 27 deal beneficial to SLAF says ex-commander Final payments in $ 14 mn deal were made at the conclusion of the war
1 Apr 2015 03:12:18 GMT
Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke yesterday said that an agreement with Ukraine as regards overha..
Police fire tear gas
1 Apr 2015 03:12:18 GMT
Police fired tear gas to protesting students of Sri Jayawardenapura University a short while ago in ..
Police want public help to trace missing vehicles
1 Apr 2015 03:12:18 GMT
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and Financial Fraud Investigations Division (FFID) of t..
Arming terrorists
1 Apr 2015 03:12:18 GMT
Former Sri Lankan diplomat Udayanga Weeratunga, who served in Russia during the tenure of President ..
Singer - Nielsen People s Brand of the Year
1 Apr 2015 03:12:18 GMT
Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC clinched the coveted SLIM (Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing) NIELSEN PEOPLES ..
We have protection under Bilateral Investment Treaty
1 Apr 2015 03:12:18 GMT
The China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) - the Chinese company handling the Colombo Port..
John Keells Holdings opens trading at Sri Lanka Bourse
Wed, Apr 1, 2015, 19:05 GMT
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Sri Lanka Army not to withdraw troops, camps from North
Wed, Apr 1, 2015, 18:56 GMT
Apr 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army has not withdrawn the troops or camps in the North, the newly-appointed Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva said.
Sri Lanka's brand value expected to surpass country's GDP in 2015
Wed, Apr 1, 2015, 18:39 GMT
Apr 01, Colombo: For the first time Sri Lanka's brand value expected at US$ 79 billion would surpass the country's GDP of US$ 78 billion in 2015, the Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, Rohantha Atukorale said.
Sri Lankan government committed to protect natural resources - President
Wed, Apr 1, 2015, 16:48 GMT
Apr 01, Colombo: The current government is committed to protect the natural resources of the country and to hand over a corrupt- free and law abiding society to the future generation, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena asserted today.
Sri Lankan legislator lodges complaint at bribery commission against its head
Wed, Apr 1, 2015, 16:19 GMT
Apr 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), Galle District parliamentarian Manusha Nanayakkara today lodged a complaint at the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption against its newly appointed Director General Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe.
Sri Lankan PM's office says the university students-police clash 'regrettable'
Wed, Apr 1, 2015, 16:04 GMT
Apr 01, Colombo: The Office of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe today said the yesterday's clash between the protesting university students and the police was 'regrettable'.
Sri Lanka investment promotion agency joins Customs to facilitate round-the-clock service for exporters
Wed, Apr 1, 2015, 14:52 GMT
Apr 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka investment promotion agency, the Board of Investment (BOI) has extended its Green Channel facility to an additional 24 enterprises.
Sri Lankan government makes arrangements to evacuate expatriates in Yemen
Wed, Apr 1, 2015, 14:11 GMT
Apr 01, Colombo: Due to the volatile situation in Yemen, the Government of Sri Lanka said it is making arrangements to evacuate all Sri Lankans in Yemen.
Sri Lankan court releases UPFA MP Duminda Silva and 10 others on bail
Wed, Apr 1, 2015, 07:53 GMT
Apr 01, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today released United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Colombo District Parliamentarian Duminda Silva and ten others who are charged with the murder of former Presidential advisor Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra.
Sri Lanka Supreme Court to hear 18 petitions on 19th Amendment today
Wed, Apr 1, 2015, 07:41 GMT
Apr 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court is scheduled to take up for consideration 18 petitions with regard to the 19th Amendment to the Constitution today.
UN Assistant Secretary-General to visit Sri Lanka
Wed, Apr 1, 2015, 07:20 GMT
Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka from April 4-10, 2015, the UNDP said in a statement.
ICC warns Sri Lanka Cricket of suspension over appointing interim committee
Wed, Apr 1, 2015, 07:01 GMT
Apr 01, Colombo: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has warned that Sri Lanka would face suspension from ICC if the government unjustly interferes in the administration of the cricket board.
Sri Lankan court grant bail to former foreign minister Bogollagama
Wed, Apr 1, 2015, 06:31 GMT
Apr 01, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today granted bail to former Foreign Affairs Minister Rohitha Bogollagama who was charged with corruption.
Sri Lanka Tourism Strategy - China 2015 launched with private sector
Wed, Apr 1, 2015, 05:02 GMT
Apr 01, Colombo: The marketing strategy by Sri Lanka Tourism to the market of China for 2015 was launched with a private- public partnership in the presence of the Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of China in Sri Lanka with the top 65 photographers from Shanghai photographic association capturing the beauty of Sri Lanka under the theme " Sri Lanka - beauty in my eyes".
Sri Lanka government ally files petition before Supreme Court against 19th Amendment
Tue, Mar 31, 2015, 18:52 GMT
Mar 31, Colombo: An ally of the Sri Lankan government, Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) has filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the proposed 19th Amendment to the Constitution.
Leaders of Sri Lanka political parties discuss controversy over post of Opposition Leader
Tue, Mar 31, 2015, 18:46 GMT
Mar 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa has today convened a special party leader's meeting to discuss the controversy over the post of Opposition Leader.
Sidath Wettimuny appointed as head of Interim committee to run Sri Lanka Cricket
Tue, Mar 31, 2015, 18:38 GMT
Mar 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka sports minister Navin Dissanayake has appointed former Test opener Sidath Wettimuny to head a nine-member interim committee to run the cricket board, Sri Lanka Cricket. The committee will be effective from Wednesday (April 1) and function until an election is held or until further notice.
Sri Lanka police use tear gas to disperse university students' march
Tue, Mar 31, 2015, 17:42 GMT
Mar 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police used tear gas to disperse a group of students of Sri Jayewardenepura University who were in a protest march near the Temple Trees this afternoon.
EU considering Sri Lanka's request to grant GSP+ concession, lift ban on fish exports
Tue, Mar 31, 2015, 16:11 GMT
Mar 31, Colombo: The European Union is reevaluating Sri Lanka's request to grant the GSP plus concession for its exports to EU and to lift the restrictions imposed on export of fish products.
Maldivian drug network in Sri Lanka busted
Tue, Mar 31, 2015, 15:43 GMT
Mar 31, Colombo: Maldivian Police have busted an international drug network operated by a group of Maldivians in Sri Lanka following a two-year long operation.
Sri Lanka inflation drops to record low of 0.1% in March 2015
Tue, Mar 31, 2015, 15:03 GMT
Mar 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka's inflation, as measured by the change in the Colombo Consumers' Price Index (CCPI) , decreased to 0.1 percent on an year-on-year basis in March 2015, from 0.6 percent recorded in February 2015., the Central Bank reported on Tuesday.
Sri Lanka launches ten-year energy sector plan for knowledge-based economy
Tue, Mar 31, 2015, 12:55 GMT
Mar 31, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe Tuesday unveiled the energy sector plan for the next ten years formulated to achieve the ambitious goal of 100 percent energy self-sufficiency by 2030.
Sri Lankan PM hits out at sports and business media in the country
Tue, Mar 31, 2015, 12:25 GMT
Mar 31, Colombo: Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe has yet again criticized the media institutions in the country.
Sri Lanka's former Treasury Secretary questioned over oil hedging deal
Tue, Mar 31, 2015, 11:51 GMT
Mar 31, Colombo: Former Secretary of Sri Lanka's Finance Ministry, Dr. P.B. Jayasundera is being questioned by the police Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) today.
Former Sri Lankan ruling party MP granted bail
Tue, Mar 31, 2015, 11:47 GMT
Mar 31, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today granted bail to a United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) parliamentarian facing a bribery case.
Sri Lanka police arrest navy personnel in connection with murder of Tamil MP
Tue, Mar 31, 2015, 11:13 GMT
Mar 31, Colombo: The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of Sri Lanka has arrested three former Navy personnel and detained them in connection with the killing of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP Nadarajah Raviraj and a policeman providing security to him in 2006.
Sri Lankan businessman accused of financial irregularities released on bail
Tue, Mar 31, 2015, 10:58 GMT
Mar 31, Colombo: A court in Sri Lanka today granted bail to a businessman who was in remand for allegedly misappropriating millions of rupees of public funds.
Sri Lanka's Supreme Court dismisses FR petition filed against former President
Tue, Mar 31, 2015, 10:54 GMT
Mar 31, Colombo: The Supreme Court in Sri Lanka today dismissed a fundamental rights petition filed against the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Sri Lanka Marxist party to meet President on electoral reforms
Tue, Mar 31, 2015, 04:38 GMT
Mar 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya are scheduled to meet the President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday (April 02) to discuss their proposals to change the electoral system.
Sri Lanka Supreme Court to hear FR petition against Central Bank governor on April 28
Tue, Mar 31, 2015, 04:21 GMT
Mar 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court will take up the fundamental rights violation petitions filed against the Governor of Central Bank Arjuna Mahendran and the Chairman of the Treasury Bond Tender Committee P. Samarasiri on April 28 and May 5, 2015.
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