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Curbing crime: PM to summon top cops to Temple Trees
27 Aug 2016 07:04:15 GMT
In the wake of the latest abduction and murder of a Colombo businessman, Prime Minister Ranil Wickre..
HelloCorp inquiry: Sujani Bogollagama released on strict bail conditions
27 Aug 2016 07:04:15 GMT
Sujani Bogollagama, who was arrested by the FCID into the two cases conducted under the Money Launde..
Wild elephant attacks van: Man killed
27 Aug 2016 07:04:15 GMT
A 39-year-old man was killed and ten others including two women injured when a wild elephant attacke..
Six bn rupee loss suffered by plantations while glyphosate ban issues mount
27 Aug 2016 07:04:15 GMT
Chairman Planters Association of Ceylon,( PA )Roshan Rajadurai said at a press conference on Au..
Bank loans at concessionary rates for ex-LTTErs
27 Aug 2016 07:04:15 GMT
The Government has decided to grant bank loans at concessionary rates to ex-LTTE combatants for self..
President rejects alleged corruption reported in Aussie media
27 Aug 2016 07:04:15 GMT
President Maithripala Sirisena today rejected the news report that appeared in the Sydney Morning He..
JO urges local inquiry into Aussie reports
27 Aug 2016 07:04:15 GMT
The joint opposition today requested President Maithripala Sirisena to call for a local investigatio..
Army leaves Kudiyiruppu Camp
27 Aug 2016 07:04:15 GMT
he Army has evacuated the Kudiyiruppu Camp which was in the hands of the army for the past 26 years...
Five Lankans drowned in London
27 Aug 2016 07:04:15 GMT
Five men who drowned off Camber Sands in East Sussex, England were a group of Sri Lankan friends vis..
SriLankan pilots and crew their own whistleblowers
27 Aug 2016 07:04:15 GMT
You might have experienced late flight arrivals or departures with SriLankan Airlines and other issu..
U.S. Navy submarine tender to arrive in Sri Lanka tomorrow
Sun, Aug 28, 2016, 13:36 GMT
Aug 28, Colombo: The United States Navy ship, USS Frank Cable (AS-40) will arrive in Sri Lanka for a routine refueling and port visit on August 29, the U.S. Embassy in Colombo said.
Two Sri Lankan students participate in the CERN Summer Student Programme for the first time
Sun, Aug 28, 2016, 06:42 GMT
Aug 28, Geneva: For the first time, two Sri Lankan undergraduate students participated in the 2016 Summer Student Programme at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, the most prominent particle physics research institute in the world.
Commercial Bank declared the 'Strongest Bank' in Sri Lanka
Sun, Aug 28, 2016, 06:29 GMT
Aug 28, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC has been adjudged 'The Strongest Bank in Sri Lanka in 2016' following a detailed and transparent scorecard compiled and analyzed by The Asian Banker, a leading provider of strategic intelligence on the financial services industry.
LeJ terrorists involved in the attack on Sri Lanka cricket team killed
Sun, Aug 28, 2016, 06:13 GMT
Aug 28, Lahore: Four Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) terrorists who were allegedly involved in the attack on the Sri Lanka cricket team in 2009, were shot dead by the Pakistan police in the wee hours of Sunday, Press Trust of India reported.
Sri Lanka Teachers union blames administration for teacher shortage
Sun, Aug 28, 2016, 05:40 GMT
Aug 28, Colombo: The teachers' trade union in Sri Lanka says the failure of the educational administration is to be blamed for the teacher shortage in the country.
Sri Lanka peace NGO says OMP is a part of a larger process of transitional justice
Sun, Aug 28, 2016, 04:41 GMT
Aug 28, Colombo: An independent and nonpartisan organization working towards peace in Sri Lanka says the passage of the Office of Missing Persons bill (OMP), albeit in controversial circumstances in Parliament, augers well for the forward movement of the reconciliation process.
Sri Lankan PM reveals how Tourist Board funds were used for polls in Uva by previous regime
Sat, Aug 27, 2016, 18:04 GMT
Aug 27, Welimada: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today has said that the funds allocated to Tourist Board for tourism promotion were spent by the previous government to win provincial polls via welfare societies, according to state-run television network.
Peace walk from North to the deep South in Sri Lanka to build reconciliation
Sat, Aug 27, 2016, 16:48 GMT
Aug 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka Human Rights Organization has organized a peace walk from the North to the deep South of the island with the aim to build reconciliation among the divided ethnic communities of Sri Lankans.
Trade agreements needed for Sri Lanka's economic survival - official
Sat, Aug 27, 2016, 16:09 GMT
Aug 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka cannot survive on its own at a time the whole world has become a global village and trade agreements are very much needed for the country's economic survival, a top official of the government says.
Wild elephant attack kills two including child in Sri Lanka
Sat, Aug 27, 2016, 15:26 GMT
Aug 27, Colombo: A wild elephant attack on a passenger van in early morning hours of Saturday in northwestern Sri Lanka has killed two people including a five-year-old child.
Pakistan expresses commitment to strengthen relations with Sri Lanka
Sat, Aug 27, 2016, 14:54 GMT
Aug 27, Islamabad: Pakistan and Sri Lanka have "tremendous scope" to further strengthen the bilateral economic and trade relations, Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said when he met with his Sri Lankan counterpart Ravi Karunanayake in Islamabad on Saturday.
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 10 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing using banned nets
Sat, Aug 27, 2016, 06:58 GMT
Aug 27, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy on Friday has arrested 10 local fishermen in two separate incidents for allegedly engaged in illegal fishing practices.
Sri Lanka national security think tank collaborates with top regional think tanks to improve regional security
Sat, Aug 27, 2016, 06:34 GMT
Aug 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national security think tank, Institute of National Security Studies of Sri Lanka (INSSSL) will collaborate with the Consortium of South Asian Think Tanks (COSATT) to improve the regional security by advising the governments in the region, Sri Lanka's Secretary to the Ministry of Defense and INSSSL Chairman Karunasena Hettiarachchi said.
Lower court terminates case against MP Hirunika Premachandra and others as charged filed in High Court
Sat, Aug 27, 2016, 05:45 GMT
Aug 27, Colombo: A lower court in Sri Lanka has terminated the magisterial inquiry against the United National Front Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra and eight others over the alleged abduction of a youth since the Attorney General of Sri Lanka had filed indictments in the Colombo High Court.
Sri Lanka's 'Battle for Solar Energy' to begin next month
Sat, Aug 27, 2016, 03:51 GMT
Aug 27, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government will launch a 'Battle for Solar Energy' next month in a move to boost the sustainable power generation in the country.
Taranjit Singh Sandhu next Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka
Sat, Aug 27, 2016, 02:36 GMT
’s deputy chief of mission in Washington, is headed to Sri Lanka as the new High Commissioner succeeding Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha who has completed his term.
69th WHO South East Asia regional committee session in Colombo from 5-9 September
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 16:23 GMT
Aug 26, Colombo: The 69th session of the World Health Organization South-East Asia Region (WHO-SEARO) regional Committee will be held from 5-9 September 2016 in Colombo.
Yoshitha Rajapaksa's grandmother summoned to court over property purchase
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 16:06 GMT
’s Court today in response to the notices issued on her.
Report on Emerging Trends and New Opportunities in Sri Lanka's Insurance Industry
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 15:51 GMT
Aug 26, Colombo: The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC), the premier business chamber in Sri Lanka has released a report on the Emerging Trends and New Opportunities in Sri Lanka's Insurance Industry.
Transparency International Sri Lanka calls for response on 'Political Donations' allegation
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 15:17 GMT
Aug 26, Colombo: Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL), the local chapter of the global movement against corruption, on Friday called for an urgent response from the President Maithripala Sirisena to the corruption allegations raised against him by an Australian media organization.
SriLankan Airlines' flight schedule changes due to BIA runway work
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 14:46 GMT
Aug 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national carrier, SriLankan today announced its customers the changes in flight schedules due to the scheduled maintenance work on the runway of the country's main international airport at Katunayake.
Sri Lanka's Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms gets cabinet nod for its operations
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 14:14 GMT
Aug 26, Colombo: The Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms (SCRM) has received the cabinet approval for its operations, the, cabinet appointed body said in a release.
Sri Lanka raises excise duty on diesel
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 13:54 GMT
Aug 26, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has raised excise duty on diesel by Rs. 10 with effect from August 20, the Finance Ministry said in a statement.
Sri Lanka to take stringent domestic measures to protect migrant workers
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 07:20 GMT
Aug 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka is committed to ensure that the migrant workers have safe and dignified employment abroad and will take stringent domestic measures to prevent migrant workers falling prey to human trafficking or human smuggling, Sri Lanka's Foreign affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera said.
Minister Bathiudeen summoned to Presidential Commission to record a statement on Sathosa
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 06:47 GMT
Aug 26, Colombo: Sri Lankan Minister of Industries and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen has arrived at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) today.
Scottish engineer James Casserly faces counter-claim of assault in brawl with Malaka Silva
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 06:16 GMT
Aug 26, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court Thursday has ruled that Scottish engineer James Casserly is also a defendant in the case of assault against the son of former minister Mervyn Silva during a brawl in 2014.
Sri Lanka seeking a partner from the Indian subcontinent to develop East Container Terminal at Colombo port
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 04:28 GMT
Aug 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka is seeking a partner from the Indian subcontinent to develop a port designed to be its deepest one, and accommodate the world's largest container vessels, Shipping Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said on Thursday.
Sri Lankan President instructs AG to investigate allegations against him in Australian media
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 04:12 GMT
Aug 26, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said he instructed the Attorney General of Sri Lanka to investigate the allegations made in Australian media reports that an Australian firm is under investigation for possibly paying kickbacks to Sri Lankan government officials at a ministry of which President Sirisena was the then minister.
DPL receives Presidential Award for highest value added exports
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 03:21 GMT
Aug 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's leading non-medical glove exporter Dipped Products PLC (DPL) was recognized as the Highest Value Added Exporter in the Rubber and Rubber Based Product Sector in the recently concluded Presidential Export Award for 2014.
UN Secretary General to visit Sri Lanka next week
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 03:06 GMT
Dujarric announced at the press briefing on Thursday.
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