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Sri Lanka PM says those who spread false rumors on proposed constitution attempt to destabilize the country
Sun, Oct 22, 2017, 16:47 GMT
Oct 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says those who spread false rumors about the proposed constitution aim to destabilize the country when no draft constitution has been prepared yet.
Main reason for breaking down of the economy is the colossal debt crisis - JVP leader
Sun, Oct 22, 2017, 16:13 GMT
Oct 22, Colombo: The two political parties that ruled the country for 70 years have made Sri Lanka a begging country says the Leader of Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake.
Interest in Luxury yacht building and marina development in Sri Lanka is rising
Sun, Oct 22, 2017, 15:43 GMT
Oct 22, Colombo: While Sri Lanka is surrounded by the Indian Ocean abundant with scenic views, a high biodiversity of ocean mammals, sailing for pleasure was never a pastime of the Sri Lankans and Sri Lanka was never considered a worthy stop for yachts due to lack of a fully-fledged marina in the country, the Export Development Board says.
Joint opposition to protest LG election delay
Sun, Oct 22, 2017, 15:10 GMT
Oct 22, Colombo: The joint opposition today said that they will stage a series of protests to demand the government to hold Local Government elections promptly starting from next week.
Iran, Sri Lanka sign extradition treaty
Sun, Oct 22, 2017, 14:38 GMT
Oct 22, Teheran: Iran and Sri Lanka have signed an agreement on the transfer of prisoners between the two countries today in Teheran.
Large gap in household incomes between Sri Lanka's urban, rural and estate sectors
Sun, Oct 22, 2017, 07:38 GMT
Oct 22, Colombo: According to the Household Income and Expenditure Survey - 2016 released by the Department of Census and Statistics recently, the mean monthly income of a household in Sri Lanka for 2016 is Rs. 62,237, which has shown an increase of 35.7% from the last survey in 2012/13.
OPV provided by India Coast Guard to Sri Lanka Navy commissioned as Sri Lanka Coast Guard Ship Suraksha
Sun, Oct 22, 2017, 07:06 GMT
Oct 22, Colombo: The Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) provided by the Indian Coast Guard to the Sri Lanka Navy last month was commissioned as Sri Lanka Coast Guard Ship Suraksha at a ceremony held on Saturday at the Colombo Harbor.
Sri Lankan Government to grant over 3,700 permanent houses to hill country plantation community this year
Sun, Oct 22, 2017, 06:35 GMT
Oct 22, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has begun a program to build permanent single houses for hill-country tea estate workers, who are at risk of landslides, replacing their line-room houses.
Sri Lanka and Samoa propose to protect the Blue Shark at global migratory species conference
Sun, Oct 22, 2017, 05:29 GMT
Oct 22, Manila, Philippines: Sri Lanka and Samoa plan to jointly propose to place Blue Sharks on a special global list asking countries to conserve them and protect their habitat as approximately 20 million of the species are killed each year, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) said in a media release.
Ven. Arambepola Rathanasara Thera remanded until the 30th
Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 19:00 GMT
Oct 21, Colombo: National Coordinator of Sinha Le group, Ven. Arambepola Rathanasara Thera was remanded until the 30th of this month when he was produced before the Mount Lavinia Magistrate's Court last night.
Purpose of devolution is not to strengthen politicians but people - President
Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 18:17 GMT
Oct 21, Vavuniya: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena says that the devolution of power should not be carried out in the interest of politicians but it should be dedicated to strengthen the people and fulfill their needs.
Dengue Prevention Programme in Colombo district wins international recognition at Digital Health awards
Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 16:53 GMT
Oct 21, Colombo: The Dengue Prevention Programme launched in the Colombo district of the Western Province has won the first place in the Commonwealth Digital Health Conference, according to the Deputy Health Director of the Western Province Anil Samaranayake.
President, PM visit Vavuniya to resolve problems of the public in the North
Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 16:23 GMT
Oct 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today visited Vavuniya in the North to resolve the problems of the public.
Indian High Commissioner launched new B.Tech degree course at Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy
Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 15:24 GMT
Oct 21, Colombo: Indian High Commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandhu was the Chief Guest at the 5th Convocation Ceremony of Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy (SIBA) in Kandy. Anunayaka Theros of Malwatte and Asgiriya Chapters and other senior members of Sangha blessed the ceremony.
Sri Lanka government says not responsible for illegal migrant workers
Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 14:29 GMT
Oct 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Foreign Employment Ministry says that the government does not take any responsibility for Sri Lankan migrant workers staying abroad illegally.
Sri Lanka Navy rescues seven Indian sailors stranded in the sea
Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 07:33 GMT
Oct 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy this morning has rescued a seven-member Indian crew from a Maldives-bound Indian Merchant Vessel, which had sunk in the seas south of Sri Lanka due to a mechanical fault, Navy Media Unit said.
UN and Sri Lanka Ministry of Education launch SDG Action Campaign
Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 07:00 GMT
Oct 21, Colombo: In celebration of the 72nd UN Day the United Nations in Sri Lanka and the Ministry of Education in partnership with Hatton National Bank, have come together to launch the 'SDG Action Campaign'.
Probe into Principal for removing student on false allegations
Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 06:46 GMT
Oct 21, Colombo: The North Central Province Department of Education has commenced a probe into a school principal over the expulsion of a female student from a school on false allegations of pregnancy.
Sri Lanka's efforts to eradicate non-communicable diseases praised at World Health Summit
Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 05:58 GMT
Oct 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's political commitment and efforts to eradicate non-communicable diseases (NCDs) received praise at the 9th World Health Summit held from 15th-17th October in Berlin.
Sri Lanka to enter into agreements with Qatar in energy, water supply sectors during President's visit
Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 04:43 GMT
Oct 21, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has received the cabinet approval to enter into several agreements with the State of Qatar to cooperate in energy, water supply and waste management sectors and in diplomatic training and research.
Sri Lanka Railways raise awareness in increasing railway accidents
Fri, Oct 20, 2017, 18:18 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: The Railway Department has taken steps to install reflecting boards to raise awareness in people on rising accidents on railway tracks in order to minimize the number of deaths.
Rice at wholesale prices from Sathosa outlets
Fri, Oct 20, 2017, 17:26 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: Consumers are now able to buy rice at the wholesale price through the Sathosa outlets island-wide, Sathosa Chairman T.M.K.B. Tennakoon said.
President inaugurates Grama Shakthi poverty alleviation program
Fri, Oct 20, 2017, 17:17 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today launched the Grama Shakthi People's Movement to alleviate all forms of poverty in the nation by building a strong and respectful economy.
Court orders prison authorities to submit a report on absence of former Navy Spokesperson Commodore D.K.P. Dassanayake in court
Fri, Oct 20, 2017, 16:44 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: The court today ordered a report from the prison authorities on the absence of former Navy Spokesperson Commodore D.K.P. Dassanayake in court.
Sri Lanka Railway unions suspend strike scheduled to begin midnight today
Fri, Oct 20, 2017, 15:34 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: Following discussions with government officials Railway trade unions have agreed to call off the strike which was to be launched from midnight today (20).
Sri Lanka Navy hands over 6 more detained fishing trawlers back to India
Fri, Oct 20, 2017, 15:08 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy on completion of repair work, has handed over 6 more detained fishing trawlers back to India on Friday.
President warns of attempts to mislead people on a new constitution
Fri, Oct 20, 2017, 14:37 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has warned all the citizens of the country that they must be aware of the attempts by some section of the society to mislead them regarding a new constitution which is still not drafted.
Sri Lanka to launch a three-year comprehensive economic program targeting $ 5 bn FDI, $ 5,000 per capita income
Fri, Oct 20, 2017, 14:06 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka will launch a three-year comprehensive economic program targeting a US$ 5 billion Foreign Direct Investment per year and a US$ 5,000 per capita income among others, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament Friday.
Sri Lanka police arrest Buddhist monk wanted for attack on Rohingya refugees
Fri, Oct 20, 2017, 13:29 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka police today arrested a Buddhist monk who was wanted in connection with the last month's attack by a Buddhist monks-led mob on a group of Rohingya refugees who were under the care of the UNHCR at a safe house of the agency in Mount Lavinia.
Sri Lanka's Port City to draw first investment of USD 1 bn in mid-2018
Fri, Oct 20, 2017, 07:20 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: The reclamation of the port city is expected to be completed by 2019 and the first investment on the reclaimed land was expected to begin by mid next year which would be an investment of US$ one billion, said Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayaka addressing the Sri Lanka Retailers' Association first AGM in Colombo on Tuesday.
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