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Modi s rhetoric
23 Apr 2014 06:29:36 GMT
Bharathiya Janatha Party (BJP) prime ministerial aspirant, Narendra Modi, has vowed to rid the India..
Extremist Sri Lankan Buddhist organization has no plans to topple the government
23 Apr 2014 06:29:36 GMT
Sri Lanka`s extremist Buddhist movement Bodu Baa Sena (BBS) said today that it had no plans to toppl..
CAREFUL NPC PLAN TO REVIVE TERRORISM - Udaya Gammanpila
23 Apr 2014 06:29:36 GMT
The NGO National Peace Council`s game of supporting Tamil separatism and the pro LTTE diaspora under..
Prospect of increased Korean investments in Sri Lanka
23 Apr 2014 06:29:36 GMT
There is every possibility of increased Korean investments in Sri Lanka, said Korea s former Ministe..
* Sri Lanka maintains policy rates, current monetary policy appropriate
23 Apr 2014 06:29:36 GMT
Sri Lanka`s Central Bank has decided to maintain current policy interest rates as its Monetary Board..
UK tourist recounts `hellish` time in Sri Lanka over Buddha tattoo
23 Apr 2014 06:29:36 GMT
A 37-year-old British nurse has recounted her `hellish` experience in Sri Lanka after she was arrest..
* Coastal line train services disrupted in Sri Lanka as protesting workers block trains
23 Apr 2014 06:29:36 GMT
Protesting substitute workers of Sri Lanka Railways have blocked the southern coastal line trains le..
A paper sin
23 Apr 2014 06:29:36 GMT
Asgiriya Maha Nayake, Most Ven. Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thera, is reported to have sought Preside..
BOTTLING PLANT: NOT A DROP TO DRINK
23 Apr 2014 06:29:36 GMT
A massive racket involving the large scale marketing of contaminated bottled water was bared when a ..
Sri Lanka vehicle registrations up 4-pct in March, commercial vehicles weak
23 Apr 2014 06:29:36 GMT
Sri Lanka`s vehicle registrations rose 4 percent to 26,921 in March 2014 from a year earlier picking..
Extremist Sri Lankan Buddhist organization has no plans to topple the government
Tue, Apr 22, 2014, 16:39 GMT
Apr 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's extremist Buddhist movement Bodu Baa Sena (BBS) said today that it had no plans to topple the government led by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Sri Lanka's private sector retirement fund earned over Rs. 550 billion in last five years - Central Bank
Tue, Apr 22, 2014, 15:00 GMT
Apr 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Bank, responding to the Opposition's charge that the Rs 1.3 trillion private sector retirement fund, Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) has lost billions due to the stock market manipulation, said today in a statement that the fund had gained over Rs. 550 billion over the last five years.
Disciplinary inquiry against Sri Lanka's star cricket players over retirement remarks
Tue, Apr 22, 2014, 13:52 GMT
Apr 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's star cricketers Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara will face disciplinary action over remarks they made on the cricket authority Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) over their announcement of retirement.
Coastal line train services disrupted in Sri Lanka as protesting workers block trains
Tue, Apr 22, 2014, 13:31 GMT
Apr 22, Colombo: Protesting substitute workers of Sri Lanka Railways have blocked the southern coastal line trains leaving from the country's central Colombo Fort Station leaving thousands of commuters stranded at the evening rush hour.
Sri Lanka has achieved a lot, Korean envoy tells President
Tue, Apr 22, 2014, 12:54 GMT
Apr 22, Colombo: A South Korean envoy, who is visiting Sri Lanka, has said that the country has made tremendous progress since the end of the war five years ago.
US Ambassador celebrates Earth Day with Sri Lankan Girl Guides
Tue, Apr 22, 2014, 12:16 GMT
Apr 22, Colombo: To celebrate Earth Day 2014, U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele Sison met with Sri Lankan Girl Guides as they launched their "Earth Day Ambassadors" program.
Sri Lanka national coach resigns to take up appointment with ECB
Tue, Apr 22, 2014, 11:51 GMT
Apr 22, Colombo: National coach of Sri Lanka Cricket Team Paul Farbrace has tendered his resignation today, the cricket authority announced.
Sri Lanka takes measures to increase forest cover
Tue, Apr 22, 2014, 05:19 GMT
Apr 22, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has taken measures to increase the country's forest cover to 35 percent by the year 2020.
Sri Lanka police ban passenger transport on hand tractor trailers
Tue, Apr 22, 2014, 05:12 GMT
Apr 22, Colombo: Following the accident of a hand tractor trailer with passengers toppling into an irrigation canal and drowning 10 people, Sri Lanka Police has banned the unsafe transport of people in these vehicles.
Sri Lanka maintains policy rates, current monetary policy appropriate
Tue, Apr 22, 2014, 04:13 GMT
Apr 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Bank has decided to maintain current policy interest rates as its Monetary Board is of the view that the current monetary policy stance is appropriate.
Sri Lanka police to investigate Hambantota Mayor over the attack on opposition MPs
Mon, Apr 21, 2014, 18:38 GMT
Apr 21, Colombo: The mob attack on a group of Sri Lanka opposition party parliamentarians visiting the Hambantota Port and the Mattala Airport on April 17 was reported to the court today, the police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said.
Woman arrested for providing land in Northern Sri Lanka to LTTE operatives
Mon, Apr 21, 2014, 14:11 GMT
Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan law enforcement authorities have arrested a Tamil woman for providing land in the North to suspected LTTE supporters.
Doctors' union in Sri Lanka postpones strike scheduled for tomorrow
Mon, Apr 21, 2014, 13:38 GMT
Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's powerful trade union of doctors, the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA), which has threatened to commence an island wide strike from Tuesday (April 22), has decided to postpone the trade union action.
Sri Lanka's former Army Commander says attack on opposition MPs a violation of human rights
Mon, Apr 21, 2014, 13:19 GMT
Apr 21, Colombo: Former Army Commander of Sri Lanka and Leader of the Democratic Party (DP), Sarath Fonseka says the recent attack on main opposition United National Party (UNP) MPs in Hambantota is a violation of human rights.
Attack on MPs is an attack on Sri Lankan public - JVP MP
Mon, Apr 21, 2014, 13:15 GMT
Apr 21, Colombo: The attack carried out on the parliamentarians disregarding ethical and political culture, by the mob in Hambantota, is an attack on the Sri Lankan public, a Marxist party legislator said.
Sri Lanka's Marxist party blames government for alleged resettlement of people in Wilpattu National Park
Mon, Apr 21, 2014, 12:56 GMT
Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says that it is the government that should be blamed for the controversy over the alleged resettlement of people in the Wilpattu National Park.
Joint operation to nab the escaped LTTE prisoner in Sri Lanka
Mon, Apr 21, 2014, 12:49 GMT
Apr 21, Vavuniya: Sri Lanka police have launched a manhunt for a former LTTE cadre who had escaped from the Vavuniya prison Sunday night.
Environmental authority of Sri Lanka addresses issues in animal husbandry
Mon, Apr 21, 2014, 11:22 GMT
Apr 21, Colombo: The environmental regulator of Sri Lanka, Central Environmental Authority (CEA) has taken measures to address the environmental issues that had arisen with the growing animal husbandry industry in the country.
Sri Lanka woos Malaysian investors for infrastructure development
Mon, Apr 21, 2014, 10:54 GMT
Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka in an effort to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into the country after the end of the war is looking to woo Malaysian investors, especially in infrastructure development and the rapidly growing hospitality industry.
President opens new facilities at Sri Lanka's Eastern University
Mon, Apr 21, 2014, 10:31 GMT
Apr 21, Batticaloa: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Sunday declared open several newly constructed building complexes at the Eastern University, Batticaloa in the Eastern Province.
Sri Lankan government clarifies visa issue of BBC correspondent
Mon, Apr 21, 2014, 06:32 GMT
Apr 21, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government dismissed "misleading "reports that the government did not extend BBC Sri Lanka correspondent Charles Havilland's Visa saying that the government, in fact, has extended his visa by three more months.
Sri Lanka First Lady attends International Autism Seminar in Malaysia
Mon, Apr 21, 2014, 05:09 GMT
Apr 21, Kuala Lumpur: Sri Lanka's First Lady Shiranthi Wickremasinghe Rajapaksa has arrived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia today to attend the 2014 International Seminar on Autism.
Proposal to set up 60 mini theaters in 30 towns in Sri Lanka
Sun, Apr 20, 2014, 18:40 GMT
Apr 20, Colombo: A Sri Lankan entrepreneur says that plans are underway to establish 60 mini theaters in 30 towns in Sri Lanka to enhance the cinema industry in the country.
Sri Lanka to raise import taxes on cars and mobile phones - report
Sun, Apr 20, 2014, 18:00 GMT
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lankan government plans to increase the import taxes on a number of items from next month to enhance the state income, a local media report said.
Sri Lanka Army to open third wellness resort for handicapped soldiers in Kurunegala
Sun, Apr 20, 2014, 08:14 GMT
Apr 20, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Army will open the third wellness resort for the disabled soldiers in Kurunegala in the North Western Province.
Prime Minister to table a bill in parliament on the conduct of Sri Lanka's Buddhist monks
Sun, Apr 20, 2014, 08:00 GMT
Apr 20, Colombo: Prime Minister and Buddhist Affairs Minister of Sri Lanka D.M. Jayaratne will table a bill on the conduct of the country's Buddhist monks (Maha Sangha) in parliament.
Sri Lanka's Speaker asked to hold formal inquiry into the attack on main opposition MPs
Sun, Apr 20, 2014, 07:40 GMT
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) has requested the Speaker of parliament Chamal Rajapaksa to hold a formal inquiry into the attack on five UNP legislators during an inspection tour in Hambantota.
High-powered Pakistan defense delegation to visit Sri Lanka
Sun, Apr 20, 2014, 07:32 GMT
Apr 20, Colombo: A 21-member delegation of the National Defence University (NDU) of Pakistan, will be arriving in Sri Lanka Monday, April 21 on a weeklong visit, the High Commission of Pakistan in Colombo said in a statement.
Sri Lanka seeks assistance from diplomatic community to nab overseas LTTE leaders
Sun, Apr 20, 2014, 07:03 GMT
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka will seek assistance from the diplomatic community to apprehend LTTE operatives who have been issued Interpol red notices.
No room for any injustice to any community in Sri Lanka, President assures
Sun, Apr 20, 2014, 05:55 GMT
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that there is no room for any community to suppress another community on the grounds of religion or ethnicity and assured that no injustice will be done to any ethnicity.
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