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Sri Lanka strongly condemns mosques attack in Egypt

Nov 24, Colombo: The Government of Sri Lanka in the strongest terms condemned Friday's terrorist attack on worshippers at a mosque in the Sinai region of Egypt and urged the international community to join hands to combat terrorism.

Foundation to be laid for national Kidney Hospital in Polonnaruwa

Nov 24, Colombo: The Foundation Stone of the first kidney hospital in South Asia to be built in Polonnaruwa will be laid in the first week of December.

Party leaders discuss several proposals to prevent delay in holding LG election door to injunction

Nov 24, Colombo: A special party leaders' meeting was held today at the parliamentary complex to discuss the restraining order issued by the Court of Appeals until December 4th postponing the holding of Local Government elections.

Sri Lankan President ready to give up positions to fight against corruption and fraud

Nov 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says he is ready to give up all his positions and join the people to fight against corruption and fraud if he is being criticized when decisions are taken against fraud and corruption.

Sri Lanka Premier emphasizes need to move forward on Economic Technology Agreement with India

Nov 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is on an official visit to India, met with the Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Friday in New Delhi for bilateral discussions.

Suspects in Dematagoda abduction case sentenced

Nov 24, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today sentenced the defendants in the case against MP Hirunika Premachandra over an abduction incident in Dematagoda after they pleaded guilty earlier this month.

Price control on several essential food items considered to arrest rising cost of living

Nov 24, Colombo: Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Mahinda Amaraweera says the Committee on Cost of Living has decided to impose a price control on several essential food items.

Sri Lanka to advance the traditional indigenous medicine and methods

Nov 24, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena says the government will provide all the facilities necessary for the advancement of the indigenous traditional medicine of Sri Lanka while giving due respect to the field.

Sri Lanka's CICT invests over USD 10 Mn in green infrastructure at Colombo Port

Nov 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Colombo International Container Terminals has completed a project to convert the company's diesel-operated rubber-tired gantry cranes to electric-powered rubber-tired gantry cranes or E-RTGs, making a major contribution to efforts by the Port of Colombo to go Green.

Red Herring names 99X Technology as one of Asia's most promising tech companies

Nov 24, Colombo: Software product engineering specialist 99X Technology was felicitated for its pioneering work and potential for exponential growth when it was ranked on the prestigious Red Herring 100 Asia Index for 2017.

AIS Principal Harshana Perera honored at Icons of Learning Summit, Singapore

Nov 24, Colombo: Recognizing a career filled with remarkable achievements in education and invaluable contribution to institutions of learning, Asian International School of Sri Lanka, Principal, Harshana Perera was recently presented with the Award for Distinguished Educationist at the Fourth ...

Traditional Scottish Pipers in Colombo

Nov 23, Colombo: The Dollar Academy Pipers from Scotland are currently in Sri Lanka. The 10 piece band is in Colombo ahead of the National Day of Scotland "St. Andrew's Day" - celebrated each year on the 30th of November.

Criminal investigators face many challenges - Secretary to the President

Nov 23, Colombo: Secretary to the President, Austin Fernando says criminal investigators face many challenges during the course of their work.

Sri Lanka receives World No Tobacco Day Award for third time

Nov 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka for the third time, won World No Tobacco Day Award 2017, bestowed by the World Health Organization for the WHO Regions for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control.

Indian, Sri Lankan Premiers discuss entire gamut of bilateral relations

Nov 23, New Delhi: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his visiting Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Hyderabad House on Thursday and held bilateral discussions.

India, Sri Lanka Premiers discuss entire gamut of bilateral relations

Nov 23, New Delhi: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his visiting Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Hyderabad House on Thursday and held bilateral discussions.

JO brings no confidence motion against Minister for postponement of elections

Nov 23, Colombo: The Joint Opposition has handed over a no-confidence motion to the Speaker against Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Faizer Mustapha saying that the Minister should be held responsible for the continuing postponement of the local government polls.

India supports Sri Lanka PM's vision to create a stable and prosperous country

Nov 23, New Delhi: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today called on the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

CID seeks advice of AG on former PC member's threat against FCID officers

Nov 23, Colombo: The Criminal Investigation Department of police today informed the court that it has sought the advice of Attorney General on the threatening remarks made by the former UPFA Southern Provincial Council Minister D. V. Upul against the officers of the Financial Crimes Investigation ...

Program launched to assist adopted children to find their Sri Lankan parents

Nov 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has launched a program to assist Sri Lankan children adopted by foreign parents to find their biological parents, a Health Ministry spokesman said.

Party leaders meeting tomorrow regarding the postponement of Local Government election

Nov 23, Colombo: Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today announced in parliament that a party leaders' meeting will be called tomorrow to discuss the postponement of Local Government elections following the Appeal Court's Interim Order suspending the operation of the Gazette notification on the Delimitation ...

Foreign investment in the Sri Lanka Stock Market hits an all-time high in 2017

Nov 23, Colombo: In what continues to be a promising year for foreign investor involvement in the stock market, 2017 has recorded an all-time high in foreign purchases during a year, with Rs. 105.1 billion in foreign purchases this year passing the record of Rs. 104.7 billion set in 2014.

SLBFE pays Rs. 51 million this year as compensation to migrant workers

Nov 23, Colombo: Minister of Justice and Foreign Employment Thalatha Athukorala says due to the mediation of Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment 115 migrant workers who did not receive wages were paid Rs. 51.64 million as salary arrears from January this year.

Colombian delegation visits Sri Lanka to study reconciliation initiatives

Nov 23, Colombo: As part of an initiative by USAID and Common Grounds, a delegation from Columbia comprising 11 members visited the Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation on 21 November to draw knowledge, expertise and experiences on the reconciliation and integration efforts of the Sri ...

Sri Lankan Prime Minister to hold discussions with Indian Premier tomorrow

Nov 22, New Delhi: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Rani Wickremesinghe who arrived in the Indian capital of New Delhi on Wednesday will hold extensive talks with his Indian counterpart Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow with an aim to lift the momentum of bilateral ties.

No need to postpone LG elections, both SLFP and UNP stress

Nov 22, Colombo: The two major political parties of the government have stressed that they have no intention to postpone the local government elections.

ADB assures to fully support Sri Lanka's infrastructure development plans

Nov 22, Colombo: The Asian Development Bank , which marks 50 years of cooperation in development activities in Sri Lanka has assured that it would extend fullest support to the economic development plans initiated by the Sri Lankan government.

SriLankan Airlines and Qantas provide more options to connect with new Melbourne service

Nov 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national carrier, SriLankan Airlines, which last month launched daily non-stop services to Melbourne, is providing its valued passengers with a wide range of options to connect and fly to major cities in Australia and New Zealand

Sri Lanka Cricket considering Chandika Hathurusinghe for post of National Head Coach

Nov 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket , the cricket authority Wednesday confirmed that it would explore the possibility of recruiting Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha for the post of National Head Coach.

Sri Lanka nationwide inflation rises to 8.8 percent in October 2017

Nov 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's nationwide inflation in October 2017 determined under the National Consumer Price Index increased to 8.8 percent from 8.6 percent recorded in September on an year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Statistics reported.

ADB grants Sri Lanka USD 350 million for development of road networks and wind power project

Nov 22, Colombo: The Asian Development Bank has granted Sri Lanka USD 350 million of financial assistance for two development projects.

Sri Lanka gets US$ dollar1.5 billion FDI this year

Nov 22, Colombo: The Board of Investment yesterday revealed Foreign Direct Investments this year would double to US$ 1.5 billion from last year whilst expressing confidence of a US$ 5 billion figure by 2020.

General amnesty for Sri Lanka Army absentees ends today

Nov 22, Colombo: The extended general amnesty period offered to Army absentees to receive their legal discharge after reporting to their respective Regimental Headquarters ends on Wednesday .

Court issues injunction preventing implementation of the gazette notification on Local Government elections

Nov 22, Colombo: The Court of Appeal today issued a temporary injunction preventing the implementation of the gazette notification issued by the subject minister on delimitation of local authorities in relation to the Local Government elections.

China Products Sri Lanka Exhibition 2017 opens today in Colombo

Nov 22, Colombo: The 3rd edition of the China Products exhibition, one of the most renowned and successful multi-sector B2B international trade shows in Sri Lanka, will be opened this morning in Colombo with the Director General of Commerce as the Chief Guest.

Sri Lanka shares its peacebuilding experience with the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission

Nov 22, Colombo: Foreign Secretary Prasad Kariyawasam, joined by the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy, and Secretary-General of the Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms Mano Tittawella, shared information on Sri Lanka's journey of peacebuilding ...

Sri Lankan President to visit South Korea next week

Nov 22, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on the invitation of President Moon Jae-in will undertake a state visit to the Republic of Korea from 28 to 30 November 2017, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said.

World Meteorological Organization assures to assist Sri Lanka in strengthening meteorological Services

Nov 22, Colombo: Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization Petteri Taalas, has assured to collaborate with Sri Lanka in strengthening Meteorological Services for forecasting purposes, which would be more cost effective and could help avoid calamities caused by changes in weather ...

CA Sri Lanka honors four founding members for their outstanding leadership to the accounting profession

Nov 22, Colombo: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka recently paid tribute to four founding members of the institute, who during their lifetime gave leadership towards developing the accounting profession, almost six decades ago.

Speaker orders investigation into alleged violation of parliamentarians' privileges

Nov 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has ordered the Parliamentary Privileges Committee to investigate whether there was a violation of privileges of the parliamentarians during the Treasury Bond issue probe conducted by the Presidential Commission.

Prime Minister arrives in India on a four-day official visit

Nov 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday starting a four-day official visit to India to attend the 5th Global Conference on Cyberspace.

Colombo Stock Exchange and Korea Exchange agree to pursue mutual development

Nov 21, Colombo: The Colombo Stock Exchange and Korea Exchange announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to establish a collaborative relationship focused on mutual development opportunities in the Sri Lankan and Korean capital markets.

Sri Lankan Navy accused of chasing away 1700 Tamil Nadu fishermen from island waters

Nov 21, Colombo: Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu have accused the Sri Lankan Navy personnel of snapping their fishing nets and chasing them back to Indian waters while they were fishing near the Katchatheevu islet this morning.

No more garbage problem in Colombo - Minister

Nov 21, Colombo: Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka says the garbage problem in the capital city of Colombo has been fully resolved.

Sri Lanka child authority mulls introducing foster care system

Nov 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's children welfare agency, the National Child Protection Authority says it is considering to introduce the ‘Foster Care’ system in the country.

Sri Lanka Telecom completes LTE-A Pro trial

Nov 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Telecom has completed a new round of proof-of-concept tests of LTE-Advanced Pro technology in Colombo, Telecom Asia reported.

Sri Lankan's photograph of African lionesses captivates the world

Nov 21, Colombo: A Sri Lankan has won the Grand Prize at the world's preeminent nature photography competition.

Counsel appeals to the Supreme Court to reject the case against Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake

Nov 21, Colombo: The lawyer representing the Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake today appealed to the Supreme Court to reject the case filed against his client charging him of contempt of court.

Gamini Senarath, two others granted bail

Nov 21, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today granted bail to the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa's top aide Gamini Senarath and two others, who had been remanded on charges of misappropriating state funds.

Bond Commission clarifies that no telephone records of any MP were obtained or examined

Nov 21, Colombo: Following the uproar from several parliamentarians in the Committee of Public Enterprise that their parliamentary privileges have been breached by disclosing details of phone calls to them from the former director of Perpetual Treasuries Arjun Aloysius, the Presidential Commission ...