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Fitch assigns SriLankan Airlines' guaranteed USD Bonds 'B' Final Rating

Sept 20, Colombo: Fitch Ratings has assigned a final 'B' rating to SriLankan Airlines Limited's (SLA) USD175 million government-guaranteed 7% unsecured bonds due 25 June 2024.
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Fitch assigns SriLankan Airlines' guaranteed USD Bonds 'B' Final Rating

Sept 20, Colombo: Fitch Ratings has assigned a final 'B' rating to SriLankan Airlines Limited's (SLA) USD175 million government-guaranteed 7% unsecured bonds due 25 June 2024.

Disabled war heroes will be paid 75 percent of their salary in addition to their pension, Finance Minister says

Sept 20, Colombo: The Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera stated in Parliament yesterday that the government has taken measures to sort out the salary issue of the disabled war veterans.
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Disabled war heroes will be paid 75 percent of their salary in addition to their pension, Finance Minister says

Sept 20, Colombo: The Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera stated in Parliament yesterday that the government has taken measures to sort out the salary issue of the disabled war veterans.

President to testify before the PSC probing Easter Sunday attacks today

Sept 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena is due to testify before the Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to investigate into Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in various parts of Sri Lanka and report to parliament, today.
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President to testify before the PSC probing Easter Sunday attacks today

Sept 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena is due to testify before the Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to investigate into Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in various parts of Sri Lanka and report to parliament, today.

Sri Lanka Railways to launch work-to-rule campaign from midnight today

Sept 19, Colombo: Several railway trade unions have decided to launch a work-to-rule trade union action from midnight today (19).
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Sri Lanka Railways to launch work-to-rule campaign from midnight today

Sept 19, Colombo: Several railway trade unions have decided to launch a work-to-rule trade union action from midnight today (19).

No doubt about winning free and fair elections - PM

Sept 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today (19) said the framework for holding free and fair elections has been established by the government and the forthcoming presidential and parliamentary elections will be the most free and fai
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No doubt about winning free and fair elections - PM

Sept 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today (19) said the framework for holding free and fair elections has been established by the government and the forthcoming presidential and parliamentary elections will be the most free and fair elections in the country's history.

Sri Lankan envoy says Chinese company relocated and withdrew from the Lotus Tower Project

Sept 19, Colombo: Sri Lankan Ambassador to China Dr. Karunasena Kodituwakku says the Aerospace Long-March International Trade Co. Ltd. (ALIT), which entered into an agreement with Sri Lanka on the Lotus Tower Project had relocated and dropped out of the agree
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Sri Lankan envoy says Chinese company relocated and withdrew from the Lotus Tower Project

Sept 19, Colombo: Sri Lankan Ambassador to China Dr. Karunasena Kodituwakku says the Aerospace Long-March International Trade Co. Ltd. (ALIT), which entered into an agreement with Sri Lanka on the Lotus Tower Project had relocated and dropped out of the agreement unannounced.

UNICEF with UNDP and ILO co-host a multi-partner dialogue to enhance youth skills and solutions in Sri Lanka

Sept 19, Colombo: While Sri Lanka has made significant achievements in education, especially in primary and secondary education, this achievement is not sustained at university level.
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UNICEF with UNDP and ILO co-host a multi-partner dialogue to enhance youth skills and solutions in Sri Lanka

Sept 19, Colombo: While Sri Lanka has made significant achievements in education, especially in primary and secondary education, this achievement is not sustained at university level.

Sri Lankan ministers object to the proposal to abolish executive presidency

Sept 19, Colombo: The proposal to abolish the Executive Presidency tabled before the Cabinet of Ministers today was rejected by the Cabinet, Minister Rauf Hakeem said.
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Sri Lankan ministers object to the proposal to abolish executive presidency

Sept 19, Colombo: The proposal to abolish the Executive Presidency tabled before the Cabinet of Ministers today was rejected by the Cabinet, Minister Rauf Hakeem said.

Former Navy and Air Force Commanders awarded highest military ranks

Sept 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena conferred former Commander of Sri Lanka Navy Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda and former Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetilleke with the highest honorary military ranks at
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Former Navy and Air Force Commanders awarded highest military ranks

Sept 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena conferred former Commander of Sri Lanka Navy Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda and former Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetilleke with the highest honorary military ranks at an investiture ceremony held Thursday (19).

Sri Lanka President thank China for continuous support given for over 60 years

Sept 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena meeting with a Chinese official delegation thanked China for the support extended to the island nation for more than 60 years.
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Sri Lanka President thank China for continuous support given for over 60 years

Sept 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena meeting with a Chinese official delegation thanked China for the support extended to the island nation for more than 60 years.

Enterprise Sri Lanka mobile service to be held islandwide to provide capital loan for investment

Sept 19, Colombo: The Finance Ministry has made arrangements to conduct Enterprise Sri Lanka mobile service throughout the country in several districts during the next few days in order to reach the people and provide capital loans at subsidized interest rat
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Enterprise Sri Lanka mobile service to be held islandwide to provide capital loan for investment

Sept 19, Colombo: The Finance Ministry has made arrangements to conduct Enterprise Sri Lanka mobile service throughout the country in several districts during the next few days in order to reach the people and provide capital loans at subsidized interest rate to enable them to begin small and medium, self-employment or industries.

Sri Lanka Navy arrests five Indian fishermen for illegally fishing in Sri Lankan waters

Sept 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy Wednesday arrested five fishermen from Tamil Nadu for allegedly breaching the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and illegally fishing in Sri Lankan waters.
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Sri Lanka Navy arrests five Indian fishermen for illegally fishing in Sri Lankan waters

Sept 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy Wednesday arrested five fishermen from Tamil Nadu for allegedly breaching the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and illegally fishing in Sri Lankan waters.

Indian industrialists vie for Sri Lanka projects

Sept 19, Colombo: Indian industrial investors are preparing for major investment moves in Sri Lankan projects-not only on mega-infrastructure ventures but even on smaller outlays, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said.
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Indian industrialists vie for Sri Lanka projects

Sept 19, Colombo: Indian industrial investors are preparing for major investment moves in Sri Lankan projects-not only on mega-infrastructure ventures but even on smaller outlays, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said.

COPE to probe Lotus Tower project

Sept 19, Colombo: The Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) has decided to launch a full scale investigation into the expenses incurred in the construction of the Lotus Tower in Colombo.
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COPE to probe Lotus Tower project

Sept 19, Colombo: The Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) has decided to launch a full scale investigation into the expenses incurred in the construction of the Lotus Tower in Colombo.

Indian national arrested at Sri Lanka airport with Rs. 8.6 million worth 'Ice'

Sept 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs Narcotics Control Unit at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) has arrested an Indian passenger with 864 grams of methamphetamine, also called 'Ice'.
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Indian national arrested at Sri Lanka airport with Rs. 8.6 million worth 'Ice'

Sept 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs Narcotics Control Unit at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) has arrested an Indian passenger with 864 grams of methamphetamine, also called 'Ice'.

Sri Lankan delegation briefed about Punjab Police system

Sept 19, Lahore: A Sri Lankan delegation of senior officials, who were visiting Pakistan has paid a visit to Central Police Office. The delegation was briefed about the working of Punjab Police.
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Sri Lankan delegation briefed about Punjab Police system

Sept 19, Lahore: A Sri Lankan delegation of senior officials, who were visiting Pakistan has paid a visit to Central Police Office. The delegation was briefed about the working of Punjab Police.

Dialog becomes only telco to receive PCI DSS Certification for Genie for 3rd consecutive year

Sept 19, Colombo: Dialog Axiata PLC has become the first and only telecommunications provider in the country to receive the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) certification for the third consecutive year
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Dialog becomes only telco to receive PCI DSS Certification for Genie for 3rd consecutive year

Sept 19, Colombo: Dialog Axiata PLC has become the first and only telecommunications provider in the country to receive the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) certification for the third consecutive year

UNP to announce presidential candidate within next week

Sept 19, Colombo: General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP) Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says the presidential candidate of the UNP will be announced in the next week.
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UNP to announce presidential candidate within next week

Sept 19, Colombo: General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP) Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says the presidential candidate of the UNP will be announced in the next week.

Sri Lanka's ILO supported National Cooperative Policy becomes a reality

Sept 18, Colombo: After a decade's of efforts involving multiple stakeholders, the first ever national policy for Sri Lanka's historic cooperative sector has been finalized with the assistance of International Labor Organization (ILO).
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Sri Lanka's ILO supported National Cooperative Policy becomes a reality

Sept 18, Colombo: After a decade's of efforts involving multiple stakeholders, the first ever national policy for Sri Lanka's historic cooperative sector has been finalized with the assistance of International Labor Organization (ILO).

Sri Lanka PM says background prepared to create more employment opportunities

Sept 18, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the necessary background has been laid to create new investments and new revenue streams in the country and steps will be taken to create new employment opportunities within the next five years.
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Sri Lanka PM says background prepared to create more employment opportunities

Sept 18, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the necessary background has been laid to create new investments and new revenue streams in the country and steps will be taken to create new employment opportunities within the next five years.

Fort Magistrate orders to bury the body parts of Kingsbury Hotel suicide bomber in the Borella Cemetery

Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake ordered the body parts of the suicide bomber of the Kingsbury Hotel Mohammed Asam Mohammed placed at the Colombo Mortuary to be buried at the Borella Cemetery.
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Fort Magistrate orders to bury the body parts of Kingsbury Hotel suicide bomber in the Borella Cemetery

Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake ordered the body parts of the suicide bomber of the Kingsbury Hotel Mohammed Asam Mohammed placed at the Colombo Mortuary to be buried at the Borella Cemetery.

Saudi Fund for Development grants Sri Lanka $ 50 mn loan to establish a medical faculty in Sabaragamuwa University

Sept 18, Colombo: Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) has agreed to provide a concessional loan amounting to Saudi Riyal 187.5 million (approximately USD 50 million) to establish a Medical Faculty in the University of Sabaragamuwa.
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Saudi Fund for Development grants Sri Lanka $ 50 mn loan to establish a medical faculty in Sabaragamuwa University

Sept 18, Colombo: Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) has agreed to provide a concessional loan amounting to Saudi Riyal 187.5 million (approximately USD 50 million) to establish a Medical Faculty in the University of Sabaragamuwa.

Sri Lanka's economic growth dips to 1.6% in 2nd quarter of 2019 after Easter Sunday attack

Sept 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's economy grew only 1.6 percent during the second quarter of this year, reflecting the impact of Easter Sunday attacks on April 21st 2019, the Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) said Wednesday releasing the GDP Summary Indic
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Sri Lanka's economic growth dips to 1.6% in 2nd quarter of 2019 after Easter Sunday attack

Sept 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's economy grew only 1.6 percent during the second quarter of this year, reflecting the impact of Easter Sunday attacks on April 21st 2019, the Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) said Wednesday releasing the GDP Summary Indicators for the quarter from April-June.

Sri Lanka Army advises public not to be alarmed over false news published in media

Sept 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army today advised the general public not to be alarmed over false news of an attack similar to the Easter Sunday attack.
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Sri Lanka Army advises public not to be alarmed over false news published in media

Sept 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army today advised the general public not to be alarmed over false news of an attack similar to the Easter Sunday attack.

Japan provides USD 2 million grant aid for implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Sri Lanka

Sept 18, Colombo: The Government of Japan has provided a grant aid worth 218 million Japanese Yen (approximately USD 2 million) to implement the project of Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda in Sri Lanka.
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Japan provides USD 2 million grant aid for implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Sri Lanka

Sept 18, Colombo: The Government of Japan has provided a grant aid worth 218 million Japanese Yen (approximately USD 2 million) to implement the project of Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Presidential Elections on November 16

Sept 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's much anticipated Presidential Election will be held on the 16th of November and the acceptance of the nominations is due to commence on the 7th of October, Election Commission sources said.
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Sri Lanka Presidential Elections on November 16

Sept 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's much anticipated Presidential Election will be held on the 16th of November and the acceptance of the nominations is due to commence on the 7th of October, Election Commission sources said.

Sri Lanka PM says sweeping changes needed for a leapfrog in economy

Sept 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said sweeping changes in multiple levels are needed to propel Sri Lanka on a leapfrog trajectory to growth and not stagnate in the middle-income trap.
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Sri Lanka PM says sweeping changes needed for a leapfrog in economy

Sept 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said sweeping changes in multiple levels are needed to propel Sri Lanka on a leapfrog trajectory to growth and not stagnate in the middle-income trap.

Justice Minister appreciates Boossa prison officers for meticulous action

Sept 18, Colombo: Minister of Justice and Prisons Reforms Thalatha Athukorala appreciated the prison officers who found the mobile phones and chargers taken to the underworld leader jailed in the Boossa high security prison.
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Justice Minister appreciates Boossa prison officers for meticulous action

Sept 18, Colombo: Minister of Justice and Prisons Reforms Thalatha Athukorala appreciated the prison officers who found the mobile phones and chargers taken to the underworld leader jailed in the Boossa high security prison.

NDB opens trading at CSE to celebrate 40th Anniversary

Sept 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's National Development Bank PLC, participated at a market opening ceremony at the Colombo Stock Exchange yesterday and rang the market opening bell as part of a series of events organized by the company to celebrate its 40th Annive
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NDB opens trading at CSE to celebrate 40th Anniversary

Sept 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's National Development Bank PLC, participated at a market opening ceremony at the Colombo Stock Exchange yesterday and rang the market opening bell as part of a series of events organized by the company to celebrate its 40th Anniversary.

Sri Lanka Administration Service calls off strike

Sept 18, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Administrative Services Association has called-off the planned island wide trade union action after the authorities have taken measures to address their demands regarding the salaries.
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Sri Lanka Administration Service calls off strike

Sept 18, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Administrative Services Association has called-off the planned island wide trade union action after the authorities have taken measures to address their demands regarding the salaries.

Sri Lanka Central Bank assists The Finance Company to find a suitable investor to revive the company

Sept 17, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka said the troubled finance company, the Finance Company PLC (TFC), has not find a suitable investor to revive he company and it is now vital to find an acceptable investor to bring equity capital to TFC
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Sri Lanka Central Bank assists The Finance Company to find a suitable investor to revive the company

Sept 17, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka said the troubled finance company, the Finance Company PLC (TFC), has not find a suitable investor to revive he company and it is now vital to find an acceptable investor to bring equity capital to TFC

Sri Lanka President explains the finances of Rs. 19 billion South Asia's tallest telecommunication tower

Sept 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) saving a staggering amount of funds invested Rs. 4 billion in the Lotus Tower project after China Exim Bank decided to loan only Rs. 12 billion for the Rs. 19 billion project, the Pr
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Sri Lanka President explains the finances of Rs. 19 billion South Asia's tallest telecommunication tower

Sept 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) saving a staggering amount of funds invested Rs. 4 billion in the Lotus Tower project after China Exim Bank decided to loan only Rs. 12 billion for the Rs. 19 billion project, the President's Office said in a media release.

Special announcement from UNP general secretary regarding party's candidate for presidential election

Sept 17, Colombo: The General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP) Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam states that certain parties in an organized effort are attempting to portray that there is a crisis within the UNP and the other parties that are allie
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Special announcement from UNP general secretary regarding party's candidate for presidential election

Sept 17, Colombo: The General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP) Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam states that certain parties in an organized effort are attempting to portray that there is a crisis within the UNP and the other parties that are allied with it regarding the candidate for the upcoming presidential election.

Eight officers of Chilaw Police interdicted

Sept 17, Colombo: Eight Police officers serving in the divisional anti-vice unit attached to Chilaw Police Headquarters have been interdicted, the Police Media Division said.
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Eight officers of Chilaw Police interdicted

Sept 17, Colombo: Eight Police officers serving in the divisional anti-vice unit attached to Chilaw Police Headquarters have been interdicted, the Police Media Division said.

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