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TNA for UNHRC resolution seeking more time for Lanka

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said yesterday it would stand for a fresh resolution to be moved by some western countries asking for more time for Sri Lanka to implement the provisions of the previous UNHRC resolution.
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TNA for UNHRC resolution seeking more time for Lanka

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said yesterday it would stand for a fresh resolution to be moved by some western countries asking for more time for Sri Lanka to implement the provisions of the previous UNHRC resolution.

Detection of contraband - Colombo Port to get 3 high-tech scanners

With the installation of three high-tech scanners at the Colombo Port of Colombo on March  1  the Sri Lanka Customs (SLC) would be able to detect drugs, narcotics, cigarettes, gold and other contraband smuggled in containers, Director General P.S.M
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Detection of contraband - Colombo Port to get 3 high-tech scanners

With the installation of three high-tech scanners at the Colombo Port of Colombo on March  1  the Sri Lanka Customs (SLC) would be able to detect drugs, narcotics, cigarettes, gold and other contraband smuggled in containers, Director General P.S.M. Charles said yesterday.

Hartal in Puttalam against garbage recycling plant

Puttalam tuned into a ghost town yesterday when all business establishments and private sector institutions put up shutters and staged a hartal against the Aruwakkalu  Gabage  Recycling plant which is being built.
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Hartal in Puttalam against garbage recycling plant

Puttalam tuned into a ghost town yesterday when all business establishments and private sector institutions put up shutters and staged a hartal against the Aruwakkalu  Gabage  Recycling plant which is being built.

Madush’s arrest: Police team to leave for Dubai

A six-member police team was appointed by Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando to leave for Dubai to assist the Dubai Police in the investigations into the recent arrest of 31 Sri Lankans including drug kingpin Makandure Madush and singers Amal Perera and his
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Madush’s arrest: Police team to leave for Dubai

A six-member police team was appointed by Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando to leave for Dubai to assist the Dubai Police in the investigations into the recent arrest of 31 Sri Lankans including drug kingpin Makandure Madush and singers Amal Perera and his son  Nadeemal .

More power useless if what's devolved is unused: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday there was no point in asking for more powers if the local bodies don't use what is already devolved to the Provincial Councils.
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More power useless if what's devolved is unused: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday there was no point in asking for more powers if the local bodies don't use what is already devolved to the Provincial Councils.

Tea exports in hot water due to trade embargoes on Iran

With the imposition of various trade embargoes on Iran, obtaining payments for tea exports from Sri Lanka to Iran is causing several difficulties, Sri Lankan Tea Board Chairman Lucille Wijewardena told Daily Mirror.
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Tea exports in hot water due to trade embargoes on Iran

With the imposition of various trade embargoes on Iran, obtaining payments for tea exports from Sri Lanka to Iran is causing several difficulties, Sri Lankan Tea Board Chairman Lucille Wijewardena told Daily Mirror.

Life imprisonment for peddling heroin

High Court Judge Sashi Mahendran yesterday sentenced a father of two children to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of trafficking and peddling 10.325 grams of heroin at Nedimala, Kalubowila in 2012.
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Life imprisonment for peddling heroin

High Court Judge Sashi Mahendran yesterday sentenced a father of two children to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of trafficking and peddling 10.325 grams of heroin at Nedimala, Kalubowila in 2012.

Central Bank closely monitoring operations of The Finance Company

Feb 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Bank on Friday said it will be closely monitoring the operations of The Finance Company PLC (TFC), a Finance Company licensed under the Finance Business Act No. 42 of 2011 (FBA) severely impacted by the failure of a numbe
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Central Bank closely monitoring operations of The Finance Company

Feb 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Bank on Friday said it will be closely monitoring the operations of The Finance Company PLC (TFC), a Finance Company licensed under the Finance Business Act No. 42 of 2011 (FBA) severely impacted by the failure of a number of financial institutions within the group in 2008.

Matara Regional Consular Office of the Foreign Ministry declared open

Feb 15, Matara: The Matara Regional Consular Office of the Foreign Affairs Ministry was declared open today (15) jointly by Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana and Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera.
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Matara Regional Consular Office of the Foreign Ministry declared open

Feb 15, Matara: The Matara Regional Consular Office of the Foreign Affairs Ministry was declared open today (15) jointly by Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana and Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera.

Certificate of Good Manufacturing Practice made mandatory for food suppliers

Feb 15, Colombo: The Consumer Affairs Authority of Sri Lanka has made Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Certification mandatory for food suppliers including hotels from next month.
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Certificate of Good Manufacturing Practice made mandatory for food suppliers

Feb 15, Colombo: The Consumer Affairs Authority of Sri Lanka has made Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Certification mandatory for food suppliers including hotels from next month.

No fraudulent activity in awarding tender for Kerawalapitiya LNG power plant to a Chinese company - Ministry

Feb 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Power, Energy and Business Development today said there has not been any fraudulent activity in awarding the tender for the construction of the 300 megawatt Combined-Cycle LNG power plant in Kerawalapitiya to a Chines
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No fraudulent activity in awarding tender for Kerawalapitiya LNG power plant to a Chinese company - Ministry

Feb 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Power, Energy and Business Development today said there has not been any fraudulent activity in awarding the tender for the construction of the 300 megawatt Combined-Cycle LNG power plant in Kerawalapitiya to a Chinese company.

EU reiterates need to replace PTA with new legislation

The European Union (EU) reiterated the need to repeal and replace Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) in order to bring counter-terrorism legislation in line with international standards.
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EU reiterates need to replace PTA with new legislation

The European Union (EU) reiterated the need to repeal and replace Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) in order to bring counter-terrorism legislation in line with international standards.

Two youths arrested for taking photos on top of Cheithiya remanded

Two youths, who were arrested for allegedly taking photos on top of one of the retinue Cheithiyas in Mihintale yesterday, were remanded until February 21, police said.
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Two youths arrested for taking photos on top of Cheithiya remanded

Two youths, who were arrested for allegedly taking photos on top of one of the retinue Cheithiyas in Mihintale yesterday, were remanded until February 21, police said.

Opposition vows to defeat national Govt. proposal

The Opposition said today it would defeat the national government proposal with the support of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).
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Opposition vows to defeat national Govt. proposal

The Opposition said today it would defeat the national government proposal with the support of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).

'So Sri Lanka' wins the 'Best Decorated International Pavilion' at the 26th PTAA Travel and Tour Expo 2019 in Manila

Feb 15, Colombo: The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila with the support of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) for the second consecutive year participated at the 26th Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) Travel and Tour Expo 2019.
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'So Sri Lanka' wins the 'Best Decorated International Pavilion' at the 26th PTAA Travel and Tour Expo 2019 in Manila

Feb 15, Colombo: The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila with the support of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) for the second consecutive year participated at the 26th Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) Travel and Tour Expo 2019.

Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan visits Sri Lanka

Feb 15, Colombo: Kentaro Sonoura, M. P. and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan, will be visiting Sri Lanka from 15 to 16 February 2019, the Embassy of Japan in Colombo announced today.
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Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan visits Sri Lanka

Feb 15, Colombo: Kentaro Sonoura, M. P. and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan, will be visiting Sri Lanka from 15 to 16 February 2019, the Embassy of Japan in Colombo announced today.

Woman drug dealer critically injured in shooting

Feb 15, Colombo: A woman has sustained critical injuries in a shooting incident Thursday night in Melwatte area in Kotahena and has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Colombo National Hospital.
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Woman drug dealer critically injured in shooting

Feb 15, Colombo: A woman has sustained critical injuries in a shooting incident Thursday night in Melwatte area in Kotahena and has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Colombo National Hospital.

US Coast Guard trains Sri Lankan port officials

The US Coast Guard (USCG) conducted a port security capacity building programme at the Colombo Port with more than 25 Sri Lankan port officials from February 11 to 13, the US Embassy said today.
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US Coast Guard trains Sri Lankan port officials

The US Coast Guard (USCG) conducted a port security capacity building programme at the Colombo Port with more than 25 Sri Lankan port officials from February 11 to 13, the US Embassy said today.

MR slams Constitutional Council

The entire state sector has been collapsed today due to arbitrary actions taken by the Constitutional Council, Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday.
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MR slams Constitutional Council

The entire state sector has been collapsed today due to arbitrary actions taken by the Constitutional Council, Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday.

US to direct $39 mn to SL's maritime security

A top US official said yesterday that his country planned to direct US$ 39 million to Sri Lanka to support maritime security, freedom of navigation, and maritime awareness as part of its Bay of Bengal initiative.
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US to direct $39 mn to SL's maritime security

A top US official said yesterday that his country planned to direct US$ 39 million to Sri Lanka to support maritime security, freedom of navigation, and maritime awareness as part of its Bay of Bengal initiative.

SL lacks proper frameworks in anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist funding: EU

The European Commission on Wednesday listed Sri Lanka among 23 countries with strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing frameworks.
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SL lacks proper frameworks in anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist funding: EU

The European Commission on Wednesday listed Sri Lanka among 23 countries with strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing frameworks.

Japanese PM’s special advisor to visit SL today

Kentaro  Sonoura, who is the special advisor to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, will arrive in Sri Lanka today for a two-day visit and hold meetings with the government leaders to further promote the bilateral relationship between the two countries,
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Japanese PM’s special advisor to visit SL today

Kentaro  Sonoura, who is the special advisor to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, will arrive in Sri Lanka today for a two-day visit and hold meetings with the government leaders to further promote the bilateral relationship between the two countries, including cooperation for realizing a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

Hutch, BOI sign supplementary agreement with $115 mn investment

Feb 15, Colombo: The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka signed a Supplementary Agreement with Hutchison Telecommunications Lanka (Pvt) Ltd on February 11, 2019.
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Hutch, BOI sign supplementary agreement with $115 mn investment

Feb 15, Colombo: The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka signed a Supplementary Agreement with Hutchison Telecommunications Lanka (Pvt) Ltd on February 11, 2019.

Madush, Amal and Nadeemal remanded till Feb. 24: Lawyer

Thirty one suspects including drug kingpin Makandure Madush, singer Amal Perera and his son Nadeemal, who were arrested in Dubai, were today remanded till February 24 after being produced in a Dubai Court, Counsel Shabdika Wellappili said.
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Madush, Amal and Nadeemal remanded till Feb. 24: Lawyer

Thirty one suspects including drug kingpin Makandure Madush, singer Amal Perera and his son Nadeemal, who were arrested in Dubai, were today remanded till February 24 after being produced in a Dubai Court, Counsel Shabdika Wellappili said.

Niroshan rejects allegations

UPFA MP Niroshan Premaratne today rejected allegations levelled against him relating to his links with Makandure Madush and reports of financial assistance from him.
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Niroshan rejects allegations

UPFA MP Niroshan Premaratne today rejected allegations levelled against him relating to his links with Makandure Madush and reports of financial assistance from him.

Kashmir attack: Bomb kills 34 soldiers in military convoy

At least 34 Indian paramilitary soldiers have been killed in a bomb attack by militants on their convoy in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Kashmir attack: Bomb kills 34 soldiers in military convoy

At least 34 Indian paramilitary soldiers have been killed in a bomb attack by militants on their convoy in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Kanjipani Imran’s mistress Kudu Chooti injured in shooting

A 39-year-old woman known as ‘Kudu Chooti’, who is also the mistress of underworld figure Kanjipani Imran, was injured when two unidentified gunmen opened fired at her at Melwatta in Kotahena this evening, police said.
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Kanjipani Imran’s mistress Kudu Chooti injured in shooting

A 39-year-old woman known as ‘Kudu Chooti’, who is also the mistress of underworld figure Kanjipani Imran, was injured when two unidentified gunmen opened fired at her at Melwatta in Kotahena this evening, police said.

Govt. only looking at political solution based on APRC proposals: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the government was only looking at the political solution based on the proposals made by the All Party Representative Committee (APRC) during the previous regime.
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Govt. only looking at political solution based on APRC proposals: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the government was only looking at the political solution based on the proposals made by the All Party Representative Committee (APRC) during the previous regime.

UK renews call on Sri Lanka to abolish death penalty

The UK Government renewed its call on Sri Lanka, a country which has consistently backed UN resolutions for worldwide suspension of executions, to abolish the death penalty. UK Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field said the UK Government call
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UK renews call on Sri Lanka to abolish death penalty

The UK Government renewed its call on Sri Lanka, a country which has consistently backed UN resolutions for worldwide suspension of executions, to abolish the death penalty. UK Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field said the UK Government calls on all

Bribery commission records statement from Minister Ravi Karunanayake on bond scam

Feb 14, Colombo: Ravi Karunanayake, Minister of Power & energy and Business Development Thursday visited the Commission to Investigate Bribery or Corruption to give a statement regarding the Central Bank Bond scam.
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Bribery commission records statement from Minister Ravi Karunanayake on bond scam

Feb 14, Colombo: Ravi Karunanayake, Minister of Power & energy and Business Development Thursday visited the Commission to Investigate Bribery or Corruption to give a statement regarding the Central Bank Bond scam.

Sri Lanka to host COP18 CITES Conference in Colombo from 23 May - 3 June 2019

Feb 14, Colombo: Preparations are underway for Sri Lanka to host the 18th Session of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) conference in 2019 from 23rd May to 3rd June in Colombo.
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Sri Lanka to host COP18 CITES Conference in Colombo from 23 May - 3 June 2019

Feb 14, Colombo: Preparations are underway for Sri Lanka to host the 18th Session of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) conference in 2019 from 23rd May to 3rd June in Colombo.

EU agrees to work with Sri Lanka closely on human rights, reconciliation, reiterates opposition to death penalty

Feb 14, Brussels: The European Union (EU) and Sri Lanka at their Joint Commission on Thursday in Brussels have agreed on the importance to continue working closely together on human rights and reconciliation while committed to work jointly during next two yea
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EU agrees to work with Sri Lanka closely on human rights, reconciliation, reiterates opposition to death penalty

Feb 14, Brussels: The European Union (EU) and Sri Lanka at their Joint Commission on Thursday in Brussels have agreed on the importance to continue working closely together on human rights and reconciliation while committed to work jointly during next two years to foster rural development, democratic governance, investments and economic growth.

Top U.S. commander says necessary to sustain engagement with Sri Lanka, particularly the navy

Feb 14, Washington: A top U.S. military commander for Asia on Tuesday said it is necessary to sustain engagement with Sri Lanka, particularly the navy despite the political turmoil in the Indian Ocean island nation.
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Top U.S. commander says necessary to sustain engagement with Sri Lanka, particularly the navy

Feb 14, Washington: A top U.S. military commander for Asia on Tuesday said it is necessary to sustain engagement with Sri Lanka, particularly the navy despite the political turmoil in the Indian Ocean island nation.

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