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New Media Minister assures media freedom, impartial media tradition

Aug 13, Colombo: New Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella says that the objective is to handle the media in a friendly manner without suppressing the media.
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New Media Minister assures media freedom, impartial media tradition

Aug 13, Colombo: New Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella says that the objective is to handle the media in a friendly manner without suppressing the media.

No plans to increase water tariffs - Minister

Aug 13, Colombo: Water Supply and Drainage Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara said in Colombo today (13) that the government has no plans to increase water tariffs.
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No plans to increase water tariffs - Minister

Aug 13, Colombo: Water Supply and Drainage Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara said in Colombo today (13) that the government has no plans to increase water tariffs.

The heads of corporations, boards and statutory bodies should not be changed - President

Aug 13, Colombo: The Secretary to the President has instructed that the chairpersons and members of the Board of Directors appointed to public corporations, boards and statutory bodies should not be changed.
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The heads of corporations, boards and statutory bodies should not be changed - President

Aug 13, Colombo: The Secretary to the President has instructed that the chairpersons and members of the Board of Directors appointed to public corporations, boards and statutory bodies should not be changed.

National List of Samagi Jana Balawegaya sent to the Election Commission

Aug 13, Colombo: Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB), Sri Lanka’s main opposition party, has sent the list of names proposed for the National List parliamentarians to the Election Commission, the local media reported.
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National List of Samagi Jana Balawegaya sent to the Election Commission

Aug 13, Colombo: Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB), Sri Lanka’s main opposition party, has sent the list of names proposed for the National List parliamentarians to the Election Commission, the local media reported.

UNP discussion ends with no decision on party leadership or National List choice

Aug 13, Colombo: Another special discussion held Thursday between the United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and senior members of the party at the Sirikotha party headquarters regarding the UNP leadership has ended without an agreement.
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UNP discussion ends with no decision on party leadership or National List choice

Aug 13, Colombo: Another special discussion held Thursday between the United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and senior members of the party at the Sirikotha party headquarters regarding the UNP leadership has ended without an agreement.

Ceylinco Life reports 6-month income of Rs. 17 billion

Aug 13, Colombo: Ceylinco Life has reported gross income of Rs. 17.1 billion for the first half of 2020, an improvement of 14.9 percent over the corresponding period of last year.
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Ceylinco Life reports 6-month income of Rs. 17 billion

Aug 13, Colombo: Ceylinco Life has reported gross income of Rs. 17.1 billion for the first half of 2020, an improvement of 14.9 percent over the corresponding period of last year.

Indian maritime security guard arrived from Egypt tested positive for coronavirus

Aug 13, Colombo: A PCR test has confirmed that an Indian national serving as a maritime security guard who arrived in the Galle Harbor from Egypt has been infected with the coronavirus, Dr. Venura K. Singarachchi, Regional Epidemiologist, Galle District said.
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Indian maritime security guard arrived from Egypt tested positive for coronavirus

Aug 13, Colombo: A PCR test has confirmed that an Indian national serving as a maritime security guard who arrived in the Galle Harbor from Egypt has been infected with the coronavirus, Dr. Venura K. Singarachchi, Regional Epidemiologist, Galle District said.

President instructs new ministers to assume duties before Monday, cabinet scheduled to meet on 19th

Aug 13, Colombo: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed the new government’s cabinet and state ministers who were sworn in on Wednesday (12) to assume their duties before next Monday (17).
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President instructs new ministers to assume duties before Monday, cabinet scheduled to meet on 19th

Aug 13, Colombo: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed the new government’s cabinet and state ministers who were sworn in on Wednesday (12) to assume their duties before next Monday (17).

Nearly 300 Sri Lankans arrive in the island today

Aug 13, Colombo: A total of 299 Sri Lankans who were stranded in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates due to COVID-19 pandemic arrived at the Katunayake and Mattala airports this morning (13) on two flights.
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Nearly 300 Sri Lankans arrive in the island today

Aug 13, Colombo: A total of 299 Sri Lankans who were stranded in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates due to COVID-19 pandemic arrived at the Katunayake and Mattala airports this morning (13) on two flights.

Presidential Commission issues summons to former PM Ranil Wickremesinghe and eight others

Aug 12, Colombo: The former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and eight others including two party leaders and five former ministers have been issued summons to appear before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) investigating the incident of politi
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Presidential Commission issues summons to former PM Ranil Wickremesinghe and eight others

Aug 12, Colombo: The former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and eight others including two party leaders and five former ministers have been issued summons to appear before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) investigating the incident of political victimization on the 21st of this month.

Angoda Lokka’s main shooter shot dead by police

Aug 12, Colombo: Asitha Hemathilaka alias Solta, who was said to be the main shooter of Lasantha Chaminda Perera alias Angoda Lokka, has been shot dead by a group of police officers in the Welivita area in Mulleriyawa last night (11), police said.
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Angoda Lokka’s main shooter shot dead by police

Aug 12, Colombo: Asitha Hemathilaka alias Solta, who was said to be the main shooter of Lasantha Chaminda Perera alias Angoda Lokka, has been shot dead by a group of police officers in the Welivita area in Mulleriyawa last night (11), police said.

Sri Lanka Navy apprehends four suspects smuggling over 6000 kilos of turmeric

Aug 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in two separate raids, has arrested 13 suspects smuggling over 6000 kilos of turmeric, presumably from India, through the seas off the northwestern coast.
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Sri Lanka Navy apprehends four suspects smuggling over 6000 kilos of turmeric

Aug 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in two separate raids, has arrested 13 suspects smuggling over 6000 kilos of turmeric, presumably from India, through the seas off the northwestern coast.

Ukroboronprom’s enterprises to repair three An-32B aircraft for Sri Lanka Air Force

Aug 12, Colombo:Plant 410 Civil Aviation and Antonov State Enterprise, part of Ukraine’s state defense company Ukroboronprom, will repair three Antonov-32B transport aircraft of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Ukrinform reported.
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Ukroboronprom’s enterprises to repair three An-32B aircraft for Sri Lanka Air Force

Aug 12, Colombo:Plant 410 Civil Aviation and Antonov State Enterprise, part of Ukraine’s state defense company Ukroboronprom, will repair three Antonov-32B transport aircraft of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Ukrinform reported.

Prime Minister submits his personal details via the E-application to the Parliament Secretariat

Aug 12, Colombo: Shortly after assuming office at Temple Trees Tuesday, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa filled in the E-application prepared by the Parliament and submitted his biographic details to the Parliamentary Secretariat.
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Prime Minister submits his personal details via the E-application to the Parliament Secretariat

Aug 12, Colombo: Shortly after assuming office at Temple Trees Tuesday, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa filled in the E-application prepared by the Parliament and submitted his biographic details to the Parliamentary Secretariat.

All-inclusive Sri Lanka Tourism App now ready

Aug 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka Tourism confirmed that the all-inclusive Sri Lanka Tourism app is now ready and awaiting authorization from the Immigration and Emigration Department to be linked with the online visa process.
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All-inclusive Sri Lanka Tourism App now ready

Aug 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka Tourism confirmed that the all-inclusive Sri Lanka Tourism app is now ready and awaiting authorization from the Immigration and Emigration Department to be linked with the online visa process.

Rishad Bathiudeen appears before the CID

Aug 12, Colombo: former Minister and MP-elect of Vanni District Rishad Bathiudeen has arrived at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) this morning following a court order.
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Rishad Bathiudeen appears before the CID

Aug 12, Colombo: former Minister and MP-elect of Vanni District Rishad Bathiudeen has arrived at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) this morning following a court order.

SLT Group 1H operating profit up 55% to Rs. 6.9 b despite COVID-19 pandemic

Aug 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT) Group released its financial results for the first-half of 2020 recording a remarkable 55% YoY growth in its Operating Profits to Rs. 6.9 billion, amidst the many challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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SLT Group 1H operating profit up 55% to Rs. 6.9 b despite COVID-19 pandemic

Aug 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT) Group released its financial results for the first-half of 2020 recording a remarkable 55% YoY growth in its Operating Profits to Rs. 6.9 billion, amidst the many challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Rs. 25 million worth stock of drugs seized at the airport

Aug 12, Colombo: Officers of the Customs Narcotics Division have seized Rs. 24.8 million worth stock of drug pills sent to the Katunayake Cargo Clearance Center by air freight.
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Rs. 25 million worth stock of drugs seized at the airport

Aug 12, Colombo: Officers of the Customs Narcotics Division have seized Rs. 24.8 million worth stock of drug pills sent to the Katunayake Cargo Clearance Center by air freight.

SLPA assures safe handling of dangerous cargo under UN regulations

Aug 11, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) yesterday assured the business community and the general public that all Lankan seaports were safe from dangerous cargo as they were handled in conformity with UN regulations.
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SLPA assures safe handling of dangerous cargo under UN regulations

Aug 11, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) yesterday assured the business community and the general public that all Lankan seaports were safe from dangerous cargo as they were handled in conformity with UN regulations.

Consideration of Environmental Justice Center petition on elephants on Oct 15th

Aug 11, Colombo: The Court of Appeal has scheduled a petition filed by the Center for Environmental Justice seeking the preparation of national plan on elephants to be heard on October 15.
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Consideration of Environmental Justice Center petition on elephants on Oct 15th

Aug 11, Colombo: The Court of Appeal has scheduled a petition filed by the Center for Environmental Justice seeking the preparation of national plan on elephants to be heard on October 15.

CSE expresses confidence in the strong mandate for a pro-growth Government

Aug 11, Colombo: The Board of Directors of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) congratulated the new Government led by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on receiving a convincing mandate at the recently concluded General Election
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CSE expresses confidence in the strong mandate for a pro-growth Government

Aug 11, Colombo: The Board of Directors of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) congratulated the new Government led by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on receiving a convincing mandate at the recently concluded General Election.

UNP to decide on leadership tomorrow

Aug 11, Colombo: Following the massive defeat suffered at the 2020 parliamentary election, the Leader of the United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremasinghe has decided to step down from the leadership after heading the party for 26 years.
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UNP to decide on leadership tomorrow

Aug 11, Colombo: Following the massive defeat suffered at the 2020 parliamentary election, the Leader of the United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremasinghe has decided to step down from the leadership after heading the party for 26 years.

Mahinda Rajapaksa assumes duties as 13th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

Aug 11, Colombo: Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday (11) officially assumed duties as the 13th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka at Temple Trees.
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Mahinda Rajapaksa assumes duties as 13th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

Aug 11, Colombo: Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday (11) officially assumed duties as the 13th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka at Temple Trees.

Another group of 152 stranded Sri Lankans arrive in the country

Aug 11, Colombo: Another group of 152 Sri Lankans stranded overseas due to the COVID-19 pandemic, returned to the island early Tuesday morning (11), according to Airport officials.
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Another group of 152 stranded Sri Lankans arrive in the country

Aug 11, Colombo: Another group of 152 Sri Lankans stranded overseas due to the COVID-19 pandemic, returned to the island early Tuesday morning (11), according to Airport officials.

NDB partners with Maersk to support exporters to venture into new global market opportunities

Aug 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s National Development Bank (NDB) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Maersk under its ‘Jayagamu Sri Lanka’ initiative to support exporters with services and expertise in the shipping sector.
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NDB partners with Maersk to support exporters to venture into new global market opportunities

Aug 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s National Development Bank (NDB) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Maersk under its ‘Jayagamu Sri Lanka’ initiative to support exporters with services and expertise in the shipping sector.

Sri Lanka Parliament introduces ‘Online Registration’ for new MPs

Aug 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Parliament Secretariat has introduced an ‘’Online Registration System’’ for the newly elected members of the 9th Parliament to submit their personal details to the Parliament Secretariat.
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Sri Lanka Parliament introduces ‘Online Registration’ for new MPs

Aug 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Parliament Secretariat has introduced an ‘’Online Registration System’’ for the newly elected members of the 9th Parliament to submit their personal details to the Parliament Secretariat.

Court issues summons on Rajitha and former SPC chairman over the white van press conference case

Aug 10, Colombo: The Colombo High Court has issued summons on former minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne and former Chairman of State Pharmaceutical Corporation (SPC) Mohamed Rumi to appear before court on the 28th of this month in connection with the controversia
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Court issues summons on Rajitha and former SPC chairman over the white van press conference case

Aug 10, Colombo: The Colombo High Court has issued summons on former minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne and former Chairman of State Pharmaceutical Corporation (SPC) Mohamed Rumi to appear before court on the 28th of this month in connection with the controversial ‘white van press conference’.

Angoda Lokka’s gang has acquired 928 perches land around Colombo by force, Police say

Aug 10, Colombo: Police Media Spokesman SSP Jaliya Senaratne said the organized crime leader Angoda Lokka’s gang has forcibly acquired 928 perches of land in the Western Province including Colombo.
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Angoda Lokka’s gang has acquired 928 perches land around Colombo by force, Police say

Aug 10, Colombo: Police Media Spokesman SSP Jaliya Senaratne said the organized crime leader Angoda Lokka’s gang has forcibly acquired 928 perches of land in the Western Province including Colombo.

Coronavirus update: Sri Lanka COVID-19 cases rise to 2,871 Monday with 26 new cases

Aug 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 cases rose to 2,871 with 26 more persons testing positive for the coronavirus Monday, the Health Ministry reported.
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Coronavirus update: Sri Lanka COVID-19 cases rise to 2,871 Monday with 26 new cases

Aug 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 cases rose to 2,871 with 26 more persons testing positive for the coronavirus Monday, the Health Ministry reported.

Education Ministry releases CD containing instructions for prevention of COVID-19

Aug 10, Colombo: The Ministry of Education has released a compact disc containing instructions for prevention of COVID-19 recently and taken measures to provide the CD to all the schools in the country.
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Education Ministry releases CD containing instructions for prevention of COVID-19

Aug 10, Colombo: The Ministry of Education has released a compact disc containing instructions for prevention of COVID-19 recently and taken measures to provide the CD to all the schools in the country.

Sri Lanka President to swear in 28-minister cabinet Wednesday

Aug 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa through an Extraordinary Gazette notification announced the Ministerial structure consisting of 28 Ministries and 40 State Ministries including the Ministries that come under the purview of the Pr
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Sri Lanka President to swear in 28-minister cabinet Wednesday

Aug 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa through an Extraordinary Gazette notification announced the Ministerial structure consisting of 28 Ministries and 40 State Ministries including the Ministries that come under the purview of the President and the Prime Minister, President’s Media Division announced today.

Gamini Senarath reappointed as the Secretary to the Prime Minister

Aug 10, Colombo: Gamini Sedara Senarath, an experienced senior officer in the Sri Lanka Administration Service has been reappointed as the Secretary to the Prime Minister.
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Gamini Senarath reappointed as the Secretary to the Prime Minister

Aug 10, Colombo: Gamini Sedara Senarath, an experienced senior officer in the Sri Lanka Administration Service has been reappointed as the Secretary to the Prime Minister.

Another group of 176 stranded Sri Lankans arrive from Qatar, Japan

Aug 10, Colombo: Another group of 176 Sri Lankans stranded overseas due to the COVID-19 pandemic, returned to the island on Monday (Aug 10), according to Airport officials.
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Another group of 176 stranded Sri Lankans arrive from Qatar, Japan

Aug 10, Colombo: Another group of 176 Sri Lankans stranded overseas due to the COVID-19 pandemic, returned to the island on Monday (Aug 10), according to Airport officials.

Protest against the arrest of the Kurunegala Mayor and others

Aug 10, Colombo: A silent protest was held in Kurunegala today (10) against the Attorney General’s order to arrest five persons, including the Mayor of Kurunegala, and the Director General of Archeology in connection with the demolition of the ancient Ra
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Protest against the arrest of the Kurunegala Mayor and others

Aug 10, Colombo: A silent protest was held in Kurunegala today (10) against the Attorney General’s order to arrest five persons, including the Mayor of Kurunegala, and the Director General of Archeology in connection with the demolition of the ancient Raja Sabha Pavilion of Kurunegala Kingdom.

United States further assists Sri Lanka’s disaster management

Aug 10, Colombo: The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has awarded US $1.5 million to the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement to support local community leaders in developing emergency response and m
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United States further assists Sri Lanka’s disaster management

Aug 10, Colombo: The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has awarded US $1.5 million to the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement to support local community leaders in developing emergency response and mitigation strategies in disaster-prone areas across Sri Lanka. 

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