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State Minister Jayantha Samaraweera appears in court, arrest warrant recalled

Feb 18, Colombo: State Minister Jayantha Samaraweera, who had been issued an arrest warrant, has appeared before the court through his lawyers today.
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State Minister Jayantha Samaraweera appears in court, arrest warrant recalled

Feb 18, Colombo: State Minister Jayantha Samaraweera, who had been issued an arrest warrant, has appeared before the court through his lawyers today.

Former Navy Commander testifies before Presidential Commission inquiring political victimization

Feb 18, Colombo: Former Commander of Sri Lanka Navy, Admiral of the Fleet Wasantha Karannagoda said various criminal charges were brought against former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and himself by influencing witnesses during the previous government.
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Former Navy Commander testifies before Presidential Commission inquiring political victimization

Feb 18, Colombo: Former Commander of Sri Lanka Navy, Admiral of the Fleet Wasantha Karannagoda said various criminal charges were brought against former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and himself by influencing witnesses during the previous government.

Parliament to reward 110 public institutions achieved high performance in FY 2018

Feb 18, Colombo: The Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) report on 844 institutions of State, Provincial Councils and Local Government for the Fiscal Year of 2018, was tabled in Parliament today (18th) by its Chairman, State Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna.
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Parliament to reward 110 public institutions achieved high performance in FY 2018

Feb 18, Colombo: The Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) report on 844 institutions of State, Provincial Councils and Local Government for the Fiscal Year of 2018, was tabled in Parliament today (18th) by its Chairman, State Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna.

NDB records highest ever PBT of Rs. 10 bn for 2019 amidst challenging market conditions

Feb 18, Colombo: National Development Bank PLC recorded Rs. 10 billion profit before tax (PBT), the highest ever PBT in banking operations in its journey of 40 years. This is a 6% year on year [YoY] growth, affirming its resilience in a challenging market env
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NDB records highest ever PBT of Rs. 10 bn for 2019 amidst challenging market conditions

Feb 18, Colombo: National Development Bank PLC recorded Rs. 10 billion profit before tax (PBT), the highest ever PBT in banking operations in its journey of 40 years. This is a 6% year on year [YoY] growth, affirming its resilience in a challenging market environment that prevailed during 2019.

Deutsche Bank invests in Sri Lanka launching new digital FX platform

Feb 18, Colombo: Deutsche Bank today announced it is investing in Sri Lanka and launching a major push into the corporate client market, with the rollout of a new digitally-enhanced foreign exchange (FX) platform.
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Deutsche Bank invests in Sri Lanka launching new digital FX platform

Feb 18, Colombo: Deutsche Bank today announced it is investing in Sri Lanka and launching a major push into the corporate client market, with the rollout of a new digitally-enhanced foreign exchange (FX) platform.

IOM launches media campaign to combat human trafficking in Sri Lanka

Feb 18, Colombo: The challenges posed by human trafficking in the South Asian island nation Sri Lanka, where over 200,000 people migrate to work abroad each year, are daunting, the International, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Migr
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IOM launches media campaign to combat human trafficking in Sri Lanka

Feb 18, Colombo: The challenges posed by human trafficking in the South Asian island nation Sri Lanka, where over 200,000 people migrate to work abroad each year, are daunting, the International, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Migration Agency says.

Two Sri Lankan crew members on board Diamond Princess safe

Feb 18, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Embassy in Tokyo is closely coordinating with the cruise company of the Diamond Princess in regard to the safety of the two Sri Lankans on board the vessel in Yokohama Japan, the Foreign Relations Ministry said.
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Two Sri Lankan crew members on board Diamond Princess safe

Feb 18, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Embassy in Tokyo is closely coordinating with the cruise company of the Diamond Princess in regard to the safety of the two Sri Lankans on board the vessel in Yokohama Japan, the Foreign Relations Ministry said.

Debate on Forensic Audit Report in parliament to begin today

Feb 18, Colombo: The Adjournment Debate on “The Forensic Audit Report regarding the issuing of Treasury Bonds by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka” will commence this afternoon.
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Debate on Forensic Audit Report in parliament to begin today

Feb 18, Colombo: The Adjournment Debate on “The Forensic Audit Report regarding the issuing of Treasury Bonds by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka” will commence this afternoon.

Hydropower production is down to 23% as dry weather continues, but no power cuts - Ministry

Feb 18, Colombo: Due to the dry weather prevailing in Sri Lanka, hydropower generation has come down to 23% of the total production, the Ministry of Power and Energy said.
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Hydropower production is down to 23% as dry weather continues, but no power cuts - Ministry

Feb 18, Colombo: Due to the dry weather prevailing in Sri Lanka, hydropower generation has come down to 23% of the total production, the Ministry of Power and Energy said.

Sri Lanka decides to withdraw from UN consensus resolutions - report

Feb 18, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to immediately withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolutions 30/1 and 40/1 co-sponsored by the good governance government in 2015 and 2019 respectively.
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Sri Lanka decides to withdraw from UN consensus resolutions - report

Feb 18, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to immediately withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolutions 30/1 and 40/1 co-sponsored by the good governance government in 2015 and 2019 respectively.

President instructs officials to remove obstacles to uplift local industry

Feb 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed officials to take measures to remove obstacles in order to uplift local industries and encourage investors.
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President instructs officials to remove obstacles to uplift local industry

Feb 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed officials to take measures to remove obstacles in order to uplift local industries and encourage investors.

Sri Lanka President invited to present new ideas at the Future of Asia conference

Feb 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa’s participation as a leading South Asian leader will bring forth new ideas at the Future of Asia Global Conference, the Ambassador of Japan in Colombo Akira Sugiyama said.
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Sri Lanka President invited to present new ideas at the Future of Asia conference

Feb 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa’s participation as a leading South Asian leader will bring forth new ideas at the Future of Asia Global Conference, the Ambassador of Japan in Colombo Akira Sugiyama said.

UNP’s elephant symbol will not be pawned to any party - Vajira

Feb 17, Colombo: The United National Party (UNP) Galle district parliamentarian Vajira Abeywardena says that the Elephant symbol of the UNP will not be pawned to any party.
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UNP’s elephant symbol will not be pawned to any party - Vajira

Feb 17, Colombo: The United National Party (UNP) Galle district parliamentarian Vajira Abeywardena says that the Elephant symbol of the UNP will not be pawned to any party.

Sri Lanka trade deficit widens in December 2019 as exports decline, imports rise

Feb 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s trade deficit widened in December 2019 Earnings from exports declined while expenditure on imports increased, the Central Bank reported Monday in its External Sector Performance review for the month.
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Sri Lanka trade deficit widens in December 2019 as exports decline, imports rise

Feb 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s trade deficit widened in December 2019 Earnings from exports declined while expenditure on imports increased, the Central Bank reported Monday in its External Sector Performance review for the month.

SLPP and SLFP form new alliance to contest general election under “bud” symbol

Feb 17, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will contest the upcoming general election as a new alliance, named “Sri Lanka Nidahas Podujana Sandanaya” under the “bud” (Pohottuwa) symbol.
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SLPP and SLFP form new alliance to contest general election under “bud” symbol

Feb 17, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will contest the upcoming general election as a new alliance, named “Sri Lanka Nidahas Podujana Sandanaya” under the “bud” (Pohottuwa) symbol.

Ex- ambassador Udayanga Weeratunga remanded until Feb 26

Feb 17, Colombo: Former Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga, who was arrested and remanded after returned to Sri Lanka, was further remanded until the 26th of this month.
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Ex- ambassador Udayanga Weeratunga remanded until Feb 26

Feb 17, Colombo: Former Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga, who was arrested and remanded after returned to Sri Lanka, was further remanded until the 26th of this month.

Indian Navy arrests three Sri Lankan Fishermen smuggling gold worth Rs. 37 million

Feb 17, Colombo: The Indian Navy, along with the Marine Police and Customs Department, has arrested three Sri Lankan fishermen smuggling 3.5 kg of gold worth Rs 1.48 crore (37 million Sri Lankan rupees) and seized the stock of gold.
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Indian Navy arrests three Sri Lankan Fishermen smuggling gold worth Rs. 37 million

Feb 17, Colombo: The Indian Navy, along with the Marine Police and Customs Department, has arrested three Sri Lankan fishermen smuggling 3.5 kg of gold worth Rs 1.48 crore (37 million Sri Lankan rupees) and seized the stock of gold.

WFP and S4IG embark on a strategic partnership to address poor nutrition in Sri Lanka

Feb 17, Colombo: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Skills for Inclusive Growth (S4IG), an initiative of the Australian Government, have signed an agreement to work together to promote healthy diets.
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WFP and S4IG embark on a strategic partnership to address poor nutrition in Sri Lanka

Feb 17, Colombo: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Skills for Inclusive Growth (S4IG), an initiative of the Australian Government, have signed an agreement to work together to promote healthy diets.

Families of ‘disappeared’ threatened in Sri Lanka - HRW

Feb 17, Colombo: Sri Lankan security forces and intelligence agencies have intensified surveillance and threats against families of victims of enforced disappearance and activists supporting them since Gotabaya Rajapaksa became president in November 2019, Hum
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Families of ‘disappeared’ threatened in Sri Lanka - HRW

Feb 17, Colombo: Sri Lankan security forces and intelligence agencies have intensified surveillance and threats against families of victims of enforced disappearance and activists supporting them since Gotabaya Rajapaksa became president in November 2019, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a new report on Sunday.

ANC offers ambitious professionals access to Executive MBAs from the University of West London

Feb 17, Colombo: Establishing a valuable new pathway aligned with the upward mobility of Sri Lanka’s most ambitious professionals, ANC Education announced the commencement of a new Executive MBA program launched in collaboration with The Claude Littner B
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ANC offers ambitious professionals access to Executive MBAs from the University of West London

Feb 17, Colombo: Establishing a valuable new pathway aligned with the upward mobility of Sri Lanka’s most ambitious professionals, ANC Education announced the commencement of a new Executive MBA program launched in collaboration with The Claude Littner Business School of University of West London – UWL.

President expects attitudinal change from trade unions for public benefit

Feb 16, Colombo: A meeting between President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and representatives of the Progressive Trade Union Federation was held at the President’s House in Colombo yesterday (15).
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President expects attitudinal change from trade unions for public benefit

Feb 16, Colombo: A meeting between President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and representatives of the Progressive Trade Union Federation was held at the President’s House in Colombo yesterday (15).

Former President says SLFP and SLPP will contest upcoming election as a broad alliance

Feb 16, Colombo: Former President and Leader of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Maithripala Sirisena says that the decision on how to contest the next general election has already been taken.
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Former President says SLFP and SLPP will contest upcoming election as a broad alliance

Feb 16, Colombo: Former President and Leader of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Maithripala Sirisena says that the decision on how to contest the next general election has already been taken.

JVP explores possibility of taking legal action in Supreme Court against Central Bank Bond scammers

Feb 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says it will look into whether a case can be filed in the Supreme Court as a fundamental rights petition against the central bank bond scam.
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JVP explores possibility of taking legal action in Supreme Court against Central Bank Bond scammers

Feb 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says it will look into whether a case can be filed in the Supreme Court as a fundamental rights petition against the central bank bond scam.

U.S. congressional delegation keen on strengthening economic ties with Sri Lanka

Feb 15, Colombo: The U.S. Congressmen Ami Bera and George Holding, who are visiting Sri Lanka, met with the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa Saturday in Colombo and discussed ways of strengthening ties in various sectors.
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U.S. congressional delegation keen on strengthening economic ties with Sri Lanka

Feb 15, Colombo: The U.S. Congressmen Ami Bera and George Holding, who are visiting Sri Lanka, met with the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa Saturday in Colombo and discussed ways of strengthening ties in various sectors.

President requests legal community to help promote local and foreign investment

Feb 15, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa requested the country’s legal community to assist in promoting local and foreign investment by eliminating bureaucracy and excessive regulation.
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President requests legal community to help promote local and foreign investment

Feb 15, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa requested the country’s legal community to assist in promoting local and foreign investment by eliminating bureaucracy and excessive regulation.

Sri Lanka Opposition leader says U.S. ban on Army Commander regrettable

Feb 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Opposition Leader parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa says the U.S. decision to impose a travel ban on current commander of Sri Lanka Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva and his immediate family is “regrettable and unfo
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Sri Lanka Opposition leader says U.S. ban on Army Commander regrettable

Feb 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Opposition Leader parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa says the U.S. decision to impose a travel ban on current commander of Sri Lanka Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva and his immediate family is “regrettable and unfortunate”.

Sri Lanka Navy arrests three Indian illegal immigrants, two local helpers

Feb 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has apprehended three Indian nationals attempting to illegally migrate to Sri Lanka by a dinghy, along with two Sri Lankans on Friday, 14th February.
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Sri Lanka Navy arrests three Indian illegal immigrants, two local helpers

Feb 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has apprehended three Indian nationals attempting to illegally migrate to Sri Lanka by a dinghy, along with two Sri Lankans on Friday, 14th February.

Sri Lanka contributes Rs. 163 mn to IMF debt relief package for Somalia

Feb 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka will contribute Rs. 163 million to the International Monitory Fund’s financing package approved for the debt relief for Somalia.
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Sri Lanka contributes Rs. 163 mn to IMF debt relief package for Somalia

Feb 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka will contribute Rs. 163 million to the International Monitory Fund’s financing package approved for the debt relief for Somalia.

UNP to contest next general election under Elephant or Swan symbol

Feb 15, Colombo: The United National Party (UNP) will contest the next general election with the symbol of elephant or swan, the General Secretary of the UNP Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says.
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UNP to contest next general election under Elephant or Swan symbol

Feb 15, Colombo: The United National Party (UNP) will contest the next general election with the symbol of elephant or swan, the General Secretary of the UNP Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says.

Sri Lanka Navy arrests two suspects smuggling over 14 kg of gold

Feb 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has apprehended two individuals smuggling a stock of gold in the seas off of Madagal, Jaffna on Friday (14th February).
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Sri Lanka Navy arrests two suspects smuggling over 14 kg of gold

Feb 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has apprehended two individuals smuggling a stock of gold in the seas off of Madagal, Jaffna on Friday (14th February).

A new 15-member National Salaries Commission established

Feb 15, Colombo: A new National Salaries Commission has been established to provide guidance and assistance to the Government in formulating and executing a National Salaries Policy, President’s Media Division said.
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A new 15-member National Salaries Commission established

Feb 15, Colombo: A new National Salaries Commission has been established to provide guidance and assistance to the Government in formulating and executing a National Salaries Policy, President’s Media Division said.

President instructs to expedite completion of Central Expressway and others highways

Feb 15, Colombo: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed relevant officials to expedite the construction work of Central and other expressways.
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President instructs to expedite completion of Central Expressway and others highways

Feb 15, Colombo: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed relevant officials to expedite the construction work of Central and other expressways.

Six including father of Easter Sunday suicide bomber Ilham Ahmed further remanded until Feb 28

Feb 15, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court Friday further remanded six suspects, including the father of a suicide bomber who was killed in the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attack at the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo, until the 28th February.
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Six including father of Easter Sunday suicide bomber Ilham Ahmed further remanded until Feb 28

Feb 15, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court Friday further remanded six suspects, including the father of a suicide bomber who was killed in the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attack at the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo, until the 28th February.

Ex- Ambassador Udayanga Weeratunga remanded until Feb 17

Feb 14, Colombo: Fort Magistrate’s Court Friday ordered to remand the former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia and Ukraine, Udayanga Weeratunga until September 17 when he was produced in court following his arrest this morning.
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Ex- Ambassador Udayanga Weeratunga remanded until Feb 17

Feb 14, Colombo: Fort Magistrate’s Court Friday ordered to remand the former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia and Ukraine, Udayanga Weeratunga until September 17 when he was produced in court following his arrest this morning.

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