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More Sri Lankan government ministers resign from ministerial portfolios

Nov 17, Colombo: More ministers of Sri Lankan government have decided to resign from their ministerial portfolios in the wake of the defeat of the ruling party presidential candidate Minister Sajith Premadasa at the 2019 presidential elections.
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More Sri Lankan government ministers resign from ministerial portfolios

Nov 17, Colombo: More ministers of Sri Lankan government have decided to resign from their ministerial portfolios in the wake of the defeat of the ruling party presidential candidate Minister Sajith Premadasa at the 2019 presidential elections.

Sri Lanka manufacturing, service sectors expand in October 2019

Nov 17, Colombo: According to the Sri Lanka Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) released by the Statistics Department of Central Bank, both manufacturing and services sectors expanded at a faster rate in October compared to the previous month.
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Sri Lanka manufacturing, service sectors expand in October 2019

Nov 17, Colombo: According to the Sri Lanka Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) released by the Statistics Department of Central Bank, both manufacturing and services sectors expanded at a faster rate in October compared to the previous month.

Opposition Leader urges party activists and supporters to celebrate Gotabhaya's victory peacefully

Nov 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) party leader and Leader of Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa has requested the party activists and supporters to peacefully celebrate his brother Gotabhaya Rajapaksa's victory at the 2019 presidential elections.
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Opposition Leader urges party activists and supporters to celebrate Gotabhaya's victory peacefully

Nov 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) party leader and Leader of Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa has requested the party activists and supporters to peacefully celebrate his brother Gotabhaya Rajapaksa's victory at the 2019 presidential elections.

PM congratulates new President, plans to decide on parliamentary elections

Nov 17, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has congratulated the newly elected seventh Executive President of Sri Lanka, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
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PM congratulates new President, plans to decide on parliamentary elections

Nov 17, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has congratulated the newly elected seventh Executive President of Sri Lanka, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa claims victory in Sri Lanka Presidential Election

Nov 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's former wartime defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has claimed victory in Presidential elections, with over 50 percent of the votes counted so far.
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Gotabaya Rajapaksa claims victory in Sri Lanka Presidential Election

Nov 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's former wartime defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has claimed victory in Presidential elections, with over 50 percent of the votes counted so far.

Indian, Maldivian leaders congratulate Sri Lanka President elect Gotabhaya on his victory

Nov 17, Colombo: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Sri Lanka's President Elect Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on his victory in the 2019 presidential elections.
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Indian, Maldivian leaders congratulate Sri Lanka President elect Gotabhaya on his victory

Nov 17, Colombo: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Sri Lanka's President Elect Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on his victory in the 2019 presidential elections.

Minister Ajith P Perera also resigns from portfolio

Nov 17, Colombo: In the wake of ruling party candidate Minister Sajith Premadasa's defeat in the 2019 presidential elections several government ministers have decided to resign form their ministerial portfolios.
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Minister Ajith P Perera also resigns from portfolio

Nov 17, Colombo: In the wake of ruling party candidate Minister Sajith Premadasa's defeat in the 2019 presidential elections several government ministers have decided to resign form their ministerial portfolios.

2019 Sri Lanka Presidential Election Results

Nov 17, Colombo: From the official results released so far by the Election Commission of Sri Lanka New Democratic Front candidate Sajith Premadasa has received 44.46% of votes and Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has received 49.59% o
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2019 Sri Lanka Presidential Election Results

Nov 17, Colombo: From the official results released so far by the Election Commission of Sri Lanka New Democratic Front candidate Sajith Premadasa has received 44.46% of votes and Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has received 49.59% of the votes.

Woman smuggling cigarettes worth over Rs.2.25 million arrested at airport

Nov 17, Colombo: A Sri Lankan woman who arrived in the country early this morning from Dubai with a stock of cigarettes has been arrested by the Customs Department at the Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayake.
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Woman smuggling cigarettes worth over Rs.2.25 million arrested at airport

Nov 17, Colombo: A Sri Lankan woman who arrived in the country early this morning from Dubai with a stock of cigarettes has been arrested by the Customs Department at the Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayake.

President inspects the progress of the construction of China-gifted National Nephrology Hospital in Polonnaruwa

Nov 16, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena Saturday inspected the construction work of the Polonnaruwa Sino-Sri Lanka Friendship National Nephrology Hospital, a special project implemented by the President during his tenure.
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President inspects the progress of the construction of China-gifted National Nephrology Hospital in Polonnaruwa

Nov 16, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena Saturday inspected the construction work of the Polonnaruwa Sino-Sri Lanka Friendship National Nephrology Hospital, a special project implemented by the President during his tenure.

Sri Lanka Prime Minister says 19th Amendment helped to conduct a peaceful election

Nov 16, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says he is happy with the peaceful presidential election and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution enacted by this government to create a peaceful and a free country helped a great deal to conduct a peacef
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Sri Lanka Prime Minister says 19th Amendment helped to conduct a peaceful election

Nov 16, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says he is happy with the peaceful presidential election and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution enacted by this government to create a peaceful and a free country helped a great deal to conduct a peaceful election.

Voting is peaceful; there are no serious violations of election laws - Police spokesman

Nov 16, Colombo: Police Spokesman SSP Ruwan Gunasekara said there was a peaceful situation in all parts of the island during the presidential election which ended at 5:00 pm and no serious incidents were reported during this period.
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Voting is peaceful; there are no serious violations of election laws - Police spokesman

Nov 16, Colombo: Police Spokesman SSP Ruwan Gunasekara said there was a peaceful situation in all parts of the island during the presidential election which ended at 5:00 pm and no serious incidents were reported during this period.

President addresses the nation, vows to strengthen democracy in the future

Nov 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka President addressing the nation for the last time as the incumbent leader assured to offer his support in the future to build a democratic society, a prosperous economy in the beloved motherland and a great nation in the world.
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President addresses the nation, vows to strengthen democracy in the future

Nov 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka President addressing the nation for the last time as the incumbent leader assured to offer his support in the future to build a democratic society, a prosperous economy in the beloved motherland and a great nation in the world.

Sri Lanka election peaceful, voter turnout exceeds 80%

Nov 16, Colombo: Chairman of the National Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya says that the voter turnout in the 2019 presidential election is between 80 and 82 percent.
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Sri Lanka election peaceful, voter turnout exceeds 80%

Nov 16, Colombo: Chairman of the National Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya says that the voter turnout in the 2019 presidential election is between 80 and 82 percent.

Speaker signs National Innovation Agency Bill

Nov 16, Colombo: Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday (Nov 15), signed the Establishment of National Innovation Agency Bill to set up an agency to promote innovation.
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Speaker signs National Innovation Agency Bill

Nov 16, Colombo: Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday (Nov 15), signed the Establishment of National Innovation Agency Bill to set up an agency to promote innovation.

Sri Lanka Presidential election: Voter turnout exceeds 50 percent by noon in many districts

Nov 16, Colombo: As of 12 noon today, Sri Lanka Presidential election voter turnout in several districts has exceeded 50 percent, district officials said.
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Sri Lanka Presidential election: Voter turnout exceeds 50 percent by noon in many districts

Nov 16, Colombo: As of 12 noon today, Sri Lanka Presidential election voter turnout in several districts has exceeded 50 percent, district officials said.

Election monitor raises issue of Muslim voters in Puttalam facing difficulties with Election Commission

Nov 16, Colombo: The election monitor, Center for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) has written to the Election Commission requesting investigations and action on the attacks on buses carrying Muslim voters in Thanthirimale.
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Election monitor raises issue of Muslim voters in Puttalam facing difficulties with Election Commission

Nov 16, Colombo: The election monitor, Center for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) has written to the Election Commission requesting investigations and action on the attacks on buses carrying Muslim voters in Thanthirimale.

Sri Lanka presidential election polls open

Nov 16, Colombo: Polls opened at 7:00 am today to elect the seventh Executive President of Sri Lanka. Nearly 16 million voters will be able to cast their votes at 12,845 polling stations throughout the country until 5:00 pm.
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Sri Lanka presidential election polls open

Nov 16, Colombo: Polls opened at 7:00 am today to elect the seventh Executive President of Sri Lanka. Nearly 16 million voters will be able to cast their votes at 12,845 polling stations throughout the country until 5:00 pm.

Security ensured, Vote without fear - Police

Nov 16, Colombo: Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ruwan Gunasekara on behalf of the entire police states that all the security is established and all voters should vote at their respective polling stations without fear or suspicion.
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Security ensured, Vote without fear - Police

Nov 16, Colombo: Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ruwan Gunasekara on behalf of the entire police states that all the security is established and all voters should vote at their respective polling stations without fear or suspicion.

President requests all eligible citizens to exercise their franchise today

Nov 16, Colombo: Issuing a special media statement, the outgoing President Maithripala Sirisena requested all citizens eligible to vote not to get swayed by propaganda and rumors and exercise their right today for the presidential election.
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President requests all eligible citizens to exercise their franchise today

Nov 16, Colombo: Issuing a special media statement, the outgoing President Maithripala Sirisena requested all citizens eligible to vote not to get swayed by propaganda and rumors and exercise their right today for the presidential election.

Finance Minister requests EC to take action against false reports on wheat flour price increase

Nov 15, Colombo: The government stresses that there is no truth to the media reports that say Ministry of Finance is raising the price of wheat flour.
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Finance Minister requests EC to take action against false reports on wheat flour price increase

Nov 15, Colombo: The government stresses that there is no truth to the media reports that say Ministry of Finance is raising the price of wheat flour.

President says by being non-partisan he paves the way for a peaceful election for the first time in history

Nov 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says for the first time in history, the presidential election is fair and peaceful since the incumbent president opted not to seek re-election and to remain non-partisan.
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President says by being non-partisan he paves the way for a peaceful election for the first time in history

Nov 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says for the first time in history, the presidential election is fair and peaceful since the incumbent president opted not to seek re-election and to remain non-partisan.

Over 150 foreign and over 11,000 local observers to observe Sri Lanka presidential election

Nov 15, Colombo: Center for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) says at the invitation of local election monitors, 153 foreign election observers have arrived in the country to monitor the presidential election tomorrow.
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Over 150 foreign and over 11,000 local observers to observe Sri Lanka presidential election

Nov 15, Colombo: Center for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) says at the invitation of local election monitors, 153 foreign election observers have arrived in the country to monitor the presidential election tomorrow.

SLTDA and DCC & CRM sign MOU to fasten investment approvals for tourism

Nov 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) and the Department of Coast Conservation & Coastal Resources Management (DCC & CRM) marked a significant milestone
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SLTDA and DCC & CRM sign MOU to fasten investment approvals for tourism

Nov 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) and the Department of Coast Conservation & Coastal Resources Management (DCC & CRM) marked a significant milestone

Chinese PLA Navy ship arrives at the port of Colombo in Sri Lanka

Nov 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, ceremonially welcomed China's People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) ship Zhu Kezhen arrived at the port of Colombo on an official visit Thursday (14th November).
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Chinese PLA Navy ship arrives at the port of Colombo in Sri Lanka

Nov 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, ceremonially welcomed China's People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) ship Zhu Kezhen arrived at the port of Colombo on an official visit Thursday (14th November).

Sri Lanka PM requests citizens to vote peacefully and maintain law and order for a free and fair election

Nov 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe issuing a special statement today called on the public to peacefully vote and maintain law and order for a free and fair election.
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Sri Lanka PM requests citizens to vote peacefully and maintain law and order for a free and fair election

Nov 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe issuing a special statement today called on the public to peacefully vote and maintain law and order for a free and fair election.

Sri Lanka trade deficit widens in September 2019 as exports decline

Nov 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's trade deficit widened in September 2019 as the decline in export earnings exceeded the decline in imports expenditure, the Central Bank reported Friday in its External Sector Performance review for the month.
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Sri Lanka trade deficit widens in September 2019 as exports decline

Nov 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's trade deficit widened in September 2019 as the decline in export earnings exceeded the decline in imports expenditure, the Central Bank reported Friday in its External Sector Performance review for the month.

Special inquiry into attack on freelance journalist

Nov 15, Colombo: The Habaraduwa Police said that a special investigation has been launched into the attack on a freelance journalist in Meepe area in Habaraduwa Wednesday night.
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Special inquiry into attack on freelance journalist

Nov 15, Colombo: The Habaraduwa Police said that a special investigation has been launched into the attack on a freelance journalist in Meepe area in Habaraduwa Wednesday night.

Aitken Spence cumulative Q2 revenue up 8.2%

Nov 15, Colombo: Against an extremely challenging macro-economic environment, the leading conglomerate Aitken Spence PLC's Group gross revenue grew by 8.2% to Rs. 28.6 billion for the period ending 30 September 2019.
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Aitken Spence cumulative Q2 revenue up 8.2%

Nov 15, Colombo: Against an extremely challenging macro-economic environment, the leading conglomerate Aitken Spence PLC's Group gross revenue grew by 8.2% to Rs. 28.6 billion for the period ending 30 September 2019.

Australian cricketer's brother pleads guilty over framing Sri Lankan colleague with fake terror notebook

Nov 15, Colombo: The older brother of Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja has pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice and dishonestly influencing a public official after police accused him of creating a fake terror plot to frame a Sri Lankan colleag
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Australian cricketer's brother pleads guilty over framing Sri Lankan colleague with fake terror notebook

Nov 15, Colombo: The older brother of Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja has pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice and dishonestly influencing a public official after police accused him of creating a fake terror plot to frame a Sri Lankan colleague, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

StartupX Foundry shines with a Silver at NBQSA 2019

Nov 15, Colombo: Maturify, a product incubated by startup accelerator StartupX Foundry, swept up a Silver in its inaugural year of participation at the National ICT Awards (NBQSA) 2019.
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StartupX Foundry shines with a Silver at NBQSA 2019

Nov 15, Colombo: Maturify, a product incubated by startup accelerator StartupX Foundry, swept up a Silver in its inaugural year of participation at the National ICT Awards (NBQSA) 2019.

Sri Lanka receives proposal for US$ 24 Bn strategic investment in petroleum refinery

Nov 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's geographical locational advantage between Singapore and the Middle East, and the availability of a new deep-water Port in Hambantota make the island an optimum location for establishing export oriented Petroleum and other commodit
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Sri Lanka receives proposal for US$ 24 Bn strategic investment in petroleum refinery

Nov 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's geographical locational advantage between Singapore and the Middle East, and the availability of a new deep-water Port in Hambantota make the island an optimum location for establishing export oriented Petroleum and other commodity processing facilities.

Sri Lanka raises Aircraft Navigation facility charges on foreign flights after 38 years

Nov 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's government has decided to increase aircraft navigation facility charges on foreign flights by 57 percent after 38 years.
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Sri Lanka raises Aircraft Navigation facility charges on foreign flights after 38 years

Nov 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's government has decided to increase aircraft navigation facility charges on foreign flights by 57 percent after 38 years.

Hayleys Group delivers an improved performance in 2Q of 2019/20

Nov 14, Colombo: The Hayleys Group, Sri Lanka's most diversified conglomerate, posted improvements in turnover, operating performance and overall profitability during the 2nd quarter of 2019/20 supported by the strong performance of its export businesses.
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Hayleys Group delivers an improved performance in 2Q of 2019/20

Nov 14, Colombo: The Hayleys Group, Sri Lanka's most diversified conglomerate, posted improvements in turnover, operating performance and overall profitability during the 2nd quarter of 2019/20 supported by the strong performance of its export businesses.

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