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Attorney General instructs CID to investigate failure of former Defense Secretary and IGP to avert Easter Sunday attacks

May 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Attorney General has instructed the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to conduct an investigation into the failure of former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara to avert th
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Attorney General instructs CID to investigate failure of former Defense Secretary and IGP to avert Easter Sunday attacks

May 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Attorney General has instructed the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to conduct an investigation into the failure of former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara to avert the Easter Sunday suicide attacks.

Update: Websites subjected to cyber attack restored

May 19, Colombo: Several web sites that came under a cyber attack earlier today have been restored, the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Response Team (SLCERT) said.
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Update: Websites subjected to cyber attack restored

May 19, Colombo: Several web sites that came under a cyber attack earlier today have been restored, the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Response Team (SLCERT) said.

Sri Lanka is capable of countering international terrorism - President

May 19, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says the country is well capable of countering international terrorism with 30 years of experience in fighting and defeating local terrorism.
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Sri Lanka is capable of countering international terrorism - President

May 19, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says the country is well capable of countering international terrorism with 30 years of experience in fighting and defeating local terrorism.

Sri Lanka business chamber urges corporate leaders to act as a catalyst to build peace and revive the economy

May 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's premium business chamber, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce urged the business leaders to use their influence to build peace among themselves and provide the leadership to revive the economy hit by the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks.
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Sri Lanka business chamber urges corporate leaders to act as a catalyst to build peace and revive the economy

May 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's premium business chamber, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce urged the business leaders to use their influence to build peace among themselves and provide the leadership to revive the economy hit by the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks.

Sri Lanka marks a decade of peace today amid threats

May 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka today will commemorate the completion of a decade of peace since the military defeat of the Tamil Tiger terrorist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on 18 May 2009.
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Sri Lanka marks a decade of peace today amid threats

May 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka today will commemorate the completion of a decade of peace since the military defeat of the Tamil Tiger terrorist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on 18 May 2009.

Cyber attack on foreign embassy and other web sites in Sri Lanka

May 19, Colombo: A foreign embassy in Sri Lanka and several other web sites have come under a cyber-attack, the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT) said.
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Cyber attack on foreign embassy and other web sites in Sri Lanka

May 19, Colombo: A foreign embassy in Sri Lanka and several other web sites have come under a cyber-attack, the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT) said.

Sri Lanka President committed to change social conditions that lead to increase in crimes

May 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena says he is strongly committed to change the social conditions that lead to the increase in crimes.
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Sri Lanka President committed to change social conditions that lead to increase in crimes

May 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena says he is strongly committed to change the social conditions that lead to the increase in crimes.

Best tribute to fallen war heroes is to ensure no recurrence of any war - Army Commander

May 18, Colombo: The best tribute to fallen war heroes is not to allow any room for a recurrence of any war, the Commander of Sri Lanka Army Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake said on the 10th anniversary of the war victory against Tamil Tiger terrorists.
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Best tribute to fallen war heroes is to ensure no recurrence of any war - Army Commander

May 18, Colombo: The best tribute to fallen war heroes is not to allow any room for a recurrence of any war, the Commander of Sri Lanka Army Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake said on the 10th anniversary of the war victory against Tamil Tiger terrorists.

Human Rights Watch says still no justice for Sri Lanka's victims of war ten years after

May 18, New York: Ten years since the end of Sri Lanka's brutal civil war, the government has failed to provide justice for the conflict's many victims, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Saturday, on the 10th anniversary of Sri Lanka's victory in the war against
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Human Rights Watch says still no justice for Sri Lanka's victims of war ten years after

May 18, New York: Ten years since the end of Sri Lanka's brutal civil war, the government has failed to provide justice for the conflict's many victims, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Saturday, on the 10th anniversary of Sri Lanka's victory in the war against Tamil Tiger terrorists.

ICCSL urges political parties to act responsibly and not delay the tourism sector recovery

May 18, Colombo: The International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICCSL) in a statement strongly condemning the violence and destruction of business property in the country during the last few days urged all political parties to act responsibly and not delay
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ICCSL urges political parties to act responsibly and not delay the tourism sector recovery

May 18, Colombo: The International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICCSL) in a statement strongly condemning the violence and destruction of business property in the country during the last few days urged all political parties to act responsibly and not delay the tourism sector recovery.

MP Dayasiri Jayasekara arrives at DIG office to make statement

May 18, Colombo: General Secretary of Sri Lanka Freedom party (SLFP) parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekara has arrived at the office of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) in charge of Western Province.
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MP Dayasiri Jayasekara arrives at DIG office to make statement

May 18, Colombo: General Secretary of Sri Lanka Freedom party (SLFP) parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekara has arrived at the office of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) in charge of Western Province.

Special security arrangements for the devotees during Vesak

May 18, Colombo: Special security arrangements have been made by the security forces including the armed forces, Police and Special Task Force (STF) on Vesak Poya day today, and the next two days for the security of the devotees.
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Special security arrangements for the devotees during Vesak

May 18, Colombo: Special security arrangements have been made by the security forces including the armed forces, Police and Special Task Force (STF) on Vesak Poya day today, and the next two days for the security of the devotees.

Fighting over religious and cultural differences will wreak destruction all around -PM

May 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says Buddha's teachings will open the way for reconciliation, peace and unity in the land.
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Fighting over religious and cultural differences will wreak destruction all around -PM

May 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says Buddha's teachings will open the way for reconciliation, peace and unity in the land.

Teachings of the Buddha will lead the country towards prosperity and a safe and secure society - President

May 18, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said the people must recollect the teachings of the Buddha to build a society with boundless peace by shunning all attempts to destroy each other for the greed for power.
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Teachings of the Buddha will lead the country towards prosperity and a safe and secure society - President

May 18, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said the people must recollect the teachings of the Buddha to build a society with boundless peace by shunning all attempts to destroy each other for the greed for power.

Sri Lanka recognizes the importance of risk-sensitive economic planning for post-disaster revival

May 18, Geneva: Sri Lanka has recognized the importance of risk-sensitive economic planning and coherence building between climate and disaster risk reduction (DRR) policies to better achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is taking a number of ini
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Sri Lanka recognizes the importance of risk-sensitive economic planning for post-disaster revival

May 18, Geneva: Sri Lanka has recognized the importance of risk-sensitive economic planning and coherence building between climate and disaster risk reduction (DRR) policies to better achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is taking a number of initiatives towards this end, Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez stated.

U.S., Sri Lanka express commitment to further strengthen partnership for mutual benefit

May 18, Washington, DC: The United States and Sri Lanka at their third Partnership Dialogue emphasized the importance of their bilateral relationship and expressed commitment to further strengthen the U.S.-Sri Lanka partnership for mutual benefit.
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U.S., Sri Lanka express commitment to further strengthen partnership for mutual benefit

May 18, Washington, DC: The United States and Sri Lanka at their third Partnership Dialogue emphasized the importance of their bilateral relationship and expressed commitment to further strengthen the U.S.-Sri Lanka partnership for mutual benefit.

India supports Sri Lanka to fight against terrorism -envoy

May 17, Colombo: India's High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu has assured India's full support to Sri Lanka in its battle against terrorism and for the island nation's advancement.
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India supports Sri Lanka to fight against terrorism -envoy

May 17, Colombo: India's High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu has assured India's full support to Sri Lanka in its battle against terrorism and for the island nation's advancement.

Sri Lanka government requests public to strictly abide by emergency regulations

May 17, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has emphasized that no person shall by word of mouth or any other means whatsoever communicate, disseminate or spread any rumor or false statement that is likely to cause public alarm or discord.
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Sri Lanka government requests public to strictly abide by emergency regulations

May 17, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has emphasized that no person shall by word of mouth or any other means whatsoever communicate, disseminate or spread any rumor or false statement that is likely to cause public alarm or discord.

Sri Lanka Army Chief says peace restored, urges to send children to schools

May 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake said the military has fulfilled its responsibility in restoring peace in the country and urged the public to resume their daily routine and send their children to schools.
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Sri Lanka Army Chief says peace restored, urges to send children to schools

May 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake said the military has fulfilled its responsibility in restoring peace in the country and urged the public to resume their daily routine and send their children to schools.

Sri Lanka bombings increase economic, external risks; IMF key

May 17, Colombo: The tragic Easter bombings in Sri Lanka will result in lower economic growth this year and could increase external financing pressures, Fitch Ratings says.
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Sri Lanka bombings increase economic, external risks; IMF key

May 17, Colombo: The tragic Easter bombings in Sri Lanka will result in lower economic growth this year and could increase external financing pressures, Fitch Ratings says.

Sri Lanka lifts social media restrictions

May 17, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has taken steps to remove the temporary restrictions imposed on social media platforms and messaging apps, the Government Information Department said.
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Sri Lanka lifts social media restrictions

May 17, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has taken steps to remove the temporary restrictions imposed on social media platforms and messaging apps, the Government Information Department said.

Sri Lanka Prime Minister emphasizes that the country does not need a Sharia University

May 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the draft bill on governing Islamic education institutions including Madrasas will be tabled in consultation with the Attorney General's Department and the Muslim Religious Affairs Mini
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Sri Lanka Prime Minister emphasizes that the country does not need a Sharia University

May 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the draft bill on governing Islamic education institutions including Madrasas will be tabled in consultation with the Attorney General's Department and the Muslim Religious Affairs Ministry and the amended Bill will be submitted to the Cabinet.

Sri Lanka High Commission in London hosts a reception in honor of visiting Sri Lanka Cricket Team to ICC World Cup 2019

May 17, Colombo: The Sri Lanka High Commission in London has hosted a reception in honor of the visiting Sri Lanka Cricket Team for the ICC World Cup 2019 on Thursday 09 May 2019 at the Sri Lanka High Commission in London, in the presence of UK dignitaries,
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Sri Lanka High Commission in London hosts a reception in honor of visiting Sri Lanka Cricket Team to ICC World Cup 2019

May 17, Colombo: The Sri Lanka High Commission in London has hosted a reception in honor of the visiting Sri Lanka Cricket Team for the ICC World Cup 2019 on Thursday 09 May 2019 at the Sri Lanka High Commission in London, in the presence of UK dignitaries, the diplomatic corps and cricketing professionals among the British Sri Lankan community.

U.S. reiterates strong support for Sri Lanka's fight against terrorism

May 17, Colombo: The United States reiterated its strong support for Sri Lanka in its fight against terrorism when Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana met with the U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo in Washington on Thursday.
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U.S. reiterates strong support for Sri Lanka's fight against terrorism

May 17, Colombo: The United States reiterated its strong support for Sri Lanka in its fight against terrorism when Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana met with the U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo in Washington on Thursday.

Two suspects with close links to NTJ arrested in Horowpathana

May 17, Colombo: Two suspects have been arrested in Horowpathana on suspicion of having closed relations with the leader of National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) organization Sahran Hashim.
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Two suspects with close links to NTJ arrested in Horowpathana

May 17, Colombo: Two suspects have been arrested in Horowpathana on suspicion of having closed relations with the leader of National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) organization Sahran Hashim.

Sri Lanka establishes diplomatic relations with Nicaragua

May 17, Colombo: The Government of Sri Lanka and the Government of Nicaragua have decided to establish Diplomatic Relations between the two countries with effect from 15h May 2019.
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Sri Lanka establishes diplomatic relations with Nicaragua

May 17, Colombo: The Government of Sri Lanka and the Government of Nicaragua have decided to establish Diplomatic Relations between the two countries with effect from 15h May 2019.

Singer Group posts Rs. 58.5 Billion revenue for 2018/2019, 10% growth from previous year

May 17, Colombo: The Singer Group reported revenue amounting to Rs 58.5 billion for the twelve-month period 2018/19, compared to Rs. 53.1 billion for same period in the prior year with a growth of 10%
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Singer Group posts Rs. 58.5 Billion revenue for 2018/2019, 10% growth from previous year

May 17, Colombo: The Singer Group reported revenue amounting to Rs 58.5 billion for the twelve-month period 2018/19, compared to Rs. 53.1 billion for same period in the prior year with a growth of 10%

IMF says Sri Lanka's economy remains vulnerable to adverse shocks, growth projected to be 3.6% in 2019

May 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's economy remains vulnerable to adverse shocks and the economy is expected to recover gradually in 2019, while downside risks remain, the International Monetary Fund said in its staff report released Thursday following the Fifth Rev
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IMF says Sri Lanka's economy remains vulnerable to adverse shocks, growth projected to be 3.6% in 2019

May 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's economy remains vulnerable to adverse shocks and the economy is expected to recover gradually in 2019, while downside risks remain, the International Monetary Fund said in its staff report released Thursday following the Fifth Review under the Extended Fund Facility.

Suspect with close links to Easter Sunday suicide attackers arrested

May 16, Colombo: The Police have arrested a suspect, who is believed to have maintained close links with the Easter Sunday suicide bombers, Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.
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Suspect with close links to Easter Sunday suicide attackers arrested

May 16, Colombo: The Police have arrested a suspect, who is believed to have maintained close links with the Easter Sunday suicide bombers, Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

Sri Lanka imports container carrier wagons fuel transport containers

May 16, Colombo: Revolutionizing Sri Lankan railway history, 10 railway container carrier wagons and five fuel transport containers arrived at the Bandaranaike Terminal at the Colombo Harbor today on board cargo ship MIIKE PANAMA.
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Sri Lanka imports container carrier wagons fuel transport containers

May 16, Colombo: Revolutionizing Sri Lankan railway history, 10 railway container carrier wagons and five fuel transport containers arrived at the Bandaranaike Terminal at the Colombo Harbor today on board cargo ship MIIKE PANAMA.

Muslim leaders call for self-criticism to rebuild the trust in the community

May 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Muslim political and civil society leaders today said they are ready for self-criticism to address some of the concerns raised over the Muslim community in Sri Lanka to rebuild the lost trust.
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Muslim leaders call for self-criticism to rebuild the trust in the community

May 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Muslim political and civil society leaders today said they are ready for self-criticism to address some of the concerns raised over the Muslim community in Sri Lanka to rebuild the lost trust.

Sri Lanka EDB's ICT/BPM delegation participates in Japan IT Week 2019

May 16, Colombo: A top level Sri Lankan ICT/BPM delegation organized by the Export Development Board (EDB) successfully participated at the Japan IT Week 2019 from 8 to 10 May in Tokyo.
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Sri Lanka EDB's ICT/BPM delegation participates in Japan IT Week 2019

May 16, Colombo: A top level Sri Lankan ICT/BPM delegation organized by the Export Development Board (EDB) successfully participated at the Japan IT Week 2019 from 8 to 10 May in Tokyo.

EU, European missions call on Sri Lanka government to apply law equally to all perpetrators of communal violence

May 16, Colombo: The European Union delegation to Sri Lanka and European missions today expressing concern about the recent mob attacks on Muslim community called on the Sri Lankan government to apply law equally to all the instigators and perpetrators of com
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EU, European missions call on Sri Lanka government to apply law equally to all perpetrators of communal violence

May 16, Colombo: The European Union delegation to Sri Lanka and European missions today expressing concern about the recent mob attacks on Muslim community called on the Sri Lankan government to apply law equally to all the instigators and perpetrators of communal violence.

Sri Lanka receives newest navy vessel from United States

May 16, Colombo: A high endurance cutter, a gift from the U.S. Coast Guard, arrived in Colombo on Sunday, May 12 after a 42-day voyage from Hawaii.
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Sri Lanka receives newest navy vessel from United States

May 16, Colombo: A high endurance cutter, a gift from the U.S. Coast Guard, arrived in Colombo on Sunday, May 12 after a 42-day voyage from Hawaii.

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