$500 mln Thai investment in Milleniya EPZ


Thailand’s Rojana Industrial Park Public Company Ltd will be investing US$ 500 million in the first and second phase of an Export Processing Zone in Milleniya, near Kalutara.

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Failed CIFL: New investor proposed but depositors wary


  Depositors at the failed Central Finance and Investment Ltd (CIFL) are still wary of investors being brought in, even with Central Bank (CB) sanction, because they have been let down many times in the past.

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North Korea warns of 'merciless strike' ahead of US-South Korea drills


  North Korea warned Sunday that the upcoming US-South Korea military exercises are "reckless behavior driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war, " CNN reported.

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Cabinet approves cancellation of Airbus deal


Public Enterprise Development Minister Kabir Hashim last Tuesday won covering approval from the Cabinet of Ministers for the SriLankan Airlines cancellation of the deal for three Airbus A-350 aircraft.

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Millions of Americans to gaze upon Monday's once-in-a-lifetime eclipse


  (Reuters) - Twilight will fall at midday on Monday, stars will glimmer and birds will roost in an eerie stillness as millions of Americans and visitors witness the first total solar eclipse to traverse the United States from coast to coast in 99 years.

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Wildlife officers to be armed


Sustainable Development and Wildlife Minister Gamini Jayawickrema Perera wants Wildlife Conservation Department’s field officers to be issued with weapons, like in the case of Police officers.

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Envoys won’t meet as Ravi planned


A planned meeting next month of Sri Lanka envoys serving in overseas diplomatic missions has been cancelled.

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Diplomats told to hunt for  foreign investors


An advisor, who once worked in the Finance Ministry and later moved to the Foreign Affairs Ministry, it has now come to light, was at the centre of a storm among Sri Lankan envoys overseas.

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Eight SSPs promoted to DIG


Eight Senior Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPs) have been promoted to the rank of Deputy Inspector General (DIG).

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South Korea vessel of Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) in Colombo


A large and high-tech ocean Research Vessel (R/V) of the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST), ‘ISABU’, arrived at the Port of Colombo as the first port of call this week to strengthen maritime cooperation between Korea and Sri Lanka.

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Norwegian Research vessel is to visit Sri Lankan waters next year for stock assessment of marine resources


A Norwegian new Research vessel named Dr Fridtjof Nansen is scheduled to come to Sri Lankan waters next year for stock assessment of marine resources, a statement from Norwegian embassy said.

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