Powerful former SL official to be arrested?


A powerful official of the former Sri Lankan regime is likely to be arrested tomorrow (Wednesday), informed sources said on Tuesday night.

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Trains along upcountry line also delayed


Train services along the Upcountry Railway Line were disrupted today after the 'Podi Meike' train traveling from Badulla to Colombo derailed.

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Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau commences travel trade roadshows in Perth


The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) has commenced  a series of promotional events that will stretch across an entire week this month.

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Gamini Senarath and two others granted bail


The Colombo Fort Magistrate's Court today granted bail to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath and two others who have been in remand custody since November 13 for allegedly misusing public funds approved by the Cabinet for a hotel project in 2012.

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BOI to establish effective one-stop shop to expedite FDI 


Sri Lanka’s Board of Investment (BOI) will facilitate Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into the country effectively by establishing an on-line one-stop shop with World Bank assistance by mid next year, BOI Chief Dumindra Ratnayaka said in Colombo.

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6.86 kg of gold smuggled from Sri Lanka seized in India


The Q Branch police of India seized 6.

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153.1 kg Kerala cannabis found in northern seas


Naval personnel in the Northern Naval Command and Sri Lanka Coast Guard had found 153.

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Train services disrupted along Main Line and Kelani Valley Line


Trains along the Main ine and the Kelani Valley Line were delayed this morning owing to a collision and a fallen tree.

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Two watersprouts seen off Hambantota


Fishermen at the Kotawaraya Fisheries Harbour in Hungama, Hambantota reported the unusual sight of two large watersprouts off the harbour last evening (20) following heavy rains in the area.

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Prime Minister Wickremesinghe in New Delhi this week


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe will be in New Delhi this week for talks with PM Narendra Modi.

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PM says he instructed Mahendran to follow transparency procedures during bond transactions


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe told the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) appointed to look into alleged malpractices of issuing treasury bonds that he had instructed former Governor of Central Bank (CB) Arjun Mahendran to follow due procedures on transparency when opening private placements for controversial treasury bonds bidding in early 2015.

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