Singaporean Prime Minister to visit Sri Lanka


Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong will undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka from January 22 to 24 at the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena, Foreign Affairs ministry said.

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Hemas acquires Atlas, a popular brand of school and office needs


Hemas Holdings PLC has acquired 75.

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FIFA World Cup Trophy tour in Colombo


Football’s coveted prize, the World Cup will visit Sri Lanka as one of its destinations in an around-the-world journey which will begin onJanuary 22, 2018.

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Court order on preventing sale or transfer of Udayanga's properties


The Colombo Fort Magistrate's Court today issued an order preventing the sale or transfer of several properties belonging to Sri Lanka's former Ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga.

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Japan grants funds to upgrade media department at Sri Palee Campus


The Government of Japan has granted a  sum of Rs.

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Supreme Court rejects SLPP's petition over Maharagama UC


The Supreme Court today rejected a petition filed by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) over the rejection of its nominations list for the Maharagama Urban Council.

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Three Indian fishermen arrested with heroin


Three Indian fishermen who were engaging in illegal fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters off South of Mannar were nabbed along with their vessel by a Coastal Petrol Craft attached to the North Central Naval Command on Wednesday, Navy said.

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National action plan for elimination of bribery and corruption to be formulated


An intellectual gathering to discuss setting up of an action plan for elimination of bribery and corruption, chaired by Secretary to the President, Austin Fernando, the Presidential Secretariat said.

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Cabinet approves 50 electric buses to improve urban public transport; Bus Rapid Transit system proposed


The Cabinet  has approved  a proposal presented by Transport & Civil Aviation Minister, Nimal Siripala de Silva to purchase 50 electric buses for the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) in order to improve urban public passenger transport service.

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Lankan activists continue agitation against archaic alcohol laws despite new setback


Petitioners of a case filed in Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court on Wednesday challenging a decision to revoke an order to allow women to be employed in places of the production and sale of alcohol, were scrambling together on Thursday to prepare a revised petition.

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