Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) to hold annual convention in Colombo next month


The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) is planning to host its Annual Convention in Sri Lanka in November a statement from the Tourism Development Ministry said.

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Sri Lankans overstaying in Malaysia granted amnesty period to return


The Sri Lankan High Commission in Malaysia has declared a four-month amnesty period for Sri Lankans who have been illegally overstaying in Malaysia to return to the country.

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USD 25 million loan from World Bank's IBRD to enhance efficiency of state sector


The government is to implement a programme in cooperation with the World Bank and the European Union with the aim of increasing transparency and efficiency of the central government and public financial management.

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Shutters for the Sri Lanka Wildlife Trust


Cabinet has granted  approval to close down the Sri Lanka Wildlife Trust as it currently does not undertake any environment or wildlife conservation activities.

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Six who attempted to smuggle phones for 'Kanjipaani Imran' granted bail


Six suspects who attempted to smuggle in two mobile phones and chargers for underworld figure 'Kanjipaani Imran' at the Boossa prison have been granted bail.

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Dumping waste at Aruwakkalu to resume after Rosy's letter


The dumping of waste from Colombo at the Aruwakkalu Sanitary Landfill site will resume from today (Oct 16), Megapolis Ministry Secretary Nihal Rupasinghe said.

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Presidential poll results likely to be released only on Nov 18 : EC Chairman


The results of this year's presidential election will possibly be announced only by November 18, Election Commission (EC) Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said today (Oct 16).

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Sri Lanka receives Dutch assistance of Rs 14.1 billion for construction of rural bridges, vocational centres


Netherlands on Thursday, agreed to provide Sri Lanka a loan and two grants amounting to Rs 14.

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Case against Basil postponed until Nov 7


The case filed against former Minister Basil Rajapaksa for misappropriating Rs 29.

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Prez Poll: Record number of candidates reflects abuse of democratic system


The record number of candidates contesting the 2019 Presidential Election reflect an abuse of the democratic process and the electoral system, Election monitor People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) stated yesterday.

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Sunlight brand to bring communities together


A well-known and long-standing corporate entity in Sri Lanka is to wage  a gentle battle to eliminate the fear, hatred and distrust that prevailed in the minds of the people after the April 21 Easter Sunday terrorist attack.

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55 countries to attend SL Navy's 'Galle Dialogue' conference


This year’s ‘Galle Dialogue’ International Maritime Conference organised by the Sri Lanka Navy, will see the participation of 55 countries, the Navy said yesterday (Oct 15).

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