SL’s new Forex Act becomes operative on Nov.1 


  The Government has cancelled an earlier date of October 15 for Sri Lanka’s new Foreign Exchange Act, No.

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President urged Pakistan to invest in sugar and cement industries


President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized the need for further expanding economic relations between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

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Nine new District Organizers for SLFP appointed


Newly appointed nine Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP)  District Organizers received their letters of appointment from President Maithripala Sirisena today at the Presidential Secretariat, President Office said.

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Bond Commission concludes hearings;says will summon PM if necessary


The Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCOI) investigating the Treasury Bond issue has officially concluded hearing of evidence and other witnesses, the Commission informed today.

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Six more seized Indian trawlers returned


Six more Indian fishing trawlers which were seized for years for poaching activities handed over back to India following completion of repair work, Navy said.

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Future activities of outdated Provincial Councils discussed


President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the Divisional Secretaries to continue the services rendered by the provincial councils to the public without any hindrance, even though the official term of the provincial council has ended, Presidential Secretariat said.

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Indo- Lanka ministerial fisheries talks decides to stop bottom trawling


During the Third Indo- Lanka Ministerial level talks on poaching issue, both countries decided to stop issuing fresh permits for bottom trawling practice in each other's waters as an initial step to fin longstanding solution for the dispute between two countries.

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Fourteen persons taken into naval custody for engaging in illegal activities


At least 14 persons have been taken into naval custody for engaging in illegal activities at separate locations in the island over the last couple of days, Navy said.

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Pakistan, Sri Lanka to hold political dialogue


Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua will leave for Colombo on Tuesday to take part in the 5th Round of Bilateral Political Consultations between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

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New Entry Period for Diversity Visa Program DV-2019


The US Embassy in Colombo announced today that due to technical issues, the registration period for DV-2019 is being restarted and all entries made prior to October 18, 2017 will need to be resubmitted for the entrant to be considered.

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Police Assistant run over by Prisons Department vehicle


A Police Assistant was killed after being hit by a vehicle belonging to the Department of Prisons in Ambalantota at around 10 last night (16).

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