No timeframe to conclude talks on ECTA - Indian minister


Indian Minister for Commerce and Industry, Nirmala Sitharaman, who concluded a three-day official visit to Sri Lanka yesterday, held a media briefing in Colombo last evening.

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Attempt to smuggle sea cucumber to SL foiled


About 200 kg of sea cucumber, an endangered coral reef species, which was meant to be smuggled to Sri Lanka was seized at Mandapam near here and two youths arrested in this connection, marine police said.

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Large stock of LTTE hardware found from well


A stock military hardware suspected to have belonged to the LTTE have been unearthed from a well in Thelippalai, Kurumbansetti.

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Shimon Peres, former Israeli president, dies aged 93


The former Israeli PM and president, Shimon Peres, has died aged 93, BBC reported.

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Sri Lanka rules out Indian labour under ETCA - Malik 


The Sri Lankan government is hoping to scrap a controversial clause to permit the use of Indian labour under a proposed new trade pact.

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Remains of Lasantha Wickrematunge exhumed


Work on exhuming the remains of slain journalist and former Editor of The Sunday Leader newspaper, Lasantha Wickrematunge commenced this morning at the Borella Cemetery.

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Mahindananda Aluthgamage released on bail


Parliamentarian Mahindananda Aluthgamage, who had been in remand custody on money laundering charges, was released on bail today after being produced before the Colombo Chief Magistrate's Court.

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Minor earth tremor reported from Galle


A minor earth tremor has been reported from Galle and surrounding areas this morning, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) has confirmed.

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Traders called upon to pay VAT only for VATable items


Sri Lanka’s retail and wholesale traders will be asked to pay 15 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) only on the revenue from the sale of VATable goods in accordance with the proposed VAT amendment Draft Bill to be presented in parliament soon, Finance Ministry media release revealed.

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