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Sri Lanka’s strategic location is important for foreign businesses

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September 16, 2019 07:45 pm

Sri Lanka has a Free Trade Agreement with Pakistan and is negotiating a comprehensive Free Trade Agreement with China, Thailand and Bangladesh. By Jayampathy Jayasingh...


Lotus Tower declared open, see pictures inside

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September 16, 2019 05:55 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena declared open the Lotus Tower – South Asia’s tallest tower measuring 350 metres in Colombo today (Sept 16). A sum of...


In pictures : Mock hostage and rescue operation at BMICH

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September 16, 2019 05:55 pm

Sri Lanka Army Commandos together with foreign officers conducted a mock hostage and rescue operation at the BMICH today (Sept 16). Our photographer Indika Handuwala cap...


TNA breakaway groups stage political rally in North voicing concerns

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September 16, 2019 05:54 pm

A massive political rally under the theme of ‘Eluka Thamil’ or ‘Tamils Arise’ was held today (Sept 16) in Jaffna by Tamil National Alliance (TNA) br...


Sajith writes to Ranil urging to appoint UNP Presidential candidate this week

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September 16, 2019 05:31 pm

United National Party (UNP) Deputy leader Minister Sajith Premadasa has written to party leader Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe urging that the Party's presidential...


Finance Ministry warns public of false claims on issuance of duty-free vehicle permits to expats

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September 16, 2019 05:02 pm

The public has been warned of false claims that the Ministry of Finance is issuing permits for Sri Lankan expatriate workers to purchase vehicles under tax concessions.  ...


Arjuna Mahendran's extradition documents handed over to Singapore government

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September 16, 2019 04:39 pm

The documents concerning the extradition of former Central Bank governor Arjuna Mahendran has been handed over to the Singaporean government, a spokesperson for the At...


GMOA threatens to withdraw doctors from North and East over transfer issues

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September 16, 2019 04:30 pm

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) has warned that doctor's would withdraw from their services in the North and East, if transfer issues are not re...


NBRO issues landslide warnings for four districts

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September 16, 2019 04:07 pm

The National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) today (Sept 16) issued landslide warnings to the Ratnapura, Nuwara Eliya, Kegalle, and Kalutara districts for the ne...


SL to ink agreement for iBorder Management System

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September 16, 2019 03:01 pm

In a bid to prevent extremist terrorist groups from entering the country, the Department of Immigration this week will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (Mo...


Polls body to meet with Secretaries of political parties tomorrow

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September 16, 2019 01:58 pm

A meeting is to be held between the Election Commission and the secretaries of political parties tomorrow (Sept 17). The Secretaries of all Political parties were inform...


Palitha Thewarappareuma, five others granted bail

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September 16, 2019 01:37 pm

Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma and five others have been granted bail in the case involving the forcible burial of a body in an unauthorised land while al...


PM to provide another statement to PCoI

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September 16, 2019 11:50 am

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will provide another statement at 1:30 pm before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing state sector corruption over a complai...


Johnston's petition in corruption case fixed for Oct. 4

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September 16, 2019 11:46 am

The confirmation of submissions concerning former Minister Johnston Fernando's revision petition in a corruption case filed against him has been fixed for October 04 by the ...


Possible TNA support for Ranil over Sajith : Sources

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September 16, 2019 11:21 am

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has said that it would not support the candidacy of Minister Sajith Premadasa, United National Party (UNP) sources said. During a meeti...


US-funded renovated archaeological museum declared open in Anuradhapura

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September 16, 2019 10:56 am

US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina Teplitz recently declared open the Archaeological Museum in Anuradhapura which had been renovated under three US grants for a decade. ...


Prime Minister arrives at Presidential Commission

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September 16, 2019 09:43 am

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today (Sept 16) arrived at the Presidential Commission probing state sector corruption to give evidence over a complaint filed over the ...


Earthslips, fallen trees cause traffic congestion along Norton Bridge road

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September 16, 2019 09:33 am

Earthslips and fallen trees have affected transportation along the Norton Bridge main road due to heavy winds and rains experienced in the Central region since yesterday (Sept 1...


Heavy traffic in Kotahena due to flooding

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September 16, 2019 08:52 am

Heavy traffic has been reported in Kotahena due to flooding near the Barber Street Junction along the main road connecting Nawaloka Roundabout and Pettah, police said. A...


One arrested with dollar bills, swords in Welimada

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September 16, 2019 08:52 am

A suspect has been arrested with dollar bills and swords in Welimada yesterday (Sept 15). The arrest had been carried out by the Special Task Force (STF). STF of...


Dumped body recovered from canal in Kantale

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September 16, 2019 08:51 am

The body of a person who had been attacked before being dumped into a canal in Kantale has been recovered yesterday (Sept 15). Police said that the incident had occ...


Police nab suspects with fake gems, artifacts

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September 16, 2019 08:30 am

A suspect has been arrested for selling imitation gems under the guise of selling real gems which had been obtained from a treasure trove in Kurunegala yesterday (Sept 15)....


Don't underestimate the SLFP - President

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September 16, 2019 07:46 am

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) leader President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (Sept 15) warned against underestimating his party, stating that his party members were ...


One killed, another injured in shooting

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September 16, 2019 07:43 am

One person has died while another was left injured after being shot near the Ambulgama junction in Hanwella yesterday (Sept 15). Police identified the victim as&nbs...


Maintain 60 kmph speed limit on Southern Expressway : RDA

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September 16, 2019 05:43 am

The Road Development Authority has instructed drivers to maintain a maximum speed limit of 60 kmph while using the Southern Expressway due to heavy rains in the country. ...


Two injured in gas cylinder explosion in Dematagoda

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September 15, 2019 12:30 pm

Two persons have been hospitalised following what is believed to be a gas cylinder explosion in Mahawila Gardens this morning. According to the Fire Service Department, ...


Shantha Bandara to fill Dissanayake's vacant seat in Parliament

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September 15, 2019 10:40 am

The Elections Commission (EC) has gazetted the name of Shantha Bandara to fill the vacancy created in Parliament following the demise of parliamentarian Salinda Dissanayake. ...


SL to ink MoU for ferry service with India

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September 14, 2019 05:30 pm

Sri Lanka has agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India to introduce a ferry service between both countries. A spokesman for the Prime Minister's...


SLFP suspends membership of five national list MPs

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September 14, 2019 04:27 pm

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has suspended the memberships of five of its national list parliamentarians who obtained membership of another party. The members are ...


St. Anthony's Church attack victims to receive compensation today

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September 14, 2019 11:12 am

The Urban Settlement Development Authority (USDA) today (Sept 14) will provide compensation to the victims of the St Anthony's Church bombings on Easter Sunday. The ...




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Darshani Arulanandam's tribute performance to poet Subramanya Bharathi

The Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (SVCC), High Commission of India, Colombo, will be Organizing an evening of Bha...

Otara among 25 chosen personalities to name endangered baby gorillas in Rwanda

Sri Lankan entrepreneur, Otara Gunewardene was invited by the Rwandan Government as an honorary guest to name a ...

Environmentalists, conservationists gather for tropical biodiversity conference in Sri Lanka

The 12th Asia-Pacific Chapter Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) got underw...

Shakespeare Drama Competition to get underway this month

The All Island Inter-School Shakespeare Drama Competition is back for the 46th year. The competition is organize...



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