Sri Lanka’s strategic location is important for foreign businesses


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

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Lotus Tower declared open, see pictures inside


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

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In pictures : Mock hostage and rescue operation at BMICH


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

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TNA breakaway groups stage political rally in North voicing concerns


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) breakaway groups ahead of Presidential polls.

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


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

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


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.

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Arjuna Mahendran's extradition documents handed over to Singapore government


The documents concerning the extradition of former Central Bank governor Arjuna Mahendran has been handed over to the Singaporean government, a spokesperson for the Attorney General (AG)'s Department said.

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


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 resolved within a week.

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NBRO issues landslide warnings for four districts


The National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) today (Sept 16) issued landslide warnings to the Ratnapura, Nuwara Eliya, Kegalle, and Kalutara districts for the next 24 hours.

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SL to ink agreement for iBorder Management System


In a bid to prevent extremist terrorist groups from entering the country, the Department of Immigration this week will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with security agencies to ensure added border security, Home Affairs Minister Vajira Abeywardena said.

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Polls body to meet with Secretaries of political parties tomorrow


A meeting is to be held between the Election Commission and the secretaries of political parties tomorrow (Sept 17).

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Palitha Thewarappareuma, five others granted bail


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 allegedly violating a court order.

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