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Keith Noyahr Incident: CID submits MR’s statement to Court

The statement recorded from former President Mahinda Rajapaksa over the abduction and assault of journalist Keith Noyahr, was submitted to the Mt. Lavinia Magistrate’s Court today.  
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Keith Noyahr Incident: CID submits MR’s statement to Court

The statement recorded from former President Mahinda Rajapaksa over the abduction and assault of journalist Keith Noyahr, was submitted to the Mt. Lavinia Magistrate’s Court today.  

MR can file FR if wishes to contest Presidential Election: Gammanpila

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa could file a Fundamental Rights (FR) petition in the Supreme Court to obtain its opinion whether he could contest or not at the Presidential Election, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) leader, MP Udaya Gammanpila said addressing
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MR can file FR if wishes to contest Presidential Election: Gammanpila

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa could file a Fundamental Rights (FR) petition in the Supreme Court to obtain its opinion whether he could contest or not at the Presidential Election, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) leader, MP Udaya Gammanpila said addressing a news briefing today.

Sri Lanka needs to increase high tech exports to shrink widening trade gap

Aug 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka exports only one percent of high tech products and to address the widening trade gap the country will have to increase its high tech exports, National Science Foundation (NSF) of Sri Lanka Chairperson Prof Sirimali Fernando said.
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Sri Lanka needs to increase high tech exports to shrink widening trade gap

Aug 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka exports only one percent of high tech products and to address the widening trade gap the country will have to increase its high tech exports, National Science Foundation (NSF) of Sri Lanka Chairperson Prof Sirimali Fernando said.

Update: Missing 11 fishermen rescued and brought ashore

Aug 20, Colombo: The eleven fishermen who went missing after their boat capsized in rough seas off the southern coast yesterday have been rescued and brought ashore today.
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Update: Missing 11 fishermen rescued and brought ashore

Aug 20, Colombo: The eleven fishermen who went missing after their boat capsized in rough seas off the southern coast yesterday have been rescued and brought ashore today.

Fourth phase of E01 by 1st quarter of 2019

The fourth phase of the Southern Expressway (E01) project, which spans from Andarawewa to Hambantota via Mattala, would be vested in the public in the first quarter of 2019, an official of the construction company announced.
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Fourth phase of E01 by 1st quarter of 2019

The fourth phase of the Southern Expressway (E01) project, which spans from Andarawewa to Hambantota via Mattala, would be vested in the public in the first quarter of 2019, an official of the construction company announced.

Need to galvanize SL-Pakistan ties in all spheres: PM Khan

Newly elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan has highlighted the need to galvanize bilateral relations with Sri Lanka in all spheres, Pakistan Today reported on Sunday. Prime Minister Khan has expressed these views to his Sri Lankan cou
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Need to galvanize SL-Pakistan ties in all spheres: PM Khan

Newly elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan has highlighted the need to galvanize bilateral relations with Sri Lanka in all spheres, Pakistan Today reported on Sunday. Prime Minister Khan has expressed these views to his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe when the latter called him to congratulate.

Pentagon’s annual report to Congress on China made references to H’tota port.

“Countries participating in Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) could develop economic dependence on Chinese capital, which China could leverage to achieve its interests. For example, in July 2017, Sri Lanka and a Chinese state-owned enterprise (SOE) signed
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Pentagon’s annual report to Congress on China made references to H’tota port.

“Countries participating in Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) could develop economic dependence on Chinese capital, which China could leverage to achieve its interests. For example, in July 2017, Sri Lanka and a Chinese state-owned enterprise (SOE) signed a 99-year lease for Hambantota Port, following similar deals in Piraeus, Greece, and Darwin, Australia,” the annual report to Congress, Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2016, stated.

Rs.25, 000 fine for violating level crossing signals

Laws had already been drafted to fine Rs. 25,000 from drivers who violated railway level crossing signal, Transport Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said.
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Rs.25, 000 fine for violating level crossing signals

Laws had already been drafted to fine Rs. 25,000 from drivers who violated railway level crossing signal, Transport Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said.

Commercial Bank conducts Financial Literacy Program for Green Leaf suppliers

Aug 20, Colombo: Commercial Bank of Ceylon in collaboration with Central Bank of Sri Lanka recently conducted two Financial Literacy Programs in Nawalapitiya for Green Leaf suppliers.
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Commercial Bank conducts Financial Literacy Program for Green Leaf suppliers

Aug 20, Colombo: Commercial Bank of Ceylon in collaboration with Central Bank of Sri Lanka recently conducted two Financial Literacy Programs in Nawalapitiya for Green Leaf suppliers.

Fishing boat missing in southern seas with 11 fishermen onboard

Aug 20, Colombo: A fishing boat with 11 fishermen onboard reported to have met with an accident in the southern seas near Hikkaduwa and the fishermen have gone missing.
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Fishing boat missing in southern seas with 11 fishermen onboard

Aug 20, Colombo: A fishing boat with 11 fishermen onboard reported to have met with an accident in the southern seas near Hikkaduwa and the fishermen have gone missing.

Sri Lanka to impose a levy of Rs. 40 on imported potatoes to protect local farmer

Aug 20, Colombo: The Government has decided to impose a tax of Rs 40 per kilogram of imported potatoes so that local potato farmers get a higher price for their crops, the Agriculture Ministry said.
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Sri Lanka to impose a levy of Rs. 40 on imported potatoes to protect local farmer

Aug 20, Colombo: The Government has decided to impose a tax of Rs 40 per kilogram of imported potatoes so that local potato farmers get a higher price for their crops, the Agriculture Ministry said.

PC Elections under old system ?

The Elections Commission is in the process of exploring the legal possibility of conducting the Elections for the Provincial Councils under the old (PR) system as the newly enacted legislation is not yet operational, it is learnt.
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PC Elections under old system ?

The Elections Commission is in the process of exploring the legal possibility of conducting the Elections for the Provincial Councils under the old (PR) system as the newly enacted legislation is not yet operational, it is learnt.

Prisons Officers get death threats: Thalatha

Some Officers in the Ministry of Prisons had received death threats after the Minister took steps to rid the prisons of corruption and drugs, Prison Reforms Minister Ms Thalatha Atukorale said,
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Prisons Officers get death threats: Thalatha

Some Officers in the Ministry of Prisons had received death threats after the Minister took steps to rid the prisons of corruption and drugs, Prison Reforms Minister Ms Thalatha Atukorale said,

Buddha statue at CMC removed: Ven Omalpe Sobitha, Mayor refutes claim

The Chief Sanga Nayaka of the Southern Province Venerable Omalpe Sobitha Thera yesterday alleged that the Buddha statue that was in the office of Colombo Mayor Rosy Senanayake has been removed.
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Buddha statue at CMC removed: Ven Omalpe Sobitha, Mayor refutes claim

The Chief Sanga Nayaka of the Southern Province Venerable Omalpe Sobitha Thera yesterday alleged that the Buddha statue that was in the office of Colombo Mayor Rosy Senanayake has been removed.

Railway trade unions to meet with President on 23rd

Aug 19, Colombo: A decisive meeting is to be held between President Maithripala Sirisena and the railway trade unions on the 23rd of this month regarding the issues arisen in the salary levels of train drivers, railway controllers and supervisory mangers.
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Railway trade unions to meet with President on 23rd

Aug 19, Colombo: A decisive meeting is to be held between President Maithripala Sirisena and the railway trade unions on the 23rd of this month regarding the issues arisen in the salary levels of train drivers, railway controllers and supervisory mangers.

Missing fishermen in Chilaw seas rescued

Aug 19, Colombo: Four fishermen who had gone missing in the sea off Chilaw on Saturday after their boats capsized in rough seas, have been rescued by another group of fishermen and brought ashore.
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Missing fishermen in Chilaw seas rescued

Aug 19, Colombo: Four fishermen who had gone missing in the sea off Chilaw on Saturday after their boats capsized in rough seas, have been rescued by another group of fishermen and brought ashore.

Sri Lanka Police to catch illegal polythene products manufacturers and sellers

Aug 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Environmental Authority (CEA) is preparing to hand over the task to catch the arrest persons still producing and marketing banned polythene to the police, according to a local media report.
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Sri Lanka Police to catch illegal polythene products manufacturers and sellers

Aug 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Environmental Authority (CEA) is preparing to hand over the task to catch the arrest persons still producing and marketing banned polythene to the police, according to a local media report.

Vajpayee helped SL in war against LTTE: Ranil

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a "true friend" of Sri Lanka and had assisted the country in the civil war against the LTTE, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today.   
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Vajpayee helped SL in war against LTTE: Ranil

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a "true friend" of Sri Lanka and had assisted the country in the civil war against the LTTE, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today.   

President says looking forward to work closely with Imran Khan

While congratulating Imran Khan's election to office as the Prime Minister of Pakistan, President Maithripala Sirisena said he looked forward to working closely with him to further develop the historic friendship and partnership between the countries and
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President says looking forward to work closely with Imran Khan

While congratulating Imran Khan's election to office as the Prime Minister of Pakistan, President Maithripala Sirisena said he looked forward to working closely with him to further develop the historic friendship and partnership between the countries and find avenues to deepen the cooperation between the two countries.

Four fishermen from Chilaw go missing at sea

Aug 19, Colombo: Four fishermen who set out to sea in two boats from Wattakkalliya in Chilaw in early morning Saturday (18) have been reported missing, police said.
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Four fishermen from Chilaw go missing at sea

Aug 19, Colombo: Four fishermen who set out to sea in two boats from Wattakkalliya in Chilaw in early morning Saturday (18) have been reported missing, police said.

Present government completed a large number of development programs -PM

Aug 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the present government has successfully completed a large number of development programs during the past 3 years.
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Present government completed a large number of development programs -PM

Aug 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the present government has successfully completed a large number of development programs during the past 3 years.

Asian Games: Indonesia police kill dozens in criminal crackdown

Indonesian police have fatally shot dozens of "petty criminals" in the lead up the 2018 Asian Games, rights group Amnesty International says, BBC reported.
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Asian Games: Indonesia police kill dozens in criminal crackdown

Indonesian police have fatally shot dozens of "petty criminals" in the lead up the 2018 Asian Games, rights group Amnesty International says, BBC reported.

Age to drive a three-wheeler: Mangala against minimum age of 35

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said that he was against the law that only allows those above 35 years to drive a three wheeler
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Age to drive a three-wheeler: Mangala against minimum age of 35

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said that he was against the law that only allows those above 35 years to drive a three wheeler

Reduced prices of 25 more medicines and equipment to be gazetted within two weeks

Aug 19, Colombo: Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says that the gazette notification announcing the reduced prices of another 25 medicines and equipment including 10 cancer drugs will be issued within the next two we
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Reduced prices of 25 more medicines and equipment to be gazetted within two weeks

Aug 19, Colombo: Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says that the gazette notification announcing the reduced prices of another 25 medicines and equipment including 10 cancer drugs will be issued within the next two weeks.

Sri Lanka women's contribution to investment has increased, Finance Minister says

Aug 18, Colombo: Women's contribution to investment has reached a satisfactory level under the unity government's programs launched to encourage women entrepreneurs, Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera said.
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Sri Lanka women's contribution to investment has increased, Finance Minister says

Aug 18, Colombo: Women's contribution to investment has reached a satisfactory level under the unity government's programs launched to encourage women entrepreneurs, Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera said.

Project to install automatic alarm systems to make all railway crossings safe underway

Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva says the program to make all railway crossings across the country safe is successfully underway.
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Project to install automatic alarm systems to make all railway crossings safe underway

Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva says the program to make all railway crossings across the country safe is successfully underway.

Ceremonial Tusker Nadungamuwe Raja on his way to Kandy Esala Perahera

Aug 18, Colombo: The Ceremonial Tusker carrying the sacred Tooth Relic casket at the Esala Perahera Nedungamuwe Raja, is on his way to Kandy and arrived in Kegalle today amid protection from police and security forces.
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Ceremonial Tusker Nadungamuwe Raja on his way to Kandy Esala Perahera

Aug 18, Colombo: The Ceremonial Tusker carrying the sacred Tooth Relic casket at the Esala Perahera Nedungamuwe Raja, is on his way to Kandy and arrived in Kegalle today amid protection from police and security forces.

No close relative of Sri Lanka President in Foreign Service

Aug 18, Colombo: In response to a news item, The President's Media Division today emphasized that there is no family member of President Maithripala Sirisena or a close relative of him employed in the Sri Lanka Foreign Service.
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No close relative of Sri Lanka President in Foreign Service

Aug 18, Colombo: In response to a news item, The President's Media Division today emphasized that there is no family member of President Maithripala Sirisena or a close relative of him employed in the Sri Lanka Foreign Service.

Sri Lanka Navy finds over 83 kg of Kerala Cannabis in Northern seas

Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lankan Navy personnel have found a stock of Kerala Cannabis dumped in the sea off the Jaffna peninsula today.
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Sri Lanka Navy finds over 83 kg of Kerala Cannabis in Northern seas

Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lankan Navy personnel have found a stock of Kerala Cannabis dumped in the sea off the Jaffna peninsula today.

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