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Health Minister reveals plans to regulate prices of more types of medicines

Aug 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne today revealed plans to regulate prices of more types of medicines leading to the reduction of price of 5000 brands of medicine in the market by the end o
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Health Minister reveals plans to regulate prices of more types of medicines

Aug 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne today revealed plans to regulate prices of more types of medicines leading to the reduction of price of 5000 brands of medicine in the market by the end of this year.

ICC Chairman assures support for development of Sri Lanka cricket

Aug 24, Colombo: Shashank Manohar, the Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), the governing body of world cricket, met with the President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe during his visit to Sri Lanka.
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ICC Chairman assures support for development of Sri Lanka cricket

Aug 24, Colombo: Shashank Manohar, the Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), the governing body of world cricket, met with the President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe during his visit to Sri Lanka.

PM says up to the people to decide whether to continue with development or go backwards

Aug 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that people should decide whether to continue with the development programs which were implemented during the last four years or go backwards.
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PM says up to the people to decide whether to continue with development or go backwards

Aug 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that people should decide whether to continue with the development programs which were implemented during the last four years or go backwards.

Case against Keheliya Rambukwella to be heard on October 1

Aug 24, Colombo: The Colombo Chief Magistrate's Court yesterday postponed the case against former Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella and former Chairman of the State Printing Corporation Jayampathi Bandara Heenkanda to October 1.
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Case against Keheliya Rambukwella to be heard on October 1

Aug 24, Colombo: The Colombo Chief Magistrate's Court yesterday postponed the case against former Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella and former Chairman of the State Printing Corporation Jayampathi Bandara Heenkanda to October 1.

President instructs armed forces to maintain security as Emergency Regulations not extended

Aug 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has issued a gazette notification instructing the members of the armed forces to maintain «public order» in the country and adjacent waters.
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President instructs armed forces to maintain security as Emergency Regulations not extended

Aug 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has issued a gazette notification instructing the members of the armed forces to maintain «public order» in the country and adjacent waters.

Construction of the Fantasy Island family amusement park launched

> Aug 24, Colombo: Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka Friday ceremonially laid the foundation stone to construct the Fantasy Island, the amusement park which is to become Colombo's premier family entertainment center.
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Construction of the Fantasy Island family amusement park launched

> Aug 24, Colombo: Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka Friday ceremonially laid the foundation stone to construct the Fantasy Island, the amusement park which is to become Colombo's premier family entertainment center.

Office on Missing Persons opens third regional office in Jaffna

Aug 24, Jaffna: The Office on Missing Persons (OMP) which is mandated to search for and trace the fate and whereabouts of missing and disappeared persons in Sri Lanka, opened its third regional office in Jaffna on Saturday, August 24.
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Office on Missing Persons opens third regional office in Jaffna

Aug 24, Jaffna: The Office on Missing Persons (OMP) which is mandated to search for and trace the fate and whereabouts of missing and disappeared persons in Sri Lanka, opened its third regional office in Jaffna on Saturday, August 24.

Army intelligence officer arrested over Keith Noyahr's abduction case

Aug 23, Colombo: Police say that another suspect has been arrested in connection with the abduction and assault of journalist Keith Noyahr.
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Army intelligence officer arrested over Keith Noyahr's abduction case

Aug 23, Colombo: Police say that another suspect has been arrested in connection with the abduction and assault of journalist Keith Noyahr.

PM says personal conflicts within the good governance government stalled building the country

Aug 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that although a good governance government was established to build the country, some conflicts of interest and personal conflicts among individual characters prevented the government from ac
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PM says personal conflicts within the good governance government stalled building the country

Aug 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that although a good governance government was established to build the country, some conflicts of interest and personal conflicts among individual characters prevented the government from achieving its goals.

UNP Deputy Leader avows to 'definitely contest' presidential election at Matara Rally

Aug 23, Colombo: Deputy Leader of the United National Party (UNP) Minister Sajith Premadasa received a warm welcome at a rally held at the Sanath Jayasuriya grounds in Matara in Matara today (Aug 23).
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UNP Deputy Leader avows to 'definitely contest' presidential election at Matara Rally

Aug 23, Colombo: Deputy Leader of the United National Party (UNP) Minister Sajith Premadasa received a warm welcome at a rally held at the Sanath Jayasuriya grounds in Matara in Matara today (Aug 23).

Jamunadevi recognized for her efforts in empowering conflict-affected women

Aug 23, Colombo: Ms. Jamunadevi Ponnampalam, the Secretary to the Pungudutivu Food Manufacturers Society and the President of the Jaffna Palmyrah Handicrafts Guarantee Ltd was awarded the 'Sri Lanka Thilaka' award at the recent National Honors 2019.
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Jamunadevi recognized for her efforts in empowering conflict-affected women

Aug 23, Colombo: Ms. Jamunadevi Ponnampalam, the Secretary to the Pungudutivu Food Manufacturers Society and the President of the Jaffna Palmyrah Handicrafts Guarantee Ltd was awarded the 'Sri Lanka Thilaka' award at the recent National Honors 2019.

Two resigned state ministers sworn in again

Aug 23, Colombo: Parliamentarians Mohamed Cassim Mohamed Faizal and Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, who resigned from their State Ministerial portfolios two months ago, were sworn in to their previous posts
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Two resigned state ministers sworn in again

Aug 23, Colombo: Parliamentarians Mohamed Cassim Mohamed Faizal and Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, who resigned from their State Ministerial portfolios two months ago, were sworn in to their previous posts

President emphasizes need for the construction industry to give priority to environment

Aug 23, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says the construction industry needs to gives priority for the sustainable development and should not neglect the responsibility to protect the environment.
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President emphasizes need for the construction industry to give priority to environment

Aug 23, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says the construction industry needs to gives priority for the sustainable development and should not neglect the responsibility to protect the environment.

CA Sri Lanka to break gender barriers in boardrooms with 'Board Ready Female Members Directory'

Aug 23, Colombo: In a landmark initiative aimed at breaking gender barriers across boardrooms, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) recently launched the 'Board Ready Female Members Directory' which promotes more female represent
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CA Sri Lanka to break gender barriers in boardrooms with 'Board Ready Female Members Directory'

Aug 23, Colombo: In a landmark initiative aimed at breaking gender barriers across boardrooms, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) recently launched the 'Board Ready Female Members Directory' which promotes more female representation across boards in corporate Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka cuts policy rates to revive economy

Aug 23, Colombo: The Monetary Board of Sri Lanka's Central Bank has decided to relax monetary policies and reduce policy interest rates to revive the economic activity while the inflation remains low at mid-single digit levels, the Central Bank said in its mo
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Sri Lanka cuts policy rates to revive economy

Aug 23, Colombo: The Monetary Board of Sri Lanka's Central Bank has decided to relax monetary policies and reduce policy interest rates to revive the economic activity while the inflation remains low at mid-single digit levels, the Central Bank said in its monetary policy review on Friday.

President commissions P625 ship gifted to Sri Lanka Navy by China as SLNS Parakramabahu

Aug 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka President and Commander-In-Chief of the armed forces Maithripala Sirisena Thursday commissioned the Offshore Patrol Vessel P626 gifted to the Sri Lanka Navy from China as SLNS Parakramabahu.
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President commissions P625 ship gifted to Sri Lanka Navy by China as SLNS Parakramabahu

Aug 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka President and Commander-In-Chief of the armed forces Maithripala Sirisena Thursday commissioned the Offshore Patrol Vessel P626 gifted to the Sri Lanka Navy from China as SLNS Parakramabahu.

UNDP reiterates support to Sri Lanka to achieve SDGs

Aug 22, Colombo: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today reiterated its support for Sri Lanka to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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UNDP reiterates support to Sri Lanka to achieve SDGs

Aug 22, Colombo: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today reiterated its support for Sri Lanka to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

PM urges party leaders to finalize draft constitution of Democratic National Front

Aug 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today (22) called on the party leaders of the United National Front to finalize the draft constitution of the Democratic National Front (DNF).
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PM urges party leaders to finalize draft constitution of Democratic National Front

Aug 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today (22) called on the party leaders of the United National Front to finalize the draft constitution of the Democratic National Front (DNF).

Ceylon Graphite gets nod from Sri Lanka's Central Environmental Authority for graphite mining project

Aug 21, Vancouver, BC: Ceylon Graphite Corp said Wednesday that its wholly owned subsidiary Sarcon Development Pvt Ltd has got the greenlight from Sri Lanka's Central Environmental Authority (CEA) for its K1 graphite mining project at Karasnagala, in Sri Lank
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Ceylon Graphite gets nod from Sri Lanka's Central Environmental Authority for graphite mining project

Aug 21, Vancouver, BC: Ceylon Graphite Corp said Wednesday that its wholly owned subsidiary Sarcon Development Pvt Ltd has got the greenlight from Sri Lanka's Central Environmental Authority (CEA) for its K1 graphite mining project at Karasnagala, in Sri Lanka.

Promotion of Navy officers charged in abduction of 11 youths is a regret for aggrieved parties, court told

Aug 21, Colombo: Promotion of Sri Lanka Navy officers charged with the abduction and disappearance of 11 youths is a regret for the aggrieved parties expecting justice, a Sri Lankan court was told today.
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Promotion of Navy officers charged in abduction of 11 youths is a regret for aggrieved parties, court told

Aug 21, Colombo: Promotion of Sri Lanka Navy officers charged with the abduction and disappearance of 11 youths is a regret for the aggrieved parties expecting justice, a Sri Lankan court was told today.

Attorney General requests three-judge panel to hear Avant Garde floating armory case

Aug 21, Colombo: The Attorney General has requested the Chief Justice to nominate a three-judge Trial-at-Bar in Colombo High Court with no jury, to hear the case against 13 suspects including Avant Garde Maritime Services Chairman Nissanka Yapa Senadhipathi i
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Attorney General requests three-judge panel to hear Avant Garde floating armory case

Aug 21, Colombo: The Attorney General has requested the Chief Justice to nominate a three-judge Trial-at-Bar in Colombo High Court with no jury, to hear the case against 13 suspects including Avant Garde Maritime Services Chairman Nissanka Yapa Senadhipathi in connection with the operation of a floating armory in the vicinity of the Galle Port.

Sri Lanka Navy arrests four Indian fishermen for illegally fishing in Sri Lankan waters

Aug 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy Wednesday arrested four fishermen from Tamil Nadu for allegedly breaching the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and illegally fishing in Sri Lankan waters.
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Sri Lanka Navy arrests four Indian fishermen for illegally fishing in Sri Lankan waters

Aug 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy Wednesday arrested four fishermen from Tamil Nadu for allegedly breaching the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and illegally fishing in Sri Lankan waters.

UNP to take a democratic decision on alliance and presidential candidate

Aug 21, Colombo: The ruling party of the Sri Lankan government, United National Party (UNP) says it will take a democratic decision soon on the alliance to be formed to contest the presidential election and a candidate following discussions.
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UNP to take a democratic decision on alliance and presidential candidate

Aug 21, Colombo: The ruling party of the Sri Lankan government, United National Party (UNP) says it will take a democratic decision soon on the alliance to be formed to contest the presidential election and a candidate following discussions.

Sri Lanka Cabinet approves amending Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act

Aug 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers at the weekly meeting held Tuesday has approved a proposal to amend the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act.
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Sri Lanka Cabinet approves amending Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act

Aug 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers at the weekly meeting held Tuesday has approved a proposal to amend the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act.

Korea to donate a state-of-the-art research vessel to Sri Lanka for ocean research

Aug 21, Colombo: At the request of the State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Wedaarachchi, the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) has decided to donate a state-of-the-art research vessel with modern facilitie
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Korea to donate a state-of-the-art research vessel to Sri Lanka for ocean research

Aug 21, Colombo: At the request of the State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Wedaarachchi, the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) has decided to donate a state-of-the-art research vessel with modern facilities to Sri Lanka for ocean research.

Sri Lanka Navy nabs two persons with over 16 kg of Kerala Cannabis in Jaffna

Aug 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy during a search conducted jointly with the Police in Jaffna has arrested two persons with 16 kilograms of Kerala cannabis.
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Sri Lanka Navy nabs two persons with over 16 kg of Kerala Cannabis in Jaffna

Aug 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy during a search conducted jointly with the Police in Jaffna has arrested two persons with 16 kilograms of Kerala cannabis.

New Education Act to regulate International Schools and Private Schools under the Ministry of Education

Aug 21, Colombo: The Ministry of Education has the power to regulate international schools and other schools under the new Education Act, Minister of Education, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam stated in Parliament Tuesday (20).
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New Education Act to regulate International Schools and Private Schools under the Ministry of Education

Aug 21, Colombo: The Ministry of Education has the power to regulate international schools and other schools under the new Education Act, Minister of Education, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam stated in Parliament Tuesday (20).

COPE summons eight state institutions for review in next three weeks

Aug 21, Colombo: The Parliamentary Select Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) has summoned eight state institutions before the committee during the next three weeks to look into the performance and current progress of the institutions, the parliament annou
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COPE summons eight state institutions for review in next three weeks

Aug 21, Colombo: The Parliamentary Select Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) has summoned eight state institutions before the committee during the next three weeks to look into the performance and current progress of the institutions, the parliament announced.

Colombo Port city declared as an urban development area under UDA

Aug 21, Colombo: The Colombo Port City has been established as an urban development area under the Urban Development Authority (UDA), the Megapolis and Western Development Ministry announced.
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Colombo Port city declared as an urban development area under UDA

Aug 21, Colombo: The Colombo Port City has been established as an urban development area under the Urban Development Authority (UDA), the Megapolis and Western Development Ministry announced.

President opens Labor Ministry's new 'Mehewara Piyasa' building

Aug 20, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena today (20) opened the 'Mehewara Piyasa' building newly constructed for the Ministry of Labor aiming to provide productive and efficient service to the public under one roof.
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President opens Labor Ministry's new 'Mehewara Piyasa' building

Aug 20, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena today (20) opened the 'Mehewara Piyasa' building newly constructed for the Ministry of Labor aiming to provide productive and efficient service to the public under one roof.

Prime Minister emphasizes the need for an export based economy

Aug 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today emphasized the need for an export based economy to empower the country and bring about a high living standard.
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Prime Minister emphasizes the need for an export based economy

Aug 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today emphasized the need for an export based economy to empower the country and bring about a high living standard.

Lapses in dissemination of information led to Easter Sunday bombings, the PSC told

Aug 20, Colombo: The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks was told today that lapses in the part of the police in disseminating intelligence information led to catastrophe on the 21st of April.
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Lapses in dissemination of information led to Easter Sunday bombings, the PSC told

Aug 20, Colombo: The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks was told today that lapses in the part of the police in disseminating intelligence information led to catastrophe on the 21st of April.

Sri Lanka receives USD 160 million financial assistance from ADB to improve Railways

Aug 20, Colombo: The Sri Lankan Government has received a USD 160 million loan assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to cater to the increasing demand of the Railway Sector through modernization of the railway operations
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Sri Lanka receives USD 160 million financial assistance from ADB to improve Railways

Aug 20, Colombo: The Sri Lankan Government has received a USD 160 million loan assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to cater to the increasing demand of the Railway Sector through modernization of the railway operations

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