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US assures continued support to Sri Lanka and expand bilateral partnership after quitting UNHRC

June 20, Colombo: Following the announcement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council effective June 19, 2018, the U.S. Embassy in Colombo assured that the United States will support and e
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US assures continued support to Sri Lanka and expand bilateral partnership after quitting UNHRC

June 20, Colombo: Following the announcement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council effective June 19, 2018, the U.S. Embassy in Colombo assured that the United States will support and expand the bilateral partnership between the two countries.

US assures it will help SL fulfil UN commitments

In the wake of the US pull-out from the UNHRC, US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap met with senior Sri Lankan officials today and assured them that the US would continue to support Sri Lanka as it works to fulfil commitments made with regard to UN resoluti
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US assures it will help SL fulfil UN commitments

In the wake of the US pull-out from the UNHRC, US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap met with senior Sri Lankan officials today and assured them that the US would continue to support Sri Lanka as it works to fulfil commitments made with regard to UN resolutions.

Sri Lanka committed to eliminate barriers to business environment, facilitate investments- Finance Minister

June 20, Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka is committed to further facilitate the investment climate through a well thought out program for eliminating barriers in the business environment, Sri Lanka's Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera said.
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Sri Lanka committed to eliminate barriers to business environment, facilitate investments- Finance Minister

June 20, Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka is committed to further facilitate the investment climate through a well thought out program for eliminating barriers in the business environment, Sri Lanka's Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera said.

Sri Lanka receives the US$ 584 mn third payment of Hambantota Port deal from Chinese company

June 20, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government said today that it has received the third tranche of the proceeds from China Merchant Port Holdings Co. Ltd on the account of handing over of operations of Hambantota Port.
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Sri Lanka receives the US$ 584 mn third payment of Hambantota Port deal from Chinese company

June 20, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government said today that it has received the third tranche of the proceeds from China Merchant Port Holdings Co. Ltd on the account of handing over of operations of Hambantota Port.

SAITM Medical faculty will be abolished after integration of students to KDU - Higher Education Minister

June 20, Colombo: Minister of Higher Education and Cultural Affairs Dr. Wijayadasa Rajapakse states that the medical faculty of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) will be abolished after the integration of its medical students into
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SAITM Medical faculty will be abolished after integration of students to KDU - Higher Education Minister

June 20, Colombo: Minister of Higher Education and Cultural Affairs Dr. Wijayadasa Rajapakse states that the medical faculty of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) will be abolished after the integration of its medical students into Kotelawala Defense University (KDU) and amendments will be brought to this effect.

KDU Bill passed with amendments

General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (Special Provisions) Bill to absorb SAITM students to KDU passed with amendments in Parliament without a vote a short while ago.
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KDU Bill passed with amendments

General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (Special Provisions) Bill to absorb SAITM students to KDU passed with amendments in Parliament without a vote a short while ago.

Price reduction on more essential drugs: Rajitha

The Health Ministry will reduce the prices of another batch of essential drugs in July to provide further relief to patients, Cabinet spokesman and Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said today.
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Price reduction on more essential drugs: Rajitha

The Health Ministry will reduce the prices of another batch of essential drugs in July to provide further relief to patients, Cabinet spokesman and Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said today.

Compensating ex-LTTE combatants: People should stop paying taxes: JO

The joint opposition said today people should stop paying taxes to the government, if it continues with its move to pay compensation to ex-LTTE combatants.
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Compensating ex-LTTE combatants: People should stop paying taxes: JO

The joint opposition said today people should stop paying taxes to the government, if it continues with its move to pay compensation to ex-LTTE combatants.

NPC considering traffic monitoring using Google data

The National Police Commission (NPC) said it was hoping to control the increasing levels of traffic in major cities with the help of Google Data.
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NPC considering traffic monitoring using Google data

The National Police Commission (NPC) said it was hoping to control the increasing levels of traffic in major cities with the help of Google Data.

Foreign Ministry urges public to provide details of missing to OMP

The Foreign Affairs Ministry today urged and encouraged any one in Sri Lanka or overseas to share the information of the missing, including whose names have been listed by the International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP), with the Office on M
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Foreign Ministry urges public to provide details of missing to OMP

The Foreign Affairs Ministry today urged and encouraged any one in Sri Lanka or overseas to share the information of the missing, including whose names have been listed by the International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP), with the Office on Missing Persons (OMP).

Those in jail must wear the prison jumper: Thalatha

Referring to Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary the Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera sentenced to a jail term of six months rigorous imprisonment, Justice and Prison Reforms Minister Thalatha Athukorale said yesterday any person convicted by Court shou
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Those in jail must wear the prison jumper: Thalatha

Referring to Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary the Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera sentenced to a jail term of six months rigorous imprisonment, Justice and Prison Reforms Minister Thalatha Athukorale said yesterday any person convicted by Court should wear the prison jumper as provided by the Prisons Ordinance.

Up to 192 people believed drowned as tourist ferry sinks in Indonesia

The Sinar Bangun tourist ferry had a maximum capacity of 60. But as the sun began to set on Monday evening, more than 200 people are thought to have crammed aboard the small, rickety vessel to make the 40-minute journey across Lake Toba, on the Indonesian pro
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Up to 192 people believed drowned as tourist ferry sinks in Indonesia

The Sinar Bangun tourist ferry had a maximum capacity of 60. But as the sun began to set on Monday evening, more than 200 people are thought to have crammed aboard the small, rickety vessel to make the 40-minute journey across Lake Toba, on the Indonesian province of North Sumatra.

Chinese Company pays final tranche of H’tota Port deal

The China Merchants Port Holdings paid the final tranche of USD 584 million (Rs 93 billion) in Hambantota Port investment to the Sri Lanka Ports Authority today, the Ports and Shipping Ministry said.
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Chinese Company pays final tranche of H’tota Port deal

The China Merchants Port Holdings paid the final tranche of USD 584 million (Rs 93 billion) in Hambantota Port investment to the Sri Lanka Ports Authority today, the Ports and Shipping Ministry said.

Commercial Bank adjudged Best Internet Bank in Sri Lanka for 3rd year in a row

June 20, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has been named the Best Internet Bank in Sri Lanka by Global Banking and Finance Review of the UK, for the third successive year.
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Commercial Bank adjudged Best Internet Bank in Sri Lanka for 3rd year in a row

June 20, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has been named the Best Internet Bank in Sri Lanka by Global Banking and Finance Review of the UK, for the third successive year.

Retired Senior DIG Ravi Waidyalankara re-appointed to head FCID

June 20, Colombo: Retired Senior DIG Ravi Waidyalankara has been re-employed to head the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) of Police.
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Retired Senior DIG Ravi Waidyalankara re-appointed to head FCID

June 20, Colombo: Retired Senior DIG Ravi Waidyalankara has been re-employed to head the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) of Police.

Striking postal employees to launch indefinite fast from today

June 20, Colombo: The Joint Postal Trade Unions Front says they will launch an indefinite fast today opposite the Central Mail Exchange in Colombo.
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Striking postal employees to launch indefinite fast from today

June 20, Colombo: The Joint Postal Trade Unions Front says they will launch an indefinite fast today opposite the Central Mail Exchange in Colombo.

Posts Minister to introduce tailored recruitment procedure

Post, Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs Minister M.H.A. Abdul Haleem said today a tailored recruitment procedure will be introduced to the Department of Posts to overcome postal issues.
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Posts Minister to introduce tailored recruitment procedure

Post, Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs Minister M.H.A. Abdul Haleem said today a tailored recruitment procedure will be introduced to the Department of Posts to overcome postal issues.

Pathirana appointed Deputy Minister

Matara District United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Buddhika Pathirana was sworn in as the Industries and Commerce Deputy Minister before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat this afternoon, the President’s Media Divisi
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Pathirana appointed Deputy Minister

Matara District United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Buddhika Pathirana was sworn in as the Industries and Commerce Deputy Minister before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat this afternoon, the President’s Media Division said.     

Expert committee appointed to study removal of Agriculture Ministry from DPJ towers

June 19, Colombo: Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera has appointed a six-member committee of experts on Monday (18) to study the facts regarding the removal of the Ministry of Agriculture from the DPJ Towers and take it back to the Govijana Mandiraya
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Expert committee appointed to study removal of Agriculture Ministry from DPJ towers

June 19, Colombo: Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera has appointed a six-member committee of experts on Monday (18) to study the facts regarding the removal of the Ministry of Agriculture from the DPJ Towers and take it back to the Govijana Mandiraya in Battaramulla, where it was located previously.

President's former Chief of Staff, former STC Chairman further remanded

June 19, Colombo: The Colombo Chief Magistrate today extended the remand of two top Sri Lankan government officials who were arrested last month for accepting a bribe of Rs. 20 million and in remand custody since then.
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President's former Chief of Staff, former STC Chairman further remanded

June 19, Colombo: The Colombo Chief Magistrate today extended the remand of two top Sri Lankan government officials who were arrested last month for accepting a bribe of Rs. 20 million and in remand custody since then.

Norwegian State Minister of Foreign Affairs to visit Sri Lanka tomorrow

June 19, Colombo: The State Minister of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jens Frølich Holte, will visit Sri Lanka from 20th- 23rd June, the Norwegian Embassy in Colombo announced in a release.
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Norwegian State Minister of Foreign Affairs to visit Sri Lanka tomorrow

June 19, Colombo: The State Minister of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jens Frølich Holte, will visit Sri Lanka from 20th- 23rd June, the Norwegian Embassy in Colombo announced in a release.

Film distribution comes under Film Corporation from today

The distribution of local films, which was handled by four private companies, would come under the purview of the National Film Corporation with effect from today, National Film Corporation Chairman Sithendra Senaratne said.
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Film distribution comes under Film Corporation from today

The distribution of local films, which was handled by four private companies, would come under the purview of the National Film Corporation with effect from today, National Film Corporation Chairman Sithendra Senaratne said.

Heavy traffic at Battaramulla

Heavy traffic was reported along the Sri Jayewardenepura Road at the Polduwa Junction and near Parliament in Battaramulla due to a protest march carried out by a group of undergraduates against the SAITM and the proposed Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) Bi
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Heavy traffic at Battaramulla

Heavy traffic was reported along the Sri Jayewardenepura Road at the Polduwa Junction and near Parliament in Battaramulla due to a protest march carried out by a group of undergraduates against the SAITM and the proposed Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) Bill.

IUSF protesters teargassed

Police fired teargas and used water cannons to disperse the students of the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) who were protesting against the SAITM near Parliament in Battaramulla.
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IUSF protesters teargassed

Police fired teargas and used water cannons to disperse the students of the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) who were protesting against the SAITM near Parliament in Battaramulla.

'Wildlife Ministry should manage human animal conflicts'

The Ministry of Wildlife should manage human animal conflicts while safeguarding species, Deputy Minister of Environment Ajith Mannapperuma said today.
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'Wildlife Ministry should manage human animal conflicts'

The Ministry of Wildlife should manage human animal conflicts while safeguarding species, Deputy Minister of Environment Ajith Mannapperuma said today.

UK, Sri Lanka celebrate the 70 year friendship

June 18, Colombo: British High Commissioner James Dauris hosted the Queen's Birthday Party on June 13th, celebrating the friendship between the United Kingdom and Sri Lanka.
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UK, Sri Lanka celebrate the 70 year friendship

June 18, Colombo: British High Commissioner James Dauris hosted the Queen's Birthday Party on June 13th, celebrating the friendship between the United Kingdom and Sri Lanka.

Striking postal employees warned to return to work by tomorrow

June 18, Colombo: Postmaster General Rohana Abeyratne says that striking postal employees who do not report to work tomorrow (June 19) will be considered as vacated the service.
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Striking postal employees warned to return to work by tomorrow

June 18, Colombo: Postmaster General Rohana Abeyratne says that striking postal employees who do not report to work tomorrow (June 19) will be considered as vacated the service.

Sri Lanka President asks all parties to protect children unconditionally

June 18, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena said the all parties should render unconditional support to the government to protect the children from various menaces in society.
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Sri Lanka President asks all parties to protect children unconditionally

June 18, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena said the all parties should render unconditional support to the government to protect the children from various menaces in society.

Set up separate court to hear cases involving Buddhist Monks: Champika

A separate court, in consultation with the Mahanayake Theras of the relevant chapters, should be set up to hear court cases involving Buddhist monks, Jathika Hela Urumaya General Secretary Champika Ranawaka said.
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Set up separate court to hear cases involving Buddhist Monks: Champika

A separate court, in consultation with the Mahanayake Theras of the relevant chapters, should be set up to hear court cases involving Buddhist monks, Jathika Hela Urumaya General Secretary Champika Ranawaka said.

Case against Ranjan Ramanayake: SC asks AG to file draft rule on July 30

The Supreme Court today directed the Attorney General to submit draft rule on July 30 against Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake to show cause as to why he should not be charged in respect of the two petitions alleging him to have committed Contempt of Court.
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Case against Ranjan Ramanayake: SC asks AG to file draft rule on July 30

The Supreme Court today directed the Attorney General to submit draft rule on July 30 against Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake to show cause as to why he should not be charged in respect of the two petitions alleging him to have committed Contempt of Court.

Govt. spends Rs.8.3 bn on embassies in 2017: AG

Auditor General Gamini Wijesinghe said today the government had spent Rs.8.3 billion to maintain embassies last year but that there was no mechanism to assess the benefits gained for the country.
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Govt. spends Rs.8.3 bn on embassies in 2017: AG

Auditor General Gamini Wijesinghe said today the government had spent Rs.8.3 billion to maintain embassies last year but that there was no mechanism to assess the benefits gained for the country.

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