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Sri Lanka to give leadership for mangrove conservation in Commonwealth countries

Apr 19, London: Sri Lanka has been named as the country to give leadership for the conservation of mangroves in Commonwealth countries during the 25th inaugural ceremony of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), held today (19) in London.‎
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Sri Lanka to give leadership for mangrove conservation in Commonwealth countries

Apr 19, London: Sri Lanka has been named as the country to give leadership for the conservation of mangroves in Commonwealth countries during the 25th inaugural ceremony of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), held today (19) in London.‎

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 opens at Buckingham Palace

Apr 19, London: The Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain has officially opened the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) Thursday at the Buckingham Palace.
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Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 opens at Buckingham Palace

Apr 19, London: The Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain has officially opened the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) Thursday at the Buckingham Palace.

ADB receives $12.6 million grant from We-Fi to promote Sri Lankan women entrepreneurs

Apr 19, Colombo: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said it has received $12.6 million of funding for 2018 to 2020 from the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) to generate more resources for Sri Lankan women-led businesses.
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ADB receives $12.6 million grant from We-Fi to promote Sri Lankan women entrepreneurs

Apr 19, Colombo: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said it has received $12.6 million of funding for 2018 to 2020 from the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) to generate more resources for Sri Lankan women-led businesses.

Ammonia gas tragedy: Factory manager arrested

The manager of the rubber factory in Bellapitiya, Horana was today arrested in connection with an incident where five people were killed and several others were hospitalized after being exposed to an ammonia gas leak.
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Ammonia gas tragedy: Factory manager arrested

The manager of the rubber factory in Bellapitiya, Horana was today arrested in connection with an incident where five people were killed and several others were hospitalized after being exposed to an ammonia gas leak.

Miguel Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba's President

Cuba has confirmed that Miguel Diaz-Canel, a Communist Party loyalist, is to replace Raul Castro as president - bringing an end to the 59-year era of rule under the Castro brothers.
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Miguel Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba's President

Cuba has confirmed that Miguel Diaz-Canel, a Communist Party loyalist, is to replace Raul Castro as president - bringing an end to the 59-year era of rule under the Castro brothers.

All Mirissa hoteliers ordered to obtain SLTDA registration

Minister Sagala Ratnayaka in a special meeting today instructed all hoteliers in Mirissa to strictly adhere to the registration process of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA).
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All Mirissa hoteliers ordered to obtain SLTDA registration

Minister Sagala Ratnayaka in a special meeting today instructed all hoteliers in Mirissa to strictly adhere to the registration process of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA).

15% import duty on Gold creates more room for smuggling: Bandula

The government’s decision to increase the import tax on Gold by 15% would only create more room for illicit ways to smuggle gold to Sri Lanka, Joint Opposition Member MP Bandula Gunawardana accused.
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15% import duty on Gold creates more room for smuggling: Bandula

The government’s decision to increase the import tax on Gold by 15% would only create more room for illicit ways to smuggle gold to Sri Lanka, Joint Opposition Member MP Bandula Gunawardana accused.

Fuel price revision after consulting Prez, PM: Arjuna

A price revision on fuel will only be carried only after consulting President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Petroleum Resources Development Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said today.
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Fuel price revision after consulting Prez, PM: Arjuna

A price revision on fuel will only be carried only after consulting President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Petroleum Resources Development Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said today.

Iranian parliament Speaker arrives in Sri Lanka

Apr 19, Colombo: Speaker of the Iran Parliament Ali Larijani and a 36- member delegation arrived in Sri Lanka on Wednesday on a two-day official visit on an invitation extended by his Sri Lankan counterpart Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.
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Iranian parliament Speaker arrives in Sri Lanka

Apr 19, Colombo: Speaker of the Iran Parliament Ali Larijani and a 36- member delegation arrived in Sri Lanka on Wednesday on a two-day official visit on an invitation extended by his Sri Lankan counterpart Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.

UK keen to expand direct investments in Sri Lanka

Apr 19, Colombo: The United Kingdom's Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox has said that the Government of Britain is ready for direct investments in Sri Lanka, while increasing the investments in the country and the necessary process in this r
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UK keen to expand direct investments in Sri Lanka

Apr 19, Colombo: The United Kingdom's Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox has said that the Government of Britain is ready for direct investments in Sri Lanka, while increasing the investments in the country and the necessary process in this regard will be implemented in the near future.

Sri Lanka Ports Authority's JCT records 15.3% growth in 1Q of 2018

Apr 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) says with 100% attendance of operations and all other supportive staff during Sinhala and Tamil New Year season, and especially on 13th and 14th April 2018, the Jaya Container Terminal (JCT) and the Unity Con
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Sri Lanka Ports Authority's JCT records 15.3% growth in 1Q of 2018

Apr 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) says with 100% attendance of operations and all other supportive staff during Sinhala and Tamil New Year season, and especially on 13th and 14th April 2018, the Jaya Container Terminal (JCT) and the Unity Container Terminal (UCT) were competitive and successful in keeping all its berths fully occupied.

Ready to continue Unity Govt.: PM tells Prelate

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe called on the Mahanayake Theras of Asgiriya and Malwathu Chapters and discussed the current political situation and economic issues of the country this morning.
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Ready to continue Unity Govt.: PM tells Prelate

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe called on the Mahanayake Theras of Asgiriya and Malwathu Chapters and discussed the current political situation and economic issues of the country this morning.

CHOGM related meeting cancelled due to British Parliament situ

President Maithripala Sirisena, who met a group of Sri Lankans in London, said political clashes were not only in Sri Lanka and even British Premier Theresa May had to cancel the meeting with CHOGM leaders to be held at Tuesday noon, owing to the situation i
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CHOGM related meeting cancelled due to British Parliament situ

President Maithripala Sirisena, who met a group of Sri Lankans in London, said political clashes were not only in Sri Lanka and even British Premier Theresa May had to cancel the meeting with CHOGM leaders to be held at Tuesday noon, owing to the situation in British Parliament.

President stresses need for solidarity to eradicate poverty

Delivering the keynote speech at the Commonwealth Business Forum held in London, President Maithripala Sirisena highlighted that all stakeholders must work together to eradicate poverty, address climate change and to build peaceful inclusive societies.
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President stresses need for solidarity to eradicate poverty

Delivering the keynote speech at the Commonwealth Business Forum held in London, President Maithripala Sirisena highlighted that all stakeholders must work together to eradicate poverty, address climate change and to build peaceful inclusive societies.

Only President can win 2020: Duminda

The General Secretary of the SLFP Duminda Dissanayake yesterday said that he did not like to respond to the remarks made by SLFP Parliamentarian Dilan Perera on him and UPFA General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera.
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Only President can win 2020: Duminda

The General Secretary of the SLFP Duminda Dissanayake yesterday said that he did not like to respond to the remarks made by SLFP Parliamentarian Dilan Perera on him and UPFA General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera.

Schoolgirl, allegedly afflicted with stigmatized disease, offered national school

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has offered national school admission to the schoolgirl from Ganemulla who was allegedly afflicted with a stigmatized disease.
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Schoolgirl, allegedly afflicted with stigmatized disease, offered national school

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has offered national school admission to the schoolgirl from Ganemulla who was allegedly afflicted with a stigmatized disease.

Kaduwela Municipal Councilor arrested for shooting at SAITM CEO

Apr 18, Colombo: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Wednesday arrested a Municipal Councilor of Kaduwela in connection with the shooting at the Chief Executive Officer of South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) Dr. Sameera Senaratne
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Kaduwela Municipal Councilor arrested for shooting at SAITM CEO

Apr 18, Colombo: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Wednesday arrested a Municipal Councilor of Kaduwela in connection with the shooting at the Chief Executive Officer of South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) Dr. Sameera Senaratne last year.

Sri Lankan President says spreading false information and hiding truth hinder forward journey of the country

Apr 18, London: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena addressing the Sri Lankan community living in London said that the attempts made by some to hide the truth and promote the falsehood are a hindrance to the forward march of the country.
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Sri Lankan President says spreading false information and hiding truth hinder forward journey of the country

Apr 18, London: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena addressing the Sri Lankan community living in London said that the attempts made by some to hide the truth and promote the falsehood are a hindrance to the forward march of the country.

A board of directors appointed to regulate Army peace keeping services

Apr 18, Colombo: A board of directors has been appointed to regulate Sri Lanka Army's overseas peace keeping services and the board is operational from the 12th of this month.
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A board of directors appointed to regulate Army peace keeping services

Apr 18, Colombo: A board of directors has been appointed to regulate Sri Lanka Army's overseas peace keeping services and the board is operational from the 12th of this month.

Several new development projects planned, Sri Lanka PM says

Apr 18, Kandy: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the government has planned to commence several development projects this year.
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Several new development projects planned, Sri Lanka PM says

Apr 18, Kandy: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the government has planned to commence several development projects this year.

Rtd. Major General Karunasekara re-remanded

Former Military Intelligence Director and Chief of Staff of the Army, Major General (Retired) Amal Karunasekara was re-remanded till May 2 by Mount Lavinia Magistrate today.    
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Rtd. Major General Karunasekara re-remanded

Former Military Intelligence Director and Chief of Staff of the Army, Major General (Retired) Amal Karunasekara was re-remanded till May 2 by Mount Lavinia Magistrate today.    

President delivers keynote address at C'wealth Business Forum

President Maithripala Sirisena, who arrived in London to attend Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018, addressed the Commonwealth Business Forum today.
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President delivers keynote address at C'wealth Business Forum

President Maithripala Sirisena, who arrived in London to attend Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018, addressed the Commonwealth Business Forum today.

If Constitution process stalled, Sampanthan’s Opp. leadership meaningless: Mano

If new Constitution process was stalled permanently, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP R. Sampanthan’s holding of Opposition leader’s post would be meaningless, Minister Mano Ganesan said today.
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If Constitution process stalled, Sampanthan’s Opp. leadership meaningless: Mano

If new Constitution process was stalled permanently, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP R. Sampanthan’s holding of Opposition leader’s post would be meaningless, Minister Mano Ganesan said today.

Scrapping Presidency insane: Wijeyadasa

Former Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said today only a person with an insane mind could propose to abolish the Executive Presidency at a juncture like this when the country was hit by anarchy.
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Scrapping Presidency insane: Wijeyadasa

Former Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said today only a person with an insane mind could propose to abolish the Executive Presidency at a juncture like this when the country was hit by anarchy.

Another gazette has to be issued to convene Parliament

President Maithripala Sirisena will have to issue another gazette notification specifying the time as to when the new Parliament sessions would commence if the House is to convene on May 8, 2018, Parliament sources said yesterday.
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Another gazette has to be issued to convene Parliament

President Maithripala Sirisena will have to issue another gazette notification specifying the time as to when the new Parliament sessions would commence if the House is to convene on May 8, 2018, Parliament sources said yesterday.

CHOGM will provide platform for SL to go beyond GSP+: Mangala

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, who is in London, UK to attend the Commonwealth Forums, yesterday said the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) would provide a platform for Sri Lanka to expand its trade ties beyond the GSP+ concession of th
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CHOGM will provide platform for SL to go beyond GSP+: Mangala

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, who is in London, UK to attend the Commonwealth Forums, yesterday said the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) would provide a platform for Sri Lanka to expand its trade ties beyond the GSP+ concession of the European Union (EU).

The relics of Lord Buddha will not be transported to SL

The National Museum, part of the Ministry of Culture of Government of India, had last month approached M S University, seeking the relics as a temporary loan from the university.
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The relics of Lord Buddha will not be transported to SL

The National Museum, part of the Ministry of Culture of Government of India, had last month approached M S University, seeking the relics as a temporary loan from the university.

Bill Gates commends Sri Lankan healthcare system

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have built very high quality primary healthcare systems, staffed primarily by women healthcare workers, co-founder of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates said.
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Bill Gates commends Sri Lankan healthcare system

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have built very high quality primary healthcare systems, staffed primarily by women healthcare workers, co-founder of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates said.

PC Delimitation Report -- Party leaders undecided on date for debate: Mustapha

Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Faizer Mustapha said the government would never hold elections to the provincial councils under the old system or the much criticized PR system, but was ready to introduce amendments to the Provincial Council
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PC Delimitation Report -- Party leaders undecided on date for debate: Mustapha

Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Faizer Mustapha said the government would never hold elections to the provincial councils under the old system or the much criticized PR system, but was ready to introduce amendments to the Provincial Councils Elections Act of 1988.

Imported goods to go up in price: Bandula

Prices of some imported goods including petroleum products, fertilizer, gas and chemicals would rise further because of the depreciation of the rupee, MP Bandula Gunawardana said today.
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Imported goods to go up in price: Bandula

Prices of some imported goods including petroleum products, fertilizer, gas and chemicals would rise further because of the depreciation of the rupee, MP Bandula Gunawardana said today.

Rs.1.4 mn worth Hashish detected at CME

Customs officers attached to the Airmail Parcel Section of the Colombo Central Mail Exchange (CME) had detected Rs.1.4 million worth Hashish sent to a freelance Journalist in Nugegoda, Customs Media Spokesman Deputy Director Sunil Jayaratne said today.
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Rs.1.4 mn worth Hashish detected at CME

Customs officers attached to the Airmail Parcel Section of the Colombo Central Mail Exchange (CME) had detected Rs.1.4 million worth Hashish sent to a freelance Journalist in Nugegoda, Customs Media Spokesman Deputy Director Sunil Jayaratne said today.

One killed, 16 injured in head-on collision in Welimada

One person was killed and 16 others injured when two vans collided head-on at Keppetipola Junction on the Welimada-Nuwara Eliya Road this afternoon, Police said.
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One killed, 16 injured in head-on collision in Welimada

One person was killed and 16 others injured when two vans collided head-on at Keppetipola Junction on the Welimada-Nuwara Eliya Road this afternoon, Police said.

Assaults on tourists in Mirissa: Minister assures ‘Absolute Safety’ in future

Minister John Amaratunga today apologized to the Dutch tourists who were assaulted by a group miscreants in Mirissa on April 8 and assured them 'absolute safety’ in the future.
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Assaults on tourists in Mirissa: Minister assures ‘Absolute Safety’ in future

Minister John Amaratunga today apologized to the Dutch tourists who were assaulted by a group miscreants in Mirissa on April 8 and assured them 'absolute safety’ in the future.

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