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CEB incurs Rs 250 million daily loss due to delay in Norochcholai Stage II - Minister

Jan 24, Colombo: Minister of Power and Energy Mahinda Amaraweera said Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) incurs a daily loss of Rs. 250 million due to the delay in implementing the second stage of the Norochcholai coal power plant.
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CEB incurs Rs 250 million daily loss due to delay in Norochcholai Stage II - Minister

Jan 24, Colombo: Minister of Power and Energy Mahinda Amaraweera said Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) incurs a daily loss of Rs. 250 million due to the delay in implementing the second stage of the Norochcholai coal power plant.

Former Navy Spokesman, 12 others accused of abduction of youths released on bail

Jan 24, Colombo: Former Naval Media Spokesperson Commodore DKP Dassanayake and 12 others, who were charged with the abduction and disappearance of eleven youths in Colombo and its suburbs in 2008 and 2009, were released on bail by the Permanent High Court a
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Former Navy Spokesman, 12 others accused of abduction of youths released on bail

Jan 24, Colombo: Former Naval Media Spokesperson Commodore DKP Dassanayake and 12 others, who were charged with the abduction and disappearance of eleven youths in Colombo and its suburbs in 2008 and 2009, were released on bail by the Permanent High Court at Bar today.

Work on new UNIDO Sri Lanka Country Program starts today

Jan 24, Colombo: Pioneering work on the United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO’s) new Country Program for Sri Lanka 2020-’24 commences today (January 24) in Colombo.
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Work on new UNIDO Sri Lanka Country Program starts today

Jan 24, Colombo: Pioneering work on the United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO’s) new Country Program for Sri Lanka 2020-’24 commences today (January 24) in Colombo.

IGP appoints Five-member committee to study AG’s instructions to arrest HC Judge Gihan Pilapitiya

Jan 24, Colombo: Acting Inspector General of Police C.D. Wickramaratne has appointed a five member committee to study the instructions issued by the Attorney General to arrest interdicted Embilipitiya High Court Judge Gihan Pilapitiya.
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IGP appoints Five-member committee to study AG’s instructions to arrest HC Judge Gihan Pilapitiya

Jan 24, Colombo: Acting Inspector General of Police C.D. Wickramaratne has appointed a five member committee to study the instructions issued by the Attorney General to arrest interdicted Embilipitiya High Court Judge Gihan Pilapitiya.

Knitline Apparels signs agreement with the Board of Investment to set up manufacturing plant

Jan 24, Colombo: The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka has signed an Agreement with Knitline Apparels Ltd to set up a manufacturing plant.
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Knitline Apparels signs agreement with the Board of Investment to set up manufacturing plant

Jan 24, Colombo: The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka has signed an Agreement with Knitline Apparels Ltd to set up a manufacturing plant.

Sri Lanka’s Commercial Bank rejects rating revision by Fitch

Jan 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Commercial Bank rejected the recent ratings revision by Fitch Ratings which downgraded the Bank’s Outlook to Negative from Stable on the National Long-Term Ratings.
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Sri Lanka’s Commercial Bank rejects rating revision by Fitch

Jan 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Commercial Bank rejected the recent ratings revision by Fitch Ratings which downgraded the Bank’s Outlook to Negative from Stable on the National Long-Term Ratings.

Ex-CID Director grilled for 6 hours over Swiss Embassy employee case

Jan 23, Colombo: The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today recorded a statement from the former Director of the CID SSP Shani Abeysekara for about 6 hours with regard to the investigations on the Swiss Embassy employee Ganiya Bannister Francis, who h
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Ex-CID Director grilled for 6 hours over Swiss Embassy employee case

Jan 23, Colombo: The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today recorded a statement from the former Director of the CID SSP Shani Abeysekara for about 6 hours with regard to the investigations on the Swiss Embassy employee Ganiya Bannister Francis, who had claimed that she was abducted and questioned by an unidentified group in a white vehicle.

All digital technology services and technology projects under ICTA

Jan 24, Colombo: Defense Ministry Secretary Major General Kamal Gunaratne said that the government has decided to operate all digital technology services and technology projects that are implemented under all the ministries and public sector institutions and
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All digital technology services and technology projects under ICTA

Jan 24, Colombo: Defense Ministry Secretary Major General Kamal Gunaratne said that the government has decided to operate all digital technology services and technology projects that are implemented under all the ministries and public sector institutions and affect the public, under the management and the supervision of the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka to appoint Authorized Representatives to submit visa applications of Sri Lankan and Foreign Visitors

Jan 23, Colombo: The Department of Immigration and Emigration since 2012 follow the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) system for issuance of pre – check up and approval to foreign tourists visit Sri Lanka.
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Sri Lanka to appoint Authorized Representatives to submit visa applications of Sri Lankan and Foreign Visitors

Jan 23, Colombo: The Department of Immigration and Emigration since 2012 follow the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) system for issuance of pre – check up and approval to foreign tourists visit Sri Lanka.

Government to take census on private medical centers

Jan 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine, Women and Child Affairs and Social Security Pavithra Wanniarachchi says a census will be taken on private medical centers owned by doctors in the country.
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Government to take census on private medical centers

Jan 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine, Women and Child Affairs and Social Security Pavithra Wanniarachchi says a census will be taken on private medical centers owned by doctors in the country.

International exposure for Sri Lankan boat manufacturers at ‘BOOT SHOW’ in Dusseldorf, Germany

Jan 23, Colombo: The delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Sri Lanka (AHK Sri Lanka) together with the Export Development Board (EDB) organized the first-ever Sri Lankan pavilion at the world’s leading boat exhibition ‘Boot Show’ in Dus
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International exposure for Sri Lankan boat manufacturers at ‘BOOT SHOW’ in Dusseldorf, Germany

Jan 23, Colombo: The delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Sri Lanka (AHK Sri Lanka) together with the Export Development Board (EDB) organized the first-ever Sri Lankan pavilion at the world’s leading boat exhibition ‘Boot Show’ in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Rifkhan Bathiudeen remanded until February 06

Jan 23, Colombo: Rifkhan Bathiudeen, former Northern Provincial Councilor and the brother of former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen was remanded till February 06 by the Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne.
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Rifkhan Bathiudeen remanded until February 06

Jan 23, Colombo: Rifkhan Bathiudeen, former Northern Provincial Councilor and the brother of former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen was remanded till February 06 by the Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne.

Soldier remanded for murdering medical student of Jaffna University

Jan 23, Colombo: An Army soldier who was arrested on suspicion of murdering an undergraduate medical student at the Medical Faculty of the Jaffna University, has been remanded till February 6 by Jaffna Magistrate AS Peter Paul.
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Soldier remanded for murdering medical student of Jaffna University

Jan 23, Colombo: An Army soldier who was arrested on suspicion of murdering an undergraduate medical student at the Medical Faculty of the Jaffna University, has been remanded till February 6 by Jaffna Magistrate AS Peter Paul.

Government decides to purchase a kilo of paddy at a guaranteed price of Rs 50

Jan 23, Colombo: The government has taken steps to purchase paddy at a minimum guaranteed price of Rs. 50 per kilo for the Maha season, co-cabinet spokesman, Minister Bandula Gunawardena said.
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Government decides to purchase a kilo of paddy at a guaranteed price of Rs 50

Jan 23, Colombo: The government has taken steps to purchase paddy at a minimum guaranteed price of Rs. 50 per kilo for the Maha season, co-cabinet spokesman, Minister Bandula Gunawardena said.

Ranjan’s voice test halted until further notice

Jan 23, Colombo: Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake, who is in remand custody, was not produced before the Government Analyst Department today (23) for obtaining samples of his voice, as scheduled, the Prison Department said.
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Ranjan’s voice test halted until further notice

Jan 23, Colombo: Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake, who is in remand custody, was not produced before the Government Analyst Department today (23) for obtaining samples of his voice, as scheduled, the Prison Department said.

A group of 52 harassed Sri Lankan housemaids return home from Kuwait

Jan 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Foreign Employment Bureau has facilitated the return of a group of female domestic workers from Kuwait to the island, the Bureau said.
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A group of 52 harassed Sri Lankan housemaids return home from Kuwait

Jan 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Foreign Employment Bureau has facilitated the return of a group of female domestic workers from Kuwait to the island, the Bureau said.

Sri Lanka police nab three passengers smuggling gold biscuits worth Rs. 50 million

Jan 23, Colombo: Three passengers have been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake with a smuggled stock of gold worth Rs. 50 million.
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Sri Lanka police nab three passengers smuggling gold biscuits worth Rs. 50 million

Jan 23, Colombo: Three passengers have been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake with a smuggled stock of gold worth Rs. 50 million.

Support from the Canadian Government to uplift Sri Lanka’s inland fisheries industry

Jan 23, Colombo: The Canadian government has agreed to further enhance Sri Lanka’s inland freshwater fisheries industry, state media reported.
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Support from the Canadian Government to uplift Sri Lanka’s inland fisheries industry

Jan 23, Colombo: The Canadian government has agreed to further enhance Sri Lanka’s inland freshwater fisheries industry, state media reported.

Ranjan’s tapes have not been tabled yet, Deputy Speaker says

Jan 23, Colombo: The Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri informed the Parliament today that MP Ranjan Ramanayake has not yet submitted the audio recordings to be tabled in Parliament.
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Ranjan’s tapes have not been tabled yet, Deputy Speaker says

Jan 23, Colombo: The Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri informed the Parliament today that MP Ranjan Ramanayake has not yet submitted the audio recordings to be tabled in Parliament.

Sri Lanka to explore a non-toxic, sustainable method of eradicating mosquito larvae

Jan 22, Colombo: Prof. Donat-Peter Hader Häder, a German expert on a non-toxic and sustainable method of eradicating dengue mosquito larvae using chlorophyll derivatives, recently met with Sri Lanka’s Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine, Women
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Sri Lanka to explore a non-toxic, sustainable method of eradicating mosquito larvae

Jan 22, Colombo: Prof. Donat-Peter Hader Häder, a German expert on a non-toxic and sustainable method of eradicating dengue mosquito larvae using chlorophyll derivatives, recently met with Sri Lanka’s Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine, Women and Child Affairs and Social Security Pavithra Wanniarachchi at the Ministry of Health.

Saman Ratnapriya to be appointed to vacant MP post

Jan 22, Colombo: United National Party (UNP) general secretary parliamentarian Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has told media that a trade unionist and civil society representative Saman Rathnapriya will be nominated to fill the vacant UNP national list MP post.
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Saman Ratnapriya to be appointed to vacant MP post

Jan 22, Colombo: United National Party (UNP) general secretary parliamentarian Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has told media that a trade unionist and civil society representative Saman Rathnapriya will be nominated to fill the vacant UNP national list MP post.

Privileges given to former Opposition Leader will not be reduced - Leader of the House

Jan 22, Colombo: Leader of the House Minister Dinesh Gunawardena today (22) stated that the privileges granted to former Opposition Leader and Leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), R. Sampanthan will not be reduced.
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Privileges given to former Opposition Leader will not be reduced - Leader of the House

Jan 22, Colombo: Leader of the House Minister Dinesh Gunawardena today (22) stated that the privileges granted to former Opposition Leader and Leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), R. Sampanthan will not be reduced.

Approval granted for amendments to Inland Revenue Act including tax reliefs under the revival of the economy

Jan 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Finance Ministry said the proposal made by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in his capacity as the Minister of Finance, Economic and Policy Development, to fulfill the promise made by the Government to re-create a simple, tra
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Approval granted for amendments to Inland Revenue Act including tax reliefs under the revival of the economy

Jan 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Finance Ministry said the proposal made by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in his capacity as the Minister of Finance, Economic and Policy Development, to fulfill the promise made by the Government to re-create a simple, transparent and efficient tax system, received the approval of the Cabinet of ministers.

Sri Lanka President calls out Armed Forces to maintain public order

Jan 22, Colombo: A special gazette notification has been issued assigning Sri Lanka’s armed forces the task of maintaining public order in all 25 districts of the country.
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Sri Lanka President calls out Armed Forces to maintain public order

Jan 22, Colombo: A special gazette notification has been issued assigning Sri Lanka’s armed forces the task of maintaining public order in all 25 districts of the country.

Education Ministry report called on Grade 7 textbook “Hathe Ape Potha” on Sexual Education

Jan 22, Colombo: The Parliamentary Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Human Resources Development and the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Women and Gender have recommended the Ministry of Education to submit a full report on Grade 7 textbook “
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Education Ministry report called on Grade 7 textbook “Hathe Ape Potha” on Sexual Education

Jan 22, Colombo: The Parliamentary Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Human Resources Development and the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Women and Gender have recommended the Ministry of Education to submit a full report on Grade 7 textbook “Hathe Ape Potha” which is the subject of much discussion.

Sri Lanka immigration officials arrest five Uzbek women without valid visa

Jan 22, Colombo: Officials of Sri Lanka’s Department of Immigration and Emigration have arrested five Uzbekistan women illegally staying in the country without valid visas.
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Sri Lanka immigration officials arrest five Uzbek women without valid visa

Jan 22, Colombo: Officials of Sri Lanka’s Department of Immigration and Emigration have arrested five Uzbekistan women illegally staying in the country without valid visas.

EFL 3PL sets industry benchmark by acquiring GOTS, BSCI certifications

Jan 22, Colombo: EFL 3PL, a member of the leading conglomerate Expolanka PLC, was recently bestowed with the two prestigious international certifications, which reflect the company’s unmatched commitment towards compliance.
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EFL 3PL sets industry benchmark by acquiring GOTS, BSCI certifications

Jan 22, Colombo: EFL 3PL, a member of the leading conglomerate Expolanka PLC, was recently bestowed with the two prestigious international certifications, which reflect the company’s unmatched commitment towards compliance.

President of the International Federation of Accountants Dr. In-Ki Joo in Sri Lanka

Jan 22, Colombo: President of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), Dr. In-Ki Joo arrived in Sri Lanka, on a two-day official visit following an invitation extended to him by CA Sri Lanka.
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President of the International Federation of Accountants Dr. In-Ki Joo in Sri Lanka

Jan 22, Colombo: President of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), Dr. In-Ki Joo arrived in Sri Lanka, on a two-day official visit following an invitation extended to him by CA Sri Lanka.

CID reveals contacts of Swiss Embassy employee to court

Jan 21, Colombo: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today has revealed to the courts the contacts of the Swiss Embassy employee Gania Banister Francis, who claimed that she was abducted and questioned by an unidentified group in a white vehicle.
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CID reveals contacts of Swiss Embassy employee to court

Jan 21, Colombo: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today has revealed to the courts the contacts of the Swiss Embassy employee Gania Banister Francis, who claimed that she was abducted and questioned by an unidentified group in a white vehicle.

MP Ranjan Ramanayake apologizes to those harmed by release of phone recordings

Jan 21, Colombo: Parliamentarian and former state minister Ranjan Ramanayake today (21) in parliament apologized to all those, who were aggrieved by the recordings of their phone conversations with him leaked to the media.
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MP Ranjan Ramanayake apologizes to those harmed by release of phone recordings

Jan 21, Colombo: Parliamentarian and former state minister Ranjan Ramanayake today (21) in parliament apologized to all those, who were aggrieved by the recordings of their phone conversations with him leaked to the media.

High Court Judge Gihan Pilapitiya interdicted over the controversial phone conversations

Jan 21, Colombo: The Judicial Service Commission has decided to suspend the services of Embilipitiya High Court Judge Gihan Pilapitiya over the controversial phone conversation he has had UNP MP Ranjan Ramanayake.
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High Court Judge Gihan Pilapitiya interdicted over the controversial phone conversations

Jan 21, Colombo: The Judicial Service Commission has decided to suspend the services of Embilipitiya High Court Judge Gihan Pilapitiya over the controversial phone conversation he has had UNP MP Ranjan Ramanayake.

Speaker tables Central Bank forensic audit reports on bond transactions in parliament

Jan 21, Colombo: The Speaker of Sri Lanka parliament Karu Jayasuriya has tabled the forensic audit reports on the Central Bank bond transactions in parliament making them available to the Members of Parliament, the Communication Department of parliament annou
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Speaker tables Central Bank forensic audit reports on bond transactions in parliament

Jan 21, Colombo: The Speaker of Sri Lanka parliament Karu Jayasuriya has tabled the forensic audit reports on the Central Bank bond transactions in parliament making them available to the Members of Parliament, the Communication Department of parliament announced.

Central Bank clarifies misrepresentations of Forensic Audits in media

Jan 21, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has noted several instances of misreporting in the media with respect to the forensic audits carried out and made the following clarifications.
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Central Bank clarifies misrepresentations of Forensic Audits in media

Jan 21, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has noted several instances of misreporting in the media with respect to the forensic audits carried out and made the following clarifications.

Sri Lanka nationwide inflation rises to 6.2 percent in December 2019

Jan 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s nationwide inflation in December 2019 determined under the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) rose to 6.2 percent from 4.1 percent recorded in November on a year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Statistics report
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Sri Lanka nationwide inflation rises to 6.2 percent in December 2019

Jan 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s nationwide inflation in December 2019 determined under the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) rose to 6.2 percent from 4.1 percent recorded in November on a year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Statistics reported Tuesday.

Parliamentary Select Committee meets today

Jan 21, Colombo: Parliamentary Selection Committee (PSC) under the chairmanship of Speaker of parliament Karu Jayasuriya will be announced today (21) in order to conduct the nomination process of the Members for Committees including the Committee on Public En
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Parliamentary Select Committee meets today

Jan 21, Colombo: Parliamentary Selection Committee (PSC) under the chairmanship of Speaker of parliament Karu Jayasuriya will be announced today (21) in order to conduct the nomination process of the Members for Committees including the Committee on Public Enterprise (COPE) Committee and the Public Accounts Committee.

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