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Sri Lanka pledges to ‘build back better’ from the current crisis

Sept 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Sabry, said Sri Lanka pledges to exploit the crisis that is at hand, build back better, leaving no one behind and rise to new horizons of freedom and progress.
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Sri Lanka pledges to ‘build back better’ from the current crisis

Sept 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Sabry, said Sri Lanka pledges to exploit the crisis that is at hand, build back better, leaving no one behind and rise to new horizons of freedom and progress.

Aeroflot to resume services to Sri Lanka from the 9th October

Sept 25, Colombo: Russia’s leading carrier Aeroflot Airlines will resume operations to Colombo, Sri Lanka from October 9th after suspending services to Colombo for over six months.
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Aeroflot to resume services to Sri Lanka from the 9th October

Sept 25, Colombo: Russia’s leading carrier Aeroflot Airlines will resume operations to Colombo, Sri Lanka from October 9th after suspending services to Colombo for over six months.

Sri Lanka Customs nabs Buddhist monk attempting to smuggle illegal items worth over Rs.30 million

Sept 25, Colombo: A team of Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake have arrested a Buddhist monk who was attempting to illegally bring goods worth Rs. 31.4 million yesterday evening at the Customs premises of the K
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Sri Lanka Customs nabs Buddhist monk attempting to smuggle illegal items worth over Rs.30 million

Sept 25, Colombo: A team of Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake have arrested a Buddhist monk who was attempting to illegally bring goods worth Rs. 31.4 million yesterday evening at the Customs premises of the Katunayake airport arrival terminal.

First solar-powered boat service in the country commences

Sept 25, Colombo: As a solution to the daily traffic jams in Colombo city, an eco-friendly boat service from Battaramulla Diyatha Uyana and Aggona Heenatikumbura to Wellawatta with solar-powered passenger boats was started last Friday (23).
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First solar-powered boat service in the country commences

Sept 25, Colombo: As a solution to the daily traffic jams in Colombo city, an eco-friendly boat service from Battaramulla Diyatha Uyana and Aggona Heenatikumbura to Wellawatta with solar-powered passenger boats was started last Friday (23).

President to leave for Japan tonight to attend former Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s funeral

Sept 25, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe is scheduled to leave for Japan tonight (25) for a three-day official visit.
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President to leave for Japan tonight to attend former Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s funeral

Sept 25, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe is scheduled to leave for Japan tonight (25) for a three-day official visit.

16 students arrested for setting fire to Ravana Falls forest reserve

Sept 24, Colombo: The Ella Police said 16 school students were arrested on suspicion of setting fire to the Ella Ravana Falls Forest Reserve this evening (24th).
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16 students arrested for setting fire to Ravana Falls forest reserve

Sept 24, Colombo: The Ella Police said 16 school students were arrested on suspicion of setting fire to the Ella Ravana Falls Forest Reserve this evening (24th).

Two suspects arrested for removing batteries from telephone towers and selling them

Sept 24, Colombo: The Kotadeniya Police have managed to arrest two suspects who were engaged in a racket of removing and selling batteries from telephone towers worth more than 30 million rupees.
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Two suspects arrested for removing batteries from telephone towers and selling them

Sept 24, Colombo: The Kotadeniya Police have managed to arrest two suspects who were engaged in a racket of removing and selling batteries from telephone towers worth more than 30 million rupees.

President participates in the Esala Maha Perahera traditional rituals at the Walukarama Maha Viharaya

Sept 24, Colombo: The performance of traditional rituals of the annual Esala Maha Perahera at the Walukarama Maha Viharaya, Kollupitiya and offering of flowers to the sacred dagaba of the Padmakara which was brought from Myanmar was held with the participatio
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President participates in the Esala Maha Perahera traditional rituals at the Walukarama Maha Viharaya

Sept 24, Colombo: The performance of traditional rituals of the annual Esala Maha Perahera at the Walukarama Maha Viharaya, Kollupitiya and offering of flowers to the sacred dagaba of the Padmakara which was brought from Myanmar was held with the participation of President Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday (23) afternoon.

Bar Association expresses concerns over declaration of high security zones

Sept 24, Colombo: The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) today expressed deep concerns over the declaration of certain areas in Colombo District as High Security Zones under the Official Secrets Act.
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Bar Association expresses concerns over declaration of high security zones

Sept 24, Colombo: The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) today expressed deep concerns over the declaration of certain areas in Colombo District as High Security Zones under the Official Secrets Act.

Chinese Foreign Minister affirms continued support to Sri Lanka to overcome temporary difficulties

Sept 24, Colombo: China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi Friday met with Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Ali Sabry on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
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Chinese Foreign Minister affirms continued support to Sri Lanka to overcome temporary difficulties

Sept 24, Colombo: China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi Friday met with Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Ali Sabry on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

UK to provide £3 million urgent food and farming support to Sri Lanka

Sept 24, Colombo: UK Minister of State for the Middle East, South Asia, and the UN, Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon Friday announced that the UK is providing urgent food and farming support to Sri Lankans hit hardest by the economic crisis.
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UK to provide £3 million urgent food and farming support to Sri Lanka

Sept 24, Colombo: UK Minister of State for the Middle East, South Asia, and the UN, Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon Friday announced that the UK is providing urgent food and farming support to Sri Lankans hit hardest by the economic crisis.

Sri Lanka calls for global South and North cooperation to overcome contemporary challenges

Sept 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Sabry says the Global North and South should cooperate to overcome the contemporary challenges.
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Sri Lanka calls for global South and North cooperation to overcome contemporary challenges

Sept 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Sabry says the Global North and South should cooperate to overcome the contemporary challenges.

Police fire tear gas, water cannons at protest march, 84 arrested

Sept 24, Colombo: The police fired water cannons and tear gas to disperse a protest march that was moving from Lipton Roundabout towards Maradana along Deans Road.
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Police fire tear gas, water cannons at protest march, 84 arrested

Sept 24, Colombo: The police fired water cannons and tear gas to disperse a protest march that was moving from Lipton Roundabout towards Maradana along Deans Road.

New tender to buy coal on a long-term credit basis

Sept 24, Colombo: Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera said Lanka Coal Company will publish a new International Open Competitive Tender that will allow any suitable supplier that has the ability to provide Coal on a long term credit basis.
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New tender to buy coal on a long-term credit basis

Sept 24, Colombo: Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera said Lanka Coal Company will publish a new International Open Competitive Tender that will allow any suitable supplier that has the ability to provide Coal on a long term credit basis.

Three arrested for stealing rice and chilies worth over Rs. 1 million from a store

Sept 24, Colombo: The police on Friday have arrested three suspects who had broken into a store located at Grandpass Majeed Place and stolen a stock of rice and dry chilies worth over Rs. 1 million.
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Three arrested for stealing rice and chilies worth over Rs. 1 million from a store

Sept 24, Colombo: The police on Friday have arrested three suspects who had broken into a store located at Grandpass Majeed Place and stolen a stock of rice and dry chilies worth over Rs. 1 million.

One person killed, another injured in shooting at Ahungalla

Sept 24, Colombo: A person traveling in a three-wheeler and the driver were shot at near Bogahapitiya Bridge, Ahungalla and the passenger has died after being admitted to the Balapitiya Hospital, the Police said.
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One person killed, another injured in shooting at Ahungalla

Sept 24, Colombo: A person traveling in a three-wheeler and the driver were shot at near Bogahapitiya Bridge, Ahungalla and the passenger has died after being admitted to the Balapitiya Hospital, the Police said.

Agriculture Minister concerned over the future of the poultry industry

Sept 24, Colombo: Minister of Agriculture, Wildlife and Forest Resources Conservation, Mahinda Amaraweera has expressed concern over the future of the poultry industry in the country as the economic crisis is severely affecting the production of chicken and e
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Agriculture Minister concerned over the future of the poultry industry

Sept 24, Colombo: Minister of Agriculture, Wildlife and Forest Resources Conservation, Mahinda Amaraweera has expressed concern over the future of the poultry industry in the country as the economic crisis is severely affecting the production of chicken and eggs.

President writes to Chief Prelates regarding electricity tariff revisions

Sept 23, Colombo: President Ranil Wickremesinghe has expressed his gratitude to the Venerable Maha Sangha for their contribution on conserving electricity at religious shrines and the precedent it sets for society.
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President writes to Chief Prelates regarding electricity tariff revisions

Sept 23, Colombo: President Ranil Wickremesinghe has expressed his gratitude to the Venerable Maha Sangha for their contribution on conserving electricity at religious shrines and the precedent it sets for society.

Sri Lanka Navy nabs two suspects with Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 46 million in Norochcholai

Sept 23, Colombo: During a special operation conducted in Ilanthadiya area of Norochcholai today Sri Lanka Navy has arrested two suspects with over 155 kilograms of Kerala cannabis worth over Rs 46 million.
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Sri Lanka Navy nabs two suspects with Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 46 million in Norochcholai

Sept 23, Colombo: During a special operation conducted in Ilanthadiya area of Norochcholai today Sri Lanka Navy has arrested two suspects with over 155 kilograms of Kerala cannabis worth over Rs 46 million.

Several High Security Zones declared in Colombo

Sept 23, Colombo: President Ranil Wickremesinghe, as the Minister of Defense has declared several strategic locations in the capital Colombo and administrative capital Sri Jayewardenepura area as high Security zones.
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Several High Security Zones declared in Colombo

Sept 23, Colombo: President Ranil Wickremesinghe, as the Minister of Defense has declared several strategic locations in the capital Colombo and administrative capital Sri Jayewardenepura area as high Security zones.

ComBank presented prestigious dual awards by Asiamoney

Sept 23, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recorded a noteworthy feat on the international stage this week receiving two coveted international awards from Asiamoney for the third consecutive year.
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ComBank presented prestigious dual awards by Asiamoney

Sept 23, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recorded a noteworthy feat on the international stage this week receiving two coveted international awards from Asiamoney for the third consecutive year.

Practical program to be implemented soon to minimize crop damage by wild animals

Sept 23, Colombo: Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Wildlife and Forest Resources Conservation Mahinda Amaraweera said that a practical program will be implemented within a short period of time to prevent crop damage caused by animals such as peacocks a
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Practical program to be implemented soon to minimize crop damage by wild animals

Sept 23, Colombo: Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Wildlife and Forest Resources Conservation Mahinda Amaraweera said that a practical program will be implemented within a short period of time to prevent crop damage caused by animals such as peacocks and monkeys.

Sri Lanka Navy arrests 12 persons attempting to illegally migrate from the country

Sept 23, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has foiled an illegal migration attempt and arrested 12 individuals during a special operation conducted in the beach area of Oluthuduwai, Mannar on Thursday night (22).
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Sri Lanka Navy arrests 12 persons attempting to illegally migrate from the country

Sept 23, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has foiled an illegal migration attempt and arrested 12 individuals during a special operation conducted in the beach area of Oluthuduwai, Mannar on Thursday night (22).

Sri Lanka Tourism embarks on a series of Road Shows in India

Sept 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Tourism will continue to expand its bilateral and cultural ties with its Indian counterparts by venturing into a series of Road Shows in key Indian cities from 26th -30th September 2022.
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Sri Lanka Tourism embarks on a series of Road Shows in India

Sept 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Tourism will continue to expand its bilateral and cultural ties with its Indian counterparts by venturing into a series of Road Shows in key Indian cities from 26th -30th September 2022.

Nearly 90 percent of last year’s income from Railways paid as OT - Transport Minister

Sept 23, Colombo: Transport and Highways Minister Bandula Gunawardena said in Parliament yesterday (22) that out of the Rs. 2.6 billion revenue of the Railway Department last year, Rs. 2.3 billion have been paid as overtime pay for employees.
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Nearly 90 percent of last year’s income from Railways paid as OT - Transport Minister

Sept 23, Colombo: Transport and Highways Minister Bandula Gunawardena said in Parliament yesterday (22) that out of the Rs. 2.6 billion revenue of the Railway Department last year, Rs. 2.3 billion have been paid as overtime pay for employees.

Foreign Minister Ali Sabry meets U.S. President

Sept 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Sabry who is attending the 77th United Nations General Assembly in New York has met the President of the United States Joe Biden and the First Lady Dr. Jill Biden.
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Foreign Minister Ali Sabry meets U.S. President

Sept 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Sabry who is attending the 77th United Nations General Assembly in New York has met the President of the United States Joe Biden and the First Lady Dr. Jill Biden.

Foreign ambassadors assure support to recover Sri Lanka from the economic crisis

Sept 23, Colombo: The foreign ambassadors to Sri Lanka have assured President Ranil Wickremesinghe their support to get the assistance of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to recover the island nation from the worst economic crisis in its history.
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Foreign ambassadors assure support to recover Sri Lanka from the economic crisis

Sept 23, Colombo: The foreign ambassadors to Sri Lanka have assured President Ranil Wickremesinghe their support to get the assistance of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to recover the island nation from the worst economic crisis in its history.

Court bans travel for seven people who defrauded money in a pyramid scheme

Sept 22, Colombo: Colombo Additional Magistrate Harshana Kekunawela imposed a travel ban on seven leaders of a company called ‘Sport Chain Society Sri Lanka’ who allegedly defrauded over Rs. 8 billion from a group of people who invested money in a p
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Court bans travel for seven people who defrauded money in a pyramid scheme

Sept 22, Colombo: Colombo Additional Magistrate Harshana Kekunawela imposed a travel ban on seven leaders of a company called ‘Sport Chain Society Sri Lanka’ who allegedly defrauded over Rs. 8 billion from a group of people who invested money in a pyramid scheme.

Consideration of proposals to give about half of the 1,250 Ceypetco filling stations to the private sector commenced

Sept 22, Colombo: The Ministry of Power and Energy says that a part of the 1,250 filling stations owned by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (Ceypetco) is expected to be handed over to private companies by next November.
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Consideration of proposals to give about half of the 1,250 Ceypetco filling stations to the private sector commenced

Sept 22, Colombo: The Ministry of Power and Energy says that a part of the 1,250 filling stations owned by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (Ceypetco) is expected to be handed over to private companies by next November.

Children are the most affected by the current economic crisis - new Chairperson of the Parliamentary Caucus for Children

Sept 22, Colombo: Parliamentarian Rohini Kaviratne, the new Chairperson of the Parliamentary Caucus for Children said children, are the most affected due to the current economic crisis.
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Children are the most affected by the current economic crisis - new Chairperson of the Parliamentary Caucus for Children

Sept 22, Colombo: Parliamentarian Rohini Kaviratne, the new Chairperson of the Parliamentary Caucus for Children said children, are the most affected due to the current economic crisis.

Committee on High Posts approves appointment of Rodney Perera as Ambassador to Japan

Sept 22, Colombo: Secretary-General of Parliament Mr. Dhammika Dasanayake said that the appointment of three secretaries to Ministries and an ambassador was approved by the Committee on High Posts of Parliament recently (20).
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Committee on High Posts approves appointment of Rodney Perera as Ambassador to Japan

Sept 22, Colombo: Secretary-General of Parliament Mr. Dhammika Dasanayake said that the appointment of three secretaries to Ministries and an ambassador was approved by the Committee on High Posts of Parliament recently (20).

Food Security Program Unit established for poor families to receive assistance - President’s Office

Sept 22, Colombo: The President’s Office today said on the special instructions of President Ranil Wickremesinghe, a Food Security Program Unit has been established at the President’s Office for poverty-stricken families to receive assistance under
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Food Security Program Unit established for poor families to receive assistance - President’s Office

Sept 22, Colombo: The President’s Office today said on the special instructions of President Ranil Wickremesinghe, a Food Security Program Unit has been established at the President’s Office for poverty-stricken families to receive assistance under the World Food Programme (WFP).

Colombo Dockyard delivers ‘MISJE VITA’ Eco Bulk Carrier built for Misje Eco Bulk AS, Norway

Sept 22, Colombo: Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) On 21st September 2022 delivered “Misje Vita”, 5000DWT EcoBulk Carrier built for Misje Eco Bulk AS, Norway (Misje).
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Colombo Dockyard delivers ‘MISJE VITA’ Eco Bulk Carrier built for Misje Eco Bulk AS, Norway

Sept 22, Colombo: Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) On 21st September 2022 delivered “Misje Vita”, 5000DWT EcoBulk Carrier built for Misje Eco Bulk AS, Norway (Misje).

PM advises to convene all District Coordinating Committees to take necessary steps for food production and development

Sept 22, Colombo: The Prime Minister and the Minister of State Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government Dinesh Gunawardena has instructed the members of Parliament who have been newly appointed as District Coordination Committee
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PM advises to convene all District Coordinating Committees to take necessary steps for food production and development

Sept 22, Colombo: The Prime Minister and the Minister of State Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government Dinesh Gunawardena has instructed the members of Parliament who have been newly appointed as District Coordination Committee Chairmen to summon all the District Coordination Committees on food production and development activities within the next week.

DIMO in partnership with University of Ruhuna develops Agricultural Machinery Training and Research Hub

Sept 22, Colombo: DIMO, a leading diversified conglomerate in Sri Lanka, entered into a partnership with the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Ruhuna (FAUR) through its agriculture arm DIMO Agribusinesses, to develop an agricultural machinery traini
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DIMO in partnership with University of Ruhuna develops Agricultural Machinery Training and Research Hub

Sept 22, Colombo: DIMO, a leading diversified conglomerate in Sri Lanka, entered into a partnership with the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Ruhuna (FAUR) through its agriculture arm DIMO Agribusinesses, to develop an agricultural machinery training and a research hub in Sri Lanka.

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