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EU reiterates need to replace PTA with new legislation

The European Union (EU) reiterated the need to repeal and replace Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) in order to bring counter-terrorism legislation in line with international standards.
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EU reiterates need to replace PTA with new legislation

The European Union (EU) reiterated the need to repeal and replace Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) in order to bring counter-terrorism legislation in line with international standards.

Two youths arrested for taking photos on top of Cheithiya remanded

Two youths, who were arrested for allegedly taking photos on top of one of the retinue Cheithiyas in Mihintale yesterday, were remanded until February 21, police said.
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Two youths arrested for taking photos on top of Cheithiya remanded

Two youths, who were arrested for allegedly taking photos on top of one of the retinue Cheithiyas in Mihintale yesterday, were remanded until February 21, police said.

Opposition vows to defeat national Govt. proposal

The Opposition said today it would defeat the national government proposal with the support of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).
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Opposition vows to defeat national Govt. proposal

The Opposition said today it would defeat the national government proposal with the support of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).

'So Sri Lanka' wins the 'Best Decorated International Pavilion' at the 26th PTAA Travel and Tour Expo 2019 in Manila

Feb 15, Colombo: The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila with the support of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) for the second consecutive year participated at the 26th Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) Travel and Tour Expo 2019.
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'So Sri Lanka' wins the 'Best Decorated International Pavilion' at the 26th PTAA Travel and Tour Expo 2019 in Manila

Feb 15, Colombo: The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manila with the support of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) for the second consecutive year participated at the 26th Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) Travel and Tour Expo 2019.

Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan visits Sri Lanka

Feb 15, Colombo: Kentaro Sonoura, M. P. and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan, will be visiting Sri Lanka from 15 to 16 February 2019, the Embassy of Japan in Colombo announced today.
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Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan visits Sri Lanka

Feb 15, Colombo: Kentaro Sonoura, M. P. and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan, will be visiting Sri Lanka from 15 to 16 February 2019, the Embassy of Japan in Colombo announced today.

Woman drug dealer critically injured in shooting

Feb 15, Colombo: A woman has sustained critical injuries in a shooting incident Thursday night in Melwatte area in Kotahena and has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Colombo National Hospital.
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Woman drug dealer critically injured in shooting

Feb 15, Colombo: A woman has sustained critical injuries in a shooting incident Thursday night in Melwatte area in Kotahena and has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Colombo National Hospital.

US Coast Guard trains Sri Lankan port officials

The US Coast Guard (USCG) conducted a port security capacity building programme at the Colombo Port with more than 25 Sri Lankan port officials from February 11 to 13, the US Embassy said today.
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US Coast Guard trains Sri Lankan port officials

The US Coast Guard (USCG) conducted a port security capacity building programme at the Colombo Port with more than 25 Sri Lankan port officials from February 11 to 13, the US Embassy said today.

MR slams Constitutional Council

The entire state sector has been collapsed today due to arbitrary actions taken by the Constitutional Council, Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday.
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MR slams Constitutional Council

The entire state sector has been collapsed today due to arbitrary actions taken by the Constitutional Council, Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday.

US to direct $39 mn to SL's maritime security

A top US official said yesterday that his country planned to direct US$ 39 million to Sri Lanka to support maritime security, freedom of navigation, and maritime awareness as part of its Bay of Bengal initiative.
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US to direct $39 mn to SL's maritime security

A top US official said yesterday that his country planned to direct US$ 39 million to Sri Lanka to support maritime security, freedom of navigation, and maritime awareness as part of its Bay of Bengal initiative.

SL lacks proper frameworks in anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist funding: EU

The European Commission on Wednesday listed Sri Lanka among 23 countries with strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing frameworks.
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SL lacks proper frameworks in anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist funding: EU

The European Commission on Wednesday listed Sri Lanka among 23 countries with strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing frameworks.

Japanese PM’s special advisor to visit SL today

Kentaro  Sonoura, who is the special advisor to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, will arrive in Sri Lanka today for a two-day visit and hold meetings with the government leaders to further promote the bilateral relationship between the two countries,
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Japanese PM’s special advisor to visit SL today

Kentaro  Sonoura, who is the special advisor to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, will arrive in Sri Lanka today for a two-day visit and hold meetings with the government leaders to further promote the bilateral relationship between the two countries, including cooperation for realizing a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

Hutch, BOI sign supplementary agreement with $115 mn investment

Feb 15, Colombo: The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka signed a Supplementary Agreement with Hutchison Telecommunications Lanka (Pvt) Ltd on February 11, 2019.
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Hutch, BOI sign supplementary agreement with $115 mn investment

Feb 15, Colombo: The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka signed a Supplementary Agreement with Hutchison Telecommunications Lanka (Pvt) Ltd on February 11, 2019.

Madush, Amal and Nadeemal remanded till Feb. 24: Lawyer

Thirty one suspects including drug kingpin Makandure Madush, singer Amal Perera and his son Nadeemal, who were arrested in Dubai, were today remanded till February 24 after being produced in a Dubai Court, Counsel Shabdika Wellappili said.
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Madush, Amal and Nadeemal remanded till Feb. 24: Lawyer

Thirty one suspects including drug kingpin Makandure Madush, singer Amal Perera and his son Nadeemal, who were arrested in Dubai, were today remanded till February 24 after being produced in a Dubai Court, Counsel Shabdika Wellappili said.

Niroshan rejects allegations

UPFA MP Niroshan Premaratne today rejected allegations levelled against him relating to his links with Makandure Madush and reports of financial assistance from him.
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Niroshan rejects allegations

UPFA MP Niroshan Premaratne today rejected allegations levelled against him relating to his links with Makandure Madush and reports of financial assistance from him.

Kashmir attack: Bomb kills 34 soldiers in military convoy

At least 34 Indian paramilitary soldiers have been killed in a bomb attack by militants on their convoy in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Kashmir attack: Bomb kills 34 soldiers in military convoy

At least 34 Indian paramilitary soldiers have been killed in a bomb attack by militants on their convoy in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Kanjipani Imran’s mistress Kudu Chooti injured in shooting

A 39-year-old woman known as ‘Kudu Chooti’, who is also the mistress of underworld figure Kanjipani Imran, was injured when two unidentified gunmen opened fired at her at Melwatta in Kotahena this evening, police said.
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Kanjipani Imran’s mistress Kudu Chooti injured in shooting

A 39-year-old woman known as ‘Kudu Chooti’, who is also the mistress of underworld figure Kanjipani Imran, was injured when two unidentified gunmen opened fired at her at Melwatta in Kotahena this evening, police said.

Govt. only looking at political solution based on APRC proposals: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the government was only looking at the political solution based on the proposals made by the All Party Representative Committee (APRC) during the previous regime.
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Govt. only looking at political solution based on APRC proposals: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the government was only looking at the political solution based on the proposals made by the All Party Representative Committee (APRC) during the previous regime.

UK renews call on Sri Lanka to abolish death penalty

The UK Government renewed its call on Sri Lanka, a country which has consistently backed UN resolutions for worldwide suspension of executions, to abolish the death penalty. UK Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field said the UK Government call
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UK renews call on Sri Lanka to abolish death penalty

The UK Government renewed its call on Sri Lanka, a country which has consistently backed UN resolutions for worldwide suspension of executions, to abolish the death penalty. UK Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field said the UK Government calls on all

Bribery commission records statement from Minister Ravi Karunanayake on bond scam

Feb 14, Colombo: Ravi Karunanayake, Minister of Power & energy and Business Development Thursday visited the Commission to Investigate Bribery or Corruption to give a statement regarding the Central Bank Bond scam.
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Bribery commission records statement from Minister Ravi Karunanayake on bond scam

Feb 14, Colombo: Ravi Karunanayake, Minister of Power & energy and Business Development Thursday visited the Commission to Investigate Bribery or Corruption to give a statement regarding the Central Bank Bond scam.

Sri Lanka to host COP18 CITES Conference in Colombo from 23 May - 3 June 2019

Feb 14, Colombo: Preparations are underway for Sri Lanka to host the 18th Session of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) conference in 2019 from 23rd May to 3rd June in Colombo.
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Sri Lanka to host COP18 CITES Conference in Colombo from 23 May - 3 June 2019

Feb 14, Colombo: Preparations are underway for Sri Lanka to host the 18th Session of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) conference in 2019 from 23rd May to 3rd June in Colombo.

EU agrees to work with Sri Lanka closely on human rights, reconciliation, reiterates opposition to death penalty

Feb 14, Brussels: The European Union (EU) and Sri Lanka at their Joint Commission on Thursday in Brussels have agreed on the importance to continue working closely together on human rights and reconciliation while committed to work jointly during next two yea
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EU agrees to work with Sri Lanka closely on human rights, reconciliation, reiterates opposition to death penalty

Feb 14, Brussels: The European Union (EU) and Sri Lanka at their Joint Commission on Thursday in Brussels have agreed on the importance to continue working closely together on human rights and reconciliation while committed to work jointly during next two years to foster rural development, democratic governance, investments and economic growth.

Top U.S. commander says necessary to sustain engagement with Sri Lanka, particularly the navy

Feb 14, Washington: A top U.S. military commander for Asia on Tuesday said it is necessary to sustain engagement with Sri Lanka, particularly the navy despite the political turmoil in the Indian Ocean island nation.
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Top U.S. commander says necessary to sustain engagement with Sri Lanka, particularly the navy

Feb 14, Washington: A top U.S. military commander for Asia on Tuesday said it is necessary to sustain engagement with Sri Lanka, particularly the navy despite the political turmoil in the Indian Ocean island nation.

Poverty in Sri Lanka continues to decline in line with strong economic growth despite challenges- World Bank

Feb 14, Colombo: The latest edition of the World Bank's Sri Lanka Development Update (SLDU) highlights that poverty in the country continues to decline in line with strong economic growth despite finding the island in a challenging macroeconomic landscape.
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Poverty in Sri Lanka continues to decline in line with strong economic growth despite challenges- World Bank

Feb 14, Colombo: The latest edition of the World Bank's Sri Lanka Development Update (SLDU) highlights that poverty in the country continues to decline in line with strong economic growth despite finding the island in a challenging macroeconomic landscape.

Sri Lanka PM instructs to expedite development of Jaffna

Feb 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the United National Front-led government will focus special attention on the development of Jaffna, capital city of Northern Province.
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Sri Lanka PM instructs to expedite development of Jaffna

Feb 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the United National Front-led government will focus special attention on the development of Jaffna, capital city of Northern Province.

Sri Lankans illegally sailed to Réunion Island to return today

Feb 14, Colombo: Seventy out of 72 Sri Lankans who illegally sailed to French Réunion Island on a fishing trawler from Chilaw, are to be returned to Sri Lanka this morning on a special French plane under the custody of French Authorities, the Department of F
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Sri Lankans illegally sailed to Réunion Island to return today

Feb 14, Colombo: Seventy out of 72 Sri Lankans who illegally sailed to French Réunion Island on a fishing trawler from Chilaw, are to be returned to Sri Lanka this morning on a special French plane under the custody of French Authorities, the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources said.

A two day Dengue control field program to commence today

Feb 14, Colombo: A two day dengue control field program will take place in high risk areas in selected districts today and tomorrow (14th and 15th) with the intention of preventing a possible dengue outbreak, Health Ministry spokesman said.
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A two day Dengue control field program to commence today

Feb 14, Colombo: A two day dengue control field program will take place in high risk areas in selected districts today and tomorrow (14th and 15th) with the intention of preventing a possible dengue outbreak, Health Ministry spokesman said.

ICJ deeply concerned by President Sirisena's resolve to resume executions in Sri Lanka

Feb 14, Colombo: The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) expressing deep concern, has called on Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena, to retract his recent pronouncement that executions would resume in the country
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ICJ deeply concerned by President Sirisena's resolve to resume executions in Sri Lanka

Feb 14, Colombo: The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) expressing deep concern, has called on Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena, to retract his recent pronouncement that executions would resume in the country

Dialog and LECO to launch Sri Lanka's first IoT based smart-grid solution to support prepaid electricity metering

Feb 14, Colombo: Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka's premier connectivity provider, Lanka Electricity Company (LECO) and the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy announced the deployment of an innovative Internet of Things (IoT) enabled smart-grid solution
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Dialog and LECO to launch Sri Lanka's first IoT based smart-grid solution to support prepaid electricity metering

Feb 14, Colombo: Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka's premier connectivity provider, Lanka Electricity Company (LECO) and the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy announced the deployment of an innovative Internet of Things (IoT) enabled smart-grid solution

ADB, Sri Lankan universities sign agreements to foster science and technology in Sri Lanka's higher education

Feb 14, Colombo: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and four Sri Lankan universities Wednesday signed project agreements totaling $145 million under the ADB-funded Science and Technology Human Resources Development Project to foster science and technology in S
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ADB, Sri Lankan universities sign agreements to foster science and technology in Sri Lanka's higher education

Feb 14, Colombo: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and four Sri Lankan universities Wednesday signed project agreements totaling $145 million under the ADB-funded Science and Technology Human Resources Development Project to foster science and technology in Sri Lanka's higher education.

CID probe Ex-DIG Nalaka, Amal's connection to Madush

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate that it is looking into the link between former TID DIG Nalaka Silva and musician Amal Perera and also investigate if their was any dealings between the former DI
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CID probe Ex-DIG Nalaka, Amal's connection to Madush

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate that it is looking into the link between former TID DIG Nalaka Silva and musician Amal Perera and also investigate if their was any dealings between the former DIG and Makandure Madush.

MR could even nominate Shiranthi as presidential candidate

Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayaka said yesterday that opposition and SLPP de-facto leader Mahinda Rajapaksa could even nominate his wife Shiranthi as the presidential candidate of the joint opposition because he is the sole decision maker on th
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MR could even nominate Shiranthi as presidential candidate

Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayaka said yesterday that opposition and SLPP de-facto leader Mahinda Rajapaksa could even nominate his wife Shiranthi as the presidential candidate of the joint opposition because he is the sole decision maker on this subject on behalf of the JO and the SLPP.

SL Consulate in Dubai not willing to appear for Amal, son

Counsel Shabdika Wellappili, who went to Dubai yesterday to represent well-known singer Amal Perera and his son  Nadeemal, said the Sri Lankan Consulate in Dubai had rejected a request made by him to allow his to appear for them on behalf of the Sri Lank
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SL Consulate in Dubai not willing to appear for Amal, son

Counsel Shabdika Wellappili, who went to Dubai yesterday to represent well-known singer Amal Perera and his son  Nadeemal, said the Sri Lankan Consulate in Dubai had rejected a request made by him to allow his to appear for them on behalf of the Sri Lankan Government.

Modern education fit for the 21st century should be introduced to the country - PM

Feb 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says a 20th century education cannot face the challenges of the 21st century and a modern education system fit the fit for the 21st century should be established in the country.
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Modern education fit for the 21st century should be introduced to the country - PM

Feb 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says a 20th century education cannot face the challenges of the 21st century and a modern education system fit the fit for the 21st century should be established in the country.

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