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CPA challenges 20th Amendment to Constitution in Supreme Court

Sept 23, Colombo: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), a leading public policy research and advocacy think tank in Sri Lanka, and its Executive Director, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Tuesday (23) filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the 20t
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CPA challenges 20th Amendment to Constitution in Supreme Court

Sept 23, Colombo: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), a leading public policy research and advocacy think tank in Sri Lanka, and its Executive Director, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Tuesday (23) filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the 20th Amendment to Constitution.

Census of Population and Housing in Sri Lanka in 2021

Sept 23, Colombo: The Census of Population and Housing in Sri Lanka is conducted every 10 years and in accordance with the powers vested in it by the Census Ordinance, the Department of Census and Statistics plans to conduct the next Census in the year 2021.
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Census of Population and Housing in Sri Lanka in 2021

Sept 23, Colombo: The Census of Population and Housing in Sri Lanka is conducted every 10 years and in accordance with the powers vested in it by the Census Ordinance, the Department of Census and Statistics plans to conduct the next Census in the year 2021.

Three persons who earned Rs. 310 million from drug trafficking arrested

Sept 23, Colombo: Three persons including an employee of the Negombo Municipal Council and a car spare parts dealer were arrested today (23) for maintaining bank accounts credited with Rs. 310 million allegedly earned from drug trafficking, the Western Provin
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Three persons who earned Rs. 310 million from drug trafficking arrested

Sept 23, Colombo: Three persons including an employee of the Negombo Municipal Council and a car spare parts dealer were arrested today (23) for maintaining bank accounts credited with Rs. 310 million allegedly earned from drug trafficking, the Western Province Southern Crimes Division said.

Admission of students for intermediate grades is suspended until further notice

Sept 23, Colombo: The Ministry of Education announced that it has decided to suspend the admission of students to intermediate grades under the existing system until further notice.
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Admission of students for intermediate grades is suspended until further notice

Sept 23, Colombo: The Ministry of Education announced that it has decided to suspend the admission of students to intermediate grades under the existing system until further notice.

President makes sudden inspection visit to Narahenpita NHDA Office

Sept 23, Colombo: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa made a surprise inspection visit to the Narahenpita Office of the National Housing Development Authority today (23) following a complaint by a client.
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President makes sudden inspection visit to Narahenpita NHDA Office

Sept 23, Colombo: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa made a surprise inspection visit to the Narahenpita Office of the National Housing Development Authority today (23) following a complaint by a client.

CID informs court that investigations against former Defense Secretary and IGP concluded

Sept 23, Colombo: The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) informed the Colombo Magistrate’s Court today that investigations into the failure of former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara to avert th
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CID informs court that investigations against former Defense Secretary and IGP concluded

Sept 23, Colombo: The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) informed the Colombo Magistrate’s Court today that investigations into the failure of former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara to avert the Easter Sunday suicide attacks despite receiving sufficient intelligence have been completed.

Sri Lankan President calls on UN to halt ‘political witch hunts’ against member States

Sept 23, Colombo: The President of Sri Lanka highlighting his government’s successes in managing the spread of COVID-19 pandemic and creating new trends for economic revival called on the United Nations to end the “political witch hunts”
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Sri Lankan President calls on UN to halt ‘political witch hunts’ against member States

Sept 23, Colombo: The President of Sri Lanka highlighting his government’s successes in managing the spread of COVID-19 pandemic and creating new trends for economic revival called on the United Nations to end the “political witch hunts”

Petition filed in Supreme Court challenging 20th Amendment to the Constitution

Sept 23, Colombo: A special petition has been filed in the Supreme Court yesterday (22nd) seeking a ruling that the ‘20th Amendment to the Constitution’ Bill is unconstitutional and that it should be passed by a two-thirds majority in Parliament an
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Petition filed in Supreme Court challenging 20th Amendment to the Constitution

Sept 23, Colombo: A special petition has been filed in the Supreme Court yesterday (22nd) seeking a ruling that the ‘20th Amendment to the Constitution’ Bill is unconstitutional and that it should be passed by a two-thirds majority in Parliament and a public referendum.

ComBank IPG services show remarkable growth momentum during the year

Sept 23, Colombo: As e-commerce continues to burgeon in Sri Lanka, the Commercial Bank of Ceylon has asserted its ascendancy in this sphere, with payment processing services deployed by the Bank now accounting for approximately two out of every five transacti
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ComBank IPG services show remarkable growth momentum during the year

Sept 23, Colombo: As e-commerce continues to burgeon in Sri Lanka, the Commercial Bank of Ceylon has asserted its ascendancy in this sphere, with payment processing services deployed by the Bank now accounting for approximately two out of every five transactions.

Investigations under criminal law against the owner of the collapsed building in Kandy

Sept 22, Colombo: Kandy SSP Sudath Masinghe said the owner of the collapsed building in Kandy is being investigated under criminal law on charges of killing three people and causing damage to two houses as a result of negligence.
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Investigations under criminal law against the owner of the collapsed building in Kandy

Sept 22, Colombo: Kandy SSP Sudath Masinghe said the owner of the collapsed building in Kandy is being investigated under criminal law on charges of killing three people and causing damage to two houses as a result of negligence.

Minister Chamal Rajapaksa examines the progress of the Uma Oya project

Sept 22, Colombo: Minister of Irrigation Chamal Rajapaksa paid an emergency visit to observe the development work in the lower valley of the Uma Oya project yesterday (21).
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Minister Chamal Rajapaksa examines the progress of the Uma Oya project

Sept 22, Colombo: Minister of Irrigation Chamal Rajapaksa paid an emergency visit to observe the development work in the lower valley of the Uma Oya project yesterday (21).

Dialog Axiata introduces ‘Couple Blaster’ with unlimited calls & SMS

Sept 22, Colombo: Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, announced the launch of Sri Lanka’s Best Couple Plan ‘Couple Blaster’ facilitating all Dialog mobile customers with Unlimited Calls and SMS between two number
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Dialog Axiata introduces ‘Couple Blaster’ with unlimited calls & SMS

Sept 22, Colombo: Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, announced the launch of Sri Lanka’s Best Couple Plan ‘Couple Blaster’ facilitating all Dialog mobile customers with Unlimited Calls and SMS between two numbers for as low as Rs. 123 (including taxes) per month.

Former President told IGP Pujith not to investigate Saharan - Hemasiri

Sept 22, Colombo: Former President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed IGP Pujith Jayasundara not to carry out investigations into the activities of the leader of the National Thowheed Jamaat (NTJ) Saharan Hashim former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando tol
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Former President told IGP Pujith not to investigate Saharan - Hemasiri

Sept 22, Colombo: Former President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed IGP Pujith Jayasundara not to carry out investigations into the activities of the leader of the National Thowheed Jamaat (NTJ) Saharan Hashim former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando told the Presidential Commission of Inquiry.

Sri Lanka President expects UN not to interfere in domestic affairs

Sept 21, Colombo: “We expect the United Nation will place due emphasis on non-interference in domestic affairs of other states,” President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said in a pre-recorded statement at the High-Level Meeting to Commemorate the 75th Annivers
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Sri Lanka President expects UN not to interfere in domestic affairs

Sept 21, Colombo: “We expect the United Nation will place due emphasis on non-interference in domestic affairs of other states,” President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said in a pre-recorded statement at the High-Level Meeting to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations today (21).

Bar Association requests IGP to launch immediate investigation into Kandy building collapse

Sept 21, Colombo: The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has written to the Acting Inspector General of Police C.D. Wickramaratne to launch an immediate investigation into the collapse of a building in Kandy that killed three in the same family.
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Bar Association requests IGP to launch immediate investigation into Kandy building collapse

Sept 21, Colombo: The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has written to the Acting Inspector General of Police C.D. Wickramaratne to launch an immediate investigation into the collapse of a building in Kandy that killed three in the same family.

Coronavirus update: Sri Lanka COVID-19 cases rise to 3,299 Monday with 26 new cases

Sept 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 cases rose to 3,299 with 12 more persons testing positive for the coronavirus Monday, the Health Ministry reported.
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Coronavirus update: Sri Lanka COVID-19 cases rise to 3,299 Monday with 26 new cases

Sept 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 cases rose to 3,299 with 12 more persons testing positive for the coronavirus Monday, the Health Ministry reported.

Pakistan seeks to boost trade with Sri Lanka to US$ 2 billion

Sept 21, Colombo: The High Commission of Pakistan in Colombo held the first virtual business forum in collaboration with Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) to enhance awareness regarding trade and investment opportunities between the two friendly coun
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Pakistan seeks to boost trade with Sri Lanka to US$ 2 billion

Sept 21, Colombo: The High Commission of Pakistan in Colombo held the first virtual business forum in collaboration with Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) to enhance awareness regarding trade and investment opportunities between the two friendly countries on 18th September, 2020.

Sri Lanka national inflation rises to 6.2 percent in August 2020

Sept 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s nationwide inflation in August 2020 determined under the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) increased to 6.2 percent from 6.1 percent recorded in July 2020 on a year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Statistics r
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Sri Lanka national inflation rises to 6.2 percent in August 2020

Sept 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s nationwide inflation in August 2020 determined under the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) increased to 6.2 percent from 6.1 percent recorded in July 2020 on a year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Statistics reported Monday.

Bribery Commission files indictments against Ravi Karunanayake and Arjun Aloysius

Sept 21, Colombo: The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) has indicted former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and Arjun Aloysius, director of Perpetual Treasure, Ltd. in the High Court.
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Bribery Commission files indictments against Ravi Karunanayake and Arjun Aloysius

Sept 21, Colombo: The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) has indicted former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and Arjun Aloysius, director of Perpetual Treasure, Ltd. in the High Court.

Private owners are urged to hand over their mechanical saw to the wildlife office or the police

Sept 21, Colombo: The Ministry of Wildlife and Forest Conservation has planned a program for the owners to hand over their mechanical saws used for personal use in the forest reserve areas around the island to the police stations or the wildlife offices and o
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Private owners are urged to hand over their mechanical saw to the wildlife office or the police

Sept 21, Colombo: The Ministry of Wildlife and Forest Conservation has planned a program for the owners to hand over their mechanical saws used for personal use in the forest reserve areas around the island to the police stations or the wildlife offices and obtain them only when required.

Sri Lanka to celebrate World Tourism Day 2020 in Kandy

Sept 21, Colombo: Under the guidance of the Ministry of Tourism, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority and the Department of Trade Commerce and Tourism of Central Provincial Council have organized a three-day special program and several other events to cele
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Sri Lanka to celebrate World Tourism Day 2020 in Kandy

Sept 21, Colombo: Under the guidance of the Ministry of Tourism, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority and the Department of Trade Commerce and Tourism of Central Provincial Council have organized a three-day special program and several other events to celebrate the World Tourism Day 2020 in Kandy.

Traffic lane rule to be further expanded from tomorrow

Sept 20, Colombo: The Traffic Lane Law which is being implemented to reduce the traffic congestion in Colombo and suburbs and bus priority lanes will be expanded to cover the entire Colombo District from tomorrow (21).
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Traffic lane rule to be further expanded from tomorrow

Sept 20, Colombo: The Traffic Lane Law which is being implemented to reduce the traffic congestion in Colombo and suburbs and bus priority lanes will be expanded to cover the entire Colombo District from tomorrow (21).

Cardinal Ranjith, Auxiliary bishops oppose Harin’s statement before Presidential Commission

Sept 20, Colombo: The Auxiliary Bishops of the Archdiocese of Colombo have issued a statement saying that the allegations leveled against the Cardinal by MP Harin Fernando who recently appeared before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Easter Sun
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Cardinal Ranjith, Auxiliary bishops oppose Harin’s statement before Presidential Commission

Sept 20, Colombo: The Auxiliary Bishops of the Archdiocese of Colombo have issued a statement saying that the allegations leveled against the Cardinal by MP Harin Fernando who recently appeared before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Easter Sunday Attack, are untrue and unfounded.

PM receives proposal to uplift Small and Medium Enterprises affected by COVID-19

Sept 20, Colombo: Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the small and medium scale enterprise sector has become the backbone of the country.
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PM receives proposal to uplift Small and Medium Enterprises affected by COVID-19

Sept 20, Colombo: Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the small and medium scale enterprise sector has become the backbone of the country.

Mohan Peiris appointed Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York

Sept 20, Colombo: The Sri Lankan Government has appointed Dr. Mohan Peiris, a former Chief Justice and President’s Counsel, as the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York, USA, local media reported.
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Mohan Peiris appointed Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York

Sept 20, Colombo: The Sri Lankan Government has appointed Dr. Mohan Peiris, a former Chief Justice and President’s Counsel, as the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York, USA, local media reported.

Former President rejects former defense secretary’s allegations over Easter Sunday attacks

Sept 20, Colombo: Former President and Polonnaruwa district parliamentarian Maithripala Sirisena has denied allegations made against him by former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Easter Sunday attacks.
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Former President rejects former defense secretary’s allegations over Easter Sunday attacks

Sept 20, Colombo: Former President and Polonnaruwa district parliamentarian Maithripala Sirisena has denied allegations made against him by former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Easter Sunday attacks.

Infant rescued from the rubble of collapsed building in Kandy dies

Sept 20, Colombo: A five-storied building caved-in and collapsed on to a house in Buwelikada area in Kandy early this morning trapping five people in the house including a one and a half month old infant.
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Infant rescued from the rubble of collapsed building in Kandy dies

Sept 20, Colombo: A five-storied building caved-in and collapsed on to a house in Buwelikada area in Kandy early this morning trapping five people in the house including a one and a half month old infant.

Underworld criminals seek safe haven in Colombo apartment complexes and work sites

Sept 20, Colombo: Senior Deputy Inspector General (DIG) in charge of the Western Province Deshabandu Tennakoon has said that the police had received information that underworld criminals were using apartments and work sites in Colombo as safe havens
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Underworld criminals seek safe haven in Colombo apartment complexes and work sites

Sept 20, Colombo: Senior Deputy Inspector General (DIG) in charge of the Western Province Deshabandu Tennakoon has said that the police had received information that underworld criminals were using apartments and work sites in Colombo as safe havens

EU to provide Euro 4.9 million for seven tourism projects- Tourism Minister

Sept 20, Colombo: The European Union (EU) has agreed to provide Euro 4.9 million in assistance for seven projects to boost Sri Lanka’s tourism industry, Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said.
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EU to provide Euro 4.9 million for seven tourism projects- Tourism Minister

Sept 20, Colombo: The European Union (EU) has agreed to provide Euro 4.9 million in assistance for seven projects to boost Sri Lanka’s tourism industry, Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said.

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