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Father and son killed, mother injured in accident

A 31-year-old man and his 3-year-old child were killed while his wife sustained injuries when the car they were travelling in skidded off the road and toppled at Kumdukwela in Ella yesterday.

C.J.P. Siriwardana appointed IRD Commissioner General

Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, C.J.P. Siriwardana has been appointed as the Commissioner General of the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) on the recommendation of Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera today.
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C.J.P. Siriwardana appointed IRD Commissioner General

Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, C.J.P. Siriwardana has been appointed as the Commissioner General of the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) on the recommendation of Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera today.

Increasing water tariff: Cabinet refuses Rauff's request

City Planning and Water Supply Minister Rauff Hakeem is reported to have today submitted a Cabinet paper seeking to increase water tariffs.
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Increasing water tariff: Cabinet refuses Rauff's request

City Planning and Water Supply Minister Rauff Hakeem is reported to have today submitted a Cabinet paper seeking to increase water tariffs.

Debt repayment priority, not rupee depreciation, says Mangala

The government’s priority at the moment was debt repayment and not countering currency depreciation as it was a common phenomenon experienced by many emerging and frontier economies, Finance and Mass Media Minister Managala Samaraweera said today.
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Debt repayment priority, not rupee depreciation, says Mangala

The government’s priority at the moment was debt repayment and not countering currency depreciation as it was a common phenomenon experienced by many emerging and frontier economies, Finance and Mass Media Minister Managala Samaraweera said today.

Not a single medicinal drug withdrawn: Rajitha

Not a single essential medicinal drug has been removed from the market other than to replace those that have remained for long periods on pharmacy shelves with new and better drugs, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said yesterday.
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Not a single medicinal drug withdrawn: Rajitha

Not a single essential medicinal drug has been removed from the market other than to replace those that have remained for long periods on pharmacy shelves with new and better drugs, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said yesterday.

KOICA and UNICEF sign a US$ 6 million partnership to support education projects in Northern Sri Lanka

Oct 23, Colombo: The Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has signed a new multi-year partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), to support education projects in the Kilinochchi district of Sri Lanka.
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KOICA and UNICEF sign a US$ 6 million partnership to support education projects in Northern Sri Lanka

Oct 23, Colombo: The Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has signed a new multi-year partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), to support education projects in the Kilinochchi district of Sri Lanka.

ACMC lodges complaint on an alleged plot to assassinate Minister Rishad Bathiudeen

Oct 23, Colombo: The All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) has lodged a complaint with Colombo Police HQ on the alleged plot against its leader, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen.
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ACMC lodges complaint on an alleged plot to assassinate Minister Rishad Bathiudeen

Oct 23, Colombo: The All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) has lodged a complaint with Colombo Police HQ on the alleged plot against its leader, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen.

Sri Lanka, South Africa focus on strengthening political, economic, trade relations at partnership forum

Oct 23, Colombo: The Seventh Session of the Sri Lanka-South Africa Partnership Forum was held on 16 October 2018 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombo to review political and economic relations and strengthen cooperation between the two countries, Min
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Sri Lanka, South Africa focus on strengthening political, economic, trade relations at partnership forum

Oct 23, Colombo: The Seventh Session of the Sri Lanka-South Africa Partnership Forum was held on 16 October 2018 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombo to review political and economic relations and strengthen cooperation between the two countries, Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a release today.

BOI attracts investments into Trincomalee district fueling development and employment generation

Oct 23, Colombo: The investment promotion agency of Sri Lanka, the Board of Investment has played a vital role in promoting and developing the economy of the Eastern Province of the island.
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BOI attracts investments into Trincomalee district fueling development and employment generation

Oct 23, Colombo: The investment promotion agency of Sri Lanka, the Board of Investment has played a vital role in promoting and developing the economy of the Eastern Province of the island.

Sri Lanka Navy arrests two men with over 150 kg of Kerala cannabis in northern seas

Oct 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy personnel on Monday (22) have arrested two persons in northern seas with over 150 kg of Kerala cannabis.
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Sri Lanka Navy arrests two men with over 150 kg of Kerala cannabis in northern seas

Oct 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy personnel on Monday (22) have arrested two persons in northern seas with over 150 kg of Kerala cannabis.

Alaina Teplitz sworn in as next U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives

Oct 23, Washington, DC: Ambassador Alaina Teplitz was sworn in as the next U.S. Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka and to the Republic of Maldives.
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Alaina Teplitz sworn in as next U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives

Oct 23, Washington, DC: Ambassador Alaina Teplitz was sworn in as the next U.S. Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka and to the Republic of Maldives.

Sri Lankan passenger arrested for attempting to smuggle foreign currency worth Rs. 6.4 million

Oct 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake have arrested a Sri Lankan passenger who was attempting to smuggle out foreign currency worth over Rs 6.4 million.
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Sri Lankan passenger arrested for attempting to smuggle foreign currency worth Rs. 6.4 million

Oct 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake have arrested a Sri Lankan passenger who was attempting to smuggle out foreign currency worth over Rs 6.4 million.

Letting officials to run PCs tantamount to dictatorship: EC

Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya has sent a hard-hitting letter to the government and recognized political parties informing them that getting officials to run provincial councils was undemocratic and likened it to an administration of dictato
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Letting officials to run PCs tantamount to dictatorship: EC

Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya has sent a hard-hitting letter to the government and recognized political parties informing them that getting officials to run provincial councils was undemocratic and likened it to an administration of dictatorship.

Arahat Mahinda’s ashes enshrined in Rajagala

Archaeologists from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, who are in charge of the Rajagala Archaeological Reserve in Ampara have confirmed that it was there that the ashes of Arahat Mahinda were enshrined, Vice Chancellor Sampath Amaratunge informed the med
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Arahat Mahinda’s ashes enshrined in Rajagala

Archaeologists from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, who are in charge of the Rajagala Archaeological Reserve in Ampara have confirmed that it was there that the ashes of Arahat Mahinda were enshrined, Vice Chancellor Sampath Amaratunge informed the media.  

World's longest sea crossing: Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens

Chinese President Xi Jinping has officially opened the world's longest sea crossing bridge, nine years after construction first began.
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World's longest sea crossing: Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens

Chinese President Xi Jinping has officially opened the world's longest sea crossing bridge, nine years after construction first began.

SL seeks India's help to tackle fixing rut

India has offered to assist Sri Lanka with its inquiry into match-fixing in cricket and drafting laws to combat cheating in the game, Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said yesterday.
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SL seeks India's help to tackle fixing rut

India has offered to assist Sri Lanka with its inquiry into match-fixing in cricket and drafting laws to combat cheating in the game, Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said yesterday.

SL is the best travel destination for 2019 - Lonely Planet

Sri Lanka claimed the top spot in the Lonely Planet’s best travel destinations list of countries to visit in 2019, with Germany and Zimbabwe just behind, while Italy's Piedmont, the Catskills in the USA, and northern Peru topped the list of must-se
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SL is the best travel destination for 2019 - Lonely Planet

Sri Lanka claimed the top spot in the Lonely Planet’s best travel destinations list of countries to visit in 2019, with Germany and Zimbabwe just behind, while Italy's Piedmont, the Catskills in the USA, and northern Peru topped the list of must-see regions.

CID arrests SLC Chief Financial Officer

Sri Lanka Cricket's (SLC) Chief Financial Officer Wimal Nandika Dissanayake was arrested by the CID today in connection with an alleged financial fraud of USD 187,084, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said.
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CID arrests SLC Chief Financial Officer

Sri Lanka Cricket's (SLC) Chief Financial Officer Wimal Nandika Dissanayake was arrested by the CID today in connection with an alleged financial fraud of USD 187,084, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said.

Fmr. TID DIG Nalaka grilled for nine hours for the third day

Former Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) DIG Kaushal Nalaka de Silva was questioned over nine hours for the third day today over the inquiry into the alleged assassination plot on President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajap
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Fmr. TID DIG Nalaka grilled for nine hours for the third day

Former Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) DIG Kaushal Nalaka de Silva was questioned over nine hours for the third day today over the inquiry into the alleged assassination plot on President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

If govt. decisions made without UNP, it is unacceptable: SF

Minister Sarath Fonseka said on Sunday that it was unacceptable, if decisions with regard to government matters were taken disregarding the UNP which contributed a lot to form this government.
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If govt. decisions made without UNP, it is unacceptable: SF

Minister Sarath Fonseka said on Sunday that it was unacceptable, if decisions with regard to government matters were taken disregarding the UNP which contributed a lot to form this government.

Reveal names of Cabinet ministers in RAW pay list-Namal

Joint Opposition MP Namal Rajapaksa said that President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe should reveal the names of the two cabinet ministers, who were claimed to be in the pay list of India’s Intelligence wing – RAW.
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Reveal names of Cabinet ministers in RAW pay list-Namal

Joint Opposition MP Namal Rajapaksa said that President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe should reveal the names of the two cabinet ministers, who were claimed to be in the pay list of India’s Intelligence wing – RAW.

England cricket fans advised on alcohol on Poya Day matches

Ahead of the 5th ODI between Sri Lanka and England in Colombo on Tuesday and/or Wednesday, the reserve day which falls on the Vap Full Moon Poya Day, the British High Commission in Colombo has issued a travel advise to supporters of the English team, who are
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England cricket fans advised on alcohol on Poya Day matches

Ahead of the 5th ODI between Sri Lanka and England in Colombo on Tuesday and/or Wednesday, the reserve day which falls on the Vap Full Moon Poya Day, the British High Commission in Colombo has issued a travel advise to supporters of the English team, who are in Sri Lanka on the use of alcohol.

Welgama’s remarks detrimental to JO: Gammanpila

The recent remarks made by UPFA MP Kumara Welgama on his objection to Gotabaya Rajapaksa, were baseless and detrimental to smooth functioning of the Joint Opposition, the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) leader MP Udaya Gammanpila said today.
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Welgama’s remarks detrimental to JO: Gammanpila

The recent remarks made by UPFA MP Kumara Welgama on his objection to Gotabaya Rajapaksa, were baseless and detrimental to smooth functioning of the Joint Opposition, the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) leader MP Udaya Gammanpila said today.

SL needs further safeguards against rights violations: HRW

Sri Lanka’s draft counterterrorism law significantly improves upon the current, abusive Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) but needs further safeguards against rights violations, Human Rights Watch said. It said in a statement Parliament should amend th
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SL needs further safeguards against rights violations: HRW

Sri Lanka’s draft counterterrorism law significantly improves upon the current, abusive Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) but needs further safeguards against rights violations, Human Rights Watch said. It said in a statement Parliament should amend the bill to fully comply with international human rights standards and resist pressure to roll back its reforms.

'Meena Gaya' derails again today after colliding with an elephant

Oct 22, Colombo: Batticaloa bound 'Meena Gaya' intercity train has collided with a wild elephant again this morning (22) and derailed, the Welikanda Police said.
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'Meena Gaya' derails again today after colliding with an elephant

Oct 22, Colombo: Batticaloa bound 'Meena Gaya' intercity train has collided with a wild elephant again this morning (22) and derailed, the Welikanda Police said.

Measures to eliminate competition in Grade 5 Scholarship Exam

Oct 22, Colombo: Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that steps will be taken to change the methodology of holding the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination to eliminate the competition, as the exam has become extremely competitive and imposes undue
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Measures to eliminate competition in Grade 5 Scholarship Exam

Oct 22, Colombo: Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that steps will be taken to change the methodology of holding the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination to eliminate the competition, as the exam has become extremely competitive and imposes undue pressure on the children.

Police Special Task Force for Colombo prisons also from today

Oct 22, Colombo: Police Special Task Force (STF) personnel will be deployed to inspect the visitors to prisons in Colombo from today, Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Justice and Prison Reforms Bandula Jayasinghe said.
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Police Special Task Force for Colombo prisons also from today

Oct 22, Colombo: Police Special Task Force (STF) personnel will be deployed to inspect the visitors to prisons in Colombo from today, Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Justice and Prison Reforms Bandula Jayasinghe said.

Fmr. TID DIG Nalaka appears before CID

Former Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) DIG Nalaka de Silva appeared before the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for the third time a short while ago over the inquiry into the alleged assassination plot on President Maithripala Sirisen
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Fmr. TID DIG Nalaka appears before CID

Former Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) DIG Nalaka de Silva appeared before the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for the third time a short while ago over the inquiry into the alleged assassination plot on President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

A 44-year-old man shot dead in Urubokka

A 44-year-old employee of the Pasgoda Divisional Secretariat was shot dead by unidentified gunmen arrived on a motorcycle at Hulankanda in Urubokka this morning, Police said.
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A 44-year-old man shot dead in Urubokka

A 44-year-old employee of the Pasgoda Divisional Secretariat was shot dead by unidentified gunmen arrived on a motorcycle at Hulankanda in Urubokka this morning, Police said.

SL family get residency in New Zealand after eight-year battle

A year after they pleaded to avoid deportation to Sri Lanka, a Sri Lankan family living in Queenstown, New Zealand, have been granted residency and are giving back to the community that supported them, New Zealand media reported.
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SL family get residency in New Zealand after eight-year battle

A year after they pleaded to avoid deportation to Sri Lanka, a Sri Lankan family living in Queenstown, New Zealand, have been granted residency and are giving back to the community that supported them, New Zealand media reported.

Sri Lanka to recall commander of peacekeeping contingent in Mali

Oct 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's military said that it will recall its commander leading a U.N. peacekeeping contingent in Mali even though it does not agree with the U.N. request alleging the officer of human rights violations.
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Sri Lanka to recall commander of peacekeeping contingent in Mali

Oct 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's military said that it will recall its commander leading a U.N. peacekeeping contingent in Mali even though it does not agree with the U.N. request alleging the officer of human rights violations.

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