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Malaysia thwarts Sri Lankan human trafficking ring

Malaysian police have dismantled an international human trafficking syndicate and arrested three Sri Lankan men suspected of being traffickers, Malay Mail reported on Friday.

INSEE Ecocycle extends waste management services to BOI for the next 16 years

June 25, Colombo: After a decade of successful operations with the Sri Lanka Board of Investment (BOI), INSEE Ecocycle Lanka, the waste management subsidiary of INSEE Cement, the country's premier Cement manufacturer, recently signed an agreement, extending i
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INSEE Ecocycle extends waste management services to BOI for the next 16 years

June 25, Colombo: After a decade of successful operations with the Sri Lanka Board of Investment (BOI), INSEE Ecocycle Lanka, the waste management subsidiary of INSEE Cement, the country's premier Cement manufacturer, recently signed an agreement, extending its waste management services to BOI for the next 16 years, up to year 2035.

AG instructs Acting IGP to initiate criminal investigation on former defense secretary

June 24, Colombo: The Attorney General has directed the acting Inspector General of Police C. Wickramaratne to conduct a criminal investigation against former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando for failing to prevent or mitigate the April 21 Easter Sunday A
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AG instructs Acting IGP to initiate criminal investigation on former defense secretary

June 24, Colombo: The Attorney General has directed the acting Inspector General of Police C. Wickramaratne to conduct a criminal investigation against former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando for failing to prevent or mitigate the April 21 Easter Sunday Attacks.

'No use in engaging in politics criticizing others, country must be pulled through' - PM

June 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe states that it is useless to engage in politics criticizing one another, and the priority is to pull the country though difficult times.
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'No use in engaging in politics criticizing others, country must be pulled through' - PM

June 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe states that it is useless to engage in politics criticizing one another, and the priority is to pull the country though difficult times.

Moody's assigns B2 rating to Sri Lanka's proposed senior unsecured US dollar bonds

June 24, Colombo: Moody's Investors Service has today assigned a B2 rating to the Government of Sri Lanka's proposed senior unsecured US dollar-denominated bonds.
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Moody's assigns B2 rating to Sri Lanka's proposed senior unsecured US dollar bonds

June 24, Colombo: Moody's Investors Service has today assigned a B2 rating to the Government of Sri Lanka's proposed senior unsecured US dollar-denominated bonds.

SriLankan brings 200 MICE travelers from Chennai to boost tourism

June 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national carrier, SriLankan Airlines in an effort to improve tourism between India and Sri Lanka organized a MICE promotions activity by bringing in 200 travelers from Chennai last week.
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SriLankan brings 200 MICE travelers from Chennai to boost tourism

June 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national carrier, SriLankan Airlines in an effort to improve tourism between India and Sri Lanka organized a MICE promotions activity by bringing in 200 travelers from Chennai last week.

Sri Lanka President calls for repealing 19th Amendment, says it led to political instability

June 23, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Sunday called for repealing the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which was the main component of his election manifesto at 2015 presidential elections, blaming the legislation for the political i
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Sri Lanka President calls for repealing 19th Amendment, says it led to political instability

June 23, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Sunday called for repealing the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which was the main component of his election manifesto at 2015 presidential elections, blaming the legislation for the political instability in the country.

National Drug Prevention Week begins today

June 23, Colombo: The National Drugs Prevention Week has been declared from today in line with the International Day against Illicit Trafficking And Drug Abuse, that falls on Wednesday, 26th June.
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National Drug Prevention Week begins today

June 23, Colombo: The National Drugs Prevention Week has been declared from today in line with the International Day against Illicit Trafficking And Drug Abuse, that falls on Wednesday, 26th June.

Sri Lanka to host First Working Group on Maritime Safety and Security in August

June 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka has informed the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) that the island nation will be hosting the First Working Group in Maritime Safety and Security (WGMSS) in Colombo in August.
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Sri Lanka to host First Working Group on Maritime Safety and Security in August

June 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka has informed the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) that the island nation will be hosting the First Working Group in Maritime Safety and Security (WGMSS) in Colombo in August.

Underground fake Kachcheri producing fake official documents raided in Wellawaya, suspect nabbed

June 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka police raided an underground fake Kachcheri managed at a house in Wellawaya and arrested one person suspected of running the facility.
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Underground fake Kachcheri producing fake official documents raided in Wellawaya, suspect nabbed

June 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka police raided an underground fake Kachcheri managed at a house in Wellawaya and arrested one person suspected of running the facility.

Suwa Seriya free ambulance service launched in Eastern Province

June 23, Colombo: The final phase of the first fully fledged pre hospital care ambulance service was launched today in the Eastern Province with 27 fully equipped 1990 Suwa Seriya ambulances.
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Suwa Seriya free ambulance service launched in Eastern Province

June 23, Colombo: The final phase of the first fully fledged pre hospital care ambulance service was launched today in the Eastern Province with 27 fully equipped 1990 Suwa Seriya ambulances.

UNP ready to face any election successfully - General Secretary

June 23, Colombo: The General Secretary of the United National Party, Minister of Education, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that, as a party, all arrangements are now in place to face the upcoming election.
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UNP ready to face any election successfully - General Secretary

June 23, Colombo: The General Secretary of the United National Party, Minister of Education, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that, as a party, all arrangements are now in place to face the upcoming election.

Sri Lanka EDB assists cinnamon industry to obtain Ceylon Cinnamon Geographical Indication

June 23, Colombo: The Export Development Board (EDB) of Sri Lanka is assisting the Sri Lankan cinnamon industry to obtain Geographical Indication (GI) for Ceylon Cinnamon within the European Union to fight the competition from other cinnamon sources in the w
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Sri Lanka EDB assists cinnamon industry to obtain Ceylon Cinnamon Geographical Indication

June 23, Colombo: The Export Development Board (EDB) of Sri Lanka is assisting the Sri Lankan cinnamon industry to obtain Geographical Indication (GI) for Ceylon Cinnamon within the European Union to fight the competition from other cinnamon sources in the world market.

Top officials including Prime Minister summoned before PSC probing Easter Sunday attacks

June 22, Colombo: The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to investigate into Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in various parts of Sri Lanka and report to parliament has decided to summon four top government officials including the Prime Minister be
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Top officials including Prime Minister summoned before PSC probing Easter Sunday attacks

June 22, Colombo: The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to investigate into Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in various parts of Sri Lanka and report to parliament has decided to summon four top government officials including the Prime Minister before the committee.

President vows not to reverse decisions taken for protection of environment

June 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says the sand, metal and earth are the most corrupted businesses in country and he has introduced several laws in the last four years to curb irregularities.
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President vows not to reverse decisions taken for protection of environment

June 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says the sand, metal and earth are the most corrupted businesses in country and he has introduced several laws in the last four years to curb irregularities.

Colombo Dockyard delivers the largest ship constructed in Sri Lanka's history

June 22, Colombo: Colombo Dockyard, the largest and oldest ship building company in Sri Lanka has delivered the largest ship built in Sri Lanka's history of shipbuilding to Japan.
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Colombo Dockyard delivers the largest ship constructed in Sri Lanka's history

June 22, Colombo: Colombo Dockyard, the largest and oldest ship building company in Sri Lanka has delivered the largest ship built in Sri Lanka's history of shipbuilding to Japan.

22 Senior police officers including Western Province DIG transferre

June 22, Colombo: Several senior police officers including have been transferred with Western Province Deputy Inspector General (DIG) have been transferred with immediate effect from yesterday (21) with the approval of the National Police Commission, the Poli
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22 Senior police officers including Western Province DIG transferre

June 22, Colombo: Several senior police officers including have been transferred with Western Province Deputy Inspector General (DIG) have been transferred with immediate effect from yesterday (21) with the approval of the National Police Commission, the Police Media Spokesman's Office said.

US emphasizes commitment to develop fair and reciprocal trade with Sri Lanka

June 22, Colombo: During bilateral trade talks held recently, the United States emphasizing its commitment to further developing a fair and reciprocal U.S.-Sri Lanka trade and economic relationship has noted the need to further develop the 13-year trade agree
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US emphasizes commitment to develop fair and reciprocal trade with Sri Lanka

June 22, Colombo: During bilateral trade talks held recently, the United States emphasizing its commitment to further developing a fair and reciprocal U.S.-Sri Lanka trade and economic relationship has noted the need to further develop the 13-year trade agreement to achieve full potential of bilateral trade.

Rishad Bathiudeen challenges Wimal Weerawansa to prove allegations against him or quit politics

June 22, Colombo: Former minister Leader of ACMC, parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen has issued an open challenge to an opposition MP who falsely accused him of being related by his family to a woman suicide bomber identified in April 21 Easter Sunday bombing
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Rishad Bathiudeen challenges Wimal Weerawansa to prove allegations against him or quit politics

June 22, Colombo: Former minister Leader of ACMC, parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen has issued an open challenge to an opposition MP who falsely accused him of being related by his family to a woman suicide bomber identified in April 21 Easter Sunday bombings.

Prime Minister vests several development projects in the public

June 22, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today vested in public several development projects that have been implemented at rural level in all sectors.
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Prime Minister vests several development projects in the public

June 22, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today vested in public several development projects that have been implemented at rural level in all sectors.

Sri Lanka extends state of emergency for another month

June 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka government has issued an Extraordinary Gazette notification extending the Emergency Regulations for another month, from today, June 22.
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Sri Lanka extends state of emergency for another month

June 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka government has issued an Extraordinary Gazette notification extending the Emergency Regulations for another month, from today, June 22.

Sri Lanka President congratulates cricket team for victory against England

June 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena offered warm congratulations to the Sri Lanka Cricket Team for their victory against England in the ICC World Cup Championship yesterday.
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Sri Lanka President congratulates cricket team for victory against England

June 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena offered warm congratulations to the Sri Lanka Cricket Team for their victory against England in the ICC World Cup Championship yesterday.

CSE announces constituent changes to the S&P Sri Lanka 20 Index

June 21, Colombo: The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) today announced the changes in S&P Sri Lanka 20 index constituents made by S&P Dow Jones Indices at the 2019 mid-year index rebalance.
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CSE announces constituent changes to the S&P Sri Lanka 20 Index

June 21, Colombo: The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) today announced the changes in S&P Sri Lanka 20 index constituents made by S&P Dow Jones Indices at the 2019 mid-year index rebalance.

Oversight Committee recommends government to takeover Batticaloa Campus

June 21, Colombo: The Parliament Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Human Resources Development has recommended the government to take over the controversial Batticaloa Campus under provisions of emergency regulations.
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Oversight Committee recommends government to takeover Batticaloa Campus

June 21, Colombo: The Parliament Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Human Resources Development has recommended the government to take over the controversial Batticaloa Campus under provisions of emergency regulations.

Sri Lanka nationwide inflation declines to 3.5 percent in May 2019

June 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's nationwide inflation in May 2019 determined under the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) declined to 3.5 percent from 3.6 percent recorded in April on a year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Statistics reported Tuesd
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Sri Lanka nationwide inflation declines to 3.5 percent in May 2019

June 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's nationwide inflation in May 2019 determined under the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) declined to 3.5 percent from 3.6 percent recorded in April on a year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Statistics reported Tuesday.

Hearing of Contempt of Court case against Dr. Padeniya scheduled for September

June 21, Colombo: The Court of Appeal has ordered the hearing of the Contempt of Court case filed against Government Medical Officers'Association (GMOA) President Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya for allegedly undermining the Court of Appeal judgement delivered regardi
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Hearing of Contempt of Court case against Dr. Padeniya scheduled for September

June 21, Colombo: The Court of Appeal has ordered the hearing of the Contempt of Court case filed against Government Medical Officers'Association (GMOA) President Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya for allegedly undermining the Court of Appeal judgement delivered regarding the SAITM issue on September 4.

National drug prevention week declared from June 26

June 21, Colombo The government has declared a National Drug Prevention Week in line with the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, marked across the world on the 26th of June.
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National drug prevention week declared from June 26

June 21, Colombo The government has declared a National Drug Prevention Week in line with the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, marked across the world on the 26th of June.

Sri Lanka downgraded to Tier 2 Watch List in 2019 U.S. report on human trafficking

June 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka has been downgraded to Tier 2 Watch List in this year's Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report released Thursday (June 20) by the United States Department of State.
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Sri Lanka downgraded to Tier 2 Watch List in 2019 U.S. report on human trafficking

June 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka has been downgraded to Tier 2 Watch List in this year's Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report released Thursday (June 20) by the United States Department of State.

Sri Lanka AG to charge police officials for lapses over Easter Sunday attacks

June 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Attorney General (AG) has directed the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) to carry out criminal investigations against several police officers for lapses with regard to the Easter Sunday attacks.
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Sri Lanka AG to charge police officials for lapses over Easter Sunday attacks

June 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Attorney General (AG) has directed the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) to carry out criminal investigations against several police officers for lapses with regard to the Easter Sunday attacks.

Sri Lanka parliament passes Bill to repeal Expropriation Act passed during previous regime

June 20, Colombo: The Sri Lanka parliament today passed the Bill to repeal the repeal the Expropriation Act passed during previous regime which allows the government to takeover Underperforming Enterprises or Underutilized Assets not performing up to governme
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Sri Lanka parliament passes Bill to repeal Expropriation Act passed during previous regime

June 20, Colombo: The Sri Lanka parliament today passed the Bill to repeal the repeal the Expropriation Act passed during previous regime which allows the government to takeover Underperforming Enterprises or Underutilized Assets not performing up to government's expectations.

Former Western Province CM Isura Devapriya appointed CEA Chairman

June 20, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena today appointed former Western Province Chief Minister Isura Devapriya as Chairman of the Central Environmental Authority (CEA).
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Former Western Province CM Isura Devapriya appointed CEA Chairman

June 20, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena today appointed former Western Province Chief Minister Isura Devapriya as Chairman of the Central Environmental Authority (CEA).

Railway unions to launch strike from midnight today

June 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Railway Locomotive Engine Operators Unions have decided to launch a 48-hour railway strike from midnight today as the discussions held with Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera failed to provide a solution to their issues.
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Railway unions to launch strike from midnight today

June 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Railway Locomotive Engine Operators Unions have decided to launch a 48-hour railway strike from midnight today as the discussions held with Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera failed to provide a solution to their issues.

Media reports of cutting capital expenditure by 15% false, Finance Ministry says

June 20, Colombo: The Ministry of Finance in a statement said the media reports that the capital expenditure of the ministries had been cut by 15% were false.
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Media reports of cutting capital expenditure by 15% false, Finance Ministry says

June 20, Colombo: The Ministry of Finance in a statement said the media reports that the capital expenditure of the ministries had been cut by 15% were false.

Central Bank launches Roadmap for Sustainable Finance in Sri Lanka

June 20, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka Wednesday nationally launched the Roadmap for Sustainable Finance in Sri Lanka and hosted a high-level seminar for senior officers of Financial Institutions and Stakeholders at the Bank in Colombo.
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Central Bank launches Roadmap for Sustainable Finance in Sri Lanka

June 20, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka Wednesday nationally launched the Roadmap for Sustainable Finance in Sri Lanka and hosted a high-level seminar for senior officers of Financial Institutions and Stakeholders at the Bank in Colombo.

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