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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.

Comprehensive program implemented to develop the temple and the village - PM

Mar 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says this government is the one that implemented a comprehensive program allocating funds to develop the Temple and village as no other government has done in the past.
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Comprehensive program implemented to develop the temple and the village - PM

Mar 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says this government is the one that implemented a comprehensive program allocating funds to develop the Temple and village as no other government has done in the past.

Sri Lanka's CSE Chairman outlines way forward for the Stock Market

Mar 18, Colombo: The Chairman of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) Ray Abeywardena airing his views on the plans to develop the Market confirmed that initiatives were under way to hold more Road Shows this year to promote the market overseas.
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Sri Lanka's CSE Chairman outlines way forward for the Stock Market

Mar 18, Colombo: The Chairman of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) Ray Abeywardena airing his views on the plans to develop the Market confirmed that initiatives were under way to hold more Road Shows this year to promote the market overseas.

BOI to inaugurate two landmark investment projects in Mirijjawila Export Processing Zone

Mar 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Investment promotion agency, the Board of Investment (BOI) has initiated two of the largest investment projects in BOI's history in the Mirijjawila Export Processing Zone in Hambantota with a total investment of $ 3.95 billion.
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BOI to inaugurate two landmark investment projects in Mirijjawila Export Processing Zone

Mar 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Investment promotion agency, the Board of Investment (BOI) has initiated two of the largest investment projects in BOI's history in the Mirijjawila Export Processing Zone in Hambantota with a total investment of $ 3.95 billion.

Former Navy Commander Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe assumes office as new Secretary of Ports and Shipping Ministry

Mar 18, Colombo: Former Navy Commander Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe has assumed office as the new Secretary to the Ministry of Ports Shipping and Southern Development.
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Former Navy Commander Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe assumes office as new Secretary of Ports and Shipping Ministry

Mar 18, Colombo: Former Navy Commander Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe has assumed office as the new Secretary to the Ministry of Ports Shipping and Southern Development.

Sri Lanka Army to release more land in the East

Mar 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army, in keeping with the government's policy to release more security forces-held lands to the civilians, is currently engaged in the release of more and more private and state lands and is scheduled to return few more acres of lan
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Sri Lanka Army to release more land in the East

Mar 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army, in keeping with the government's policy to release more security forces-held lands to the civilians, is currently engaged in the release of more and more private and state lands and is scheduled to return few more acres of land used by the Army in the East.

Two Australian Navy ships in search of a sunken WWII destroyer arrive at Sri Lanka's Trincomalee port

Mar 18, Colombo: Two war ships of Australian Navy, which arrived in Sri Lanka on 11th March to search for a Australian destroyer sunk by enemy during the second World War in the seas around Batticaloa, have sailed to Trincomalee harbor on Sunday.
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Two Australian Navy ships in search of a sunken WWII destroyer arrive at Sri Lanka's Trincomalee port

Mar 18, Colombo: Two war ships of Australian Navy, which arrived in Sri Lanka on 11th March to search for a Australian destroyer sunk by enemy during the second World War in the seas around Batticaloa, have sailed to Trincomalee harbor on Sunday.

SLPP Southern Provincial Councilor Krishantha Pushpakumara resigns over alleged sexual abuse claims

Mar 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Southern Provincial Council Member Krishantha Pushpakumara alias 'Raththaran' has decided to resign from his post.
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SLPP Southern Provincial Councilor Krishantha Pushpakumara resigns over alleged sexual abuse claims

Mar 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Southern Provincial Council Member Krishantha Pushpakumara alias 'Raththaran' has decided to resign from his post.

Fatal head-on collision kills four, injures eight

Mar 18, Colombo: Four people were killed and eight others were seriously injured in a road accident along the Colombo - Puttalam main road in the Nagawilluwa area in pre-dawn hours of Monday, according to the Puttalam Police.
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Fatal head-on collision kills four, injures eight

Mar 18, Colombo: Four people were killed and eight others were seriously injured in a road accident along the Colombo - Puttalam main road in the Nagawilluwa area in pre-dawn hours of Monday, according to the Puttalam Police.

Color coding of foods and beverages according to sugar, fat and salt content mandatory from April 2

Mar 17, Colombo: Color coding of foods and beverages according to the salt and fat content of the foods will be mandatory from April 2, the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine said.
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Color coding of foods and beverages according to sugar, fat and salt content mandatory from April 2

Mar 17, Colombo: Color coding of foods and beverages according to the salt and fat content of the foods will be mandatory from April 2, the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine said.

Empowering women is government's top priority - Minister Mangala Samaraweera

Mar 17, Colombo: Empowering women has become one of the main priorities for the government, Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera said addressing an event in Matara today.
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Empowering women is government's top priority - Minister Mangala Samaraweera

Mar 17, Colombo: Empowering women has become one of the main priorities for the government, Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera said addressing an event in Matara today.

Afghanistan to open air corridor to Sri Lanka to revive trade, economic ties

Mar 17, Colombo: Buoyed by its unprecedented rise in latest global Doing Business ranks, Afghanistan seeking to revive trade with Sri Lanka and strengthen economic ties between the two countries will open a direct air corridor for trade later this month.
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Afghanistan to open air corridor to Sri Lanka to revive trade, economic ties

Mar 17, Colombo: Buoyed by its unprecedented rise in latest global Doing Business ranks, Afghanistan seeking to revive trade with Sri Lanka and strengthen economic ties between the two countries will open a direct air corridor for trade later this month.

National Action Plan to combat Bribery and Corruption to be launched tomorrow

Mar 17, Colombo: The National Action Plan for Combating Bribery and Corruption in Sri Lanka will be launched tomorrow (18) under the patronage of the President Maithripala Sirisena at the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo.
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National Action Plan to combat Bribery and Corruption to be launched tomorrow

Mar 17, Colombo: The National Action Plan for Combating Bribery and Corruption in Sri Lanka will be launched tomorrow (18) under the patronage of the President Maithripala Sirisena at the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo.

Two suspects arrested with 88 kg of Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 13 million

Mar 17, Colombo: Two persons have been arrested at Point Pedro with 88 kg of Kerala Cannabis in their possession, Police Media Spokesperson said.
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Two suspects arrested with 88 kg of Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 13 million

Mar 17, Colombo: Two persons have been arrested at Point Pedro with 88 kg of Kerala Cannabis in their possession, Police Media Spokesperson said.

Enforce the law strictly against those who misuse public property, State Minister instructs fisheries officials

Mar 17, Colombo: State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Dilip Wedaarachchi has instructed heads of all institutions of the Fisheries Ministry to strictly enforce the law against those who misuse public property.
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Enforce the law strictly against those who misuse public property, State Minister instructs fisheries officials

Mar 17, Colombo: State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Dilip Wedaarachchi has instructed heads of all institutions of the Fisheries Ministry to strictly enforce the law against those who misuse public property.

Five sand racketeers arrested for attacking STF and obstructing duties

Mar 17, Colombo: Five people have been arrested in connection with an incident where police Special Task Force personnel who had gone to raid an illegal sand mining operation in Ariyalai, Jaffna, were attacked and hindered from carrying out their duties.
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Five sand racketeers arrested for attacking STF and obstructing duties

Mar 17, Colombo: Five people have been arrested in connection with an incident where police Special Task Force personnel who had gone to raid an illegal sand mining operation in Ariyalai, Jaffna, were attacked and hindered from carrying out their duties.

Sathosa Motors unveils next gen Isuzu D Max double cab at Colombo Motor Show 2019

Mar 17, Colombo: Pioneering automotive specialists, Sathosa Motors PLC (SML), unveiled the rugged 2019 edition of its increasingly popular Isuzu D Max RT66 Double Cab at the Colombo Motor Show amidst the eager anticipation of Sri Lanka's most enthusiastic gea
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Sathosa Motors unveils next gen Isuzu D Max double cab at Colombo Motor Show 2019

Mar 17, Colombo: Pioneering automotive specialists, Sathosa Motors PLC (SML), unveiled the rugged 2019 edition of its increasingly popular Isuzu D Max RT66 Double Cab at the Colombo Motor Show amidst the eager anticipation of Sri Lanka's most enthusiastic gear-heads.

PM to vest 200 island wide rural road construction projects tomorrow

Mar 16, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Sunday will declare open and launch construction of 200 road and bridge building projects undertaken by the Highways and Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development Ministry with an investment
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PM to vest 200 island wide rural road construction projects tomorrow

Mar 16, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Sunday will declare open and launch construction of 200 road and bridge building projects undertaken by the Highways and Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development Ministry with an investment of Rs. 3 billion.

Over 2100 Indian devotees attend St. Anthony's Church Feast at Sri Lanka's Katchatheevu Island

Mar 16, Colombo: The annual two-day festival at St. Anthony's Church in Sri Lanka's Katchatheevu island was held today in a grand scale and over 2100 Indian devotees attended the revered event in addition to 6,500 Sri Lankan devotees, according to the Sri Lan
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Over 2100 Indian devotees attend St. Anthony's Church Feast at Sri Lanka's Katchatheevu Island

Mar 16, Colombo: The annual two-day festival at St. Anthony's Church in Sri Lanka's Katchatheevu island was held today in a grand scale and over 2100 Indian devotees attended the revered event in addition to 6,500 Sri Lankan devotees, according to the Sri Lanka Navy.

Sri Lankan leaders express condolences, condemnation after mosque attack in Christchurch

Mar 16, Colombo: Sri Lankan political leaders expressed condolences and condemnation following Friday's deadly attacks on mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch that killed 49 people.
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Sri Lankan leaders express condolences, condemnation after mosque attack in Christchurch

Mar 16, Colombo: Sri Lankan political leaders expressed condolences and condemnation following Friday's deadly attacks on mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch that killed 49 people.

One day service for document registrations commences from today

Mar 16, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the service of registering documents in one day without payment will be given to the people from today.
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One day service for document registrations commences from today

Mar 16, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the service of registering documents in one day without payment will be given to the people from today.

Sri Lanka Police in special operation arrest 2,646 people for various crimes

Mar 16, Colombo: A special 9-hour police operation launched Friday night covering all police divisions across the island has made 2,646 arrests for various violations of law, Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.
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Sri Lanka Police in special operation arrest 2,646 people for various crimes

Mar 16, Colombo: A special 9-hour police operation launched Friday night covering all police divisions across the island has made 2,646 arrests for various violations of law, Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

Minister Ranjan Ramanayake instructs not to display his name or picture on plaques opened at road development projects

Mar 16, Colombo: State Minister of Highways and Road Development, Ranjan Ramanayake says he has informed his ministry officials not to use his name or picture in boards opened along with development projects.
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Minister Ranjan Ramanayake instructs not to display his name or picture on plaques opened at road development projects

Mar 16, Colombo: State Minister of Highways and Road Development, Ranjan Ramanayake says he has informed his ministry officials not to use his name or picture in boards opened along with development projects.

UK court orders retrial of Sri Lankan Brigadier convicted of threatening gesture

Mar 16, Colombo: A UK court has ordered a retrial of Sri Lanka Army Brigadier Priyanka Fernando who was in absentia convicted of violating UK's Public Order Act.
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UK court orders retrial of Sri Lankan Brigadier convicted of threatening gesture

Mar 16, Colombo: A UK court has ordered a retrial of Sri Lanka Army Brigadier Priyanka Fernando who was in absentia convicted of violating UK's Public Order Act.

Supercar Sundowner - Quintessentially hosts an exclusive evening at King of the Mambo

Mar 16, Colombo: With the stunning backdrop of the Colombo sky at sunset, prestige met pedigree performance at the exclusive invitees-only #SupercarSundowner, held at King of the Mambo, Galle Face Hotel.
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Supercar Sundowner - Quintessentially hosts an exclusive evening at King of the Mambo

Mar 16, Colombo: With the stunning backdrop of the Colombo sky at sunset, prestige met pedigree performance at the exclusive invitees-only #SupercarSundowner, held at King of the Mambo, Galle Face Hotel.

Milk powder prices increased according to a price formula

Mar 16, Colombo: The Consumer Affairs Authority has allowed importers to increase the prices of imported milk powder according to a new milk food price formula, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said.
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Milk powder prices increased according to a price formula

Mar 16, Colombo: The Consumer Affairs Authority has allowed importers to increase the prices of imported milk powder according to a new milk food price formula, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said.

Two wanted suspects arrested with 20 kg of drugs and weapons

Mar 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police Special Task Force (STF) today arrested four individuals and seized 20 kilograms of narcotics and four firearms in Ja-Ela area.
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Two wanted suspects arrested with 20 kg of drugs and weapons

Mar 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police Special Task Force (STF) today arrested four individuals and seized 20 kilograms of narcotics and four firearms in Ja-Ela area.

Special High Court allows Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to go abroad

Mar 15, Colombo: The Special High Court has granted permission for former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to travel overseas for a two-week period from March 26 to April 12.
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Special High Court allows Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to go abroad

Mar 15, Colombo: The Special High Court has granted permission for former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to travel overseas for a two-week period from March 26 to April 12.

President visits World Agroforestry Center in Nairobi

Mar 15, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, who is in Nairobi, Kenya to attend the UN Environment Assembly, today visited the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) headquarters in Nairobi at the invitation of Director General of the center, Dr. T
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President visits World Agroforestry Center in Nairobi

Mar 15, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, who is in Nairobi, Kenya to attend the UN Environment Assembly, today visited the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) headquarters in Nairobi at the invitation of Director General of the center, Dr. Tony Simons.

Global water experts to meet in Sri Lanka to tackle the SDG 6

Mar 15, Colombo: International water experts will meet at the IWA Water and Development Congress and Exhibition in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in December, to progress solutions and the uptake of innovation needed to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Developmen
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Global water experts to meet in Sri Lanka to tackle the SDG 6

Mar 15, Colombo: International water experts will meet at the IWA Water and Development Congress and Exhibition in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in December, to progress solutions and the uptake of innovation needed to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the dedicated water goal SDG 6 by 2030.

Dialog and National Institute of Business Management partner to establish National Innovation Centre of NIBM

Mar 15, Colombo: Dialog Axiata PLC, and the National Institute of Business Management (NIBM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a National Level Big Data Analytic Lab at the National Innovation Centre of NIBM.
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Dialog and National Institute of Business Management partner to establish National Innovation Centre of NIBM

Mar 15, Colombo: Dialog Axiata PLC, and the National Institute of Business Management (NIBM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a National Level Big Data Analytic Lab at the National Innovation Centre of NIBM.

World Bank approves $70 million to improve local services in rural Sri Lanka

Mar 15, Washington, DC: The World Bank Board of Directors Thursday approved a $70 million credit to improve the quality of life of around one million people living in Northern, North Central, Eastern and Uva Provinces in Sri Lanka.
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World Bank approves $70 million to improve local services in rural Sri Lanka

Mar 15, Washington, DC: The World Bank Board of Directors Thursday approved a $70 million credit to improve the quality of life of around one million people living in Northern, North Central, Eastern and Uva Provinces in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka assures unwavering commitment to resorting to sport and the Olympic ideal to promote human rights for all

Mar 14, Geneva: Sri Lanka joining the general debate of the Social Forum 2019 at the 40th Session of United Nations Human Rights Council assured its unwavering commitment to resorting to sport and the Olympic ideal to promote human rights for all and to stren
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Sri Lanka assures unwavering commitment to resorting to sport and the Olympic ideal to promote human rights for all

Mar 14, Geneva: Sri Lanka joining the general debate of the Social Forum 2019 at the 40th Session of United Nations Human Rights Council assured its unwavering commitment to resorting to sport and the Olympic ideal to promote human rights for all and to strengthen universal respect for them, as well as to promote development, peace and reconciliation.

New trade zone and steel factory in Trincomalee within the next two months - Prime Minister

Mar 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the country's economy is being built for the younger generation to have a hope of the future.
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New trade zone and steel factory in Trincomalee within the next two months - Prime Minister

Mar 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the country's economy is being built for the younger generation to have a hope of the future.

Sri Lanka to purchase three STS cranes from China

Mar 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka Ports Authority plans to purchase three Ship to Shore (STS) gantry cranes from China to handle larger container ships berthing at the Colombo port deep water terminal.
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Sri Lanka to purchase three STS cranes from China

Mar 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka Ports Authority plans to purchase three Ship to Shore (STS) gantry cranes from China to handle larger container ships berthing at the Colombo port deep water terminal.

US human rights report says torture and other cruel punishment employed in Sri Lanka although prohibited by law

Mar 14, Colombo: The US State Department's human rights report for 2018 said although the constitution and law prohibit Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, authorities reportedly employed them.
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US human rights report says torture and other cruel punishment employed in Sri Lanka although prohibited by law

Mar 14, Colombo: The US State Department's human rights report for 2018 said although the constitution and law prohibit Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, authorities reportedly employed them.

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