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Two non-Cabinet ministers, one deputy minister appointed

President Maithripala Sirisena today appointed two new non-Cabinet ministers and a deputy minister at his official residence, the President’s Media Division said.

Parent company of Expolanka, SGH Holdings Japan awards its Freight & Logistics Arm EFL for Outstanding Innovation

June 20, Colombo: Japanese conglomerate and parent company SGH Holdings awarded EFL (Expolanka Freight) with the 'Outstanding Performance Award' for their transformative Robotic Process Automation (RPA) project at the recently completed Global Innovation Comp
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Parent company of Expolanka, SGH Holdings Japan awards its Freight & Logistics Arm EFL for Outstanding Innovation

June 20, Colombo: Japanese conglomerate and parent company SGH Holdings awarded EFL (Expolanka Freight) with the 'Outstanding Performance Award' for their transformative Robotic Process Automation (RPA) project at the recently completed Global Innovation Competition.

Special HC to continue case against Gotabhaya Rajapaksa when returned to the country after receiving medical treatments

June 20, Colombo: The special Permanent High court yesterday decided to take up the case against former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse and 7 other defendants.
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Special HC to continue case against Gotabhaya Rajapaksa when returned to the country after receiving medical treatments

June 20, Colombo: The special Permanent High court yesterday decided to take up the case against former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse and 7 other defendants.

SLFP will take an honorable decision at the upcoming Presidential Polls - President

June 20, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will take an honorable decision at the upcoming Presidential Polls without inflicting any injustice to the loyal supporters of the party or creating a predicament
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SLFP will take an honorable decision at the upcoming Presidential Polls - President

June 20, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will take an honorable decision at the upcoming Presidential Polls without inflicting any injustice to the loyal supporters of the party or creating a predicament to anyone.

Inquiry ordered into the starvation death of an infant

June 19, Colombo: Dilip Wedaarachchi, Chairman of the Hambantota District Coordination Committee and State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, has informed Hambantota District Secretary Bandula Harischandra to immediately conduct a prope
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Inquiry ordered into the starvation death of an infant

June 19, Colombo: Dilip Wedaarachchi, Chairman of the Hambantota District Coordination Committee and State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, has informed Hambantota District Secretary Bandula Harischandra to immediately conduct a proper investigation into the death of an 11-month-old child from starvation in the Wijayapura area of the Tissamaharama Nedigamla Grama Niladhari Division.

Strong governments didn't bring prosperity to low income families for last 21 years, PM responds to opposition

June 19, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today (19) stated that the people who allege that the country does not have a strong government were not able to bring prosperity to 600,000 families for 21 years after having a strong government.
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Strong governments didn't bring prosperity to low income families for last 21 years, PM responds to opposition

June 19, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today (19) stated that the people who allege that the country does not have a strong government were not able to bring prosperity to 600,000 families for 21 years after having a strong government.

Sri Lanka economy achieved 3.7 percent growth in the 1st quarter of2019

June 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's economy grew at a positive rate of 372 percent during the first quarter of this year, the Census and Statistics Department said on Wednesday releasing the GDP Summary Indicators for the 1st Quarter 2019.
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Sri Lanka economy achieved 3.7 percent growth in the 1st quarter of2019

June 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's economy grew at a positive rate of 372 percent during the first quarter of this year, the Census and Statistics Department said on Wednesday releasing the GDP Summary Indicators for the 1st Quarter 2019.

Sri Lanka to ban importing chainsaws to curb deforestation

June 19, Colombo: The proposal made by the President to ban the importation of mechanical chain saws to prevent deforestation was approved by the Cabinet.
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Sri Lanka to ban importing chainsaws to curb deforestation

June 19, Colombo: The proposal made by the President to ban the importation of mechanical chain saws to prevent deforestation was approved by the Cabinet.

Capital expenditure for ministries slashed 15%

June 19, Colombo: The Ministry of Finance has reportedly advised all ministries to reduce the capital expenditure announced by the budget by 15% due to financial constraints faced by the government.
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Capital expenditure for ministries slashed 15%

June 19, Colombo: The Ministry of Finance has reportedly advised all ministries to reduce the capital expenditure announced by the budget by 15% due to financial constraints faced by the government.

Kabir Hashim and MHA Haleem reappointed as ministers

June 19, Colombo: Former ministers Kabir Hashim and MHA Haleem, who resigned from their ministerial portfolios earlier this month, have been reappointed to their previous posts.
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Kabir Hashim and MHA Haleem reappointed as ministers

June 19, Colombo: Former ministers Kabir Hashim and MHA Haleem, who resigned from their ministerial portfolios earlier this month, have been reappointed to their previous posts.

Indian Navy Ship Ranvir arrives at Sri Lanka's Colombo harbor

June 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy in compliance with naval customs ceremonially welcomed the Indian Navy Ship (INS) Ranvir arrived at the Port of Colombo on Tuesday (18 June) on a goodwill visit.
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Indian Navy Ship Ranvir arrives at Sri Lanka's Colombo harbor

June 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy in compliance with naval customs ceremonially welcomed the Indian Navy Ship (INS) Ranvir arrived at the Port of Colombo on Tuesday (18 June) on a goodwill visit.

Development projects worth Rs. 48 billion implemented island wide under the Gamperaliya program

June 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera says that Rs. 48 billion worth development projects are being implemented throughout the country under the Gamperaliya program.
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Development projects worth Rs. 48 billion implemented island wide under the Gamperaliya program

June 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera says that Rs. 48 billion worth development projects are being implemented throughout the country under the Gamperaliya program.

Buddhist prelates request Speaker to continue PSC without interruption and reveal truth

June 18, Colombo: A group of Buddhist prelates of the three main chapters Tuesday met with the Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya to discuss the proceedings of the Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to investigate and report on the April 21 terroris
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Buddhist prelates request Speaker to continue PSC without interruption and reveal truth

June 18, Colombo: A group of Buddhist prelates of the three main chapters Tuesday met with the Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya to discuss the proceedings of the Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to investigate and report on the April 21 terrorist attack.

NTJ Colombo district organizer remanded again

June 18, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today further remanded the Colombo District organizer of the National Thowheed Jammath (NTJ) organization Mohammed Farouk Mohamed Fawaz, who was arrested following the Easter Sunday attacks on April 21.
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NTJ Colombo district organizer remanded again

June 18, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today further remanded the Colombo District organizer of the National Thowheed Jammath (NTJ) organization Mohammed Farouk Mohamed Fawaz, who was arrested following the Easter Sunday attacks on April 21.

Only reconciliation among communities can erase the dark stain of Easter Sunday attack - PM

June 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says only rising in unity as children of the same mother to bring reconciliation among communities will heal the wounds and erase the dark stain left by the Easter Sunday attacks on churches an
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Only reconciliation among communities can erase the dark stain of Easter Sunday attack - PM

June 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says only rising in unity as children of the same mother to bring reconciliation among communities will heal the wounds and erase the dark stain left by the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels by the extremist Muslim terrorists.

PM instructs not to rush to announce a UNP Presidential candidate

June 18, Colombo: Prime Minster and United National Party (UNP) leader has advised the UNP parliamentary group not to be hasty to announce a name of the Presidential candidate from the party since the presidential election has not been announced yet.
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PM instructs not to rush to announce a UNP Presidential candidate

June 18, Colombo: Prime Minster and United National Party (UNP) leader has advised the UNP parliamentary group not to be hasty to announce a name of the Presidential candidate from the party since the presidential election has not been announced yet.

First rescue operation of Sri Lanka Navy's SLNS Gajabahu brings ill fisherman ashore for treatment

June 18, Colombo: The first mission of recently commissioned Sri Lanka Navy SLNS Gajabahu was to bring an ill fisherman ashore for treatment on Monday.
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First rescue operation of Sri Lanka Navy's SLNS Gajabahu brings ill fisherman ashore for treatment

June 18, Colombo: The first mission of recently commissioned Sri Lanka Navy SLNS Gajabahu was to bring an ill fisherman ashore for treatment on Monday.

Sri Lanka earns Rs. 35 billion from Cinnamon exports last year

June 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka earned Rs.35 billion in foreign exchange by exporting 17,500 metric tons of Cinnamon last year, according to a government official.
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Sri Lanka earns Rs. 35 billion from Cinnamon exports last year

June 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka earned Rs.35 billion in foreign exchange by exporting 17,500 metric tons of Cinnamon last year, according to a government official.

CEB introduces mobile phone app for consumers

June 17, Colombo: The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy Monday introduced a new mobile app to further enhance the service provided to the consumers by the Ceylon Electricity Board.
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CEB introduces mobile phone app for consumers

June 17, Colombo: The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy Monday introduced a new mobile app to further enhance the service provided to the consumers by the Ceylon Electricity Board.

President inspects the progress of the Nephrology Hospital construction in Polonnaruwa

June 17, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena visited the construction site of the China - Sri Lanka Friendship Nephrology Hospital in Polonnaruwa Monday (June 17) to inspect its progress.
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President inspects the progress of the Nephrology Hospital construction in Polonnaruwa

June 17, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena visited the construction site of the China - Sri Lanka Friendship Nephrology Hospital in Polonnaruwa Monday (June 17) to inspect its progress.

Kattankudy OIC to testify before PSC today

June 18, Colombo: The special Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to probe the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks on the 21st of April and report to parliament is scheduled to convene again today (18) at 2 pm.
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Kattankudy OIC to testify before PSC today

June 18, Colombo: The special Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to probe the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks on the 21st of April and report to parliament is scheduled to convene again today (18) at 2 pm.

Sri Lanka's first satellite 'Raavana 1' launched into orbit

June 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's first satellite 'Raavana-1' was successfully launched into orbit Monday from the International Space Station (ISS) along with two other BIRDS 3 satellites from Japan and Nepal.
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Sri Lanka's first satellite 'Raavana 1' launched into orbit

June 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's first satellite 'Raavana-1' was successfully launched into orbit Monday from the International Space Station (ISS) along with two other BIRDS 3 satellites from Japan and Nepal.

Sri Lanka takes center stage at the Amsteluxe Luxury Travel Show in Amsterdam

June 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka was prominently featured at a luxury Travel Show, held in the Dutch capital Amsterdam recently, according to the Sri Lanka Embassy in The Netherlands.
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Sri Lanka takes center stage at the Amsteluxe Luxury Travel Show in Amsterdam

June 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka was prominently featured at a luxury Travel Show, held in the Dutch capital Amsterdam recently, according to the Sri Lanka Embassy in The Netherlands.

National program of establishing 5000 Export Zone Villages to begin today

June 17, Colombo: The national program of establishing 5000 «Export Program Villages» will be launched today from Dehiattakandiya, Chandanagama village in Ampara district under the patronage of Minister of Primary Industries and Social Empowering
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National program of establishing 5000 Export Zone Villages to begin today

June 17, Colombo: The national program of establishing 5000 «Export Program Villages» will be launched today from Dehiattakandiya, Chandanagama village in Ampara district under the patronage of Minister of Primary Industries and Social Empowering Daya Gamage.

Mihintale SLPP Local council member arrested for assaulting six people

June 17, Colombo: A Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) member of the Mihintale Pradeshiya Sabha Nipuna Madusanka has been arrested this morning for assault.
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Mihintale SLPP Local council member arrested for assaulting six people

June 17, Colombo: A Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) member of the Mihintale Pradeshiya Sabha Nipuna Madusanka has been arrested this morning for assault.

STF arrests 51 with drugs at Facebook party in Balangoda

June 17, Colombo: The Special Task Force (STF) of Police has raided a Facebook party and arrested 51 people, who were in possession of narcotic drugs and pills.
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STF arrests 51 with drugs at Facebook party in Balangoda

June 17, Colombo: The Special Task Force (STF) of Police has raided a Facebook party and arrested 51 people, who were in possession of narcotic drugs and pills.

Sri Lanka sees manufacturing activities recover in May 2019, services sector continues to deteriorate

June 17, Colombo: According to the Sri Lanka Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) released by the Statistics Department of Central Bank on Tuesday, the industrial production in Sri Lanka recovered in May 2019 while services sector continued to deteriorate.
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Sri Lanka sees manufacturing activities recover in May 2019, services sector continues to deteriorate

June 17, Colombo: According to the Sri Lanka Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) released by the Statistics Department of Central Bank on Tuesday, the industrial production in Sri Lanka recovered in May 2019 while services sector continued to deteriorate.

Former Minister Kabir Hashim requested to join the cabinet soon

June 16, Colombo: Cabinet Minister of Housing, Construction and Cultural Affairs and deputy leader of the United National Party (UNP) requested the Former Minister Kabir Hashim, who resigned from his ministerial portfolio earlier this month, to rejoin the cab
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Former Minister Kabir Hashim requested to join the cabinet soon

June 16, Colombo: Cabinet Minister of Housing, Construction and Cultural Affairs and deputy leader of the United National Party (UNP) requested the Former Minister Kabir Hashim, who resigned from his ministerial portfolio earlier this month, to rejoin the cabinet as soon as possible.

New pediatric ward complex at Negombo Hospital declared open

June 16, Colombo: Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne today declared open the newly constructed pediatric ward complex at the Negombo General Hospital.
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New pediatric ward complex at Negombo Hospital declared open

June 16, Colombo: Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne today declared open the newly constructed pediatric ward complex at the Negombo General Hospital.

No plans to halt Battle of Solar Power project - Ministry

June 16, Colombo: The Ministry of Power and Energy has announced that no decision has been taken to halt the first phase of the 'Battle of Solar Power' project introduced to strengthen the national electricity grid.
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No plans to halt Battle of Solar Power project - Ministry

June 16, Colombo: The Ministry of Power and Energy has announced that no decision has been taken to halt the first phase of the 'Battle of Solar Power' project introduced to strengthen the national electricity grid.

Two suspects arrested with 2 kg of heroin, 12 kg cannabis

June 15, Colombo: The Police Narcotics Bureau has arrested two suspects with 2 kilograms of heroin and a firearm in Seeduwa during a raid conducted at the Rubberwatte Junction in Seeduwa.
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Two suspects arrested with 2 kg of heroin, 12 kg cannabis

June 15, Colombo: The Police Narcotics Bureau has arrested two suspects with 2 kilograms of heroin and a firearm in Seeduwa during a raid conducted at the Rubberwatte Junction in Seeduwa.

Sri Lanka releases 18 Indian fishermen

June 15, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court has released 18 Indian fishermen who were in detention after they were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for illegally crossing International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL and poaching in Sri Lankan waters.
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Sri Lanka releases 18 Indian fishermen

June 15, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court has released 18 Indian fishermen who were in detention after they were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for illegally crossing International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL and poaching in Sri Lankan waters.

Former Eastern Province Governor Hizbullah appears at TID over a video

June 15, Colombo: Former Eastern Province Governor MLAM Hizbullah has arrived at the Terrorist Investigations Division to provide a statement.
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Former Eastern Province Governor Hizbullah appears at TID over a video

June 15, Colombo: Former Eastern Province Governor MLAM Hizbullah has arrived at the Terrorist Investigations Division to provide a statement.

Sri Lanka President calls on Asian nations to unite in the battle against terrorism

June 15, Dushanbe: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena called on Asian countries to unite in the battle against terrorism while protecting and preserving the integrity and the independence of the democratic and sovereign nations.
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Sri Lanka President calls on Asian nations to unite in the battle against terrorism

June 15, Dushanbe: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena called on Asian countries to unite in the battle against terrorism while protecting and preserving the integrity and the independence of the democratic and sovereign nations.

Prime Minister has no conflict with anyone, PM office responds to media report

June 15, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has no conflict with the President or anyone and the Prime Minister exercising the constitutional powers vested him without violating the Constitution is no cause for a conflict or a dispute, the Prime Mi
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Prime Minister has no conflict with anyone, PM office responds to media report

June 15, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has no conflict with the President or anyone and the Prime Minister exercising the constitutional powers vested him without violating the Constitution is no cause for a conflict or a dispute, the Prime Minister's Media Office said today.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister requests people to rebuild humanity through the path of Dhamma

June 15, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says Sri Lanka needs to reflect more than ever before on the profound truth preached by Buddha and commit to work in partnership to rebuild humanity through the path of Dhamma.
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Sri Lankan Prime Minister requests people to rebuild humanity through the path of Dhamma

June 15, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says Sri Lanka needs to reflect more than ever before on the profound truth preached by Buddha and commit to work in partnership to rebuild humanity through the path of Dhamma.

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