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JO and MR fermenting racism: JVP

JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said today the joint opposition including Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa were inciting racism by claiming that a federal constitution was being introduced in April when not even a draft constitution had been finalized.

Treasury allocates Rs. 100 million to set up a trust fund for children orphaned by Easter Sunday attacks

June 26, Colombo: The Cabinet has given approval to set up a Trust Fund to secure the future of 33 children who were orphaned by the Easter Sunday attacks.
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Treasury allocates Rs. 100 million to set up a trust fund for children orphaned by Easter Sunday attacks

June 26, Colombo: The Cabinet has given approval to set up a Trust Fund to secure the future of 33 children who were orphaned by the Easter Sunday attacks.

Nearly 3000 kg of heroin seized in the last 9 years

June 26, Colombo: More than 2980 kilograms of heroin have been seized during raids carried out island-wide over the past nine years since 2010, police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.
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Nearly 3000 kg of heroin seized in the last 9 years

June 26, Colombo: More than 2980 kilograms of heroin have been seized during raids carried out island-wide over the past nine years since 2010, police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

Minister orders special investigation into the fire at Kalamatiya Fisheries Harbor

June 26, Colombo: A special investigation has been launched into the fire that broke out at the Kalamatiya Fisheries Harbor this morning on the instructions of the State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Wedaarachchi.
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Minister orders special investigation into the fire at Kalamatiya Fisheries Harbor

June 26, Colombo: A special investigation has been launched into the fire that broke out at the Kalamatiya Fisheries Harbor this morning on the instructions of the State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Wedaarachchi.

People's Bank will not be privatized - Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera

June 26, Colombo: The recent news report in the media quoting an opposition Parliamentarian to the effect that the People's Bank is to be privatized is completely false and misleading, says Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera.
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People's Bank will not be privatized - Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera

June 26, Colombo: The recent news report in the media quoting an opposition Parliamentarian to the effect that the People's Bank is to be privatized is completely false and misleading, says Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera.

World Bank approves $ 310 mn loan for Sri Lanka to strengthen its climate resilience

June 26, Colombo: The World Bank Tuesday has approved a $310 million loan to reduce and mitigate flood risks in the lower Kelani basin in Colombo and improve weather forecasting and early warning systems across Sri Lanka.
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World Bank approves $ 310 mn loan for Sri Lanka to strengthen its climate resilience

June 26, Colombo: The World Bank Tuesday has approved a $310 million loan to reduce and mitigate flood risks in the lower Kelani basin in Colombo and improve weather forecasting and early warning systems across Sri Lanka.

Amnesty International expresses shock over Sri Lanka President's signing death warrants of convicted prisoners

June 26, London: Amnesty International says it is shocked by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's announcement that he has signed the execution warrants of four death row prisoners convicted of drug-related crimes, and that they will be hanged in &laqu
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Amnesty International expresses shock over Sri Lanka President's signing death warrants of convicted prisoners

June 26, London: Amnesty International says it is shocked by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's announcement that he has signed the execution warrants of four death row prisoners convicted of drug-related crimes, and that they will be hanged in «the near future».

Sri Lanka's former President Chandrika Kumaratunga awarded 2019 Common Ground Award

June 26, Colombo: Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, Sri Lanka's first and only female President, was awarded the 2019 Common Ground Award by Search for Common Ground for her vision, courage and commitment to peace and reconciliation.
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Sri Lanka's former President Chandrika Kumaratunga awarded 2019 Common Ground Award

June 26, Colombo: Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, Sri Lanka's first and only female President, was awarded the 2019 Common Ground Award by Search for Common Ground for her vision, courage and commitment to peace and reconciliation.

Transitional Justice is integral to reconciliation among communities, PM emphasizes

June 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says steps will be taken to provide further compensation through the Office of Reparations to the victims of the Easter Sunday attacks in the future as well.
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Transitional Justice is integral to reconciliation among communities, PM emphasizes

June 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says steps will be taken to provide further compensation through the Office of Reparations to the victims of the Easter Sunday attacks in the future as well.

Pakistan donates sewing machines to Chaplain St. Vincent De Paul Society

June 26, Colombo: The Government of Pakistan through its High Commission in Sri Lanka, donated sewing machines to Chaplain St. Vincent De Paul Society, Wennapuwa, Sri Lanka on 25th June 2019.
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Pakistan donates sewing machines to Chaplain St. Vincent De Paul Society

June 26, Colombo: The Government of Pakistan through its High Commission in Sri Lanka, donated sewing machines to Chaplain St. Vincent De Paul Society, Wennapuwa, Sri Lanka on 25th June 2019.

Doctor arrested in Kurunegala files Fundamental Rights petition against his arrest

June 26, Colombo: Dr. Seigu Siyabdeen Mohammed Safi, the doctor from Kurunegala who was accused of carrying out illegal surgical treatments on women, has filed a Fundamental Rights (FR) petition in the Supreme Court against his arrest.
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Doctor arrested in Kurunegala files Fundamental Rights petition against his arrest

June 26, Colombo: Dr. Seigu Siyabdeen Mohammed Safi, the doctor from Kurunegala who was accused of carrying out illegal surgical treatments on women, has filed a Fundamental Rights (FR) petition in the Supreme Court against his arrest.

Sri Lanka updates UNHRC on measures taken to advance human rights, peace and security

June 25, Geneva: The Sri Lanka delegation to the Human Rights Council briefed the Council Tuesday on progress made in addressing human rights concerns, national security imperatives, as well as reconciliation priorities.
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Sri Lanka updates UNHRC on measures taken to advance human rights, peace and security

June 25, Geneva: The Sri Lanka delegation to the Human Rights Council briefed the Council Tuesday on progress made in addressing human rights concerns, national security imperatives, as well as reconciliation priorities.

Former Minister Bathiudeen and Army Commander summoned to PSC tomorrow

June 25, 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 Wednesday (26th).
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Former Minister Bathiudeen and Army Commander summoned to PSC tomorrow

June 25, 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 Wednesday (26th).

Five Army soldiers killed in Kilinochchi as army truck collides with train

June 25, Colombo: At least 5 army soldiers were killed while another 2 soldiers were wounded when an army truck collided with a train in Kilinochchi.
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Five Army soldiers killed in Kilinochchi as army truck collides with train

June 25, Colombo: At least 5 army soldiers were killed while another 2 soldiers were wounded when an army truck collided with a train in Kilinochchi.

Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez promotes Sri Lanka tourism

June 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau along with the Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO) and national carrier SriLankan Airlines unveiled a total of 15 special promotional packages to Indian travel trade in Mumbai with a gu
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Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez promotes Sri Lanka tourism

June 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau along with the Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO) and national carrier SriLankan Airlines unveiled a total of 15 special promotional packages to Indian travel trade in Mumbai with a guest appearance by Sri Lankan-born Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez.

Sri Lanka launches its National Card Scheme

June 25, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka together with LankaClear (Pvt) Ltd., (LCPL) achieved a significant milestone in the country's payment landscape by launching the National Card Scheme (NCS).
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Sri Lanka launches its National Card Scheme

June 25, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka together with LankaClear (Pvt) Ltd., (LCPL) achieved a significant milestone in the country's payment landscape by launching the National Card Scheme (NCS).

Prime Minister to launch national program to provide insurance to Buddhist monks

June 25, Colombo: The insurance scheme introduced by the government for the Buddhist monks will commence tomorrow.
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Prime Minister to launch national program to provide insurance to Buddhist monks

June 25, Colombo: The insurance scheme introduced by the government for the Buddhist monks will commence tomorrow.

U.S. eases travel restrictions on Sri Lanka

June 25, Colombo: The United States has eased the travel restrictions imposed on Sri Lanka after the April 21 suicide bomb attacks on several churches and hotels in the island country.
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U.S. eases travel restrictions on Sri Lanka

June 25, Colombo: The United States has eased the travel restrictions imposed on Sri Lanka after the April 21 suicide bomb attacks on several churches and hotels in the island country.

Sri Lanka USD 2 bn sovereign bond issues oversubscribed more than three times

June 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's two sovereign bond issues of USD 2 billion issued yesterday were oversubscribed by more than three times to a total of USD 6.2 billion, clearly reflecting the continued global investor confidence in Sri Lanka, the Central Bank sa
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Sri Lanka USD 2 bn sovereign bond issues oversubscribed more than three times

June 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's two sovereign bond issues of USD 2 billion issued yesterday were oversubscribed by more than three times to a total of USD 6.2 billion, clearly reflecting the continued global investor confidence in Sri Lanka, the Central Bank said.

ComBank commences acceptance of LankaPay-JCB Cards

June 25, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has become one of the first banks in Sri Lanka to have its point-of-sale (POS) network accept LankaPay-JCB (Japan Credit Bureau) co-branded cards issued under the national card scheme program.
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ComBank commences acceptance of LankaPay-JCB Cards

June 25, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has become one of the first banks in Sri Lanka to have its point-of-sale (POS) network accept LankaPay-JCB (Japan Credit Bureau) co-branded cards issued under the national card scheme program.

Sri Lanka Navy arrests three persons with 'Ice'

June 25, Colombo: A team Sri Lanka Navy personnel have arrested three persons with 60g of methamphetamine, also called 'ice' during, a raid carried out on Monday in Mannar.
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Sri Lanka Navy arrests three persons with 'Ice'

June 25, Colombo: A team Sri Lanka Navy personnel have arrested three persons with 60g of methamphetamine, also called 'ice' during, a raid carried out on Monday in Mannar.

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.

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