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Fitch says Sri Lanka suicide bombings will undermine tourism earnings

Apr 24, Colombo: Heightened external financing risks are a factor in the low ratings of Sri Lanka (B), which was downgraded in December 2018 and is seeking to stabilize their external finances with IMF assistance, Fitch Ratings has said.

Another two received arms training with NTJ leader Saharan arrested

Aug 19, Colombo: Ampara police today arrested another two active members of National Thowheed Jammath (NTJ) and trainees of Mohammed Saharan, the suicide bomber and deceased leader of NTJ.
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Another two received arms training with NTJ leader Saharan arrested

Aug 19, Colombo: Ampara police today arrested another two active members of National Thowheed Jammath (NTJ) and trainees of Mohammed Saharan, the suicide bomber and deceased leader of NTJ.

Sri Lanka to launch eight projects with ADB assistance to modernize railways

Aug 19, Colombo: For the first time in its history, the Asian Development Bank will provide US $ 161 million for the development of Sri Lanka's railways.
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Sri Lanka to launch eight projects with ADB assistance to modernize railways

Aug 19, Colombo: For the first time in its history, the Asian Development Bank will provide US $ 161 million for the development of Sri Lanka's railways.

Makandure Madush's lawyer files motion in court requesting foreign travel ban on CID director

Aug 19, Colombo: A motion was filed today at the Fort Magistrate's Court requesting to ban the Director of Criminal Investigations Department, SSP Shani Abeysekara from foreign travel.
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Makandure Madush's lawyer files motion in court requesting foreign travel ban on CID director

Aug 19, Colombo: A motion was filed today at the Fort Magistrate's Court requesting to ban the Director of Criminal Investigations Department, SSP Shani Abeysekara from foreign travel.

Norway committed to working together with Sri Lanka, new envoy asserts

Aug 19, Colombo: Norway's partnership with Sri Lanka consists of shared democratic values and interests and the European country is committed to working together with Sri Lanka for the good of the people of both countries, the new Ambassador of Norway to Sri
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Norway committed to working together with Sri Lanka, new envoy asserts

Aug 19, Colombo: Norway's partnership with Sri Lanka consists of shared democratic values and interests and the European country is committed to working together with Sri Lanka for the good of the people of both countries, the new Ambassador of Norway to Sri Lanka said today.

U.S. expresses concern over the appointment of Sri Lanka's Army Commander

Aug 19, Colombo: The United States today expressed concern over the appointment of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as new Army Commander by the President following the retirement of Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake.
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U.S. expresses concern over the appointment of Sri Lanka's Army Commander

Aug 19, Colombo: The United States today expressed concern over the appointment of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as new Army Commander by the President following the retirement of Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake.

Three new envoys to Sri Lanka present credentials to President

Aug 19, Colombo: Two new Ambassadors and one High Commissioner to Sri Lanka presented their credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena Monday (19) at a ceremony held at the President's House in Colombo.
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Three new envoys to Sri Lanka present credentials to President

Aug 19, Colombo: Two new Ambassadors and one High Commissioner to Sri Lanka presented their credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena Monday (19) at a ceremony held at the President's House in Colombo.

Sri Lanka BOI holds Business and Investment Forum at Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Aug 19, Colombo: The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka recently held a Business and Investment Forum at the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) in Ahmedabad, targeting the Chamber's membership.
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Sri Lanka BOI holds Business and Investment Forum at Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Aug 19, Colombo: The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka recently held a Business and Investment Forum at the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) in Ahmedabad, targeting the Chamber's membership.

Sri Lanka led IORA Maritime Safety and Security Working Group finalizes work plan

Aug 19, Colombo: The First Meeting of IORA Maritime Safety and Security (MSS) Working Group chaired by Sri Lanka and held in Colombo on 8-9 August with the participation of 22 foreign delegates representing IORA member countries and representatives of the IOR
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Sri Lanka led IORA Maritime Safety and Security Working Group finalizes work plan

Aug 19, Colombo: The First Meeting of IORA Maritime Safety and Security (MSS) Working Group chaired by Sri Lanka and held in Colombo on 8-9 August with the participation of 22 foreign delegates representing IORA member countries and representatives of the IORA Secretariat has finalized the Work Plan for action.

Navy finds 85 kg of heroin in seized fishing trawler

Aug 19, Colombo: The Navy has found 85 kilogram of drugs believed to be heroin from the Sri Lankan multi-day fishing vessel seized in the seas of Galle last month.
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Navy finds 85 kg of heroin in seized fishing trawler

Aug 19, Colombo: The Navy has found 85 kilogram of drugs believed to be heroin from the Sri Lankan multi-day fishing vessel seized in the seas of Galle last month.

Bank of Ceylon introduces BOC SmartPay-QR based payment app under LANKAQR

Aug 19, Colombo: Bank of Ceylon (BOC) launched BOC SmartPay - QR (quick response) code based payment solution offered to its valued customers which will be the latest addition to the digital product range of the bank.
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Bank of Ceylon introduces BOC SmartPay-QR based payment app under LANKAQR

Aug 19, Colombo: Bank of Ceylon (BOC) launched BOC SmartPay - QR (quick response) code based payment solution offered to its valued customers which will be the latest addition to the digital product range of the bank.

Sri Lankan Navy accused of chasing away over 2000 Tamil Nadu fishermen from island waters

Aug 19, Colombo: Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu have accused the Sri Lankan Navy personnel of snapping their fishing nets and chasing them back to Indian waters while they were fishing near the Katchatheevu islet.
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Sri Lankan Navy accused of chasing away over 2000 Tamil Nadu fishermen from island waters

Aug 19, Colombo: Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu have accused the Sri Lankan Navy personnel of snapping their fishing nets and chasing them back to Indian waters while they were fishing near the Katchatheevu islet.

Prime Minister promises accelerated development if given power for a stable government

Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says his government, which with no permanent power or presidential powers, made tremendous development in the country amidst various challenges, will be able to accelerate that development tenfol
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Prime Minister promises accelerated development if given power for a stable government

Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says his government, which with no permanent power or presidential powers, made tremendous development in the country amidst various challenges, will be able to accelerate that development tenfold with full powers and stability in the near future.

JVP presidential candidate pledges to build national unity

Aug 18, Colombo: Anura Kumara Dissanayaka, the presidential candidate of the Sri Lanka Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) pledged to take all measures to rebuild the national unity and ensure national security.
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JVP presidential candidate pledges to build national unity

Aug 18, Colombo: Anura Kumara Dissanayaka, the presidential candidate of the Sri Lanka Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) pledged to take all measures to rebuild the national unity and ensure national security.

UNF agrees to field a Presidential candidate from UNP - Akila Viraj

Aug 18, Colombo: The leaders of the United National Front (UNF) have agreed to field a candidate from the United National Party (UNP) as the presidential candidate of the UNF at the forthcoming Presidential election.
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UNF agrees to field a Presidential candidate from UNP - Akila Viraj

Aug 18, Colombo: The leaders of the United National Front (UNF) have agreed to field a candidate from the United National Party (UNP) as the presidential candidate of the UNF at the forthcoming Presidential election.

Special hotline -1913- for public complaints on illegal liquor from Monday

Aug 18, Colombo: The Excise Department will launch a special four digit hotline 1913 from Monday (19) to receive public complaints on illegal Liquor.
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Special hotline -1913- for public complaints on illegal liquor from Monday

Aug 18, Colombo: The Excise Department will launch a special four digit hotline 1913 from Monday (19) to receive public complaints on illegal Liquor.

Fitch Affirms Sri Lanka's Co-Operative Insurance at 'BBB+(lka)'; Outlook Stable

Aug 18, Colombo: Fitch Ratings has affirmed Sri Lanka-based Co-Operative Insurance Company Limited's (CICL) National Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) Rating at 'BBB+(lka)'. The Outlook is Stable.
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Fitch Affirms Sri Lanka's Co-Operative Insurance at 'BBB+(lka)'; Outlook Stable

Aug 18, Colombo: Fitch Ratings has affirmed Sri Lanka-based Co-Operative Insurance Company Limited's (CICL) National Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) Rating at 'BBB+(lka)'. The Outlook is Stable.

JVP to announce 'Candidate of people's anticipation' today

Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is scheduled to announce the party's candidate for the upcoming presidential election.
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JVP to announce 'Candidate of people's anticipation' today

Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is scheduled to announce the party's candidate for the upcoming presidential election.

Police arrest 12 persons attempting to illegally migrate via sea

Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested twelve people suspected of attempting to illegally migrate through the seas in Chilaw area today.
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Police arrest 12 persons attempting to illegally migrate via sea

Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested twelve people suspected of attempting to illegally migrate through the seas in Chilaw area today.

Investigation into dumping 890 metric tons of potatoes during the 52-day unconstitutional government

Aug 18, Colombo: Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution, Dr. Harsha De Silva says a formal investigation is underway into the discarding of 890 metric tons of potatoes purchased from the upcountry farmers during the 52-day unconstitutional gover
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Investigation into dumping 890 metric tons of potatoes during the 52-day unconstitutional government

Aug 18, Colombo: Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution, Dr. Harsha De Silva says a formal investigation is underway into the discarding of 890 metric tons of potatoes purchased from the upcountry farmers during the 52-day unconstitutional government in 2018.

Massive development of the Northern Province in the last three years

Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister Rishad Bathiudeen says the government has allocated increasingly bigger volumes of funds for the development of the Northern Province in the last three years.
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Massive development of the Northern Province in the last three years

Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister Rishad Bathiudeen says the government has allocated increasingly bigger volumes of funds for the development of the Northern Province in the last three years.

Sri Lanka to rehabilitate mangrove lands used for aquaculture and salterns

Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka plans to rehabilitate state mangrove lands that have been abandoned after using for shrimp farming and salterns as part of a project to increase the extent of mangrove lands by 10,000 Hectares.
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Sri Lanka to rehabilitate mangrove lands used for aquaculture and salterns

Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka plans to rehabilitate state mangrove lands that have been abandoned after using for shrimp farming and salterns as part of a project to increase the extent of mangrove lands by 10,000 Hectares.

Construction of Sri Lanka Korea National Vocational Training Institute completed

Aug 17, Colombo: Construction work of Sri Lanka's newest vocational training institute, Sri Lanka-Korea National Vocational Training Institute in Orugodawatta has been completed.
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Construction of Sri Lanka Korea National Vocational Training Institute completed

Aug 17, Colombo: Construction work of Sri Lanka's newest vocational training institute, Sri Lanka-Korea National Vocational Training Institute in Orugodawatta has been completed.

CID seeks public support to apprehend a suspect

Aug 17, Colombo: Criminal Investigation Department (CID) seeks public assistance to apprehend a suspect, who has made business transactions with stolen credit cards.
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CID seeks public support to apprehend a suspect

Aug 17, Colombo: Criminal Investigation Department (CID) seeks public assistance to apprehend a suspect, who has made business transactions with stolen credit cards.

PM says young people should be given priority to change the political system

Aug 17, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe speaking to the youth volunteers today said his aim is to change the current system and restoring their trust build a better future for the youth.
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PM says young people should be given priority to change the political system

Aug 17, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe speaking to the youth volunteers today said his aim is to change the current system and restoring their trust build a better future for the youth.

Mahindra & Mahindra inaugurates first automotive assembly plant in Sri Lanka

Aug 17, Colombo: Indian multinational car manufacturer, Mahindra & Mahindra on Saturday inaugurated its first automotive assembly plant in Sri Lanka in Welipenna in Kalutara district.
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Mahindra & Mahindra inaugurates first automotive assembly plant in Sri Lanka

Aug 17, Colombo: Indian multinational car manufacturer, Mahindra & Mahindra on Saturday inaugurated its first automotive assembly plant in Sri Lanka in Welipenna in Kalutara district.

Will not allow the country's economy to collapse, PM vows

Aug 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Saturday said he would not allow the country's economy to collapse just as he did not allow politics to collapse.
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Will not allow the country's economy to collapse, PM vows

Aug 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Saturday said he would not allow the country's economy to collapse just as he did not allow politics to collapse.

Eight suspects arrested over the Madampitiya double murder

Aug 17, Colombo: Eight underworld members suspected of involvement in the murder of two men in the Madampitiya area on Tuesday afternoon have been arrested, the police said.
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Eight suspects arrested over the Madampitiya double murder

Aug 17, Colombo: Eight underworld members suspected of involvement in the murder of two men in the Madampitiya area on Tuesday afternoon have been arrested, the police said.

oDoc expands to 10th factory, signs first Indian client for employee telemedicine coverage

Aug 17, Colombo: Crystal Martin at Wathupitiwala, employing close to 1,000 sewing machine operators, recently became the 10th factory in Sri Lanka providing free 24/7 doctor services to its workers and their families.
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oDoc expands to 10th factory, signs first Indian client for employee telemedicine coverage

Aug 17, Colombo: Crystal Martin at Wathupitiwala, employing close to 1,000 sewing machine operators, recently became the 10th factory in Sri Lanka providing free 24/7 doctor services to its workers and their families.

Government to provide paddy driers to farmers to increase their earning potential

Aug 17, Colombo: The government has received the cabinet nod to provide paddy driers to farmers to enable them to earn more money for their harvests.
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Government to provide paddy driers to farmers to increase their earning potential

Aug 17, Colombo: The government has received the cabinet nod to provide paddy driers to farmers to enable them to earn more money for their harvests.

Enterprise 'Sonduru Piyasa' loan scheme grants over Rs. 5 billion to beneficiaries

Aug 17, Colombo: 'Sonduru Piyasa' Housing Loan Program implemented under the Enterprise Sri Lanka interest subsidy loan program has so far provided Rs. 5.47 billion, Secretary to the Finance Ministry and Treasury Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga said.
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Enterprise 'Sonduru Piyasa' loan scheme grants over Rs. 5 billion to beneficiaries

Aug 17, Colombo: 'Sonduru Piyasa' Housing Loan Program implemented under the Enterprise Sri Lanka interest subsidy loan program has so far provided Rs. 5.47 billion, Secretary to the Finance Ministry and Treasury Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga said.

Sri Lanka commences preliminary work on light rail project

Aug 16, Colombo: The Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development has commenced the construction work of the first phase of the Colombo light rail transit (LRT) project, the first of its kind to be developed in the Sri Lankan capital.
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Sri Lanka commences preliminary work on light rail project

Aug 16, Colombo: The Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development has commenced the construction work of the first phase of the Colombo light rail transit (LRT) project, the first of its kind to be developed in the Sri Lankan capital.

CCD ordered to investigate two complaints against Gotabhaya regarding a new passport

Aug 16, Colombo: Acting Inspector General of Police Chandana Wickramaratne has ordered the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) to investigate two complaints received regarding Gotabhaya Rajapaksa receiving a passport from the Department of Immigration and Emigratio
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CCD ordered to investigate two complaints against Gotabhaya regarding a new passport

Aug 16, Colombo: Acting Inspector General of Police Chandana Wickramaratne has ordered the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) to investigate two complaints received regarding Gotabhaya Rajapaksa receiving a passport from the Department of Immigration and Emigration.

Central Bank releases annual 'Economic and Social Statistics of Sri Lanka - 2019' publication

Aug 16, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has released its annual publication «Economic and Social Statistics of Sri Lanka - 2019» and it is now available for public access.
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Central Bank releases annual 'Economic and Social Statistics of Sri Lanka - 2019' publication

Aug 16, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has released its annual publication «Economic and Social Statistics of Sri Lanka - 2019» and it is now available for public access.

Refrain from making statements detrimental to national security, President requests

Aug 16, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has requested everyone to refrain from making statements detrimental to the national security of the country.
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Refrain from making statements detrimental to national security, President requests

Aug 16, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has requested everyone to refrain from making statements detrimental to the national security of the country.

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