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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.

Global Seafoods under Agreement with BOI to process Wakame seaweed: A new product added to Sri Lanka's export basket

May 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's investment promotion agency, the Board of Investment signed a supplementary Agreement with Global Seafoods Pvt Ltd on 17th May 2019, to process Wakame Seaweed for export in their existing factory complex.
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Global Seafoods under Agreement with BOI to process Wakame seaweed: A new product added to Sri Lanka's export basket

May 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's investment promotion agency, the Board of Investment signed a supplementary Agreement with Global Seafoods Pvt Ltd on 17th May 2019, to process Wakame Seaweed for export in their existing factory complex.

Emergency extended in Sri Lanka for another month

May 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has issued the special gazette notification for extending the Emergency Regulations for another month from today.
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Emergency extended in Sri Lanka for another month

May 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has issued the special gazette notification for extending the Emergency Regulations for another month from today.

President instructs security divisions not to close roads to facilitate VIP movements causing obstruction to general public

May 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has given strict instructions not to close roads in any way causing obstruction to the general public in order to facilitate easy and free movement of VIPs and their convoys.
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President instructs security divisions not to close roads to facilitate VIP movements causing obstruction to general public

May 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has given strict instructions not to close roads in any way causing obstruction to the general public in order to facilitate easy and free movement of VIPs and their convoys.

UNP suspends Weligama Mayor Weligama Rehan Jayawickrama's party membership

May 22, Colombo: The United National Party (UNP) has decided to suspend the party membership of the mayor of Weligama Rehan Jayawickrama for allegedly violating party discipline.
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UNP suspends Weligama Mayor Weligama Rehan Jayawickrama's party membership

May 22, Colombo: The United National Party (UNP) has decided to suspend the party membership of the mayor of Weligama Rehan Jayawickrama for allegedly violating party discipline.

Two suspects arrested with over 900 g of methamphetamine

May 22, Colombo: A man and a woman have been arrested with 923 grams of methamphetamine, also called 'ice' in their possession in Mannar in the Northern Province.
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Two suspects arrested with over 900 g of methamphetamine

May 22, Colombo: A man and a woman have been arrested with 923 grams of methamphetamine, also called 'ice' in their possession in Mannar in the Northern Province.

State's Financial Audit Report in parliament on the 31st

May 22, Colombo: The newly appointed Auditor General Chulantha Wickremarathne says that the state Financial Audit Report will be submitted to parliament on the 31st of this month according to the new Audit Act.
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State's Financial Audit Report in parliament on the 31st

May 22, Colombo: The newly appointed Auditor General Chulantha Wickremarathne says that the state Financial Audit Report will be submitted to parliament on the 31st of this month according to the new Audit Act.

Sri Lanka participates at the largest supermarket exhibition in Brazil - APAS Show 2019

May 21, Colombo: The Coconut Development Authority of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Department of Commerce and the Sri Lanka Embassy in Brazil participated at the APAS Show - 2019
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Sri Lanka participates at the largest supermarket exhibition in Brazil - APAS Show 2019

May 21, Colombo: The Coconut Development Authority of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Department of Commerce and the Sri Lanka Embassy in Brazil participated at the APAS Show - 2019

Parliamentary translator alleged of having links with terrorists to be detained and questioned for 90 days

May 21, Colombo: A translator in Sri Lanka parliament arrested for allegedly having close links with the outlawed Islamic terrorist group National Thowheed Jamath will be detained for 90 days for questioning, the police said.
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Parliamentary translator alleged of having links with terrorists to be detained and questioned for 90 days

May 21, Colombo: A translator in Sri Lanka parliament arrested for allegedly having close links with the outlawed Islamic terrorist group National Thowheed Jamath will be detained for 90 days for questioning, the police said.

Sri Lanka nationwide inflation rises to 3.6 percent in April 2019

May 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's nationwide inflation in April 2019 determined under the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) rose to 3.6 percent from 2.9 percent recorded in March on a year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Statistics reported Tuesday.
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Sri Lanka nationwide inflation rises to 3.6 percent in April 2019

May 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's nationwide inflation in April 2019 determined under the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) rose to 3.6 percent from 2.9 percent recorded in March on a year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Statistics reported Tuesday.

DNA tests confirm NTJ leader Zahran Hashim killed in Shangri La bombing

May 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police Tuesday said DNA tests confirmed that Zaharan Hashim, the leader of the National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) was one of the suicide bombers who blew himself up at the Shangri-La hotel on Easter Sunday.
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DNA tests confirm NTJ leader Zahran Hashim killed in Shangri La bombing

May 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police Tuesday said DNA tests confirmed that Zaharan Hashim, the leader of the National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) was one of the suicide bombers who blew himself up at the Shangri-La hotel on Easter Sunday.

UNP to appoint a PSC to investigate allegations against Minister Bathiudeen

May 21, Colombo: The parliamentary group of the United National Party (UNP), government's ruling party, has decided today to appoint a Parliamentary Select Committee to conduct a broad investigation in to the allegations leveled against Minister of Industry a
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UNP to appoint a PSC to investigate allegations against Minister Bathiudeen

May 21, Colombo: The parliamentary group of the United National Party (UNP), government's ruling party, has decided today to appoint a Parliamentary Select Committee to conduct a broad investigation in to the allegations leveled against Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen.

Court grants bail to former DIG Nalaka de Silva alleged of conspiring to assassinate President

May 21, Colombo: Colombo Fort Magistrate's Court today granted bail to former director of Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) Deputy Inspector General Nalaka de Silva, who was in remand custody over the plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena an
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Court grants bail to former DIG Nalaka de Silva alleged of conspiring to assassinate President

May 21, Colombo: Colombo Fort Magistrate's Court today granted bail to former director of Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) Deputy Inspector General Nalaka de Silva, who was in remand custody over the plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

Sri Lanka increases import taxes of big onions

May 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Finance announced today that the special commodity tax on imported big onions has been increased with effect from midnight Tuesday (21) as a measure to protect the local farmer.
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Sri Lanka increases import taxes of big onions

May 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Finance announced today that the special commodity tax on imported big onions has been increased with effect from midnight Tuesday (21) as a measure to protect the local farmer.

Petition challenging Sri Lanka PM's parliamentary membership dismissed without being heard

May 21, Colombo: The Court of Appeal today (21) decided to dismiss a writ petition filed challenging the eligibility of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to hold a parliamentary seat.
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Petition challenging Sri Lanka PM's parliamentary membership dismissed without being heard

May 21, Colombo: The Court of Appeal today (21) decided to dismiss a writ petition filed challenging the eligibility of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to hold a parliamentary seat.

COPE summons heads of four government institutions today to discuss Batticaloa Campus

May 21, Colombo: Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) has summoned heads of four government institutions to a committee meeting today to inquire about the Batticaloa Campus, also known as Sharia University.
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COPE summons heads of four government institutions today to discuss Batticaloa Campus

May 21, Colombo: Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) has summoned heads of four government institutions to a committee meeting today to inquire about the Batticaloa Campus, also known as Sharia University.

Several universities to resume academic activities today and tomorrow

May 21, Colombo: The academic activities at several universities remained closed after New Year holidays will commence today (21) and tomorrow (22).
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Several universities to resume academic activities today and tomorrow

May 21, Colombo: The academic activities at several universities remained closed after New Year holidays will commence today (21) and tomorrow (22).

Sri Lanka Marxist party to file no-confidence motion against President, PM & cabinet

May 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) will present a no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister, the Minister of Defense, who is the Head of the State and the whole cabinet of ministers in Parliament, party leader An
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Sri Lanka Marxist party to file no-confidence motion against President, PM & cabinet

May 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) will present a no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister, the Minister of Defense, who is the Head of the State and the whole cabinet of ministers in Parliament, party leader Anura Kumara Dissanayaka said.

Law should be promptly enforced against persons who acted to create unrest- MP Mujibur Rahuman

May 20, Colombo: United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Mujibur Rahuman has said that the law should be promptly enforced against persons who acted to create unrest during the April 21st attacks.
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Law should be promptly enforced against persons who acted to create unrest- MP Mujibur Rahuman

May 20, Colombo: United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Mujibur Rahuman has said that the law should be promptly enforced against persons who acted to create unrest during the April 21st attacks.

Sri Lanka Speaker requests political leaders to unite against fundamentalism in the country

May 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Peaker Karu Jayasuriya says by now intelligent people have realized that the fearmongering propaganda spread across the country from the Easter Sunday till Vesak Day are completely false and in the backdrop of Easter Sunday attack
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Sri Lanka Speaker requests political leaders to unite against fundamentalism in the country

May 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Peaker Karu Jayasuriya says by now intelligent people have realized that the fearmongering propaganda spread across the country from the Easter Sunday till Vesak Day are completely false and in the backdrop of Easter Sunday attacks on April 21 some disruptive forces have been activated.

Attorney General instructs CID to investigate failure of former Defense Secretary and IGP to avert Easter Sunday attacks

May 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Attorney General has instructed the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to conduct an investigation into the failure of former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara to avert th
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Attorney General instructs CID to investigate failure of former Defense Secretary and IGP to avert Easter Sunday attacks

May 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Attorney General has instructed the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to conduct an investigation into the failure of former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara to avert the Easter Sunday suicide attacks.

Update: Websites subjected to cyber attack restored

May 19, Colombo: Several web sites that came under a cyber attack earlier today have been restored, the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Response Team (SLCERT) said.
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Update: Websites subjected to cyber attack restored

May 19, Colombo: Several web sites that came under a cyber attack earlier today have been restored, the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Response Team (SLCERT) said.

Sri Lanka is capable of countering international terrorism - President

May 19, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says the country is well capable of countering international terrorism with 30 years of experience in fighting and defeating local terrorism.
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Sri Lanka is capable of countering international terrorism - President

May 19, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says the country is well capable of countering international terrorism with 30 years of experience in fighting and defeating local terrorism.

Sri Lanka business chamber urges corporate leaders to act as a catalyst to build peace and revive the economy

May 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's premium business chamber, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce urged the business leaders to use their influence to build peace among themselves and provide the leadership to revive the economy hit by the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks.
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Sri Lanka business chamber urges corporate leaders to act as a catalyst to build peace and revive the economy

May 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's premium business chamber, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce urged the business leaders to use their influence to build peace among themselves and provide the leadership to revive the economy hit by the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks.

Sri Lanka marks a decade of peace today amid threats

May 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka today will commemorate the completion of a decade of peace since the military defeat of the Tamil Tiger terrorist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on 18 May 2009.
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Sri Lanka marks a decade of peace today amid threats

May 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka today will commemorate the completion of a decade of peace since the military defeat of the Tamil Tiger terrorist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on 18 May 2009.

Cyber attack on foreign embassy and other web sites in Sri Lanka

May 19, Colombo: A foreign embassy in Sri Lanka and several other web sites have come under a cyber-attack, the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT) said.
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Cyber attack on foreign embassy and other web sites in Sri Lanka

May 19, Colombo: A foreign embassy in Sri Lanka and several other web sites have come under a cyber-attack, the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT) said.

Sri Lanka President committed to change social conditions that lead to increase in crimes

May 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena says he is strongly committed to change the social conditions that lead to the increase in crimes.
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Sri Lanka President committed to change social conditions that lead to increase in crimes

May 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena says he is strongly committed to change the social conditions that lead to the increase in crimes.

Best tribute to fallen war heroes is to ensure no recurrence of any war - Army Commander

May 18, Colombo: The best tribute to fallen war heroes is not to allow any room for a recurrence of any war, the Commander of Sri Lanka Army Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake said on the 10th anniversary of the war victory against Tamil Tiger terrorists.
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Best tribute to fallen war heroes is to ensure no recurrence of any war - Army Commander

May 18, Colombo: The best tribute to fallen war heroes is not to allow any room for a recurrence of any war, the Commander of Sri Lanka Army Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake said on the 10th anniversary of the war victory against Tamil Tiger terrorists.

Human Rights Watch says still no justice for Sri Lanka's victims of war ten years after

May 18, New York: Ten years since the end of Sri Lanka's brutal civil war, the government has failed to provide justice for the conflict's many victims, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Saturday, on the 10th anniversary of Sri Lanka's victory in the war against
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Human Rights Watch says still no justice for Sri Lanka's victims of war ten years after

May 18, New York: Ten years since the end of Sri Lanka's brutal civil war, the government has failed to provide justice for the conflict's many victims, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Saturday, on the 10th anniversary of Sri Lanka's victory in the war against Tamil Tiger terrorists.

ICCSL urges political parties to act responsibly and not delay the tourism sector recovery

May 18, Colombo: The International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICCSL) in a statement strongly condemning the violence and destruction of business property in the country during the last few days urged all political parties to act responsibly and not delay
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ICCSL urges political parties to act responsibly and not delay the tourism sector recovery

May 18, Colombo: The International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICCSL) in a statement strongly condemning the violence and destruction of business property in the country during the last few days urged all political parties to act responsibly and not delay the tourism sector recovery.

MP Dayasiri Jayasekara arrives at DIG office to make statement

May 18, Colombo: General Secretary of Sri Lanka Freedom party (SLFP) parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekara has arrived at the office of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) in charge of Western Province.
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MP Dayasiri Jayasekara arrives at DIG office to make statement

May 18, Colombo: General Secretary of Sri Lanka Freedom party (SLFP) parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekara has arrived at the office of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) in charge of Western Province.

Special security arrangements for the devotees during Vesak

May 18, Colombo: Special security arrangements have been made by the security forces including the armed forces, Police and Special Task Force (STF) on Vesak Poya day today, and the next two days for the security of the devotees.
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Special security arrangements for the devotees during Vesak

May 18, Colombo: Special security arrangements have been made by the security forces including the armed forces, Police and Special Task Force (STF) on Vesak Poya day today, and the next two days for the security of the devotees.

Fighting over religious and cultural differences will wreak destruction all around -PM

May 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says Buddha's teachings will open the way for reconciliation, peace and unity in the land.
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Fighting over religious and cultural differences will wreak destruction all around -PM

May 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says Buddha's teachings will open the way for reconciliation, peace and unity in the land.

Teachings of the Buddha will lead the country towards prosperity and a safe and secure society - President

May 18, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said the people must recollect the teachings of the Buddha to build a society with boundless peace by shunning all attempts to destroy each other for the greed for power.
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Teachings of the Buddha will lead the country towards prosperity and a safe and secure society - President

May 18, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said the people must recollect the teachings of the Buddha to build a society with boundless peace by shunning all attempts to destroy each other for the greed for power.

Sri Lanka recognizes the importance of risk-sensitive economic planning for post-disaster revival

May 18, Geneva: Sri Lanka has recognized the importance of risk-sensitive economic planning and coherence building between climate and disaster risk reduction (DRR) policies to better achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is taking a number of ini
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Sri Lanka recognizes the importance of risk-sensitive economic planning for post-disaster revival

May 18, Geneva: Sri Lanka has recognized the importance of risk-sensitive economic planning and coherence building between climate and disaster risk reduction (DRR) policies to better achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is taking a number of initiatives towards this end, Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez stated.

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