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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).

World Bank assures continuous assistance to Sri Lanka

July 19, Colombo: World Bank Vice President for South Asia Region, Hartwig Schafer said the World Bank will increase assistance to Sri Lanka under three of its new operations.
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World Bank assures continuous assistance to Sri Lanka

July 19, Colombo: World Bank Vice President for South Asia Region, Hartwig Schafer said the World Bank will increase assistance to Sri Lanka under three of its new operations.

PM calls for report on wheat flour price increase

July 19, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has ordered to inquire into whether the increase in the price of a kilogram of wheat flour by eight rupees was due to a delay by the Cost of Living Committee and report to him immediately.
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PM calls for report on wheat flour price increase

July 19, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has ordered to inquire into whether the increase in the price of a kilogram of wheat flour by eight rupees was due to a delay by the Cost of Living Committee and report to him immediately.

Premier says tax incentives will be given to innovative companies

July 19, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that Sri Lanka, as a country ready to meet the demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, must lead in the world market with new technology.
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Premier says tax incentives will be given to innovative companies

July 19, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that Sri Lanka, as a country ready to meet the demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, must lead in the world market with new technology.

EU, UK, European countries reiterate opposition to implementing death penalty in Sri Lanka

July 18, Colombo: The Delegation of the European Union (EU) in agreement with the Embassies of France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Romania and the UK High Commission on Thursday reiterated its strong opposition to implementing death penalty in Sri Lanka.
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EU, UK, European countries reiterate opposition to implementing death penalty in Sri Lanka

July 18, Colombo: The Delegation of the European Union (EU) in agreement with the Embassies of France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Romania and the UK High Commission on Thursday reiterated its strong opposition to implementing death penalty in Sri Lanka.

Commercial Bank launches ComBank Q+ - Sri Lanka's first QR based payment app under LANKAQR

July 18, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has launched ComBank Q+ - the first Quick Response (QR) based payment app to be launched under LANKAQR - creating history yet again by introducing technology that matters in the lives of the Bank's customers.
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Commercial Bank launches ComBank Q+ - Sri Lanka's first QR based payment app under LANKAQR

July 18, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has launched ComBank Q+ - the first Quick Response (QR) based payment app to be launched under LANKAQR - creating history yet again by introducing technology that matters in the lives of the Bank's customers.

Talks with Minister fail, Postal workers to continue strike for today

July 18, Colombo: The 48-hour token strike launched by the employees of the Colombo Central Postal Exchange commenced at 4.00 pm Tuesday (16) will continue for today.
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Talks with Minister fail, Postal workers to continue strike for today

July 18, Colombo: The 48-hour token strike launched by the employees of the Colombo Central Postal Exchange commenced at 4.00 pm Tuesday (16) will continue for today.

BOI inks agreement with edotco to equip Sri Lanka with Smart City Solutions

July 18, Colombo: The Board of Investment (BOI) of Sri Lanka and edotco Sri Lanka, an integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company today entered into an agreement to invest in the latest Smart City solutions and energy efficient systems towar
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BOI inks agreement with edotco to equip Sri Lanka with Smart City Solutions

July 18, Colombo: The Board of Investment (BOI) of Sri Lanka and edotco Sri Lanka, an integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company today entered into an agreement to invest in the latest Smart City solutions and energy efficient systems towards further developing the country's connectivity landscape.

Cheese and Wine are celebrated at Alliance Francaise of Kotte as part of French Spring Festival

July 18, Colombo: The French Spring Festival is an occasion for people in France to celebrate art and culture, and the Alliance Francaise of Kotte, which the recognized and accredited branch of the Alliance Francaise in Paris, gave prominence to one importan
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Cheese and Wine are celebrated at Alliance Francaise of Kotte as part of French Spring Festival

July 18, Colombo: The French Spring Festival is an occasion for people in France to celebrate art and culture, and the Alliance Francaise of Kotte, which the recognized and accredited branch of the Alliance Francaise in Paris, gave prominence to one important aspect of French culture which is gastronomy.

Sri Lanka trade deficit considerably narrows in May 2019 as imports decline and exports increase

July 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's external sector remained relatively stable in May 2019 as the year-on-year trade deficit continued to narrow significantly in May 2019, the Central Bank reported in its External Sector Performance review for the month.
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Sri Lanka trade deficit considerably narrows in May 2019 as imports decline and exports increase

July 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's external sector remained relatively stable in May 2019 as the year-on-year trade deficit continued to narrow significantly in May 2019, the Central Bank reported in its External Sector Performance review for the month.

Minister requests trade unions to postpone postal strike until Friday

July 17, Colombo: Minister of Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs M H A Haleem has requested the postal trade unions to postpone their strike until Friday.
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Minister requests trade unions to postpone postal strike until Friday

July 17, Colombo: Minister of Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs M H A Haleem has requested the postal trade unions to postpone their strike until Friday.

Two youths attempting to take selfie gone missing in sea

July 17, Colombo: Four youths who had attempted to take selfie on a rock in the Rumassala area in Unawatuna had fallen into the sea and two of them have gone missing, Police Media Office said.
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Two youths attempting to take selfie gone missing in sea

July 17, Colombo: Four youths who had attempted to take selfie on a rock in the Rumassala area in Unawatuna had fallen into the sea and two of them have gone missing, Police Media Office said.

Paddy purchasing in Northern Province begins

July 16, Colombo: The Paddy Marketing Board (PMB) has purchased 11,642 metric tons (MT) of paddy in the Northern Province under the government certified price at a cost of Rs. 447 million.
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Paddy purchasing in Northern Province begins

July 16, Colombo: The Paddy Marketing Board (PMB) has purchased 11,642 metric tons (MT) of paddy in the Northern Province under the government certified price at a cost of Rs. 447 million.

Term of Presidential Commission probing corruption and fraud extended

July 16, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena in an Extraordinary Gazette notification has announced that the term of the Presidential Commission probing corruption and fraud was extended by two and a half months from 14th July.
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Term of Presidential Commission probing corruption and fraud extended

July 16, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena in an Extraordinary Gazette notification has announced that the term of the Presidential Commission probing corruption and fraud was extended by two and a half months from 14th July.

Three faculties at Ruhuna University to be reopened tomorrow

July 16, Colombo: The Administration of the Ruhuna University has decided to reopen three faculties located at the Wellamadama complex tomorrow (17), Vice Chancellor Senior Professor Sujeewa Amarasena said.
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Three faculties at Ruhuna University to be reopened tomorrow

July 16, Colombo: The Administration of the Ruhuna University has decided to reopen three faculties located at the Wellamadama complex tomorrow (17), Vice Chancellor Senior Professor Sujeewa Amarasena said.

Sri Lanka postal workers to launch 48-hour strike from 4 pm today

July 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Postal Services Union has decided to launch a 48-hour token strike from 4 pm today (16) over a number of unresolved issues.
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Sri Lanka postal workers to launch 48-hour strike from 4 pm today

July 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Postal Services Union has decided to launch a 48-hour token strike from 4 pm today (16) over a number of unresolved issues.

UN expert to visit Sri Lanka to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

July 16, Colombo: UN Special Rapporteur Clément Nyaletsossi Voule will visit Sri Lanka from 18 to 26 July 2019 to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in the country.
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UN expert to visit Sri Lanka to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

July 16, Colombo: UN Special Rapporteur Clément Nyaletsossi Voule will visit Sri Lanka from 18 to 26 July 2019 to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in the country.

Elections Commission finalizing arrangements for the presidential elections in due time

July 16, Colombo: Chairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya has said that the Commission is finalizing arrangements for the conduct of the Presidential election during the scheduled period.
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Elections Commission finalizing arrangements for the presidential elections in due time

July 16, Colombo: Chairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya has said that the Commission is finalizing arrangements for the conduct of the Presidential election during the scheduled period.

National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol Act strictly enforced island wide from today

July 16, Colombo: Chairman of the National Tobacco and Alcohol Authority (NATA) Dr. Palitha Abeykoon said the Authority has taken steps to strictly enforce the National Tobacco and Alcohol Act island wide from today (16).
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National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol Act strictly enforced island wide from today

July 16, Colombo: Chairman of the National Tobacco and Alcohol Authority (NATA) Dr. Palitha Abeykoon said the Authority has taken steps to strictly enforce the National Tobacco and Alcohol Act island wide from today (16).

JICA supports recovery of Sri Lanka's tourism sector after Easter bombings

July 16, Colombo: The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), in cooperation with the Tourism Ministry, successfully completed a joint seminar for the «Recovery of Tourism Sector in Sri Lanka after the Easter Bombings 2019» targeting offici
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JICA supports recovery of Sri Lanka's tourism sector after Easter bombings

July 16, Colombo: The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), in cooperation with the Tourism Ministry, successfully completed a joint seminar for the «Recovery of Tourism Sector in Sri Lanka after the Easter Bombings 2019» targeting officials and professionals in the tourism sector.

Sri Lankan companies take part in catalogue show in Lahore to boost bilateral trade

July 16, Colombo: Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) in collaboration with Sri Lankan High Commission in Pakistan organized a Catalogue Show at its premises on Monday.
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Sri Lankan companies take part in catalogue show in Lahore to boost bilateral trade

July 16, Colombo: Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) in collaboration with Sri Lankan High Commission in Pakistan organized a Catalogue Show at its premises on Monday.

Sri Lanka manufacturing sector expands, service sector recovers in June

July 16, Colombo: According to the Sri Lanka Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) released by the Statistics Department of Central Bank on Monday, the industrial production in Sri Lanka expanded in June 2019 while services sector recovered after the April 21 terr
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Sri Lanka manufacturing sector expands, service sector recovers in June

July 16, Colombo: According to the Sri Lanka Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) released by the Statistics Department of Central Bank on Monday, the industrial production in Sri Lanka expanded in June 2019 while services sector recovered after the April 21 terrorist attacks.

President opens new Rs. 5 bn Nuwara Eliya District Hospital

July 15, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena Monday declared open the fully-pledged Nuwara Eliya District Hospital constructed at a cost of Rs. 5 billion in Nuwara Eliya.
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President opens new Rs. 5 bn Nuwara Eliya District Hospital

July 15, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena Monday declared open the fully-pledged Nuwara Eliya District Hospital constructed at a cost of Rs. 5 billion in Nuwara Eliya.

Sri Lanka Prime Minister promises a permanent solution to national question in next two years

July 15, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says he will do his utmost to find a political solution to the national question in the next two years.
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Sri Lanka Prime Minister promises a permanent solution to national question in next two years

July 15, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says he will do his utmost to find a political solution to the national question in the next two years.

Court orders AG to submit facts on clearing of Wilpattu

July 15, Colombo: The Court of Appeal has ordered the Attorney General to inquire the Director General of the Forest Conservation Department about the current situation of the Marichchakkuttu, Kallaru Forest Reserve Zone near the Wilpattu Forest Reserve and i
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Court orders AG to submit facts on clearing of Wilpattu

July 15, Colombo: The Court of Appeal has ordered the Attorney General to inquire the Director General of the Forest Conservation Department about the current situation of the Marichchakkuttu, Kallaru Forest Reserve Zone near the Wilpattu Forest Reserve and inform the court on the 19th.

Over 3100 drunk drivers arrested during special operation

July 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested 3,154 drivers during a month-long special operation launched island wide earlier this month to nab people driving under the influence.
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Over 3100 drunk drivers arrested during special operation

July 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested 3,154 drivers during a month-long special operation launched island wide earlier this month to nab people driving under the influence.

EU and Sri Lanka hold informal counterterrorism dialogue

July 15, Colombo: The European Union (EU) and Sri Lanka Monday (July 15) held an informal counterterrorism dialogue focused on preventing violent extremism and terrorism.
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EU and Sri Lanka hold informal counterterrorism dialogue

July 15, Colombo: The European Union (EU) and Sri Lanka Monday (July 15) held an informal counterterrorism dialogue focused on preventing violent extremism and terrorism.

Sri Lanka PM clears ACMC leader Rishad Bathiudeen of false allegations

July 15, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says some people are trying to reject parts of the report produced by the intelligence agency about the terrorist attack on Easter Sunday.
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Sri Lanka PM clears ACMC leader Rishad Bathiudeen of false allegations

July 15, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says some people are trying to reject parts of the report produced by the intelligence agency about the terrorist attack on Easter Sunday.

Dialog and SriLankan Airlines partner to provide loyal customers with exclusive benefits

July 15, Colombo: Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka's premier connectivity provider, partnered with the national carrier, SriLankan Airlines to provide Dialog subscribers, a convenient way to convert their Star Points to FlySmiLes miles
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Dialog and SriLankan Airlines partner to provide loyal customers with exclusive benefits

July 15, Colombo: Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka's premier connectivity provider, partnered with the national carrier, SriLankan Airlines to provide Dialog subscribers, a convenient way to convert their Star Points to FlySmiLes miles

Colombo considers healthy living - 'CarFreeCMB' vehicle free open street day draws in a crowd

July 15, Colombo: Colombo's first ever open street concept day saw residents reclaiming their streets from Green Path to Independence Avenue on foot, bicycle, skateboard and rollerblades.
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Colombo considers healthy living - 'CarFreeCMB' vehicle free open street day draws in a crowd

July 15, Colombo: Colombo's first ever open street concept day saw residents reclaiming their streets from Green Path to Independence Avenue on foot, bicycle, skateboard and rollerblades.

China's Sinopec sets up fuel oil unit in Sri Lanka

July 15, Colombo: China Petroleum and Chemical Corp, known as Sinopec Corp, said on Monday it has set up a fuel oil company in Sri Lanka as it looks to supply fuel to ships along a major maritime route, the Reuters news agency reported.
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China's Sinopec sets up fuel oil unit in Sri Lanka

July 15, Colombo: China Petroleum and Chemical Corp, known as Sinopec Corp, said on Monday it has set up a fuel oil company in Sri Lanka as it looks to supply fuel to ships along a major maritime route, the Reuters news agency reported.

PM pledges to reduce bank loan interest rates, expects tourist arrivals to increase

July 14, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe addressing an event in Trincomalee Sunday said the bank loan interest rate will be reduced from 12% to 10% by the end of this month and tourist arrivals will increase.
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PM pledges to reduce bank loan interest rates, expects tourist arrivals to increase

July 14, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe addressing an event in Trincomalee Sunday said the bank loan interest rate will be reduced from 12% to 10% by the end of this month and tourist arrivals will increase.

Sri Lanka appreciates support and solidarity extended by the Commonwealth following Easter Sunday tragedy

July 14, Colombo: Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha on Wednesday (10 July) conveyed Sri Lanka's appreciation for the support and solidarity extended by the Commonwealth membership and the Secretary-General in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday tragedy
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Sri Lanka appreciates support and solidarity extended by the Commonwealth following Easter Sunday tragedy

July 14, Colombo: Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha on Wednesday (10 July) conveyed Sri Lanka's appreciation for the support and solidarity extended by the Commonwealth membership and the Secretary-General in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday tragedy

Abolishing the death penalty is a victory for drug traffickers and criminals - President

July 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says the day, a bill to abolish the death penalty is brought to parliament, handing over the country to the drug traffickers, underworld and rapists, will be a day of national mourning.
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Abolishing the death penalty is a victory for drug traffickers and criminals - President

July 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says the day, a bill to abolish the death penalty is brought to parliament, handing over the country to the drug traffickers, underworld and rapists, will be a day of national mourning.

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