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President instructs to celebrate the 75th Independence with pride, at minimal cost

Jan 27, Colombo: President Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed the relevant officials to pay attention to the current financial position of the country while estimating the required expenditure to make arrangements to celebrate the 75th Independence anniversa
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President instructs to celebrate the 75th Independence with pride, at minimal cost

Jan 27, Colombo: President Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed the relevant officials to pay attention to the current financial position of the country while estimating the required expenditure to make arrangements to celebrate the 75th Independence anniversary on 4th February.

CDS signs up with Lanka IOC PLC to act as Registrar

Jan 27, Colombo: The Central Depository Systems (CDS), a fully owned subsidiary of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), recently signed a service agreement with Lanka IOC PLC as the registrar for Lanka IOC PLC, with effect from 01st of January 2023.
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CDS signs up with Lanka IOC PLC to act as Registrar

Jan 27, Colombo: The Central Depository Systems (CDS), a fully owned subsidiary of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), recently signed a service agreement with Lanka IOC PLC as the registrar for Lanka IOC PLC, with effect from 01st of January 2023.

NBRO to be strengthened further with regulatory powers

Jan 27, Colombo: The National Building Research Organization (NBRO), which functions under the purview of the Ministry of Defense, will be strengthened with regulatory powers
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NBRO to be strengthened further with regulatory powers

Jan 27, Colombo: The National Building Research Organization (NBRO), which functions under the purview of the Ministry of Defense, will be strengthened with regulatory powers

Parliamentary Caucus for Children intervenes to prevent child victims from being inconvenienced

Jan 26, Colombo: Justice Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe and Member of Parliament Mrs. Rohini Kumari Wijeratne, the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Caucus for Children, recently handed over the applications of justice of peace for the probation officers
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Parliamentary Caucus for Children intervenes to prevent child victims from being inconvenienced

Jan 26, Colombo: Justice Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe and Member of Parliament Mrs. Rohini Kumari Wijeratne, the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Caucus for Children, recently handed over the applications of justice of peace for the probation officers to avoid the inconvenience of obtaining affidavits required in legal proceedings for children who become victims.

Sri Lankan industries should prepare for the transition to the digital economy - President

Jan 26, Colombo: President Ranil Wickramasinghe pointed out that the technical education and training opportunities should be improved in the country Introducing the modern technology needed to transcend the digital economy combined with the new industrial t
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Sri Lankan industries should prepare for the transition to the digital economy - President

Jan 26, Colombo: President Ranil Wickramasinghe pointed out that the technical education and training opportunities should be improved in the country Introducing the modern technology needed to transcend the digital economy combined with the new industrial technology of the fourth and fifth industrial revolutions into the Sri Lankan industries.

Court issues notices to Ajith Nivard Cabraal and Lalith Weeratunga

Jan 26, Colombo: The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court issued notices to former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal and former President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunga to appear before court on February 17.
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Court issues notices to Ajith Nivard Cabraal and Lalith Weeratunga

Jan 26, Colombo: The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court issued notices to former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal and former President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunga to appear before court on February 17.

IMF Executive Director says Sri Lanka has completed all the requirements for the IMF relief package

Jan 26, Colombo: Dr. Krishnamurthy Subramanian, Executive Director (India) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), says that Sri Lanka has completed all the requirements to be met for the IMF relief package.
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IMF Executive Director says Sri Lanka has completed all the requirements for the IMF relief package

Jan 26, Colombo: Dr. Krishnamurthy Subramanian, Executive Director (India) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), says that Sri Lanka has completed all the requirements to be met for the IMF relief package.

COPE summons authorities to determine a reasonable price for eggs

Jan 26, Colombo: The Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) which met yesterday (Jan. 25) under the chairmanship of Prof. Ranjith Bandara held a four-pointer discussion as an extension of the Committee meeting held on January 19.
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COPE summons authorities to determine a reasonable price for eggs

Jan 26, Colombo: The Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) which met yesterday (Jan. 25) under the chairmanship of Prof. Ranjith Bandara held a four-pointer discussion as an extension of the Committee meeting held on January 19.

Grade Five Scholarship Exam results released

Jan 26, Colombo: Examination Commissioner-General Amit Jayasundara has said that the results of the 2022 Grade Five Scholarship Examination were released at midnight yesterday (25).
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Grade Five Scholarship Exam results released

Jan 26, Colombo: Examination Commissioner-General Amit Jayasundara has said that the results of the 2022 Grade Five Scholarship Examination were released at midnight yesterday (25).

Dialog Home Broadband launches Sri Lanka’s most affordable prepaid home broadband data plans

Jan 26, Colombo: Dialog Broadband Networks (Pvt) Limited, a subsidiary of Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, announced the launch of two new Home Broadband Prepaid plans
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Dialog Home Broadband launches Sri Lanka’s most affordable prepaid home broadband data plans

Jan 26, Colombo: Dialog Broadband Networks (Pvt) Limited, a subsidiary of Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, announced the launch of two new Home Broadband Prepaid plans

Commonwealth Secretary-General to visit Sri Lanka to attend Independence Day Celebrations

Jan 26, Colombo: Commonwealth Secretary-General, KC Patricia Scotland is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka next week to attend the 75th Independence Day celebrations, the Commonwealth Secretariat said.
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Commonwealth Secretary-General to visit Sri Lanka to attend Independence Day Celebrations

Jan 26, Colombo: Commonwealth Secretary-General, KC Patricia Scotland is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka next week to attend the 75th Independence Day celebrations, the Commonwealth Secretariat said.

All 14 life-saving drugs for the next 6 months are available - Health Minister

Jan 26, Colombo: Health Minister Dr. Keheliya Rambukwella said sufficient quantities of all 14 life-saving medicines for the next six months are available in the country.
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All 14 life-saving drugs for the next 6 months are available - Health Minister

Jan 26, Colombo: Health Minister Dr. Keheliya Rambukwella said sufficient quantities of all 14 life-saving medicines for the next six months are available in the country.

Sri Lanka Navy arrests three with Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 16 million in northern waters

Jan 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy during a special search operation carried out off the Delft Island in Jaffna today has arrested three suspects in a dingy with more than 49kg (wet weight) of Kerala cannabis.
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Sri Lanka Navy arrests three with Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 16 million in northern waters

Jan 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy during a special search operation carried out off the Delft Island in Jaffna today has arrested three suspects in a dingy with more than 49kg (wet weight) of Kerala cannabis.

More employment opportunities for Sri Lankan workers from Saudi Arabia in 2023

Jan 25, Colombo: The Minister of Labor and Foreign Employment Mr. Manusha Nanayakkara says that in the year 2023, employment opportunities will be provided to around 200,000 workers in Saudi Arabia.
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More employment opportunities for Sri Lankan workers from Saudi Arabia in 2023

Jan 25, Colombo: The Minister of Labor and Foreign Employment Mr. Manusha Nanayakkara says that in the year 2023, employment opportunities will be provided to around 200,000 workers in Saudi Arabia.

NVQ is mandatory from April 1 for women going abroad as domestic aides

Jan 25, Colombo: The Foreign Employment Bureau has taken measures to extend the 15-day training course for women going abroad for the first time for the position of domestic housekeeping assistant to 28 days from February 1 this year with NVQ 3 level.
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NVQ is mandatory from April 1 for women going abroad as domestic aides

Jan 25, Colombo: The Foreign Employment Bureau has taken measures to extend the 15-day training course for women going abroad for the first time for the position of domestic housekeeping assistant to 28 days from February 1 this year with NVQ 3 level.

SriLankan Airlines puts Sri Lanka on the Global Cycling Map with ‘Ride Sri Lanka 2023’

Jan 25, Colombo: SriLankan Airlines, in its continuous endeavor to promote Sri Lanka as a sought-after tourist destination among the niche travelers, organizes ‘Ride Sri Lanka 2023,’ a cross country cycling tour with a star-studded rider line-up fr
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SriLankan Airlines puts Sri Lanka on the Global Cycling Map with ‘Ride Sri Lanka 2023’

Jan 25, Colombo: SriLankan Airlines, in its continuous endeavor to promote Sri Lanka as a sought-after tourist destination among the niche travelers, organizes ‘Ride Sri Lanka 2023,’ a cross country cycling tour with a star-studded rider line-up from across the world.

ComBank opens Indian Rupee Nostro Account to promote regional trade

Jan 25, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has announced that it has opened an Indian Rupee denominated Nostro Account at the 116-year-old Indian Bank – Mumbai, to facilitate trade transactions between Sri Lanka and India.
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ComBank opens Indian Rupee Nostro Account to promote regional trade

Jan 25, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has announced that it has opened an Indian Rupee denominated Nostro Account at the 116-year-old Indian Bank – Mumbai, to facilitate trade transactions between Sri Lanka and India.

HNB official banking partner for Brand Week 2023 organized by Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM)

Jan 25, Colombo: Empowering the journey of budding marketers with exclusive opportunities to create and strengthen their brands, Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank HNB PLC, supported the recently concluded SLIM Brand Week 2023 as the official banki
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HNB official banking partner for Brand Week 2023 organized by Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM)

Jan 25, Colombo: Empowering the journey of budding marketers with exclusive opportunities to create and strengthen their brands, Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank HNB PLC, supported the recently concluded SLIM Brand Week 2023 as the official banking partner.

Immediate compensation for those who lost their lives in the Radella accident

Jan 25, Colombo: Cabinet Spokesman, Minister of Mass Media, Transport and Highways Dr. Bandula Gunawardena said that President Ranil Wickremesinghe instructed the Minister of Education Susil Premajayantha to give immediate compensation to the families of the
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Immediate compensation for those who lost their lives in the Radella accident

Jan 25, Colombo: Cabinet Spokesman, Minister of Mass Media, Transport and Highways Dr. Bandula Gunawardena said that President Ranil Wickremesinghe instructed the Minister of Education Susil Premajayantha to give immediate compensation to the families of the people who lost their lives in the road accident in Nanu Oya Radella area.

Public utility commission seeks legal opinion on the proposal to increase electricity rates again

Jan 24, Colombo: A writ petition has been submitted to the Court of Appeal requesting that the orders made by the Cabinet of Ministers to the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) to increase the electricity tariffs together with the Ceylon Electr
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Public utility commission seeks legal opinion on the proposal to increase electricity rates again

Jan 24, Colombo: A writ petition has been submitted to the Court of Appeal requesting that the orders made by the Cabinet of Ministers to the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) to increase the electricity tariffs together with the Ceylon Electricity Board be annulled.

Japan provides cold chain equipment and nutrition supplies to Sri Lanka worth $3.5 mn through UNICEF

Jan 24, Colombo: The Ministry of Health has today received walk-in cold rooms and nutrition supplies procured by UNICEF funded by the Government of Japan to continue to improve the health of all children in Sri Lanka.
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Japan provides cold chain equipment and nutrition supplies to Sri Lanka worth $3.5 mn through UNICEF

Jan 24, Colombo: The Ministry of Health has today received walk-in cold rooms and nutrition supplies procured by UNICEF funded by the Government of Japan to continue to improve the health of all children in Sri Lanka.

China offers Sri Lanka debt moratorium, IMF help still in doubt

Jan 24, Colombo: China has offered debt service relief in 2022, 2023 but Sri Lanka sources are unclear if China letter will be enough for the International Monetary Fund Reuters reported.
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China offers Sri Lanka debt moratorium, IMF help still in doubt

Jan 24, Colombo: China has offered debt service relief in 2022, 2023 but Sri Lanka sources are unclear if China letter will be enough for the International Monetary Fund Reuters reported.

Sri Lanka Navy seizes Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 20 Mn in Analathivu, Jaffna

Jan 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy and Police seized over 60kg (wet weight) of Kerala cannabis, during a combined search operation carried out in the beach area of the Analathivu Island in Jaffna on 24th January 2023.
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Sri Lanka Navy seizes Kerala cannabis worth over Rs. 20 Mn in Analathivu, Jaffna

Jan 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy and Police seized over 60kg (wet weight) of Kerala cannabis, during a combined search operation carried out in the beach area of the Analathivu Island in Jaffna on 24th January 2023.

Two union activists arrested on charges of threatening the Public Utilities Commission members

Jan 24, Colombo: The Kollupitiya Police has arrested Secretary of Electricity Users Association Sanjeewa Dhammika and Convener of Samagi United Trade Union Alliance Ananda Palitha on charges of threatening two members of the Public Utilities Commission of Sr
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Two union activists arrested on charges of threatening the Public Utilities Commission members

Jan 24, Colombo: The Kollupitiya Police has arrested Secretary of Electricity Users Association Sanjeewa Dhammika and Convener of Samagi United Trade Union Alliance Ananda Palitha on charges of threatening two members of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL).

A pricing formula for eggs and poultry

Jan 24, Colombo: The Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Trade have jointly prepared a price formula for determining the price of eggs and chicken meat.
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A pricing formula for eggs and poultry

Jan 24, Colombo: The Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Trade have jointly prepared a price formula for determining the price of eggs and chicken meat.

CFA Society Sri Lanka & CSE train financial literacy ambassadors from state universities

Jan 24, Colombo: The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and the CFA Society Sri Lanka wish to appoint “Financial Literacy Ambassadors” from state universities in Sri Lanka and to conduct a training session on financial literacy for them on 26th January 2
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CFA Society Sri Lanka & CSE train financial literacy ambassadors from state universities

Jan 24, Colombo: The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and the CFA Society Sri Lanka wish to appoint “Financial Literacy Ambassadors” from state universities in Sri Lanka and to conduct a training session on financial literacy for them on 26th January 2023, from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon at the CSE Auditorium in Colombo.

Sri Lanka national inflation declines to 59.2 percent in December 2022

Jan 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s nationwide inflation in December 2022 determined under the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) declined to 59.2 percent from 65.0 percent recorded in November 2022 on a year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Stati
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Sri Lanka national inflation declines to 59.2 percent in December 2022

Jan 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s nationwide inflation in December 2022 determined under the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) declined to 59.2 percent from 65.0 percent recorded in November 2022 on a year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Statistics reported Monday.

Ten senior police officers leave for crime prevention training in Russia

Jan 24, Colombo: Ten senior officers of Sri Lanka Police, including two Senior Deputy Inspector Generals (SDIGs), left for Russia yesterday (23) for a two-week special training on fighting organized crime.
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Ten senior police officers leave for crime prevention training in Russia

Jan 24, Colombo: Ten senior officers of Sri Lanka Police, including two Senior Deputy Inspector Generals (SDIGs), left for Russia yesterday (23) for a two-week special training on fighting organized crime.

The need to come to a collective agreement for the advancement of the poultry and egg industry emphasized

Jan 23, Colombo: The need for all parties to come to a collective agreement for the advancement of the poultry and egg industry was emphasized at a discussion held the at President’s Media Centre Monday.
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The need to come to a collective agreement for the advancement of the poultry and egg industry emphasized

Jan 23, Colombo: The need for all parties to come to a collective agreement for the advancement of the poultry and egg industry was emphasized at a discussion held the at President’s Media Centre Monday.

COPA sub-committee focuses on preparing a system for providing quality workers to the foreign job market

Jan 23, Colombo: The sub-committee of the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) focused on the preparation of a joint plan to train workers with the aim of providing quality workers to the foreign job market.
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COPA sub-committee focuses on preparing a system for providing quality workers to the foreign job market

Jan 23, Colombo: The sub-committee of the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) focused on the preparation of a joint plan to train workers with the aim of providing quality workers to the foreign job market.

Constitutional Council to meet next Wednesday

Jan 23, Colombo: A meeting of the Constitutional Council will be held next Wednesday (Jan. 25) at 9.30 am, Chief of Staff and Deputy General Secretary of the Parliament Mrs. Kushani Rohanadeera informed.
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Constitutional Council to meet next Wednesday

Jan 23, Colombo: A meeting of the Constitutional Council will be held next Wednesday (Jan. 25) at 9.30 am, Chief of Staff and Deputy General Secretary of the Parliament Mrs. Kushani Rohanadeera informed.

Arrangements made to provide text books on time for next school term

Jan 23, Colombo: the Cabinet has approved the procurement activities related to providing free textbooks to school students for the new school term of the year 2023, and to give 45% of those textbooks to the State Printing Corporation and 55% to private prin
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Arrangements made to provide text books on time for next school term

Jan 23, Colombo: the Cabinet has approved the procurement activities related to providing free textbooks to school students for the new school term of the year 2023, and to give 45% of those textbooks to the State Printing Corporation and 55% to private printing companies for printing.

Sri Lanka Navy arrests two suspects with over 54kg of Kerala cannabis

Jan 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has apprehended two suspects with over 54kg of Kerala cannabis, during separate search operations conducted in Norochcholai and New Town of Anuradhapura on 22nd January 2023.
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Sri Lanka Navy arrests two suspects with over 54kg of Kerala cannabis

Jan 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has apprehended two suspects with over 54kg of Kerala cannabis, during separate search operations conducted in Norochcholai and New Town of Anuradhapura on 22nd January 2023.

Government servants’ salaries will be paid as scheduled -State Minister of Finance

Jan 23, Colombo: State Minister of Finance Dr. Ranjith Siyambalapitiya says that out of the 93 billion rupees needed to pay government employee salaries, 87 billion rupees have already been allocated for the payment of salaries on time.
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Government servants’ salaries will be paid as scheduled -State Minister of Finance

Jan 23, Colombo: State Minister of Finance Dr. Ranjith Siyambalapitiya says that out of the 93 billion rupees needed to pay government employee salaries, 87 billion rupees have already been allocated for the payment of salaries on time.

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