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Over Rs. 60 million worth drugs seized on the Southern Expressway

Oct 02, Colombo: Police have found over 3 kilograms of heroin during the inspection of a Montero car in the Walahanduwa area of the Southern Expressway.
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Over Rs. 60 million worth drugs seized on the Southern Expressway

Oct 02, Colombo: Police have found over 3 kilograms of heroin during the inspection of a Montero car in the Walahanduwa area of the Southern Expressway.

Rumors circulating about trimming government employees’ salaries are false - State Minister

Oct 02, Colombo: State Minister for Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya says that the government has not taken any decision to cut the salaries of public servants and reports that the salaries of government employees will be cut in half are completely false.
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Rumors circulating about trimming government employees’ salaries are false - State Minister

Oct 02, Colombo: State Minister for Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya says that the government has not taken any decision to cut the salaries of public servants and reports that the salaries of government employees will be cut in half are completely false.

Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington DC facilitates medical aid over USD 12 million

Oct 02, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Embassy to the U.S. working in collaboration with American humanitarian donor organizations has facilitated the provision of free medicines and medical supplies worth over Rs. 4.6 billion (USD 12.6 million) to Sri Lanka from Jul
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Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington DC facilitates medical aid over USD 12 million

Oct 02, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Embassy to the U.S. working in collaboration with American humanitarian donor organizations has facilitated the provision of free medicines and medical supplies worth over Rs. 4.6 billion (USD 12.6 million) to Sri Lanka from July to October 2022.

President meets the Bishop of Kurunegala

Oct 02, Colombo: A special discussion took place this evening (02) between President Ranil Wickremesinghe and Most Rev. Dr. Harold Anthony Perera, Bishop of Kurunegala and the President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka.
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President meets the Bishop of Kurunegala

Oct 02, Colombo: A special discussion took place this evening (02) between President Ranil Wickremesinghe and Most Rev. Dr. Harold Anthony Perera, Bishop of Kurunegala and the President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka.

SLFP commends the political parties that do not participate in the National Council

Oct 02, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) says that it salutes all brotherly political parties who abstained from participating in the National Council.
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SLFP commends the political parties that do not participate in the National Council

Oct 02, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) says that it salutes all brotherly political parties who abstained from participating in the National Council.

Schools taking money from students is prohibited, Education Secretary emphasizes

Oct 02, Colombo: Secretary to the Ministry of Education Mr. Nihal Ranasinghe has stressed that schools should not collect money from students or parents for various events including children’s and teacher’s days except for the school fees approved f
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Schools taking money from students is prohibited, Education Secretary emphasizes

Oct 02, Colombo: Secretary to the Ministry of Education Mr. Nihal Ranasinghe has stressed that schools should not collect money from students or parents for various events including children’s and teacher’s days except for the school fees approved for each school by the Ministries of Education and Provincial Education.

CSE partners with University of Rajarata, to improve financial literacy among undergraduates

Oct 02, Colombo: The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and the University of Rajarata, Sri Lanka (RUSL) jointly announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalize their collaborative efforts.
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CSE partners with University of Rajarata, to improve financial literacy among undergraduates

Oct 02, Colombo: The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and the University of Rajarata, Sri Lanka (RUSL) jointly announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalize their collaborative efforts.

South Korea provides a USD 6 million grant to strengthen the people affected by the Covid-19 in Sri Lanka

Oct 02, Colombo: The Republic of Korea has, through the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), provided a grant worth USD 6 million to Sri Lanka to help communities affected by Covid-19 in the Central and Uva Provinces.
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South Korea provides a USD 6 million grant to strengthen the people affected by the Covid-19 in Sri Lanka

Oct 02, Colombo: The Republic of Korea has, through the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), provided a grant worth USD 6 million to Sri Lanka to help communities affected by Covid-19 in the Central and Uva Provinces.

The third generator at Norochcholai Power Plant restarts electricity production

Oct 01, Colombo: The third generator that broke down at the Norochcholai Power Plant has resumed electricity production after repair.
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The third generator at Norochcholai Power Plant restarts electricity production

Oct 01, Colombo: The third generator that broke down at the Norochcholai Power Plant has resumed electricity production after repair.

Sri Lanka Navy rescues 38 people from distressed vessel in northwestern seas

Oct 01, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy today (Oct 01) safely rescued 38 people on board a vessel that was in distress due to sea water leakage while carrying a group of local tourists from Kalpitiya to Battalangunduwa Island.
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Sri Lanka Navy rescues 38 people from distressed vessel in northwestern seas

Oct 01, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy today (Oct 01) safely rescued 38 people on board a vessel that was in distress due to sea water leakage while carrying a group of local tourists from Kalpitiya to Battalangunduwa Island.

Sri Lanka President revokes the order issued declaring high security zones

Oct 01, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe has issued an extraordinary gazette revoking the order declaring several strategic locations in Colombo district as High Security Zones.
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Sri Lanka President revokes the order issued declaring high security zones

Oct 01, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe has issued an extraordinary gazette revoking the order declaring several strategic locations in Colombo district as High Security Zones.

Ceypetco reduces petrol prices from tonight

Oct 01, Colombo: Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera announced that it has been decided to reduce the fuel prices with effect from 12.00 midnight today.
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Ceypetco reduces petrol prices from tonight

Oct 01, Colombo: Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera announced that it has been decided to reduce the fuel prices with effect from 12.00 midnight today.

Health Ministry assures continuous provision of high quality Thriposha nutritional supplement

Oct 01, Colombo: Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella says that the Ministry of Health will take steps to continuously provide high quality Thriposha nutritional supplement to children and mothers.
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Health Ministry assures continuous provision of high quality Thriposha nutritional supplement

Oct 01, Colombo: Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella says that the Ministry of Health will take steps to continuously provide high quality Thriposha nutritional supplement to children and mothers.

Weekend luxury train service between Colombo Fort and Kandy begins today

Oct 01 (CP) Colombo- Minister of Mass Media, Transport and Highways Dr. Bandula Gunawardena says that a special weekend luxury train between Colombo Fort and Kandy will start from today.
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Weekend luxury train service between Colombo Fort and Kandy begins today

Oct 01 (CP) Colombo- Minister of Mass Media, Transport and Highways Dr. Bandula Gunawardena says that a special weekend luxury train between Colombo Fort and Kandy will start from today.

Hapag-Lloyd introduces new feeder service between Colombo and Chittagong

Oct 01, Colombo: Hapag-Lloyd has announced a new feeder service between the port of Colombo in Sri Lanka and the port of Chittagong in Bangladesh aiming to bring more fluidity into its transshipment movement.
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Hapag-Lloyd introduces new feeder service between Colombo and Chittagong

Oct 01, Colombo: Hapag-Lloyd has announced a new feeder service between the port of Colombo in Sri Lanka and the port of Chittagong in Bangladesh aiming to bring more fluidity into its transshipment movement.

It is the responsibility of the head of state to provide nourishment to the children and protect the elders - the President

Oct 01, Colombo: President Ranil Wickramasinghe states in a message on the occasion of World Children’s and Elders Day that it is his mission to nurture the current generation of children and to create a developed country for the future generations.
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It is the responsibility of the head of state to provide nourishment to the children and protect the elders - the President

Oct 01, Colombo: President Ranil Wickramasinghe states in a message on the occasion of World Children’s and Elders Day that it is his mission to nurture the current generation of children and to create a developed country for the future generations.

Children’s Caucus hopes to do a significant amount of work for the betterment of the children– Chairperson

Oct 01, Colombo: MP Rohini Kumari Wijerathna, Chairperson of the Parliamentary Children’s Caucus, said that the caucus intends to do a significant amount of work in the future for the betterment of children of this country.
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Children’s Caucus hopes to do a significant amount of work for the betterment of the children– Chairperson

Oct 01, Colombo: MP Rohini Kumari Wijerathna, Chairperson of the Parliamentary Children’s Caucus, said that the caucus intends to do a significant amount of work in the future for the betterment of children of this country.

Former President Maithripala Sirisena file writ petition in the Court of Appeal.

Sept 30, Colombo: Former President Maithripala Sirisena has submitted a writ petition to the Court of Appeal. Requesting to cancel the summons issued to appear before the Fort Magistrate Court.
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Former President Maithripala Sirisena file writ petition in the Court of Appeal.

Sept 30, Colombo: Former President Maithripala Sirisena has submitted a writ petition to the Court of Appeal. Requesting to cancel the summons issued to appear before the Fort Magistrate Court.

Ministerial Consultative Committee on Justice to meet on the 4th to consider 22nd Amendment

Sept 30, Colombo: The Ministerial Consultative Committee on Justice is scheduled to meet on the 4th at 2.00 pm in Parliament to consider the twenty-second Constitution Amendment Bill to be debated in Parliament on the 6th and 7th.
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Ministerial Consultative Committee on Justice to meet on the 4th to consider 22nd Amendment

Sept 30, Colombo: The Ministerial Consultative Committee on Justice is scheduled to meet on the 4th at 2.00 pm in Parliament to consider the twenty-second Constitution Amendment Bill to be debated in Parliament on the 6th and 7th.

Arjun Aloysius issued summons for tax fraud of Rs. 5.3 billion

Sept 30, Colombo: Arjun Aloysius, director of Perpetual Treasuries Company, has been ordered to appear before the court on 03rd October in connection with an incident of non-payment of income tax amounting to Rs. 5.32 billion to the government.
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Arjun Aloysius issued summons for tax fraud of Rs. 5.3 billion

Sept 30, Colombo: Arjun Aloysius, director of Perpetual Treasuries Company, has been ordered to appear before the court on 03rd October in connection with an incident of non-payment of income tax amounting to Rs. 5.32 billion to the government.

Ugandan man arrested at Sri Lanka airport with 80 cocaine pills in his stomach

Sept 30, Colombo: The officers of the Narcotics Control Division of the Sri Lanka Customs have nabbed an Ugandan man at the arrivals terminal of the Bandaranaike International Airport with cocaine pills in his stomach, Sudatta Silva, Customs Media Spokesperso
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Ugandan man arrested at Sri Lanka airport with 80 cocaine pills in his stomach

Sept 30, Colombo: The officers of the Narcotics Control Division of the Sri Lanka Customs have nabbed an Ugandan man at the arrivals terminal of the Bandaranaike International Airport with cocaine pills in his stomach, Sudatta Silva, Customs Media Spokesperson, Deputy Director of Customs (Legal Affairs) said.

HIP seizes networking opportunity at Global Port Forum Awards, Port wins double accolades

Sept 30, Colombo: The Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG) won double recognition at the Global Port Forum Dubai, being named Multipurpose Port/Terminal of the Year 2022 and Port Infrastructure Development of the Year 2022 for the second consecutive yea
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HIP seizes networking opportunity at Global Port Forum Awards, Port wins double accolades

Sept 30, Colombo: The Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG) won double recognition at the Global Port Forum Dubai, being named Multipurpose Port/Terminal of the Year 2022 and Port Infrastructure Development of the Year 2022 for the second consecutive year.

No plan to cut social welfare - Acting Minister of Finance

Sept 30, Colombo: Acting Minister of Finance Shehan Semasinghe says any party who is currently receiving welfare benefits will not be at risk of losing benefits under the program to identify suitable persons who are eligible to receive benefits.
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No plan to cut social welfare - Acting Minister of Finance

Sept 30, Colombo: Acting Minister of Finance Shehan Semasinghe says any party who is currently receiving welfare benefits will not be at risk of losing benefits under the program to identify suitable persons who are eligible to receive benefits.

Import restrictions placed on temporarily suspended goods to be eased on priority

Sept 30, Colombo: State Minister for Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya says the government is ready to ease the import restrictions on goods that have been temporarily suspended due to the ongoing economic crisis based on priority.
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Import restrictions placed on temporarily suspended goods to be eased on priority

Sept 30, Colombo: State Minister for Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya says the government is ready to ease the import restrictions on goods that have been temporarily suspended due to the ongoing economic crisis based on priority.

President Wickremesinghe calls on creditors, stakeholders to support Sri Lanka’s debt sustainability

Sept 30, Colombo: Addressing the 55th Annual Meeting of the ADB Board of Governors in the Philippines, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said amidst major economic stress, Sri Lanka is undertaking an unprecedented fiscal effort as part of the government’s c
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President Wickremesinghe calls on creditors, stakeholders to support Sri Lanka’s debt sustainability

Sept 30, Colombo: Addressing the 55th Annual Meeting of the ADB Board of Governors in the Philippines, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said amidst major economic stress, Sri Lanka is undertaking an unprecedented fiscal effort as part of the government’s commitment to restoring the country’s debt sustainability.

Sri Lanka, Philippine leaders emphasize strengthening bilateral relations through new approaches

Sept 30, Colombo: President Ranil Wickremesinghe said that the long-standing friendship between Sri Lanka and the Philippines would be promoted by developing Asian regional cooperation.
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Sri Lanka, Philippine leaders emphasize strengthening bilateral relations through new approaches

Sept 30, Colombo: President Ranil Wickremesinghe said that the long-standing friendship between Sri Lanka and the Philippines would be promoted by developing Asian regional cooperation.

John Keells Foundation collaborates with ChildFund in the post-pandemic development of social and emotional skills of youth of Colombo 02

Sept 30, Colombo: The long-drawn COVID-19 pandemic resulted in multiple school closures as well as prolonged social isolation of children and youth who were exposed to many risks including mental health challenges.
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John Keells Foundation collaborates with ChildFund in the post-pandemic development of social and emotional skills of youth of Colombo 02

Sept 30, Colombo: The long-drawn COVID-19 pandemic resulted in multiple school closures as well as prolonged social isolation of children and youth who were exposed to many risks including mental health challenges.

Police arrest three with a stock of Kerala Cannabis worth Rs. 50 million in Mannar

Sept 28, Colombo: The officers of the Mannar Unit of the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) arrested three persons, who were transporting 166 kilos of Kerala Cannabis which had been brought to Mannar from India by sea, in a cab. The stock of Kerala Cannabis is es
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Police arrest three with a stock of Kerala Cannabis worth Rs. 50 million in Mannar

Sept 28, Colombo: The officers of the Mannar Unit of the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) arrested three persons, who were transporting 166 kilos of Kerala Cannabis which had been brought to Mannar from India by sea, in a cab. The stock of Kerala Cannabis is estimated to be worth over Rs. 50 million.

US Ambassador Cindy McCain’s visit to Sri Lanka highlights work on food security by FAO, IFAD and WFP

Sept 28, Colombo: The United States Permanent Representative to the UN Agencies in Rome, Ambassador Cindy McCain concluded a two-day official visit to the North Western and Central Provinces of Sri Lanka today.
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US Ambassador Cindy McCain’s visit to Sri Lanka highlights work on food security by FAO, IFAD and WFP

Sept 28, Colombo: The United States Permanent Representative to the UN Agencies in Rome, Ambassador Cindy McCain concluded a two-day official visit to the North Western and Central Provinces of Sri Lanka today.

State banks requested to provide maximum relief to entrepreneurs to pay loans

Sept 28, Colombo: State Minister of Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya has requested the Heads of State Banks provide maximum relief to entrepreneurs who have taken loans while protecting the banking system in the face of the ongoing economic crisis.
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State banks requested to provide maximum relief to entrepreneurs to pay loans

Sept 28, Colombo: State Minister of Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya has requested the Heads of State Banks provide maximum relief to entrepreneurs who have taken loans while protecting the banking system in the face of the ongoing economic crisis.

SLPP suspends party membership of PS member arrested for Thambuttegama heist

Sept 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna General Secretary Parliamentarian Sagara Kariyawasam said today (28) that the party membership of Rajanganaya Pradeshiya Sabha member of the party, who was arrested in connection with the robbery of Rs. 22 millio
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SLPP suspends party membership of PS member arrested for Thambuttegama heist

Sept 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna General Secretary Parliamentarian Sagara Kariyawasam said today (28) that the party membership of Rajanganaya Pradeshiya Sabha member of the party, who was arrested in connection with the robbery of Rs. 22 million in Thambuttegama area, will be suspended.

The SLFP will not join the National Assembly - Chairman

Sept 28, Colombo: Chairman of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) former President Maithripala Sirisena said his party Freedom Party will not join the National Council.
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The SLFP will not join the National Assembly - Chairman

Sept 28, Colombo: Chairman of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) former President Maithripala Sirisena said his party Freedom Party will not join the National Council.

Sri Lanka to amend laws to raise age of a child from 16 to 18 years

Sept 28, Colombo: Amendments proposed to the Children and Young Persons Ordinance establishes that the age of a person who shall be a child will be raised from 16 to 18 years.
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Sri Lanka to amend laws to raise age of a child from 16 to 18 years

Sept 28, Colombo: Amendments proposed to the Children and Young Persons Ordinance establishes that the age of a person who shall be a child will be raised from 16 to 18 years.

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