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PM graces young MPs Regional Meeting  👤560

2017-04-25 12:51:34

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe graced the inaugural Session of the Regional Meeting of Young Parliamentarians of Asia - Pacific today (25th April) at Hilton Hotel in Colombo.

Seychelles Ambassador calls on Navy Commander  👤807

2017-04-25 11:07:26

The Ambassador of the Republic of Seychelles, David Claude Pierre paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne at the Naval Headquarters yesterday (24th April).

Weather today  👤1072

2017-04-25 10:05:22

Fairly strong winds at times (up to 50 kmph) can be expected over the island.

SLFP May Day Rally Invitation to Party reps  👤1167

2017-04-25 09:11:32

By Rathindra Kuruwita

A written invitation will be sent to all elected representatives of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to participate in the Party's May Day rally,......State Minister for finance, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said yesterday.

Ranil off to India  👤1158

2017-04-25 08:24:58

By Skandha Gunasekara

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is scheduled to leave on an official visit to India today (25).

World Malaria Day tomorrow  👤1226

2017-04-24 14:00:37

World Malaria Day themed 'End Malaria for Good' falls on 25th April.

Navy seize Red sandalwood  👤1308

2017-04-24 12:14:02

On receipt of intelligence information, a group of naval personnel, attached to the North Western Naval Command, apprehended a person who was attempting to smuggle 511 kg of red sandalwood, into the country from India via sea, yesterday (23).

Lanka, India set to sign port deal  👤1866

2017-04-24 10:41:12

India and Sri Lanka may next week give final shape to a deal for jointly developing the Trincomalee Port in the north-eastern region...... of the island nation. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will travel to New Delhi tomorrow on a five-day visit. His meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to focus on Sri Lanka's offer to India for developing the Trincomalee Port.

IMF, WB praise country’s economic performance – Minister Karunanayake  👤1794

2017-04-24 10:02:08

The current economic performance of Sri Lanka was given a special praise during the ongoing biannual summit of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank at Washington DC, said Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake. The minister points out that he started separate discussions with heads of the IMF and the WB. The summit began on April 18 and concluded yesterday (23rd April).

Probe report out on Friday  👤1931

2017-04-24 09:18:32

By Charith Gabadage

The report of the special committee, appointed to investigate the prison bus shooting in Kalutara, is to be handed over to the Minister of Prisons Reforms, Rehabilitation and Resettlement, ......D.M. Swaminathan, by Friday.

CPC unions threaten crippling strike  👤2071

2017-04-24 08:04:17

BY RAVI LADDUWAHETTY

Ceylon Petroleum Corporation trade unions set up a crippling blow to Sri Lanka's economic fabric by staging an indefinite countrywide strike, beginning midnight last night.

Ranil in India next week  👤1054

2017-04-22 11:12:28

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will visit India next week to set up the agenda for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trip to Colombo in May.

New houses for Meethotamulla victims  👤1131

2017-04-22 10:37:54

The first phase of providing houses for the displaced persons, whose houses were completely destroyed due to the collapse of a section of the Meethotamulla garbage dump, was launched yesterday (21st April) under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. 30 families received new houses under the first phase.

School premises to be Dengue-free before new term  👤1657

2017-04-21 13:13:51

Health Minister Rajitha Senarathne instructed the officials to expedite the cleaning of school premises before the beginning of the new academic term.

National Vesak Festival – 2017 at Wattarama Temple  👤1858

2017-04-21 11:28:22

The National Vesak Festival – 2017 will be held at the ancient Wattarama Temple in Kegalle from 7th to 12th May.

New Secretariat of Naval Association opens  👤1926

2017-04-21 11:12:12

The new Secretariat of the Naval Association at SLNS Gemunu in Welisara was opened yesterday (20th April) by the Commander of Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne.

Weather today  👤2076

2017-04-21 10:18:59

Fairly strong winds at times (up to 40 kmph) can be expected over the northern half of the island.

UN Vesak day celebrations in Sri Lanka for the first time  👤1962

2017-04-20 15:28:50

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and 16 other world leaders have confirmed their participation at the 14th UN Vesak Day celebrations and the Academic Conference in Sri Lanka this year, Minister of Buddhasasana Wijayadasa Rajapaksha said.

Rural economic development for Galle District  👤2085

2017-04-20 12:58:37

Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilake has planned to introduce the program organized by the Ministry of Rural Economy to develop the rural economy to the Galle District.

Modi confirms SL visit  👤2302

2017-04-20 11:02:29

Indian PM Narendra Modi has confirmed his participation at the UN Vesak Day celebrations to be held in Colombo from 12-14 May, informed sources said.

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