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  Sri Lanka sends medical team to assist Nepal in earthquake relief efforts

Apr 26, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed to rush medical teams and specialized search and rescue units to Nepal to assist the rescue and recovery effects after a massive earthquake hit the Himalayan country.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe spoke to the President of Nepal Ram Bran Yadav over the phone and offered condolences of the Sri Lankan government and people over the loss of lives.

 Draft bill of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in Sri Lanka parliament tomorrow, JHU, JVP to support:
Apr 26, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will present the draft bill of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution to parliament tomorrow for debate.

 Sri Lankan Buddhist monk activist to stage sathyagraha tomorrow to support 19th Amendment:
Apr 26, Colombo: The National Movement for a Just Society in Sri Lanka leader and chief incumbent of the Naga Vihara in Kotte, Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero plans to stage a 48-hour-long sathyagraha on Monday, 27th April in support the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.

 Second Sri Lanka Army contingent with relief supplies ready to leave for Nepal:
Apr 26, Colombo: The second Sri Lanka Army contingent with relief supplies is ready to leave for Nepal to assist relief efforts following the catastrophic7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the country Saturday.

 Chinese Chamber of Commerce rejects allegations of high interest loans to Sri Lanka :
Apr 26, Colombo: Rejecting Sri Lanka Finance Minister's allegations of high interest Chinese loans to Sri Lanka, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka (CCCSL) Sunday said no one forced Sri Lanka to apply for Chinese loans.

 Sri Lanka probes serious security breach at President's event - report:
Apr 26, Colombo: Sri Lankan authorities have begun a probe into an alleged security breach at an event attended by the President Maithripala Sirisena, a local media report said.

 Sri Lankan President requests his party to unite to ensure victory at elections:
Apr 26, Kandy: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said as the leader of the Sri Lankan Freedom Party (SLFP) he holds the responsibility to assure the party's victory at the upcoming general elections and requested the party members to unite and not pull away.

 Over 23,000 deserters respond to Sri Lanka Army's general amnesty :
Apr 26, Colombo: Over 23,000 army absentees have responded to the general amnesty offered by the Sri Lanka Army to receive their discharge from the army came to an end.

  Sri Lanka sends medical team to assist Nepal in earthquake relief efforts :
Apr 26, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed to rush medical teams and specialized search and rescue units to Nepal to assist the rescue and recovery effects after a massive earthquake hit the Himalayan country.

 No Sri Lankans hurt in Nepal earthquake, students safe:
Apr 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ambassador in Nepal Mr. W.M. Senevirathna ascertaining the safety and welfare of the Sri Lankans in Nepal has assured that no Sri Lankans were affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck in the vicinity of the capital Kathmandu.

 U.S. Secretary of State to visit Sri Lanka on May 2- report:
Apr 26, Colombo: United States Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka on May 2 on a two-day visit, unconfirmed local media reports said.

 Sri Lankan anti-corruption organization seeks Presidential committee to launch fresh probe on bond issue:
Apr 26, Colombo: The Voice Against Corruption organization in Sri Lanka has written to President Maithripala Sirisena seeking the appointment of a Presidential committee to launch a fresh probe into the alleged irregularities committed in a recent Treasury bond auction by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.

 Sri Lankan minister rejects reports of Cabinet approving electoral reforms:
Apr 26, Colombo: Leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), Minister Rauf Hakeem has said that contrary to reports, the Cabinet of Ministers had not approved the proposed electoral reforms.

 Sri Lankan Minister says former President still surrounded by 'crooks':
Apr 26, Colombo: Ports and Aviation Minister of Sri Lanka Arjuna Ranatunga says that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa continues to be surrounded by "crooks."

  Nepal Earthquake: Sri Lanka dispatches emergency relief assistance to Nepal:
Apr 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka Saturday expressed condolences to the Government and people of Nepal and dispatched a medical team as a first step of emergency relief assistance.

 Sri Lanka was able to win trust and confidence of the international community in a short time - FM:
Apr 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka under the President Maithripala Sirisena's government was able to win the trust and confidence of the international community in a short time, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said.
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 Sri Lanka to improve accidents and emergency treatment services:
Apr 25, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government says the accidents and emergency treatment services provided at country's hospitals need further improvement.

 Sri Lanka Navy delegation visits US Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson:
Apr 25, Colombo: A Sri Lankan Navy delegation, which included the Commander of the Sri Lankan Navy, Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera, have visited a US Aircraft carrier at sea.

 SriLankan Airlines launches knowledge management system:
Apr 25, Colombo: SriLankan Airlines, in a ground breaking initiative has introduced a knowledge management system, one of the first in the corporate sector in Sri Lanka; branded as yoULink themed 'connect, collaborate, share and learn'.

 Sri Lankan Prime Minister condoles the death of former Nepali Prime Minister:
Apr 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, has extended condolence over the demise of former prime minister of Nepal and senior politician Surya Bahadur Thapa.

 Cairn India exits Sri Lanka oil exploration - report:
Apr 25, Colombo: Cairn India Limited (CIL), one of the leading independent exploration and production companies globally, has decided to exit from its oil exploration operations in Sri Lanka due to slump in revenues, a market report said.

  Sri Lanka raises tax on imported potatoes and big onions:
Apr 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Finance announced today that the import taxes on big onions and potatoes have been increased with effect from Saturday.

 Sri Lanka's tax revenue increased 23.8% in first quarter 2015:
Apr 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's tax revenue has increased by 23.8 percent in the first three months of this year in comparison to the same period last year, according to Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake.

 Meeting scheduled between Sri Lankan President and former President cancelled:
Apr 24, Colombo: A meeting that was reportedly scheduled between Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been cancelled.
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 Sri Lanka Navy, UNODC discuss preventing maritime crime in the Indian Ocean:
Apr 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy and the United Nations agency combating the illicit drugs and international crime have held discussions on issues related to maritime crime in Indian Ocean.

  Sri Lankan PM says proposed 19th and 20th amendments cannot be submitted to parliament together :
Apr 24, Colombo: Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe has said the proposed 19th Amendment to the Constitution and the 20th Amendment cannot be combined and submitted to Parliament together.
 Norway satisfied with Sri Lanka's success in100-day programme:
Apr 24, Colombo: Norway is satisfied with the success of the government’s 100-day programme, the Norwegian Ambassador Grete Lochen told the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena when she called on the President Friday at the Presidential Secretariat.
 Sri Lanka reiterates warning against Indian fishermen violating maritime border:
Apr 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka on Friday reiterated its warning against Indian fishermen who violate the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and enter territorial waters of the island for poaching.
 Transparency International Sri Lanka commends brave stand of Bribery Commission:
Apr 24, Colombo: Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL), the local chapter of the global movement against corruption, says it salutes Sri Lanka's Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) for its current proactive nature after years of suppression and political interference.
 UN Chief praises new Sri Lankan government's greater collaboration with the UN :
Apr 24, New York: The Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon has praised the new government of Sri Lanka for its greater collaboration with the global body and the international community.
 Sri Lanka's former President visits his remanded brother at hospital:
Apr 24, Colombo: Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today visited his brother, former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa who is in remand custody till May 5th .
  Bribery complaint filed against former Sri Lankan President over misappropriating tsunami funds:
Apr 24, Colombo: Deputy Social Services Minister in Sri Lanka, Ranjan Ramanayake today lodged a complaint against former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption.
 Sri Lanka's opposition members including MPs summoned over contempt of court charges:
Apr 24, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today has issued summons on a group of opposition members including parliamentarians over charges of contempt of court.
 Pakistan announces prestigious Jinnah Scholarships 2015 for Sri Lankan youth:
Apr 24, Colombo: The High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka has invited applications for Jinnah Scholarship from Sri Lankan high school students pursuing their studies at GCE Ordinary and Advanced levels.
 WFP extends food aid assistance to Sri Lanka:
Apr 24, Colombo: The Government has taken effective measures in collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP) to improve the health status of children and lactating mothers by recognizing the importance of the balanced growth of a child.
 Sri Lanka is happier in 2015 - World Happiness Report :
Apr 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka has become happier this year according to the 2015 World Happiness Report released Thursday.
 Sri Lanka's International Arbitration Centre to commence activities from next month:
Apr 24, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government aiming to position Sri Lanka as an international arbitration hub in the region has set up an International Arbitration Centre.
 Seminar on bilateral trade between Sri Lanka and Canada on April 29:
Apr 24, Colombo: A seminar on bilateral trade between Sri Lanka and Canada organized by the National Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka will be held on Tuesday, April 29.
 Sri Lanka Freedom Party central committee decides to support 19A:
Apr 23, Colombo: The central committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) which met Thursday evening to discuss the proposed 19th Amendment and the 20th Amendment to Constitution has decided to support the 19th Amendment.
 Sri Lankan government clears Chinese-funded Colombo Port City Project of corruption:
Apr 23, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government on Thursday has cleared the Chinese-funded US$ 1.4 billion Colombo Port City Project of corruption.
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 Sri Lanka President fully committed to eliminate corruption, fraud, theft and waste:
Apr 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena today said he is fully committed to fulfill all the promises given in his election policy statement and to eliminate corruption, fraud, theft and waste from the society.
  Sri Lanka's Tamil party introduces bill banning bottom trawling:
Apr 23, Colombo: The Tamil National Alliance (TNA), Sri Lanka's main Tamil party that represents the Northern Province has introduced a bill in the Sri Lankan parliament to ban bottom trawling in country's territorial waters, irrespective of the nationality of the fishing vessel.
  Sri Lanka to present Right to information legislation urgently:
Apr 23, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has received approval from the cabinet of ministers to present the Draft Bill on Right to Information (RTI) to the parliament as an emergency bill.
 German company Voith selected to modernize hydropower plant in Sri Lanka:
Apr 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's state-owned energy monopoly, Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), has selected German engineering company Voith as supplier for the modernization of the Polpitiya hydropower plant.
 Trade union leaders in Sri Lanka seek meeting with President :
Apr 23, Colombo: A group of 100 trade union leaders in Sri Lanka led by the head of the National Trade Union Center (NTUC), K.D. Lalkantha has sought a meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena.
 Sri Lanka's Marxist party says government has failed to fulfill people's aspirations:
Apr 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today said the current government in its 100 day programme has failed to fulfill the aspirations of the people.
 Former Sri Lankan minister remanded for two weeks transferred to Colombo National Hospital:
Apr 23, Colombo: Former Economic Development Minister of Sri Lanka Basil Rajapaksa was today admitted to the Out Patient Department (OPD) of the Colombo National Hospital.
 Sri Lanka's Agriculture Minister requests for fertilizer at concessionary prices from China:
Apr 23, Colombo: Agriculture Minister of Sri Lanka Duminda Dissanayake during a discussion with the newly appointed Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Yi Xianliang has requested the Chinese government to look at the possibility of providing urea fertilizer at a concessionary price to Sri Lanka.
 Sri Lanka's Opposition Leader accuses UNP of sabotaging 19th Amendment:
Apr 23, Colombo: Opposition Leader of Sri Lanka, MP Nimal Siripala de Silva has slammed the United National Party (UNP) accusing the party of intentionally sabotaging the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in parliament and laying the blame on the opposition for the delay in implementing the proposed constitutional reforms.
 Sri Lanka Tourism to focus on $2 billion whale watching business:
Apr 23, Colombo: The whale watching business is worth $2 billion but unfortunately successive policy makers have not focused on the development of this market just like the cruise business, Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau Rohantha Athukorala has said.
 Sri Lanka court remands Basil Rajapaksa and other Divi Neguma officials until May 05 :
Apr 23, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court has ordered to remand the former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa along with the several other former officials of the Economic Development Ministry.
 Sri Lankan minister says Cabinet has approved proposed electoral reforms:
Apr 23, Colombo: The Cabinet of Ministers in Sri Lanka has approved the proposed electoral system Amendment Draft Bill, Media Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka has said.
 Indian PM permits RBI to enter into Currency Swap Arrangement with Sri Lanka:
Apr 23, New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Wednesday gave its ex-post-facto approval for Reserve Bank of India (RBI) entering into an agreement with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka for extending US$ 1.1 billion as a special /ad-hoc swap outside the Framework on Currency Swap Arrangement for SAARC Member Countries.
 Protests near Bribery Commission premises against questioning of former Sri Lanka defense secretary :
Apr 23, Colombo: Supporters of former defense secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa are presently engaged in a protest in front of the Bribery Commission despite a court order, reports from Colombo say.
 Sri Lanka Freedom Party central committee to discuss constitutional and electoral reforms today:
Apr 23, Colombo: The central committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will meet this evening to discuss the proposed 19th Amendment and the 20th Amendment.
 Sri Lanka's former ruling alliance to hold convention today to unite members in preparation for elections:
Apr 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's former ruling party, United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) will convene this afternoon at the Viharamahadevi Park in Colombo at 3 p.m. under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.
 Sri Lanka prison officials authorized to conduct emergency searches in prisons:
Apr 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Justice Wijedasa Rajapakshe has instructed the prison authorities to carryout emergency searches in main prisons and remand prisons uninterruptedly, the state-run radio reported.
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 Lanka Challenge - The World's Greatest Tuk Tuk Charity Challenge in September:
Apr 22, Colombo: Large minority Travel, the leading provider of adventure charity challenges, will be running the 7th edition of the Lanka Challenge from 4th to 14th September 2015.
 Sri Lanka focused on a strong investment and trade relationship with China - BOI:
Apr 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka is increasingly focused on a strong investment and trade relationship with China, the Executive Director of Sri Lanka's Board of Investment (BOI) said Tuesday (21).
 Fitch Affirms Sri Lanka at 'BB-'; Outlook Stable:
Apr 22, Colombo: Fitch Ratings has affirmed Sri Lanka's Long-Term Foreign and Local Currency Issuer Default Ratings at 'BB-'. The issue ratings on Sri Lanka's senior unsecured foreign and local currency bonds are also affirmed at 'BB-'.
 Sri Lanka's former President lodges a counter complaint to the Bribery Commission:
Apr 22, Colombo: A group of lawyers on behalf of former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa have filed a complaint at the Bribery Commission to counter the complaint lodged against the former president.
 Sri Lanka Cruise Tourism doubles - Global Marketing push locked:
Apr 22, Colombo: The cruise travel business better known as the 'floating marine resorts of the world' that attracts the most wealthy globally has doubled in business for Sri Lanka with 14 cruise liners calling the country in 2012/13 registering visitor arrivals of 19,615 cruise travelers.
 Western envoys commend Sri Lankan government's efforts to restore democracy :
Apr 22, Colombo: Envoys from Western nations have commended Sri Lankan President's 100-day program that was implemented after his election to the top post in January this year, to restore democracy and eliminate corruption with good governance.
 Sri Lanka FM, Ukrainian Ambassador discuss sending team to probe former Lankan diplomat :
Apr 22, Colombo: Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka Mangala Samaraweera Tuesday met with Ukrainian ambassador in New Delhi accredited to Sri Lanka , Oleksandr Shevchenko.
 Sri Lankan President to address the nation tomorrow night:
Apr 22, Colombo: President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena will address the nation tomorrow (23) night at 9 p.m. via all electronic media.
  Sri Lankan MP alleged of drug racket submits assets declaration to Bribery Commission :
Apr 22, Colombo: Parliamentarian of Sri Lanka's former ruling party United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Duminda Silva has handed over his assets and liabilities declaration to the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption.
 Sri Lanka police arrest former minister Basil Rajapaksa :
Apr 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka police Wednesday arrested the younger brother of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and former economic development minister Basil Rajapaksa after questioning him for hours.
  Asian Development Bank operations in Sri Lanka successful - report:
Apr 22, Colombo: An Asian Development Bank (ADB) evaluation report, which examines ADB's operational performance in 2014, says its operations in Sri Lanka are successful.
 Australian cruise travelers visit Sri Lanka's Pinnawala elephant orphanage :
Apr 22, Colombo: The new direction of the Sri Lanka tourism promotions bureau is generating strong results with a strong working relationship with the private sector as 441Australia cruise travelers taking a one day excursion to Pinnawala elephant orphanage last Sunday.
 Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka takes top honors at HICSA's "Hotel of The Year" awards:
Apr 22, Colombo: Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka has just been recognized as "Best new Hotel of the year - Luxury/Upper Segment " for 2015, at the HICSA's 'Hotels of the Year Awards'. The honor came as part of HVS's 11th Annual Hotel Investment Conference, convened in New Delhi during April 7- 8th.
 Update: Sri Lanka's former Economic Development Minister appears before FCID:
Apr 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa has arrived at the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) of police to give a statement today regarding the allegations of financial fraud against him.
 No one can give orders to Bribery Commission, Sri Lanka Justice Minister says:
Apr 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapakshe says no one has power to issue orders to the Bribery Commission.
  DNA tests conducted on suspects of Sri Lankan Tamil MP's murder :
Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka police have sent blood samples of the suspects connected to the murder of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP Nadarajah Raviraj for DNA testing.
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 Sri Lankan President appoints officials to state-owned institutions:
Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today appointed new chairpersons and director boards to the state-owned institutions Lanka Logistics & Technologies Ltd., Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Limited (RALL), Ranaviru Seva Authority and Telecommunications Regulatory Commission.
 European Commission delegation to visit Sri Lanka in June to review ban on fish exports:
Apr 21, Colombo: An European Commission delegation is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka in June to review the ban on fish exports from Sri Lanka to the European Union.
 Sri Lankan President should appoint Mahinda Rajapaksa as PM to save country - Gotabhaya :
Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena should quickly call for parliamentary elections and appoint former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister to save the country, former Defense Secretary and Rajapaksa's brother Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has said.
  Sri Lanka Finance Minister challenges opposition to bring a no-confidence motion against him:
Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake today urged the opposition to bring the no-confidence motion they are planning to present against him immediately.
 Sri Lanka's former Economic Development Minister facing corruption charges returns :
Apr 21, Colombo: Former Economic Development Minister of Sri Lanka and younger brother of former President, Basil Rajapaksa today returned to the country from London via Dubai.
  Sri Lanka parliament postpones debate on 19th Amendment to Constitution :
Apr 21, Colombo: Following the disruptions of parliamentary proceedings this morning, the Sri Lankan parliament has been adjourned until April 27th and accordingly, the debate on the 19th Amendment to the Constitution that was to begin today, too has been postponed.
 Opposition MPs end protest, hand over petition against Bribery Commission DG:
Apr 21, Colombo: The protesting parliamentarians of Sri Lanka opposition have ended their agitation after the government has given the assurance that the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will not be called to the Bribery Commission to record a statement.
 Former president's supporters protest near Sri Lankan parliament:
Apr 21, Colombo: Supporters of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa have gathered near entrance to the parliament to protest the Bribery Commission's call to the former president to record a statement.
 Sri Lankan court permits CID to examine bank accounts of former President's Chief of Staff:
Apr 21, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court yesterday gave permission to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of police to examine the bank accounts and other assets of former President's Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath and his companies.
 Tense situation adjourns Sri Lankan parliament :
Apr 21, Colombo: Speaker of Sri Lanka parliament Chamal Rajapaksa suspended parliament sittings for 15 minutes a short while ago.
 Sri Lanka Speaker says Bribery Commission should inform him before summoning MPs:
Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa told parliament today that the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption has to inform the Speaker before it summons a parliamentarian to the Commission to record a statement.
 Indian fishermen to demand uninterrupted fishing rights in Sri Lankan waters - report:
Apr 21, Colombo: Fishermen from Tamil Nadu State of India are planning to meet India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to demand uninterrupted fishing rights in Sri Lankan waters, Indian daily The Hindu reports.
 Sri Lankan opposition MPs to continue protest until President gives written assurance:
Apr 21, Colombo: Opposition parliamentarians in Sri Lanka who are engaged in a sit-in protest campaign against the summoning of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the Bribery Commission claim they would continue to protest until they receive a written assurance from President Maithripala Sirisena that the former President will not be summoned before the Commission.
 Sri Lanka's Bank of Ceylon posts record Rs. 20.3 billion profit in bank's history:
Apr 21, Colombo: Bank of Ceylon closed its 75th year on a magnificently high note, by recording the highest ever profit before tax (PBT) in the bank's history as well as in the Sri Lankan banking industry of Rs.20.3 billion, achieving a growth of 29% compared to the previous year.
 Sri Lanka parliament to begin debate on 19th Amendment to Constitution today :
Apr 21, Colombo: Leaders of main political parties in the Sri Lankan parliament have agreed to hold the debate on the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in the House today.
 Sri Lanka Bribery Commission summons former minister's wife :
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader, MP Wimal Weerawansa's wife, Shashi Weerawansa was today summoned to the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption to record a statement on several allegations.
 Sri Lankan Speaker summons Director General of the Bribery Commission to parliament:
Apr 20, Colombo: Speaker of the Sri Lankan parliament Chamal Rajapaksa today summoned the Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe to parliament.
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 Sri Lanka Cricket shocked by International Cricket Council's decision to withhold its dues :
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's cricket board, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) today expressed shock over the International Cricket Council's decision to withhold the funds it owes to the cricket board as a measure of punishment for appointing an interim committee to run the cricket board.
  Peshala Jayaratne appointed as Sri Lanka Freedom Party organizer for Polonnaruwa:
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lankan President and chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today appointed Chief Minister of North Central province Peshala Jayaratne as party's Organizer for Polonnaruwa electorate.
  Opposition MPs hand over letter to President against summoning former President to Bribery Commission:
Apr 20, Colombo: Parliamentarians of Sri Lanka's opposition today handed over a letter against summoning former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC).
 Sri Lanka's Colombo Stock Exchange to host conference for regional exchanges:
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) in association with the South Asian Federation of Exchanges (SAFE) will host the South Asian Investment Conference and SAFE Annual General Meeting on the 26th and 27th of April, in Colombo.
 Fitch rates Sri Lanka's Singer's' proposed debenture issue A-(lka)(EXP)':
Apr 20, Colombo: Fitch Ratings has assigned Singer Sri Lanka PLC's (Singer; A(lka)/Stable) proposed unsecured redeemable debenture issue of up to Rs. 3 billion a National Long-Term Rating of 'A-(lka)(EXP)'.
 Sri Lankan government has no influence on bribery commission - PM :
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe today stressed that the government has no influence on the tasks of the anti-graft commission investigating the charges of bribery or corruption.
 Sri Lanka apex court gets FR petition seeking Fonseka's reinstatement to parliament:
Apr 20, Colombo: The Supreme Court in Sri Lanka has received a fundamental rights petition seeking Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka's reinstatement to parliament.
 Former ruling party of Sri Lanka denies moves to remove parties and individuals :
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's former ruling party, the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has denied media reports of moves to remove certain political parties and individuals from the Alliance.
 Sri Lankan President agrees to general elections after introducing electoral reforms:
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has decided that the next general election will be held only after the implementation of both, the 19th and 20th Amendments to the Constitution.
 Sri Lankan parliament adjourns following uproar over summoning ex-president to bribery commission:
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's parliament on Monday adjourned following an uproar over the summoning of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa to the Bribery Commission.
  International Conference on Religious Tolerance and Harmony held in Sri Lanka:
Apr 20, Colombo: The Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka will hold a two-day International Conference on Religious Tolerance and Harmony on April 22, 23 at the main auditorium of the University in Homagama.
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