LankaPage.com Advertising SL Breaking News Disclaimer About Us
Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 18 YEARS

Leading News from Sri Lanka::
Last Update : Mon, Apr 24, 2017, 11:43 pm SL Time Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
 
  Japanese experts present report on Sri Lanka's garbage dump to President, recommend removal

Apr 24, Colombo: The Japanese Experts Group presented their report on Meethotamulla Garbage Dump to President Maithripala Sirisena today (April 24) at the Presidentís Official Residence in Colombo.

Head of the Experts Group, Mitsutake Numahata handed over the report and made a power-point presentation explaining the recommendations of the group.

 State Minister of Fisheries pledges support to fishermen affected in the fishing vessel explosion in Hambantota:
Apr 24, Colombo: State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Wedaarachchi has visited Hambantota today to inspect an explosion that took place in a multi-day vessel at Hambanthota harbor.

 Meeting held at Defense Ministry to discuss progress on land release in North and East :
Apr 24, Colombo: A meeting regarding the ongoing release of land in the North and East occupied by the armed forces was held at the Ministry Monday under the patronage of Minister of Prisons Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs DM Swaminathan.

 Petroleum trade union collective calls off strike :
Apr 24, Colombo: The trade union action launched by the employees of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation has been called off.

  Sri Lanka Marxist party supports CPC workers' strike, calls on government to meet their demands:
Apr 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says it totally supports the trade union action launched by the employees of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation.

 Seven Sri Lankan fishermen released by Indian court sent home:
Apr 24, Madurai: Seven Sri Lankan fishermen held on charges of trespassing into Indian waters were released and sent back along with their boat on Monday.

 Sri Lankan Navy sailor dies during training in India:
Apr 24, Kochi: A Sri Lankan Navy sailor has died while undergoing diving training at a naval base in Kochi, India today, PTI reported.

  Government takes measures to keep Sri Lanka malaria free - Health Minister:
Apr 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka has been certified by the World Health Organization as Malaria free and the government has taken all possible measures to prevent the return of malaria, Minister of Health Rajitha Senaratne says.

 New Chairperson appointed to lead Sri Lanka National Child Protection Authority:
Apr 24, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed a new Chairperson to lead Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) following the resignation of former Chairperson Dr. Natasha Balendra due to personal reasons.

  Japanese experts present report on Sri Lanka's garbage dump to President, recommend removal:
Apr 24, Colombo: The Japanese Experts Group presented their report on Meethotamulla Garbage Dump to President Maithripala Sirisena today (April 24) at the Presidentís Official Residence in Colombo.

 Petroleum trade union in discussions with Minister amid strike:
Apr 24, Colombo: Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) Trade Union Collective is currently meeting with the Minister of Petroleum Resources Development to discuss the indefinite strike they launched from today.

 Presidential Commission orders removing Head of Security at SriLankan Airlines :
Apr 24, Colombo: The Presidential Commission inquiring into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) has informed the Secretary of the Ministry of Public Enterprise Development to remove the head of security at the national carrier, SriLankan Airlines.

  Surge in foreign capital inflows boosts Colombo Stock Exchange:
Apr 24, Colombo: The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) in recent weeks has garnered a keen interest among foreign institutional investors, with a surge in foreign activity contributing to a strong showing in both daily turnover levels and the performance of the stock market indices.

 Sri Lanka Marxist party to hold a May Day rally in Jaffna:
Apr 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) will hold a May Day rally in Jaffna this year, the party said in a statement.

 Multinational toy maker Mattel aims to stimulate growth in Sri Lanka's toy industry:
Apr 24, Colombo: Mattel, a multinational toy manufacturer that for decades inspired the wonder of childhood across the globe, has identified Sri Lanka as a key market for growth. In a recent presentation to Mattel's local partners, at Cinnamon Lakeside, Ishmeet Singh, Country Manager - South Asia, outlined the toy company's vision for Sri Lanka.

  A new blue uniform for Sri Lanka police :
Apr 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's police chief, Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara says steps will be taken to provide the police personnel with blue-colored uniforms. He says that police forces in most countries of the world use blue uniforms.
goto Top of the page

  Prime Minister meets with the victims of Meethotamulla disaster:
Apr 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today met with the victims of the Meethotamulla garbage dump collapse at Temple Trees and discussed the problems they are facing currently.

 No interruptions in fuel supply despite strike threats - Petroleum Minister:
Apr 23, Colombo: Minister of Petroleum and Chandima Weerakkody says that there will be no interruptions in fuel supplies despite strike threats by the Ceylon Petroleum corporation (CPC) workers.

 Doctors' trade union not responsible for Sri Lanka's medical education - Higher Education Minister:
Apr 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education and Highways, Lakshman Kiriella says the state doctors' trade union Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) does not have any responsibility for the medical education in the country.

 President appoints seven new SLFP organizers :
Apr 23, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed seven new Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) District Organizers.

  SriLankan Airlines aims to boost Middle East market :
Apr 23, Colombo: SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka, will be making fresh forays into the Mideast region through its presence at the Arabian Travel Market opening in Dubai, UAE tomorrow (April 24).

 Petroleum workers threaten to launch strike tomorrow against government's deal with India on oil tanks:
Apr 23, Colombo: Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) Trade Union Collective says it will launch an indefinite strike from midnight tomorrow against the government's proposed agreement to be signed with India regarding the oil tanks in the Eastern port city of Trincomalee.

  Asia-Pacific Young Parliamentarians' regional meeting in Sri Lanka on April 25-26 :
Apr 23, Colombo: The Regional Meeting of Young Parliamentarians of the Asia-Pacific will take place on 25 and 26 April 2017 at the Hilton Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

 Sri Lanka Navy arrests a suspect transporting 2 kilograms of 'Kerala Ganja':
Apr 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy personnel acting on a tip-off has arrested an individual for possession of two kilograms of cannabis (Kerala Ganja).

 Hindu outfit opposes Indian PM Narendra Modi's visit to Sri Lanka next month:
Apr 23, Chennai: A leader of a Hindu outfit in Chennai has opposed the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Sri Lanka next month to participate in the United Nations Vesak Celebrations which will be held in the country for the first time

 Not enough Methane to produce an explosion at Meethotamulla Garbage dump - NBRO :
Apr 22, Colombo: The National Building Research Organization (NBRO) says there is not enough percentage of methane gas present in the Meethotamulla garbage dump that would trigger a fire or an explosion.
goto Top of the page
 Sri Lanka Health Ministry to implement a special program to eradicate dengue, take strict action against dengue mosquito breeders :
Apr 22, Colombo: As the mosquito-borne dengue epidemic is spreading in the 12 different districts of the island, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health plans to implement a special program to eradicate the menace.
 World Bank, IMF assures support for Sri Lanka's fiscal policy reforms, development :
The World Bank and the International Monitory Fund have commended the progress of Sri Lanka's economic development process and assured support for the island nations fiscal policy reforms and economic growth.
 EU parliamentary group tables resolution against granting GSP+ to Sri Lanka:
Apr 22, Colombo: An European Parliamentary group has tabled a resolution in the European Parliament against granting the Generalized System of Preferences plus (GSP+) tariff concession to Sri Lanka saying that Sri Lanka's government's reform efforts are not adequate to grant the tariff concession.
  Court issues notices to ten including deputy minister, MP for obstructing garbage transport to Dompe Waste Management Center:
Apr 22, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court yesterday issued notices to ten people including a deputy minister and a MP barring them from interfering with garbage disposal at the Dompe- Maligawattha Waste Management Center.
 Sri Lanka making progress in fighting corruption is good for people, businesses - British HC :
Apr 22, Colombo: British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka James Dauris says the UK is helping Sri Lanka to fight against corruption because making progress in the fight against corruption is good for Sri Lanka, for Sri Lankans and for Sri Lankan businesses.
 Sri Lanka Marxist party condemns President's gazette notification making solid waste disposal an essential service:
Apr 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has condemned the gazette notification issued by President Maithripala Sirisena making solid waste disposal an essential service.
 Hilton Hotels expand footprints in Sri Lanka :
Apr 22, Washington, DC: Following the landmark deal by Hilton Hotels to manage six more hotels in Sri Lanka, senior management of the Hilton met visiting Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake in Washington D.C. on the sidelines of the ongoing World Bank and IMF meetings.
  Sri Lanka Finance Minister highlights potential for increased bilateral trade with U.S.:
Apr 22, Washington, DC: Sri Lanka's Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake highlighted the prospects for increasing bilateral trade with the United States and U.S. investments in Sri Lanka yesterday at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC.
 SriLankan Airlines further enhances service excellence for passengers of all airlines at BIA:
Apr 22, Colombo: SriLankan Airlines further enhanced its customer service capabilities with more specialized training for its airport service staff at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) to serve passengers of all airlines even better.
 Sri Lanka calls for strengthening UN Peace Building Fund:
Apr 21, New York: Sri Lanka has called for strengthening the United Nations Secretary General's Peacebuilding Fund which was positioned to support countries emerging from violent conflict or at risk of descending into violence.
  Japanese technical team warns of build-up methane gas in the Meethotamulla garbage dump:
Apr 21, Colombo: The Japanese special technical team of experts who arrived in the country yesterday to inspect Sri Lanka's collapsed garbage dump in the capital Colombo, has warned of methane gas building up to dangerous levels in the landfill.
goto Top of the page
 Sri Lanka court summons protesters against garbage disposal :
Apr 21, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court has summoned the protesters including a Marxist party provincial councilor for staging protests am hampering garbage disposal in outskirts of capital Colombo.
 Sri Lankan Prime Minister to travel to India on a working visit from 25-29 April:
Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will be travelling to India on a working visit from the 25th to 29th of April, 2017, India's Ministry of External Affairs announced.
 WFP seeks USD 7.2 million to provide relief to Sri Lanka's drought-hit people :
Apr 21, Colombo: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) says almost 900,000 people in hard-hit areas of Sri Lanka are faced with serious food insecurity and malnutrition due to the countryís worst drought in 40 years.
 Sri Lanka forms a Central Authority for solid waste management :
Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena today instructed the relevant officials to implement a program to solve the solid waste disposal issue immediately and to formulate necessary arrangements to vest the power with a Central Authority in the process.
 Sri Lanka begins providing new houses to victims of garbage dump disaster:
Apr 21, Colombo: Just a week after the collapse of a massive garbage dump in the outskirts of the capital Colombo that killed 32 people and destroyed 145 homes, Sri Lanka today began providing new houses to the victims of the disaster.
 Sri Lanka nationwide inflation rises to 8.6 percent in March 2017:
Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's nationwide inflation in March 2017 determined under the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) slightly increased to 8.6 percent from 8.2 percent recorded in February on an year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Statistics data released on Friday showed.
 Sri Lanka Ports Authority's JCT Oil Bank increases profit by 113% in 2016:
Apr 21, Colombo: The Jaya Container Terminals' Oil Bank (JCT Oil Bank) of Sri Lanka Ports Authority has enhanced its profit by 113 percent in 2016 compared to the previous year, Minister of Ports and Shipping Arjuna Ranatunga said.
 Defense Ministry staff enlightened on Right To Information Act:
Apr 21, Colombo: An awareness program was held on Thursday at the Ministry of Defense to educate the Ministry staff on the Right To Information (RTI) act.
 Sri Lanka considers increasing renewable power generation by small hydro power plants:
Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has discussed the renewable power generation by small hydro power plants in the country.
 Sri Lanka gems showcased at Jakarta International Jewellery Fair 2017:
Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka for the first time is participating in the Jakarta International Jewellery Fair at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) from 20th to 23rd April 2017.
 Sri Lanka Coast Guard arrests six suspects with over 13 kg of dried sea turtle meat:
Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Coast Guard personnel have arrested six people for illegally possessing over 13 kilograms of dried sea turtle meet.
 First ever G15 global grouping session in Sri Lanka opens Monday:
Apr 21, Colombo: The first ever direct partnering effort by Group of 15 (G15) global grouping with Sri Lanka will commence on Monday (24th April) in capital Colombo.
 Sri Lanka Customs seize two containers of banned agrochemical glyphosate:
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs today seized two containers containing highly toxic agricultural weedicide glyphosate, imported to the island from China.
 Japanese technical team arrives in Sri Lanka to inspect the Meethotamulla garbage collapse:
Apr 20, Colombo: A ten-member Japanese special technical team of experts has arrived in Sri Lanka to inspect the Meethotamulla garbage dump on a request made by the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe from Japanese government during his recent visit to Japan.
goto Top of the page
 Sri Lanka will not face any economic crisis, President asserts:
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka President said the government is committed to improve the country's economy although there is no serious economic crisis in the island nation at present.
 Sri Lanka President declares garbage disposal as an essential service:
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed issuance of a special gazette notification to declare garbage disposal as an essential service.
 Australian sand miner assessing Sri Lanka's mineral sands deposits:
Apr 20, Colombo: Australian sand miner, Iluka Resources, a major participant in the global mineral sands industry is in discussions with the Sri Lankan government on securing an investment agreement to develop the mineral sand deposits in the island.
 Belarus medical university to establish a branch in Sri Lanka:
Apr 20, Colombo: The Grodno State Medical University in Belarus is considering opening a branch in Sri Lanka and a delegation of the Medical University is in Sri Lanka now for negotiations, according to the university's Rector Viktor Snezhitsky
 MEPs demand Sri Lanka to respect labor rights before granting trade preference :
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka must adhere to core conventions of the International Labor Organization and deliver on its promise of guaranteeing employee rights if the country looks to regain its preferential trade status, Members of European Parliament (MEPs) said.
 Sri Lanka President announces speedy solutions to SAITM and garbage dump issues:
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has addressed the two most burning issues in the country currently at a meeting with the media today.
 Tamil political leader urges President to immediately release land held by security forces in the North :
Apr 20, Colombo: A Tamil political leader in Sri Lanka has urged President Maithripala Sirisena to take immediate measures to release all the private lands in the North and East that are still being held by the security forces.
 Malaysian court refuses to transfer Sri Lankan envoy's assault trial to Kuala Lumpur court:
Apr 20, Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian court High Court in Kuala Lumpur today dismissed the application by the prosecution to transfer the case of three men charged with assaulting the Sri Lanka's envoy to Malaysia from the Sepang court to Kuala Lumpur on security grounds.
 Sri Lanka's cooperative movement can support achieving national Sustainable Development Goals - Minister:
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka can easily achieve its 2030 national Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) utilizing its massive cooperative sector, as the movement is active among the general population, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen says.
 Government to ban cigarette sales near schools :
Apr 20, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government will enact laws banning sale of cigarettes within a 500-metre radius of a school.
 Sri Lanka participates in the 6th Global Economic Summit on 'Women's Empowerment: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Capacity Building':
Apr 20, Colombo: The 6th Global Economic Summit on 'Women's Empowerment: Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Capacity Building' was held recently at World Trade Centre, Mumbai, with the aim to provide a forum for women from diverse streams to share their views and experiences towards social and economic empowerment and independence.
 Sri Lanka Customs seize two containers of illegally imported goods:
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs Wednesday seized two containers containing stock of items imported to the country through illegal means. The illegal imports were valued at Rs. 120 million.
 Union Bank amongst Sri Lanka's Leading Brands in 2017:
Apr 20, Colombo: Union Bank further increased its position in the rankings of the 100 Leading Brands in Sri Lanka in 2017 compiled by Brand Finance, having being ranked 6 notches above its position of the previous year with a A- brand rating.
 Japan donates essential items for search operations at Sri Lanka's garbage dump collapse, special team to arrive tomorrow:
Apr 19, Colombo: Japan today donated a stock of essential items to carry out search operations at Meethotamulla garbage dump.
goto Top of the page
 France extends condolences on the deaths in the landfill disaster in Sri Lanka:
Apr 19, Colombo: France expressed its shock at the collapse of the Meethotamulla garbage dump in Sri Lanka, which claimed the lives of 32 people.
 Tamil Nadu court releases seven Sri Lankan fishermen:
Apr 19, Colombo: The local judicial magistrate court in Ramanathapuram on Wednesday ordered the release of seven Sri Lankan fishermen, arrested on April 6 for allegedly straying into Indian territorial waters.
 ADB SAFEGATE powers South Asia's first LED runway at Colombo International Airport:
Apr 19, Columbus, OH: ADB SAFEGATE, an Ohio-based U.S. company is working with Sri Lanka's main Bandaranaike International Airport to improve capacity and resolve operational issues in an energy-friendly manner, a company press release said.
 Sri Lankan President instructs to expedite resettlement of Meethotamulla victims, provide houses from tomorrow :
Apr 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to expedite the resettlement process for the people who are affected by the section of the Meethotamulla garbage dump collapse.
 Sri Lanka decides to conclude rescue operations in garbage dump collapse:
Apr 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the authorities expect to conclude the rescue operations at Meethotamulla garbage dump collapse within the next 72 hours.
 Indian Prime Minister to inaugurate UN Vesak Day in Sri Lanka:
Apr 19, Colombo: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has confirmed his participation in UN Vesak Day celebrations to be conducted in Sri Lanka in May this year, according to Minister of Justice and Buddha Sasana Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe.
  Sri Lanka Prime Minister promises to remove the Meethotamulla garbage mountain ASAP :
Apr 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who cut short is state visit to Vietnam and returned to the country last night due to the tragedy in Meethotamulla, this morning visited the site where a massive garbage mountain collapsed last Friday (14) burying dozens of people and homes.
 Singapore's ST Electronics wins Sri Lankan cyber security contract:
Apr 19, Singapore: Singapore Technologies Electronics has won a contract with Sri Lanka's Information and Communication Technology Agency to provide consultancy services for the implementation of the country's first National Cyber Security Operations Centre (SOC).
 Residents protest dumping Colombo garbage in Karadiyana:
Apr 19, Colombo: Residents in Karadiyana have staged a protest today against the disposal of solid waste from Colombo in the Karadiyana waste management center.
 British Minister Alok Sharma cancels visit to Sri Lanka due to calling for snap election :
Apr 19, Colombo: British Minister for Asia and the Pacific at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Alok Sharma has cancelled his scheduled visit to Sri Lanka this week.
  All institutions under Ports and Shipping Ministry to be brought to one location by 2020 :
Apr 19, Colombo: Plans are afoot to set up all institutions under the Ministry of Ports and Shipping in one location by year 2020, Ports and Shipping Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said.
 Sri Lanka plans to introduce facilities to obtain passports online:
Apr 19, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government plans to introduce facilities for people to apply for a passport online in the near future, Controller General of Immigration Emigration Nihal Ranasinghe has said.
 National Canadian Film Day celebrated in Sri Lanka today:
Apr 19, Colombo: The High Commission of Canada to Sri Lanka will be celebrating the National Canada Film Day and Canada 150 Wednesday, April 19 with a screening of "French Immersion" - a uniquely bilingual Canadian comedy in honor of Canada's sesquicentennial anniversary.
 Sri Lankan President urges district officials to complete work on time on development projects:
Apr 18, Polonnaruwa: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today urged the district officials to complete development projects in their district on time and vest with the people.
 Sri Lankan PM to visit India in April-End to finalize agreements - report:
Apr 18, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will visit New Delhi in the last week of April ahead of his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi's scheduled visit to Sri Lanka in May, according to an Indian media report.
goto Top of the page
  Colombo Municipal Council finds five sites to dispose city's garbage:
Apr 18, Colombo: The Commissioner of Colombo Municipal Council V.K. Anura said the garbage collected in Sri Lanka's capital city of Colombo will be disposed at five different places including Karadiyana and Dompe in western Province.
 Death toll of Meethotamulla disaster rises to 32, search operations continue:
Apr 18, Colombo: The death toll of the Meethotamulla garbage dump disaster has risen to 32 after recovery of three more bodies today.
 Sri Lanka Health Ministry refutes claims of influenza drug shortage at state hospitals:
Apr 18, Colombo: There is no shortage of the drug Tamiflu that is used to treat influenza in state hospitals, the Director General of Health Services Dr. Jayasundara Bandara says.
 Sri Lanka PM, Vietnam leaders discuss strengthening ties, cooperation on regional and global issues:
Apr 18, Hanoi: Sri Lanka's Prime Minster Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is on a state visit to Viet Nam from April 16-18 at the invitation of PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc, held discussions with the Vietnamese State and National Assembly leaders in Hanoi.
  Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort in Sri Lanka recognized in Condé Nast Traveler's 2017 Hot List:
Apr 18, Colombo: Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort in Sri Lanka is one of the top spots among world's best new hotels, announced by the Condé Nast Traveler US today in its 2017 HOT LIST.
 Most decisive period ahead for the Sri Lanka Port Authority - Minister:
Apr 18, Colombo: This year will be the most decisive year for Sri Lanka Port Authority, the authority of the state-owned ports, as the agency will be faced with many challenges this year, Minister of Ports and Shipping Arjuna Ranatunga said.
  Sri Lanka Tamil party says military agrees to release more lands in the North :
Apr 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main Tamil party. Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said the Government had assured to release more lands currently occupied by the security forces in the North and the East soon.
 Sri Lanka preparing to regulate private hospital fees:
Apr 18, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government will take prompt measures to regulate private hospital fees after the report on the regulation of private hospitals is studied, Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said.
 Sri Lankan court further remands former DIG involved in rugby player's death:
Apr 18, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today further remanded a former senior police officer who was alleged of concealing evidence in the murder of national rugby player Wasim Thajudeen.
 Colombo Stock Exchange seeks public input on amendments to its Listing Rules:
Apr 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) is seeking to obtain the views and observations of the general public and the stakeholders of the CSE, including Listed Companies, regarding the proposed amendments to certain Listing Rules of the CSE.
  Ceylon Chamber welcomes more concise second version of the National Trade Policy:
Apr 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's premier business chamber, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce welcomed the more concise second version of the National Trade Policy (NTP) prepared by the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade (MODSIT).
 Sri Lankan government not involved in housemaid recruitment fee hike, envoy clarifies:
Apr 18, Riyadh: Sri Lankan envoy to Saudi Arabia has clarified that the hike in the fees for recruitment of Sri Lankan domestic helpers, including maids is by the private recruiting agents and the Sri Lankan government has no involvement with the fees they charge.
 Recent fiscal policy reforms improve Sri Lanka's economic outlook - World Bank:
Apr 17, Washington, DC: The World Bank says despite formidable challenges, Sri Lankaís macroeconomic performance remained broadly satisfactory in 2016 thanks to key policy measures taken during the year and the recent policy reforms including monetary tightening and revenue-led fiscal consolidation have improved the outlook.
goto Top of the page
 Minister reviews progress of rescue and relief operations as death toll of Meethotamulla disaster rises to 30:
Apr 17, Colombo: Operations to search for those missing in the Meethotamulla landfill collapse and relief efforts are continuing as the death toll from the Friday's disaster has risen to 30. Around 1,600 security forces personnel are deployed in search operations.
 No garbage dumping on UDA lands from May 1st:
Apr 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Urban Development Authority (UDA) has decided to completely ban waste disposal on its lands from the 1st of May. The decision was taken as a result of the recent disaster at Meethotamulla garbage dump.
  Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Pillayan further remanded over Tamil MP's murder:
Apr 17, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today extended the remand of the former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan, who was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police over the killing of a Tamil parliamentarian.
 Indian Railways to supply locomotives and train sets worth Rs 6.8 billion to Sri Lanka:
Apr 17, New Delhi: Indian Railways will supply modern locomotives and train sets worth Indian Rs 6.8 billion to Sri Lanka, in the largest export order for the public transporter.
 Sri Lanka, Vietnam agree to raise bilateral trade to US$ 1 billion:
Apr 17, Hanoi: Sri Lanka and Vietnam have agreed to raise the two-way trade turnover to US$ 1 billion in the coming time when the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe met with the Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi on Monday.
 Sri Lankan government announces compensation for victims of landfill disaster:
Apr 17, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government announced today that the families affected by the collapse of the garbage mound in a town outside the nation's capital, Colombo will be compensated.
 Sri Lanka's coal power plant in Norochcholai breaks down:
Apr 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Lakvijaya Coal Power Plant in Norochcholai broke down today due to a failed generator the Ceylon Electricity Board said.
 Sri Lankan nabbed attempting to smuggle in gold worth Rs. 70 million:
Apr 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake have arrested a Sri Lankan who man was attempting to smuggle in gold worth over Rs 70 million.
goto Top of the page
Copyright © 2000, 2015 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.