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  Strong economic fundamentals will support resilience to withstand the economic impact of bomb attacks - Finance Minister

Apr 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Finance Minister today said Strong economic fundamentals will support resilience to withstand the economic impact of the devastating bomb attacks on the country's churches and hotels on Easter Sunday that killed 359 people and injured scores.

Speaking in parliament during the debate on emergency regulations, the Minister said Sri Lanka has laid a foundation to withstand the impact of such incidents but there will be impact on the tourism sector even though it is now off-season.

  Special operation to search schools before reopening for second term:
Apr 25, Colombo: The government has taken steps to launch a special operation to search schools and the surroundings prior to the reopening of the schools for the second term.

 Minister Bathiudeen slams false accusations linking him with terrorists:
Apr 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Industry & Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen strongly condemning false accusations against him said false accusations for cheap political mileage hurled at a time of crisis only deepens Sri Lanka's predicament.

 Court releases Minister Arjuna Ranatunga arrested over the shooting case:
Apr 25, Colombo: The Colombo Magistrate Court today ordered to release Minister Arjuna Ranatunga, who was arrested as a suspect in the shooting incident that took place at the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) on October 28 last year.

 No operation of drones in Sri Lanka until further notice:
Apr 25, Colombo: Taking into account of the prevailing security situation in the country, the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) has decided to suspend with immediate effect flying drones in the Sri Lankan airspace.

 Sri Lanka intentional airport secured, entry roads reopened after search of a suspicious car:
Apr 25, Colombo: The entry road to Sri Lanka's Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) has been reopened after it was closed due to a suspicious car approaching the vicinity.

 Update: 36 foreign nationals killed, 14 are unaccounted in Sri Lanka Easter Day Attacks :
Apr 25, Colombo: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs updating the foreign nationals casualty figures said as at 1900 hours Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 36 foreign nationals have been identified as killed.

 Sri Lanka Army troops given powers under Emergency Regulations begin mobile patrols, static duties, vehicle checks & searches:
Apr 25, Colombo: Immediately after the Emergency Regulations granted additional powers to security forces Sri Lanka's Army troops have been deployed to strengthen the security across the country.

  Sri Lankan president asks police chief, defense secretary to quit following attacks:
Apr 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has asked the police chief and defense secretary to quit following the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels that killed 359 people, a Reuters report said citing two sources close to the president

 New Zealand PM says no intelligence linking Sri Lanka attacks to Christchurch:
Apr 24, Colombo: New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that her government was not aware of any intelligence suggesting that a devastating attack on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka was in retaliation for deadly shootings on mosques in Christchurch in March.
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 Sri Lanka Tourism reassures that all possible measures taken to ensure safety of tourists:
Apr 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) and Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) issuing a statement said the country was open for business, and all necessary steps have been taken to ensure assistance is provided to tourists in need of help following the acts of terror that took place on Easter Sunday.

 Pakistan offers assistance to Sri Lanka in counter terrorism measures :
Apr 24, Islamabad: Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan today telephoned his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe and strongly condemned the terrorist attacks that took place in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

 Security strengthened at fishery harbors, all incoming and outgoing fishing vessels inspected:
Apr 24, Colombo: The state Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, Dilip Wedaarachchi has given strict advice to the Ceylon Fishery Harbors Corporation and all the responsible officials to take immediate action to ensure the safety of all fisheries harbors with the assistance of the security forces, considering the situation at hand.

  Security strengthened at fishery harbors, all incoming and outgoing fishing vessels inspected:
Apr 24, Colombo: The state Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, Dilip Wedaarachchi has given strict advice to the Ceylon Fishery Harbors Corporation and all the responsible officials to take immediate action to ensure the safety of all fisheries harbors with the assistance of the security forces, considering the situation at hand.

 Emergency regulations for a month approved in parliament:
Apr 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Parliament Wednesday afternoon approved the implementing Emergency Regulations in the country for a month.

 Tissa Attanayake discharged from the forged document case after parties reach settlement :
Apr 24, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today released former UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake, who is alleged of producing a forged document to media, from his charges as the plaintiffs and the defendant have reached to settle the case.

 President summons an all party conference tomorrow:
Apr 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has summoned an all-party conference (APC) Thursday (25) to discuss the situation that has arisen in the country and the next steps.

 Strong economic fundamentals will support resilience to withstand the economic impact of bomb attacks - Finance Minister:
Apr 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Finance Minister today said Strong economic fundamentals will support resilience to withstand the economic impact of the devastating bomb attacks on the country's churches and hotels on Easter Sunday that killed 359 people and injured scores.

 SriLankan Airlines now serving customers through offices across the country:
Apr 24, Colombo: SriLankan Airlines has made arrangements for all ticketing related matters to be handled from SriLankan Airlines ticket offices and passenger services offices across the country, for the convenience of its valued customers and taking into consideration the current situation in the country.

 Fitch says Sri Lanka suicide bombings will undermine tourism earnings :
Apr 24, Colombo: Heightened external financing risks are a factor in the low ratings of Sri Lanka (B), which was downgraded in December 2018 and is seeking to stabilize their external finances with IMF assistance, Fitch Ratings has said.

 Singer Amal Perera and two others released after 24-hour questioning:
Apr 24, Colombo: Three persons including singer Amal Perera, who were arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday when they arrived in Sri Lanka after deported from Dubai, have been released.

 Speaker calls all parties to cooperate on issues of national interest involving security and economic development:
Apr 24, Colombo: Speaker of Sri Lanka parliament Karu Jayasuriya today requested all political parties and civil society organizations to cooperate on issues of national interest involving security and economic development.

 FBI to assist Sri Lanka with investigations into Easter Day attacks:
Apr 24, Colombo: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the US intelligence and law enforcement agency, will be assisting Sri Lanka in the investigations into the Easter Day bomb attacks on churches and hotels that killed 359 people.

 More than 60 arrested in connection connection with Easter Sunday blasts:
Apr 24, Colombo: More than 60 people have been arrested in Sri Lanka in connection with Easter Sunday blasts, Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

 All schools to re-open on April 29:
Apr 24, Colombo: The government has decided to reopen all schools on Monday, April 29th, the Education Ministry said.

 Sri Lanka nationwide inflation rises to 2.9 percent in March 2019:
Apr 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's nationwide inflation in March 2019 determined under the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) rose to 2.9 percent from 2.4 percent recorded in February on a year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Statistics reported Monday.
 Sri Lanka President admits to lapses in security, promises to restructure security apparatus :
Apr 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena today assuring the nation that he would take steps to curtail terrorism and bring back normalcy swiftly said he will make immediate changes in the high security positions as there was negligence in carrying out responsibilities.
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 UK dispatches team to assist British victims and families of Sri Lanka Easter Sunday attacks:
Apr 23, Colombo: Expressing solidarity with Sri Lanka in the wake of the devastating bomb attacks in Colombo and other places of the country, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the UK will never stand by "in the face of such evil".
 ISIS releases a photo and video of suicide bombers of Sri Lanka Easter Day attacks:
Apr 23, Colombo: After claiming responsibility for the Easter Sunday bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed over 320 people, the Islamic State (ISIS) has released a photo and a video of the mastermind of the attack and other suicide bombers.
 Book of Condolence in memory of the victims of Easter Sunday terrorist attacks opened at UN mission of Sri Lanka in Geneva:
Apr 23, Geneva: Permeant Mission of Sri Lanka at the United Nations in Geneva has opened a book of condolences in memory of the victims of Easter Sunday terrorist attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka.
 Sri Lanka MP brings motion to ban burkas:
Apr 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka government parliamentarian has submitted a Private Members' Motion to ban the burka in Sri Lanka for national security.
 Sri Lanka minister says Easter Day bomb attacks are retaliation for New Zealand mosque killings :
Apr 23, Colombo: The multiple suicide bomb attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday is retaliation for the gunman attack in mosques in New Zealand, a Sri Lankan Minister said on Tuesday.
  Two suspicious vehicles with bombs have entered Colombo- intelligence sources:
Apr 23, Colombo: Two vehicles suspected to have laden with bombs have entered the Colombo city, intelligence units have revealed.
  ISIS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka bombings :
Apr 23, Colombo: Islamic state has claimed responsibility for coordinated bombings in Sri Lanka which killed 321 people and injured about 500 others, the group's AMAQ news agency said on Tuesday, Reuters reported.
 UNICEF provides support to children impacted by the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka:
Apr 23, Colombo: At least 45 children of both Sri Lankan and other nationalities were among the more than 320 people killed in Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, the UNICEF said on Tuesday.
 Sri Lanka bomb attacks: 40 arrested as death toll rises to 310 :
Apr 23, Colombo: The death toll from multiple bomb explosions that targeted churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday rose to 310 with some of the injured at hospitals succumbing to their injuries overnight.
 Sri Lanka Muslim party ACMC calls for restraint, unity to achieve reconciliation:
Apr 23, Colombo: In the wake of the deadly Easter Sunday bomb attacks that claimed over 300 lives across the country, All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC), a government ally called on Sri Lankans to move for collective actions together for unity.
 President issues gazette declaring State of Emergency in Sri Lanka giving more powers to police and military:
Apr 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena in a gazette notification has declared a State of Emergency in Sri Lanka to maintain public security and essential services.
  China offers support to safeguard Sri Lanka's national security and stability:
Apr 23, Colombo: China expressing deep condolences to the victims and sincere sympathy to the injured in the Easter Sunday bomb attacks in Sri Lanka offered support to safeguard the island nation's national security and stability.
  Singer Amal Perera and 5 others deported from Dubai arrested at Sri Lanka airport:
Apr 23, Colombo: Six suspects including Singer Amal Perera, who were arrested in Dubai along with the underworld leader Makandure Madush, arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake today after they were deported from Dubai last night.
 US warns citizens traveling to Sri Lanka to exercise increased caution due to terrorism:
Apr 23, Colombo: The United States has warned American citizens traveling to Sri Lanka to exercise increased caution due to possible terrorist attacks following Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and five -star hotels in Colombo.
 John Keells Properties signs exclusive contract with John Keells IT and Sri Lanka Telecom for smart living solution:
Apr 23, Colombo: In a landmark move that will redefine urban lifestyles in Sri Lanka, John Keells Properties (JKP) has entered into a partnership with Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) and John Keells Information Technology (JKIT) to implement a turnkey smart living solution developed exclusively for upcoming projects in the JKP portfolio.
 Sri Lanka Colombo Stock Exchange to commence trading on Tuesday :
Apr 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Colombo Stock Exchange in consultation with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka announced that trading and related market operations will resume from Tuesday the 23rd of April 2019.
  Reconstructions of damaged churches have begun, Minister Premadasa says:
Apr 22, Colombo: Re-constructions of the three churches damaged in the Easter Sunday bomb attacks have already begun, a Sri Lankan Minister said.
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 Nine of the suspects arrested over Easter Day attacks remanded :
Apr 22, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today remanded nine of the 24 suspects arrested over the Easter Day attacks until 6th of May.
 31 foreign nationals confirmed killed in Sri Lanka bomb attacks:
Apr 22, Colombo: As at Monday 22nd April 2019 7.00 pm, 31 foreign nationals have been identified as killed in Easter Sunday bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, the Foreign Affairs Ministry confirmed.
 U.S. President calls Sri Lanka Prime Minister and pledges support to bring perpetrators to justice:
Apr 22, Washington, DC: U.S. President Donald Trump Monday called Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe this morning to express condolences to the people of Sri Lanka for the Easter day terrorist attacks that killed nearly 300 and wounded hundreds of others.
 Sri Lanka Navy arrests five Sri Lankans transporting about 275 kg of heroin at sea :
Apr 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy today seized about 275 kilograms of drugs, believed to be heroin, while being transported in a multiday fishing trawler.
 INTERPOL deploying a team to Sri Lanka to assist investigations into bomb attacks:
Apr 22, Colombo: International police organization, INTERPOL is deploying a team to Sri Lanka to assist the national authorities investigating the series of bomb attacks at churches and hotels which left nearly 300 dead and some 500 injured.
 Sri Lanka Prime Minister apprises diplomatic corps of current situation:
Apr 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today held a special discussion at Temple Trees with the ambassadors and other foreign representatives on the present situation in the country.
 Sri Lanka President to seek international assistance for investigations into the bomb attacks :
Apr 22, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has declared Tuesday, April 23 a National Day of Mourning after multiple bomb attacks in the country allegedly by an extreme Muslim group killed 290 people on Easter Sunday.
  AMCHAM Sri Lanka condemns Easter Sunday attacks:
Apr 22, Colombo: The American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka strongly condemned the attacks that took place in the country yesterday at multiple locations.
 President appoints three-member committee to probe bomb blasts:
Apr 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed a three-member committee to look into the series of explosions that ripped through churches and hotels yesterday.
 Bomb attacks could impact economy says, analyst:
Apr 22, Colombo: Akhil Bery of Eurasia Group says the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka could have "significant" implications on the country's economy, especially given its dependence on tourism, although further attacks are unlikely.
 The Interpol offers Sri Lanka assistance to investigate Easter Sunday bomb explosions:
Apr 22, Colombo: The Interpol says it is ready to assist the Sri Lankan authorities in investigating the bomb attacks.
  Coroners requested expedite post-mortem examinations of bomb victims:
Apr 22, Colombo: The Ministry of Justice and Prison Reforms has requested the coroners to immediately conduct post-mortem examinations on persons killed in the Easter day attacks.
 Sri Lanka stock market closed on Monday following bomb attacks:
Apr 22, Colombo: The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), in consultation with the Securities & Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC), announced that the CSE will not open for trading at the regular time on Monday April 22, 2019.
 Island-wide police curfew lifted, security operations to continue:
Apr 22, Colombo: Island-wide police curfew imposed art 6:00 pm Sunday has been lifted from 6:00 am today. While the special security operations will continue.
 Sri Lanka police arrest 24 suspects in connection with Easter Day bombings :
Apr 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police say 24 suspects have been arrested so far in connection with the series of explosions that rocked the country on Easter Sunday (April 21).
 Will not let terrorists to destabilize the country- Sri lanka PM:
Apr 22, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe assured that terrorist groups will not be allowed to destabilize the country and their activities will be curbed with local and foreign assistance.
  Canada will work with Sri Lanka to combat terrorism and violent extremism - PM Trudeau :
Apr 21, Ottawa: Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, on Sunday issuing a statement on the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka said Canada will continue to work with Sri Lanka and other international partners to combat terrorism and violent extremism and to promote greater peace and stability around the world.
 Sri Lanka PM sees the bomb attacks as a serious situation to destabilize the country and the economy:
Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister strongly condemning the Easter Sunday's multiple bomb attacks on the country's churches and hotels with utter disgust said the law enforcement authorities have been given powers to enforce the law strictly against the perpetrators of these attacks.
 President to appoint a special committee within next 24 hours to investigate the attacks:
Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has stated that he will announce the appointment of a Special Investigation Committee within the next 24 hours to investigate the catastrophic attacks on the country's churches and high-end hotels on Easter Sunday.
  Speaker draws parliament's attention to the action needed following bomb attacks:
Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said he has invited the attention of the Parliament with regard to the urgent action needed in response to the unexpected explosions affecting life and property in several important places including several important places of worship in Sri Lanka.
  U.S. offers Sri Lanka assistance to bring perpetrators of bomb attacks to justice.:
Apr 21, Washington, DC: The United States in a statement strongly condemning the multiple bomb attacks in Sri Lanka offered assistance to bring the perpetrators to justice.
 Germany is supporting Sri Lanka as a partner in the crisis :
Apr 21, Colombo: Germany's Minister for Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas strongly condemning the appalling attacks on Sri Lanka churches and hotels that left 238 people dead including 36 foreign nationals and over 470 injured.
 EU ready to offer support, says it's truly a sad day for Sri Lanka and world:
Apr 21, Colombo: The European Union issuing a statement on the multiple bomb attacks on Sri Lankan's churches and hotels on Easter Sunday said it is truly a sad for the country and the world.
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 Pope, World Leaders condemn Easter Day bomb attacks in Sri Lanka:
Apr 21, Colombo: Pope Francis has condemned the Easter Sunday attacks on several churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, which killed at least 207 people and wounded more than 450 others.
 Minister releases intelligence letter warning of church attacks, questions why action was not taken:
Apr 21, Colombo: A Sri Lankan government Minister today released to media the intelligence letter informing the police of a plan of attacks and questioned why the police , which is under the purview of the President did not take any action.
  Japan expresses condolences following the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka:
Apr 21, Colombo: Following the terrorist attacks in Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa, etc. of Sri Lanka on April 21, Taro Kono, Foreign Minister of Japan has sent a message of condolences to his Sri Lankan counterpart Minister Tilak Janaka Marapana.
 Sri Lanka Marxist party condemns attacks on churches and hotels, requests people not to create communal and religious clashes:
Apr 21, Colombo: "The cowardly and barbaric attacks, carried out with whatever intention, targeting civilians today in several places in the island should be condemned and detested" Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukti Peramuna (JVP) said in a statement issued by the Political Bureau of the Party.
 Eleven foreign nationals identified as dead following bomb attacks in Sri Lanka:
Apr 21, Colombo: Eleven foreign nationals have been identified as deceased following the bomb explosions that ripped through churches in Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa and high-end hotels in Colombo early Sunday, according to government reports.
 Pakistan condemn bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, reaffirm commitment to eliminate terrorism :
Apr 21, Islamabad: The Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and the Government and People of Pakistan have condemned the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka.
 Archbishop of Colombo condemns bomb attacks, requests public to remain calm:
Apr 21, Colombo: The Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith utterly condemned the explosions that occurred at several places across the island this morning (21).
 207 killed, 450 injured in Sri Lanka Easter day bomb attacks :
Apr 21, Colombo: At least 207 people have been killed and over 450 are injured in a series of coordinated bomb blasts at churches and luxury hotels in the country, police sources said today.
  Four suspects arrested over bomb blasts:
Apr 21, Colombo: Four persons have been arrested following a search operation carried out in a house at Udyana Mawatha in Mahawila in Dematagoda.
 Curfew imposed, security tightened, universities and schools closed, social media blocked in Sri Lanka following bomb attacks :
Apr 21, Colombo: Following a special discussion held with the participation of heads of security forces and all other departments regarding the current security situation in the country, the President has instructed the Inspector General of Police to impose a 12-hour island wide curfew from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am.
  Indian PM condemns 'horrific' blasts in Sri Lanka:
Apr 21, Colombo: India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has strongly condemned the 'horrific' blasts in Sri Lanka that left at least 137 people dead and scores injured today.
 Over 130 dead, 400 injured in Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka :
Apr 21, Colombo: At least 137 people have been killed and over 400 are injured in explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, police and hospital sources say.
 Security tightened at Sri Lanka's international airport, departing passengers are informed to arrive 4 hours before departure :
Apr 21, Colombo: Measures had been taken to tighten security at Sri Lanka's main Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayake from 10.00 am today (21) due to the multiple explosions that rocked the island nation today early morning.
 Sri Lanka President condemns 'dastardly' attack, calls for restraint and patience:
Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena expressed his, shock, deep pain and dismay over the brutal attacks on places of religious worship and other civilian establishments.
 Sri Lanka PM, political leaders condemn coordinated bomb attacks, urge the nation to unite :
Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka political leaders strongly condemned a series of coordinated bomb attacks on churches and hotels in Colombo on Sunday morning that left scores dead and many more injured.
 All government schools in Sri Lanka closed April 22, 23 after bomb attacks:
Apr 21, Colombo: Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam announced that all government schools island wide will be closed Monday April 22 and Tuesday April 23 due to today's coordinated bomb attacks on churches and hotels.
 India closely monitoring situation in Sri Lanka:
Apr 21, Colombo: Following multiple bomb blasts targeted several churches and five-star hotels in Colombo and Batticaloa in Sri Lanka today, India said it is closely monitoring the situation.
 UK issues travel advice on Sri Lanka after multiple bomb explosions:
Apr 21, Colombo: The UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office has issued a travel advice on Sri Lanka after multiple bomb explosions at churches and five-star hotels in capital Colombo rocked the island nation on Easter Sunday.
  Update: Scores killed and injured in bomb explosions at churches and five-star hotels in Sri Lanka capital Colombo:
Apr 21, Colombo: More explosions have been reported at five-star hotels in Colombo. Bomb explosions have been reported from Kingsbury, Shangri-La and Cinnamon Grand Hotels in Colombo.
 Bomb explosions at two churches in Sri Lanka :
Apr 21, Colombo: Two bomb explosions targeting two Catholic churches in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday are reported from Colombo short while ago.
 Sri Lanka export agency hits at Port Authority tariff revision:
Apr 21, Colombo: The Export Development Board (EDB), Sri Lanka's apex organization for the promotion and development of exports has strongly criticized the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) for raising tariffs from the beginning of this year.
  Present government cannot be defeated by any conspiracy - Minister Mangala :
Apr 20, Matara: The present United National party led government cannot be defeated by any conspiracy Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said today addressing an event held in Matara to mark 30 years of his parliamentary political life.
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 Plans to produce electricity from natural gas from Mannar basin in four years:
Apr 20, Colombo: The government has planned to produce electricity from natural gas from the Mannar basin by year 2023, an official said.
 Sri Lanka Speaker willing to run for president if people, party approve:
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Speaker Karu Jayasuriya says he will consider stepping forward as a candidate for the anticipated presidential election if he has the full consent of the people and the party.
 National program to provide a glass of fresh milk for school children on April 22 :
Apr 20, Colombo: The national program for distributing a glass of fresh milk to school children will be commenced on the 22nd under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.
 Daily income from newly opened Beliatta railway station exceeds Rs. 500,000:
Apr 20, Colombo: With the opening of the newly constructed railway line from Matara to Beliatta, the daily income from the Beliatta railway station alone exceeds Rs. 500,000, the Railway Department says.
 Swiss prosecutors challenge court ruling that freed 13 alleged Tamil Tiger financiers:
Apr 20, Colombo: Switzerland's Attorney General has filed a complaint in the Swiss Federal Court against a court ruling that freed 13 people accused of raising millions of dollars to buy weapons for the Tamil Tiger terrorist organization of Sri Lanka, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE), according to a report in Swissinfo.
 Two suspects arrested with Rs. 3.5 million worth cash :
Apr 20, Colombo: Police have arrested two individuals along with Rs 3.5 million in cash while traveling in a three-wheeler on the Colombo-Kandy main road in the Weediyawatta area in Yakkala.
 Over 40 people hospitalized due to food poisoning in Maskeliya:
Apr 20, Colombo: At least 42 individuals including estate workers of the Lakshapana Estate in Nallathanniya and several children have been admitted to the Maskeliya Divisional Hospital due to suspected food poisoning.
 Sri Lanka Prime Minister says leaders must not stray from right path for popularity:
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in a message to mark the celebration of Easter on Sunday said leaders must not stray from right path for popularity.
  Government to place public funds under direct supervision of the Treasury :
Apr 20, Colombo: The government has decided to introduce a new system to subject all the statutory and non-statutory funds that will be implemented by various state institutions to achieve their objectives under the direct and strict monitoring of the Treasury.
  RE/MAX enters Sri Lanka's booming Eastern Coast property market:
Apr 20, Colombo: The world's No.1 real estate brand RE/MAX made its foray into the booming Eastern Coast Property market in Sri Lanka at an event held in Trincomalee recently.
 Southern Expressway extension from Matara to Hambanthota to open for public in August:
Apr 19, Colombo: The extension of Southern Expressway from Matara to Hambanthota is scheduled to be vested with public by next August, a Road Development Authority official said.
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 Chairman of Sanasa Bank at Wigoda, Gampaha arrested for misappropriating over Rs. 750 million of funds:
Apr 19, Colombo: The Chairman of Sanasa Bank at Wigoda in Gampaha has been arrested on suspicion of misappropriating over Rs. 750 million from the funds of the microfinance institution.
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