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  Sri Lanka government approves Hambantota Port deal with China

July 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's government on Tuesday approved the deal to lease the loss-making Hambantota Port to a State-owned Chinese conglomerate for over a billion dollars.

Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said the Cabinet today granted final approval to sell a 70 percent stake in the strategic Hambantota port for US$1.12 billion to state-owned China Merchants Port Holdings.

 Minister Ravi Karunanayake to answer to the bond commission on the allegations on August 2:
July 26, Colombo: Minister of Foreign Affairs Ravi Karunanayake says that he will give proper answers to the statements made against him when he appears before the Presidential Commission probing the Central Bank Bond Issue on August 2.

 Over 50 harassed Sri Lankan housemaids return home from Kuwait:
July 26, Colombo: More Sri Lankan women who encountered intimidation after taking up jobs as housemaids in the rich Middle Eastern countries have been brought back to the country.

 Measures to develop Oluvil Harbor with the participation of state and private investors :
July 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe, who recently paid a visit to the Oluvil Harbor in order to observe the problems associated with the port said, the harbor will be developed with the participation of state and private investors.

 Sri Lanka court extends order banning garbage disposal at Muthurajawela wetlands till 3 August:
July 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court Tuesday extended the interim injunction banning Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) from dumping garbage at Muthurajawela sanctuary.

 NDB records highest ever Profit After Tax of Rs. 2.3 billion for the first half of 2017:
July 26, Colombo: National Development Bank PLC (NDB) concluded the first half of the financial year with a record Profit After Tax (PAT) of Rs. 2.3 billion (81% growth YOY).

 Government requests petroleum workers to return to work :
July 26, Colombo: The government has requested the employees of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation to take into account the difficulties and inconveniences faced by the public and return to work.

 Sri Lanka government declares fuel distribution an essential service amid strike by CPC workers:
July 26, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has declared the fuel distribution an essential service from midnight Tuesday amid a strike a launched by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation workers.

 Congressional caucus on Sri Lanka renewed for the 115th Congress:
July 26, Washington, DC: The Congressional Caucus on Sri Lanka under the leadership of its co-chairs Representative Robert Aderholt (R-AL) and Representative Dina Titus (D-NV) recently renewed its registration as a Congressional Member Organization of the 115th U.S. Congress, Sri Lanka Embassy in U.S. said.

 Sri Lanka Central Bank introduces a new Primary Issuance System for Treasury Bonds:
July 25, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka will introduce a new primary issuance system for Treasury bonds (T-bonds).

 Main suspect of Nallur shooting remanded till 8 August:
July 25, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court Tuesday remanded the main suspect in the shooting incident in Nallur, Jaffna of which a police officer was killed.

 GMOA calls off strike after discussions with Minister of Law and Order:
July 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's state doctors' trade union, the Government Medical Officers' Assertion (GMOA) launched an island wide token strike at 8 am Tuesday based on eight demands.
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 Law and Order Minister enlightens parliament on the controversy surrounding arrest of student activist:
July 25, Colombo: Minister of Law and Order and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayake says he instructed the IGP to submit a report within two weeks regarding the situation which occurred following the attempt to arrest student activist Ryan Jayalath of Medical Faculty Student Actions Committee.

 Sri Lanka PM receives best wishes from President on completion of 40 years in politics:
July 25, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was congratulated at the cabinet meeting held today (25) to mark the 40th anniversary of Prime Minister's political career.

 Sri Lanka parliament uses electronic voting in passing Foreign Exchange Act :
July 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka parliament today passed the Foreign Exchange Bill with amendments after it was debated in the House. When the Division was taken 94 voted in favor and 18 against the Bill.

  IFC joins hands with Sri Lanka's Commercial Bank to boost green financing access:
July 25, Colombo: International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is partnering with the Commercial Bank of Ceylon (CBC) to help the Sri Lankan bank invest more in local companies focused on renewable energy and energy efficiency.

  Cyprus police on manhunt for Sri Lankan suspected in murdering compatriot:
July 25, Limassol: Cyprus police have launched a manhunt for Sri Lankan national who is suspected of killing another Sri Lankan man in Limassol on Monday.

 Sri Lanka government approves Hambantota Port deal with China:
July 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's government on Tuesday approved the deal to lease the loss-making Hambantota Port to a State-owned Chinese conglomerate for over a billion dollars.

 President felicitates Sri Lanka's Olympians:
July 25, Colombo: A felicitation ceremony to present golden awards to athletes who represented Sri Lanka at the Olympic games from 1948 to date, was held Monday at the President's House, under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.

 Pakistan Army Rugby Team visits Sri Lanka enhancing sports and cultural cooperation:
July 25, Colombo: As part of the ongoing Army-to-Army Sports Exchange Programme between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, a 17-Member Pakistan Army Rugby Team, arrived in Colombo on 24th July 2017.

 Health Minister gives firm instructions on nurses' transfers :
July 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Health Dr. Rajitha Senaratne has ordered the Deputy Director General of the Nursing Services to release all nurses who have received transfer orders but have not been transferred yet, by 1st of August.

 Main suspect in the Nallur shooting surrenders to police:
July 25, Colombo: The main suspect in the shooting of police officers escorting Jaffna High Court Judge M. Illancheliyan on Saturday in Nallur in Jaffna has surrendered to the Jaffna Police.

 Sri Lanka Navy arrests three Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters:
July 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy on Monday has arrested three Indian fishermen for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and fishing in Sri Lankan waters and seized their trawler.

 Cooler credit growth forecast for Sri Lanka's banks:
July 25, Colombo: Following several years of high lending, hiked interest rates and the pursuit of Basel III compliance, credit growth in Sri Lanka could slow this year and into 2018, according to a report released by the global publishing, research and consultancy firm Oxford Business Group (OBG).

 Sri Lanka Foreign Minister discusses national security, human rights with defense officials :
July 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake Monday held a special meeting with senior defense officials including the Defense Secretary, tri forces commanders, IGP, and officers of Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 GMOA to launch strike tomorrow on eight demands :
July 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka state doctors' union, the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) confirmed that they will commence another strike from 8.00 a.m. tomorrow if the Government fails to meet eight demands today.
  Preventing arrest of Ryan Jayalath is obstruction of police duties - Magistrate:
July 24, Colombo: The Colombo Crime Division today informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate Court today that an investigation has been initiated to arrest the suspects who prevented the arrest of the student activist Ryan Jayalath.
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 Sri Lankan President inaugurates Asia Pacific Telecommunications Forum :
July 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today inaugurated the 17th APT Policy and Regulatory Forum (PRF-17) in Colombo, today (24).
 Sri Lanka petroleum workers to strike from midnight today, long lines at filling stations:
July 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's trade unions in the petroleum sector say that a trade union action will be launched from midnight Monday (July 24).
  Three-year plan to develop Trincomalee Harbor:
July 24, Colombo: Minister of Ports and Shipping Mahinda Samarasinghe who visited the Trincomalee Harbor recently said measures have been taken to implement a three-year plan for the development of the Trincomalee harbor.
 Fitch Affirms ratings of 10 Sri Lankan finance companies:
July 24, Colombo: The global credit rating agency, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ratings of the ten Sri Lankan finance companies. The rating actions follow Fitch's periodic review of the large and mid-sized finance companies in Sri Lanka.
  Sri Lanka Central Bank probes leaking of customer information by Hatton National Bank:
July 24, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) said today that it is investigating the leakage of customer information by the Hatton National Bank (HNB).
  Sri Lanka Opposition Leader asks President to outline a program to address missing persons issue:
July 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Leader of Opposition and the main Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) R. Sampanthan has asked the President Maithripala Sirisena to outline a program to address the 'Missing Persons Issue' in a 'meaningful and purposeful way'.
 Cyprus police seek to arrest Sri Lankan for murdering compatriot:
July 24, Limassol: Cyprus Police have issued an arrest warrant for a 49-year-old Sri Lankan man in connection with the murder of a 45-year-old compatriot in a Limassol apartment in the early hours of Monday.
 Canada reiterates the need to establish a process of accountability in Sri Lanka:
July 24, Ottawa: Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau while welcoming the international efforts to achieve peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka has reiterated the need to establish a process of accountability that will 'have the trust and the confidence of the victims of Sri Lanka's war against Tamil Tiger terrorists.
 Japan- Sri Lanka Friendship Foundation donates two fire trucks:
July 24, Colombo: The Japan- Sri Lanka Friendship Foundation has donated two fire trucks worth Rs. 150 million to Sri Lanka in response to a request made by Matara district Member of Parliament Buddhika Pathirana.
 Chief Prelate commends Sri Lankan President's efforts to eradicate drug menace :
July 24, Colombo: The Chief Prelate (Maha Nayaka) of Asgiriya chapter Most Venerable Dr. Warakagoda Gnanarathana Thero has commended the efforts taken by the President Maithripala Sirisena as the first citizen of the country to eradicate drug menace from the nation.
 Travel goods from Sri Lanka to enjoy duty free entry to the United States:
July 24, Colombo: Export of travel goods from Sri Lanka will enjoy duty free entry to the United States following a decision by the United States administration to approve the inclusion of travel goods from all GSP beneficiary countries, including Sri Lanka, in the expanded US General System of Preferences (GSP) scheme on July 1, 2017.
 Private buses in North refrain from work to protest shooting at judge:
July 24, Colombo: Private Bus Owners Association of the Northern Province says steps have been taken to stop all privates buses in the province from operating today to protest the shooting at the security officers of Jaffna High Court Judge M. Illancheliyan on Saturday.
 Sri Lanka is collaborating with other countries to make island the economic hub of Indian Ocean:
July 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says Sri Lanka is collaborating with other countries to make island the economic hub of Indian Ocean.
 PM says government will provide necessary solutions to control the dengue menace and waste management:
July 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe says the government has taken measures to provide necessary solutions to control the dengue menace and waste management though different quarters are leveling criticism against the government.
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  Sri Lanka Customs arrest French national attempting to smuggle gems worth over Rs. 11 million:
July 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this morning arrested a French national who tried to smuggle in several precious stones worth over Rs.11 million.
 State doctors' union readies for another strike on Tuesday:
July 23, Colombo: The state doctors' union, Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) has decided to launch an island wide token strike on Tuesday (25th) to protest the attempt by the police to arrest the convener of the Medical Students Action Committee Ryan Jayalath.
  Police dismantle the stage setup by protesting students at Lipton Circus, arrest 13 students:
July 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police used water cannons to dismantle a stage set up by the university students protesting the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) at the Lipton Circus today.
 Nominations for three provincial council elections to be announced in October:
July 23, Colombo: Chairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya says that the call for nominations for the Sabaragamuwa, North Central and Eastern provincial council elections will be announced on the 2nd of October.
 2017 POLA Conference opens in Sri Lanka:
July 23, Colombo: The 28th Presidents of Law Associations of Asia (POLA) Conference opened in Sri Lanka on Saturday with the participation of over 300 delegates from the Asia Pacific Region.
 Sri Lanka President condemns attack on judge, directs police to strengthen security to judges:
July 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena today condemned the shooting attack aimed at the Jaffna High Court Judge M. Illanchelian yesterday in Nallur. He expressed his condolences over the death of police Sergeant Sarath Premachandra during this shooting incident.
 Sri Lanka Navy rescues another two elephants swept out to sea:
July 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy today came to the rescue of two more elephants that were swept out to the sea.
 Two arrested over shooting in Nallur, gunman is suspected to be an ex-LTTE:
July 23, Colombo: Jaffna Police have arrested two suspects in connection with Saturday's shooting at the Jaffna High Court judge M. Illancheliyan and his security officers in Nallur.
 CDC issues travel watch for Sri Lanka due to dengue outbreak :
July 23, Atlanta: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel watch for Sri Lanka due to the current dengue epidemic.
 Marriott Resort & Spa opens in Weligama Sri Lanka:
July 23, Colombo: The international hotel chain Marriott has opened its first hotel in Sri Lanka, the Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa last week.
 Sri Lanka main Tamil party condemns attack on Jaffna High Court Judge:
July 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main Tamil party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today strongly condemned yesterday's attack on Jaffna High Court Judge M. IIIancheIIiyan.
 Plans to begin construction of three power plants generating power from refuse next month :
July 23, Colombo: Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka yesterday said a project will be initiated next month to build three small power plants in Western Province using waste for energy generation.
 Sri Lanka parliamentary staff to be felicitated tomorrow:
July 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Parliament has organized a Felicitation Ceremony on the 24th July at Waters Edge, Battaramulla to honor the staff of the Secretary General of Parliament, who rendered a commendable service to the Parliament for more than two and a half decades.
 Police officer injured in the shooting in Jaffna dies:
July 23, Colombo: A Police officer, who was critically injured in yesterday's shooting incident in Nallur when an unidentified man opened fire at the Jaffna High Court judge, has died.
 Jaffna High Court Judge escapes assassination attempt:
July 23, Colombo: Jaffna High Court Judge, Justice Manickavasagar Illancheliyan, who has a reputation of being a fearless judge, escaped an assassination attempt today when an unidentified man shot at him at Nallur in Jaffna.
 Sri Lanka Navy takes delivery of the first advanced warship made in India:
July 23, Colombo: The Sri Lankan Navy on Saturday ceremonially took delivery of its largest warship, built in India under a US$ 155 million contract inked four years ago for two such vessels.
 Laws will be imposed strictly from next month on people disposing garbage indiscriminately - Minister Ranwaka :
July 22, Colombo: Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka says from 2nd August the law will be implemented sternly against those people disposing garbage in an unsystematic manner.
 Indian institution invited to enhance skills of underprivileged graduates in Sri Lanka:
July 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka has invited the Calicut-based Centre for Research and Education for Social Transformation (CREST), an autonomous institution under Government of Kerala, to design an employability enhancement program for the underprivileged in Sri Lanka.
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 'Prepared to work with government, but cannot wait indefinitely for solutions', Sri Lanka Tamil party tells UN:
July 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) told the United Nation that the party is prepared to work with the Sri Lankan government on resolving the Tamil people's problems but cannot wait indefinitely for the government to take meaningful actions.
 Sri Lanka Prime Minister marks 40 years of political life:
July 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, marks 40 years of uninterrupted political life this year having entered the parliament in 1977.
 President assures to provide a permanent solution to the garbage problem:
July 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says this government will provide a permanent solution to the garbage problem, which was not resolved by any of the previous governments, so that any future government will not have to face the problem.
  Law and Order Minister orders IGP to issue a report on police procedure followed to 'abduct' a student activist:
July 22, Colombo: Law and Order and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayake has ordered the Police Chief IGP Pujith Jayasundera to immediately issue a report on the alleged 'abduction' of a student activist by the police.
 Sri Lanka government to modernize livestock sector to uplift rural economy:
July 22, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to modernize the livestock sector to uplift the rural economy, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.
 UN assures Sri Lanka continued support for development and reconciliation:
July 22, Colombo: The United Nations will continue to extend its full support to Sri Lanka's development process and reconciliation, the visiting UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman has assured Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena when he called on the President on Friday at the President's Official Residence.
 Startup X Foundry steals the show at Disrupt Asia 2017:
July 22, Colombo: Showcasing three outstanding new startups in acceleration as its launch ventures, StartupX Foundry stole the show at Disrupt Asia 2017, held at Hilton Colombo on the 12th of July.
 Sri Lanka Navy arrests eight Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan waters :
July 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy Friday arrested eight fishermen from Tamil Nadu for allegedly breaching the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and poaching in Sri Lankan waters.
  New Inland Revenue Act to be tabled in parliament in August:
July 21, Colombo: Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera says that the new Inland Revenue Act is expected to be presented to Parliament and get it passed in the third week of August.
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 Sri Lanka President aims to develop country through economy based on agriculture:
July 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says the country can be built through an economy based on agriculture and livelihood of farmers should be uplifted in order to achieve economic prosperity.
 Sri Lanka nationwide inflation declines to 6.3 percent in June 2017:
July 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's nationwide inflation in June 2017 determined under the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) declined to 7.1 percent from 8.4 percent recorded in May 2017, on a year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Statistics reported on Wednesday.
 UK sees improvement in human rights situation in Sri Lanka, expresses concern over intercommunal tension:
July 21, Colombo: The United Kingdom said the human rights situation in Sri Lanka saw some improvement in 2016 while Sri Lanka continues to be among the 30 'Human Rights Priority Countries' (HRPCs).
 Sri Lanka Test Captain Chandimal hospitalized, Rangana Herath to lead India Test:
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Friday confirmed that Test Captain Dinesh Chandimal has been hospitalized following a diagnosis of pneumonia this morning.
 FACETS 2017 set to showcase the best of Sri Lanka's Gem & Jewelry Industry:
July 21, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Gem & Jewelry Association announced the launch of the 27th edition of the FACETS International Gem & Jewelry Exhibition, on the 19th of July at a press conference held at the OZO in Colombo.
 Japan grants US$ 611,000 for demining activities in Northern Sri Lanka:
July 21, Colombo: The Government of Japan has extended a grant assistance of US$ 611,000 to Sri Lanka for de-mining activities in Northern Sri Lanka.
 Sri Lanka power regulator approves Electricity Board's alternate plan for electricity generation in next 20 years:
July 21, Colombo: Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), the electricity sector regulator, has granted approval to the alternate Least Cost Long Term Generation Expansion Plan (LCLTGEP) 2018- 2037 of the Ceylon Electricity Board's (CEB), with the view of ensuring energy security and continuous supply of electricity in Sri Lanka.
  Sri Lanka President endorses the necessary actions to implement the Office of the Missing Persons:
July 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has endorsed the necessary course of action to implement the Office of the Missing Persons following the sign off on the relevant Act on Thursday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ravi Karunanayake said.
 UN Chief commends Sri Lankan government for establishing Office of Missing Persons:
July 21, New York: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres congratulated the Sri Lankan Government for setting up an Office of Missing Persons (OMP) on Thursday.
 With GSP+ Sri Lanka begins the battle to enter world's richest market - PM:
July 20, Colombo: A national conference jointly organized by the European Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (ECCSL) and the European Union Delegation to Sri Lanka and Maldives was held in Colombo Wednesday under the theme "Is Sri Lanka the next economic miracle of Asia".
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 Sri Lanka court extends order banning garbage disposal at Muthurajawela wetlands till 25 July:
July 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court today extended the interim injunction banning Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) from dumping garbage at Muthurajawela sanctuary.
 WHO says no need for travel restriction to Sri Lanka on the basis of dengue outbreak:
July 20, Colombo: The World Health Organization says that there is no need to impose restriction on travel to Sri Lanka on the grounds of dengue outbreak.
  Visiting top UN official meets PM, religious leaders:
July 20, Colombo: Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, who arrived in Sri Lanka on Wednesday, 19 July for a three day visit met with the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today at the Temple Trees.
 Two Japanese naval ships arrive at Sri Lanka's Colombo Port :
July 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, welcomed two Japanese naval ships arrived at the Port of Colombo on Thursday.
 Sri Lanka President signs Office of Missing Persons Act:
July 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena today signed the Office of Missing Persons gazette establishing the Office on Missing Persons (OMP).
 Sri Lanka's rural dairy farmers raise production, incomes through USAID assistance:
July 20, Colombo: K. Mathanakumari, a single mother of three from Mullaitivu, faced many challenges to feed, clothe, and educate her children.
 Cabinet nod for immediate measures to resolve problems of Uma Oya project:
July 20, Colombo: The cabinet has given approval to a set of proposals presented by the government to immediately resolve the problems resulted from the Uma Oya Multipurpose Development scheme.
 Seven arrested over the cocaine stock in sugar container :
July 20, Colombo: Seven suspects have been arrested over the haul of cocaine seized yesterday at the Ratmalana Economic Centre police said.
 Sri Lankan government ensures free vocational education to the youth:
July 20, Colombo: The current government is taking measures to strengthen the free education and provide free vocational education to the youth in the country, President Maithripala Sirisena assured.
 Australia provides support to help combat dengue outbreak in Sri Lanka:
July 20, Colombo: Australia's Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop today announced that the Australian Government will provide life-saving support through the World Health Organization (WHO) to help combat a severe dengue outbreak in Sri Lanka.
 Sri Lanka Army releases 189 acres of land in Mullaitivu to original residents:
July 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army, in keeping with the government's policy to release more security forces-held lands to the civilians, has released 189 acres in Mullaitivu.
 Sri Lanka’s bilateral security and defense relationship with the U.S. continued to grow in 2016 - Report :
July 20, Washington, DC: Although Sri Lanka's counterterrorism cooperation and training with the United States in 2016 was limited, the bilateral security and defense relationship continued to grow, a U.S. report on global terrorism released Wednesday said.
 SriLankan Airlines global network expands to highest number of destinations:
July 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national carrier, SriLankan Airlines recorded an exciting milestone last Sunday as it launched a new four-times-a-week service to Coimbatore. This took SriLankan's online destination count to 41, the highest ever in Sri Lanka's aviation history.
  Sri Lanka welcomes Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop:
July 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka today welcomed the Australia's Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop who arrived in the island today on a two-day official visit.
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 Sri Lanka to install CCTV cameras in public areas to monitor illegal garbage dumping:
July 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers yesterday has approved the installation of CCTV cameras in public areas where garbage is unsystematically disposed and establishing a system for relevant officials to monitor this footage via mobile phones.
 Turkey's largest tea importer wants to expand cooperation with Sri Lanka:
July 19, Colombo: Turkey's largest tea importer and the world's 12th largest tea firm in the world, Beta Food Industry has expressed interest to expand cooperation with Sri Lanka.
 Visiting FM says Jaffna holds special significance to Singapore :
July 19, Jaffna: Singapore Foreign Minister Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan after visiting Jaffna and meeting with the Northern Provincial officials today said Jaffna holds special significance for Singapore given the strong cultural and people-to-people ties between the two sides.
  Sri Lanka Health Minister to extend support to resolve salary anomalies and other problems affecting doctors:
July 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says he will extend his support to resolve the salary anomalies of the doctors and to regain their privileges.
 Sri Lanka Police seize 160 kilogram cocaine consignment in a sugar container:
July 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police during a raid have discovered a large consignment of cocaine concealed in a vehicle transporting sugar containers at the Ratmalana Economic Centre.
 Sri Lanka's new constitution aims to strengthen the rights of all - PM:
July 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the aim of the government is to draft a new constitution which strengthens the rights of all and approved by all ethnic and religious groups.
 Principals assigned to make school premises free of dengue mosquitoes:
July 19, Colombo: Principals of Sri Lanka's schools have been given the responsibility to keep the school premises free of dengue mosquitoes as a large number of dengue patients are school children.
 IUSF Convener Lahiru Weerasekara further remanded till August 02:
July 19, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today refused to grant bail to the Convener of the Inter University Students Federation Lahiru Weerasekara and four others who were arrested over damaging public property and further remanded them until 02 August.
 Top UN official visits Sri Lanka to review progress of peacebuilding process:
July 19, Colombo: United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman arrived in Sri Lanka on Wednesday for a three-day visit to review the progress of peacebuilding process.
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