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  Commonwealth group begins observation of Sri Lankan presidential election

Nov 13, Colombo: The Commonwealth Observer Group (COG), a group deployed by the Commonwealth to observe the presidential election in Sri Lanka, has commenced their work.

Prosper Bani, Former Minister of Interior, Ghana leads the COG which consists of members drawn from various Commonwealth regions, with backgrounds ranging from the political, electoral, civil society and human rights as well as legal fields.

 Ministry of Defense launches SMS service to alert on national security:
Nov 13, Colombo: The Ministry of Defense (MOD) has commenced a SMS service from today (13) to provide the public with the true information on national security and emergency management situations to the general public in the form of an SMS alert.

 Fasting not allowed for any reason during silent period - EC Chairman:
Nov 13, Colombo: Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said that fasting will not be allowed for any reason during the election silent period which commences from midnight today (13).

  ADB provides further financing for rural road connectivity program in Sri Lanka:
Nov 13, Colombo: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Sri Lanka today signed a $150 million Tranche 2 Loan Agreement...

 TNA MP Sumanthiran requests investigation into false news reported by three leading newspapers :
Nov 13, Colombo: Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Media Spokesperson parliamentarian MA Sumanthiran has requested the Election Commission and the Inspector General of Police to investigate into a news report published by three newspapers.

  Over 60,000 police officers, 8,000 CDF deployed to provide security to Presidential elections:
Nov 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police will deploy 60,175 police officers and Civil Defense Force will deploy 8080 security officers to ensure security for the presidential elections on Saturday, 16th November.

 Sri Lankan banks facing pressure on credit profiles - Fitch Ratings:
Nov 13, Colombo: Fitch Ratings in a new report says pressure on Sri Lankan banks' financial profiles due to challenging operating conditions - as reflected in the 2019 negative banking-sector outlook for Sri Lanka - became more apparent in the banks' 1H19 results.

 Commonwealth group begins observation of Sri Lankan presidential election:
Nov 13, Colombo: The Commonwealth Observer Group (COG), a group deployed by the Commonwealth to observe the presidential election in Sri Lanka, has commenced their work.

 Election Commission receives 3,729 complaints of election law violations:
Nov 13, Colombo: The Election Commission said it has so far received 3,729 complaints of election law violations from the 8th of October to the 12th November.

 Fundamental Right petitions against MCC, SOFA and ACSA agreements fixed for January 31st:
Nov 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court today fixed for support on January 31 for granting of Leave to Proceed with the three Fundamental Right petitions filed against the signing of agreements with the United States.

 Sri Lanka Army's next contingent for UN peacekeeping in Mali leaves:
Nov 13, Colombo: The next contingent of the Mali-bound Combat Convoy Company (CCC) of the Sri Lanka Army to serve in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has left the country this morning.

 Central Bank to release information in Forensic Audits to public on AG's advice:
Nov 13, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) said the Forensic Audits (FA) conducted in five assignments were finalized in consultation with the Auditor General and the Attorney General and the information in the reports will be released to public on the advice of the Attorney General.

  UNDP supports Strengthening Right to Information in Sri Lanka:
Nov 13, Colombo: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizes that freedom of expression includes the 'right to seek, receive and impart information'.

 GTF urges Tamils to freely exercise their franchise at the upcoming Presidential Election:
Nov 13, Colombo: The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) urged Tamil people from the North-East and throughout Sri Lanka to freely exercise their franchise at the November 16 Presidential Election, giving careful consideration to the political formations and agendas of the major contenders.

 Sri Lanka's next president faces major rights challenges - HRW:
Nov 13, Colombo: The winner of Sri Lanka's presidential election on November 16, 2019 will face enormous challenges to deliver justice for past crimes and prevent future abuses, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says.

 Sunshine Holdings opens third hydropower plant:
Nov 13, Colombo: Sunshine Energy Ltd. (SEL), a fully-owned subsidiary of Sri Lanka's diversified conglomerate Sunshine Holdings Plc, opened its third hydropower plant Elgin recently in the town of Lindula in the Central Province.

 Stop legal arguments and show final certificate of Gota's US Citizenship renunciation - Minister Rajitha:
Nov 12, Colombo: Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says that it is a tragedy to question the citizenship of a person who is contesting for the Presidency. The Minister pointed out that there has never been such a crisis in the history of world politics.
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  President rejects social media reports of delivering special address on Nov 18:
Nov 12, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena has rejected social media reports that he will deliver a special address on November 18, the President's Media Division said today (Nov 12).

 Central Bank of Sri Lanka completes five forensic audits of the bond issue :
Nov 12, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) said it has completed five forensic audits on the issuance of Treasury Bonds to the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and the reports will be issued to the authorities who have the legal authority while maintaining confidentiality.

  Ceylon Graphite's subsidiary Sarcon wins environmental protection license for K1 graphite mining project in Sri Lanka:
Nov 12, Colombo: Ceylon Graphite Corp disclosed Monday that its wholly-owned subsidiary Sarcon Development Pvt Ltd has been granted an environmental protection license for its K1 graphite mining project in Karasnagla, from the Sri Lanka Central Environmental Authority (CEA), country's top environmental regulator.

 Two arrested with 105 kg of Kerala Cannabis in Mulankavil:
Nov 12, Colombo: The Police Narcotics Bureau has arrested two suspects with 105 kilograms of Kerala Cannabis in the Mulankavil area along the Jaffna-Mannar road.

 Police fatally shoot escaping suspect:
Nov 12, Colombo: Police Media spokesman SSP Ruwan Gunasekara said that police fatally shot a suspect, who was being taken to be submitted to the Karapitiya Judicial Medical Officer, when he attempted to flee.

 Presidential election campaigning ends midnight tomorrow, all candidates summoned to EC for a meeting :
Nov 12, Colombo: Campaigning for the 2019 Presidential election in Sri Lanka will end at midnight on Wednesday (13), the Elections Commission announced.

  SLPP PS member and four others arrested for assaulting a female UNP PS member :
Nov 12, Colombo: Five persons including a Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Pradeshiya Sabha member have been arrested by police for assaulting a female UNP Pradeshiya Sabha member of the Ridimaliyadda Pradeshiya Sabha.

 Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa condemn president's move to pardon convicted killer on death row :
Nov 12, Colombo: The Presidential candidate of the New Democratic Front (NDF) Sajith Premadasa has condemned the outgoing President Maithripala Sirisena's move to pardon the convicted killer on death row.

 TISL questions use of SLAF helicopters to transport politicians to campaign rallies:
Nov 12, Colombo: The anti-corruption watchdog, Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) has drawn the attention of the Elections Commission to the use of Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF), helicopters for the transport of politicians to and from campaign rallies.
 JVP objects to presidential pardon to Royal Park murder convict:
Nov 12, Colombo: The presidential pardon made available for those convicted of murder is a blatant attack on the supremacy of the Law, Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said
 Sri Lanka calls for Indian Ocean security architecture that gives priority to the littoral states :
Nov 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka has called for an overarching security architecture tasked to mitigate regional security challenges in the Indian Ocean Region, giving priority to the littoral states and sensitive to the interests of all maritime users of the Indian Ocean.
 Singer Group posts Rs. 27.1 bn 1H revenues:
Nov 12, Colombo: The Singer Group reported consolidated revenues of Rs. 27.1 billion for the first half which ended 30 September 2019 and Company Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC
 Minister says Rajapaksas sold off state land to foreigners in mega land deals :
Nov 12, Colombo: Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka revealed several details of the fraud and corruption that occurred during the sale of the land where the Army Headquarters was located to the Chinese by the previous administration of Mahinda Rajapaksa.
 Sri Lanka Navy thwarts illegal migration attempt, arrests 8 persons:
Nov 12, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has foiled an illegal migration attempt when a navy patrol craft intercepted a vessel sailing off the northwestern coast of the island on Monday (11th November).
  MP SB Dissanayake's Security officers further remanded until 25th November for shooting:
Nov 11, Colombo: The two police officers of MP SB Dissanayake's security detail, who was remanded on suspicion of shooting and injuring two youths were further remanded.
 Commonwealth SG visits mangrove site on the sidelines of Commonwealth Law Ministers Conference in Colombo:
Nov 11, Colombo: Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland made a brief visit to a mangrove replanting site in Wadduwa in Koggala recently
  Gotabaya is an American; can be sacked if elected- President's Counsel Upul Jayasuriya:
Nov 11, Colombo: President's Counsel Upul Jayasuriya says there is no convincing evidence that Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, the Presidential Candidate of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has relinquished his US citizenship.
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 Sri Lanka President says pardon to convicted killer was granted on the request of religious leaders:
Nov 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President says his controversial pardon to a convict killer of the murder of a teenage girl was on requests from many religious leaders, former Supreme Court Judges and Civil Society and youth leaders.
 Sri Lanka parliament passes bill to protect sports from gamblers :
Nov 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka parliament unanimously approved the Bill on Prevention of Offences Relating to Sports which was debated today.
  Five-judge panel to hear the petition against MCC agreement :
Nov 11, Colombo: A five-member bench of Supreme Court judges has been appointed to consider the fundamental rights petitions filed against the Millennium Challenge Corporation agreement.
 Jaffna - Chennai commercial flights begin today:
Nov 11, Colombo: The Jaffna International Airport will commence commercial flight operations from today (11).
 HRCSL calls on Election Commission to protect voting rights of Bhikkunis at upcoming Presidential Election:
Nov 11, Colombo: The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has written to the Election Commission requesting to secure the voting rights of some 8000 (female Buddhist monks) who ae unable to cast their votes at the presidential election.
 Fire destroys three wheeler and 47 motorcycles in PSD vehicle yard:
Nov 11, Colombo: A three-wheeler and 47 motorcycles were destroyed in a fire that broke out in the vehicle yard of the Presidential Security Division at Chatham Street in Colombo around 10 pm last night.
 Sri Lanka Tourism celebrates the big win by Santani at the World Travel Market UK:
Nov 11, Colombo: Santani Spa and Resorts won the Gold Award for Best in the World for wellness at a celebrity event held at London's Brand new venue Magazine on 5th November.
 Special parliamentary session today :
Nov 11, Colombo: A special parliamentary meeting has been called at the request of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today.
 Sri Lanka Navy arrests three Indian fishermen for illegally fishing in Sri Lankan waters :
Nov 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy Saturday arrested three fishermen from Tamil Nadu for allegedly breaching the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and illegally fishing in Sri Lankan waters.
 Sri Lanka monk begins fast demanding presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa's US citizenship renunciation:
Nov 10, Colombo: A Buddhist monk has commenced a fast demanding the opposition presidential candidate to prove that he has annulled his U.S. citizenship.
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 Gotabaya Rajapaksa's name not on the latest U.S. Federal Register of denounced citizens- Minister Harin:
Nov 10, Colombo: The latest Federal Registry released by the US government doesn't include Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa's name, under those who renounced US citizenship by 30 Sept 2019, despite his claims giving up US nationality on May 3, 2019, Minister Harin Fernando said.
 Tolls announced for the newly opened sections f Southern Expressway :
Nov 09, Colombo: The tolls for the newly opened sections of the Southern Expressway has been announced in a gazette notification.
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 Sri Lanka President grants pardon to Royal Park murder convict on death row:
Nov 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena in the final week of his term in office has pardoned a death row prisoner who was convicted of a murder of a Swedish teenager in 2005, local media reported.
  Corporates vie for honors at CSE masterminds 2019:
Nov 09, Colombo: The third edition of Sri Lanka's only capital market quiz - CSE masterminds organized by the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) was recently held at the Waters Edge Hotel with NDB Investment Banking group emerging as the winner of the overall competition.
 Election Chief urges voters to mark their ballots correctly:
Nov 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka's election chief today urged the voters to correctly mark their ballots at the upcoming presidential election.
 Democracy is mentioned only once in Gotabhaya's manifesto - PM:
Nov 09, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe points out that Gotabhaya Rajapaksa's 80-page election manifesto has mentioned the word 'democracy' only once. This shows that they have no commitment or belief in a democratic system of governance.
 Sri Lanka will save Rs. 1.8 trillion from MCC funded transport sector improvements alone - Finance Minister:
Nov 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Finance, Mangala Samaraweera, says, with the help of the Millennium Challenge Corporation funds, improvements in the transport sector alone could save the national economy Rs. 1.8 trillion in a year.
 Asian election observers begin monitoring Sri Lanka Presidential election:
Nov 09, Colombo: Members of the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) have arrived in Sri Lanka to monitor the 2019 Presidential election to be held on the 16th of November.
  Sri Lanka Navy nabs a person with 83 Kg of Kerala cannabis:
Nov 09, Colombo: Sri Lankan Navy personnel have arrested an individual with 83 kg of Kerala cannabis (Kerala Ganja) in the Chundikulam coast.
  'MCC will not create a fairy tale country nor will it create a bogeyman' - NPP candidate:
Nov 09, Colombo: The candidate of the National People's Power Anura Kumara Dissanayake says while the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement will not create a "fairy tale country" as the government claims, it is not a "bogeyman" as the opposition wants the people to believe.
 Vote for the swan if want the security and freedom - PM:
Nov 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says he will ensure a safe, secure and a free society by taking forward the victories achieved after the 2015 election.
 Alliance Air to commence flights between Chennai and Jaffna from November 11:
Nov 09, Colombo: Air India's wholly-owned subsidiary Alliance Air's flight service between Chennai and Jaffna will begin operations from November 11, Alliance Air said in a press release.
  Sri Lanka Muslim party warns of a massive plot to buy minority votes to defeat Sajith Premadasa :
Nov 09, Colombo: The All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC), the Muslim party led by Minister Rishad Bathiudeen warned that a fraudulent vote buying with cash is being planned in the North to defeat the presidential candidate of the ruling alliance Sajith Premadasa.
 Sajith challenges Opposition Leader to reveal secret agreements :
Nov 08, Colombo: Presidential candidate of the New Democratic Front Sajith Premadasa has challenged Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa to give answers to the public on four key questions.
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 Wasantha Senanayake joins SLPP to support Gotabhaya :
Nov 08, Colombo: State Minister of External Affairs and United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Wasantha Senanayake, who was recently expelled from the party has joined hands with Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the Presidential candidate of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP).
  If MCC money is not received, the loss is to Sri Lanka - Treasury Secretary:
Nov 08, Colombo: The Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, Dr. RHS Samaratunga said that there are many false propaganda about the Millennium Challenge Corporation agreement and that if the US $ 480 million grant (approximately Rs. 86 billion ) is not received, the losses will be to Sri Lanka and not to the United States.
 Court rejects bail application of Avant Garde Chairman:
Nov 08, Colombo: The Colombo High Court today (08) rejected the request to grant bail for the Chairman of the Avant Garde Maritime Services Company, Nissanka Yapa Senadhipathi, who is charged with illegally operating a floating armory on board the MV Avant Garde near the coast of Galle.
 President opens Shangri-La's 'One Gall Face' mall in Colombo:
Nov 08, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena Friday opened Shangri La's 'One Galle Face Tower', and the One Galle Face Mall, the largest mall complex in the developing capital city of Colombo.
 President commends the commitment of the Sri Lankan security forces in national security and regional security :
Nov 08, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena expressed high appreciation to the armed forces, the police and the intelligence services for their absolute commitment to national security and regional security.
 Wellness brand Kemara launches Kemara Cuisine promoting clean-eating:
Nov 08, Colombo: Prioritizing nutrition amidst a busy schedule is a dilemma faced by many in Sri Lanka. Food-related predicaments come in many forms: diabetes, IBS, gluten, dairy and grain allergies, etc., and a blanket solution is hard to come by.
 President declares open new Army Headquarters complex:
Nov 08, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena declared open the new Army Headquarters complex at Akuregoda, Pelawatta during a ceremony, this morning.
 Election Monitor says media should be more democratic:
Nov 08, Colombo: An election monitoring group in Sri Lanka, Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) emphasizes that the media should be more democratic.
 Election Commission receives 3,214 complaints of election law violations:
Nov 08, Colombo: The Election Commission said it has received 3,214 complaints of election law violations from the 8th of October to the 7th of November.
 One shot to death in Padukka:
Nov 08, Colombo: A person has been shot to death inside a restaurant in the Galagedara area of the Padukka Police Division.
 Sentence slashed for Sri Lankan who threatened to blow up a plane with fake bomb:
Nov 08, Melbourne: An Australian appeals court on Friday has reduced the jail term of a Sri Lankan man who threatened to blow up Malaysia Airlines plane with 222 people on board with a fake bomb.
  Election Monitor hopes to make the election free and fair, says violence is at a minimum:
Nov 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka's election monitor, People for Free and Fair Election (PAFFREL) that it is trying to make the Presidential election a free and fair election by continuing to monitor until the post-election period.
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 Sri Lanka ruling party MPs request Speaker to punish the guilty of chili attack in parliament:
Nov 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka's government ministers and ruling party parliamentarians today urged the Speaker to take necessary steps to punish the lawmakers found guilty of a series of illegal acts including the chili attack on police officers and destruction of public property.
 Sri Lanka tourist arrivals drop 22.5 percent in October 2019:
Nov 07, Colombo: The number of international tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka declined for the seventh straight month in October 2019 by 22.5 percent in comparison to 2018 October while gradually recovering from the plunge following the Easter Sunday attacks in April this year.
 President to open the new Army Headquarters building tomorrow:
Nov 07, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena will declare open the new building of the Sri Lanka Army Headquarters Built with state-of-the-art facilities tomorrow (November 8).
 Sajith says he will appoint a new Prime Minister when elected:
Nov 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka's ruling party presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa today (Nov 7) said once elected to the top post he would appoint a "new Prime Minister" who commands the confidence of Parliament
  MP SB Dissanayake's security officers who shot at youths remanded:
Nov 07, Colombo: Two police officers of the Ministerial Security Division (MSD) who were arrested this morning in connection with the shooting of two youths in Polpitiya area in Ginigathhena have been remanded till 11th.
 Sri Lankas first state run Consumer Loyalty Card to be launched tomorrow:
Nov 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka's first state run FMCG Loyalty Card will be launched on 8 November, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said.
 President declares open completed Kalu Ganga Reservoir project :
Nov 07, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena today declared open the completed Kalu Ganga Reservoir project which comes under the mega Moragahakanda - Kalu Ganga Multi-Purpose Development Project
 Sri Lanka looks to increase access to cancer services and upgrade facilities:
Nov 07, Colombo: Cancer experts from the International Atomic Energy authority (IAEA), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) have assessed Sri Lanka's comprehensive cancer control program and have provided options for a multipronged strategy to strengthen cancer care in the country.
  Online medical consultation platform oDoc records 20 client launches in 20 weeks covering 140,000 lives:
Nov 07, Colombo: In recent years, Sri Lanka has made impressive strides in healthcare delivery. One such case has been the rise of telemedicine adoption by doctors, patients, and now, corporates.
  SriLankan Airlines in codeshare with Air India to serve Toronto:
Nov 07, Colombo: SriLankan Airlines is taking a firm step towards further increasing travel connectivity between Sri Lanka and Canada. SriLankan Airlines commences code-shared non-stop services between Toronto and New Delhi with long standing partner Air India, providing seamless connections to Colombo, from 7th November 2019 onwards.
 Angunakolapelessa Prison guard nabbed with drugs:
Nov 07, Colombo: The Police Special Task Force (STF) has arrested a prison guard at the Agunakolapelessa Prison for the possession of heroin, marijuana and narcotic pills.
 Two officers of MP S.B. Dissanayake's security detail arrested:
Nov 07, Colombo: Two Ministerial Security Division Police Constables attached to MP S. B. Dissanayake's security detail have been arrested in connection with yesterday's shooting incident in Polpitiya, Ginigathhena, Police said.
  Dialog records strong year-to-date performance:
Nov 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka's premier connectivity provider, Dialog Axiata PLC announced its consolidated financial results for the nine months ended 30th September 2019. Financial results included those of Dialog Axiata PLC (the "Company") and of the Dialog Axiata Group (the "Group").
 Sri Lanka's main Tamil party declares support to candidate Sajith Premadasa:
Nov 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance announced that all parties in the alliance will support the Presidential candidate of the New Democratic Front Sajith Premadasa.
 Two more sections of Southern Expressway open for public travel :
Nov 07, Colombo: The Road Development Authority today announced that two more sections of the Southern Expressway and a section of the Outer Circular Highway will be opened from 12 midnight on November 8th, 2019 for vehicle traffic.
 High-profile Belgium delegation arrives in Sri Lanka for familiarization visit:
Nov 07, Colombo: A delegation from the Association of Belgian Travel Organizers (ABTO) arrived in Sri Lanka recently,
  Presidential Election: 1,100 SLTB buses to transport ballot boxes:
Nov 06, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Transport Board states that it has received a request to deploy 1,100 buses to transport ballot boxes to be used in the Presidential election.
 Sri Lanka election monitor complains to EC that Grama Niladharis tampering voter registration lists :
Nov 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's election monitor, Center for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) has lodged a complaint with the Election Commission that some Grama Niladharis, especially in the Colombo District, are tampering with registered voter lists.
 International media watchdog asks Sri Lankan presidential candidates to guarantee editorial independence:
Nov 06, Colombo: The international media watch dog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on Sri Lanka's presidential candidates to give firm pledges to respect press freedom.
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  Sri Lanka Army's next contingent for UN peacekeeping in Mali prepares to leave :
Nov 06, Colombo: The next batch of the Mali-bound Combat Convoy Company (CCC) of the Sri Lanka Army is preparing to leave for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).
 Sri Lanka Cabinet approves compensation for 78 journalists persecuted during previous regime :
Nov 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has approved the payment of compensation to 78 journalists who were subjected to various harassment and persecution during the period from 2005 to 2015.
 MP SB Dissanayake's security officers open fire at crowd blocking his vehicle, 2 injured:
Nov 06, Colombo: Two persons have been injured after security officers of parliamentarian S B Dissanayake opened fire at a group of people who were blocking the MP's vehicle in Polpitiya in Ginigathhena today (Nov 6).
 Sri Lanka Finance Minister ready to quit politics if MCC agreement proves to be detrimental to country:
Nov 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera said he is ready to quit politics if the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement proves to be unfavorable to the country.
 Kalu Ganga project to be vested with the people tomorrow:
Nov 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka will mark the completion of Kalu Ganga Reservoir project with President Maithripala Sirisena opening the sluice gates of the reservoir tomorrow (7), the President's Media Division said.
  Japan's MUFG awards Scholarships to University of Colombo students:
Nov 06, Colombo: Japan's MUFG Bank, the commercial banking entity of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, has awarded scholarships to 17 undergraduates from the University of Colombo.
 UNP to boycott Hiru Media Network for spreading disinformation targeting the party:
Nov 06, Colombo: The United National Party (UNP) has decided to boycott Hiru Media Network as the network is spreading disinformation, especially targeting the party and that none of its members will participate in talk-shows, debates and other program broadcast by the network.
 US expects the signing of MCC grant after presidential election:
Nov 06, Colombo: The United States Embassy in Colombo issuing a statement on the next steps for the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) development assistance grant said the U.S. anticipates working toward grant signing and parliamentary approval with the Government of Sri Lanka after presidential election.
  IGP and ex-Defense Secretary remanded until Nov 19:
Nov 06, Colombo: Colombo Magistrate's court Wednesday further remanded the former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and IGP Pujith Jayasundara until November 19.
 Compensation distributed to families of fallen Sri Lankan Peacekeepers in Mali :
Nov 06, Colombo: The families of two Sri Lanka Army personnel killed in January this year while engaged in peacekeeping operations in United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) have received the compensation granted by the United Nations.
 Six arrested in Chilaw for attempting to migrate to France via sea :
Nov 06, Colombo: Six persons who attempted to illegally travel to France by boat have been arrested along with the cab they came in near the Chilaw-Wella estuary.
 New 5-star hotel to be built in Tangalle under BOI agreement :
Nov 06, Colombo: The Board of Investment (BOI) of Sri Lanka has signed an Agreement with LA' MORE Hotel (Private) Limited to set up, conduct and operate a 176 key 5-Star hotel project in Tangalle.
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