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  China will assist Sri Lanka to become a Singapore - envoy

Aug 21, Colombo: China will to continue to provide development assistance to Sri Lanka to uplift the island nation to the standard of Singapore within the next 15 years, Chinese Ambassador Yi Xianliang said.

Speaking at an event held today in Tangalle, Ambassador Yi said Sri Lanka is a very special friend to China and this is the 70th anniversary of the friendship between the two countries.

 Sri Lankan man nabbed for smuggling gold jewelry worth over Rs. 1.2 million :
Aug 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake have arrested a Sri Lankan man, who was attempting to smuggle in gold jewelry worth over Rs. 1.2 million.

  Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah assumes duties as Sri Lanka's 21st Navy Commander:
Aug 22, Colombo: New Commander of Sri Lanka Navy ceremonially took helms today at the Naval Headquarters in Colombo.

 Sri Lanka's Justice Minister may be removed from post:
Aug 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's embattled Minister of Justice and Buddha Sasana Wijedasa Rajapakshe is likely to be removed today, local media reported citing government sources.

 Japanese Naval Ship arrives at the Port of Hambantota:
Aug 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, welcomed a Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) ship arrived at the Port of Hambantota on Monday.

 Central Bank appoints a new Deputy Governor :
Aug 22, Colombo: The Monetary Board of Sri Lanka’s Central Bank, with the concurrence of the Minister of Finance, has promoted Assistant Governor C J P Siriwardana to the post of Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, with effect from 19th August.

 No income tax for anyone earning less than 1.2 million rupees per annum - Finance Minister :
Aug 21, Colombo: Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera says the proposed new Inland Revenue Bill will be presented in parliament on next Friday.
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 Program providing dry rations and drinking water to drought affected expanded:
Aug 21, Colombo: A program providing dry rations and drinking water for the farmer community affected by the prevailing drought has been expanded on the directions of President Maithripala Sirisena. The program will be implemented through cooperative societies covering 13 districts.

 Former minister Priyankara Jayaratne granted bail:
Aug 21, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today granted bail to former Minister of Civil Aviation, MP Priyankara Jayaratne and his personal secretary Balamange Dayawansa who were charged with corruption.

 China will assist Sri Lanka to become a Singapore - envoy:
Aug 21, Colombo: China will to continue to provide development assistance to Sri Lanka to uplift the island nation to the standard of Singapore within the next 15 years, Chinese Ambassador Yi Xianliang said.

 Sri Lanka national inflation in July 2017 remains unchanged at 6.3 percent:
Aug 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's nationwide inflation in July 2017 determined under the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) remained unchanged from the previous month at 6.3 percent, on a year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Statistics reported on Monday.

  Sri Lanka Customs nab four attempting to smuggle gold worth Rs. 2.1 million:
Aug 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake last night have arrested four individuals including an Indian national who were attempting to smuggle out gold bars worth over Rs 2.1 million.

  Landless Elpitiya residents to receive title deeds on minister's birthday today:
Aug 21, Colombo: The inauguration ceremony of the national program to hand over title deeds for the people, who didn't have them for a long period of time will be held Monday, August 21.

 Elections Commission says drafting 2017 electoral register completed, public urged to check the register :
Aug 21, Colombo: The Election Commission states that the draft electoral register for 2017 has been completed. It can be accessed at the Elections Commission website at www.elections.gov,lk.

  Court rejects appeal to recall warrant issued against Sri Lanka's fugitive ex-diplomat:
Aug 21, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today rejected an appeal to recall an open arrest warrant issued through the International Police (Interpol) against former Ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga who is absconding.

  Prime Minister pledges to recruit 20,000 unemployed graduates as development assistants:
Aug 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says 20,000 unemployed graduates will be recruited to government service as development assistants.

 Qatar Airways announces additional daily non-stop flights to Colombo from 1 September:
Aug 21, Doha: Qatar Airways continues to demonstrate strong global growth with the announcement of new flights to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

 China's Sinosure supports LAUGFS Gas financing facility:
Aug 21, Colombo: LAUGFS Gas PLC and Standard Chartered launched one of the first private sector financing facilities in Sri Lanka, on Friday, supported by China Export and Credit Insurance Corporation (Sinosure) for the 30,000 MT LAUGFS Import and Export Terminal at Hambantota.

 Sri Lanka Cabinet of Ministers accused of planning to curtail powers of Auditor General :
Aug 20, Colombo: Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) says it regrets reports that cabinet ministers are planning to curtail the powers of the proposed Auditor General to delegate under the National Audit Act.

  Sri Lanka Army's annual defense seminar this year to focus on countering violent extremism:
Aug 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army's annual defense seminar this year will focus on countering global violent extremism. The seminar is expected to enhance knowledge on the entire range of issues surrounding Countering Violent Extremism: Global Trends.
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 Sri Lanka government moots a tax on soft drinks based on sugar content:
Aug 20, Colombo: The World Health Organization (WHO) on a special request of Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, has made a proposal to increase taxes on soft drinks based on the sugar content.

 Farmer federation in Sri Lanka begins petition campaign demanding compensation :
Aug 20, Colombo: A farmer federation in Sri Lanka commenced a petition signing campaign today demanding compensation for the damages caused to farmers.

 Many things to be rejoiced during the last two years of government - Minister :
Aug 20, Colombo: At the next general election, the people's opinion will be sought in a technologically advanced, modernized and civilized country, said the Minister of Lands and Parliamentary Reforms, Gayantha Karunathilaka.

 Sri Lanka arrests 27 Indians in North for visa violations :
Aug 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Department of Immigration and Emigration says 27 Indian fishermen who had arrived in the island from India on tourist visas and engaged in employment in Jaffna, were arrested for violating their visa conditions.

  Police arrest two suspects transporting illegally imported cigarettes:
Aug 20, Colombo: Officers of Meerigama police have arrested two suspects in Kaleliya area of Nittambuwa-Meerigama Road for transporting a stock of illegally imported cigarettes in a van.

  Detailed Agreement on Neville Fernando Hospital to be presented in parliament as a bill:
Aug 20, Colombo: Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said that after signing the detailed agreement that is being drafted by the Attorney General's Department for the handover of the Neville Fernando hospital to Malabe, it will be presented in parliament as a bill.
 Sri Lanka sets target to complete accession of Madrid Protocol by 2018 August:
Aug 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen announced that the accession of the Madrid Protocol would be completed by August 2018.
 Sri Lanka on path to 100% renewable energy - report:
Aug 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka can meet its current and future electricity demand by judicial use of renewable energy by 2050, according to a joint study by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
 One-day island wide raid arrests 777 Army deserters:
Aug 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police (SLCMP) and Sri Lanka Police in a combined raid conducted island-wide throughout Friday (18, Aug) arrested 777 Army personnel who are Absent Without Leave (AWOL) or having deserted their posts in respective formations around the country.
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 'Government is not afraid of talkative personalities'- Minister:
Aug 19, Colombo: Government parliamentarians and ministers say that the joint opposition which demands an election within three months would not have been thrown into the streets had they worked for the well-being of the general public when they were holding power.
  Extensive investigation on leaking questions on GCE Advanced Level Chemistry paper:
Aug 19, Colombo: The Department of Examinations says a special investigation will be conducted into the incident of distributing among the students a handout which included three questions that appeared in the exact form as in the second question paper of chemistry in the GCE Advance Level examination.
 Government assistance and aid to uplift brick laying industry in the South:
Aug 19, Colombo: The government has taken measures to provide knowledge and financial aid to the people employed in bricklaying in Tangalle to uplift the industry in the deep south.
 Maximum retail price of rice dropped, no change in Sugar prices - Minister Bathiudeen:
Aug 19, Colombo: Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen says that the Committee on Cost of Living has decided to remove the maximum retail price that has been imposed on imported rice since February this year.
  Project commenced to clean stone ruins of Polonnaruwa ancient city :
Aug 19, Colombo: A project to remove the algae and fungi that had covered the stone ruins of the historical archeological site of Polonnaruwa was launched yesterday.
 Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne appointed as Chief of Defense Staff:
Aug 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka President and Commander-In-Chief Maithripala Sirisena has appointed former Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne as the new Chief of Defense Staff.
 Sri Lanka President says government will stand by honest and committed officials :
Aug 19, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says that everyone in government should fulfill maximum service on behalf of the country wining the admiration of the people.
 Sri Lanka Freedom Party to commemorate 66th anniversary on September 3:
Aug 19, Colombo: This year, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will celebrate its 66th anniversary on September 3rd, General Secretary of the party Minister Duminda Dissanayake has said.
 Eight Sri Lanka Police officers promoted to DIGs :
Aug 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police headquarters announced in a statement that eight Senior Superintendents (SSPs) of Police have been promoted to the post of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police by the Police Commission.
 Army Commander says some elements attempting to disrupt the trust between North and South:
Aug 19, Colombo: The Commander of Sri Lanka Army Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake says that there are some elements are again attempting to disrupt the trust being built-up between the people in the north and the south.
 Sri Lanka Supreme Court dismisses petition against resettlement of displaced in Wilpattu Forest Reserve:
Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has dismissed a Fundamental Rights Petition filed against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen and Minister for Sustainable Development and Wildlife Gamini Jayawickrama Perera under Articles 17 and 126 of the Constitution for infringing the Fundamental Rights of the petitioners by resettling civilians in the Wilpattu Forest Reserve.
 No income taxes imposed on money sent by migrant workers under the new Act, Minister emphasizes:
Aug 18, Colombo: State Minister of Finance and Mass Media Eran Wickramaratne assured that the proposed new income tax act does not charge any tax on money transmitted by Sri Lankan migrant workers to Sri Lanka.
  Sri Lanka's new Foreign Minister assures to build country's image :
Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's new Foreign Affairs Minister President's Counsel Thilak Marapana said that further measures will be taken to rectify the island nation's image in the international community and Sri Lanka's overseas missions will be directed to achieve the goal.
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 Student activist Ryan Jayalath surrenders to court, remanded :
Aug 18, Colombo: The convener of the Medical Students' Action Committee, Ryan Jayalath, who was wanted on several arrest warrants, surrendered to the court today through his lawyers.
 PM reviews progress on flood relief in Matara district:
Aug 18, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today participated in a progress review meeting on relief services for the flood-affected people in the Matara district.
 Sri Lanka - Viet Nam economic ties reach new heights:
Aug 18, Colombo: The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Ha Noi facilitated a 20-member Vietnamese business delegation to visit Sri Lanka last week.
 Sri Lanka keen to strengthen bilateral relations with Lebanon:
Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka has expressed keenness to strengthen bilateral relations with Lebanon and also is considering establishing direct air links with the Middle Eastern nation.
  'Heta Dakina Ranil' photographic exhibition on Sri Lanka Prime Minister opens :
Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Thursday opened the photographic exhibition titled 'Heta Dakina Ranil' (Ranil who sees the future) depicting the special moments of 40 years in politics of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the BMICH.
 Development and National Lotteries Boards brought back to Finance Ministry:
Aug 18, Colombo: A Gazette notification has been issued yesterday (August 17) by President Maithripala Sirisena bringing the National Lotteries Board and the Development Lotteries Board under the Minister of Finance and Mass Media.
 Norwegian research vessel Dr Fridtjof Nansen to arrive next year to assist Sri Lanka in assessment of marine resources:
Aug 18, Colombo: The planning seminar is taking place in Colombo for the new Norwegian Research vessel Dr Fridtjof Nansen to come to Sri Lankan waters in 2018 to carry out a survey on the marine resources, the Norwegian Embassy said in a press release.
 Sri Lankan President establishes National Economic Council to strengthen economy:
Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says he decided to establish National Economic Council (NEC) to strengthen the national economy by formalizing the economic management in the country.
 Sri Lanka state Intelligence officer arrested for smuggling Rs. 9 million worth gold jewellery:
Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officers at the Bandaranaike International (BIA) Airport this morning arrested an official of the State Intelligence at the airport for attempting to smuggle out gold jewelry worth over Rs. 9 million.
 Foundation laid for a waste-based electricity plant:
Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Thursday laid the foundation for a waste-based electricity plant which generates electricity from garbage at the Karadiyana Waste Management Facility in Piliyandala.
 Rear Admiral Travis Sinniah appointed as new Sri Lanka Navy Commander :
Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena as the Commander-In-Chief this morning appointed Commander Eastern Naval Area Rear Admiral Travis Sinniah as the new Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy.
  Children with special needs from India and Sri Lanka to join hands for a musical evening :
Aug 17, Colombo: Shankar Foundation, India in association with Sunera foundation, Sri Lanka will be presenting an evening of Dance and Music featuring "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" - A musical play by gifted children with special needs from India and Sri Lanka.
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 UNP Working Committee decides to adopt resolution of no-confidence against Justice Minister:
Aug 17, Colombo: The Working Committee of the United National Party (UNP) today unanimously agreed to adopt a resolution stating that the party has no confidence in the Minister of Justice and Buddha Sasana Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe.
 Sri Lanka Finance Minister introduces tax concessions to boost growth:
Aug 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Minister of Finance and Mass Media today announced a series of tax concessions for local entrepreneurs in a bid to boost economic growth and generate employment.
  Three months concessionary period to pay arrears of taxes for luxury vehicles:
Aug 17, Colombo: The Transport Ministry will declare a three month concessionary period from next month to pay the arrears of taxes for luxury, semi-luxury and semi-luxury dual purpose vehicles.
  Exhibition on Sri Lanka PM's political life opens today:
Aug 17, Colombo: An exhibition depicting the special events in four decades of Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's political life will be declared open today by President Maithripala Sirisena as the chief guest.
 Government to take over Kuliyapitiya Base Hospital :
Aug 17, Colombo: Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says the Kuliyapitiya Base Hospital under the North Western Provincial Council will be taken over by the government.
 No change in government's decision on polythene ban- President:
Aug 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says that there is no change in the government's policy decision on banning polythene and plastics and the ban will remain unchanged.
 Ceylon Chamber to host B2B meetings between Sri Lanka and Chinese businesses in automotive sector:
Aug 17, Colombo: A Chinese business delegation will hold B2B meetings with Sri Lankan counterparts on Friday, 18th August, 2017 in Colombo, in a bid to find opportunities in the Automotive Spare Parts and Machinery Items.
 Sri Lanka Telecom Group operating profits up 2% to Rs. 37.4 billion in 1H 2017:
Aug 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Telecom Group released its group and holding company financial performance results for the 6 months ending on 30th June 2017. The group comprises of 8 subsidiaries, including the mobile arm Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd.
 Sri Lanka Security forces release land to government and legitimate owners:
Aug 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka security forces, in keeping with the government's policy to release more security forces-held lands, have released over 2330 acres in Mullaitivu district.
 Sri Lankan youth leader among ten UNDP talents joining 1000 global talents in Denmark to solve global challenges:
Aug 16, Colombo: Fadhil Bakeer Markar, Head of Communications & Youth Focal Point at UNDP in Sri Lanka is among the Ten UNDP staff members from across the globe who have joined 1,000 bright global talents at the UNLEASH 2017 Innovation Lab event that is held from the 13th to 21st of August in Denmark.
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 Rs 28 billion worth health projects next year:
Aug 16, Colombo: Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says the government will invest Rs 28 billion next year to develop the health sector.
 No change in Samurdhi benefits, government assures beneficiaries :
Aug 16, Colombo: The government today assured that the Samurdhi allowance given for low income families has not been suspended as reported by some media.
 Prasad Kariyawasam assumes duties as Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
Aug 16, Colombo: Following his appointment by President Maithripala Sirisena on 29 July, as Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Prasad Kariyawasam assumed duties on 15 August 2017.
 Sri Lankan government to amend Motor Traffic Act to curb road accidents:
Aug 16, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has received cabinet nod to amend the Motor Traffic Act in a bid to curb road accidents.
  President launches 'NSBiSaver' to increase Sri Lankans' saving habits:
Aug 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena Wednesday launched the 'NSB iSaver', saving method aiming to further increase the saving habits of the Sri Lankans.
 Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo set to introduce a new level of luxury in Sri Lanka:
Aug 16, Colombo: Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announced that Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo is set to open on 16 November 2017. The hotel will begin taking bookings from 1 September 2017 for stays from 1 December 2017.
 UNF to discuss the SLFP decision on 20th amendment with President:
Aug 16, Colombo: The United National Front has decided to hold discussions with the President on the 20th Amendment to the Constitution that seeks to hold all PC elections in the nine provinces on the same date.
 Sri Lanka Navy arrests 9 people for causing destruction to fish breeding grounds in northern seas:
Aug 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has arrested nine people yesterday for causing destruction to fish breeding grounds and illegal fishing in the Northern seas.
  Sri Lanka services sector continues expansion in July 2017:
Aug 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's services sector continued to expand in July 2017 while the manufacturing sector grew at a slower rate, the Central Bank's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) Survey released on Tuesday showed.
 Sri Lanka Army Commander says no threat to national security from the incidents in North:
Aug 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake says there is no threat to national security from the incidents reported from the Northern Province.
 Pakistan High Commission launches a book pronouncing the 'Enduring Friendship' between Sri Lanka and Pakistan:
Aug 15, Colombo: The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan Dr. Sarfraz Ahmed Khan Sipra has said that Pakistan and Sri Lanka have been linked since ancient times, a link which is now 2,300 years old.
  President is not disturbed by insults when serving the country :
Aug 15, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena says humiliation and dishonor is immaterial in the journey to create a positive future for the country and the people.
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 Sathyagraha campaign to urge the government to punish the corrupt:
Aug 15, Colombo: A Sathyagraha Campaign organized by the movement for the Protection of the Accord of 6.2 million people was held at Viharamahadevi Park in Colombo this evening impressing upon the government to punish the corrupt and fulfill election pledges.
 FCID questions former president's son, Rohitha Rajapaksa over Supreme SAT:
Aug 15, Colombo: Rohitha Rajapaksa, the youngest son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was summoned to the Financial Crimes Investigation Division to record a statement with respect to the financial irregularity over a satellite project.
 Sri Lanka's CID questions former first lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa over rugby player murder:
Aug 15, Colombo: The Criminal Investigations Department of Sri Lanka police today questioned the former first lady, the wife of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa Shiranthi Rajapaksa over the murder of national rugby player Wasim Thajudeen.
 State Minister plans to empower rural fisher organizations :
Aug 15, Colombo: Strengthening the National Fisheries Federation and thereby the rural fisher organizations is a priority, said State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Wedaarachchi.
 Special Commodity Levy on imported sugar increased:
Aug 15, Colombo: The Special Commodity Levy (SCL) on a kilo of imported sugar has been increased by Rs. 8 with effect from midnight today (15th Aug.).
  Sri Lanka President orders implementation of a proper waste management program by December:
Aug 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena Tuesday instructed the officials to complete the implementation of a proper waste management program in the nine provinces of the country by December this year, in accordance with the Government policy of providing a permanent solution for the garbage disposal issue of the country by next year.
 71st Independence Day of India celebrated in Sri Lanka:
Aug 15, Colombo: The High Commission of India and the Indian expatriate community in Sri Lanka celebrated the 71st Independence Day of India on Tuesday, 15 August 2017 at India House in Colombo.
 Thilak Marapana sworn in as Sri Lanka's new Foreign Minister:
Aug 15, Colombo: Thilak Marapana, Minister of Development Assignments was sworn in as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, before President Maithripala Sirisena today (Aug. 15) at the Presidential Secretariat.
  Sri Lanka Central Bank suspends primary dealer Pan Asia Banking Corporation:
Aug 15, Colombo: The Monetary Board of Sri Lanka's Central Bank has decided to suspend the business activities of a Primary Dealer of Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC (PABC) from today for a period of six months.
 UNFPA Sri Lanka raises awareness on the National action plan for women-headed households:
Aug 15, Colombo: The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka has attended a stakeholder consultation by the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs (MCWA) in Trincomalee last week to create awareness on the National Action Plan for Women-Headed Households (WHHs).
  Sri Lanka to minimize the use of polythene from September 1:
Aug 15, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to restrict the use of polythene to minimize impact of disposing such items on the environment and a ban on certain polythene items will go into effect from the first of September.
 Priority bus lanes in Sri Lankan capital go into effect from today:
Aug 15, Colombo: From today passenger buses plying in the Sri Lankan capital and suburbs will have a separate lane and other motorists are advised to desist from driving in the bus lanes during morning rush hours.
 Visiting Sri Lankan defense delegation learn about Rwanda's legislation process:
Aug 15, Kigali: A 16-member delegation of students and staff from the Sri Lanka Defense Service Command and Staff College visiting Rwanda yesterday got the opportunity to learn about the East African nation's parliamentary system.
 Sri Lanka Customs seize a haul of toxic tobacco products worth Rs. 3.5 mn:
Aug 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake today seized a stock of narcotics and pills made of toxic tobacco brought by two passengers.
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 People's support is essential for good governance, Sri Lanka Premier says:
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that people's support is essential to move forward the government's good governance program.
  Iranian national attempting to leave for Germany with forged passport arrested at Sri Lanka airport:
Aug 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka Immigration and Emigration officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport today arrested an Iranian national trying to travel to Germany with another person's passport.
 UPFA will not support any no-confidence motion against any minister - General Secretary:
Aug 14, Colombo: Secretary General of the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said today that his party will not support any no-confident motions brought against Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe or Minister Faizer Mustapha.
  Sri Lanka ICTA head Muhunthan Canagey resigns from post:
Aug 14, Colombo: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director of the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka Muhunthan Canagey has resigned from his post.
 Emirates One-Off A380 lands in Sri Lanka's Colombo airport:
Aug 14, Colombo: An Emirates A380 aircraft landed at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) Katunayake today, helping Sri Lanka and the airport achieve an aviation milestone, the airline said in a media release.
 Sri Lanka's CID, FCID to question family members of former President this week:
Aug 14, Colombo: Three family members of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa have been summoned for questioning at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the Financial Crimes Investigation Department (FCID) this week.
 President instructs to expedite construction of Museum depicting historical importance of Polonnaruwa:
Aug 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena held a discussion at the Presidential Secretariat, today (14) to review the progress of the construction works of the Polonnaruwa Museum and Information Centre at the Polonnaruwa New Town.
 Pakistan Independence Day celebrated in Sri Lanka:
Aug 14, Colombo: The High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka and the Pakistani community today celebrated 70th Independence Anniversary of Pakistan in a befitting manner, the High Commission said in a release.
 CSE - CSBA presents investment research to Local Institutional Investors:
Aug 14, Colombo: The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) in a media release announced that the CSE in association with the Colombo Stock Brokers Association (CSBA) recently launched a series of events presenting investment research on companies featured on the S&P SL 20 Index, to an exclusive audience of Local Institutional Investors.
 No-Confidence motion against Minister Faizer Mustapha:
Aug 14, Colombo: Badulla district United National Party parliamentarian Chaminda Wijesiri said that the drafting of a no-confidence motion against Minister of Local Governments and Provincial Councils Presidents Counsel Faizer Mustapha was initiated yesterday (13).
 Sri Lanka Navy arrests four Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan waters:
Aug 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy on Sunday arrested four fishermen from Tamil Nadu for allegedly breaching the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and poaching in Sri Lankan waters.
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