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  Sri Lanka PM assures to provide solutions to rising fuel prices

Oct 14, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the government will also successfully face the economic crisis due to the rising global fuel prices as it successfully faced the other economic challenges such as the country's massive debt burden and the prevailing drought.

Speaking at the opening of a new building complex for Ehetu Wewa Divisional Secretariat in Galgamuwa, Kurunegala on Sunday, the Prime Minister said the fuel prices are expected to rise further in the coming months due to the prevailing oil crisis in the global market.

 Special High Court to hear Gamini Senarath's case on Oct. 23:
Oct 15, Colombo: The Special High Court today has ordered to postpone the case against former President's Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath and three others, who have been charged of misappropriating state funds, until October 23.

  Israel to grant five-year work visas Sri Lankan migrant workers in agriculture sector :
Oct 15, Colombo: Israeli officials have agreed to grant a five-year work visa for Sri Lankan migrant workers who will be working in the agriculture sector.

  Little Sri Lankans treated to fun and games by ComBank and ITN at Weli Oya:
Oct 15, Colombo: Hundreds of little Sri Lankans were treated to fun and games when Commercial Bank of Ceylon once again partnered with ITN to celebrate World's Children's Day at a mega event at the Mahaweli Ground in Weli Oya in the Northern Province recently.

 Indian couple nabbed with Rs. 24.5 million worth heroin at Sri Lanka airport :
Oct 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) unit at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) Monday morning arrested an Indian couple attempting to smuggle in over 2 kilograms of heroin.

 Elite Police Special Task Force assigned for security at Sri Lanka's prisons from today :
Oct 15, Colombo: The Police Special Task Force (STF) personnel will be employed from today to provide security in the country's prisons, Senior Assistant Secretary of the Ministry of Justice and Prison Reforms, Bandula Jayasinghe said.

 Sri Lanka successfully launches a platform to define the future of the Indian Ocean :
Oct 14, Colombo: Representatives of 40 countries were in Sri Lanka from 11-12 October 2018 to discuss the future of the Indian Ocean.
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 Sri Lanka PM assures to provide solutions to rising fuel prices:
Oct 14, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the government will also successfully face the economic crisis due to the rising global fuel prices as it successfully faced the other economic challenges such as the country's massive debt burden and the prevailing drought.

 Danger of dengue spreading with the arrival of rains, Sri Lanka Health Ministry warns:
Oct 14, Colombo: The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine says with the arrival of rainy weather, the risk of spreading dengue has reemerged and requests the public to maintain a clean environment.

  FR petition filed in Sri Lanka Supreme Court requesting to take back Trincomalee oil tanks from Indian Oil Company:
Oct 14, Colombo: A fundamental rights petition has been filed in the Supreme Court by four unions requesting the court to declare the agreement that handed over the 99 oil tanks and 700 acres of land in China Bay, Trincomalee to the Indian Oil Company (IOC) unlawful.

  Sri Lankan President says proper measures are taken to overcome the economic crisis:
Oct 14, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says that the present economic crisis is not only limited to Sri Lanka, but many countries in the world are facing this challenge.

  Sri Lanka PM emphasizes on protecting environment, managing natural resources with development :
Oct 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that a special program will be prepared to protect the environment during the next 10 years.

 Rice prices to drop by Rs. 10 per kilogram:
Oct 14, Colombo: Following an agreement reached during a discussion with the rice producers, the government has taken steps to reduce the price of rice by Rs. 10 for a kilogram.

 Sri Lanka Navy ships return after successful naval exercise in India:
Oct 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy ships SLNS Sagara and Suranimala, which left for India a week ago on a four-day goodwill visit which also included training exercises, returned to the port of Colombo on completion of their tour.

 Gampaha district faces the biggest environmental challenge, President says:
Oct 14, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says at present the Gampaha district has become a place where most challenging environmental issues are prevailing and the situation cannot be underestimated.

 Landslide threat closes the Hatton-Bogawanthalawa road for traffic:
Oct 14, Colombo: The Norwood - Newwaligama section of the Hatton - Maskeliya main road was temporarily closed from the New Weligama area due to a cave-in on the road.

 IGP to resign next week?:
Oct 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara, who was in the midst of controversy recently, is likely to reign next week, local media newspapers reported.

 Education Ministry to appoint an expert committee to review Grade 5 Scholarship Examination:
Oct 13, Colombo: The Education Ministry has decided to appoint a committee to hold a full review on how to conduct the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination.
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 Police investigate discovery of human skeletal remains in Jaffna :
Oct 13, Colombo: The Sri Lanka police have launched an investigation into the discovery of human skeletal remains in Jaffna.

  Committee makes recommendations to prevent elephant deaths by trains in Sri Lanka:
Oct 13, Colombo: The Committee appointed to make recommendations to prevent the deaths of wild elephants by plying trains has made five recommendations after observing the movements of elephants at points along rail tracks frequented by them.

 Distribution of relief packs for drought affected people from tomorrow:
Oct 13, Colombo: Relief packs will be distributed from tomorrow to the people affected by the severe drought in the Anuradhapura district in North Central Province.

 Japan-funded state pharmaceutical manufacturing facility to produce 70 percent of Sri Lanka's pharmaceuticals requirement:
Oct 13, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Friday (12) opened the new pharmaceutical manufacturing facility constructed with the intention of further strengthening the pharmaceutical production capacity of the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

  'Galle Dialogue' International Maritime Conference in Colombo on October 22-23:
Oct 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka will hold the International Maritime Conference 'Galle Dialogue - 2018', organized by the Sri Lanka Navy in partnership with Ministry of Defense, for the ninth consecutive year on 22nd and 23rd October at the Galle Face Hotel, Colombo.

 India assists in developing 50 additional Model Villages across Sri Lanka:
Oct 13, Colombo: India and Sri Lanka signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) today for construction of 1,200 houses through 50 model villages, using Indian grant assistance of Rs. 600 million.

 Sri Lanka-Kuwait talks focus on unrealized trade potential, wide range of cooperation:
Oct 13, Colombo: The Department of Commerce of Sri Lanka Friday announced that the second session of Kuwait-Sri Lanka Joint Ministerial Committee (JMC) held in Kuwait recently concluded on a highly positive note

 Agriculture Ministry to provide fertilizer at old prices despite price increase in world market:
Oct 13, Colombo: The Agriculture Ministry says it has taken measures to provide fertilizer subsidies at the old prices even if the price of a metric ton of urea fertilizer exceeds US$ 370 in the world market.
 Sri Lanka's industrial production index marginally increases in August 2018:
Oct 13, Colombo: According to the monthly Index of industrial Production (IIP) released by the Census and Statistics Department, the volume of industrial production in Sri Lanka has increased by 0.4 percent in August 2018 compared to the same month in 2017.
 Pakistani national nabbed with heroin worth Rs. 30 million at Sri Lanka's Colombo airport:
Oct 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) officers at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake have arrested a Pakistani national, who was attempting to smuggle in a stock of heroin.
 President calls for immediate action to control floods around capital Colombo and Kelani River :
Oct 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena today said an accelerated program is urgently needed for the flood management in the capital Colombo city and in the areas surrounding the Kelani River and stressed that implementation of an essential system should not be delayed.
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 Appeal filed by Lalith Weeratunga and Anusha Pelpita against verdict on 'Sil Redi' case to be taken up on 19th:
Oct 12, Colombo: The Court of Appeal today fixed October 19th to hear the appeal filed by the Former Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga and former Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission Anusha Palpita challenging their sentence by a lower court in the 'Sil Redi' case.
 Sri Lanka Finance Minister sees rupee depreciation as a positive to boost exports:
Oct 12 (CP) Nusa Dua, Bali- Sri Lanka's Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera says the rupee depreciation - brought on by the U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate hikes and investor concerns about emerging market assets amid the U.S.-China trade war - is a potential positive for the island nation.
  Consumer Affairs Authority imposes maximum retail price for sugar:
Oct 12, Colombo: The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) today imposed maximum retail prices for unpacketed and packeted white sugar with effect from Friday.
 Venora Lanka launches its products in Ethiopia:
Oct 12, Colombo: Venora Lanka Power Panels (Pvt.) Ltd., manufacturer of power panels to mega projects in Sri Lanka and abroad has launched its products in the Ethiopian market.
 Supreme Court Justice Nalin Perera sworn in as new Chief Justice of Sri Lanka:
Oct 12, Colombo: Senior Supreme Court judge, Nalin Perera took oath as the new Chief Justice before President Maithripala Sirisena at the President's official residence today, President's Media Division said.
 Sri Lanka President calls on all public servants to fulfill responsibilities to protect forest resources :
Oct 12, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Friday called on all the public servants to go beyond their limits of assigned duties and fulfill responsibilities in achieving national development goals while increasing the density of forests across the country.
 Over 50 passengers injured in bus collision in Sri Lanka:
Oct 12, Colombo: Over 50 people were injured when two passenger buses collided on the Hambanthota-Wellawaya main road in Lunugamvehera, in southern Sri Lanka, on Friday.
 India announces scholarships to children of Sri Lanka estate workers:
Oct 12, Colombo: The Government of India has announced the award of scholarships to the children of Sri Lanka's Indian-origin estate workers.
 The Body Shop and Cruelty Free International call on UN to end cosmetic animal testing globally:
Oct 12, Colombo: On 4 October, World Animal Day, UK's iconic global retailer of cosmetics and toiletries, the Body Shop and Cruelty Free International brought 8.3 million signatures against cosmetic animal testing to the United Nations
  UNDP in partnership with Sri Lanka government launches training program on building back after natural disasters:
Oct 12, Colombo: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka together with the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources and Disaster Management has launched the 'Support to Floods and Landslides Recovery and Resilience Building' project
 Pineapple and passion fruit cultivation zones to be established in Moneragala tomorrow:
Oct 12, Colombo: The Ministry of Agriculture has decided to establish pineapple and passionfruit cultivation zones in Moneragala under the accelerated agriculture development program
 Coalition government only rumors, nothing official - SLFP General Secretary:
Oct 12, Colombo: General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa says that ideas of forming a coalition government with the Mahinda Rajapaksa faction are just rumors and no official discussion has been held so far.
 Indian Naval Ship Rajput arrives at Sri Lanka's Colombo Port :
Oct 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, ceremonially welcomed an Indian naval ship arrived at the Port of Colombo Thursday.
  Sri Lanka Premier emphasizes the need to maintain freedom of navigation in Indian Ocean sea lanes :
Oct 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the Indian Ocean will truly be the 'ocean in the future' and all littoral states should strive to strengthen a common rules-based order.
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 Committee appointed to prevent elephant deaths observes their movements across rail tracks:
Oct 11, Colombo: The committee appointed to make recommendations to prevent the deaths of wild elephants by plying trains has begun observing the movements of elephants at points along rail tracks frequented by them.
 'The Indian Ocean: Defining Our Future' Conference inaugurated in Colombo :
Oct 11, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Thursday inaugurated "The Indian Ocean: Defining our Future" Conference at the Temple Trees.
 Sri Lanka Parliament approves three civil society nominees to Constitutional Council:
Oct 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka Parliament today approved the nomination of non-Members of Parliament to the Constitutional Council, Sri Lanka's constitutional authority for the new term.
 Sri Lanka leading in South Asia in World Bank's Human Capital rankings:
Oct 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka has taken the lead in South Asia in a new system of rankings unveiled by the World Bank Group on Thursday to rank countries based on their success in developing human capital.
  Sri Lankan Police undergo Industrial Security Training in India:
Oct 11, Colombo: A team of 30 Sri Lankan Police Officers participated in a comprehensive training program on Industrial Security at the National Industrial Security Academy (NISA) in Hyderabad, India. The course was organized from 24th to 28th of September.
 Sri Lanka Supreme Court rejects former MP Duminda Silva's appeal against death penalty:
Oct 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court today rejected the appeals filed by the former United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) parliamentarian Duminda Silva and four others against the death penalty imposed on them by the Colombo High Court for the murder of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra.
  Sri Lanka urges the Commonwealth to redouble efforts to counter financial fallout of natural disasters:
Oct 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka today urged the Commonwealth to redouble its efforts and implement a well targeted and thought out economic recovery plan to brace for the financial fallout of frequent natural disasters as natural disasters may push smaller nations towards uncontrollable economic chaos.
 Court of Appeals rejects bail applications of Bond Scam suspects Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena:
Oct 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Court of Appeal today rejected the bail applications filed by the former Perpetual Treasuries Limited director Arjun Aloysius and CEO Kasun Palisena, who are in remand custody over the bond scam charges.
 Agriculture Ministry sets certified price for maize to encourage local farmers:
Oct 11, Colombo: The Ministry of Agriculture has taken steps to ensure a guaranteed price for maize in order to boost the production of the cereal grain locally.
  Sri Lanka Customs nab three passengers smuggling gold worth Rs. 16 million :
Oct 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake in two separate incidents have arrested three Sri Lankan passengers who were attempting to smuggle in gold worth Rs 16 million.
 Invest Sri Lanka Forum in London draws interest and engagement among UK investors:
Oct 11, Colombo: A large gathering of Institutional Investors based in London showed a keen interest in investing in Sri Lankan equities while attending an Invest Sri Lanka Forum held at the London Stock Exchange recently.
 Tourism infrastructure development drive in North - SLTDA opens Comfort Centers at Thalaimannar:
Oct 11, Colombo: As part of its comprehensive plans to develop tourism in the Northern Province, the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) declared open the newly constructed Comfort Centers at Thalaimannar for the use of local and foreign tourists visiting the beach.
 Sri Lanka PM says will provide relief to people despite rise in global fuel prices :
Oct 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament yesterday that any price formula is irrelevant and in the presence of the current global oil crisis increase in fuel prices cannot be controlled, but the people should be given relief in the event of rising fuel prices.
 Sri Lanka seeks to strengthen defense cooperation with Thailand:
Oct 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene has stressed the importance of strengthening defense cooperation with Thailand during an official visit to the Asian country.
 President gets Sri Lankan fishermen released from Seychelles following discussions:
Oct 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena says he was able to get all the Sri Lankan fishermen arrested by Seychelles for illegal fishing in the island country's waters as a result of his discussions with the President of Seychelles Danny Faure.
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 US-China trade war could have very negative side effects on developing countries including Sri Lanka - Finance Minister :
Oct 10, Colombo: The threat of trade war between the United States and China is significant as it could have "very negative" side effects not only for the United States and China, but for many developing nations including Sri Lanka, the island nation's Minister of Finance and Mass Media, Mangala Samaraweera says.
 The Office for Reparations Bill passed in Sri Lanka's Parliament:
Oct 10, Colombo: The Office for Reparations Bill was presented for debate in the Parliament on Wednesday and passed with a simple majority vote.
 Fuel prices to go up midnight today:
Oct 10, Colombo: The Ministry of Finance following the monthly meeting of the committee on fuel prices revision held today announced that fuel prices have been increased with effect from midnight today (10), based on the pricing formula.
  VitalHub announces rebranding and launch of Sri Lanka Innovations Lab:
Oct 10, Toronto: VitalHub Corp. today announced the rebranding and launch of its innovation lab in Sri Lanka, "VitalHub Innovations Lab." (www.vitalhub.lk).
 Sri Lanka launches online training module to combat Trafficking in Persons:
Oct 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Foreign Affairs Ministry announced the launch of an online training module, designed to enhance capacities of officials attached to Sri Lanka Missions abroad on combating human trafficking.
  Sri Lanka Supreme Court amends the rules for attire of female Judges and Attorneys :
Oct 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka Supreme Court has amended the decades-old rules for the attire of female Judges and Attorneys allowing the pregnant jurists to wear comfortable clothing.
  Term of Office of another Provincial Council ends midnight today:
Oct 10, Colombo: The term of office of the North Western Provincial Council ends today at midnight. Accordingly, the powers of the North Western provincial council will also be vested with the respective Governor.
 Sri Lankan President congratulates newly elected President of Maldives :
Oct 10, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and newly elected President of the Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih met at the VIP Lounge of the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo this morning (October 10).
 Pakistan envoy, Sri Lankan Foreign Minister discuss bilateral relations:
Oct 10, Colombo: High Commissioner of Pakistan Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat called on the Sri Lankan Minister for Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on October 9, 2018.
 Fitch Assigns Dialog Finance first-time 'AA(lka)' Rating; Outlook Stable:
Oct 10, Colombo: Fitch Ratings Lanka Limited has assigned Dialog Finance PLC (DF) a National Long-Term Rating of 'AA(lka)'. The Outlook is Stable.
  U.S. Embassy launches cultural heritage preservation project in Jaffna:
Oct 10, Colombo: The U.S. Embassy in Colombo recently launched a two-year project to preserve pre-historic artifacts in the collection of the University of Jaffna.
 Education Minister says teacher shortage will be resolved soon:
Oct 10, Colombo: Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said the gazette notification will be released soon to fill the teacher vacancies at all national schools.
 US Navy rescues stranded Sri Lankan Fishermen:
Oct 10, Colombo: A U.S. Navy ship has aided seven distressed Sri Lankan fishermen who were stranded in deep sea after their fishing trawler suffered an engine malfunction.
 Sri Lanka's economy is strong, will not collapse, Finance Minister assures:
Oct 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera stresses that there will be no room for the country's economy to collapse as some parties claim.
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 Sri Lanka Navy assists providing relief measures for people affected by extreme weather :
Oct 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy's relief teams, under the directives of the Office of CDS and on information released by the Disaster Management Centre, have been deployed to provide assistance to the distressed people following the inclement weather in Southern and Western provinces in the island.
 President instructs to provide immediate relief to people affected by inclement weather:
Oct 09, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed relevant authorities to provide immediate relief to the people affected by the heavy rains that prevailed in the country.
 Finance Minister tables Appropriation Bill 2019 in parliament:
Oct 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Finance and Mass Media, Mangala Samaraweera presented the Appropriation Bill for the financial year 2019 in parliament today.
 Fitch Affirms Ceylon Electricity Board at 'AAA(lka)'; Outlook Stable:
Oct 09, Colombo: Fitch Ratings has affirmed Sri Lanka-based Ceylon Electricity Board's (CEB) National Long-Term Rating at 'AAA(lka)' with a Stable Outlook.
 Largest auditorium in a Sri Lankan university built with Indian assistance opened:
Oct 09, Colombo: In a special ceremony held on Tuesday, the Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Auditorium built with Indian grant assistance of Rs. 300 million at the University of Ruhuna, Matara in the Southern Province, was dedicated to the people of Sri Lanka
 Sri Lankan government slow to return military occupied land to owners - HRW :
Oct 09, New York: The Sri Lankan government has yet to fully restore civilian ownership of land and property nearly a decade since the end of the civil war in 2009, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released today.
 Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka concludes investigation into forcing Principal to kneel before Chief Minister:
Oct 09, Colombo: Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) issuing a Public Notice announced that the investigation into the alleged kneeling of a female principal of a girls' school in Badulla has been completed.
 Water level of Gin Ganga rises further, showery condition to enhance today and tomorrow:
Oct 09, Colombo: According to the Disaster Management Center (DMC), the water level of the Gin Ganga is gradually increasing as all parts of Galle District are still receiving rains and the Polathumodera River has reached the spill level.
 Sri Lanka, Seychelles agree to enhance cooperation in all spheres, sign two agreements in education sector:
Oct 09, Victoria: Sri Lanka and Seychelles have agreed to enhance cooperation in all spheres and signed two cooperation agreements in the education sector following the bilateral talks held Monday between the leaders of the two island nations.
  Sri Lanka Palm Oil industry rejects vilification of crop as 'baseless and unscientific':
Oct 09, Colombo: The vilification of oil palm in Sri Lanka on the grounds of the crop's purported adverse impact on the environment is completely unjustifiable,
 British High Commissioner inaugurates CA Sri Lanka's 39th National Conference :
Oct 09, Colombo: British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka James Dauris along with the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer of the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) Prof. Lalith Gamage inaugurated the 39th National Conference of Chartered Accountants organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) on Monday, 08th October 2018.
 Government aims to integrate SMEs into a formal sector to facilitate their growth:
Oct 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera says the government aims to integrate small and medium scale enterprises into an official sector and establish hard and soft infrastructure frameworks to facilitate their growth.
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 SriLankan Airlines receives prestigious Four Star rating for the second consecutive year:
Oct 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national carrier, SriLankan Airlines was honoured with a prestigious Four Star Rating in the Major Regional Airline category by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) for the second year running.
 Sri Lanka's trade deficit widens significantly in July 2018 despite over US$ 1 bn export earnings:
Oct 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka's trade deficit in July 2018 widened significantly in comparison to July 2017 as the growth in import expenditure outpaced the increase in export earnings, the Central Bank said in its External Sector Performance review for the month.
 Colombo solid waste accepted at Kerawalapitiya site again after CMC settled dues:
Oct 08, Colombo: The Kerawalapitiya solid waste disposal site has accepted the garbage collected within the Colombo municipal limits after the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has paid a portion of its past dues.
  Foreign travel banned for former DIG Nalaka de Silva and Namal Kumara:
Oct 08, Colombo: The Court has imposed a travel ban on Anti-Corruption Force Operations Director Namal Kumara and former director of the Terrorist Investigations Division DIG Nalaka de Silva.
 London Stock Exchange reaffirms commitment to strong bilateral relationship between Sri Lanka and the UK:
Oct 08, London: The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) today reaffirmed its commitment to strong and successful bilateral relationship between Sri Lanka and the UK when the trading body welcomed Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to celebrate the partnership between Sri Lanka and LSEG.
 Sri Lankan President commences visit to Seychelles:
Oct 08, Victoria: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena commenced a two-day state visit to Seychelles on the invitation of the President of Seychelles, Danny Faure, to further strengthen relations between the two island nations.
  Sri Lankan national arrested in connection with oil storage tank fire in Korea:
Oct 08, Colombo: A Sri Lankan national has been arrested in Korea in connection with a recent explosion at a local oil storage facility near Seoul.
 Edirisinghe Brothers Launch Sri Lanka's Second Hybrid Hub Facility in Piliyandala:
Oct 08, Colombo: Edirisinghe Brothers Limited (EBL) announced the launch of Sri Lanka's second purpose-built facility - dedicated for the servicing, repairing and battery conditioning of Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles - in Miriswatte, Piliyandala.
 New scheme to dispose non-hazardous waste becomes operational at BOI's Biyagama EPZ:
Oct 08, Colombo: A new scheme to dispose of non-hazardous solid waste was formally launched at the Board of Investment's (BOI's) Biyagama Export Processing Zone (BEPZ), at its Material Recovery Centre (MRC).
 Sri Lanka has the potential to more than double its exports to South Asia Region, says a World Bank report:
Oct 08, Colombo: If trade barriers are overcome, trade within South Asia can increase three-fold, from $23 billion to $67 billion, suggests a new World Bank report. Sri Lanka has the potential to more than double its exports to South Asia.
 Sri Lankan President leaves for Seychelles on an official visit :
Oct 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has left for Seychelles for a three-day official visit from October 8 -10.
 Vijayakala Maheswaran to be produced in court today:
Oct 08, Colombo: Former State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran has been arrested by the Organized Crime Prevention Division (OCPD) of police this morning (08), Police Media Spokesperson said.
 Sri Lanka delegation to leave for Kuwait to revive bilateral trade:
Oct 08, Colombo: A 13-member strong Sri Lankan official delegation led by Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen will leave for Kuwait today (October 8) to revive the bilateral trade with the second wealthiest economy in the Gulf.
 Meteorology Department requests naval and fishing communities to refrain from activities in sea:
Oct 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Meteorology Department today warned the Naval and fishing communities of the rough sea conditions although the depression over the southeast Arabian Sea area is moving away from the country.
 Adverse weather in Sri Lanka kills 8, affects over 21, 000 :
Oct 08, Colombo: At least 8 persons have died, 11 persons are missing and 21,105 people have been affected due to the adverse weather conditions prevailing in Sri Lanka, according to the latest update from the Disaster Management Center.
 Government ready to face any adverse weather :
Oct 08, Colombo: Home Affairs Minister Vajira Abeywardena said that arrangements have been made to face any sudden disaster in the Divisional and at District Secretariat levels.
 U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Wells to visit Sri Lanka this week:
Oct 08, Washington, DC: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells will travel to Malé Maldives and Colombo, Sri Lanka from October 9-11.
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