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  Sri Lanka President launches Mangrove Conservation Program uplifting coastal communities

July 26, Chilaw: Marking the World Mangrove Day on Tuesday Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena opened the world's first mangrove museum which will act as a center for educating the public on the ecological value of mangroves.

With a joint program launched by the President a year ago in collaboration with U.S.-based nonprofit organization Seacology and Sri Lanka-based NGO Sudeesa, Sri Lanka has become the first nation in the world to comprehensively protect all of its mangrove forests.

 Renovation of Sri Lanka's main airport next year, no plans to sell Mattala airport - Transport Minister :
July 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main international airport in Katunayake will undergo repair work to its runway beginning next year while the government is seeking a suitable investor to utilize the idling Mattala Airport in Hambantota, the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala De Silva said.

 President rejects media reports on joint opposition's protest march:
July 26, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has rejected some media reports which said that there is no obstruction to the joint opposition's protest march, Pada Yathra, if it was not against the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.

 Sri Lanka PM says making the country a better place for people is politicians' duty:
July 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the politicians' duty is to make the country a better place of for the people and it will be a betrayal or a disloyalty to the country if they did not fulfill this duty.

 Commonwealth supports human rights chapter for Sri Lanka constitution :
July 26, London: Commonwealth human rights experts are supporting the Parliament of Sri Lanka in drafting a new fundamental rights chapter for the country's proposed new Constitution, the Commonwealth Secretariat said.

 Sri Lanka hosts Global Shippers' Forum this week:
July 26, Colombo: Shippers representatives from Asia, Africa and Europe will meet in Sri Lanka this week to discuss key issues affecting shipping globally including air cargo.

 ICRC asks Sri Lanka to clarify fate and whereabouts of 16,000 missing persons:
July 26, Colombo: The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has asked Sri Lanka to clarify the fate and whereabouts of 16,000 missing persons including over 5,100 security forces personnel Missing in Action, originating from all over Sri Lanka.

 Sri Lanka President launches Mangrove Conservation Program uplifting coastal communities:
July 26, Chilaw: Marking the World Mangrove Day on Tuesday Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena opened the world's first mangrove museum which will act as a center for educating the public on the ecological value of mangroves.

  Canadian Foreign Minister's visit to Sri Lanka tomorrow expected to infuse new momentum to bilateral relations :
July 26, Colombo: The Foreign Minister of Canada Stéphane Dion will arrive in Sri Lanka on 27 July evening on an official visit. Minister Dion's official program will be on 28 and 29 July 2016.

 Plantation companies agree to pay the interim allowance to estate workers:
July 26, Colombo: The Estate Employers' Federation yesterday has agreed to pay an interim allowance relevant to the intended salary hike of plantation workers with outstanding amounts following a meeting with the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

 Sri Lankan Government promises to provide pensions to retired or disabled war veterans:
July 26, Colombo: The Ministry of Defense has promised to provide pensions to retired and disabled veterans of the armed forces and police.

 Presidential Commission summons NFF leader Wimal Weerawansa:
July 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Serious Financial Crimes has summoned the Leader of the National Freedom Front Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa today.

 Japan and Sri Lanka to further enhance economic cooperation:
July 26, Colombo: Japan and Sri Lanka will hold the Consultation on National Development Cooperation and the Economic Policy Dialogue on 26th July 2016 at Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel, Colombo, the Embassy of Japan said in a statement.

 Maga Engineering to rehabilitate 634 km of rural roads at a cost of Rs 13.2 billion:
July 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's leading construction firm, Maga Engineering (Pvt) Ltd was recently awarded the contract to rehabilitate and improve 634 kilometers of rural roads in four districts of Sri Lanka, including their performance based maintenance for three years.

 Sri Lanka seeks Interpol assistance on the largest cocaine bust:
July 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka law enforcement authorities have decided to seek the assistance of the Interpol on the investigations into the recent seizure of 274 kilograms of cocaine at the Peliyagoda Container Yard.

 Empty land in Sri Lankan capital to be developed immediately :
July 25, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to immediately develop the vacant prime land in capital Colombo, the Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Faizer Mustapha has said.
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 Sri Lanka Appeal Court to take up petition against former LTTE leader on 25th October:
July 25, Colombo: The Court of Appeal in Sri Lanka will take up a Writ Application filed by the Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) seeking an order to arrest and prosecute former LTTE leader Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP on 25 October.

 Colombo pays for Hambantota's debts - Minister Arjuna Ranatunga :
July 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Ports and Shipping Arjuna Ranatunga says the government is facing many difficulties paying off the US$ 1.2 billion loan taken for Hambantota Port and the profit earns from the Colombo Port is used to pay off the Hambanthota debt.

 Germany grants Sri Lanka Euro 13 million for five development projects:
July 25, Colombo: The Government of Germany has granted 13 million Euros to Sri Lanka to implement five development projects during this year, the Finance Ministry said.

 Sri Lanka's largest multi-functional Irrigation Project is a personal dream come true for President Sirisena :
July 25, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said the implementation of the Moragahakanda-Kalu Ganga Irrigation Development Project is not only a fulfillment of a long awaited aspiration of the farmers but also a personal dream come true for him.

 Thajudeen case: Court to consider former DIG's bail revision application on September 8:
July 25, Colombo: The Colombo High Court today fixed the hearing of the bail revision application filed by former Western Province Senior DIG Anura Senanayake, who is in remand custody over his involvement in the cover-up of rugby player Wasim Thajudeen's murder.

 Sri Lanka courts order release of 49 Indian fishermen:
July 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's courts have ordered to release 49 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, arrested by Sri Lanka Navy for violating the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and poaching in the island's waters.

 Sri Lanka woos Chinese firms for $10 billion project:
July 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka has started talks with Chinese investors on the $10 billion Hambantota Economic Project to be implemented in the southern region of the island nation.

 Joint Opposition says the 'Pada Yathra' protest march will be successful:
July 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's joint opposition, the group of parliamentarians loyal to former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, says the 'Jana Satana Pada Yathra' protest march from Kandy to Colombo will be held successfully against the government on July 28 as planned regardless of any obstacle.

  Families of deceased Sri Lankan migrant workers to receive compensation and salary dues tomorrow:
July 25, Colombo: Families of deceased or disabled Sri Lankan migrant workers employed overseas will receive compensation and salary dues from the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

 Swedish trade delegation adds to growing momentum ahead of WEDF 2016 in Sri Lanka :
July 25, Colombo: Strengthening the gathering momentum ahead of the World Export Development Forum (WEDF) 2016, to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on the 12th and 13th of October, a trade delegation representing Sweden has confirmed their participation.
 Saudi court hands 5 years to American who killed his Sri Lankan wife :
July 25, Riyadh: A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a US resident, convicted of killing his Sri Lankan wife, to five years in jail, according to a report in Arab News.
 USS New Orleans arrives in Sri Lanka to provide training and disaster relief:
July 25, Colombo: The United States Navy vessel USS New Orleans (LPD 18) with embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU arrived at the Port of Colombo in Sri Lanka on July 24 on a goodwill visit. Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions welcomed the US ship on her arrival.
 Sri Lanka Marxist party says there is a growing trend of communal clashes:
July 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says a growing trend of communal clashes is beginning to emerge again in Sri Lanka.
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 Canada encourages Sri Lanka to fulfill its commitment to UNHRC on the anniversary of Black July:
July 24, Ottawa: Canada, which has a large number of Tamil community, today asked the Sri Lankan government to fulfill its commitment made to the United nations Human Rights council (UNHRC) last year to achieve reconciliation and accountability.
 Sri Lankan PM questions how fighting corruption is political revenge:
July 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has questioned how implementing law against corruption becomes political revenge as the joint opposition claims.
  Government warns plantation companies failing to pay Rs. 2500 wages increment to workers:
July 24, Colombo: The Sri Lankan Government informed regional plantation companies that they are also required to pay the Rs. 2,500 rupees salary increment given to the private sector, to the estate workers.
 Japanese, Omani naval ships arrive at Sri Lanka's Colombo Port:
July 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, welcomed two Japanese naval ships and a Royal Omani Navy Ship arrived at the Port of Colombo on Sunday.
 Sri Lanka's LAUGFS plans LPG imports from Iran again:
July 24, Tehran: Managing Director of Sri Lanka's LAUGFS Holdings Ltd.'s W.K.H. Wegapitiya has said that his company is planning to resume import of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from Iran.
 Sri Lanka hopes to restore crude oil imports from Iran:
July 24, Teheran: The Sri Lankan Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Chandima Weerakkody has expressed hope that Colombo will resume oil and gas purchases from Iran, Petro Energy Information Network of Iran reported.
 President to deposit treasure items in Moragahakanda Kalu Ganga reservoir project tomorrow:
July 24, Colombo: All arrangements are in place for the President Maithripala Sirisena to deposit the treasure items (Nidhan Wasthu) in the main dam of the Moragahakanda - Kalu Ganga reservoir project tomorrow.
 Pakistan national carrier confirms talks with SriLankan on leasing four A330s:
July 24, Islamabad: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) said it is in negotiations with the SriLankan Airlines for the wet lease of four wide-bodied A-330 aircraft.
  Sri Lankan President instructs to raise VAT on tobacco and remove private healthcare charges :
July 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena said he has instructed the relevant sections to raise the Value Added Tax (VAT) on cigarettes and completely remove the private hospital charges from the tax.
  Sri Lanka Navy seizes 156 kg of Kerala Cannabis abandoned on the northwestern coast:
July 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan Navy personnel have recovered a stock of 'Kerala Ganja' abandoned on the northwestern coast after spotting a suspicious boat in the seas off the area.
 Sri Lanka defense officials evaluate the status of land in North to accelerate resettlement of the displaced:
July 24, Colombo: A high-level delegation of defense officials including the Secretary of Defense Karunasena Hettiarachchi and Commander of Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva on Saturday visited and evaluated the status quo of the Army-released civilian lands in Jaffna and the progress of the ongoing house construction projects of the Army for accelerated resettlement of the displaced persons.
 Government to purchase power from private producers:
July 23, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government is considering buying power from private producers while promoting individual residential solar systems to electrify public homes.
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 Sri Lanka PM criticizes print media for attempting bring 'thieves' back to power:
July 23, Kandy: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today singled out some print media outlets for attempting to bring the 'thieves' back to power and topple the government.
 Sri Lankan President requests politicians and public officials to build public's trust in government:
July 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena stressed that he will not allow the politicians or public officials to hide behind the label of "Yahapalana" and commit bad acts.
 Sri Lanka police arrest a man dressed in a burka at the airport:
July 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka police today arrested a Sri Lankan Muslim man dressed in a burka arrested at the country's international airport in Colombo.
 FCID clears former Ministry of Megapolis adviser of financial fraud allegations :
July 23, Colombo: The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) of Sri Lanka police has cleared the former consultant to the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development and former chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Vidya Amarapala of financial fraud allegations.
 Case against former Minister Basil Rajapaksa over misappropriating Divi Neguma Funds fixed for December 06:
July 23, Colombo: The case against former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and former director General of the Divi Neguma Department R.A.A.Kithsiri. Ranawaka will be taken up for hearing on December 06.
 Sri Lanka tea meets Saudi FDA specifications, delegation told:
July 23, Riyadh: Sri Lankan tea fulfils the specifications of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA), a government official, who was leading a delegation to the Saudi capital of Riyadh has said, according to a report in Arab News.
 A polished entrance: Unger joins the Spotless portfolio:
July 23, Colombo: Industrial smart cleaning solutions provider Spotless will add globally recognized cleaning product brand Unger to its portfolio this month.
 Stellar results wins Renuka City Hotel Booking.com Best Performance Award for 2015:
July 23, Colombo: Exceptional occupancy rates and top-notch revenue generation by Renuka City Hotel resulted in the hotel winning Booking.com's Award for Best Performance in 2015.
 Social Welfare Register introduced to reduce 'ghost' beneficiaries:
July 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs with the technical assistance of ICTA, has prepared an Integrated Social Welfare Register to reduce ghost beneficiaries.
 Sri Lanka condemns shooting in Munich:
July 23, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government condemning the Friday's shooting at a Munich shopping Centre which left nine people dead and 16 more injured, extended the condolence to the families of the victims.
  Asian Human Rights Commission blasts former president's statement on Office of the Missing Persons:
July 23, Colombo: The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), a regional non-governmental organization that monitors human rights in Asia, heavily criticized the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa's recent statement on the Office of the Missing Persons (OMP) established by the current government to investigate the enforced disappearances during the war.
 Human rights situation in Sri Lanka continued to improve this year but challenges remain - UK report:
July 22, London: The human rights situation in Sri Lanka continued to improve between January and June 2016 but much remains to be done for the island nation to fulfil the commitments made in the October 2015 UN Resolution, the United Kingdom said in its human rights report.
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  Kuwait to partner with Sri Lanka to develop fishery sector:
July 22, Nairobi: Kuwait, the Persian Gulf economy with a longstanding aquaculture tradition, has revealed its keenness for Sri Lankan seafood -and also expressed its interest to partner with the island nation's fishery industry.
  Malaysia offers employment opportunities for Sri Lankan professionals, considers investing more in development projects:
July 22, Colombo: The Government of Malaysia has agreed to provide more employment opportunities for Sri Lankan professionals and skilled workers in Malaysia and consider more investments in development projects in the island nation, the government of Sri Lanka said.
 Sri Lanka to release 73 Indian fishermen in custody :
The Sri Lankan authorities have decided to release at least 73 Indian fishermen in custody for violating the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and poaching in the island's waters.
 New World Bank Country Director on a familiarization visit to Sri Lanka this week:
July 22, Colombo: Idah Pswarayi-Riddihough, the new World Bank Country Director for Sri Lanka and Maldives is visiting Colombo this week.
 USS New Orleans to arrive in Sri Lanka on July 24 :
July 22, Colombo: The USS New Orleans (LPD 18) with embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will arrive in Sri Lanka for a port visit on July 24.
 Pakistan keen to expand trade with Sri Lanka, proposes a Mutual Recognition Agreement:
July 22, Nairobi: Sri Lanka's second largest trade partner in SAARC Pakistan has proposed for a new, turnaround level trade between the two countries, Sri Lankan Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said.
 ADB to provide Sri Lanka additional US$ 60 million for Local Government Enhancement project:
July 22, Colombo: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to provide an additional loan amount of US$ 60 million for the success of the Local Government Enhancement Sector Project (LGESP) (Pura Neguma Project) executed by the Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government.
  Malaysian Deputy PM urges Sri Lankan businessmen to seize investment opportunities in Malaysia:
July 22, Colombo: Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is in Sri Lanka for a two-day working visit, urged the investors and industry players in Sri Lanka to seize the opportunity to choose Malaysia as their preferred investment destination.
 South Korea assures to continue annual teacher training opportunities provided to Sri Lanka:
July 22, Colombo: South Korea has assured to continue the annual teacher training opportunities provided to Sri Lanka teachers and also to increase the number of participants in the program.
  Attorney General indicts six suspects in Sri Lankan Tamil MP's murder:
July 22, Colombo: The Attorney General Thursday filed indictments in the High Court against six accused over the killing of former TNA Jaffna District parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj and his body guard in 2006.
 IFC, Sampath Bank boost trade finance for small businesses in Sri Lanka:
July 22, Colombo: IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is partnering with Sampath Bank PLC to provide trade financing for Sri Lankan exporters to help them access global markets and boost the country's trade.
 Sri Lanka's Rio 2016 Olympic Team meets President:
July 21, Colombo: The Sri Lankan team for the Rio 2016 Olympics met President Maithripala Sirisena today (21) at the President's Official Residence.
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 Major restructuring in Sri Lanka national carrier - Minister:
July 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Public Enterprise Development Kabir Hashim says that a major restructuring process is in progress to make the debt-ridden national carrier, Sri Lankan Airlines a profit making venture.
 Police seize a 274 kilogram cocaine consignment worth over Rs. 4 billion:
July 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have seized the largest ever consignment of cocaine concealed in two containers at a private container yard in Peliyagoda.
  Sri Lanka cabinet approves Rs. 971 million to immediately resettle IDP families:
July 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has emphasized to the Cabinet of Ministers the need to immediately resettle all internally displaced persons who reside in welfare camps IDPs.
 Sri Lanka's 2017 budget targets achieving SDGs by 2030:
July 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan government has decided to prepare next year's budget focusing on achieving the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the UN that should be achieved by 2030.
  Sri Lanka Cricket announces automation of ticketing and other related services:
July 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket today announced that it would automate ticketing and other related services in an ambitious plan to increase the number of match-day tickets sold to 100,000 per Test series, over the next four years.
  Sri Lankans protest before UN office for immediate resolution of Kashmir issue:
July 21, Colombo: The Kashmir Study Forum Sri Lanka along with Pakistani and Sri Lankan community organized a peaceful demonstration in front of United Nation Office at Bauddhaloka Mawatha in Sri Lanka to highlight the recent upsurge in extrajudicial killing and human rights violation in Indian Occupied Kashmir by the Indian forces.
 Sri Lanka nationwide inflation rises to 6.4 percent in June 2016:
July 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's nationwide inflation in June 2016 determined under the new National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) rose to 6.4 percent from 5.3 percent recorded in May 2016, on an year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Statistics reported on Thursday.
  President to comprehensively review existing and proposed Customs Acts:
July 21, Colombo: Members of the Sri Lanka Custom Officers' Association met President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat Thursday and held a discussion on the topic of introduction of the new Customs Act today.
 Government policy is to achieve reconciliation through poverty elimination and economic progress - President :
July 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says Sri Lanka’s policy is to achieve development and eliminate poverty from the country. He said it is the way to ensure reconciliation in the country.
 India lays foundation stone for Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Auditorium in Sri Lanka's University of Ruhuna :
July 21, Matara: High Commissioner of India Y. K. Sinha laid the foundation stone for the Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Auditorium in the University of Ruhuna, Matara on Thursday July 21, 2016.
 Malaysian Deputy PM arrives in Sri Lanka for two-day working visit:
July 21, Colombo: Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi arrived in Colombo early Thursday for a two-day working visit to Sri Lanka.
  CID questions former IGP over popular editor Lasantha Wickremetunga's murder:
July 21, Colombo: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Sri Lanka Police has questioned a former Inspector General of Police (IGP) recently in connection with the murder of former Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickremetunga.
 Norway and UNDP partner to expand support to resettled communities in Sri Lanka:
July 21, Colombo: The Government of Norway and United Nations Development Programme [UNDP] in Sri Lanka has entered in to a partnership agreement to expand support to resettled communities in Sri Lanka's conflict affected areas.
 World Bank pledges to extend full assistance to Sri Lanka:
July 21, Colombo: The World Bank has reiterated that it is prepared to extend its full assistance towards Sri Lanka. The new World Bank Country Director Dr. Idah Pswarayi- Riddihough stated this when she met Sri Lanka's Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake yesterday at the Finance Ministry.
 Sri Lanka to deepen relations and cooperation with Jamaica :
July 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka has strong interest in strengthening bilateral relations with Jamaica, the new Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the Caribbean country has said.
 BOC among world's top 1000 banks, ranked no.1 in Sri Lanka:
July 21, Colombo: UK's 'The Banker' Magazine has once again named The Bank of Ceylon as the No. 1 Bank in Sri Lanka among the world's top 1000 banks in its July 2016 issue.
 Northern Province Governor says extremists are attempting to inflame situation after the university students' clash :
July 20, Colombo: The recent clash between two groups of students at the University of Jaffna has stirred up both North and South and some extremist groups are attempting to inflame situation instead of calming it, the Governor of Northern Province Reginald Cooray said.
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 No investor will be allowed to start casinos in Sri Lanka - PM:
July 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has stressed that no investor will be allowed to start casinos in the country.
 Sri Lanka to table a National Sustainable Development Act in Parliament within a month:
July 20, New York: As the first country in the Asia-Pacific Region to establish a Ministry for Sustainable Development, and as the current Chair of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development, Sri Lanka now is in a unique leadership position to champion transformation to sustainable development, the Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife Gamini Jayawickrama Perera said.
 Sri Lanka SEC issues directive blocking sale of Agalawatte Plantation shares :
July 20, Colombo: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Sri Lanka today issued a directive blocking the sale of 15.2 million shares of Agalawatte Plantations belonging to Mackwoods Plantations (private) Limited.
  US Embassy announces grants program to support youth in Sri Lanka:
July 20, Colombo: The United States Embassy in Colombo today announced the Youth Empowerment Grants (YEG) program to fund projects to benefit Sri Lankan youth.
 CID starts investigating PSD officers over rugby player's murder:
July 20, Colombo: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Sri Lanka Police has launched an investigation into the involvement of former Presidential Security Division (PSD) officers in the murder of the national rugby player Wasim Thajudeen, the CID told the Colombo Magistrate Court today.
 Malaysia seeks Sri Lanka's cooperation in combating terrorism:
July 20, Colombo: Malaysia is seeking Sri Lanka's cooperation in combatting terrorism and the Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who will arrive in Sri Lanka tomorrow on a two-day working visit, will discuss the issue with Sri Lankan officials, the Malaysian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Wan Zaidi Wan Abdullah said.
  Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister to visit Sri Lanka Thursday:
July 20, Colombo: The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs of Malaysia Dato Seri Dr. Ahmed Zahid Hamidi, will pay an official visit to Sri Lanka from 21 to 22 July 2016, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said today.
 World Bank grants Sri Lanka US$ 55 million to develop strategic cities:
July 20, Colombo: The World Bank today signed a US$ 55 million loan agreement with Sri Lanka for the Strategic Cities Development Project to improve urban services, preserve cultural and environment assets, and improve livability in Jaffna, adding the city to an existing project to develop Galle and Kandy.
 Swiss authorities indict 13 Tamil Tiger supporters for supporting LTTE through a microcredit system:
July 20, Bern: The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland has indicted 13 accused associated with Sri Lanka's terrorist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) for providing financial support to the organization through a sophisticated microcredit system.
 Sri Lanka Navy arrests 15 persons engaged in illegal harvesting of sea cucumbers :
July 20, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy Wednesday said it has arrested 15 local fishermen for allegedly engaged in illegal harvesting of sea cucumbers without a license.
  Sri Lanka seeks global support to reach SDGs by 2030:
July 20, Nairobi: Having achieved remarkable progress in its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Sri Lanka has called for global support to reach its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets by 2030.
 Private sector financing opportunities for clean energy projects in Sri Lanka:
July 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka - Canada Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in keeping with its unwavering commitment to the membership and the community organized an interactive session recently with the participation of IFC, a member of the World Bank Group and the IFC-Canada Climate Change Program and the government of Canada to help Sri Lankan private sector companies grow and develop their businesses by using clean and green renewable energy solutions.
 Ministers visit Jaffna University to assess the situation, assure it's entirely peaceful :
July 20, Colombo: A team of government ministers visited the restive campus of the Jaffna University Tuesday to assess the situation following a clash between two groups of students on Saturday, and assured that the situation in the University is 'entirely peaceful'.
 EU reiterates plans to widen €210 million development program in Sri Lanka to include reconciliation and good governance:
July 20, Brussels: The European Union Tuesday reiterated his plans to widen its €210 million (Rs. 34.4 billion) development program in Sri Lanka beyond rural development to provide grants for reconciliation and good governance.
  Sri Lanka police bust fake passport operation to send women to Kuwait :
July 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have uncovered a racket sending women to Kuwait by providing them with fake passports, fake Kuwait visa and immigration and emigration seals.
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 Officials instructed to consider fishermen's input and environment feasibility reports before constructing fishery harbors:
July 19, Colombo: Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Mahinda Amaraweera has instructed his ministry officials to consider the suggestions of fishermen as well as environment feasibility reports before constructing fishery harbors.
  Basil Rajapaksa hospitalized following remand :
July 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's former Economic Development Minister and a brother of the former President, Basil Rajapaksa was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital (CNH) for a medical check-up, this afternoon, a spokesman of the Department of Prisons said.
  Three Sri Lankans nabbed for attempting to smuggle Rs. 166 million worth foreign currency:
July 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials have arrested three Sri Lankan nationals this morning at the Departure Lounge of the Colombo International Airport in Katunayake for attempting to smuggle out foreign currency worth Rs 166 million.
 Committee appointed to probe the Jaffna University clash, Vavuniya campus to reopen tomorrow:
July 19, Colombo: Jaffna University authorities have appointed a three-member Committee to probe the clash which erupted between two student groups of the Jaffna University.
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