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  ADB grants Sri Lanka USD 350 million for development of road networks and wind power project

Nov 22, Colombo: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has granted Sri Lanka USD 350 million of financial assistance for two development projects.

The Ministry of Finance and Mass Media Wednesday (Nov 22) entered into two Loan Agreements with the ADB to borrow USD 150 million for the development of 3400 km of rural roadways and USD 200 million for the implementation of 100 MW Wind Power Generation Project in Mannar Island.

 SLBFE pays Rs. 51 million this year as compensation to migrant workers :
Nov 23, Colombo: Minister of Justice and Foreign Employment Thalatha Athukorala says due to the mediation of Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) 115 migrant workers who did not receive wages were paid Rs. 51.64 million as salary arrears from January this year.

  Colombian delegation visits Sri Lanka to study reconciliation initiatives:
Nov 23, Colombo: As part of an initiative by USAID and Common Grounds, a delegation from Columbia comprising 11 members visited the Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation on 21 November to draw knowledge, expertise and experiences on the reconciliation and integration efforts of the Sri Lankan Government.

  Sri Lankan Prime Minister to hold discussions with Indian Premier tomorrow:
Nov 22, New Delhi: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Rani Wickremesinghe who arrived in the Indian capital of New Delhi on Wednesday will hold extensive talks with his Indian counterpart Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow with an aim to lift the momentum of bilateral ties.
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 No need to postpone LG elections, both SLFP and UNP stress :
Nov 22, Colombo: The two major political parties of the government have stressed that they have no intention to postpone the local government elections.

 ADB assures to fully support Sri Lanka's infrastructure development plans:
Nov 22, Colombo: The Asian Development Bank (ADB), which marks 50 years of cooperation in development activities in Sri Lanka has assured that it would extend fullest support to the economic development plans initiated by the Sri Lankan government.

 SriLankan Airlines and Qantas provide more options to connect with new Melbourne service:
Nov 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national carrier, SriLankan Airlines, which last month launched daily non-stop services to Melbourne, is providing its valued passengers with a wide range of options to connect and fly to major cities in Australia and New Zealand

 Sri Lanka Cricket considering Chandika Hathurusinghe for post of National Head Coach:
Nov 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), the cricket authority Wednesday confirmed that it would explore the possibility of recruiting Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha for the post of National Head Coach.

  Sri Lanka nationwide inflation rises to 8.8 percent in October 2017:
Nov 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's nationwide inflation in October 2017 determined under the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) increased to 8.8 percent from 8.6 percent recorded in September on an year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Statistics reported.

 ADB grants Sri Lanka USD 350 million for development of road networks and wind power project:
Nov 22, Colombo: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has granted Sri Lanka USD 350 million of financial assistance for two development projects.

 Sri Lanka gets US$ dollar1.5 billion FDI this year:
Nov 22, Colombo: The Board of Investment (BOI) yesterday revealed Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) this year would double to US$ 1.5 billion from last year whilst expressing confidence of a US$ 5 billion figure by 2020.

 General amnesty for Sri Lanka Army absentees ends today:
Nov 22, Colombo: The extended general amnesty period offered to Army absentees (Absent Without Leave) to receive their legal discharge after reporting to their respective Regimental Headquarters ends on Wednesday (22).

 Court issues injunction preventing implementation of the gazette notification on Local Government elections:
Nov 22, Colombo: The Court of Appeal today issued a temporary injunction preventing the implementation of the gazette notification issued by the subject minister on delimitation of local authorities in relation to the Local Government elections.

 China Products Sri Lanka Exhibition 2017 opens today in Colombo:
Nov 22, Colombo: The 3rd edition of the China Products exhibition, one of the most renowned and successful multi-sector B2B international trade shows in Sri Lanka, will be opened this morning in Colombo with the Director General of Commerce as the Chief Guest.

 Sri Lanka shares its peacebuilding experience with the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission:
Nov 22, Colombo: Foreign Secretary Prasad Kariyawasam, joined by the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy, and Secretary-General of the Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms Mano Tittawella, shared information on Sri Lanka's journey of peacebuilding with the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission in New York on 20 November.

 Sri Lankan President to visit South Korea next week:
Nov 22, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on the invitation of President Moon Jae-in will undertake a state visit to the Republic of Korea from 28 to 30 November 2017, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said.

 World Meteorological Organization assures to assist Sri Lanka in strengthening meteorological Services :
Nov 22, Colombo: Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Petteri Taalas, has assured to collaborate with Sri Lanka in strengthening Meteorological Services for forecasting purposes, which would be more cost effective and could help avoid calamities caused by changes in weather patterns.

 CA Sri Lanka honors four founding members for their outstanding leadership to the accounting profession:
Nov 22, Colombo: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) recently paid tribute to four founding members of the institute, who during their lifetime gave leadership towards developing the accounting profession, almost six decades ago.

 Speaker orders investigation into alleged violation of parliamentarians' privileges:
Nov 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has ordered the Parliamentary Privileges Committee to investigate whether there was a violation of privileges of the parliamentarians during the Treasury Bond issue probe conducted by the Presidential Commission.

 Prime Minister arrives in India on a four-day official visit:
Nov 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday starting a four-day official visit to India to attend the 5th Global Conference on Cyberspace.
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 Colombo Stock Exchange and Korea Exchange agree to pursue mutual development :
Nov 21, Colombo: The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and Korea Exchange (KRX) announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a collaborative relationship focused on mutual development opportunities in the Sri Lankan and Korean capital markets.

  Sri Lankan Navy accused of chasing away 1700 Tamil Nadu fishermen from island waters :
Nov 21, Colombo: Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu have accused the Sri Lankan Navy personnel of snapping their fishing nets and chasing them back to Indian waters while they were fishing near the Katchatheevu islet this morning.

  No more garbage problem in Colombo - Minister :
Nov 21, Colombo: Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka says the garbage problem in the capital city of Colombo has been fully resolved.

  Sri Lanka child authority mulls introducing foster care system :
Nov 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's children welfare agency, the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) says it is considering to introduce the ‘Foster Care’ system in the country.

 Sri Lanka Telecom completes LTE-A Pro trial:
Nov 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Telecom has completed a new round of proof-of-concept (PoC) tests of LTE-Advanced Pro (LTE-A Pro) technology in Colombo, Telecom Asia reported.

  Sri Lankan's photograph of African lionesses captivates the world:
Nov 21, Colombo: A Sri Lankan has won the Grand Prize at the world's preeminent nature photography competition.
 Counsel appeals to the Supreme Court to reject the case against Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake:
Nov 21, Colombo: The lawyer representing the Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake today appealed to the Supreme Court to reject the case filed against his client charging him of contempt of court.
 Gamini Senarath, two others granted bail:
Nov 21, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today granted bail to the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa's top aide Gamini Senarath and two others, who had been remanded on charges of misappropriating state funds.
 Bond Commission clarifies that no telephone records of any MP were obtained or examined:
Nov 21, Colombo: Following the uproar from several parliamentarians in the Committee of Public Enterprise (COPE) that their parliamentary privileges have been breached by disclosing details of phone calls to them from the former director of Perpetual Treasuries Arjun Aloysius, the Presidential Commission inquiring into the Treasury Bond issue assured that telephone records of any MP were obtained or examined.
  Sri Lanka roadshow in Perth to attract Australian tourists :
Nov 21, Perth: With a growing focus on the Australian market the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) has commenced a series of events that will span an entire week.
 Petroleum Minister says no fuel shortage, complaint lodged at CID to investigate false rumors :
Nov 20, Colombo: Petroleum Resources Development Minister Arjuna Ranatunga assured that there is no shortage of petrol and the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) is in the possession of adequate fuel quantities.
 Sri Lanka's Prime Minister says 'nothing to hide' on the Treasury Bond issue:
Nov 20, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe gave a statement today to the Presidential Commission appointed to probe the Treasury Bond issue.
  Leader of the House calls for a party leaders meeting over breaching parliamentary privileges of MP :
Nov 20, Colombo: Leader of the House Minister Lakshman Kiriella today told Parliament that the parliamentary privileges of the MPs have been violated by disclosing details of phone calls to members of the Committee of Public Enterprise (COPE) from the owner of Perpetual Treasuries Arjun Aloysius.
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  Sri Lanka's Brandix signs Joint Venture agreement with Best Pacific of Hong Kong:
Nov 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's leading exporter Brandix has announced plans to launch a joint venture with the global synthetic materials manufacturer Best Pacific of Hong Kong to produce synthetic fabric and webbing in Sri Lanka with specific focus on warp knit synthetic fabric.
 Sri Lanka PM to visit India to attend the 5th Global Conference on Cyberspace:
Nov 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will leave for India on an official visit tomorrow, Prime Minister’s Office said today.
 Sri Lanka Army contributes to implementation of many health projects in the North :
Nov 20, Colombo: Many development programs are being implemented successfully under the guidance of President Maithripala Sirisena and with the contribution of Tri-Forces to uplift the living standards of the people in the North, who were affected by the three decade long brutal war, President's Media Division said in a statement.
 Sri Lanka Economic and Investment Conclave to bring over 200 investors from seven countries:
Nov 20, Colombo: The first Sri Lanka Economic and Investment Conclave (SEIC 2017), which aims to facilitate participation in the most dynamic economic opportunities that are available in Sri Lanka, will see the participation of over 200 investors from seven countries.
 Sri Lanka medical students returns to academic activities after protesting for nearly a year over SAITM:
Nov 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's medical students at state universities will resume academic activities today after boycotting classes for eleven months over the SAITM (South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine) issue.
 Sri Lanka Navy finds 150 kg stock of abandoned Kerala cannabis in northern seas:
Nov 20, Colombo: Sri Lankan Navy personnel have recovered a stock of over 150 kilograms of Kerala cannabis (Ganja) floating in the northern seas yesterday.
 Sri Lanka Prime Minister arrives at Bond Commission:
Nov 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry investigating alleged irregularities in the Central Bank Bond issue a short while ago.
 No shortage of fuel, no need to panic - Petroleum Ministry:
Nov 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Petroleum Resources Development Ministry said there are enough fuel stocks in the country now and requested the public not to panic unnecessarily about a rumor spreading that there is a shortage of fuel.
 Police arrest 41 suspects in connection with attacks in Jaffna :
Nov 19, Colombo: The police say 41 suspects were arrested in connection with the attacks that took place in Jaffna. The police headquarters states that three teams have been deployed to apprehend those involved.
 Prime Minister to give a statement to Bond Commission tomorrow:
Nov 19, Colombo: General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP) Minister Kabir Hashim says the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will give a statement to the Presidential commission insuring the Central Bank bond issue tomorrow.
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 Sri Lanka power regulator says over Rs. 50 billion financial losses could result from delays in implementing long term power projects :
Nov 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's power regulator, Public Utility Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) cautions that the delays in implementing the long term power projects in the next three years could result in financial losses over Rs. 50 billion and a power crisis that could seriously affect the national economy.
 Police arrest man transporting 5 kg of Kerala Cannabis in a public bus:
Nov 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested a man transporting two packages of Kerala Cannabis (Ganja) in a public bus plying from Mullaitivu to Kalpitiya this morning.
 Sri Lanka Cricket clarifies the ambiguity surrounding DRS appeal of Dilruwan Perera:
Nov 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket today clarified the ambiguity surrounding the DRS appeal of Dilruwan Perera during the 4th day's play of the 1st Test in Kolkata earlier this afternoon.
  Sri Lanka Navy arrest 8 Indian fishermen for poaching Sri Lankan waters:
Nov 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy said it has arrested eight Indian fishermen and seized their two trawlers yesterday for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters.
 Sri Lankan Prime Minister visits restive southern coastal town hit by Buddhist-Muslim communal violence :
Nov 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today visited the southern coastal town of Gintota in Galle district where clashes between the Buddhist and Muslim communities erupted injuring four people and resulting in damages to properties.
 UAE keen to support joint development projects with Sri Lanka :
Nov 19, Colombo: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is visiting Sri Lanka, called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence on Saturday (18).
  State Minister pledges to make the fisheries industry third biggest foreign exchange earner :
Nov 19, Colombo: State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Wedaarachchi says making the blue economy a reality, the fisheries industry would be made the third largest foreign exchange earner in the country by the year 2020.
 Curfew lifted in Gintota, police presence will be maintained:
Nov 19, Colombo: The12-hour police curfew imposed from 6.00 pm Saturday in some areas in the Galle District has been lifted at 6.00 am today, Police said.
 Sri Lanka needs a national strategic defense plan - Field Marshal Fonseka:
Nov 19, Colombo: The budget for both Ministries of Law and Order and Southern Development and Ministry of National Policy and Economic Affairs were passed in parliament today (18).
 Committee appointed to prevent recurrences of communal clashes:
Nov 18, Colombo: A special discussion was held in Galle today between people in the Gintota area, security divisions, both Buddhist and Muslim religious leaders and people's representatives. The meeting was presided by Minister of Home Affairs Vajira Abeywardena.
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  Gintota unrest: 19 suspects remanded, curfew again today:
Nov 18, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today remanded the 19 suspects arrested for inciting violence in the southern coastal town of Gintota in Galle while the government warned extremists against spreading rumors and fake messages on social media arousing communal clashes.
 Sri Lanka to bring back asylum seekers detained in Australian offshore detention centers:
Nov 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tilak Marapana says that, arrangements will be made to bring back the Sri Lankans who are not eligible for citizenship in Australia and detained in Australia's offshore detention centers in South Pacific islands of Christmas Island, Papua New Guinea, and Nauru.
 Freedom of expression should not be used harm social values, Sri Lanka telecommunication regulator warns:
Nov 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's electronic communication regulator, Telecommunications Regulatory Commission today warned against abusing the Freedom of expression to harm social values through modes of telecommunication.
  Sri Lanka's manufacturing and services sectors slow down in October 2017:
Nov 18, Colombo: Both manufacturing and service sectors of Sri Lanka slowed down in October 2017, compared to the previous month, the Central Bank's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) Survey released for the month showed.
 Sri Lanka, UAE advancing bilateral relations in multiple domains:
Nov 18, Colombo: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is keen to strengthen bilateral relations with Sri Lanka across multiple domains, the Gulf state's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan said when he met Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today in Colombo.
  Sri Lanka Prime Minister says will pay off all debts during this government's time :
Nov 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stated in parliament today that under the good governance government the Treasury will be brought under the control of the parliament and remove the debt burden of the people.
 Gintota under control, Law & Order Minister warns elements inciting communal violence :
Nov 18, Colombo: The tense situation occurred in Gintota last night has completely been brought under control, with law and order being established in the area, Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayaka said.
  Selyn launches 'Sthri by Selyn' - an ethical fashion collective for women by women:
Nov 18, Colombo: One of the country's largest social enterprises, nurturing over 1000 artisans across the island, Selyn has been at the forefront of the handloom industry as an ethical fashion and lifestyle brand since its inception.
 Finnish Firm in Sri Lanka to set up to project to produce energy from sea waves :
Nov 18, Colombo: Finland-based AW Energy, an ocean wave energy company, is working with the Government of Sri Lanka to set up a project to harness the potential of ocean wave energy around the southern coast of Sri Lanka.
 Police curfew imposed in parts of Galle to control tense situation:
Nov 17, Colombo: Police curfew has been imposed in several areas in the Galle District until 9.00am Saturday (18) due to a tense situation, Police headquarters said in a statement.
 Sri Lanka Army chief ordered to appear in court over disappearances :
Nov 17, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court has summoned the commander of the country’s over the disappearance of 24 Tamils since their arrest in 1996 by security forces during the internal conflict with the LTTE.
 Sri Lanka accepts 177 recommendations of third UPR, mindful of implementation of some :
Nov 17, Geneva: The United Nation Human Rights Council this morning adopted the outcome of the third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Sri Lanka at the 28th session of the Universal Periodic Review.
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 Court rejects former Defense Secretary's objections on Avant Garde case :
Nov 17, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today rejected the preliminary objections raised by the former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa of the Avant Garde floating armory case.
 Notice calling nominations for LG polls to be issued on Nov 27:
Nov 17, Colombo: The Chairman of the Elections Commission, Mahinda Deshapriya today announced that the notice calling for nominations for the Local Government elections will be issued on 27th November.
 Sri Lanka national security think tank holds panel discussion on post-war role of armed forces :
Nov 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national security think tank, the Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (INSSSL) held a panel discussion on the post-war role of Sri Lankan armed forces for a delegation visiting from Doha on Friday (November 17).
 Sri Lanka converts war-time IDP camp in North to an apparel village:
Nov 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka has transformed the war-time displacement camp that housed nearly 300,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at the conclusion of the war in May 2009 into an apparel village with garment factories as part of a new US$ 1.8 million national apparel initiative at village levels, Ministry of Industry and Commerce said in a statement.
 Law and Order Minister vows not to let the "Aava" gang to rise in Jaffna:
Nov 17, Colombo: Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayaka says the government has taken maximum possible action to control the 'Aava gang', the underworld group active in the Northern Province.
 Arrest warrant issued for former Sri Lankan ambassador to US Jaliya Wickramasuriya:
Nov 17, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court Friday issued an arrest warrant on former Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States, Jaliya Wickramasuriya.
 President appoints new SLFP organizers:
Nov 17, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed three new organizers of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and they received their appointment letters from the President at the Presidential Secretariat, on Thursday (16).
 EU-Sri Lanka Trade Related Assistance project publishes GSP+ Business Guide for Sri Lankan exporters:
Nov 17, Colombo: European Union-Sri Lanka Trade Related Assistance project has published a GSP+ Business Guide which provides an overview of relevant information for exporters from Sri Lanka.
  Norway extends Rs. 150 million support for resettlement in Sri Lanka's newly released areas of North :
Nov 17, Colombo: Ambassador of Norway to Sri Lanka and Maldives, Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther and Country Director of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka, Jørn Sørensen signed an Agreement to extend Government of Norway's support to the resettlement of the communities in the newly released Myliddy harbor area in Jaffna District.
 Sri Lanka Navy ship Sayurala arrives at Pattaya harbor in Thailand for ASEAN International Fleet Review -2017 :
Nov 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy Ship (SLNS) Sayurala which left for Thailand to take part in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) International Fleet Review 2017, arrived at the Pattaya harbor on Thursday (16th November).
 Airtel partners Google for online purchasing for first time in Sri Lanka:
Nov 17, Colombo: For the first time in Sri Lanka customers will be able to purchase apps and other digital content through their Airtel recharges or reloads launching with Google Play.
 Budget proposes a number of measures to enhance Sri Lanka's tourism sector:
Nov 17, Colombo: A large number of proposals have been introduced in the 2018 budget to enhance the tourism sector of Sri Lanka. New measures have been introduced with the aim to facilitate the growing tourism industry which remains a vibrant sector.
 Sri Lanka acquires automatic defendant surveillance broadcasting system :
Nov 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka has acquired the latest air surveillance and monitoring technology with the operation of a new radar system from Ratmalana airport.
 No one is held in secret custody, Sri Lanka President tells family members of missing persons:
Nov 16, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Thursday held a discussion with the family members of the missing persons at the Presidential Secretariat.
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 Malaysian security forces to undergo sea combat training in Sri Lanka to upgrade skills in maritime security control:
Nov 16, Colombo: Malaysian security and enforcement personnel will undergo sea combat training in Sri Lanka to strengthen and upgrade their skills in maritime security control, according to a report in New Straits Times.
 Sri Lanka Prime Minister to appear before presidential commission probing bond issue :
Nov 16, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will appear before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry investigating alleged irregularities in the Central Bank Bond issue next week.
 Sri Lanka Parliament passes Second Reading of 2018 budget :
Nov 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka parliament passed the Second Reading of the Appropriation Bill (2018) with a majority of 93 votes today, when it was taken for vote on the sixth allotted day.
 President, PM open Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo:
Nov 16, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today (Nov. 16) opened the latest addition of the Asia Pacific's leading luxury hotel group, Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts in Colombo.
 UNP Working Committee suggests measures to expedite court cases:
Nov 16, Colombo: The Working Committee of the Ruling United National Party (UNP) has proposed several measures to expedite the court cases and bring justice to the affected people.
 Tui Cruises' MS Mein Schiff 1 cruise ship makes debut arrival at Colombo Port :
Nov 16, Colombo: Tui Cruises' MS Mein Schiff 1 cruise ship carrying over 2,700 passengers and crew arrived at Port of Colombo in Sri Lanka on 13th November from Mumbai.
 World Bank clarifies media report on its role in Sri Lanka's plantation sector reforms:
Nov 16, Colombo: The World Bank on Wednesday released a statement clarifying a media report on the Bank’s involvement in modernizing the plantation sector in Sri Lanka.
  Sri Lankan President hopes to change the competition for admission to premier schools in Colombo:
Nov 16, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says every government is bound not only by international charters but also by the constitution to give educational rights to all the children in the country.
  Sri Lanka Navy arrests 10 Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan waters:
Nov 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy said it has arrested 10 Indian fishermen and seized their fishing trawler last night for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and fishing in Sri Lankan waters.
 Sri Lanka Army extends general amnesty period till the 22nd:
Nov 16, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Army has stated that the general amnesty period offered to army absentees enabling them to receive their legal discharge from the army has been extended till 22nd November.
 ONYX Hospitality Group continues Asian expansion with a new Amari hotel in Colombo:
Nov 16, Colombo: Thailand's ONYX Hospitality Group, one of the region's leading hotel management companies, will launch a brand-new Amari hotel in the Sri Lankan capital city of Colombo.
 Global response to Sri Lanka's progress in Human Rights achievements extremely positive and constructive - Harsha:
Nov 15, Geneva: Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs Dr. Harsha de Silva, who delivered Sri Lanka's statement to the third cycle of UPR review of Sri Lanka on Wednesday in Geneva, said the response to the island nation's progress in Human Rights from member states of the UN Human Right Council were "extremely positive and constructive".
 Sri Lanka apparel exports rise after reinstatement of EU GSP+:
Nov 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's per capita consumption of fish has increased to 46.7 kg in 2017 from 44 kilograms in 2016, the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development stated.
 Sri Lanka is making constant efforts to restore human rights of its citizens despite attacks on reforms:
Nov 15, Geneva: Sri Lanka is making constant efforts to restore human rights of all its citizens but being a democracy it is not easy to always make changes at great speed, the country's envoy to the 28th session of UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group said today.
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 Sri Lanka and Switzerland reaffirm commitment to further consolidate and advance bilateral political and economic cooperation :
Nov 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka and Switzerland reaffirmed the commitment to further consolidate and advance bilateral political and economic cooperation during the First Session of Foreign Office Consultations between the two countries held on Wednesday 15th November 2017 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombo.
 Human Rights Watch calls on Sri Lanka to adopt an action plan and timeline to implement Geneva proposals:
Nov 15, Geneva: The global human rights organization, Human Rights Watch (HRW) today urged the United nations members to insist on Sri Lanka to adopt an action plan and timeline to implement Geneva proposals as promises to the UN Human Rights Council have gone unmet.
 Sri Lanka Supreme Court awards compensation to British tourist deported for Buddha tattoo:
Nov 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court today ruled that the state should pay compensation to a female British tourist, who was arrested and deported for having a Buddha tattoo on her arm.
 World Bank recommends multi-prong strategies to close Sri Lanka's gender gap in the workforce:
Nov 15, Colombo: A new World Bank report has recommended multi-prong strategies to help women gain employment and then continue to thrive in the workplace in order to close Sri Lanka's gender gap in the workforce.
 Sri Lankan President raises awareness in lack of women representation in politics:
Nov 15, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says the current government is committed to increase female representation in politics and is formulating required laws and enacting them to increase the number of women in local governments.
 HNB Group posts Rs 16.8 billion PBT:
Nov 15, Colombo: Hatton National Bank PLC (HNB) continued its growth momentum to post a group Profit before VAT & NBT of Rs 20.7 Billion while the Profit Before Tax (PBT) and Profit After Tax (PAT) improved to Rs 16.8 Billion and Rs 11.8 Billion respectively
 Commissioner General of Exams transferred to Education Ministry:
Nov 15, Colombo: The Commissioner General of Examinations W.M.N.J. Pushpakumara has been transferred to the Ministry of Education, with immediate effect.
 Information technology becomes a compulsory subject for Sri Lankan students:
Nov 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that steps will be taken to make the information technology a compulsory subject in the school syllabus.
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