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  Thai Business Delegation briefed on Sri Lanka's Investment Potential

July 17, Colombo: A Thai delegation consisting of 35 leading entrepreneurs from the Thai Chamber of Commerce in Bangkok visited Sri Lanka as part of the business delegation accompanying the Prime Minister of Thailand on a State visit to Sri Lanka.

The delegation which was accompanying Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-O-Cho included the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Board of Trade of Thailand , The Federation of Thai Industries, Mitr Phol, Siam City Cement, Bangkok Dock Company Limited, Thai Airways International Minor International and others.

 46 teams compete for top honors at CSE Masterminds 2018:
July 19, Colombo: The second edition of 'CSE Masterminds', Sri Lanka's industry-wide capital market quiz competition organized by the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) concluded recently at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo with Lanka Securities emerging as the winner of the competition.

 Commercial Bank introduces Flash - Sri Lanka's first fully-fledged Digital Bank Account:
July 19, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has launched Sri Lanka's first fully-fledged Digital Bank Account designed to be the next evolution in digital financial services and financial wellness.

 Prime Minister assures national security is top priority:
July 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe assured that the government will safeguard country's national security and will not take any measures that would harm the country.
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 US, Sri Lanka navies Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) exercise begins in Trincomalee:
July 18, Colombo: The Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) exercise, between US Naval Special Warfare Forces personnel and Sri Lanka naval personnel from the 4th Fast Attack Flotilla (4FAF) and Special Boat Squadron (SBS) was ceremonially inaugurated at the Special Boat Squadron Training School (SBSTS) in Trincomalee yesterday (17th July).

  Second stage of Suvaseriya Ambulance Service to be launched nationwide in Jaffna on 21st:
July 18, Colombo: The second stage of Sri Lanka's first fully fledged free pre-hospital care ambulance service will be launched nationwide on Saturday, July 21st in Jaffna.

 Kalkuda OIC arrested for taking a bribe further remanded:
July 18, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today further remanded the Kalkuda Police OIC, Inspector Indunil de Silva, who was arrested on bribery charges until the 31st of this month.

 Court to decide on bail application of bond scam suspects Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena on October 11:
July 18, Colombo: The Court of Appeal today stated that the decision on the revision bail application filed by the bond scam suspects Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena will be announced on October 11.

 Correction: Fisheries Ministry provides over Rs. 440,000 to bring Sindur-2 fishermen back:
July 18, Colombo: Due to a translation error, the ColomboPage on 16 July reported that the Fisheries Department of Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development has provided over Rs 440,000 to bring home the seven fishermen on Sindur-2 vessel, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will hand over the money to the Maldives government.

 Sri Lanka receives additional US$ 16 million loan from Saudi fund for Kalu Ganga Development Project:
July 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka has received an additional US$ 16 million loan from Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) to finance the remaining work of Kalu Ganga Development Project.

  Sri Lanka President enlightens OGP summit on steps taken to break the link between power and corruption :
July 18, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena said that unlimited power creates corruption and during the last three years, Sri Lanka has taken several important steps to break the link between power and corruption in the country.

 Sri Lanka requests ICC to establish clear set of rules on ball tampering:
July 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Sports Minister Faizer Mustapha today called on the International Cricket Council (ICC) to establish a set of "simple, clear and certain rules and procedures" on ball tampering since the rules are "somewhat vague and lack clarity."

 Fisheries Ministry aims to increase annual earnings from fish exports to US$ 1.5 billion :
July 18, Colombo: State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development and Rural Economy Dilip Wedaarachchi says the plans are afoot to strengthen fish exports to earn an annual income of US$ 1.5 billion and a number of projects are to be launched for this purpose.

 Egypt-Sri Lanka Third Joint Commission in Colombo to explore unrealized trade potential:
July 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka and Egypt will hold the Third Joint Commission meeting in Colombo to mutually explore the immense but unrealized trade potentials, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said.

 Sri Lanka's manufacturing sector slows down while services sector grows in June 2018:
July 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's manufacturing sector slowed down in June 2018, compared to the previous month, while the Services Sector expanded albeit slowly, the Central Bank's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) Survey released for the month showed.

 Sri Lanka Army to take disciplinary action against 14 officers over Salawa army camp explosion :
July 18, Colombo: Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake has ordered to take disciplinary action against 14 officers over the massive explosion of Salawa army ammunition storage in Kosgama.

 Sri Lanka Cricket team donates medicines worth Rs. 1 million to Apeksha (Cancer) Hospital :
July 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket donated medicines worth Rs. 1 million to the Apeksha (Cancer) Hospital in Maharagama this evening.
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 There was no secret pact with Singapore, Minister Malik Samarawickrama dispels myths about Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA:
July 17, Colombo: There was no secret pact with Singapore and the Singapore - Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement was crafted with extensive stakeholder consultations, Sri Lanka's Minister of development strategies and international trade Malik Samarawickrema said in parliament today.

 Sri Lanka wins historic export judgement in the U.S. trade court:
July 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka has won the first ever revocation of countervailing duty imposed in the United States for a Lankan export, thanks to the continued pursuit of the Department of Commerce of Sri Lanka, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said.

 Welikada prison massacre firearms to be tested again, suspects further remanded until July 31:
July 17, Colombo: Colombo Magistrate Court today ordered Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to send the firearms used during the Welikada Prison riot which killed 27 inmates in 2012, to the Government Analysts for re-testing and further remanded the two suspect.

 Four including father arrested for giving alcohol to infant:
July 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested a father and three others for cruelty to a child following an investigation into a video appeared in social media which showed the father feeding his 13-mnth old son what appeared to be alcohol from a bottle.

 Jobs for graduates under several stages - Minister Harsha de Silva:
July 17, Colombo: State Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs Dr. Harsha De Silva today in Parliament stated that the government has decided to provide employment for unemployed graduates under several phases.

 Sri Lankan government aspires to allocate 6% of GDP for education by 2025 :
July 17, Colombo: The present unity government of Sri Lanka has increased the allocation for education to 3.5 percent of GDP from the 1.46 percent of GDP allocated by the previous government in 2014, and hopes to increase this percentage further, the Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera said.

 Sri Lankan President arrives in Georgia to attend the Open Government Partnership Summit:
July 17, Tbilisi: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in Georgia on Tuesday to attend the 5th Session of Open Government Partnership.

 Seven Sri Lankan fishermen who went missing and rescued near Maldives come home:
July 17, Colombo: The seven Sri Lankan fishermen who went missing along with their multi-day trawler since the 29th of last month and rescued by the Maldivian Coast Guard on the coast of Maldives have been brought home today [17].

  Thai Business Delegation briefed on Sri Lanka's Investment Potential :
July 17, Colombo: A Thai delegation consisting of 35 leading entrepreneurs from the Thai Chamber of Commerce in Bangkok visited Sri Lanka as part of the business delegation accompanying the Prime Minister of Thailand on a State visit to Sri Lanka.
 Engineering Faculty of Peradeniya University closed indefinitely :
July 17, Colombo: The Vice Chancellor of Peradeniya University has decided to indefinitely close its Engineering Faculty from 6:00 am today due to a crisis situation arisen with conducting exams.
 Special program launched to update websites of all Divisional and District Secretariats :
July 17, Colombo: A special program has been launched under the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's instructions to update the websites of all the government divisional and district secretariats.
 Sri Lanka Navy arrest four Indian nationals with 36 kg of Kerala cannabis :
July 17, Colombo: The Sri Lankan navy has arrested four Indian nationals transporting a stock of Kerala cannabis in the territorial waters of the island Monday.
  Sri Lanka Navy rescues two Indian fishermen drifting in the sea:
July 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has rescued two Indian fishermen stranded in the seas off the northern coast of Jaffna on Monday.
 Malaysia's Salcon bags US$ 17 million contract to build storm water pumping station in Sri Lanka :
July 17, Colombo: Malaysia's Salcon Engineering Berhad, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Salcon Berhad has bagged a Rs. 2.82 billion (RM 71.27mil) contract to build a storm water pumping station in Sri Lanka over a period less than two years.
 Sri Lanka Minister apologizes for statement regarding death penalty and wrongdoers in high places:
July 16, Colombo: Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera has apologized for a recent statement he made expressing his views on death penalty and individuals in high positions involved in drug dealing.
 U.S. to grant Sri Lanka Rs. 80 bn to strengthen development - State Minister :
July 16, Colombo: State Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs Niroshan Perera says that the United States is planning to grant Rs. 80 billion to strengthen Sri Lanka's development process.
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 Former police OIC, DIG arrested over Lasantha Wickrematunge's killing granted bail:
July 16, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today granted bail to former senior DIG Prasanna Nanayakkara and former Mount Lavinia Police Crimes OIC, SI Tissa Sugathapala who were arrested and in remand custody over the killing of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge.
 Adjournment debate on the New York Times report in Sri Lanka parliament on Thursday:
July 16, Colombo: Leaders of political parties in parliament have decided to hold an adjournment debate on Thursday, 19th July on the New York Times report on President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
  Investigations into checks cashed before 2015 presidential election are not suspended, PM affirms:
July 16, Colombo: Police investigations into a complaint, which alleged that a large number of checks were cleared at country's banks before the 2015 presidential election and the money was given to officials in the then President's Office, are not suspended Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today.
 Sri Lanka remains a 'Human Rights Priority Country' in UK Annual Human Rights Report:
July 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka remains a priority country in the United Kingdom's Annual Human Rights Report 2017 released today by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
 Sri Lanka captain, coach and manager suspended for four ODIs along with two Tests:
July 16, Colombo: The International Cricket Council Monday announced that Sri Lanka Captain Dinesh Chandimal, Coach Chandika Hathurusinghe and Manager Asanka Gurusinha' are suspended from participating in four ODIs and two Tests for "conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game".
  Sri Lanka highly committed to conserve and increase forest cover to 32 percent - President :
July 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka is now highly committed to conserve its existing forest cover and enhance to 32 percent by adopting better practices, to improve land governance, as a key measure to achieve the SDG target, President Maithripala Sirisena told the Committee on Forestry, of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today.
 Sri Lanka government ministries, UNICEF propose increased investment in Early Childhood Development :
July 16, Colombo: The United Nations children's' organization, UNICEF in Sri Lanka and government ministries jointly presented budget proposals to Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera today requesting increased investment in Early Childhood Development in the next budget.
  World Bank, Sexual Violence Research Initiative launch 2018 call for proposals for innovation in addressing gender-based violence:
July 16, Washington: The World Bank Group and the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) today announced a new open call for awards recognizing promising innovations aimed at preventing and responding to gender-based violence.
  EU joins Canada and Norway to oppose Sri Lankan government's decision to reinstate death penalty :
July 16, Colombo: The Delegation of the European Union (EU) jointly with the diplomatic missions of Canada and Norway in Sri Lanka has issued a statement opposing the Sri Lankan President's recent decision to reinstate death penalty for convicted drug traffickers.
 Police arrest five people in Trincomalee with a high-powered metal scanner :
July 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police following a tip-off received have arrested five people, who were transporting a high-powered metal scanner in a van.
 Law will be strictly enforced against errant traders arbitrarily raising prices - Finance Minister:
July 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera says law will be strictly enforced against errant traders who are raising prices of essential items arbitrarily.
 Sri Lanka BOI says investment projects worth over $16 bn under discussion with Singapore:
July 16, Colombo: The investment promotion agency of Sri Lanka Board of Investment, (BOI) says Sri Lanka is gearing to reap the benefits of the Free Trade Agreement with Singapore, with four mega projects being discussed by the agency.
 Sri Lanka to launch National Export Strategy this week to strengthen exports:
July 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Export Development Board (EDB) says the National Export Strategy (NES), developed by private and public stakeholders through extensive consultations, will be launched on Thursday, July 19.
 Fisheries Ministry provides over Rs. 440,000 to bring Sindur-2 fishermen back:
July 16, Colombo: The Fisheries Department of Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development has provided over Rs 440,000 to bring home the seven fishermen on Sindur-2 vessel, who were found in Maldives coast after they went missing with their vessel last month.
 Sri Lanka President arrives in Rome to attend the 24th COFO & 6th World Forest Week:
July 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has arrived at Fiumicino International Airport in Rome today (15) to attend the 24th session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO) and the 6th World Forest Week organized by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
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 Rs. 17 million worth Heroin found in Serunuwara:
July 15, Colombo: Police have found five packages of heroin buried in the Seenanweli coast in Serunuwara, Police Media Spokesperson said.
 Sri Lanka lawmaker suggests death penalty for prison officers abetting drug traffickers to organize crimes from jail:
July 15, Colombo: Colombo District UNP parliamentarian Mujibur Rahman in a letter to President Maithripala Sirisena has requested imposing death penalty also on prison officers who are abetting the convicted drug traffickers committing various organized crimes from jail.
 Sri Lanka Prime Minster launches 'Gamperaliya' accelerated rural development program :
July 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka today inaugurated a rapid Rural Development Project called "Gamperaliya" covering all the districts in the country to accelerate the economic growth of the country retarded by the adverse weather conditions in recent years.
 CSE to host briefing event for potential Empower Board sponsors on July 18:
July 15, Colombo: The Colombo Stock Exchange will host a briefing event next week to solicit sponsors for the recently launched Empower Board.
 Sri Lanka Army will not remove any army camps from North as rumored:
July 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army emphasized that national security is its utmost priority and it will not remove or close any army camps in the North as alleged by some media reports and politicians.
 Sri Lanka lifts ban on glyphosate :
July 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka has lifted the ban on the weedicide glyphosate nearly three years after it was imposed by President Maithripala Sirisena.
 Special programs to eradicate dengue mosquito breeding sites in Schools and construction zones :
July 15, Colombo: A meeting on the analysis of an entomology survey on dengue mosquito breeding sites in Colombo district schools was held under the patronage of Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne at the Ministry of Health recently.
 Increased spot fines for traffic violations from today:
July 15, Colombo: Vehicle traffic Police announce that the revised spot fines will be imposed from today for 33 traffic violations. The revision in fines for traffic violations is aimed at minimizing traffic accidents.
 Probe continues on mass grave found in Mannar in Northern Sri Lanka:
July 14, Colombo: Sri Lankan officials say Investigations are continuing on a mass grave discovered in Mannar in the North in late March.
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 Indian authorities bust fake passport racket, arrest two Sri Lankans:
July 14, Chennai: Indian police in Tamil Nadu state have busted a fake passport racket, which helped Sri Lankan nationals to fly abroad from the city as Indian citizens and arrested two Sri Lankans including a 38-year-old woman, suspected to be part of the racket.
 Sri Lankan government to provide houses for teachers :
July 14, Colombo: Minister of Housing and Construction Sajith Premadasa says that a program will be launched to provide houses for teachers who don't have permanent houses.
 Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission urges President to abolish death penalty:
July 14, Colombo: The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has in writing requested President Maithripala Sirisena to abolish the decision to enforce the capital punishment on drug traffickers and implement a powerful and long-term policy framework for the suppression of serious crime, including drug trafficking.
 Sri Lanka President leaves for Rome to attend 24th COFO & 6th World Forest Week :
July 14, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena left for Rome today (14) to attend the 24th session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO) and the 6th World Forest Week organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, President's Media Division said.
 Sri Lanka PM hopes to avoid crises and conflicts in Indian Ocean:
July 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says new strategies are needed to prevent crises and conflicts among countries in the Indian Ocean region.
 Prices of all bakery products except bread to increase from midnight Sunday:
July 14, Colombo: The All Ceylon Bakery Owners' Association has decided to increase the prices of all bakery products except bread by five rupees.
 Sri Lanka Opposition Leader requests visiting Thai PM to encourage investments in North and East:
July 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka Opposition Leader and the leader of Tamil National Alliance R. Sampanthan requested the visiting Thailand Prime Minister to encourage Thai private sector investors to invest in the North and East.
 Gamperaliya rapid Rural Development Project to commence tomorrow from Nikaweratiya:
July 14, Colombo: The Gamperaliya accelerated rural development program covering all the Divisional Secretariats in the country will be inaugurated on July 15th from Nikaweratiya in Kurunegala district.
 First Anti-Corruption High Court to be operational from next week:
July 14, Colombo: All arrangements are ready for the first Anti-Corruption High Court to become operational from next week, State Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Ajith P. Perera said.
 Finance Minister accuses former president of spreading lies about the fuel price revisions:
July 14, Colombo: Former president and finance minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is making false allegations and spreading lies about fuel price hike to mislead the people, said Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera at a media briefing held in Colombo today (13).
 Over Rs. 60 million worth drugs abandoned on eastern coastal belt:
July 13, Colombo: A stock of illegal drugs worth over Rs. 60 million was found abandoned on the coastal belt of Sampur in Trincomalee in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka, Police Media Spokesman's Office said.
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 Sri Lanka, Thailand aim to increase bilateral trade to USD 1.5 bn by 2020 through FTA:
July 13, Colombo: The President of Sri Lanka and Prime Minister of Thailand General Prayut Chan-o-cha have reaffirmed their commitment to increase the bilateral trade volume to USD 1.5 billion by the year 2020, together with achieving an equitable trade balance.
 Sri Lanka to gift a Sri Maha Bodhi sapling to Thailand:
July 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has reiterated to the visiting Prime Minister of Thailand General Prayut Chan-o-cha that Sri Lanka, signifying the long-standing historic, religious and cultural ties between the two countries, will present a sapling of the sacred Sri Maha Bodhi tree as a gesture of goodwill to bless the King Maha Vajiralongkorn and people of Thailand.
 STF thwarts an attempt to kill an inmate's wife, arrest five people:
July 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka's elite police Special Task Force (STF) today arrested five people and thwarted an attempt to kill a prisoner's wife when she was visiting her husband at the Colombo main Welikada Prison.
 Japan grants Sri Lanka Rs. 15.5 billion to implement project to prevent Non Communicable Diseases:
July 13, Colombo: The Government of Japan has agreed to provide a massive concessional loan of over Rs. 15 billion to Sri Lanka to implement the Health and Medical Service Improvement Project to prevent Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs).
 Sri Lanka's traditional medicines to be protected under international Intellectual Property system:
July 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka today announced that it is moving the centuries old folk medicines system for protection under Geneva's well-known "Traditional Knowledge" regime.
 Gem & Jewellery industry in Sri Lanka gets President's attention :
July 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena met with the representatives of the Gem & Jewellery industry at the Presidential Secretariat on Thursday (12) and engaged in discussions on measures need to develop the industry.
 Sri Lanka court releases 16 detained Indian fishermen under conditions:
July 13, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court has released 16 Indian fishermen who were in detention after they were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for illegally crossing International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL and poaching in Sri Lankan waters.
 India offers Ayush Scholarships to Sri Lankan students for higher education in traditional medicine:
July 13, Colombo: The High Commission of India Colombo has announced scholarships to Sri Lankan nationals under the Ayush Scholarship Scheme for UG/PG/PhD courses in Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy for the academic year 2018-19.
 BOI, EDB and Business France ink tripartite MoU to enhance cooperation, trade and investment:
July 13, Colombo: Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, the Export Development Board of Sri Lanka and Business France have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Thursday (12 ) to enhance cooperation in trade and investment.
 Sri Lanka, El Salvador to collaborate on prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease :
July 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka and El Salvador have agreed to collaborate on addressing challenges in the health sector especially prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) that is prevalent in both countries, during the recent visit of State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake to the Central American country.
 List of drug traffickers on death row forwarded to President:
July 13, Colombo: The list of names of prisoners sentenced to death for drug trafficking were to be handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday, according to local media reports.
  Thailand, Sri Lanka signed four MOUs to deepen bilateral cooperation:
July 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka and the Kingdom of Thailand agreed on the need to further strengthen the bilateral relations between the two countries when the leaders of the two countries met in Colombo on Thursday.
 '1000 Tanks - 1000 Villages' development program commenced:
July 13, Colombo: The Ministry of Agriculture has decided to develop all tanks that have been abandoned without being utilized under the program "Thousand Tanks - Thousands Villages" program.
 Sri Lanka Prison Department calls for applications again for the executioner post:
July 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prison Department has called for applications again for the post of executioner after the cabinet has given the nod to execute the death penalty for convicted drug dealers already in the death row.
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 More female state sector employees in Sri Lanka are professionally qualified than male employees:
July 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Public and Semi Government Sector employs over 1.1 million employees and more female employees are professionally qualified than their male counterparts, report of a recent survey conducted by the Census and Statistics department reveals.
  CID informs court that Navy has not provided information on van used in abduction of 11 youth:
July 12, Colombo: The Criminal Investigations Department today informed Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne that the Sri Lanka Navy has not yet provided the information on the vehicle that is necessary to investigate the alleged abduction and murder of 11 youth.
 CICT says Rs. 19 mn payment to Pushpa Rajapaksa Foundation was a donation in good faith:
July 12, Colombo: Colombo International Container Terminals Ltd., (CICT), the Chinese company operating the Colombo Port's third container terminal says the Rs. 19.41 million given to a foundation run by Pushpa Rajapaksa, wife of ex-minister Basil Rajapaksa in 2012 is a donation in good faith.
 Sri Lanka PM instructs to bring new legislation for a national education policy:
July 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed Minister of Education to bring in new legislation to create a national education policy.
  UNFPA Generation-to-Generation dialogue addresses the need for Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Sri Lanka:
July 12, Colombo: To commemorate World Population Day 2018, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka hosted a Generation-to-Generation dialogue today to highlight the need for Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in Sri Lanka especially, to educate the country's youth.
  Thai PM's visit to Sri Lanka aims to strengthen bilateral relations to a Strategic Economic Partnership:
July 12, Colombo: Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand General Prayut Chan-o-cha, accompanied by his spouse, Associate Professor Naraporn Chan-o-cha, arrived in Sri Lanka on Thursday for a two day official visit.
 PUCSL will make final decision on tender for Kerawalapitiya Power Station, Supreme Court told:
July 12, Colombo: The Attorney General yesterday (11) informed the Supreme Court that the final decision on which company will get the tender for the 300MW Kerawalapitiya Natural Gas Power Plant will be made by the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCL).
 World Bank approves US$ 200 mn loan to improve primary healthcare services in Sri Lanka:
July 12, Washington: The World Bank Board of Directors today approved a $200 million loan to help increase the use and the quality of Sri Lanka's primary healthcare services.
  Dialog powers 'Woman Entrepreneur of Year 2017':
July 12, Colombo: Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka's premier connectivity provider, partners the Women's Chamber of Industry and Commerce (WCIC) to power the 10th installation of the 'Women Entrepreneur of the Year'.
 Special Dengue eradication campaign in 8 districts today and tomorrow:
July 12, Colombo: The National Dengue Control Unit says that there is an increase in the number of dengue patients with the active South West monsoon rains.
  Court orders telephone companies to hand over all mobile phone records of Arjun Aloysius to CID:
July 11, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today ordered the telephone companies to hand over all the phone records from the mobile phone SIMS issued to businesses under the former Perpetual Treasuries (PTL) Director Arjun Aloysius and the SIMS of his personal mobile phones to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).
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 Amnesty International calls on Sri Lanka to halt plans to implement death penalty for drug dealers:
July 11, Colombo: The London-based global human rights organization, Amnesty International (AI) today called on Sri Lanka to halt any plans to implement the death penalty for drug traffickers.
 Sri Lanka unveils long-term development plan for Eastern port city of Trincomalee :
July 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka today launched the long-term development plan for the Eastern port city of Trincomalee and surrounding cities in the island's Eastern Province.
 Sri Lanka armed forces to be empowered for controlling illegal drug trade :
July 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal to bring in legislation seeking the active contribution of Tri Forces for controlling illegal drugs.
 Pidilite opens a new state-of-the-art adhesive manufacturing plant at Polgahawela in Sri Lanka :
July 11, Colombo: A state-of-the-art manufacturing plant of Pidilite Lanka (Private) Limited was formally commissioned at Polgahawela in Sri Lanka's North Western Province on Tuesday, 10th July.
  U.S. Navy Seventh Fleet aircraft locates missing Sri Lankan fishermen in Indian Ocean:
July 11, Colombo: A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft located a missing fishing vessel on July 10, after joining search efforts at the request of the Sri Lankan Navy, the U.S. Embassy in Colombo said.
 Sri Lanka President ready to approve death penalty for drug dealers:
July 11, Colombo: As Sri Lanka is battling to eradicate its growing narcotics problem, President Maithripala Sirisena said that he would sign required orders to execute capital punishment for convicted drug traffickers who carry out large scale drug smuggling operations while in detention.
 Sri Lanka National Economic Council discusses ways to boost foreign exchange reserves:
July 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's National Economic Council has paid attention on finding a systematic solution to save the customer from the disadvantageous circumstances emerged due to the business dealers attempting to gain exorbitant profits when providing goods and services.
 Sri Lanka Labor Demand Survey 2017 identifies occupations demanded by private sector :
July 11, Colombo: On a request by the Policy Development Office of The Prime Minister's Office Sri Lanka's Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) has conducted the first ever survey on the labor demand in the country in 2017.
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