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  Death toll from floods and landslides in Sri Lanka rises to 146, another 112 missing

May 28, Colombo: The death toll from flooding and mudslides brought about by torrential rains in Sri Lanka rose to 146 on Sunday while another 112 are reported missing, the Disaster Management Center said in its latest situation report.

According to the DMC figures issued at noon today, 442,299 people belonging to 114,124 families were affected in 15 Districts due to the flood situation while 101,638 people belonging to 24,603 families were located at 319 safe locations.

 Second Indian ship INS Shardul arrives at Colombo Port with flood relief:
May 28, Colombo: Following the devastating floods and landslides in Sri Lanka, The second Indian naval ship dispatched to Sri Lanka to render assistance to rescue and relief operations arrived in Colombo Port Sunday.

 Death toll from floods and landslides in Sri Lanka rises to 146, another 112 missing:
May 28, Colombo: The death toll from flooding and mudslides brought about by torrential rains in Sri Lanka rose to 146 on Sunday while another 112 are reported missing, the Disaster Management Center said in its latest situation report.

 Russian President sends condolences to Sri Lanka President :
May 28, Colombo: Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a message of condolences to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena over the deaths and destruction caused by the disastrous weather.

 Part of Southern Expressway temporarily closed due to flooding:
May 28, Colombo: Due to heavy rains several access roads to the Southern Expressway has been submerged and part of the Expressway has been closed temporarily for the motorists, the police said.

 Sri Lanka's new 'Private - Public Partnership Unit to be launched at the Ceylon Chamber's Investment Conclave:
May 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka will launch its newly established Private - Public Partnership ( PPP) Unit at the upcoming 'Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2017', which will take place from 30th May to 01st June 2017, in Colombo, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce said.

 Indian police probe international kidney racket linked to Sri Lanka:
May 28, Colombo: Investigations into the kidney racket busted by the Delhi Police on Thursday have revealed that the accused had links in Colombo.

 UN support to Sri Lanka disaster relief as death toll from floods and landslides reaches 122:
May 28, Colombo: The Government of Sri Lanka has made a formal request for support to the UN Resident Coordinator's Office on 26 May 2017 following the onset of the monsoon and its impact in the Southern and Western regions of the country.

 Sri Lanka Navy chief reviews Indian Naval Academy passing out parade :
May 27, Ezhimala, Kerala: Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne today reviewed the Passing Out Parade (POP) of 338 cadets at the Indian Naval Academy in Ezhimala.
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 Government allocates Rs. 150 million for immediate relief measures :
May 27, Colombo: The Sri Lankan Government has increased the amount of money allocated for the preliminary relief measures in seven districts affected by the flood and landslide, Minister of Health, Nutrition, and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said Saturday.

 Update: Death toll from adverse weather in Sri Lanka rises to 113, over 493,000 displaced:
May 27, Colombo: The death toll from severe flooding and landslides in Sri Lanka has increased up to 113 by the end of the day, Saturday, Co- Cabinet spokesman Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne addressing media this evening (27th May) said.

 President discuses immediate steps for necessary relief measures to disaster-hit people :
May 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena said a proper program based on information obtained from the relevant institutions would be implemented to build the houses destroyed due to the adverse weather.

 US to send emergency assistance to Sri Lanka for flood relief :
May 27, Colombo: The United States Ambassador in Sri Lanka Atul Keshap today said the people of his country will send emergency assistance worth Rs.15 million for immediate relief to those affected by the floods and landslides in Sri Lanka.

  Pakistan to send relief assistance for Sri Lanka:
May 27, Colombo: The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan, Dr. Sarfraz Ahmad Khan Sipra, in a message to the people and Government of Sri Lanka has said that the people and Government of Pakistan are aggrieved over the floods and mudslides triggered by Monsoon rains in Sri Lanka which caused death and destruction in many parts of the country.

 Indian Naval Ship Kirch arrives in Sri Lanka with relief assistance for people displaced by floods:
May 27, Colombo: The first Indian naval ship dispatched to Sri Lanka to assist render assistance to rescue and relief operations arrived in Colombo Port this morning.

 Death toll from floods and landslides in Sri Lanka rises to 100, another 99 missing:
May 27, Colombo: The death toll from severe flooding and landslides in Sri Lanka rose to 100 on Saturday while another 99 are reported missing, the Disaster Management Center said in its latest situation report.

 Sri Lanka Air Force Airman fell off from helicopter during flood rescue operations dies:
May 27, Colombo: A Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Airman who had fallen from a helicopter while engaging in a flood rescue operation in Neluwa area in Galle has died.

 Indian PM condoles the loss of lives and property in Sri Lanka due to flooding and landslides:
May 27, New Delhi: India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi condoled the loss of lives and property in Sri Lanka due to flooding and landslides and expressed solidarity with Sri Lanka, assuring of complete assistance in relief and rehabilitation operations.

 India dispatches three Navy ships to assist Sri Lanka disaster relief operations :
May 27, Colombo: The Indian government has offered to assist Sri Lanka in rescue and relief operations after floods and landslides fueled by torrential rains left 91 people dead and another 110 missing.

 Orientation program for Jaffna Sunday schoolteachers on national integration, reconciliation:
May 27, Colombo: A national reconciliation event was held in Jaffna at Weerasingham Hall, with the participation of over 1000 religious school teachers, to introduce and institutionalize National Integration and Reconciliation concepts and principles to the Sunday school teaching.

 Sri Lanka's John Keells profit before tax increases 19% to Rs.22.89 billion for 2016/17:
May 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka's blue chip conglomerate John Keells Holdings (JKH) recorded a 19 percent increase in the Group's recurring Profit Before Tax (PBT) and the profits attributable to equity holders for the financial year 2013/14.

 Sri Lanka PM instructs tri forces and police to provide relief to flood affected people:
May 26, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said he has received a full report on the present climate situation and relevant institutions have informed him that the emergency situation will continue.

 Sri Lanka seeks UN assistance to handle the worsening flood situation:
May 26, Colombo: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has activated the Emergency Response Unit of the Ministry, to coordinate rescue and relief measures related to the flood situation in several parts of Sri Lanka.

 Minister says sluice gates of hydropower reservoirs will not be opened:
May 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said that the sluice gates of hydropower reservoirs that comes under the purview of the Ceylon Electricity Board will not be opened despite the prevalence of the rain.

 Australia and Sri Lanka sign new partnership to fight Chronic Kidney Disease :
May 26, Sydney: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today (May 26) visited Australia's nuclear agency, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO), on an inspection tour to see its advanced research on utilization of nuclear science for disease diagnosis and medicine.
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 Australia and Sri Lanka to enhance cooperation in maritime security:
May 26, Sydney: President Maithripala Sirisena assured that his government is totally committed to support the campaign against human smuggling and sea piracy. He said that Sri Lanka would extend fullest cooperation to the efforts taken to enhance maritime security.
  Death toll from bad weather in Sri Lanka rises to 91, 110 missing, tri forces launch massive search & rescue operation :
May 26, Colombo: Flooding and landslides fueled by the torrential rains over the past three days have killed 91 in Sri Lanka, while the tri forces launched a massive operation to search and rescue another 110 missing in the havoc.
 Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty launch in Sri Lanka:
May 26, Colombo: Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. announced that Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty are now operating in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo following the signing of a multi-brand partnership agreement with local franchise partner Andrew The Car Rental Company (Pvt) Ltd.
 India offers scholarships to children of Sri Lanka estate workers:
May 26, Colombo: The Government of India has announced the award of scholarships to the children of Sri Lanka's Indian-origin estate workers.
 Sri Lanka Navy ships Sagara and Nandimithra return home on completion of Singapore visit:
May 26, Colombo: Two Sri Lankan Navy ships that left for Singapore earlier this month to take part in an International Maritime Defense Exhibition have returned after successful completion of their visit.
 Sri Lanka state-owned retail chain Lanka Sathosa will not be sold, Minister assures :
May 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's state-owned retail chain Lanka Sathosa will not be sold to a diversified conglomerate, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen assured.
 Heavy rains in Sri Lanka cause havoc with floods, landslides, claim 23 lives:
May 26, Colombo: Heavy rains lashing for a third day on Friday with over 100 mm rainfalls and gusting winds have flooded major roads interrupting the transport services on main roads in the south while landslides and earth slips in Kalutara district have buried houses and shops.
 Subdued performance in Sri Lanka's external sector as trade balance widens substantially in February 2017:
May 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's external sector recorded a subdued performance in February 2017 as the trade deficit considerably widened as a result of higher import expenditure and a decline in export earnings, the Central Bank said in its External Sector Performance Review released on Friday.
 Iran, Sri Lanka sign 2 MoUs on science, technology cooperation:
May 26, Colombo: Iran and Sri Lanka have signed two memoranda of understanding (MoU) on the scientific and technological cooperation, the official news agency of Iran, IRNA reported
 Sri Lanka's Mackly Sleepwear introduces first ladies' sleepwear collection:
May 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's premium sleepwear label Mackly will launch its first collection of ladies' sleepwear together with its latest children's collection with a runway event at Park Street Mews on 18 June.
 Sri Lanka culinary show at the Embassy Chef Challenge in Washington:
May 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka presented its authentic culinary at the Annual Embassy Chef Challenge held on May 24th at the International Trade Center in the Ronald Regan Building in Washington DC.
  Indian handcraft exhibition in Colombo provide a platform for Sri Lankan artisans:
May 25, Colombo: Indian handcraft exhibition Shilpa Kala - 2017 opened in Sri Lanka today provides a platform for Sri Lankan artisans, India's High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu said.
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 Sri Lanka Foreign Ministry complains to CID about fake twitter account of Minister:
May 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's new Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake lodged a complaint with the police to requesting a probe into a false Twitter account in his name after it posted a fake news about the death of former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
 Human Rights Commission recommends measures to address Salawa explosion victims' complaints :
May 25, Colombo: The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has recommended a series of measures to address the complaints lodged by the victims affected by the explosion of army ammunition dump in Salawa nearly a year ago.
 Sri Lanka police looking to arrest extremist Buddhist monk :
May 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police said today that measures have been taken to arrest the extremist Buddhist monk Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera who is alleged to have obstructed Police duties, threatened and made statements against minorities inciting racial disharmony and several other incidents.
  Sri Lanka police arrest Army brigadier commanded the Rathupaswala shooting:
May 25, Colombo: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police today arrested a Sri Lanka army brigadier who was the commanding officer of the army contingent that fired on the protesters during the Rathupaswala incident in 2013 resulting in the deaths of three people.
  Sri Lanka tea features prominently at the United Nations in New York:
May 25, New York: A spectacular week long photo exhibition of Ceylon tea including a tea tasting titled "The Story of Ceylon Tea" is currently on display from 22-26 May 2017 at the United Nations in New York, to celebrate 150 years of Ceylon Tea.
 Health Minister highlights Sri Lanka's health achievements at 70th World Health Assembly:
May 25, Geneva: Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajith Senaratne addressing the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) meeting in Geneva on 23rd May highlighted Sri Lanka's achievements in public health and health services.
 Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Center warns of flooding of rivers in low lying areas as heavy rains continue:
May 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Center (DMC) today warned the public in low lying areas of the Kelani, Kalu and Walawe Rivers of rising water levels.
 Sri Lankan President and Australian PM agree to enhance bilateral cooperation:
May 25, Canberra: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a three-day state visit to Australia, met Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the National Parliament building in Canberra on Thursday and held bilateral discussions.
 Sri Lanka Police and law enforcement authorities ordered to take prompt legal action against hate crimes:
May 25, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has ordered the Police and law enforcement authorities to take prompt legal action against those who incite ethnic, religious hate crimes disrupting ethnic harmony in the country.
 Sri Lanka cabinet nod to set up a 1040 MW hybrid wind and solar energy park in Pooneryn :
May 25, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government received the approval from the cabinet of ministers to set up a 1040 MW hybrid wind and solar energy park in Pooneryn in the battle-scarred Northern Province.
 Investors and Business partners from over 20 countries to take part in 'Sri Lanka Investment Conclave':
May 25, Colombo: The upcoming Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2017 ' has seen interest from investors and business partners from over 20 countries, who are looking for opportunities in diverse sectors of the local economy, the organizer of the conclave, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce said in a statement.
 Sri Lanka police blamed for inaction on attacks against Muslims :
May 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's police had come under criticism from opposition parliamentarians and right activists for failing to take action against attacks on Muslim places of warship and businesses over the past five weeks.
 Sri Lanka Prime Minister condoles Manchester attack:
May 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, has extended condolences over the suspected suicide bomb attack in Manchester, UK that claimed the lives of 22 civilians and injured scores Monday night.
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 Sri Lanka Investment Forum held in Beijing:
May 24, Colombo: A successful Sri Lanka - China International Economic Cooperation Forum was held on 17th May, 2017 at Super House International Hotel in Beijing, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said.
 Sri Lanka PM invites business community to build an export economy :
May 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today invited the country's business community and the entrepreneurs to support the government to build an export economy.
 Sri Lankan president congratulates Iranian President on re-election:
May 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has sent a message on Wednesday to Iran's President-elect Hassan Rouhani congratulating him on his re-election as the country's president.
 New security measures at Colombo International Airport:
May 24, Colombo: New regulations have been introduced according to the regulations of the International Civil Aviation Organization to enhance the security at Sri Lanka's Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake.
 Sri Lankan President observes several programs in Canberra :
May 24, Canberra: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena visited ANU-CSIRO Centre for Genomics, Metabolomics and Bioinformatics this morning (May 24), President's Media Division said.
  Over 100 harassed Sri Lankan housemaids return home from Kuwait:
May 24, Colombo: More Sri Lankan women who encountered intimidation after taking up jobs as housemaids in the rich Middle Eastern countries have been brought back to the country.
  India, Japan joint venture to set up USD 250 million LNG import terminal in Sri Lanka:
May 24, Colombo: India and Japan in a joint venture plan to set up a USD 250 million LNG import terminal in Sri Lanka.
 Strong will to develop Pakistan, Sri Lanka ties - Envoy:
May 24, Colombo: The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Dr. Sarfraz Ahmed Khan Sipra said that Pakistan and Sri Lanka enjoy excellent relations and there is a strong will on both sides to further develop and promote these ties.
 Sri Lanka Navy Chief to review Indian Navy passing our parade:
May 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan Navy Commander, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne will review the passing out parade of the cadets of Spring Term 2017 of Indian Naval Academy (INA), at Ezhimala in Kannur district on May 27, PTI reported.
 New Finance Minister pledges maximum effort for the economic development of the country through reforms :
May 24, Colombo: New Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera setting in his new role pledged maximum effort for the economic development of the country through much needed economic reforms.
 Dialog paves way for 5G with successful Massive MIMO trial:
May 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's premier connectivity provider, Dialog Axiata, said it has carried out South Asia's first successful trial of next-generation, Massive MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) technology.
  Australian PM sees Sri Lanka President's visit as an opportunity to advance key areas of bilateral cooperation:
May 24, Canberra: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena commencing his three-day state visit to Australia on the invitation of the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrived in Canberra Wednesday morning (May 24).
 Sri Lanka Navy arrests six Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters:
May 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy on Wednesday arrested six Indian fishermen and impounded their fishing dhow for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and fishing in Sri Lankan waters.
 U.S. FY 2018 budget requests $ 3.38 million to support Sri Lanka's demining and border control programs :
May 24, Washington, DC: The United States Department of State's FY 2018 budget requests a total of $3.38 million to support Sri Lankan government's demining and border control programs.
 Rule of Law will be strictly implemented against persons cresting conflict in the country - Minister:
May 23, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government will implement the rules of law strictly irrespective of any differences against people who are attempting to create conflict in the country in racial or any other form of agitations.
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 Prime Minister asks all party leaders to reach consensus on Local Government elections :
May 23, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe emphasizes the need of all party leaders agreement for the amendment of the election law on order to hold Local Government elections as soon as possible.
 Sri Lankan President condemns Manchester suicide attack:
May 23, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena vehemently condemned the terrorist attack on a Manchester musical concert, that claimed the lives of 22 civilians and injured scores more.
 Measures taken to alleviate teacher shortage, Education Minister says:
May 23, Colombo: Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says the government has taken measures to provide a sustainable solution to the teacher shortage problem.
 PATA Annual Summit 2017 welcomes over 400 delegates to Sri Lanka:
May 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka hosted the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Annual Summit 2017 which includes the PATA Annual General Meeting and the PATA Youth Symposium from May 18 through 21 at the Jetwing Blue Hotel in Negombo.
 Sri Lankan Prime Minister calls on youth to play a greater role in reconciliation for country's development:
May 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says reconciliation is a necessary factor for the country's development and the youth can play a leading role.
 Sri Lankan President leaves for Australia on a state visit:
May 23, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena left for Australia Tuesday (23) commencing a three-day state visit on the invitation of the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
 Earth mound collapses burying three people in Mawanella:
May 23, Colombo: An earth embankment at a building construction site in Mawanella has collapsed burying three people, the police said today.
 President's visit to boost Australia - Sri Lanka Ties:
May 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka and Australia enjoy strong bilateral relations, and the current state visit of President Maithripala Sirisena will give them a quantum jump, Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Australia, Somasundaram Skandakumar said.
 Sri Lanka condemns suspected terror attack in Manchester :
May 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka today condemned the suspected terror attack at a concert hall in Manchester that has killed 19 people and injured more than 50 people.
 Malaysian mission plans to bring in US$ 300 million investment to Sri Lanka:
May 23, Colombo: The Malaysian government and the private sector are exploring avenues to bring in nearly US$ 300 million foreign direct investment (FDI) into Sri Lanka, the Malaysian envoy says.
 UN urges Sri Lanka to take action against those inciting hatred and violence:
May 22, Colombo: The United Nations (UN) has urged the Government of Sri Lanka to take action against those inciting hatred and violence.
 Sri Lankan President to visit Bangladesh in July:
May 22, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is likely to pay an official visit to Bangladesh on July 13-15 at the invitation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, The Daily Star reported.
 Heavy local and international responsibility lay on shoulders, says Sri Lanka's new Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake.:
May 22, Colombo: Minister Ravi Karunanayake, who was sworn in as the new Foreign Affairs Minister at the Presidential Secretariat this morning said a heavy local and international responsibility has been laid on his shoulders.
 Families of disappeared in Sri Lanka write to UN Chief, British PM on their plight:
May 22, Colombo: The families of disappeared and missing in Sri Lanka's North have written to the United Nations Secretary General António Gutteres and British Prime Minister Theresa May about their struggle to find answers as to the whereabouts of their loved ones.
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 Sri Lanka shows interest in Belarusian military hardware at MILEX 2017:
May 22, Minsk: Sri Lanka is showing interest in purchasing the Belarusian military hardware at the MILEX 2017 defense exhibition in Minsk, according to the Belarusian news agency BelTA.
 Sri Lanka's Hayleys crosses Rs. 100 billion turnover, in 2016/17:
May 22, Colombo: Leading Sri Lankan conglomerate Hayleys PLC concluded the 2016/17 financial year with its strongest performance to-date, setting a new benchmark for the turnover among listed Sri Lankan corporates.
 Meeting with top U.S. official last call for Minister Mangala Samaraweera as Foreign Minister :
May 22, Colombo: Meeting with a top U.S. official today was the last call for Minister Mangala Samaraweera as Sri Lanka's Foreign before he was to take charge of the country's economy as Finance Minister.
  Sri Lankan President assures government's commitment to ensure social justice :
May 22, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says ensuring social justice for the benefit of the people is the prime commitment of his government.
 'Attacks on Muslim mosques and businesses is a conspiracy against government' - Minister :
May 22, Colombo: Attacks on Muslim places of worship and businesses is a conspiracy against the government, a Sri Lankan government minister says.
 Contempt of Court case against GMOA president to be taken up on 2 August :
May 22, Colombo: The petition filed by two civilians against the president of the Government Medical Officers Association Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya was taken up for hearing at the Court of Appeal today.
 Sri Lanka nationwide inflation declines to 8.4 percent in April 2017:
May 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's nationwide inflation in April 2017 determined under the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) declined to 8.4 percent from 8.6 percent recorded in March 2017, on an year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Statistics reported on Monday.
  Joint Opposition MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage released on bail:
May 22, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today released former Sports Minister and joint Opposition MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage on bail when the case filed against him by the Attorney General was taken up for hearing.
 Three arrested for aiding and abetting suspects in Piliyandala shooting :
May 22, Colombo: The Mirihana Special Crime Investigation Unit of Police has arrested three persons including a woman in connection with the shooting that killed a Police Narcotic Bureau officer and an 11-year-old girl and injured three others earlier this month.
 Positive outlook for Sri Lanka's exports in 1Q 2017:
May 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's economy grew by 4.4% during the year 2016, although slightly low compared to 2015, amidst internal and external shocks that impacted on the economic growth of the country.
 Sri Lankan President to begin visit to Australia today :
May 22, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will leave for Australia Monday afternoon on a four-day state visit on an invitation of the Australian government, the Government Information Department announced.
 Sri Lanka President changes 9 ministerial portfolios in cabinet reshuffle:
May 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has re-shuffled the cabinet today changing 9 ministerial portfolios and appointing a state minister to one of his ministries.
 Ex-LTTE leader KP reveals how former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MGR supported to buy weapons and ships :
May 22, Colombo: Former international wing leader and chief arms procurer of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP says a former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister provided the money to buy the weapons and ships.
 Former Sri Lankan president Chandrika Kumaratunga to deliver lecture in Dhaka on good governance:
May 22, Colombo: Former Sri Lankan president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has arrived in Dhaka Sunday morning on a four-day visit.
 SAITM says will cooperate with government's policy decisions:
May 21, Colombo: The Management of South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) says it will be cooperating with the policy decisions presented by the Government and the suggestions made by President Maithripala Sirisena.
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 Wellawatte building collapse death toll rises to 3, rescue operations conclude:
May 21, Colombo: The death toll of Thursday's disaster in Wellawatte rose to three with the discovery of another body under the debris of the collapsed building.
 CA Sri Lanka's Business Plan Competition grand finale winner off to Australia for international competition:
May 21, Colombo: CA Sri Lanka's Business Plan Competition grand finale winner, Mahamaya Girls College, Kandy will leave for Australia next week to take part at the BlueShift International Business Case Competition organized by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane.
 U.S. condemns attacks against mosques in Sri Lanka:
May 21, Colombo: Condemning the attacks on mosques in Sri Lanka, the United States said it expects the government of Sri Lanka to take immediate measures against the attacks.
 Sri Lankan Buddhist delegation leaves for Pakistan to attend 2nd Vesak Festival:
May 21, Colombo: On the invitation of Government of Pakistan, a 34-member delegation left for Pakistan today to attend the Vesak Festival at Taxila.
 Sri Lanka state doctors to launch another token strike tomorrow:
May 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's trade union of the state doctors, The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) today announced that they will launch another island wide token strike tomorrow to protest against several issues including the recent police action on protesting medical students.
 Indian naval ship Sumedha arrives at Sri Lanka's Colombo Port :
> May 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy in compliance with naval customs ceremonially welcomed the Indian Navy Indian Naval Ship (INS) Sumedha arrived at the Port of Colombo on Sunday (21) on a three day official visit.
 ADB supporting major project to end water scarcity in Sri Lanka's dry zone:
May 21, Colombo: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is supporting a major government water resources project in Sri Lanka to provide irrigational and potable water to the dry zone.
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