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  Former SLFP leader CBK vows to protect the party from conspirators

Oct 15, Colombo: Former President and former leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has urged the supporters of the SLFP to act intelligently during the presidential election to protect the SLFP as the party is in peril due to the current leadership of the party.

Issuing a statement, Kumaratunga said about 95 percent of the electoral organizers have opposed the SLFP leaders' decision to form an alliance with Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna led by former president and opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa.

  Prime Minister summoned to appear before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry:
Oct 15, Colombo: The Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing corruption and fraud in state institutions has issued notice to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to appear before the Commission on Friday, October 18.

 Tamil political parties present a set of proposals to presidential candidates:
Oct 15, Colombo: Five Tamil political parties have agreed to submit a 13-point proposal to the candidates contesting the presidential election.

  AG to file indictments against former Navy Commander in the case of abduction of 11 youths:
Oct 15, Colombo: The Criminal Investigations Department today informed Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake that the Attorney General had instructed to charge three suspects, including former Navy Commander Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda, in connection with the abduction and disappearance of 11 youths in 2008-2009.

 Court publishes reasons for dismissal of petition challenging Gotabhaya's citizenship:
Oct 15, Colombo: The Court of Appeal, Tuesday published the reasons for rejecting the petition challenging the citizenship of former Defense Secretary and presidential candidate of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

 President orders maximum security for presidential candidates:
Oct 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered relevant authorities to provide security for candidates contesting the upcoming presidential election.

 Special allowance for all police officers in addition to salary:
Oct 15, Colombo: The government has decided to grant a special subsistence allowance of 20 days per month in addition to the monthly salary for all officers belonging to the Sri Lanka Police Service.

 Saman Sri Rathnayake appointed as Elections Commissioner General:
Oct 15, Colombo: The Constitutional Council has approved appointment of Elections Secretariat Director General Saman Sri Rathnayake as the new Elections Commissioner General of the National Elections Commission.

  Former SLFP leader CBK vows to protect the party from conspirators:
Oct 15, Colombo: Former President and former leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has urged the supporters of the SLFP to act intelligently during the presidential election to protect the SLFP as the party is in peril due to the current leadership of the party.

  Death sentence to the accused of Kotakethana mother-daughter double murder:
Oct 15, Colombo: The Colombo High Court today sentenced the accused in the double murder of a mother and daughter in Kotakethana in 2012 to death.

 Sri Lanka kicks off island wide awareness campaign on licensing of electricians:
Oct 15, Colombo: The Policy Development Office of the Prime Minister's Office together with Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has launched an Island-wide national awareness program on the framework for licensing of electricians in Sri Lanka.

 Rajapaksa Museum case against Gotabhaya and others postponed for next year:
Oct 15, Colombo: The Special High Court Trial-at-Bar today postponed the hearing of a the case against Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and six others in connection with alleged misappropriation of Rs.33.9 million in public funds during construction of the D.A. Rajapaksa Museum and Memorial in Medamulana until 9th of January 2020.

  Prominent members of Ceylon Workers Congress to support Sajith:
Oct 15, Colombo: A large number of supporters of the Ceylon Workers Congress joined the National Workers Union led by Minister Palani Digambaram to support the United Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa and to further the work of Minister Digambaram in the plantation sector.

 Former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando asked to appear before Presidential Commission on Oct 18:
Oct 15, Colombo: Former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando has been asked to appear before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing corruption and malpractice committed under the Yahapalana government.

 Dialog and Samsung provide unlimited data for YouTube and Dialog ViU Premium with the all new Galaxy A Series:
Oct 15, Colombo: Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka's premier connectivity provider, and Samsung, the No.1 smartphone brand in Sri Lanka, have partnered to provide an exclusive offer

 Sri Lanka's economy is expected to recover in medium term subjected to political stability:
Oct 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's economic growth expected at 2.7 percent in 2019 is expected to recover in medium term subjected to the country' ability to ensure political stability and a return to normalcy, the World Bank says in its twice-a-year regional economic update on South Asia.

 SriLankan Airlines becomes 'Asia's Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean' at World Travel Awards for the third consecutive year:
Oct 15, Colombo: SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld alliance, reaffirming its stature as a leading airline in the Indian sub-continent, won the prestigious 'Asia's Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean' title

 Five Great Forces with me, claims Sajith:
Oct 14, Colombo: Sajith Premadasa, the presidential candidate of the New Democratic Front says Sri Lanka's Pancha Maha Balavegaya (Five Great Forces) of Buddhist monks, doctors, teachers, farmers and laborers have joined hands with him.
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  School system will be restructured - Anura Kumara:
Oct 14, Colombo: National People's Power (NPP) presidential candidate Anura Kumara Dissanayake says if elected, the school system will be restructured to make it compulsory for all children to have 13 years of academic or vocational school education.

 Two claymores recovered on information from arrested ex-LTTE cadre:
Oct 14, Colombo: Two claymore mines weighing 15kgs each have been recovered by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) in a compound at Kondavil in Jaffna.

 Elutharakai passenger ferry officially handed over to Kayts Divisional Secretariat:
Oct 14, Colombo: Elutharakai Passenger Ferry built for transferring civilians from Kayts of Jaffna peninsula to Analaitiuv via Eluvaitivu Island, a distance about 6 nautical miles, one way, was officially handed over to the Kayts Divisional Secretariat through Jaffna District Secretariat.

 Saudi Arabia to expand exports of raw materials to Sri Lankan manufacturers:
Oct 14, Colombo: the Saudi Export Development Authority (SEDA), an independent national institution of Saudi Arabia, has assured to provide necessary assistance for business networking programs to be arranged in Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia.

 Sri Lanka trade deficit contracts in August 2019 as imports decline and exports recover:
Oct 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's trade deficit contracted in August 2019 after widening significantly in the previous month as the imports continued to decline and the exports recovered from its dip in the previous month, the Central Bank reported Monday in its External Sector Performance review for the month.

  Seven more schools to be added to the National School System:
Oct 14, Colombo: Steps have been taken on the instructions of Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam to convert seven provincial schools including Saranath Vidyalaya in Kuliyapitiya into national schools.

 Sri Lanka SEC cautions public on investing in offshore companies :
Oct 14, Colombo: Sri Lankas Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says it has become aware of a growing number of unsolicited phone calls from persons claiming to be agents of international stock broker firms

 Complaint lodged at Election Commission over using military leaders in SLPP election campaign advertisement:
Oct 14, Colombo: The Election Commission has received a complaint today (14) regarding the use of a photograph and statement of the present Army Commander in a newspaper advertisement published by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) for its election campaign.
 Police open fire at SUV ignored orders in Kilinochchi:
Oct 14, Colombo: A man was shot and hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries when police officers opened fire at a suspicious vehicle which ignored orders to stop at Ariviyal area in Kilinochchi this morning.
  MoU signed for Sri Lanka's first cable car project:
Oct 14, Colombo: A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed for the first cable car project in Sri Lanka to be built in Nuwara Eliya yesterday (October 13).
 Sri Lanka Customs nab passenger smuggling 1.7 kg of gold biscuits :
Oct 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) officers at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake have arrested a Sri Lankan passenger who was attempting to smuggle in 17 gold biscuits.
 CaFFE receives 131 complaints, mostly on illegal propaganda :
Oct 14, Colombo: A local election watchdog in Sri Lanka, Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) says it has received 131 complaints since the declaration of the election.
 Four foreign election monitoring teams to observe Sri Lanka presidential elections:
Oct 14, Colombo: Four foreign election monitoring teams have been granted permission to observe the forthcoming presidential election on 16th November, the Election Commission said.
 ComBank wins 5 awards at LankaPay Technnovation Awards 2019:
Oct 14, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon was honored with five awards at the LankaPay Technnovation Awards 2019, Sri Lanka's only payment technology innovation awards presented for the third consecutive year.
 Cricketers Mahela and Kumar - Sri Lanka's Brand Ambassadors for Expo 2020 Dubai:
Oct 14, Colombo: Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara - two of the most iconic cricketers produced by the country has come on board as Sri Lanka's Brand Ambassadors for Expo 2020 Dubai organized by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) as a public private cooperation project.
  JVP asks Rajapaksa camp to show how they find an additional Rs. 900 bn to deliver their promises :
Oct 13, Colombo: JVP Parliamentarian Sunil Handunneththi today (13) requested the Gotabhaya Rajapaksa campaign to reveal to the country how to find an additional Rs. 900 billion to write off microfinance loans and taxes and to provide fertilizer free to farmers when the income of the country is inadequate to pay the loan interest and installments.
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 Legal action sought against using military in election advertisements:
Oct 13, Colombo: Tissa Attanayake, Head of the New Democratic Front presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa's Elections Operations Committee, says steps have been taken to complain to the Elections Commission about a newspaper advertisement of SLPP presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
  Italian government to assist Sri Lanka build a solid waste power plant:
Oct 13, Colombo: The Italian Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Rita G. Mannella, said that Italy will provide technical assistance as well as investment opportunities to generate electricity using municipal waste which is a problem for Sri Lanka.
 Malaysia Police arrest more LTTE members, detect financial transactions to activate LTTE:
Oct 13, Colombo: Malaysian police have arrested five more Malaysians who are said to be followers and sympathizers of the defunct Sri Lankan terrorist group, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The police have so far arrested 12 people from different locations.
 Sri Lanka ranks 14th rising star of global trade due to trade readiness improvements:
Oct 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka is among the top 20 rising stars of global trade, according to a new report from Standard Chartered titled 'Trade20: The rising stars of global trade'.
 SriLankan flights to Narita cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis:
Oct 13, Colombo: SriLankan Airlines today cancelled the flights scheduled for Narita International Airport in Japan due to Typhoon Hagibis.
 Ex-LTTE cadre, wife and sister arrested with firearms, explosives:
Oct 13, Colombo: A former LTTE cadre has been arrested along with a T-56 rifle at Serunuwara area, the Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.
 The Presidential commission on Ester Sunday attacks will accept complaints until Monday:
Oct 13, Colombo: The Presidential Commission of inquiry appointed to investigate and inquire into and report or take necessary action on the bomb attacks on 21st of April this year will accept complains and petitions until Monday, 14th October, Secretary of the Commission H.M.P.B. Herath has said.
 Chief Incumbent of New York Buddhist Vihara Ven. Kurunegoda Piyatissa Nayaka Maha Thero passes away:
Oct 13, New York: The Chief Incumbent of New York Buddhist Vihara, Rajakeeya Pandit Dr. Kurunegoda Piyatissa Thero has passed away, the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN in New York announced.
 Sri Lanka assures support to further the global disarmament agenda:
Oct 13, Colombo: Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha has assured the UN High Representative on Disarmament Izumi Nakamitsu Sri Lanka's practical support in New York, Geneva and Vienna in furthering the global Disarmament Agenda.
 Sajith not against death penalty for drug lords:
Oct 12, Colombo: Presidential candidate of New Democratic Front led by the United National Party Minister Sajith Premadasa says he is not against the death penalty for drug kingpins, who continue to conduct their businesses even from prison cells.
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 Sri Lanka's forest density has increased due to conservation programs implemented during the last four years, President says:
Oct 12, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says while the country's forest density decreased during almost every single government in the past, it has increased during the last four years due to the programs implemented by the government to protect the environment and increase the forest resources.
 Forensic audit reports revealing irregularities in bond transactions since 2005 will be out in November:
Oct 12, Colombo: Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajith Coomaraswamy says the reports of five out of six forensic audits probing irregularities in the bond transactions before and after 2015 will be received in November.
 NPP's 'Compass' to guide the country and people on the correct path - JVP:
Oct 12, Colombo: The National People's Power (NPP) has entered the presidential race with the leadership of Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Anura Dissanayake to bring forward a new political leadership...
 SriLankan Airlines Japan-bound flight delayed due to typhoon Hagibis:
Oct 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national carrier SriLankan Airlines announced that its Japan-bound flight is further delayed due to the Typhoon Hagibis.
 Overseas Realty announces pre-leasing of Mireka at Havelock City:
Oct 12, Colombo: Overseas Realty (Ceylon) PLC announced that it will officially begin pre-leasing for occupancy at Mireka Tower.
  PSC probing Easter Sunday attacks to present final report in parliament on October 23 :
Oct 12, Colombo: The final report of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to look into the Easter Sunday terror attacks on April 21st will be presented to parliament on the 23rd of this month, the Chairman of the PSC Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri said.
 Indian HC urges Sri Lankan students to make use of all education opportunities India offers :
Oct 12, Colombo: India's High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu said more than 25000 seats are earmarked in Indian Institutions for foreign students and urged the students in Sri Lanka to make use of all these opportunities.
 University non-academic staff ends month-long strike, report to work from Monday:
Oct 12, Colombo: The strike action launched by the non-academic staff across state universities in the country was called off last evening (October 11) following an agreement with the authorities to resolve the salary anomalies of university employees within a month.
 Japan contributes to strengthening security of sea lanes in the Indo-Pacific region:
Oct 11, Colombo: Ambassador of Japan in Sri Lanka Akira Sugiyama said Japan is willing to contribute to ensuring the safety of sea lanes in the Indo-Pacific region.
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  Sajith pledges to cancel agreements that are unfavorable to the country:
Oct 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's ruling party presidential candidate Minister Sajith Premadasa emphasized that in the future the international agreements that are unfavorable to the country will be abolished and only the favorable agreements will be implemented.
 SLPP wins Elpitiya PS poll:
Oct 11, Colombo: The overall results of Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha election have been released a short while ago.
 Sri Lanka inks pact with Indian cooperatives for milk supply:
Oct 11, New Delhi: Sri Lanka on Friday has signed a memorandum of interest (MoI) with the Indian dairy producers for supply of milk and milk products.
  113 election law violations violated during last 24 hours:
Oct 11, Colombo: The Election Commission states that 113 election law violations have been reported during the past 24 hours until 4:30 pm Thursday (10).
  Supreme Court postpones examination of witness statements in Gotabhaya museum case till December 20:
Oct 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court today extended the stay order on Special High Court Trial-at-Bar preventing the trial of DA Rajapaksa museum corruption case against presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa until December 20th.
 President inaugurates 'techno Sri Lanka 2019':
Oct 11, Colombo: The inaugural ceremony of the 34th consecutive 'techno Sri Lanka 2019', the National Engineering and Technology Exhibition was held at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena today (11).
 Sri Lanka at UNGA calls for an integrated and balanced approach in the prevention of drug use and abuse:
Oct 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka has called for an integrated and balanced approach in the prevention of drug use and abuse, noting that tackling this issue requires both the reduction in supply and demand, as well as combating trafficking in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances as well as treatment and rehabilitation of drug users.
 Sri Lanka child authority requests not to use children for political activities:
Oct 11, Colombo: The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) of Sri Lanka has made a request to all the political parties and independent groups not to use children for election related work ahead of the Presidential elections next month.
  Sri Lanka business registrations can now be done from home:
Oct 11, Colombo: Opening a new chapter in Sri Lanka's private sector development, incorporation of a new company in Sri Lanka is now possible from the comfort of one's own home, Minister of Industry and Commerce. Rishad Bathiudeen says.
 Education Ministry signs MoU with NSB to enhance English education and health of school children:
Oct 11, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Ministry of Education today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Savings Bank (NSB) to enhance the English education of the schoolchildren in the country and for students to achieve a better physical and mental balance through proper health practices.
 U.S. funded dairy project increases milk production and raises Sri Lankan farmers' income:
Oct 11, Colombo: U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives Alaina B. Teplitz recently met with dairy farmers who are benefiting from a U.S supported Rs. 2.2 billion program ($14.1 million) called "Market-Oriented Dairy."
 Voting for Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha election begins :
Oct 11, Colombo: Casting votes for the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha election commenced at 07.00 am today. The voting will be held at 47 polling stations till 4:00 pm.
 Three Turkish nationals arrested for visa violations:
Oct 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police Special Task Force (STF) officers of Thunmulla have arrested three Turkish nationals without a valid visa in violation of Immigration and Emigration rules.
 No fuel price revision this month, Lanka IOC reduces fuel prices:
Oct 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Finance Ministry on Thursday announced that it will not revise fuel prices this month according to the fuel price formula.
 Wings of Change: World Migratory Bird Day 2019 aims to raise awareness about threats to birds from plastic pollution:
Oct 11, Colombo: (UNDP Feature) The World Migratory Bird Day this year on the theme of 'Be the solution to plastic pollution' aims to increase the level of awareness about the threats - both general and specific - that birds are facing.
  Sri Lanka maintains policy rates to stabilize inflation while supporting economic growth over medium term:
Oct 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Bank releasing the monetary policy review on Friday said given the current and expected conditions in the domestic economy and the financial market, the Monetary Board was of the view that the continuation of the current monetary policy stance is appropriate.
 Modern sanitary facilities built at seven major railway stations to be opened for public soon:
Oct 11, Colombo: Construction of sanitation facilities at 10 major railway stations in the country has commenced according to a proposal presented on the 2019 Budget 2019 Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera to improve public sanitation facilities at railway stations.
  Dialog and Department of Pensions Launch 'Sri Lanka Pensions App':
Oct 11, Colombo: Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka's premier connectivity provider, launched the 'Sri Lanka Pensions App' in partnership with the Department of Pensions on National Pensioners' Day at the Nelum Pokuna on 8th October 2019.
  Gotabaya leaves for Singapore for medical examination:
Oct 10, Colombo: Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, former Defense Secretary and presidential candidate of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) left for Singapore in the early hours of today, following Court permission granted to travel overseas.
 Constitutional Council calls on Elections Commission to name a permanent chairman:
Oct 10, Colombo: The Constitutional Council has today informed the Elections Commission to nominate a permanent Chairman as the Presidential Election cannot be held under an Acting Chairman according to legal provisions.
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 Security beefed up for Elpitiya PS polls tomorrow:
Oct 10, Colombo: Galle District Assistant Elections Commissioner UK Chandralal says that all measures are ready and security has been strengthened to hold the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha elections tomorrow.
 Sri Lanka most improved country in South Asia in global competitiveness :
Oct 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka has improved in this year's ranking in the 2019 Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) released Wednesday by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
 Malaysia arrests seven individuals suspected of promoting and supporting LTTE movement :
Oct 10, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian authorities have arrested seven individuals, including two state assemblymen, today for alleged involvement in Sri Lanka's defunct terrorist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
  PM extends appreciation to supporters for resounding success of Sajith's inaugural campaign rally:
Oct 10, Colombo: United National Party (UNP) leader Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe extended his appreciation to those who supported the inaugural campaign rally of Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa today (Oct 10) at Galle Face Green.
 Country needs a leader who destroys nepotism not a terminator who will destroy everything - PM:
Oct 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the United National Party (UNP) is a party that has long been engaged in a people's mission eradicating familyism, casteism and aristocracy.
  President says the pledge to protect the environment should not be limited to election platforms:
Oct 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says the pledge to protect the environment should not be limited only to election platforms and the leaders who come to power should act on the promise of protecting the environment.
 Thousands converge to Galle Face Green to ensure Sajith Premadasa's victory :
Oct 10, Colombo: A river of people from all corners of the country converged to Galle Face Green today to affirm their support to the Presidential candidate of United National Party (UNP) led New Democratic Front Sajith Premadasa.
 International election monitors release recommendations in advance of Sri Lanka's Presidential Election:
Oct 10, Colombo: The International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) international pre-election assessment delegation to Sri Lanka released a statement on its findings and recommendations for Sri Lanka's November 16 presidential election.
 World Bank project office for mitigation of climate change in Sri Lanka opened :
Oct 10, Colombo: Minister of Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Irrigation and Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development P. Harrison opened the World Bank Project Office for Mitigation of Climate Change in Sri Lanka at the Department of Irrigation premises.
 Sri Lanka Army celebrates 70th Anniversary:
Oct 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army, established in 1949 in post-Independence Ceylon, marks its 70th anniversary today with a series of military formalities.
 SLFP and SLPP to sign MoU regarding Presidential election today:
Oct 10, Colombo: The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) is to be signed today.
 'Banks can help Sri Lanka leapfrog into the digitally-supported growth of tomorrow' :
Oct 10, Colombo: World Bank Country Director for Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Maldives Dr. Idah Pswarayi-Riddihough says banks have a critical role to play in fueling growth and help Sri Lanka leapfrog into the digitally-supported growth of tomorrow.
 SriLankan Engineering certifies the Singapore Airlines' first Boeing 787 operated to Malé:
Oct 10, Colombo: SriLankan Engineering, the aircraft Maintenance Repair Overhaul unit (MRO) of SriLankan Airlines, marked another milestone with the commencement of certification of the first B787 aircraft operated by Singapore Airlines to Malé, Maldives.
 SLFP has never opposed the Rajapaksas - Gotabhaya:
Oct 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential candidate, former defense secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa today held inaugural rally of his election campaign at the Salgado playground in Anuradhapura this evening.
  Investigations into death threats against Viyangoda and Thenuwara:
Oct 09, Colombo: Investigations have commenced into the complaint filed by Prof. Chandragupta Thenuwara and Gamini Viyangoda to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) claiming that they have received death threats.
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  Sajith Premadasa should be made President to continue good governance reforms - Prime Minister:
Oct 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe called for the victory of United National Front candidate Sajith Premadasa in the presidential election to continue the reform process carried out in the last five years through a transparent governance.
 CWC says not yet decided on which presidential candidate to support :
Oct 09, Colombo: The upcountry Tamil party, Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC), led by Arumugam Thondaman has not yet made a decision as to which candidate the party would support in the Presidential election, the Senior Vice President and Treasurer of the CWC, M. Rameshwaran said.
 Elephants in the Thumbikulam reserve died of poisoning, Wildlife Dept investigation confirms:
Oct 09, Colombo: An internal investigation conducted by the Department of Wildlife Conservation has confirmed that the deaths of the seven wild elephants died in the area near the Thumbikulam reserve in Hiriwadunna, Habarana recently were resulted from ingesting a poison.
 EFL bags Best Exporter for Logistics Services at Presidential Export Awards 2018/19:
Oct 09, Colombo: Expolanka Freight (Pvt) Ltd (EFL), a pioneer provider of global logistics took home the award for Best Exporter of Logistics Services, at the Presidential Export Awards (PEA) 2018/19, held on 19 September 2019 at the BMICH.
 A new 5-Star hotel to be built in Kandy under BOI agreement:
Oct 09, Colombo: The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka signed an agreement with Star Class Hotel (Pvt) Ltd., to set up 67 room 5-star hotel which will be located at Mavilamada Road, Kandy.
  EU provides Sri Lanka EUR40 million to support long-term peace, security, and development:
Oct 09, Colombo: The European Union (EU) is providing EUR 40 million to Sri Lanka to co-finance the "Strengthening Transformation, Reconciliation and Inclusive Democratic Engagement" (STRIDE) project.
 High court orders to remand former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and suspended IGP Pujith Jayasundera:
Oct 09, Colombo: The Colombo High Court today overturning the order given by the Colombo Magistrate's Court to grant bail to Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara and Former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando ordered their arrest.
  SLFP decides to support Gotabhaya Rajapaksa at presidential election:
Oct 09, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has decided to support Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa's election campaign with conditions.
 JKH ranked 'Most Respected Entity' for record 14th year:
Oct 09, Colombo: For a record 14th year, John Keells Holdings (JKH) was ranked as the Most Respected entity in Sri Lanka in the recently released edition of LMD magazine's Most Respected 2019 issue.
 Sajith's inaugural rally tomorrow at Galle Face :
Oct 09, Colombo: New Democratic Party presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa's maiden campaign rally will be held at Galle Face Green tomorrow (10th) at 2 pm.
 Two Indian nationals arrested without visa :
Oct 09, Colombo: Officers of the Madampe Police Station arrested two foreign nationals who were working in a welding workshop without a valid visa in violation of Immigration and Emigration rules.
 Islandwide posters allowed only for inaugural campaign rally - Election Chief:
Oct 08, Colombo: The Chairman of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya says that the ballot paper of this year's presidential election on November 16 will be two feet long.
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 Prime Minister emphasizes on high growth export economy that benefits pensioners :
Oct 08, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the country's economic growth rate should be increased to 7.5 percent in order to modernize the existing pension scheme.
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