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  Sri Lanka Cricket to fully cooperate with the ICC investigation

Sept 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Sunday confirmed that the International Cricket Council (ICC) Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has commenced a preliminary inquiry with regard to various allegations that had been circulating in the recent past.

At a meeting held Saturday at SLC Headquarters the Executive Committee issued a directive to all SLC officials and employees to extend their fullest cooperation providing any and all information required in order to assist the ACU in a thorough inquiry.

 Sri Lanka PM underscores need to establish a digital economy to strengthen national economy:
Sept 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that a digital economy should be established in Sri Lanka to strengthen the national economy and as a first step, Wi-Fi zones will be set up throughout the island.

 Sri Lanka's development projects receive full international support - President :
Sept 25, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says the country's development projects get the full blessings of the world powers and international agencies.

 District officials instructed to use all allocated funds for development projects by year end:
Sept 25, Colombo: Minister of Home Affairs Vajira Abeywardena today informed District Secretaries (DS) to utilize all the funds allocated for development projects before 31st December this year and inform about the projects with technical problems to the Ministry and use funds allocated to those for other suitable projects in the district.

 President orders to impose 100% tax on big onion imports to help local farmer:
Sept 25, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the Finance Ministry to impose 100 percent levy on imported big onions.

  Former Sri Lankan President's son Yoshitha Rajapaksa allowed to travel abroad for two weeks:
Sept 25, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court Monday granted Yoshitha Rajapaksa, the second son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa permission to travel abroad.

 Netherlands launch investigation into irregularities in adoptions from Sri Lanka :
Sept 25, Colombo: The Government of Netherlands has launched an investigation into the irregularities in adoptions from Sri Lanka following the revelation in a Dutch TV program of abuses in adoption practices during the 1980s.

 Ceylon Chamber's ICT Gateway Project to source contracts from Norway's multi-billion ICT market:
Sept 25, Colombo: The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce invites Sri Lankan ICT firms to join the Chamber's ICT Gateway Project, an initiative by the country's premier chamber to help local firms benefit from the thriving ICT industry in Norway.

 Leading global relocations player Santa Fe collaborates with EFL relocations:
Sept 25, Colombo: Pioneering freight and logistics provider EFL (Expolanka Freight) has officially partnered with global family moving giant Santa Fe Relocation Services.

 Norway assists Sri Lanka on landslide disaster risk reduction:
Sept 25, Colombo: Norway is supporting Sri Lanka on a project to reduce the risk and impacts of landslides which is considered to be one of the major natural hazards in hill country of Sri Lanka.

 Sri Lanka's new envoy to Germany looks forward to further strengthening bilateral relations:
Sept 25, Colombo: The newly appointed Sri Lanka Envoy for Germany, Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi presented credentials to President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier, at the Honour Court of Bellevue Castle in Berlin on 20th September 2017.

 More skilled Sri Lankan workers go abroad for work:
Sept 25, Colombo: Minister of Justice and Foreign Employment, Thalatha Athukorala said that the aim of the government was to send more skilled workers to foreign countries for employment and it has been successful.

 Sri Lanka's Kitul Honey promoted in Guangzhou :
Sept 25, Colombo: Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Guangzhou, China together with the Ceylon Kitul Institute (CKI) of Sri Lanka organized a Workshop on kitul honey and kitul products on 8th September 2017 alongside the Food and Hospitality Trade Fair(FHW) which was held from 8th - 10th September in Guangzhou, China.

 Former Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe arrested for favoring a murder suspect:
Sept 25, Colombo: The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of the Police headquarters today arrested former Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe of Kahawatta Police Division for concealing evidence against a murder suspect.

 Sri Lanka business chamber presents seminar on 'Construction Industry and the Way Forward' on Sept 28:
Sept 25, Colombo: The National Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Construction Industry Development Authority (CIDA) will hold a seminar on the Construction Industry on September 28, 2017

 Sri Lanka Cricket to fully cooperate with the ICC investigation:
Sept 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Sunday confirmed that the International Cricket Council (ICC) Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has commenced a preliminary inquiry with regard to various allegations that had been circulating in the recent past.

 Iceland scientific and research agency to support Sri Lanka's fisheries industry:
Sept 25, Colombo: Iceland's main scientific and research agency, Matis states that it is ready to support Sri Lanka's fisheries industry.

 PM emphasizes development of tourism industry to build a strong economy:
Sept 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the tourism industry should be developed as a main step to build a strong economy.

 Sri Lanka President says results of sacrifices made to gain prosperity and reconciliation are visible:
Sept 24, New York: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena says the Government has gained fruitful results for its commitment in the last two and a half years to achieve prosperity and reconciliation for the country.
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 New tax law exempts net income of small businesses and artistes up to Rs. 500,000 from tax:
Sept 24, Colombo: The Ministry of Finance in a communique clarified that the net income of small businesses and artistes up to 500,000 rupees will be exempted from taxation under the new Inland Revenue Act.

 Health Minister charges trade unions of focusing on political issues, not fulfilling their responsibilities to workers :
Sept 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says certain trade unions are working according to a political agenda and not paying attention to resolve the trade union related issues.

 Minister Bathiudeen complains to CID on social media reports accusing him of resettling Rohingya refugees in Sri Lanka:
Sept 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen says he has never made any statement regarding resettlement of Myanmar's Rohingya refugees in Sri Lanka.

  US Navy trains Sri Lanka Navy divers in underwater unexploded ordnance recovery:
Sept 24, Colombo: Members of the United States Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Five (EODMU 5) recently conducted a training program for the divers of the Sri Lanka Navy in Underwater Unexploded Explosive Ordinance (UXO) Recovery.

 Sri Lanka participates in the Fine Food Exhibition - 2017 in Sydney, Australia:
Sept 24, Colombo: Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Sydney, Australia in collaboration with Sri Lanka Tea Board and the Coconut Development Authority organized Country Pavilions at this year's Fine Food Australia Exhibition.

 Rain water harvesting project for Jaffna Peninsula:
Sept 24, Colombo: A new project for rain water harvesting has been initiated in the Jaffna Peninsula as a solution to the severe shortage of water, Government Information Department said.

  UN assures to support Sri Lanka to build an exemplary nation :
Sept 24, New York: The United Nations Secretary General Antñnio Guterres has assured Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena that the UN is ready to provide every possible assistance to Sri Lanka in its efforts to build a prosperous nation where reconciliation is strengthened.
 ICC confirms investigation into Sri Lanka Cricket following Anti-Corruption Unit's visit:
Sept 24, Colombo: The International Cricket Council has confirmed it has initiated investigations in Sri Lanka and its Anti-Corruption Unit officers recently visited the country.
  PM opens five-star Hotel Amari in Galle:
Sept 23, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday presided over the ceremony to open the new Amari Galle five-star hotel in Ginthota, Galle.
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 Chief Prelates request to refrain from hindering Central Expressway construction:
Sept 23, Kandy: The Chief Prelates of Malwatta and Asgiriya chapters have requested the relevant parties not to attempt to stop the Central Expressway construction, sabotaging development activities in the Kandy district.
 Interim report on draft constitution presented to Chief Prelates for consultation:
Sept 23, Colombo: The Prime Minister has sought consultation of the Chief Prelates on the interim Report of the proposed draft Constitution submitted to parliament on Thursday.
 Sri Lanka Customs seizes a container of banned agrochemical glyphosate:
Sept 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs has seized a container containing banned agricultural weedicide glyphosate, illegally imported to the island. The glyphosate stock has been imported from China.
 12th General Assembly of the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development in Colombo on 7-8 October:
Sept 23, Colombo: The 12th General Assembly of the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) will be held in Colombo next month.
 Reliefs in 2018 budget to encourage fisheries industry to invest in large fishing vessels :
Sept 23, Colombo: Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Mahinda Amaraweera has said that next year's budget will award numerous reliefs to the investors or the fisher community that will be deploying cutting-edge fishing vessels to the advancement of the fisheries industry.
 President apprises UN human rights chief of Sri Lanka's progress on reconciliation :
Sept 23, New York: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena Friday held a meeting with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Right Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on the margins of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
  Sri Lanka Police launch new system to catch errant drivers:
Sept 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police plans to launch a special program in the city of Colombo starting from today (23) for a week to identify the errant motorists breaking the traffic laws.
  Sri Lankan woman nabbed attempting to smuggle gold worth over Rs. 1.5 million:
Sept 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake have arrested a Sri Lankan woman, who was attempting to smuggle 314.5 grams of gold worth over Rs 1.5 million.
 Sri Lankan President visits Niagara Falls:
Sept 23, New York: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena, who is visiting New York to participate in the 72nd session of The United Nations General Assembly, has taken a break from his busy schedule to enjoy the scenery of the New York.
 Speaker endorses Provincial Council Amendment Bill, instructs to hold PC elections before January and LG elections before March :
Sept 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka parliamentary Speaker Karu Jayasuriya this evening has signed the Provincial Council Elections (Amendment) Bill into law. Speaker's media Office said.
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 Prime Minister says can't allow the extremists to ruin the final opportunity for a political solution:
Sept 22, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the time has come for a final opportunity to provide a political solution to the country through the Unity Government and therefore, the extremists should not be allowed to deprive the country of such an opportunity.
 Governors to administer provincial councils ending terms this month until election :
Sept 22, Colombo: Governors of the three provinces of Sabaragamuwa, North-Central and Eastern will be vested with powers to administer the three provincial councils whose term will end this month, after the end of the term of office, Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils Faizer Mustapha said yesterday (21).
 Sri Lanka Navy training program on preventive medicine and causality care with U.S. Marines concludes:
Sept 22, Colombo: The training program for Sri Lanka Navy personnel on preventive medicine and causality care by the United States Marine Corps Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC) came to a successful conclusion at the naval base SLNS Gemunu in Welisara today.
  Wholesale prices of imported potatoes and big onions decline:
Sept 22, Colombo: The media secretary of the Essential Food Commodities Importers and Traders Association (EFCITA), Hemaka Fernando says, wholesale prices of big onions and potatoes have declined compared to the previous week.
 Special Parliamentary sitting on October 3 to mark 70th anniversary of Sri Lanka parliament:
Sept 22, Colombo: A special sitting will be held on 3rd October from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. marking the 70th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Parliament, the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya informed the House today (22nd Sept.).
 India awards Mahatma Gandhi scholarships to 150 Sri Lankan students:
Sept 22, Colombo: India has awarded prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Scholarships for 2016-17 to 150 GCE Advanced Level school students from all 25 districts across Sri Lanka.
  Sri Lanka's first Social Innovation Lab to be opened next week:
Sept 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Science, Technology and Research together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have come together to establish the first Social Innovation Lab in Sri Lanka.
 National Child Protection Authority initiates investigation into forcing school children to take part in wedding:
Sept 22, Colombo: The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) said it has commenced an investigation into an incident where 250 school children have been used for a wedding in Gannoruwa, Kandy yesterday.
 Sri Lanka Customs nab couple attempting to smuggle currency worth nearly Rs. 90 million:
Sept 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials have arrested a man and a woman at the Katunayake Airport Thursday while attempting to smuggle out local and foreign currency worth nearly Rs. 90 million.
 U.S. commends Sri Lanka's national reconciliation and rebuilding efforts :
Sept 22, New York: A high-ranking U.S. diplomat has lauded Sri Lanka's efforts for national reconciliation and development and the current government's friendly foreign policy during a meeting with the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena.
 World Bank to assist Sri Lanka to mitigate climate disasters:
Sept 22, Colombo: The World Bank has expressed willingness to assist Sri Lanka to mitigate climate related disasters, the Ministry of Finance said.
 Sri Lanka, Nepal agree to assist each other strengthening bilateral relations :
Sept 22, New York: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister of Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba held bilateral a meeting on the sidelines of the 72nd Session of UN General Assembly, in New York City on Thursday (21).
 Ogilvy PR Sri Lanka wins top Asia Pacific award for Right to Information campaign:
Sept 22, Colombo: Ogilvy Public Relations Sri Lanka succeeded in finishing ahead of 1,200 of the best award entries from across the Asia Pacific region at the SABRE APAC Awards held in Hong Kong recently.
 New constitution will transform Sri Lanka - Prime Minister:
Sept 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister says presenting of the new Constitution to the Constitutional Assembly today is a historic occasion since the nation battered by division is now seeing the government and opposition adopting a common cause for a positive change.
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 Sri Lanka's sustainable development cannot be achieved without empowering women - Deputy Minister:
Sept 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's sustainable development cannot be achieved without empowering women Deputy Minister of Petroleum and Petroleum Gas Anoma Gamage says.
 Fisheries Ministry to establish an insurance scheme for fisher community:
Sept 21, Colombo: State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, Dilip Wedaarachchi said he expects to introduce a new insurance scheme soon for the fishermen that will benefit their families as well.
 Former President Chandrika stresses universities to play an important role for National Unity and reconciliation:
Sept 21, Colombo: Former President of Sri Lanka and the Chairperson of the Office of the National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR), Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga stressed that the country's universities should play an important role for the National Unity and reconciliation
 SriLankan Catering wins another Presidential Export Award:
Sept 21, Colombo: SriLankan Catering Limited (SLC), a fully owned subsidiary of National Carrier SriLankan Airlines, covered itself in more glory when it was named the winner of yet another Presidential Export Award
 Opposition Leader assures new constitution is within the firm framework of a 'united undivided and indivisible Sri Lanka':
Sept 21, Colombo: Leader of Sri Lanka's Opposition and main Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) R. Sampanthan today assured that the unitary status of the island nation is perpetually safeguarded in the new constitution and it is being done within the firm framework of a 'united undivided and indivisible Sri Lanka'.
 Sri Lanka nationwide inflation rises to 7.9 percent in August 2017:
Sept 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's nationwide inflation in August 2017 determined under the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) increased to 7.2 percent from 6.3 percent recorded in July on an year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Statistics reported on Thursday.
 EU pledges Rs. 5.4 billion to Sri Lanka to support development in rural areas of Uva and Central Provinces :
Sept 21, Colombo: The European Union, aiming to make tangible improvements in the lives of some of Sri Lanka's poorest people, has pledged Rs. 5.4 billion (EUR 29.7 million) to reduce poverty in Uva and Central Provinces by improving both living conditions and food security.
 U.S. Embassy provides strategic trade enforcement training to Sri Lankan Customs officials:
Sept 21, Colombo: The U.S. Department of State's Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program and the World Customs Organization (WCO) trained 34 Customs Officials from Sri Lanka in strategic trade controls enforcement from September 12 to September 15, 2017.
 UNICEF recommends Sri Lanka to move policy in early childhood development :
Sept 21, Colombo: The United Nations agency for children, UNICEF says Sri Lanka must have basic national policies for early childhood development if it wants to build a knowledge-based economy as it has envisioned.
 Constitutional Assembly meets, Prime Minister presents steering committee interim report on new constitution:
Sept 21, Colombo: A meeting of the Constitutional Assembly was held this morning in the Chamber of Parliament under the chairmanship of the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.
 Arjuna Mahendran can be compelled to give evidence - Presidential Commission:
Sept 21, Colombo: The Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into the Central Bank bond issue says former Central Bank governor Arjuna Mahendran is "compellable" to give evidence before the Commission unlike his son-in-law Arjun Aloysius, who was not compelled by the Commission to testify.
 Sri Lanka Tea export earnings top US$ 1 bn mark up to August:
Sept 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's tea export earnings has topped US$ 1 billion mark by the end of August 2017, up by 20% from a year earlier, according to tea broker Asia Siyaka Commodities.
 Sri Lanka to investigate claims of adoption fraud:
Sept 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka is to launch an investigation into adoption fraud following claims that thousands of babies were sold to foreign nationals in the 1980s, according to a report in The Guardian.
 British High Commission Colombo celebrates Britain's creative industries. :
Sept 20, Colombo: The 20th Century Fox, together with the British High Commission in Colombo Sri Lanka, Skyline Entertainment Pvt Ltd, celebrated Britain's creative industries during a reception to launch the film 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'.
 Sri Lanka Premier pledges support from next year budget to uplift grassroot businesses:
Sept 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the Government will support to empower the grassroot level entrepreneurs so they are able to grow and create new jobs for the nation to build up a strong economy.
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 Sri Lanka parliament passes bill to increase female representation in Provincial Councils with two-third majority:
Sept 20, Colombo: Despite the commotion earlier today, Sri Lanka parliament passed a bill to increase female representation in Provincial Councils with two-third majority
  Sri Lanka electricity workers end strike, doctors to begin 24-hour anti SAITM strike :
Sept 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's electricity workers ended their strike today following government assurance to increase their salaries and the Railway Strike scheduled to begin midnight today has been cancelled while the state Doctors' union, Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) announced another 24-hour anti SAITM strike for tomorrow.
 New initiatives to boost production of Sri Lanka porcelain, red clay and glass:
Sept 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka has begun boosting its world class porcelain, glass and red-clay industry segments with a host of new initiatives and has also realized that the red-clay sector that is now surging as a result of next year's Asbestos ban, packs considerable promise for the economy, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said.
 Sri Lanka President, First Lady meet U.S. President and First Lady:
Sept 20, New York: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena and First Lady Jayanthi Sirisena attended a reception hosted by the United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for visiting Heads of State on Tuesday in New York.
 Sri Lankan Court grants bail to former government officials Lalith Weeratunga and Anusha Palpita:
Sept 20, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today granted bail to the two high profile state officials of the former government convicted of misusing state money.
 Sri Lanka parliament temporarily adjourns due to Joint Opposition members' disruption:
Sept 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya temporarily adjourned parliamentary proceedings due to disruption by the members of the Joint Opposition today. The Speaker suspended the sittings at around 11.20 a.m.
 Much need to be done for peacebuilding and reconciliation in Sri Lanka - UN:
Sept 20, Colombo: Although war is over in Sri Lanka, many still face discrimination and hate and much need to be done for peacebuilding and reconciliation in Sri Lanka, the United Nations Resident Coordinator Ms. Una McCauley says.
 India assists in upgradation of Thondaman Vocational Training Centre in Sri Lanka's upcountry:
Sept 20, Colombo: India and Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today, to upgrade Thondaman Vocational Training Centre (TVTC), Hatton located in Nuwara Eliya District of Sri Lanka.
 Sudanese military delegation visits Sri Lanka to explore training opportunities :
Sept 20, Colombo: A Sudanese military delegation visiting Sri Lanka has shown interest in conducting joint naval exercises and collaborating in training with the island nation's military.
 Former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran arrives before Presidential Commission for a second day :
Sept 20, Colombo: Former Governor of Sri Lanka's Central Bank today appeared before the Presidential Commission inquiring into the Central Bank bond scam for the second day.
 Sri Lanka regulator warns of shortcomings in long term power plan affecting electricity supply, investments:
Sept 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's power regulator, Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), has warned that shortcomings in the implementation of long term generation plan could affect the electricity supply and investments.
  Indonesia, Sri Lanka to form parliamentary cooperation group:
Sept 20, Jakarta: Indonesia and Sri Lanka will soon set up a parliamentary cooperation group to further strengthen cooperation between the two countries in various fields such as politics, economy, and culture.
 Fitch: Singer Sri Lanka rating unaffected by shareholder change:
Sept 20, Colombo: Fitch Ratings says Hayleys PLC's acquisition of a controlling stake in Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC (Singer, A-(lka)/Stable) is neutral for Singer's rating.
 Pakistan's new Premier assures continued assistance to Sri Lanka:
Sept 20, New York: Pakistan's new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has assured to continue the assistance provided to Sri Lanka when he met with President Maithripala Sirisena on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.
 President urges International Community to consider Sri Lanka's progress in reconciliation, Human Rights:
Sept 20, New York: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena called upon the international community to seriously consider the tremendous progress made by the government towards reconciliation, restoration of democratic freedoms, human rights and the rule of law.
 Sri Lanka Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy says power supply in the country normal amid strike:
Sept 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy says the power supply in the country is being carried out as usual despite the strike launched by the workers union of the power supplier Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) entered its seventh day today.
  Education Ministry to obtain police assistance against trade unions recruiting students for protests :
Sept 19, Colombo: The Education Ministry of Sri Lanka has decided to take strictly enforce the law against trade unions and university student unions coming into schools to recruit school students for protests.
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  Sri Lanka Navy arrests 9 Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters:
Sept 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy said it has arrested nine Indian fishermen and seized their two trawlers this morning for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and fishing in Sri Lankan waters.
 Motor Traffic (Amendment) Bill proposes tough action against errant drivers:
Sept 19, Colombo: Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva today presented the Motor Traffic (Amendment) Bill to Parliament for debate.
 Local government elections in January, government has no intention to postpone, Premier says:
Sept 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said that the government has no intention to postpone elections.
 World Federation of Exchanges CEO visits Sri Lanka's Colombo Stock Exchange :
Sept 19, Colombo: The Chief Executive Officer of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) Ms. Nandini Sukumar today visited Sri Lanka's Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE).
 Sri Lanka Supreme Court rules referendum needed to approve 20th Amendment:
Sept 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has ruled that a referendum is needed in addition to a two-third majority vote in parliament to approve the 20th Amendment to the Constitution Bill which sought to hold elections to all nine provincial councils on the same day.
  Sri Lanka Cricket announces new selection panel ahead of Pakistan tour:
Sept 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Tuesday officially announced the newly appointed panel of Selectors as ratified by the Minister of Sport, Dayasiri Jayasekara.
 Sri Lanka Customs nab man attempting to smuggle in Rs. 2 million worth palladium metal:
Sept 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials have arrested an individual at the Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayake this morning for attempting to illegally bring palladium metal worth nearly Rs. 2 million.
 Parliament not to debate 20th Amendment to the Constitution Bill tomorrow:
Sept 19, Colombo: It has also been decided not to take up the debate on the 20th Amendment to the Constitution Bill scheduled for Wednesday.
 Debate on draft bill enabling to criminalize enforced disappearance postponed:
Sept 19, Colombo: The government has decided to postpone the debate of the draft bill related to the International Covenant on Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.
 US assures no major changes in trade policy on Sri Lanka :
Sept 19, Colombo: The United States has assured that there will be no major change in its trade policy towards Sri Lanka under the new administration.
 National Chamber Seminar on 'Bilateral Trade between Sri Lanka and Indonesia' on September 26 :
Sept 19, Colombo: The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) will hold a session on 'Bilateral Trade between Sri Lanka and Indonesia' next week.
 Sri Lanka needs reforms to boost its economy - World Bank:
Sept 19, Colombo: The World Bank says Sri Lanka's aspirations cannot be realized in the current status quo and needs critical reforms to boost its economy.
  Sri Lanka President to address 72nd UN General Assembly today:
Sept 19, Colombo: The General Debate of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly is scheduled to commence Tuesday, 19th September at the UN Headquarters in New York, on the theme "Focusing on people: striving for peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet ".
  Talks fail, CEB strike to continue :
Sept 18, Colombo: The talks held this evening with the Minister of Labor W. D.J. Seneviratne on finding a solution to the ongoing strike by the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Workers’ Union have not been successful and the union has decided to continue the strike further.
 Army troops help rescue efforts after building collapsed in Ahangama:
Sept 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka army troops have been deployed to assist the rescue efforts after a five-story building under construction collapsed in Ahangama, Galle Monday.
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 Acting Chief Medical officer of Welikada Prison removed from post :
Sept 18, Colombo: health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne today directed the Director General of Health Services to remove the acting Chief Medical Officer of the Welikada Prison hospital Dr. N. Thenuwara from her post.
  SriLankan Airlines partners with Booking.com to provide passengers a one-stop travel solution:
Sept 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national carrier, SriLankan Airlines has entered into a partnership with Booking.com, the world's largest accommodation website, providing airline passengers the convenience of booking accommodations online along with their flight tickets on the SriLankan Airlines website www.srilankan.com, from 18th September 2017.
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