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  Sri Lankan President Chief Guest at Maldives Independence celebrations

July 27, Malé: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, who arrived in Malé Sunday, attended the Maldives Golden Jubilee of National Independence as the Chief Guest yesterday evening.

President of Maldives Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has hosted the official banquet at Dharubaaruge on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of National Independence.

  Former Sri Lankan rugby player's death was murder, not an accident - CID:
July 28, Colombo: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police yesterday informed the court new investigations into the death of Sri Lankan rugby player, Wasim Thajudeen, had revealed that the cause of death was not an accidental death but murder.

 Sri Lanka not fully compliant with standards but making significant efforts to eliminate human trafficking:
July 28, Colombo: Although the Government of Sri Lanka is making significant efforts to eliminate human trafficking it does not fully comply with the minimum standards and failed to demonstrate overall increasing anti-trafficking efforts to address human trafficking last year, a US report on human trafficking said.

  Sri Lanka signs an agreement with foreign investors to revive sugar industry:
July 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's investment promotion agency, Board of Investment yesterday signed an investment agreement with an Indian company to revive presently defunct sugar factory situated in Kantale in the formerly war-torn Trincomalee district of the Eastern Province.

 Sri Lanka gets Rs. 53 million Sapphire order at Expo 2015:
July 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka has secured a Rs. 53 million order for Sapphire gems at the Expo 2015 Milano being held in Milan, Italy, the Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau Dr. Rohantha Athukorala announced.
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 President appeals to South Asian leaders to unite in eradicating drug menace:
July 27, Malé: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena appealed to all the South Asian leaders to work in unison to eradicate the drug menace which is a threat to the entire South Asian Region.

  'I am not greedy for power' - Sri Lankan PM:
July 27, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says unlike the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa he is not greedy for power.

  Sri Lanka's AG gives an undertaking not to arrest former MP Tiran Alles till July 30:
July 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Attorney General Monday gave another undertaking to the Supreme Court that police will not arrest businessman and former opposition parliamentarian, Tiran Alles until July 30 regarding alleged financial fraud charges.

 Sri Lanka Development Bonds issue oversubscribed to US$ 172.5 million :
July 27, Colombo: The issue of Sri Lanka Development Bonds (SLDBs) for US$ 50 million has been oversubscribed with total bid received amounting to US$ 172.5 million, the Central Bank said on Monday.

  Sri Lankan President Chief Guest at Maldives Independence celebrations:
July 27, Malé: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, who arrived in Malé Sunday, attended the Maldives Golden Jubilee of National Independence as the Chief Guest yesterday evening.

 Sri Lanka disaster management authorities to conduct a special awareness campaign in upcountry areas:
July 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka's disaster management authorities plan to conduct a special awareness campaign to broaden the horizons on disaster management work, in the near future for the public of the Haldummulla, Hali Ela, Passara, Uva Paranagama and Welimada areas in the upcountry.

 Three global oil giants express interest in exploring oil in Sri Lanka:
July 27, Colombo: Following the exit of Cairn India from offshore oil exploration in Sri Lanka's Mannar basin, three major oil companies have expressed interest in continuing the Cairn's work.

 Special security ordered for Sri Lanka's Drugs Control Board Chairman:
July 27, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the police to provide special security to Chairman of the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board Dr. Chameera Nilanga Samarasinge after he had received death threats.

  Former Sri Lankan president questions government's accomplishments during 100 days:
July 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's former president and the UPFA Kurunegala District candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa today questioned what was accomplished by the government during the 100 day program.

 Sri Lanka's PM plans to develop Dambulla to attract high end tourists :
July 26, Dambulla: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says he plans to develop Dambulla, the historic Central Province city, as a tourist hub with the aim to attract high end tourists.
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 Sri Lanka President calls for increased cooperation between professionals and politicians :
July 26, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says the lack of cooperation between the politicians and the professionals has become an obstacle for the development of the country.

 Sri Lankan President arrives in Maldives to participate in independence celebrations :
July 26, Malé: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, who left the country for The Maldives on a State Visit to participate in that country's Golden Jubilee National Independence celebrations, arrived in Malé this afternoon.

 Sri Lanka opposition UPFA to release manifesto on Tuesday:
July 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's opposition United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) will release its election manifesto on Tuesday in Colombo.

 Sri Lankan President to leave for Maldives today:
July 26, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will leave for The Maldives today on an invitation to participate in the independence celebrations of the island nation.

  Sri Lanka Tamil party calls for power sharing, re-merger of North and East:
July 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) reiterated its demand for a power sharing arrangement in a unit of a re-merged Northern and Eastern provinces under a federal structure as it existed earlier.

 Diaspora Tamil organization urges Sri Lankans to consolidate the recent progressive changes :
July 26, Colombo: The UK-based Diaspora Tamil organization, Global Tamil Forum (GTF) has urged all the citizens of Sri Lanka including the Tamils to vote carefully at the upcoming parliamentary elections to consolidate the progressive changes and gains made after the January 8th presidential election.

 Sri Lanka naval personnel alleged of attacking Indian fishermen:
July 26, Rameswaram: A group of Indian fishermen have complained to Indian fisheries department officials that Sri Lanka Naval personnel attacked them while they were fishing off Katchatheevu islet Saturday night.

 Sri Lankan Prime Minister calls to build a new country without petty politics:
July 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has called on everyone in the country to join a program to build a new country without the customary politics in the next five years.
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 Sri Lanka Tamil party to release its election manifesto today :
July 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance will release its election manifesto today in Jaffna.

 Australia funds community-based development projects in Sri Lanka:
July 25, Colombo: The Australian High Commission has granted Rs. 31 million to support eleven community-based development projects across Sri Lanka.

 Japan provides Human Resources Development Scholarships for the Sri Lankan Public Sector:
July 25, Colombo: The Government of Japan has granted scholarship opportunities to executive level public officials of Sri Lanka to receive higher education in Japanese universities in fields relevant to public administration and development.
 Australia commends Sri Lanka Navy's assistance in preventing human smuggling:
July 25, Colombo: The Australian Government has appreciated Sri Lanka Navy's continued assistance it receives in thwarting human smuggling through the sea.
 Sri Lankan Army says it has only 'limited' role in north:
July 25, Colombo: The Sri Lankan Army has maintained that its involvement in the Northern Province is limited only to demining, construction works and infrastructure development in connection with the resettlement of people.
 FR petition against former Sri Lankan leader's privileges to be heard on August 5:
July 25, Colombo: The Fundamental Rights petition filed in the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka seeking a directive to reduce the security provided to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is contesting the forthcoming parliamentary polls as an ordinary candidate, will be heard on 5 August.
 Sri Lankan Deputy Minister Sanath Jayasuriya visits Pakistan Telecommunication Authority:
July 25, Islamabad: Sri Lanka's Deputy Minister of Provisional Councils and Regional Development Sanath Jayasuriya Friday visited Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Headquarters in Islamabad.
 WorldRemit launches mobile money transfer in Sri Lanka:
July 25, London: WorldRemit, the London-based money transfer business Friday launched instant mobile money transfers to Sri Lanka, enabling the customers to send instant, low-cost money transfers direct to the mobiles of family and friends in Sri Lanka according to a press release.
 Sri Lanka Supreme Court dismisses former monitoring MP's FR petition challenging arrest:
July 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court Friday dismissed the Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed by the former monitoring MP of United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA), Sajin Vass Gunawardena challenging his arrest.
 Boards of DFCC Vardhana and DFCC banks of Sri Lanka approve merger:
July 25, Colombo: The Boards of Directors of DFCC Bank (DFCC) and DFCC Vardhana Bank (DVB) have approved the proposal to the amalgamation of the two banks, a stock market disclosure said.
 Sri Lanka to formulate a new Prison Administration Act:
July 25, Colombo: Considering the need to introduce changes to the country's prison administration, the Sri Lankan government has taken measures to formulate a new Prison Administration Act.
 Sri Lankan President to participate in Maldives Independence Day celebrations:
July 25, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will leave for the Maldives on Sunday 26th July to participate in the Golden Jubilee anniversary of the Maldives’ Independence as the special guest of honor.
 Sri Lankan President to appoint a committee to investigate Golden Key case:
July 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Friday said he would appoint a special investigative commission to probe the fraud occurred at the Golden Key Company.
 Five people sentenced to death in Sri Lanka for murder:
July 24, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court Friday sentenced five people to death for murdering a father of three by clubbing him to death.
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 UPFA Minister of Sri Lankan government resigns:
July 24, Colombo: A Sri Lankan government Minister loyal to the opposition United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has resigned from his ministerial portfolio today.
 Sri Lankan fishermen warn Indian counterparts over illegal fishing:
July 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan fishermen have reportedly warned their Indian counterparts that they would be attacked if they continued using banned fishing nets and damaged nets anchored in the Lankan sea.
  Professional job opportunities soar in Sri Lanka's healthcare sector - Everjobs Career Report:
A recent Everjobs career report showed accounting and auditing, human resource and administrative job roles to be in high demand, especially in the rapidly expanding healthcare sector of Sri Lanka.
 Sri Lanka maintains policy rates, monetary policy appropriate:
July 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Bank has decided to maintain current policy interest rates as the Monetary Board was of the view that the current monetary policy stance is appropriate, the Central Bank said Friday in its monetary policy review for July.
 Sri Lankan government mulls a naval dockyard at southern Hambantota port:
July 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan government is looking into the possibility of constructing a naval dock yard at Hambantota Port in the deep south.
 Sri Lanka's Muslim organization condemns ISIS terrorism:
July 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Muslim clerics' organization, All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) today announced that it vehemently denounces terrorist activities and violence unleashed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
 Sri Lanka's seafood exports decline over 39 percent in May :
July 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's seafood exports have declined continuously since the European Union in October 2014 announced the ban on the imports of seafood products from the island nation.
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 Sri Lankan PM orders police to investigate into ISIS member's family:
July 23, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has ordered the police to interrogate the family members of the Sri Lankan IS militant, who died in Syria during a battle and submit a report.
 China, Sri Lanka pledge fullest defense cooperation :
July 23, Colombo: Military leaders of China and Sri Lanka pledged fullest cooperation on bilateral relations when the Defence Attaché of the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka, Senior Colonel Li Chenglin called on the new Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne at the Naval Headquarters in Colombo Thursday.
 Sri Lanka Navy assists four Indian fishermen in distress:
July 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy on Thursday (23) has come to render assistance to four distressed Indian fishermen in a fishing trawler drifting in the Sri Lankan waters due to engine failure.
 A new Container Scanning System for Sri Lanka Customs gets cabinet approval:
July 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs plans to implement a Container Scanning System to efficiently screen the import containers as the current scanners are about 8 years old and are subject to frequent repairs.
 Sri Lanka government to take legal action against UPFA to recover Rs. 142.5 million in transport expenses :
July 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's cabinet of ministers has decided to take legal action against the former ruling party United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) to recover the payments due to the state services, which have been used for presidential election campaign.
 Sri Lanka's new political front releases its five-fold development plan for next five years:
July 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's new political front, United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG), led by the United National Party (UNP) Thursday launched its election manifesto which includes its election statement and the five-fold development plan.
 Chinese company rejects reports of funding Sri Lankan politicians:
July 23, Colombo: The China Harbor Engineering Co Ltd (CHEC) on Thursday rejected reports that it had offered financial assistance to any politician during Sri Lanka's January presidential elections.
 Sri Lanka court dissolves enjoining order against COPE report on bond issue :
July 23, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court Thursday dissolved the enjoining order preventing the publication or circulation of the subcommittee draft report report by the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) on Central Bank bonds.
 New Sri Lanka Navy Chief of Staff commences duties:
July 22, Colombo: Rear Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe, who was appointed as the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy by the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Maithripala Sirisena, commenced duties on 22nd July 2015 at the Naval Headquarters in Colombo amidst the blessings of Maha Sangha.
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 Sri Lankan PM says Rs. 10,000 monthly allowance will be added to basic salary from September:
July 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe said that the Rs.10,000 monthly allowance given to public servants by the present government will be added to their basic salary from this September.
 Sri Lanka Marxist party JVP launches five-year national program to build the nation:
July 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) launched its national program - 'The Accord of Conscious'- at a special convention held Wednesday at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium amidst a large gathering including Maha Sangha, leaders of the JVP, intellectuals, professionals and members of civil organizations.
 Arrested Sri Lankan Army soldiers not involved in any criminal activity - Military Spokesman:
July 22, Colombo: Three civil-clad army soldiers arrested by the police Monday night while they were travelling in a white van with a firearm were not involved in any criminal activity, the Military Spokesman, Brigadier K.J Jayaweera said.
 EU fishery products ban has cost Sri Lanka US$ 75 million since January :
July 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's estimated loss of revenue since the European Union imposed the ban on the export of fishery products from the island nation in January this year is approximately US$ 75 million, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said Wednesday.
 Sri Lanka confirms another five diplomatic appointments :
July 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Ministry of Foreign Affairs Wednesday confirmed the appointments of new envoys to five more countries.
  Sri Lanka welcomes the successful conclusion of negotiations on the Iran nuclear issue:
July 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka welcomed the successful conclusion of negotiations between Iran and the US, UK, France, Germany, China, Russia and the European Union in Vienna on 14 July 2015, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.
 Sri Lanka trade deficit widens 49.7 percent in May 2015 :
July 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's trade deficit widened substantially by 49.7 percent to US$ 703 million in May from US$ 470 million a year earlier, according to the Central Bank data released in its External Sector Performance Review Wednesday.
 Video: Former Sri Lankan President tries to exchange fisticuffs with a spectator at a rally in Akuressa:
July 22, Colombo: A video in which former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is attempting to attack a spectator of one of his rallies is going viral in social media at the moment.
 Sri Lanka Marxist party to release election manifesto today:
July 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna this morning will release their election manifesto that would in detail present the party's plan for the country.
 Sri Lanka's police FCID to suspend arresting election candidates until after election:
July 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) of Police has decided to temporarily suspend arresting election candidates who are contesting the forthcoming parliamentary elections and suspected of committing financial fraud until after the August 17 elections.
 Sri Lanka PM's office rejects allegation of UNF signing the MOU at Temple Trees as completely false :
July 22, Colombo: The office of Sri Lankan Prime Minister has rejected the allegation by Transparency International Sri Lanka that the MoU relating to the formation of the United National Front was signed at the Prime Minister's Office at Temple Trees.
 Sri Lanka Army to reforest the 'Fox Hill' :
July 22, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Army says it plans to embark on an ambitious project to reforest the Fox Hill (Nariya Kanda) mountain range in Diyatalawa to recover its ecological system damaged by the annual motor racing.
 Buddhist organization in Sri Lanka says it warned about ISIS recruitment six months ago :
July 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's hardline Buddhist organization Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) says that it warned about the possibility of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) recruiting Sri Lankan Muslims six months ago.
 Sri Lanka opposition alliance to present election manifesto next week:
July 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's opposition United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) will present its election policy manifesto next week, the General Secretary of the alliance Susil Premajayantha said.
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 Sri Lanka police arrest three army personnel in a white van:
July 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka police Monday night have arrested three army personnel travelling in a white van in Mirihana.
  Security tightened for tomorrow's Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka 4th ODI :
July 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan Cricket Board decided to tighten security measures for the fourth One Day International (ODI) match of the five match series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka after Sunday night's clash during the third ODI at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
 EU Election Observation Mission in Sri Lanka to monitor elections:
July 21, Colombo: The European Union Election Observation Mission (EUEOM) that Arrived in the island Monday held a news conference today in Colombo to describe their process of observing the upcoming parliamentary election in Sri Lanka.
 President appoints Prasanna Solangaarachchi as Avissawella District Organizer :
July 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena as the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has appointed Prasanna Solangaarachchi as the new District Organizer for Avissawella District.
 Sri Lankan President instructs officials to encourage local food production :
July 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has asked the relevant officials to submit a plan to introduce a proper local food production process soon to promote a local food culture within the country.
 Election outcome in Sri Lanka important for the region and the world - former US intelligence official:
July 21, Colombo: The outcome of Sri Lanka's upcoming parliamentary elections is important for the region and the world as Sri Lanka is becoming a key transportation hub for South Asia, a former intelligence of the United States says.
 Sri Lanka Tea to be showcased in India:
July 21, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Tea Board will showcase the best of Sri Lankan Tea at India's only trade show dedicated to the tea and coffee sectors in Mumbai, India.
 Former monitoring MP Sajin Vaas Gunawardena further remanded:
July 21, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today further remanded the former monitoring MP of United People's freedom Alliance (UPFA) Sajin Vass Gunawardena when his case was heard.
 No identity cards for candidates not submitting assets and liabilities statements - Election Chief :
July 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya has emphasized that candidate identity cards will not be given to candidates who do not handover statements on their assets and liabilities.
 Sri Lankan IS militant left the job to visit Mecca, former employer says :
July 21, Colombo: The owner of the international school in which the Sri Lankan IS militant, who died in Syria served, confirmed to a local radio station that the man was the former principal of his school.
 Tamil Nadu police arrest an LTTE operative:
July 21, Ramanathapuram: The Tamil Nadu police have arrested a former operative of the proscribed Tamil Tiger terrorist group, LTTE on Monday in the coastal village of Uchipulli, Indian media reported.
 Sri Lanka Premier speaks of a five-year development plan for villages:
July 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says the future United National Party government will implement a special five year plan to develop the country.
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 President visits Maligawatte Kidney Hospital:
July 20, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena today made a sudden observation tour at the Maligawatte Kidney Hospital.
 travelxp begins broadcasting in Sri Lanka:
July 20, MUMBAI: travelxp announced that the television channel will be available to Dialog Televisionsubscribers in Sri Lanka. The entry into the Sri Lankan market is a very important step for travelxp as it expands its reach in the Indian subcontinent and is in line with its aspirations to broadcast in markets globally.
 Two vocational training institutes open in Sri Lanka's East with assistance from Swiss Government :
July 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Vocational Training Authority (VTA) announced the inauguration of two vocational training institutes in Trincomalee on 8 July 2015.
 Two Japanese naval ships arrive in Sri Lanka on a goodwill and supply visit:
July 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, welcomed two Japanese naval ships arrived at the Port of Colombo Sunday. Officials from the Embassy of Japan were also present on the occasion.
  Sri Lanka to issue US$ 50 million development bonds:
July 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Central bank has announced that it plans to sell US$ 50 million worth of development bonds to foreign and local investors.
 Global fisheries movement asks Sri Lanka not to arrest fishermen :
July 20, Pondicherry: A global fisheries movement representing fishermen asked the South Asian countries including Sri Lanka not to arrest fishermen crossing borders for livelihood.
 Buddhist party in Sri Lanka denies nominations to Rajiv Gandhi's attacker :
July 20, Colombo: Bodu Jana Peramuna (BJP), the political party formed by the extremist Sinhala Buddhist organization in Sri Lanka, Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) has refused to grant nominations to the Navy sailor, who assaulted the late Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, to contest the upcoming elections from the party.
 Sri Lanka Police arrest over 60 for election related indents:
July 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have so far arrested over 60 people in election related incidents, Police Media Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said.
 Justice Minister dismisses former CJ's assertion of Rajapaksa becoming PM :
July 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will never be the next Prime Minister even in the unlikely event of a victory to the opposition at the next month's general election.
 Sri Lanka's fiscal position expected to improve with streamlining tax system:
July 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's fiscal position is expected to improve in 2015 with the recovery in government revenue due to fiscal policies implemented to streamline the tax system, a government report said.
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 Election Commissioner to discuss election laws with party secretaries and leaders tomorrow:
July 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya will meet Secretaries of the political parties and leaders of the Independent groups who contest the forthcoming General Election at 10.00 a.m. tomorrow.
 Sri Lanka police question Kandy district election candidates including minister:
July 19, Kandy: Sri Lanka police Sunday recorded statements from Kandy District election candidates of both major parties over election law violations.
 Sri Lanka Navy accused of injuring three Indian fishermen in attack :
July 19, Rameswaram: Fishermen from Tamil Nadu have alleged that Sri Lanka naval personnel have attacked them while they were fishing near Katchatheevu.
 6th Conference of the International Organization on Tropical Fruits in Sri Lanka from August 3 -6:
The 6th conference of the International Organization on Tropical Fruits is scheduled to be held from 03 to 06 of August 2015 in Colombo.
 ICC President Guest of Honour at the 3rd ODI of Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan match:
July 19, Colombo: The president of the International Cricket Council (ICC), former Pakistani batsman Zaheer Abbas will be the Guest of Honour at the 3rd One Day International (ODI) of the ongoing Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka on Sunday, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced.
 Expenses for police during Sri Lanka general election estimated at Rs. 400 million:
July 19, Colombo: Expenses for deploying police officers to maintain law and order during the Sri Lanka parliamentary elections from the first day of accepting nominations until the day after the election have been estimated at Rs. 400 million.
 Sri Lanka united front's development plan to be based on policies of founding leaders :
July 19, Colombo: The new political front formed in Sri Lanka to prevent the return of former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa will present a development plan for the country based on the policies of democracy's founding leaders.
 Sri Lanka explores partnership with the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation :
July 19, Washington DC: In a meeting with the Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Dana J. Hyde, Sri Lanka's Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam emphasized the desire of the Government to establish a partnership with the United States under the Millennium Challenge Corporation.
 Sri Lankan Court allows transfer of weapons from floating armory:
July 18, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court has allowed the Ceylon Shipping Company to transfer the stock of weapons in the controversial floating armory at the Gall harbor to another ship.
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 Muslims in Sri Lanka can celebrate Ramadan without suspicion, fear in freedom - PM:
July 18, Colombo: This year the Muslim community in Sri Lanka has a golden opportunity to celebrate the Ramadan festival without any suspicion or fear while breathing the fresh air of freedom, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe said.
 Sri Lankan President notes contribution of Islam faith in building the nation:
July 18, Colombo: Sri Lankan President extending his wishes to the Muslims in the country celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr said the occasion reminds the contribution of Islam faith in building the nation towards reconciliation and unity.
 Sri Lanka President appoints new electoral organizers for SLFP:
July 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena as the party leader appointed two more electoral organizers for the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Friday.
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