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  Sri Lanka Finance Minister says trustworthy environment built in the country to attract foreign investments

Mar 26, London: Sri Lanka's Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake says an environment that strikes International Investors as trustworthy has been built in the country to attract foreign investments.

In a live interview with the BBC Sandeshaya in London Saturday, the Minister said the government has strengthened local producers and investors, adding that through this the country receives investments.

 Temporary injunction against appointing a military officer as Sports Director of Education Ministry :
Mar 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka Supreme Court has issued an order temporarily suspending the appointment of a military officer as the Sports Director of the Ministry of Education.

 Fasting MP Wimal Weerawansa is too weak to attend hearing, court told:
Mar 27, Colombo: Prison officers have informed the Colombo High Court, that Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa, who is on a hunger strike demanding his release from remand prison, cannot be produced before court today, due to his poor health condition.

 Indian naval ship INS Darshak arrives at the Port of Colombo on a training visit:
Mar 27, Colombo: The hydrographic survey ship, INS Darshak of the Indian Navy arrived at the Port of Colombo on Monday on a training visit, the Navy Media Unit said.

 USS Comstock arrives at Sri Lanka's Colombo Port on a training mission:
Mar 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, welcomed United States Navy's Whidbey Island-Class Dock Landing Ship, USS Comstock arrived at the Port of Colombo on Monday on a training visit.

 Sri Lanka Railway engine drivers suspend strike:
Mar 27, Colombo: The Railway Locomotive Operating Engineers Union said they have suspended the one day token strike that had been planned to begin midnight today.

 Indonesian Tourism Minister opens Sri Lanka stall at ASTINDO 2017:
Mar 27, Colombo: Indonesian Tourism Minister, Arief Yahya ceremonially inaugurated Sri Lanka's tourism stall at Astindo Fair 2017 on Friday (24 March) at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) in Indonesia.

  European Investment Bank delegation to make historic visit to Sri Lanka to explore new opportunities for future investment:
Mar 27, Colombo: A high-level delegation from the European Investment Bank, the world's largest international public bank, will make a three day official visit to Sri Lanka later this week at the start of a South Asia regional tour.

 CA Sri Lanka launches first ever financial reporting quiz to help enhance knowledge of accounting students:
Mar 27, Colombo: For the first time in the country’s history, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) will launch a financial reporting quiz with the aim of enhancing the knowledge of aspiring accountants from across the country to ensure the students will have the necessary knowledge on the topic, when they commence their career as professional accountants.

  Wimal’s protest is a struggle 'carried out in good faith' - NFF:
Mar 27, Colombo: The National Freedom Front says the fast observed by the party's leader MP Wimal Weerawansa, who is in remand prison for misusing state vehicles, is a struggle 'carried out in good faith'

 Pakistani national nabbed with heroin worth Rs. 14 mn at Sri Lanka's Colombo airport:
Mar 27, Colombo: A Pakistani national has been arrested at Sri Lanka's Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake by the Police Narcotic Bureau when he tried to smuggle in heroin on Sunday, the Police Media Unit said.

 Sri Lanka Police website hacked by AnonPlus:
Mar 27, Colombo: The official website of Sri Lanka Police has been hacked into by AnonPlus, which is part of Anonymous hacker Group.

 India, Sri Lanka 'can do a lot together' - Indian envoy:
Mar 26, Colombo: India, which sees itself as a net provider of security in the Indian Ocean Region, and Sri Lanka 'can do a lot together', India's High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu says.
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 Sri Lanka's Cargills to open island's largest multi-product dairy processing plant in Western Province:
Mar 26, Colombo: Cargills Ceylon PLC, which has over the last two years initiated a Rs. 3.3 billion rupee intensive dairy expansion project will host President Maithripala Sirisena on Apr. 3 to ceremonially launch the Kotmale Dairy Plant at Gaspe, Banduragoda in the Western Province, a statement said.

 Sri Lankan government removes duty imposed on items brought by migrant workers :
Mar 26, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to completely remove the duty imposed on nine items being brought into the country by Sri Lankan migrant workers.

 India, Sri Lanka navies to conduct Joint Ocean Survey:
Mar 26, Colombo: The Indian Navy and Sri Lanka Navy will be conducting a joint oceanographic survey off the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka from 30 March to 11 May 2017, the High Commission of India said in a release.

 Sri Lanka Finance Minister says trustworthy environment built in the country to attract foreign investments:
Mar 26, London: Sri Lanka's Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake says an environment that strikes International Investors as trustworthy has been built in the country to attract foreign investments.

 Sri Lanka Navy earns Rs 3 billion from Galle maritime security operations:
Mar 26, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy has earned Rs. 3 billion to the Government from providing maritime security services within a year after taking over the services from the controversial firm Avant Garde Maritime Services.

 Sri Lanka Navy arrests 12 Indian fishermen for poaching in island waters:
Mar 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy on Saturday has arrested 12 Indian fishermen and seized their two trawlers for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and fishing in Sri Lankan waters.

 Sri Lanka asks developed world to assist developing countries in meeting challenges of climate change:
Mar 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka says though the adverse effects of climate change are felt across borders, the impact of climate change is particularly harsh on developing countries and their mitigation and adaptation strategies, and action require financial assistance from developed countries.

 US air strike kills high-profile al Qaeda terrorist leader responsible for 2009 attack on Sri Lanka cricket team in Pakistan:
Mar 26, Colombo: The U.S. Department of Defense confirmed on Saturday that a U.S. counter-terrorism airstrike in Afghanistan has killed a high-profile al Qaeda terrorist leader who was accused of involvement in 2009 attack on a bus carrying Sri Lanka's cricket team in Lahore, Pakistan.

 Indian Tamil parties except BJP welcome actor Rajinikanth cancelling visit to Sri Lanka:
Mar 26, Chennai: Chennai: India's Tamil parties except the BJP on Saturday welcomed the Tamil actor Rajinikanth's decision to cancel the visit to Sri Lanka participate in a function to inaugurate 150 houses constructed by a private firm Lyca Productions in Vavuniya for the war-displaced Tamils in the island's North.

 Attempts to manipulate Hambantota Port deal - CaFFE:
Mar 25, Colombo: A right organization in Sri Lanka says there are attempts to manipulate the deal between the government of Sri Lanka and China Merchant Port Holdings Company (CMPort) on the Hambantota Port.
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 Ceylon Chamber marks 178 years of service to the nation today:
Mar 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's premier Business Chamber, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, will complete 178 years of service to the nation on the 25th March, 2017

 German Travel Association contemplates to host next AGM in Sri Lanka:
Mar 25, Colombo: Norbert Fiebig, the president of the Deutscher Reise Verband (DRV) also known as German Travel Association is very optimistic in hosting their next AGM in Sri Lanka with the participation of over 800 of their members, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Board (SLTPB) said.

  Sri Lanka, Pakistan should utilize the full potential of FTA - Pakistan PM:
Mar 25, Islamabad: Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan and Sri Lanka can collaborate to achieve the objectives of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).
  Five Nigerian nationals remanded for violation of visa conditions:
Mar 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police acting on a tip off have and arrested five foreign nationals for staying in the country without valid visas.
 Sri Lanka Speaker warns MPs against making insults and accusations in the House:
Mar 25, Colombo: Speaker of Sri Lanka parliament Karu Jayasuriya warning all members of parliament to refrain from making accusations and insulting other members when participating in debates in the House has called on all lawmakers to protect the dignity of the parliament
 Russia will commit to provide benefits of bilateral relations to Sri Lankans - Russian Prime Minister:
Mar 25, Moscow: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Russia will commit to provide more benefits of bilateral economic relations between the two countries to the Sri Lankans when he met with the visiting Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at the Government Reception House in Moscow Friday.
 Aitken Spence Cargo enters supply chain services contract with American & Efird Lanka:
Mar 25, Colombo: Aitken Spence Cargo, the pioneering freight forwarder is driving the expansion of its vertical-based business solutions in areas of apparel, food and beverage, rubber-based manufacture, consumer durables and project cargo logistics.
 Sri Lanka co-sponsoring resolution sends a strong signal on the importance the Government attaches to reconciliation and human rights - UK :
Mar 25, London: The United Kingdom said the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) report on Sri Lanka highlighted notable improvements in its human rights situation, but much remains to be done in order to address the legacy of Sri Lanka’s armed conflict.
  Sri Lanka's Pan Asia Coloured Yarns awarded OekoTex Standard 100 and ISO 9001:2008 Certification :
Mar 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's leading producer of Polyester and Nylon Yarn, Pan Asia Coloured Yarns (PACY) was awarded the highest grade of OekoTex Standard 100 certification following a series of stringent tests carried out at the Hohenstein Textile Testing Institute, Germany.
  U.S. congress members signal greater engagement and support for Sri Lanka:
Mar 25, Washington,DC: Following up on the manifest greater engagement by the members of the U.S. Congress with Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka's Ambassador to the United States Prasad Kariyawasam has met with several leading members of the U.S. Congress in the past week
 President signs special gazette notification on declaring four forests near Wilpattu North Sanctuary as Conservation forests:
Mar 24, Colombo: All the forests located near the Wilpattu North Sanctuary belonging to the Department of Forest Conservation will be declared as one Reserve.
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 Three soldiers arrested over the Rathupaswala shooting incident:
Mar 24, Colombo: The Criminal Investigations Department of Sri Lanka police has arrested three soldiers over the deaths of three youths by the Army fire during a protest in 2013.
 President of the German Bundestag and parliamentary delegation to visit Sri Lanka next month :
Mar 24, Colombo: The President of the German Bundestag, Prof. Norbert Lammert accompanied by a parliamentary delegation is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka in April 2017 on an invitation extended by the Speaker of the Sri Lanka Parliament Karu Jayasuriya.
 Sri Lankan MP on hunger strike seeks bail citing daughter's mental health:
Mar 24, Colombo: Former Sri Lankan minister and leader of National Freedom Front MP Wimal Weerawansa, who is on a hunger strike denuding his release, has sought bail under exceptional circumstances citing his daughter's ill health.
 Jones Lang LaSalle cements Sri Lankan presence with opening of new WTC office:
Mar 24, Colombo: Global real estate consulting powerhouse, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) announced that the company would be substantially expanding their presence in the Sri Lankan market,
 Sri Lanka Tamil party welcomes adoption of UN resolution, urges the government to honor its commitments:
Mar 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today welcomed the adoption of UNHRC resolution 34/L 1 which reaffirms the full implementation of resolution 30/1 of 2015, promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka.
 EU continues to develop and strengthen over 40-year long partnership with Sri Lanka - Ambassador:
Mar 24, Colombo: The European Union and Sri Lanka have a partnership of more than 40 years - a partnership that the EU continues to develop and strengthen, the EU Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives, Tung Lai Margue said in a message issued to mark the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties.
 Australia, World Bank launch program to enhance the trade and competitiveness potential of Sri Lanka's private sector:
Mar 24, Colombo: The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Sri Lanka's Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade (MODSIT) and the World Bank today launched a joint program of technical assistance and advisory services to the Government of Sri Lanka to enhance the competitiveness of the private sector and unleash the potential of Sri Lankan exports.
  Russia in discussions with Sri Lanka to deliver frigates, offers to set up helicopter maintenance center :
Mar 24, Colombo: Russia is in discussions with Sri Lanka over a contract on the delivery of Gepard 3.9-class frigates to Colombo and has also proposed to set up a service center for Russian-made helicopters in Sri Lanka, a Russian official has said.
 Arrested underworld figure 'Army Roshan' handed over to Army:
Mar 24, Colombo: The suspected underworld figure, Roshan Pradeep, alias 'Army Roshan' who was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) has been handed over to the army.
 Government assures to take necessary measures to control dengue epidemic in Trincomalee:
Mar 24, Colombo: The Sri Lankan govern has assured to take all possible measures to curb the dengue epidemic spreading in the Trincomalee district.
 Flemingo wins major duty free tender at Sri Lanka's Colombo Airport:
Mar 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Transport and Aviation Ministry following a successful tender process has awarded Flemingo International the contract to operate the major duty free concession at Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).
 Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe celebrates 68th birthday today :
Mar 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister and the leader of the ruling United National party Ranil Wickremesinghe celebrates his 68th birthday today (24th March).
  EU commends Sri Lanka for advancing human rights agenda and restoring freedom:
Mar 24, Colombo: The European Union, welcoming the Sri Lankan Government's continued engagement with United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), said it fully acknowledges the progress made in Sri Lanka in terms of advancing the broader human rights agenda and restoring fundamental freedoms.
 New Zealnad to open High Commission in Sri Lanka:
Mar 24, Wellington: New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will open a High Commission in Colombo, Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade release said.
 Sri Lanka Central Bank raises policy interest rates tightening the monetary policy:
Mar 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Bank today said it has decided to increase both the deposit rate and the lending rate by 25 basis points further tightening the monetary policy as a pre-emptive policy measure to control inflationary pressures.
 Pictures from Kremlin: President of Russia Vladimir Putin meeting with President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena:
Mar 23, Moscow: President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin met with Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena who is on an official visit to Moscow at Mr Putin's invitation at the Kremlin on Thursday. Here is the report from Kremlin;
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 India Sourcing Fair 2017 and India International Textiles Expo 2017 in Colombo :
Mar 23, Colombo: The India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) (A Public Sector Enterprise under Ministry of Commerce, Government of India) is organizing India Sourcing Fair, Colombo, Sri Lanka from 24 to 26 March 2017 at Hall No. C of BMICH in which more than 30 companies from India are participating.
 Ukrainian captain of MV Avant-Garde granted bail:
Mar 23, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court Thursday granted bail to the Ukrainian Captain of the MV Avant Garde ship, Gennady Gavrilov, who was charged with possessing and transporting illegal weapons.
  Sri Lanka, Russia pledge to enhance economic cooperation:
Mar 23, Moscow: Sri Lanka and Russia have pledged to enhance long term economic cooperation and affirmed to build a strong foundation to take bilateral relations to a new high.
 UK welcomes Sri Lanka's continued commitment to improving human rights :
Mar 23, Colombo: The United Kingdom welcomes the co-sponsorship of the new UN Human Rights Council resolution by the Government of Sri Lanka, which reaffirms commitments made in resolution 30/1 in October 2015, for the next two years, the British High Commission in Colombo said in a statement.
 Sri Lanka consensus resolution adopted at UNHRC without a vote:
Mar 23, Geneva: The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Thursday without a vote adopted the consensus resolution on Sri Lanka to which proposes to give two more years beyond 2017 to Sri Lanka to fulfil its commitments for reconciliation and transnational justice.
 Sri Lanka's President Sirisena receives Guard of Honor at Kremlin:
Mar 23, Moscow: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena received a Guard of Honor during the official welcoming ceremony at Kremlin in the national capital of Russia today.
 Sri Lanka strongly condemns terrorist attack in London:
Mar 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka on Thursday strongly condemned yesterday's terrorist attack in London that killed at least five people including a police officer and the attacker and injured at least 40 others.
 Sri Lanka Navy arrests 16 Indian fishermen for poaching in island waters:
Mar 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy on Wednesday has arrested 16 Indian fishermen in two separate occasions and impounded their fishing trawlers for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and fishing in Sri Lankan waters.
 Private sector technical team proposes to hold off the abolition of current SVAT system :
Mar 23, Colombo: The private sector technical committee appointed by joint Chambers and Trade Associations to study the government's plan to abolish the current Simplified Value Added Tax (SVAT) system has proposed to hold off the move and maintain the current SVAT mechanism until a robust refund mechanism is put in place.
  Pakistan, Sri Lanka relations firmly standing on the pillars of mutual trust and respect - High Commissioner:
Mar 23, Colombo: High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Maj. Gen. (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain has said that Pakistan and Sri Lanka are respectively located at two global strategic junctions on the land and maritime silk route that had always been the meeting places of global civilizations, trade and cultures.
  Sri Lanka to introduce new legislation to replace old Acts in financial sector to meet present day needs:
Mar 23, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government in its initiative to reform key sectors plans to introduce new legislation instead of amending the old Acts that do not meet present day needs.
 Sri Lankan woman nabbed at Bangalore airport for drug smuggling:
Mar 23, Colombo: The officials of the Air Intelligence and Customs at Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru have arrested a 39-year-old Sri Lankan woman, who was smuggling contraband drugs to Colombo, according to a report in Deccan Herald.
 U.S. suggests Sri Lanka government to make a public strategy and time table to fulfill UN commitments:
Mar 23, Geneva: The United States while commending Sri Lanka for the important steps taken since 2015, toward implementing its key human rights, justice, and reconciliation commitments, suggested the government to make public a strategy and timetable for implementation of the reforms and commitments outlined in the UN Resolution 30/1.
 Pakistan to showcase Gandhara art in Sri Lanka at the Vesak Festival:
Mar 23, Islamabad: Pakistan will participate in the 14th UN International Vesak Festival to be held in Sri Lanka from May 12th to 14th this year, a Pakistani official said.
 Major General Mahesh Senanayake appointed Chief of Staff in Sri Lanka Army:
Mar 23, Colombo: Major General Mahesh Senanayake, currently serving as the Commander Security Forces - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), has been appointed as 50th Chief of Staff (CoS) of the Sri Lanka Army.
 World Water Day: U.S. Embassy helps provide clean drinking water in rural Sri Lanka:
Mar 23, Mapakadaweva: Students and teachers from Keselpotha Maha Vidyalaya in Uva Province joined representatives from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Tuesday to inaugurate a rainwater harvesting system at their school, providing clean drinking water year-round.
 Finance Minister pays surprise visit to Sri Lanka Customs :
Mar 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake Tuesday paid a surprise midnight visit to the Sri Lanka Customs Department to observe the operations of the key department under his Ministry.
 Sri Lanka introduces new regulations to prevent construction of new buildings near power lines:
Mar 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka has introduced new regulations with regard to the minimum gap that should be between power lines and buildings to ensure the safety of consumers and the properties.
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 Sri Lanka should develop timetable for full implementation of its UN commitments - HRW:
Mar 22, Geneva: The global rights organization, Human Rights Watch (HRW) today acknowledged the Sri Lankan government's engagement with the international community, including with the UN's special procedures, over the last two years but expressed concerns at the slow pace of progress in implementation of Human Rights Council resolution 30/1.
 Sri Lanka, India hold army-to-army talks:
Mar 22, Colombo: The annual Army-to-Army Staff Talks (AAST) between the Sri Lankan Army and the Indian Army were inaugurated for the sixth consecutive year today (22) at BMICH in Colombo.
  Sri Lanka cosponsors UN resolution, reaffirms commitment to implement proposals:
Mar 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka today reaffirming its commitment to the reconciliation process and commitments articulated in the UN Resolution 30/1 it cosponsored in 2015, announced that it will be co-sponsoring UN resolution 34/1 which will grant Sri Lanka two more year to implement the 30/1 proposals.
  UK urges Sri Lanka to develop a comprehensive, time bound strategy to implement Geneva proposals :
Mar 22, Geneva: The United Kingdom today urged the Government of Sri Lanka to provide the "determined leadership" and a "comprehensive and time bound" implementation strategy to fully deliver on the commitments it made when co-sponsoring the 2015 UN resolution.
 UN calls for international participation in a judicial mechanism in Sri Lanka, comprehensive strategy to implement Geneva proposals :
Mar 22, Geneva: The United Nations expressing concern over Sri Lanka's slow progress in establishing transitional justice mechanisms to address the accountability during the decades-long armed conflict, called for international participation in such mechanisms and a comprehensive strategy to implement the proposals in consensual UN resolution adopted in 2015.
 Former Sri Lankan minister begins fast in remand prison demanding his release:
Mar 22, Colombo: Former Sri Lankan minister and leader of National Freedom Front MP Wimal Weerawansa, who is currently in remand prison on allegations of misusing state vehicles, has begun a fast unto death campaign demanding his release.
 Sri Lankan court issues arrest warrant for ministry secretary for no show:
Mar 22, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today issued a warrant for the arrest of Secretary to the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy Dr. Suren Batagoda for failure to appear before the court as a witness.
 Sri Lankan President arrives in Moscow on state visit :
Mar 22, Moscow: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena, who left the country Wednesday for a three-day state visit to Russia arrived in Moscow, marking the first state visit by a Sri Lankan head of the state in four decades.
 Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka's 10th annual research conference opens tomorrow:
Mar 22, Colombo: The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka (RASSL) is holding its 10th Annual Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences from 23 - 25 March at the Mahaweli Centre in Colombo .
 EFL marks 35 years, establishes itself as sub continent's first global logistics provider:
Mar 22, Colombo: Leading logistical services provider Expolanka Freight (Pvt) Ltd celebrated its 35th anniversary on 22 March. The company marked the milestone with a reaffirmed commitment to its core mission and values, with a strengthened focus on Asia's flourishing fast fashion market.
  Malaysian police nab Sri Lankan for sexually and physically assaulting two women :
Mar 22, Johor Baru: Malaysian police on Monday have arrested a Sri Lankan national for sexually and physically assaulting two women in Bandar Baru Uda, a township in Johor Baru, according to a report in New Strait Times.
 IPM Sri Lanka to expand to Maldives:
Mar 22, Colombo: Institute of Personnel Management (IPM) Sri Lanka has initiated plans to expand its footprint to neighboring Republic of Maldives in order to provide their expertise in HR education and people management skills to the citizens of Maldives.
  Sri Lankan President leaves for Russia on a state visit:
Mar 22, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has left for Russia Wednesday for a three-day official visit on an official invitation extended to him by the Russian President Vladimir Putin.
 Tamil Nadu CM alleges Sri Lanka Navy of preventing a diplomatic solution to share waters between India and Sri Lanka:
Mar 22, Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Tuesday alleged that the Sri Lanka Navy is attempting to prevent reaching a diplomatic solution to share the waters in the narrow Palk Strait for fishing.
 UNICEF appeals for USD 1 million in funding support for Sri Lanka drought response :
Mar 22, Colombo: The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) appealed for USD 1 million in funding to support Sri Lanka during its ongoing drought.
 Sri Lanka Navy SLNS Sayura’ arrives at Langkawi Harbor in Malaysia to take part in LIMA 2017:
Mar 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy’s Flagship Offshore Petrol Vessel (OPV), SLNS Sayura which left for Malaysia to take part in the International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2017, arrived at the Langkawi Harbour in Malaysia Monday.
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  Indian court asks center to determine whose responsibility to probe fisherman's death allegedly by Sri Lanka Navy:
Mar 21, Chennai: The Madras High Court today directed the Indian government to ascertain whose responsibility it was to conduct a probe into the March 6 killing of an Indian fisherman, allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy in the high seas.
  India to continue engaging with Sri Lanka to get fishermen and boats released:
Mar 21, New Delhi: Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Tuesday said India would continue to engage with Sri Lanka to get of all Indian boats and fishermen released from Sri Lankan custody.
 Sri Lanka will not join ICC or set up hybrid courts, PM asserts:
Mar 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today asserted that Sri Lanka will not join the International Criminal Court (ICC) or include foreign judges in Sri Lanka's judicial mechanism to probe alleged war crimes during the war with Tamil Tiger terrorists.
 Sri Lanka Police arrest two Russian nationals for violating visa conditions :
Mar 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka police have arrested two Russian nationals during a raid carried out on Monday in the southern coastal town of Weligama.
 India hands over eight Lorry Water Bowsers to Sri Lanka for Drought Relief:
Mar 21, Colombo: In a special event held at the Presidential Secretariat today, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu ceremonially handed over the keys of eight Lorry Water Bowsers to President Maithripala Sirisena, as part of India's assistance to augment Drought Relief measures in Sri Lanka.
 Sri Lanka nationwide inflation rises to 8.2 percent in February 2017:
Mar 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's nationwide inflation in February 2017 determined under the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) increased to 8.2 percent from 6.5 percent recorded in January on an year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Statistics reported on Tuesday.
 India invites applications for Self-Financing Professional Courses :
Mar 21, Colombo: India is inviting applications from Sri Lankan students (excluding PIO, OCI card holders & NRIs) for nomination to undergraduate course in Bachelor of Engineering (BE), Medicine (MBBS) and Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm) under the Self-Financing Scheme for the academic year 2017-18 against the reserved seats of the Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India.
 Sri Lanka Navy arrests 10 Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters:
Mar 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy on Monday night has arrested 10 Indian fishermen and impounded their mechanized fishing boat for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and fishing in Sri Lankan waters.
 State doctors warn of trade union action if Government fails to address SAITM concerns :
Mar 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's powerful trade union of doctors, the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) threatened to take countrywide trade union action if the government fails to address their concerns over the South Asian Institution of Technology and Medicine (SAITM).
 Another Army soldier arrested for 2008 assault on Journalist Keith Noyahr:
Mar 21, Colombo: the Police Crimes Investigation Division (CID) has arrested another Army soldier for his involvement in the abduction, and assault of journalist Keith Noyahr in May 2008.
 Sri Lankan President confers National Honors on 89 distinguished personalities :
Mar 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena accorded National Honors to 89 distinguished personalities, who rendered a noble service to the country and its advancement.
 Government deploys group of 100 special health workers to Kinniya as death toll rises from dengue outbreak :
Mar 21, Colombo: The Ministry of Health has deployed a group of 100 special health workers recruited recently to battle the dengue epidemic spreading in the Eastern port city of Trincomalee and neighboring Kinniya at an alarming rate.
 Ceylon Tea Boutique attracts a large number of ITB visitors in Berlin:
Mar 21, Colombo: Ceylon Tea, being among the most recognized tea brands in the world, was one of the most popular items for the German visitors who visited the Sri Lanka Pavilion at ITB 2017 held last week in Berlin.
 Sri Lanka wholesale network to open 500 outlets by end 2017:
Mar 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's state owned large scale retail network plans to open 500 Lanka Sathosa brand outlets across the island by the end of this year, the Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen announced today.
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  SriLankan Airlines increases operational services to Dhaka, Gan Island :
Mar 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national carrier, SriLankan Airlines announced that it is increasing its seasonal summer operational service to Dhaka, Bangladesh, by way of replacing the use of an A320/321 for this route with the bigger A330.
 Sri Lanka signs four agreements with Norway to improve fisheries sector:
Mar 20, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has signed four agreements with the Norwegian government to improve fisheries sector, Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Mahinda Amaraweera said.
 Secret military death squad killed journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge, CID tells court :
Mar 20, Colombo: The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) told a Sri Lankan court today that a secret army intelligence unit which targeted journalists and dissidents was behind the killing of veteran journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge.
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