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  Sri Lankan government will assist the parties to defend the LTTE ban

Oct 22, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government today said the recent statements by interested parties on the outcome of the case filed by the LTTE at the European Court seeking the lifting of sanctions are based on an inaccurate premise.

Issuing a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs said from the outset of the case being filed the Government of Sri Lanka took action most effectively and provided material of a substantive nature to the defendant and the interveners on a regular basis.

 Tamil Nadu political leaders advise Modi not to have closer defense ties with Sri Lanka:
Oct 22, Chennai: Tamil political leaders of India's southern Tamil Nadu state have advised the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government not to keep close security ties with Sri Lanka as it would amount to a major "diplomatic blunder".

 Sri Lankan President opens cricketer Dilshan's luxury hotel :
Oct 22, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Tuesday declared open the 'D Pavilion Inn', luxury hotel at Stafford Road in Kirulapone. The luxury hotel is owned by star cricketer Thilakaratne Dilshan.

  Belarus MPs to focus on economic ties during next month's visit to Sri Lanka :
Oct 22, Minsk: Senior officials of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus will pay an official visit to Sri Lanka in November, Belarusian parliament announced Wednesday.
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 CaFFE and CHR condemn attack on Sri Lanka university students :
Oct 22, Colombo: Two right organizations in Sri Lanka, the Campaign for Free and Fair Election (CaFFE) and Center for Human Rights and Research (CHR) strongly condemn the police attack on university students who were engaged in a protest march near the Parliamentary Complex yesterday.

 Sri Lanka Army to assist Bangladesh Army to set up a women corps unit :
Oct 22, Dhaka: In response to a request made by the Bangladesh Army Sri Lanka Army has assured support to set up a Women's Corps Unit in the Bangladesh Army.

 Sri Lanka's Missing Persons Commission says no interference from security forces on public sittings :
Oct 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons rejected the concerns raised by a think tank over its public sittings and cautioned the critics not to cast unwarranted doubts in the Tamil community.

  Belarus parliamentary delegation to visit Sri Lanka in November:
Oct 22, Minsk: Senior officials of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus will pay an official visit to Sri Lanka in November, Belarusian parliament announced Wednesday.

 Sri Lankan government will assist the parties to defend the LTTE ban:
Oct 22, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government today said the recent statements by interested parties on the outcome of the case filed by the LTTE at the European Court seeking the lifting of sanctions are based on an inaccurate premise.

 Sri Lankan President hopes the Deepawali festivities will add to the spirit of reconciliation :
Oct 22, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said the religious practices and festivities that go with the Deepawali festival add to the spirit of reconciliation that prevails in the country.

 Sri Lanka business chamber to hold post budget seminar:
Oct 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main business chamber, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) will hold a post budget seminar on October 30 to discuss the 'National Budget of 2015', which will be presented in Parliament on October 24.

 Human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka claims lives of over 60 people and 250 elephants annually:
Oct 22, Colombo: Every year around 60-70 persons are killed as a result of human-elephant conflict and about 250 elephants die due to various reasons, the Wildlife Resources Conservation Minister Gamini Vijith Vijayamuni Zoysa said in parliament .

 Sri Lanka monk party leaders discuss reform proposals with the President :
Oct 22, Colombo: The leaders of Sri Lanka's nationalist monk party, Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) met with the President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday at the Temple Trees to discuss the party's proposals for constitutional changes.

 Defense Ministry to conduct survey on lost properties of Sri Lankans in the North:
Oct 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defense and Urban Development is preparing to conduct a survey on the Sri Lankans who lost their properties in the North and during the war.

  Doubts raised on Pope's visit to Sri Lanka amid snap presidential polls:
Oct 21, Colombo: The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka has asked the government to clarify its plans for a snap presidential election, amid fears the polls will scuttle the Pope's visit scheduled for January, the AFP news agency reported Tuesday.

 Opposition MPs say election materials are being prepared in Sri Lanka Port Authority Defense Training School :
Oct 21, Colombo: The group of opposition lawmakers who visited the Sri Lanka Port Authority Defense Training School in Slave Island, Colombo on a fact finding mission, said the premises is used for preparing election campaign materials for upcoming presidential elections.

 Sri Lanka to appeal to Europe Court of Justice on lower court ruling to lift sanctions on LTTE:
Oct 21, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to submit an appeal to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) requesting to annul the decision taken by the lower court to lift sanctions on LTTE, the national radio reported.

 Browns Hotels and Resorts of Sri Lanka to develop four-star hotel in Maldives:
Oct 21, Colombo: Browns Hotels and Resorts Ltd. of Sri Lanka, a fully owned subsidiary of Browns Investments PLC today announced that it had sign an agreement to develop a four-star hotel in the Maldives.
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 India to supply two naval offshore patrol vessels to Sri Lanka - report:
Oct 21, New Delhi: India is planning to supply two naval offshore patrol vessels and other military equipment to Sri Lanka, according to an Indian media report.

 Sri Lanka police use water cannons and tear gas to disperse university students' march:
Oct 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse a group of students of the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) who were in a protest march near the parliamentary complex this afternoon.

 Sri Lanka's Sinhala Buddhist extremist group to contest for the upcoming elections:
Oct 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Sinhala Buddhist extremist group, Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) announced that the organization would field candidates to the next general election.

 Sri Lanka External Affairs Minister defends ministry secretary against 'unfounded allegations':
Oct 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka External Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris today came to the defense of his Ministry secretary over "unfounded allegations" swirling in certain sections of the media recently against the official.

 Iran calls for expanding politico-economic relations with Sri Lanka:
Oct 21, Tehran: Iran and Sri Lanka have underscored that expansion of bilateral ties always tops the agenda of both countries when Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris and Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Asian and Pacific Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour met in Teheran on Monday.

 Opposition lawmakers on fact finding mission attacked in Sri Lanka:
Oct 21, Colombo: A group of opposition United National Party (UNP) lawmakers on a fact finding mission came under attack today from a mob when the MPs attempted to enter the premises of the Sri Lanka Port Authority Training College in Slave Island today.

 EU General Court says ruling to lift sanctions on LTTE is a legal ruling not a political decision:
Oct 21, Colombo: The General Court of the European Union (EU) said today that the decision to lift sanctions on the LTTE was a legal ruling of a court and not a political decision taken by the EU governments.

  Asia Foundation and Justice Ministry assess land disputes in Sri Lanka's Northern and Eastern Provinces :
Oct 21, Colombo: The Asia Foundation in collaboration with Sri Lanka's Ministry of Justice has completed a Rapid Assessment of Land Disputes in Northern and Eastern Provinces to study the characteristics and scale of land disputes that have evolved over 30 years in the former war-torn areas, the government announced.

 Tamil organization seeks MOU between Sri Lanka and India to facilitate return of Tamil refugees:
Oct 21, Colombo: A Tamil refugee rehabilitation organization in Sri Lanka has sought a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Sri Lanka and India to facilitate and expedite the return of the refugees from India, according to a media report.

 Sri Lanka Railways to transport fuel to North by trains :
Oct 21, Colombo: With the restoration of train services from Colombo to Jaffna last week after a 24-year lapse, Sri Lanka Railways plans to commence transporting fuel to the North by trains.

 Sri Lanka Defense Secretary and Indian Defense Minister discuss enhancing military ties:
Oct 21, New Delhi: Sri Lanka's Defence and Urban Development Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on Monday, October 20 called on India's Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Defence, Arun Jaitley, in New Delhi and discussed a number of issues.

 Sri Lankan President launches sixth phase of Divi Neguma domestic agriculture program:
Oct 20, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Monday (October 20) launched the sixth phase of the "Divi Neguma" domestic agriculture program.

 Trade unions in Sri Lanka protest demanding Rs. 10,000 wage hike:
Oct 20, Colombo: Trade unions affiliated with the opposition political parties in Sri Lanka staged a massive protest demonstration on Monday to demand a Rs. 10,000 pay hike for the state sector workers.

 Five suspects surrender to police over attack on Sri Lanka university students:
Oct 20, Balangoda: Five suspects including a member of the Imbulpe Pradeshiya Sabha today surrendered to Balangoda Police over the recent assault on a group of students of Sri Lanka's Sabaragamuwa University, the police said.

 Sri Lanka Navy deploys personnel to assist flood victims:
Oct 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has deployed its personnel to assist the people affected by the floods in the Southern district of Galle and the Puttalam district in the North western Province.
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 Sri Lanka Cricket emphasizes India tour is a collective decision :
Oct 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket today said that a proper procedure was followed in deciding to tour India and it was a collective decision of its Executive Committee taken in the best interest of the game to accept India's invitation for a short tour.

 Australian travelers advised to exercise a high degree of caution in Sri Lanka:
Oct 20, Colombo: Australia has advised its citizens traveling to Sri Lanka to "exercise a high degree of caution" in the country at this time because of the unpredictable security environment in the island.

 Lifting EU sanctions on LTTE is a result of continuous mission against country - Sri Lanka ruling party:
Oct 20, Colombo: The main constituent party of Sri Lanka's ruling alliance, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) said the removing of the ban on the Tamil Tiger terrorist group LTTE by the European Union is the result of continuous mission against the country since the government defeated the LTTE five years ago.

 Sri Lankan President to meet JHU leaders tomorrow:
Oct 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa will meet the leaders of the government coalition party Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) tomorrow.

 Sri Lanka cabinet spokesman confirms the Presidential election is in January:
Oct 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka cabinet spokesman and Minister of Media Information Keheliya Rambukwella revealed today that the Presidential election would be held in January 2015.

 UK seafood importers criticize EU ban on Sri Lanka, willing to help government to improve the industry :
Oct 20, Colombo: UK seafood importers have slammed the European Union's decision to slap a ban on Sri Lanka's fish imports which will go into effect from January 2015.

 Sri Lanka's malaria elimination efforts a 'spectacular achievement' - Global Health Group:
Oct 20, Colombo: The Global Health Group, a California-based action group that assists strengthening the public health capabilities in developing countries, has hailed Sri Lanka's success in Malaria eradication as a "spectacular achievement".

 Sri Lankan President links EU decisions to opposition 'conspiracies':
Oct 20, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has charged that the recent decisions taken by the European Union are a result of the attempts by the opposition parties to oust him.

 Coalition party of Sri Lanka ruling alliance to support a common candidate if Constitution is not amended:
Oct 20, Colombo: Coalition partner of Sri Lanka's ruling alliance, Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) announced Sunday that the party would present to the President a set of proposals to amend the Constitution.

 Two MPs of minor party in Sri Lanka to join the main opposition UNP:
Oct 20, Colombo: Two parliamentarians of a minor opposition party would soon join the main opposition United National Party (UNP), party sources said.

 Sri Lanka opposition led workers' protests in Colombo tomorrow:
Oct 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka opposition political parties have planned to summon more than 100,000 workers to Colombo on October 20th and 21st.

 Lifting of sanctions will help LTTE to revive in Sri Lanka - Tamil leader:
Oct 19, Colombo: The decision by the General Court of European Union to lift the sanctions the EU imposed in 2006 against the LTTE, the Tamil Tiger terrorist group, will help to revive the vanquished outfit in Sri Lanka's Tamil-dominated Northern Province, a senior Tamil political leader has said.
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 Several foreign countries willing to import fish products from Sri Lanka - Fisheries Minister:
Oct 19, Colombo: After the European Commission proposed to ban imports of fisheries products from Sri Lanka, several foreign countries have already expressed their willingness to purchase their fish product requirements from Sri Lanka, the Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources said today.

 Sri Lanka to contest the European Court decision lifting sanctions on LTTE:
Oct 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka has decided to contest the decision by the General Court of the European Union (EU)to annul the sanctions placed on the Tamil Tiger terrorist group and will send an envoy to seek support in the union against the ruling.

 Sri Lanka develops Standard Operating Procedures for the identification and protection of trafficking victims:
Oct 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka has developed a national strategy in compliance with the international standards to identify and protect trafficking victims.

 INFOTEL ICT exhibition in Sri Lanka to focus on creating a 'Knowledge Hub':
Oct 19, Colombo: INFOTEL, the popular Sri Lankan ICT exposition organized by the Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) will be held this year from 24 to 26 October at the BMICH.

 Sri Lanka, India navies discuss maritime issues at IMBL meeting:
Oct 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka and India have held the 24th International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) meeting in the mid seas Thursday to discuss maritime issues common to both countries.

 Missing Persons Commission of Sri Lanka to hold public sittings in Mullaitivu District again :
Oct 19, Colombo: The Presidential Commission Investigating Cases of Missing Persons in Sri Lanka will conduct public sittings to hear cases of missing in Mullaitivu District again from 2nd to the 5th of November 2014.

 Two Sri Lankan heroin dealers arrested in India:
Oct 19, Chennai: In an inter-state joint police operation, the anti-narcotics wing of the Delhi Police and the Chennai city police have arrested two Sri Lankans and a Chennai resident for possession of narcotics.

 Sri Lanka to launch sixth phase of Divi Neguma domestic agriculture program tomorrow:
Oct 19, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will launch the sixth phase of the "Divi Neguma" domestic agriculture program on Monday (October 20) , the Ministry of Economic Development announced.

 Japan hands over self-propelled grab hopper dredger to Sri Lanka:
Oct 18, Colombo: Japan today handed over a self-propelled grab hopper dredger constructed at a cost of Rs. 1.2 billion to Sri Lanka today to develop country's fishery industry.
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 Rivers overflow in southern Sri Lanka submerging roads :
Oct 18, Colombo: Major rivers in Southern Sri Lanka, swollen by incessant rain, have overflown submerging roads and low lying areas in the South.

 Sri Lanka to mark 2014 National Safety Day in Hambantota district:
Oct 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka will mark the National Safety Day, which was commemorated for eight years continuously since 2006, in Hambantota district this year.

 Will abolish Executive Presidency in Sri Lanka when separatism called off - President:
Oct 18, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today reiterated that he is prepared to abolish the Executive Presidential System on the day the separatists give up their call for a separate state in Sri Lanka.

 Sri Lanka Railways General Manager removed after the strike:
Oct 18, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has removed the General Manager of Sri Lanka Railways B.A.P. Ariyaratne with immediate effect.

 Pro-LTTE Indian political parties call for lifting ban on Sri Lankan Tamil Tiger terrorist group:
Oct 18, Chennai: Following the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decision to annul the sanctions against Sri Lanka's defunct Tamil Tiger terrorist group, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) , the pro-LTTE Tamil political parties in Tamil Nadu have begun to demand the Indian government to lift the group's ban in India.

 Sri Lanka establishes council for financial sector regulators to share information:
Oct 18, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has established an Inter Regulatory Institutions Council to facilitate sharing information among financial sector regulators.

 SriLankan Airlines acquires nine wide-body aircraft to replace fleet:
Oct 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national carrier, SriLankan Airlines, replacing its fleet with wide-body aircraft will take delivery of its first brand new Airbus A330-300 aircraft during the last week of October 2014.

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