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  World Bank lending US$ 165 million to Sri Lanka to provide safe drinking water and improved sanitation

June 30, Washington, DC: The World Bank Board has approved a US$ 165 million credit for Sri Lanka to provide safe drinking water and improved sanitation in several districts.

Funding will be provided to increase access to piped water services and improved sanitation in the Mullaitivu, Kilinochchi, Nuwara Eliya, Badulla, Monaragala, Kegalle and Ratnapura Districts.

  Sri Lanka Election monitor says killing of UNP supporter first election violence :
June 30, Colombo: An election watchdog in Sri Lanka, Campaign for Free and Fair elections (CaFFE) says incidents of election violence have already started to happen with the killing of a supporter of the United National Party (UNP).

 Sri Lankan President highlights the need to change the education system :
June 30, Kurunegala: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today highlighted the need to change the country's education system to suit the knowledge-based economy.
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 Former Sri Lankan President says she has no intention to grab power:
June 30, Colombo: Former Sri Lankan President and former leader of Sri Lanka Freedom Party Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaranatunga says she has no intention of grabbing power again unlike others.

 Sri Lanka government party UNP seeks majority at the election :
June 30, Colombo: The minor party of Sri Lankan government, the United National Party , seeks to be the majority party in a new government that would be formed after the general election.

 Sri Lanka's extremist Buddhist group to become a decisive factor in politics:
June 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's extremist Buddhist organization Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) says it will become a decisive factor in Sri Lankan politics in ten years' time.

 Sri Lankan government's assets or resources will not be used for election - Minister :
June 30, Colombo: The current Sri Lankan government will not use its assets or resources or the government officers during the campaign for the upcoming election, a government minister affirmed today.

 CID to investigate Sri Lanka Supreme Court Judge accused of assaulting a maid:
June 30, Colombo: The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of Sri Lanka Police has been instructed to conduct an investigation into the charges of assault against a Supreme Court judge.

 SLFP will not name Rajapaksa as PM candidate, Sri Lankan President affirms:
June 30, Colombo: Sri Lankan President has affirmed that the United People's Freedom Party of which Sri Lanka Freedom Party is the main constituent will appoint a prime minister after consultations with the members of parliament elected at the upcoming parliamentary election.

 Sri Lanka inflation drops to record low of 0.1% in June 2015:
June 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's inflation, as measured by the change in the Colombo Consumers' Price Index (CCPI) , declined marginally to 0.1 percent on an year-on-year basis in June 2015, from 0.2 percent recorded in May 2015, the Central Bank reported on Tuesday.

 No nominations for former president from SLFP, left parties of Sri Lanka told:
June 30, Colombo: Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will not be given nominations from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), President Maithripala Sirisena assured the left political parties in the country yesterday, local media reports said.

 UN to close humanitarian affairs office in Sri Lanka by the year end:
June 30, Colombo: The United Nations, planning to downsize its operations in Asia, would close the Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sri Lanka by the end of the year, a top UN official has said.

 Sri Lanka's Textured Jersey Lanka to buy Indian knit fabric manufacturer for US$ 15 million:
June 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's knitted fabric manufacturer Textured Jersey Lanka (TJL) said it will acquire a controlling stake in an Indian knit fabric manufacturer, Ocean India (private) Limited for US$ 15 million.

 World Bank lending US$ 165 million to Sri Lanka to provide safe drinking water and improved sanitation :
June 30, Washington, DC: The World Bank Board has approved a US$ 165 million credit for Sri Lanka to provide safe drinking water and improved sanitation in several districts.

  Qatar Airways to fly Dreamliner to Colombo from September 1:
June 29, Doha: Qatar Airways, the state-owned flag carrier of Qatar will roll out a Boeing Dreamliner to fly to the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo from September 1.

 Sri Lankan President talks of raising per capita income to US$ 6000:
June 29, Dehiowita: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says the aim of his government is to increase the per capita income of Sri Lankans to 6000 US dollars within the next five years.
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 Sri Lanka initiates collaboration with CERN:
June 29, Geneva: Sri Lanka and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have entered into an agreement to begin cooperation between CERN and the scientific community in Sri Lanka

 Sri Lanka Parliament dissolved due to inability to get 20A passed, not to cover up COPE report on bond issue - Deputy Minister:
June 29, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved the parliament due to the inability to continue the parliamentary activities with the obstruction of opposition and not to cover up the COPE report on the bond issue, a government minister said.

 Sri Lanka Tamil party asks government to release Tamil political prisoners before diaspora festival:
June 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main Tamil political party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has called on the Government to free Tamil political prisoners before holding a festival for the diaspora in Sri Lanka.

 Extreme Sri Lankan Buddhist organization forms a political party to contest general election:
June 29, Colombo: The extremist Sinhala Buddhist organization in Sri Lanka, Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) has formed a political party to contest the upcoming parliamentary elections.

 Heavy industry sector still plays a critical role in Sri Lanka economy - Minister :
June 29, Colombo: Despite economies such as Sri Lanka taking the knowledge economy path to drive growth, heavy industries are still important, and the manufacturing sub sector is the biggest contributor to Lankan industrial value addition, Sri Lanka's Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said.

 President commends decades long service of retiring Sri Lankan consul in Hong Kong :
June 29, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena commended the long service of retiring Sri Lankan Consul in Hong Kong, Dr, Thomas Cheung when he called on the President today (June 29) at the Presidential Secretariat to bid farewell.

 Sri Lanka signs Article of Agreement of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank:
June 29, Beijing: Sri Lanka today signed the article of agreement of the China-initiated multilateral bank, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank at the signing ceremony held in Beijing, China.

 Sri Lankan nabbed for attempting to smuggle over Rs. 16 million worth foreign currency:
June 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials have arrested a Sri Lankan national this morning at the Departure Lounge of the Colombo International Airport in Katunayake for attempting to smuggle out foreign currency worth Rs 16.9 million.

 Sri Lanka Freedom Party to hold talks with minor parties :
June 29, Colombo: The five-member committee appointed by the Maithripala Sirisena faction of the split Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to formulate a strategy for the SLFP's election campaign is planning to hold discussions with minor parties .

  Sri Lanka maintains policy rates, monetary policy appropriate:
June 29, 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 Monday in its monetary policy review for June.
 NFF to contest general election with former President:
June 28, Colombo: The leader of National Freedom Front (NFF) will contest the next general election with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, its leader Wimal Weerawansa said today.
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 Sri Lankan people will not allow Rajapaksa regime to return - PM:
June 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister and the leader of the United National Party Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the Sri Lankan people will not allow the return of the Rajapaksa regime at the upcoming parliamentary elections.
 Sri Lankan President entrusts Navy with eradicating drug menace:
June 28, Trincomalee: Sri Lanka Navy is vested with the huge responsibility of eradicating drug menace that plagues the society and protect the country from drug smugglers, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said.
 Investigations into financial crimes to continue in Sri Lanka despite dissolution of Parliament:
June 28, Colombo: The investigations into financial crimes by the special police unit, Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) will continue despite the dissolution of Parliament, a government minister said.
 Former Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa plans to comeback as PM candidate at general election:
June 28, Colombo: Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa plans to contest the upcoming general election as the prime ministerial candidate of the main opposition party, loyalists to the former president say.
 Sri Lanka seafood exports drop over 41 percent in April:
June 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's seafood exports which continue to decline since October 2014, declined further in April 2015, the Central Bank data reported in its External Sector Performance for the month.
 US to work with Sri Lankan President on human rights issues:
June 28, Colombo: The United States Embassy in Sri Lanka has said that the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has promised to address the human rights issues and the U.S. is looking forward to work with the President.
  Sri Lanka election monitors to invite foreign observers for upcoming general elections:
June 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's local election monitors plan to invite foreign observers to monitor the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled for August 17.
 Missing Persons Commission of Sri Lanka begins hearing cases in Trincomalee District :
June 27, Colombo: The Presidential Commission Investigating Cases of Missing Persons in Sri Lanka began its public sittings to hear cases of missing in Trincomalee District in the East Saturday (27).
 Sri Lankan President honors troops for their unwavering commitment to protect country:
June 27, Diyatalawa: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today paid tribute to the war heroes who sacrificed their lives to protect the country's independence and territorial integrity and said the nation pays its tribute to them every day.
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 Sri Lanka Election Department to spend Rs. 4 billion for upcoming general elections:
June 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Election Department will spend about Rs. 4 billion for the upcoming general election which is scheduled to be held on 17 August, Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said Saturday (27).
 SLFP, UNP appoint committees to steer election campaigns:
June 27, Colombo: Following the dissolution of parliament yesterday by the President Maithripala Sirisena, the two main political parties in Sri Lanka wasted no time in launching their election campaigns for the upcoming general elections.
 Two main parties of Sri Lanka not to grant nominations to individuals facing charges:
June 27, Colombo: The two main political parties of Sri Lanka have decided not to grant nominations for the next general election to individuals facing charges including corruption.
 Sri Lanka Prime Minister calls for people's support to continue the initiative of good governance :
June 27, Gampola: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister and leader of the United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremasinghe said his party will continue the initiative of good governance of President Maithripala Sirisena's government further and asked the people to support the party in ensuring a free and democratic society.
 UN in discussions with Sri Lanka to develop credible mechanisms for accountability and reconciliation:
June 27, Colombo: The United Nations reiterating its call to the Sri Lankan government to establish credible mechanisms for accountability and reconciliation said its agencies are in consultation with the government on the matter.
 Sri Lanka Air Force declares general amnesty for deserters:
June 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka Air Force has declared a general amnesty period for its absentees, enabling them to receive their legal discharge from the Air Force.
 Colombo Port City Project will recommence soon - Minister:
June 27, Colombo: The China-funded Colombo Port City project has not been stopped and the project will re-commence soon in future after resolving some serious legal and environmental issues, Ports and Shipping Minister Arjuna Ranatunga told Parliament Friday.
  Sri Lanka to establish an Emergency Ambulance Health Protection Service:
June 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka will set up an Emergency Ambulance Health Protection Service similar to a service carried out in India successfully to provide expeditious response in emergencies.
 Court order halts Sri Lanka state doctors' union election :
June 27, Colombo: The Annual General Meeting of Sri Lanka's powerful state doctors' union that was scheduled to be held today has been blocked by a court order.
 ICC urges Sports Minister to hold elections to Sri Lanka Cricket board before October:
June 27, Colombo: The International Cricket Council (ICC) Friday urged Sri Lanka's Sports Minister to hold "free and fair elections" for the Sri Lanka Cricket board before October.
 Official gazette notification on Sri Lanka parliament dissolution and election released:
June 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka Government Printer has released the official gazette notification on the dissolution of the parliament Friday.
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 Former Indian President commends Sri Lanka's development initiatives :
June 26, Colombo: Former Indian President Dr. Abdul Kalam has commended the initiatives taken by the Sri Lankan government for the social and economic development of the country.
 Sri Lanka to implement new mechanism for guaranteed price for rubber, capital loan scheme for tea:
June 26, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government is taking measures to uplift the industries of the country's two main agriculture exports, tea and rubber.
 Sri Lanka parliament dissolved, elections on August 17:
June 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Parliament has been dissolved effective from midnight Friday, the government noted.
 Sri Lanka Election Chief retires:
June 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Election Chief Mahinda Deshapriya has retired from service but will continue functioning as Elections Commissioner until the next Parliament Elections.
 Sri Lanka Navy arrests 78 illegal migrants bound for Australia:
June 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy early Friday intercepted and arrested 78 illegal migrants bound for Australia in the seas off the southern coast.
 Sri Lankan parliament will be dissolved soon - Deputy Minister :
June 26, Colombo: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ajith P Perera said that the "soothing news" of dissolving parliament would reach the citizens very soon.
 Sri Lanka signs loan agreements with OPEC fund to renovate highways:
June 26, Colombo: The Government of Sri Lanka has signed two new loan agreements with OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) today to obtain a part financing for rehabilitation of a major highway and upgrade several road segments in Western Province.
 No meeting between Sri Lankan President and predecessor at Speaker's House - PMD:
June 26, Colombo: The President's Media Division (PMD) today refuted media reports saying that a meeting was held between President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa last night.
 Former Indian President to address energy forum in Sri Lanka:
June 26, Colombo: Former President of India, Dr. Abdul Kalam, who arrived in Sri Lanka Thursday on a three-day visit, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the International Summit on Knowledge Based Economy organized by the Ministry of Power and Energy.
 India develops drone to monitor IMBL between India and Sri Lanka :
June 26, Colombo: India's Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) has developed a drone to monitor the international maritime boundary line (IMLB) between India and Sri Lanka that is being frequently violated by the fishermen and smugglers from both countries, a report in Business Standard says.
 Sri Lanka yet to hold anyone accountable for alleged human rights violations - US report:
June 26, Washington, DC: The government of Sri Lanka is yet to hold anyone accountable for alleged violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law that occurred during the conflict that ended in 2009, a report released by the United States Department of State says.
 Emirates Airline flight from Dubai to Sydney makes emergency landing in Sri Lanka :
June 26, Colombo: An Emirates Airline A380 plane flying to Sydney from Dubai with more than 500 people on board has made an emergency landing at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Sri Lanka due to a technical fault, the airline has said.
 ADB grants US$ 453 million loan to help Sri Lanka end water scarcity in dry zone:
June 26, Manila: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of US$ 453 million to help Sri Lanka complete its ongoing drive to deliver surplus water from the Mahaweli river basin to its dry zone, where scarce supplies undermine agricultural output and household incomes, the ADB announced Wednesday.
 Trial-at-bar to try Sri Lankan MP charged with murder of politician :
June 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Chief Justice K. Sripavan has appointed a special trial-at-bar to try Colombo district UPFA MP Duminda Silva and 12 other suspects who were accused of killing presidential adviser Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra a in 2011.
 Sri Lanka parliament will not be dissolved without passing 20th amendment - Minister:
June 25, Colombo: Despite the calls from the ruling United National Party (UNP) and several other small political parties for the President Maithripala Sirisena to dissolve the parliament, the President will not act until the 20th Amendment to the Constitution is passed, a government minister said.
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  Sri Lanka Development Bonds issue oversubscribed to US$ 327 million:
June 25, Colombo: The issue of Sri Lanka Development Bonds (SLDBs) for US$ 100 million has been oversubscribed with total bid received amounting to US$ 327 million, the Central Bank said on Thursday.
 Sri Lanka's former president given maximum security, PM assures:
June 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa is being accorded maximum security and facilities, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has assured.
 Sri Lanka pledges US$1.5million in aid for the recovery of Nepal:
June 25, Kathmandu: Sri Lanka has pledged US$ 1.5 million in aid for the recovery of Nepal after the deadly April 25 earthquake and the subsequent aftershocks that ravaged the Himalayan country.
 Committee probed Sri Lanka's deadly prison riot recommends compensation to victims:
June 25, Colombo: The committee appointed to probe the deadly riot at Sri Lanka's largest and most crowded prison in November 2012 has recommended the government to pay compensation to families of members killed and injured during the riot.
 Sri Lanka Finance Minister sues opposition MP for Rs. 2 billion for defamation:
June 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake through his counsel has sent a letter of demand for Rs. 2 billion to opposition parliamentarian Bandula Gunawardena for defamation.
 Sri Lanka trade deficit widens by 15 percent in April:
June 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's trade deficit widened 15.1 percent to US$ 782.9 million in April from US$ 680.2 million a year earlier, according to the Central Bank data released in its External Sector Performance Review Thursday.
  Sri Lankan court sentences soldier to death for murder of Tamil civilians:
June 25, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today handed over a death sentence to a Sri Lanka Army soldier for murder of a group of Tamils in Mirusuvil, Jaffna in 2000.
 Sri Lankan government to recommence suspended road projects :
June 25, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government would soon resume the construction work of expressways and other roads that were temporarily suspended Highways and Investment Promotion Minister Kabir Hashim said Wednesday.
 Gold smugglers nabbed at Sri Lanka airport:
June 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake have arrested eight Indian nationals and a Sri Lankan on two separate occasions this morning.
 Sri Lanka Tourism beats 52 countries to win top award at Global Travel Fair- KOTFA:
June 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Tourism together with 15 tourism professionals from the private sector had attended one of the leading global travel fairs in Asia Pacific, Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA) that was held from 11th -15th June in Seoul, South Korea.
 World Bank grants Sri Lanka US$50 Million to support early child development :
June 25 (CP) Washington- The World Bank Wednesday approved US$ 50 million credit to Sri Lanka to support a national plan for early childhood care and development.
 Former Defense secretary of Sri Lanka could lose his civil rights over the MIG deal, FM says:
June 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said that he possess vital information against former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya with regard to the controversial MiG aircraft deal.
 Sri Lanka can be transformed into the main hub of Indian Ocean - PM:
June 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says that Sri Lanka can be transformed into the main hub of the Indian Ocean and in this context it is essential to work in a friendly manner with neighboring countries.
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 Sri Lanka Supreme Court to proceed with the petitions against the FCID:
June 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on Wednesday (24) granted leave to proceed with the petitions filed against the establishment of the Financial Crime Investigation Division of police.
 Sri Lanka's wholesale network Sathosa to be restructured:
June 24, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to restructure the state-owned wholesale cooperative network 'Lanka Sathosa' and the Colombo branch of the global consultancy firm KPMG has been tasked to restructure the state FMCG giant, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said today.
 Sri Lanka Telecom deploying Ruckus Smart WiFi nationwide with Alepo:
June 24, Colombo: Ruckus Wireless, Inc., a global supplier of advanced wireless systems for the rapidly expanding mobile Internet infrastructure market, announced today that Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT), with the help of Ruckus channel partner Alepo, is deploying Ruckus Smart WiFi products and technology across the island.
 Sri Lanka to reconstruct two heritage temples in Nepal damaged by earthquake :
June 24, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government will take part in the International Conference on Nepal's Reconstruction scheduled to be held tomorrow, 25th June in Kathmandu.
 Sri Lanka confirms appointments of nine envoys :
June 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Ministry of Foreign Affairs Wednesday confirmed the appointments of new envoys to nine countries.
 Former Indian President to arrive in Sri Lanka tomorrow:
June 24, Colombo: Former President of India, Dr. Abdul Kalam will arrive in Sri Lanka tomorrow on a three-day visit, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said Wednesday.
 Sri Lanka Central Bank clarifies governor's appointment and the currency notes:
June 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Central Bank today clarified the position on the validity of the appointment of the present governor, and validity of the currency notes issued by the Bank on 04 February 2015.
  Former monitoring MP Sajin Vaas Gunawardena denied bail:
June 24, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today again denied bail to the former monitoring MP of the External Affairs Ministry Sajin Vass Gunawardena.
 France to increase economic cooperation with Sri Lanka:
June 24, Colombo: France is very eager to strengthen bilateral relations and economic cooperation with Sri Lanka in several areas such as trade, investment, tourism, fisheries, water purification, environment protection and curtailing drug smuggling, the President's office said in a statement.
 Sri Lankan President asks politicians not to waste public money for their election campaigns:
June 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today said the politicians should not waste public money for the banners and cutouts for their election campaigns. Instead, they should spend that money for the welfare of the people, he said.
 Sri Lanka a critical partner in advancing U.S. interests across the Indo-Pacific - Ambassador nominee:
June 24, Washington, DC: Sri Lanka, a regional leader in fighting international crime, will be a critical partner for the United States in advancing its interests across the Indo-Pacific, the American Ambassador nominee to Sri Lanka said.
 Sri Lankan court grants bail to former COO of RADA :
June 24, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today granted bail to the former Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Sri Lanka Reconstruction and Development Agency (RADA), Dr. Saliya Wickramasuriya.
 Sri Lanka's opposition to discuss 20A with minor parties:
June 24, Colombo: The Opposition Parliamentary group of Sri Lankan parliament has decided to discuss with minor parties the 20th Amendment to the Constitution before it is taken up in Parliament for debate.
 Sri Lankan Navy asked not to open fire on Indian fishermen:
June 24, Madurai: India's Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday informed the Madras High Court Bench that it has stressed upon the Sri Lankan Navy to act with restraint and not to fire at the Indian fishermen.
  Sri Lanka's growth offsets political debility: Fitch:
June 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's 'BB-'/Stable rating reflects high and less volatile real GDP growth compared with peers, Fitch Ratings said in its Asia Pacific Sovereign Overview for the second quarter of 2015.
 Former Sri Lankan Navy Commander had knowledge of abductions of youth - police:
June 23, Colombo: The personal bodyguard of the former Navy commander retired Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda is wanted in connection with an abduction of five Tamil youths from Dehiwala in 2009, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) informed the Colombo Magistrate on Tuesday (23).
 Sri Lanka media issued guidelines for reporting on child victims of abuse and violence:
June 23, Colombo: Ethical guidelines have been issued to Sri Lankan media on reporting about crimes of abuse and violence involving children.
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 No decision to withdraw army camps from North and East, Sri Lanka parliament told :
June 23, Colombo: The Sri Lankan Government has not made any decision to withdraw military camps from war-torn north and east, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has told Parliament on Tuesday.
 Major revolution in Sri Lanka after parliamentary elections, PM says:
June 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe today announced that he will reveal the details of a program to revolutionize the country after the Parliamentary elections.
 Sri Lankan President instructs to prioritize national food production:
June 23, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today emphasized the importance of introducing a national program giving priority to local food production for strengthening the national economy.
 Sri Lankan Navy sailor dies during training program :
June 23, Colombo: A Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) sailor had died Monday when his boat capsized during a training program held in the sea off the Trincomalee naval base.
 Sri Lanka police transfer 12 senior police officers on service requirements:
June 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka police have transferred twelve Officers-in-Charge (OICs) including the Chief Inspector (CI) of Fraud Investigation Bureau with immediate effect.
 Speaker of Sri Lanka parliament decides to continue adjournment debate on electoral reforms:
June 23, Colombo: Speaker of Sri Lanka parliament Chamal Rajapaksa has today denied a request by Opposition Leader MP Nimal Siripala de Silva not to proceed with the adjournment debate on the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution on electoral reforms.
 Japan grants Sri Lanka Rs. 560 million for development needs:
June 23, Colombo: The Government of Japan granted 500 million Japanese Yen (approximately Rs. 560 million) to the Government of Sri Lanka under the "Non Project Grant Aid for provision of Japanese Local Products (2014)", the Japanese Embassy in Colombo said in a statement.
 Next cabinet in Sri Lanka will have only 30 members, President says:
June 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has emphasized that the cabinet of the government that will be elected after the forthcoming general election will comprise 30 members.
 SLT strengthens multiple global connectivity options :
June 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's leading ICT solutions provider and National Backbone operator, Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) is aggressively pursuing new markets in the region. Building international connectivity is a key aspect of this strategy.
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