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  President urges International Community to consider Sri Lanka's progress in reconciliation, Human Rights

Sept 20, New York: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena called upon the international community to seriously consider the tremendous progress made by the government towards reconciliation, restoration of democratic freedoms, human rights and the rule of law.

Addressing the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, September 19th, the President asked the international community to extend the fullest support to the slow, but the steady forward march of Sri Lanka to build a "progressive, democratic, free and equal society with high morals and discipline."

 British High Commission Colombo celebrates Britain's creative industries. :
Sept 20, Colombo: The 20th Century Fox, together with the British High Commission in Colombo Sri Lanka, Skyline Entertainment Pvt Ltd, celebrated Britain's creative industries during a reception to launch the film 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'.

 Sri Lanka Premier pledges support from next year budget to uplift grassroot businesses:
Sept 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the Government will support to empower the grassroot level entrepreneurs so they are able to grow and create new jobs for the nation to build up a strong economy.
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 Sri Lanka parliament passes bill to increase female representation in Provincial Councils with two-third majority:
Sept 20, Colombo: Despite the commotion earlier today, Sri Lanka parliament passed a bill to increase female representation in Provincial Councils with two-third majority

  Sri Lanka electricity workers end strike, doctors to begin 24-hour anti SAITM strike :
Sept 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's electricity workers ended their strike today following government assurance to increase their salaries and the Railway Strike scheduled to begin midnight today has been cancelled while the state Doctors' union, Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) announced another 24-hour anti SAITM strike for tomorrow.

 New initiatives to boost production of Sri Lanka porcelain, red clay and glass:
Sept 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka has begun boosting its world class porcelain, glass and red-clay industry segments with a host of new initiatives and has also realized that the red-clay sector that is now surging as a result of next year's Asbestos ban, packs considerable promise for the economy, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said.

 Sri Lanka President, First Lady meet U.S. President and First Lady:
Sept 20, New York: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena and First Lady Jayanthi Sirisena attended a reception hosted by the United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for visiting Heads of State on Tuesday in New York.

 Sri Lankan Court grants bail to former government officials Lalith Weeratunga and Anusha Palpita:
Sept 20, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today granted bail to the two high profile state officials of the former government convicted of misusing state money.

 Sri Lanka parliament temporarily adjourns due to Joint Opposition members' disruption:
Sept 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya temporarily adjourned parliamentary proceedings due to disruption by the members of the Joint Opposition today. The Speaker suspended the sittings at around 11.20 a.m.

 Much need to be done for peacebuilding and reconciliation in Sri Lanka - UN:
Sept 20, Colombo: Although war is over in Sri Lanka, many still face discrimination and hate and much need to be done for peacebuilding and reconciliation in Sri Lanka, the United Nations Resident Coordinator Ms. Una McCauley says.

 India assists in upgradation of Thondaman Vocational Training Centre in Sri Lanka's upcountry:
Sept 20, Colombo: India and Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today, to upgrade Thondaman Vocational Training Centre (TVTC), Hatton located in Nuwara Eliya District of Sri Lanka.

 Sudanese military delegation visits Sri Lanka to explore training opportunities :
Sept 20, Colombo: A Sudanese military delegation visiting Sri Lanka has shown interest in conducting joint naval exercises and collaborating in training with the island nation's military.

 Former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran arrives before Presidential Commission for a second day :
Sept 20, Colombo: Former Governor of Sri Lanka's Central Bank today appeared before the Presidential Commission inquiring into the Central Bank bond scam for the second day.

 Sri Lanka regulator warns of shortcomings in long term power plan affecting electricity supply, investments:
Sept 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's power regulator, Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), has warned that shortcomings in the implementation of long term generation plan could affect the electricity supply and investments.

  Indonesia, Sri Lanka to form parliamentary cooperation group:
Sept 20, Jakarta: Indonesia and Sri Lanka will soon set up a parliamentary cooperation group to further strengthen cooperation between the two countries in various fields such as politics, economy, and culture.

 Fitch: Singer Sri Lanka rating unaffected by shareholder change:
Sept 20, Colombo: Fitch Ratings says Hayleys PLC's acquisition of a controlling stake in Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC (Singer, A-(lka)/Stable) is neutral for Singer's rating.

 Pakistan's new Premier assures continued assistance to Sri Lanka:
Sept 20, New York: Pakistan's new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has assured to continue the assistance provided to Sri Lanka when he met with President Maithripala Sirisena on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.

 President urges International Community to consider Sri Lanka's progress in reconciliation, Human Rights:
Sept 20, New York: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena called upon the international community to seriously consider the tremendous progress made by the government towards reconciliation, restoration of democratic freedoms, human rights and the rule of law.

 Sri Lanka Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy says power supply in the country normal amid strike:
Sept 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy says the power supply in the country is being carried out as usual despite the strike launched by the workers union of the power supplier Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) entered its seventh day today.

  Education Ministry to obtain police assistance against trade unions recruiting students for protests :
Sept 19, Colombo: The Education Ministry of Sri Lanka has decided to take strictly enforce the law against trade unions and university student unions coming into schools to recruit school students for protests.
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  Sri Lanka Navy arrests 9 Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters:
Sept 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy said it has arrested nine Indian fishermen and seized their two trawlers this morning for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and fishing in Sri Lankan waters.

 Motor Traffic (Amendment) Bill proposes tough action against errant drivers:
Sept 19, Colombo: Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva today presented the Motor Traffic (Amendment) Bill to Parliament for debate.

 Local government elections in January, government has no intention to postpone, Premier says:
Sept 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said that the government has no intention to postpone elections.

 World Federation of Exchanges CEO visits Sri Lanka's Colombo Stock Exchange :
Sept 19, Colombo: The Chief Executive Officer of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) Ms. Nandini Sukumar today visited Sri Lanka's Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE).

 Sri Lanka Supreme Court rules referendum needed to approve 20th Amendment:
Sept 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has ruled that a referendum is needed in addition to a two-third majority vote in parliament to approve the 20th Amendment to the Constitution Bill which sought to hold elections to all nine provincial councils on the same day.

  Sri Lanka Cricket announces new selection panel ahead of Pakistan tour:
Sept 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Tuesday officially announced the newly appointed panel of Selectors as ratified by the Minister of Sport, Dayasiri Jayasekara.
 Sri Lanka Customs nab man attempting to smuggle in Rs. 2 million worth palladium metal:
Sept 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials have arrested an individual at the Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayake this morning for attempting to illegally bring palladium metal worth nearly Rs. 2 million.
 Parliament not to debate 20th Amendment to the Constitution Bill tomorrow:
Sept 19, Colombo: It has also been decided not to take up the debate on the 20th Amendment to the Constitution Bill scheduled for Wednesday.
 Debate on draft bill enabling to criminalize enforced disappearance postponed:
Sept 19, Colombo: The government has decided to postpone the debate of the draft bill related to the International Covenant on Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.
 US assures no major changes in trade policy on Sri Lanka :
Sept 19, Colombo: The United States has assured that there will be no major change in its trade policy towards Sri Lanka under the new administration.
 National Chamber Seminar on 'Bilateral Trade between Sri Lanka and Indonesia' on September 26 :
Sept 19, Colombo: The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) will hold a session on 'Bilateral Trade between Sri Lanka and Indonesia' next week.
 Sri Lanka needs reforms to boost its economy - World Bank:
Sept 19, Colombo: The World Bank says Sri Lanka's aspirations cannot be realized in the current status quo and needs critical reforms to boost its economy.
  Sri Lanka President to address 72nd UN General Assembly today:
Sept 19, Colombo: The General Debate of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly is scheduled to commence Tuesday, 19th September at the UN Headquarters in New York, on the theme "Focusing on people: striving for peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet ".
  Talks fail, CEB strike to continue :
Sept 18, Colombo: The talks held this evening with the Minister of Labor W. D.J. Seneviratne on finding a solution to the ongoing strike by the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Workers’ Union have not been successful and the union has decided to continue the strike further.
 Army troops help rescue efforts after building collapsed in Ahangama:
Sept 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka army troops have been deployed to assist the rescue efforts after a five-story building under construction collapsed in Ahangama, Galle Monday.
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 Acting Chief Medical officer of Welikada Prison removed from post :
Sept 18, Colombo: health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne today directed the Director General of Health Services to remove the acting Chief Medical Officer of the Welikada Prison hospital Dr. N. Thenuwara from her post.
  SriLankan Airlines partners with Booking.com to provide passengers a one-stop travel solution:
Sept 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national carrier, SriLankan Airlines has entered into a partnership with Booking.com, the world's largest accommodation website, providing airline passengers the convenience of booking accommodations online along with their flight tickets on the SriLankan Airlines website www.srilankan.com, from 18th September 2017.
 Proactive public participation urged to prevent dengue as more women die of the disease in Sri Lanka :
Sept 18, Colombo: Director of the National Dengue Prevention Unit, Dr. Hasitha Tissera urged the public to participate in government's dengue prevention efforts as more women have died of the mosquito-borne disease this year leaving behind children and families.
  No Rohingya refugees in Sri Lanka, Ministry affirms:
Sept 18, Colombo: No Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are in Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs affirmed.
 Australia's Margosa commences search for new graphite deposits in Sri Lanka:
Sept 18, Colombo: Australia based Margosa Graphite Ltd (Margosa), together with Lanka Resources and Mining (Pvt) Ltd (LRM) has commenced a joint survey to search for new graphite deposits in Sri Lanka.
 Court recalls arrest warrant against MP Weerakumara Dissanayake:
Sept 18, Colombo: The Colombo Magistrate's Court today issued a warrant for the arrest of parliamentarian Weerakumara Dissanayake, who has been named as a suspect for participating in an agitation in Colombo against a top UN official's visit.
 Business Chamber congratulates Finance Ministry on passing new Inland Revenue Bill:
Sept 18, Colombo: The premier business chamber of Sri Lanka, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce congratulated the Ministry of Finance on the successful passing in Parliament of a new Inland Revenue Bill that aims to modernize and streamline Sri Lanka's income tax system.
  Sri Lankan President arrives in New York to take part in UN General Assembly 72 session:
Sept 18, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena who left Colombo yesterday for New York to attend the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations arrived at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York Monday morning.
 U.S. and Sri Lanka Air Forces co-host Pacific Airlift Rally with a focus on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief:
Sept 18, Colombo: The United States and Sri Lanka Air Forces co-hosted the biennial Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise, Pacific Airlift Rally in Sri Lanka from September 11-15, 2017.
  Advantis projects leverage expertise to improve Sri Lanka's national transport infrastructure :
Sept 18, Colombo: Transportation has always played an important role in the prosperity of a nation. As Sri Lanka takes its first steps onto the world stage with a focus on ambitious economic goals, a solid transportation infrastructure will continue to be key.
 Sri Lanka Navy renders assistance to arrest 22 suspects engaged in illegal activities:
Sept 18, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy has rendered assistance to take 22 suspects including a woman into custody for engaging in illegal activities at several locations of the country.
 Flexible working hours from today at government offices in Battaramulla:
Sept 18, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government's pilot project to introduce flexible working hours for the public sector currently serving in government offices situated in Battaramulla area begins from today. The project is launched as a solution to the traffic congestion in Colombo
 All future elections in Sri Lanka under the electoral system :
Sept 17, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says that he is committed to take measures to hold all future elections under the electoral system.
 CEB employees to continue strike, unaffected by government calls:
Sept 17, Colombo: The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) employees who are engaged in a continuous strike demanding the government to resolve salary anomalies, will continue the strike despite the government's warnings, Ceylon Electricity Board Employees Union said.
  Sri Lanka Army personnel on standby to continue electricity supply affected by strike:
Sept 17, Colombo: Army spokesman Major General Roshan Seneviratne said that 765 Army personnel are prepared to supply electricity to the consumers affected by the strike launched by employees of the state-owned power supply monopoly Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB).
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 Sri Lanka Navy Ships Sayura and Sagara return home on completion of successful naval exercise:
Sept 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy's Offshore Patrol Vessels, SLNS Sayura and Sagara which left Trincomalee earlier this month for India to participate in the joint maritime naval exercise with the Indian Navy, have returned after completion of successful naval exercise.
 Sri Lanka rejects reports of denying visa to Myanmar nationals :
Sept 17, Colombo: The Department of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka has denied reports that the government has decided to suspend granting of visas to Myanmar nationals.
 Sri Lanka Prime Minister says Act criminalizing enforced disappearances effective only in future:
Sept 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister says that a proposed bill enabling to criminalize enforced disappearance in the Sri Lankan Penal Code will be effective only for the future and not for the past disappearances.
 Western Province SLFP candidates enlightened on the party's future activities:
Sept 17, Colombo: Leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), President Maithripala Sirisena has presided over the inaugural session of the program to enlighten the SLFP candidates of the Western Province contesting the local government elections. The meeting has taken place at the SLFP headquarters yesterday.
 Election monitor tells government to dissolve all Provincial Councils next month:
Sept 17, Colombo: The Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE), an election monitor in Sri Lanka has requested the President and the Prime Minister to dissolve all Provincial Councils before the 2nd of next month and immediately hold discussions with the Chief Ministers and Governors of the Provincial Councils to reach an agreement.
 Sri Lankan President leaves for New York to attend UN General Assembly:
Sept 17, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena left the country for New York to attend the 72nd General Assembly of United Nations which opened on 12th September at UN Headquarters in New York.
  Report of the Presidential Committee to Resolve Issues Related to SAITM handed over to President:
Sept 17, Colombo: The Presidential Committee appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena to resolve the issue of South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) handed over its report to the President on the 11th September, 2017, Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva said.
 Sri Lanka Investors recognized for their contribution to economy on BOI 40th anniversary celebration:
Sept 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's investors were recognized for their contribution to the country's economy at the 40th anniversary celebration of Sri Lanka's investment promotion agency Board of Investment of Sri Lanka recently.
 Sri Lankan President to address UN General Assembly on September 19:
Sept 16, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will leave for New York, US on September 17, to attend the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations (UN).
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 OPV provided by the Indian Government to Sri Lanka Navy arrives at the Colombo harbor :
Sept 16, Colombo: The Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) provided by the Indian Government to the Sri Lanka Navyarrived at the Colombo harbor this morning (16 September 2017).
 Sri Lanka peace NGO urges government to implement promised transitional justice mechanisms without further delay:
Sept 16, Colombo: An independent and nonpartisan organization working towards peace in Sri Lanka urged the good governance government to implement transitional justice mechanisms promised to the people of Sri Lanka and to the international community without further delay.
  Japan to support Humanitarian Demining in Northern Sri Lanka with US$ 1.2 million :
Sept 16, Colombo: The Government of Japan has decided to provide a total sum of US$ 1,263,112 (approx. Rs. 190 million) to SKAVITA Humanitarian Assistance and Relief Project (SHARP) and HALO Trust for humanitarian demining in Northern Sri Lanka.
 National Accident Prevention Week from Monday:
Sept 16, Colombo: The National Accident Prevention Week will commence next Monday, September 18 and continue until Friday September 22.
 Sri Lankans learning Hindi is useful for tourism Industry - Indian HC:
Sept 16, Colombo: On the occasion of Hindi Day 2017, India - Sri Lanka Hindi conference on E-learning : Identity and possibilities was organized by the Indian Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Colombo in collaboration with the Hindi department of the University of Kelaniya on 13 September 2017.
 Sri Lanka's economic growth at 4.0% in Q2 2017 despite impact of inclement weather:
Sept 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's economy grew at a positive rate of 4.0 percent during the second quarter of this year despite the impact of the disastrous weather experienced during the quarter
 Sri Lanka expects GSP+ to bring in additional $ 400 mn in revenues from apparel exports:
Sept 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka is not hiding its optimism for its apparel industry in the post GSP Plus era, especially a further $400 million in revenues from apparel exports are now in the pipeline, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen says.
 Sri Lanka Prime Minister reiterates government's dual goals to re-establish reconciliation and co-existence:
Sept 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today reiterated that the good governance government's objective is to re-establish national reconciliation and co-existence among the communities in the country after the independence of the country.
 Hayleys Group in historic acquisition of Singer PLC for Rs. 10.9 billion:
Sept 15, Colombo: The leading Sri Lankan conglomerate Hayleys Group today announced the purchase of 61.73% of shares of Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC, for a consideration of Rs. 10.9 billion
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 Admissions to SAITM temporarily suspended:
Sept 15, Colombo: The government has decided to temporarily suspend the recruitment of students for the medical degree at South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM).
 Jones Lang La Salle: Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) hold the potential to drive growth, job creation and FDI in Sri Lankan market:
Sept 15, Colombo: Global real-estate consulting powerhouse Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) called for a re-evaluation of the regulatory and legal mechanisms around Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) as a vital first step towards their introduction into the domestic market.
 Sri Lanka Navy recovers the body of British tourist dragged by crocodile:
Sept 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy was able to recover this morning the body of the British tourist who had been snatched by a crocodile on Thursday.
  National Police Commission promotes 464 female police constables:
Sept 15, Colombo: The National Police Commission has approved the promotions of 464 female police constables to the position of police sergeants.
 Retired CEB employees asked to return to service:
Sept 15, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to call retired employees of Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) to return to work as a first step to continue providing uninterrupted electricity essential for the consumers.
 Japan's Honda and Toyota in discussions to open industries in Sri Lanka - State Minister :
Sept 15, Colombo: State Minister of International Trade Affairs Sujeewa Senasinghe says that Japan's auto giants Honda and Toyota have discussed ways to start industries in Sri Lanka.
  Sri Lankan peace keeping troops in Central African Republic receive commendation:
Sept 15, Colombo: Sri Lankan troops serving in United Nations peace keeping duties in Central African Republic have been recognized by the UN for their exclusive contribution.
 Launching ceremony of the book 'Janadhipathi Thaththa' held at BMICH:
Sept 15, Colombo: The launching of the book 'Janadhipathi Thaththa', a fascinating story of an ordinary man from a farming family, becoming the President of the country, seen through the eyes of a daughter was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH, today (15).
 Retail Holdings announces closing of Singer Sri Lanka sale to Hayleys for $70 million:
Sept 15, Willemstad, Curaçao: Retail Holdings announced today that the previously disclosed sale of shares in Singer Sri Lanka (SSL) has successfully closed.
 CM Port to reveal 'road map' for Hambantota Port at Chamber of Commerce seminar:
Sept 15, Colombo: China Merchant Port Holdings (CM Port) will declare its 'Road Map for the Development of the Hambantota Port' at a Ceylon Chamber of Commerce seminar organized under the title of 'South Asia's Emerging Gateway City'.
 Ministry says ready for discussions with striking CEB employees, orders the employees to report to work :
Sept 15, Colombo: The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy has informed the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) employees who are engaged in a strike, that the Ministry is willing to hold discussions to resolve the issues.
 Sri Lankan President emphasizes the need of eliminating economic disparities:
Sept 15, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized the need of proper handling of the country's economic process to eliminate existing economic disparities.
 Sri Lankan business delegation visits Vietnam to explore trade and investment opportunities:
Sept 15, Colombo: A twelve-member delegation initiated by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) visited Viet Nam from 04th to 06th September 2017 to explore trade and investment opportunities.
 Sri Lanka recognized at 22nd Annual General Assembly of the UNWTO:
Sept 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's rise as a global tourism destination was recognized at the 22nd Annual General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
 British tourist killed by a crocodile in Sri Lanka identified as Financial Times journalist:
Sept 15, Colombo: A British tourist who was snatched by a crocodile and presumed dead while on holiday in Sri Lanka has been identified as 25 year-old Paul McClean, a journalist for the Financial Times.
 Responsibilities towards environmental conservation should not be postponed - President:
Sept 14, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena says today's responsibilities towards environmental conservation should not be postponed for tomorrow. He reiterated that in this endeavor measures should be taken irrespective of political differences.
  Sri Lanka armed forces annual joint field exercise Cormorant Strike:
Sept 14, Colombo: The Army-pioneered military Exercise 'Cormorant Strike' held for the 8th year concluded Thursday (14) with the ‘Critical Engagement’ of the Exercise at Kuchchaveli, Trincomalee where a simulated multi-pronged joint amphibious attack on enemy hideouts was carried out.
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  Sri Lanka Prime Minister seeks more women contribution in development planning:
Sept 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says although percentage of women in the country is 52 percent there is lack of women contribution in planning of government's development activities.
 Program to provide 13 years of continuous education for every child from October:
Sept 14, Colombo: The program '13 Years Certified Education' to provide continuous education for every child will be implemented from October, the Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says.
 Sri Lanka's Finance Minister to present first ever 'Designer Budget' for next year :
Sept 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera states that the budget for next year will be designed to liberalize economic reforms, promote entrepreneurship and prepare pragmatic investment projects.
  President emphasizes need of a national policy on highways:
Sept 14, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized the need of a national highways policy which does not change from time to time when the construction of expressways being carried out.
 Brandix named Sri Lanka's Exporter of the Year for 5th successive year:
Sept 14, Colombo: The Brandix Group has topped Sri Lanka's ranking of exporters for the fifth consecutive year in 2016 to be declared the country's Exporter of the Year by the Export Development Board (EDB) at a ceremony presided over by President Maithripala Sirisena today.
 Former President Rajapaksa can be prosecuted for admitting responsibility for 'Sil Redi' order - Minister Rajitha Senaratne:
Sept 14, Colombo: Co-Cabinet Spokesperson, Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne has said that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa can be taken to courts over his admission to having given the order to distribute 'Sil Redi' during his election campaign, state run radio said.
 New Inland Revenue Act to take effect from 1st April 2018:
Sept 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's new Inland Revenue Act that was passed in parliament last week will take effect from the 1st of April next year.
 AG noticed to state position on appeal against 'Sil' Cloth verdict on September 20 :
Sept 14, Colombo: The Colombo High Court today issued notice for Attorney General to appear before courts on September 20 to state his position on the appeal against 'Sil' Cloth verdict.
 New Chairman appointed to Development Lotteries Board:
Sept 14, Colombo: Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera has appointed S.A.P. Suriyapperuma as the Chairman of Development Lotteries Board on the recommendation of President Maithripala Sirisena.
 CSE and SEC to host next Invest Sri Lanka Forum in New York:
Sept 14, Colombo: The "Invest Sri Lanka Investor Forum" organized by the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) in association with CSE Member Firms and leading Listed Companies will be held on 16th October 2017 at the Sofitel New York.
 FCCISL, ComBank, MasterCard, and CH 17 launch exclusive debit card for SMEs:
Sept 14, Colombo: The Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL), Commercial Bank and Channel 17 (CH17) have launched a special MasterCard branded hybrid debit card exclusively for entrepreneurs in the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector
 Sri Lanka bright spot in South Asia in developing future human capital:
Sept 14, Colombo: According to the newly released Human Capital Report 2017, Sri Lanka was ranked at 70th position globally with an overall score of 61.19 on the Human Capital Index, which quantifies how 130 countries are developing and deploying their human capital, and tracks progress over time.
 Human Rights Watch says Sri Lanka's progress on UN resolution for two years scant :
Sept 14, Geneva: The New York-based global rights organization, Human Rights Watch (HRW) Thursday called on United Nations member countries at the Human Rights Council in Geneva to press Sri Lanka to promptly meet the targets of the council's October 2015 resolution for transitional justice.
  The Virtual Learning Frontier: Third Space Global employs online tutors from Sri Lanka to teach UK students:
Sept 14, Colombo: Third Space Global, a UK owned BOI approved company, opened its new regional headquarters at Orion City, Colombo 9 on 13 September 2017.
 2018 budget expected to be presented in parliament on November 9th :
Sept 13, Colombo: Cabinet of Ministers on Tuesday considered the expected program of budget debate for financial year 2018 presented by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
 Retail Holdings announces sale of Singer Sri Lanka to Hayleys:
Sept 13, Willemstad, Curaçao: Retail Holdings announced today that the Company has entered into an agreement to sell, through the Colombo Stock Exchange approximately 61.7% of the total issued shares in the Company's subsidiary, Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC (SSL) to Hayleys PLC, a publicly listed Sri Lanka conglomerate.
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