LankaPage.com Advertising SL Breaking News Disclaimer About Us
Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 15 YEARS
Leading News from Sri Lanka::
Last Update : Fri, Apr 25, 2014, 12:10 am SL Time Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
 
  Sri Lanka briefs diplomatic community on measures taken to subdue renewed threat of terrorism

Apr 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka today provided a comprehensive briefing to the diplomatic community on the action taken by the government to counteract the recent attempts to revive terrorism in the country.

Sri Lanka's Minister of External Affairs, Prof. G. L. Peiris Thursday briefed the Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited to Sri Lanka with the assistance of representative of the Ministry of Defense and Urban Development Major General K.H.G. Hendawitharana.

 Sri Lanka opposition protests against government's casino legislation:
Apr 24, Colombo: Activists of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) today held a protest against the government's attempt to get parliamentary approval for legislation that would grant tax concessions for two projects to set up casinos and gaming facilities in the country.

 Sri Lankan parliamentary approval for one of the three controversial casino legislations:
Apr 24, Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka today received parliamentary approval for one of the three controversial gazette notifications that according to the opposition will provide tax concessions to casinos in the country and legalize them.
goto Top of the page

 Employees of Sri Lanka's zoological garden urge authorities to re-commence elephant dances :
Apr 24, Colombo: Employees of Sri Lanka's National Zoological Gardens at Dehiwela have called on the authorities to re-commence the elephant dances at the zoo.

 Discovery of contaminated plastic bottles during raid raises alarm on water sold in Sri Lankan market:
Apr 24, Colombo: The discovery of contaminated plastic bottles used for bottled water during a raid by Sri Lanka's Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) has raised alarms among the Sri Lankan consumers on the quality of bottled water in the market.

 Consumer movement urges Sri Lankan government to remove the fuel surcharge from the electricity bill:
Apr 24, Colombo: A consumer movement in Sri Lanka, the National Movement of Electricity Consumers (NMEC) has urged the government to remove the fuel surcharge from the electricity bill.

 Sri Lanka Attorney General's Department sets up provincial units :
Apr 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Attorney General's Department has taken measures to strengthen its presence in the provinces as well as in the capital to ensure the progress in implementing the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).

 Sri Lanka briefs diplomatic community on measures taken to subdue renewed threat of terrorism:
Apr 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka today provided a comprehensive briefing to the diplomatic community on the action taken by the government to counteract the recent attempts to revive terrorism in the country.

 Sri Lankan President vows to take strict action against lawbreakers, not to permit religious discord :
Apr 24, Colombo: There is no religious disharmony in Sri Lanka as some groups are attempting to create an opinion that there are such religious conflicts in the country, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa asserted today.

 Parliamentary delegation of Balochistan visits Sri Lanka:
Apr 24, Colombo: A parliamentary delegation of Balochistan Provincial Assembly of Pakistan, headed by Speaker Jan Muhammad Khan Jamali will be arriving in Colombo today on a four-day visit.

 Sri Lanka business chamber conducts workshop on media Strategies for corporate sector:
Apr 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's business chamber, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce together with the Sri Lanka Press Institute will conduct a three day course on "Media Strategies for the Corporate Sector," next month.

 Sri Lanka to conduct tsunami drill today:
Apr 24, Colombo: The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) of Sri Lanka said it will conduct a tsunami pre-warning test in coastal districts of the country today.

 Japan offers higher education scholarships to Sri Lankan students:
Apr 24, Colombo: The Government of Japan will award scholarships to Sri Lankan students to pursue studies in Japanese Universities and Colleges for 2015 under the Monbukagakusho (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) Scholarship scheme.

 Australia says co-operation with Sri Lanka to prevent people smuggling is a success:
Apr 24, Canberra: The Australian government says it is engaging proactively and positively with Sri Lanka to prevent the illegal migration of people through the sea route and the measures taken in cooperation with Sri Lanka are successful in reducing the number of people illegally entering its borders.

  Sri Lanka appoints Malinga as captain of T20 Team until March 2015:
Apr 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's cricket authority, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Wednesday has appointed Lasith Malinga as the captain of the of the Twenty20 team till March 2015.

 Extremist Sri Lankan Buddhist organization surrounds government ministry:
Apr 23, Colombo: The extremist Sinhala Buddhist organization, Bodhu Bala Sena (BBS), today surrounded a government ministry to protest the alleged resettlement of Muslims in Wilpattu National Park.
goto Top of the page

 Sri Lanka's TNA seeks Tamils' right to self-determination at Chavakachcheri May Day rally :
Apr 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main Tamil party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), will call for Tamils' right to self-determination at its May Day rally scheduled to be held in Chavakachcheri.

 Sri Lanka's main opposition plans protest against casino legislation:
Apr 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) will hold a protest tomorrow against the government's attempt to get parliamentary approval for legislation that would grant tax concessions for two projects to set up casinos and gaming facilities in the country.

 Extremist Sri Lankan Buddhist organization has no plans to topple the government:
Apr 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's extremist Buddhist movement Bodu Baa Sena (BBS) said today that it had no plans to topple the government led by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
goto Top of the page

 Sri Lanka's private sector retirement fund earned over Rs. 550 billion in last five years - Central Bank:
Apr 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Bank, responding to the Opposition's charge that the Rs 1.3 trillion private sector retirement fund, Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) has lost billions due to the stock market manipulation, said today in a statement that the fund had gained over Rs. 550 billion over the last five years.

 Disciplinary inquiry against Sri Lanka's star cricket players over retirement remarks :
Apr 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's star cricketers Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara will face disciplinary action over remarks they made on the cricket authority Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) over their announcement of retirement.

 Coastal line train services disrupted in Sri Lanka as protesting workers block trains :
Apr 22, Colombo: Protesting substitute workers of Sri Lanka Railways have blocked the southern coastal line trains leaving from the country's central Colombo Fort Station leaving thousands of commuters stranded at the evening rush hour.

  Sri Lanka has achieved a lot, Korean envoy tells President:
Apr 22, Colombo: A South Korean envoy, who is visiting Sri Lanka, has said that the country has made tremendous progress since the end of the war five years ago.

 US Ambassador celebrates Earth Day with Sri Lankan Girl Guides:
Apr 22, Colombo: To celebrate Earth Day 2014, U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele Sison met with Sri Lankan Girl Guides as they launched their "Earth Day Ambassadors" program.

 Sri Lanka national coach resigns to take up appointment with ECB:
Apr 22, Colombo: National coach of Sri Lanka Cricket Team Paul Farbrace has tendered his resignation today, the cricket authority announced.

  Sri Lanka takes measures to increase forest cover:
Apr 22, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has taken measures to increase the country's forest cover to 35 percent by the year 2020.

 Sri Lanka police ban passenger transport on hand tractor trailers:
Apr 22, Colombo: Following the accident of a hand tractor trailer with passengers toppling into an irrigation canal and drowning 10 people, Sri Lanka Police has banned the unsafe transport of people in these vehicles.

 Sri Lanka maintains policy rates, current monetary policy appropriate:
Apr 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Bank has decided to maintain current policy interest rates as its Monetary Board is of the view that the current monetary policy stance is appropriate.

 Sri Lanka police to investigate Hambantota Mayor over the attack on opposition MPs:
Apr 21, Colombo: The mob attack on a group of Sri Lanka opposition party parliamentarians visiting the Hambantota Port and the Mattala Airport on April 17 was reported to the court today, the police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said.

 Woman arrested for providing land in Northern Sri Lanka to LTTE operatives:
Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan law enforcement authorities have arrested a Tamil woman for providing land in the North to suspected LTTE supporters.
goto Top of the page

 Doctors' union in Sri Lanka postpones strike scheduled for tomorrow:
Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's powerful trade union of doctors, the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA), which has threatened to commence an island wide strike from Tuesday (April 22), has decided to postpone the trade union action.

 Sri Lanka's former Army Commander says attack on opposition MPs a violation of human rights:
Apr 21, Colombo: Former Army Commander of Sri Lanka and Leader of the Democratic Party (DP), Sarath Fonseka says the recent attack on main opposition United National Party (UNP) MPs in Hambantota is a violation of human rights.

 Attack on MPs is an attack on Sri Lankan public - JVP MP:
Apr 21, Colombo: The attack carried out on the parliamentarians disregarding ethical and political culture, by the mob in Hambantota, is an attack on the Sri Lankan public, a Marxist party legislator said.

  Sri Lanka's Marxist party blames government for alleged resettlement of people in Wilpattu National Park :
Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says that it is the government that should be blamed for the controversy over the alleged resettlement of people in the Wilpattu National Park.

 Joint operation to nab the escaped LTTE prisoner in Sri Lanka:
Apr 21, Vavuniya: Sri Lanka police have launched a manhunt for a former LTTE cadre who had escaped from the Vavuniya prison Sunday night.

 Environmental authority of Sri Lanka addresses issues in animal husbandry :
Apr 21, Colombo: The environmental regulator of Sri Lanka, Central Environmental Authority (CEA) has taken measures to address the environmental issues that had arisen with the growing animal husbandry industry in the country.

 Sri Lanka woos Malaysian investors for infrastructure development:
Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka in an effort to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into the country after the end of the war is looking to woo Malaysian investors, especially in infrastructure development and the rapidly growing hospitality industry.

  President opens new facilities at Sri Lanka's Eastern University :
Apr 21, Batticaloa: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Sunday declared open several newly constructed building complexes at the Eastern University, Batticaloa in the Eastern Province.

 Sri Lankan government clarifies visa issue of BBC correspondent :
Apr 21, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government dismissed "misleading "reports that the government did not extend BBC Sri Lanka correspondent Charles Havilland's Visa saying that the government, in fact, has extended his visa by three more months.

 Sri Lanka First Lady attends International Autism Seminar in Malaysia:
Apr 21, Kuala Lumpur: Sri Lanka's First Lady Shiranthi Wickremasinghe Rajapaksa has arrived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia today to attend the 2014 International Seminar on Autism.

  Proposal to set up 60 mini theaters in 30 towns in Sri Lanka:
Apr 20, Colombo: A Sri Lankan entrepreneur says that plans are underway to establish 60 mini theaters in 30 towns in Sri Lanka to enhance the cinema industry in the country.

 Sri Lanka to raise import taxes on cars and mobile phones - report:
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lankan government plans to increase the import taxes on a number of items from next month to enhance the state income, a local media report said.
goto Top of the page

 Sri Lanka Army to open third wellness resort for handicapped soldiers in Kurunegala:
Apr 20, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Army will open the third wellness resort for the disabled soldiers in Kurunegala in the North Western Province.

 Prime Minister to table a bill in parliament on the conduct of Sri Lanka's Buddhist monks :
Apr 20, Colombo: Prime Minister and Buddhist Affairs Minister of Sri Lanka D.M. Jayaratne will table a bill on the conduct of the country's Buddhist monks (Maha Sangha) in parliament.

 Sri Lanka's Speaker asked to hold formal inquiry into the attack on main opposition MPs :
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) has requested the Speaker of parliament Chamal Rajapaksa to hold a formal inquiry into the attack on five UNP legislators during an inspection tour in Hambantota.

 High-powered Pakistan defense delegation to visit Sri Lanka:
Apr 20, Colombo: A 21-member delegation of the National Defence University (NDU) of Pakistan, will be arriving in Sri Lanka Monday, April 21 on a weeklong visit, the High Commission of Pakistan in Colombo said in a statement.

 Sri Lanka seeks assistance from diplomatic community to nab overseas LTTE leaders:
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka will seek assistance from the diplomatic community to apprehend LTTE operatives who have been issued Interpol red notices.

 No room for any injustice to any community in Sri Lanka, President assures:
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that there is no room for any community to suppress another community on the grounds of religion or ethnicity and assured that no injustice will be done to any ethnicity.

 Presidential Commission probing disappearances in Sri Lanka receives complaints on ruling party Tamil politicians:
Apr 20, Colombo: The Presidential Commission investigating the alleged disappearances of persons in conflict affected areas has received several complaints on Tamil politicians of the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Government.

 Sri Lankan government considers a limit on duration of visa for foreign journalists:
Apr 20, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government is considering to limit the duration of the visa given to foreign journalists, Media and Information Minister and Government Spokesman, Keheliya Rambukwella has said.

  CEO of extremist Buddhist organization in Sri Lanka writes to President over threats to his life:
Apr 19, Colombo: The Chief Executive Officer of Sri Lanka's extremist Buddhist organization, Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) ,which has been identified as a terrorist organization by Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium (TRAC) has written to President Mahinda Rajapaksa to inform him about the threats to the organization and its leaders.

 Attacked opposition MPs of Sri Lanka ponder legal action :
Apr 19, Colombo: The leaders of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) has summoned a meeting of the party leaders to discuss the attack on the party MPs at Mattala airport and Hambantota port on Thursday.

 Sri Lankan President distributes title deeds to 5,500 Mahaweli families:
Apr 19, Girandurukotte: Under the third phase of the national program to distribute 45,000 Mahaweli land title deeds, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Saturday distributed 5,500 title deeds to families in Mahaweli B and C Zones.

 New bridge across Batticaloa lagoon connects communities in Eastern Sri Lanka:
Apr 19, Batticaloa: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Saturday declared open the newly constructed Manmunai Bridge across Batticaloa lagoon for the benefit of the people in the East.
goto Top of the page

 Sri Lanka cricket authority has no contact with national coach:
Apr 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's cricket authority, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said Saturday that it has been unable to contact the national coach to verify the media reports on his possible recruitment by the England's cricket board.

  Sri Lankan Muslim religious body to meet President and Chief Prelates to discuss suppression of Muslim community :
Apr 19, Colombo: A Muslim religious body in Sri Lanka plans to meet with the President and the Chief Prelates (Mahanayake Theros) in order to discuss the suppression faced by the Muslim community.

 State doctors in Sri Lanka threaten to strike from Tuesday:
Apr 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's powerful trade union of doctors, the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) has threatened to commence an island wide strike from Tuesday (April 22).

 Sri Lanka’s main opposition to raise privilege issue in parliament and complain to the IPU:
Apr 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s main opposition United National Party (UNP) says the party will raise a privilege issue in parliament next week and complain to the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) about the attack on several UNP MPs in Hambantota during an inspection tour.

 Slots in Sri Lankan parliament for Matara and Kurunegala districts reduced :
Apr 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Election Department has reduced the number of slots in parliament assigned for Matara District in Southern Province and Kurunegala district in North Western Province.

 International media watch dog condemns an attack on Tamil journalist in Northern Sri Lanka:
Apr 19, Colombo: The international media watch dog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in a statement has condemned an alleged attack on a freelance Tamil media journalist in the northern city of Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

 Sri Lanka's private sector retirement fund yet to publish accounts for 2011 - Opposition MP :
Apr 19, Colombo: Parliamentarian of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP), economist Dr. Harsha de Silva says the Rs 1.3 trillion private sector retirement fund, Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) has still not submitted to Parliament its audited accounts for the year 2011 as required by law.

goto Top of the page
Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.