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  Democratic government cannot keep mum at a time a minor extremist group has taken people hostage - Sri Lanka FM

June 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake says that a people's government cannot keep mum at a time when a minor extremist group has challenged democracy by taking people hostage in this country.

The Minister points out that any person or group irrespective of their status should be brought to book if they are covering up in existing democratic rights and are engaged in illegal activities.

 Government to gazette terms and conditions for SAITM, halts further enrollment and degree awarding:
June 25, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government said it will gazette the terms and conditions that the government will impose on the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM), also known as private medical college.

 Sri Lanka Navy nabs two persons with 135 kg of Kerala Cannabis:
June 25, Colombo: On receipt of information to the Navy, Sri Lankan Navy personnel have arrested two individuals with 135 kg of Kerala cannabis (Kerala Ganja) in the North.

 Tamil Nadu fishermen increase poaching in Sri Lankan waters, Navy arrests 39 fishermen in last three days:
June 25, Colombo: Fishermen from Tamil Nadu state of India are increasingly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line and invading the Sri Lankan waters for poaching despite Sri Lanka Navy's continued operations arresting the fishermen for illegal bottom trawling in island's territorial waters.

 Peace Winds Japan teams up with local partner to provide emergency relief items for Sri Lanka flood victims:
June 25, Colombo: Heavy rainfall brought by the southwest monsoon triggered flooding and landslides in 15 of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka affected about 630,000 people.

 Amnesty International calls on Sri Lanka for immediate implementation of Office on Missing Persons :
June 25, Colombo: The global human rights organization, Amnesty International (AI) has called on the Sri Lankan authorities to immediately implement the much delayed Office on Missing Persons (OMP).

  CSE announces revision of share transaction fee structure from Tuesday:
June 25, Colombo: A step‐up fee structure with a revised threshold of Rs. 100 million has been introduced with relation to secondary market transaction fee computations, and will take effect from Tuesday, 27th June 2017.

 Sri Lanka launches another Dengue eradication program as disease spreads:
June 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka launched a common Dengue eradication program yesterday on the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena as health authorities battle to contain the spread of the mosquito-borne disease which has taken lives of over 200 people already in the first six months of the year.

 Sri Lanka's ornamental fish sector wins international accolades :
June 25, Colombo: The government has taken several steps to uplift the local ornamental fish industry internationally and as a step of that program an international ornamental fish exhibition will be organized in Sri Lanka in 2018 State Minister of Fisheries Dilip Wedaarachchi said.

  Sri Lanka state doctors end strike amid heavy protest from public:
June 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's government doctors' trade union has decided to end their indefinite island wide strike commenced Thursday amid the protests from the public.
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  Batticaloa District of Sri Lanka formally declared landmines Free:
June 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's landmine affected Batticaloa District of Eastern Province has formally been declared 'mine-free' eight years after the three-decade long war ended in the North and East.

 Sri Lanka Navy arrests 8 Indian fishermen for poaching in island waters :
June 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy on Friday has arrested 8 fishermen from India's Tamil Nadu state for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and fishing in Sri Lankan waters.

 Sri Lanka to purchase rice from three countries to stabilize local market:
June 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka has opened immediate talks with three countries to procure a rice tranche to stabilize its domestic markets as the island nation's food production was hit first by the drought and then by floods.

 Sri Lanka PM seeks plans to attract more tourists next three years:
June 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is seeking plans to attract more tourists to the island in the next three years.
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 Pakistan awards prestigious Jinnah Scholarships for Sri Lankan Youth:
June 23, Colombo: The Government of Pakistan through its High Commission in Sri Lanka has awarded scholarships to 170 bright Sri Lankan students of O' & A' levels under prestigious Jinnah Scholarship program worth Rs. 4.225 million.

 Democratic government cannot keep mum at a time a minor extremist group has taken people hostage - Sri Lanka FM:
June 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake says that a people's government cannot keep mum at a time when a minor extremist group has challenged democracy by taking people hostage in this country.

 New Sri Lanka Police Media Spokesperson appointed:
June 23, Colombo: Attorney at Law, Superintendent of Police Ruwan Gunasekara has been appointed as the Police Media Spokesperson today.

 Sri Lankan Navy, Air Force officers train on Indian Navy Dornier craft :
June 23, Colombo: Two Dornier Aircraft belonging to the Indian Navy have arrived in Sri Lanka, on 19th June to provide training to a group of Sri Lanka Navy and Air Force personnel.

 IUSF Convener Lahiru Weerasekara remanded until July 5:
June 23, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today remanded the Convener of Marxist party affiliated student union, Inter University Students’ Federation (IUSF), Lahiru Weerasekara, who was arrested over Wednesday's protest.

 Top Sri Lankan economist Prof Saman Kelegama passes away in Thailand:
June 23, Colombo: A renowned Sri Lankan economist and the Executive Director of the Sri Lanka Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Prof Saman Kelegama has passed away while in Thailand.

 India, Sri Lanka MoU for cooperation in Traditional Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy:
June 23, Colombo: India plans to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sri Lanka to enhance cooperation between the two countries in the areas of traditional medicine and homoeopathy.

  We will build a better society in Buddhist environment while protecting other religions - President:
June 23, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says a better society with Buddhist environment would be built while protecting the place of other religions.

 Sri Lanka Navy arrests 17 Indian fishermen for poaching in island waters:
June 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy on Thursday has arrested 17 fishermen from India's Tamil Nadu state for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and fishing in Sri Lankan waters.

 Sri Lanka maintains policy rates, current monetary policy stance is appropriate:
June 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Bank releasing the monetary policy review on Friday said it has decided to maintain current policy interest rates as the current monetary policy stance is appropriate.

 Sri Lanka Police arrest Buddhist monk student leader over damage to the Health Ministry:
June 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police today arrested a Buddhist monk student leader over yesterday's attack by the university students on the Health Ministry premises.
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 Strong Sri Lankan sales wins Gestetner best performance in RICOH Asia Pacific:
June 22, Colombo: Building on its winning legacy, Gestetner of Ceylon PLC once again won resounding recognition for its tremendous sales performance over the past year, rising above its peers in the Asia Pacific region to win the RICOH Asia Pacific Award for Outstanding Achievement in Units & Sales Revenue FY 2016 in multi-functional products (MFP).
 Sri Lanka President blames 'indecent political groups' for university student violence:
June 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena today blamed 'some indecent political groups' for using university students as tools for their conspiratory goals.
 Sri Lankan state doctors decide to continue strike indefinitely despite patients' grievances, government promises tough action:
June 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's government doctors have decided to continue indefinitely their unannounced island wide strike commenced Thursday despite the protests by patients seeking treatment at government hospitals.
 Sri Lanka, Korea look forward to expand economic cooperation :
June 22, Colombo: Minister of Finance and Mass Media of Sri Lanka Mangala Samaraweera met with the newly appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategy and Finance of the Republic of Korea Kim Dong-yeon on the sidelines of the Second Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) held in Jeju on 16 - 17 June 2017.
 Sri Lanka Police investigate on property damage at Health Ministry by university students:
June 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have commenced a broad investigation on the damage caused to the Ministry of Health by university students who were protesting against the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) also known as the private medical college.
  Sri Lanka's food production hit by extreme drought followed by floods - UN:
June 22, Colombo: A severe drought followed by heavy rainfalls in Sri Lanka has hit large swaths of cropping areas, threatening the food security of some 900,000 people, according to a report published today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
  Sri Lanka extends the military cooperation pact with US:
June 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka will extend the Acquisition and Cross-Services Agreement (ACSA), signed between the United States and Sri Lanka in 2007 which lapsed in March this year, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament yesterday.
 U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka visits Eastern Province:
June 22, Colombo: United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap visited the Eastern Province this week to commemorate a milestone in U.S.-supported demining efforts and to attend the groundbreaking ceremony at a school to construct facilities to help communities displaced by natural disasters.
 Sri Lanka Cricket announces high tension extensive physical fitness and conditioning program for National Squad :
June 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket Wednesday announced that it had established a high-profile evaluation and monitoring committee headed by Team manager Asanka Gurusinha to oversee the physical fitness and conditioning of the National Performance Squad ahead of their upcoming campaigns against Zimbabwe and India in Colombo.
 Sri Lanka state doctors launch island wide strike to protest police action on protesting students:
June 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka state doctors trade union, the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) has launched an island wide strike today at 8 a.m. to protest yesterday's police action on the university students protesting against the south Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM).
 'Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2017' to discuss ways of building the global competitiveness of Lankan manufacturers:
June 22, Colombo: The upcoming 'Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2017' organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce will conduct a dedicated thematic session to discuss, how important it is for the Lankan manufacturing sector to become competitive to attract global markets.
  Pakistan court acquits two accused in Sri Lanka Cricket team attack:
June 22, Lahore: A Pakistan anti-terrorism court on Wednesday has acquitted two of the accused in the 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore.
 Sri Lanka Navy arrests four Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan waters:
June 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy Wednesday arrested four fishermen from Tamil Nadu for allegedly breaching the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and poaching in Sri Lankan waters.
 Moragahakanda hydro-electricity plant ready to generate electricity:
June 22, Colombo: At present, all the testing works of the Moragahakanda hydro-electricity plant, which will generate 25 Megawatt hydro-power to the national grid, have been concluded, Presidents' Media Division said.
 Sri Lanka shines at World Tea Expo:
June 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s celebrated Ceylon Tea roared at this year’s World Tea Expo, drawing attention to the official country of origin and showing by example its pedigree of social, economic and environmental responsibility.
 Sri Lanka establishes a Technological University:
June 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's has established a degree granting Technological University specialized in technology, engineering for students passing the GCE Advanced Level examination.
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 Sri Lankan government to establish a ministerial committee to coordinate UNHRC Recommendations:
June 21, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government will appoint a ministerial committee to coordinate the United Nations Human Rights Council Recommendations made in the consensus resolution adopted in October 2015.
  University students in Sri Lanka protesting against SAITM damage Health Ministry:
June 21, Colombo: University students in Sri Lanka protesting against the private medical college, South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) have forcibly entered the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine today inflicting considerable damage to the public property.
 Opposition Leader, Foreign Minister discuss taking country forward:
June 21, Colombo: Leader of Sri Lanka's Opposition, and the Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ravi Karunanayake today (June 21) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
 Sri Lanka to abolish import control levee for imported tea:
June 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan government has received the cabinet approval to abolish the import control levy charged on tea imported for re-export in line with 2017 budget proposals.
 Sri Lanka nationwide inflation declines to 7.1 percent in May 2017 :
June 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's nationwide inflation in May 2017 determined under the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) declined to 7.1 percent from 8.4 percent recorded in April 2017, on an year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Statistics reported on Wednesday.
 UN chief appoints Sri Lankan as his Envoy on Youth :
June 21, New York: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed 27-year-old Jayathma Wickramanayake of Sri Lanka - who played a key role in transforming the youth development sector at the national level - as his Envoy on Youth.
 Sri Lankan President appreciates Bangladesh for cash support to flood victims:
June 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has expressed his appreciation to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for Bangladesh's assistance to the people affected by the recent floods and landslides.
 Tamil Diaspora organization reiterates its call for international judges in Sri Lanka's transitional justice mechanism:
June 21, London: The London-based Tamil Diaspora organization, the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) today reiterated its call to include international judges in the proposed transitional justice mechanism
 Controversial Buddhist monk Gnanasara Thera surrenders to court, released on bail:
June 21, Colombo: The General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena organization Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera, who had two arrest warrants on him, surrendered to the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court Wednesday morning.
 Sri Lankan President calls on politicians and officials to work with people to manage garbage disposal to prevent dengue:
June 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena called on the politicians as well as the public officials work together with the public to find solutions for the waste management issue and the Dengue menace.
 Sri Lanka President addresses teacher shortage issue at provincial schools:
June 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has called for ending the teacher shortage at provincial schools and emphasized to implement an independent method in filling of teacher vacancies and transferring of teachers.
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 High Court grants bail to six Army personnel arrested over Keith Noyahr abduction:
June 20, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court Tuesday granted bail to the six Army personnel who were remanded in connection with the abduction, and assault of journalist Keith Noyahr in May 2008.
 Two French naval ships arrive at Sri Lanka port on a goodwill mission:
June 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, ceremonially welcomed two French naval ships Mistral’ and ‘Courbet’ arrived at the Port of Colombo on a goodwill visit Tuesday (June 20).
 Fitch Ratings expects more interest-rate pressure for Sri Lankan corporates:
June 20, Colombo: The global rating agency, Fitch Ratings said it expects rising domestic interest rates to hurt Sri Lankan corporates over the next 12 months.
 Sri Lanka parliament members attend exchange program in Washington:
June 20, Colombo: The House Democracy Partnership (HDP) of the United States Congress welcomed members of parliament of four HDP partner countries, including Sri Lanka to an exchange program in the second week of June in Washington, DC.
  Human Rights Watch slams Sri Lanka's Justice Minister threating a defender of minority rights :
June 20, Colombo: The global rights organization, Human Rights Watch (HRW) accused Sri Lanka's justice minister of threatening to disbar a prominent lawyer for speaking out against attacks on religious minorities and called on the government to immediately reject the Minister's statement.
 Transfer of Lottery Board to Foreign Ministry violation of law - Sri Lanka Transparency International:
June 19, Colombo: Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) says it is concerned by the recent gazette notification, which in violation of law has placed the National Lotteries Board under the purview of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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 USS Lake Erie departs from Colombo harbor after post relief mission in Sri Lanka:
June 19, Colombo: The guided-missile cruiser of the United States Navy, USS ‘Lake Erie’ which arrived in Sri Lanka on a post relief mission on 11th June, departed from the Colombo harbor today (June, 19) after successful completion of its mission engagements, Sri Lanka Navy said.
 Two suspects arrested for possessing police items :
June 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka police have arrested two persons in Weliwita Mulleriyawa on Sunday for being in possession of fake licenses and several official police items.
 Sri Lanka to issue US$ 515 million development bonds:
June 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Central Bank has announced that it plans to sell US$ 515 million worth of development bonds to foreign and local investors.
 UNP, SLFP ministers to meet with PM to discuss constitutional reforms:
June 19, Colombo: A discussion will be held today between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the United National Party ministers on the proposed constitutional reforms, Lands and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka has said.
 Special session to mark 70th anniversary of Sri Lanka parliament :
June 19, Colombo: A special Parliament session will be held on October 3 to mark the 70th anniversary of Sri Lanka Parliament, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya announced.
 Bangladesh Standard Chartered Bank raises US$ 20 mn to finance Sri Lanka power company :
June 19, Dhaka: Standard Chartered Bangladesh has raised Tk 160 crore (approximately US$ 20 million) for RajLanka Power Company Ltd, which owns and operates a 53-megawatt heavy fuel oil-fired independent power plant in Natore, to help the electricity producer refinance its existing preference shares to reduce overall cost.
  Sri Lankan President assures to meet the needs of the Infectious Disease Hospital:
June 18, Colombo Sri Lankan President: President Maithripala Sirisena has assured to take immediate measures complete the requirements of the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) in Angoda.
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 Sri Lankan Prime Minster looks into a sustainable program to remove solid waste from capital city:
June 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minster Ranil Wickremesinghe says he is looking into implementing a sustainable program to remove solid waste from the capital city of Colombo.
 Police investigations on hate crimes led to arrest of Buddhist monk and police officer :
June 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police media Spokesman Deputy Inspector General Priyantha Jayakody says that investigations on communal disturbances in various places of the island have been successful leading to the arrests of few individuals including a Buddhist monk and a police officer.
 Sri Lanka considering to relax glyphosate ban to revive falling tea crop :
June 18, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government is considering relaxing the ban on the glyphosate, a widely-used weedicide, to boost the dwindling tea crop.
 Sri Lanka Navy assists distressed Indian fishermen, while arresting five Tamil Nadu fishermen for poaching :
June 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy arrested five fishermen from Tamil Nadu for allegedly breaching the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and poaching in Sri Lankan waters.
  Sri Lanka Navy arrests two persons smuggling in over 2000 live star tortoises from India:
June 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has arrested two individuals in the seas smuggling in more than 2000 live star tortoises from India.
 Russian sail training ship Nadezda departs from Colombo harbor:
> June 18, Colombo: The Russian sail training ship 'Nadezda' which arrived at the port of Colombo on 14th June, set sail from the Colombo harbor yesterday.
 Sri Lanka reduces charges for dengue tests as disease spreads:
June 18, Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka has taken measures to reduce the charges for the blood tests to identify dengue fever as the mosquito-borne disease has reached an epidemic level in the island.
 Sri Lanka has become significantly more peaceful, jump 17 notches in Global Peace Index:
June 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka has shown a significant improvement in the Global Peace Index (GPI) for 2017 jumping 17 notches to rank 80th out of 163 countries with a global score of 2.019.
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  Sri Lanka Navy arrests 15 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing:
June 17, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy on Friday has arrested 15 local fishermen in two separate incidents in Trincomalee on Friday for allegedly engaged in illegal fishing practices using unauthorized nets.
 Sri Lanka's Central Bank not to take defaced currency:
June 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Bank Friday said that it will not make payments to mutilated, altered and defaced currency notes after December 31, 2017.
 Sri Lankan President, Indian envoy celebrate International Yoga Day :
June 17, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and India's High Commissioner in Colombo Taranjit Singh Sandhu Friday joined thousands of yoga enthusiasts at Independence Square in Colombo to celebrate the International Day of Yoga 2017.
 Finance Minister attends annual meeting of AIIB in S. Korea:
June 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera attended the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank's (AIIB) Annual Meeting on Friday (16th June), in Jeju Islands, South Korea, the Government Information Department said.
 SriLankan Airlines says only 126 recruited from January 2015:
June 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national carrier SriLankan airlines has said it recruited only 126 employees from January 2015 to May 2017 under the current board of directors.
  2017 Global Voices summit in Sri Lanka on December 2-3:
June 17, Colombo: The 2017 edition of the Global Voices Summit will take place on December 2-3 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
 Indian government continues to take steps to get fishermen released from Sri Lanka:
June 17, Chennai: Minister of Finance and Fishing of state government of Tamil Nadu, D. Jayakumar on Friday promised the State Assembly that the government would continue to take steps to secure the release of 11 fishermen and 135 fishing boats from Sri Lanka.
 Sri Lanka shows improvement ranking 90th on Global Innovation Index 2017:
June 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka shows a one-position improvement this year ranking 90th in the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2017 with a score of 29.9 in a 0-100 scale, 100 being the most innovative.
 Sri Lanka Foreign Minister, Navy Commander visit USS Lake Erie:
> June 16, Colombo: Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake and Sri Lanka Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne joined U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap to visit the captain and crew aboard the USS Lake Erie to express their appreciation for the flood relief work provided by U.S. Navy sailors visiting Sri Lanka.
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 Government to restore schools damaged by the floods better than before :
June 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says all the schools damaged by the adverse weather will be restored to a higher standard than it was before.
 Wimal Weerawansa granted permission to travel abroad :
June 16, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today granted permission for leader of National Freedom Front MP Wimal Weerawansa, who has been released on bail, to travel overseas.
  Hartal in North demanding to withdraw the no confidence motion against Chief Minister :
June 16, Colombo: A hartal is being held in Sri Lanka's North Friday demanding to withdraw the no-confidence motion against the Chief Minister of the Northern Province C.V. Wigneswaran.
 There should be no shortage of rice under any circumstance, President emphasizes:
June 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has emphasized that under any circumstance, there should not be a shortage of rice in the market.
 Sri Lanka Navy nabs suspect with 142 kg of Kerala Cannabis:
June 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy jointly with the Police on Friday has arrested an individual transporting 142 kg of Kerala cannabis (Kerala Ganja) in the North.
 EU in Sri Lanka and ONUR organize photographic exhibition on reconciliation:
June 16, Colombo: The Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR), in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, will present a photographic exhibition titled 'Hope' in September 2017.
 Sri Lanka agrees to conditionally release 42 Indian fishing boats :
June 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka has agreed to release 42 Indian fishing boats held in its custody since 2015 on a condition that they will never re-enter the country's territorial waters.
  Sri Lanka seeks Malaysia's expertise in Halal certification :
June 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka is keen to learn from Malaysia's expertise in halal certification in order to explore more opportunities and expand the country's economic growth, Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to Malaysia, A.J.M Muzammil, has said.
 New dengue treatment units set up in several hospitals:
June 16, Colombo: As the Infectious Disease Hospital is full with dengue patients the Health Ministry has taken steps to establish dengue treatment units at several hospitals, the Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said.
 Prime Minister assures to restore roads and infrastructure damaged by floods soon:
June 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe assured that speedy measures will be taken to restore the roads and other infrastructure damaged by the recent floods and landslides in order to revive the economic growth in the affected areas.
 No confidence motion against Northern Province Chief Minister:
June 15, Colombo: A No Confidence Motion against Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran requesting his removal from the post has been handed over to Northern Province Governor Reginald Cooray.
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 Sri Lanka begins one-hour a week dengue prevention program as the disease reaches epidemic level :
June 15, Colombo: Presidential Task Force on Prevention of Dengue and the Ministry of Health have declared an hour every week for cleaning of houses, public institutions, and private company premises.
 Sri Lanka's manufacturing sector expands significantly in May 2017:
June 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's manufacturing sector expanded significantly in May 2017 while the services sector showed a modest improvement from the previous month, the Central Bank's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) Survey released Thursday showed.
 President calls for a broad program to apprise public on sorting waste :
June 15, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the relevant officials to implement a broad program enlighten the public on sorting household waste.
 Sri Lankan Minister urges authorities to clean capital city within four days:
June 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake urged the relevant authorities to take immediate measures to remove waste accumulated in the capital city of Colombo within four days.
 Sri Lanka's economic growth positive at 3.8% in Q1 2017:
June 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's economy grew at a positive rate of 3.8 percent during the first quarter of this year, the Census and Statistics Department said on Thursday releasing the GDP Summary Indicators for the 1st Quarter 2017.
 Sri Lanka, Bangladesh high level trade talks next month:
June 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Industries and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen will lead a high level trade delegation to Bangladesh next month to further enhance trade and investment opportunities between the two countries.
 Court issues arrest warrant on Gnanasara Thera for the second time:
June 15, Colombo: A Sri Lankan Court today issued an arrest warrant for the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena Organization Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera as he failed to appear before the court.
 Comprehensive insights indicate increasing role of Realty in the Sri Lankan growth story:
June 15, Colombo: Global real estate consulting firm, JLL has announced the publication of a comprehensive new report titled 'Sri Lanka - Land of Real Estate Opportunities'.
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