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  Sri Lankan President establishes National Economic Council to strengthen country's economy

Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says he decided to establish National Economic Council (NEC) to strengthen the national economy by formalizing the economic management in the country.

He said the objectives of NEC are to increase the export income and develop the local industry. He pointed out that there is a need for a stronger program for the development of the agriculture. "The National Economic Council aims at fulfilling the government's responsibility for the development of industries," he said.

 Sri Lankan President establishes National Economic Council to strengthen country's economy:
Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says he decided to establish National Economic Council (NEC) to strengthen the national economy by formalizing the economic management in the country.

 Sri Lanka state Intelligence officer arrested for smuggling Rs. 9 million worth gold jewellery:
Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officers at the Bandaranaike International (BIA) Airport this morning arrested an official of the State Intelligence at the airport for attempting to smuggle out gold jewelry worth over Rs. 9 million.

 Foundation laid for a waste-based electricity plant:
Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Thursday laid the foundation for a waste-based electricity plant which generates electricity from garbage at the Karadiyana Waste Management Facility in Piliyandala.

 Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah appointed as new Sri Lanka Navy Commander :
Aug 18, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena as the Commander-In-Chief this morning appointed Commander Eastern Naval Area Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah as the new Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy.

  Children with special needs from India and Sri Lanka to join hands for a musical evening :
Aug 17, Colombo: Shankar Foundation, India in association with Sunera foundation, Sri Lanka will be presenting an evening of Dance and Music featuring "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" - A musical play by gifted children with special needs from India and Sri Lanka.
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 UNP Working Committee decides to adopt resolution of no-confidence against Justice Minister:
Aug 17, Colombo: The Working Committee of the United National Party (UNP) today unanimously agreed to adopt a resolution stating that the party has no confidence in the Minister of Justice and Buddha Sasana Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe.

 Sri Lanka Finance Minister introduces tax concessions to boost growth:
Aug 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Minister of Finance and Mass Media today announced a series of tax concessions for local entrepreneurs in a bid to boost economic growth and generate employment.

  Three months concessionary period to pay arrears of taxes for luxury vehicles:
Aug 17, Colombo: The Transport Ministry will declare a three month concessionary period from next month to pay the arrears of taxes for luxury, semi-luxury and semi-luxury dual purpose vehicles.

  Exhibition on Sri Lanka PM's political life opens today:
Aug 17, Colombo: An exhibition depicting the special events in four decades of Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's political life will be declared open today by President Maithripala Sirisena as the chief guest.

 Government to take over Kuliyapitiya Base Hospital :
Aug 17, Colombo: Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says the Kuliyapitiya Base Hospital under the North Western Provincial Council will be taken over by the government.

 No change in government's decision on polythene ban- President:
Aug 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says that there is no change in the government's policy decision on banning polythene and plastics and the ban will remain unchanged.

 Ceylon Chamber to host B2B meetings between Sri Lanka and Chinese businesses in automotive sector:
Aug 17, Colombo: A Chinese business delegation will hold B2B meetings with Sri Lankan counterparts on Friday, 18th August, 2017 in Colombo, in a bid to find opportunities in the Automotive Spare Parts and Machinery Items.

 Sri Lanka Telecom Group operating profits up 2% to Rs. 37.4 billion in 1H 2017:
Aug 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Telecom Group released its group and holding company financial performance results for the 6 months ending on 30th June 2017. The group comprises of 8 subsidiaries, including the mobile arm Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd.

 Sri Lanka Security forces release land to government and legitimate owners:
Aug 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka security forces, in keeping with the government's policy to release more security forces-held lands, have released over 2330 acres in Mullaitivu district.

 Sri Lankan youth leader among ten UNDP talents joining 1000 global talents in Denmark to solve global challenges:
Aug 16, Colombo: Fadhil Bakeer Markar, Head of Communications & Youth Focal Point at UNDP in Sri Lanka is among the Ten UNDP staff members from across the globe who have joined 1,000 bright global talents at the UNLEASH 2017 Innovation Lab event that is held from the 13th to 21st of August in Denmark.
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 Rs 28 billion worth health projects next year:
Aug 16, Colombo: Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says the government will invest Rs 28 billion next year to develop the health sector.

 No change in Samurdhi benefits, government assures beneficiaries :
Aug 16, Colombo: The government today assured that the Samurdhi allowance given for low income families has not been suspended as reported by some media.

 Prasad Kariyawasam assumes duties as Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
Aug 16, Colombo: Following his appointment by President Maithripala Sirisena on 29 July, as Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Prasad Kariyawasam assumed duties on 15 August 2017.

 Sri Lankan government to amend Motor Traffic Act to curb road accidents:
Aug 16, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has received cabinet nod to amend the Motor Traffic Act in a bid to curb road accidents.

  President launches 'NSBiSaver' to increase Sri Lankans' saving habits:
Aug 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena Wednesday launched the 'NSB iSaver', saving method aiming to further increase the saving habits of the Sri Lankans.

 Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo set to introduce a new level of luxury in Sri Lanka:
Aug 16, Colombo: Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announced that Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo is set to open on 16 November 2017. The hotel will begin taking bookings from 1 September 2017 for stays from 1 December 2017.

 UNF to discuss the SLFP decision on 20th amendment with President:
Aug 16, Colombo: The United National Front has decided to hold discussions with the President on the 20th Amendment to the Constitution that seeks to hold all PC elections in the nine provinces on the same date.

 Sri Lanka Navy arrests 9 people for causing destruction to fish breeding grounds in northern seas:
Aug 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has arrested nine people yesterday for causing destruction to fish breeding grounds and illegal fishing in the Northern seas.

  Sri Lanka services sector continues expansion in July 2017:
Aug 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's services sector continued to expand in July 2017 while the manufacturing sector grew at a slower rate, the Central Bank's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) Survey released on Tuesday showed.

 Sri Lanka Army Commander says no threat to national security from the incidents in North:
Aug 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake says there is no threat to national security from the incidents reported from the Northern Province.
 Pakistan High Commission launches a book pronouncing the 'Enduring Friendship' between Sri Lanka and Pakistan:
Aug 15, Colombo: The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan Dr. Sarfraz Ahmed Khan Sipra has said that Pakistan and Sri Lanka have been linked since ancient times, a link which is now 2,300 years old.
  President is not disturbed by insults when serving the country :
Aug 15, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena says humiliation and dishonor is immaterial in the journey to create a positive future for the country and the people.
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 Sathyagraha campaign to urge the government to punish the corrupt:
Aug 15, Colombo: A Sathyagraha Campaign organized by the movement for the Protection of the Accord of 6.2 million people was held at Viharamahadevi Park in Colombo this evening impressing upon the government to punish the corrupt and fulfill election pledges.
 FCID questions former president's son, Rohitha Rajapaksa over Supreme SAT:
Aug 15, Colombo: Rohitha Rajapaksa, the youngest son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was summoned to the Financial Crimes Investigation Division to record a statement with respect to the financial irregularity over a satellite project.
 Sri Lanka's CID questions former first lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa over rugby player murder:
Aug 15, Colombo: The Criminal Investigations Department of Sri Lanka police today questioned the former first lady, the wife of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa Shiranthi Rajapaksa over the murder of national rugby player Wasim Thajudeen.
 State Minister plans to empower rural fisher organizations :
Aug 15, Colombo: Strengthening the National Fisheries Federation and thereby the rural fisher organizations is a priority, said State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Wedaarachchi.
 Special Commodity Levy on imported sugar increased:
Aug 15, Colombo: The Special Commodity Levy (SCL) on a kilo of imported sugar has been increased by Rs. 8 with effect from midnight today (15th Aug.).
  Sri Lanka President orders implementation of a proper waste management program by December:
Aug 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena Tuesday instructed the officials to complete the implementation of a proper waste management program in the nine provinces of the country by December this year, in accordance with the Government policy of providing a permanent solution for the garbage disposal issue of the country by next year.
 71st Independence Day of India celebrated in Sri Lanka:
Aug 15, Colombo: The High Commission of India and the Indian expatriate community in Sri Lanka celebrated the 71st Independence Day of India on Tuesday, 15 August 2017 at India House in Colombo.
 Thilak Marapana sworn in as Sri Lanka's new Foreign Minister:
Aug 15, Colombo: Thilak Marapana, Minister of Development Assignments was sworn in as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, before President Maithripala Sirisena today (Aug. 15) at the Presidential Secretariat.
  Sri Lanka Central Bank suspends primary dealer Pan Asia Banking Corporation:
Aug 15, Colombo: The Monetary Board of Sri Lanka's Central Bank has decided to suspend the business activities of a Primary Dealer of Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC (PABC) from today for a period of six months.
 UNFPA Sri Lanka raises awareness on the National action plan for women-headed households:
Aug 15, Colombo: The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka has attended a stakeholder consultation by the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs (MCWA) in Trincomalee last week to create awareness on the National Action Plan for Women-Headed Households (WHHs).
  Sri Lanka to minimize the use of polythene from September 1:
Aug 15, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to restrict the use of polythene to minimize impact of disposing such items on the environment and a ban on certain polythene items will go into effect from the first of September.
 Priority bus lanes in Sri Lankan capital go into effect from today:
Aug 15, Colombo: From today passenger buses plying in the Sri Lankan capital and suburbs will have a separate lane and other motorists are advised to desist from driving in the bus lanes during morning rush hours.
 Visiting Sri Lankan defense delegation learn about Rwanda's legislation process:
Aug 15, Kigali: A 16-member delegation of students and staff from the Sri Lanka Defense Service Command and Staff College visiting Rwanda yesterday got the opportunity to learn about the East African nation's parliamentary system.
 Sri Lanka Customs seize a haul of toxic tobacco products worth Rs. 3.5 mn:
Aug 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake today seized a stock of narcotics and pills made of toxic tobacco brought by two passengers.
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 People's support is essential for good governance, Sri Lanka Premier says:
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that people's support is essential to move forward the government's good governance program.
  Iranian national attempting to leave for Germany with forged passport arrested at Sri Lanka airport:
Aug 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka Immigration and Emigration officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport today arrested an Iranian national trying to travel to Germany with another person's passport.
 UPFA will not support any no-confidence motion against any minister - General Secretary:
Aug 14, Colombo: Secretary General of the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said today that his party will not support any no-confident motions brought against Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe or Minister Faizer Mustapha.
  Sri Lanka ICTA head Muhunthan Canagey resigns from post:
Aug 14, Colombo: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director of the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka Muhunthan Canagey has resigned from his post.
 Emirates One-Off A380 lands in Sri Lanka's Colombo airport:
Aug 14, Colombo: An Emirates A380 aircraft landed at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) Katunayake today, helping Sri Lanka and the airport achieve an aviation milestone, the airline said in a media release.
 Sri Lanka's CID, FCID to question family members of former President this week:
Aug 14, Colombo: Three family members of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa have been summoned for questioning at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the Financial Crimes Investigation Department (FCID) this week.
 President instructs to expedite construction of Museum depicting historical importance of Polonnaruwa:
Aug 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena held a discussion at the Presidential Secretariat, today (14) to review the progress of the construction works of the Polonnaruwa Museum and Information Centre at the Polonnaruwa New Town.
 Pakistan Independence Day celebrated in Sri Lanka:
Aug 14, Colombo: The High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka and the Pakistani community today celebrated 70th Independence Anniversary of Pakistan in a befitting manner, the High Commission said in a release.
 CSE - CSBA presents investment research to Local Institutional Investors:
Aug 14, Colombo: The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) in a media release announced that the CSE in association with the Colombo Stock Brokers Association (CSBA) recently launched a series of events presenting investment research on companies featured on the S&P SL 20 Index, to an exclusive audience of Local Institutional Investors.
 No-Confidence motion against Minister Faizer Mustapha:
Aug 14, Colombo: Badulla district United National Party parliamentarian Chaminda Wijesiri said that the drafting of a no-confidence motion against Minister of Local Governments and Provincial Councils Presidents Counsel Faizer Mustapha was initiated yesterday (13).
 Sri Lanka Navy arrests four Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan waters:
Aug 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy on Sunday arrested four fishermen from Tamil Nadu for allegedly breaching the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and poaching in Sri Lankan waters.
 Laksala becoming a recognized brand among tourists visiting Sri Lanka:
Aug 14, Colombo: Laksala, Sri Lanka's apex market facilitator that promotes the country's historic arts and crafts, is becoming a recognized Sri Lankan brand among tourists visiting Sri Lanka, Minister of Industries and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen says.
 Global Tamil Forum calls for concerted attempts to address accountability issues in Sri Lanka:
Aug 14, London: The London-based Tamil Diaspora organization, Global Tamil Forum (GTF) has expressed dismay that more than eight years after the end of war, Sri Lanka has yet to demonstrate that it is genuinely committed to addressing the accountability issues occurred during the brutal armed conflict.
 Budget 2018 preparation in line with performance of ministries:
Aug 13, Colombo: The Ministry of Finance and Mass Media says the Budget 2018 will be prepared based on the performance of the government ministries.
  SLFP not afraid of elections - Minister Mahinda Amaraweera:
Aug 13, Colombo: Minister Mahinda Amaraweera, the General Secretary of the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) of which, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) is the main constituent, says the party is not afraid of elections.
  Government to repair the golden roof of Dalada Maligawa:
Aug 13, Kandy: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the government will repair the golden roof of the Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth) in Kandy.
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 National Housing program builds 2500 houses in the North:
Aug 13, Colombo: Chairman of the Housing Development Authority Lakvijaya Sagara Palansuriya said 2,500 houses are being built in the Northern Province under the "Samata Sevana" National Housing Scheme.
 Sathyagraha campaign organized to get the Sri Lankan government on right track:
Aug 13, Colombo: A Sathyagraha Campaign to force the Sri Lankan government to get on the right path and fulfill the promises pledged to the public has been organized by the artist community.
 Special police unit set up to obtain information on organized crimes:
Aug 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have set up a special operational center at the premises of Special Task Force of Police to obtain information with regard to drug trafficking, organized crimes and other criminal activities.
  Sri Lanka President vows to create a clean political culture:
Aug 13, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says the challenge to set up a pure political movement would be fulfilled despite the insults and accusations against the government.
 No one can divide the Sri Lanka Freedom Party - Minister Chandima Weerakkody:
Aug 13, Colombo: Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training Chandima Weerakkody that although certain factions were trying to divide the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) by creating a false image in society, no one can divide the party.
 India presents proposal to implement operations of Mattala International Airport under a PPP structure:
Aug 13, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has called for proposals from investors to continue operations of Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) under a public-private partnership (PPP) structure.
 Sri Lanka urges BIMSTEC nations to expedite negotiations on free trade area framework:
Aug 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka's State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake has urged the Bengal Initiative for Multi-sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) nations to expedite negotiations on the free trade area framework.
 Exhibition depicting four decades of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's political life :
Aug 12, Colombo: An exhibition depicting the special events in four decades of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's political life will be declared open on Thursday (17) under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.
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 STF police get shot at during raid in Negombo:
Aug 12, Colombo: Officers of the Police Special Task Force who were conducting an inquiry into a vehicle traveling with a stock of fire arms in Kurana, Negombo today came under fire from the occupants of the vehicle.
 Police Commission denies reports of requesting IGP to remove STF head:
Aug 12, Colombo: Secretary of the National Police Commission Ariyadasa Cooray says the media reports which stated that the NPC had taken steps to remove the head of the Police Special Task Force (STF) were false.
 Tamil party urges U.S. to hold Sri Lankan government accountable for commitments made to international community:
Aug 12, Colombo: Leader of Tamil National Alliance and the Opposition R. Sampanthan urged the United States to hold the government of Sri Lanka accountable for the commitments it made to the international community, particularly with regard to the full implementation of the Co-sponsored UNHRC resolution.
 Sri Lanka Bar Association, residents of Bandarawela ask Supreme Court to halt Uma Oya project:
Aug 12, Colombo: A group of residents of Bandarawela and the Bar Association of Sri Lanka have requested the Supreme Court to order the suspension of the Uma Oya Multipurpose Development Project as it has been proved that it the project was carried out without a proper environmental assessment report.
  Three Indian nationals arrested for illegally staying in Sri Lanka :
Aug 12, Colombo: Three Indian nationals who were illegally staying in Sri Lanka have been arrested yesterday during a special combined operation conducted by the Navy and the Special Task Force (STF) police in the Eastern Province.
  Sri Lanka, India foreign ministers hold bilateral meeting at BIMSTEC meeting in Kathmandu :
Aug 12, Kathmandu: India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday held a bilateral meeting with Vasantha Senanayake, State Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka on the sidelines of 15th BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting in Kathmandu, India Ministry of External Affairs said.
 Sri Lanka's industrial production index increases 0.3% in June 2017:
Aug 12, Colombo: According to the monthly Index of industrial Production (IIP) released by the Census and Statistics Department, the volume of industrial production in Sri Lanka has increased by 0.3 percent in June 2017 compared to the same month in 2016.
 Sri Lanka's billion-rupee startup, PAYable, draws in major investment, gears for accelerated growth :
Aug 12, Colombo: Building on the success of its growing network of merchants and customers, Sri Lanka's fast-growing startup, PAYable, announced the successful completion of a round of funding that will set the pace for a new wave of credit and debit card usage and e-commerce led growth in the Sri Lankan economy.
 UN Youth Envoy Jayathma Wickramanayake strives to make UN an inclusive system for global youth:
Aug 12, New York: United Nations mew Youth Envoy, Jayathma Wickramanayake says the global organization should be an inclusive system for all youth and her goal is to ensure that youth have a place in the United Nations.
 Sri Lanka Navy opens new hydrographic office:
Aug 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, with the aim to provide better hydrographic data in association with the National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA), has established its new Hydrographic Office in Mattakkuliya in Colombo.
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 Priority bus lanes in Sri Lankan capital from August 15:
Aug 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said separate lanes will be assigned to buses in capital Colombo and the suburbs from August 15.
  International Trade Fair showcasing Sri Lanka's traditional agriculture commodities opens in Colombo:
Aug 11, Colombo: An international trade fair showcasing Sri Lanka's traditional agriculture commodities - coconut, rubber and tea opened in Colombo today under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena
 Russian couple killed in Sri Lanka road accident:
Aug 11, Colombo: A Russian couple were killed in a road accident in Sri Lanka's south when the motorcycle they were riding collided head-on with a bus on the Galle-Matara main road last night.
 Sri Lanka President assures to continue providing Samurdhi poverty alleviation benefits :
Aug 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena today assured that the government will not cut off or reduce the poverty alleviation benefits granted to low income families.
 Central Bank of Sri Lanka grants concessions on loans to flood affected borrowers:
Aug 11, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka said it has permitted licensed banks to grant concessions to their borrowers who have been affected by the recent floods, adverse weather conditions and connected circumstances.
 Sri Lanka's economic growth held up in 2016 despite inclement weather and fiscal consolidation - IMF:
Aug 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's economic growth held up in 2016 despite the fiscal consolidation and weather-related shocks the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said releasing its country report Thursday.
 Sri Lanka Tourism confirms Dengue epidemic is successfully brought under control:
Aug 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka Tourism Authority has confirmed that the Dengue Epidemic that has become a concern in the island for the past few months is successfully brought under control by the measures taken by the relevant government authorities and collective effort of the general public alike.
  U.S. House of Representatives delegation visit strengthens U.S.-Sri Lankan Ties:
Aug 11, Colombo: A bipartisan delegation of Members of Congress from the U.S. House of Representatives arrived in Colombo on Wednesday, August 9 to further strengthen ties between the governments and people of Sri Lanka and the United States.
 International Youth Day Op-Ed 2017 - Youth building Peace: Sri Lanka's best hope:
In September of last year, I had the privilege of attending an event in Galle with the then, UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, to meet over 100 young Sri Lankans actively engaged in peacebuilding work.
 President to present title deeds of 10,000 lands to Mahaweli farmers:
Aug 11, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will present 10,000 title deed of lands to the Mahaweli farming community today and tomorrow at a ceremony.
  Sri Lankan military officers on study tour in Rwanda:
Aug 11, Kigali: A delegation of students and staff from the Sri Lanka Defense Service Command and Staff College is visiting Rwanda for a two-week geo-strategic international study tour.
  New tradition has been created today with the resignation of Ravi Karunanayake - PM:
Aug 10, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told parliament that a new tradition has been created today with the resignation of the former Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake.
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  First two projects to generate electricity from garbage commenced:
Aug 10, Colombo: The construction work of the first two projects to generate electricity from garbage was commenced under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena today (Aug. 10) in Kerawalapitiya.
 Sri Lanka Health Ministry seeks Rs. 28 billion for implementation of new development projects in 2018 :
Aug 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine has planned implementing several new development projects in 2018 to improve the health services and facilities.
 No confidence motion considered against Minister Wijedasa Rajapakhse :
Aug 10, Colombo: The ruling United National Party has reportedly considered to submit a No-Confidence motion against Minister of Justice Wijeydasa Rajapakshe for blocking investigations on fraud and corruption occurred during the previous regime.
 UPFA commends Ravi Karunanayake's move to step down:
Aug 10, Colombo: Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, Mahinda Amaraweera said that he appreciated the decision taken by Minister of Foreign Affairs Ravi Karunanayake to step down.
 Cabinet nod to increase fines for traffic offenses:
Aug 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka's cabinet has given the nod to increase the fines for violating traffic rules as a measure to reduce the number of fatal road accidents.
 Central Depository Systems relocates operations to Rajagiriya to support expansion:
Aug 10, Colombo: Central Depository Systems (Pvt) Ltd (CDS), a fully owned subsidiary of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), relocated its operations to a larger premises located at the Ground Floor of the M & M Centre, No.341/5, Kotte Road, Rajagiriya today.
 JKOA launches SAP Hybris Cloud for Service: a revolutionary customer support service:
Aug 10, Colombo: Leading office automation solutions provider John Keells Office Automation (JKOA) launched the SAP Hybris Cloud for Service customer support module on 6th August at its Colombo headquarters.
 Sri Lanka Opposition Leader commends Ravi Karunanayake's resignation from Minister post:
Aug 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Opposition Leader R Sampanthan today commended Parliamentarian Ravi Karunanayake’s decision to step down from his post as Minister of Foreign Affairs.
 Sri Lanka Foreign Minister Ravi Katunayake resigns:
Aug 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Katunayake today resigned from his portfolio after allegations surfaced that he indirectly benefitted from the Central Bank Treasury Bond scam.
 Sri Lanka Parliament adjourns due to joint opposition protest:
Aug 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Speaker Karu Jayasuriya adjourned the Parliament this morning after the joint opposition protested inside the House over an issue of Samurdhi payment.
  IFC invests $100 million in Commercial Bank to boost green financing in Sri Lanka :
Aug 10, Colombo: International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is partnering with Sri Lanka's Commercial Bank of Ceylon on a $100 million financing structure to help the bank increase lending for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in the country.
 Minister Ravi Karunanayake to make special statement before Parliament:
Aug 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka's beleaguered Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake is due to make a special statement before the Parliament today.
 Sri Lanka Navy arrests another 12 Indian fishermen for poaching in island's waters:
Aug 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy in two separate incidents has arrested 12 Indian fishermen along with 3 mechanized boats for trespassing into Sri Lankan territorial waters and engaging in illegal fishing.
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