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  Sri Lanka's 'Lotus Tower' declared open for public

Sept 16, Colombo: The Lotus Tower in Sri Lanka, the tallest tower in South Asia, was declared opened to the public by President Maithripala Sirisena today.

The 350 m tall Lotus Tower constructed at a cost of US $ 104.3 million with funding from the government of China is considered to be the tallest tower in South Asia.

 Sri Lanka Speaker sets abolishing executive presidency a condition to consider candidacy for presidential election:
Sept 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Speaker Karu Jayasuriya says he will consider the requests made to him to be the Presidential candidate only if he finds a political alliance that is ready to abolish Executive Presidency in the country.

 Fundamental Rights petition against President's takeover of Sri Lanka Rupavahini:
Sept 17, Colombo: A fundamental rights petition has been filed before the Supreme Court challenging the President's takeover of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation by a Gazette notification.

 Sri Lanka court sentences two Indians to life imprisonment for trafficking heroin:
Sept 17, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today sentenced two Indian nationals to life imprisonment for smuggling in, possessing and trafficking heroin in Sri Lanka.

  Democracy, Reconciliation, Rule of Law essential for Sri Lanka's economic development - Finance Minister:
Sept 17, Colombo: Democracy, Reconciliation, and Rule of Law are essential for the sustainable economic development of Sri Lanka, country's Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said delivering a speech at a premier economic event in Colombo today.

  Sri Lanka signs its fourth Country Programme Framework with IAEA:
Sept 17, Vienna: Sri Lanka Monday signed its fourth Country Programme Framework (CPF) with the International Atomic Energy Authority for the period of 2019 - 2025.

  Selection of DPJ building to relocate Ag Ministry was based on a cabinet decision, PM tells Presidential Commission :
Sept 17, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday told the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing corruption and fraud in state institutions that the DPJ Building was selected for the relocation of the Agriculture Ministry based on a Cabinet decision.

  Former MP Shantha Bandara and two new UPFA members to be sworn in as MPs today :
Sept 17, Colombo: Two new parliamentarians and a former parliamentarian are due to be sworn in as Members of Parliament when the parliament conveners this afternoon.

 Eight officers of Chilaw Police interdicted:
Sept 17, Colombo: Eight Police officers serving in the divisional anti-vice unit attached to Chilaw Police Headquarters have been interdicted, the Police Media Division said.

 Sri Lanka's Leading Economic Summit opens today:
Sept 17, Colombo: The country's foremost economic event, the Sri Lanka Economic Summit (SLES) 2019, kicks off at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo, today.

  Sri Lanka Navy trains overseas Coast Guard personnel in Search and Seizure:
Sept 17, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) is currently conducting a specialized ship search and seizure training for the overseas Coast Guard personnel in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, (UNODC), the Navy said.

  SriLankan Airlines' efforts to rebuild country's tourism recognized at APEX awards:
Sept 17, Colombo: SriLankan Airlines' intensive efforts to drive the recovery of the island's tourism industry in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday attack were honored with a global accolade - the 'Best Marketing Innovation' award from the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX).

 Sri Lanka President alleges Chinese firm of misappropriating Rs. 2 bn from Lotus Tower construction funds:
Sept 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena dropped another bombshell today alleging that a Chinese company in 2012 has misappropriated Rs. 2 billion from the funds for the Lotus Tower construction.
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  UNP Deputy Leader requests PM to name party's presidential candidate soon:
Sept 16, Colombo: Deputy Leader of the United National Party (UNP) Minister Sajith Premadasa says he has written to the Leader of the party, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, requesting him to nominate the candidate from the UNP for the upcoming presidential election soon.

 Sri Lanka Navy seizes four fishing vessels engaged in illegal fishing in Maldivian waters:
Sept 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has seized four Sri Lanka fishing vessels engaged in illegal activities in Maldivian waters and arrested the 27 people on board the vessels.

  Sri Lanka PM says will continue to ensure accountability :
Sept 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today appeared before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) investigating the fraud and corruption in the state institutions.

 Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma and others granted bail:
Sept 16, Colombo: The Matugama Magistrate's Court today granted bail and released Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment Palitha Thewarapperuma and five others, who were remanded last week for violating a court order.

 Finance Ministry warns public on false reports of granting duty free vehicle permits to immigrant Sri Lankans :
Sept 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Finance today said it has received reports that fraudulent documents with the heading of the Department of Trade Investment Policy of the Ministry of Finance and the name and title of its Director General have been sent to Sri Lankans immigrants, stating that Sri Lankans working abroad will be granted duty free vehicle permits.

 Sri Lanka's 'Lotus Tower' declared open for public:
Sept 16, Colombo: The Lotus Tower in Sri Lanka, the tallest tower in South Asia, was declared opened to the public by President Maithripala Sirisena today.

  Seventy percent of the Palaly airport development work completed:
Sept 16, Colombo: Seventy percent of the construction work by the Road Development Authority (RDA) in the first phase of the development of Palaly Airport, which is being developed as a regional and international airport, has been completed, according to the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation.

 Two suspects arrested over Hanwella shooting:
Sept 16, Colombo: Two suspects have been arrested this morning in connection with the fatal shooting at Embulgama Junction in Hanwella Sunday night. A van and a motorcycle used by the suspects have also been recovered, the police said.

 Prime Minister before Presidential Commission today:
Sept 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has arrived at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing corruption and malpractice of the government at the BMICH this morning to give testimony over the complaint regarding the lease of the Agriculture Ministry building.

 I will not let anyone underestimate SLFP - President:
Sept 16, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday stressed that he would not allow anyone to underestimate of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and if that happens he is ready to show the strength of the party to all.

 Sri Lanka Central Bank to issue Treasury Bills for 8.5 billion rupees:
Sept 16, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government will issue Treasury bills for 8.5 billion rupees through an auction on 18th September 2019, the Central Bank announced.

  Country cannot be developed with a dictatorship - PM:
Sept 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says a country cannot not be developed with a dictatorship and to develop the country everybody must work with commitment and dedication.
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  Sri Lanka Disaster Management Center warns of floods and landslides:
Sept 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Center urges the public to be vigilant of floods and landslides with heavy rains.
 Sri Lanka Navy Ships Sindurala and Suranimala arrive after joint naval exercise SLINEX 2019:
Sept 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy's Offshore Patrol Vessels, SLNS Sindurala and Suranimala which left for India on last 5th September to participate in the SLINEX 2019, the joint maritime naval exercise with the Indian Navy, have arrived in the island after successfully completing the exercise.
 Finance Minister orders probe into issuing liquor licenses without his approval:
Sept 15, Colombo: Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera ordered Excise Commissioner General, H.G. Sumanasinghe to conduct an immediate investigation into the issuing of liquor licenses in 2017 and 2018 by the Excise Department without getting his approval and, report to him within two weeks.
 Explosion in a house in Dematagoda injures two women:
Sept 15, Colombo: Two women were injured in an explosion this morning at a house in Samantha Watta, Mahawila Lane, in Dematagoda Police Division.
 Sri Lanka Army's field exercise Cormorant Strike extracts mock terrorist leader from East:
Sept 15, Colombo: Participants of the Sri Lanka Army's field exercise Cormorant Strike yesterday extracted a mock terrorist leader and whisked him away as part of the exercise.
 So Sri Lanka Pro 2019 surfing from Sept 25 to 29 :
Sept 15, Colombo: World Surfing League Qualifying Series 3000, also referred to as So Sri Lanka Pro 2019 is all set to be staged at the world-class point break of Arugam Bay from 25 to 29 September, with the participation of over 122 surfers from 24 nations.
 Sri Lanka's Lotus Tower grand opening tomorrow:
Sept 15, Colombo: The Lotus Tower in Sri Lanka, the tallest tower in South Asia, will be opened to the public tomorrow under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena with the participation of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa.
 Compensation paid for 116 families affected by terrorist attacks on churches on Easter Sunday :
Sept 14, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has allocated over Rs. 94 million under the Swashakthi human development program to pay compensation to the people affected by terrorist attacks on churches on Easter Sunday.
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 UN envoy urges Sri Lanka's younger generation to take lead in addressing climate change :
Sept 14, Colombo: The UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka Hanaa Singer urged Sri Lanka's younger generation to take bold steps to secure their future from the impacts of climate change, as Sri Lanka's standard of living could drop by 5 to 7 percent due to climate-related vulnerabilities.
 Sri Lanka earns over Rs. 10 billion income from Bohra conference in Colombo:
Sept 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka has earned over Rs.10 billion (US$ 55 million) from tourists who participated in the Bohra conference in Colombo, said Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Board(SLTPB) Kishu Gomes.
 Local big onion farmers benefit from raising import levy:
Sept 14, Colombo: As a result of increasing the special commodity tax on imported big onions local farmers have received a good price for their big onion crops.
 SLFP to terminate membership of five party members:
Sept 14, Colombo: Five Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) National List parliamentarians who have left the party will lose their membership in the party, General Secretary of the party MP Dayasiri Jayasekara says.
 Minister Sajith Premadasa ready to fulfill the aspirations of people:
Sept 14, Colombo: Deputy Leader of the United National Party (UNP) Minister Sajith Premadasa says, he is ready to fulfil the aspirations of the people.
 Enterprise Sri Lanka Mobile Service today and tomorrow in Kalutara:
Sept 14, Colombo: Another mobile service of Enterprise Sri Lanka which provides entrepreneurial loans at concessionary interest rates will be held Saturday (14) and Sunday (15) at the Kalutara Public Grounds.
  National Election Commission instructs to monitor social media activity during election period:
Sept 14, Colombo: The National Election Commission has informed the Information Technology Society Sri Lanka (ITSSL) to monitor social media activity during the presidential election.
 Suspect arrested with over 30 kg of cannabis in Wellampitiya:
Sept 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested a suspect along with 30 kilograms and 480 grams of cannabis during a raid in Wellampitiya, a Colombo suburb yesterday (13).
  Sri Lanka requests UNHRC to recognize its achievements in protection of human rights amid challenges:
Sept 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka highlighting the salient points of the progress made in protection of human rights of the people requested the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to accord due recognition to the achievements made by the country amidst numerous challenges.
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  Election Commission decides when to call presidential elections- Chairman:
Sept 13, Colombo: Chairman of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya says calling for Presidential Election is decided by the Election Commission and not by the political parties.
  Indian delegation holds discussions with Sri Lanka Prime Minister:
Sept 13, Colombo: An Indian delegation including by DMK parliamentarian Kanimozhi Karunanidhi and several others of the Central government and states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala held discussions with the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Friday (13) at the Temple Trees.
 Sri Lanka to obtain US$ 150 million financial assistance from ADB to rehabilitate rural roads:
Sept 13, Colombo: The cabinet of ministers have given approval for Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera to obtain a US$ 150 million financial assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to complete the second stage of the program to rehabilitate rural road network.
 Sri Lanka PM hands over three housing projects to beneficiaries in Colombo:
Sept 13, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday handed over three housing complexes consisting of 3300 houses built for the underprivileged families in Colombo to the beneficiaries.
 Six suspects in shooting of police officers in Akuressa remanded:
Sept 13, Colombo: The six suspects arrested in connection with the shooting of two police officers in Akuressa and stealing of two T-56 firearms from the Panadura Police have been remanded until the 25th of this month.
 UPFA re-appoints Shantha Bandara as national list MP:
Sept 13, Colombo: The United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has re-appointed former Parliamentarian Shantha Bandara to the National List.
 Accepting application of postal votes for Elpitiya ends at midnight today :
Sept 13, Colombo: Accepting applications of postal votes for Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha election will end at midnight Friday.
 Special discussion on release of lands in the Northern Province:
Sept 13, Colombo: A special discussion on getting the government acquired lands in Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi districts released as the first stage of President Maithripala Sirisena's program to release the land in the Northern Province was held Thursday
  UK launches new student visa scheme allowing students to pursue employment after graduation :
Sept 13, Colombo: In a major boost for Sri Lankan students, the United Kingdom has this week launched a new 'Graduate Immigration Route' for international students choosing the UK for their higher education.
 Oldest and largest archaeological museum in Sri Lanka opens for public after preservation:
Sept 13, Colombo: Archaeological Museum of Anuradhapura, the oldest and largest archaeological museum under control of the Department of Archaeology of Sri Lanka, was opened to the public yesterday after preservation.
 Education Ministry to admit 8000 student teachers to National Colleges of education:
Sept 12, Colombo: The Ministry of Education has made arrangements to admit 8,000 student teachers to National Colleges of Education for two academic years on the 25th of this month. All selected candidates will be notified by post by September 20th.
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 Request for Arjuna Mahendran's extradition delivered to Singapore officially:
Sept 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Foreign Affairs Ministry has officially forwarded a request to the Singapore government through the Sri Lankan embassy to request the extradition of Arjuna Mahendran, the former Central Bank Governor and the main suspect of the treasury bond scam.
 Six arrested for trying to give mobile phones to drug dealer Kanjipani at Boossa Prison:
Sept 12, Colombo: Prison authorities today arrested six persons who attempted to provide two mobile phones and chargers to drug kingpin Mohamed Imran alias Kanjipani Imran, who is jailed at the Boossa Prison.
 Prime Minister aims to allocate 6 percent of GDP for education:
Sept 12, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says those who promise to improve the education today did not do so when they were in power because they didn't have the ability and he was able to provide 13 years of continued education to every student.
 MoU signed to implement Rubber Plantation plan :
Sept 12, Colombo: A Memorandum of Understanding between the Plantation Industries Ministry and the Sri Lanka Rubber Industries Association to implement the Rubber Plan was signed Thursday, September 12, under the patronage of the Minister of Plantation Industries and UNP National Organizer Navin Dissanayake at the Rubber Secretariat.
 European Commission delegation confirms high standards in working conditions at BOI Katunayake EPZ :
Sept 12, Colombo: A delegation consisting of 5 senior officials of the European Commission, who visited the Katunayake Export Processing Zone managed by the Board of Investment (BOI) recently in connection to Sri Lanka's GSP + status, has confirmed very high standards in industrial relations, working conditions and environmental quality
 Naval personnel arrested for shooting fishing vessel granted bail:
Sept 12, Colombo: The twelve Navy personnel including two Lieutenant Commanders, who were recently arrested and remanded by the Trincomalee Magistrate in connection with shooting at a fishing vessel, have been granted bail.
  Sri Lanka national carrier bans Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro onboard due to safety risk:
Sept 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national carrier, SriLankan Airlines joining the growing number of international airlines, has banned the recalled Apple MacBook Pro laptops from cargo and carry-on luggage due to fire safety risk.
 Japan grants Sri Lanka Rs. 1.6 bn to improve public security and counterterrorism activities:
Sept 12, Colombo: The public security in Sri Lanka was threatened by the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks with a huge negative economic impact on the fast growing tourism sector of the country.
 International concern on Army Chief's appointment based on allegations is regrettable, Sri Lanka envoy tells UNHRC:
Sept 12, Colombo: Concerns on the recent appointment of Sri Lanka's Army Commander expressed by certain bilateral partners and international entities, based on allegations, is regrettable and contrary to the principles of natural justice, Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador A L A Azeez told the UN Human Rights Council.
 Sri Lanka and Togo focus on expanding trade and investment ties :
Sept 12, Colombo: Togo's President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe, who is on a two-day official visit to Sri Lanka, discussed expanding trade and investment ties between the two countries when he met with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Wednesday at the Presidential Secretariat.
 Sri Lankan President instructs to expedite amending and enacting laws to prevent terrorism:
Sept 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena Wednesday Instructed to expedite the amendments of existing laws and introduce new legislation to prevent terrorism.
  Sri Lanka Cricket to reassess security in Pakistan:
Sept 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) today sought the assistance of the Sri Lankan Government to conduct a 'Reassessment'' of the security situation in Pakistan ahead of the National Team's planned tour to Pakistan.
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  President flags off 'Pulathisi' new intercity express to Polonnaruwa:
Sept 11, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena Wednesday flagged off the new Pulathisi Inter City train service from Colombo Fort to Polonnaruwa.
 SriLankan Airlines marks 40 years of soaring the skies:
Sept 11, Colombo: SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld alliance, celebrated 40 years of operations, at Airline Centre, Katunayake recently.
 President of Togo arrives in Sri Lanka:
Sept 11, Colombo: The President of the Republic of Togo Faure Gnassingbé Faure Essozimna arrived in Sri Lanka Wednesday on a two-day official visit aiming to enhance cooperation between the two countries.
 New opportunities for Sri Lanka packaging industry in Asia-Pacific market:
Sept 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's packaging industry, a critical group of Sri Lankan industry sub-sectors is set to reap bigger gains riding on the surges in e-commerce as well as Indian and Asia-Pacific markets, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen says.
  Visiting Saudi Speaker looks to strengthen relations between Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia:
Sept 11, Colombo: The Speaker of Saudi Arabia's Shura Council (Parliament), Sheikh Dr. Abdullah Al-Sheikh meeting with Sri Lanka's Prime Minister has expressed hope to further strengthen the bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia.
  AG files indictments against four Army personnel in Rathupaswala shooting case:
Sept 11, Colombo: The Attorney General today filed indictments in the Rathupaswala shooting case, before the Trial-at-Bar at the Gampaha High Court, the Coordinating Officer of Attorney General Nishara Jayaratne said.
 Supreme Court rejects Gotabhaya Rajapaksa's petition requesting to suspend hearing of misappropriation case:
Sept 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court Wednesday rejected a revision application and writ petition filed by former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa requesting the nullification of an order given by the three-member Special High Court.
 Saudi Arabia to offer more employment opportunities to Sri Lankans:
Sept 11, Colombo: The Speaker of Saudi Arabia's Shoura Council (Parliament), Dr. Abdullah Al- Asheikh, who is visiting Sri Lanka on an invitation from his Sri Lankan counterpart, Karu Jayasuriya, has called on President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday at the President's Office.
 Eleven suspects of banned organization, JMI handed over to TID :
Sept 11, Colombo: Eleven members of the banned organization, Jamathei Millathu Ibrahim (JMI), who were arrested by the Ampara Police Station and detained under detention orders have been handed over to the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) for further interrogations.
  'Pulathisi' luxury train to Polonnaruwa makes its debut today:
Sept 11, Colombo: Pulathisi Intercity Express Train, a new S13 luxury train added to the Sri Lanka Railways recently will commence service today from Colombo to Polonnaruwa.
 Ranil-Sajith talks end in a positive note:
Sept 11, Colombo: The much awaited talks between the Leader of the United National Party (UNP) Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Deputy Leader, Minister Sajith Premadasa, regarding the upcoming presidential election and the UNP candidate for the election ended in a positive note, the sources at the Prime Minister's office said.
 CSE and SEC continues to empower regional entrepreneurs:
Sept 11, Colombo: The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) have continued to engage regional entrepreneurs through a series of events presenting CSE's SME listing platform, the Empower Board.
 Wheat flour companies agree to sell wheat flour at olds prices:
Sept 10, Colombo: The Ministry of Agriculture says that wheat flour companies have agreed to drop the recent price hike and to sell wheat flour at the old price with immediate effect.
 Transparency files complaint against 8 cabinet ministers for failing to declare assets:
Sept 10, Colombo: Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) has filed a complaint with the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) Tuesday against 8 cabinet ministers for failing to declare assets.
 3D printing facility for making artificial body parts opened:
Sept 10, Colombo: Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne today declared opened the newly constructed three-dimensional printing facility for making artificial human body parts.
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  Prime Minister requests people's mandate to abolish executive presidency, solve ethnic issue:
Sept 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe asserted that he will definitely fulfill his promise to abolish the executive presidency and provide a political solution to the ethnic problem in the future.
 Supreme Court to hear petition against pardoning BBS leader Gnanasara Thero on December 5:
Sept 10, Colombo: The Supreme Court Tuesday ordered to hear two petitions filed against the President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to pardon and release the general secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena Organization Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero on 5th December.
 Construction of first elevated highway from Colombo Port City begins:
Sept 10, Colombo: The construction of the new Rs. 28 billion Port Access Elevated Highway from the New Kelani Bridge to the Colombo Port City commenced today under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
 Sri Lanka's slow pace of progress in fulfilling UNHRC commitments draws attention of core group :
Sept 10, Colombo: The United Nations Human Rights Council core group on Sri Lanka has noted that Sri Lanka's pace of progress in fulfilling the UN commitments has remained slow in many areas, with bureaucratic constraints hampering delivery.
 Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma, 5 others remanded:
Sept 10, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today ordered to remand Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment Palitha Thewarapperuma and five others until September 16 after they surrendered to the police.
 Fuel prices reduced from midnight today, no change in auto diesel price:
Sept 10, Colombo: The Ministry of Finance, following the monthly fuel prices revision held today announced that fuel prices will be reduced with effect from midnight Tuesday, September 10.
  Prime Minister to lay foundation for first elevated expressway connecting Colombo Port City to New Kelani Bridge :
Sept 10, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will lay the foundation stone today (10) for the construction of Sri Lanka's first elevated expressway connecting the Colombo Port city and the New Kelani Bridge.
  PM to appear before Presidential Commission of Inquiry on September 12:
Sept 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been summoned to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing corruption and malpractice committed during the Yahapalana government.
 Administrative Service, university non-academic staff take trade union action today:
Sept 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka Administrative Service officers have reportedly decided to launch a trade union action today (10) and tomorrow (11) based on several requests.
 Two soldiers arrested over shooting of two police officers in Akuressa:
Sept 10, Colombo: Two army soldiers have been arrested in connection with the shooting of two policemen in Akuressa last Friday (September 06).
 Commercial Bank shines at first 'Asian Banker Sri Lanka Awards' with 4 wins:
Sept 10, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon won four awards at the first ever 'Asian Banker Sri Lanka Awards' ceremony that recognized Sri Lankan banks and financial institutions that have excelled in retail banking and technology.
  Under the 'Nearest School is the Best School' program 500 new school buildings opened:
Sept 09, Colombo: Under the "Nearest School is the Best School" program 500 newly constructed school buildings with modern facilities were added to the national education system on Monday, September 9th.
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 High-ranking Sri Lanka State officials to receive training in Pakistan on civil service:
Sept 09, Colombo: A group of 20 high ranking Sri Lankan state officials will arrive in Pakistan to undertake a training program on civil service and public policy, the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka said.
  HMDB Herath appointed to fill MP post left vacant by death of Salinda Dissanayake:
Sept 09, Colombo: The Election Commission has selected HMDB Herath to fill the vacancy left by the death of Member of Parliament Salinda Dissanayake.
  President takes Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation under his authority :
Sept 09, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena has taken over the state television Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation under the authority of the Minister of Defense with effect from today (September 09).
 Kanjipani Imran alleged of threatening police officers from abroad, remanded till 20th:
Sept 09, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today further remanded the underworld drug leader, Mohamed Najim Mohamed Imran alias Kanjipani Imran who has been sentenced to rigorous imprisonment, until September 20th on charges of threatening to two police officers with death while he was overseas.
 There is no crisis in the UNP, only democracy - Minister Sajith:
Sept 09, Jaffna: Deputy Leader of the United National Party (UNP) Minister Sajith Premadasa says that for those who are unfamiliar with democracy may see an internal crisis in the UNP, but it is the true democracy that is at work.
 Minister Ajith P Perera submits written statement to UNP on disciplinary inquiry:
Sept 09, Colombo: Non-cabinet Minister Ajith P Perera today has made a written submission regarding the disciplinary inquiry called by the United National Party.
 Navy apprehends six Indians engaged in illegal fishing and illegal business:
Sept 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has apprehended four Indian fishermen along with their fishing trawler belonging for illegally fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters on Monday 09th September 2019.
 Sri Lankan-born hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam released from US prison two years early :
Sept 09, Colombo: Sri Lankan-born Galleon hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam, who was serving an eleven-year prison term for insider trading has been released more than six weeks ago, almost two years early, Bloomberg reported.
 Under BOI Agreement, Japanese investor to begin manufacturing flexible packaging for Sri Lankan Tea Industry:
Sept 09, Colombo: The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka signed an Agreement with Sugano Packing Materials Co., Ltd., a Japanese Company to establish a plant that will be manufacturing flexible packaging that will be utilized by, among other sectors, the local tea industry.
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