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  American and Sri Lankan experts gather to unleash Sri Lanka's trade potential

Dec 02, Colombo: The United States Department of State, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Sri Lanka Department of Commerce held three seminars on trade policy from November 29-December 1 in Colombo.

More than 70 key decision makers and technical experts from various Sri Lankan ministries, agencies, research institutes, trade policy think tanks, and Chambers of Commerce participated in the seminars, the U.S. Embassy said in a release.

 Sri Lanka state bus service receives record income during private bus strike:
Dec 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka's state owned public bus service has received a record income during the private bus operators' strike, the government claimed.

  Government mulls establishing an authority to regulate three-wheel transport:
Dec 04, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has focused its attention on establishing an authority to regulate the three-wheeler transport in the country in the wake of the protests and road blocks staged by the three-wheeler drivers last week.

 PM explains phone call to IGP from Minister:
Dec 03, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in parliament has explained the much publicized phone call made to the Inspector General of Police by a government minister regarding the arrest of a 'Nilame' by the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) of police.

 Sri Lanka calls on Possessor States to expedite destroying their chemical weapons stockpiles:
Dec 03, Colombo: In the wake of Non-State Actors acquiring the capability to manufacture and use chemical weapons, Sri Lanka has called on possessor states to expedite destroying their chemical weapons stockpiles.

 Korea Exim Bank to strengthen the connectivity of traffic network in Kandy:
Dec 03, Colombo: The Export-Import Bank of Korea (Korea Exim bank) has agreed to support the development of a master plan to strengthen the connectivity of the traffic network in Kandy city through a Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP) as a sustainable measure to address the issue of traffic congestion in the hill capital.
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 Sri Lankan government vows to take strict legal action against those who damage public property:
Dec 03, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has instructed the Police to strictly enforce the law against persons who blocked roads and obstructed the free flow of traffic during yesterday's bus strike.

 Sri Lanka's private bus operators call off strike :
Dec 03, Colombo: The Private bus trade unions have called off their strike this morning after they had discussions with the President.

 Sri Lankan President promises to prepare a National Education Policy for the disabled children:
Dec 03, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said a National Education Policy will be prepared for the disabled children.

 Vista Rooms simplifies corporate travel bookings and cuts travel costs by up to 20%:
Dec 03, Colombo: Corporates in Sri Lanka can now sit back and relax when it comes to business travel while Vista Rooms minimizes hassle and streamlines the entire company's travel itineraries via its one stop shop for corporate travel.

 President appoints a special committee to look into bus operators' issues:
Dec 03, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today has decided to appoint a special committee to look into the issues faced by private bus operators in the transport sector and take necessary measures, Presidential Media Unit said.

 Sri Lankan, Maldivian Foreign Ministers discuss strengthening bilateral relations:
Dec 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera held discussions with his Maldivian counterpart Dr. Mohamed Asim, on Friday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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 Former Sri Lankan Ambassador to U.S. Jaliya Wickramasuriya further remanded:
Dec 02, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today further remanded the former Sri Lankan Ambassador to U.S. Jaliya Wickramasuriya, who was arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) last month on charges of financial fraud.

 FSP leader Kumar Gunaratnam released:
Dec 02, Colombo: Leader of the Frontline Socialist Party Kumar Gunaratnam was released from the Anuradhapura prison this morning after serving one year prison term for violating immigration and emigration laws.

  Sri Lanka bus, three-wheeler drivers protest higher fines imposed on traffic rule violations:
Dec 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka private bus operators and three-wheeler drivers stopped work Friday and blocked main roads in protest of higher fines imposed by the government for traffic law violations.

 Need of the hour is leaders who can find just solutions - President:
Dec 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena says the present need in the island is not for political heroes but individuals who can solve the country's issues in a just manner.

 Sri Lanka President discusses bilateral relations with US VP-elect - PMD:
Dec 02, Colombo: The United States Vice President elect Mike Pence, in a telephone conversation with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena last night, has discussed strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries.

 President seeks explanation from IGP over comment on arrest of an individual by FCID:
Dec 02, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena informed Parliament yesterday that he would call for explanation from Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara over a remark made by the IGP on arresting an individual by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division of police during a recent police event at Ratnapura.

 Sri Lankan couple with 'well-founded fear' granted refugee status in New Zealand:
Dec 02, Colombo: A Sri Lankan couple fearing harm after their family members were shot and killed by underworld criminals in Sri Lanka have been granted refugee status in New Zealand.

  American and Sri Lankan experts gather to unleash Sri Lanka's trade potential:
Dec 02, Colombo: The United States Department of State, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Sri Lanka Department of Commerce held three seminars on trade policy from November 29-December 1 in Colombo.

  Sri Lanka's Q3 industrial production index up 3.0 percent compared to 2015:
Dec 02, Colombo: The Index of Industrial Production (IIP), a key indicator to gauge industrial performance and to forecast the future economic performance, for the third quarter of this year rose 3.0 percent compared to the production in same period in 2015.

 Railway Trade Union not to launch scheduled island-wide strike today:
Dec 02, Colombo: The Railway Trade Union Alliance has said they will not launch the island-wide strike scheduled for today after the union had discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena, on Thursday (01) at the Parliament premises.

 Brandix to collaborate with IUCN to monitor Kelani River water:
Dec 02, Colombo: A project by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to monitor the water quality in the Kelani River Basin as a prelude to a larger initiative for the Basin's management and conservation, has received funding support from Brandix, Sri Lanka's top-ranked exporter.

 French Agency for Development supports its first integrated urban development project in Anuradhapura:
Dec 01, Colombo: The French Agency for Development (AFD) has recently approved a 52 million Euro loan to Sri Lanka to finance the Anuradhapura Integrated Urban Development Project.

 Concessionary period for registration of transfer of motor vehicles extended:
Dec 01, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to extend the three-month concessionary period allowed for the additional fee charged for delay in applying registration of motor vehicles when transferring possession.
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 Sri Lanka, India talks on widening the FTA this month in Colombo:
Dec 01, Colombo: Senior officials of India and Sri Lanka will meet this month in Sri Lanka to discuss broadening of the existing free trade agreement (FTA) by including services and investments, according to a PTI report.
 Sri Lanka to ban plastic water bottles on sea voyages:
Dec 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development says nearly 5 tons of plastic water bottles carried by about 50,000 fishing vessels going daily for fishing are disposed in to the sea.
 Court lifts travel ban on former defense secretary and six others:
Dec 01, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today lifted the travel ban imposed on former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and 6 others, who had been arrested for their complicity in the Avant Garde case and released on bail.
 New envoy of Cuba to Sri Lanka presents credentials to President:
Dec 01, Colombo: The new Ambassador of Cuba to Sri Lanka Juana Elena Ramos Rodriguez today presented her credentials to President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena at the President's Office.
 President orders IGP to identify VIP security vehicles driven recklessly:
Dec 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundera to identify VIP vehicles driven recklessly and report to him on the VIPs on board who use a convoy of back-up vehicles for their security.
 SriLankan becomes first international airline to fly to Gan Island:
Dec 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national carrier, SriLankan Airlines will consolidate its traditional positioning as the largest airline operation in the Maldives, by commencing services to Gan Island on 1st December 2016, in the Indian Ocean island nation.
 Moody's maintains stable outlook on Sri Lankan banking sector amid stable operating environment:
Dec 01, Singapore: - Moody's Investors Service has maintained its stable outlook on Sri Lanka's banking system, as moderate economic growth and reduced external volatility should keep operating conditions for the country's banks stable.
 Sri Lanka electricity regulator exempts domestic solar power generators from licenses to sell to national grid:
Dec 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka's electricity regulator, the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has decided to remove the legal barriers for consumers who wish to enter into the electricity generation based on solar power.
 Sri Lanka PM leaves for Hong Kong to attend World in 2017 Gala dinner:
Dec 01, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has left the island to participate in the World in 2017 Gala Dinner held in Hong Kong today.
 Sri Lanka to construct two wind power plants in North:
Dec 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka's government has received approval from the cabinet of ministers to construct two wind power plants in the Northern Province.
 Proposal to revise allowances for MPs to be presented in parliament:
Nov 30, Colombo: Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilaka has received cabinet approval to present a proposal to the parliament increase several allowances for Parliamentarians including the National List MPs.
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  President promises to consider media employees union's demands:
Nov 30, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena has assured the Media Employees Trade Union that he will give consideration to their demands and enact laws if necessary for them to win their demands.
 DMC issues alert on cyclonic storm 'Nada' heading towards Jaffna:
Nov 30, Colombo: The Disaster Management Center today issued a warning on the cyclonic storm 'Nada', currently heading towards Jaffna peninsula.
 Former minister Mervyn Silva ordered to pay Rs. 4 lakhs compensation:
Nov 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court today ordered the former Minister of the previous UPFA government Mervyn Silva to pay 400,000 rupees in compensation for violating the human rights of an aggrieved party.
 President proposes establishing an internal airline service with public-private partnership :
Nov 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena in his capacity as the Minister of Defense has proposed establishing a domestic airline service according to the criteria of International Civil Aviation Authority.
 Inflation in Sri Lanka capital Colombo declines to 3.4 percent in November 2016:
Nov 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's inflation, as measured by the change in the Colombo Consumers' Price Index (CCPI) , declined to 3.4 percent in November 2016 from 4.2 percent in the previous month, the Department of Census and Statistics reported on Wednesday.
 U.S. envoy calls on Sri Lankan businesses to take advantage of new height in U.S.-Sri Lanka relations:
Nov 30, Colombo: The relations between the United States and Sri Lanka are at an all-time high and Sri Lankan businesses should take advantage of the new height in the relations to maximize trade and investment opportunities in a way benefitting the people of both countries, the U.S. top diplomat in Sri Lanka said.
 Government to take legal action against those who sabotaged official event in Biyagama:
Nov 30, Colombo: The Government today announced that it will enforce the law strictly against persons who stormed into the opening of the multi-purpose building at Mawaramandiya, Biyagama and disrupted the official function.
 Sri Lanka military offers another amnesty period for deserters:
Nov 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defense has declared a month-long general amnesty period for deserters of the tri forces. The Ministry said the amnesty period is declared from 1st - 31st December for the deserters to receive their legal discharge.
 Screen Print trade show to open tomorrow in Sri Lanka:
Nov 30, Colombo: Screen Print, the trade show dedicated to screen printing, is all set to make its debut on the Sri Lankan soil from 1 to 3 December 2016. The Screen Print Sri Lanka (SPSL) will be held at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre, Colombo.
 Doctors' union launches countrywide strike to protest budget proposals:
Nov 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's state doctors' union, the Government Medical Officers' Association has launched a countrywide token strike from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm today.
 U.S. welcomes Sri Lanka's contribution to security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region :
Nov 30, Colombo: Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr., Commander of U.S. Pacific Command, visited Sri Lanka November 27-29 to attend the Galle Dialogue 2016 maritime security conference and meet with senior government and military leaders, including President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
 Sri Lanka Central Bank takes extensive measures to enhance transparency in government securities market:
Nov 30, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has taken a number of measures to increase the transparency of the government securities market, the Governor of Central Bank Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy says.
 Update: Former LTTE leader-turned deputy minister Karuna Amman remanded until Dec 07:
Nov 29, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today remanded the former LTTE leader turned deputy minister of the former Sri Lankan government Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman, who was arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigation Department (FCID) of the Police today.
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 Sri Lanka's trade deficit widens by 8 percent in August 2016:
Nov 29, Colombo: Despite an increase in exports Sri Lanka's trade deficit widened 8.0 percent to US$ 782.8 million in August 2016 from US$ 724.5 million a year earlier, according to the Central Bank data released in its External Sector Performance Review on Tuesday.
 Sri Lanka seeks Yemeni government help to secure release of captured sailors:
Nov 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka has requested the government of Yemen to help rescue 26 sailors, including nine Sri Lankans, who have been caught by Yemeni pirates, officials at the Sri Lanka Foreign Ministry said here on Tuesday.
 Assets of Sri Lanka Port Authority will not be sold at any cost, Port Minister assures:
Nov 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ports and Shipping Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said selling assets of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) is not his policy and assured that the state-owned entity will not be sold at any cost.
 President inaugurates health promotion program for children:
Nov 29, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena inaugurated 'Api Nirogi Vemu,' a health promotion program for children at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre on Monday.
 Doctors' union to meet today to discuss budget proposals :
Nov 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's state doctors' union, the Government Medical Officers’ Association says its Central Committee will meet today to discuss matters concerning the 2017 Budget proposals.
 Former LTTE leader-turned deputy minister Karuna Amman arrested over financial irregularities:
Nov 29, Colombo: Former LTTE leader turned deputy minister of the former Sri Lankan government Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman has been arrested by Sri Lanka's Financial Crimes Investigation Department (FCID) of the Police this morning.
 Sri Lanka's Seylan Bank raises US$ 15 mn term facility from Dubai's RAKBAK:
Nov 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Seylan Bank has successfully raised funds in the Middle East by the strength of its banking operations and impressive track record to establish a 15 million, 5 year US dollar facility from the National Bank of Ras Al Khaimah (RAKBANK) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
 Sri Lanka maintains policy rates, current monetary policy stance is appropriate:
Nov 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Bank releasing the monetary policy review for November 2016 on Tuesday said it has decided to maintain current policy interest rates as the current monetary policy stance is appropriate.
 US working to deepen military-to-military relationship with Sri Lanka - Top Admiral:
Nov 28, Colombo: Admiral Harry B. Harris, Commander of U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) says he is working to deepen the "military-to-military relationship" with Sri Lanka.
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 President visits Cuban Embassy to express condolences:
Nov 28, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena visited the Cuban Embassy in Colombo, today (28) to express his condolences over the demise of Fidel Castro Ruz, former President of the Republic of Cuba and an iconic revolutionary of the twentieth century.
 Sri Lankan President inaugurates international maritime conference Galle Dialogue 2016 in Colombo:
Nov 28, Colombo: Galle Dialogue 2016 international maritime conference commenced on Monday at the Galle Face Hotel, in Colombo under the leadership of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena.
  Sri Lanka police seek public assistance in finding three suspects in killing of SI :
Nov 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police today released to media information of three suspects in the shooting that killed a sub-inspector of Kurunegala Police and seriously injured two other officers and sought public assistance to nab the suspects.
 Former STF Commandant arrested for misusing state property granted bail:
Nov 28, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today granted bail to the former Commandant of the Special Task Force (STF) retired DIG K.M.L. Sarathchandra, who was remanded for allegedly misusing a state vehicle.
 Sri Lankans founded Kashmi launches digital banking platform for East Asia:
Nov 28, Colombo: Approximately a year ago a small team of Sri Lankan technology entrepreneurs ventured into the Singaporean market and changed the way millennials transact.
 Sri Lankan court further remands 11 Tamil Nadu fishermen :
Nov 28, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court Monday further remanded 11 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy earlier this month for poaching in the island's territorial seas.
 People’s confidence on present government has not diminished - President:
Nov 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena says that even though numerous blames, accusations and criticisms were leveled against the government and the President, the confidence placed in the present government by the public as well as electing him as the President of this country has not been changed.
 Sri Lanka Water, fuel to come under utility regulator for more cost-effective pricing:
Nov 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's utility regulator, the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) will regulate the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) and the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC).
  President designates next three years as Tourism, Investment Years for a Prosperous Sri Lanka:
Nov 28, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has designated the years 2017, 2018, and 2019 as the "Years of Tourism and Investment for a Prosperous Sri Lanka".
 Sri Lanka Commercial Bank's fully-owned subsidiary Commex inaugurated in Italy:
Nov 28, Colombo: Commex Sri Lanka S.R.L., a fully-owned subsidiary of Commercial Bank of Ceylon has inaugurated its money transfer operation in Italy, following the grant of a Money Transfer License from the Bank of Italy.
 Top U.S. military officer, Sri Lanka PM discuss enhancing bilateral cooperation:
Nov 28, Colombo: Admiral Harry Harris, Commander of United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) and Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe met Sunday evening to discuss strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two countries, the U.S. Embassy said.
 Classes suspended for students at Eastern University Medical Faculty following ragging incident:
Nov 27, Colombo: Classes for all second and third year students of the Medical Faculty at the Eastern University have been suspended until further notice on charges of ragging.
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 Sri Lankan PM admires late Cuban leader's social policies:
Nov 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said the late Cuban leader, Fidel Castro was one of the most outstanding figures of the 20th Century, who became a hero of the non-aligned movement.
 Sri Lanka Police seek public assistance in identifying Lasantha Wickrematunge murder suspect:
Nov 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have sought the assistance of general public in identifying a suspect involved in the murder of veteran journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge and released a sketch of the suspect to media today.
 Sri Lanka opens a resident mission in Ethiopia:
Nov 27, Colombo: The Government of Sri Lanka has recently established a resident mission in Ethiopia with a view to broaden political, trade and economic relations with the African country and also forge closer relations with the African Union (AU) headquartered in Addis Ababa.
 Indian Navy Chief on a five-day visit to Sri Lanka:
Nov 27, Colombo: India's Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), Admiral Sunil Lanba is on a five-day bilateral visit from today to Sri Lanka.
 'Galle Dialogue' international maritime conference gets underway in Sri Lanka:
Nov 27, Colombo: Galle Dialogue 2016 international maritime conference got off to a start on Sunday at the Galle Face Hotel, in Colombo with the local and foreign participation from the maritime fraternity.
 Sri Lanka's packaging industry a trailblazer in Public Private Partnerships - Minister:
Nov 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka's packaging industry is not only a cross-sectoral activity, but even a trailblazer in country's Public Private Partnerships, and the government is ready to elevate its support to the surging industry, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said.
  ILO backs Sri Lanka's first ever National Cooperative Policy:
Nov 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka is set to welcome its first ever National Cooperative Policy framework backed by the International Labor Organization (ILO), Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen said.
 Sri Lanka to ask US President-elect to drop human rights accountability charges - report:
Nov 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena hopes US President-elect Donald Trump would grant Sri Lanka redress by not pursuing the human rights accountability charges against the country, a PTI report said.
  LTTE leader's birth anniversary celebrated in Chennai:
Nov 27, Chennai: Pro-LTTE Tamil organization's in India's Tamil Nadu state have elaborately celebrated the birth anniversary of LTTE founder Velupillai Prabhakaran on Saturday, Indian media reports said.
 ADB grants Sri Lanka US$ 250 million to develop the capital market:
Nov 27, Colombo: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has granted Sri Lanka a US$ 250 million loan to develop the country's capital market.
 Malaysian Police busts human sex trafficking syndicate, 5 Sri Lankans among 35 foreign victims rescued:
Nov 26, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Police have busted a human trafficking syndicate operating in the Malaysian capital of Kula Lumpur for the past 8 months and rescued 30 victims including five from Sri Lanka, New Straits Times reported.
 Sri Lanka condoles death of iconic Cuban leader:
Nov 26, Colombo: The Government of Sri Lanka extended condolences to Cuban President Raul Castro and the people of Cuba on the demise of revolutionary leader and former President Fidel Castro.
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 Lanka E News editor says international arrest warrant against him is illegal:
Nov 26, Colombo: The UK-based editor of Lanka E News Sandaruwan Senadheera says the court order to issue a warrant through Interpol for his arrest is illegal.
  Pakistan Food, Shopping and Cultural Festival and Photographic Exhibition in Colombo:
Nov 26, Colombo: The High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka is organizing a three-day highly colorful "Pakistan Food, Shopping and Cultural Festival with Painting and Photographic Exhibition" at Waters Edge Hotel from November 27-29, 2016.
 Tamil MP killed on the request of Karuna faction, witness tells court:
Nov 26, Colombo: A state witness testifying in the trial of a former Tamil parliamentarian's killing told the court that the murder was carried out on the request of the Karuna Faction, the breakaway Tamil Tiger terrorist group.
 Sri Lanka President spearheads program to eliminate poverty next year:
Nov 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena spearheading the program to eliminate poverty following his declaration that 2017 is the year to alleviate poverty from the country has appointed a special committee to implement and oversee the approaches and programs on poverty alleviation.
 Catholic Church asks Sri Lankan government not to curtail external degree program:
Nov 26, Colombo: Catholic Church has urged the Sri Lankan government not to proceed with the move to restrict the number of students taken for external degree programs and instead open up more possibilities for the country's youth to follow.
 CA Sri Lanka, BRIPASL and Registrar of Companies focuses on how to restructure and revive companies:
Nov 26, Colombo: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, together with the BRIPASL and the Registrar of Companies has organized an awareness session on restructuring and revival of companies.
 Court releases controversial Avant Garde ship 'floating armory' :
Nov 25, Galle: The Galle Magistrate’s Court today ordered the release of the Avant Guard vessel, which was anchored in the Galle harbor, on a Rs 35 million bond.
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 Sri Lanka reconciliation office expresses concern on the rise of hate speech in the recent past:
Nov 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) has expressed concern over the rise of hate speech in Sri Lanka in the recent past.
  Sri Lankan court issues international arrest warrant against web editor for contempt:
Nov 25, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court on Friday issued an international arrest warrant against a UK-based Editor of a Sri Lankan news website for contempt of court.
 Sri Lanka PM pledges support to develop sports sector to produce winning athletes:
Nov 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says Sri Lanka should be made a country that will win the world through sports with the implementation of proper plans.
 President inaugurates national education and career-guide program:
Nov 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena inaugurated the Rakiya Abhishekaya 2016, the national education and career-guide program at the Nelum Pokuna theater, today (Nov 25).
 Sri Lanka power regulator approves request to call proposal for 300 MW LNG plant:
Nov 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's power regulator, Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka recently approved the request to call proposal for the development of natural gas fired (duel fuel) 300 MW combined cycle power plant at Kerawalapitiya by the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB).
 Need for a national plan for sustainable development stressed in budget debate:
Nov 25, Colombo: The need for a national plan on sustainable development was addressed today in parliament when the committee stage discussion on the budget commenced in the parliament for the 6th day today.
 Fisheries housing villages with Korean funds in Southern Sri Lanka:
Nov 25, Colombo: State Minister of Fisheries, Dilip Wedaarachchi recently inaugurated a program to establish fisheries housing villages for fishermen in deep South with the funding from the Government of South Korea.
 Former PS chairman and 17 others sentenced to death for murder of estate manager:
Nov 25, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today sentenced 18 people including the former chairman of a local government to dath for the 2013 murder of an estate manager in Deraniyagala.
 Sri Lanka Navy accused of damaging Tamil Nadu fishermen's fishing nets, equipment :
Nov 25, Colombo: Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu have accused the Sri Lankan Navy personnel of damaging their fishing nets, GPS and other equipment and chasing them back to Indian territorial waters while they were fishing near the Katchatheevu islet early Friday.
 Anthony Shanil Fernando appointed to the CSE Board:
Nov 25, Colombo: The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) in a press release announced the appointment of Anthony M. Shanil Fernando as a Director of the CSE Board.
 SriLankan Airlines voted the Leading International Airline at Maldives Travel Awards 2016 :
Nov 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's National Carrier and oneworld member, SriLankan Airlines bagged the Leading International Airline title again at the prestigious Maldives Travel Awards, recently.
 State doctors' union to strike next week against budget :
Nov 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's powerful trade union of doctors, the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) has decided to commence an island wide strike next week against several proposals introduced through the 2017 Budget by the Finance Minister.
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