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  Sri Lanka Prime Minister promises a permanent solution to national question in next two years

July 16, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says he will do his utmost to find a political solution to the national question in the next two years.

The Prime Minister pointed out that the government has been unable to achieve its objective due to the lack of a majority in Parliament, despite a concerted effort in the last few years to find a political solution to the national problem.

 Two youths attempting to take selfie gone missing in sea:
July 17, Colombo: Four youths who had attempted to take selfie on a rock in the Rumassala area in Unawatuna had fallen into the sea and two of them have gone missing, Police Media Office said.

 Minister requests trade unions to postpone postal strike until Friday:
July 17, Colombo: Minister of Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs M H A Haleem has requested the postal trade unions to postpone their strike until Friday.

  Term of Presidential Commission probing corruption and fraud extended :
July 16, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena in an Extraordinary Gazette notification has announced that the term of the Presidential Commission probing corruption and fraud was extended by two and a half months from 14th July.
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 Paddy purchasing in Northern Province begins:
July 16, Colombo: The Paddy Marketing Board (PMB) has purchased 11,642 metric tons (MT) of paddy in the Northern Province under the government certified price at a cost of Rs. 447 million.

 UN expert to visit Sri Lanka to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association:
July 16, Colombo: UN Special Rapporteur Clément Nyaletsossi Voule will visit Sri Lanka from 18 to 26 July 2019 to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in the country.

 Sri Lanka postal workers to launch 48-hour strike from 4 pm today:
July 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Postal Services Union has decided to launch a 48-hour token strike from 4 pm today (16) over a number of unresolved issues.

 Three faculties at Ruhuna University to be reopened tomorrow:
July 16, Colombo: The Administration of the Ruhuna University has decided to reopen three faculties located at the Wellamadama complex tomorrow (17), Vice Chancellor Senior Professor Sujeewa Amarasena said.

  Navy nabs person with over 3200 illegally harvested conch shells:
July 16 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka Navy personnel in coordination with the officials of the Assistant Directorate of Fisheries (ADF) in Mannar yesterday (15th) have nabbed an individual for illegal harvesting conch shells.

  CID grills former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando for nine hours:
July 16, Colombo: The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has recorded a nine-hour long statement from former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando yesterday (July 15), over the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks, police said.

 National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol Act strictly enforced island wide from today:
July 16, Colombo: Chairman of the National Tobacco and Alcohol Authority (NATA) Dr. Palitha Abeykoon said the Authority has taken steps to strictly enforce the National Tobacco and Alcohol Act island wide from today (16).

 Elections Commission finalizing arrangements for the presidential elections in due time:
July 16, Colombo: Chairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya has said that the Commission is finalizing arrangements for the conduct of the Presidential election during the scheduled period.

 Sri Lanka manufacturing sector expands, service sector recovers in June:
July 16, Colombo: According to the Sri Lanka Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) released by the Statistics Department of Central Bank on Monday, the industrial production in Sri Lanka expanded in June 2019 while services sector recovered after the April 21 terrorist attacks.

  Sri Lankan companies take part in catalogue show in Lahore to boost bilateral trade:
July 16, Colombo: Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) in collaboration with Sri Lankan High Commission in Pakistan organized a Catalogue Show at its premises on Monday.

 JICA supports recovery of Sri Lanka's tourism sector after Easter bombings:
July 16, Colombo: The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), in cooperation with the Tourism Ministry, successfully completed a joint seminar for the "Recovery of Tourism Sector in Sri Lanka after the Easter Bombings 2019" targeting officials and professionals in the tourism sector.

 Sri Lanka Prime Minister promises a permanent solution to national question in next two years:
July 16, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says he will do his utmost to find a political solution to the national question in the next two years.

 President wants honest politicians in government:
July 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says the only way to build the country is to form a government with honest politicians.

 President opens new Rs. 5 bn Nuwara Eliya District Hospital :
July 15, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena Monday declared open the fully-pledged Nuwara Eliya District Hospital constructed at a cost of Rs. 5 billion in Nuwara Eliya.
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 EU offers Sri Lanka EUR 8.5 mn to improve law enforcement and counterterrorism efforts:
July 15, Colombo: The European Union (EU) and Sri Lanka Monday (July 15) held an informal counterterrorism dialogue focused on preventing violent extremism and terrorism.

  Over 3100 drunk drivers arrested during special operation:
July 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested 3,154 drivers during a month-long special operation launched island wide earlier this month to nab people driving under the influence.

 Court orders AG to submit facts on clearing of Wilpattu:
July 15, Colombo: The Court of Appeal has ordered the Attorney General to inquire the Director General of the Forest Conservation Department about the current situation of the Marichchakkuttu, Kallaru Forest Reserve Zone near the Wilpattu Forest Reserve and inform the court on the 19th.

 Sri Lanka PM clears ACMC leader Rishad Bathiudeen of false allegations:
July 15, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says some people are trying to reject parts of the report produced by the intelligence agency about the terrorist attack on Easter Sunday.

 Colombo considers healthy living - 'CarFreeCMB' vehicle free open street day draws in a crowd:
July 15, Colombo: Colombo's first ever open street concept day saw residents reclaiming their streets from Green Path to Independence Avenue on foot, bicycle, skateboard and rollerblades.

 Dialog and SriLankan Airlines partner to provide loyal customers with exclusive benefits:
July 15, Colombo: Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka's premier connectivity provider, partnered with the national carrier, SriLankan Airlines to provide Dialog subscribers, a convenient way to convert their Star Points to FlySmiLes miles

 Sri Lanka Navy rescues six people drowning in sea :
July 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy personnel have rescued 06 persons who were drowning in seas off the Calido beach in Kalutara Sunday (14).

 China's Sinopec sets up fuel oil unit in Sri Lanka:
July 15, Colombo: China Petroleum and Chemical Corp, known as Sinopec Corp, said on Monday it has set up a fuel oil company in Sri Lanka as it looks to supply fuel to ships along a major maritime route, the Reuters news agency reported.
 PM pledges to reduce bank loan interest rates, expects tourist arrivals to increase:
July 14, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe addressing an event in Trincomalee Sunday said the bank loan interest rate will be reduced from 12% to 10% by the end of this month and tourist arrivals will increase.
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 Man arrested for false tip to police on an alleged attack on parliament :
July 14, Colombo: A person, who made a false call to the 119 telephone center of the Police Emergency service claiming an attack on the Parliament on Friday night, has been arrested by the police.
 Abolishing the death penalty is a victory for drug traffickers and criminals - President:
July 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says the day, a bill to abolish the death penalty is brought to parliament, handing over the country to the drug traffickers, underworld and rapists, will be a day of national mourning.
 Sri Lanka appreciates support and solidarity extended by the Commonwealth following Easter Sunday tragedy:
July 14, Colombo: Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha on Wednesday (10 July) conveyed Sri Lanka's appreciation for the support and solidarity extended by the Commonwealth membership and the Secretary-General in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday tragedy
  Second Enterprise Sri Lanka exhibition in Anuradhapura from July 24-27:
July 14, Colombo: The Enterprise Sri Lanka Exhibition organized by the Ministry of Finance will be held in Anuradhapura Walisinghe Harischandra Playground from 24th to 27th July from 10 am to 10 pm daily, the Ministry of Finance said in a release.
 Sri Lanka army releases another 27 acres in Jaffna to owners :
July 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army has released another 27 acres of land in Jaffna, used by the Army for service requirements on Friday.
  Army jeep topples killing soldier and injuring eight:
July 14, Colombo: An Army soldier was killed and eight others were injured when an Army jeep toppled at Vattappanei junction in Mullaitivu this morning. The injured have been rushed to the Mullaitivu Hospital.
 Opposition is dreaming of government failing - Minister Rajitha:
July 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says the opposition is dreaming that the government will collapse while some officials are obstructing the development of the state.
 Sri Lankan arrested in Philippines for sexually abusing Filipina wife and stepdaughter:
July 14, Colombo: A Sri Lankan man has been arrested in Bulacan, Philippines on Friday for abusing his Filipina wife and stepdaughter and broadcasting the attacks online for money.
 99X Technology sets sights on accelerated growth with top-level appointments:
July 14, Colombo: Software product engineering specialist 99X Technology announced the appointments of Sherman Gunatillake as Chief Financial Officer and Damitha Jayasinghe as Chief People Officer.
 Sri Lanka Navy denies newspaper report on 'ghost ship':
July 13, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy strongly denied a statement made in a newspaper report which quoting Navy Spokesman said that the occupants of the 'ghost ship' appeared to be either Indians or Pakistanis.
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  President to hand over land deeds to 5000 Mahaweli farmers tomorrow:
July 13, Colombo: A national program is being implemented under the guidance of President Maithripala Sirisena to grant land ownership rights to every settler in the Mahaweli land.
  Government will grant land rights to all citizens - PM :
July 13, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the right to own land that was limited to the rich will be granted to all the citizens regardless of their social status.
 UMW expands specialized service capacity for BMW vehicles with Bavarian Auto Services acquisition:
July 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka's leading multi-brand workshop, Ultimate Motor Works Ltd (UMW) announced a drastic expansion to its ability to provide specialized auto servicing solutions for the entire spectrum of BMW vehicles flowing from its landmark acquisition of BMW servicing specialist Bavarian Auto Services (BAS).
  Traffic restricted in Colombo tomorrow morning for 'Car Free Colombo':
July 13, Colombo: Police said that vehicular movement will be restricted Sunday morning on several roads in Colombo for the 'Car Free Colombo' program launched by the Mayor of Colombo Rosie Senanayake and the Embassy of The Netherlands.
 Police arrest 2,540 drunk drivers during special operation:
July 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested 2,540 drivers during a month-long special operation launched island wide last week to nab people driving under the influence.
 Sri Lanka Muslim MPs decide to amend Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act :
July 13, Colombo: Muslim parliamentarians of Sri Lanka have decided to amend several core articles in the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) including articles governing minimum age limit for marriage and woman's consent MP and President's Counsel Faiszer Musthapha announced today.
 Travel + Leisure names Sri Lanka 'Best Island in the World' :
July 13, Colombo: Travel + Leisure, a U.S travel magazine has ranked Sri Lanka Number 1 in its list of 'The 15 Best Islands in the World' released on 10 July 2019.
 Puttalam fishermen reap a good harvest of giant freshwater prawns :
July 13, Colombo: Fishermen in Puttalam District have been able to reap a good harvest of the giant freshwater prawns (Macrobrachium rosenbergii), also known as "Kara Andu Issa" these days.
 Supreme Court decision on petition against State Lands (Special Provisions) draft Bill Land will be given to Speaker:
July 13, Colombo: The Supreme Court, which concluded the hearing on a petition against certain clauses in the State Lands (Special Provisions) Bill, has announced that the Speaker will be informed of the verdict in near future.
 Term of Presidential Commission probing corruption and fraud extended:
July 13, Colombo: The term of the Commission of Inquiry appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena to investigate into corruption and malpractice committed under the Yahapalana government in the period from 15 January 2015 to 31 December 2018 has been extended by another three months.
 Sri Lanka Navy commander's term extended:
July 13, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to grant a one year service extension to the Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal de Silva.
 Sri Lanka's economy is gradually recovering - Central Bank Chief:
July 12, Colombo: The Governor of Central Bank of Sri Lanka says that the economy of Sri Lanka is recovering gradually after the Easter attacks.
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 Sri Lanka PM not afraid to testify before the PSC probing Easter Sunday attacks :
July 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that he will testify before the special Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to inquire into the Easter Sunday bomb attacks.
 Navy arrests 6 Indian fishermen for engaging in illegal fishing in Sri Lankan waters:
July 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has arrested a group Indian fishermen including a child from Tamil Nadu along with a dhow for allegedly breaching the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and illegally fishing in Sri Lankan waters.
 Muslim ministers ready to re-assume given up portfolios :
July 12, Colombo: Former State Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Faizal Cassim says that the former Muslim ministers who resigned from their portfolios have decided to take up the ministerial posts again.
 US Ambassador offers assistance to develop Sri Lanka's plantation sector:
July 12, Colombo: Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake and the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz held a lengthy discussion today (12) at the Ministry premises in Sethsiripaya, Battaramulla.
 Tenders to be called for 90 one megawatt solar power plants :
July 12, Colombo: Steps have been taken to call tenders for the construction of 90 one-megawatt (MW) solar power plants, Power, Energy and Business Development Minister Ravi Karunanayake said.
  Petitions against Hemasiri, Pujith postponed until July 25:
July 12, Colombo: The Supreme Court today decided to postpone the hearing of fundamental rights petitions filed against former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and IGP Pujith Jayasundara, who has been sent on compulsory leave, until July 25.
 Sri Lanka lawmaker tables Private Member's Motion to abolish death penalty :
July 12, Colombo: A lawmaker of the ruling party of Sri Lanka government today tabled a Private Member's Motion in parliament to abolish the death penalty.
 Sri Lanka maintains policy rates to stabilize inflation at mid-single digit levels while supporting economic growth:
July 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Bank releasing the monetary policy review on Thursday said given the current and expected developments in the domestic economy and the financial market, the Monetary Board was of the view that the continuation of the current monetary policy stance is appropriate.
  Bangladeshi national arrested for defrauding Rs 2 million:
July 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested a suspect wanted for financial fraud following an investigation by the Colombo Fraud Investigation Bureau.
 Over Rs. 530 mn provided as benefits under Surakshsa insurance :
July 12, Colombo: Over 530 million rupees have been paid as benefits for 11,740 recipients under the Surakshsa insurance scheme for all school children.
 Dr. Shafi released from CID detention and remanded until July 25:
July 12, Colombo: Dr. Shafi Shihabdeen, the doctor attached to the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital, who was detained under the Prevention of Terrorism laws by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), was ordered to be released from CID detention and remanded until the 25th July.
 Netherlands grant Sri Lanka EUR 45 mn loan for strengthening Health Delivery Service in Northern Province:
July 12, Colombo: A loan Agreement was signed between the Government of Sri Lanka and ING Bank NV of the Netherlands for an amount of EUR 45 million (around Rs. 9 billion) for Strengthening the Health Delivery Service in the Northern Province.
 LPG Tanker ship anchored at Trincomalee port in Sri Lanka after two officers died on board :
July 11, Colombo: A Liberian flagged LPG tanker GAS AEGEAN had to call Trincomalee port of Sri Lanka in the morning of Thursday, July 11 after two of its crew found dead on board.
  Sri Lanka, Nepal PMs discuss improving bilateral relations:
July 11, Colombo: Former Prime Minister of Nepal Madhav Kumar Nepal and Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe met today at the Prime Minister's Office at the Parliamentary Complex.
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  Ravi promises solution for electricity workers' salary anomalies before August 30:
July 11, Colombo: Minister of Power, Energy and Business Development Ravi Karunanayake says that an honest program will be implemented to solve the salary anomalies of the electricity workers.
 Easter Attack: State Intelligence Chief to be summoned to Parliament Select Committee:
July 11, Colombo: Head of State Intelligence Senior DIG Nilantha Jayawardena will be summoned to the Parliamentary Select Committee looking into the Easter Sunday attack on July 24, its chairman Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri said.
 Over Rs. 2.7 million insurance benefits paid for fishermen who died due to accidents at sea :
July 11, Colombo: Insurance compensation was paid to dependents of fishermen who died while engaged in fisheries activities today (11).
 Sri Lanka Navy seizes unidentified vessel in deep sea with 60 kg of narcotics :
July 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has apprehended an unknown fishing vessel transporting 60 kg of narcotics in deep see South of Galle.
 Air tickets from 35 travel agents on Easy Payment Plans for ComBank Credit Card holders:
July 11, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has partnered with 35 leading travel agents to offer the Bank's Credit Card holders a purse-easy travel experience by purchasing airline tickets through the Bank's Easy Payment Plans (EPP).
 No Confidence Motion against Sri Lankan government defeated:
July 11, Colombo: No Confidence Motion (NCM) against the government of Sri Lanka brought by the opposition Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) was defeated in Parliament with a majority of 27 votes a short while ago.
 Sri Lanka parliament to vote on no-confidence motion against government today:
July 11, Colombo: The vote on the no-confidence motion against the government moved by Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna is to be taken up today (11).
  Sri Lankan Coast Guard on information from India intercepts boats carrying drugs from Karachi :
July 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka Coast Guard on intelligence information received from India on Wednesday have intercepted two boats carrying banned drugs from Pakistani coastal city of Karachi.
  Attorney General requests three-judge panel to hear Rathupaswala case:
July 10, Colombo: The Attorney General has asked the Chief Justice to nominate a three-member High Court bench to hear the case of shooting Rathupaswala protesters.
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 Fuel prices reduced from midnight today, no change in auto diesel price:
July 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 Wednesday (10).
 President instructs to implement special programs to rehabilitate drug addicted children :
July 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the National Rehabilitation Authority for Drug addicts to implement a special program at the provincial level to rehabilitate the drug addicts in the country, the President's Media Division said.
 Debate on no-confidence motion against government stalled with no quorum in parliament:
July 10, Colombo: The debate on the no-confidence motion against the government presented by the opposition party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) in parliament was stalled for lack of quorum as opposition MPs were no present.
 Ruhuna University closed indefinitely:
July 10, Colombo: The administration of the Ruhuna University has decided to indefinitely close all the faculties in the Wellamadama area.
 US President reiterates commitment to expand counterterrorism, maritime, and border security cooperation with Sri Lanka:
July 10, Colombo: The United States President Donald Trump has reiterated to Sri Lanka's new ambassador to Washington that the U.S. would stand with Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday terror attacks and expand counterterrorism, maritime, and border security cooperation with the island nation.
 Justice Minister refutes claims by the BASL president regarding branch of the American Bar Association :
July 10, Colombo: Justice Minister Thalatha Athukorala today strongly denying the claims made by the President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka Kalinga Indatissa said no approval was given to establish a branch of the American Bar Association or any of its affiliated institutions.
 EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator to visit Sri Lanka and the Maldives:
July 10, Colombo: The European Union's (EU) Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, Gilles de Kerchove, will visit Sri Lanka and the Maldives from 11-16 July 2019.
 Hellmann MAS supply chain sign agreement with BOI for expansion of Logistics Center :
July 10, Colombo: The Board of Investment (BOI) of Sri Lanka signed an agreement with Hellman MAS Supply Chain Private Ltd for an expansion unit for a logistics center
 AG to file revision application against court's decision to grant bail to IGP and Ex-Defense Secretary:
July 10, Colombo: The Attorney General will file revision application before the Colombo High Court challenging the lower court's decision to grant bail to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara and former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando, the Attorney General's Department said.
 Sri Lanka eliminates measles:
July 09, Colombo: The World Health Organization today announced that Sri Lanka has eliminated measles, interrupting transmission of the indigenous virus that causes the killer childhood disease.
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 President appoints a National Security Advisory Board :
July 09, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena has taken measures to set up a National Security Advisory Board to look into the matters related to national security.
  CEB, CPC reach agreement, no more disruption in thermal power generation:
July 09, Colombo: The Ministry of Power and Energy stated that there will be no more obstructions to the thermal power generation as the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has agreed to supply fuel needed.to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB).
 No grounds for murder charges, IGP, ex-Defense Secretary released on bail:
July 09, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today decided to release former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundera on bail as there is not enough ground to charge them with murder.
 'Green Clubs' program launched to empower Sri Lanka's village community to protect environment:
July 09, Colombo: The international interest Sri Lanka had in the 18th and 19th centuries has returned today Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera said implementing the concept of "Green Clubs".
 BOI signs a new agreement with Japanese company to set up a boutique hotel:
July 09, Colombo: The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka recently signed a new Investment Agreement with Wakana JPN (Pvt) ltd. to set up a boutique hotel in the South.
 Acquittals in Trinco Five case should be a top concern in monitoring Sri Lanka's compliance with UN resolution -HRW:
July 09, Colombo: The acquittal of all defendants of the 'Trinco Five' case should be a top concern for the governments monitoring Sri Lanka's compliance with the 2015 UN resolution, the Human Rights Watch (HRW), a global human rights organization, said.
 Sri Lanka to decrease fees, charges at international airport to revitalize tourism sector:
July 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka plans to reduce price of aviation fuel, ground handling and embarkation fees at Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport for six months, in order to revitalize the tourism sector after the Easter Sunday bombings.
  Seven-member bench to hear petitions against IGP and former Defense Secretary:
July 08, Colombo: A bench of seven Supreme Court judges has been appointed to hear the fundamental rights petitions filed against the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the former Defense Secretary
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 Sri Lanka emerges as the largest exporter of cinnamon in the world:
July 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka is the largest exporter and fourth-largest producer of cinnamon in the world, a recently released market report says.
 Passenger boat service launched in Colombo to ease traffic congestion:
July 08, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation has taken steps to launch a passenger boat service from Colombo Fort to Union Place through the Beira Lake to ease traffic congestion in the city.
 MCC to continue work with Sri Lanka to move forward $ 480 million compact:
July 08, Colombo: New Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Government's Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Sean Cairncross has pledged to continue working with Sri Lanka to advance the proposed $ 480 million compact.
 New building for Sri Lanka Port Authority to pave way for Port Access Elevated Highway :
July 08, Colombo: Ports, Shipping and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayake says that a new building will be constructed for the headquarters of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) as some of the authority's buildings in the Colombo harbor premises will be removed to allow the construction of the Port Access Elevated Highway.
 Akmeemana shooting: Soldier not at fault, preliminary investigations reveal:
July 08, Colombo: Preliminary investigations have revealed that the soldier involved in the fatal shooting of a parent, who tried to enter the Upananda Vidyalaya in Akmeemana has not committed any wrongdoing.
  Vessel gifted to Sri Lanka Navy by China arrives in Colombo:
July 08, Colombo: The Offshore Petrol Vehicle (OPV) gifted by People's Republic of China to Sri Lanka Navy last month arrived at the port of Colombo this morning (08th July 2019).
 Construction of the Central Expressway from Mirigama to Kurunegala is nearing completion:
July 08, Colombo: The Ministry of Highways says that the construction of the Central Expressway from Mirigama to Kurunegala will be completed by December.
 Former government officials IH Mahanama and Piyadasa Dissanayake served indictments and released on bail:
July 08, Colombo: The Permanent High Court at Bar has served indictments on the President's former Chief of Staff I.H.K. Mahanama and the former Chairman of the State Timber Corporation (STC) Piyadasa Dissanayake and ordered to release them on bail.
  Laos national arrested at Sri Lanka airport with 2.6kg of methamphetamine:
July 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police Narcotics Bureau officers at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) early Monday morning arrested a Laotian passenger attempting to smuggle in over 2.5 kilograms of methamphetamine, also called 'Ice'.
 PM questions business chamber's motive in calling for more transparency in MCC and SOFA with US:
July 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has questioned the motive of Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC), in calling for "enhanced level of transparency"...
 Prime Minister pledges to give freehold ownership of land to all citizens:
July 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has pledged to hand land deeds to all Sri Lankans despite obstacles.
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