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  U.S. suggests Sri Lanka government to make a public strategy and time table to fulfill UN commitments

Mar 23, Geneva: The United States while commending Sri Lanka for the important steps taken since 2015, toward implementing its key human rights, justice, and reconciliation commitments, suggested the government to make public a strategy and timetable for implementation of the reforms and commitments outlined in the UN Resolution 30/1.

Delivering a statement during the Interactive Dialogue on Sri Lanka at the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday in Geneva, Head of U.S. Delegation William J. Mozdzierz particularly commended the government’s public consultations with civil society and victims across Sri Lanka.

 Sri Lanka Navy arrests 16 Indian fishermen for poaching in island waters:
Mar 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy on Wednesday has arrested 16 Indian fishermen in two separate occasions and impounded their fishing trawlers for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and fishing in Sri Lankan waters.

 Private sector technical team proposes to hold off the abolition of current SVAT system :
Mar 23, Colombo: The private sector technical committee appointed by joint Chambers and Trade Associations to study the government's plan to abolish the current Simplified Value Added Tax (SVAT) system has proposed to hold off the move and maintain the current SVAT mechanism until a robust refund mechanism is put in place.

  Pakistan, Sri Lanka relations firmly standing on the pillars of mutual trust and respect - High Commissioner:
Mar 23, Colombo: High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Maj. Gen. (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain has said that Pakistan and Sri Lanka are respectively located at two global strategic junctions on the land and maritime silk route that had always been the meeting places of global civilizations, trade and cultures.

  Sri Lanka to introduce new legislation to replace old Acts in financial sector to meet present day needs:
Mar 23, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government in its initiative to reform key sectors plans to introduce new legislation instead of amending the old Acts that do not meet present day needs.

 Sri Lankan woman nabbed at Bangalore airport for drug smuggling:
Mar 23, Colombo: The officials of the Air Intelligence and Customs at Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru have arrested a 39-year-old Sri Lankan woman, who was smuggling contraband drugs to Colombo, according to a report in Deccan Herald.

 U.S. suggests Sri Lanka government to make a public strategy and time table to fulfill UN commitments:
Mar 23, Geneva: The United States while commending Sri Lanka for the important steps taken since 2015, toward implementing its key human rights, justice, and reconciliation commitments, suggested the government to make public a strategy and timetable for implementation of the reforms and commitments outlined in the UN Resolution 30/1.

 Pakistan to showcase Gandhara art in Sri Lanka at the Vesak Festival:
Mar 23, Islamabad: Pakistan will participate in the 14th UN International Vesak Festival to be held in Sri Lanka from May 12th to 14th this year, a Pakistani official said.

 Major General Mahesh Senanayake appointed Chief of Staff in Sri Lanka Army:
Mar 23, Colombo: Major General Mahesh Senanayake, currently serving as the Commander Security Forces - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), has been appointed as 50th Chief of Staff (CoS) of the Sri Lanka Army.

 World Water Day: U.S. Embassy helps provide clean drinking water in rural Sri Lanka:
Mar 23, Mapakadaweva: Students and teachers from Keselpotha Maha Vidyalaya in Uva Province joined representatives from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Tuesday to inaugurate a rainwater harvesting system at their school, providing clean drinking water year-round.

 Finance Minister pays surprise visit to Sri Lanka Customs :
Mar 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake Tuesday paid a surprise midnight visit to the Sri Lanka Customs Department to observe the operations of the key department under his Ministry.

 Sri Lanka introduces new regulations to prevent construction of new buildings near power lines:
Mar 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka has introduced new regulations with regard to the minimum gap that should be between power lines and buildings to ensure the safety of consumers and the properties.
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 Sri Lanka should develop timetable for full implementation of its UN commitments - HRW:
Mar 22, Geneva: The global rights organization, Human Rights Watch (HRW) today acknowledged the Sri Lankan government's engagement with the international community, including with the UN's special procedures, over the last two years but expressed concerns at the slow pace of progress in implementation of Human Rights Council resolution 30/1.

 Sri Lanka, India hold army-to-army talks:
Mar 22, Colombo: The annual Army-to-Army Staff Talks (AAST) between the Sri Lankan Army and the Indian Army were inaugurated for the sixth consecutive year today (22) at BMICH in Colombo.

  Sri Lanka cosponsors UN resolution, reaffirms commitment to implement proposals:
Mar 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka today reaffirming its commitment to the reconciliation process and commitments articulated in the UN Resolution 30/1 it cosponsored in 2015, announced that it will be co-sponsoring UN resolution 34/1 which will grant Sri Lanka two more year to implement the 30/1 proposals.

  UK urges Sri Lanka to develop a comprehensive, time bound strategy to implement Geneva proposals :
Mar 22, Geneva: The United Kingdom today urged the Government of Sri Lanka to provide the "determined leadership" and a "comprehensive and time bound" implementation strategy to fully deliver on the commitments it made when co-sponsoring the 2015 UN resolution.

 UN calls for international participation in a judicial mechanism in Sri Lanka, comprehensive strategy to implement Geneva proposals :
Mar 22, Geneva: The United Nations expressing concern over Sri Lanka's slow progress in establishing transitional justice mechanisms to address the accountability during the decades-long armed conflict, called for international participation in such mechanisms and a comprehensive strategy to implement the proposals in consensual UN resolution adopted in 2015.

 Former Sri Lankan minister begins fast in remand prison demanding his release:
Mar 22, Colombo: Former Sri Lankan minister and leader of National Freedom Front MP Wimal Weerawansa, who is currently in remand prison on allegations of misusing state vehicles, has begun a fast unto death campaign demanding his release.

 Sri Lankan court issues arrest warrant for ministry secretary for no show:
Mar 22, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today issued a warrant for the arrest of Secretary to the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy Dr. Suren Batagoda for failure to appear before the court as a witness.

 Sri Lankan President arrives in Moscow on state visit :
Mar 22, Moscow: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena, who left the country Wednesday for a three-day state visit to Russia arrived in Moscow, marking the first state visit by a Sri Lankan head of the state in four decades.

 Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka's 10th annual research conference opens tomorrow:
Mar 22, Colombo: The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka (RASSL) is holding its 10th Annual Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences from 23 - 25 March at the Mahaweli Centre in Colombo .

 EFL marks 35 years, establishes itself as sub continent's first global logistics provider:
Mar 22, Colombo: Leading logistical services provider Expolanka Freight (Pvt) Ltd celebrated its 35th anniversary on 22 March. The company marked the milestone with a reaffirmed commitment to its core mission and values, with a strengthened focus on Asia's flourishing fast fashion market.

  Malaysian police nab Sri Lankan for sexually and physically assaulting two women :
Mar 22, Johor Baru: Malaysian police on Monday have arrested a Sri Lankan national for sexually and physically assaulting two women in Bandar Baru Uda, a township in Johor Baru, according to a report in New Strait Times.

 IPM Sri Lanka to expand to Maldives:
Mar 22, Colombo: Institute of Personnel Management (IPM) Sri Lanka has initiated plans to expand its footprint to neighboring Republic of Maldives in order to provide their expertise in HR education and people management skills to the citizens of Maldives.

  Sri Lankan President leaves for Russia on a state visit:
Mar 22, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has left for Russia Wednesday for a three-day official visit on an official invitation extended to him by the Russian President Vladimir Putin.

 Tamil Nadu CM alleges Sri Lanka Navy of preventing a diplomatic solution to share waters between India and Sri Lanka:
Mar 22, Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Tuesday alleged that the Sri Lanka Navy is attempting to prevent reaching a diplomatic solution to share the waters in the narrow Palk Strait for fishing.
 UNICEF appeals for USD 1 million in funding support for Sri Lanka drought response :
Mar 22, Colombo: The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) appealed for USD 1 million in funding to support Sri Lanka during its ongoing drought.
 Sri Lanka Navy SLNS Sayura’ arrives at Langkawi Harbor in Malaysia to take part in LIMA 2017:
Mar 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy’s Flagship Offshore Petrol Vessel (OPV), SLNS Sayura which left for Malaysia to take part in the International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2017, arrived at the Langkawi Harbour in Malaysia Monday.
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  Indian court asks center to determine whose responsibility to probe fisherman's death allegedly by Sri Lanka Navy:
Mar 21, Chennai: The Madras High Court today directed the Indian government to ascertain whose responsibility it was to conduct a probe into the March 6 killing of an Indian fisherman, allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy in the high seas.
  India to continue engaging with Sri Lanka to get fishermen and boats released:
Mar 21, New Delhi: Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Tuesday said India would continue to engage with Sri Lanka to get of all Indian boats and fishermen released from Sri Lankan custody.
 Sri Lanka will not join ICC or set up hybrid courts, PM asserts:
Mar 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today asserted that Sri Lanka will not join the International Criminal Court (ICC) or include foreign judges in Sri Lanka's judicial mechanism to probe alleged war crimes during the war with Tamil Tiger terrorists.
 Sri Lanka Police arrest two Russian nationals for violating visa conditions :
Mar 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka police have arrested two Russian nationals during a raid carried out on Monday in the southern coastal town of Weligama.
 India hands over eight Lorry Water Bowsers to Sri Lanka for Drought Relief:
Mar 21, Colombo: In a special event held at the Presidential Secretariat today, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu ceremonially handed over the keys of eight Lorry Water Bowsers to President Maithripala Sirisena, as part of India's assistance to augment Drought Relief measures in Sri Lanka.
 Sri Lanka nationwide inflation rises to 8.2 percent in February 2017:
Mar 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's nationwide inflation in February 2017 determined under the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) increased to 8.2 percent from 6.5 percent recorded in January on an year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Statistics reported on Tuesday.
 India invites applications for Self-Financing Professional Courses :
Mar 21, Colombo: India is inviting applications from Sri Lankan students (excluding PIO, OCI card holders & NRIs) for nomination to undergraduate course in Bachelor of Engineering (BE), Medicine (MBBS) and Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm) under the Self-Financing Scheme for the academic year 2017-18 against the reserved seats of the Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India.
 Sri Lanka Navy arrests 10 Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters:
Mar 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy on Monday night has arrested 10 Indian fishermen and impounded their mechanized fishing boat for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and fishing in Sri Lankan waters.
 State doctors warn of trade union action if Government fails to address SAITM concerns :
Mar 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's powerful trade union of doctors, the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) threatened to take countrywide trade union action if the government fails to address their concerns over the South Asian Institution of Technology and Medicine (SAITM).
 Another Army soldier arrested for 2008 assault on Journalist Keith Noyahr:
Mar 21, Colombo: the Police Crimes Investigation Division (CID) has arrested another Army soldier for his involvement in the abduction, and assault of journalist Keith Noyahr in May 2008.
 Sri Lankan President confers National Honors on 89 distinguished personalities :
Mar 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena accorded National Honors to 89 distinguished personalities, who rendered a noble service to the country and its advancement.
 Government deploys group of 100 special health workers to Kinniya as death toll rises from dengue outbreak :
Mar 21, Colombo: The Ministry of Health has deployed a group of 100 special health workers recruited recently to battle the dengue epidemic spreading in the Eastern port city of Trincomalee and neighboring Kinniya at an alarming rate.
 Ceylon Tea Boutique attracts a large number of ITB visitors in Berlin:
Mar 21, Colombo: Ceylon Tea, being among the most recognized tea brands in the world, was one of the most popular items for the German visitors who visited the Sri Lanka Pavilion at ITB 2017 held last week in Berlin.
 Sri Lanka wholesale network to open 500 outlets by end 2017:
Mar 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's state owned large scale retail network plans to open 500 Lanka Sathosa brand outlets across the island by the end of this year, the Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen announced today.
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  SriLankan Airlines increases operational services to Dhaka, Gan Island :
Mar 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national carrier, SriLankan Airlines announced that it is increasing its seasonal summer operational service to Dhaka, Bangladesh, by way of replacing the use of an A320/321 for this route with the bigger A330.
 Sri Lanka signs four agreements with Norway to improve fisheries sector:
Mar 20, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has signed four agreements with the Norwegian government to improve fisheries sector, Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Mahinda Amaraweera said.
 Secret military death squad killed journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge, CID tells court :
Mar 20, Colombo: The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) told a Sri Lankan court today that a secret army intelligence unit which targeted journalists and dissidents was behind the killing of veteran journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge.
 Sri Lanka President to undertake official visit to Russia :
Mar 20, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will undertake an official visit to the Russian Federation on 22-24 March 2017 at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced today.
 New UNFPA Representative takes up office in Sri Lanka :
Mar 20, Colombo: The new Representative for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka Ms. Ritsu Nacken presented credentials to Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mangala Samaraweera today.
 Sri Lanka thanks China for continued military cooperation :
Mar 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena today thanked China for its support for the nation's independence and national security when he met with the visiting Minister of Defense and State Councilor of the People's Republic of China General Chang Wanquan today (March 20) at his official residence.
 Keells Super partners with Institute of Post Harvest Technology to improve supply and value chain of mangoes in Sri Lanka:
Mar 20, Colombo: The Institute of Post Harvest Technology (IPHT) of the Ministry of Agriculture recently launched a program aimed at improving the supply and value chain activities of commercially grown mangoes in Sri Lanka.
 Sri Lanka looking to tourism and logistics as growth drivers - CSE chairman:
Mar 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka is following growth model based on private sector investment and exports and looking to tourism and logistics as growth drivers, the Chairman of the Colombo Stock Exchange Vajira Kulatilaka says.
 Sri Lanka Army to conduct mega field training exercise to ready combat convoy battalions for UN mission in Mali:
Mar 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army will conduct a mega field training exercise to prepare its contingent of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) for deployment of combat convoy battalions.
 Sri Lanka MP Wimal Weerawansa's remand extended until April 3:
Mar 20, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today extended the remand of the United People's Freedom Alliance parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa who was arrested and remanded over misuse of state property.
 Fairfax consolidates Sri Lanka operations under Fairfirst Insurance Limited:
Mar 20, Colombo: Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (Fairfax) announced that it has successfully completed the amalgamation of Fairfirst Insurance Limited (Fairfirst) and Union Assurance General Limited (UAG). The amalgamated entity will operate as Fairfirst Insurance Limited with effect from 28th February 2017.
 Chinese Defense Minister arrives in Sri Lanka :
Mar 20, Colombo: The State Councilor and Minister of Defense of China General Chang Wanquan arrived in Sri Lanka on Sunday for a three-day official visit at the invitation of Ministry of Defense of Sri Lanka, the Chinese Embassy in Colombo said.
 MP Sumanthiran denies reports on TNA's stance on granting Sri Lanka more time to implement UN resolution proposals:
Mar 20, Colombo: Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Jaffna District parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran denied the media reports which said the Tamil party opposes the attempt to grant more time for Sri Lanka to implement the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) proposals and he would be visiting Geneva on March 23 to take part in the UNHRC session.
 British woman arrested in Mumbai helped trafficking Sri Lankans to UK:
Mar 20, Mumbai: A British woman, arrested along with seven others including four Sri Lankans and three Britons in Mumbai earlier this month has helped two Sri Lankans to smuggled into the UK with fake passports in January, according to a report in Times of India.
 Sri Lanka SEC releases 'Capital Market Strategy 2020':
Mar 19, Colombo: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka Friday released the 'Capital Market Strategy 2020'.
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  Sri Lankan President opens SLFP political academy to mold budding politicians to be assertive:
Mar 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says the young politicians need to be assertive to stand up to their own beliefs and choose the correct path in their political journey.
 Sri Lanka Marxist party calls on people not to allow foreign intervention in judicial affairs:
Mar 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says any human rights violations committed during the war should be investigated and punished only through an internal judicial process
 Sri Lanka reforms laws to achieve gender equality, empower women:
Mar 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka, while facing many challenges that hinder gender equality, is in the process of reforming laws to achieve gender equality and empower women, country's Minister of Women and Child Affairs Chandrani Bandara says.
 Chinese Defense Minister to visit Sri Lanka this week:
Mar 19, Beijing: Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan left on Sunday for official visits to Sri Lanka and Nepal, the Defense Ministry in Beijing said.
 Sichuan Trade delegation to arrive in Sri Lanka today:
Mar 19, Colombo: A 12 member Chinese delegation from Sichuan Province will arrive in Sri Lanka on Sunday for a three day visit to promote trade between the two countries.
 Sri Lankan government recruits 1500 to eradicate dengue mosquitoes:
Mar 19, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has taken a policy decision to recruit 1500 personnel as Mosquito Eradication Health Service Assistants to intensify the losing battle against the dengue mosquitoes.
 TNA firm against granting Sri Lanka more time to implement UN resolution proposals:
Mar 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) opposes the attempt to grant more time for Sri Lanka to implement the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) proposals stipulated in the UN resolution HRC 30/1 adopted in by the Council in October 2015.
 Sri Lankan President to award National Honors tomorrow after a lapse of 12 years:
Mar 19, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will confer National Honors on 90 distinguished personalities, who rendered a noble service to the country and its advancement at a ceremony tomorrow.
 MDMK leader Vaiko arrested for bid to besiege Sri Lankan mission in Chennai :
Mar 19, Chennai: The pro-LTTE Tamil Nadu political leader, the general secretary of the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK), V. Goplasamy aka Vaiko has been arrested along with his followers when they attempt to beiege Sri Lanka's Deputy High Commission in Chennai o Saturday.
 Rotary recognizes accessibility rights activist Dr. Ajith Perera:
Mar 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's prominent accessibility rights activist Dr. Ajith C. S. Perera was recognized for his contribution to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities at the inauguration of the Annual Conference 2017 of the Rotary District 3220 that includes Sri Lanka and the Maldives, held Friday at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall in Colombo.
 Sri Lanka national carrier activates Communicable Disease Procedures on Male flights :
Mar 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national carrier SriLankan Airlines today announced that the airline has activated Communicable Disease Procedures on its flights that are operating in and out of Malé.
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 Petroleum Corporation earns a profit Rs. 80 bn income last year:
Mar 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's government-owned petroleum enterprise Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has earned a record income during the past year, according to the Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Chandima Weerakkody.
 USNS Fall River leaves Sri Lanka :
Mar 18, Colombo: The US Navy Ship Fall River belonging to the US Pacific Command arrived at the Port of Hambantota in Sri Lanka on 07th March to take part in Pacific Partnership 17 bid farewell to Sri Lanka today and set sail for its next destination.
 SriLankan facilitates Pakistani university students' tour of Sri Lanka:
Mar 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national carrier, SriLankan Airlines, in its continuous effort in expanding business throughout its network, recently made a special arrangement of a leisure cum educational tour to Sri Lanka for students of the University of Lahore.
 PIL filed in Indian court seeking extradition of fisherman murder case accused from Sri Lanka:
Mar 18, Madurai: A public interest litigation petition (PIL) has been filed in the Madras High Court Bench in Madurai on Friday seeking the court to direct the central government of India and the state Government of Tamil Nadu to extradite the accused from Sri Lanka in a case registered in connection with the death of Rameswaram fisherman.
 MDMK leader Vaiko demands India to oppose UN resolution on Sri Lanka:
Mar 18, Chennai: The pro-LTTE Tamil Nadu political leader, the general secretary of the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK), V. Goplasamy aka Vaiko has demanded India to oppose the UN draft resolution on Sri Lanka.
 Government moots a three-year program to develop Kataragama :
Mar 18, Colombo: The government has planned a three year development program for the southern city of Kataragama at an estimated cost of Rs. 400 million, the Minister of Public Administration and Management Ranjith Madduma Bandara has said.
 Sri Lanka's LOLC acquires majority stake in Cambodia's PRASAC Microfinance:
Mar 18, Colombo: LOLC International Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lanka ORIX Leasing Company (LOLC)) and The Bank of East Asia, Limited (BEA) announced Friday that they have acquired a majority interest in Cambodia's PRASAC Microfinance Institution.
  US Navy's Pacific Partnership 2017 concludes in Sri Lanka on a successful note :
Mar 18, Colombo: The United States Navy's Pacific Partnership 2017 mission in Sri Lanka, commenced with the arrival of USNS Fall River of the US Pacific Command at the Port of Hambantota on 07th March, concluded successfully on Friday.
  Government allocates Rs. 1.5 billion for fertilizer subsidy for Tea, coconut and rubber smallholders:
Mar 18, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to allocate Rs. 1.5 billion as fertilizer subsidy for Tea, Coconut, and Rubber for this year according to a special request made by the Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake, the government news portal said.
 Sri Lanka to enact new laws to curb organized crime:
Mar 18, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government plans to enact new laws to curb organized crime and drug trafficking, Minister of Law and Order and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayake has said.
 Former Sri Lankan ambassador to U.S. Jaliya Wickramasuriya granted bail:
Mar 18, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court on Friday granted bail to the former Sri Lankan Ambassador to U.S. Jaliya Wickramasuriya, who was arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) last year on charges of financial fraud.
 Qatar court jails three Sri Lankans for peddling drugs:
Mar 18, Doha: A Doha Criminal Court has sentenced three Sri Lankan men to jail and fined for illicit trade and consumption of drugs, according to a report in Gulf Times.
 U.S. nonprofit organization Seacology wins $1 million grant for Sri Lanka mangrove conservation project:
Mar 18, Colombo: A U.S. nonprofit organization Seacology based in Berkley, California has won a grant of almost $1 million for a conservation project in Sri Lanka.
 Sri Lanka PM emphasizes public and private sector cooperation to develop tourism industry :
Mar 17, Colombo: The Private and Public sectors of Sri Lanka must work together in order to develop the tourism sector, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says.
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 Sri Lanka state service will be strengthened through legislation - President :
Mar 17, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, while calling for state officials and politicians to improve their interactions today, promised to take necessary measures to strengthen the state service and make it more efficient under the good governance government.
 ONUR designs Enterprise Based Village Development Project to boost entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka's North and East:
Mar 17, Colombo: Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) chaired by former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has conducted an extensive survey with the District Secretaries of Eight Districts in Northern and Eastern provinces resulting in the design of an Enterprise Based Village Development Project (EBVDP).
  Former members of Consultation Task Force urge Sri Lankan government not to disregard the final report :
Mar 17, Colombo: While the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms appointed by the Prime Minister ceases to exist with the completion of its mandate and the handing over of the Final Report in January, its former members urged the government to consider their recommendations and not to ignore the report.
 Sri Lanka peace NGO calls on government to set timeline to implement joint UN resolution commitments:
Mar 17, Colombo: While agreeing that government of Sri Lanka needs more time to implement the joint UN resolution commitments, the National Peace Council (NPC), an independent and nonpartisan organization working towards peace in Sri Lanka, urged the government to set a timeline to fulfill those obligations to strengthen its credibility.
 Sri Lanka police arrest two for prison bus shooting :
Mar 17, Colombo: The Colombo Crimes Division of Sri Lanka Police today arrested a man and a woman for their involvement in the last month's shooting at a prison bus in Kalutara that killed seven people.
 Sri Lanka expresses appreciation to all involved in the release of Aris 13 and Crew:
Mar 17, Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka today expressed its deep appreciation to all the relevant authorities involved in getting the Aris 13 oil tanker and the eight Sri Lankan crew released from the Somali hijackers.
 Sri Lanka's state entrepreneurship developer gears for island-wide youth entrepreneur drive:
Mar 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's National Enterprise Development Authority (NEDA) is now on a major youth entrepreneur drive-and the latest node in Sri Lanka's grassroots market linkage network to start operations will be serving the small time young farmers and fisher-folk in Northern Province's Mannar District, Minister of Industry and Commerce said.
 Korea grants Sri Lanka Rs. 375 million to develop aquaculture sector:
Mar 17, Colombo: Korea will grant Rs 375 million (US$ 2.5 million) for the development of the aquaculture sector in the country as a result of the discussions held by State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Wedaarachchi with the Korean Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries.
 Sri Lanka Navy assists repatriation of another eight Indian fishermen:
Mar 17, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy has assisted the repatriation of eight Indian fishermen released from Sri Lankan custody Thursday (16).
 Sri Lanka's Amanté launches Spring/Summer 17 intimate apparel collection:
Mar 17, Colombo: Leading intimate apparel label amanté invites every woman to tap into the wanderer within, as it brings its Spring/Summer 2017 collection to the shelves.
 Somali pirates release hijacked oil tanker and eight Sri Lankan crew without ransom:
Mar 17, Colombo: Somali pirates who hijacked an oil tanker with eight eight-man Sri Lankan crew on earlier in the week, have released the ship unconditionally Thursday without any ransom payments bringing the first hijacking since 2012 to an unusually swift conclusion, Reuters reported.
 Admired University of Colombo Professor Valentine Joseph passes away:
Mar 17, Colombo: Exceptional educator and a top scholar, former Professor of Mathematics at University of Colombo Prof. Valentine Joseph passed away on Wednesday, March 15 in Colombo.
 Sri Lanka will implement recommendations in report of SR for Minority Rights:
Mar 16, Geneva: Sri Lanka is carefully studying the Report of the Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues on her Mission to Sri Lanka and will take action to implement the recommendations in the report in consultation with the relevant stakeholders, Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to UN in Geneva, Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha said.
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 Sri Lanka consumer rights enter a digital era to ensure consumer protection:
Mar 16, Colombo: As Sri Lanka's national consumer rights and protection embraced the digital era for the first time, the country also announced that its consumer protection umbrella is expanding next to a brand new territory - its huge services sector.
 Combined Maritime Force in Bahrain in contact with Somali Maritime Police to rescue Sri Lankans on hijacked ship:
Mar 16, Colombo: The Combined Maritime Force in Bahrain is in contact with Somali Maritime Police on behalf of Sri Lanka to rescue the eight Sri Lankan crew aboard the Airs-13 hijacked by Somali pirates on Monday, according to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena.
 Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission expresses 'deep' concern on proposed amendment to the Code of Criminal Procedure:
Mar 16, Colombo: The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has expressed its 'deep concerns' on the about the proposed amendment to the Code of Criminal Procedure (Special Provisions) Act No 2 of 2013.
 India to pursue fishermen issue with Sri Lanka through diplomatic channels:
Mar 16, New Delhi: India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said India is taking up the issue of fishermen with the Sri Lankan government through diplomatic channels.
 Government's development program is for the entire country - President:
Mar 16, Hambantota: The Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says the present government's development program is not according to any political agenda and aims to develop the entire country.
 Citibank and regional block chain experts to speak on FinTech opportunities at Ceylon Chamber event:
Mar 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's premier business chamber, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce will hold a business event where a set of leading experts will discuss how Sri Lankan businesses can latch on to the opportunities presented by 'Fintech' or financial technologies.
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