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  Sri Lankan President and former leader hold key discussions on future of their party

May 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's current President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa Wednesday held discussions on the future of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), to which both leaders belong, and arrived at several proposals to unite the party.

Today's meeting that took place at the parliament complex between the two leaders is the first time they met since President Sirisena defeated Rajapaksa in the January 2015 presidential elections. The two leaders were accompanied by several SLFP members loyal to each.

 Former Sri Lanka nruling party lawmaker vows to take action against alleged 'political witch-hunt':
May 06, Colombo: A Sri Lankan lawmaker of the former ruling party said his party would take legal action against the newly created Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) of police for investigating party members on alleged financial crimes.

 Sri Lankan parliament expected to be dissolved end of this month:
May 06, Colombo: The Sri Lankan parliament is expected to be dissolved at the end of this month following the passage of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution.
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 Sri Lanka's Central Depository Systems holds regional training seminar for depositories :
May 06, Colombo: Central Depository Systems (Pvt) Ltd (CDS) a fully owned subsidiary of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) will host the 17th Annual Cross Training Seminar of the Asia-Pacific Central Securities Depository Group (ACG) in Colombo on May 12th and 13th.

 Sri Lankan court further remands former minister:
May 06, Colombo: A court in Sri Lanka today further remanded former Minister and United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MP Johnston Fernando and former Lak Sathosa Chairman K.M.R. Fernando.

 Sri Lanka's Marxist party files bribery complaint against former Defense Secretary:
May 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today filed a complaint against former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and several other individuals at the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption.

 JA Resorts to develop beach resort in East coast of Sri Lanka:
May 06, Dubai: UAE-based JA Resorts & Hotels is set to develop a premium tropical beach resort in Kathiraveli on the East Coast of Sri Lanka in partnership with the Gravity Resort Group (GRG), as part of its international expansion plans, press statement here said.

  Sri Lankan President and former leader hold key discussions on future of their party:
May 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's current President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa Wednesday held discussions on the future of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), to which both leaders belong, and arrived at several proposals to unite the party.

 Former Sri Lankan minister to be presented before Kurunegala court:
May 06, Colombo: Former Minister for Cooperatives and Internal Trade in Sri Lanka Johnston Fernando who was arrested by the Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) and remanded till today by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court is to be taken to Kurunegala.

 Sri Lankan President to meet former president today with delegations:
May 06, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will meet former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the at the President's Office in Parliament at 1:30 p.m. today along with their delegations.

  Sri Lanka, Australia discuss combating maritime crimes:
May 06, Colombo: A diplomatic delegation led by Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton currently in Sri Lanka on an official visit had held discussions with Sri Lankan officials on combating crimes at sea.

  Colombo Municipal Council to extend e-tax payment service:
May 06, Colombo: The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) of Sri Lanka is to extend the e-Service Online Tax Payment System.

 IMF welcomes Sri Lanka's favorable economic performance, warns of risks :
May 06, Washington, DC: The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has welcomed the Sri Lanka’s recent favorable economic performance, including robust growth, low inflation, and a narrowing of the current account deficit and said it looks forward to the new government's comprehensive economic policy agenda.

  U.S. supports Sri Lanka's efforts to contribute to maritime security:
May 06, Washington, DC: The United States Tuesday said it supports Sri Lanka's efforts to contribute to maritime security in the Indian Ocean as a nation in the Indo-Pacific region.

 Sri Lankan President says he will not breach the trust people placed in him:
May 06, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says he will not breach the trust and faith of nearly 6.3 million people who voted for him at the Presidential election on 8th January.

 Sri Lanka's extremist Sinhala Buddhist organization to form a political party:
May 05, Colombo: An extremist Sinhala Buddhist organization in Sri Lanka, the Bodu Bala Sena today said it is in the process of forming a political party.
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  Sri Lankan court further remands junior minister of former regime:
May 05, Colombo: A court in Sri Lanka today further remanded a deputy minister of the former government along with seven others over their alleged involvement in the murder of an individual in the Pelmadulla area during the last President election.

 Sri Lanka President assures to increase budgetary allocations for healthcare :
May 05, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says the government is to take steps to strengthen the country's health sector by increasing budgetary allocations to the sector to five percent of GDP.

  Ceylon Tobacco Company opens trading at Sri Lanka stock exchange:
May 05, Colombo: The leading manufacturer of tobacco products in Sri Lanka, Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) opened trading on the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) today.

  Sri Lanka among best places to be a mother in South Asia:
May 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka is one of the best places in South Asia to be a mother, according to the State of the World Mothers-2015 Report of Save the Children global motherhood rankings.

 Meeting between Sri Lanka President and Rajapaksa is to remove PM - SLFP Spokesperson:
May 05, Colombo: The meeting between the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is aimed to remove the current Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) media spokesperson State Minister Dilan Perera said.

 Former Sri Lankan minister Johnston Fernando arrested :
May 05, Colombo: The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) of Sri Lanka police today arrested the former Minister of Co-operatives and Internal Trade, Kurunegala district Parliamentarian Johnston Fernando.

  Sri Lanka court further remands former minister Basil Rajapaksa:
May 05, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today ordered to remand the former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa further when he was produced in court today.

 Expulsion of Sri Lankan MP Tissa Attanayake from UNP invalid, Supreme Court rules:
May 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court Tuesday (05) determined that expulsion of former United National Party (UNP) General Secretary, Parliamentarian Tissa Attanayake from the party membership was invalid as the due process had not been followed.

 Four teams to be appointed to Sri Lanka missing persons' commission for investigations:
May 05, Colombo: Four teams will be appointed to the Presidential Commission Investigating Cases of Missing Persons (PCICMP) in Sri Lanka to conduct investigations into future deliberations.

  Time and participants of meeting between Sri Lankan President and former President to be decided today:
May 05, Colombo: The representatives who will participate in the discussion between President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa scheduled to be held tomorrow are to be decided today.
 Pro-Rajapaksa councilor says 50 Sri Lanka Freedom Party MPs expected for rally in Kurunegala:
May 05, Colombo: Member of Sri Lanka's Western Provincial Council Udaya Gammanpila says the rally in Kurunegala organized by a group of members of the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) in support of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is expected to see 50 parliamentarians of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) participating in it.
 A 10- year national action plan for Sri Lanka's plantation community development formulated:
May 05, Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka is to formulate a 10-year national action plan for the social development of the plantation community.
 Sri Lankan government urged to increase salaries of private and estate sectors:
May 05, Colombo: The trade union representatives urge the government of Sri Lanka to increase the salaries of the private and estate sector workers.
 Sri Lanka Central Bank opens its regional office in Kilinochchi:
May 05, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka will commence operations of its newly constructed Regional Office in Ariviyal Nagar, Kilinochchi on 6th May, 2015, the Bank said in a release today.
 Sri Lanka Supreme Court to hear petition on Central Bank Treasury bond issue today:
May 05, Colombo: The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka today will take up for hearing the Fundamental Rights (FR) petition seeking an independent inquiry into the controversial Central Bank Treasury bond issue.
 UNP says next Sri Lanka general election after appointing the Constitutional Council:
May 05, Colombo: The United National Party (UNP) of Sri Lanka says the next general election will be held after appointing the Constitutional Council outlined in the recently adopted 19th Amendment to the Constitution.
 Sri Lankan government to present RTI and National Auditing Policy Bills to parliament shortly:
May 05, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government plans to present the finalized Right to Information Bill and the National Auditing Policy Bill to parliament shortly.
 Family members of the inmates killed in Sri Lanka prison riot seek justice:
May 05, Colombo: Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe is to receive a letter from the family members of inmates who were killed during a riot at the Welikada Prison in 2012.
 COPE report says 27 Sri Lanka state institutions failed to provide annual reports :
May 04, Colombo: The Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) which evaluates the performance of state institutions has said that 27 state institutions have not forwarded their annual reports to the Committee, the state-run radio said.
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 Sri Lankan defense industry expected to reach US$ 2.6 billion by 2019:
May 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka's defense industry, valued at US$1.8 billion in 2014, is anticipated to record a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 8.06% over the next five years to reach US$2.6 billion by 2019, a recently released market report said.
 Sri Lanka Central Bank to open Kilinochchi regional office on Wednesday :
May 04, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka will open a regional office in the former rebel stronghold of Kilinochchi in the Northern Province.
 Local governments of Sri Lanka to be dissolved on May 15:
May 04, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government plans to dissolve the Local government bodies that include urban and municipal councils on the 15th of May, according to a government minister.
  In Pictures: President and Prime Minister declare open the 2015 Buddha Rashmi Vesak Zone :
May 04, Colombo: Today is the second day of the 2015 Buddha Rashmi National Vesak zone centering the Hunupitiya Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo and the Temple Trees.
 Sri Lankan President emphasizes need to strengthen Buddhist vision :
May 04, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithreepala Sirisena says the Buddhist philosophy is the only solution for social ills brought on due to the commercialization of the society by new technology.
 Sri Lanka Army investigates alleged liquor sale at Army holiday resort:
May 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army 's military police on a directive of Army Commander has launched an investigation into the reports of alleged sale of liquor at one of Army's holiday resorts.
 IFJ call for an investigation into targeting human rights activists at Sri Lanka May Day rally :
May 04, Colombo: The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) along with the Free Media Movement (FMM) today called on the Sri Lankan government to investigate the attack on two Sri Lankan human rights activists on May Day activities in Colombo.
 Pakistan PM calls for further strengthening economic relations with Sri Lanka :
May 04, Islamabad : Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called for further strengthening economic and trade relations with Sri Lanka for the benefit of the two countries.
 Indian Origin Tamils in Sri Lanka aim to double their representation in a reformed parliament:
May 04, Colombo: The Indian Origin Tamils (IOT), who are 4.16 percent of the Sri Lankan population of 20.3 million, are aiming to double their representation in a reformed Lankan parliament, according to a report in New Indian Express.
 Sri Lanka University Teachers' Association condemns attack on past president :
May 04, Colombo: The university teachers' trade union in Sri Lanka, Federation of University Teachers' Associations (FUTA), has condemned the "cowardly attack" on its past president Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri.
  Mannar Bishop hospitalized after suffering stroke :
May 04, Colombo: Bishop of Mannar Rev. Rayappu Joseph has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Colombo National Hospital after he suffered a stroke Sunday, local media reported.
 Meeting between Sri Lankan President and former President scheduled for Wednesday:
May 04, Colombo: A meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be held on Wednesday, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) sources said.
 Sri Lankan business delegation to participate in World of Food India:
May 03, Colombo: The National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCESL) through its Trade Promotions Unit is planning to participate in the Annapoorna World of Food in India.
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 Sri Lanka to release 1,400 prisoners to mark Vesak Day:
May 03, Colombo: Sri Lankan prison authorities plan to release 1,400 prisoners serving time for minor offences to mark the Vesak Poya Day.
 Iranian national falls to death in Sri Lanka:
May 03, Galle: an Iranian national fell to death in Sri Lanka today while attempting to photograph a scenic beach.
 Private hospitals in Sri Lanka directed to issue comprehensive bills to patients:
May 03, Colombo: The Consumer Affairs Authority in Sri Lanka has directed all private hospitals in the island to issue comprehensive bills to patients for the services they obtained.
  Sri Lankan President pleased with the conditions at Ampara Hospital:
May 03, Ampara: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today visited the Ampara General Hospital and inspected the conditions at the regional hospital.
 International Arbitration Centre to be opened in Sri Lanka this week:
May 03, Colombo: The government aiming to position Sri Lanka as an international arbitration hub in the region has set up an International Arbitration Centre and it will be opened by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe this week.
 Tamil Diaspora organization commends Sri Lanka leadership for adopting 19th Amendment:
May 03, Colombo: The Tamil Diaspora organization, the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) has commended Sri Lanka's leadership for successfully adopting the 19th Amendment to the Constitution reversing the undemocratic measures adopted by the previous regime.
 Soldier breached Sri Lankan President's security arrested:
May 03, Colombo: The Crime Investigation Division of Sri Lanka police has arrested an army corporal who allegedly carried a firearm with him at an event attended by President Maithripala Sirisena, the police said.
 US Secretary of State meets Sri Lanka's Tamil Leaders:
May 03, Colombo: The United States Secretary of State John Kerry concluded his brief visit to Sri Lanka on Sunday (03) after meeting with the leaders of main Tamil political party Tamil National Alliance (TNA).
 Sri Lanka begins to celebrate largest Buddhist festival today:
May 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka today is celebrating the most important Buddhist event that commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha.
 Sri Lankan Prime Minister says time to think about the well-being of the country's youth :
May 02, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says, it is the time to think about the well-being of the youth in the country and take necessary measures for their well-being.
 In Pictures: Secretary John Kerry meets Sri Lankan Prime Minister, visits Kelani Temple:
May 02, Colombo: United States Secretary of State John Kerry, who arrived in Colombo Saturday morning met with Sri Lankan leaders for discussions.
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 Sri Lankan nabbed at airport for attempting to smuggle over Rs. 6 million worth foreign currency:
May 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials have arrested a Sri Lankan national this morning at the Departure Lounge of the Colombo International Airport in Katunayake for attempting to smuggle out foreign currency worth over Rs 6 million.
 US agrees to provide training facilities to Sri Lankan officers investigating bribery and corruption :
May 02, Colombo: The United States has agreed to provide facilities to train Sri Lankan officers investigating bribery and corruption and financial fraud.
 Sri Lanka will strictly follow a nonaligned foreign policy, President tells John Kerry:
May 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka will strictly follow a nonaligned foreign policy and the government would not allow the relations with one country to affect the relations with another country in any manner, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today told the visiting United States Secretary of State, John Kerry.
 Sri Lanka sends more aid to Nepal to assist earthquake victims:
May 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka Air Force Saturday deployed the second section of the emergency rescue and relief contingent to Kathmandu to assist the ongoing rescue and relief operations in the earthquake-stricken Nepal.
 Sri Lanka has made measureable progress in few short months - Secretary of State John Kerry:
May 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka in a short time has made enormous progress that can be measured, the United States Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday during his visit to Colombo.
 Sri Lanka Navy facilitates handing over of 14 Indian fishing trawlers:
May 02, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy has facilitated the handing over of 14 Indian fishing trawlers, which had been released by the Court, to Indian Coast Guard Ship 'ANAGH' at the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) North of Delft on Thursday (30).
 Sri Lanka, U.S. agree to build on a multifaceted bilateral relationship, forge stronger links:
May 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka and the United States today agreed to build on a multifaceted bilateral relationship and to forge stronger links between the peoples of the two countries.
 U.S. Secretary of State meets Sri Lankan President:
May 02, Colombo: United States Secretary of State John Kerry, who arrived in Sri Lanka Saturday morning has called on the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo.
 Sri Lanka's Labour Minister proposes to increase wages of private sector employees :
May 02, Colombo: Minister of Labour S.B. Nawinna announced that he has proposed to increase the wages of private sector employees from May 01.
 US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Sri Lanka:
May 02, Colombo: United States Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Sri Lanka this morning on the invitation of Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera.
 Special traffic plan in Sri Lankan capital for US Secretary's visit:
May 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka police will enforce a special traffic plan in capital Colombo tomorrow in line with the US Secretary of State John Kerry's official visit to Sri Lanka.
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 Former chairman of Sri Lanka University Teachers' Association attacked:
May 01, Colombo: Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri, the former president of the university teachers' trade union in Sri Lanka, Federation of University Teachers' Associations (FUTA), has been attacked today at a May Day event, the police said.
 Will leave no room to raise issues on human rights in Sri Lanka in future, President vows:
May 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena today vowed not to leave any room for international community or other countries to raise any issues regarding the human rights in Sri Lanka and not to allow any interference in Sri Lanka's sovereign affairs.
 Five jailed in the Netherlands for supporting Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers:
May 01, The Hague: Five Dutch nationals of Sri Lankan origin have been jailed for between nineteen months and six years three months for raising money for Sri Lanka's defeated Tamil terrorist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
 SLFP MP says Sri Lankan President plans to meet former President for discussions :
May 01, Colombo: A Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) parliamentarian has said that the President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena has given a date to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa for a meeting in order to discuss the issues between the two leaders.
 Sri Lankan President presides over former President's 22nd death anniversary:
May 01, Colombo: President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena today presided over the 22nd death anniversary commemoration of former President Ranasinghe Premadasa near the Premadasa Statue in Hultsdorf, Colombo.
 US Secretary of State due in Sri Lanka tomorrow:
May 01, Colombo: United States Secretary of State John Kerry is en route to Colombo, Sri Lanka, the Department of State announced today. He will travel to Colombo on May 2 for his first trip to the country and the first visit by a Secretary of State since 2005.
 PM calls on all Sri Lankan workers to work together to make freedom more meaningful:
May 01, Colombo: Marking the May day today, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe called on all workers to unite and work together to make the freedom they earned at the end of a massive social struggle against a dictator more meaningful.
 SriLankan Airlines marks first anniversary of oneworld entry:
May 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national carrier, SriLankan Airlines has marked the first anniversary of its entry into oneworld® by entering into a landmark code-sharing agreement with American Airlines, a founder member of the global airline alliance, the airline said in a release Thursday.
 Sri Lankan government resumes granting dual citizenship :
May 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka's new government has resumed granting dual citizenship to expatriate Sri Lankan nationals after a lapse of four years.
 Former leader of Sri Lanka's Marxist party begins a fast demanding action on coup attempt:
May 01, Colombo: Former leader of Sri Lanka Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), Somawansa Amarasinghe has commenced a fast at the Independence Square in Colombo.
 In Pictures: Sri Lankan President unveils world's largest sedentary Buddha statue :
May 01, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena unveiled the world's largest sedentary Buddha statue built at Rambadagalla Vidyasagara Temple in Rideegama Divisional Secretariat in Kurunegala District (Vayamba Province), on Thursday April 30.
 Sri Lanka on the correct path towards strengthening rights and freedoms of working people - President:
May 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka is today on the correct path towards good governance and the rights and freedoms of the working people will be further strengthened to completely eradicate their exploitation, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena stressed.
 Sri Lanka's Gestetner gears up for the future:
Apr 30, Colombo: Total documents solutions provider Gestetner, which last year celebrated 50 years as a public quoted company since 1964, is gearing up for the future by repositioning itself.
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 Sri Lanka maintains top spot in T20I ranking table:
Apr 30, Dubai: Sri Lanka, the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 champions has maintained its top ranking position in the Reliance ICC T20I rankings following annual update.
 Sri Lanka inflation unchanged at 0.1% in April 2015:
Apr 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's inflation, as measured by the change in the Colombo Consumers' Price Index (CCPI), remained unchanged at 0.1 percent on an year-on-year basis in April 2015, the Central Bank reported on Thursday.
 Sri Lanka appoints special Presidential Task Force to recover illegally acquired state assets :
Apr 30, Colombo: A special Presidential Task Force comprising 13 members has been appointed to recover illegally acquired state assets.
 Sri Lankan opposition parliamentarians lodge complaint against former President Kumaratunga:
Apr 30, Colombo: Two opposition parliamentarians today lodged a complaint at the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption against former Sri Lankan President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga.
 Sri Lanka's trade union leaders say President failed to grant an appointment to discuss workers' issues:
Apr 30, Colombo: President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena has failed to respond to a request made by 100 trade union leaders of the Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) affiliated National Trade Union Center (NTUC).
 Sri Lanka's police arrest university students for assaulting officers during protest:
Apr 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka police today arrested two university students for allegedly assaulting police officers and vandalizing state property during the demonstration staged in front of the University Grants Commission (UGC) on Ward Place in Colombo yesterday.
 Sri Lankan court further remands mayor of Hambantota:
Apr 30, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today further remanded Mayor of the Hambantota Municipal Council, Eraj Fernando, who was arrested by the police on Wednesday (29).
 Leader of Sri Lanka Marxist party faction asked to return to the country lawfully:
Apr 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister for Law and Order John Amaratunga says that leader of the Marxist party faction, Frontline Socialist Party (FSP), Premakumar Gunaratnam alias Noel Mudalige should return to the country legally.
 New British envoy to Sri Lanka visits Kandy:
Apr 30, Kandy: The newly-appointed British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, James Dauris, made his first official visit to Kandy today.
 U.S. commends new government of Sri Lanka for measures to improve religious freedom:
Apr 30, Washington, DC: The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today commended the new government of Sri Lanka for taking measures to improve religious unity and religious freedom.
  Sri Lanka to fulfill EU requirements to get fishery export ban lifted :
Apr 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka will take appropriate actions to get the ban imposed by the European Commission on fish exports from Sri Lanka lifted by the end of the year by fulfilling the requirements of the EU, Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera has said.
 Sri Lanka investment promotion agency signs MOU with UK publishing firm:
Apr 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's investment promotion agency, Board of Investment has signed a first-time Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the global publishing firm, Oxford Business Group (OBG) in United Kingdom yesterday to publish a report on investment opportunities and current key drivers of economic growth in the Island.
 Indian government asks Tamil Nadu fishermen not to intrude into Sri Lankan waters:
Apr 30, New Delhi: The central government of India has asked the fishermen of Tamil Nadu state not to cross the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and intrude into Sri Lanka's territorial waters for fishing.
 Tamil Nadu police arrest Sri Lankan Tamil gang for smuggling refugees with fake passports:
Apr 30, Chennai: The 'Q' branch of Tamil Nadu police Wednesday has nabbed a Sri Lankan Tamil gang that smuggled Sri Lankan refugees in the state out to Australia and several other countries via Nepal using fake passports.
 US welcome Sri Lanka's constitutional reforms :
Apr 30, Colombo: The United States Wednesday welcomed Sri Lanka's constitutional reforms to limit powers of executive presidency and restore democracy.
 Sri Lankan President pledges to free the society of drug menace:
Apr 29, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today pledged to take every measure to rid the Sri Lankan society free of drugs, alcohol and tobacco use.
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  Growth momentum of Sri Lanka economy continued in 2014 with a 7.4% rate - Central Bank annual report:
Apr 29, Colombo: The growth momentum of the Sri Lankan economy continued, while inflation declined further to low single digit levels during 2014, the Central Bank said in its annual report for 2014.
 Sri Lanka sends second flight with service personnel and supplies to Nepal :
Apr 29, Colombo: The second flight with 97 service personnel and supplies to assist relief efforts in earthquake-hit Nepal has left Colombo today.
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