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  Pakistani investors in Sri Lanka to explore new investment opportunities

Apr 24, Colombo: A group of investors from several Pakistani companies has come to Sri Lanka to look into several new investment opportunities in the island and the group has met with President Maithripala Sirisena at the President's House on Monday (23), the President's Media Division said.

Representatives from several leading companies in Pakistan are included in the team and they informed the President of their willingness to invest in Sri Lanka's healthcare, housing, tourism, science and technology sectors.

  Road to IELTS: British Council and ClarityEnglish deploy online test preparation tool in Sri Lanka:
Apr 25, Colombo: British Council and ClarityEnglish have collaborated to develop an online preparation and practice resource for the IELTS.

 Another discussion between the President and the Prime Minister today to discuss cabinet reshuffle:
Apr 24, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe are expected to hold another meeting today to discuss the proposed cabinet reshuffle, Deputy General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP) Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said.
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 EU Court rules tortured Sri Lankan rebel eligible for 'subsidiary protection' :
Apr 24, Luxembourg: the Court of Justice of the European Union on Tuesday hearing a case involving a member of Sri Lanka's terrorist group decided that a person who has in the past been tortured in his country of origin is eligible for 'subsidiary protection' if he faces a real risk of being intentionally deprived, in that country, of appropriate physical and psychological health care.

 Open warrant issued against Sri Lanka's former ambassador Jaliya Wickramasuriya:
Apr 24, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court on Tuesday issued an open warrant for the arrest of the former Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States, Jaliya Wickramasuriya.

 SriLankan Aviation College launches partnership with Kingston University London:
Apr 24, Colombo: SriLankan Aviation College and Kingston University London have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the launch of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) top up degree in Aircraft Engineering in Sri Lanka, providing an exciting new dimension in airline-related education in the region.

 Youth Technopreneurship for Social Change: UNDP partners with NYSC, Cisco and Citi to conduct e-learning programs across Sri Lanka:
Apr 24, Colombo: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka has partnered with the National Youth Services Council (NYSC), Cisco and Citi to conduct e-learning programs in 20 locations across Sri Lanka to build on national priorities placed on strengthening the knowledge on Information and Communication Technology skills among youth.

 Pakistan awards prestigious Jinnah Scholarships for 182 Sri Lankan youths:
Apr 24, Colombo: The Government of Pakistan through its High Commission in Sri Lanka has awarded scholarships to 182 meritorious Sri Lankan students of A levels under prestigious Jinnah Scholarship program.

 Over 200 Commonwealth entrepreneurs join Sri Lanka's breakfast meeting in London:
Apr 24, Colombo: Over 200 Commonwealth entrepreneurs converged to discuss trade and investment opportunities in Sri Lanka in London last week while the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018 was taking place in the city.

 Sri Lanka Coast Guard lifeguards save over 1000 lives:
Apr 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Coast Guard lifeguards reached another important milestone in their lifesaving activities passing the 1000 mark in rescued lives when lifesavers attached to the Hikkaduwa lifesaving station rescued three local youth from being swept away to sea.

 Pakistani investors in Sri Lanka to explore new investment opportunities:
Apr 24, Colombo: A group of investors from several Pakistani companies has come to Sri Lanka to look into several new investment opportunities in the island and the group has met with President Maithripala Sirisena at the President's House on Monday (23), the President's Media Division said.

 Speaker clarifies reports about cost for Parliament renovations, only Rs. 200 mn allocated :
Apr 24, Colombo: Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said attention has been paid to some recent media reports which said that the government allocated Rs. 1000 million for the reconstruction of the Parliament building this year.

 President signs gazette proclaiming next parliamentary session:
Apr 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has signed the gazette notification proclaiming the next parliamentary session.

 Sri Lankan Parliament Speaker begins Vietnam visit:
Apr 24, Hanoi: Sri Lanka parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has started his official visit to Vietnam on April 23.

 President and Prime Minister to meet to discuss the cabinet reshuffle :
Apr 23, Colombo: Deputy General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP) Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe are expected to meet this evening to discuss the cabinet reshuffle.

 China dispels 'baseless suspicion' on Chinese militarization of Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port:
Apr 23, Colombo: China today rejected the rumors of 'Chinese Militarization' at the Hambantota Port of Sri Lanka as 'baseless suspicion'.
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  New Appeal Court judges sworn in:
Apr 23, Colombo: Two new Court of Appeal judges were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the President's House this evening.

 Two suspects in Lasantha Wickrematunge murder case denied bail :
Apr 23, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today further remanded the two suspects arrested in connection with the murder of Sunday Leader Chief Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge until 1st of May.

 Faculty of Management at Vavuniya campus of Jaffna University closed indefinitely:
Apr 23, Colombo: The administration of Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna have decided to close the Faculty of Management at Vavuniya campus indefinitely due to a tensed situation arose after a group of students of the Management Faculty clashed with the administration.

  Pakistan PM calls for greater defense cooperation with Sri Lanka:
Apr 23, Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Monday has said that regional peace was a shared objective of Pakistan and Sri Lanka and called for greater cooperation and sharing of expertise in the field of defense between the two countries.

 Sri Lanka Telecom connected two million homes with fiber at end 2017:
Apr 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) says it connected some two million households to fiber by the end of December 2017.

 New fuel price formula to the cabinet tomorrow:
Apr 23, Colombo: The price formula prepared for raising fuel prices will be presented to the Cabinet meeting tomorrow, the Finance Ministry said.

 Sri Lanka nationwide inflation declines to 2.8 percent in March 2018, lowest since April 2016:
Apr 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's nationwide inflation in March 2018 determined under the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) declined to 2.8 percent from 3.2 percent recorded in February 2018 on an year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Statistics reported Monday.

  Registry for government social welfare programs set up for efficient management:
Apr 23, Colombo: According to an initiative taken by the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs in 2015, the Department of Project management & Monitoring (DPMM) has taken steps to develop a Management Information System (MIS) on social welfare programs implemented under the Government of Sri Lanka.

 Reports of grand opening of parliament session are false - Speaker's Office :
Apr 23, Colombo: The Office of Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya says the reports of spending a huge sum for the grand opening of parliament next month are totally false.

 Suspects of Kandy unrest remanded until May 2:
Apr 23, Colombo: The suspects including Amith Jeevan Weerasinghe, the leader of extremist organization Mahason Balakaya, arrested for the attacks on Muslims in Kandy have been further remanded.
 Buddha Sasana Ministry recommends six criteria to hold Dansalas for Vesak:
Apr 23, Colombo: The Ministry of Buddha Sasana has notified that six criteria have to be followed in setting up dansalas or free food stalls for the forthcoming Vesak season.
 Sri Lanka government to strengthen tourist police to ensure safety of tourists :
Apr 23, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has allocated Rs.30 million to establish Police posts at 20 identified tourist hotspots to provide better security for tourists visiting the country.
 Sri Lanka's State Finance Minister calls on IMF, World Bank to increase assistance on liability management for low income countries:
Apr 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's State Finance Minister Eran Wickramaratne called on global lenders International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank to increase assistance on liability management for low income countries since many countries including Sri Lanka have to put in place mechanisms to deal with the debt as debt risk to debt sustainability has increased.
 PMD dispels false reports on President's official CHOGM delegation :
Apr 22, Colombo: President's Media Division (PMD) issuing a statement said false information is being reported regarding the official delegation accompanying the President Maithripala Sirisena to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
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 Sri Lanka Army to build first ever Vesak pandal in Malaysia:
Apr 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army said it has made arrangements to erect the first-ever Vesak pandal in Malaysia on account of the forthcoming Vesak season, in an attempt to show the glamour and significance of Vesak spirits to Malaysians.
 Water released to Kaudulla Reservoir for Yala cultivations in Polonnaruwa :
Apr 22, Colombo: The inaugural water to Kaudulla Reservoir from the Moragahakanda Reservoir for the 2018 Yala season cultivations in Polonnaruwa district was released yesterday.
  Sri Lankan couple smuggling Rs. 9 mn worth gold to India nabbed at airport:
Apr 22, Colombo: A couple of Sri Lankan couple, who attempted to smuggle out a stock of gold worth over Rs 9.1 million to Mumbai, was arrested early this morning by the Customs officers at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).
  A new agreement to continue Sri Lanka's national government - Minister Amaraweera:
Apr 22, Colombo: The General Secretary of the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Minister Mahinda Amaraweera says that a new agreement will be prepared to continue the coalition government with the United National Party (UNP).
 Large scale Kerala Cannabis dealer arrested in Galewela :
Apr 22, Colombo: A large scale racketeer who brings Kerala Cannabis to Galewela from Jaffna and sells wholesale and retail in Galewela was arrested by a team of Dambulla Police Special Task Force (STF) in the Enamalpotha area in Galewela on Saturday with two kilograms of cannabis.
 A new full cabinet will be sworn in next week - Minister Rajitha :
Apr 22, Colombo: A new full Cabinet will be sworn in next week, Minister of Health and the co-cabinet spokesman Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said.
 Sri Lanka trade mission visits UAE to promote domestic tourism:
Apr 22, Dubai: Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau has successfully concluded a three-day promotional mission to the United Arab Emirates as part of its on-going efforts to develop new markets and increase the number of visitors and spend from the region to Sri Lanka.
 Hatch Kalam: The first maker and co-worker space in Jaffna:
Apr 22, Colombo: Hatch Kalam, the first maker and co-worker space in Jaffna was officially launched this April following the signing of the agreement between Hatch Works, GIZ SME Sector Development Programme and Yarl IT Hub.
 Senior Laboratory Manager of Horana rubber factory arrested over deaths in ammonia tank:
Apr 21, Colombo: The Senior Laboratory Manager of the rubber factory in Horana has been arrested over the death of five persons in the ammonia tank incident.
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 Rs. 485 mn worth dry rations for drought hit people in Puttalam :
Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Disaster Management, Power and Renewable Energy Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said the government has provided Rs. 485 million worth relief to the 167,000 families affected by the drought in Puttalam district.
  Sri Lanka to remove unauthorized constructions on coastal belt:
Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan Coast Conservation Department have decided to remove all unauthorized constructions on the coastal belt, an official here said on Saturday.
 Sri Lanka PM calls for expansive private sector ties with Iran:
Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister has called for the private sectors in Sri Lanka and Iran to cooperate closely for the implementation of joint projects following the lifting of nuclear-related sanctions on Tehran.
 CID investigations reveal that same person directed all high profile crimes during previous regime :
Apr 21, Colombo: The Criminal Investigation Department's investigations reveal that a strong hand directed the five serious murders and assaults that are being investigated by the CID and are being heard in Courts.
 US human rights report says Sri Lanka military and police harass civilians with impunity:
Apr 21, Washington, DC: The US State Department's human rights report for 2017 said Sri Lanka's military and police harassed civilians with impunity although civilian authorities generally maintained control over the security forces.
 SriLankan Airlines aims to fly higher in Middle East skies:
Apr 21, Dubai: SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld airline alliance, is looking to spread its wings further in the Middle East, by rolling out the red carpet to the travel trade at the 25th edition of Arabian Travel Market (ATM)that will open in Dubai tomorrow.
 Largest Sri Lankan business delegation participates in Commonwealth Business Forum in London:
Apr 21, London: A record number of Sri Lankan small and medium scale business delegates participated at the Commonwealth Business Forum that was held from 16-18 April in London alongside with the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting (CHOGM 2018).
 Iran, Sri Lanka speakers discuss expanding bilateral ties :
Apr 20, Colombo: The Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Ali Larijani who arrived in Sri Lanka on Wednesday on a two-day official visit, along with his delegation met with his Sri Lankan counterpart Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and the members of the Sri Lanka-Iran Parliamentary Friendship Association yesterday at the parliamentary complex.
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  Sri Lanka's main concern is achieving a sustainable future - President:
Apr 20, London: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says the main concern of Sri Lanka, being an island nation, is to achieve a stainable future for the benefit of future generations.
 Sri Lanka to lead the Commonwealth Center for Digital Health:
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka will lead the Commonwealth Center for Digital Health, which is scheduled to be launched today in London on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018.
  Interpol red notice for Sri Lanka's former Central Bank governor :
Apr 20, Colombo: Interpol has issued a red notice, a request to locate and provisionally arrest, Sri Lanka's former Central Bank governor Arjuna Mahendran who is a suspect of the Central Bank bond scam.
 Great Place To Work® ranks 99X Technology among Asia's Best Workplaces for 2018:
Apr 20, Colombo: A 'people-first' approach and an inclusive workplace culture, strengthened by employee trust, has seen 99X Technology being named one of Asia's Best Workplaces for 2018, by the Great Place To Work® Institute.
 Sri Lanka should push ahead with reforms as economy remains vulnerable to adverse shocks - IMF:
Apr 20, Washington, DC: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Sri Lanka should push ahead with fiscal reforms as the island nation's economy remains vulnerable to adverse shocks given the still sizable public debt, large refinancing needs, and low external buffers.
 Indian Cultural Centre presents an evening of instrumental music by Soundarie David Rodrigo & ensemble:
Apr 20, Colombo: Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo will be organizing an evening of instrumental music "Celebrating Maestro Illayaraja" by renowned musician Soundarie David Rodrigo & ensemble on 27 April.
 UNDP supports Sri Lanka to 'Build Back Better' after natural disasters:
Apr 20, Colombo: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka together with the Ministry of Disaster Management on Thursday launched a project at the Ministry premises to support the Government's vision of resilient recovery from disasters, to help Sri Lanka build back better in times of a disaster.
 Minister instructs Mirissa hoteliers to obtain SLTDA registration:
Apr 20, Colombo: Project Management, Youth Affairs and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka has instructed all owners and hotel operators in Mirissa to strictly adhere to the registration processes of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA).
 Bank of Ceylon records Rs. 54 billion ATM/CDM transactions this during New Year festive season :
Apr 20, Colombo: Bank of Ceylon yet again set a record during Avurudu Season with over Rs. 54 billion worth transactions taking place in BOC's very own CDM and ATM terminals.
 Sri Lanka to press ahead with reforms, sees revenue on target :
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka will continue to press ahead with reforms and the revenue for the start of the year is on target, State Finance Minister Eran Wickramaratne said in an interview.
 Russian Navy training ship 'Perekop' arrives in Sri Lanka's Colombo port:
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, has ceremonially welcomed the Russian Navy training ship "Perekop" arrived at the Port of Colombo on Wednesday, 18th April on a goodwill visit.
 Prime Minister commissions 2nd AOPV of Sri Lanka Navy:
Apr 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe commissioned the The second Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV) of Sri Lanka Navy, built at the Indian shipbuilding facility - Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) at the Eastern Container Terminal of the port of Colombo on Thursday.
  ADB receives $12.6 million grant from We-Fi to promote Sri Lankan women entrepreneurs:
Apr 19, Colombo: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said it has received $12.6 million of funding for 2018 to 2020 from the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) to generate more resources for Sri Lankan women-led businesses.
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  Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 opens at Buckingham Palace:
Apr 19, London: The Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain has officially opened the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) Thursday at the Buckingham Palace.
 Sri Lanka to give leadership for mangrove conservation in Commonwealth countries:
Apr 19, London: Sri Lanka has been named as the country to give leadership for the conservation of mangroves in Commonwealth countries during the 25th inaugural ceremony of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), held today (19) in London.‎
 Twelve suspects who assaulted foreign tourists in the South remanded:
Apr 19, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today remanded 12 suspects arrested in connection with two separate incidents of assaults on foreign tourists visiting Southern beaches in the Mirissa and in Midigama areas.
 Petroleum Minister says the government should decide raising fuel prices :
Apr 19, Colombo: Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Arjuna Ranatunga says that the final decision on whether to increase fuel prices should be taken by the Prime Minister and the President.
 Special committee appointed to compensate vehicles damaged due to garbage dump collapse in Meethotamulla:
Apr 19, Colombo: Disaster Management Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya says that action will be taken to provide immediate compensation to the people who have been deprived of lands and appealing for compensation due to the garbage dump collapse in Meethotamulla last year.
 Iranian Speaker urges to boost industrial ties between Iran and Sri Lanka :
Apr 19, Colombo: Iran's Majlis (Parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani, who is on a two-day visit to Sri Lanka, called on the businessmen in Iran and Sri Lanka to try to expand industrial relations between the two nations.
 FAO recognizes Sri Lanka's Ellanga Gammana agrarian system as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System:
Apr 19, Rome: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has recognized the Sri Lankan agrarian system, the "Ellanga Gammana" or Cascaded Tank-Village system in the Dry Zone as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS).
  Five killed falling into an Ammonia tank in Sri Lanka rubber factory, manager arrested:
Apr 19, Colombo: At least five people were killed in Sri Lanka on Thursday after a worker at a rubber factory in Ballapitiya, Horana fell into a tank of ammonia and co-workers and residents tried to save him, police said.
 Sri Lanka Ports Authority's JCT records 15.3% growth in 1Q of 2018:
Apr 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) says with 100% attendance of operations and all other supportive staff during Sinhala and Tamil New Year season, and especially on 13th and 14th April 2018, the Jaya Container Terminal (JCT) and the Unity Container Terminal (UCT) were competitive and successful in keeping all its berths fully occupied.
 UK keen to expand direct investments in Sri Lanka:
Apr 19, Colombo: The United Kingdom's Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox has said that the Government of Britain is ready for direct investments in Sri Lanka, while increasing the investments in the country and the necessary process in this regard will be implemented in the near future.
  Iranian parliament Speaker arrives in Sri Lanka:
Apr 19, Colombo: Speaker of the Iran Parliament Ali Larijani and a 36- member delegation arrived in Sri Lanka on Wednesday on a two-day official visit on an invitation extended by his Sri Lankan counterpart Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.
 Sri Lanka expects to meet sanitation targets of SDGs well ahead of time:
Apr 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of City Planning and Water Supply Rauff Hakeem says Sri Lanka will be able to meet sanitation targets of the Sustainable Development Goals well ahead of the time in the same as the country achieved much of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) well ahead of time.
 Sri Lankan tourists hurt in Swiss road accident:
Apr 19, Geneva: Several Sri Lankan tourists were among 15 people injured on Wednesday (April 18) when a coach carrying the tourists from Sri Lanka crashed with two trucks on a Swiss highway, police and media said.
 Kaduwela Municipal Councilor arrested for shooting at SAITM CEO:
Apr 18, Colombo: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Wednesday arrested a Municipal Councilor of Kaduwela in connection with the shooting at the Chief Executive Officer of South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) Dr. Sameera Senaratne last year.
 Several new development projects planned, Sri Lanka PM says:
Apr 18, Kandy: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the government has planned to commence several development projects this year.
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 A board of directors appointed to regulate Army peace keeping services :
Apr 18, Colombo: A board of directors has been appointed to regulate Sri Lanka Army's overseas peace keeping services and the board is operational from the 12th of this month.
 Sri Lankan President says spreading false information and hiding truth hinder forward journey of the country:
Apr 18, London: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena addressing the Sri Lankan community living in London said that the attempts made by some to hide the truth and promote the falsehood are a hindrance to the forward march of the country.
 Sri Lanka imposes15% tax on gold imports that impacts trade deficit :
Apr 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka on Wednesday has imposed a 15% tax on gold to curb surging imports that have impacted the trade deficit and put pressure on the exchange rate, officials said.
 Sri Lanka Tourism Minister apologizes to assaulted tourists, assures 'absolute safety' in future:
Apr 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Tourism Minister John Amaratunga yesterday apologized to the Dutch tourists who were assaulted by a group miscreants in Mirissa on April 8 and assured them 'absolute safety' in the future.
 Suspect arrested for attacking Israeli tourists in Weligama:
Apr 18, Colombo: Weligama police have arrested a suspect in connection with an attack on five Israeli tourists with clubs at Midigama, in Weligama yesterday (17).
 Sri Lanka closes Mirissa restaurant after tourists assaulted:
Apr 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) has ordered to temporarily close the Mirissa Tourist restaurant which was involved in assaulting a tourist couple.
 Sri Lanka President calls on business communities to join governments for successful implementation of 2030 SDG agenda :
Apr 18, London: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena today called upon the business communities and civil societies to come together with the states to ensure the successful implementation of the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development.
  More accidents reported during New Year holidays this year :
Apr 18, Colombo: During the past four days, 638 people have received emergency treatment due to various accidents and around 50 people have died due to road accidents in Sri Lanka, according to authorities.
  Microsoft founder Bill Gates praises Sri Lanka's high quality primary healthcare:
Apr 18, London: Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates, now focusing on his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, delivering his keynote address at the Joint Plenary Session on day two of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018 on Tuesday praised Sri Lanka's 'high quality' primary healthcare system that other countries are following.
 World's largest cargo aircraft lands at Sri Lanka's Mattala airport:
Apr 18, Colombo: The world's largest cargo aircraft Antonov AN-225 Mriya has landed at the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) for refueling this morning.
 Sri Lanka to ensure continued progress of financial inclusion :
Apr 18, Colombo: Since November 2017, the Sri Lankan government has taken a number of measures to enhance Anti Money Laundering compliance and the challenge for countries like Sri Lanka is how to ensure continued progress of financial inclusion in this context, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said.
 Sri Lanka donates USD 1.5 mn to set up fund facility for small states to access international funds:
Apr 18, London: An innovative way for small states to obtain easier access to international trade finance has been launched at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.
 Sri Lanka establishes diplomatic relations with Dominica:
Apr 18, New York: The government of Sri Lanka has decided to establish diplomatic relations with the Commonwealth nation Dominica.
 Sri Lanka Customs seizes 1.4 kg hashish stock shipped for a journalist :
Apr 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs today (17) seized stock of hashish which has been sent to a journalist in Sri Lanka from Spain by air freight.
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 Sri Lankan apparel exporter Brandix adopts Centric PLM :
Apr 17, Colombo: Brandix, Sri Lanka's largest apparel exporter, has selected Centric Software to provide its Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution, Centric Software announced today.
 US Pacific Partnership mission to return to Sri Lanka for a second time:
Apr 17, Colombo: The United States' largest humanitarian assistance and disaster-relief preparedness mission in Asia Pacific, Pacific Partnership will return to Sri Lanka for a second time the US Embassy said today.
 Education Minister instructs to transparently disclose Information on selecting grade 1 children :
Apr 17, Colombo: Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has instructed the officials to take steps to disclose information pertaining to the selection of children to the first year in schools in a more transparent manner.
 Price formula for fuel in par with oil prices in World Market :
Apr 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Treasury has decided to devise a special price formula to the fuel prices in par with the oil prices of World Market as the government is heavily burdened with the rising cost of importing fuel.
 President takes part in Oil Anointing Ceremony in London:
Apr 17, London: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena who is in London to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018 took part in the Sinhala and Hindu New Year Oil Anointing Ceremony held at the London Buddhist Vihara on Monday (16).
 Sri Lanka Central Bank cautions on Virtual Currencies :
Apr 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Bank said while the Bank is aware of the growing interest in virtual currencies both domestically and internationally, virtual currencies are not central bank issued currency and the Bank has not authorized the use of cryptocurrencies.
 SLFP, UNP to sign a new MoU to work together:
Apr 17, Colombo: A Memorandum of Understanding between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the United National Party (UNP) will be signed in the future regarding the progress of the government, SLFP General Secretary, Minister Duminda Dissanayake said.
 Alleged Canadian serial killer charged in death of a Sri Lankan man:
Apr 17, Colombo: Suspected Canadian serial killer has been charged with an eighth murder after the police have identified remains of a Sri Lankan man believed to have been murdered by the suspect.
 TNA loses Vavuniya MC:
Apr 16, Colombo: Even though the Tamil National Alliance won the Vavuniya Municipal Council at the local government polls, the party has lost power in establishing the council and the newly formed Tamil National Liberation Party (ENLF) has won power.
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  Sri Lankan President arrives in London to participate in CHOGM:
Apr 16, London: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena reached London Monday morning to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018. He was received by the Commonwealth officials and Sri Lanka High Commission staff.
 Sri Lanka's national carrier achieves record revenue of US$ 830 mn in 2017/18:
Apr 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national carrier, SriLankan Airlines on Monday said it had achieved a record un-audited annual passenger revenue of Rs. 126.9 billion (US Dollars 830.7 million) for its just ended financial year of 2017/18 - the highest ever in the Company's 38-year history.
 Challenging political environment impeding reforms is a key risk for Sri Lanka's growth, World Bank warns:
Apr 16, Colombo: The World Bank projecting an economic growth of 4.8 percent for Sri Lanka this year warns that while the economic outlook remains favorable, challenging political environment impeding reforms is a key risk for the medium-term growth as political uncertainties slowed the implementation of reforms.
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