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  Sri Lankan President requests politicians and public officials to build public's trust in government

July 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena stressed that he will not allow the politicians or public officials to hide behind the label of "Yahapalana" and commit bad acts.

The President said if everyone in the government does not work according to their conscience, the public would lose hope they placed in the government and all the politicians and other officials in the government therefore should commit themselves to make the concepts of good governance and reconciliation successful to lead the country to victory overcoming the challenges.

 President to deposit treasure items in Moragahakanda Kalu Ganga reservoir project tomorrow:
July 24, Colombo: All arrangements are in place for the President Maithripala Sirisena to deposit the treasure items (Nidhan Wasthu) in the main dam of the Moragahakanda - Kalu Ganga reservoir project tomorrow.

 Pakistan national carrier confirms talks with SriLankan on leasing four A330s:
July 24, Islamabad: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) said it is in negotiations with the SriLankan Airlines for the wet lease of four wide-bodied A-330 aircraft.

  Sri Lankan President instructs to raise VAT on tobacco and remove from private healthcare charges :
July 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena said he has instructed the relevant sections to raise the Value Added Tax (VAT) on cigarettes and completely remove the private hospital charges from the tax.

  Sri Lanka Navy seizes 156 kg of Kerala Cannabis abandoned on the northwestern coast:
July 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan Navy personnel have recovered a stock of 'Kerala Ganja' abandoned on the northwestern coast after spotting a suspicious boat in the seas off the area.

 Sri Lanka defense officials evaluate the status of land in North to accelerate resettlement of the displaced:
July 24, Colombo: A high-level delegation of defense officials including the Secretary of Defense Karunasena Hettiarachchi and Commander of Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva on Saturday visited and evaluated the status quo of the Army-released civilian lands in Jaffna and the progress of the ongoing house construction projects of the Army for accelerated resettlement of the displaced persons.

 Government to purchase power from private producers:
July 23, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government is considering buying power from private producers while promoting individual residential solar systems to electrify public homes.
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 Sri Lanka PM criticizes print media for attempting bring 'thieves' back to power:
July 23, Kandy: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today singled out some print media outlets for attempting to bring the 'thieves' back to power and topple the government.

 Sri Lankan President requests politicians and public officials to build public's trust in government:
July 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena stressed that he will not allow the politicians or public officials to hide behind the label of "Yahapalana" and commit bad acts.

 Sri Lanka police arrest a man dressed in a burka at the airport:
July 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka police today arrested a Sri Lankan Muslim man dressed in a burka arrested at the country's international airport in Colombo.

 FCID clears former Ministry of Megapolis adviser of financial fraud allegations :
July 23, Colombo: The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) of Sri Lanka police has cleared the former consultant to the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development and former chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Vidya Amarapala of financial fraud allegations.

 Case against former Minister Basil Rajapaksa over misappropriating Divi Neguma Funds fixed for December 06:
July 23, Colombo: The case against former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and former director General of the Divi Neguma Department R.A.A.Kithsiri. Ranawaka will be taken up for hearing on December 06.

 Sri Lanka tea meets Saudi FDA specifications, delegation told:
July 23, Riyadh: Sri Lankan tea fulfils the specifications of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA), a government official, who was leading a delegation to the Saudi capital of Riyadh has said, according to a report in Arab News.

 A polished entrance: Unger joins the Spotless portfolio:
July 23, Colombo: Industrial smart cleaning solutions provider Spotless will add globally recognized cleaning product brand Unger to its portfolio this month.

 Stellar results wins Renuka City Hotel Booking.com Best Performance Award for 2015:
July 23, Colombo: Exceptional occupancy rates and top-notch revenue generation by Renuka City Hotel resulted in the hotel winning Booking.com's Award for Best Performance in 2015.

 Social Welfare Register introduced to reduce 'ghost' beneficiaries:
July 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs with the technical assistance of ICTA, has prepared an Integrated Social Welfare Register to reduce ghost beneficiaries.

 Sri Lanka condemns shooting in Munich:
July 23, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government condemning the Friday's shooting at a Munich shopping Centre which left nine people dead and 16 more injured, extended the condolence to the families of the victims.

  Asian Human Rights Commission blasts former president's statement on Office of the Missing Persons:
July 23, Colombo: The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), a regional non-governmental organization that monitors human rights in Asia, heavily criticized the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa's recent statement on the Office of the Missing Persons (OMP) established by the current government to investigate the enforced disappearances during the war.

 Human rights situation in Sri Lanka continued to improve this year but challenges remain - UK report:
July 22, London: The human rights situation in Sri Lanka continued to improve between January and June 2016 but much remains to be done for the island nation to fulfil the commitments made in the October 2015 UN Resolution, the United Kingdom said in its human rights report.
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  Kuwait to partner with Sri Lanka to develop fishery sector:
July 22, Nairobi: Kuwait, the Persian Gulf economy with a longstanding aquaculture tradition, has revealed its keenness for Sri Lankan seafood -and also expressed its interest to partner with the island nation's fishery industry.

  Malaysia offers employment opportunities for Sri Lankan professionals, considers investing more in development projects:
July 22, Colombo: The Government of Malaysia has agreed to provide more employment opportunities for Sri Lankan professionals and skilled workers in Malaysia and consider more investments in development projects in the island nation, the government of Sri Lanka said.

 Sri Lanka to release 73 Indian fishermen in custody :
The Sri Lankan authorities have decided to release at least 73 Indian fishermen in custody for violating the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and poaching in the island's waters.

 New World Bank Country Director on a familiarization visit to Sri Lanka this week:
July 22, Colombo: Idah Pswarayi-Riddihough, the new World Bank Country Director for Sri Lanka and Maldives is visiting Colombo this week.

 USS New Orleans to arrive in Sri Lanka on July 24 :
July 22, Colombo: The USS New Orleans (LPD 18) with embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will arrive in Sri Lanka for a port visit on July 24.

 Pakistan keen to expand trade with Sri Lanka, proposes a Mutual Recognition Agreement:
July 22, Nairobi: Sri Lanka's second largest trade partner in SAARC Pakistan has proposed for a new, turnaround level trade between the two countries, Sri Lankan Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said.

 ADB to provide Sri Lanka additional US$ 60 million for Local Government Enhancement project:
July 22, Colombo: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to provide an additional loan amount of US$ 60 million for the success of the Local Government Enhancement Sector Project (LGESP) (Pura Neguma Project) executed by the Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government.
  Malaysian Deputy PM urges Sri Lankan businessmen to seize investment opportunities in Malaysia:
July 22, Colombo: Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is in Sri Lanka for a two-day working visit, urged the investors and industry players in Sri Lanka to seize the opportunity to choose Malaysia as their preferred investment destination.
 South Korea assures to continue annual teacher training opportunities provided to Sri Lanka:
July 22, Colombo: South Korea has assured to continue the annual teacher training opportunities provided to Sri Lanka teachers and also to increase the number of participants in the program.
  Attorney General indicts six suspects in Sri Lankan Tamil MP's murder:
July 22, Colombo: The Attorney General Thursday filed indictments in the High Court against six accused over the killing of former TNA Jaffna District parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj and his body guard in 2006.
 IFC, Sampath Bank boost trade finance for small businesses in Sri Lanka:
July 22, Colombo: IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is partnering with Sampath Bank PLC to provide trade financing for Sri Lankan exporters to help them access global markets and boost the country's trade.
 Sri Lanka's Rio 2016 Olympic Team meets President:
July 21, Colombo: The Sri Lankan team for the Rio 2016 Olympics met President Maithripala Sirisena today (21) at the President's Official Residence.
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 Major restructuring in Sri Lanka national carrier - Minister:
July 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Public Enterprise Development Kabir Hashim says that a major restructuring process is in progress to make the debt-ridden national carrier, Sri Lankan Airlines a profit making venture.
 Police seize a 274 kilogram cocaine consignment worth over Rs. 4 billion:
July 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have seized the largest ever consignment of cocaine concealed in two containers at a private container yard in Peliyagoda.
  Sri Lanka cabinet approves Rs. 971 million to immediately resettle IDP families:
July 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has emphasized to the Cabinet of Ministers the need to immediately resettle all internally displaced persons who reside in welfare camps IDPs.
 Sri Lanka's 2017 budget targets achieving SDGs by 2030:
July 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan government has decided to prepare next year's budget focusing on achieving the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the UN that should be achieved by 2030.
  Sri Lanka Cricket announces automation of ticketing and other related services:
July 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket today announced that it would automate ticketing and other related services in an ambitious plan to increase the number of match-day tickets sold to 100,000 per Test series, over the next four years.
  Sri Lankans protest before UN office for immediate resolution of Kashmir issue:
July 21, Colombo: The Kashmir Study Forum Sri Lanka along with Pakistani and Sri Lankan community organized a peaceful demonstration in front of United Nation Office at Bauddhaloka Mawatha in Sri Lanka to highlight the recent upsurge in extrajudicial killing and human rights violation in Indian Occupied Kashmir by the Indian forces.
 Sri Lanka nationwide inflation rises to 6.4 percent in June 2016:
July 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's nationwide inflation in June 2016 determined under the new National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) rose to 6.4 percent from 5.3 percent recorded in May 2016, on an year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Statistics reported on Thursday.
  President to comprehensively review existing and proposed Customs Acts:
July 21, Colombo: Members of the Sri Lanka Custom Officers' Association met President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat Thursday and held a discussion on the topic of introduction of the new Customs Act today.
 Government policy is to achieve reconciliation through poverty elimination and economic progress - President :
July 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says Sri Lanka’s policy is to achieve development and eliminate poverty from the country. He said it is the way to ensure reconciliation in the country.
 India lays foundation stone for Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Auditorium in Sri Lanka's University of Ruhuna :
July 21, Matara: High Commissioner of India Y. K. Sinha laid the foundation stone for the Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Auditorium in the University of Ruhuna, Matara on Thursday July 21, 2016.
 Malaysian Deputy PM arrives in Sri Lanka for two-day working visit:
July 21, Colombo: Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi arrived in Colombo early Thursday for a two-day working visit to Sri Lanka.
  CID questions former IGP over popular editor Lasantha Wickremetunga's murder:
July 21, Colombo: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Sri Lanka Police has questioned a former Inspector General of Police (IGP) recently in connection with the murder of former Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickremetunga.
 Norway and UNDP partner to expand support to resettled communities in Sri Lanka:
July 21, Colombo: The Government of Norway and United Nations Development Programme [UNDP] in Sri Lanka has entered in to a partnership agreement to expand support to resettled communities in Sri Lanka's conflict affected areas.
 World Bank pledges to extend full assistance to Sri Lanka:
July 21, Colombo: The World Bank has reiterated that it is prepared to extend its full assistance towards Sri Lanka. The new World Bank Country Director Dr. Idah Pswarayi- Riddihough stated this when she met Sri Lanka's Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake yesterday at the Finance Ministry.
 Sri Lanka to deepen relations and cooperation with Jamaica :
July 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka has strong interest in strengthening bilateral relations with Jamaica, the new Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the Caribbean country has said.
 BOC among world's top 1000 banks, ranked no.1 in Sri Lanka:
July 21, Colombo: UK's 'The Banker' Magazine has once again named The Bank of Ceylon as the No. 1 Bank in Sri Lanka among the world's top 1000 banks in its July 2016 issue.
 Northern Province Governor says extremists are attempting to inflame situation after the university students' clash :
July 20, Colombo: The recent clash between two groups of students at the University of Jaffna has stirred up both North and South and some extremist groups are attempting to inflame situation instead of calming it, the Governor of Northern Province Reginald Cooray said.
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 No investor will be allowed to start casinos in Sri Lanka - PM:
July 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has stressed that no investor will be allowed to start casinos in the country.
 Sri Lanka to table a National Sustainable Development Act in Parliament within a month:
July 20, New York: As the first country in the Asia-Pacific Region to establish a Ministry for Sustainable Development, and as the current Chair of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development, Sri Lanka now is in a unique leadership position to champion transformation to sustainable development, the Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife Gamini Jayawickrama Perera said.
 Sri Lanka SEC issues directive blocking sale of Agalawatte Plantation shares :
July 20, Colombo: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Sri Lanka today issued a directive blocking the sale of 15.2 million shares of Agalawatte Plantations belonging to Mackwoods Plantations (private) Limited.
  US Embassy announces grants program to support youth in Sri Lanka:
July 20, Colombo: The United States Embassy in Colombo today announced the Youth Empowerment Grants (YEG) program to fund projects to benefit Sri Lankan youth.
 CID starts investigating PSD officers over rugby player's murder:
July 20, Colombo: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Sri Lanka Police has launched an investigation into the involvement of former Presidential Security Division (PSD) officers in the murder of the national rugby player Wasim Thajudeen, the CID told the Colombo Magistrate Court today.
 Malaysia seeks Sri Lanka's cooperation in combating terrorism:
July 20, Colombo: Malaysia is seeking Sri Lanka's cooperation in combatting terrorism and the Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who will arrive in Sri Lanka tomorrow on a two-day working visit, will discuss the issue with Sri Lankan officials, the Malaysian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Wan Zaidi Wan Abdullah said.
  Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister to visit Sri Lanka Thursday:
July 20, Colombo: The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs of Malaysia Dato Seri Dr. Ahmed Zahid Hamidi, will pay an official visit to Sri Lanka from 21 to 22 July 2016, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said today.
 World Bank grants Sri Lanka US$ 55 million to develop strategic cities:
July 20, Colombo: The World Bank today signed a US$ 55 million loan agreement with Sri Lanka for the Strategic Cities Development Project to improve urban services, preserve cultural and environment assets, and improve livability in Jaffna, adding the city to an existing project to develop Galle and Kandy.
 Swiss authorities indict 13 Tamil Tiger supporters for supporting LTTE through a microcredit system:
July 20, Bern: The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland has indicted 13 accused associated with Sri Lanka's terrorist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) for providing financial support to the organization through a sophisticated microcredit system.
 Sri Lanka Navy arrests 15 persons engaged in illegal harvesting of sea cucumbers :
July 20, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy Wednesday said it has arrested 15 local fishermen for allegedly engaged in illegal harvesting of sea cucumbers without a license.
  Sri Lanka seeks global support to reach SDGs by 2030:
July 20, Nairobi: Having achieved remarkable progress in its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Sri Lanka has called for global support to reach its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets by 2030.
 Private sector financing opportunities for clean energy projects in Sri Lanka:
July 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka - Canada Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in keeping with its unwavering commitment to the membership and the community organized an interactive session recently with the participation of IFC, a member of the World Bank Group and the IFC-Canada Climate Change Program and the government of Canada to help Sri Lankan private sector companies grow and develop their businesses by using clean and green renewable energy solutions.
 Ministers visit Jaffna University to assess the situation, assure it's entirely peaceful :
July 20, Colombo: A team of government ministers visited the restive campus of the Jaffna University Tuesday to assess the situation following a clash between two groups of students on Saturday, and assured that the situation in the University is 'entirely peaceful'.
 EU reiterates plans to widen €210 million development program in Sri Lanka to include reconciliation and good governance:
July 20, Brussels: The European Union Tuesday reiterated his plans to widen its €210 million (Rs. 34.4 billion) development program in Sri Lanka beyond rural development to provide grants for reconciliation and good governance.
  Sri Lanka police bust fake passport operation to send women to Kuwait :
July 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have uncovered a racket sending women to Kuwait by providing them with fake passports, fake Kuwait visa and immigration and emigration seals.
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 Officials instructed to consider fishermen's input and environment feasibility reports before constructing fishery harbors:
July 19, Colombo: Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Mahinda Amaraweera has instructed his ministry officials to consider the suggestions of fishermen as well as environment feasibility reports before constructing fishery harbors.
  Basil Rajapaksa hospitalized following remand :
July 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's former Economic Development Minister and a brother of the former President, Basil Rajapaksa was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital (CNH) for a medical check-up, this afternoon, a spokesman of the Department of Prisons said.
  Three Sri Lankans nabbed for attempting to smuggle Rs. 166 million worth foreign currency:
July 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials have arrested three Sri Lankan nationals this morning at the Departure Lounge of the Colombo International Airport in Katunayake for attempting to smuggle out foreign currency worth Rs 166 million.
 Committee appointed to probe the Jaffna University clash, Vavuniya campus to reopen tomorrow:
July 19, Colombo: Jaffna University authorities have appointed a three-member Committee to probe the clash which erupted between two student groups of the Jaffna University.
 Sri Lanka main Tamil party 'shocked' by clashes at Jaffna University :
July 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main Tamil party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has said that it is "deeply shocked" to learn of the clashes that took place at the University of Jaffna on Saturday.
 Singapore business community responds positively to Premier's invitation to invest in Sri Lanka:
July 19, Singapore: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is on a three-day official visit to Singapore, has extended an invitation to Singapore's Business Community to invest in the island nation as the government has embarked on an ambitious economic development program.
 Tamil Nadu fishermen to protest from July 22 demanding release of colleagues from Sri Lanka custody:
July 19, Rameswaram: Indian fishermen of Rameswaram have decided to hold a series of agitations from July 22, to make several demands including the release of 77 of their colleagues held in Sri Lankan custody.
 Situation at Jaffna University has returned to normal, the government claims:
July 19, Colombo: The restive situation prevailed at the University of Jaffna in the Northern Province after a recent clash between two groups of students, has returned to normal, the Government says.
  No financial difficulties in paying compensations to Salawa Army fire victims, Finance Minister assures:
July 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake has assured that there is no financial difficulty in paying compensation for the property that were damaged by the emergency situation caused due to the Salawa Army Camp fire and explosions.
 Sri Lanka Freedom Party special meeting today :
July 19, Colombo: A special meeting of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party will be held in Colombo today under the patronage of party leader, President Maithripala Sirisena.
 Sri Lanka to use specialized companies for recruitment of migrant workers to Saudi Arabia:
July 19, Jeddah: The Sri Lankan government has defined four factors to organize the recruitment of domestic workers to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  Japan- Sri Lanka Friendship Foundation donates an ambulance:
July 19, Colombo: The Japan- Sri Lanka Friendship Foundation has donated an ambulance worth Rs. 35 million to Sri Lanka at the President’s official residence, on Monday ( 18 ).
 Sri Lanka’s Hayleys acquires Maldivian resort for US$ 23 million:
July 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's diversified conglomerate Hayleys PLC announced that it has ventured into owning and operating an overseas resort in Maldives.
 All educational institutions should act as reconciliation centers - President:
July 18, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says that all the educational institutions, including the universities and vocational training centers should act as reconciliation centers and the field of reconciliation should be included in the school curriculum as a subject.
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 Special police team to investigate Jaffna University students clash:
July 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka police have appointed a special Police team to investigate the clash at the University of Jaffna last weekend.
 Sri Lanka, Singapore ink agreement to develop Western Province :
July 18, Singapore: Sri Lanka and Singapore signed an agreement opening doors for Singapore business investments to drive the development of Western Region Megapolis on Monday.
 MP Namal Rajapaksa granted bail:
July 18, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today granted bail to the Hambantota District United People's Freedom Alliance Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa who was remanded last week on charges of financial irregularities.
 JVP leader stresses the need for proper probe on Krrish deal:
July 18, Colombo: The leader of Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayake said it is essential to carry out a proper probe on the deal between the Krrish group and Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa.
 Sri Lanka assures maximum support to UNCTAD in all future activities of the G-77 and China:
July 18, Nairobi: Sri Lanka has assured its maximum support for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in its future activities as its role in a volatile global market is critical.
 Sri Lanka PM envisions a tripartite arrangement with India and Singapore to enhance trade and investments in the region:
July 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that Sri Lanka, having recognized that small domestic markets are insufficient to sustain growth, is focused on gaining access markets for Sri Lankan exports
 Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa writes to PM on unabated apprehensions of fishermen by Sri Lanka Navy :
July 18, Chennai: Following the arrest of four Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy on Saturday, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalithaa wrote to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi again to urge him to take immediate action to get the fishermen released from the Sri Lankan custody.
 Large number of Omani firms to participate in World Export Development Forum in Sri Lanka:
July 18, Colombo: A large number of Omani companies are expected to take part in the World Export Development Forum (WEDF), the flagship event of the Geneva-based International Trade Centre (ITC), to be held in the Sri Lankan capital in October, Times of Oman reported.
 WHO declares Sri Lanka filaria free country:
July 17, Colombo: The World Health Organization has declared Sri Lanka as a Filaria free country and the certificate in this regard will be awarded this week.
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 Wasp attack at Sigiriya heritage site injures 17 tourists:
July 17, Colombo: Visitors to the world famous Sigiriya rock fortress in Central Sri Lanka came under another wasp attack this morning, the police said.
 Sri Lanka, Singapore to sign bilateral agreements during PM's visit :
July 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka and Singapore will sign several bilateral agreements during the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's three-day official visit from 17 to 19 July to the East Asian nation at the invitation of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
 Consumer Affairs Authority begins raids on errant traders :
July 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) has begun emergency raids to nab the traders and grocers, selling essential food items at higher rates disregarding the government stipulated prices.
 Sri Lanka Navy accused of attacking Indian fishermen:
July 17, Colombo: Fishermen from Tamil Nadu have accused the Sri Lankan navy of attacking them when they were fishing in the territorial waters of the island nation on Saturday night.
 Sri Lanka Navy arrests 5 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing:
July 17, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy on Saturday has arrested six local fishermen in two separate incidents for allegedly engaging in illegal fishing practices.
 Clash between student factions in Jaffna University injures six:
July 17, Jaffna: Six undergraduates of the Jaffna University have been hospitalized following a clash between the Arts and science faculty students.
 Sri Lankan PM expresses solidarity with the Turkish government :
July 17, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe expressed his support for Turkey's elected government on Saturday as a coup attempt had been squashed by authorities earlier in the day.
 Sri Lanka's manufacturing and service sectors grow in June 2016:
July 16, Colombo: Both manufacturing and service sectors of Sri Lanka recorded a positive growth in June 2016, albeit at a slow rate, the Central Bank's recently released Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) Survey showed.
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 Sri Lanka expects to get back EU's GSP+ concession in 6-9 months :
July 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka is hopeful that the country would get back the European Union's Generalized System of Preferences plus (GSP+) facility within the next 6-9 months Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Harsha De Silva said.
 SLFP to take stern action on members working against the government :
July 16, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Freedom Party says it will take stern action against party members who are operating against the government.
 Sri Lankan Prime Minister to arrive in Singapore Sunday on a three-day official visit :
July 16, Colombo: Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe will make an official visit to Singapore from 17 to 19 July 2016 at the invitation of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
 Sri Lanka police arrest Army intelligence officer over popular editor's murder:
July 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police on Saturday arrested an army officer, attached to the Intelligence Unit of Sri Lanka Army, over the murder of journalist and former Editor of the Sunday Leader, Lasantha Wickremetunga.
 Turkish Embassy in Sri Lanka says attempted coup foiled by people in unity and solidarity:
July 16, Colombo: The Turkish Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka said a coup attempted to overthrow the democratically-elected government was foiled by the Turkish people in "unity and solidarity".
 Sri Lanka Navy Commander attends U.S. Pacific Command Amphibious Leaders Symposium:
July 16, Colombo: Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne at the invitation of Commander U.S. Marine Corps and Pacific Commanding General Fleet Marine Force, Lieutenant General John A. Toolan, took part in the Pacific Command Amphibious Leaders Symposium (PALS) 2016.
 Sri Lanka takes legal action against over 1,100 for breeding dengue mosquitoes:
July 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has taken legal action against 1,135 individuals for maintaining dengue breeding grounds.
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