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  'After 27 years, we gave you an election', Sri Lankan President tells North

Dec 18, Mullaitivu: Recalling that the past 30 years had been a period of distress, terror and darkness for everyone, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa asked the people in the North to protect the country by casting their votes for the ruling party at the presidential election on January 8.

Addressing an election campaign rally in Mullaitivu on Thursday (18) the President said now the war is over and the country has been liberated, a victory of the ruling party United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) is a victory of the people.

 Sri Lanka main opposition accuses Army of political campaigning for President, Army denies:
Dec 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) on Thursday accused army chief Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake of deploying troops to campaign for Commander-in-Chief President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the upcoming presidential elections.

 Chinese firm to invest US$ 20 million for a saline production facility in Sri Lanka:
Dec 18, Colombo: A Chinese firm has come forward to invest US$ 20 million to establish a saline production facility in Sri Lanka by mid-2015.

 Opposition Presidential Candidate asks Sri Lankan President to stop violating election laws:
Dec 18, Divulapitiya: The common opposition presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena reiterating his call for the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for a debate on good governance and democracy, asked the President to stop violating election laws.
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 Sri Lanka's first mass media outlet for Muslims launched:
Dec 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's first mass media outlet targeting the country's 1.9-million strong Muslim community was unveiled on 16 December at the Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo under the patronage of Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen.

  Sri Lankan court extends remand of 38 Indian fishermen till December 31:
Dec 18, Jaffna: A Sri Lankan court Thursday ordered to further remand the 38 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy few months ago.

 Sri Lanka's John Keels in US$ 445 million deal with Standard Chartered Bank for development project :
Dec 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's John Keells Holdings (JKH) said, it has entered into a deal with the Standard Chartered Bank to obtain project funding for its Waterfront Development Project.

 'After 27 years, we gave you an election', Sri Lankan President tells North:
Dec 18, Mullaitivu: Recalling that the past 30 years had been a period of distress, terror and darkness for everyone, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa asked the people in the North to protect the country by casting their votes for the ruling party at the presidential election on January 8.

 CA Sri Lanka, SEC honours top corporate leaders for demonstrating leadership excellence:
Dec 18, Colombo: In a renewed effort aimed at fostering a stronger culture of corporate governance and sustainable corporate performance in the country, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) together with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC), recently paid tribute to ten distinguished Chairpersons of Public Listed Companies for demonstrating visionary leadership and governance in achieving sustainable corporate performance.

 Sri Lankan court sentences two Pakistani men to death for drug trafficking :
Dec 18, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court Wednesday handed out death sentences to two Pakistani men accused of trafficking heroin into the island.

 Construction of houses for Sri Lanka landslide victims to begin today:
Dec 18, Colombo: Construction of houses for those who were displaced by the massive landslide in Koslanda Meeriya Bedda estate in Badulla district will begin today, according to a local government official.

 Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka advises local government authorities to obey election laws :
Dec 18, Colombo: In response to the complaints lodged by some political party candidates, the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRSCL) has advised all local government authorities to obey the election laws saying that the Commission will be compelled to take legal action against violators.

 Sri Lanka’s Singer PLC’s debenture oversubscribed:
Dec 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Singer PLC’s issue of 10 million listed, rated, senior, unsecured, redeemable debenture at Rs. 100 each was oversubscribed, the company said in a stock exchange filling.

  Sri Lanka's Sachithra Senanayake achieves career-best ranking:
Dec 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake has achieved career-best rankings in the latest Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings following the conclusion of the seven-match series with England, which Sri Lanka won by 5-2.

 Common opposition candidate challenges Sri Lankan President for a debate on good governance:
Dec 17, Balapitiya: The common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena said he would like to enlighten his opponent at the presidential election, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, on good governance and democracy and challenged him for a debate on the subject.
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  Sri Lanka Army rejects allegations that soldiers used for menial jobs:
Dec 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army today rejected the allegations made by the opposition that the soldiers were used for low-grade menial jobs after the war ended.

  Special security arrangement for Sri Lanka elections, police arrest 30 for election law violations:
Dec 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Police Department so far has arrested 30 individuals including three leaders of Pradeshiya Sabhas in response to 49 complaints of election law violations.

 Think tank in Sri Lanka says Missing Persons Commission is 'structurally flawed':
Dec 17, Colombo: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), a leading public policy research and advocacy think tank in Sri Lanka, says the Missing Persons Commission appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to investigate alleged disappearances of persons in the Northern and Eastern Provinces is 'structurally flawed'.

 Sri Lankan President shares future plans for the country with private sector:
Dec 17, Colombo: Sharing his future plans for the country with the private sector Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said his future vision is to eliminate poverty along with any corruption that would hinder the progress of the nation.

 Two new judges sworn in to Sri Lanka high courts:
Dec 17, Colombo: Two new justices to Sri Lanka high courts were sworn in today before President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

 Sri Lanka's NDB Investment Bank facilitates Hemas Power acquisition:
Dec 17, Colombo: NDB Investment Bank (Pvt) Limited (NDBIB), was instrumental in the acquisition of Hemas Power PLC (HPWR) by a consortium comprising of NDB Capital Holdings PLC (NCAP),ACL Cables PLC (ACL) and Trydan Partners (Private) Limited (Trydan) in a deal worth approximately Rs. 1.7 billion.

 President orders investigation into attack on opposition rally:
Dec 17, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed the Inspector General of Police to investigate the arson attack on stage set up for an opposition party election rally in Wanduramba, Galle.

 Opposition election meetings attacked in Sri Lanka:
Dec 17, Colombo: A stage set up for an election rally of the common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena to be held today in Wanduramba, Galle, has been destroyed by an unidentified group early this morning.

 Former Sri Lankan President warns of ‘skullduggery’ at the presidential polls:
Dec 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaranatunga has warned that the present President Mahinda Rajapaksa may resort to 'skullduggery' to win the election and urged the international community to press his government to ensure a free and fair election.

 Sri Lankan President has reached political bankruptcy - opposition candidate:
Dec 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's current President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is vying for an unprecedented third term at the upcoming presidential election, has reached a state of politically bankruptcy, the common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena said.

 Sri Lanka says terror act in Sydney highlights need for concerted action by the international community :
Dec 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka said the act of terror in Sydney highlights the need for the concerted action by the international community to combat the menace of terrorism and ensure global peace and security.

 Bar Association of Sri Lanka files suit against three local governments:
Dec 16, Colombo: The Bar Association of Sri Lanka has taken legal action against three local governments for failing to remove the illegal hoardings and posters erected in their city limits.
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 Sri Lanka wins the ODI series against England 5-2:
Dec 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka won the final One-Day International (ODI) of the seven-match series against England by 87 runs today at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

 Constituent changes to the S&P Sri Lanka 20 Index:
Dec 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's bourse, Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) today announced the changes in S&P Sri Lanka 20 index constituents made by S&P Dow Jones Indices at the 2014 annual index rebalance.

 Sri Lankan government contented with Tamil Nadu gesture:
Dec 16, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government today said it is happy with the decision taken by the Government of Tamil Nadu to release the Sri Lankan fishermen under its custody and their boats before Christmas.

 Sri Lanka vehemently condemns terror attack in Pakistan:
Dec 16, Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka vehemently condemned the terrorist attack today at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan killing over 125 people including 84 children and injuring more than 100 others.

 Sri Lanka's The Finance Company continues with second phase of restructuring:
Dec 16, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka said in keeping with the direction issued by the Monetary Board at its meeting held on 26th May 2014, it has continued the implementation of the second phase of restructuring of The Finance Company PLC (TFC).

 Sri Lanka's common candidate adopts new campaign strategy to reach grass-roots voters :
Dec 16, Colombo: The campaign managers of Sri Lanka's common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena have decided to launch a door-to-door canvassing in the second stage of the presidential election campaign.

 Tamil Nadu government to release Sri Lankan fishermen and boats on December 22:
Dec 16, Colombo: The Tamil Nadu government says it is prepared to release the Sri Lankan fishermen and boats under its custody before the Christmas after completion of formalities and expects the Sri Lankan government to reciprocate the gesture.

 Sri Lanka Tamil parties exchange fisticuffs during District Development Committee meeting:
Dec 16, Jaffna: Clashes have erupted between the members of the two major Tamil parties in the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) during the Jaffna District Development Committee meeting this morning.

 Sri Lanka's leading duo to play last One-Day International cricket match at home today:
Dec 16, Colombo: Two of Sri Lanka's leading cricketers, Kumara Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, will play their final one-day international (ODI) at home today when they face England at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

 Sri Lankan President committed to create a safer country for children:
Dec 15, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Monday said he is committed to create a safer country for the children while continuing the programme implemented to uplift the living status of all citizens.

 Sri Lankan peace keeping troops of UN mission in Lebanon honored :
Dec 15, Colombo: Sri Lankan troops serving in the United Nations mission in Lebanon have been recognized by the UN for their dedicated contribution.

 Sri Lankan President congratulates Japanese PM on his election victory:
Dec 15, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today congratulated the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe who won a snap vote to secure support for his "Abenomics" economic reforms.
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 Sri Lanka's opposition candidate to take action against offenders of corruption :
Dec 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's common opposition presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena today said he would not allow those alleged offenders of corruption to flee the country, if he were elected to office in January.

 Sri Lanka ruling party accused of using prisoners for election campaigns :
Dec 15, Colombo: A Sri Lankan election monitoring group today charged the ruling party, United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) of using prisons inmates to assist election campaign activities.

 SriLankan Aviation College opened:
Dec 15, Colombo: SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka, launched its newest aviation integrated training institution, SriLankan Aviation College last Friday, opening up a world of opportunities for the aspirant youth to take their first step towards an exciting career in aviation.

 Transparency International of Sri Lanka complains against President's massive violations of election regulations:
Dec 15, Colombo: Transparency International of Sri Lanka has lodged a complaint before the Election Commissioner regarding massive violation of election regulations by President Mahinda Rajapaksa at his inaugural election rally held last week in Anuradhapura.

 Postal ballot papers for Sri Lanka presidential elections to be delivered today:
Dec 15, Colombo: The ballot papers for the postal voting at the upcoming presidential election on 08 January will be delivered by post today, the Election Secretariat said.

 Shift Solutions to launch first ever hologram in Sri Lanka at SLFP Rally:
Dec 15, Colombo: Shift Solutions, Sri Lanka's leading creative digital agency will soon launch the first-ever hologram in Sri Lanka - a life sized projection of President Mahinda Rajapaksa delivering a live speech.

 Sri Lanka's Hatton National Bank enters into payee partnership with banker's institute :
Dec 15, Colombo: Hatton National Bank (HNB), the premier private sector commercial bank in Sri Lanka, entered into a payee partnership with Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka (IBSL) recently.

 Over 100 election monitors to arrive in Sri Lanka:
Dec 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Election Department and the election monitoring organization People's Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) have decided to bring 104 international election monitors to observe the upcoming presidential polls.

 Sri Lankan President expresses concern over the hostage situation in Sydney:
Dec 15, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has expressed concern over the developing hostage situation in Sydney, Australia.

 Sri Lankan President wants a mandate to create a moral society:
Dec 14, Nawalapitiya: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that he came forward to contest for a third time seeking a mandate to create a moral and disciplined society.

 Sri Lanka Muslim party rejects Minister's claim of its support to President :
Dec 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's major Muslim party, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) protested today to a statement made by Minister S.B. Dissanayaka that the party had decided to support President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the presidential elections.
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 Sri Lanka opposition UNP opens operations office to document election law violations:
Dec 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party has opened an election operations office at the party headquarters for the work related to the presidential elections on January 08.

  Sri Lanka Navy accused of chasing away 3,000 Indian fishermen:
Dec 14, Rameswaram: Sri Lankan navy personnel are accused of threatening and chasing away a group of Indian fishermen from Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu.

 Malaysia extradites Sri Lankan terror suspect wanted by India to Sri Lanka :
Dec 14, Colombo: Malaysia has deported the Sri Lankan national arrested in Kuala Lumpur for an alleged conspiracy to carry out terror attacks on the US and Israeli consulates in South India to Sri Lanka ignoring an extradition request from India.

 Sri Lanka's Sangakkara fined for breaching ICC code of conduct:
Dec 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's prolific batsman Kumar Sangakkara has been fined 15 percent of his match fee for showing dissent at an Umpire's decision during the sixth One-Day International against England in Pallekele on Saturday.

 International investigation on Sri Lanka will not deliver justice - Minister Peiris:
Dec 14, Colombo: The United Nations led international investigation on Sri Lanka will not deliver justice as it is biased and not a proper investigation, Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister, Prof. G.L Peiris said.

 Election violence in Sri Lanka hospitalizes 19 people - Election Monitor :
Dec 14, Colombo: Following the declaration of Presidential election 175 cases of violation of election laws have been reported up to now, a election monitoring group in Sri Lanka says.

 Russian experts to arrive in Sri Lanka today to investigate Air Force plane crash:
Dec 14, Colombo: A team of Russian experts is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka today to investigate crash of the Sri Lankan Air Force plane yesterday in Athurugiriya.

 Sri Lanka Tamil party to announce its stand on presidential election by end December :
Dec 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's major Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says the party will announce its stand on the next month's presidential elections by the end of December.

 Sri Lanka presidential candidates promise violence-free election - Catholic Church:
Dec 13, Colombo: A Sri Lankan Catholic Church leader has said the two main candidates vying for presidency inJanuary 8th presidential election have promised a violence-free vote, with Pope Francis scheduled to visit the country just days later.
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 Another group of Sri Lankan expatriate workers return to the island with lost hopes :
Dec 13, Colombo: Another group of Sri Lankan expatriate workers who were facing difficulties in two Middle Eastern countries were brought back to the island today.

 Another international expert appointed to Sri Lanka Missing Persons Commission:
Dec 13, Colombo: Another international expert has been appointed to advise Sri Lanka's Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons.

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