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  Australian PM sees Sri Lanka President's visit as an opportunity to advance key areas of bilateral cooperation

May 24, Canberra: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena commencing his three-day state visit to Australia on the invitation of the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrived in Canberra Wednesday morning (May 24).

President Sirisena's visit from 24 - 26 May will be the first time a Sri Lankan Head of State has made a state visit to Australia and builds on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's successful visit in February.

 Sri Lanka Prime Minister condoles Manchester attack:
May 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, has extended condolences over the suspected suicide bomb attack in Manchester, UK that claimed the lives of 22 civilians and injured scores Monday night.

 Sri Lanka Investment Forum held in Beijing:
May 24, Colombo: A successful Sri Lanka - China International Economic Cooperation Forum was held on 17th May, 2017 at Super House International Hotel in Beijing, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said.

 Sri Lanka PM invites business community to build an export economy :
May 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today invited the country's business community and the entrepreneurs to support the government to build an export economy.

 Sri Lankan president congratulates Iranian President on re-election:
May 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has sent a message on Wednesday to Iran's President-elect Hassan Rouhani congratulating him on his re-election as the country's president.

 New security measures at Colombo International Airport:
May 24, Colombo: New regulations have been introduced according to the regulations of the International Civil Aviation Organization to enhance the security at Sri Lanka's Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake.

 Sri Lankan President observes several programs in Canberra :
May 24, Canberra: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena visited ANU-CSIRO Centre for Genomics, Metabolomics and Bioinformatics this morning (May 24), President's Media Division said.

  Over 100 harassed Sri Lankan housemaids return home from Kuwait:
May 24, Colombo: More Sri Lankan women who encountered intimidation after taking up jobs as housemaids in the rich Middle Eastern countries have been brought back to the country.

  India, Japan joint venture to set up USD 250 million LNG import terminal in Sri Lanka:
May 24, Colombo: India and Japan in a joint venture plan to set up a USD 250 million LNG import terminal in Sri Lanka.

 Strong will to develop Pakistan, Sri Lanka ties - Envoy:
May 24, Colombo: The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Dr. Sarfraz Ahmed Khan Sipra said that Pakistan and Sri Lanka enjoy excellent relations and there is a strong will on both sides to further develop and promote these ties.

 Sri Lanka Navy Chief to review Indian Navy passing our parade:
May 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan Navy Commander, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne will review the passing out parade of the cadets of Spring Term 2017 of Indian Naval Academy (INA), at Ezhimala in Kannur district on May 27, PTI reported.

 New Finance Minister pledges maximum effort for the economic development of the country through reforms :
May 24, Colombo: New Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera setting in his new role pledged maximum effort for the economic development of the country through much needed economic reforms.

 Dialog paves way for 5G with successful Massive MIMO trial:
May 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's premier connectivity provider, Dialog Axiata, said it has carried out South Asia's first successful trial of next-generation, Massive MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) technology.

  Australian PM sees Sri Lanka President's visit as an opportunity to advance key areas of bilateral cooperation:
May 24, Canberra: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena commencing his three-day state visit to Australia on the invitation of the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrived in Canberra Wednesday morning (May 24).

 Sri Lanka Navy arrests six Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters:
May 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy on Wednesday arrested six Indian fishermen and impounded their fishing dhow for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and fishing in Sri Lankan waters.

 U.S. FY 2018 budget requests $ 3.38 million to support Sri Lanka's demining and border control programs :
May 24, Washington, DC: The United States Department of State's FY 2018 budget requests a total of $3.38 million to support Sri Lankan government's demining and border control programs.

 Rule of Law will be strictly implemented against persons cresting conflict in the country - Minister:
May 23, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government will implement the rules of law strictly irrespective of any differences against people who are attempting to create conflict in the country in racial or any other form of agitations.
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 Prime Minister asks all party leaders to reach consensus on Local Government elections :
May 23, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe emphasizes the need of all party leaders agreement for the amendment of the election law on order to hold Local Government elections as soon as possible.

 Sri Lankan President condemns Manchester suicide attack:
May 23, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena vehemently condemned the terrorist attack on a Manchester musical concert, that claimed the lives of 22 civilians and injured scores more.

 Measures taken to alleviate teacher shortage, Education Minister says:
May 23, Colombo: Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says the government has taken measures to provide a sustainable solution to the teacher shortage problem.

 PATA Annual Summit 2017 welcomes over 400 delegates to Sri Lanka:
May 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka hosted the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Annual Summit 2017 which includes the PATA Annual General Meeting and the PATA Youth Symposium from May 18 through 21 at the Jetwing Blue Hotel in Negombo.

 Sri Lankan Prime Minister calls on youth to play a greater role in reconciliation for country's development:
May 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says reconciliation is a necessary factor for the country's development and the youth can play a leading role.

 Sri Lankan President leaves for Australia on a state visit:
May 23, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena left for Australia Tuesday (23) commencing a three-day state visit on the invitation of the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

 Earth mound collapses burying three people in Mawanella:
May 23, Colombo: An earth embankment at a building construction site in Mawanella has collapsed burying three people, the police said today.

 President's visit to boost Australia - Sri Lanka Ties:
May 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka and Australia enjoy strong bilateral relations, and the current state visit of President Maithripala Sirisena will give them a quantum jump, Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Australia, Somasundaram Skandakumar said.

 Sri Lanka condemns suspected terror attack in Manchester :
May 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka today condemned the suspected terror attack at a concert hall in Manchester that has killed 19 people and injured more than 50 people.
 Malaysian mission plans to bring in US$ 300 million investment to Sri Lanka:
May 23, Colombo: The Malaysian government and the private sector are exploring avenues to bring in nearly US$ 300 million foreign direct investment (FDI) into Sri Lanka, the Malaysian envoy says.
 UN urges Sri Lanka to take action against those inciting hatred and violence:
May 22, Colombo: The United Nations (UN) has urged the Government of Sri Lanka to take action against those inciting hatred and violence.
 Sri Lankan President to visit Bangladesh in July:
May 22, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is likely to pay an official visit to Bangladesh on July 13-15 at the invitation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, The Daily Star reported.
 Heavy local and international responsibility lay on shoulders, says Sri Lanka's new Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake.:
May 22, Colombo: Minister Ravi Karunanayake, who was sworn in as the new Foreign Affairs Minister at the Presidential Secretariat this morning said a heavy local and international responsibility has been laid on his shoulders.
 Families of disappeared in Sri Lanka write to UN Chief, British PM on their plight:
May 22, Colombo: The families of disappeared and missing in Sri Lanka's North have written to the United Nations Secretary General António Gutteres and British Prime Minister Theresa May about their struggle to find answers as to the whereabouts of their loved ones.
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 Sri Lanka shows interest in Belarusian military hardware at MILEX 2017:
May 22, Minsk: Sri Lanka is showing interest in purchasing the Belarusian military hardware at the MILEX 2017 defense exhibition in Minsk, according to the Belarusian news agency BelTA.
 Sri Lanka's Hayleys crosses Rs. 100 billion turnover, in 2016/17:
May 22, Colombo: Leading Sri Lankan conglomerate Hayleys PLC concluded the 2016/17 financial year with its strongest performance to-date, setting a new benchmark for the turnover among listed Sri Lankan corporates.
 Meeting with top U.S. official last call for Minister Mangala Samaraweera as Foreign Minister :
May 22, Colombo: Meeting with a top U.S. official today was the last call for Minister Mangala Samaraweera as Sri Lanka's Foreign before he was to take charge of the country's economy as Finance Minister.
  Sri Lankan President assures government's commitment to ensure social justice :
May 22, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says ensuring social justice for the benefit of the people is the prime commitment of his government.
 'Attacks on Muslim mosques and businesses is a conspiracy against government' - Minister :
May 22, Colombo: Attacks on Muslim places of worship and businesses is a conspiracy against the government, a Sri Lankan government minister says.
 Contempt of Court case against GMOA president to be taken up on 2 August :
May 22, Colombo: The petition filed by two civilians against the president of the Government Medical Officers Association Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya was taken up for hearing at the Court of Appeal today.
 Sri Lanka nationwide inflation declines to 8.4 percent in April 2017:
May 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's nationwide inflation in April 2017 determined under the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) declined to 8.4 percent from 8.6 percent recorded in March 2017, on an year-on-year basis, the Department of Census and Statistics reported on Monday.
  Joint Opposition MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage released on bail:
May 22, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today released former Sports Minister and joint Opposition MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage on bail when the case filed against him by the Attorney General was taken up for hearing.
 Three arrested for aiding and abetting suspects in Piliyandala shooting :
May 22, Colombo: The Mirihana Special Crime Investigation Unit of Police has arrested three persons including a woman in connection with the shooting that killed a Police Narcotic Bureau officer and an 11-year-old girl and injured three others earlier this month.
 Positive outlook for Sri Lanka's exports in 1Q 2017:
May 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's economy grew by 4.4% during the year 2016, although slightly low compared to 2015, amidst internal and external shocks that impacted on the economic growth of the country.
 Sri Lankan President to begin visit to Australia today :
May 22, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will leave for Australia Monday afternoon on a four-day state visit on an invitation of the Australian government, the Government Information Department announced.
 Sri Lanka President changes 9 ministerial portfolios in cabinet reshuffle:
May 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has re-shuffled the cabinet today changing 9 ministerial portfolios and appointing a state minister to one of his ministries.
 Ex-LTTE leader KP reveals how former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MGR supported to buy weapons and ships :
May 22, Colombo: Former international wing leader and chief arms procurer of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP says a former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister provided the money to buy the weapons and ships.
 Former Sri Lankan president Chandrika Kumaratunga to deliver lecture in Dhaka on good governance:
May 22, Colombo: Former Sri Lankan president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has arrived in Dhaka Sunday morning on a four-day visit.
 SAITM says will cooperate with government's policy decisions:
May 21, Colombo: The Management of South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) says it will be cooperating with the policy decisions presented by the Government and the suggestions made by President Maithripala Sirisena.
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 Wellawatte building collapse death toll rises to 3, rescue operations conclude:
May 21, Colombo: The death toll of Thursday's disaster in Wellawatte rose to three with the discovery of another body under the debris of the collapsed building.
 CA Sri Lanka's Business Plan Competition grand finale winner off to Australia for international competition:
May 21, Colombo: CA Sri Lanka's Business Plan Competition grand finale winner, Mahamaya Girls College, Kandy will leave for Australia next week to take part at the BlueShift International Business Case Competition organized by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane.
 U.S. condemns attacks against mosques in Sri Lanka:
May 21, Colombo: Condemning the attacks on mosques in Sri Lanka, the United States said it expects the government of Sri Lanka to take immediate measures against the attacks.
 Sri Lankan Buddhist delegation leaves for Pakistan to attend 2nd Vesak Festival:
May 21, Colombo: On the invitation of Government of Pakistan, a 34-member delegation left for Pakistan today to attend the Vesak Festival at Taxila.
 Sri Lanka state doctors to launch another token strike tomorrow:
May 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's trade union of the state doctors, The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) today announced that they will launch another island wide token strike tomorrow to protest against several issues including the recent police action on protesting medical students.
 Indian naval ship Sumedha arrives at Sri Lanka's Colombo Port :
> May 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy in compliance with naval customs ceremonially welcomed the Indian Navy Indian Naval Ship (INS) Sumedha arrived at the Port of Colombo on Sunday (21) on a three day official visit.
 ADB supporting major project to end water scarcity in Sri Lanka's dry zone:
May 21, Colombo: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is supporting a major government water resources project in Sri Lanka to provide irrigational and potable water to the dry zone.
  President calls a meeting with ministers on Monday, cabinet reshuffle likely :
May 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has called a special meeting with all ministers - Cabinet, Deputy and State for tomorrow at the Presidential Secretariat.
 Owner of the collapsed building arrested:
May 21, Colombo: The police have arrested the owner of the seven-storey building that collapsed in a suburb of Sri Lanka's capital Colombo on Thursday after he surrendered to the police today.
 Minister warns against illegal construction of buildings in Sri Lankan capital city:
May 20, Colombo: Minister of Megapolis and Western Province Development Patali Champika Ranawaka issued a clear warning to those engaged in illegal construction of buildings without adhering to the government standards in the city limits of capital Colombo.
 Body found under the collapsed building in Wellawatte:
May 20, Colombo: A body of a youth was found today under the debris of the building collapsed in Wellawatte on Thursday.
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 Sri Lanka President promises measures to probe disappearances, establish OMP:
May 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena today said that if information pertaining to the locations of the missing persons being detained is revealed the government will be able to formulate a program to inspect such places.
 Northern economy must be developed for Sri Lanka's growth - PM:
May 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the economic development in the North must be a priority if the entire country is to develop as the Northern Province has the least economic progress.
 New policy to strengthen the Irrigation sector to be presented to parliament soon:
May 20, Colombo: A new irrigation policy will be presented to the cabinet and parliament very soon Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management said Irrigation and Water Resource Management Minister Vijith Vijayamuni Zoysa.
 Royal Canadian Naval Ship HMCS Winnipeg arrives at Sri Lanka's Colombo Port:
May 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, welcomed a Royal Canadian navy ship arrived at the Port of Colombo on Sunday.
 Speaker followed ordinary procedure in compliance with Constitution, elections law informing EC on Geetha Kumarasinghe's seat :
May 20, Colombo: Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday stated that Parliament followed the ordinary procedure in compliance with the Constitution and elections law when informing the Elections Commission on the Appeal Court ruling disqualifying MP Geetha Kumarasinghe from holding a seat in Parliament.
 Customs nab Sri Lankan smuggling illegal cigarettes worth Rs. 1.8 million:
May 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials have arrested an individual at the Katunayake Airport this morning for attempting to illegally bring a stock of cigarettes worth Rs. 1.8 million into the country from Kuwait.
 China's Guangxi Zhuong province seeks to enhance trade and investment with Sri Lanka :
May 20, Colombo: China's Guangxi Zhuong autonomous province is seeking to promote trade and investment with Sri Lanka at an investment forum in Colombo.
  Sri Lanka ranks 73rd in global health care access and quality index:
May 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka has been ranked 73rd among 195 countries and territories for personal health-care access and quality in 2015 in a first-ever global study published in The Lancet medical journal on Thursday.
 Sri Lanka government to introduce flexible working hours for public sector:
May 20, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government plans to launch a pilot project introducing flexible working hours for the public sector currently serving in offices situated in Battaramulla area.
 Ceylon Chamber creates easy guide to provide information on GSP+ tariff concession :
May 20, Colombo: In response to many requests for information and queries received from its member companies regarding GSP+, the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) of Ceylon Chamber of Commerce has taken the initiative to create an easy to use guide to check some key aspects of the trade concession.
 EU's GSP+ tax relief to Sri Lanka goes into effect:
May 19, Colombo: Exports to Europe from Sri Lanka will be granted the Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) tax relief from Friday.
 Sri Lanka to construct an expressway connecting Northern districts to central hills to develop north :
May 19, Mannar: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the government will take measures to construct an expressway to connect the northern districts of Jaffna, Mannar and Trincomalee with Badulla in the central hills.
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 Sri Lanka to create a national policy on teacher recruitment to improve education :
May 19, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government is creating a national policy for recruitment of educators to national schools in order to improve the education in state schools, the country's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.
 Sri Lanka, India navies hold 27th IMBL meeting aboard Sri Lankan naval ship :
May 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka and India navies have held the annual International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) meeting aboard a Sri Lankan naval ship in the mid seas on Friday.
 Sri Lankan government to demolish illegally built structures in Colombo:
May 19, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government will take measures to demolish an estimated 10,000 illegally built homes and offices in Colombo, a day after a seven-storey wedding hall in the city collapsed, killing one and wounding 23, AFP reported.
 Sri Lanka President pledges to strengthen security forces to safeguard national security:
May 19, Colombo: Marking the eighth anniversary of the end of the war, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has vowed to strengthen the security forces as part of fulfilling government's commitment to safeguard national security.
 Australia working with India and Sri Lanka to resettle Sri Lankan refugees:
May 19, New Delhi: Australia, as part of broader measures to prevent human smuggling on the high seas, is working with India and Sri Lanka to rehabilitate Sri Lankan refugees interested in going back to the island nation, a high ranking Australian official has said
  National War Heroes' Commemoration Ceremony today:
May 19, Colombo: The National War Heroes' Commemoration Ceremony will take place today at 4pm at the War Heroes' Memorial near the parliament grounds under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
 Sri Lanka calls on SAARC countries to collaborate to boost trade and foreign investment :
May 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen has called on the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries to collaborate rather than compete to boost the trade and investments.
 German investments to provide free air and land ambulance service in Sri Lanka:
May 19, Colombo: Two giant European industry leaders, the Airbus and Mercedes-Benz have agreed to invest in an air and land ambulance service in Sri Lanka, Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said yesterday.
 'Sri Lanka Investment Conclave' draws in 50 foreign firms to explore biz opportunities:
May 19, Colombo: Senior Executives and owners of over 50 foreign companies from more than 15 countries have already registered to take part in the upcoming 'Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2017' showing interest in exploring opportunities in diverse economic sectors of the country, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce said.
 Girl injured in drug traffickers' shooting in Piliyandala dies:
May 19, Colombo: The 11-year-old girl who was severely injured during the shootout between Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) officers and drug traffickers in Piliyandala on May 9 has died.
 Sri Lanka's anti-terror bill falls far too short, raises concerns, Human Rights Watch says :
May 19, New York: The global human rights organization, Huma Rights Watch (HRW) says Sri Lanka's latest counterterrorism bill falls far short of the government's pledges to the United Nations Human Rights Council to end abusive detention without charge.
 Update: Building collapses in Sri Lanka capital killing one and injuring scores:
May 18, Colombo: One person died and at least 21 others were injured when a seven-story building under construction in a suburb of Sri Lanka's capital Colombo collapsed Thursday, the police said.
 Softlogic Holdings acquires right to sell Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream in Sri Lanka:
May 18, Colombo: The Board of Softlogic Holdings announced that its fully owned subsidiary, Softlogic Restaurants (Private) Limited has acquired the rights to sell Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream in Sri Lanka.
 Tamil party urges Sri Lankan government to enable Office on Missing Persons immediately:
May 18, Colombo: On the eighth anniversary of the end of the war, Sri Lanka's main Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has urged the Lankan government to immediately enable the Office on Missing Persons (OMP) that has been approved by the parliament last year to help families of missing persons to discover the fate of their loved ones.
 Sri Lanka-Norway relations have entered a new and dynamic phase- Finance Minister:
May 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka-Norway diplomatic relations spanning over 60 years since 1950 have entered a new and dynamic phase strengthening the relations and bilateral cooperation between the two countries, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said.
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 Sri Lanka - Pakistan Friendship Ramazan Bazaar on Sunday:
May 18, Colombo: The Sri Lanka-Pakistan Friendship, Trade and Investment Association will hold its 4th Ramazan Bazaar on Sunday, 21st May 2017 at the Dutch Burger Union, No. 114, Reid Avenue, Colombo 04.
 India offers Ayush Scholarships to Sri Lankan students for higher education in traditional medicine:
May 18, Colombo: The High Commission of India in Colombo has announced scholarships to Sri Lankan nationals under the Ayush Scholarship Scheme for UG/PG/PhD courses in Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy for the academic year 2017-18.
 President reviews progress of independent commissions:
May 18, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday chaired a progress review meeting of independent commissions which were established under the 19th Amendment to the Constitution at the Presidential Secretariat.
 Sri Lankan court bars commemoration of Tamils killed in the fighting:
May 18, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court has barred Tamil activists from holding a commemoration to mark the 8th anniversary of last battle near a war monument in Mullaitivu.
 Sri Lanka Army assists rescue operations at Wellawatte building collapse :
May 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army has deployed its troops to assist the rescue operations in Wellawatte where a five-story building that was under construction collapsed injuring 21 people.
 Building collapses in Sri Lanka capital injuring 21 :
May 18, Colombo: A five-story building under construction in a suburb of Sri Lanka's capital Colombo collapsed Thursday, injuring at least 21 people, police said.
 Sri Lanka to develop Hummanaya blowhole as a tourist attraction:
May 18, Colombo: The government will take measures to develop the Hummanaya blowhole at Kudawella in the South as a tourist attraction, State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Dilip Wedaarachchi said.
 Special traffic plan around Battaramulla tomorrow due to National War Heroes Commemoration ceremony:
May 18, Colombo: A special traffic plan will be in operation from 2.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. tomorrow (19th May) in around Battaramulla due to the National War Heroes' Commemoration, Police Headquarters said.
 NPC provides training on reconciliation for peace workers:
May 18, Colombo: The National Peace Council, an independent and nonpartisan organization working towards peace in Sri Lanka, has held a one-week training program on conflict transformation for peace workers in Colombo under its Religions to Reconcile project.
 Eight university students arrested during protest remanded till tomorrow:
May 18, Colombo: The court has remanded eight university students who were arrested for unlawful behavior during yesterday's protest march till tomorrow, the Police said.
 Eight university students arrested during protest remanded till tomorrow:
May 18, Colombo: The court has remanded eight university students who were arrested for unlawful behavior during yesterday's protest march till tomorrow, the Police said.
 Sri Lanka to sign air service agreement with Canada:
May 18, Colombo: The Sri Lankan Cabinet of Ministers Tuesday has approved the signing of an air services agreement with Canada.
 Retail giant LuLu launches food processing and export facility in Sri Lanka:
May 18, Colombo: The UAE based retail giant LuLu Group on Wednesday inaugurated it state-of-the-art food processing and export unit that will source high quality products from Sri Lanka and export to its large chain of hypermarkets in Middle East and other countries.
 US, Sri Lanka Navies hold 2nd edition of Staff Talks in Colombo :
May 17, Colombo: The second edition of Staff Talks between the high - ranking officers of the US 7th Fleet and Sri Lanka Navy was held at the Naval Headquarters on 16th and 17th of May 2017.
 Court orders investigation into Rathupaswala protester's death:
May 17, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today ordered an investigation into the death of a protester by the army firing during the Rathupaswala incident in 2013.
 Sri Lanka PM calls for more women participation in businesses to achieve economic growth :
May 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said more women participation in businesses should be encouraged to achieve the economic growth of the country.
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 Proposals on development of Sri Lanka immigration and emigration service presented to President:
May 17, Colombo: Association of Sri Lanka Immigration and Emigration Officers has met President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday at the Presidential Secretariat to discuss their grievances.
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