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  World Bank approves $75 Million to strengthen Sri Lanka's social safety net program

Dec 08, Colombo: The World Bank Board has approved a $75 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) to support Sri Lanka's main welfare programs by developing an integrated system to better manage the selection, administration, and payments to beneficiaries of the programs.

The development objective of the Social Safety Nets Project is to contribute to the improved equity, efficiency and transparency of Sri Lanka's social safety net programs for the benefit of the poor and vulnerable.

 Sri Lanka's first ever professional management accreditation in tourism and hospitality sector :
Dec 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka's first ever professional management accreditation for its surging tourism and hospitality sector has been unveiled in Colombo.

 Sri Lankan President to ink several bilateral MOUs during visit to Malaysia:
Dec 08, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena during his upcoming official visit to Malaysia will ink several Memorandums of Understanding in several sectors enhancing the bilateral relations between the two countries.

 President's proposal to liquidate state-owned security service provider Rakna Araksha Lanka Ltd gets approval:
Dec 08, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has moved a proposal to liquidate the state-owned security service provider Rakna Araksha Lanka Ltd, and the Cabinet of Ministers have given their approval.

 Sri Lankan President asks lawmakers not to create unnecessary fear about Indo-Lanka trade agreement:
Dec 08, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena requested the country's lawmakers not to create unnecessary fears among the people about the Indo-Lanka trade agreement.

  Sri Lanka to mark International Human Rights Day on December 10:
Dec 08, Colombo: The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) will commemorate International Human Rights Day - 2016 on 10 December 2016 under the theme "Stand up for Someone's Rights Today".

 Sri Lanka halts work on world's tallest Christmas tree:
Dec 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka on Wednesday said it would halt work on the "World's Tallest Christmas Tree" which was being constructed at the Galle Face Green in the capital. No reason for the halt has been given as yet.

  Pakistan Army hockey team visiting Sri Lanka:
Dec 08, Colombo: As part of the ongoing Army-to-Army Sports exchange program, a 20-member Pakistan Army Hockey Team arrived in Sri Lanka on 4th December 2016 to participate in four friendly matches with their counterparts in the Sri Lankan Army.

 World Bank approves $75 Million to strengthen Sri Lanka's social safety net program:
Dec 08, Colombo: The World Bank Board has approved a $75 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) to support Sri Lanka's main welfare programs by developing an integrated system to better manage the selection, administration, and payments to beneficiaries of the programs.

 Norway grants Sri Lanka NOK 39.7 million to fight against fisheries crime :
Dec 08, Colombo: Norway will grant Sri Lanka NOK 39.7 million (Rs. 705 million) through the UNODC to support UN efforts to combat fisheries crime, the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced.

 Canada and UNFPA-Sri Lanka join forces to end gender-based violence in the workplace :
Dec 08, Colombo: As part of the 16 Days of Activism in Sri Lanka, the Canadian High Commission and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) co-hosted a panel discussion on December 7 on the importance of zero-tolerance for Gender-based Violence (GBV) within the workplace.

 Sri Lanka Navy chief advises strengthening maritime security through a proactive strategy:
Dec 07, Colombo: Commander of Sri Lanka Navy advises that Sri Lanka should strengthen maritime security through a proactive strategy to counter emerging maritime threats.
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 Sri Lankan government not to accept money from tobacco companies :
Dec 06, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says his government is not willing to accept even a cent given by the tobacco companies as the government strives to build a healthy nation.
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  Sri Lanka to hold National Anti-Corruption Summit in Colombo :
Dec 06, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government will hold the National Anti-corruption Summit this week in Colombo under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and with the participation of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

 Sri Lanka AG withdraws case against Basil Rajapaksa:
Dec 06, Colombo: The Attorney General of Sri Lanka, today withdrew the indictments filed against former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and Director General of the Divi Neguma Department Kithsiri Ranawaka for misappropriation of state funds.

 Jayalalithaa did much to establish a strong sense of fellowship between India and Sri Lanka - PM:
Dec 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe expressing his condolences over the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jeyaram Jayalalithaa said the late stateswoman did much to establish and maintain a strong sense of fellowship between India and Sri Lanka.

 Sri Lanka negotiating release of nine sailors in Yemen:
Dec 06, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government on Tuesday said it was negotiating the release of nine sailors who are currently detained aboard a vessel anchored in Yemen, a Xinhua report said.

 Sri Lankan President condoles the demise of Tamil Nadu politician Jayalalithaa:
Dec 06, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said he is saddened by the news of the demise of the honorable Chief Minister of the state of Tamil Nadu Ms. J. Jayalalithaa.

 Sri Lanka tourist arrivals increase 16 percent in November 2016:
Dec 06, Colombo Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals increased by 16.0 percent in November this year compared to the same period last year exceeding 1.8 million tourists arrivals so far this year.

 Sri Lanka Tourism kicks off an underground campaign in UK train stations:
Dec 06, Colombo: As the key institution in Sri Lanka to promote Sri Lanka worldwide, Sri Lanka Tourism is carrying various tourism promotional activities to promote Sri Lanka as a high - end tourist destination.

  No cuts of funds from budget for Provincial Councils - Finance Minister:
Dec 06, Colombo: The funds allocated for Provincial Councils by the Budget 2017 have not been curtailed in any form, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake has stressed.

 Lanka Sugar earns Rs. 1 billion in profits for the first time:
Dec 06, Colombo: The state owned entity Lanka Sugar, which previously reported heavy losses, has earned Rs. one billion in profits for the first time, according to the Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen.

 Sri Lanka's per capita fish consumption rises due to bountiful harvest:
Dec 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's per capita fish consumption has risen significantly over the past four years, according to the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development.

 United States breaks ground on the new U.S. Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka:
Dec 06, Washington, DC: In an important symbol of enduring friendship with Sri Lanka, U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap and the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) Principal Deputy Director William Moser, alongside local officials, broke ground on Monday on the new U.S. Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka, the State Department said in a release.

 No truth to the rumors that security in North and East are in danger - Defense Secretary:
Dec 05, Colombo: Secretary to the Ministry of Defense Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi has asserted that there is no truth to the rumors spread by the extremists that security in North and East are in danger.

  President opens renovated Thriposha factory in Kandana:
Dec 05, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena declared open the modernized Thriposha factory situated in Kandana, Monday (05). The government has allocated 500 million rupees from Budget 2016 for the renovation works of the Thriposha factory in Kandana
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 London Stock Exchange Group opens new technology facility in Sri Lanka:
Dec 05, Colombo: London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) today announced the opening of its new state-of-the-art technology facility in Sri Lanka.
  Researchers find link between El Niño and Sri Lankan dengue epidemics:
Dec 05, Colombo: Researchers have discovered a strong association between El Niño-Southern Oscillation conditions in the Pacific to observed weather and dengue epidemics in Sri Lanka, reports Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS) of European Commission.
 Nepalese PM extended an invitation to visit Sri Lanka:
Dec 05, Kathmandu: Sri Lanka's Ambassador to Nepal W Swarnalatha Perera has invited the Himalayan nation's Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal to visit Sri Lanka to mark the 60th anniversary of bilateral relations between the two countries in 2017.
 Gulf Air rolls out timetable for weekly Colombo flights:
Dec 05, Manama: Gulf Air has announced flight timetable for its five weekly flights to/from Bandaranaike International Airport which will be launched from 19 January 2017.
 Sri Lankan President to visit Russia in March to strengthen bilateral ties :
Dec 05, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena would visit Russia next year and would hold discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 23, Russia's Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alexander Karchava has said.
 Malaysian delegation visits a tea plantation In Sri Lanka:
Dec 05, Nuwara Eliya: A Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) delegation on a fact-finding mission to Sri Lanka visited a tea plantation today in this town nestled in the Central Highlands.
 Sri Lanka to set up a joint operation center to combat drug trafficking:
Dec 05, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has planned to establish a Joint Operation Center to prevent the drug trafficking in Sri Lanka, said the Minister of Law, Order, and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayake.
 Court rejects bail to former LTTE leader-turned deputy minister Karuna Amman:
Dec 05, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today rejected granting bail to the former LTTE leader turned deputy minister of the former Sri Lankan government Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman who was arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigation Department (FCID) of the Police last week.
 Former minister Tissa Attanayake granted bail:
Dec 05, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court on Monday granted bail to the former General Secretary of the United National Party Tissa Attanayake, who was charged with three counts over preparation of a forged document.
 Sri Lanka tile importers commend Finance Minister’s initiative to maintain duty, cess reduction :
Dec 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Tiles and Sanitary Ware Importers Association (TSIA) have welcomed the support of Budget 2017 for maintaining the duty and cess reduction for the import of tiles and sanitary ware.
 Religious freedom has been ensured and strengthened in Sri Lanka - President:
Dec 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has assured that religious freedom in the island nation has been established at its utmost and strengthened.
 Voices unheard in Parliament; Budget fails to see largest minority! :
The UN established an essential Convention (2007 March) on the Rights of People with dis-Abilities (CRPD) as a set of legally binding instruments and enforceable obligations on all countries. It came into force on 3 May 2008. Sri Lanka ratified the CRPD last February.
 Japanese Naval Ship arrives at the Port of Colombo:
Dec 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, welcomed a Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) ship arrived at the Port of Colombo Sunday.
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 Sri Lanka ranked 103rd in Global Enabling Trade Index:
Dec 04, Colombo: Global Enabling Trade Report 2016, published by the World Economic Forum and the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation has ranked Sri Lanka 103rd out of 136 counties.
 World Bank to provide US$ 70 million to uplift Sri Lanka's plantations sector:
Dec 04, Colombo: The World Bank will provide Sri Lanka US$ 70 million to modernize the estates and factories of Regional Plantations Companies (RPCs), the Ministry of Plantation Industries said in a statement.
 Health Minister launches an inquiry into a prison doctor :
Dec 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Health Dr. Rajitha Senaratne has launched an inquiry into a doctor at the Prison hospital, for maintaining relationships with imprisoned elite individuals, the state TV reported.
 Sri Lanka state bus service receives record income during private bus strike:
Dec 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka's state owned public bus service has received a record income during the private bus operators' strike, the government claimed.
  Government mulls establishing an authority to regulate three-wheel transport:
Dec 04, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has focused its attention on establishing an authority to regulate the three-wheeler transport in the country in the wake of the protests and road blocks staged by the three-wheeler drivers last week.
 PM explains phone call to IGP from Minister:
Dec 03, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in parliament has explained the much publicized phone call made to the Inspector General of Police by a government minister regarding the arrest of a 'Nilame' by the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) of police.
 Sri Lanka calls on Possessor States to expedite destroying their chemical weapons stockpiles:
Dec 03, Colombo: In the wake of Non-State Actors acquiring the capability to manufacture and use chemical weapons, Sri Lanka has called on possessor states to expedite destroying their chemical weapons stockpiles.
 Korea Exim Bank to strengthen the connectivity of traffic network in Kandy:
Dec 03, Colombo: The Export-Import Bank of Korea (Korea Exim bank) has agreed to support the development of a master plan to strengthen the connectivity of the traffic network in Kandy city through a Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP) as a sustainable measure to address the issue of traffic congestion in the hill capital.
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 Sri Lankan government vows to take strict legal action against those who damage public property:
Dec 03, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has instructed the Police to strictly enforce the law against persons who blocked roads and obstructed the free flow of traffic during yesterday's bus strike.
 Sri Lanka's private bus operators call off strike :
Dec 03, Colombo: The Private bus trade unions have called off their strike this morning after they had discussions with the President.
 Sri Lankan President promises to prepare a National Education Policy for the disabled children:
Dec 03, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said a National Education Policy will be prepared for the disabled children.
 Vista Rooms simplifies corporate travel bookings and cuts travel costs by up to 20%:
Dec 03, Colombo: Corporates in Sri Lanka can now sit back and relax when it comes to business travel while Vista Rooms minimizes hassle and streamlines the entire company's travel itineraries via its one stop shop for corporate travel.
 President appoints a special committee to look into bus operators' issues:
Dec 03, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today has decided to appoint a special committee to look into the issues faced by private bus operators in the transport sector and take necessary measures, Presidential Media Unit said.
 Sri Lankan, Maldivian Foreign Ministers discuss strengthening bilateral relations:
Dec 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera held discussions with his Maldivian counterpart Dr. Mohamed Asim, on Friday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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 Former Sri Lankan Ambassador to U.S. Jaliya Wickramasuriya further remanded:
Dec 02, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today further remanded the former Sri Lankan Ambassador to U.S. Jaliya Wickramasuriya, who was arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) last month on charges of financial fraud.
 FSP leader Kumar Gunaratnam released:
Dec 02, Colombo: Leader of the Frontline Socialist Party Kumar Gunaratnam was released from the Anuradhapura prison this morning after serving one year prison term for violating immigration and emigration laws.
  Sri Lanka bus, three-wheeler drivers protest higher fines imposed on traffic rule violations:
Dec 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka private bus operators and three-wheeler drivers stopped work Friday and blocked main roads in protest of higher fines imposed by the government for traffic law violations.
 Need of the hour is leaders who can find just solutions - President:
Dec 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena says the present need in the island is not for political heroes but individuals who can solve the country's issues in a just manner.
 Sri Lanka President discusses bilateral relations with US VP-elect - PMD:
Dec 02, Colombo: The United States Vice President elect Mike Pence, in a telephone conversation with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena last night, has discussed strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries.
 President seeks explanation from IGP over comment on arrest of an individual by FCID:
Dec 02, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena informed Parliament yesterday that he would call for explanation from Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara over a remark made by the IGP on arresting an individual by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division of police during a recent police event at Ratnapura.
 Sri Lankan couple with 'well-founded fear' granted refugee status in New Zealand:
Dec 02, Colombo: A Sri Lankan couple fearing harm after their family members were shot and killed by underworld criminals in Sri Lanka have been granted refugee status in New Zealand.
  American and Sri Lankan experts gather to unleash Sri Lanka's trade potential:
Dec 02, Colombo: The United States Department of State, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Sri Lanka Department of Commerce held three seminars on trade policy from November 29-December 1 in Colombo.
  Sri Lanka's Q3 industrial production index up 3.0 percent compared to 2015:
Dec 02, Colombo: The Index of Industrial Production (IIP), a key indicator to gauge industrial performance and to forecast the future economic performance, for the third quarter of this year rose 3.0 percent compared to the production in same period in 2015.
 Railway Trade Union not to launch scheduled island-wide strike today:
Dec 02, Colombo: The Railway Trade Union Alliance has said they will not launch the island-wide strike scheduled for today after the union had discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena, on Thursday (01) at the Parliament premises.
 Brandix to collaborate with IUCN to monitor Kelani River water:
Dec 02, Colombo: A project by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to monitor the water quality in the Kelani River Basin as a prelude to a larger initiative for the Basin's management and conservation, has received funding support from Brandix, Sri Lanka's top-ranked exporter.
 French Agency for Development supports its first integrated urban development project in Anuradhapura:
Dec 01, Colombo: The French Agency for Development (AFD) has recently approved a 52 million Euro loan to Sri Lanka to finance the Anuradhapura Integrated Urban Development Project.
 Concessionary period for registration of transfer of motor vehicles extended:
Dec 01, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to extend the three-month concessionary period allowed for the additional fee charged for delay in applying registration of motor vehicles when transferring possession.
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 Sri Lanka, India talks on widening the FTA this month in Colombo:
Dec 01, Colombo: Senior officials of India and Sri Lanka will meet this month in Sri Lanka to discuss broadening of the existing free trade agreement (FTA) by including services and investments, according to a PTI report.
 Sri Lanka to ban plastic water bottles on sea voyages:
Dec 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development says nearly 5 tons of plastic water bottles carried by about 50,000 fishing vessels going daily for fishing are disposed in to the sea.
 Court lifts travel ban on former defense secretary and six others:
Dec 01, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today lifted the travel ban imposed on former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and 6 others, who had been arrested for their complicity in the Avant Garde case and released on bail.
 New envoy of Cuba to Sri Lanka presents credentials to President:
Dec 01, Colombo: The new Ambassador of Cuba to Sri Lanka Juana Elena Ramos Rodriguez today presented her credentials to President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena at the President's Office.
 President orders IGP to identify VIP security vehicles driven recklessly:
Dec 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundera to identify VIP vehicles driven recklessly and report to him on the VIPs on board who use a convoy of back-up vehicles for their security.
 SriLankan becomes first international airline to fly to Gan Island:
Dec 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka's national carrier, SriLankan Airlines will consolidate its traditional positioning as the largest airline operation in the Maldives, by commencing services to Gan Island on 1st December 2016, in the Indian Ocean island nation.
 Moody's maintains stable outlook on Sri Lankan banking sector amid stable operating environment:
Dec 01, Singapore: - Moody's Investors Service has maintained its stable outlook on Sri Lanka's banking system, as moderate economic growth and reduced external volatility should keep operating conditions for the country's banks stable.
 Sri Lanka electricity regulator exempts domestic solar power generators from licenses to sell to national grid:
Dec 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka's electricity regulator, the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has decided to remove the legal barriers for consumers who wish to enter into the electricity generation based on solar power.
 Sri Lanka PM leaves for Hong Kong to attend World in 2017 Gala dinner:
Dec 01, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has left the island to participate in the World in 2017 Gala Dinner held in Hong Kong today.
 Sri Lanka to construct two wind power plants in North:
Dec 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka's government has received approval from the cabinet of ministers to construct two wind power plants in the Northern Province.
 Proposal to revise allowances for MPs to be presented in parliament:
Nov 30, Colombo: Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilaka has received cabinet approval to present a proposal to the parliament increase several allowances for Parliamentarians including the National List MPs.
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  President promises to consider media employees union's demands:
Nov 30, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena has assured the Media Employees Trade Union that he will give consideration to their demands and enact laws if necessary for them to win their demands.
 DMC issues alert on cyclonic storm 'Nada' heading towards Jaffna:
Nov 30, Colombo: The Disaster Management Center today issued a warning on the cyclonic storm 'Nada', currently heading towards Jaffna peninsula.
 Former minister Mervyn Silva ordered to pay Rs. 4 lakhs compensation:
Nov 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court today ordered the former Minister of the previous UPFA government Mervyn Silva to pay 400,000 rupees in compensation for violating the human rights of an aggrieved party.
 President proposes establishing an internal airline service with public-private partnership :
Nov 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena in his capacity as the Minister of Defense has proposed establishing a domestic airline service according to the criteria of International Civil Aviation Authority.
 Inflation in Sri Lanka capital Colombo declines to 3.4 percent in November 2016:
Nov 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's inflation, as measured by the change in the Colombo Consumers' Price Index (CCPI) , declined to 3.4 percent in November 2016 from 4.2 percent in the previous month, the Department of Census and Statistics reported on Wednesday.
 U.S. envoy calls on Sri Lankan businesses to take advantage of new height in U.S.-Sri Lanka relations:
Nov 30, Colombo: The relations between the United States and Sri Lanka are at an all-time high and Sri Lankan businesses should take advantage of the new height in the relations to maximize trade and investment opportunities in a way benefitting the people of both countries, the U.S. top diplomat in Sri Lanka said.
 Government to take legal action against those who sabotaged official event in Biyagama:
Nov 30, Colombo: The Government today announced that it will enforce the law strictly against persons who stormed into the opening of the multi-purpose building at Mawaramandiya, Biyagama and disrupted the official function.
 Sri Lanka military offers another amnesty period for deserters:
Nov 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defense has declared a month-long general amnesty period for deserters of the tri forces. The Ministry said the amnesty period is declared from 1st - 31st December for the deserters to receive their legal discharge.
 Screen Print trade show to open tomorrow in Sri Lanka:
Nov 30, Colombo: Screen Print, the trade show dedicated to screen printing, is all set to make its debut on the Sri Lankan soil from 1 to 3 December 2016. The Screen Print Sri Lanka (SPSL) will be held at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre, Colombo.
 Doctors' union launches countrywide strike to protest budget proposals:
Nov 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's state doctors' union, the Government Medical Officers' Association has launched a countrywide token strike from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm today.
 U.S. welcomes Sri Lanka's contribution to security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region :
Nov 30, Colombo: Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr., Commander of U.S. Pacific Command, visited Sri Lanka November 27-29 to attend the Galle Dialogue 2016 maritime security conference and meet with senior government and military leaders, including President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
 Sri Lanka Central Bank takes extensive measures to enhance transparency in government securities market:
Nov 30, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has taken a number of measures to increase the transparency of the government securities market, the Governor of Central Bank Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy says.
 Update: Former LTTE leader-turned deputy minister Karuna Amman remanded until Dec 07:
Nov 29, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today remanded the former LTTE leader turned deputy minister of the former Sri Lankan government Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman, who was arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigation Department (FCID) of the Police today.
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 Sri Lanka's trade deficit widens by 8 percent in August 2016:
Nov 29, Colombo: Despite an increase in exports Sri Lanka's trade deficit widened 8.0 percent to US$ 782.8 million in August 2016 from US$ 724.5 million a year earlier, according to the Central Bank data released in its External Sector Performance Review on Tuesday.
 Sri Lanka seeks Yemeni government help to secure release of captured sailors:
Nov 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka has requested the government of Yemen to help rescue 26 sailors, including nine Sri Lankans, who have been caught by Yemeni pirates, officials at the Sri Lanka Foreign Ministry said here on Tuesday.
 Assets of Sri Lanka Port Authority will not be sold at any cost, Port Minister assures:
Nov 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ports and Shipping Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said selling assets of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) is not his policy and assured that the state-owned entity will not be sold at any cost.
 President inaugurates health promotion program for children:
Nov 29, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena inaugurated 'Api Nirogi Vemu,' a health promotion program for children at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre on Monday.
 Doctors' union to meet today to discuss budget proposals :
Nov 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's state doctors' union, the Government Medical Officers’ Association says its Central Committee will meet today to discuss matters concerning the 2017 Budget proposals.
 Former LTTE leader-turned deputy minister Karuna Amman arrested over financial irregularities:
Nov 29, Colombo: Former LTTE leader turned deputy minister of the former Sri Lankan government Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman has been arrested by Sri Lanka's Financial Crimes Investigation Department (FCID) of the Police this morning.
 Sri Lanka's Seylan Bank raises US$ 15 mn term facility from Dubai's RAKBAK:
Nov 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Seylan Bank has successfully raised funds in the Middle East by the strength of its banking operations and impressive track record to establish a 15 million, 5 year US dollar facility from the National Bank of Ras Al Khaimah (RAKBANK) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
 Sri Lanka maintains policy rates, current monetary policy stance is appropriate:
Nov 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Bank releasing the monetary policy review for November 2016 on Tuesday said it has decided to maintain current policy interest rates as the current monetary policy stance is appropriate.
 US working to deepen military-to-military relationship with Sri Lanka - Top Admiral:
Nov 28, Colombo: Admiral Harry B. Harris, Commander of U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) says he is working to deepen the "military-to-military relationship" with Sri Lanka.
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 President visits Cuban Embassy to express condolences:
Nov 28, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena visited the Cuban Embassy in Colombo, today (28) to express his condolences over the demise of Fidel Castro Ruz, former President of the Republic of Cuba and an iconic revolutionary of the twentieth century.
 Sri Lankan President inaugurates international maritime conference Galle Dialogue 2016 in Colombo:
Nov 28, Colombo: Galle Dialogue 2016 international maritime conference commenced on Monday at the Galle Face Hotel, in Colombo under the leadership of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena.
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