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  Motion against President's request to rush SC verdict on dissolution of parliament

Dec 11, Colombo: A motion has been filed before the Supreme Court against the President Maithripala Sirisena's request to expedite the verdict of the petitions on the dissolution of the parliament.

Attorney-at-law Aruna Laksiri has filed the motion. Through his motion the petitioner says that the President's request to the Chief Justice Nalin Perera through the Attorney General to expedite the verdict on the petitions filed against the dissolution of parliament was publicized in the news media.

 Supreme Court to deliver verdict on petitions against dissolution of parliament today :
Dec 13, Colombo: The Supreme Court is expected to deliver its verdict on the fundamental rights petitions filed against the dissolution of parliament by the President Maithripala Sirisena today at 4:00 pm.

 Sri Lanka pledges US$ 15,000 to UNHCR's 2019 programs:
Dec 13, Colombo: At the 2019 Global Appeal of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) held in Geneva Wednesday, Sri Lanka has pledged a modest contribution of 15,000 US dollars to the UNHCR's 2019 programs.

  Central Bank of Sri Lanka hold its 11th International Research Conference:
Dec 12, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka held its 11th International Research Conference on 07 December 2018 under the theme of "Inflation Targeting and Central Bank Independence, Accountability and Transparency".
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 Sri Lanka parliament passes motion to show confidence in ousted Prime Minister:
Dec 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's parliament on Wednesday passed a vote of confidence to show the ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe commands the confidence of Parliament to function as Prime Minister.

 Sri Lanka's Supreme Court to hear appeal against Interim Order on Mahinda Rajapaksa & Cabinet on December 14th:
Dec 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court will hear the appeal filed against Court of Appeal's interim injunction that restrained Mahinda Rajapaksa and his cabinet from functioning in the respective posts on December 14th.

 Sri Lanka's Appeal Court postpones hearing Quo Warranto against Mahinda Rajapaksa and cabinet until January :
Dec 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Court of Appeal on Wednesday postponed the hearing of the petition restraining controversially appointed prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Cabinet of the purported government from functioning until next month.

 Bank of Ceylon launches World MasterCard to offer world class benefits:
Dec 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's largest bank, Bank of Ceylon jointly with MasterCard International has launched the World MasterCard themed as "Be the Master of your Journey".

 UNP to present motion today to show confidence in Ranil Wickremesinghe to function as Prime Minister:
Dec 12, Colombo: The majority party of Sri Lanka parliament, the United National Party (UNP) will submit a vote of confidence motion in parliament today to show the party's leader Ranil Wickremesinghe commands the confidence of Parliament to function as Prime Minister.

 Estate sector workers to end strike from today after President's intervention:
Dec 12, Colombo: The Ceylon Workers' Congress chairman Arumugam Thondaman says that the strike action launched by plantation workers for the past eight days will end this morning.

  Railway unions threaten to launch strike on December 26:
Dec 11, Colombo: The Railway Locomotive Engine Drivers Union says trade union action will be launched from the 26th of December if the Cabinet paper that was passed under the good governance government pertaining to addressing salary anomalies and the graded system of the railway service is not enforced.
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 Sri Lanka's ousted PM challenged in court on his parliamentary membership :
Dec 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been challenged in court on his eligibility to hold a parliamentary membership and his premiership.

 Sri Lankan Navy accused of chasing away over 3000 Tamil Nadu fishermen from island waters:
Dec 11, Colombo: Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu have accused the Sri Lankan Navy personnel of snapping their fishing nets and chasing them back to Indian waters while they were fishing near the Katchatheevu islet on Monday.

 Transparency International Sri Lanka calls on Bribery Commission to act on President's Allegations:
Dec 11, Colombo: The anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) has called on the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) to consider the statement of the President in its ongoing investigation into allegations of attempts to bribe members of parliament.

 ComBank Annual Report Best in Banking sector for 14th year:
Dec 11, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC was reaffirmed the best among Sri Lanka's banks for financial disclosure for a consistent 14th year, winning the Gold in the Banking Institutions category at the 2018 CA Sri Lanka Annual Report Awards.

 President to open Harvest 2018 agriculture exhibition today:
Dec 11, Colombo: The Harvest 2018 Agriculture Exhibition organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of Sri Lanka will be opened today under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH in Colombo.

 Motion against President's request to rush SC verdict on dissolution of parliament:
Dec 11, Colombo: A motion has been filed before the Supreme Court against the President Maithripala Sirisena's request to expedite the verdict of the petitions on the dissolution of the parliament.

 Abduction case against MP Hirunika Premachandra set for trial in March:
Dec 11, Colombo: The Colombo High Court has set dates to hear the case against MP Hirunika Premachandra over the abduction a youth from Dematagoda area in December 2015.

 Raids on food traders and restaurants during National Food Security Week :
Dec 11, Colombo: Island wide restaurants and stores selling food items will be inspected during the National Food Security Week that commenced on Monday.

 SMS alerts to prevent elephant deaths by trains:
Dec 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka Railway Department has launched a SMS alert service from Monday (10) as the first phase of the project on preventing elephant deaths by collision with trains.

 Sri Lanka's Colombo Port reports 28.8% increase in cruise ship arrivals:
Dec 10, Colombo: A remarkable growth of the cruise ships calling at the Port of Colombo has been reported this year. According to the records of Sri Lanka Ports Authority, 45 cruise ships have called at the Port of Colombo in the past 10 months

 President to obtain SC verdict without delay - MP Wimal Weerawansa:
Dec 10, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has announced that he will request the Supreme Court to issue the decision of the petition against the dissolution of Parliament.

 Sri Lanka President emphasizes implementing death penalty for drug traffickers:
Dec 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena today stressed on taking necessary steps to implement the recent decision to enforce death penalty for convicted drug traffickers.
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 ICC suspends Sri Lanka off-spinner Akila Dananjaya after his bowling action of found to be illegal :
Dec 10, Colombo: The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of Sri Lanka's off-spinner Akila Dananjaya to be illegal and has suspended him from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.

 Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA signed without proper consent: President:
Dec 10, Colombo: The report of the Presidential Commission on Sri Lanka - Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLFTA) has highlighted that the agreement has been rushed without proper consent of stakeholder institutions, President Maithripala Sirisena said today.

 Norway partners with UNDP Sri Lanka to support peace, justice and strong institutions :
Dec 10, Colombo: The Government of Norway entered into a partnership agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka to extend support to UNDP Sri Lanka's flagship portfolio on SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions project for the period December 2018 to December 2020.
 FR petition filed in Supreme Court challenging Speaker's decision to convene parliament:
Dec 10, Colombo: A Fundamental Rights petition filed before Supreme Court challenging Speaker Karu Jayasuirya's decision to convene parliament while the court has issued an injunction.
 Sri Lanka tea estate workers continue strike for the seventh day:
Dec 10, Colombo: The strike launched by tea estate workers demanding the plantation companies to increase their basic daily wage up to Rs. 1000 continued for the seventh day today throughout the estate sector.
 Sri Lanka President ready to accept the top court verdict with respect:
Dec 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says he will accept the Supreme Court's verdict with respect and take future political decisions accordingly in the best interest of the country.
  Five ministry secretaries to be summoned before parliamentary committees for questioning :
Dec 09, Colombo: A motion to summon five Secretaries to Ministries before parliamentary committees for questioning has been handed over to the Speaker of House, Parliamentarian Patali Champika Ranawaka said.
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 All payments to ministers and their staff suspended following court order:
Dec 09, Colombo: According to the Interim Order issued by the Court of Appeal, all payments to ministers and their staff were temporarily suspended, a senior government official has told the Sunday Times.
 Two arrested with cache of firearms and ammunition:
Dec 09, Colombo: The police have seized a cache of weapons and a large stock of ammunition hidden in a house in Beruwela on Sunday and arrested two people with regard to the weapons.
 New Director appointed for Terrorism Investigation Division :
Dec 09, Colombo: Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) in charge of Jaffna Police division W S E Jayasundera has been appointed as the new Director of Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) of police.
 Sri Lanka's tea production up 15% in October :
Dec 09, Colombo: Tea production in October gained by 3.9 million kilos or 15% to 29.6 million though the first 10 months figure was down marginally by 2% to 253 million kilos.
 Drunk driver kills three people in two separate accidents :
Dec 09, Colombo: Three persons have died in two separate road accidents in Mount Lavinia and Ratmalana when a drunk motorist ran over several vehicles.
 JVP says need to defeat the conspiracy first, abolishment of executive presidency is the only solution:
Dec 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says the current parliament has no legitimacy to govern the country since any party that gets the majority 113 in Parliament would do so by bribing.
 Disciplinary inquiry against teacher arrested for helping a student to cheat at GCE O/L examination :
Dec 08, Colombo: The Education Ministry has launched a disciplinary inquiry in addition to the police inquiry against a teacher who was arrested for helping a candidate sitting for the G.C.E. Ordinary Level examination to cheat by texting him the answers.
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 Police arrest two drunk cops at a tourist hotel:
Dec 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka police have arrested two intoxicated police constables today (8th) for unruly behavior at a tourist hotel in Weligama.
 Sri Lanka President admits Mahinda Rajapaksa bribing MPs to show majority:
Dec 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has openly admitted that his Prime Minister appointee Mahinda Rajapaksa has attempted to bribe parliamentarians to show majority in the House and said that the current crisis is a result of his failure to gather 113 MPs.
 UPFA says no decision yet to form a SLFP-SLPP alliance:
Dec 08, Colombo: General Secretary of the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Mahinda Amaraweera has said that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has been discussing several options to contest future elections but not yet made a definitive decision to form an alliance with the newly formed Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP).
  SLFP plans to join SLPP to continue its political journey :
Dec 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary Dr Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa says that the SLFP has made necessary arrangements to continue its political journey by joining with the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP).
 U.S. Navy aircraft career USS John C. Stennis establishes a logistics hub in Sri Lanka :
Dec 08, Colombo: Taking advantage of a growing naval partnership with Sri Lanka, the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) of the U.S. Pacific Fleet has established a logistics hub in Sri Lanka to receive support, supplies and services at sea, a U.S. Navy news report said.
 UK closely follows developments in Sri Lanka's human rights :
Dec 08, Colombo: The United Kingdom is closely following developments in promoting and protecting human rights in Sri Lanka and is aware of the concern felt by many about the potential impact on human rights defenders, UK Minister of State for Human Rights said.
 STAX Head of Research reaches the finals of the prestigious Bracken Bower Prize :
Dec 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka's premier Management Consulting firm, STAX has long been known to attract top talent from some of the world's most prestigious universities and corporates. Its Head of Research Piyumi Kapugeekiyana is a testament to this.
 Sri Lanka's EFL facilitates significant cross-border logistics movement between Bangladesh and India:
Dec 08, Colombo: Leading global logistics provider Expolanka Freight (Pvt) Ltd (EFL) achieved a significant milestone in cross-border trade by creating a tailor-made logistics solution and acting as the key facilitator to handle the very first bonded Cross-Border Land-Air Transshipment, on behalf of a leading European retail brand.
 MP Ranjan Ramanayake's Contempt of Court case postponed to February 26 :
Dec 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court today ordered MP Ranjan Ramanayake, who has been accused of insulting the judiciary, to appear before the court again on the 26th of February 2019 over contempt of court charges.
 Sri Lankan President tours North, opens reconstructed Iranamadu Tank:
Dec 07, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today visited the north in an observation tour engaging in several public activities.
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 Sri Lanka Police arrest a main suspect of 231-kg heroin haul:
Dec 07, Colombo: The police today arrested the owner of the trawler that transported 231 kilograms of heroin valued over Rs. 2.7 billion in Yatiyantota.
 Sri Lanka Railways commences special holiday train services from today:
Dec 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka Railways has commenced special train services from today to facilitate travelers during school vacation.
 Sri Lanka's Supreme Court extends Interim injunction against dissolution of parliament until December 10:
Dec 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court today concluded the hearing of the petitions filed against the dissolution of parliament by President Maithripala Sirisena and extended the injunction order issued suspending the Gazette by the President until the judgement delivered.
 FAO-China South-South Cooperation Project launched to strengthen fruit value chain in Sri Lanka:
Dec 07, Colombo: The signing ceremony of the FAO-China South-South Cooperation Tripartite Agreement between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the People's Republic of China, and the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka took place at FAO headquarters on 6 December 2018.
  Mass grave in Mannar in Northern Sri Lanka unearths 266 human skeletons:
Dec 07, Colombo: Skeletal remains of 266 people and human bones have been unearthed so far from the mass grave found in Mannar in Northern Sri Lanka since excavations began on May 28 this year until today, according to the Senior Judicial Medical Officer Shaminda Rajapaksa.
 SLFP Central Committee to meet today:
Dec 07, Colombo: The Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) is scheduled to meet this evening, General Secretary of the SLFP Professor Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa has said.
 International chambers warn Sri Lanka of adverse economic consequences of continuing political uncertainty :
Dec 07, Colombo: Three international business chambers expressing their grave concern about Sri Lanka's ongoing political crisis warned that the current situation, if continued will result in many adverse economic and social consequences to the country including bilateral trade and foreign direct investments.
  Sri Lanka Customs arrests three Chinese nationals smuggling illegal cigarettes worth Rs. 3.5 million :
Dec 07, Colombo: Three Chinese nationals who had attempted to smuggle in foreign cigarettes have been arrested by the Sri Lanka Customs officers at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake yesterday.
  Sri Lanka tourist arrivals increase nearly 17 percent in November 2018 despite political crisis:
Dec 07, Colombo: Despite the political crisis, which engulfed the country since October 26, Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals rose 16.8 percent in November compared to the same period last year, the data released by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) showed.
 ACMC Leader holds President responsible for withdrawing security amid assassination plot on him :
Dec 06, Colombo: Leader of the All Ceylon Makkal Congress and former minister Rishad Bathiudeen said if any danger befallen on him President Maithripala Sirisena should be held responsible for withdrawing his entire security details amid an assassination plot on him.
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 President orders not to hold state functions at private hotels to cut government costs:
Dec 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has issued a circular ordering state institutions to hold state ceremonies and meetings only in government auditoriums in order to curtail expenses to the state.
 Sri Lanka President committed to make changes to the 19th Amendment :
Dec 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena today in a statement said he is committed to bring changes to certain provisions of 19th Amendment which has resulted in political issues.
 Sri Lanka second most vulnerable to climate changes:
Dec 06, Colombo: In a new global index, Sri Lanka has been ranked second among the countries most affected by extreme weather events in 20 years since 1998.
 Interim injunction against dissolution of parliament extended until December 8:
Dec 06, Colombo: The Supreme Court today extended the interim injunction order issued against the Gazette issued by President Maithripala Sirisena, dissolving Parliament until the 8th of December.
 Sri Lankan Navy accused of chasing away over 3300 Tamil Nadu fishermen from island waters :
Dec 06, Colombo: Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu have accused the Sri Lankan Navy personnel of snapping their fishing nets and chasing them back to Indian waters while they were fishing near the Katchatheevu islet.
 'We are only partners of Sri Lanka democracy, but not of UNP' - ACMC:
Dec 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Muslim party, the All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) said that they are committed stakeholders of Sri Lanka's democracy standing to uphold the constitution and not striving to promote deposed PM Ranil Wickremesinghe as an individual.
 Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission holds an event to mark 70th Anniversary of UDHR:
Dec 06, Colombo: The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) is organizing an event to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
 Sri Lankan candidates can now take their IELTS on computer with The British Council:
Dec 06, Colombo: The British Council in Sri Lanka has announced that IELTS (International English Language Testing System) candidates in the country, registered through the British Council, can take the globally recognized English proficiency test on a computer.
  Hayleys crowned winner at CA Sri Lanka 54th Annual Report Awards:
Dec 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Leading conglomerate, Hayleys PLC triumphed at the 54th Annual Report Awards winning the coveted 'Cyril Gardiner Memorial Trophy' Gold Award for Overall Excellence in Annual Financial Reporting at the grand finale held on Tuesday, 04th December 2018.
 UNP leader stresses the need to govern the country by a government, not by an executive President :
Dec 06, Colombo: Toppled Prime Minister of Sri Lanka and the leader of the United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremesinghe said the country should be governed by a government, not by an executive President and a new Parliament should be established to abolish the Executive Presidency through a referendum.
 Two suspects nabbed with 231 kgs of heroin worth over Rs. 2.7 billion:
Dec 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police had arrested two suspects with a massive haul of heroin worth over Rs. 2.7 billion last night from the southern coastal area.
 Sri Lanka reiterates its commitment to the implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention:
Dec 05, Geneva: Sri Lanka reiterating its commitment to the Biological Weapons Convention has assured to work towards strengthening national capacities in cooperation with other stakeholders for full and effective implementation of the Convention.
  RTI Commission orders release of Ranil Wickremesinghe's asset declaration, law does not include President's :
Dec 05, Colombo: In a landmark decision delivered Tuesday (04) the Right to Information Commission (RTIC) has directed the Presidential Secretariat to disclose the declaration of assets and liabilities of Ranil Wickremesinghe in his role as Prime Minister for 2015 and 2016.
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 Sri Lanka President instructs to continue development process and public service amid political crisis:
Dec 05, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today instructed government officials to continue the development process and the public services amid the political crisis in the country with no functioning government.
 Chief of Defiance Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne released on bail:
Dec 05, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today granted bail to the Chief of Defiance Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, who was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) last month for assisting the main suspect in the abduction and disappearance of 11 Tamil youths to evade court.
 Central Bank to pay compensation payments to the depositors of The Standard Credit and Finance Ltd. :
Dec 05, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka said it has taken steps to pay compensation under the Sri Lanka Deposit Insurance and Liquidity Support Scheme to the depositors of The Standard Credit and Finance Ltd.
 SLTDA rejects reports of tourism industry leaders boycotting awards ceremony tomorrow:
Dec 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) today said it strongly refuses the allegations made by a website stating that tourism industry leaders have decided to boycott Sri Lanka Tourism Awards tomorrow as President Maithripala Sirisena has been invited as the Chief Guest.
 Sri Lanka Supreme Court resumes hearing of petitions against dissolution of Parliament :
Dec 05, Colombo: The seven-Judge Bench of Sri Lanka Supreme Court has commenced hearing the petitions filed against the dissolution of the parliament, for the second day today.
 Sri Lanka parliament adjourns until 12 December, UNP decides not to present motion:
Dec 05, Colombo: The majority party of Sri Lanka parliament, United National Party today decided not to proceed with a motion that was entered in the Order Book and supposed to be taken for vote when the parliament convened this morning.
 Fitch downgrades SriLankan Airlines' Government-Guaranteed Bonds to 'B':
Dec 05, Colombo: Fitch Ratings has downgraded the rating on SriLankan Airlines Limited's (SLA) USD 175 million government-guaranteed bonds due in June 2019 to 'B' from 'B+'.
 Fitch downgrades Sri Lanka Telecom to 'B' on sovereign downgrade:
Dec 05, Colombo: Fitch Ratings has downgraded Sri Lanka Telecom PLC's (SLT) Long-Term Foreign- and Local-Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) to 'B' from 'B+'. The Outlook is Stable.
 CK Hutchison and Etisalat Group complete the combination of their operations in Sri Lanka:
Dec 05, Colombo: Emirates Telecommunications Group Company PJSC has completed the sale of its 100 percent shareholding in Etisalat Lanka (Private) Limited to Hutchison Telecommunications Lanka (Private) Limited on November 30.
  Female university student arrested for ragging :
Dec 05, Colombo: A senior female student of the Peradeniya University has been arrested for ragging three other female students at the university.
 UPFA MPs to boycott parliament again today:
Dec 05, Colombo: Colombo District parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena said the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has decided not to attend the parliamentary session scheduled for today as well.
 Sri Lanka Central Bank disputes rating agencies' latest decisions to downgrade country's ratings:
Dec 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Bank today disputing the decisions by two global rating agencies to downgrade the island's credit rating said that the decisions are based on uncorroborated facts on the country's macroeconomic fundamentals
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 AMCHAM Sri Lanka expresses concern over the political impasse, calls for a swift settlement :
Dec 04, Colombo: The American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in Sri Lanka one of the most influential business chambers in the country, has expressed concern over the political deadlock in Sri Lanka with no legitimate government functioning at present.
  Sri Lanka President says will end the political crisis in seven days:
Dec 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena today said he has always taken decisions in the best interest of the country and will end the current political crisis within a week.
 Sri Lanka's toppled PM requests President to act according to the constitution:
Dec 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka's ousted Prime Minister and leader of the majority United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremesinghe today requested the President Maithripala Sirisena respect the sovereignty of the people and act according to the constitution.
 Mahinda Rajapaksa moves Supreme Court against interim injunction restraining from functioning as PM :
Dec 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka's controversially-appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today filed a petition in Supreme Court against the Appeal Court's interim injunction that restrained him and his cabinet from functioning in the respective posts.
 President instructs all ministry secretaries to continue their work without any disruption for the public:
Dec 04, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has advised all Ministry Secretaries to continue all public services according to the law without any interruptions.
 Customs nab two Sri Lankans smuggling illegal cigarettes worth Rs. 2.6 million:
Dec 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials have arrested two Sri Lankan passengers at the Katunayake Airport early this morning for attempting to illegally bring a stock of cigarettes into the country from the UAE.
  Estate workers launch indefinite strike demanding Rs. 1000 basic wage:
Dec 04, Colombo: Estate workers have launched an indefinite strike demanding the plantation companies to increase the basic salary of plantation workers up to Rs 1000 per day.
 Supreme Court begins hearing FR petitions filed against dissolution of Parliament :
Dec 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court Tuesday commenced hearing of the Fundamental Rights petitions filed by political parties challenging the gazette notification issued by the President to dissolve Parliament on 9th November.
 Australian authorities arrest cricketer Usman Khawaja's brother over framing Sri Lankan student as a terrorist :
Dec 04, Sydney: The brother of Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja has been arrested by counter terrorism investigators over an alleged faked terrorism plot to frame a Sri Lankan student as a terrorist over a personal grudge.
 Fitch Ratings downgrades Sri Lanka to 'B' as ongoing political upheaval increases financial risks; Outlook Stable:
Dec 04, Colombo: Fitch Ratings has downgraded Sri Lanka's Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to 'B' from 'B+', with a Stable Outlook.
  International president of Lions Clubs International calls on Sri Lankan President:
Dec 04, Colombo: International President of Lions Clubs International Gudrun Bjort Yngvadottir called on Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat on Monday (03).
  SLFP to hold special convention today :
Dec 04, Colombo: A special convention of the Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will be held today at the Sugathadasa Indoor stadium in Colombo under the patronage of party leader, President Maithripala Sirisena.
 Sri Lankan IT-BPM delegation visits Sydney for market expansion:
Dec 03, Colombo: In collaboration with the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Sydney, seven IT-BPM companies led by Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) visited Sydney from 28 - 30 November 2018 on an accelerated market access program to facilitate and support the IT industry in Sri Lanka.
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 European Aviation Safety Agency approves SriLankan Engineering to global standard:
Dec 03, Colombo: The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved SriLankan Engineering to carry out Base Maintenance operations on Airbus A330 aircraft as per EASA Part-145 regulations.
 Sri Lankan President continues to refuse reappointing ousted PM, no end in sight to the political crisis:
Dec 03, Colombo: A meeting held Monday between the representatives of the United National Front (UNF) and the President, Maithripala Sirisena to resolve the political crisis ended with no solution in sight as the President has continued to refuse reappointing ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
 MP Ranjan Ramanayake issued notice to appear before court over another contempt of court:
Dec 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court today issued notice to United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake to appear before the court on the 7th December over another contempt of court charge.
 President assures to take appropriate action following Appeal Court order:
Dec 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has assured the members of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) that he will abide by the pronouncement of the Court of Appeal and take appropriate action during the next 24 hours.
 Sri Lanka reduces taxes on potatoes, big onion imports during festive season:
Dec 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Finance has announced that the import taxes on big onions and potatoes have been reduced to provide relief to the public during the festive season.
 Sri Lanka's controversial PM rejects court verdict restraining him, plans to appeal to Supreme Court:
Dec 03, Colombo: Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka's Prime Minister appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena in October has rejected today's court ruling restraining him from functioning as the Prime Minister and said he will appeal to the Supreme Court against the lower court's order.
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