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President to attend G7 Summit

[April 24 2016]

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to invite President Maithripala Sirisena as a guest at the G7 summit next month is a further recognition of Sri Lanka’s renewed global credibility.

 

Temporary ban on Yala safari operators

[April 24 2016]

Many safari jeep private operators are temporarily banned from entering the Yala National Park, as directed by the Director General of the Department of Wildlife Conservation Sumith Pilapitiya.

 

30 new degree programs introduced

[April 24 2016]

The student intake for universities has been increased by 10 percent this year and around 30 new degree programs have been introduced, University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Prof. Mohan de Silva said.

 

Transport back to normal

[April 17 2016]

Transport services will return to normal after the New Year. Chairman of the National Transport Commission M.A.P. Hemachandra said transport arrangements for the New Year ending on April 25, will continue as planned.

 

Nepal resumes direct flights to Lanka

[April 17 2016]

Himalaya Airlines operated its maiden commercial flight from Katmandu to Colombo on April 12, to mark the Sri Lanka- Nepal New Year.

 

96 Indian and nine Lankan fishermen repatriated

[April 10 2016]

The Sri Lanka Navy assisted the repatriation of 96 Indian fishermen, released from Sri Lankan custody by providing them with safe passage on board the Ranavijaya and Sri Lanka Coast Guard Vessel CG 43 yesterday.

 

Port City: A venture open to all

[April 10 2016]

The Port City is not a Sri Lanka-China venture as it will be open to everyone and several Indian investors too have expressed their willingness to invest in the Port City, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

 

PM to visit China

[April 03 2016]

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is shcheduled to make an official visit to China from April 6 to 9, at the invitation of Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang. Premier Wickremesinghe will meet Chinese leaders,

 

Lasantha’s murder probe to speed up

[April 03 2016]

The murder investigation of Lasantha Wickrematunge, the founder editor of the Sunday Leader is to be completed in the coming weeks, after several snags that delayed the process.

 

O/L results out

[March 20 2016]

GCE Ordinary Level 2015 results were out yesterday. Commissioner General of Examinations stated Results could be accessed on the internet on www.doenets.lk.

 

Errant food vendors under scrutiny

[March 20 2016]

The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) as placed vendors of sweetmeats, cakes, rice, dhal, canned fish, spices, flour, dairy products, cooking oils and other popular consumer products under scrutiny, ahead of the New Year.

 

 

Kataragama, the abode of God Skanda, has been a hallowed ground for people of all faiths for centuries. Pilgrims from all parts of the island and all walks of life throng Kataragama to venerate at the Kirivehera and Kataragama Devalaya. The annual Kataragama Esala Perahera has become an essential feature of this holy landscape, signifying the unity among various communities and religious groups. These Kavadi dancers from the Perahera, which ended yesterday, are symbolic of those bonds of diversity that hold the Sri Lankan nation together. Pic: Susantha Wijegunasekara

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Much enthusiasm among Northern voters:

All set for free and fair LG polls

Arrangements have been made to ensure a free and fair poll to elect 875 members to 65 local bodies on Saturday, July 23, Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said yesterday. A total of 5,688 candidates are contesting the poll at which 2,630,985 voters are eligible to cast their votes at 2,226 polling booths,

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SLFP assured of Tamil support again

Before terrorism broke out, a considerable percentage of the Northern Tamils supported the SLFP. Hence, sooner than later a similar situation would emerge under President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s leadership, said Minister of Petroleum Industries and UPFA General Secretary Susil Premajayantha.

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Committee report on substandard petrol soon

The three-member committee appointed to probe-the substandard petrol issue would release its report as early as possible, said Petroleum Industries Minister Susil Premajayantha. The Committee chaired by Power and Energy Ministry Secretary H.M.C. Ferdinand has recorded statements from key officials of the Petroleum Industries Ministry and the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) last week.

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Lanka, only democracy that defeated terror - US Congressman

US congressman Heath Shuler in an open letter to his fellow colleagues in the House of Representatives has emphasized that the US future policy towards Sri Lanka should be focused on supporting the country’s reconciliation efforts and engagement with the US.

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