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Govt will run full term - President

[July 31 2016]

President Maithripala Sirisena said the Yahapalana Government was well-established and will continue its full tenure despite the political conspiracies to topple the government.

 

Yala National Park closed

[July 31 2016]

Yala National Park will be closed for visitors from September 1 to October 15, the Wild Life Conservation Department said. The authorities close the national park every year during this period,

 

Rio 2016 Olympics

[July 31 2016]

The 2016 Summer Olympics, commonly known as Rio 2016, is a major international multi-sport event due to kick off in the host city, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5-21, 2016. There will be 10,500 athletes from 206 countries,

 

Colombo's air pollution,cause of wheezing in children

[July 24 2016]

Air pollution in Colombo city has become so bad that it is triggering or aggravating wheezing in children, top child health expert Prof. Manouri Senanayake warned yesterday. Delivering the 26th Susan George Pulimoood Oration at Visakha Vidyalaya on Friday evening,

 

Mangala Moonesinghe passes away

[July 24 2016]

Veteran politician and senior diplomat Mangala Moonesinghe passed away last morning after a brief illness. He was 84-years-old.Moonesinghe was Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom from 2000 to 2002 and High Commissioner to India from 1995 to 2000.

 

Kataragama Esala festival

[July 17 2016]

The annual Esala Festival of the Ruhunu Maha Kataragama Devale held to pay homage to Lord Skandha, began with the flag hoisting at the auspicious time on July 5, 2016 and will continue for 15 days.

 

200 investigation officers deployed to conduct raids

[July 17 2016]

Two hundred Investigation Officers have been deployed to raid business establishments and traders which sell goods above the controlled price.

 

Dengue surge poses admission problems to hospitals

[July 10 2016]

At least three hospitals in the highly congested Colombo district have said they had seen an unexpected rise in the number of suspected dengue cases visiting their OPD's and being admitted to their in - patient wards.

 

PM to attend the third SADC in Singapore

[July 10 2016]

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will participate in the third South Asian Diaspora Convention-2016 (SADC) in Singapore organised by the Institute of South Asian Studies to be held at the Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore from July18 -19.

 

Sri Lanka, key shipping hub

[July 10 2016]

Beijing promised to groom Sri Lanka into becoming a key shipping centre in the Indian Ocean in turn for the country’s contribution in China’s 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative.

 

President condemns attack

[July 03 2016]

President Maithripala Sirisena, condemning the terrorist act and taking of hostages in the Diplomatic conclave in Dhaka, Bangladesh, expressed his condolence to the Government and the people of Bangladesh over the incident.

 

Lanka importing fewer used cars

[July 03 2016]

Exports of used Japanese automobiles to Sri Lanka could fall by roughly half in unit terms because of import duty hikes implemented since October, the head of the auto Importers' Association told 'The Nikkei.'

 

‘Painting of Brotherhood’ : Leftist political party JVP celebrated ‘Day of Brotherhood’ to mark the July ‘83 riots with a series of functions spread across the country. The function held in Colombo on July 28, at the Viharamaha Devi Park featured a painting titled ‘multi colours - one country’, where the public was invited to colour a map of Sri Lanka to showcase a ‘Painting of brotherhood’. (JVP Media)

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Following attempts to smuggle in cocaine consignments:

Customs step up: Brazil cargo scrutiny


Following two botched attempts to smuggle in cocaine in sugar containers from Brazil by two different companies, Sri Lanka Customs have decided to carry out detailed inspections of all cargo from Brazilian ports.

 

Norochcholai Power Plant:

Spot tenders to avert coal shortage


The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy will call for five spot tenders starting next week to avert a possible shortage of coal for the Norochcholai Power Plant, due to the ongoing rift over the controversial coal tender deal,

 

‘National List, Executive Presidency out’


The parliamentary Steering Committee on the new constitution, will begin discussions on the alternative option for the executive presidency shortly. In the backdrop of President Maithripala Sirisena reiterating his stance that the Executive Presidency must be abolished during his term in office,

 

‘Paada Yathras can’t topple govt’


SLFP General Secretary and Agriculture Minister Duminda Dissanayake said the Joint Opposition (JO)’s contention of toppling a democratically elected government by engaging in a Paada Yathra, was a futile exercise that will come a cropper.

 

500,000 jobs on the cards

Chinese delegation to discuss Hambantota SEZ:


The Chinese government has requested 15,000 acres of land in Hambantota for a Special Economic Zone (SEZ), as part of its ‘one belt one road’ network for which a delegation from China will be in Sri Lanka,

 

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