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PPresident Mahinda Rajapaksa planting a coconut seedling, inaugurating the sixth phase of Divi Neguma National Program at Temple Trees yesterday (Oct. 20).

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Deepavali fosters understanding among communities, increase harmony - President

[October 22, 2014]

The festive day of Deepavali, which underlines the great spiritual values of Hinduism, is filled with the spirit of love and devotion, and is an occasion for Hindus to strive for greater spirituality, foster understanding among communities, and increase harmony among people, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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President inaugurates Divi Neguma 6th phase
[October 21, 2014]
President Mahinda Rajapaksa launched phase 6 of the Divi Neguma National Programme yesterday (Oct.20) by planting a coconut seedling, to mark the inauguration of the sixth phase of the project countrywide.

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UK seafood importers criticize EU ban on Sri Lanka, willing to help government to improve the industry
[October 21, 2014]
UK seafood importers have slammed the European Union's decision to slap a ban on Sri Lanka's fish imports which will go into effect from January 2015.

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Govt renovates 13 schools in Kilinochchi
[October 20, 2014]
The Ministry of Education, with assistance from the Republic of Korea, recently renovated 13 schools in the Kilinochchi District.

Situated in a district that was once home to the headquarters of the LTTE, these schools had been in a dilapidated condition due to the near-30-year conflict.

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Sri Lanka's turn to shine
[October 21, 2014]
New infrastructure being built across the country is the most visible evidence of the peace dividend Sri Lanka has been enjoying since the end of nearly three decades of conflict.

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Damaged Adikarigoda Mosque re-opens with its former glory
Sri Lanka’s malaria elimination efforts a “spectacular achievement” – Global Health Group
Certain powerful nations try to destabilize other countries, installing puppet leaders - President
[October 21, 2014]
The Army-renovated damaged Masjidun Noor Mosque alias Adikarigoda Mosque at Aluthgama was reopened and facilitated again for conduct of prayers during on Friday (Oct. 17), giving pride of place for religious observances.

 

[October 20, 2014]
Sri Lanka has remained free of malaria for two years – an accomplishment the Global Health Group (GHG) describes as a “spectacular achievement.”
[October 20, 2014]
Certain powerful nations with vested interests try to destabilize countries by installing puppet leaders as Heads of State, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said.
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Expert Panel and Missing Persons Commission hold discussion
Comprehensive plan to prevent violence against women & child abuse - President
Trinco Port to become industrial harbor
[October 20, 2014]
Chairman and members of the Commission of the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons (PCICMP) held discussions with Sir. Desmond De Silva, Q.C., Mr. Avdash Kaushal, and Mr. Ahmer Bilal Soofi, ...

 

[October 20, 2014]
A comprehensive plan to prevent violence against women and also on child abuse has been formulated by the government, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
[October 20, 2014]
The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) is now planning to transform the Trincomalee Port, which is one of the biggest natural harbors in the world, into an industrial port.
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Intl’ Forum on ICT in Education in Colombo today
Dubai’s The First Ferry eyes Sri Lanka
Missing Persons Commission to hold public sittings in Mullaitivu again
[October 20, 2014]
The International Forum on ICT in Education will commence today (Oct. 20) in Cinnamon Grand, Colombo with the participation of the Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardena.

 

[October 20, 2014]
The First Ferry a Dubai based international boutique design office with offices in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and India and known for their cutting-edge style and classy designs is looking to start operations in Sri Lanka.
[October 19, 2014]
The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons will conduct public sittings in Mullaitivu District again from 2nd to the 5th of November 2014.
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October 19, 2014  | Read More >>

* Will abolish Executive Presidency when separatism called off - President

* Sri Lanka, India navies discuss maritime issues at IMBL meeting

* With dominance in public relations, President moves on trail of politics and service: By Lucien Rajakarunanayake

October 17, 2014  | Read More >>

* Govt establishes council for financial sector regulators to share information

* Sri Lanka expresses concern over the European Court's decision to annul sanctions on LTTE

* US trade delegation backs enhanced US-SL business cooperation

* EXIM Bank of Malaysia impressed by Sri Lanka's economic performance

* Dairy farmers to get 20,000 milch cows

* US, Sri Lanka sign trade and investment agreement to boost bilateral trade

* Northern Expressway construction in two months

October 16, 2014  | Read More >>

* National policy to stop brain drain & mobilize researchers for economic development - President

* SL is gearing to be Asia’s next tiger – UK Financial Times

* Uva PC Ministers swear in

* Govt to transform Primary Schools to ‘Child Friendly Schools’

* Yal Devi Night Mail Service inaugurated

October 15, 2014  | Read More >>

* Sri Lanka poised to be springboard to South Asia: NCCIM

* Students should gain maximum benefits from Govt’s education development initiatives - President

* Govt fully aware of value of indigenous resources to strengthen national economy - President

* Sri Lanka poised to be springboard to South Asia: NCCIM

* President launches many development projects in Delft

* Jobs for unemployed youth in Mullaitivu

* Leading Swiss cabling solutions provider enters SL market

* Two key Intl’ meetings in Colombo today

* President hands over 70 buses to North

* Committed to implement Kannangara education policy - President

October 14, 2014  | Read More >>

* President pays homage to Nagadeepa Temple in Jaffna

* Prompt measures to supply water to North from Mahaweli - President

* Completion of Northern rail line will enhance connectivity between the two countries - India

* President hands over 70 buses to North

* Sri Lanka has the least number of hungry people in South Asia

* President opens two Mahindodaya Laboratories in North

* SL, Indonesia joint efforts to tackle human smuggling

* ICRC to conduct Family Needs Assessment survey for the families of missing persons

* Sri Lanka, South Korea discuss expansion of employment opportunities for Sri Lankans

October 13, 2014  | Read More >>

* Yal Devi again after 24 years

* President accuses Northern PC of hampering development in North

* Sri Lanka Signs the Minamata Convention on Mercury

* Better housing for every family within next two years - President

* Hit for six by spectacular Sri Lanka: Cricket legend Ian Botham takes his grandchildren to the island country with an enormous soul

October 12, 2014  | Read More >>

* President handed over land deeds to 20000 people in Jaffna

* President opens Language Lab funded by India

* Special Bureau for Reconciliation to be established

* Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission and Missing Persons commission to share information on cases

* Supreme Court clears Witness Protection Bill

* AWAY FROM EMPTY DEBATE: PRESIDENT ON TRACK TO NORTHERN PROGRESS- By Lucien Rajakarunanayake

* Sri Lanka welcomes 100,000th Chinese Tourist this year

October 10, 2014  | Read More >>

* Public service and pension rights will be protected - President

* Sri Lanka's short-term macroeconomic outlook remains positive - World Bank

* Indian Defence Secretary meets President Rajapaksa

* Sri Lanka, Australia foreign ministers discuss bilateral issues

* President participates in religious activities

* SL to surpass US$ 4,000 per capita income mark next year - Governor

* Army celebrates 65th anniversary today

* Australia grants Rs 10 m for sanitation facilities in resettled villages in Mannar

October 09, 2014  | Read More >>

* New Deputy Minister appointed

* Balance of payments surplus grows to $ 2.15 b; gross reserves to $ 9.2 b

* Sri Lankan peace keeping troops in Haiti receive commendation from UN

* Human Rights Commission and Missing Persons commission to meet today

* President to distribute land deeds to Northern people

* High level Sri Lankan delegation to participate in IPU assembly in Geneva

* Jayalalithaa’s bail plea rejected

* Sri Lanka should be judged in proportion to challenges of a 30 year terrorist conflict – Ambassador Aryasinha

* Capital Market required to play important role in an era of rapid economic growth - President

* President opened Housing Complex in Wellawatte

* Pakistan helps build houses in Mannar

* More British companies to invest in Sri Lanka

October 07, 2014  | Read More >>

* Reports on softening US stance on Sri Lanka not an official government statement, Ministry clarifies

* Govt allocates Rs. 300m as compensation to conflict affected families in North

* Most Ven Aggamahapanditha Bellana Mahanayaka Thera created a generation of learned Buddhist monks – President

* Only UNHRC failed to recognize freedom enjoyed by Sri Lanka with eradication of terrorism - President

* National Housing Policy presented to President

* President hands over motorcycles to Puttalam District Field Officers

* Ferry service to Rameswaram to be restored next year

* Sri Lanka, US to hold Business Networking Conference on October 16-17

October 05, 2014  | Read More >>

* President returns after meeting His Holiness

* Teachings of the Holy Quran have given Muslims the ability to live in harmony - President

* Sri Lanka tourist arrivals rise 16.8 percent in September 2014

* Increase in demand for Sinhala Language in China – Prof. Long Peng

* Sri Lanka Navy assists repatriation of another 40 Indian fishermen

* Trial against Sri Lankan fund manager accused of funding LTTE to begin next year

October 04, 2014  | Read More >>

* Sri Lankans in Italy commends President’s service

* Sri Lankans in Europe extend support to President

* Sri Lanka will outperform the majority of IT markets in the APAC region - market report

* India's week of dual drama: MODI grabs cheers and JAYALALITHAA sheds tears - By Lucien Rajakarunanayake

October 03, 2014  | Read More >>

* President extends invitation to Pope Francis

* President Arrives in Rome

* Sri Lanka wins Asian Games Cricket Gold Medal

* Rebuilt Jaffna Railway Station to be opened

* Sri Lanka asks UNHCR to expedite resettlement of refugees and enhance resources

* Mullaitivu ready for cultivation on demined lands

* BOI to take investment relations forward with EU

* South Korea lauds Lanka’s development after conflict

* SL participates at UN Intl’ Conference on Small Island Developing States

October 02, 2014  | Read More >>

* President Leaves for Italy and Vatican

* Elders directed us correct path & committed to nourish our economy, culture & ethics - President

* Sri Lanka, best place in South Asia for old people

* Demining nearing completion

* A mechanism to be created to promote coexistence among communities

* Cabinet approves establishing a Centre of Excellence on Ocean Sciences

* Malaysia invites Lankan entrepreneurs

October 01, 2014  | Read More >>

* Sri Lanka now among best countries for children

* Our children are inheritors of our current achievements - President

* It is the responsibility of people’s representatives to identify needs of people - President

* 76 Indian fishermen released

* President congratulates Grade Five exam toppers

* Public Utilities Commission announces new electricity rates

September 30, 2014  | Read More >>

* Shashindra takes oaths as Uva CM

* President Chief Guest at World Children's Day national event

* President to visit Vatican to extend official invitation to Pope Francis

* Middle East investments in Sri Lanka to grow

* Missing Persons Commission holds public sittings in Kilinochchi again

* Investment projects worth nearly Rs. 6 billion under operation in Jaffna

September 29, 2014  | Read More >>

* President returns after successful visit

* BOI investor forum in Jaffna today

* Electricity bills 25% reduction next week

September 28, 2014  | Read More >>

* President and UN Sec-Gen meet in New York

* President and Indian PM agree to strengthen relations

* Tamil Nadu CM has to resign after sentenced to 4 Years in jail in corruption case

September 27, 2014  | Read More >>

* Australian PM commends successful implementation of LLRC recommendations

* Sri Lanka wins backing of 22 countries against UN probe

* Jayalalithaa convicted of corruption by Bangalore Court

* President discusses CHOGM 2015 with Malta Prime Minister

* Business Council for International Understanding Hosts Briefing for President

* REMINDING WORLD OF SRI LANKA'S BATTLE AGAINST TERRORISM: By Lucien Rajakarunanayake

September 26, 2014  | Read More >>

* Sec-Gen of OIC calls on President Rajapaksa: "OIC expresses continuous admiration for pioneering steps taken by President Rajapaksa"

* President congratulates new Afghan Leader

* President hands over USD 1 million to Palestine President

* Sri Lanka is not a situation that requires immediate attention of UNHRC - Ambassador Ariyasinha

* India invites Lankan investors

* “Turning Point” Investment Summit inaugurated

* Jan-August exports up by 14%

* Sri Lanka projected to maintain 7.5% GDP growth rate next year - ADB

* Govt to give 50, 000 houses for estate workers

September 25, 2014  | Read More >>

* Depoliticise UN system and mechanism to enhance credibility – President Rajapaksa calls on member nations

* SEC approves Sri Lankans overseas to invest in Ceylon Dollar Bond Fund

* Directory of Social Scientists to be compiled

* Lankan TV broadcast to be digitalized with Japanese assistance

* Rs.10mn to develop Medawachchiya health facilities

September 24, 2014  | Read More >>

* President holds bilateral discussions at UN Headquarters

* President attends 2014 Climate Summit: Calls for developed nations to help the developing to reduce impact of climate change

* President Rajapaksa joins Secretary Clinton at Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

** Sri Lanka, China pledge to boost military cooperation

* Central Bank maintains policy rates, limits commercial banks' access to its repurchase rate

* SL-Bangladesh talks conclude successfully

* Ambassador of SL in Austria elects as President IAEA

* Mullaitivu Tamil recruits tour south

* SL is now in the golden age of construction industry – Minister Weerawansa

September 23, 2014  | Read More >>

* Climate Summit 2014 begins today

* President arrives in New York

* Sri Lanka’s rank for IT/BPM jumps to 16th in the world

* Sri Lanka expresses concern about increasing use of armed drones in counterterrorism

* Yal Devi train runs to Jaffna after 24 years

* Jaffna recruits join national service

* Govt bans milk powder advertisements

* Another 3985 motor bikes given to Govt officers

September 22, 2014  | Read More >>

* UPFA victory, an endorsement of govt’s development drive - President

* President leaves for New York to address UNGA

* President launches special website on his engagements at UN

* Peace has brought many benefits to Sri Lanka - UK

September 21, 2014  | Read More >>

* UPFA wins Uva PC election

* Sri Lanka, Maldivian Presidents discuss ways of enhancing bilateral relations

* UN appreciates the services of Sri Lankan Army medical contingent in South

* New focus on Sri Lanka's rise: THE STRATEGIC HUB OF INDIAN OCEAN MARITIME SECURITY- By Lucien Rajakarunanayake

September 19, 2014  | Read More >>

* At ICAPP General Assembly: President Rajapaksa cautions of dangerous trends to Asian Community

* International Conference of Asian Political Parties begins

* Sri Lanka targets 8.2 percent economic growth in next year budget

* Sri Lanka to set up joint trade commission with Russia

* China Merchants sign two agreements to develop Phase 2 of Hambantota Port Development Project

September 18, 2014  | Read More >>

* Sri Lanka donates medical examination gloves to Ebola-stricken countries

* I would never stop serving the public : Never neglect development for people - President

* President Xi concludes visit to Sri Lanka, leaves for India

* Balance of Payments surplus tops $ 2 b

* China regards Sri Lanka as all-weather friend – President Xi

* His Holiness Pope approves canonization for Sri Lanka's first saint

* Central Bank releases publication on Socio-Economic Data - 2014 of Sri Lanka

September 17, 2014  | Read More >>

* Anagarika Dharmapala raised his voice during the darkest era in Sri Lankan history - President Rajapaksa

* Colombo Port City work commences:
President Xi and President Rajapaksa flag off construction work of the Dream City that changes Colombo skyline

* New Silk Route to progress

* Central Bank enters into a 3-year currency swap agreement with China bank

* Nepal FM to arrive in Sri Lanka to hand over invitation for SAARC summit

September 16, 2014  | Read More >>

* President Xi brings abundance of Chinese generosity

* Sri Lanka and China sign agreements for cooperation in a number of sectors

* Sri Lanka, China Presidents commission last phase of Norochcholai Power Plant

* China and Sri Lanka need to turn the wishes into a driving force – President Jinping

* President Rajapaksa welcomes China’s President Xi

** President inaugurates Asia Pacific Postal Union in Colombo

* Sri Lanka GDP grows 7.8% in second quarter of 2014

* China, Sri Lanka working on building 21st Century Maritime Silk Road – Prof. Peiris

* Houses for Urban low income families

* Sri Lanka-China to negotiate on FTA during Chinese President's visit

September 15, 2014  | Read More >>

* Sri Lanka donates tea to earthquake victims in China

* World Bank further assists govt.’s key development projects

* China-SL ties ushered into new stage - Chinese ambassador

* Govt is strengthening free education with technical laboratories in schools - President

September 14, 2014  | Read More >>

* China’s new Silk Route Project benefits Sri Lanka - President

* Sri Lanka has made significant improvements in lives of children – UN report

* Visit of President Xi Jinping Rubber - Rice Pact to Great Wall of Friendship By Lucien Rajakarunanayake

* SriLankan Cargo adopts e-air waybill system

September 12, 2014  | Read More >>

* President visits Mahiyanganaya Rajamaha Viharaya: Agasas Maha Mangalyaya in Girandurukotte

* OCA head appreciates President’s efforts towards development of sports

* CSE’s S&P SL 20 index crosses 4000 mark

* Sri Lanka, Maldives discuss deriving maximum benefits from marine resources

* His Holiness Pope to hold masses at Galle Face and Madhu

* Yal Devi again after three decades

* South & South Asian Nations Defence Dialog in Colombo

* Next Independence Day celebrations in Hambantota district

September 11, 2014  | Read More >>

* President inspects Morana reservoir & irrigation project

* President opens international book fair

* Witness protection bill presented to Parliament

* Colombo stock exchange Market Capitals crosses Rs. 3 Trillion for the first time

* Open for talks on 13th Amendment: Rajapaksa by Suhasini Haidar ‘Grateful to India for its stand on the U.N. Human Rights Council vote’

** “Not one or two, but hundred trawlers come towards Sri Lankan waters”

* Cuba agrees with Sri Lanka on the need for basic reforms in UN system

* Indian media laud Sri Lanka’s development

* Govt stops potato imports

September 10, 2014  | Read More >>

* Exim Bank to fund more than 21 projects

* Missing Persons Commission’s next Public Sittings in Killinochchi

* President opens Weras Ganga Development Project

* Chinese President to arrive in Sri Lanka on Sept 16

* Government allocated Rs. 1.38 billion for Northern Province this year

* Outer Circular Highway to be completed in 2015

* Sri Lanka to host ICA’s 16th Congress

* Sri Lanka to host Asian Youth Games 2017

* Delft Island to be a tourist attraction

* First ever Finnish trade delegation due in December

* First group of Sri Lankan Haj pilgrims arrived in Jeddah

September 09, 2014  | Read More >>

* Cuba sees a promising future for bilateral relations with Sri Lanka  

* Sri Lanka assures cooperation with UNHRC despite rejecting resolution

* Six new Heads of Mission present credentials

* Japanese PM concludes Sri Lanka visit

* Mattala will permanently alter nature of tourism in South Asia - Hong Kong expert

* Japan's Mizuho Bank signs MoU with BOI

* Sri Lanka's bilateral trade with Israel surges 178% since trade pact in 2007

* Japan pledges support to achieve regional hub

September 07, 2014  | Read More >>

* TO SIGNIFY STRONGER RELATIONS, SPAIN TO OPEN EMBASSY IN COLOMBO

* Maritime security underscores Japan, Sri Lanka ties

* Sri Lanka and Japan sign agreements for cooperation in a number of sectors

September 06, 2014  | Read More >>

* Sri Lanka, a country with growing influence in economic and political domain – Japanese PM

* Prime Shinzo Abe’s visit BRINGING NEW STRENGTH TO JAPAN - SRI LANKA RELATIONS : By Lucien Rajakarunanayake

* Tourist arrivals rise 13.8 percent in August 2014 surpassing one million mark

* President Rajapaksa and Japanese Premier Abe unveils Phase 2 of BIA Development Project

* Senior Japanese Diplomat Akashi meets President

* Spain Understands the Impact of Terrorism, Spanish FM tells President

* Friendship that helps people

September 05, 2014  | Read More >>

* Japanese PM to accompany a large business delegation to Sri Lanka

* Govt. takes every possible step to preserve and sustain unity among communities - President

* SL’s positives outweigh negatives: Morgan Stanley official tells NY Investor Forum

* Govt denies claims that state employees deployed for election propaganda

* President pays last respects to Bala Tampoe and Bandula Vithanage

* Thirty million given for sick in North for treatments

September 04, 2014  | Read More >>

* BOI, Alpine Clothing to create 500 jobs in Wayamba

* Govt pays special attention on Northern education - Minister Bandula Gunawardena

* NASDAQ applauds SL economy

* Govt ended discrimination against rural students in education through Mahindodaya - President

* Postal voting for Uva Provincial Council begins today

* British HC visits UK-funded community policing programme in North

September 03, 2014  | Read More >>

* Retired differently able War Heroes to receive pay increments

* 1818 Uva Wellassa struggle against imperialists finally succeeded when the country was liberated from terrorists - President

* Sri Lanka has a special place in the hearts of the Chinese people – Assistant FM of China

* SL rejects UN investigation as it exceeds the mandate – Ambassador Kariyawasam

* Nigerian military delegation to learn about welfare systems in Tri Services

* GL briefs Slovania’s President on SL’s development

* VPN system for Police to prevent crimes

* Divi Neguma Sahana Aruna benefits 50, 132 people within two days

September 02, 2014  | Read More >>

* Death of Bala Tampoe, irreparable loss to the trade union movement and the country - President Rajapaksa

* Those who shed crocodile tears for public service today : forgotten what they did against it - President

* Govt works to achieve development goals, not to gain votes – President

* President tours drought affected areas

* Sam Wijesinha, a public servant & social worker of much commitment, honor & respect - President

* Top IFIMES award for Prof. G. L. Peiris

* On-the-spot-cash for thousands from Divi Neguma banks

September 01, 2014  | Read More >>

* The best we can give our children is education - President

* Every possible step taken to bring maximum benefits to people - President

* Sri Lanka to begin own probe on war crime allegations soon

* PROPAGANDA WAR EQUALS WAR - Dr. Chris Nonis: LTTE money for arms now diverted for lobbying

* President opens two Mahindodaya Labs in Moneragala

* Japanese PM to visit Sri Lanka

* President visits Bellanvila Raja Maha Viharaya

* Dombagahawela Postal complex vested with people

August  30, 2014  | Read More >>

* Sri Lanka, Pakistan agree to enhance defense cooperation

* Inflation declines to 3.5 percent in August 2014

* INDIAN SUPREME COURT CLEARS THE CATCH IN "KACH": By Lucien Rajakarunanayake

* Central Bank approves 29 consolidation plans of financial institutions

August  29, 2014  | Read More >>

* CSE and SEC to conduct an awareness programme in New York

* Tamil language training for Tri Forces

* Sri Lanka Tourism welcomes 1,000,000th tourist

* Lanka-Seychelles MoU on manpower training

* Increased flights to China see more tourists in Lanka

August  28, 2014  | Read More >>

* Two major development projects inaugurated in North

* SME's in Japan invited to set up their manufacturing facilities in Sri Lanka

* Demining 98% has completed

* Colombo's first Seychelles forum attracts Sri Lankan businesses

* Lanka to host Global Rubber Conference 2014 for first time

* External Affairs Minister reviews progress of Sri Lankan missions in Europe

August  27, 2014  | Read More >>

* Kachchatheevu Island cannot be retrieved from SL: AG tells SC

* FDIs surpass US$ 817 million during first six months

* Air Chief of Pakistan visits Sri Lanka

* Former Navy Commander Adm. Colombage Appointed Presidential Adviser on Maritime and Naval Hub

* Korea helps improve vocational training

* Lanka tourism campaign in Germany receives high response

* Northern Province to get over 20,000 jobs under seaweed project

August  26, 2014  | Read More >>

* Govt keen to see ICT reach rise to 75% and beyond – President

* Official announcement on Pope Francis visit to SL

* Floating Market declared open

* Achchuveli Industrial Estate to be opened on August 28

* Central Bank enters into Investment Agreement with People's Bank of China

* More rehabilitated LTTE cadres entrusted to relatives

* SL's first ever Gold Centre next month

* Concessionary loans for Divi Neguma families

* Galle Fort 'Dutch Hospital' will open Aug 28

* Japan considers providing patrol ships to SL

August  25, 2014  | Read More >>

* India Must Respect Lanka Sovereignty: Avdhash Kaushal

* Tamil diaspora pump in money to create chaos in Jaffna – Jaffna Commander

* True freedom in Sri Lanka today - Indian Federation of Working Journalists

* Sri Lanka is proud to be founder member of Chinese Investment Bank – GL

* Thirty six Tamil Woman Soldiers passed out

* Eighteen Lagoons to be developed

* Super luxury bus service for office workers

August  23, 2014  | Read More >>

* NARRATIVE III - LAST STAGES OF WAR IN SRI LANKA: UN CULTURE OF TRADE-OFFS IN CRISES STANDS EXPOSED - Lucien Rajakarunanayake 

August  22, 2014  | Read More >>

* International Water Seminar inaugurated

* Trade deficit narrows 35.3 percent in June 2014

* India, Sri Lanka discuss joint strategy to curb narcotics

* Sri Lanka condoles with Japanese people on landslide tragedy

* Vietnamese parliamentary delegation visits parliament

* Justice Ministry partners with UNICEF to develop an electronic database to speed up justice for children

* SL exports increased on EU, US demand for garments

* Central Bank lobbies in US to improve communication between the two countries

August  21, 2014  | Read More >>

* President Rajapaksa an example for other leaders to emulate - Bill Gates

* London-based group with vested interest only accuse Sri Lanka of committing genocide - Subramanian Swamy

* President instructs urgent solutions for health trade union problems

* Two new deputy ministers take oaths

* LTTE rump fanning the flames of hatred - Dr Chris Nonis

* China supports SL to face challenges in Indian Ocean

* SriLankan buys new plane next month

August  20, 2014  | Read More >>

* Land ownership gives the people dignity and pride – President

* Japanese Vice-Minister calls on President

* Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi in landmark agreement to promote Sri Lanka to clients for investment

* We welcome Indian Prime Minister to Sri Lanka - President

* India, Sri Lanka meet to discuss narcotics menace

* Non state actors pose a common challenge in the region – Ambassador Kariyawasam

* Draw attention to challenges of terrorists re-grouping Intl level. - Ravinatha Aryasinha

* BOI plans to build 5 factories each District

* Floating market to be opened Friday

* President urges banks to increase involvement in rural development projects

August  19, 2014  | Read More >>

* Theme proposed by President Rajapaksa selected for next SAARC Summit

* Two members from India and Pakistan to Advisory Committee

* Int’l pressure not only unhelpful but also detrimental – Prof. Peiris

* “Nanasala” wins Bill & Melinda Gates awarded for best IT project

* 2035: SL, AN ADVANCED ECONOMY

* Two government-owned plantation companies post profits for 2013

* In Pictures: President participates in Mahela's farewell

* Sri Lanka is a model for blending security and development together - Army Commander

* Achchuveli Industrial Park first phase opens on August 28

* Bhutan Health Minister meets SL counterpart

August  18, 2014  | Read More >>

* Seeking to build ‘Positive Peace’ in a cohesive society with trust and reciprocity - Secretary to the President

* Jewellery industry an important segment of our economy- President

* President opened two roads & Mahindodaya lab in Nuwara Eliya

* Defence Seminar-2014 inaugurates with over 350 delegates

* Focus on manufacture-based economy by next budget

* 2000 new buses to SLTB, 122 arrives

* Bio-gas plant launched in Matara

* Army Para Games attract foreign participants

August  16, 2014  | Read More >>

* Nuwara Eliya Golf Club; a honored place in development of sports in the country - President

* Sri Lanka Underlines Friendship with Palestine - Lucien Rajakarunanayake

August  15, 2014  | Read More >>

* Indian High Commissioner Sinha calls on President Rajapaksa

* High Commissioner Pillay seeks to influence the OHCHR investigation process

* Seychelles Health Minister Calls on President Rajapaksa

* President’s Condolences to victims of Iranian Plane Crash

* Pakistan, Sri Lanka enjoy cordial & friendly ties - envoy

* Trade with Indonesia to top US$ 1 mn in 2015

* International exhibition of rubber plastics & manufacturing commences

* Over Rs.100mn for waste management in WP

August  14, 2014  | Read More >>

* President pledges US$ 1 Million to Palestine

* President orders Indian fishermen's release

* Bilateral ties with Switzerland strengthen further - President Rajapaksa

* India releases 16 Sri Lankan fishermen

* Govt committed to ensure respect for artistes and nurture the arts - President Rajapaksa

* ‘India & Sri Lanka: A Partnership That Transcends Time’ released

* President felicitates Ven Dedunupitiye Upananda Thera

* Development not limited to Colombo - UDA

* Kandy city and suburban towns to develop

August  13, 2014  | Read More >>

* President instructs officials to address shortcomings in Matale district

* Missing persons figure exaggerated - Commission Chairman

* Sri Lanka Human Development Report 2014 examines role of country's youth

* Gvnt committed to working for well being of youth – Prof G.L. Peris

* President congratulates first elected President of Turkey

* Missing Persons Commission hears 314 complaints at public sittings in Mannar

* Sri Lanka asks foreign envoys to be impartial and refrain from meddling in domestic matters

* 26 young Tamil women join Army

* Sangakkara: No. 1 test batsman

* Sri Lankan envoy falls back on shared past

* First Int’l Ornamental Fish event in Sri Lanka

* SL - China to promote electronic & apparels sectors

August  12, 2014  | Read More >>

* Pura Neguma to strengthen North & East local bodies

* Present peaceful era conducive for religious harmony - President

* Sri Lanka Tourism mega advertising campaign in UK

* South Asia’s fastest growing economy: A look at modern Sri Lanka with Ambassador Kariyawasam By Michael D. Mosettig

August  11, 2014  | Read More >>

* President attended religious activities in Kandy

* US statement creates false and alarmist view on Sri Lanka: Ministry of External Affairs

* Sri Lanka’s economic growth: Thumbs up from IMF - Premier

* Secretary General of SAARC calls on President Rajapaksa

* President congratulates victorious cricket team

* Books; Siri Dalada Harasaraniya & Budun Wedi Maga presented to President

* Mahinda Rajapaksa is the only leader capable of establishing a righteous society - Asgiri Mahanayake

* SL rupee won’t be under downward pressure in foreseeable future - CB Governor

* SL Army opens new hospital in South Sudan under UN Mission

August  08, 2014  | Read More >>

* No double standards in application of environmental justice - President Mahinda Rajapaksa

* Commission on Missing Persons commences sittings in Mannar today

* President’s condolence on Dr Guruge’s passing away

* President felicitates Ven Ambewela Pannasara Nayake Thero, recipient of Myanmar honours

* Govt resettled 150,202 families in North

* Cabinet approval for budget proposals, 2015

* Magampura Port records Rs.1, 236m income in seven months

August  07, 2014  | Read More >>

* Sri Lanka, Pakistan to strengthen security cooperation to fight terrorism and transnational crime

* President to visit Pakistan later this month

* President inspected “Knowledge Park” complex in Pettah

* SL - Vietnam two way trade grown by 100 percent

* Pakistan, Sri Lanka have significant potential for trade – PM Nawaz Sharif

* Sathosa makes tremendous progress

* Slum and shanties free Colombo by 2020

August  06, 2014  | Read More >>

* Term of Missing Persons Commission extended

* Diplomatic community should be conscious of local sensitivities - Foreign Ministry

* Uva election on Sept. 20

* President inspects Kimbulawela model paddy fields

* Korean push for first ever Lanka regional apparel training

* Lanka will reach US$ 150bn GDP by 2020 - Governor

* Over 347 mobile services in Badulla completed

August  05, 2014  | Read More >>

* 3- member committee is to advise the Commission, no investigative role - President

* WJP Rule of Law Index 2014: Sri Lanka ranks top among South Asia

* Take stern action against who fill paddy lands illegally - President

* Supreme Court rules Chief Minister of Provincial Council cannot issue orders to Chief Secretary

* President condoles China earthquake deaths

* Motorbikes to 600 public servants at Kurunegala

* Europe should not judge Sri Lanka on human rights -Miss Earth – Air 2013

* Tourist arrivals rise 25.2 percent in July

* Conference to show potential of the capital market in Sri Lanka to International investors

* President attended Intl Scouts Jamboree

August  04, 2014  | Read More >>

* Japan gives Rs.305mn for capacity development

* Rise in demand for local handicrafts

* President assures to launch an exclusive bank for women

* Action plan to meet challenges of droughts - President instructs officials

* Sri Lanka to host 'Galle Dialogue' International Maritime Conference in December

August  03, 2014  | Read More >>

* Indian govt stresses enhanced economic engagement with Sri Lanka

* asylum seekers, UNHCR slow to address requirements - Govt

* SUCCESS IN ECONOMICS AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT By Lucien Rajakarunanayake

* Govt allocates Rs. 1.9 billion to provide drought relief

* Sri Lanka exports record highest first half earnings this year

* Considerable increase in number of tourists visiting botanical gardens

August  01, 2014  | Read More >>

* President meets with officials to discuss ICAPP arrangements

* Sri Lanka, Singapore bilateral discussions focus on expanding economic and defense relations

* Divi Neguma sixth phase in Moneragala

* Four sugar factories to be developed

* Twelve firms to pump Rs1.5bn in Hambantota industrial city

* Major changes in airport & aviation sectors

* The Kandy Esala Festival begins

July  31, 2014  | Read More >>

* IMF Executive Director, President discuss Sri Lanka's role in Asian region

* Former LTTE members tour the South

* MEA responds to US Embassy statement

* Government to provide concessions for 11, 459 families affected by droughts

* Switzerland extends continuous support to Sri Lanka

* Work on 28 bridges completed

* SL & Poland enter into a new Air Services Agreement

* Lanka exports clinch hat trick win in first half

July  30, 2014  | Read More >>

* Our decisions always focus on benefitting future generations, not merely the immediate – President

* Sri Lanka among one of the fastest developing economies in Asia - IMF

* Vatican confirms Pope's visit to Sri Lanka

* Malaysian firm to invest in a hybrid power project in North

* North Central Province gets Rs.5, 791mn for development

* Rs.740 bn income from re-fuelling ships

* Gateway opens for 'Experts City'

* Farmers under AIB paid compensation Rs. 85 Mn

* Foreign Reserve has shown Nine billion USD increase

July  29, 2014  | Read More >>

* Sri Lanka a potential location for Japanese SMEs to invest - Japan's State Minister

* Sri Lankan asylum seekers are economic migrants - Australian Minister

* Muslims have contributed much for Lanka’s progress – President

* President hands over Buddhist relics to temples in US and Korea

* SL among top Eid destinations – Khaleej Times

July  28, 2014  | Read More >>

* President congratulates new Indonesian President elect

* Sri Lanka will play an important role in building process of proposed Maritime Silk Route - China

* Reconstructed Northern Railway Line will be opened in September

* LTTE responsible for 80 percent of alleged abductions

* Lanka to establish 10 Botanical Gardens

* First ever international film festival in Sri Lanka, in September

July  26, 2014  | Read More >>

* Sri Lanka conveys condolences to families of the passengers on Air Algerie flight

* Govt reduces taxes on imported grains and lentils

* The Modi friendship initiative: BJP for closer ties between Indian and Sri Lanka - By Lucien Rajakarunanayake

* Both ruling and opposition parties are responsible for public welfare – President

* No deaths of Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters since 2011 – Indian Defence Minister

* Missing Persons Commission to hold next public sittings in Mannar

July  25, 2014  | Read More >>

* Sri Lanka progressively improves in human development

* Govt’s equal attention on children’s nutrition level and education - President

* President sends wishes to Sri Lankan team for 20th Commonwealth Games

* President conveys greetings for 20th Commonwealth Games

* It is the duty of every citizen to safeguard national harmony and coexistence - President

* Sri Lanka expresses deep concern at loss of civilian lives in Gaza

* SAARCFINANCE Group Meeting and SAARCFINANCE Governors' Symposium held in Colombo

* Public view and proposals are entertained to prepare next year budget

* Maternal deaths in North fall drastically

* Measures to control pesticides

* Over 2,000 buses to strengthen SLTB

July  24, 2014  | Read More >>

* Size of Army camps in Jaffna reduced to 25% and land returned to owners

* Social conciliation should be present at all levels

* All NGOs should register and indicate scope of activities - PM

* Landmark climate change project launched in Sri Lanka

* BOC Seychelles operation viable

* Kidney surgeries at Anuradhapura Kidney Treatment Unit

* BOC Ranked above all Sri Lankan Banks; Among Top 1,000 Global Banks

* Secretary Defence attends MOD 'Ifthar'

July  23, 2014  | Read More >>

* Govt's programme to uplift local industries will not be changed at any cost - President

* India will stand by Sri Lanka's position at the UNHRC - Dr. Swamy

* Vietnam, Sri Lanka to work closely in fighting transnational crime

* Member European Parliament on UNHRC Lanka ‘probe’: ‘AN INQUIRY ON THE INQUIRY’

* Child Development Centers to Estate Sector

* Sri Lanka and Singapore to establish a pilot training school at Mattala airport

* Toll fees from Southern, Katunayake Expressways top Rs.45bn

* Public Grievance Redress Mechanism launched

* Emirates resumes full schedule of 34 flights a week from Colombo

* Udawalawa tourist zone developed with Rs.55mn

July  22, 2014  | Read More >>

* India wants excellent relations with Sri Lanka - BJP delegation

* Top UNESCO official states: UN became NATO’s PR arm, Selective treatment of countries

* President Abolishes Taxes for Financial Institutions

* SL Welcomes BRICS Initiative to Establish A Development Bank

* Vocational Training Centre in Orugodawatte

* President expresses condolences to Dutch and Malaysians over MH17 tragedy

* Tanzanian Foreign Minister calls on President

* “Pura Neguma” to develop 22 local govt agencies

July  21, 2014  | Read More >>

* Top South Asian countries refuse visas for UNHRC committee probing SL

* Portugal interested in further improving relations with Sri Lanka

* Inter-ministerial Programme launched to serve conflict-affected villages in Ampara

* Fourteen Lankan workers brought home safely from Libya

* Special Projects to Mitigate Landslide Risk

* Badulla District gets Rs. 2,657 m. for development

July  20, 2014  | Read More >>

* National Nutrition Walk to improve nutrition launched

* The Dutch trade stands ready to engage and explore opportunities in Sri Lanka

* LTTE operatives arrested by Malaysia brought to Sri Lanka

* Sri Lanka expresses condolences over lives lost on Malaysian Airlines flight

* Culpability of the forces of terror: A wider mandate in search for Truth and Reconciliation - By Lucien Rajakarunanayake

July  18, 2014  | Read More >>

* Muslims praise President’s endeavor for national reconciliation

* Implement streamlined programme to upgrade welfare of teachers – President

* United Nations E-Government Survey 2014: Sri Lanka ranks top among South Asia

* Khuram murder trial: former PS chairman convicted

* Indian Air Force Chief to meet SL President today

* Disappearances Commission receive 19284 complaints

* Galle Harbour earns profit of Rs.20 million

* Maternity and Childcare Centres with modern facilities

* Human Rights Commission visits North

* Hambantota port earns Rs. 750m from bunkering since opening last month

* Basil Rajapaksa attends “Sri Lanka Shines in Shanghai”

* Work on first stage of University Hostel Project completed

* Govt awards 100 scholarships to journalists

* Sonali Deraniyagala wins PEN/Ackerley Prize for “Wave” tsunami memoir

July  17, 2014  | Read More >>

* President appoints international Advisory Council to the Commission of Inquiry

* North & East get Sinhala language training

* President opens Sri Lanka’s first Medical Reference laboratory

* SL to get two brand new ships

* Troops attend to winds-affected schools & offices

* SriLankan to join oneworld carriers at Terminal-3, London Heathrow Airport

* Nominations for Uva PC polls to be received from 30th

July  16, 2014  | Read More >>

* President reviews development of Ratnapura District

* Sri Lanka deeply concerned at situation in Gaza

* Sri Lanka- Belarus bilateral Foreign Office Consultations focus on increasing bilateral cooperation

* Netherlands commends Lanka’s economic progress

* ADB grants $300 million to aid Sri Lanka's push to cut fuel oil use, boost renewables

* SriLankan to join oneworld carriers at Terminal-3, London Heathrow Airport

* Ambassador Kariyawasam presents credentials to President Obama

* ADB lends 600 Mn USD to Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan

* ‘Village to Village-House to House’ program benefits over 50, 000 people

* Seven year skills development plan drawn up

July  15, 2014  | Read More >>

* Government’s policy to provide better public service - President

* Era which people waiting for flour from abroad ended: People today consuming more rice - President

* President condoles Palestine civilian deaths

* President inspects Diyagama Mahinda Rajapaksa Sports Complex

* India assists set up two faculties for University of Jaffna at Kilinochchi

* Trade deficit narrows 47.9 percent in May 2014

* Social Integration Week commenced

* Lanka-B’Desh trade crosses critical $100M levels for first time

* Rural bridges to help six million people

* Sri Lankan Consulate opens in Zurich

* CB maintains policy rates, current monetary policy appropriate

July  14, 2014  | Read More >>

* Address HR issues through cooperation, not by punitive approach, says Indian MEA Spokesman

* President Opens “Arcade Independence Square”

* FAO endorses Mahinda Rajapaksa Global Agriculture Fund

* Japan – Sri Lanka Parliamentary League to visit Sri Lanka

* Over 425 Tradesmen from East in Army

* Over 800 houses damaged by Strong Wind

* Lankan apparel exports see double digit growth

* Special loan facility for Ramadan celebrators

* Rs.10, 000mn to develop infrastructure for Deyata Kirula

July  12, 2014  | Read More >>

* Rs. 4 billion allocated for agricultural loans to farmers

* Sri Lanka, India discuss economic, security cooperation, fisheries issue, and housing projects

* President reappoints GA Chandrasiri as Northern Province Governor

* The facts on asylum seekers: Sri Lanka, Australia and the boats - By Lucien Rajakarunanayake

July  11, 2014  | Read More >>

* Sri Lanka now stands with pride, ending era of receiving pity of others - President

* Belarus offers Sri Lanka help in food security and agriculture, agrees to increase bilateral trade

* World Bank to assist skills development

* Former Australian FM ridicules urban mythology about endemic prosecution of Tamils

* MEA clarifies reports relating to recent instructions for NGOs

* Indian A-320 fleet to undergo major maintenance at Mattala Int. Airport - Economic Times

* Shanghai Travel & Trade Forum creates opportunity for SL

* UAE lifts ban on SL’s export of chicken & eggs to UAE market

July  10, 2014  | Read More >>

* Disappearances Commission receives more than 390 complaints in Mullaitivu

* Ramaphosa concludes Sri Lanka visit

* Indo-Lanka foreign ministers to meet tomorrow

* Tarik Ahsan, new High Commissioner of Bangladesh to SL

* Cocotech Exhibition, IN Conference & Coconut Festival held

* Lanka-Belarus trade talks begin in Colombo

* Central Bank releases publication on Economic and Social Statistics of Sri Lanka - 2014

* Special program to assist war affected in Ampara

July  09, 2014  | Read More >>

* President commissions patrol boats gifted by Australia

* Prevent illegal acquisition of state lands - President

* Cabinet approves witness protection bill

* NGOs not restricted in their work, Defense Ministry clarifies

* South African envoy visits North

* Relatives of Kalawanchikudi Muslims killed by LTTE give evidence

* Central Bank's new credit guarantee scheme for pawning advances benefits borrowers

* Sri Lanka to issue Rs. 4 billion Treasury Bonds

* Independence Square reconstructed

* Ceylon tea at North America’s largest food & beverage fair

* Fuel issued to ships from Magam Ruhunapura Harbour

* Strategic development program to Kandy

* First batch of Lankans leaves for Italian jobs

July  08, 2014  | Read More >>

* South African Deputy President calls on President Rajapaksa

* Over 3000 graduates receive appointments

* Sri Lanka Navy brings 41 Australia bound illegal migrants home

* Program implemented to provide livelihood assistance to war widows

July  07, 2014  | Read More >>

* President hands over 104 houses to Ranaviru families in Anuradhapura

* First Northern Entrepreneur Awards in September

* Cyril Ramaphosa arrives

* South African Special Envoy to meet SL political leaders

* Ratnapura Expressway construction to Commence

* 24,000 university students to get accommodation in 60 new hostels

July  06, 2014  | Read More >>

* Commission on Missing Persons begins public sittings in Mullaitivu

* Malaysia arrest four LTTE operatives suspected of terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka

* Central Bank clarifies media reports on External Debt Statistics

* Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2014 to focus on economy in 2020

July  04, 2014  | Read More >>

* Those who condemn other religions bring disgrace to their own – President

* Sri Lanka reiterates its stance on UN investigation

* Moody's outlook for Sri Lanka banking system stable

* Tony Abbott praises Sri Lanka's human rights progress

* Sri Lanka’s Unemployment down to 4.2%

* Two Mahindodaya Technological Laboratories to be opened tomorrow

* Methodist Church celebrates bicentennial

* Army to help to Elephant Pass Salt Production

* China to introduce more direct flights to Lanka

* More Tamil youths to join Army

* WB helps prevent flooding Colombo

* Deyata Kirula Construction work to will begin

July  033, 2014  | Read More >>

* All communities should join hands to develop the country - President

* Sri Lanka, China discuss beginning negotiations on proposed free trade agreement

* Mullaitivu women soldiers passed out

* Sri Lanka tourist arrivals rise 14.3 percent in June 2014

* Jayalalithaa unhappy over BJP government’s position on Katchatheevu

* EU Head of Operations in Sri Lanka visits EU funded projects in North and East

* Poddala Handicraft Village opens tomorrow

* Second phase of Dengue crackdown in WP from tomorrow

July  02, 2014  | Read More >>

* President makes appointments to Public Service Commission

* New Heads of Mission present credentials

* CSIRT system launched in Sri Lanka to prevent cyber attacks on banks

* Indian government tells court TN fishermen have no rights to fishing in Katchatheevu islet

* Almost all financial institutions in Sri Lanka finalize consolidation plans - Central Bank

* Missing Persons Commission’s fifth sittings in Mullaitivu

* Rs. 3,000 Mn to upgrade fisheries harbours

July  01, 2014  | Read More >>

* Government totally rejects hate politics - President

* President visits Aluthgama and Beruwala

* Benefits of Sri Lanka defeating terrorism should receive recognition - Minister Peiris

* New Navy Commander takes over today

* Inflation drops in June 2014 to 28-month low of 2.8 percent

June  30, 2014  | Read More >>

* President returns

* Bank of Ceylon, Sri Lanka Insurance and Mihin Lanka Branches Open in Seychelles

* University College for Wayamba youth

* Dialogue between Xinhua & Sri Lankan Media

June  29, 2014  | Read More >>

* Sri Lanka - Seychelles Agree to Strengthen Relations

* Sri Lanka and Seychelles Sign 06 Agreements Including Establishment of a Joint Commission

* President Declare Open Sri Lanka High Commission in Seychelles

June  28, 2014  | Read More >>

* President Arrives in Seychelles

* Sri Lanka Army troops begin initial repair works in Aluthgama and Beruwala

* EU hands over newly built houses to IDPs

June  27, 2014  | Read More >>

* President Leaves for Seychelles

* Government allocates Rs. 200m to reconstruct property damaged in Aluthgama and Beruwala

* Your Visit is a Milestone in Our Relations – Maldivian Foreign Minister tells President

* President Rajapaksa Agrees to Assist Education Development in Maldives

* Sri Lanka issues travel advisory on Iraq

* Sri Lanka National Human Development Report on Youth and Development to be launched in August

* TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence awarded to Laksala

June  26, 2014  | Read More >>

* We do not approve external pressure, will always support Sri Lanka – Maldivian President

* Sri Lanka and Maldives sign three bilateral agreements

* President receives warm welcome in Male

* Dehiwala & Mt. Lavinia gets new facilities

* Two road projects worth Rs.7, 300m begins today

* SL, Bangladesh sign MOU on pharmaceuticals, medical devices

* 'China always assists smaller nations in region'- Rajitha

* Series of religious reconciliation programs launched

* President begins State Visit to Maldives

* President Rajapaksa and Former Maldivian President in Friendly Talks

* Sri Lanka releases 46 Indian fishermen

* India pursuing fishermen issue with Sri Lanka through diplomatic channels - Spokesman

* Sri Lanka condemns attack on civilian aircraft in Pakistan

* Ambassador Kariyawasam assumes duties in Washington

* Maldivian Higher Education Institute in Sri Lanka

* National Elle Tournament in North

* Special rehabilitation centers for drug addicts opened

* Army trains Northern women on self-employment

* Program to withstand climate change risks

June  25, 2014  | Read More >>

* No discrimination against rural students - President

* President congratulates Sri Lanka team for historic Test win against England

* President felicitates Ven Delduwe Gnanasumana Thero, who completes 50 years in Sasana

* Another batch of Security Forces personnel completes Tamil Language training

* Sri Lanka Development Bonds issue oversubscribed 4.8 times

* Sri Lanka to conduct an economic census

* Basil Rajapaksa warns of possible economic collapse if peace & harmony not achieved

* SL & Cuba strengthen cooperation in sugarcane industry

* Campaign to promote ‘Ceylon Tea’ in 25 countries

* Preparations for Pope's state visit in 2015

* New Ambassador of Sri Lanka to United States

* Agreement Signed for Construction of Jaffna Cultural Centre

June  24, 2014  | Read More >>

* Attempt to drive a wedge between Sri Lanka and Muslim countries - Prof Peiris

* Sri Lanka rejects Canada's claim military contributes to insecurity of women and girls in North

* World Bank approves US$ 101.5 million to Sri Lanka for Skills Development

* Over Rs 800 m worth development projects for Monaragala district

* European Union Ambassador to visit Batticaloa and Mullaitivu

* Central Bank to continue to strengthen regulation of financial institutions

June  23, 2014  | Read More >>

* Everybody should stand for protecting & safeguarding hard won peace - President

* No room for another Prabhakaran - President

* Security forces will take maximum legal action against any individual or organization that attempts to harm communal or religious amity - President

* SL Aviation Industry marks an important milestone

June  22, 2014  | Read More >>

* Extensive plans to develop Uva Province

* President to appoint high-level panel

* President to open oil storage facilities at Hambantota port and airport today

June  21, 2014  | Read More >>

* SL government has taken great strides to reintegrate IDPs - UNHCR

* Sri Lanka briefs UNHRC on Aluthgama situation

* President brings assurance of peace, calm and relief: By Lucien Rajakarunanayake

* Trade deficit narrows 17.7 percent in April 2014

June  20, 2014  | Read More >>

* People have reconciliation, but some politicians lack it - President

* Handful of extremist elements will not be allowed to destroy the nation - President Rajapaksa

* Sri Lanka's fish export shows remarkable increase

* Term of PSC on ‘One-Nation’ extended

* Troops to start immediate repairs to damaged buildings in Beruwala

* Rural bridges to benefit 300,000 people in Moneragala

* Providing lands for public servants in progress

June  19, 2014  | Read More >>

* President visits Beruwala, promises stern action against perpetrators of recent violence

* Sri Lanka can become another Asian economic success story - ADB President

* All communities live in co-existence in Sri Lanka enriched by Buddhism - President

* Motion against UNHRC probe passed in Parliament

* CB maintains policy rates, current levels appropriate

* Advisory Working Committee on Buddhism appointed

* Program for Kelani River Basin conservation

* Special transport service to public servants

* Emergency Dengue Prevention Programme in Western Province

June  18, 2014  | Read More >>

* President urges ADB chief to visit North to see development

* President returns after successful visit to Bolivia

* Modern cranes for Hambantota Port

* Gov. aims to reduce unemployment rate to 3.2 % by 2016

* Pakistan awards Scholarship to Sri Lankan Students

June  17, 2014  | Read More >>

* President Rajapaksa Receives Award for Contributions to Peace and Democracy

* Sri Lankan and Bolivian Presidents Hold Bilateral Discussions

* President Rajapaksa arrived in La Paz

* Refrain from espousing communal hatred

* Sri Lanka's economy grows 7.6 percent in Q1 2014

* Religious leaders call for restraint and tolerance

* ADB President to meet President Rajapaksa

* WHO admire blood services in Sri Lanka

* SL and Cuba Presidents meet

June  16, 2014  | Read More >>

* South-South Cooperation will achieve a new world order – President

* President in Bolivia Explains Sri Lanka’s Reality to World Leaders

* Govt won’t allow anyone to take law into their hands - President states on Aluthgama incident

* Govt to grow 10, 000 HA rubber in N & E

* ICT literacy rose to 50% from 4% - Minister Siyambalapitiya

* Govt to complete 886 mobile services in Uva

June  15, 2014  | Read More >>

* UK exceedingly unhelpful to Sri Lanka, should work diplomatically, Lord Naseby tells House of Lords

* President Attends Opening Session of G77+China Summit

* Humanitarian crises can be overcome with political commitment – Ambassador Ariyasinha

* “Let Us Work Together to Overcome Obstacles” – President Tells Namibia

June  14, 2014  | Read More >>

* President Rajapaksa arrives in Bolivia

* Parliament set dates to debate UN inquiry

* Sri Lanka has taken concrete steps to address violence against women

* Central Bank responds to charges of under-representing government's external debt

June  13, 2014  | Read More >>

* President participated in religious activities on Poson

* UNESCO South Asian Center for Teacher Development in SL

* Massive project launched to renovate the Beira Lake

* Sri Lanka wins 'Best Booth Design Award' at KOTFA

* President promises super fast highway to Polonnaruwa

June  12, 2014  | Read More >>

* Sri Lanka will have the strongest growth in South Asia in 2014 – World Bank

* President leaves for Bolivia to attend G77 Summit

* Chief of Staff of Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force calls on President

* As true Buddhists improve spiritual and social lives - President Rajapaksa

* Govt adopting only populist policies for people's welfare - President

* President to attend G – 77 Summit

* President condemns Karachi terrorist attack

* Retired Senior Police Officers’ Association Requests Investigation of the Murder of 600 Police Officers in 1990

* SriLanka Airlines resumes flights to Karachi

June  11, 2014  | Read More >>

* Children are now raised to a higher level in our country - President

* Sri Lanka rejects OHCHR- driven investigation

* Discussion on strategies to address mental health issues among families of missing persons

* Govt to hold a parliamentary debate on the international investigation

June  10, 2014  | Read More >>

* President instructs implement Special Dengue Prevention Program

* President welcomes India releasing 13 Sri Lankan fishermen, returns gesture

* Mihintale Aloka Pooja to be inaugurated by President

* Jaffna gets state-of-the-art Cultural Centre

* Sri Lanka condemns attack on Karachi International Airport

* Pope to visit Sri Lanka 13-15 January 2015

* Hambantota port to begin fuel bunkering operations on June 15

* Victims of political manipulation

* SriLankan Airlines cancels flights to Karachi after attack on airport

June  09, 2014  | Read More >>

* Missing Persons Commission concludes Public Sittings in Batticaloa

* When people distance from temple, church or kovil, society deteriorates giving rise to conflicts - President

* Reconciliation through cricket : Youth in war affected areas get a tour to UK

* President suggests guaranteed price for fish

* Export resilience gathers pace

* Iran to expand cultural, scientific cooperation with Sri Lanka

* Jaffna youths join Civil Security Department

June  07, 2014  | Read More >>

* Govt prioritizes prevention and treatment of chronic kidney disease

* President instructs to implement systematic program for disaster relief

* IMF says no side agreements with Sri Lanka

* Tourist arrivals rise 20.3 percent in May 2014

June  06, 2014  | Read More >>

* President gives special directions: Ensuring flood protection, food security & nutrition

* Protecting our environment is safeguarding our children – President

* Be firm against those who put outdated goods to the market – President

* Sri Lanka to make formal objections to Jayalalithaa's genocide accusations

* Missing Persons Commission Commences Public Sittings in Batticaloa

* National Human Resource and Employment Policy on Plan

* Sri Lanka needs to increase fish production but mindful of sustainability of resources – Minister Senaratne

* Over 18,000 acres of Northern land returned

* Govt allocated Rs.240mn to provide fresh milk to children

* Strong Lankan biz delegation to Kunming Fair, China

June  05, 2014  | Read More >>

* President attends National Environment Day celebrations

* Rehabilitation of ex-LTTE cadres nearing completion

* Sri Lanka, Algeria agree for regular political consultations

* Court releases arrested Indian fishermen

* President donates books for Poson Book Dansala

* Ancient ruins discovered in Kilinochchi

* Seven-year port development plan in progress

June  04, 2014  | Read More >>

* Sarachchandra, a great man who made major contribution to Sri Lankan arts and culture - President

* 2014 Environment Performance Index: Sri Lanka ranked highest in South Asia

* President condoles death of Indian Union Minister

* Scout Service and Public Relations Fortnight Inaugurated

* Saudi Arabia approves Draft Agreement for Lankan housemaids

* 120 Credits criteria for Allied Health Science Degree Program

* Another Rs.140m to improve sanitary facilities in N & E

June  03, 2014  | Read More >>

* Ugandan Minister of International Affairs Calls on President

* Expeditious relief supplies to flood affected; Relief payment Rs 15,000 each

* President orders release of 29 Indian fishermen as a goodwill measure

* Marking of Aranthalava massacre: Reminder of inhumanity of LTTE

* Sri Lanka's investor forum in London receives record response

* Issue of human rights doesn’t hinder foreign investments in Sri Lanka - Cabraal

* SL sees Emerging Market Entry on IPO Outlook – CSEC Chairman

* Japan gives further Rs.245 mn for Human Resource Development

June  02, 2014  | Read More >>

* Will meticulously attend to needs of education - President

* Sri Lanka' debt compared to GDP declines to a record low last year

* President releases baby turtles

* Indian Ocean fisheries conference begins

* Excellent time to invest in Sri Lanka - Emerging Markets Specialists Team

* Birth Centenary of Prof. Ediriweera Sarachchandra on 3rd June

* Sri Lanka's economy rapidly growing - GL

* Sri Lanka, Russia agree to combat transnational crime

* Sri Lanka expects many benefits from China's Silk Road concept

June  01, 2014  | Read More >>

* IMF says no discussions on Sri Lanka's education system

* Sri Lanka financial sector consolidation progressing satisfactorily - Central Bank

* Sri Lanka curtails sending unskilled migrant workers overseas

* Indian Ocean fisheries confab begins today

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