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  1. Guangxi Cultural Week gets off to colorful start in Sri LankaRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    The Guangxi Cultural Week, organized by the Chinese Cultural Center in Colombo along with the Chinese Embassy, got off to a colourful start here on Monday with traditional Chinese dances, concerts and acrobatics. The events on the week-long agenda will depict China's cultural and ethnic diversity, especially from south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.


  2. Sri Lanka: Political prisoners resume hunger-strike as Colombo transfers hearings to AnuradhapuraRead the original story

    Mar 11, 2015 | TamilNet Newswire

    Mathiyarasan Sulaxan, Rasathurai Thiruvaran and Ganesan Tharshanan who have been detained without their cases being heard for 8 years are now being prosecuted with manipulated witnesses produced by the SL 'Terrorist' Investigation Division. Knowing that such evidences would not be easily accepted by the judge of Vavuniyaa High Court, the SL AG has transferred their cases to Anuradhapura amidst repeated protests from the political prisoners and their families.


  3. Inception workshop of the Climate Resilient Integrated Water Management Project held in ColomboRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 12 | Colombo Page

    Sept 12, Colombo: The inception workshop of the Climate Resilient Integrated Water Management Project, which was developed by the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment with the technical assistance of the UNDP Sri Lanka was held today in Colombo. This is one of the first projects financed by the newly established Green Climate Fund, with a funding envelope of USD 38.08 Million, which will be utilized to serve climate vulnerable communities in three river basins of Sri Lanka's Dry Zone, Mi Oya, Yan Oya, and Malwathu Oya.


  4. GMOA to stage district wise token strikes from tomorrow to oppose SAITM committeeRead the original story

    Monday Sep 11 | Colombo Page

    Sept 11, Colombo: The state doctors' trade union, Government Medical Officers' Association announced that they will launch district wise one-day token strikes from tomorrow to oppose the Presidential Committee appointed to look into the SAITM issue. The GMOA said four-day district-wise token strikes will be held from tomorrow until Friday to protest the recommendations made by the committee headed by Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva.


  5. Sri Lankan President reiterates protecting war heroes from foreign forcesRead the original story

    Sunday Sep 10 | Colombo Page

    Sept 10, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today said the government's policy program regarding the security of the war heroes is very strong. The President reiterated that the government defends the security of all war heroes from the Army Commander to the last soldier and the government would not allow any foreign forces to lay hands on war heroes who laid down their lives to defend the country.


  6. Parliamentarian proposes setting up common memorial for TamilsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 9 |

    Colombo, Sep 9 A senior Sri Lankan parliamentarian has proposed setting up of a common memorial in the country to commemorate thousands of Tamils killed during the three- decade-long brutal civil war against the LTTE. Tamil minority groups in Sri Lanka observe May 18 as the day of commemoration every year, it is the same day when the 30-year-old conflict ended in 2009 with the death of the LTTE leader Velupillai Prabakaran.


  7. Sri Lanka: Cooray emerges as ‘civil’ guardian of Sinhala colonists wedging North-EastRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 6 | TamilNet Newswire

    After the 2009 genocidal onslaught, 350 Sinhala colonist families have encroached into Mukaththuvaaram. An extremist Sinhala monk has been constructing a Buddha vihara just 1 km north of Mukaththuvaaram.


  8. Sri Lanka's new Inland Revenue Act terminates discretionary powers of ...Read the original story

    Monday Sep 4 | Colombo Page

    Sept 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera says the new Inland Revenue Act will end the discretionary powers vested in ministers to grant tax concessions and introduces a transparent system for providing tax concessions to the people. The Minister in a statement alleged that MP Bandula Gunawardena is making distorted statements on the Inland Revenue Act by blindly following the Kurunegala District MP, Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is conspiring as a political opportunist to disrupt the current regime.


  9. Work on Yan Oya irrigation project in Eastern Sri Lanka acceleratedRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 2 | Colombo Page

    Sept 03, Colombo: The work on the Yan Oya irrigation project, the largest irrigation project in the North Central Province has been accelerated, according to the Ministry of Irrigation & Water Resources Management. The Yan Oya reservoir will provide irrigation facilities for agriculture in in Anuradhapura and Trincomalee Districts during both seasons in addition to improving drinking water facilities in the area and providing drinking water and irrigation facilities to Trincomalee town round the clock.


  10. Foreign investments in Sri Lanka increased by 300 percent this year - PMRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 31 | Colombo Page

    Aug 31, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that foreign investments in Sri Lanka have so far increased by 300 percent this year compared to 2014. The Prime Minister made this reference while inaugurating the "FACETS Sri Lanka 2017", the 27th International Gem & Jewellery Show at BMICH this morning.


  11. Central Bank releases annual publication of 'Economic and Social Statistics of Sri Lanka - 2017'Read the original story

    Monday Aug 28 | Colombo Page

    Aug 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Bank has released its annual publication of "Economic and Social Statistics of Sri Lanka - 2017" for public access. This publication contains economic and social indicators of Sri Lanka in the areas of national accounts, agriculture, industry, external trade and finance, government finance, banking and financial institutions, money and capital markets, prices and wages, population and labor force, transportation, education, health, telecommunication services, climate and selected information on economic and social indicators of other countries.


  12. A three-wheeler passes in front of a Catholic church in Nainativu. Photo: Paul NielRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 28 | South China Morning Post

    "What a pretty baby," exclaims the elderly woman, dressed in a sari, her fragile hands squeezing the cheeks of our one-year-old daughter. My wife Esther and I have taken our little one, Zaya, on a last-minute adventure to Sri Lanka, and she's attracting unexpected attention at the Sri Maha Bodhi temple in Anuradhapura, the ancient capital of the island nation's North Central Province.


  13. FactoidRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 27 |

    Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more Have you heard of a VVIP tree? Yes, there is one in Madhya Pradesh . The state government annually spends around Rs12 lakh in maintaining the tree.


  14. Sri Lanka government allocates Rs. 1.5 billion to provide dry rations to drought affected peopleRead the original story

    Aug 22, 2017 | Colombo Page

    Aug 22, Colombo: The Treasury has released Rs. 1.5 billion to the District Secretaries through the Ministry of Disaster Management for the purpose of distributing dry food rations among the drought affected people in 15 districts, President's Media Division said.


  15. Program providing dry rations and drinking water to drought affected expandedRead the original story

    Aug 21, 2017 | Colombo Page

    Aug 21, Colombo: A program providing dry rations and drinking water for the farmer community affected by the prevailing drought has been expanded on the directions of President Maithripala Sirisena. The program will be implemented through cooperative societies covering 13 districts.


  16. Sri Lanka: Sulaxan commences hunger-strike with two other political prisoners in AnuradhapuraRead the original story

    Mar 11, 2015 | TamilNet Newswire

    The SL State, refusing to recognize the Tamil prisoners as political prisoners, wants to process their cases under the so-called Terrorism laws without proper evidences. 30-year-old Sulaxan Mathiyarasan, who has been imprisoned since 18 May 2009 went on a hunger-strike last year and concluded his protest after a promise was extended by D.M. Swaminathan, the SL 'Resettlement', 'Prison Reform' and Hindu affairs minister, that his case would be expedited without further delay.


  17. Eight Sri Lanka Police officers promoted to DIGsRead the original story

    Aug 18, 2017 | Colombo Page

    Aug 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police headquarters announced in a statement that eight Senior Superintendents of Police have been promoted to the post of Deputy Inspector General of Police by the Police Commission. The order of promotion was issued by the National Police Commission under the purview of the Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara.


  18. No change in government's decision on polythene ban- PresidentRead the original story

    Aug 16, 2017 | Colombo Page

    Aug 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says that there is no change in the government's policy decision on banning polythene and plastics and the ban will remain unchanged. The President said the Central Environmental Authority has been entrusted with the responsibility of preparing the necessary groundwork to promptly implement the ban.


  19. Honeymoon inspiration: Go beyond the beach with a cycling trip through Sri LankaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2017 |

    Bathing baby elephants at Ma Oya stream in elephant orphanage in Pinnawala about 90Km from Colombo towards Kandy, Sri lanka. We debrief before heading into the jungle.


  20. Sri Lanka: Forest Department schemes Sinhala colonisation in Vavuniyaa NorthRead the original story

    Aug 11, 2017 | TamilNet Newswire

    175 Eezham Tamil families own the lands since they were given 10 acres per family in 1982. Later, due to massacres carried out by the occupying Sinhala military and Sinhala homeguards paramilitary, the landowners who had planted Palmyra trees were unable to maintain their farms.