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Sri Lankan government aims to strengthen the state sector, President says
July 14, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today reiterated that his government's policy is to expand the public service by strengthening the state sector.
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Sun Jul 13, 2014
Sri Lanka's Northern Provincial Council Chief Minister considers resigning - report
July 13, Colombo: Chief Minister of the Northern Province C.V. Vigneswaran was considering to resign from his post in protest of reappointing a retired Army officer to govern the Province, Tamil media in Sri Lanka reported today.
Dark secrets of Sri Lankan asylum seekers
UNCERTAIN FUTURE: The repatriated Sri Lankan asylum seekers - Hemantha Kuruppu , Janaka Gayan Athukorala , and Sujeewa Saparamadu - and their families.
Left parties of Sri Lanka's ruling coalition seek an appointment with ...
July 13, Colombo: Left parties of Sri Lanka's ruling coalition, United People's Freedom Alliance have sought an appointment with the President Mahinda Rajapaksa to discuss the national unity and good governance.
Sri Lankan President to open upmarket shopping complex in Colombo today
July 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa today will declare open a new upmarket shopping complex at the Independence Square in the posh neighborhood of the capital Colombo.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Fruit carnival held to promote fruit consumption among Sri Lankans
July 12, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will declare open the "Gram 200 Fruit Carnival of Sri Lanka" on July 14 at the Fruit Crops Research and Development Centre in Horana.
Director General of Sri Lanka Coast Guard appointed as Chief of Staff of Navy
July 12, Colombo: President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Sri Lanka has appointed Rear Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne as the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy with effect from 07th July 2014.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Sri Lanka Minister reveals the plans for Colombo - Ratnapura expressway
July 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka Project Minister of Ports and Highways Nirmala Kothalawala revealed the plans for the expressway from Ratnapura to Colombo.
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Sri Lankan Muslim leader warns of radicalization after clashes
Sri Lanka's Muslim minority could become radicalized and turn to foreign Islamic groups for support because of violent attacks on them by Buddhist hardliners, the island nation's main Muslim leader and justice minister said on Friday.
Sri Lanka, India discuss economic, security cooperation, fisheries issue, and housing projects
July 11, New Delhi: Sri Lanka and India on Friday comprehensively discussed several issues significant to the two nations when Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister Prof.
Sri Lankan President reappoints GA Chandrasiri as Northern Province Governor
July 11, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today reappointed the current Governor of the Northern Province Major General G.A. Chandrasiri, whose official term is slated to end tomorrow.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Sri Lankan President Chief Guest at 163rd Prize Giving Ceremony of Royal College
July 10, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa was the Chief Guest at the 163rd Prize Giving Ceremony of Royal College, the prestigious boys' school , held today at the Nava Rangahala auditorium of the school.
Belarus offers Sri Lanka help in food security and agriculture, agrees to increase bilateral trade
July 10, Colombo: Belarus, a key member of upcoming Eurasian Economic Union , has offered Sri Lanka support in agriculture to achieve total food security, a goal Sri Lanka aims to reach by the year 2020.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
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Sri Lanka moves to silence NGOs, press groups
The Sri Lankan government has taken yet another step to silence critical media coverage, banning non-governmental organizations from holding press conferences and issuing press releases, as well as running workshops or training sessions.
Sri Lanka bans activist groups from contact with media
Sri Lanka has banned activist groups and NGOs from holding press conferences and issuing press releases, a Defence Ministry circular says, raising new concerns over freedom of expression in the island nation.
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison defends secrecy over refugees
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa with Immigration Minister Scott Morrison in Colombo on Wednesday during a ceremony commissioning two Australian-gifted patrol boats.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
President evaluates progress of development in Puttalam District
July 08, Puttalam: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa presided over the Puttalam District Development Committee meeting held this morning at Madampe Cooperative Hall.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
South African President's envoy Cyril Ramaphosa calls on Sri Lankan President
July 07, Colombo: South African President Jacob Zuma's special envoy to Sri Lanka, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa called on Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this evening.
Over 2800 science diploma holders in Sri Lanka receive science teaching appointments
July 07, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa awarded letters of appointment to over 2,800 science teachers at a ceremony held in the Sugathadasa indoor stadium in Colombo today.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Asylum seekers sent to Sri Lanka
Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Australia has returned 41 asylum seekers to Sri Lankan custody despite Australia accusing the country of state-sponsored torture.