Cabinet approves proposal to cancel VOA agreement

Cabinet approves proposal to cancel VOA agreement

🕔13:12, 18.Jan 2017

Cabinet has approved a proposal to cancel the Voice of America (VOA) agreement. Accordingly the VOA premises in Iranavila will be acquired by the Government.

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EU reiterates Sri Lanka must ratify 27 conventions for GSP

EU reiterates Sri Lanka must ratify 27 conventions for GSP

🕔12:04, 18.Jan 2017

The European Union today reiterated that the ratification and implementation of 27 international conventions signed by a succession of Sri Lankan Governments, are the only criteria on which the Government of Sri Lanka’s application to rejoin the Generalised Scheme of

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PUCSL introduces installment plan for electricity connections

PUCSL introduces installment plan for electricity connections

🕔11:57, 18.Jan 2017

Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), the electricity sector regulator, has introduced a guideline to identify information for an installment payment system for those who are not able to pay the connection charge for a new electricity connection, in terms

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Regional solutions key for Asia-Pacific’stransition to sustainable energy

Regional solutions key for Asia-Pacific’stransition to sustainable energy

🕔11:45, 18.Jan 2017

By Dr.Shamshad Akhtar   The Asia-Pacific region is at a turning point in its energy trajectory. The energy solutions that have fuelled growth in the region over the past few decades are no longer compatible with the sustainable development aspirations

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Stage set for the ground breaking of Achilleion

Stage set for the ground breaking of Achilleion

🕔09:03, 18.Jan 2017

Blue Mountain Apartments, part of the Blue Mountain Group, is set to commence the construction of its most iconic development project to date – Achilleion, Colombo’s first 7 star luxury apartment complex. The ground-breaking ceremony will take place on the

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Sri Lanka passport ranked 93 in the world

Sri Lanka passport ranked 93 in the world

🕔09:00, 18.Jan 2017

The Sri Lanka passport has been ranked 93 in the world, behind countries like Bangladesh, Sudan, Nepal and Congo. Germany take first place with a visa-free score of 157, closely followed by Singapore and Sweden which were both ranked second with

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Xi says world needs China and the US

Xi says world needs China and the US

🕔08:44, 18.Jan 2017

The world needs China and the United States to have a stable and cooperative relationship, Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, just days before new uncertainty looms with Donald Trump taking office as president. Meeting on

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Obama commutes 209 prison sentences

Obama commutes 209 prison sentences

🕔08:39, 18.Jan 2017

President Barack Obama shortened the sentences of 209 prisoners and pardoned 64 individuals on Tuesday, the White House said. With his term in office set to end on Friday, Obama has now commuted the sentences of 1,385 people and granted

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Britain to leave EU market as May sets ‘hard Brexit’ course

Britain to leave EU market as May sets ‘hard Brexit’ course

🕔08:30, 18.Jan 2017

Britain will quit the EU single market when it leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday in a decisive speech that set a course for a clean break with the world’s largest trading bloc. Setting out

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Fonseka says Indian security concerns cannot be jeopardised

Fonseka says Indian security concerns cannot be jeopardised

🕔23:17, 17.Jan 2017

Allying all fears regarding Indian security concerns in Sri Lanka and the Indian Ocean, Sri Lankan military leader-turned-politician Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka on Tuesday sent a strong message that Indian security and geopolitics cannot be jeopardized, endorsing India as a

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Structural reforms to be announced in February, March

Structural reforms to be announced in February, March

🕔23:07, 17.Jan 2017

The Government is undertaking structural reforms which will be announced in February and March, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today. Speaking at a press briefing at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, the Prime Minister said that Sri Lanka will go

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International cricket stadium in Jaffna

International cricket stadium in Jaffna

🕔22:39, 17.Jan 2017

Giving every outstanding cricketer a “just and fair” opportunity to represent Sri Lanka is the underlying theme of Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) ambitious National Development Plan for 2017. To achieve this, the current SLC administration strongly believes that the development

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One person killed following shooting incident in Athurugiriya

One person killed following shooting incident in Athurugiriya

🕔22:14, 17.Jan 2017

One person was killed following a shooting incident in Athurugiriya this evening, the police said. The victim was said to be an underworld member. The police said the deceased was identified as T.B. Dharmasiri and that he was wanted over several crimes. (Colombo

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Lanka Coal Company chairman and board removed

Lanka Coal Company chairman and board removed

🕔22:04, 17.Jan 2017

The Chairman of Lanka Coal Company (Pvt) Ltd, Maithri Gunaratne and the board have been removed by the Power and Renewable Energy Ministry. Earlier today the Anti Corruption Front (ACF) said that the secretary to the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy BMS

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Thilanga holds urgent discussion with Mathews

Thilanga holds urgent discussion with Mathews

🕔21:54, 17.Jan 2017

Sri Lanka cricket captain Angelo Mathews engaged in a lengthy discussion with the President of Sri Lanka Cricket Thilanga Sumathipala this afternoon. During the discussion, the captain affirmed his team’s commitment to re-strategize for the upcoming T20 and ODI in South

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Report by Delimitation Committee handed over

Report by Delimitation Committee handed over

🕔21:43, 17.Jan 2017

The report by the Delimitation Committee was handed over to Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faizer Mustapha by the chairman of the committee Ashoka Peiris today. The report was signed by all members of the Committee and will be gazetted once some typing errors

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Iran, Sri Lanka to cooperate on lab analysis for oil, gas

Iran, Sri Lanka to cooperate on lab analysis for oil, gas

🕔16:44, 17.Jan 2017

Minister of Science, Technology and Research and Iran’s Vice-President for Science and Technology signed an MoU for cooperation on laboratory analysis for oil and gas, the MNA news service reported. In a meeting with Sorena Sattari in Tehran today (Tuesday),

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600,000 people hit by worst drought in a decade

600,000 people hit by worst drought in a decade

🕔16:34, 17.Jan 2017

At least 600,000 people in Sri Lanka have been hit by the worst drought since 2006 in nearly 13 of the 25 districts, disaster management officials said today. “They are hit by shortages of drinking water and damage to crop,”

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JVP meets SLMC and discusses SAITM medical degrees

JVP meets SLMC and discusses SAITM medical degrees

🕔16:06, 17.Jan 2017

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today had discussions with the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) on the medical degrees offered by the SAITM university. JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that SAITM medical degrees cannot be accepted in Sri Lanka.

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Canadian court upholds deportation of LTTE fundraiser

Canadian court upholds deportation of LTTE fundraiser

🕔15:39, 17.Jan 2017

An alleged fundraiser for the LTTE who has been fighting deportation from Canada for more than two decades has lost a key court battle after a federal judge dismissed his appeal, the National Post reported. The Federal Court upheld the deportation

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