Sri Lankan minister says arrested LTTE leader’s services could be used to counter international allegations

Apr 29, Colombo: A Sri Lankan government minister says former LTTE international wing head and chief arms procurer Kumaran Pathmanatahan alias KP could be used by the government to respond to international allegations. Cabinet Spokesperson and Minister Keheliya Rambukwella has told the media that the government could use KP to counter the report by the […]
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Sri Lanka President presents Bo sapling to French Buddhist organization

Apr 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa today donated a Bo-sapling to the President of the French National Buddhist Organization Ven. Oliver Jane to be planted in the organization premises in Paris. President of the Paris International Buddhist Center Ven. Parawahera Chandarathana Thera and a large number of Maha Sangha also participated in the […]
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Sri Lanka’s trade deficit declines in first two months of 2011

Apr 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s cumulative trade deficit in the first two months of 2011 declined by 1.2 percent compared to the corresponding period of 2010, due to higher export earnings, the Central Bank said today. Releasing figures on external sector performance for February 2011, the Economic Research Department of the Central Bank reported that […]
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Sri Lankan court to take up petition on private sector pension scheme

Apr 29, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today has decided to hear the petition against the government’s proposed pension scheme for the private sector on May 2. A three-member Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Asoka de Silva has decided to hear the petition on Monday. The petition was heard in the Supreme Court […]
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Eleven new flyers for SriLankan Airlines

The 11 young pilots, who include four former flyers of the Sri Lanka Air Force, received their wings and epaulettes in a ceremony on 30th March in Katunayake which was attended by Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrema, the Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Nimalsiri, the Director General of Civil Aviation; SriLankan Chairman Nishantha Wickremasinghe, […]
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Container ship docks at Sri Lanka’s Hambanthota harbor dispelling rumors of port’s inaccessibility

Apr 29, Hambanthota: A container ship carrying 2,850 containers docked at the Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa International Port in Hambanthota yesterday dispelling the allegations of the port’s inaccessibility to receive large ships. The 269-meter long vessel docked at the Magampura Harbour on its way to Colombo from Malaysia, Ports and Highways Deputy Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardana said. […]
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