Sri Lanka major opposition says corruption in government burdening the public

Oct 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka major opposition United National Party (UNP) says that the government is putting the burden of its corruption on the public through measures like increasing the price of fuel. UNP Chairman Gamini Jayawickrama Perera says plans are underway to increase the electricity bills as well. He further said that no other […]
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Sri Lankan President returns after participating in CHOGM 2011

Oct 31, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa returned to the country this morning after a successful visit to Australia. President Rajapaksa left last week to participate in the 22nd Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) that was held from Oct 28-30 in Perth, Australia. President Rajapaksa on last Thursday (27) delivered the keynote address […]
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Making pineapple a winning Sri Lankan export crop

LIRNEasia, a think tank headquartered in Sri Lanka and representing South Asian, has teamed up with the Lanka Fruits, Vegetable Producers and Exporters Association (LFVPEA) and are jointly involved in a project to find out ways and means of obtaining more money from agriculture – and to improve the agriculture value chain to make it […]
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Sri Lanka lures Vietnam businessmen

During the visit the Sri Lanka – Vietnam Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce held a number of one-to-one business matchmaking sessions at a business forum, the chamber said in a statement. The Vietnamese showed interest in setting up joint ventures for deep sea fishing, agriculture, processing of fish especially inland fishing, and […]
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Sri Lanka’s former Chief Justice says parliament has no powers to investigate a retired judge

Oct 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva told media today that the parliament has no powers to investigate a retired judge. He made these comments speaking on a request submitted by 75 parliamentarians to the Speaker to appoint a parliamentary select committee to probe his tenure. Highlighting that President Mahinda Rajapaksa […]
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Sri Lanka should be given credit for its legitimate accomplishments

Oct 30, Perth: Sri Lanka should be given credit for its legitimate accomplishments following the end of the war in 2009, Sri Lanka’s Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris said today. Addressing the media after the closing ceremony of the 22nd Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting (CHOGM) in Perth, Australia Sunday, the Minister said […]
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Sri Lanka’s Labor Minister says no problem in retirement monies being invested in CSE

Oct 30, Colombo: Labor Minister of Sri Lanka Gamini Lokuge says there is no problem in Employees Provident Fund (EPF) monies being invested in the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE). Lokuge made this comment in response to the allegations leveled by trade unions in the country that the government was gambling with EPF monies and has […]
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All candidates for elections in Sri Lanka must declare assets before elections in future

Oct 30, Colombo: Elections Commissioner of Sri Lanka Mahinda Deshapriya has decided to make candidates contesting future elections to hand over their assets and liabilities declarations before receiving nominations to contest. Deshapriya has decided to get the assets and liabilities declarations from all candidates before any general, provincial council or local government elections. The Commissioner […]
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Suspended pro-reformists of Sri Lanka’s main opposition yet to inform of their charges

Oct 29, Colombo: Members of Sri Lanka’s main opposition United National Party (UNP) who are to face a disciplinary inquiry are yet to receive the charge sheets. The UNP Working Committee last week decided to hold a disciplinary inquiry against UNP Matara District parliamentarian Buddhika Pathirana and Western Provincial Councilor Shiral Lakthilleka. Lakthilleka and Pathirana […]
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Elephant on a rampage closes main road in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka

Oct 29, Kekirawa: An elephant on a rampage resulted in the temporary closure of the main Dambulla-Kekirawa road in the Anuradhapura District of Sri Lanka today. The Kekirawa Police have said the elephant has been on a rampage on an 8 kilometer stretch of the road in Thibbatuwewa of Kekirawa. The elephant has damaged over […]
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