Sri Lanka extends on-arrival visa scheme period

Nov 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka has extended the period for the on-arrival visa scheme for visitors to the country for another three months up to March 31, 2012. Scrapping on-arrival visa scheme The Sri Lanka’s Immigration and Emigration Department launched the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) system from October 01, 2011 to grant prior approval for […]
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US Embassy collaborates to mark World AIDS day in Sri Lanka Thursday

Nov 30, Colombo: The United States Embassy in Sri Lanka is collaborating with LEADS, a community development organization that reaches the most vulnerable in the country to hold a series of educational symposiums to mark the World AIDS Day. The first of the symposiums will be held tomorrow from 3.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. at […]
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UAE organic retail sector gains momentum: Experts

DUBAI – The organic retail sector in the UAE and the Middle East, particularly in GCC, is on an accelerated growth course with increasing consumer awareness on a healthy lifestyle and entry of new players into this segment triggering an emerging competition. Addressing a Press conference to unveil the details of the ninth edition of […]
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Sri Lanka mulls more agriculture export zones

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce said in a statement it would set up the zones focusing on private-public partnerships between the government and the private sector. The zones are being set up in agricultural districts in Sri Lanka with the first opened in the Bingiriya electorate in the north-western Kurunegala region which has potential […]
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Speaker’s decision today on Sri Lanka Opposition Leader’s statement on Fonseka

Nov 30, Colombo: Speaker of the Sri Lankan parliament Chamal Rajapaksa is to announce his decision today on the special statement the Opposition Leader, Ranil Wickremasinghe intended to make in the House yesterday. The Speaker has said that he would inform to the House today if Wickremasinghe could make the statement regarding former Army Commander […]
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Sri Lanka Marxist party Central Committee makes key decisions and appoints disciplinary committee

Nov 30, Colombo: The Central Committee of Sri Lanka’s Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) made three key decisions at yesterday’s meeting and appointed a disciplinary committee to take action against party rebels. The party decided that members should not criticize or challenge the party leadership, seniors or decisions in public and the media and […]
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Indian Cabinet to approve proposal to build 50,000 houses for displaced Tamils in Sri Lanka

Nov 29, New Delhi: The Cabinet of India is to consider soon the central government’s proposal to build 50,000 houses for the displaced Tamils in Sri Lanka’s conflict-affected Northern Province. Indian government has made a commitment to construct 50,000 houses in Sri Lanka for rehabilitation of the IDPs during the state visit of Sri Lankan […]
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Pakistan President calls for strengthening the relationship with Sri Lanka

Nov 29, Islamabad: President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday said his country greatly values the ties with Sri Lanka and called for further strengthening those ties based on mutual trust and shared interests in maintaining regional peace, security and stability. President Zardari Tuesday met with Sri Lanka’s Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Air […]
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CID informs Sri Lankan court that governing party MP would be arrested on arrival

Nov 29, Colombo: The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of Sri Lanka today informed the court that governing party parliamentarian Duminda Silva, wanted for the election day shooting incident, will be arrested upon his arrival to the country. The Colombo Magistrate’s Court has issued order for Silvas arrest over his alleged involvement in the murder of […]
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Sri Lanka Marxist party not to attend UNP protest, Karu, Sajith not invited

Nov 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) would not be attending the protest organized by the main opposition United National Party (UNP) in Colombo today. The UNP last week announced that the JVP would be invited to participate in the protest campaign that is aimed at building an anti-government movement. However, […]
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