Court order against expelling crossed-over MP from Sri Lanka opposition

Dec 31, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court Friday issued a restraining order against a move by Sri Lanka’s main opposition United National Party (UNP) to expel a crossed-over party member. The Colombo District Court judge Ranjith N. Wathupola issued the restraining order preventing the UNP from expelling MP Mohan Lal Grero who recently crossed over […]
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No prisoner release in Sri Lanka on New Year’s Day

Dec 31, Colombo: The Commissioner General of Prisons P.W. Kodippili has dispelled the speculations that there will be a presidential pardon for special prisoners based on the good behavior on the New Year’s Day. Responding to an inquiry by News First, the Commissioner has said that there is no truth to the statements claiming that […]
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Indian External Affairs Minister to visit Sri Lanka next month

Dec 31, Colombo: India’s External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna is to visit Sri Lanka on an official tour next month. Diplomatic sources confirmed to ColomboPage that arrangements are currently being made for the Indian official’s visit and dates are yet to be fixed for the tour. During his visit, Krishna is expected to meet with […]
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Condé Nast Traveller picks Sri Lanka as a destination for 2012

Dec 31, Colombo: The award-winning international travel magazine Cond Nast Traveller in its December 2011 features Sri Lanka as one of the hottest new holiday destinations for 2012. The internationally acclaimed monthly travel magazine predicting the travel destinations set to be big over the coming year recommends Sri Lanka, which has been off-limit to tourists […]
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Sri Lanka Inflation rises in December

Dec 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s inflation as measured by consumer prices in Colombo rose marginally in December, figures released Friday by the Statistics Department of the Central Bank showed. According to the new consumer price index the inflation as measured by year-on-year percent change increased to 4.9 percent in December 2011 from 4.7 percent in […]
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Sri Lankan government to recruit 15,000 graduates to the public service

Dec 30, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to hold annual qualifying examinations to fill the vacancies in the public service and plans to recruit another 15,000 graduates to the public service, the President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said. The President revealed this at a function held at the Temple Trees Friday (30) to welcome […]
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A seven-day agro-ecology workshop ends in Techiman

Techiman (B/A) Dec. 28 GNA – A seven-day training workshop for 35 participants drawn from Agro-Ecology trainers in Africa has ended in Techiman in Brong Ahafo. Organised by the Ecumenical Association for Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ECASARD) the workshop attracted eleven African countries and was under the theme “Ecological Farming, the traditional methods without […]
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All arrangements underway to repatriate the British tourist killed in Sri Lanka

Dec 30, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has taken all necessary steps to repatriate the body of the British tourist who was killed in a hotel in Tangalle recently, Deputy Minister of Economic Development Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said. The remains of Khuram Shaikh Zaman, 32, a British tourist from Manchester is now placed at Barney […]
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Competition between private health care providers in Sri Lanka increased, says report

Dec 30, Colombo: Bartleet Religare Securities, a brokering firm of Sri Lanka publishing an equity research report on Nawaloka Hospitals says, the competition between private health care providers, particularly in Colombo has increased with customers demanding for quality services. Report says the health care industry is under constant pressure to have the latest technology and […]
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