Politicized process will only impede reconciliation and engagement with UN body, Sri Lanka warns

Mar 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka today warned the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that the politicized agenda of the proposed resolution will only impede the delicate balance of the ongoing process of reconciliation in the country, as well as the constructive engagement Sri Lanka has continued to maintain with the Council. Addressing the Council […]
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Talks on electrical cars fall through

Discussions between the Vehicle Importers’ Association of Lanka and Finance ministry officials over the importation of electric vehicles (EV) have fallen through, reports say. Though the importers have made several relief requests from the government, the ministry had not responded favourably, reports add. The importers’ chief requests have included reduction of the prevailing 38% import […]
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Sri lanka’s tourism industry booms with huge increase of Chinese arrivals

COLOMBO, March 25 (Xinhua) — Revenue from Sri Lanka’s lucrative post-war tourism industry grew 32.2 percent in the first two months of this year to 161.2 million U.S. dollars when compared with the previous year, partly helped by a whopping 119.2 percent boost of arrivals from China, the latest data showed on Tuesday. Earnings from […]
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2014 Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) for 5 sri Lankan Students

The Government of the Republic of Korea will provide full scholarships to five Sri Lankan students who wish to pursue a graduate (Master’s or Doctoral) degree in Korea. The Global Korean Scholarship is designed to provide higher education in Korea for foreign students, with the aim of promoting international exchanges in education, as well as […]
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Korea loans of US$ 40 million to Sri Lanka for road improvements in hill country.

Colombo: The Sri Lankan Government has received a US$ 40 million loan from Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) of Korea to fund the improvements of several roads in the hill country. The funds will be utilized towards the cost of improvements on the 46.75 km Hatton – Nuwara Eliya section of the Avissawella – Hatton […]
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New salary structure being formulated for Sri Lankan public sector.

Mar 22, Colombo: The National Pay Commission appointed by the President last November is formulating a new salary structure for the employees of public service, corporations and statutory boards. The 19-member commission appointed to replace the former National Salaries and Cadre Commission is soliciting the views and suggestions from the employees of these institutions to […]
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Sri Lankan government to purchase over 2,000 new buses from Ashok Leyland for Sri lanka Transport.

Mar 22, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to purchase over 2,000 new buses for the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) fleet to provide a better transport service to the commuters. The government has received approval from the Cabinet to a proposal made by Transport Minister Kumara Welgama to award a contract to purchase […]
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Special committee to investigate public complains in Health Ministry of Sri lanka.

A special investigation committee has been set up to prove public complaints against the Health Ministry. The cabinet also gave the approval for this new body. Therefore, officers are to be selected for this new committee. This committee will consist retired doctors, retired senior administrative service office and several other top persons in.
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Sri Lanka Tourism receives tremendous response in Southern China.

Sri Lanka Tourism received a tremendous response from travel agencies and travel media from Shenzhen and Guangzhou at Sri Lanka Tourism promotional activities. The promotional events were organized by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau together with the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing on the sidelines of the Guangzhou International Travel Fair (GITF 2014), […]
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Sri Lanka and Iraq agree to have direct air links.

Sri Lanka and Iraq held discussions yesterday on establishing direct air links between the two countries. The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Iraq’s Undersecretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Bilateral Relations, Nazar Al-Kheer Allah met the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Iraq, Sumith Nakandala in Baghdad yesterday and discussed strengthening bilateral relations […]
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