France explores trade and investment opportunities in Southern Sri Lanka.

Apr 29, Colombo: Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Jean-Paul Monchau recently visited Southern Province of Sri Lanka to witness the development taking place in the Province. During his two-day visit to the Southern Province on 23-24 April, 2014, the Ambassador witnessed the development of Hambantota as a logistical hub while visiting […]
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Japan offers higher education scholarships to Sri Lankan students

Colombo: The Government of Japan will award scholarships to Sri Lankan students to pursue studies in Japanese Universities and Colleges for 2015 under the Monbukagakusho (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) Scholarship scheme. Under this scheme students may apply for College of Technology, Undergraduate or Post Graduate Research scholarships. Selection of candidates will […]
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Sri Lanka approves $500m resort project, without casino

COLOMBO (REUTERS) – Sri Lanka’s parliament approved a US$400 million (S$502 million) development by Australian casino operator Crown Resorts Ltd on Friday, but said it would not be allowed to open a casino there. The hotel and shopping complex proposed by Australian gambling tycoon James Packer’s company is opposed by religious leaders and opposition parties […]
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* Parliamentary delegation of Balochistan visits Sri Lanka

Apr 24, Colombo: A parliamentary delegation of Balochistan Provincial Assembly of Pakistan, headed by Speaker Jan Muhammad Khan Jamali will be arriving in Colombo today on a four-day visit. The visit from April 24-28 aims at further strengthening Pakistan – Sri Lanka bilateral parliamentary relations and exploring ways to enhance bilateral ties between the two […]
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PAFFREL concerns on election complains.

PAFFREL says that they are very concerned on Bribery Commission and Auditors General Departments action for their complained made by their during the last Provincial Council election. Certain election complains have been directed to both institutes, its Executive Director Rohana Hettiarachchi said. They were quite concern on those complains to be taken up on a […]
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Sri Lanka briefs diplomatic community on measures taken to subdue renewed threat of terrorism

Apr 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka today provided a comprehensive briefing to the diplomatic community on the action taken by the government to counteract the recent attempts to revive terrorism in the country. Sri Lankas Minister of External Affairs, Prof. G. L. Peiris Thursday briefed the Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited to Sri Lanka with the […]
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Prez polls in late 2014!

Media reports citing that the next presidential polls would be held on Jan. 30, 2015 is a news planted with the acknowledgment of the Presidential Secretariat, internal sources of the government say. The news was created under the directive of the President to mislead the opposition, sources add. Instead of planting it through state media, […]
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Extremist Sri Lankan Buddhist organization surrounds government ministry.

Apr 23, Colombo: The extremist Sinhala Buddhist organization, Bodhu Bala Sena (BBS), today surrounded a government ministry to protest the alleged resettlement of Muslims in Wilpattu National Park. The BBS surrounded the Ministry of Industries, charging that Ven. Watareka Vijitha Thero was hiding in the ministry building. BBS General Secretary, Ven. Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thero, last […]
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WCF 2014: Higher education sphere to benefit

:The country‚Äôs higher education sphere will benefit when Sri Lanka hosts the World Conference on Youth 2014 (WCY) in May, University Grants Commission Chairperson Prof. Kshanika Hirimburegama said. She said this conference, being held in an Asian country for the first time, is a valuable opportunity to attract more international students to our universities. Hirimburegama […]
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