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Government set goals to develop Vanni district within next five years
Government set goals to develop Vanni district within next five years

Government set goals to develop Vanni district within next five years

Government set goals to develop Vanni district within next five years »

Scroll on successful conclusion of Kandy Esala Perahera handed over to President
Scroll on successful conclusion of Kandy Esala Perahera handed over to President

Scroll on successful conclusion of Kandy Esala Perahera handed over to President

Scroll on successful conclusion of Kandy Esala Perahera handed over to President »

Confirms Security in Dalada Perahera – Army Commander
Confirms Security in Dalada Perahera – Army Commander

Confirms Security in Dalada Perahera – Army Commander

Confirms Security in Dalada Perahera – Army Commander »

European Commission steps up support for counter-terrorism activities in Sri Lanka
European Commission steps up support for counter-terrorism activities in Sri Lanka

European Commission steps up support for counter-terrorism activities in Sri Lanka

European Commission steps up support for counter-terrorism activities in Sri Lanka »

Pakistan celebrates Independence Day in solidarity with Kashmiris
Pakistan celebrates Independence Day in solidarity with Kashmiris

Pakistan celebrates Independence Day in solidarity with Kashmiris

Pakistan celebrates Independence Day in solidarity with Kashmiris »

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ATBC Asia-Pacific Conference host in Sri Lanka

August 16, 2019

Local News from Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka, under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, will host the next Asia-Pacific Conference of the Association

Textbooks officially issued to schools today

August 16, 2019

The official ceremony to distribute the textbooks would take place today at 10 a.m. at the Education Ministry warehouse in Homagama, Pitipana, under his patronage.Approximately 43 million students would get free textbooks for next year, including pirivena learners across the country.

E-tickets to Railway will launch by year end

August 16, 2019

Local News from Sri Lanka: The Sri Lanka Railway Department (SLR) is planning to introduce the passenger e-ticketing facility by the end of

UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief to Visit

August 15, 2019

The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Ahmed Shaheed, will carry out an official visit to Sri Lanka, from 15 to 26 August 2019.“I will look at how Sri Lanka promotes and protects the rights to freedom of religion or belief. The visit will be an opportunity for me to have an open exchange with the Government to try to gain a better understanding of how it upholds these rights,” Shaheed said.

Kandy Esala Perahera concludes from today

August 15, 2019

Last night, the historic Esala festival's final Randoli Perahera paraded Kandy's streets. The Kandy Esala festival finished with today's water cutting ceremony.

Free visa on arrival facility could be continued ‘forever’ – John Amaratunga

August 15, 2019

Local News from Sri Lanka: According to Sri Lankan Minister for Tourism, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs John Amaratunga, the amount

2019 Voter lists in Grama Niladhari offices from this month

August 14, 2019

The Election Commission said all of this month's Grama Niladhari offices will display 2019 Voter Registration lists. Grama Niladharis has already given enrollment lists to the district offices and the district offices would take the required action for each Grama Niladhari Division, said Saman Sri Ratnayake, Commissioner for Additional Elections.

Ampara paddy farmers got a better harvest this time

August 14, 2019

Yala season paddy cultivation is now harvested in Ampara and Jaffna, Polannaruwa and Batticaloa traders and mill owners arrive in Amapara to purchase paddy.Farmers said this time they got a better harvest relative to the past season's harvest. They said they were yielding about 150 bushels per hectare.

Water levels rising on Kelani, Ging and Kalu rivers

August 14, 2019

The water levels of several major rivers are on the increase due to the prevailing heavy rainfall, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) advised. Accordingly, the water level of the Kelani River has risen from Deraniyagala and the water level of the Kalu Ganga has increased in the Ratnapura area.

Fuel prices revised from midnight yesterday 13.08.19

August 14, 2019

Following the fuel price committee's monthly meeting, the Ministry of Finance announced yesterday that the price of both petrol and super diesel fuel was amended with impact from midnight yesterday, based on the price formula.

SriLankan Airlines suspends operations to Cochin due to floods

August 9, 2019

SrLankan Airlines suspended operations in Cochin, India until Sunday, August 11, 2019 after the airport was closed owing to flooding. Cochin Airport Authority Limited today announced that all operations at Kochi airport were suspended on Sunday until 3 p.m.

ICC hosts ‘21/4WeCare’ tribute concert

August 9, 2019

The urgent need to unite as a country after the Easter Sunday terror attacks were clearly demonstrated by 21 Musicians

Kumara Sangakara to work with Commonwealth to help promote peace

August 8, 2019

Kumar Sangakkara has entered the Commonwealth to assist foster peace in former Sri Lankan cricket maker.

Several of Kelani Valley trains were postponed

August 8, 2019

The Kelani Valley Railway Line has been reported to have been delayed today. As a consequence of last night's heavy winds, the railway control room indicated that this was causing the delay.

Foreign Ministry to conduct Integrated Consular Mobile Services in Anuradhapura and Puttalam Districts

August 7, 2019

Throughout a Media Release, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be conducting Integrated Consular Mobile Services in Anuradhapura and Puttalam Districts on 17 and 19 August 2019 respectively.

Twenty-five thousand island-wide raids in the last six months-Excise General Commissioner

August 6, 2019

During the first six months of this year, the Excise Department carried out 24,150 raids throughout the nation under its program to minimize life hazards by eliminating illicit liquor. These raids were carried out on allegations of brewing unlawful liquor, possession of such liquor, possession of unlawfully distilled spirits, possession of distillery machinery, sale of unlawful liquor and illegal sale of foreign liquor, says H.G. Sumanasinghe.

“Ran Piyapath” awareness programme on 08th August 2019 at SLBFE

August 6, 2019

Launching of “Ran Piyapath” awareness program will be held at the Head Office of the SLBFE on 08th August 2019 (Inthe morning session).

Special trains during school holidays

August 5, 2019

Special train service will be deployed from Colombo Fort to Badulla during the school vacation season, the Sri Lanka Railways said in a statement. On August 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30 and September 1 from Colombo Fort to Badulla and on August 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31 and September 2 from Badulla to Colombo Fort.

Grade-5 Scholarship examination held yesterday

August 5, 2019

The examination of the Grade-5 scholarship took place at 2,995 examination centers today. The examination was attended by 399,369 learners. The Department of Examination announced that 497 coordinating centers were set up for the examination.

Tourist arrivals in July increased by 83% comparison to June

August 5, 2019

The total amount of global tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka in July 2019 was 115,701, an 83% increase over June 2019."Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) is glad to report that there has been a gradual increase in the number of tourist arrivals since the Easter assaults,

Kandy Kumbal Peraheras begins today from 07.02pm onwards

August 5, 2019

The Kandy Esala Perahera's first Kumbal Perahera will parade the streets from 7.02 pm today.  Dalada Veediya, D. S. Senanayake Veediya, Temple Road, Dewa Veediya, Colomba Veediya, Yatinuwara Veediya and Raja Veediya will be paraded along the perahera.

GCE A/L 2019 commence from today

August 5, 2019

The GCE Advanced Level Examination begins today with 337, 704 applicants at 2,678 centers across the island, including 74,789 private candidates, sitting, sources from the Department of Examinations said.

Cabinet decided to make Mihintale a national heritage

August 1, 2019

Mihintale, the ancestral place of religious worship, will be declared by the state as a domestic heritage and Mihintale Poson Week and Perahera as domestic festivities. A memorandum submitted by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to the Cabinet of Ministers on this subject was endorsed on Tuesday.

Free Medical Camp Held in Nintavur

August 1, 2019

Recently, a medical camp took place at the Nintavur Government Ayurvedic Research Hospital under the Vision 2020 Project. The event took place under

Exam Department issues guidelines for grade 5 scholarships students

August 1, 2019

The Examination Department issues a guideline for applicants and parents for grade 5 scholarships.The exam number should, therefore, be put on the uniform's left side. Candidates are expected to be in the exam hall at 9 am. And applicants may use pencil, black or blue pens.

The President pledge not to privatize banks of the state

August 1, 2019

Measures should be taken to reinforce, but not privatize, state banks, underlined President Maithripala Sirisena. The President made these remarks at today's BMICH ceremony to celebrate the Bank of Ceylon's 80th Anniversary.

The President launches the academic volume Polonnaruwa and the Moragahakanda dream reservoir

August 1, 2019

The launch of the two books ' Polonnaruwa; Narapathi Yugaye Sita Janapathi Yugaya Dakwa ' a volume based on academic research and' Moragahakanda Dream Reservoir, a book on the multi-purpose project was held today (31) afternoon at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.

Beware of scammers who offer to help obtain loan under Enterprise Sri Lanka – Ministry of Finance requests people

July 31, 2019

The Ministry of Finance has obtained reports that several organized fraudster organizations have exploited the ministry's letterhead to send letters to credit candidates and organizations that have applied for loans under the government's Enterprise Sri Lanka stating their loans have been approved.

August 1-September 2 school holidays

July 30, 2019

The Ministry of Education announced today that all government schools would close on August 01 (Thursday) during their second term, and reopen for the third term on September 02 (Monday).

President tells 90 percent of individuals in the drug war with him

July 30, 2019

President Maithripala Sirisena said that in the fight against narcotic medicines he was not isolated, because approximately 90% of individuals were in a fight with him.

Cabinet, state and deputy ministers who had resigned before the president from their ministerial portfolios again sworn to office

July 30, 2019

Cabinet, State, and Deputy Ministers resigned from their respective ministerial portfolios to their prior ministerial portfolios at the President's Official Residence.

Heavy Security Plan for Kandy Perahera’s tight safety

July 30, 2019

Central Province Senior DIG S. M. Wickramasinghe said the authorities in Kandy had drafted the security plan considering the pageant of

President renews gazette ‘ Essential service’ Railways Service

July 29, 2019

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday issuing an Extraordinary Notification Gazette renewed the order declaring the rail service of Sri Lanka to be an important service.In it, the President announced that all public transport services for passengers or goods, services of any description whatsoever necessary or required by the Department of Railways,

Change of Ministries portfolios of Ranjith Madduma Bandara and P Harison

July 28, 2019

Following the modification of their portfolios, two ministers Ranjith Madduma Bandara and P Harison took oaths today.

Establishment of’ Fund Palmyra.’

July 26, 2019

In the 2019 budget, Rs.15.25 billion was assigned to strengthen the process of reconciliation in Sri Lanka. Also endorsed is the establishment of "Palmyra Fund," an autonomous fund for the sustainable development advantages of war-affected individuals,

Compensation in Puttalam for households affected by winds

July 26, 2019

Compensation payments are now being made to households impacted by the latest powerful winds. During the heavy winds in the Puttalam District, 340 families were significantly affected. Under the first stage, they are provided with 10,000 rupees as an advanced.

Approval from Cabinet to recruit graduates available vacancies

July 26, 2019

Cabinet approval was given to the public sector recruitment system for graduates. Therefore, 16,800 vacancies are to be filled in the government sector. The graduates who graduated from 2012 to 2016 will be hired and subjected to a training program.

19th Presidential Awards for Cinema On Today

July 26, 2019

The 19th Presidential Cinema Awards will take place under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena today at the Nelum Pokuna Theater,

Peradeniya University of Management Faculty to reopen on July 29

July 26, 2019

The University of Peradeniya's Faculty of Management will resume academic activity on July 29, states the university's vice-chancellor. The University of Peradeniya's Management Faculty was closed until further notice on July 19 and the university administration said the department would be temporarily off-limits for the learners.

The National Social Development Institute will be transformed into a university

July 26, 2019

The National Social Development Institute will be converted into a university minister Daya Gamage said the National Social Development Institute will be converted into a university. The Minister added this reference to the inking of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Belgian University of UC Limburg and the National Social Development Institute.

Special Traffic Plan for Part of Bauddhaloka Road till October 25

July 26, 2019

Due to an excavation carried out by the Colombo Municipal Council, a unique traffic scheme is to be implemented on a portion of Bauddhaloka Mawatha. Accordingly, traffic from Stanley Wijesundara Mawatha intersection to Thummulla intersection on Bauddhaloka Road from July 26 to October 25 will be limited.

Leo Burnett organizes an event for blood donation

July 26, 2019

The agency recently arranged a blood donation drive in collaboration with the Blood Bank to celebrate Leo Burnett Sri Lanka's 20th anniversary.

EME Digital Academy launches eMarketingEye, opens a fresh office.

July 26, 2019

eMarketingAn important milestone is being celebrated with the opening of its new Headquarters, together with the launch of the EME Digital Academy and a fresh corporate identity by the award-winning Sri Lanka Digital Marketing Agency and a pioneer in the industry.

Gold bags at the BWIO Awards Netsys Solutions

July 26, 2019

The awarding ceremony of a coveted Gold Award in the' Business Excellence Award ' ceremony in Netsys Solutions (Pvt) Ltd, one of the leading system integration companies in Sri Lanka demonstrated once more its excellence.

President & PM congratulates new UK Prime Minister Johnson

July 26, 2019

The new United Kingdom Premier Boris Johnson, who came into office after having won a governing Conservative party leadership contest yesterday, congratulated President Maithripala Sirisena as well as Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Exhibition of international health on 26, 27 and 28 July

July 25, 2019

A "Healthcare International Exhibit 2019" is being held on 26, 27 & 28 July 2019 at the BMICH by the Sri Lankan National Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Nutrition & Indigenous Medicine.

Kalu Ganga development project ready to perform its duties

July 25, 2019

The Kalu Ganga project, the Moragahakanda project's next large reservoir, can be finished by next month and be awarded to the individuals, said President Maithripala Sirisena. Also expedited was the building work of the Wayamba canal that supplies water to the northwest, the Upper Elahera canal that supplies water to the north, and the will of the Minipe canal.

Tight safety from Aug.1 for Kandy Perahera

July 25, 2019

Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday that the government would provide the maximum security to guarantee a good Sri Dalada Maligawan’s Esala

Free visas to 46 nations in Lanka upon entry

July 24, 2019

Tourism Minister John Amaratunga stated that Sri Lanka would introduce the free visa on arrival in 46 nations effective 1 August.

The Home Ministry will be moved to a new construction

July 24, 2019

Tomorrow at Elvitigala Mawatha at 11 a.m., Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will open his Nila Medura Ministry.

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