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Research vessel launched in Sri Lanka for ocean-based research

Oct 19, Hambantota: Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa Friday officially launched the Samudrika Research Vessel (Samudrika RV) of the National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA) at the Hambantota Magam Ruhunupura Mahinda Rajapaksa International Harbor.

Health Ministry of Sri Lanka to enact new regulations on chemical fertilizers

Oct 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Health Ministry is considering enacting legislation to ban or control the use of chemical fertilizer, insecticides and weedicides and other agro chemicals containing harmful elements.

Sri Lanka committed to implement LLRC recommendations despite ‘ill-conceived’ UN resolution hampering domestic efforts

Jun 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka remains committed to implement the recommendations of its domestic reconciliation commission despite the “ill-conceived” UN resolution causing mistrust about international processes among the Sri Lankan people and hampering the domestic efforts, Sri Lanka told the 20th session of the UN Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva.

Polish man found in mountains is Iraq war veteran

A man found with severe frostbite in subzero temperatures in the southern Polish mountains was being taken to a military hospital on Friday after his family identified him as a veteran of the Iraq war.

Algeria 'finds cache of missiles near Libya border'

Algeria has uncovered a large cache of weapons believed to originate from Libya, including dozens of shoulder-launched missiles that can be used to shoot down airliners, newspapers said Monday.

Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers avoid risky work and additional duties

Feb 20, Colombo: The president of Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers’ Union Nandika Pathirage says that the engineers have decided to avoid risky work and additional duties.

Sri Lanka to auction massive gem land found in Southern Province for mining

Feb 20, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has taken steps to auction a land that has recently caught attention due to a massive gem deposit found in it.

'Lin-tense' war of words between Taiwan, China

New NBA sensation Jeremy Lin has sparked a war of words between Taiwan and China as the rivals seek to lay claim to being the New York Knicks player’s true ancestral homeland.

Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province to support controversial land bill with amendments

Feb 19, Colombo: Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Eastern Provincial Council Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan says he would support the proposed amendments to the Town and Country Planning Ordinance if the changes proposed

Malaysia detains Saudi accused of prophet insult

Malaysian police say they have detained a Saudi journalist who apparently fled his country after being accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad on Twitter.

RT @BreakingNews: Japanese Emperor Akihito undergoes heart bypass surgery – AP http://t.co/hLoM8UAM

RT @ BreakingNews : Japanese Emperor Akihito undergoes heart bypass surgery – AP http://t.co/hLoM8UAM

NY Times reporter Anthony Shadid dies in Syria

New York Times reporter Anthony Shadid, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose richly crafted dispatches surveyed two decades of Middle East turmoil, has died in Syria of an asthma attack.

Sri Lanka Cricket squashes rumors 1996 Cricket World Cup trophy damaged

Feb 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced today that the 1996 Cricket World Cup Trophy together with 30 other champions trophies won by Sri Lanka national cricket team over the years was safe in their respective shelves at SLC headquarters.

Norwegian Postal Authority apologizes to Sri Lanka for issuing LTTE stamps

Feb 15, Colombo: The Norwegian Postal Authority, Posten Norge, has issued an apology to the Sri Lankan Ambassador in Oslo, Mr. E. Rodney M. Perera, for the recent issuance of LTTE stamps in Norway, the External Affairs Ministry said.

SriLankan gets contract to service IndiGo’s aircraft

Feb 14, Colombo: SriLankan Airlines Engineering has secured its largest contract this year to conduct maintenance checks for an Indian airline.

Over 200 new recruits to Sri Lanka Customs

Feb 13, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that the contribution of the Sri Lanka Customs t to the development of the country is significant and it is the duty and a responsibility of the customs officials to see that the country receive the due revenue

UN's 2C goal on global warming 'optimistic', say French scientists …

Agence France’Presse, by Staff Posted By: Photoonist- Fri, 10 Feb 2012 23:55:32 GMT French scientists unveiling new estimates for global warming said yesterday the 2C goal enshrined by the UN was “the most optimistic” …

Government concessions for essential transport services, private buses to strike against fuel price hike

Feb 11, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has announced that concessions will be given to essential transport services in the country to maintain the services without any interruption due to the fuel price hike that goes into effect from midnight Saturday.

Local government elections in Sri Lanka’s Mullativu district on March 24

Feb 08, Colombo: Elections Commissioner of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Deshapriya has decided to hold the elections for the two local government bodies in war-ravaged Mullativu District on March 24.

Sri Lanka opposition parties stage protest demanding release of former Army Commander

Feb 08, Colombo: Hundreds of activists of Sri Lanka’s main opposition political parties joined together in capital Colombo to stage a protest today, to demand the government to release the imprisoned former Army Commander

Marxist student organization of Sri Lanka asks government to remove military from the North

Feb 07, Colombo: The ‘We Are Sri Lankans’ organization affiliated to the dissidents group of Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has called on the government to remove the military presence from the North.

Sri Lankans in Hawaii celebrate 64th Independence Day

Feb 07, Honolulu: Sri Lankan expatriates in Hawaii celebrated the 64th Independence Day of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Sri Lankan Consulate in Hawaii on February 04

Two weeks needed for Sri Lanka’s coal power plant to cool before diagnosing fault

Feb 06, Colombo: The management of Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has taken steps to appoint a committee to probe the reasons for the frequent break downs of the country’s first coal power plant in Norochcholai.

Sri Lanka Tamil party wants agreement with the government regarding power devolution

> Feb 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s major Tamil constituent Tamil National Alliance (TNA), reiterating its call for autonomy in the Tamil-dominated Northern and Eastern provinces, has said that their proposals for the self-government had been given to the government and they

Opposition Leader of Sri Lanka faces protest by party members during visit to Beruwala

Feb 04,Colombo: Leader of Sri Lanka’s main opposition United National Party (UNP), Ranil Wickremasinghe faced a protest by party members when he visited Beruwala during a visit to the South.

Sri Lanka’s Tamil party and Free Media Movement in a conspiracy against the government – report

Feb 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s state-owned Sinhala daily The Dinamina reported today that intelligence units have revealed information on a joint conspiracy by the country’s major Tamil party, Tamil National

Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province passes resolution seeking land powers to the provinces

Feb 02, Colombo: The Eastern Provincial Council of Sri Lanka has unanimously passed a resolution in the Council that land powers should be allocated to the provinces according to the 13th Amendment

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