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Import duty on certain food items increased in Sri Lanka

Jun 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka government announced today that the import taxes on a number of food items have been increased with effect from June 21.

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.

UK tourists shun Sri Lanka after killing of British national in Tangalle

Feb 19, Colombo: Tourism industry analysts highlight the decline of tourists to Sri Lanka from the UK following the slaying of a British tourist at a Christmas eve party in a hotel in the Southern Province of the island.

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

Former Canadian soccer player, coach details years of secret drug addiction

TORONTO – Hall of Fame player. World Cup veteran. Former NCAA, university, club and Canadian under-20 coach. TV and newspaper analyst.

Sri Lanka President returns home from Singapore

Feb 17, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has returned to the country a short while ago after completing a successful tour in Singapore, Government Media Unit said.

Indian Education Fair opens in Sri Lanka

Feb 17, Colombo: The 2012 Indian Education Fair supported by the High Commission of India in Sri Lanka opened at the BMICH in Colombo today.

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.

Japan grants US$ 33 million to Sri Lanka to improve healthcare

Feb 14, Colombo: he Government of Japan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has agreed to grant Sri Lanka four billion rupees (approximately US$ 33 million) to improve healthcare services in the country.

Private bus strike in Sri Lanka ends, fares raised

Feb 13, Colombo: Private bus operators in Sri Lanka called off their strike Monday after the government agreed to their demand for a fare hike following the increase in fuel prices.

Sri Lanka President returns home from Pakistan visit

Feb 12, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has returned to the country Sunday after a successful official visit to Pakistan where the President and his

Sri Lanka, India sign MoU on cooperation in footwear industry

Feb 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka and India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (Mou) for cooperation in footwear industry during the 4th International Footwear and Leather Fair 2012 at the BMICH in Colombo from February 10 to 12, 2012.

Fuel prices increased in Sri Lanka

Feb 11, Colombo: Fuel suppliers in Sri Lanka have raised fuel prices in line with the rising global fuel prices.

President calls for expanding Pak-Sri Lanka bilateral trade

President calls for expanding Pak-Sri Lanka bilateral trade

President Asif Ali Zardari Friday called for stepping up efforts to fully realize the potential of Free Trade Agreement with Sri Lanka and building a mutually beneficial economic and trade partnership to jack up the bilateral trade from current …

Sri Lanka, Pakistan to expand bilateral trade to US$2 billion

Feb 10, Islamabad: Sri Lanka and Pakistan aim to expand the bilateral trade between the two countries to reach US$ 2 billion from the current US$ 375 million in the next three years.

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 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 Lankan parliament to debate regulations on Southern Expressway vehicle fees

Feb 05, Colombo: The regulations on the structure of fees levied on vehicles that commute on the Southern Expressway are to be taken up for debate in the Sri Lankan Parliament this week.

Sri Lanka Jetwing Group in Rs. 700 million hotel project in Jaffna

Feb 05, Jaffna: Sri Lanka’s Jetwing Group has started a Rs. 700 million project to build star class hotel in the Northern city of Jaffna.

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 Central Bank raises policy interest rates to control credit growth and imports expenditure

Feb 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Central Bank today said it has decided to increase both the Repurchase rate and the Reverse Repurchase rate by 50 basis points each to 7.50 percent and 9.00 percent, respectively for the first time since 2007.

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress proposes a separate Muslim administration unit

Feb 02, Colombo: Secretary of Sri Lanka’s major Muslim party Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Hassan Ali says his party will ask for a separate Muslim administrative unit in the Eastern Province.

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