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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.

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.

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.

Sri Lanka Central Bank says rupee depreciation temporary

Feb 15, Colombo: As the free-falling Sri Lanka rupee hits an all-time low, the country’s apex bank said the depreciation seems to be a reaction of forex dealers adjusting to a market driven policy framework and…

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.

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.

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, 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.

Indian Exhibitors participate in Sri Lanka’s 4th Footwear and Leather Fair in Colombo

Feb 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka will hold the 4th International Footwear and Leather Fair 2012 at the BMICH in Colombo from February 10 to 12, 2012.

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

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: UN Must Act at Next Human Rights Council Session …

(New York) – The United Nations Human Rights Council should address the lack of accountability for wartime abuses in Sri Lanka during its March 2012 session, Human Rights Watch

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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