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Action favoured against ex-bank governor in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Oct 28 : A Sri Lankan parliamentary committee on Friday recommended legal action against former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran and officials involved in controversial bond deals.
EU delegation to visit Sri Lanka to discuss GSP Plus
Colombo, Oct 28 : A four-member delegation from the European Parliament will visit Sri Lanka on October 31 to discuss the groundwork laid for a successful Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) Plus application, authorities said on Friday.
EU delegation to visit Sri Lanka to discuss GSP Plus
Colombo, Oct 28 : A four-member delegation from the European Parliament will visit Sri Lanka on October 31 to discuss the groundwork laid for a successful Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) Plus application, authorities said on Friday.the European Union (EU) said in a statement on Friday.
Lankan Navy arrests three Indian fishermen with heroin
Rameshwaram (Tamil Nadu) , Oct. 27 : Three Indian fishermen were arrested and their boat impounded by the Sri Lankan navy near Rameswaram for allegedly possessing two kilograms of heroin.
Sri Lanka slips in ease of doing business rankings
Colombo, Oct 27 : Sri Lanka has dropped one place in the World Bank's ease of doing business index despite adopting some key reforms, the bank revealed on Thursday.
Indo-Sri Lanka military exercise Mitra Shakti 2016 begins in Ambepussa
New Delhi, Oct.25 : The fourth edition of the India-Sri Lanka Joint Military Exercise 'MITRA SHAKTI 2016' is being conducted at Sinha Regimental Centre in Ambepussa, Sri Lanka from October 24 to November 6.
Lehmann to have 'private chat' with Khawaja on 'scapegoat' rant
Melbourne [Australia], Oct.25 : Australia head coach Darren Lehmann has said that he will have a private conversation with Usman Khawaja after the batsman publicly criticised the national selectors for dropping him during the recent Sri Lankan tour.
Unicwef urges Sri Lanka to invest in its children
Colombo, Oct 25 : The UN Children's Fund (Unicef) on Tuesday said Sri Lanka must invest in its children and find ever-more innovative ways to support its most vulnerable young people.
India, Sri Lanka hold joint military exercise
New Delhi, Oct 25 : India and Sri Lanka are holding a joint military exercise at Sinha Regimental Centre in Ambepussa, Sri Lanka, an official said on Tuesday.
Sri Lanka's former war zone shut over student killing
Colombo, Oct 25 : Sri Lanka's former war-torn north remained shut on Tuesday following the shooting of two university students in Jaffna last week.
Smith confident Aussies will find form in home Tests against Proteas
Johannesburg [South Africa], Oct.25 : Shrugging off his side's three-match Test series whitewash to Sri Lanka, Australian skipper Steve Smith has expressed confidence that his players will find form in the upcoming home series against South Africa, starting from November 3 at the WACA.
India, China intelligence cooperation led to arrest of Pakistani ...
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Oct.25 : Intelligence sharing and cooperation between India, China and Sri Lanka led to the arrest of a Pakistani currency smuggler, Faiz Muhammad, in China's Guangzhou province recently.
Sri Lanka to fight money laundering, terror financing
Colombo, Oct 24 : Sri Lanka's Financial Intelligence Unit has entered into an agreement with the Inland Revenue Department to fight money laundering and terror financing, the country's Central Bank said on Monday.
Sri Lanka scholars protest killing of two students
Colombo, Oct 24 : Students in northern Sri Lanka on Monday launched a protest and submitted a petition to the government over the death of two university students in Jaffna town last week.
World's oldest sail ship arrives in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Oct 24 : The world's oldest working full-rigged ship, SS Sorlandet from Norway, has arrived here while on a two-year circumnavigation, the Norwegian Embassy said on Monday.
UN adapting, refocusing work in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Oct 24 : The United Nations on Monday said it was adapting and refocusing its work in Sri Lanka with evolving global and national development priorities.
Salesian College joins Bangladesh, Lankan institutes to educate poor ...
Kolkata, Oct 24 : A West Bengal college is partnering educational institutes in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to conduct research on higher education for disadvantaged youth.
Sri Lanka, India, Maldives to begin sea exercise
Colombo, Oct 24 : Sri Lanka, India and the Maldives will begin a four-day Coast Guard exercise in the Maldives on Tuesday to strengthen corporation and enhance the interoperability of forces.
Sri Lanka needs new Constitution to suit post-war time: Ranil ...
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Oct.24 : Sri Lankan Prime Minster Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that the country needs a new Constitution as the war which prevailed for the past 30 years has ended and for the country to move forward, suitable changes for the post-war era need to be made.
At 38, Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath set for captaincy debut
Colombo, Oct 24 : Veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath, who was named Sri Lanka skipper for the two-Test series in Zimbabwe in place of the injured Angelo Matthews, is all set to become the oldest person to lead the islanders since leg-spinner Somachandra de Silva in 1983.
Mathews injured, Herath set to make captaincy debut against Zimbabwe
Johannesburg [South Africa], Oct.24 : Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews has pulled out of next month's tour to Zimbabwe due to a calf injury.
Pakistan concerned over exposure of ISI terror activity in Sri Lanka
Islamabad [Pakistan], Oct.22 : A report from Sri Lanka has exposed Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence's (ISI's) use of the island nation for promoting its terror activities worldwide, and alarm bells are ringing within the Pakistan establishment, as they see this as the end of an importation ...
India to support if Lankan govt helps in remigration of refugees: MEA
New Delhi , Oct. 20: India will have no problem if Sri Lankan refugees want to return their homeland with the help of their government, said Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Vikas Swarup in response a question on sending back Sri Lankan refugees living in Tamil Nadu.
Breakdown in Sri Lankan national grid resulted in partial outages
Colombo, Oct 20 : Sri Lanka's Power and Energy Ministry said that the recent island-wide partial power cuts was a result of a breakdown in a critical transmission line in the National Grid and not due to a malfunction in the Norochcholai coal power plant.
20 Indian fishermen apprehended by Lankan Navy
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) , Oct. 19 : As many as 20 Indian fishermen were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy near the International Maritime Boundary Line (IBML) and impounded one country boat on Wednesday.
EU doubles development aid to Sri Lanka
Brussels [Belgium], Oct.19 : The development assistance to Sri Lanka has nearly been doubled by the European Union to ?210 million (approximately Rs. 34 billion) up to 2020 compared to the previous period (2007-2013).
European Council assures regaining GSP+ concessions to Sri Lanka
Brussels [Belgium], Oct. 18 : European Council President, Donald Tusk, held a meeting with the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Brussels.
China to provide Rs. 2.6 million worth military aid to Sri Lanka
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Oct.17 : An entire range of defense cooperation has been reviewed by Sri Lanka and China during the recent visit of Sri Lanka's Secretary of Defense to Beijing, to participate in the second China - Sri Lanka Defense Cooperation Dialogue.
Head of Sri Lanka's anti-graft commission quits
Colombo, Oct 17 : The Director General of Sri Lanka's anti-graft commission, Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe, resigned from her post on Monday.
Sri Lanka announces outages following plant breakdown
Colombo, Oct 17 : Sri Lanka on Monday announced nation-wide power cuts following a breakdown in the island's only coal-fired power plant.