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28
March
Sri Lankan Foreign Minister pays last respects to Lee Kuan Yew

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, a...

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28
March
Committee to probe CMC housing problems

A special committee will be set up by the Urban De...

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27
March
Sri Lanka and UN celebrate 60 year partnership

2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of...

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27
March
Bangladesh HC celebrates 44th Independence Day in Colombo

Bangladesh High Commission in Colombo celebrated t...

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26
March
China's aid to build a new hospital for kidney patients

The Government of China has agreed to provide fund...

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26
March
Deputy Minister of Mass Media Shantha Bandara assumes duties

The newly appointed Deputy Minister of Mass Media ...

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28
March
Lanka’s IT literacy rate increases to 25%
Development - Provincial

Sri Lanka’s Information Technology literacy has increased to 25 percent. This has been reported by the Department of Census and Statistics. ...

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28
March
Loan scheme to revive small rice mills
Development - Provincial

A concessionary loan scheme will be introduced from yesterday (March 27) to revive the small and medium scale rice mills which have been closed down f...

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28
March
China affirms fullest cooperation to new Sri Lankan Govt's initiatives
Development - Provincial

While commending the process undertaken by the new government in Sri Lanka, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang reiterated his and his government's full...

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28
March
Lanka to get DCD & Melamine test machine
Development - Provincial

For the first time in Sri Lanka the Triple Quadrupole Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (LCMSMS) testing machine would be introduced to Sri Lank...

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27
March
Indian High Commissioner visits Batti and Ampara
Development - Provincial

Indian High Commissioner, Y.K. Sinha, visited Batticaloa and Ampara from March 23-25, 2015. He held wide ranging discussions with various stakeholders...

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27
March
Indian High Commissioner inaugurates Addalaichenai Language Lab
Development - Provincial

Indian High Commissioner, Y.K.Sinha inaugurated a Language Lab set up by the Government of India under full grant assistance at Addalaichenai, Ampara....

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27
March
India and Sri Lanka to extend assistance to Women in Batticaloa
Development - Provincial

India and Sri Lanka have agreed to extend till June 2016 the ongoing project to assist war affected/poor/destitute women in Batticaloa. In 2010, both ...

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27
March
President Obama intends to nominate Atul Keshap as Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives
World - Business

The United States President Barack Obama Thursday announced his intent to nominate the current Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of So...

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27
March
‘No Indian fishers will be allowed in SL water’ - Fisheries Minister
Development - Provincial

Minister of Fisheries Mahinda Amaraweera today denied Indian media reports that Sri Lanka had agreed to allow Indian fishing vessels to enter the Sri ...

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27
March
National Mosquito Control Week begins
Development - Provincial

Around one million likely mosquito breeding grounds will be examined during the National Mosquito Control Week. The Health Ministry is deploying 3,100...

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27
March
Sri Lanka Unites – Expo Milano 2015
Development - Provincial

In an historic development a multitude of Sri Lankan ministries got together under one umbrella based on a cabinet decision , to be present at the wor...

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27
March
Boao Forum Will Focus Asian Bank Infrastructure Investment
World - Business

Beijing: The annual meeting of the Boao Forum for Asia started on Thursday (26)y in south China's Hainan Province with topics such as creating Asian B...

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27
March
Indian Navy’s Training Squadron in Trincomalee
Development - Provincial

Four ships from Indian Navy’s First Training Squadron, namely Indian Naval Ships TIR and KESARI, Indian Coast Guard Ship VARUNA and Sail Training Ship...

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27
March
President Sirisena Undertakes first Visit to China as President
President - Parliament

Sri Lankan President,  Maithripala Sirisena,  paid a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China from 25 to 27 March 2015 on the invitation of Xi Ji...

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27
March
Nutrition Programme for Pregnant Mothers today in Jaffna
Development - Provincial

The Nutrition Programme for Pregnant Mothers in the Northern Province would be marked today (27) at 10am. at the Veerasinghem Hall in Jaffna by Prime ...

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27
March
Mihin Lanka to commence flights to Kolkata from June 15
Development - Provincial

Mihin Lanka, Sri Lanka's national low-cost carrier will expand its operations to Kolkata, India with effect from June 15,2015. The strategic expansion...

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27
March
Commandos Launch Waterborne Adventure Along Mahaweli River
Development - Provincial

The waterborne, ‘Kayaking Expedition’, a novel adventurous project of the 3 Commando Regiment of the Army which recently saw a group of Commando rower...

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27
March
Australia knock India out of World Cup, reach final
Sports - Cultural - Travel

Australia halted India's 7-match unbeaten run with a 95-run victory yesterday to reach the final of ICC World Cup 2015 at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)....

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26
March
SL-China Friendship Association welcomes President’s state visit to China
President - Parliament

The Sri Lanka-China Friendship Association (SLCFA), the pioneer bilateral friendly organization founded in 1950 to promote friendship between Sri Lank...

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26
March
Education Ministry to streamline International Schools
Development - Provincial

The Education Ministry is mulling over the adoption of a new mechanism of issuing permits annually after examining the standards of international scho...

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26
March
President Sirisena receives a grand welcome in China
President - Parliament

Chinese President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan welcomed Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Mrs Jayanthi Sirisena this (26) morning...

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28
March
Lanka’s IT literacy rate increases to 25%

Sri Lanka’s Information Technology literacy has increased to 25 percent. This has been reported by the Department of Census and Statistics. ...

Read full article
28
March
Loan scheme to revive small rice mills

A concessionary loan scheme will be introduced from yesterday (March 27) to revive the small and medium scale rice mills which have been closed down f...

Read full article
28
March
China affirms fullest cooperation to new Sri Lankan Govt's initiatives

While commending the process undertaken by the new government in Sri Lanka, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang reiterated his and his government's full...

Read full article
28
March
Lanka to get DCD & Melamine test machine

For the first time in Sri Lanka the Triple Quadrupole Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (LCMSMS) testing machine would be introduced to Sri Lank...

Read full article
27
March
Indian High Commissioner visits Batti and Ampara

Indian High Commissioner, Y.K. Sinha, visited Batticaloa and Ampara from March 23-25, 2015. He held wide ranging discussions with various stakeholders...

Read full article
27
March
Indian High Commissioner inaugurates Addalaichenai Language Lab

Indian High Commissioner, Y.K.Sinha inaugurated a Language Lab set up by the Government of India under full grant assistance at Addalaichenai, Ampara....

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27
March
President Sirisena Undertakes first Visit to China as President

Sri Lankan President,  Maithripala Sirisena,  paid a State Visit to the People’s Republic of China from 25 to 27 March 2015 on the invitation of Xi Ji...

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26
March
SL-China Friendship Association welcomes President’s state visit to China

The Sri Lanka-China Friendship Association (SLCFA), the pioneer bilateral friendly organization founded in 1950 to promote friendship between Sri Lank...

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26
March
President Sirisena receives a grand welcome in China

Chinese President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan welcomed Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Mrs Jayanthi Sirisena this (26) morning...

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25
March
Emir of Qatar and Sri Lankan President holds bilateral consultations

The  Emir of Qatar and Sri Lankan  President  held bilateral consultations at the Presidential Secretariat. The discussion centered on matters of bila...

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24
March
Glad to climb up ladder to Head of State, being a child brought up in a ‘Govi Janapada’ - President

“Being a child who was brought up in a ‘Govi Janapada’ initiated by former Prime Minister late D. S. Senanayake, I am extremely happy I could climb up...

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23
March
People's problems will be solved irrespective of race, religion under my rule - President

“Every measure will be taken to resolve issues faced by people irrespective of their race or religion under my rule,” President Maithripala Sirisena s...

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27
March
President Obama intends to nominate Atul Keshap as Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives

The United States President Barack Obama Thursday announced his intent to nominate the current Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of So...

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27
March
Boao Forum Will Focus Asian Bank Infrastructure Investment

Beijing: The annual meeting of the Boao Forum for Asia started on Thursday (26)y in south China's Hainan Province with topics such as creating Asian B...

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25
March
$30m appeal launched amid Vanuatu devastation

An estimated 166,000 people are in need of help in Vanuatu 11 days after Cyclone Pam struck, the UN said Tuesday, as it launched a near $30 million ap...

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25
March
Sri Lanka Tourism enters the $40 bn Cruiseline business

Sri Lanka Tourism is partnering top blue chip companies to enter the lucrative 40 billion dollar Cruise line business that is estimated to carry 22.3 ...

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25
March
Sri Lanka invited to join Budapest Cybercrime Convention - ICTA

In a historic ICT policy achievement, Sri Lanka has now become the first country in South Asia to be invited to join the Budapest Cybercrime Conventio...

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25
March
Spanish Monarchs Cancel Visit to France After Plane Crash

Paris: The King and Queen of Spain Felipe VI and Letizia cancelled a visit to France, scheduled to start today, due to the death of 150 people in a pl...

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27
March
Australia knock India out of World Cup, reach final

Australia halted India's 7-match unbeaten run with a 95-run victory yesterday to reach the final of ICC World Cup 2015 at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)....

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23
March
Who will be the World Cup's newest first-time finalist?

ICC Cricket World Cup, 1st Semi-Final: New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Mar 24, 2015   Nine World Cup semi-finals, zero World Cup finals. New...

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20
March
Sachin Tendulkar Congratulates Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara

Indian icon Sachin Tendulkar led the cricketing world in applauding Sri Lankan veterans Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, who bowed out of ODIs...

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19
March
WC 2015 QUARTER FINALS: India holds all the cards

M.S. Dhoni knows what it feels like to lose to Bangladesh better than anyone. He was there in 2004, playing only his second match, when India crashed ...

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19
March
Pakistan takes on Australia in 3rd quarter final on Friday

Pakistan would look to carry forward the momentum when they take on formidable hosts Australia in the third quarterfinal of the cricket World Cup, in ...

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18
March
Sangakkara, Jayawardene bid adieu to ODI cricket

Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara might not have got a fairytale ending to their final ODI match of their glorious careers but the veterans smil...

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