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August
Thirty dilapidated carriages to be put into service

Sri Lanka Railways will refurbish 30 dilapidated c...

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18
August
Bell and Light systems for 200 unprotected railway crossings

Newly set up Bell and Light Security Systems at un...

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18
August
Galle leads in Thurunu Diriya loan disbursements

Galle district leads the Bank of Ceylon’s &l...

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17
August
SLTB in the black for first time

The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) which was inc...

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17
August
NATIONAL UNITY GOVT. MARKS THREE YEARS

Exactly three year ago, the people went to the pol...

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16
August
Disaster Situation: Inform any emergency to hotline 117...

The Disaster Management Center (DMC) asks the publ...

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16
August
Record income from Cinnamon exports last year

Sri Lanka has obtained a record income of US$202.5...

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15
August
HRC initiates youth camp to mark 70th Anniversary of UDHR

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) i...

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15
August
Cabinet nod for special public sector Salaries Commission

Cabinet yesterday granted approval to appoint a Sp...

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19
August
Cochin Int’l Airport closure extended until August 26
Sports - Cultural - Travel

SriLankan Airlines has introduced a series of measures to mitigate inconvenience to its valued passengers from the closure of Cochin International Airpo...

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19
August
Trade Adjustment Package’ discussion paper prepared
Economy

The Development Strategies and International Trade Ministry has come up with a draft of a ‘trade adjustment package’ to safeguard the welfar...

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18
August
Sri Lanka becomes a CICA member
Political & Current Affairs

Sri Lanka was unanimously accepted as a Member of the Conference on Interactions and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) on 15 August 2018, by i...

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18
August
Ministers observes renovation of old train compartments
Development - Provincial

The Department of Railway according to a decision taken by the Cabinet of Ministers has taken steps to renovate 200 abandoned compartments with all faci...

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18
August
SLPA Executive Commitee meets PM
Political & Current Affairs

A special discussion between Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Executive Committee of the Sri Lanka Press Association was held on Thursday (16...

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18
August
Showers to continue: Rough seas expected
Development - Provincial

Prevailing windy and showery condition over the island is expected to continue further, Met. Department says. ...

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18
August
Sri Lanka and Oman sign Agreement on Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion
Economy

An agreement on Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion between Sri Lanka and Oman was signed during the Second Meeting of the Sri...

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17
August
Discussion on expediting Enterprise Sri Lanka loan scheme
Economy

A special meeting to discuss ways to expedite the ‘Enterprise Sri Lanka’ loan scheme and to assist new entrepreneurs to apply for loans was ...

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17
August
‘Eastern Cyber Tech’ exhibition concluded
Development - Provincial

Introducing a novel and inspiring facet to innovative creativity and thinking, the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) troops in partnership wit...

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17
August
Industrial production up in June
Economy

The industrial production (IIP) has increased by 0.4% in June, 2018 compared to the same month in 2017 according to Department of Census and Statistics....

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17
August
UNHCR INVITES SRI LANKA TO PLAY AN ACTIVE ROLE IN THE ORGANIZATION
World - Business

Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in Geneva, met with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refuge...

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17
August
Winds and showers to continue
Development - Provincial

Prevailing windy and showery condition over the island is expected to continue, the Met. Department says. ...

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17
August
NEW TRAFFIC FINES TO STAY
Development - Provincial

Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva stated yesterday that the new fines aimed at reducing road accidents will not be changed o...

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17
August
Vehicles not meeting standards to be re-exported at importers’ cost
World - Business

Vehicles imported on Letters of Credit (LCs) opened after July 13, 2018, should undergo a pre-shipment Emission Inspection and Certification, an Extraor...

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17
August
Training programs for new entrepreneurs with the assistance of CBSL
Economy

A meeting was held today between the Ministry of Finance, the Central Bank and the Heads of Bank of Ceylon, Peoples Bank and the Regional Development Ba...

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17
August
Sri Lanka to be Indian Ocean’s principal focus: PM l
Sports - Cultural - Travel

The Mahavihara Conservation Project had been launched under the supervision of Higher Education and Cultural Affairs Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe ...

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17
August
Former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee dead
World - Business

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who had been admitted to the AIIMS hospital in New Delhi for the past few weeks, died on Thursday. He was 93...

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16
August
Bus strike is a failure says the Minster
Economy

The bus strike launched on last night by the All Ceylon Private Bus Workers Association (ACPBWA) against the new spot fines is a failure, Transport Mini...

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16
August
Second term of Muslim schools revised
Development - Provincial

The second term of the Muslim schools will end on Friday, 17th August, and the 3rd term will commence on Monday, 27th August, the Ministry of Education ...

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