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December
Malaysian PM arrives in the island

Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato' Sri Mohd Najib bi...

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17
December
Two Bangladesh ships arrive at Colombo Port

Bangladesh Coast Guard ships ‘Mansoor Ali&rs...

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16
December
Navy’s Table Top Exercise held in Trincomalee

Sri Lanka Navy held its annual Table Top Exercise ...

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16
December
ADB grants USD 270 Mn to implement two development projects

The Government of Sri Lanka entered into three Loa...

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15
December
Budget pack for festive season

“Fair Price Shops” will be established...

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14
December
Malaysian PM to visit SL

Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Naji...

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13
December
Indian Air Chief Calls on Army Commander

Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, Chief of ...

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12
December
President requests striking railway workers to return to work

President Maithripala Sirisena has requested all w...

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11
December
Eight railway TUs to report to duty

Eight Trade Unions belong to the technical service...

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11
December
Police completed 110 corruption investigations

Law and Order and Southern Development Minister Sa...

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17
December
Weather today
Development - Provincial

North-east monsoon conditions are expected to establish gradually over the country during the next few days, Met. Department says. ...

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17
December
Bus terminal, shopping complex for Niwithigala
President - Parliament - Prime Minister

The new bus terminal and the shopping complex in Niwithigala town was declared open by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday (16th Dec.)....

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17
December
SL Embassy participates in DSAL Charity Bazaar in Beirut
World - Business

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Lebanon participated in the Diplomatic Spouses’ Association of Lebanon (DSAL) International Charity Bazaar held in Bei...

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17
December
‘State Christmas Festival’ held under President’s patronage
President - Parliament - Prime Minister

The State Christmas Festival – 2017 was held last evening at the Hindu Cultural Center in Trincomalee under the patronage of President Maithripala...

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17
December
Sri Lanka Tea Board participates in Saudi Horeca Exhibition 2017
World - Business

The Sri Lanka Tea Board, in collaboration with the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Riyadh, organized a Sri Lanka tea pavilion at the Saudi Horeca 2017 Exhibitio...

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17
December
Malaysian PM arrives today
Political & Current Affairs

At the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena, the Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato' Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak will un...

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16
December
Financial Intelligence Unit signs MoU with Sri Lanka Police
Political & Current Affairs

In terms of the provisions of the Financial Transactions Reporting Act, No. 6 of 2006 (FTRA), the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Sri Lanka entered...

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16
December
Sri Lanka must urgently implement reforms to end arbitrary detention - UN experts
Political & Current Affairs

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has identified significant challenges to the enjoyment of the right to personal liberty in Sri Lanka, result...

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16
December
Weather today
Development - Provincial

North-east monsoon may establish during the next few days over the Island. ...

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15
December
Exchange Rates – 15th December
Economy

The average buying and selling rate of currencies issued by Central Bank of Sri Lanka for 15th December. ...

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15
December
Exchange defect currency notes before December 31 – CBSL
Political & Current Affairs

Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) advises and requests the general public to refrain from practice of mutilation, alteration or defacement of Sri Lanka c...

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15
December
PM calls for the upgrade of quality of higher education in universities
President - Parliament - Prime Minister

Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe had given directions to the Vice-Chancellors of all Universities to upgrade the quality of higher education instead ...

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15
December
Jaffna Food Festival begins today
Sports - Cultural - Travel

The Jaffna Food Festival – 2017 will begin today (15th Dec.) in front of the Jaffna Fort Premises. ...

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15
December
Minister Samaraweera denies media reports
Political & Current Affairs

The Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera has denied the media reports that Mr. Ruwan Ferdinandez has been removed from the Post of Sec...

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15
December
Polythene ban during election campaign
Political & Current Affairs

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the Central Environmental Authority (CEA) to ban the use of polythene for election campaign activities, th...

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15
December
Rice imports allowed upto next April
Political & Current Affairs

The Cabinet Subcommittee on Economic Management headed by the Prime Minister has decided to import 100,000 metric tonnes of rice monthly until the next ...

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15
December
Showers expected in several provinces
Development - Provincial

Met. Department predicts the possibility of showers at times in the Northern, North-central, Eastern and Uva provinces today (15th Dec.). ...

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15
December
Author Indika Gunawardhane's funeral today
Political & Current Affairs

Final rites of late Poet, Novelist and translator, Mr. Indika Gunawardhane takes place  today(15th Dec.) in Baddegama, Galle. ...

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14
December
President pays attention regarding issues faced by gem businessmen and industry
President - Parliament - Prime Minister

A discussion was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena regarding the issues faced by the gem businessmen and gem mining industry, a...

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