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INDONESIA, LANKA TO STRENGTHEN NAVAL TIES

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lanka and Indonesia decided to further strengthen friendly ties between the two countries and work unitedly to ensure free naval movement and security in the Indian Ocean. The decisions were reached during the bilateral meeting held between Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Indonesian President Joko Widodo, at the Melia Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam yesterday morning (12). Premier …

Sri Lankan Coconut Product Exporters meet Australian Business Associations

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Melbourne in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Coconut Development Authority organized a well-attended Business Breakfast Meeting on 11 September 2018 in Melbourne coinciding with Sri Lanka’s participation at the Fine Food Exhibition 2018. Sri Lankan Coconut Products Exporters are attending the Fine Food Australia Exhibition 2018, currently being held in …

No foreign nationals or families settled in any part of Sri Lanka

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Press Release The attention of the Department of Government Information has been drawn to certain media reports that refer to public statements alleging that political authorities of the Northern Provincial Council have settled 250 Indian families in a village (in Nedunkerni) of that Province. The Department of Government Information wishes to state that these allegations are unfounded …

Make maximum use of RTI Act, says Education MINISTER

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam requested the public to make the maximum use of the Right to Information Act to fight against injustice when admitting children to Grade 1 in schools. The minister also instructed the ministry officials and the Principals to provide the information requested under the RTI Act. The parents can appeal and seek information …

Airline removes nuts after President’s disclosure

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lanka’s national airline said Wednesday (Sept 12) it has stopped serving cashews after the country’s President flew into a rage over nuts served to him on a flight to Colombo. “Returning from Kathmandu, I was served some cashews on board a SriLankan flight, but it was so bad even a dog wouldn’t eat it,” Maithripala Sirisena said …

Japan grants US$ 1.25 million for demining activities in Northern Sri Lanka

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Government of Japan has decided to extend a grant assistance of nearly US$ 1.25 million (Rs. 1.94 billion) to expedite Sri Lankan government ‘s humanitarian demining efforts in the war-battered North with the aim of transforming Sri Lanka into a land mine free country. The grant assistance from Japan aims to accelerate the Sri Lankan government’s …

SLC fraud case of England tour handed over to CID

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The complaint had been made on Monday (10) by Chief Executive Officer of SLC Ashley de Silva at FCID under the instruction of Minister of Sports Faiszer Musthapha over a fraud case regarding an attempt of financial fraud of USD 5 million on televising rights of the England tour. It has been revealed that the Head of …

Sri Lanka champions wins the Asian Netball Championships in Singapore

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lanka emerged the Asian region champions in the M1 Asian Netball Championships 2018 after triumphing over host Singapore 69-50 in the final played at OCBC arena, Singapore yesterday.This is the fifth occasion Sri Lanka has won the Asian championship the last occasion being 2009. Sri Lanka and runners-up Singapore have qualified for the Netball World Cup that …

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