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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 …

Sri Lankan fisherman yearns to return home


(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Ever since the Marine Police of the Coastal Security Group arrested Sri Lankan Tamil fisherman A. Mariadoss (37) after he was rescued and brought to the shore by Rameswaram fishermen on December 17, 2017, he has been running from pillar to post to return home. Mr. Mariadoss, who hailed from Mannar district, was fishing on the high seas …

Thailand to seek approval for FTA with Sri Lanka


(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Thailand says it is keen to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Sri Lanka and will seek cabinet approval for the negotiations. Auramon Supthaweethum, Director-General of the Trade Negotiations Department in Thailand told the Bangkok Post that Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak plans to sign an FTA with Sri Lanka, as he expects the South Asian country …

Sri Lanka’s Digital Transformation will boost Innovation and Economic Growth say discussants at Australian alumni forum


(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The digital transformation underway in Sri Lanka’s economy was the theme of discussion at an event hosted by the Australian High Commission and Australia Sri Lanka Alumni (ASLA) on 15 February at Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo. Two high-profile Australian alumni – Professor Mahesha Kapurubandara, Dean International at Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology and Mr Supun Weerasinghe, Director/Group Chief Executive …

UNSG Guterres hails Sri Lanka’s disarmament CONFAB efforts


(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has welcomed a decision adopted under Sri Lanka’s Presidency to advance work of the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. The Conference on Disarmament (CD) presided over by Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha on Friday adopted a decision to establish five subsidiary bodies to discuss …

Parties to be notified this week


(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The number of female members elected to Local Government bodies from each party will be counted and notified to the respective parties within this week, Additional Commissioner of Election M. M.Mohamed said. “Although March 6 is the date for constituting Local Government Institutions, there is a possibility of the date being postponed,” Mohamed said. The Additional Election Commissioner …

New rule for hiring Sri Lankan domestic workers in UAE


(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The UAE and Sri Lanka have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to foster cooperation in the labour and manpower fields. The MoU was attached by a protocol agreement that aims at facilitating the process for approving and recruiting domestic workers. The MoU were signed by Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, and …

Special meeting of UNP at Sirikotha today

UNP head office

source: A special meeting of the UNP members is scheduled to be held today (18) at Srikotha Party Headquarters. The meeting will be held at 11 am under the patronage of Prime Minster Ranil Wickremesinghe. Discussions will be held with regard to the recent local government elections and the members elected to local government bodies. Meanwhile, a UNP parliamentary …

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