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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: adaderana.lk 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 …

UNP internal crisis: State Min. Range Bandara resigns as Anamaduwa organizer


source: newsfirst State Minister Palitha Range Bandara has tendered his letter of resignation from the post of UNP organizer of Anamaduwa. Range Bandara handed over the letter to UNP General Secretary Kabir Hashim earlier today (February 18). The reason He had expressed his concern, saying the election victory that was gained in Anamaduwa through many sacrifices, has been disregarded and …

UNP accepts defeat; admits people have sounded a warning

We bow our heads and accept the decision delivered by the people at the 2018 Local Government Elections, General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP) Minister Kabir Hashim says. Issuing a statement today as the results of the local government election came to an end, he said that the people have given them a warning through the results of …

First super blue moon lunar eclipse after 152 years

First super blue moon lunar eclipse after 152 years

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –For the first time since 1866, three lunar events will coincide on the same day – A blood moon total lunar eclipse, a super moon and a blue moon will be visible to us on 31st January 2018 at the moon rise in the eastern horizon after 6.15 p.m. – Professor in Physics, and Director, Astronomy and Space …

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