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Bangladesh urges Sri Lanka to sign FTA quickly

Bangladesh has urged Sri Lanka to sign the free trade agreement and the bilateral coastal shipping deal quickly to enhance trade between the two countries, The Daily Star reported. Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal made the call during a meeting with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Hanoi, Vietnam, on the sidelines of the Indian Ocean [...]

Sri Lanka and ICC to discuss interim administration

Sports Minister Faiszer Musthapa, Competent Authority of Sri Lanka Cricket Kamal Pathmasiri, Senior Deputy Solicitor General of the Attorney General Department Sumathi Dharmawardena and the CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket Ashley De Silva will visit the International Cricket Council on the 29th August, 2018. They will hold discussions with the ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar and its [...]

“Suspicious individuals” seen at venues of SLC T20 League

The Sri Lanka Cricket board said that “suspicious individuals” were seen at venues of the SLC T20 League 2018. Sri Lanka Cricket said that it has taken steps to strengthen anti-corruption measures at the venues where the SLC T20 League 2018 is being played and the hotels where the players are stationed. The steps were [...]

Salaries commission to submit report by October 30

The report by the Special Presidential Commission to review Public Sector Salaries, will be submitted to President Maithripala Sirisena by October 30th. President Maithripala Sirisena chaired the first meeting of the Commission at the Presidential Secretariat, today (27). During the meeting appointment letters to the members of the Commission were presented and the future plans [...]

Railway strike scheduled for this week called off following talks

A railway strike which was scheduled to be staged this week has been called off following talks. Railway trade unions said the strike scheduled to be staged from August 29 has been called off following talks with President Maithripala Sirisena. (Colombo Gazette)

President tells forum elections in Sri Lanka are now free and fair

President Maithripala Sirisena says the Government has taken steps to establish a strong foundation for free and fair elections in the country through the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. The President made the remarks while participating in the inauguration ceremony of the Asian Electoral Stakeholders Forum held in the Galadari Hotel, Colombo, today. Expressing his [...]

Former Army Commander Rohan Daluwatte passed away

Former Army Commander, General (retired) Rohan Daluwatte, passed away today. He was 77 years old at the time of his death. Daluwatte joined the Sri Lanka Army in 1961 as an officer cadet. On 1 May 1996, he was appointed as 13th Army Commander by former President Chandrika Kumaratunga. As commander, Daluwatte lead Operation Riviresa [...]

Open warrant reissued for Jaliya Wickramasuriya’s arrest

An open warrant was reissued today for the arrest of Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to the United States, Jaliya Wickramasuriya. The warrant was issued over Wickramasuriya’s alleged involvement in the misuse of state funds. The Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) had sough the warrant for Wickramasuriya. Wickramasuriya is out on bail and was granted permission [...]

Former military intelligence head Karunasekara further remanded

The former Director of Military Intelligence and Chief of Staff of the Army, Major General (Retired) Amal Karunasekara, was today ordered to be further remanded until September 10th in the Keith Noyahr abduction and assault case. Major General Karunasekara was accused of being involved in the 2008 abduction of the then Associate Editor of The Nation, [...]

Minneriya National Park temporarily closed following clash

The Minneriya National Park was temporarily closed today following a clash between wildlife officers and another group. The Wildlife Conservation Department said that the clash took place after a suspect was arrested over illegal fishing within the park premises. A group of men had attacked officers of the Wildlife Conservation Department last night following the arrest. [...]

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