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US government supports construction of new hospital in Northern Sri Lanka
Dec 04, Colombo: A new hospital constructed with the support from United States Agency for International Development in the Pallai division of Kilinochchi in Northern Sri Lanka was inaugurated Tuesday.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Saudi Arabia demands probe into drowning of diplomat in Sri Lanka
Dec 03, Riyadh: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has demanded a probe into Sunday's drowning death of a Saudi diplomat in a swimming pool of an apartment complex in Colombo.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
A divine time in Sri Lanka
It is a performance that would impress a professional mime artist. The platform guide for Sri Lanka Railways at the maniacally busy Colombo Fort station cuts through all language barriers with a skill he has held all his life.
Bangla 'passport' scrapped
Dec. 2: India yesterday stopped a 41-year-old practice of issuing special "passports" allowing citizens from border states limited travel to Bangladesh that has gradually lost its appeal amid new visa norms that have made travelling between the neighbours easier.
Jayalalithaa flays India's offer to train Lankan Naval officials
Chennai: Expressing dismay at India's offer to train Sri Lankan Naval officials, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has demanded that the Prime Minister review this "insensitive policy of defence co-operation" as it was in "utter disregard" of sentiments of people of the state.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
In the isle of serendipity
So when on that February day in Chennai nothing seemed more difficult than to choose between the sea and the mountain for our five-day long vacation, the incorrigible me had hoped for both.
Saudi Embassy official drowns in Sri Lanka
Dec 01, Colombo: An official of the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Sri Lanka was found drowning in a swimming pool after suffering a heart attack.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
U.S. Relations With Sri Lanka
More information about Sri Lanka is available on the Sri Lanka Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet.
Fashion Bug Bags Bronze at People Development Awards 2013
Organized for the first time of its nature, the awards ceremony was held on 22nd November at Waters Edge, enjoying the participation of many business leaders in recognizing and celebrating their successes to people development.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Indian naval ship arrives at Sri Lanka port on goodwill visit
Nov 27, Colombo: An Indian naval ship arrived at Sri Lanka's Colombo Port Wednesday on a goodwill visit aimed at enhancing the mutual cooperation between the navies of Sri Lanka and India.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Qatar Airways announces increase in capacity to Sri Lanka
Nov 26, Colombo: Qatar Airways today announced a significant increase in capacity to Sri Lanka's Colombo international airport from next year.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
China reiterates its support to Sri Lanka, asks international community not to complicate the issue
Nov 25, Colombo: China has reiterated its "wholehearted support" to Sri Lanka saying that the country has made progress in promoting human rights and towards national reconciliation.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
UN special rapporteur to visit Sri Lanka next week
Nov 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka' External Affairs Ministry has announced that a special representative of the United Nations in Geneva will be visiting the country next week.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Lanka military to probe blocking of media
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's military promised on Friday to investigate why AFP journalists were prevented from working in the country's former war zone this week by soldiers who said they were under orders to restrict the media.
Sri Lanka: SL military threatens Tamil Catholic priests in Jaffna, Mannaar
The threats against the priests in escalated following the visit by UN Human Rights Commissioner for Human Rights and have topped after British PM visited North on 15 November.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Sri Lanka : IMF commends Sri Lanka for measures taken to achieve macroeconomic stability
The International Monetary Fund on Monday said Sri Lanka has shown a solid performance in the face of recent external conditions and the measures taken to achieve the macroeconomic stability are commendable.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Sri Lanka trade show attracts $1 bn investment - Indiatalkies.com
Colombo, Nov 21: Sri Lanka has attracted investment of $1 billion from the largest trade exhibition held on the sidelines of the Commonwealth leaders summit.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
IMF commends Sri Lanka for measures taken to achieve macroeconomic stability
Nov 20, Colombo: The International Monetary Fund on Monday said Sri Lanka has shown a solid performance in the face of recent external conditions and the measures taken to achieve the macroeconomic stability are commendable.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Fawning in the Commons, doghouse at home
Donald Macintyre writes political sketches for The Independent, having been Jerusalem correspondent since 2004, covering Israel and the Occupied Territories, as well as travelling for the paper to Iraq, Turkey, Jordan, Libya and Egypt.
Sri Lanka to share expertise with Ghana in maritime security
Accra, Nov 18, GNA - Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah Arthur has reiterated the determination of the Government of Ghana to protect its waters from invasion and piracy especially in the wake of Ghana's oil find.