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PM conveys dismay over Sri Lanka move on 13th Amendment - Indiatalkies.com
New Delhi, June 18: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday told a delegation of Sri Lanka Tamil MPs that he was "dismayed" by reports suggesting that Colombo planned to dilute certain key provisions of the 13th Amendment on devolution of powers to provinces ahead of polls to the Northern Provincial Council.
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New High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka arrives in Colombo
June 18, Colombo: India's new High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha arrived in Colombo on Tuesday, the High Commission of India in Colombo announced today.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Construction expedited on the new railway line from Kurunegala to Habarana in Sri Lanka
June 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa has ordered the officials to accelerate the preparatory work to build the railway line from Kurunegala to Habarana.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Australia sends back another 41 Sri Lankan boat people
June 14, Colombo: Australia said today that 41 Sri Lankan asylum seekers, sent back yesterday after failing to meet Australia's international obligations, had arrived in the Sri Lankan capital Thursday night.
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COLOMBO: Exchange Control relaxations in Sri Lanka
The Exchange Control Department of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka announced the following exchange control relaxations earlier this week: General permission to transfer funds in a Non-resident Foreign account or Resident Foreigh Account of one bank to another bank: Currently those who wish to open new NRFC/RFC accounts with the existing funds in ... (more)
Wed Jun 12, 2013
First domestic air taxi of Sri Lanka takes flight from end of this month
June 12, Colombo: Cinnamon Air, Sri Lanka's first and only domestic air taxi service will take flight from Colombo international airport to the southern tourist resorts by the end of the month, the airline announced Wednesday.
Sri Lanka further relaxes foreign exchange regulations
June 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Bank today announced that after review, the Bank has decided to further relax the foreign exchange regulations to facilitate international financial transactions.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
New UK fast track visa system for Sri Lanka
June 11, Colombo: Sri Lankans who apply for a UK visitor visa can request a brand new Fast Track visa service from 24 June 2013, the British High Commission in Colombo announced.
Sri Lanka, Slovenia agreed to strengthen trade and economic relations
June 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka and Slovenia have agreed to further strengthen the bilateral trade and economic ties between the two countries at the conclusion of an official visit under taken by Sri Lanka's Minister of External Affairs, Prof.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
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COLOMBO: Jetwing unveils 'five star' hotel for budget travellers
One of the leading hotel chains in Sri Lanka, Jetwing, invested 200 million Sri Lankan rupees to develop its sixth hotel in Negombo, Western Province, which is also the first of its kind in the country and the first under the second brand the company introduced and would expand to capture budget travellers.
Thu Jun 06, 2013
Sri Lanka to promote tourism with Morocco and Thailand
Jun 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka in a measure to strengthen the tourism industry has signed Memoranda of Understanding in the field of tourism cooperation with Morocco and Thailand.
Japan grants Rs.245 million to Sri Lanka for human resources development
Jun 06, Colombo: The Government of Japan has provided approximately Rs.245 million to Sri Lanka for this year's Human Resources Development Scholarship program.
Wed Jun 05, 2013
New Zealand reaffirms support for Sri Lanka to hold CHOGM
Jun 05, Colombo: New Zealand Wednesday reaffirmed its support for holding the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka in November.
14,000 Sri Lankan migrant workers registered during Saudi grace period to leave or legalize stay
Jun 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion Dilan Perera says that around 14,000 Sri Lankans have registered so far at the Sri Lankan Embassy in Saudi Arabia to leave that country or to legalize their status during a grace period provided for the illegally staying foreigners.
Sun Jun 02, 2013
Thai PM concludes official visit to Sri Lanka
Jun 02, Colombo: After a two day official tour in Sri Lanka Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra left the island Saturday for Maldives.
Trincomalee Urban Council in Sri Lanka suspends MoU with US Embassy - report
Jun 02, Colombo: The Trincomalee Urban Council in Sri Lanka's Eastern Province has decided to suspend the Memorandum of Understanding it signed recently with the US Embassy in Colombo to establish a public information and activity center known as a American Corner in Trincomalee, a local newspaper reported.
Sri Lankan migrant workers are required to register with Foreign Employment Bureau
Jun 02, Colombo: The government has made it mandatory for the Sri Lankan migrant workers to register with the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment .
Thu May 30, 2013
Australia returns another 28 Sri Lankan boat people to Colombo
May 30, Colombo: Australia said it has returned another 28 Sri Lankan asylum seekers to Colombo after failing to meet Australia's international obligations.
flydubai launches flights to Hambantota in Sri Lanka and Salalah in Oman
The arrival of flydubai to Salalah was welcomed with the traditional watercannon salute from the airport's fire and rescue brigade.
Wed May 29, 2013
Yingluck off to Sri Lanka Friday
Thailand and Sri Lanka will sign four agreements to strengthen relations between the two countries during Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's visit to Colombo and the Maldives.