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Sri Lanka's Hemas Holdings opens new hospital in Thalawathugoda
June 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's diversified conglomerate Hemas Holdings Tuesday declared open its newest hospital built at Thalawathugoda in Battaramulla in the outskirts of capital Colombo.
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Asia News Network
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's defence chief speaks out against racial exclusivity
Sri Lanka's Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said the Northern Province should be opened up for all communities to live in without further delay.
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Sri Lanka President tells legislators no foreign tours from next month, focus on elections
June 18, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed all ministers and MPs of the ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party to cancel their foreign tours to devote time for the upcoming Provincial Council elections, government sources said.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Sri Lankan President expresses regret to the teacher humiliated by a provincial councilor
June 17, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has called and assured a female school teacher, who was humiliated by a ruling party local politician in the school premises, that he would do justice regarding the incident.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
In Pictures: Sri Lanka President's visit to Kilinochchi
June 16, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Saturday, June 15 declared open the newly constructed Iranamadu Domestic Airport and the reconstructed A9- Kandy-Jaffna Highway in Kilinochchi, the former rebel capital in the Northern Province.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Sri Lanka President promises to restore everything destroyed in the North during the war
June 15, Kilinochchi: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today promised the people in the North to restore everything destroyed in the region during the three-decade long war.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Sri Lanka marks World Blood Donor Day
June 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka marked the World Blood Donor Day on Friday June 14 at a function held under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Temple Trees.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
The New Zealand Herald
Sri Lanka to host Commonwealth Heads despite human rights concerns
Foreign Minister Murray McCully said Sri Lanka's hosting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in November will focus international scrutiny on what progress it is making on human rights and reconciliation issues.
Government takes measures to relocate maximum security prison in Central Sri Lanka
June 13, Colombo: A discussion on relocating the maximum security Bogambara Prison in the heart of Sri Lanka hill capital Kandy in Central Province was held today at Temple Trees with President Mahinda Rajapaksa presiding the meeting.
Sri Lanka Opposition Leader asks to restore 17th Amendment to Constitution
June 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Opposition Leader and leader of the United National party Ranil Wickremasinghe today requested the government to take measures to ensure a free and fair of the Northern Provincial Council scheduled to be held in September this year.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation awards scholarships to 300 students
June 12, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Wednesday presided over an event to hand over scholarships under the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation's "Life Jathika Subapathum" scheme to school students.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Tamils want more devolved power in Sri Lanka's north
Ahead of Sri Lanka's planned provincial election in a former war zone, the country's main ethnic minority Tamil party is pushing to have as much power devolved from Colombo as possible.
Maldivian Defense Force Chief calls on Sri Lankan President
June 11, Colombo: The Chief of Defence Force of the Maldives National Defence Force Major General Ahmed Shiyam called on the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Monday evening at Temple Trees.
Sri Lanka Muslim party decides to oppose any changes to 13th Amendment
June 11, Colombo: The Parliamentary Group of Sri Lanka's major Muslim party, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress unanimously resolved yesterday to express opposition to any moves to make changes to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Coalition: No war memorial ban for Sri Lanka
The Government will mark the centenary of the war after next year's Commonwealth Games with a special service in Glasgow Cathedral followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the Cenotaph.
Sri Lankan government to pay compensation to fishermen families affected by the deaths
June 10, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed the relevant authorities to pay compensation to the families of the fishermen who perished in the sea during the monsoonal storms on Saturday.
Sri Lanka told reveal fate of 'disappeared' cartoonist
New York, June 10 : Sri Lankan authorities should challenge a parliamentarian's claim as to the whereabouts of a political cartoonist who was forcibly disappeared in 2010 and provide information on his fate, Human Rights Watch said Monday.
Asia News Network
COLOMBO: Tax policy breeding inequality, injustice in Sri Lanka
Inequality and injustice is huge in Sri Lanka because of massive tax evasions in the country warned its Senior Minister of Human Resources and Chairman Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises D.E.W. Gunasekara.
Sun Jun 09, 2013
Sri Lankan President orders early warning system for fishermen as death toll rises to 27
June 09, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today instructed the relevant authorities to implement an early warning system to caution the fishermen of adverse weather conditions and other natural disasters.
Successive Sri Lankan governments failed to find a way out of the 13th Amendment - JVP
June 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna says that successive governments since 1987 have failed to find a way out of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.