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Malaysian National News Agency
Sri Lanka Marks 4th Anniversary Of War Victory Amid Hope For Economic Boom
Sri Lanka on Saturday celebrated the fourth anniversary of the defeat of the Tamil Tiger rebels after 30 years of war and the government is expecting economic boom in the post-war country in the next few years, reports China's Xinhua news agency.
James Wharton profile: A young man in a hurry
Whichever way you look at it, James Wharton will go far. One of Westminster's fastest-rising MPs, he is also one of its more well-travelled. A Conservative since his teens, he became chairman of his local party association at the age of 18 and entered the House of Commons when he was just 26.
Wed May 15, 2013
Decentralisation best policy, says Museveni
President Yoweri Museveni and Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Kilibati Vice President Tiemo Onorio and Local Government Minister Adolf Mwesige pose for a group picture at the Commonwealth Local Government meeting By Vision Reporter President Museveni has said that the National Resistance Movement introduced the decentralization system of ... (more)
Mon May 13, 2013
Sri Lanka opens High Commission in Uganda
May 13, Kampala: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is in Uganda to attend the 2013 Commonwealth Local Governments Conference, and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni today opened the new High Commission of Sri Lanka in Uganda.
Asia News Network
COLOMBO: Cost of blind plunges
When Leader of Sri Lanka's Muslim-Tamil Alliance Azath Salley was arrested recently under the much-dreaded Prevention of Terrorism Act , we were told by the government spokesmen that he was a threat to national security as he was inciting the Muslims to violence against the state.
Sun May 12, 2013
A long and forbidding road
Vavuniya is the sort of place you go on the way to somewhere else. Though it's in the centre-north of Sri Lanka - a bindi on the country's forehead - it has the hallmarks of a border town, with trucks churning dust and policemen multiplying like mosquitoes.
Sri Lanka, Uganda leaders hold bilateral discussions
May 12, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is on a four-day official visit to Uganda, met with his Ugandan counterpart, President Yoweri Museveni at the State House in Entebbe Sunday to hold bilateral discussions.
Sri Lanka President to meet coalition parties to address controversy over Northern PC elections
May 12, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has scheduled two crucial meetings with the coalition parties of the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance and the major Tamil political party, Tamil National Alliance to mainly discuss the Northern Provincial Council election, government sources said.
Sri Lanka Muslim party requests a meeting with President to discuss grievances
May 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's major Muslim party, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress , has requested an urgent meeting with the President Mahinda Rajapaksa to discuss their grievances.
Fri May 10, 2013
The Journal of Commerce Online
Logiventures Expands Vehicle Facility in Sri Lanka
Logiventures has invested in eight acres of land, near the Magam Ruhunupura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port in Hambantota, Sri Lanka, to support its vehicle transit facility, which opened there in June 2012.
Sri Lanka President opens new office complex of the Government Analyst's Department
May 10, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Friday opened the new laboratory and office complex of the Government Analyst's Department in Pelawatta in Battaramulla.
President Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka arrives Saturday
By John Odyek President Mahinda Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka arrives in Uganda on Saturday to participate in the Commonwealth Local Government conference.
Heavy police deployment on Kampala-Entebbe road...
By Taddeo Bwambale The Police have deployed heavily along the Kampala-Entebbe highway and nearby suburbs, ahead of the 7th Commonwealth Local Governments Conference that starts in Kampala next week.
Sri Lanka Lowers Key Interest Rates to Spur Growth
Sri Lanka cut interest rates more than economists estimated to spur growth, joining nations from Australia to India in easing monetary policy.
Wed May 08, 2013
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister meets with Sri Lankan Minister of Petroleum Industries
May 08, Colombo: Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, who is on a four-day official visit to Sri Lanka, met with the Minister of Petroleum Industries Anura Priyadarshana Yapa today and discussed opportunities for developing energy cooperation between the two countries.
Sri Lanka declares Ranaviru month to commemorate war heroes
May 08, Colombo: Sri Lankan Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning declared the month beginning from today as the National Ranaviru Commemorative Month at a function held at the Temple Trees.
Tue May 07, 2013
Sri Lankan President, CEO of Japan Bank for International Cooperation discuss investments
May 07, Colombo: The CEO and Executive Managing Director of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation Mr.
Queen Elizabeth II to miss Commonwealth meeting
This is a Wednesday, June 6, 2012 file photo of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, right, as she shakes hands with Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa, left, as his wife Shiranthi Rajapaksa, center, looks on, during a reception prior to a lunch with Commonwealth Nations Heads of Government and representatives of the Commonwealth nations in central ... (more)
Asia News Network
COLOMBO: Sri Lankan President and Energy Minister at loggerheads over power tariff relief
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his cabinet minister are at loggerheads over the proposed power tariff relief package intended to benefit low income and efficient consumers.
Mon May 06, 2013
Sri Lanka commemorates soldiers killed in the war this month
May 06, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government will declare a month starting from May 08th as the National War Heroes Commemoration Month to commemorate war heroes of the three armed forces and Police who perished and were injured in the three-decade long civil war.