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Saturday, August 13, 2022
On this day in ...
1977  A violent clash between the Police and Tamil youth that occured in the Jaffna peninsula spread to the rest of the country resulting in rioting and looting of Tamil owned property.
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2010  Rt. Gen Sarath Fonseka who commanded the Sri Lankan army during its final campaign against LTTE was court martialed for engaging in politics while in office. Fonseka was stripped of his rank and medals and given a dishonorable discharge.
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Central Bank establishes a Stakeholder Engagement Committee
Aug 13, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), with a view to broadening its engagement with key stakeholders of the economy, has established the Stakeholder Engagement Committee (SEC). ...
Discussions to give concessions to low income earners on electricity bills
Aug 13, Colombo: Leader of the House, Minister of Education Susil Premajayantha stated in the Parliament Friday that a program to provide relief from the revised budget to the low-income earners on electricity bills is being discussed. ...
Dialog Smart Home brings you a Smart Security Doorbell to ensure the security of your home
Aug 13, Colombo: Most of us lead very busy lives that often keep us away from home. Regardless, it is important to ensure the safety of your home and loved ones while you are away. ...
Seylan Bank records Rs. 1.5 billion PAT for 1H 2022
Aug 13, Colombo: Seylan Bank recorded a Profit after Tax of Rs. 1,504 million for the 6 months ended 30th June 2022 against Rs. 2,105 million reported in the corresponding period of 2021. ...
US Ambassador discusses reviving Sri Lanka’s tourism sector with Minister Harin Fernando
Aug 12, Colombo: A meeting has taken place between the U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Julie Chung, and the Minister of Tourism, Harin Fernando....
Police order remaining rotesters to take their belongings and leave protest site in 15 minutes
Aug 12, Colombo: The last group of protesters who stayed at the Galle Face protest site are seen leaving today after the police ordered the protesters to take their belongings and clear the protest site in 15 minutes....
Two tugs to be purchased to streamline operations at the port
Aug 12, Colombo: Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva has instructed the officials of the Sri Lanka Port Authority to make necessary arrangements to purchase two more tugboats to make the operations of the port more efficient....
Court rejects Udayanga Weeratunga’s request to travel abroad
Aug 12, Colombo: Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage today (12) rejected a request made by the former Sri Lankan ambassador to Russia Mr. Udayanga Weeratunga for permission to go abroad. ...
Parliament to debate on the increase in electricity bill rates on August 29
Aug 12, Colombo: The Parliament plans to debate on the increase in electricity bill rates when it convenes next on the 29th August, the Parliament communication Department said. ...
Sri Lanka reports nine Covid-19 deaths and 162 new cases on Friday
Aug 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka Friday reported nine deaths due to COVID-19 after the figures were confirmed by the Director General of Health Services on Thursday, August 11. ...
Sri Lankan President says his wish is to recover the country from the economic crisis
Aug 12, Colombo: President Ranil Wickramasinghe said that despite facing a huge economic crisis, the country will be definitely recovered from that crisis and the blessings of Dalada Temple and all the gods are a great strength for the effort....
Scottish woman files writ petition against Sri Lankan government’s move to deport her
Aug 12, Colombo: Scottish National Kayleigh Fraser has filed a writ petition at the Court of Appeal against the decision taken by the Department of Immigration and Emigration to deport her from Sri Lanka. ...
Supreme Court grants leave to proceed to hear fundamental rights petitions filed over emergency regulations
Aug 12, Colombo: The Supreme Court today (12) granted leave to hear the fundamental rights petitions filed by three parties, including the Center for Policy Alternatives, requesting the issuance of an order nullifying the emergency regulations issued by the President. ...
Pakistan naval ship PNS Taimur arrives at Sri Lanka’s Colombo Port
Aug 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, ceremonially welcomed the Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) Taimur, arrived at the Port of Colombo Friday (12th August)....
UNDP Sri Lanka launches two programs calling young innovators to act on climate change
Aug 12, Colombo: International Youth Day (IYD) advocates for the participation of young people in actioning change around the world. ...
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