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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
On this day in ...
1200  The earliest recorded event in Sri Lankan history with an exact date, the coronation of king Sahasa Malla took place on this day.
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1907  A gem believed to be the largest Saphire in the world was found in the Ratnapura district. The stone was named 'Blue Giant of the Orient' for its size. Once finished, the 466 carat Moonstone Saphire was two and a half inches long, almost two inches wide, and just under an inch thick.
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1987  Sri Lanka and India signed the Indo-Lanka peace accord.
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Sri Lanka Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapakshe requests for time to announce resignation
Aug 23, Colombo: It has been reported that the embattled Minister of Justice and Buddha Sasana, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe has met President Maithripala Sirisena and requested to allow him some time to resign from the minister post....
Sri Lanka's Dialog Axiata Trials 5G for the first time in South Asia
Aug 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's premier telecommunications service provider, Dialog Axiata PLC announced that it had successfully demonstrated 5G (Generation) Technology for the first time in South Asia paving the way for next generation wireless connectivity with speeds in excess of 35 Gbps (Gigabits Per Second)....
All Telco operators agree to grant 10% bonus data on internet packages
Aug 23, Colombo: Licensed Telecommunications Operators in Sri Lanka announced that all mobile and fixed line subscribers will be granted a 10% bonus usage on Internet Packages/cards as a special gesture to mark the removal of Telco Levy by the Government. ...
Samurdhi officials say former minister Basil Rajapaksa misused Rs. 7 billion from Samurdhi banks
Aug 22, Colombo: Samurdhi Development officers today accused the former minister Basil Rajapaksa of misappropriating Rs. 7 billion from Samurdhi Banks during the two elections. ...
Prime Minister suggests testing the new electoral system at upcoming local government elections
Aug 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told parliament today that the government's intention is to implement an electoral system agreed upon by all. ...
Canada names David McKinnon as new envoy to Sri Lanka
Aug 22, Ottawa: Canada has named David McKinnon as new High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, with concurrent accreditation as Ambassador to the Republic of Maldives. ...
Sri Lanka parliament launches 'e-Chamber' with laptops gifted by China
Aug 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka parliament today launched the Chamber Management Information System (e-Chamber). The Speaker Karu Jayasuriya made an announcement to this effect in the House at the beginning of the proceedings for the day....
Sri Lankan health authorities to crackdown on illegal medical practitioners
Aug 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka government plans to take action against the unqualified health practitioners in the country who provide quack services and deceive the public. ...
UN commends Sri Lanka's commitment to inclusive and sustainable industrialization in line with SDGs
Aug 22, Colombo: The United Nations has commended Sri Lanka's commitment to inclusive and sustainable industrialization in line with the global Sustainable Development Framework while the Sri Lankan industry sector has called for an enhanced role of the UN in its development. ...
Joint Opposition member Jayantha Marasinghe joins President
Aug 22, Colombo: The Deputy Chairman of the North Central Provincial Council, a powerful member of the Joint Opposition Jayantha Marasinghe met President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat Wednesday and expressed his interest to support the President's program, President's Media Division said. ...
President donates Rs. 45 million to renovate Golden Canopy of Sri Dalada Maligawa
Aug 22, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena, responding to a request made by the Chief Prelates of the Malwathu and Asgiri Chapters, has given Rs. 45 million for re-plating the golden canopy of the historic Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic). ...
Three suspects arrested over the GCE A/L chemistry paper leak
Aug 22, Colombo: Three suspects have been arrested by the Gampaha Police over the distribution of a leaflet that contained questions from the Chemistry paper of the 2017 GCE Advanced Level Examination. ...
UNP calls on President to remove Minister Wijedasa Rajapakshe from all cabinet portfolios
Aug 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s main ruling party United National Party on Tuesday said the party leadership has urged the President Maithripala Sirisena to remove Minister of Justice and Buddha Sasana Wijedasa Rajapakshe from all his ministerial portfolios. ...
Sri Lanka government allocates Rs. 1.5 billion to provide dry rations to drought affected people
Aug 22, Colombo: The Treasury has released Rs. 1.5 billion to the District Secretaries through the Ministry of Disaster Management for the purpose of distributing dry food rations among the drought affected people in 15 districts, President's Media Division said. ...
Sri Lankan man nabbed for smuggling gold jewelry worth over Rs. 1.2 million
Aug 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake have arrested a Sri Lankan man, who was attempting to smuggle in gold jewelry worth over Rs. 1.2 million. ...
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