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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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1917  A Buddhist Girls' College opened at Turret Road (later renamed Dharmapala Mawatha), Colombo. 20 students enrolled with Dr. Banning as Principal and Mr. W. A. De Silva as Trustee. This school was later moved to Colombo - 4 and renamed Vishaka Vidyala.
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1945  Ceylon official time was turned back by one hour to GMT + 5:30.
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1948  Mr. A. Sinnalebbe, MP for Batticaloa tabled a motion in the State Council proposing the Lion Flag of King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe that was taken to Britain in 1815 be made the National Flag.
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Case against Chief of Defiance Staff to be heard on April 03
Jan 16, Colombo: Colombo Fort Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage today (16) ordered to take up the case filed against former Navy Commander and current Chief of Defense Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne on April 03. ...
Mass grave in Mannar in Northern Sri Lanka unearths 300 human skeletons
Jan 16, Colombo: Skeletal remains of 300 people and human bones have been unearthed as of today from the mass grave found in Mannar in Northern Sri Lanka after the grave area has been expanded for a second time since the excavations began on May 28 last year, Senior Judicial Medical Officer Shaminda Rajapaksa said. ...
Government to distribute new ambulances to 132 hospitals
Jan 16, Colombo: The Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine has taken steps to provide new ambulances to 132 hospitals across the country. ...
Sri Lanka to sign 6 MoUs with Philippines during President's visit
Jan 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka and the Philippines will sign six Memorandum of Understandings during the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's visit to Manila this week....
IATA renews SriLankan Airlines' Operational Safety Audit registry
Jan 16, Colombo: The International Air Travel Association (IATA) has renewed the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registry of SriLankan Airlines for a further two year period up to 4th December 2020. ...
Advantis Projects marks completion of logistics services for Matara-Beliatta railway line
Jan 16, Colombo: Advantis Projects, a subsidiary of Hayleys Advantis Ltd., renowned for its expertise in transporting oversized and specialized cargo, marked the successful completion of logistics service provision for the construction of the Matara-Beliatta railway line recently....
IMF ready to support Sri Lanka, will send team to resume discussions next month
Jan 16, Washington,DC: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is ready to support Sri Lanka to overcome the economic challenges and a team will be in Sri Lanka next month to resume discussions on the IMF-supported program, Managing Director Christine Lagarde said....
Sri Lanka's Port City completes land reclamation
Jan 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's China-funded US$ 1.4 billion real estate development, Port City project has now completed the land reclamation and the construction in the reclaimed land will begin soon, the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development says....
Cabinet approval to streamline promotions, transfers in the school system
Jan 15, Colombo: The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval to a proposal presented by Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam to streamline promotions and transfers in the school system....
Illegal rare fish racket uncovered in Sri Lanka
Jan 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have apprehended a stock of rare fish that had been transported illegally by sea from India to Kalpitiya, a coastal town in the northwest. ...
ZTE hosts 300-strong delegation in Chinese Business & Investment Conference in Colombo
Jan 15, Colombo: Aiming to strengthen economic and cultural ties between the two nations, Chinese telecom and IT giant ZTE Internet Culture Media (Beijing) Co. Ltd. successfully concluded its first ever "Civilized China" Business & Investment Conference at the Shangri-La, Colombo last Saturday (January 12). ...
Sri Lanka pays back $ 1bn Sovereign Bond on time despite political crisis
Jan 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka maintaining his track record of debt payments paid back a US$ 1 billion International Sovereign Bond borrowed during the previous government yesterday (January 14)....
Japanese Naval Ship 'Ikazuchi' arrives at Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port
Jan 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, welcomed the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) ship 'Ikazuchi' arrived at the Port of Hambantota on Tuesday (15 January) on three-day goodwill visit. ...
Sri Lanka Navy to safeguard local fishermen from invading Indian trawlers
Jan 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy says the Indian fishermen who illegally poach in the island's territorial waters have become aggressive and violent and are threatening the livelihood of local fishermen. ...
Sri Lanka President to arrive in Manila today on a five-day state visit
Jan 15, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has left for Manila on Tuesday on a five-day state visit upon the invitation of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. ...
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