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Sunday, November 18, 2018
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1945  Percy Mahinda Rajapaksha was born in Weeraketiya in the Southern province to a family of politicians. His father D. A. Rajapaksha is a founding member of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.
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1984  Brigadier Ariyapperuma, the Sri Lanka army commanding officer for Jaffna died of apparent heart failure minutes after surviving a landmine blast. He was the first senior military officer killed by Tamil militants.
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1995  While on final approach to Palaly Air Force Base, a Chinese built Y-8 aircraft of the Sri Lanka Airforce was shot down by the LTTE. All five on board were killed.
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2010  The Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port, Sri Lanka's second commercial sea port was commissioned by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The port located in Hambanthota was financed by China.
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TNA, UNP to attend President's all party meeting, JVP, Speaker will not
Nov 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main Tamil party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says the party will attend the all-party conference called by the President Maithripala Sirisena....
Suspect arrested while transporting over Rs. 25 million worth heroin
Nov 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested a suspect while he was transporting a stock of heroin worth over Rs. 25 million in a luxury car. ...
Isobar expands operations in Sri Lanka
Nov 18, Colombo: Isobar, the digital agency from Dentsu Aegis Network, has expanded its operations to Sri Lanka. ...
President calls all party leaders for a conference today
Nov 18, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has called for an All Party Conference with the participation of all political parties represented in Parliament today....
Sri Lanka PM says he cannot be removed forcibly
Nov 17, Colombo: The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka's current government Mahinda Rajapaksa says he cannot be removed easily by force and if a no-confidence motion is presented legally he is ready to leave the Premiership....
US underscores a democratic outcome to political developments in Sri Lanka
Nov 17, Colombo: The United States sharing commitment with Indo-Pacific nations to advance regional interests has stressed to achieve an outcome consistent with democratic principles to political developments in Sri Lanka. ...
Sri Lanka President instructs state officials to continue public services without interruptions
Nov 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has directed heads of state institutions to continue to provide public services in a timely and efficient manner through appropriate plans and targets and not to let the services lapse for any reason. ...
Sri Lanka calls for strengthening of UNCTAD and its programs
Nov 17, Geneva: Sri Lanka, underscoring the role of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in providing technical assistance for developing countries to access the benefits of a globalized economy, has called for further strengthening the intergovernmental body and its varied programs. ...
Sri Lanka Muslim party hails Speaker, calls for high level inquiry
Nov 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Muslim party, the All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) hailed the Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya for his "courageous stand against anti-democratic forces". ...
Singaporean nabbed at Sri Lanka airport for smuggling gold jewelry worth Rs. 43 million
Nov 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) unit at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake has arrested a Singapore national, who was smuggling gold jewelry worth Rs. 43 million. ...
Sri Lanka Army releases another 56 acres of northern land to people in Mullaitivu
Nov 17, Colombo: In line with the government's policy of releasing civilians' land used by Security Forces, the Sri Lanka Army has released another 56 acres of land to the public in the North. ...
Softlogic GLOMARK enters local modern retail arena with global inspiration
Nov 17, Colombo: Softlogic Holdings PLC yesterday announced the launch of Softlogic GLOMARK, Sri Lanka's first inspirational global market which will revolutionize modern trade retail in Sri Lanka, with the unique, curated global experience it delivers. ...
Sri Lanka has become more prosperous last year, Central Bank reports
Nov 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka has become more prosperous over the last year, according to an indicator introduced by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka to measure the level of prosperity of the country....
Disgraceful incident in parliament today shames the whole nation - Ousted Prime Minister
Nov 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said the behavior of the government lawmakers in the parliament today shames the whole nation and should be condemned in the harshest possible terms....
No sign of Sri Lanka's political crisis ending as President rejects today's No-Confidence vote against his government
Nov 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's political crisis termed as a 'bloodless coup' is to continue with no sign of ending as the President, who precipitated the crisis by sacking the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last month, refused to accept another vote opposing Mahinda Rajapaksa, his choice for the prime minister post and his government....
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