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Monday, November 18, 2019
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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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ACMC leader expects the new President to uphold unity and reconciliation among all communities
Nov 18, Colombo: The leader of All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) and Minister Rishad Bathiudeen congratulating the new President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa expressed hope that the new leader will uphold the unity and reconciliation among all communities in the country. ...
U.S. ready to continue its work with the new President of Sri Lanka
Nov 18, Colombo: The United States congratulating the People of Sri Lanka on their democratic presidential election expressed its readiness to working with the new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa....
EU EOM says Sri Lanka election is peaceful and technically well-managed, but affected by media bias
Nov 18, Colombo: The European Union election observation mission (EU EOM) has concluded that Sri Lanka's presidential election was largely free of violence and technically well-managed....
Iran congratulates Sri Lanka on successful presidential elections
Nov 18, Teheran: Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi has congratulated the Sri Lankan nation and president-elect on holding presidential elections successfully. ...
Gotabaya Rajapaksa sworn in as the 7th Executive President of Sri Lanka
Nov 18, Colombo: The winner of the 2019 Presidential Election, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa was sworn in as the seventh Executive President of Sri Lanka this morning (November 18) during a ceremony held at the foot of the Ruwanweli Seya in Anuradhapura amid Maha Sangha and a large crowd....
Kenyan woman arrested with cocaine pills at Sri Lanka airport
Nov 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake have arrested a Kenyan woman, who arrived from Doha, Qatar carrying cocaine pills....
Patali Champika Ranawaka resigns from minister post
Nov 18, Colombo: Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka has resigned from his ministerial portfolio with effect from today (Nov 18). ...
Sri Lanka ruling party parliamentarians to meet today to decide on government
Nov 18, Colombo: Following the victory of the opposition candidate, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa at the 2019 presidential elections, all members of parliament of Sri Lanka's ruling party will meet this afternoon ......
Sri Lanka Telecom Group operating profit up 37%, revenue recorded at Rs. 63.9 billion: first nine months 2019
Nov 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT) announced its financial results for the first nine months of 2019, which again proven to be strong and impressive. ...
CILT opens trading at CSE to celebrate Centenary Year
Nov 18, Colombo: The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) recently rang the Opening Bell to commence trading at the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) to mark the organization's centenary year....
ComBank provides Internet Payment Gateway to Nuwara Eliya Golf Club
Nov 18, Colombo: The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club (NEGC), one of the oldest golf clubs in Asia, recently appointed the Commercial Bank of Ceylon as its Internet Payment Gateway (IPG) service provider. ...
Minister Kabir Hashim resigns from ministerial portfolio, UNP chairmanship
Nov 18, Colombo: Minister of Highways & Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development and Chairman of the United National Party (UNP) Kabir Hashim has decided to resign from his ministerial portfolio as well as from the party post as the Chairman with immediate effect....
Sri Lanka's new President to be sworn-in at Ruwanweli Seya today
Nov 18, Colombo: President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be sworn in as the seventh Executive President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka at the Ruwanweli Seva Maha Viharaya in Anuradhapura this morning (18)....
US looking forward to work with Sri Lanka's new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Nov 17, Colombo: The United States today said it was looking forward to working with President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa to support a strong and sovereign Sri Lanka....
2019 Sri Lanka Presidential Election Final Results
Nov 17, Colombo: From the official results released by the Election Commission of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has received 52.25% of the votes and New Democratic Front candidate Sajith Premadasa has received 41.99% of votes. ...
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