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Thursday, February 21, 2019
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1588  King Seethawaka Rajasinghe abandoned an year long siege of Portugese controlled Colombo, burned his encampments and left, upon the arrival of several ships of Portugese reinforcements.
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1982  Sri Lanka were defeated by England in Sri Lanka’s first ever Cricket test match at the P. Saravanamuttu stadium in Colombo.
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Party leaders to summon AG for next meeting to decide on electoral system
Feb 21, Colombo: A decision have been taken at the party leaders' meeting yesterday to summon the Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya for the next meeting to inquire into the legal status of holding the provincial council election under the old system....
Sri Lanka Ports Authority partners with Ironman 70.3 Colombo
Feb 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) yesterday announced its partnership with the Ironman 70.3, one of a series of long-distance triathlon races, that will be held in Colombo on next Sunday (24 February 2019) for the second consecutive year....
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 13 Indian fishermen for illegally fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters
Feb 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has arrested 13 Indian fishermen and seized three trawlers in two separate incidents for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and illegally fishing in Sri Lankan waters. ...
Dialog and ZEE5 announce strategic partnership to bring the largest bouquet of Indian language content to Sri Lankan audiences
Feb 21, Colombo: Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka's premier connectivity provider, announced a key strategic partnership with ZEE5, the largest digital entertainment platform for Indian language content, to offer its huge content library of over 100,000 hours of premium Indian content to Sri Lankan viewers via Dialog ViU....
Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority partners with UDA to prepare tourism development master plans
Feb 21, Colombo: As an initiative to fully utilize the landscapes for tourism purposes, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) and Urban Development Authority (UDA) have embarked on a mutual partnership last week to prepare Tourism Development Master Plans for identified areas across the country. ...
Sri Lanka Bar Association elects Kalinga Indatissa as president
Feb 21, Colombo: The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has elected President's Counsel Kalinga Indatissa as the new President of the Association for the year 2019-2020. ...
National fund to be established to ensure protection of children
Feb 20, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena says a National Fund will be established within the next two weeks to take action towards ensuring the protection of the children. ...
Lifetime ban for fishing boat skippers engaged in human smuggling
Feb 20, Colombo: Sri Lankan authorities have taken a decision today (20) to impose a lifetime suspension on the licenses of skippers of fishing vessels engaged in human smuggling and other maritime illegal activities....
Sri Lanka President appoints interim authority to rehabilitate drug addicts
Feb 20, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has taken steps to appoint an interim board to rehabilitate drug addicts until a permanent authority is established....
'We need to act before we extinguish ourselves'- Chandrika Kumaratunga
Feb 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga says the developed countries as well as developing countries need to make a commitment to protect the environment and build inclusive societies to achieve a secure and sustainable world. ...
Sri Lanka to launch its first satellite in April
Feb 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka will launch its first ever satellite into space in April marking its entry into the global space age, officials from Sri Lanka's Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education said on Wednesday....
India awards prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Scholarships to 150 students across Sri Lanka
Feb 20, Colombo: India has awarded prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Scholarships for 2017-18 to 150 GCE Advanced Level school students from all 25 districts across Sri Lanka. ...
Carbon dating report of Mannar mass grave bone samples presented to court
Feb 20, Colombo: Reports of the radiocarbon dating tests conducted on five bone samples have been presented to the Mannar Magistrate Court today (20). ...
Five new BOI projects to start in Jaffna
Feb 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's investment promotion agency, the Board of Investment has made a significant impact in developing local economies, by implementing the Government's objective to promote regional industrialization. ...
CID to question OIC of Southern Province Special Crime Investigating Unit over the abduction of two businessmen
Feb 20, Colombo: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police will interrogate the Officer-In-Charge (OIC) of the Special Crime Investigating Unit of Southern Province in connection with the disappearance of two businessmen in Ratgama, Galle....
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