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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
On this day in ...
1980  Sirima Bandaranaike was expelled from parliament and stripped of her civic rights after a presidential commission of inquiry found her guilty of abuse of power during her self-extended tenure as Prime minister between 1970 and 1977.
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2006  The Supreme Court declared as unconstitutional, the 1987 merger of the Northern and Eastern provinces to form a single Tamil-dominated North-East province under the India-Sri Lanka Accord.
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Sri Lanka looking to restrict non-essential imports to face current economic challenges
Oct 16, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the Ministry of Finance to study the status of current imports to the country and submit a report on possible imports that can be temporarily restricted in order to manage the economic challenges that Sri Lanka is currently facing due to global economic uncertainty. ...
Sri Lankan President reaffirms government's commitment to eliminate malnutrition
Oct 16, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today reaffirmed his government's commitment to end all forms of malnutrition in the country and achieve 'Zero Hunger' by 2030. ...
Sri Lanka's manufacturing, services sectors slow down in September 2018
Oct 16, Colombo: According to the Sri Lanka Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) released by the Census and Statistics Department, the industrial production and services in Sri Lanka have eased in September 2018 compared to the same month in 2017. ...
MP Wimal Weerawansa files petition against Counter-Terrorism bill
Oct 16, Colombo: Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa has filed a petition in the Supreme Court requesting the court to declare the Counter-Terrorism bill presented to Parliament by the government in place of the Prevention of Terrorism Act is in violation of the constitution. ...
Ali Roshan and six others summoned before Special High Court over illegal possession of elephants
Oct 16, Colombo: The three-member Special High Court-at-Bar has issued summons on seven defendants including Niraj Roshan alias 'Ali Roshan' to appear before the court on October 26. ...
Diplomats enlightened on Sri Lanka's Economy, foreign policy
Oct 16, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Foreign Policy and Economic Diplomacy Dialogue, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, commenced on Monday ( 15 October) with the participation of mid-career diplomats from 23 countries from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Australasia....
Pakistan HC in Sri Lanka re-launches official website
Oct 16, Colombo: High Commissioner of Pakistan in Colombo Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat unveiled the new interface of the official website of the High Commission on October 16, 2018. ...
Former Sri Lanka cricket captain Sanath Jayasuriya responds to corruption charges
Oct 16, Colombo: Former Sri Lankan Cricket captain Sanath Jayasuriya responding to the charges leveled by the International Cricket Council against him said he always conducted himself with "integrity and transparency" with matters concerning the sport. ...
Office on Missing Persons Colombo meeting today
Oct 16, Colombo: The Office on Missing Persons (OMP) will be holding its next meeting with families of the disappeared and missing from the Colombo, Gampaha and Kalutara districts of the Western Province on Tuesday, October 16 in Colombo....
Invest Sri Lanka Promotion in UK concludes with the first-ever event in Scotland
Oct 16, Colombo: The Invest Sri Lanka capital market road show organized by the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) in association with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) concluded on a positive note with institutional investors based in Edinburgh...
DIG Nalaka summoned to CID today to record statement on alleged assassination plot
Oct 16, Colombo: Former director of the Terrorist Investigations Division DIG Nalaka de Silva has been summoned to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today obtain a statement ...
Rs. 400 million allocated to pay compensation to Sri Lanka's politically victimized
Oct 16, Colombo: Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake said that the cabinet has approved an allocation of Rs. 400 million to compensate those who have been politically victimized....
World Bank projects Sri Lanka's economy to grow 4% in 2019-2020, recommends to keep social programs affordable
Oct 16, Colombo: World Bank says recent fiscal and monetary policy measures have broadly contributed to stability of Sri Lanka's economy in the medium-term amid continued natural calamities and outlook remains stable. ...
Sri Lanka PM to meet Indian counterpart during visit to New Delhi - report
Oct 15, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will visit New Delhi later this week and meet his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to discuss bilateral matters, according to a report....
Transparency International Sri Lanka launches platform to track progress of government's anti-corruption commitment
Oct 15, Colombo: The anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) today launched an online platform to track the progress that has been made in key anti-corruption commitments made by the government....
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