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Maha Shiva Rathri can help to end hatred: Sri Lankan PM  Feb 17, 1:35 pm
Colombo, Feb.17 (ANI): Sri Lanka's Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, said Tuesday that the festival of Maha Shiva Rathri, which is celebrated across South Asia, will open the door to eliminate hatred.
New Sri Lanka regime recalls Rajapaksa Government political appointees in overseas missions  Feb 17, 1:35 pm
Colombo, Feb.17 (ANI): The President Maithripala Sirisena-led government in Sri Lanka has predictably recalled all political appointees of the previous Mahinda Rajapaksa regime holding diplomatic positions overseas.
India-Sri Lanka ties set to grow further: PM Modi  Feb 16, 8:49 pm
New Delhi, Feb. 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the ties between New Delhi and Colombo are set to grow to unprecedented levels, terming Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena's three-day official visit of India as 'wonderful'.
Goodwill of India will always be with Sri Lanka: PM Modi  Feb 16, 3:44 pm
New Delhi, Feb. 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday referred to Colombo as a 'close neighbour and friend', adding that the goodwill and support of India will always be with Sri Lanka.
SL Prez to make first overseas trip to India from Feb. 15-18  Feb 13, 7:20 pm
New Delhi, Feb.13 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday confirmed that Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena's first overseas trip since taking oath will be to India, adding that the ties between New Delhi and Colombo are 'unique'.
Biswal not to travel to Sri Lanka's Northern Province  Feb 3, 4:32 pm
Colombo, Feb.3 (ANI): United States Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal will not visit Sri Lanka's Northern Province as was originally scheduled for her two-day visit to the island-nation.
US officials meet Lanka FM, civil society members in Colombo  Feb 2, 4:53 pm
Colombo, Feb.2 (ANI): U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal has met with Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister, Mangala Samaraweera, and discussed issues of bilateral interest between the two nations.
Lanka Police arrest former health minister on forgery charge  Feb 2, 4:36 pm
Colombo, Feb.2 (ANI): Police in Colombo have arrested former health minister Tissa Attanayake on charges of forgery.
Lanka President announces austerity measures for self, family  Feb 2, 4:25 pm
Colombo, Feb.2 (ANI): President Maithripala Sirisena has announced austerity measures for himself and members of his family.
Sri Lanka Govt. to present bill in parliament to amend 2015 budget  Jan 29, 12:02 pm
Colombo, Jan.29 (ANI): A bill will be tabled in the Sri Lanka parliament today to amend the 2015 Budget Appropriation Act that was presented by the previous Mahinda Rajapaksa-led government.
Sri Lanka chief justice to resign a day after resuming charge  Jan 29, 12:02 pm
Colombo, Jan.29 (ANI): Sri Lanka's Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake will resign today a day after resuming duties.
Sri Lanka Navy to probe naval appointment of Rajapaksa's son  Jan 29, 11:39 am
Colombo, Jan.29 (ANI): The Sri Lanka defence ministry has the island-nation's navy to probe the appointment of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's second son, Navy Lieutenant Yoshitha Rajapaksa.
Jaffna to host three-day global trade fair  Jan 20, 2:03 pm
Colombo, Jan.20 (ANI): Jaffna, the capital of Sri Lanka's Northern Province will host the sixth annual Jaffna International Trade Fair (JITF) from January 23 to 25.
Governors of Lanka provinces resign  Jan 20, 1:55 pm
Colombo, Jan.20 (ANI): Governors of several provinces in Sri Lanka have reportedly submitted their resignations to President Maithripala Sirisena.
Sri Lanka power sector employees protest against massive salary increase for seniors  Jan 20, 1:48 pm
Colombo, Jan.20 (ANI): Employees of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), Sri Lanka's power authority, struck work on Tuesday in protest against an "illegal" salary increase for senior officers of the institution.
Sri Lanka police raid Rajapaksa's Tangalle home, look for Lamborghini  Jan 20, 1:47 pm
Colombo, Jan.20 (ANI): Sri Lanka Police have confirmed conducting a raid on the Tangalle home of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in search of a luxury Lamborghini sports car.
Lanka power sector employees protest against massive salary increase for seniors  Jan 20, 1:47 pm
Colombo, Jan.20 (ANI): Employees of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), Sri Lanka's power authority, struck work on Tuesday in protest against an "illegal" salary increase for senior officers of the institution.
Sri Lanka's Central Province governor resigns  Jan 19, 1:16 pm
Colombo, Jan.19 (ANI): The governor of Sri Lanka's Central Province, Tikiri Kobbekaduwa, has resigned.
Sri Lankan authorities seize 60,000 bottles of illegal liquor  Jan 19, 12:59 pm
Colombo, Jan.19 (ANI): Excise authorities in Sri Lanka have reportedly seized nearly 60,000 bottles of illegal liquor.
Transfer of RAW Colombo chief was a routine decision: MEA  Jan 18, 7:59 pm
New Delhi, Jan. 18 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs on Sunday denied that the removal of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) Colombo station chief was connected to the defeat of Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the recent elections in the island nation, adding that it was a routine transfer.
Samaraweera's India visit reflects importance Colombo places on New Delhi: MEA  Jan 18, 5:14 pm
New Delhi, Jan. 18 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Sunday stated that Sri Lanka External Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera's visit of India was highly reflective of the importance Colombo places on its ties with New Delhi.
Sri Lanka to cooperate with China on pragmatic terms: PM  Jan 16, 12:57 pm
Colombo, Jan.16 (ANI): Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has reportedly told China's Ambassador in Colombo that he sees relations between the two countries going forward on pragmatic terms.
Pope leaves Sri Lanka for Philippines after two-day visit  Jan 15, 11:58 am
Colombo, Jan.15 (ANI): Pope Francis left Sri Lanka this morning after a two-day visit during which he preached a message of reconciliation.
Sri Lanka's new foreign minister to visit India on January 18  Jan 14, 11:53 am
Colombo/New Delhi, Jan.14 (ANI): Sri Lanka's new Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera will visit India on January 18.
Millions flock to Colombo for papal mass  Jan 14, 11:53 am
Colombo, Jan.14 (ANI): Millions of Sri Lankans flocked to the Galle Face Green in Colombo Wednesday morning to hear Pope Francis delivering the Holy Mass and canonizing Joseph Vaz, Sri Lanka's first saint.
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