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Sri Lanka, China ink MoU to develop rubber industry  Oct 30, 12:30 pm
Colombo, Oct.30 (ANI): Sri Lanka and China have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further develop the former's rubber industry.
India, UN offer help to Sri Lanka in landslide rescue operations  Oct 30, 12:20 pm
Colombo/New York, Oct.30 (ANI): India on Thursday offered assistance to Sri Lanka to help hundreds of people affected by Wednesday's landslide in the central hills of tea plantations.
Commonwealth chief urges Sri Lanka to accelerate efforts towards sustainable reconciliation  Oct 30, 11:48 am
Colombo, Oct.30 (ANI): Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma has called on the Government of Sri Lanka to accelerate its efforts towards sustainable reconciliation and consolidation of its "successful and hard won peace" through continued implementation of the recommendations of Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission.
Pope's visit to Sri Lanka confirmed   Oct 29, 2:10 pm
Colombo, Oct.29 (ANI): Pope Francis I will visit Sri Lanka from January 13 to 15, Sri Lanka's Catholic Church has confirmed.
Tamil Nadu fishermen in Sri Lanka jail end fast over assured release  Oct 29, 12:03 pm
Colombo, Oct.29 (ANI): Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by the Sri Lanka Navy have called off their hunger strike in a jail here after Sri Lankan officials assured that they would be released within a week, the Colombo Page reports.
Sinhala Buddhist bodies to support Rajapaksa during presidential polls  Oct 29, 11:59 am
Colombo, Oct.29 (ANI): Several Sinhala Buddhist organizations in Sri Lnaka today announced that they would support President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the upcoming presidential election.
Hundreds feared dead in massive landslide in Sri Lanka  Oct 29, 11:59 am
Colombo, Oct.29 (ANI): Hundreds of people are reportedly feared dead in Sri Lanka after a massive landslide early on Wednesday morning buried a row of line houses in Haldumulla, Badulla in the island nation's upcountry.
UN Counter-Terrorism Committee delegation to arrive in Sri Lanka  Oct 28, 5:18 pm
Colombo, Oct.28 (ANI): A UN Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) delegation headed by its Executive Director Jean-Paul Laborde, is due to arrive in Sri Lanka today on a three-day visit.
India-Sri Lanka Foundation invites project proposals for consideration   Oct 28, 11:57 am
Colombo, Oct.28 (ANI): The India-Sri Lanka Foundation, an organization fostering relations between the two countries through economic, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation, has invited proposals for funding projects in several areas, the High Commission of India in Colombo has said in a recent release.
Commonwealth Secretary-General, Sri Lankan President discuss CHOGM objectives  Oct 28, 11:57 am
Colombo, Oct.28 (ANI): Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa met here on Monday and discussed reforms and objectives agreed upon at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013 that took place in Colombo last November.
Commonwealth chief on five-day visit to Sri Lanka  Oct 25, 1:52 pm
Colombo, Oct.25 (ANI): Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma is on a visit to Sri Lanka from October 25 to October 29 to brief the current Commonwealth Chair-in-Office, President Mahinda Rajapaksa, on the achievement of objectives and implementation of work set at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka in November 2013, the Commonwealth has said in a release.
Buddhist monk who abducted a 9-year-old boy in Sri Lanka remanded  Oct 25, 1:52 pm
Colombo, Oct.25 (ANI): A Buddhist monk, who was arrested for allegedly abducting a nine-year-old boy from the Batuwita area in Horana, has been remanded by a court until November 7.
Sri Lankan Navy Chief to leave for India tomorrow on official visit  Oct 25, 1:52 pm
Colombo, Oct.25 (ANI): Sri Lanka's Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera, will leave for India tomorrow on a five-day visit.
Lanka President promises relief for all sectors through BUdget 2015  Oct 25, 1:32 pm
Colombo, Oct.25 (ANI): Promising relief for all sectors and sections of Sri Lankan society, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that the budget for the year 2015 will aim to create an innovative, knowledge-based and self-reliant advanced economy.
Rajapaksa to present 2015 budget proposals for first reading today  Oct 24, 12:45 pm
Colombo, Oct.24 (ANI): Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, in his capacity as the Minister of Finance and Planning, will present the 2015 budget to parliament today for its first reading.
PCB chief assures Lanka country now 'safe' for playing international cricket  Oct 11, 10:21 am
Karachi, Oct 11 (ANI): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan has reportedly assured Sri Lanka of foolproof security arrangements for the visiting teams as he visited the country on the last leg of his tour of South Asian cricketing nations.
Sri Lanka opposition leader to attend UK Conservative Party Conference  Sep 29, 2:31 pm
Colombo, Sept.29 (ANI): Sri Lanka Opposition leader Ranil Wickremasinghe has left for England today to participate in the 2014 Conference of the Conservative Party.
ADB grants Sri Lanka USD 800 million loan to upgrade rural roads  Sep 27, 11:35 am
Manila/Colombo, Sept.26 (ANI): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD 800 million loan to fund rural and national road upgrades in six provinces of Sri Lanka.
Lanka Government's Appropriation Bill for 2015 estimates 1.812 trillion rupees as expenditure  Sep 27, 11:35 am
Colombo, Sept.27 (ANI): The Government of Sri Lanka has estimated that it will need Rs. 1.812 trillion (approximately USD 14 billion) as expenditure for its services in fiscal 2015.
Sri Lanka to set up joint trade commission with Russia  Sep 19, 6:29 am
Colombo, Sept.19 (ANI): The Sri Lankan government has received cabinet approval to establish a joint commission with the Russian Federation to enhance the bilateral trade ties.
Sri Lanka to establish human heart valve bank for pediatric patients  Sep 19, 6:29 am
Colombo, Sept. 19 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Government plans to establish a human heart valve bank at the Lady Ridgeway Children Hospital in Colombo for pediatric patients.
Sri Lanka to target 8.2 pct economic growth in 2015 budget  Sep 19, 6:29 am
Colombo, Sept.19 (ANI): The Government of Sri Lanka intends to achieve an economic growth rate of 8.2 percent and a budget deficit of 4.4 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) for the next year.
Sri Lanka, China ink 27 agreements to deepen strategic cooperative partnership  Sep 17, 2:15 pm
Colombo, Sept.17 (ANI): Sri Lanka and China have signed 27 agreements to further cooperation between the two nations.
Sri Lanka, China presidents inaugurate Colombo Port City Project  Sep 17, 1:57 pm
Colombo, Sept.17 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping launched the Colombo Port City Project here on Wednesday.
Sri Lanka won't tolerate Indian fishermen destroying its resources: Rajapaksa  Sep 11, 12:44 pm
Colombo, Sept.11 (ANI): President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that Sri Lanka won't tolerate Indian fishermen using destructive methods to deplete the island-nation's fishery resources and destroying its environment.
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