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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.
Sri Lanka invites the new UN rights chief to visit country   Sep 8, 1:52 pm
Colombo, Sept.8 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that he has extended an invitation to the new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to visit Sri Lanka in 2014 to assess Sri Lanka's progress in national reconciliation and to assess the steps taken by Colombo to engage with UN agencies, in particular with the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
Lanka opposition party lawmaker's leg amputated after accident on Southern Expressway  Sep 8, 1:40 pm
Colombo, Sept.8 (ANI): A parliamentarian of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) Ajith Mannapperuma's right leg below the knee has been amputated as a result of the injuries he received in an accident yesterday.
Sri Lanka, Japan agree to strengthen ties in maritime sector, international for  Sep 8, 1:40 pm
Colombo, Sept. 8 (ANI): Sri Lanka and Japan have agreed to strengthen bilateral relations in the maritime sector and in interational fora after discussions held at the presidential secretariat here over the weekend.
Japanese PM visits Sri Lanka's Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya  Sep 8, 1:20 pm
Colombo, Sept.8 (ANI): Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is in Sri Lanka on a one-day official trip, visited the Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya today and engaged in religious activities marking Binara Full Moon Poya Day.
Lanka Govt. To counter UN probe on alleged civil war atrocities  Sep 6, 12:33 pm
Colombo, Sept.6 (ANI): Sri Lanka has decided that it will not cooperate with an ongoing UN investigation into alleged atrocities committed during the war against the LTTE, but rather present its defence on the issue before the 27th UN human rights session in Geneva on September 24.
Australian PM launches New Colombo Plan at Mumbai University  Sep 4, 12:06 pm
Mumbai, Sept. 4 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who is on a two-day visit to India, launched the 'New Colombo Plan' at the Mumbai University here on Thursday.
President Rajapaksa likely to meet PM Modi on UNGA sidelines in New York  Sep 1, 2:32 pm
Colombo, Sept.1 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is likely to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the 69th United Nations General Assembly session in New York later this month.
Japan PM to undertake two-day official visit of Sri Lanka next week  Sep 1, 2:05 pm
Colombo, Sept.1 (ANI): Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan will undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka on September 7 and 8, at the invitation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Perera rips apart Pak's batting line-up as Lanka beats tourists in final ODI to win series 2-1  Aug 30, 4:14 pm
Colombo, Aug 30 (ANI): Sri Lanka fast bowler Thisara Perera ripped apart Pakistan's batting line up as the hosts thrashed the tourists by seven wickets in the third and final ODI, to win the three-match series 2-1.
Pak beat Lanka by four wickets in first ODI   Aug 23, 8:09 pm
Colombo, Aug 23 (ANI): All-rounders Fawad Alam and Shoaib Maqsood kept Pakistan going steady after a fall of five wickets to steer their side to victory against Sri Lanka by four wickets and one ball remaining in the first ODI.
Pak lose five early wickets chasing Lanka's 275 in first ODI  Aug 23, 6:31 pm
Colombo, Aug 23 (ANI): Pakistan struggle in their first ODI against the Sri Lankan bowlers while chasing the hosts' 275 with just five wickets remaining at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota.
India to build new cultural centre, municipal building in Jaffna  Aug 23, 6:31 pm
Colombo, Aug.23 (ANI): Funds provided by the Indian Government will be used to build a new cultural centre and a new municipal building in Jaffna, The Island reports.
Lankan military briefs international panel on domestic war crimes probe  Aug 23, 6:31 pm
Colombo, Aug.23 (ANI): Sri Lanka's top security forces commanders have reportedly briefed the chairman of the International Advisory Panel (IAP) appointed to advise a presidential commission inquiring into alleged atrocities committed during the 25 year-long civil war between government troops and the LTTE.
Study finds no significant increase in public facilities for refugees in Lanka after civil war  Aug 22, 2:40 pm
Colombo, Aug 22 (ANI): Five years after the end of the1983-2009 civil war in Sri Lanka, thousands of Sri Lankans remain refugees despite satellite-image analysis showing new housing-like structures and development in a military zone in the northern part of the country.
India makes request to Malaysia seeking info on ISI's SL spy  Aug 18, 6:32 pm
Colombo, Aug 18 (ANI): India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) has made a request to Malaysian authorities seeking details of a Sri Lankan national, who, post his arrest, revealed that Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) was plotting to attack the United States Consulate in Chennai and the Israeli mission in Bangalore.
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