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NASA chief: Time to clean up all that space junk

NASA chief: Time to clean up all that space junk

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden warns that too little is being done to remove debris from space, an issue that has drawn plenty of attention this week after an unknown object made a fiery entry into Earths atmosphere. MORE...

November 15, 2015  01:47 pm|

EU ready to partner with Sri Lanka to face challenges

EU ready to partner with Sri Lanka to face challenges

The European Union (EU) today stressed that it truly remains committed to supporting a healthy democracy and looks forward to partnering with the Sri Lankan government to address some of the challenges it faces. MORE..

September 3, 2015  10:35 pm|

Sri Lanka has to be alert to global threats Army Chief

Sri Lanka has to be alert to global threats  Army Chief

Sri Lanka is now one of the most peaceful countries but we all have to be alert to global threats, the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva said. MORE..

August 26, 2015  11:27 pm|

EU lauds Sri Lankas genuine election

EU lauds Sri Lankas genuine election

The European Union says the parliamentary elections held in Sri Lanka on August 17 were genuine, well administered and peaceful overall. MORE..

August 20, 2015  05:57 pm|

EU monitors say poll well-administered and genuine

EU monitors say poll well-administered and genuine

The 17 August Parliamentary Elections in Sri Lanka were ―well administered and offered voters a genuine choice from among a broad range of political alternatives, although campaign rules were restrictive‖, said Cristian Preda, Chief Observer of the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) and Member of the European Parliament.

August 19, 2015  04:35 pm|

Government to make several SOEs self financed: Ravi

Government to make several SOEs self financed: Ravi

The new governments plan to restructure the loss making State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) to be self financed without depending on the General treasury will be a reality soon, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said. MORE...

August 11, 2015  01:20 pm|

EU election observers commence their activities

EU election observers commence their activities

It is a great pleasure to be here in Sri Lenka and lead the European Union Election Observation Mission to this country, Cristian Preda, a Romanian member of the European Parliament said today (21). MORE...

July 21, 2015  12:43 pm|

EU observers confirmed for General Election

EU observers confirmed for General Election

Following an invitation from the Sri Lanka authorities, the European Union has today started the deployment of an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Sri Lanka to observe the Parliamentary Elections scheduled for 17 August 2015. MORE...

July 15, 2015  08:49 am|

Ceypetco suspends fuel contracts worth millions

Ceypetco suspends fuel contracts worth millions

Sri Lankas state-owned Ceylon Petroleum Corp (Ceypetco) has suspended oil contracts worth millions of dollars that were signed last year for fuel deliveries, the company chairman has told on Thursday. MORE...

July 2, 2015  03:16 pm|

Sri Lanka to treat migrants as victims of smugglers

Sri Lanka to treat migrants as victims of smugglers

The Government is taking action against human traffickers under due processes while treating migrants as victims of smugglers, Sri Lankas envoy to the United Nations Ravinatha Aryasinha said. MORE..

June 16, 2015  01:07 pm|

No fuel price hike - Patali

No fuel price hike - Patali

I say with completely responsibility that there will be neither fuel hike in the near future nor a fuel shortage, Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said today. He also completely denied rumours that the Petroleum Corporation will be privatized. MORE...

May 11, 2015  05:04 pm|

400 migrants die in shipwreck off Libya

400 migrants die in shipwreck off Libya

About 400 migrants died in an attempt to reach Italy from Libya when their boat capsized, survivors said on Tuesday, the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean where the death toll from shipwrecks has surged this year. MORE..

April 15, 2015  12:55 pm|

Sri Lanka vows to remedy root causes of terrorism

Sri Lanka vows to remedy root causes of terrorism

The Sri Lankan Government today vowed to remedy the root causes of injustice, discrimination and prejudice that have spawned hate and violence for many decades in the country. MORE..

April 2, 2015  12:59 pm|

Sri Lanka starts process to regain EUs GSP Plus

Sri Lanka starts process to regain EUs GSP Plus

Strengthened by previous positive vibes from the European Union, the Government of Sri Lanka has started the process to regain the generalised system of preferences plus (GSP Plus) status, according to an official statement. MORE...

March 28, 2015  10:44 am|

EU delegation to arrive in Sri Lanka to discuss GSP plus

EU delegation to arrive in Sri Lanka to discuss GSP plus

A high-level delegation from the EU will arrive in Sri Lanka next week to hold discussions with the Sri Lankan government on the GSP plus trade concessions which has been withdrawn from Sri Lanka during the previous regime, the Sri Lankan government said on Wednesday. MORE...

March 19, 2015  10:59 am|

China formally backs trilateral partnership with India, Sri Lanka

China formally backs trilateral partnership with India, Sri Lanka

China on Friday formally backed a trilateral partnership with India and Sri Lanka to establish a Maritime Silk Road (MSR) and promote the rise of Eurasia. MORE..

February 28, 2015  10:37 am|

Modis Sri Lanka visit to push soft power & project Indias Buddhist links

Modis Sri Lanka visit to push soft power & project Indias Buddhist links

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is planning to visit Sri Lankas ancient capital Anuradhapura during his trip to the island nation next month, a move aimed at pushing Indias soft power and projecting the countrys Buddhist links in the region. MORE..

February 25, 2015  04:21 pm|

Man held with foreign currency worth Rs 8.3 million

Man held with foreign currency worth Rs 8.3 million

A person has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake this morning for attempting to leave the country with foreign currency worth around Rs 8.3 million in his possession. MORE..

February 21, 2015  09:55 am|

India reduces entry fee to National Museum for Lankans

India reduces entry fee to National Museum for Lankans

The entry fee to the National Museum in New Delhi for Sri Lankan nationals has been reduced from INR 300 (LKR 640) to INR 10 (LKR 21) - at par with the fee paid by Indian nationals, the Indian High Commission in Colombo said. MORE..

February 19, 2015  04:53 pm|

Prices for EU fresh tuna imports soaring since Sri Lanka ban

Prices for EU fresh tuna imports soaring since Sri Lanka ban

Prices for tuna imported into the UK are rocketing, as the European Unions ban on Sri Lankan fisheries produce nears a month of enforcement. MORE..

February 19, 2015  03:52 pm|

Ten high-ranking army officers reinstated

Ten high-ranking army officers reinstated

Ten high-ranking army officers including a Major General, who were sent on compulsory leave following the 2010 Presidential Election, have been reinstated, a spokesman said. MORE..

February 14, 2015  01:07 pm|

EU ban on fish imports from Sri Lanka not revoked

EU ban on fish imports from Sri Lanka not revoked

The European Union (EU) Thursday said the ban on fish import from Sri Lanka has not been lifted. MORE...

February 5, 2015  02:50 pm|

UNHCR, EU to help SL Tamils return

UNHCR, EU to help SL Tamils return

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the European Union (EU) have undertaken to help the Sri Lankan government repatriate Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu and resettle them in the Island Nation, the Lankan Ministry of Resettlement has said. MORE...

January 27, 2015  07:45 am|

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