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UNP To Boycott PSC

UNP To Boycott PSC

      The main opposition United National Party (UNP) has decided to boycott the Parliament Select Committee which will look at making proposals on the changes to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. Chief Opposition Whip, UNP MP John Amaratunga said that the UNP …

TNA delegation leaves for India tomorrow

TNA delegation leaves for India tomorrow

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      A high profile Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentary delegation led by R. Sampanthan will leave for New Delhi tomorrow on a special invitation extended by the Indian Government. The six-member TNA delegation will also meet Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, …

Central Bank introduces relaxations to foreign exchange regulations

Central Bank introduces relaxations to foreign exchange regulations

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     The Central Bank of Sri Lanka stated that it will introduce new relaxations to foreign exchange regulations in order to achieve greater efficiency in the conduct of international financial transactions with effect from today (June 12). The highlights of …

TNA opposed to amending 13th amendment

TNA opposed to amending 13th amendment

   The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) expressed its opposition to the government’s proposal to amend or dilute the 13th Amendment, claiming it was meant for the solution of the national question. Speaking to journalist in Colombo, TNA Spokesman and Jaffna District MP, Suresh Premachandran, said: …

Trinco UC – US MOU Suspended

Trinco UC – US MOU Suspended

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       The Trincomalee Urban Council has decided to suspend the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed with the US Embassy in Colombo to open a US corner in Trincomalee. Secretary of the Urban Council Abdul Latif Mohammad Nafeel said that …

Where did the million tourists stay?

Where did the million tourists stay?

     The CEO of the Pegasus hotel chain in his company’s annual report said that the one million tourists that visited Sri Lanka last year had not made the expected impact on the hotel industry. “It is therefore prudent to surmise that this influx …

Central Bank releases “Public Debt Management Report”: Debt service payments in 2012,103 per cent

Central Bank releases “Public Debt Management Report”: Debt service payments in 2012,103 per cent

     The Central Bank, releasing its annual publication on “Public Debt Management in Sri Lanka, Performance in 2012 and Strategies for 2013 and beyond” Friday said it aims to reduce foreign currency debts to 30 percent of total outstanding debt by 2016 from 43 …

Court issues notice in land issue

Court issues notice in land issue

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–   The Appeal Court issued notice on the respondents in the cases filed by 2176 Jaffna Tamils seeking relief against their land being taken over by the government. The writ applications filed by 2176 Jaffna Tamils were taken up for support …

No military training for Lankans in TN

No military training for Lankans in TN

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english– The Sri Lankan military will not be given training in Tamil Nadu, Indian Defence Minister A.K Anthony said. He said this after opening a new airbase in Thajavur, Tamil Nadu today to house a squadron of Indian Air Force lethal Su-30 …

The state Vesak festival will be conducted at the Yudaganawa Rajamaha Viharaya

The state Vesak festival will be conducted at the Yudaganawa Rajamaha Viharaya

     President Mahinda Rajapaksa  declared open the Diyawanna Vesak zone last night. Head of the Dharmayathanaya Ven. Elle Gunawansa thero, Minister Dinesh Gunawardena and Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse were also present. The national Vesak festival which was jointly organized by the Ministry of Buddha …