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supreme_court_Colombo The Supreme Court (SC) has determined that the amended VAT Bill is consistent with the Constitution, Parliament was informed today.
... to study the report and then discuss it in Parliament. Handunneththi had walked out of the COPE meeting yesterday after accusing the UNP members in the committee of attempting to intimidate the report on the central bank bond scam.

The Minister also said that the attack on two police intelligence officers in Jaffna recently was not a direct attack on the officers.
He also noted that a consultation process on preparing a National Action Plan for the Protection and Promotion of human rights (NHRAP) for the period 2017-2021 is ongoing under the guidance of an Inter-Ministerial Committee on Human rights.
Ratnayake however said that based on reports he had received from the police there were no details of criminals undergoing a sex change.
The Colombo High Court on Tuesday, October 25, imposed the death sentence on an accused who raped and killed a six year old girl who was said to be his niece.

A failure of Norochcholai Lakvijaya Power Station has occurred, around 11.00 hrs on 15th October 2016 which resulted power cuts up to one and a half hours in Island wide excluding greater Colombo. As the Electricity Regulator, PUCSL is obliged to ...
Several fishermen staged a protest in Colombo today blocking traffic along the busy streets in the Fort area. The fishermen from Chilaw and Puttalam areas are protesting over several demands.
During their stay in Colombo, they will greet the Sri Lankan maritime students and the ship will be part of several events hosted by the Royal Norwegian Embassy.
He said the cost of transportation and travel time would also decrease and Bangladesh would get priority in berthing at the Colombo port. "If deal is signed, Bangladeshi cargo ships can berth at Colombo port instead of Singapore port which is costlier ...
Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, speaking at the UN Day event held in Colombo today, said that the United Nations system has been in the forefront in drawing attention to the greatest problems faced by mankind, and helped lift large populations ...
Presenting this morning will be Russ Colombo, President and CEO; and Tani Girton, Chief Financial Officer. You may access the information discussed from the press release, which went over the wire at 5:00 AM Pacific Time this morning and on our Web ...
President Maithripala Sirisena says the official ceremony of the International Vesak Day celebrations will be held in Colombo on a grand scale, on 13 May 2017 with the participation of all the State Leaders of the Buddhist countries in the world. He ...
Oct 24, Colombo: A high level meeting of Interior Security And Internal Affairs Ministers of the Indian Ocean Region to Counter Drug Trafficking will be held at the BMICH, Colombo on October 29, the government Information Department said. This ...
The ship arrived in Colombo last week departed after three days and had to do the operations in the outer harbor due to need of deep depth to submerge.
"Foreign Secretary is going to Colombo over this weekend to discuss economic cooperation with Sri Lanka and to pursue various initiatives and ideas discussed during the two high-level visits of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil ...
Former Wood County Commissioner Rick Modesitt, Republican, is opposed by Parkersburg Mayor Jimmy Colombo, Democrat. It is not the first time the two have met on the political field as Columbo defeated Modesitt for his first term of mayor by less than ...

"Foreign Secretary is going to Colombo over this weekend to discuss economic coperation with Sri Lanka and to pursue various initiatives and ideas discussed during the two high-level visits of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil ...
If all goes on the expected lines, textile mills in the southern States are expected to import more cotton this year (October 2016 to September 2017).
Increasing hotel construction offers more choice for travellers, while the opening of the Colombo-Katunayake Expressway in 2013 has more than halved the journey time from the airport to the capital.
dsc05764 The police Special Task Force (STF) has tightened security in Kalpitiya following a violent clash between fishermen in the area.
refugees Another 25 Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu, India are to arrive in Sri Lanka under the UNHCR facilitated voluntary repatriation programme.
Hina, Programme Director at Leadership for Environment and Development, a leading think tank on climate change in Pakistan, is one of more than 800 members of civil society, government, researchers and journalists gathered in Colombo to hash out ...
Oct 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defense has taken steps for the Sri Lanka navy (SLN) to render its assistance to regulate transportation among islands in the Jaffna peninsula.
Oct 21, Colombo: A five-day event to be held next month by a collaboration of European missions and Sri Lankan architects will showcase and promote the heritage of Colombo which is at risk of being lost to the development of the capital city. "Historic ...
"The meeting that you (reporter) referred to the External Affairs Minister had in Colombo, and I was also present in that meeting.
Maithripala Sirisena President Maithripala Sirisena has accepted the resignation letter of the Director General of the commission to investigate allegations of ...
... incident and with the buildup peer pressure, three years after the incidents took place, the Judiciary Services Commission appoints a tribunal consisting of three high court judges to investigate the accusations made by the newspaper.
ovtlcwd The body of the former army intelligence officer found dead in Kegalle with a letter saying he killed journalist Lasantha Wickrematunga, was exhumed for ...
Odisha's swimming sensation Pratyasha Ray today won Silver for the country at the ongoing South Asian Aquatic Championship (SAAC) - 2016 being held at ...
Maersk said it is adding a feeder link from the minor, or privately operated, Kakinada to Colombo, Sri Lanka, in order to meet growing transshipment demand.
With every door and window barricaded in the room at the University of Visual and Performing arts in Colombo, I would not have been able to see my hand if I held it in front of my nose.
India has offered to construct a 500 MW Liquefied Natural Gas- fuelled power plant at Kerawelapitiya north of Colombo in place of the cancelled coal fired power plant of the same capacity at Sampur in Eastern Lanka.
dilrukshi-dias-wickremesinghe The former Director General of the commission to investigate allegations of bribery or corruption, Dilrukshi Dias Wickremesinghe, resumed duties as the Additional Solicitor General today.
Heavy traffic congestion is currently being experienced in the Town Hall area in Colombo due to a protest march being conducted by fishermen.
The 37th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing commenced in Colombo yesterday under the patronage of the Minister of Lands John Amaratunghe.
Traffic on the Colombo- Puttalam Main Road at the Galkanda Junction and the train service on the Colombo- Puttalam line at the Thelwatta Junction were blocked by fishermen and residents of Negombo protesting against the Port City Project.
The IOM also pledged to continue technical and secretarial support for the Colombo Process (CP) - the regional consultative forum of contractual labour originating countries in Asia, currently chaired by Sri Lanka.
He said the two sides should continue to advance their mega cooperative projects such as the Colombo Port City and Hambantota Port.
Voicing their anger against the removal of sea sand for the Colombo Port City project, a group of Negombo residents are staging a protest at the Thelwatte junction in Colombo- Chilaw road. The activists is bringing traffic to a standstill, Hiru ...
power cut The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) announced a power-cut from today as a result of the breakdown of the Norochcholai coal power plant.
If all goes on the expected lines, textile mills in the southern States are expected to import more cotton this year (October 2016 to September 2017).
The theme for Sri Lanka's Colombo Art Biennale 2016 (CAB) is "Conceiving Space." It will bring 40 international artists to Colombo, the country's capital, with a focus on art from Sri Lanka and South Asia. Curated by Alnoor Mitha, founder of Asia ...
red cross house The Supreme Court has dismissed the Petition filed by Petitioner Muhammed Fazl with regard to the 65000 housing project initiated by the ...
The opening ceremony of the 24th Tri Annual Convention of the Commonwealth Medial Society was held in Colombo yesterday under the patronage of the President Maithripala Sirisena.
The Minister of Foreign employment Thalatha Atukorale, who is also the Chair in Office of the Colombo Process (CP), the regional consultative forum of ...
art-Nauru-620x349 A Sri Lankan is among three refugees detained by Australia on the Pacific island of Nauru who have volunteered to be the next refugees ...
Jason Dissanayake has been forced to sit out of the third and final Leg of the Asian 7s Rugby Series which begins at the Racecourse ground in Colombo today (15). Dissanayake suffered a hamstring injury during a practice session on Friday (14) and has ...
karu Chinese top legislator Zhang Dejiang held talks with the Speaker of the Sri Lankan parliament Karu Jayasuriya, calling for enhanced parliamentary ...
... ( October 15, 2016, Geneva, Sri Lanka Guardian) The Minister of Foreign employment Thalatha Atukorale, who is also the Chair in Office of the Colombo ...


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