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Committee appointed to probe Ranjan’s controversial statement; Deputy 2019-02-20 09:08:54A committee led by the Leader of the House, Lakshman Kiriella has been appointed to probe the allegations made by State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake aga

Vote counting begins in Bar Association election 2019-02-20 07:14:31The voting in the Sri Lanka Bar Association Election to appoint a president and a secretary for 2019 and 2020 had ended this afternoon. President Coun

A committee appointed to probe Ranjan’s controversial statement 2019-02-20 06:21:45A committee led by the Leader of the House, Lakshman Kiriella has been appointed to probe the allegations made by State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake aga

Two arrested with drugs in possession in Cinnamon 2019-02-20 04:14:34Two individuals have been arrested with Ice, Hashees and Kerala marijuana in possession. It has been reported that police seized 1 and half kilos of K

Train travel delayed 2019-02-20 04:14:00The department of railways says, that all trains travelling from Colombo fort, will delay. A spokesperson for the department noted that the delay is e

UNP chairman , Minister Kabeer Hashim appears before 2019-02-20 04:13:04Chairman of the UNP, Minister, Kabeer Hashim appeared before the Presidential Commission,appointed to probe the alleged misappropriations that had bee

The missing Agarapatana child found, after being abandoned 2019-02-20 04:12:14Police have located the 2 year old who had been reported missing, in Hatton early this morning.  the two years old , Yadish Vidhurshan of Holbroo

The US analytical report on Mannar human bone 2019-02-20 04:11:27The radiocarbon dating report on the human bone fragments found at the Mannar mass grave, carried out by a lad in the US, was produced before  Ma

Discussions relating to the Provincial Council election to 2019-02-19 21:51:14Minister Mano Ganeshan stated that discussion regarding the provincial council election without delay, is scheduled to be held at today’s party

A phone , seized as evidence in the 2019-02-19 21:50:27Following a court order, the mobile phone belonging to the first suspect who was arrested in connection to the heist of a diamond and gemstones worth

Election of Bar Association office-bearers to be held 2019-02-19 21:49:45The bar association office-bearers’ election will be held today at 83 election centers island-wide including Colombo. President’s counsel,

Registration of Chain saw machines begins today. 2019-02-19 21:48:45The Ministry of Defense announced that the registration of chainsaw machines will commence today. Registrations are being carried out according to a d

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Planters’ Association of Ceylon reiterates that Rs. 750 2019-02-19 04:00:28Feb 19, 2019 (LBO) – Planters’ Association of Ceylon reiterates that the new collective agreement between Regional Plantation Compani

Prime Minister directs officials for speedier resettlement of 2019-02-18 03:41:24Feb 18, 2019 (LBO) – Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has directed authorities in Resettlement Ministry and Divisional Secretariat to make ar

Fitch downgrades SLT & CEB, upgrades Lion Brewery 2019-02-17 23:55:31Feb 18, 2019 (LBO) – Fitch Ratings has taken rating action on non-financial corporates following the recalibration of its National Rating s

Fitch revises National Long Term Rating of NSB 2019-02-17 23:30:46Feb 18, 2019 (LBO) – Fitch Ratings has revised the National Long-Term Rating of National Savings Bank to ‘AA+(lka)’ from &lsquo

Dialog records Rs.7.5Bn net profit for FY 2018, 2019-02-17 22:09:12Feb 18, 2019 (LBO) – Dialog Axiata PLC announced, Friday 15th February 2019, its consolidated financial results for the year ended 31st Dec

MV Beijing Bridge makes maiden call at Colombo 2019-02-17 13:46:12Feb 18, 2019 (LBO) – MV Beijing Bridge under its AGI Service made the maiden call at the Port of Colombo’s Sri Lanka Ports Authority

Foreign investors continue snapping up Sri Lanka’s bonds 2019-02-16 00:42:52February 16, 2019 (LBO) – Foreign institutional investors continued buying Sri Lanka’s government bonds this week, continuing a one month

Foreign Ministry’s second Regional Consular Office declared open 2019-02-15 10:32:28The Matara Regional Consular Office of the Foreign Ministry was declared open today (15) jointly by Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana and Min

Sampath Bank records PBT of Rs18.3Bn for 2018 2019-02-15 05:04:04Feb 15, 2019 (LBO) – Sampath Bank recorded a profit before tax (PBT) of 18.3 billion rupees for the year ended 31st December 2018, up by 10.5 pe

Opinion: The PM should aggressively defend independence of 2019-02-15 01:44:04February 15, 2019 (LBO) – The past few days have seen pointed verbal attacks on the Sri Lanka’s Constitutional Council. First by Wijedasa

Foreign selling of JKH continues to plague Colombo 2019-02-08 06:37:35February 8, 2019 (LBO) – The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) continued this week to suffer from foreign selling of stocks. For the week ended today

Hemas 3Q profits up 50-pct primarily driven by 2019-02-08 06:18:13Feb 08, 2019 (LBO) – Profit attributable to the equity holders of Hemas Group has reported a 50 percent growth primarily due to the strong

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Sri Lanka Three Month Interbank Rate 2019-02-19 03:32:00Sri Lanka Three Month Interbank Rate was quoted at 10.99 percent on Monday February 18. Interbank Rate in Sri Lanka averaged 11.74 percent from 2000 u

Sri Lanka Cash Reserve Ratio 2019-02-19 03:31:00Sri Lanka Cash Reserve Ratio was quoted at 6 percent on Monday February 18. Cash Reserve Ratio in Sri Lanka averaged 8.54 percent from 1999 until 2019

Sri Lanka Services PMI 2019-02-18 07:32:00Services Pmi in Sri Lanka increased to 55.80 in January from 54.70 in December of 2018. Services Pmi in Sri Lanka averaged 58.20 from 2015 until 2019

Sri Lanka Manufacturing PMI 2019-02-18 07:05:00Manufacturing Pmi in Sri Lanka increased to 54.40 in January from 53.70 in December of 2018. Manufacturing Pmi in Sri Lanka averaged 55.79 from 2015

Sri Lanka - Credit Rating 2019-02-16 19:00:00Standard & Poor's credit rating for Sri Lanka stands at B with stable outlook. Moody's credit rating for Sri Lanka was last set at B2 with stabl

Sri Lanka Gold Reserves 2019-02-15 12:54:00Gold Reserves in Sri Lanka remained unchanged at 19.90 Tonnes in the first quarter of 2019 from 19.90 Tonnes in the fourth quarter of 2018. Gold Reser

Sri Lanka Producer Prices 2019-02-15 07:33:00Producer Prices in Sri Lanka increased to 137.60 Index Points in December from 135.70 Index Points in November of 2018. Producer Prices in Sri Lanka a

Sri Lanka Producer Prices Change 2019-02-15 07:32:00Producer Prices in Sri Lanka increased 4.40 percent in December of 2018 over the same month in the previous year. Producer Prices Change in Sri Lanka

Deposit Interest Rate in Sri Lanka 2019-02-15 05:45:00Deposit Interest Rate in Sri Lanka increased to 9 percent in 2017 from 7.10 percent in 2016. Deposit Interest Rate in Sri Lanka averaged 11.37 percent

Sri Lanka Interest Rate 2019-02-13 09:44:00The benchmark interest rate in Sri Lanka was last recorded at 8 percent. Interest Rate in Sri Lanka averaged 7.82 percent from 2003 until 2019, reachi

Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals 2019-02-11 23:17:00Tourist Arrivals in Sri Lanka increased to 253169 in December from 195582 in November of 2018. Tourist Arrivals in Sri Lanka averaged 50351.91 from 1

Sri Lanka Terrorism Index 2019-02-11 12:49:00Terrorism Index in Sri Lanka increased to 4.05 in 2017 from 2.91 in 2016. Terrorism Index in Sri Lanka averaged 5.28 from 2002 until 2017, reaching a

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EU countries back copyright reforms aimed at Google, 2019-02-20 09:52:26European Union countries on Wednesday endorsed an overhaul of the bloc's copyright rules which would force Google and Facebook Inc to pay publishers

EU governments endorse copyright reform - statement 2019-02-20 09:51:14Representatives of European Union governments endorsed on Wednesday a deal reached with the EU Parliament on the overhaul of the bloc's copyright rul

Wall St. opens flat as investors assess U.S.-China 2019-02-20 09:37:58U.S. stocks opened little changed on Wednesday, after a handful of downbeat earnings reports, while investors weighed the latest developments in trade

Tesla's top lawyer leaves two months into the 2019-02-20 09:36:43Tesla Inc said on Wednesday its general counsel Dane Butswinkas is leaving the electric carmaker just two months into the job, the latest in a string

Factbox: Tesla executive departures since 2016 2019-02-20 09:35:21Tesla Inc on Wednesday announced the departure of its general counsel Dane Butswinkas, just two months into the job, the latest in a string of senior

French court fines UBS 4.5 billion euros in 2019-02-20 08:52:52A French court on Wednesday found Swiss bank UBS AG guilty of illegally soliciting clients in France and laundering the proceeds of tax evasion, and o

UBS slams French verdict in tax evasion trial 2019-02-20 08:46:25UBS slammed a French court verdict on Wednesday ordering the Swiss bank to pay 4.5 billion euros ($5.10 billion) after finding it guilty of aiding tax

CVS Health's forecast points to more pain at 2019-02-20 08:37:53CVS Health Corp blamed weakness in its long-term healthcare business for a shortfall in its full-year profit forecast, indicating more troubles at the

Sainsbury's-Asda deal in jeopardy as UK regulator condemns 2019-02-20 08:33:40Britain's competition regulator has dealt a potentially fatal blow to Sainsbury's planned $9.5 billion takeover of Walmart's Asda, saying the super

Oil falls after record U.S. shale output forecast 2019-02-20 08:31:03Oil fell on Wednesday after the U.S. government said shale output would rise to a record next month, denting a rally that sent prices to their highest

Microsoft says discovers hacking targeting democratic institutions in 2019-02-20 08:29:22Microsoft Corp on Wednesday said it had discovered hacking targeting democratic institutions, think tanks and non-profit organizations in Europe and p

Southwest cuts growth forecast on government shutdown pain 2019-02-20 08:26:16Southwest Airlines Co cut its forecast for first-quarter revenue per seat mile on Wednesday, citing weak passenger demand and a $60 million hit to fir

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Houses of Amal Perera & Ryan searched, Ryan’s 2019-02-07 22:40:50The houses of singer Amal Perera and actor Ryan Van Rooyen were searched by the Special Task Force (STF) officers The post Houses of Amal Perera &

Marine Customs Enforcement Unit to combat drug menace 2019-02-07 22:36:23The Sri Lanka Customs is now  planning to set up a Marine Customs Enforcement Unit to combat the smuggling of The post Marine Customs Enforcement

Tougher challenge awaits Sri Lankans in South Africa 2019-02-07 22:35:24Dimuth Karunaratne avoids a bouncer off Australia’s Mitchell Starc during day two of the second Test at Manuka Oval. Saeed The post Tougher chal

SLFP and SLPP must have one candidate 2019-02-07 22:33:27SLFP faction calls for unity, says MR and MS will decide candidacy together   Sri Lanka Freedom Party’s (SLFP) breakaway The post SLFP and

A farce to be enacted to conform to 2019-02-07 22:28:14he national unity government move has taken centre-stage again. The motive behind this move is to accommodate more ambitious ones The post A farce to

12 MPs trapped in Parliament lift 2019-02-07 22:25:39MP Wimal Weerawansa said that twelve MPs, including Dinesh  Gunawardane  and himself, were trapped in the parliament elevator for about The

Infantino sole candidate for FIFA presidency in June 2019-02-06 22:39:09FIFA president Gianni Infantino is set to serve a second term after world football’s governing body said on Wednesday he The post Infantino sole

Death sentence within next two months: Prez 2019-02-06 22:35:12President Maithripala Sirisena today said that the death sentence would be carried out within the next two months on those The post Death sentence wit

Customs TU action cripples Colombo business 2019-02-06 22:31:57Food importers and wholesalers shut their shops in the capital city yesterday, demanding the government to resolve trade union action The post Customs

Will their heads roll! 2019-02-06 22:30:24A new governing one created a sensation in political circles recently when he publicly announced that he would personally support The post Will their

Cartoon of the day 2019-01-31 21:47:54The post Cartoon of the day appeared first on Sri Lanka News Papers - News Headlines from Colombo.

Proposed Animal Welfare Bill shows Sri Lankans are 2019-01-31 21:40:40Bar Association of Sri Lanka President U.R. de Silva (L), Ven. Dr. Omalpe Sobitha thero (C)  and Consultant to the Law The post Proposed Ani

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Honda confirms Swindon car plant closure 2019-02-19 08:14:46The firm says the move is due to global changes in the car industry and has nothing to do with Brexit.

Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel fashion designer, dead at 85 2019-02-19 07:22:39Superstar fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies, aged 85, in Paris, French media report.

UK employment hits another record high 2019-02-19 05:57:01A record 32.6 million people were in work between October and December, official figures show.

HSBC profits hit by China slowdown 2019-02-19 03:33:51Profits at Europe's largest bank rise by less than forecast after a challenging end to 2018.

Replacing failed shops 'won't save city centres' 2019-02-19 03:22:36Authorities should try to attract high-paying office jobs to revive the High Street, a think tank says.

BBC World News business headlines 2019-02-19 02:09:46The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.

'People use storage for life events' 2019-02-18 19:04:18"We have to be mindful of the moments in life our customers are in," says storage boss Anthony Paine.

How Brexit hit the pound in your pocket 2019-02-18 19:03:52The value of the pound has changed a lot over the past three years - making us all a little poorer.

Could hackers 'brainjack' your memories in future? 2019-02-18 19:03:25A decade from now, memory-boosting implants could be available commercially, but at what risk?

Fast fashion: 'Penny on a garment' to drive 2019-02-18 19:00:18Clothing brands and retailers should pay per item to fund a £35m annual recycling scheme, MPs say.

Huawei founder: 'No way US can crush us' 2019-02-18 17:04:23Ren Zhengfei described the arrest of his daughter Meng Wanzhou, the company's chief financial officer, as politically motivated.

The US cannot crush us, says Huawei founder 2019-02-18 17:00:01Ren Zhengfei says the firm will survive despite security concerns and his daughter's legal troubles.

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U.S., Australia, Britain conduct training aviation exercise in 2019-02-18 12:50:06 Air Force units from Australia and Britain wrapped joint training exercises with the U.S. Air Force and Navy at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, whic

Boeing to deliver two F-18 Super Hornets to 2019-02-18 12:06:38 The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a $17.8 million for two F/A-18EF Super Hornet aircraft.

Nay conducts annual anti-terrorism force protection exercise 2019-02-18 11:38:15 The U.S. Navy has wrapped up an annual 12-day anti-terrorism force protection exercise held across the continental United States using realistic trai

Draper awarded $191M for Trident missile guidance system 2019-02-18 09:33:34 The U.S. Navy awarded Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc. a $191 million contract for Trident II weapons system as the Pentagon upgrades its nuclear

Tecolote awarded $38.8M for Space and Missile Systems 2019-02-15 12:12:18 Tecolote Research was awarded a $38.8 million contract to support acquisition and financial operations at the U.S. Air Force's Space and Missile Sys

PAE awarded $27.6M contract for Afghanistan defense, security 2019-02-15 11:27:11 PAE Government Systems Inc. was awarded $27.6 million to provide contractor logistic support efforts for the Afghan National Defense and Security For

Saab to supply U.S. Army with Carl-Gustaf M4 2019-02-15 11:19:52 Saab signed a contract with the U.S. Army to supply the Carl-Gustaf M4 weapon system, an 84mm recoilless rifle designated as the M3E1 in the U.S., st

Bell Boeing signs $10.7M contract for V-22 Osprey 2019-02-15 09:32:19 Bell Boeing was awarded a $10.7 million contract for upgrades to AN/APR-39D(V)2, AN/AAQ-24B(V)27, and the ALE-47 Power Performance Computing systems

India warns Pakistan it will pay 'a hefty 2019-02-15 05:04:09 India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned Pakistan that it "is on a path to its own destruction."

Japan's 1st amphibious assault force certified during exercise 2019-02-14 13:51:13 The Iron Fist 2019 exercise in California included the certification of Japan's first amphibious assault force, and was held at the same time as the

Boeing nets $43M to build Navy's Orca extra 2019-02-14 09:31:21 The U.S. Navy awarded Boeing a $43 million contract to construct four Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles.

Navy to commission Tulsa on Saturday in San 2019-02-14 09:21:01 The U.S. Navy plans to commission the future USS Tulsa, its latest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, Saturday morning in San Francisco.

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