Despite the adverse impact on local industries, the Government has allowed tariff-free imports on ten categories of Indian goods, which had hitherto remained in the negative list under the Indo-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement, Daily Mirror learns.
While discharging a Chinese national from a case filed against him that he allegedly sold seven bottles of beer on the Ramazan Festival Day, the Colombo Fort Magistrate observed that the police cannot proceed with the case
Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy, Admiral DK Joshi arrived in Sri Lanka today to attend the Galle Dialogue-2013 to be held in Galle from tomorrow (25) and on Tuesday, the navy said. Pictures
The Mapila (Barnes Cat Snake) which was found inside the Opposition Leader’s office in the parliamentary complex ON Budget Day may have been dumped there by someone intending to harm him, UNP Badulla District parliamentarian Harin Fernando said.
Five Russian naval ships of the Pacific Fleet arrived at the Port of Colombo today for replenishment and crews’ relaxation. The ships were welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on their arrival.
The Foreign Employment Bureau said today it was not responsible for the large number of Sri Lankans who are currently in custody in Malaysia on charges of having flouted their visa conditions.
A man stabbed his wife to death and then committed suicide by consuming poison in Sandunpura, Mattegoda this morning, police said.Pictures
Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) president B.S. Gnanadesikan has said that the Centre was willing to depute its representatives at any time for the proposed dialogue between the fishermen associations of Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu, suggested by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
Four prisoners of the Mahara Prison have escaped during heavy rains in the area last evening, prisons department spokesman Gamini Kulatunga said.
Norwegian Tamil poet and actor V.I.S Jeyapalan has been arrested in Sri Lanka for violating visa regulations
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram today sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's intervention to secure immediate release of 80 fishermen detained by the Sri Lankan Navy
Deputy Economic Development Minister S.M.Chandrasena was sworn in as a Cabinet Minister for Special Projects before President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Anuradhapura a short while ago, the President’s Office said. Pictures
Four wild elephants including a baby elephant were electrocuted at Hadilla in Hambantota this morning. They had been killed when they came in contact with an unauthorized electric fence, police said. Pictures
Three female sex workers were arrested with three other managers for operating a mobile brothel using a three-wheeler by the Panadura-Walana Anti Vice Squad in Mt. Lavinia last night, police said.
The government yesterday presented a supplementary estimate seeking Parliamentary approval for supplementary allocations of over one billion rupees, spent on various activities related to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM)
Colombo Municipality Land and Environmental Development Director Lalith Wickramaratne said yesterday that the Viharamahadevi Park which was closed last month for renovations is now opened for the public.
The Motor Traffic Department said it had collected about Rs.250 million from the special vehicle registrations introduced recently.
The Tangalle Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Sampath Vidanapathiranage and five others today pleaded not guilty before the Colombo High Court to the killing of British tourist Khuram Sheikh Zaman
British Government Parliamentarian Michael Fallon said that Arms exports to Sri Lanka have increased recently, as the British government has issued a number of licences for weapons and other equipment that will be used by maritime
Underscoring the fact that the 2014 budget had failed to encourage the export industry, which is vital for Sri Lanka’s development, the United National Party (UNP) said today it was basically a casino-friendly, anti-people budget
The prices of used vehicles imported to the country would rise, as the government has changed the depreciation rates applied on customs duty on used vehicles in the 2014 budget, Vehicle Importers Association Chairman Mahinda Sarathchandra said
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