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Two suspects held with local cannabis valued over Rs. 20 million in Tissamaharama (Sat, 22 Jun 2024)
Two suspects held with local cannabis valued over Rs. 20 million in Tissamaharama A coordinated operation conducted by the Navy, Coast Guard and Police in Kirinda of Tissamaharama in the dark hours of 20th June 2024 led to the arrest of 02 suspects, who were preparing over 104kg of local cannabis for transportation, and seizure of a cab.
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The launch of Sri Lanka Ocean Forecast website immensely useful to plan livelihood activities of people – Prime Minister (Sat, 22 Jun 2024)
The launch of Sri Lanka Ocean Forecast website immensely useful to plan livelihood activities of people – Prime Minister Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena launched the Sri Lanka Ocean Forecast website at a special function held at the Temple Trees in Colombo tuesday(June 18).
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Today’s weather forecast (Sat, 22 Jun 2024)
Today’s weather forecast Showers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa and North-western provinces and in Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Galle and Matara districts. Heavy showers above 100mm are likely at some places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provincesand in Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Puttalam districts.
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President Affirms Sri Lanka’s Commitment on Promoting Eco-Tourism at the WLI Asia Oceania Conference 2024 (Fri, 21 Jun 2024)
President Affirms Sri Lanka’s Commitment on Promoting Eco-Tourism at the WLI Asia Oceania Conference 2024 President Ranil Wickremesinghe emphasized Sri Lanka’s commitment to advancing eco-tourism through the conservation of wetlands. He underscored the futility of waiting for external funding to combat climate change and environmental challenges, urging tropical countries to explore self-sustaining financial models tied to environmental projects.
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No one should forget past hardships due to shortages of medicines, fuel, and fertilizers- Says the President at the annual conference of the AIPPOA (Fri, 21 Jun 2024)
No one should forget past hardships due to shortages of medicines, fuel, and fertilizers- Says the President at the annual conference of the AIPPOA President Ranil Wickremesinghe emphasized the imperative of not forgetting the hardships endured in the past due to shortages of essential resources such as medicines, fuel and fertilizers critical for the country. He called upon all citizens to unite behind the government’s initiative aimed at fostering a new economic transformation in Sri Lanka, ensuring that future generations do not have to face similar challenges.
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Instructions from the President to provide compensation for houses damaged by bad weather (Fri, 21 Jun 2024)
Instructions from the President to provide compensation for houses damaged by bad weather Senior Advisor to the President on National Security and Chief of Staff to the President Sagala Ratnayaka, announced that President Ranil Wickremesinghe has directed take the necessary measures to either rebuild or provide compensation, subject to a maximum limit, for houses that were completely damaged by the recent adverse weather conditions.
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Indo-Sri Lanka Joint Development Projects Gain Momentum (Fri, 21 Jun 2024)
Indo-Sri Lanka Joint Development Projects Gain Momentum In a significant diplomatic exchange, President Ranil Wickremesinghe and Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar led bilateral discussions at the President’s House yesterday (20). The joint energy projects between India and Sri Lanka took centre stage during these discussions.
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Indian Foreign Minister’s Visit Marks Milestone in Indo-Sri Lankan Relations (Thu, 20 Jun 2024)
Indian Foreign Minister’s Visit Marks Milestone in Indo-Sri Lankan Relations Indian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. S. Jaishankar, commenced his official visit to Sri Lanka with a significant meeting with President Ranil Wickremesinghe at the President House in Colombo this morning (20).
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Jayagamu Sri Lanka Arrives in Ampara, Opening Up New Opportunities! (Wed, 19 Jun 2024)
Jayagamu Sri Lanka Arrives in Ampara, Opening Up New Opportunities! The Ministry of Labour and Foreign Employment is organizing the "Jayagamu Sri Lanka People's Mobile Service" program, scheduled in Ampara's "H.M Weerasinghe Ground" on June 22 and 23. This program aims to develop a generation of digitally savvy Sri Lankan laborers.
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Minister of External Affairs of India Dr. S. Jaishankar to visit Sri Lanka (Wed, 19 Jun 2024)
Minister of External Affairs of India Dr. S. Jaishankar to visit Sri Lanka The Minister of External Affairs of India, Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar will be undertaking an official visit to Sri Lanka on 20 June 2024.
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India offers a series of capacity building training to Sri Lanka Police (Fri, 21 Jun 2024)
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – On the request of the Sri Lanka Police, the High Commission of India has been facilitating tailor made capacity building training courses for the personnel of the Sri Lankan Police at the premier police training institutions viz. Central Detective Training Institute (CDTI), Jaipur; CDTI, Hyderabad; CDTI, Kolkata and National Security Guard (NSG), Manesar in India.   India regularly offers fully funded training slots to Sri Lankan Police personnel for various training… The post India offers a series of capacity building training to Sri Lanka Police appeared first on Lanka Puvath.
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President Affirms Sri Lanka’s Commitment on Promoting Eco-Tourism at the WLI Asia Oceania Conference 2024 (Fri, 21 Jun 2024)
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – President Ranil Wickremesinghe emphasized Sri Lanka’s commitment to advancing eco-tourism through the conservation of wetlands. He underscored the futility of waiting for external funding to combat climate change and environmental challenges, urging tropical countries to explore self-sustaining financial models tied to environmental projects. Speaking at the closing ceremony of the inaugural WLI Asia Oceania Conference 2024 at Water’s Edge Hotel, Battaramulla yesterday (20), President Wickremesinghe highlighted Sri Lanka’s proactive stance. The… The post President Affirms Sri Lanka’s Commitment on Promoting Eco-Tourism at the WLI Asia Oceania Conference 2024 appeared first on Lanka Puvath.
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Sri Lanka closest neighbour, time tested friend – Indian External Affairs Minister (Fri, 21 Jun 2024)
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar called on Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at Temple Trees yesterday (20). The Prime Minister congratulated Dr. Jaishanker on the election victory of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance and reassured Sri Lanka’s commitment to work together to further strengthen close bilateral relations. He thanked India for the assistance given at recent difficult times after Covid pandemic and the economic crisis. Minister Jaishankar said the neighbours… The post Sri Lanka closest neighbour, time tested friend – Indian External Affairs Minister appeared first on Lanka Puvath.
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Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar holds talks with Foreign Minister Ali Sabry (Fri, 21 Jun 2024)
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – External Affairs Minister of India Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, who was on a one-day official visit to Sri Lanka, met with his Sri Lankan counterpart, Foreign Minister M.U.M. Ali Sabry, PC for bilateral talks, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, yesterday (20) afternoon. This was Dr. Jaishankar’s first bilateral visit after being reappointed External Affairs Minister following the recent General Elections in India. The bilateral discussions at the Foreign Ministry centered on… The post Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar holds talks with Foreign Minister Ali Sabry appeared first on Lanka Puvath.
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FM Jaishankar’s visit marks milestone in Indo-Sri Lanka relations (Fri, 21 Jun 2024)
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – This visit marks the first diplomatic exchange between India and Sri Lanka following the inauguration of the new government. Upon arrival, Minister Jaishankar was received by Sagala Ratnayaka, Senior Advisor to President on National Security and Chief of Staff. Subsequently, President Wickremesinghe held bilateral discussions with Minister Jaishankar to review the progress of ongoing development projects between the two nations. During the meeting, President Wickremesinghe and Minister Jaishankar jointly unveiled a… The post FM Jaishankar’s visit marks milestone in Indo-Sri Lanka relations appeared first on Lanka Puvath.
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President comments on proposed imputed rental income tax (Tue, 18 Jun 2024)
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Delivering a special statement in Parliament today (June 18), President Ranil Wickremesinghe commented on the introduction of the proposed imputed rental income tax. The President gave an assurance that the first property would be exempted from taxation, while also noting that it is intended to focus on high-net-worth individuals and not average-income earners, the President’s Media Division says. The post President comments on proposed imputed rental income tax appeared first on Lanka Puvath.
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Urban planning and development guidance released (Tue, 18 Jun 2024)
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – In the dynamic realm of urban development, the significance of clear and comprehensive planning regulations cannot be overstated. As our cities evolve, the need for a harmonized understanding of these regulations becomes paramount. It is with this imperative in mind that we are proud to present this guidance book on planning regulations. The purpose of this book is to disseminate knowledge and foster awareness of planning regulations among stakeholders involved in property… The post Urban planning and development guidance released appeared first on Lanka Puvath.
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The successful completion of the 2024 Hajj season by the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a source of pride for Muslims around the world (Tue, 18 Jun 2024)
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – I would like to extend my sincere gratitude and appreciation to His Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, as well as to His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Minister of Interior Prince Abdulaziz bin Naif, along with all the esteemed dignitaries and security personnel of Saudi Arabia, for the successful completion of the Hajj pilgrimage activities in 2024. Undertaking the monumental… The post The successful completion of the 2024 Hajj season by the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a source of pride for Muslims around the world appeared first on Lanka Puvath.
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Former Miss Sri Lanka appears on popular Netflix series Bridgerton (Sun, 16 Jun 2024)
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Former Miss Sri Lanka Ornella Gunesekere has appeared on the popular Netflix series Bridgerton. Ornella said it was an incredible opportunity to have worked on the set, even as a non speaking supporting artist. “Thank you to the wonderful team of hair and makeup, costume, and on set crew for the time and effort taken to dress everyone up and focus on those little details,” she said in a post on… The post Former Miss Sri Lanka appears on popular Netflix series Bridgerton appeared first on Lanka Puvath.
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Sweden and Sri Lanka to strengthen longstanding cordial relations (Sun, 16 Jun 2024)
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Sweden and Sri Lanka are to strengthen the longstanding cordial relations, Sri Lanka’s new envoy to Stockholm informed King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden received the newly appointed Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Sweden Kapila Fonseka at a solemn audience held at the Royal Palace, Stockholm. Ambassador Fonseka conveyed warm felicitations from President Ranil Wikremesinghe along with best wishes for the King’s good health and… The post Sweden and Sri Lanka to strengthen longstanding cordial relations appeared first on Lanka Puvath.
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