Defence Secy resigns

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By Chathuri Dissanayake and Uditha Jayasinghe Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando yesterday resigned as investigations into the Easter Sunday attacks ..


1Q tea exports up Rs. 5 b to Rs. 62.4 b

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Tea exports for the first quarter of 2019 has exceeded Rs. 5 billion when compared to the same period last year, with Iraq emerging as the leading imp


Visa on arrival expansion plan on hold

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The Visa on Arrival program for 39 countries, which was to be rolled out from 1 May has been put on hold in response to security concerns, the Tourism


NITF appoints Independent Loss Adjuster to quantify damage to two hotels

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By Charumini de Silva The National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF) yesterday said that an Independent Loss Adjuster had been appointed to quantify the tot


Decisive polices needed to shore up confidence: IMF

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said it will continue its program, with the next tranche of the $ 1.5 billion Extended Fund Facility (EFF) t


Britain advises against all but essential travel to SL

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REUTERS: Britain said on Thursday it was advising against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka following the Easter Sunday bombings, adding that terr


Rupee falls on fears of more attacks; stocks edge up

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REUTERS: The rupee closed 0.1% weaker on Thursday as a bomb scare after the Easter Sunday attacks weighed on the currency, while stocks edged up for t


Treasury pays Rs. 84 b in projects costs for 2018

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The Treasury has paid off Rs. 84,461 million which were due by 31 December 2018 for various programs and projects implemented under different Governme


Muslims requested to avoid Friday prayers

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By Nuwan Senarathna Given the prevailing security situation, the Government yesterday requested the Muslim community not to participate in Jumu’ah p




40 foreign nationals killed in blasts identified

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The Foreign Ministry yesterday said that the number of foreign nationals who have been identified as killed in the Easter Sunday attacks rose to 40.


President chairs All Party Conference

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The All Party Conference was held with the participation of all party leaders and representatives under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisen


Los Angeles Catholic Diocese joins SL expats at interfaith meeting

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By Hassina Leelarathna in LA, California The Los Angeles Catholic Archdiocese joined Sri Lankan Catholics, Buddhists, and Muslims at a packed interfai


Multi-faith memorial service and peace vigil in Canberra

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A well-attended multi-faith memorial service and peace vigil was held at St. Christopher’s Cathedral in Forrest, Canberra on 23 April at 7 p.m. to h


Ambassador Jayatilleka delivers lecture on terrorism at Higher School of Economics, Moscow

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On 22 April, during the tragic days of mourning for the victims of the inhuman acts of terrorism in Sri Lanka, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipoten


UN Secretary General signs condolence book at Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka

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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres visited the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations on 23 April to sign the condolence book maintai


SL Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community condemns terror attacks

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The Sri Lankan Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community strongly condemns the recent terror attacks which took place in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. “The Dawoo


Pak President phones Sri Lankan counterpart; condemns terrorist attacks on Easter

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ISLAMABAD (APP): President Dr. Arif Alvi on Wednesday telephoned his Sri Lankan counterpart Maithripala Sirisena. He condemned the terrorist attacks i


Pak HC condoles with Opposition Leader

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High Commissioner of Pakistan, Maj. Gen. (R) Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat called on Opposition Leader of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa on 24 April to expres


“Russia committed to eradicating terrorism from the face of the earth”: Deputy Minister Defence

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On 23 April, the VIII Moscow Conference on International Security, organised annually by the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, started it



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