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Media reports on Northern Resettlement are inaccurate

The media report on the northern Provincial council had taken a decision to prohibit resettle the Sinhala People  in the north are seems to be based on inaccurate facts the department of government information revealed today. Issuing a Press release the Director General of Government Information Department says that the Northern Provincial Council meeting held on 30th of August ,...

Former President Rajapaksa meets Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi

Former President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa met with former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and party leader Anand Sharma in Delhi today (13). Rajapaksa is in India at the invitation of BJP leader Subramaniam Swamy to deliver a talk in Delhi and is also participating in various events in India. He graced the function of Virat...

Typhoon Mangkhut: Millions in Philippines braced for storm

Thousands of people have begun evacuating coastal areas of the Philippines as a super typhoon heads towards the country. Typhoon Mangkhut, packing winds of 255km/h (160mph), is due to make landfall on the northern tip of the main island of Luzon by the weekend. Ten million people are in the path of the storm, along with millions more in coastal areas...

China welcomes US trade talks offer as new tariffs loom

China welcomed on Thursday a US offer to hold fresh trade talks, adding that the two are discussing the details and providing some hope the world's top economies could step back from the brink of an all-out trade war. The sides have been engaged in an escalating tit-for-tat trade fight for months but on Wednesday it emerged that US Treasury...

Make maximum use of RTI Act, says Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam requested the public to make the maximum use of the Right to Information Act to fight against injustice when admitting children to Grade 1 in schools. The minister also instructed the ministry officials and the Principals to provide the information requested under the RTI Act. The parents can appeal and seek information under the RTI Act...

Industrial production Index up 1.1%

The Index of industrial production (IIP) has increased by 1.1% in July 2018 compared to the same month in 2017. The IIP reported for the month of July 2018 and 2017 were 105.9 and 104.8 respectively.In terms of manufacturing industries 10 out of 20 industry groups have shown positive growths in volume of production. The industry groups: ‘Printing and reproduction...

Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2018 kicks off today

Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2018 is being inaugurated this morning (13th September) at Cinnamon Grand Colombo. The two-day event, which is Sri Lanka’s foremost economic summit and organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce for the 18th consecutive year, will be held on the theme of ‘On the Fast Track to a Turnaround’. “The theme ‘On the fast track to...

Aung San Suu Kyi defends verdict against Reuters journalists

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has defended the jailing of two Reuters journalists, despite international condemnation. She said Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo had broken the law and their conviction had "nothing to do with freedom of expression at all". The two were sentenced for possession of police documents while investigating the killing of Rohingya Muslims. Ms Suu Kyi also said...

Hurricane Florence closes in on US east coast

Hurricane Florence was on course Wednesday to deliver a powerful blow to the east coast of the United States, with forecasters warning of life-threatening rainfall and flooding even as it weakened to a Category 2 storm. Georgia joined four other coastal states issuing an emergency declaration as forecasts showed Florence dumping historic amounts of torrential rain on the southern state. The...

Wildfire destroys 5 acres of Hiniduma, Yakdehi Reserve

Police said a wildfire that erupted at the Yakdehi forest reserve in Hiniduma last evening (September 12) was doused early this morning (September 13), Police said. Approximately five acres of the forest reserve was destroyed by the blaze. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined. Hiniduma Police are currently investigating the incident.
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