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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’ economy contracts by 1.6 percent in the 1st quarter of 2022

Colombo Page - Mar, 28/06/2022 - 8:16pm
June 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s economic output as measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the 1st quarter from January 1st to March 31st of 2022 has been estimated as negative 1.6 percent indicating a considerable contraction of the economy compared to the first quarter of 2021.
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Commonwealth Secretariat, UNDP launch a program to equip Sri Lankan youth with knowledge and skills to promote social cohesion

Colombo Page - Mar, 28/06/2022 - 7:37pm
June 28, Colombo: The Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Unit of the Commonwealth Secretariat in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka is set to launch a new program to equip Sri Lankan youth with knowledge and skills to promote social cohesion.
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U.S. President Biden announces $20 Million in additional assistance to feed over 800,000 Sri Lankan children

Colombo Page - Mar, 28/06/2022 - 7:05pm
June 28, Colombo: At the G7 Summit today, President of the United States Joe Biden announced $20 million in additional assistance to strengthen food security in Sri Lanka.
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Ceylon Chamber distributes dry rations under ‘Diwiyata Diriyak’ emergency relief initiative

Colombo Page - Mar, 28/06/2022 - 8:43am
June 28, Colombo: With the current economic crisis driving thousands in Sri Lanka to the brink of starvation, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Diwiyata Diriyak’ social initiative provided emergency relief in the form of 1,000 essential dry ration packs to vulnerable families in the Kegalle and Colombo districts.
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Sri Lanka’s exports record 5-billion-dollar mark in five months

Colombo Page - Mar, 28/06/2022 - 5:03am
June 28, Colombo: Earnings from the merchandise exports increased by 9.9 % y-o-y to US$ 980.2 million in May 2022 as per the data released by the Sri Lanka Customs.
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IGP orders videotaping rioters at filling stations

Colombo Page - Sab, 25/06/2022 - 4:54am
June 25, Colombo: Inspector General of Police CD Wickramaratne has issued an order to all police stations to videotape people who are creating riots at petrol stations.
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Speaker endorses the certificate on 3 Bills including Industrial Disputes (Special Provisions) Bill

Colombo Page - Sab, 25/06/2022 - 4:19am
June 25, Colombo: The Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena yesterday (23) endorsed the certificate on the Industrial Disputes (Special Provisions), the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment), Civil Procedure Code (Amendment) Bills which were passed in Parliament recently.
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CA Sri Lanka strengthens taxation profession with 57 new Certified Tax Advisors

Colombo Page - Sab, 25/06/2022 - 4:05am
June 25, Colombo: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) strengthened the taxation profession in the country further by producing 57 new Certified Tax Advisors (CTA), which is one of the most recognized taxation qualifications in Sri Lanka.
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Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana, WSO2 Founder and CEO, receives 2022 IEEE TCSVC Research Innovation Award

Colombo Page - Sab, 25/06/2022 - 3:48am
June 25, Colombo: WSO2, a leader in digital transformation technology, Thursday (June 23) announced that Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana, WSO2 founder and CEO, is a recipient of the 2022 IEEE TCSVC Research Innovation Award.
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Petrol Ship due to arrive today further delayed

Colombo Page - Ven, 24/06/2022 - 8:05pm
June 24, Colombo: Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera today informed that a fuel shipment that was due to arrive today (24) will be further delayed.
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IMF delegation briefs the President on progress of the discussions

Colombo Page - Ven, 24/06/2022 - 7:35pm
June 24, Colombo: The visiting delegation of the International Monetary Fund called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s House, Colombo this afternoon (24) to brief him on the progress in the discussions held so far on resolving the economic crisis
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Dhammika Perera sworn in as Minister of Investment Promotion

Colombo Page - Ven, 24/06/2022 - 7:10pm
June 24, Colombo: Newly appointed Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna National List parliamentarian and business tycoon Dhammika Perera has been sworn in as the new Minister of Investment Promotion.
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Envoys of European countries pledge to provide assistance to Sri Lanka

Colombo Page - Ven, 24/06/2022 - 6:36pm
June 24, Colombo: Ambassadors of European countries meeting with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s House in Colombo today (24) have said that Sri Lanka is a friend and they will provide assistance at this difficult time.
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The ‘Land for All’ program begins

Colombo Page - Ven, 24/06/2022 - 6:10pm
June 24, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that steps will be taken to legally grant land and house ownership to millions of people who do not have a deed to their own lands and homes.
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Government’s focus on directing public servants to private sector employment

Colombo Page - Ven, 24/06/2022 - 10:12am
June 24, Colombo: The Government has focused on providing the necessary facilities to direct public servants to private sector employment in the country. Steps have been taken to appoint a seven member committee to look into the possibility.
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Sri Lanka Navy arrests another 35 illegal migrants bound for Australia

Colombo Page - Ven, 24/06/2022 - 9:52am
June 24, Colombo: During a search operation carried out in the western seas on Thursday (23) Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 35 Sri Lankans illegally sailing for Australia in a multi-day trawler.
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Former Minister Johnston Fernando and two others issued summons by Colombo High Court

Colombo Page - Ven, 24/06/2022 - 9:33am
June 24, Colombo: The Colombo High Court has issued summons on former Minister Johnston Fernando and two others in connection with a case filed by the Bribery Commission.
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Dilshan Wirasekara appointed as the new CSE Chairman

Colombo Page - Ven, 24/06/2022 - 9:14am
June 24, Colombo: The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) announced the appointment of Dilshan Wirasekara as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the CSE with effect from 24th June 2022.
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Army officer arrested for assaulting police officer

Colombo Page - Gio, 23/06/2022 - 8:28pm
An Army officer has been arrested for assaulting a police officer in the Dummaladeniya area in Warakapola.
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Sri Lanka, Bangladesh look to strengthen economic cooperation between the two countries

Colombo Page - Gio, 23/06/2022 - 8:19pm
June 23, Colombo: Bangladesh High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Tareq Ariful Islam has said that the time has come to further strengthen economic cooperation between the two countries.
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