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More UK Visa Applicants Arrested For Identity Fraud

Two Sri Lankan visa applicants have been arrested this week for using deception and false identities to apply for UK visas. They were referred by the UK Border Agency to CID police in Colombo.

The 37 former State Ventures to be reacquired and revamped by the Sri Lankan government

Given below is the list of former State Ventures that are to be re-acquired by the Government due to their breach of conditions and due to under performance and under utilization.

Minister Basil Rajapaksa assures private business and properties will not be taken over

Minister of Economic Development Mr. Basil Rajapakse has said that he as the Minister in-charge of investments, and on behalf of the President and the Cabinet assures that private ventures and properties will not be taken over by the government. The Minister made these comments participating in the Parliamentary debate on the bill for re-acquisition of 37 under performed and under utilized state assets.

Upgraded Pulugunawi Tank in Batticaloa with JICA Assistance Opens on 15th Nov

The Pulugunawi Irrigation Scheme upgraded under the Pro-Poor Economic Advancement and Community Enhancement Project (PEACE) will be ceremonially declared open on 15th November 2011 by the Minister of Economic Development, Mr. Basil Rajapakse with the participation of Mr. Nobuhito Hobo – the Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka.

India, Pakistan open new chapter in ties as PM meets Gilani


India and Pakistan on Thursday talked about writing "a new chapter" in their accident-prone ties, with Islamabad assuring New Delhi that the terrorists behind the Mumbai carnage, that virtually froze relations between the neighbours, will be brought to justice soon.

Sri Lanka President had bilateral talks with Indian Prime Minister


Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa when he met Indian Prime Minister on the sidelines of the 17th SAARC Summit at Addu Islands, Maldives, he pointed out that 43,700 fishing boats from Southern India have engaged in poaching during the past 10 months and drew the Indian Prime Minister’s special attention to problems faced by fishermen in the northern region.

SAARC will be made more effective: Manmohan Singh

In his address at the SAARC summit on Thursday, Indian Prime Minster Manmohan Singh said that, for South Asia, there was "a lot to be done, but political will is there".

Sweden best in the world at supporting poor countries

According to the American think tank Center for Global Development Sweden is best in the world at helping poor countries. Sweden's development cooperation is world-class both in terms of quantity and quality.

Obama to meet Indian PM in Bali

US President Barack Obama would meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Bali, Indonesia, on November 18 on the sidelines of the East Asia summit, first time in about an year, a top Presidential aide has said.

Alam Iqbal – his 134th Birth Anniversary

Yesterday was the 134th birth Anniversary of our great poet and visionary who first propounded the concept of an independent state for the Muslims in South Asia, Allama Mohammad Iqbal.

Deepavali Festival at Sri Lanka Embassy in Germany


In recognition of the belief and tradition of Hindu devotees, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Germany celebrated Deepavali festival on 28.10.2011 at the Embassy premises with the participation of District Mayor of Steglitz- Zhlendorf Mr. Nerbert Kopp and over 150 Sri Lankans belonging to all faiths and German nationals.

2G-Spectrum Scam Trial commenced: A Raja's plea for defer cross examining of witnesses dismissed

The CBI Special Court in Delhi on Friday dismissed a petition filed by the main accused and former Telecom Minister A Raja to defer the cross examines the prosecution witness, until the final charge-sheet filed.


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