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Air asia service to be discontinued to Sri Lanka

Jan 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Daily News

Malaysia’s budget carrier AirAsia is withdrawing daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to Colombo from 26 February saying the decision is “due to commercial reasons”. The unexpected development also surprised the local airline industry who were unaware of any marketing/viability problems, if any, that the airline had on its route to Colombo. It was a popular […]

Forty-eight hour detention bill gets passed in Parliament

Jan 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Daily News

Parliament approved the Code of Criminal Procedure (Special Provisions) Bill, a short while ago with 110 voting for and 33 against it. This bill will enable Police to hold suspects in detention for up to 48 hours. The UNP, JVP and the TNA opposed the Bill. The Bill also enables the Attorney General to file […]

Galle Road closed from Colpetty Junction due to a protest

Sep 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Daily News

Galle Road has been closed for traffic from Colpetty Junction to Galle Face Roundabout due to a protest against the anti-Islam film produced in the US. Heavy traffic congestion has been reported along the Galle Road from Bambalapitiya due to the protestors marching towards the US Embassy in Colombo. Meanwhile US Embassy has decided to […]

News websites to pay registration fee and Rs.50,000 annually

Jul 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Daily News

Sri Lankan government is planning to introduce new laws to make compulsory the registration of new news websites in Sri Lanka while a registration fee and an annual renewal fee will be charged as well, Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella stated. Speaking at the Cabinet Briefing today (July 12), the Minister stated that a sum of […]

US clears Sri Lanka, 6 others from Iran oil sanctions

Jun 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Daily News

The Obama administration on Monday exempted Sri Lanka and six other nations from U.S. economic sanctions after they significantly reduced their imports of Iranian oil. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton also granted waivers to India, South Korea, Turkey, Taiwan, Malaysia and South Africa meaning that banks and other financial institutions based there won’t be […]