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Donald Trump begins overhaul as first executive orders signed

In his first executive order, Donald Trump – the 45th president of the United States – told government agencies to scale back aspects of the Affordable Care Act – fulfilling his pledge to undo Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law that made medical services accessible to millions of Americans.

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Sri Lanka’s president sends greetings to China for Lunar New Year

Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday sent his greetings and good wishes to everyone celebrating the Chinese New Year in the People’s Republic of China and around the world.

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India denies talks are on to take over development of Sri Lanka’s Trincomalee port

COLOMBO: Indian official sources on Friday denied Sri Lankan Regional Development Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka’s contention that Sri Lanka and India are in talks for developing the Trincomalee harbor in the Eastern coast of the island nation.

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Sri Lanka eyes Europe for more tourists

Sri Lankan government seeks to attract more European tourists and have appointed a senior official as a tourism consultant to focus especially on the European continent, officials said on Thursday.

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Heavy tints, curtains taboo for vehicles

The Police yesterday announced that the owners of vehicles with heavy tints or curtains covering both sides of the front windows will be taken to task, if they do not remove the covering immediately.

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New Zealand and Sri Lanka to consider free trade agreement

New Zealand and Sri Lanka will open diplomatic posts in each other’s nations and are considering a free trade agreement, the Pacific country’s trade minister said on Friday.

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Hambantota Port project should come through – PM

Tensions between the U.S. and China are unlikely to escalate into a global trade war, even as geopolitical friction intensifies across Asia, Sri Lanka’s prime minister said.

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India, Sri Lanka in talks on port

Sri Lanka is in talks to offer the port of Trincomalee to India. Speaking to The Hindu on the sidelines of the Raisina Dialogue here

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President presided over a special ministerial discussion on drought relief preparations

A special discussion was held at the President’s Official Residence today (18) under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, to look into the preparations at Ministerial level to provide essential reliefs to the public during the impending drought situation in Sri Lanka.

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UN assures support to Sri Lanka’s drought victims

The United Nations promised on Tuesday to provide relief to thousands of Sri Lankan people affected by a severe drought.

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Sri Lankan rupee ends steady; foreign bank dollar sales offset importer demand

The Sri Lankan rupee closed little changed in thin trade on Tuesday as dollar selling by foreign banks offset importer demand for the U.S. currency

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600,000 people hit by worst drought in a decade

At least 600,000 people in Sri Lanka have been hit by the worst drought since 2006 in nearly 13 of the 25 districts, disaster management officials said.

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Coca Cola may set up plant in Sri Lanka to feed Indian market

COLOMBO: American beverages major Coca-Cola Co may set up a plant in Sri Lanka to feed demands in India, which has the highest demand of the firm’s products in South Asia, the Sri Lankan finance ministry on Monday said.

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India must rethink opposition to Chinese investment in Lanka: Global Times

Beijing: India should rethink its opposition into Chinese investments in Sri Lanka and join the port development in the island nation instead of feeling “jealous”, China’s state media said on Monday.

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Ven. Rathana forms National Council to ‘steer country on right path’

Senior consultant to the President and MP Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera said he has set up a ‘National Council’ with the participation of people from all walks of life – especially professionals, intellectuals and academics.

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Roshan Mahanama Primary School opens in Vavuniya

Former world-class cricketer Roshan Mahanama, at the request of the Army, sponsored the establishment of a new school in Weherathenna village in Vavuniya district.