Wednesday, August 01, 2012

India Show starts in Colombo on August 03

India Show - Land of Limitless Opportunities organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in partnership with the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce will be held from August 3 to 5 at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), Colombo.

The India Show is supported by the Indian Ministry of Commerce, Industry, India High Commission and India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF).

India Show includes a three day exhibition at BMICH, visit of ministerial delegation, visit of high level business delegation, business conference, meetings, a cultural evening and a gala dinner.

Indian Minister of Commerce, Industry and Textiles Anand Sharma will visit Sri Lanka from tomorrow to August 5 coinciding with the India Show. The minister will be accompanied by a high level official and business delegation.
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Sri Lanka's Sapugaskanda refinery back in operation since August 05

Ceylon Petroleum Corporation sources say that the Sapugaskanda petroleum refinery will be re-opened on August 05.

Sapugaskanda Petroleum Refinery was shut since July 2 for regular maintenance. Ceylon Petroleum Corporation spends Rs 700 million for the maintenance.

Around 1200 employees are busy with the regular maintenance activities making the plant ready back for operations since August, a spokesman of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation said. Certain media reports recently indicated that three machines of the refinery have broken down. However, Petroleum Corporation rejected the claim.

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Sri Lanka uling party to sack 24 politicians

Sri Lanka's ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) sources say that steps have been initiated to sack 24 party politicians outright from the party.

These politicians are accused of crime like murder, rape, assault and corruption. Among these politicians, there are one mayor, four chairmen of local councils and 19 members of them.

SLFP sources say that the party is considering stern disciplinary action against another mayor and a Provincial Councilor.

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Sri Lanka to give details of lost passports to international police to minimize offenses

Sri Lanka government has planned a new method of giving information to the international police in case of loss of passport.

If the passport is lost in Sri Lanka, the bearer should complain to the nearest police and inform to the telephone number 011-5329501 of the Department of Immigration and Emigration.

The Department will take actions to cancel the passport and to give its details to the international police.

The bearer needs to apply for a new passport. The lost passport cannot be used even though it is found later.

The bearer may be responsible for offenses committed by other persons using the lost passport.

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White handkerchief marks protest against forcible cremation by the government of Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan civil society is silently but strongly marking their protest against the government's inhuman  forcible  cremation of a 20-da...