Invitation for Expression of Interest for Investment in Beach Mineral Sand Based Value Added Products

Lanka Mineral Sands Limited (LMSL), a fully government owned company hereby invites local and international investors who have experience in technology and marketing of beach mineral sand based value added products to forward Expressions of Interest for a direct foreign investment or a joint-venture with LMSL for the following project:

Manufacturing and marketing or value added products (at least but not limited to those mentioned in paragraph 4 of the Information Summary document) and finished products using beach mineral sands such as Ilmenite, Rutile, Zircon etc. available in Sri Lanka.

For further information, please see here.

Please notice that the closing date of this EOI has been extended until 14.30 hrs (Sri Lanka time) 16/10/2017.

Handing Over of Chairmanship of the Asia Pacific Group

After completion of a successful term as the Chairperson of the Asia Pacific Group, H.E. Mrs. Priyanee Wijesekara, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in Vienna handed over the Asia Pacific Group Chairmanship to H.E. the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Royal Kingdom of Thailand on 11 July 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters in Vienna.

Prescription (Special provisions) Act No. 05 of 2016

The Prescription (Special Provisions) Act No. 05 of 2016 was brought into operation in April 2016 to provide special legal provisions for persons who were unable to institute court proceedings to recover their immovable property including land, due to the terrorist activities in Sri Lanka during the period from 1 May 1983 to 18 May 2009.

According to the Act, if any person who had a valid legal claim ( as rightful owner of the property) to any immovable property including land was a ‘disadvantaged person’ (the Act defines a" disadvantaged person' as a person who was unable to pursue his rights in a court in which he was by law enabled to pursue such rights, as a result of the circumstances which prevailed due to the activities of any militant terrorist group during the period commencing on May 1st, 1983 and ending on May 18th, 2009) such a person could claim his/her property despite it being possessed or occupied by another person who claims ownership through prescription.
Section 4 of the Act provides that a 'disadvantaged person' is entitled to benefit from the Act within two years after the date of operation. As the date of operation was 26 April 2016 (being the date of the Speaker's certification) the said stipulated time period expires on 26 April 2018.

Therefore, if any person is interested in reclaiming his/her/their property through the provisions of this Act, such claim ought to be brought before 26 April 2018.
Trilingual electronic copies of the Act are available under the following links:

Members of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka too are notified of the contents of this Act. If a person wishes to pursue legal action in terms of this Act, he/she could seek legal advice.

BID Notice Advertisment for Supply of Coal for Lakwijaya Power Plant under Spot and Term Tenders

The Chairman/Managing Director of Standing Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee (SCAPC) under the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy inviting sealed applications for registration of coal suppliers, who wish to register with Lanka Coal Company to supply coal for Lakwijaya Power Plant-Puttalam, Sri Lanka under Spot and Term Tenders.

The application form and the information document for the above registration could be downloaded from the website

Further Lanka Coal Company has confirmed that the Term Tender for the season 2017-2019 has been invited from the registered suppliers for coal of LCC and deadline of the bid submission will be on 10th August 2017.

Further information could be obtained from the Manager Operations via +94 112 824681/2 and +94 71 1113111.

Statement by the Cabinet of Minister

On 13 June 2017, the Cabinet of Ministers adopted a Statement, directing law enforcement authorities and the Attorney General to take immediate action against instigators and perpetrators of violence and hate speech against religious and ethnic groups.

To read the full text of this Statement, please follow the relevant link for EnglishSinhala or Tamil language.

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