New SLFP Organizers appointed


Three new SLFP organizers received their appointment letters from President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat.

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No persons in secret prison; President tells families of missing persons


President Maithripala Sirisena told a group of family members of the missing persons that no missing person is held in secret custody as various allegations are being made that some persons are being apprehended in government’s detention centers.

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General Amnesty period for Army deserters extended further


The General Amnesty period that was extended to Army absentees to get their legal discharge has been extended till 22nd November as the period was scheduled to end  November 15, Defense Ministry said.

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10 Indian fishermen held for poaching


Navy arrested ten Indian fishermen who were engaging in poaching activities in the Sri Lankan territorial waters northeast of Point Pedro Lighthouse in Jaffna yesterday, a statement said.

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Court issues warrant on Jaliya Wickramasuriya


The Colombo Fort Magistrate today issued a warrant for the arrest of former Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States, Jaliya Wickramasuriya.

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Finance Minister announces changes to some Budget proposals


Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera yesterday announced revisions to some of the proposals he announced in his  Budget for 2018 relating to taxes on electric cars as well as financing for the purchase of vehicles under lease basis.

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In Pictures : Shangri-la Hotel Colombo opening


Shangri-la Hotel Colombo was opened this morning (Thursday) by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in an elaborate ceremony at the hotel venue opposite the Galle Face Green.

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Budget - 2018 passed with 151 voting for and 58 against


Parliament short-while  ago  approved the budget - 2018 with 151  voting for and 58 against the motion.

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Train delays in Fort and Maradana


All trains commencing from Fort and Maradana stations will be delayed this evening owing to a signal failure, the Railway Main Control Room stated.

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Full Speech: Economic Affairs Deputy Minster Dr. Harsha De Silva in Geneva


Sri Lanka considers investment in peace as sound economic policy – Dr.

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Woman killed in vehicle mishap during driving test


A woman was killed and another seriously injured after a vehicle being driven by a candidate taking a driving test ran over them in the Matara Fort area.

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