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Should President Sirisena ignore the AG's opinion ?

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February 20, 2018 12:00 pm

Did former President Mahinda Rajapaksa betray his inner authoritarian mind-set with what seemed an otherwise innocuous passing comment to a waiting journalist? - By...


Thiyaraja Saravanapavan named new Mayor of Batticaloa

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February 20, 2018 11:59 am

Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK) has appointed Thiyaraja Saravanapavan (48) as the new Mayor of Batticaloa. At a meeting headed by ITAK General Secretary and former MP K. Thu...


Two arrested over Gampaha shooting

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February 20, 2018 11:37 am

Two suspects who had allegedly aided and abetted the shooting of an individual at Kehelbeddara in Gampaha have been arrested by the Peliyagoda Crimes Division.  An ...


Girambe Ananda Thera passes away

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February 20, 2018 11:01 am

The Anunayaka of the Ramanna Nikaya, Venerable Girambe Ananda Thera has passed away. He was 80 years of age.  The Thera had been undergoing treatment at the Sri Jay...


Sri Lankan among two arrested for harassing tribal woman in Andhra Pradesh

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February 20, 2018 10:31 am

Two men, including a Sri Lankan national, were arrested on Sunday  by Visakhapatnam Rural Police in Andhra Pradesh for allegedly sexually harassing a tribal woman, the...


Gold Coast households receive hoax letters about hosting Sri Lankan families during Commonwealth Games

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February 20, 2018 10:17 am

Gold Coast households in Australia  have begun receiving hoax letters informing them they have been selected to host Sri Lankan families throughout the 2018 Commonwealth Ga...


Political Crisis : President Sirisena to swear in a new coalition Government

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February 19, 2018 07:03 pm

Sri Lanka’s nine day old political stalemate will end Wednesday when President Maithripala Sirisena swears in a new coalition Government with Prime Minister, Ranil Wickrem...


UAE and Lanka sign MoU to support recruitment of workers from Govt approved recruitment agencies

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February 19, 2018 01:53 pm

The UAE and Sri Lanka have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to foster cooperation in the labour and manpower fields. The MoU was attached by a protocol agreement that ...


Weerawansa corruption case to be taken up in May

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February 19, 2018 01:25 pm

A date to  take up the corruption case filed against National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa has been fixed for May 16 by the Colombo High Court. ...


Political impasse paralyses Sri Lanka’s state machinery  

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February 19, 2018 01:04 pm

  Work at most of Sri Lanka’s public sector instructions including ministries has come to a standstill as a result of the political impasse over the formation of...


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Jaffna Festival back at the Cinnamon Grand

Cultural extravaganza, Jaffna Festival is back at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel. Visitors to the Cinnamon Grand&rsquo...



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