Refugee advocates are concerned for a Sri Lankan asylum seeker on Nauru


Refugee advocates are concerned for a Sri Lankan asylum seeker on Nauru who has been jailed after he attempted to commit suicide at the detention centre, Radio New Zealand International reported.

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Sri Lanka Navy arrests 8 Indian fishermen


Sri Lanka Navy together with  the Sri Lanka Coast Guard arrested eight Indian fishermen along with two Indian fishing trawlers poaching in Sri Lankan waters near the Delft Island on Sunday (29).

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President arrives in Paris to attend COP 21


President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in Paris last morning, to attend a critical global climate meeting commonly known as COP 21 local media reported.

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Wife of former DIG Vass Gunawardena to appeal ruling


Shyamali Perera, wife of former DIG Vass Gunawardena, was quoted as saying that she will appeal against the ruling of the Mohammed Shiyam murder trial, local media reported.

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Pakistani Naval vessel scheduled to visit Colombo


 Pakistan Naval Ship PNS Shamsheer will be arriving at the Colombo Port on a four-day goodwill visit from November 30-December 3, overnment news portal reported.

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President Sirisena urges global consultation in Sri Lanka on health of migrants


  President Maithripala Sirisena has invited the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to host a global consultation in Sri Lanka, on the lessons learnt in advancing the health of migrants, it was announced on Sunday.

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Five men found with grenades in Moratuwa 


Five residents of Moratuwa were found with six grenades, police said today.

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Lanka urges Saudi not to stone to death maid for adultery


Sri Lanka said on Friday it was calling on Saudi Arabia to pardon a domestic worker sentenced to death by stoning after she admitted committing adultery while working in the Arab nation.

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Human Rights Commission of Sri Lankan calls for the immediate release of detainees and remandees


The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lankan (HRCSL) has  communicated to the Attorney General its concerns to take necessary measures to ensure the protection of the rights of detainees and remandees.

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Sunday, November 29, 2015


  • MPs get exempted from duty-free car import ban
  • Lankan still held without trial in the Maldives
  • Tax Chief: Collect taxes like bee taking honey from a flower
  • CBK to get same pension as Rajapaksa
  • World standard heart and lung transplants here

[More News]


  • Editorial -  Paris: Preserve or Perish
  • 5th Column  - Don’t worry, you will keep your job
  • Political Column  - Divisions within divisions in the UPFA and SLFP
  • Thoughts from London - So much of power but so few principles
  • Sunday Punch - Lankan maid to be stoned to death for adultery in Arabian nightmare
  • Lobby - “No Confidence” against Ravi K. as ’Joint Opposition’ unravels Budget 2016
  • TALK AT THE CAFE SPECTATOR  - Offshore banking centre instead of casino
  • Focus on Rights -  The need for ‘hard’ questioning of the state


    [More Columns]


  • Tourism industry raises alarm bells on budget
  • Shangri-La eyes third property in Sri Lanka
  • George Soros here for Jan Euromoney meet
  • Singapore experts fine-tune Western Region Megapolis Project

[More Business]


  • An expedition into the unknown
  • Starless shuttlers battle in the finals
  • Jayantha to come in as vice president
  • Red Shirts devoured in their own den

[More sports]