PM in Kerala to offer prayers at Guruvayur Sreekrishna Temple


Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe will on Friday offer prayers at the Guruvayur Sreekrishna Temple in Kerala amid tight security arrangements.

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US to promote investigative journalism in SL


The US has decided to give a grant of USD 500,000 to organisations in Sri Lanka that will promote investigative journalism and build the capacity of journalists in the country.

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UN Special Rapporteur on truth and justice asks Lanka not to be hasty


Pablo de Greiff, the UN Special Rapporteur on Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence, has said that Sri Lanka should not be hasty in trying to meet its commitments to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in regard to issues of transitional justice.

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Unite and resist attempt by the Govt to betray the country and war heroes: MR


Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today called upon the Sri Lankan public to unite and resist the attempt by the government to betray the country and the war heroes following the assurance given to the UN Human Rights Commissioner that last year’s UN Human Rights Council resolution against Sri Lanka will be implemented.

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President discusses issues related to coconut & Palmyrah products


A group of representatives of the Colombo Trade Association and the Federation of the coconut and  Palmyrah products Co-operative Societies of the North and North West met President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today, President Media Unit said.

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TNA moves Bill to ban bottom trawling


A bill seeking a total ban on the destructive fishing method known as “bottom trawling” was moved by the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP, M.

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Politicians’ responsibility is to use power for betterment of people: President


President Maithripala Sirisena today said that though the common nature of the world politics as well as national politics is that power corrupts the politician, it is the responsibility of the politician not to be destructed from power but to use that power for the betterment of the people.

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No ETCA with India: Lankan professionals


More than fifty professional organizations representing doctors, Information technology (IT) managers, Engineers, lawyers, architects took the streets today to protest against the implementation of the proposed India- Sri Lanka Economic and Technology Cooperative Agreement (ETCA) agreement.

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Speaker to request death threats against him be investigated


Speaker Karu Jayasuriya   said he would consult with security officials to ask them to investigate who was behind the death threats he had received via telephone after the disturbance in Parliament on Tuesday over the demand by a group of UPFA MPs that they are recognized as a separate group in the Legislature.

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