Federal system not meant to divide Sri Lanka: Wigneswaran


Chief Minister of Northern Province Chief Minister CV Wigneswaran said that the long-sought federal system in the North and the East to devolve power will not lead to the division of the country.

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Govt partners with Cuba and El Salvador for trilateral cooperation to curb CKDu


President Maithripala Sirisena discussed with medical experts from Cuba and El Salvador regarding launching of a trilateral cooperation for eradication of Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology (CKDu).

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New IGP called on President


Senior DIG Pujith Jayasundara who assumed duties as the 34th Inspector General of Police (IGP) called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence today.

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Protest demands new probe of journalist's killing


Hundreds of journalists and media rights activists protested on Friday to demand Sri Lanka's new government start a fresh investigation into the abduction and killing of a prominent ethnic Tamil journalist 11 years ago, during the country's civil war.

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1200 Lankan fishermen held in five years


About 1,000 Sri Lankan fishermen were arrested by the Coast Guard in the last five years on charges of illegally entering and fishing in Indian waters, a senior official said on Thursday.

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Showers expected except North and East


Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places over most provinces except Northern and Eastern provinces, after 2.

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IMF approves $1.5 mln loan for Sri Lanka


The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has reached agreement with the Sri Lanka government for a US$1.

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President says Jaya's remarks on Tamil Eelam, a poll ploy


President Maithripala Sirisena has termed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s statement on Tamil Eelam as an election ploy, the Hindu reported.

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SriLankan Airlines passengers offloaded in Changi Airport after box containing butane torch caught fire


A SriLankan Airlines flight made to return to Changi Airport for "security reasons" two weeks ago did so because a checked-in box had caught fire, injuring a baggage handler, said the police in a statement on Thursday (April 28), the Straits Times reported.

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