Sending Ex-LTTE suspects for rehab and release may face legal issues


The  government’s plan to send for rehabilitation and eventual release 217 Tamils detained for alleged links with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), has run into legal difficulties.

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President Sirisena assures independence of judiciary


President Maithripala Sirisena said on Tuesday that the government had not interfered  with the independence of the judiciary service and pledged that as long as he was in office he would not allow any interference.

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Station masters called off protest


A protest held by the railway Stationmasters union over a dispute with engine drivers was called off short while ago after the discussions with the authorities,a official said.

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Lanka expects to get EU's GSP in June


The government is expecting to get the European Union's tariff concession facility known as GSP+ in June next year, Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrema said.

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Katina Pinkama ceremony observed at Bellanvila Temple


'Katina pinkama' religious ceremonies were observed this morning at the dehiwela Bellanvila Temple.

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Concessionary vehicle imports only until Dec 31


Persons who have applied for concessionary vehicle permits before the budget will be permitted to purchase vehicles before the end of the year, the Finance Ministry said today.

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Ambassador Samantha Power concludes visit to Lanka


Ambassador Samantha Power, Permanent Representative of the USA to the United Nations left  the country today after a three  day visit, Foreign Affairs ministry said.

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U.S. lauds Lanka government on post-war reconciliation


The United States has praised Sri Lanka's new government for speeding up efforts towards reconciliation with ethnic minority Tamils after a separatist civil war which lasted nearly three decades and killed tens of thousands of people.

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EU concerned over attacks on SL students, other issues


The European Union on Tuesday expressed concern over the recent attacks on undergraduates and other incidents as issues towards regaining trade concessions.

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