Magistrate turns down request to prevent IUSF protest


The Colombo Fort Magistrate yesterday turned down a request made by the police  to issue an order to prevent a protest march in Colombo, organized by the Inter University Student Federation (IUSF).

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Bird hits engine of Sri Lankan flight to Tiruchi, grounded for several hours


 Sri Lankan Airlines flight (UL131) from Colombo to Tiruchi was grounded at the airport for more than seven hours after  a bird hit the engine of the aircraft while landing at the Tiruchi Airport this morning, Indian media reported.

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Slain LTTE Chief's Birthday marked in Tamil Nadu


Several Tamil nationalist outfits and political parties including the MDMK and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi on Thursday marked the ‘birthday’ of slain LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran,the Indian Express reported.

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Indian High Court directs police to allow meetings of pro-Tamil outfits


The Madras High Court on Thursday permitted two pro-Tamil outfits to hold meetings to commemorate those, who laid down their lives during the 'Eelam war' between 1989 and 2009 in Sri Lanka, at Kolathur in Salem district and at Palanisamy grounds in Alamoor on November 27.

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Jaya draws Modi's attention to plight of TN fishermen


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.

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Sunil Handunnetti to head COPE,Lasantha Alagiyawanna to head PAC


A JVP MP  for the first time will head the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE).

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LTTE cadres involved in serious crimes will not be released


LTTE cadres who have been convicted of serious crimes nor those against whom trials are on ongoing in courts will be released by the Government, Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksha said today.

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Four named as respondents in Avant Garde inquiry


The Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) named four individuals as the respondents in the alleged frauds at the Avant- Garde security company.

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President leaves for Malta


President Maithripala Sirisena left for Malta this morning to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (GHOGM) – 2015, to be held at Fort St.

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