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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Common values are important and not the power of wealth: Maithri


President Maithripala Sirisena said he is fully satisfied with the accomplishment of goals set at the last CHOGM in Colombo during the period of last two years when Sri Lanka was the Chair in Office of the Commonwealth.

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Court finds former DIG, Vass Gunawardena guilty of murder


Former DIG, Vass Gunawardena, his son Ravindu Gunawardena, and four others were  found guilty of murdering businessman Mohammed Shiyam by a three Judge bench  comprising of High Court Judge Lalith Jayasuriya (President), Colombo High Court Judge Kusala Sarojini Weerawardena and Colombo High Court Judge Amendra Seneviratne.

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No-confidence motion against Ravi handed over


A no-confidence motion signed by atleast  44 members of Parliamentarians against Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake was handed over to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today.

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Lankan Tamil refugee arrested in India


A Sri Lankan Tamil refugee was today arrested for allegedly “harassing his two daughters” and forcing them to abscond from Mandapam camp near here, a top police official today said.

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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]