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NIA to chargesheet former Pakistan diplomat who served at High Commission in Colombo

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February 22, 2018 11:02 am

India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) is likely to chargesheet former Pakistan diplomat Amir Zubair Siddiqui, Counsellor (Visa) at the Pakistan High Commission in Colo...


Transparency International's Corruption Index shows slow, imperfect progress across Asia

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February 22, 2018 09:06 am

    • New Zealand tops the list as the least corrupt country • Bhutan, placed 26, heads the South Asia region in terms of least corru...


Navy assists repatriation of 109 Indian fishermen and 6 Sri Lankan fishermen

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February 21, 2018 08:51 pm

Navy assisted the repatriation of 109 Indian fishermen and six Sri Lankan fishermen who had been apprehended in past due to engaging in poaching activities in eachother's t...


Lankan asylum seeker to be deported after UN committee withdraws torture concerns

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February 21, 2018 08:45 pm

A SrilankanTamil asylum seeker appears set for deportation to Sri Lanka after the UN committee against torture withdrew a request to Australia to halt his removal while it inves...


US dollar seen stabilizing in Colombo's money markets

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February 21, 2018 03:42 pm

While there has been demand for US dollars in recent days as foreigners sold stocks in the Colombo bourse and bonds, the dollar appears to be stabilizing in the money markets...


Hand grenade caused Diyathalawa bus explosion

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February 21, 2018 02:30 pm

The Army Commander has informed that a hand grenade is the likely cause of an explosion and fire inside a bus at Kahagolla in Diyathalawa this morning, Prime Minister Ranil Wick...


Parliament informed National Government continues

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February 21, 2018 01:52 pm

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera told Parliament today that the National Government was s...


Speaker to make statement on national government today

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February 21, 2018 12:33 pm

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya will make a special statement today in Parliament regarding the validity of the national government.  The Speaker told Parliament yesterday ...


Diyathalawa explosion not terror related - Military

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February 21, 2018 12:04 pm

Military Spokesman Brigadier Sumith Atapattu has clarified that the explosion this morning did not take place inside the private bus plying from Jaffna to Bandarawela, but on an...


Bodies of two drowned youths recovered

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February 21, 2018 10:55 am

The bodies of two youths who had gone missing while bathing in the Kelani River in Kosgama were recovered by police and navy divers this morning, police said.  The ...


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Underworld figure shot dead by STF

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Head down to the Kala Pola this Sunday

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