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Oman’s oil Ministry denies it agreed to invest in Sri Lanka oil refinery project

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March 21, 2019 06:56 am

Oman’s oil ministry on Wednesday denied being part of a $3.85 billion plan to build an oil refinery in Sri Lanka, a day after the government in Colombo announced the Arab ...


President appoints new Salaries Commission to provide recommendations for national salary policy

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March 21, 2019 05:53 am

President Maithripala Sirisena has established a new Salaries Commission to provide recommendations on the preparation of a national salary policy for both public and ...


Lack of common vision among SL's highest leadership contributes to delays in HR reforms : UN HR Chief Bachelet

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March 20, 2019 05:26 pm

UN Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet today (Mar 20) stressed that Sri Lanka’s process of implementing human rights reforms has been delayed due to the “a l...


40th UNHRC sessions : Foreign Minister Marapana defends SL armed forces accused of war crimes; rejects calls for foreign judges

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March 20, 2019 05:21 pm

Foreign Minister and head of the Sri Lankan delegation, Thilak Marapana addressing the 40th Session of the Human Rights Council today (Mar 20) defended Sri Lanka's arme...


Singapore rejects President Sirisena's statements on lack of support to extradite Mahendran; says SL yet to send requested information

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March 20, 2019 04:03 pm

Singapore has rejected  Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's allegation that it was sheltering  former central bank chief wanted for fraud, saying Colombo f...


FSP objects alleged moves by govt. to sell Pulmoddai mineral sand deposit

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March 20, 2019 02:39 pm

The Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) has expressed strong objection towards the alleged moves undertaken by the government to sell the Pulmoddai mineral sand deposit to a Saudi-b...


Power and Energy Ministry reiterates call to use electricity sparingly

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March 20, 2019 01:15 pm

The Power and Energy Ministry has reiterated its request to the general public to use electricity sparingly. While the second generator of the Norochcholai Coa...


PM, Rishad swap Vocational Training & Skills Development Ministry

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March 20, 2019 12:59 pm

The Vocational Training and Skills Development Ministry has been transferred from Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's purview to Minister Rishad Bathiudeen....


'Kaduwela Babee' nabbed with narcotics ; suspect identified as associate of 'Angoda Lokka'

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March 20, 2019 12:11 pm

A close associate of underworld criminal 'Angoda Lokka', identified as 'Kaduwela Babee' was arrested in Kaduwela yesterday (Mar 19) over the possession of n...


STF seize Wagon R vehicle used in Piliyandala shooting ; search operation underway to arrest suspects

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March 20, 2019 11:36 am

A Wagon R vehicle suspected to have been used in the recent shooting incident in Piliyandala has been recovered by the Special Task Force (STF). Two people died while on...




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SLFP-SLPP talks to continue on Apr 10 ; matters pertaining to 20 points discussed

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) will hold its next discussion on the proposed alliance on April 10. ...

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Travel ban on fourth suspect in D.A. Rajapaksa museum case lifted

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Former Navy intelligence officer further remanded over 2009 youth abductions

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Sri Lanka to discuss Draft National Policy on LNG 

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Features & Analysis

LBV and SL High Commission host forum on "Significance of Tripitaka as a World Heritage"

The Sri Lanka High Commission in London in association with the London Buddhist Vihara hosted a scholarly forum ...

5th Goût de France hits Sri Lanka on March 21 

Good France held in over 150 countries will involve chefs and restaurants from around the world celebrating French cu...

“Ahimsa” A Choreographic dance production by Aru Sri Art Theatre

Celebrating 150 years of Mahatma -“Ahimsa”, a choreographic dance production blended together with t...

Daniel O’Donnell and Mary Duff thrill Colombo fans once again

Daniel O’Donnell, one of Ireland’s best known performers who continues to push the boundaries of his care...



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