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European Parliament delegates briefed on Northern security status

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February 12, 2016 02:40 pm

Two delegates of the European Parliament during a tour to the Jaffna peninsula called at the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna  and had a brief exchange of views with th...


PM in Kerala to offer prayers at Guruvayur Sreekrishna Temple

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February 12, 2016 12:15 pm

Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe will on Friday offer prayers at the Guruvayur Sreekrishna Temple in Kerala amid tight security arrangements. Wickramasinghe had visit...


US to promote investigative journalism in SL

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February 12, 2016 12:06 pm

The US has decided to give a grant of USD 500,000 to organisations in Sri Lanka that will promote investigative journalism and build the capacity of journalists in the country.&...


UN Special Rapporteur on truth and justice asks Lanka not to be hasty

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February 12, 2016 11:41 am

Pablo de Greiff, the UN Special Rapporteur on Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence, has said that Sri Lanka should not be hasty in trying to meet its comm...


Unite and resist attempt by the Govt to betray the country and war heroes: MR

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February 11, 2016 11:16 pm

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today called upon the Sri Lankan public to unite and resist the attempt by the government to betray the country and the war heroes follow...


President discusses issues related to coconut & Palmyrah products

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February 11, 2016 10:53 pm

A group of representatives of the Colombo Trade Association and the Federation of the coconut and  Palmyrah products Co-operative Societies of the North and North West met ...


TNA moves Bill to ban bottom trawling

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February 11, 2016 07:07 pm

A bill seeking a total ban on the destructive fishing method known as “bottom trawling” was moved by the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP, M.A.Sumanthiran, in the Sr...


Politicians’ responsibility is to use power for betterment of people: President

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February 11, 2016 06:44 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena today said that though the common nature of the world politics as well as national politics is that power corrupts the politician, it is the respo...


No ETCA with India: Lankan professionals

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February 11, 2016 06:30 pm

More than fifty professional organizations representing doctors, Information technology (IT) managers, Engineers, lawyers, architects took the streets today to protest against t...


Speaker to request death threats against him be investigated

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February 11, 2016 06:24 pm

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya   said he would consult with security officials to ask them to investigate who was behind the death threats he had received via telephone after...


President due to visit Bangladesh next month

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February 11, 2016 02:15 pm

President Maithripala Sirissena is expected to pay an official visit to Bangladesh in March at the invitation of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the Daily Star reported...


PAFFREL urges Govt to hold LG polls that are not impacted by delimitation issue

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February 11, 2016 01:44 pm

The People's Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) today request ed the government to conduct the elections in local government institutions where there are no concer...


Lanka condemns North Korea's long range missile launch

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February 11, 2016 12:55 pm

The Sri Lankan government today condemned the launch of a long range missile by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on  February 7, a statement from the Mi...


Twelve Indian fishermen arrested by Navy

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February 11, 2016 12:17 pm

Twelve Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy personnel today for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line, a senior Fisheries Department offic...


Pakistan held man for smuggling turtles to Colombo

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February 11, 2016 11:51 am

A special customs court yesterday sent a man to prison on judicial remand for his alleged involvement in smuggling of rare turtles to Colombo (Sri Lanka). The judge directe...


Three flights diverted to Mattala owing to mist

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February 11, 2016 11:47 am

Three Banadaranaike International Airport bound flights have been diverted to Mattala airport for landing due to heavy mist. The flights are now scheduled to depart from Mattala...


Fonseka’s appointment to parliament contradicts accountability pledge: HRW

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February 11, 2016 11:46 am

The Sri Lankan government’s appointment to parliament of the former army chief whose forces were implicated in widespread abuses contradicts pledges to investigate alleged...


Yoshitha Rajapaksa and four others further remanded

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February 11, 2016 11:40 am

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son Yoshitha Rajapaksa and four others were remanded until February 25 by the Kaduwela Magistrate courts over the alleged financi...


Forty Lankan refugees return home

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February 11, 2016 11:10 am

Forty Sri Lankan refugees, some of whom have been living in Tamil Nadu since the early '90s, returned to Sri Lanka on Tuesday morning, the Times of India reported. T...


Jayantha Jayasuriya sworn in as new Attorney General

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February 11, 2016 10:53 am

Senior Additional Solicitor General Jayantha Jayasuriya took oaths as the Attorney General before the President  a short while ago, the President’s Media Unit&nb...


First lottery ticket of ‘Jathika Sampatha’ sold to President

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February 10, 2016 11:13 pm

The first ticket of the lottery ‘Jathika Sampatha’ which is to be issued with the objective of further improving of the benefits given through ‘Srama Vasana Fu...


Supreme Court says several clauses in Theravadi Bhikkhu Kathikawatha Bill unconstitutional

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February 10, 2016 11:12 pm

The Supreme Court has determined that several provisions in the Theravadi Bhikkhu Kathikawatha Bill are inconsistent with the Constitution and said a special majority in  P...


President Sirisena to unveil portrait of D.B.Wijetunga

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February 10, 2016 11:11 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena will unveil a portrait of late President Dingiri Banda Wijetunga at the parliamentary complex tomorrow. He served as President from May 19...


G'ment presents Rs10,000 minimum wage Bill to House

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February 10, 2016 11:09 pm

The Government today presented a Bill to Parliament to set the national minimum monthly wage for all workers in any industry or service will be Rs. 10,000, while the national mi...


Speaker says he received death threats

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February 10, 2016 11:07 pm

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said today that he has received death threats afterTuesday s chaotic scenes in Parliament   by members of the joint opposition who were de...


MFA to launch website for public consultation process on designing reconciliation mechanisms

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February 10, 2016 10:22 pm

Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera will be launching the website for the public consultation process for the design of reconciliation mechanisms at the District Secret...


Navy arrests seven local fishermen for illegal fishing

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February 10, 2016 09:44 pm

Seven local fishermen from Mulankavil and Nilaweli were arrested by the navy for engaging in illegal fsihing,  Naval personnel attached to Buwenaka in Mulankavil arres...


Constitutional Council recommends Jayantha Jayasuriya as new AG

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February 10, 2016 08:36 pm

The Constitutional Council has recommended Senior Additional Solicitor General Jayantha Jayasuriya to the post of  new Attorney General post which has b...


Island wide dengue control Program from tomorrow

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February 10, 2016 03:06 pm

A three day Dengue Prevention Programme targeting seven high risk districts including the Western Province, will commence tomorrow, Government Information Department said. ...


US proposes $31 million financial aid to Lanka

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February 10, 2016 02:55 pm

The US government has proposed a $31 million financial aid to Sri Lanka to encourage reconciliation efforts and support anti-corruption activities as the Island nation is undert...




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