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Hearing on disappearance of LTTE leaders in Geneva

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June 22, 2015 07:39 am

Relatives of LTTE leaders, including Nadesan and Pulitheven, will explain the circumstances that led to their surrender and their subsequent disappearance at a meeting to be held i...


PC Killed, ten injured in accident

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June 20, 2015 02:23 pm

A Forty two year old Police constable was killed and 10other policeman were injured following a Van accident at Ingurukaduwa area on the Butthala- Passara Main road early hours Tod...


Protest demands release of 14 Indian fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy

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June 20, 2015 10:34 am

Members of the Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC) and the fishing community staged a demonstration in Rameswaram on Friday, demanding the release of 14 Indian fishermen arrested by the S...


Maximum efforts to crack down the drug menace; MS

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June 19, 2015 01:25 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena assured that his government will take every possible measure to eradicate the drugs menace in the country to build a better society, Government Infor...


Four killed after falling into cesspit

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June 19, 2015 12:38 pm

Four persons were killed after they fell into a cesspit earlier this morning in Meedeniya, Rambukkana, Police said. The Police added that a woman had accidentally fallen into th...


Lanka to dilute dependence on China: Mangala

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June 19, 2015 12:21 pm

Sri Lanka's foreign minister says the country will review its China-dependent foreign policy and boost ties with other nations. Mangala Samaraweera held an interview with NHK on...


Cabinet to reconsider Port City project

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June 18, 2015 05:34 pm

The Cabinet had decided to reconsider the recommencement of the Colombo Port Coty Project following a complete Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report, Cabinet Spokesman Minis...


36 involved in Jaffna violence released on bail

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June 18, 2015 04:19 pm

A batch of 36 persons who were arrested over the attack on the Jaffna Court Complex and an adjoining building last month were released on bail by the Jaffna magistrate today. Th...


No nomination for MR in SLFP: Rajitha

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June 18, 2015 04:12 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena ruled out the nominations for the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the upcoming General Election from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) ticket,...


SriLankan's Paris- Col flight experiences turbulence, lands safely

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June 18, 2015 02:34 pm

  SriLankan Airlines’ Colombo bound flight UL 564 from Paris experienced turbulent weather conditions over the Arabian sea, close to India but landed safely at BIA this m...


President declares open Galle Face Roundabout

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June 18, 2015 02:10 pm

Newly constructed Galle Face Roundabout was declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday, Government Information Department said. The new Galle Face Roundabout near...


Army denies closure of camps after January polls

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June 18, 2015 11:35 am

The Army Headquarters categorically denies recent reports that have been published in certain Media to the effect that 59 Army camps have been closed down in Jaffna since January 2...


New Air force commander called on President

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June 17, 2015 10:32 pm

Air Marshal Gagan Bulathsinhala who assumed duties as the 15th Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today. ...


President distributes compensation to families of gem mine accident victims

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June 17, 2015 10:30 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena distributed financial payments as compensation to the families of persons who died or suffered disabilities in accidents in the gem mines belonged to...


Lankan officials working on war crimes inquiry panel

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June 17, 2015 10:26 pm

Sri Lankan officials are working on the formation of a domestic commission to inquire into wartime accountability issues, the spokesman of the Lankan Ministry of External Affairs, ...


Northern Province War Hero Commemoration Day held at Palaly

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June 17, 2015 08:34 pm

In remembrance of fallen war heroes of three forces and the Police, a pompous ceremony organized by the Ranaviru Seva Authority and Northern Governor’s office in coordination wit...


Construction on long-awaited Central (Colombo-Kandy) Expressway to start

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June 17, 2015 06:33 pm

    Construction on a new Central Expressway (Colombo-Kandy) will soon begin, the Government said on Wednesday. The decision was taken at a meeting at the Minist...


20A gazetted

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June 17, 2015 10:52 am

The gazette notification on the 20th Amendment to the Constitution had been published today following the cabinet approval, the Government Printer said. The full draft bill can ...


India-Sri Lanka road link in the works

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June 17, 2015 10:45 am

Following the inauguration of Agartala-Dhaka bus service and signing of the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal motor vehicle agreement, the Centre is also looking at connecting India...


NCPA forms task force to counter social media threats

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June 16, 2015 09:05 pm

The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) has appointed a Task Force to combat the growing threat to children and young persons posed by bullying and sexual harassment via soc...


685 kg of Sri Lanka bound ganja seized in TN

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June 16, 2015 09:00 pm

Coast Guard personnel today seized 685 kg of ganja, which was found abandoned at the fourth sand dune in the sea off Danushkodi coast. Police said the narcotic was meant to be smug...


Discussion on “Night Work/5-day working week for women”

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June 16, 2015 04:10 pm

      The National Chamber of Commerce is organizing a discussion/forum on “Night Work for Women and 5-Day Working Week” on Friday, 26 June 2015 at 3 pm...


'Call for Abstracts' for Colombo-based eHealth Asia conference in Oct

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June 16, 2015 03:46 pm

    A three-day Health Informatics conference to kick off on October 12, 2015, at the Cinnamon Grand hotel in Colombo, has started accepting abstracts for research ...


Over 100 SL entries for 2015 Cannes Lions

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June 16, 2015 03:45 pm

    Sri Lanka's advertising industry will offer up over 100 entries in competition for metal at the Cannes Lions in 2015, according to Ranil de Silva, the local rep...


Four arrested in connection with murder

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June 16, 2015 03:39 pm

Four persons suspected for their alleged involvement in a murder case, were arrested last evening in the Marawila area, Police said today. The individuals were suspected for the...


Three apprehended for cultivating marijuana

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June 16, 2015 03:21 pm

Three persons were arrested for allegedly cultivating marijuana (ganja) at the base of the Devagiri Mountain in the Kataragma police area, police said today. The individuals wh...


Former DIG Vass Gunawardena granted bail

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June 16, 2015 02:55 pm

Former Police DIG Vass Gunawardena and four others allegedly involved in the killing of Mohamed Shyam were released on bail by the Colombo High Court today. The former Dig was a...


Lankan Tamil assaulted in special camp

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June 16, 2015 02:31 pm

A Sri Lankan Tamil, Y. Srijeyan (39), housed in a special camp here, sustained a head injury after he was allegedly assaulted by two other inmates on Sunday night. He is undergoin...


Suspects over Jaffna rape further remanded

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June 15, 2015 04:23 pm

The nine suspects who were arrested over the rape and murder of 17 year old school girl in punkuduhivu, Jaffna further remanded until July 13 by Kayts magistrate today. Followin...


UN Rights Chief wants SL to place local mechanism ahead UN report

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June 15, 2015 04:10 pm

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein urged the Srilankan government to consult broadly with all political parties, civil society, and above all victims...






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