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Majority for national government – LMD/TNS nationwide poll

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June 10, 2015 04:24 pm

TNS Lanka’s latest survey, for business magazine LMD, sheds light on the political undercurrents and key governance concerns in present-day Sri Lanka. The results of the monthly ...


Mangala to visit Japan

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June 10, 2015 04:14 pm

Foreign Affairs minister Mangala Samaraweera will visit Japan from June 17 to 20 as a Guest of Fumio Kishida, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, the ministry said in a stat...


Abdul Kalam accepts invitation to attend power and energy conference

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June 10, 2015 04:04 pm

Former Indian President A.P.J.Abdul Kalam will be the Chief Guest at a Sri Lankan government - organized conference on issues relating to power and energy to be held here on June 2...


D.V. Upul further remanded

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June 10, 2015 03:53 pm

Southern Provincial Council Minister D.V. Upul, who was arrested over controversial comments he made about the FCID, has been further remanded until June 15 by the Colombo Magistr...


Basil and other further remanded til June 18

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June 10, 2015 10:16 am

Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa and three other officials, who were arrested on charges of misappropriation of Divi Neguma funds, have been further remanded until June 18 by the Ka...


Three-member committee hands over report to PM on Welikada prison riot

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June 10, 2015 10:09 am

The three-member committee appointed by Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe to investigate the Welikada Prison riot in November 2012, handed over its report to Prime Minister Ra...


Sri Lankan regulator suspends EAP debenture issue, says conflict with rating agency

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June 09, 2015 11:14 pm

A serious conflict of interest between crisis-hit Lanka Ratings Agency (LRA) and the issuer company of the Rs.1.5 billion debenture issue of EAP Broadcasting Co Ltd led to the Secu...


We are for 20A but cannot accept UNP model; Mano

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June 09, 2015 10:56 pm

The leader of Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA) Mano Ganesan today said that his alliance supports the spirit of 20th Amendment but will not agree to the FPP 125+ DPR 75 + NPR 25 fo...


Political uncertainties drag Colombo indices

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June 09, 2015 05:16 pm

Colombo bourse on Tuesday closed with negative returns for the second consecutive session amid the political uncertainties with the main All Share Index swinging between gains and ...


Train kills one in Jaffna

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June 09, 2015 04:47 pm

A 55 year old person died on the spot after he was hit by train in Kokuvil, Jaffna today. According to the police the victim defied the warning signal light and attempted to cross ...


Jaffna courts attack; more suspects released

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June 09, 2015 04:44 pm

A batch consisting of 47 persons including 15 students who were arrested over an attack on the Jaffna court complex, have been released on bail by the Jaffna Magistrate today. They...


China wants "stable" military ties with Sri Lanka

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June 09, 2015 04:02 pm

China's defence minister told the head of the Sri Lankan navy on Tuesday he wanted to ensure a "continuous and stable" development of military ties, after Sri Lanka ruled out futur...


Lankan sailor among injured in ferry accident

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June 09, 2015 01:31 pm

Doctors in Montenegro say one sailor has died and three more had to be hospitalized after an accident on a Greek ferry near the country’s Adriatic coast. Doctors at the genera...


Concerns of sliding Sri Lanka – Pakistan trade expressed at recent meeting

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June 09, 2015 11:28 am

    The importance of Sri Lanka and Pakistan working together towards resolving impending trade issues between the two nations, immediately, was stressed by Pakista...


Emirates Skywards celebrates 15th anniversary with a million miles for 15 lucky winners

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June 09, 2015 11:26 am

    Emirates Skywards, the award winning frequent flyer programme, is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year by giving 15 lucky members the chance to win one mi...


CEB payments thro’ MasterCard Credit and Debit Card

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June 09, 2015 11:25 am

  Global Payments Inc, a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services, announced this week that its Sri Lankan subsidiary, Global Payments Asia Pacific Lanka P...


20A to the Constitution is a responsibility to be fulfilled in this era; MS

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June 09, 2015 10:53 am

The 20th Amendment to the Constitution which is presented introducing a new electoral system to accurate the current system is a responsibility to be fulfilled in this era, says Pr...


Lankan refugee in India seeks compensation for daughter’s death

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June 09, 2015 06:52 am

An inmate of a refugee camp for Sri Lankan Tamils at Tiruvadavur in India  has approached the Madras High Court Bench  seeking a direction to the State to pay his family a compen...


Cabinet approves proposal for 20A

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June 09, 2015 06:40 am

The Cabinet yesterday approved proposals for the 20A with 225 seats (125 first past the post, 75 PR and 25 from the National List). The proposal was brought by the Prime Ministe...


Upul remanded till June 10

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June 08, 2015 07:55 pm

Southern Province Fisheries Minister D.V. Upul who was arrested by Criminal Investigation Department (CID) over a controversial remarks he had made a officer attached to the Financ...


Namal to appear before the CID

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June 08, 2015 05:14 pm

Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa in a status update on his official Facebook page said  he has received a notice to appear at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on June 12...


Laws will strictly be imposed to save country from immoral & undisciplined activities: MS

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June 08, 2015 03:51 pm

Laws will strictly be imposed to save the country from anti-social and undisciplined activities caused by illicit drugs, says President Maithripala Sirisena. He pointed out that...


Justice Chandra Ekanayake sworn in as Acting CJ

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June 08, 2015 03:49 pm

Supreme Court Judge Ms. Chandra Ekanayake was sworn in as the Acting Chief Justice before President Maithripala Sirisena this morning at the Presidential Secretariat. The Presid...


Pakistan Army chief calls on President

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June 08, 2015 03:47 pm

Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif called on President Maithripala Sirisena today at the Presidential Secretariat. The Army Chief and President Sirise...


Namal summoned to CID

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June 08, 2015 03:39 pm

United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa has been summoned to police Criminal Investigation Department to give a statement on June 12. In a tweet f...


Body found in Jaffna

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June 08, 2015 03:35 pm

A male body was found in Nunavil area, Chavakchcheri in Jaffna today morning. The victim was identified as 35 years old Sivarasa Thavakumar from Jaffna. Police said he had been ...


Air force deploys aviation unit under UN mission in South Sudan

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June 08, 2015 03:28 pm

The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) will deploy its second aircraft deployment overseas, when three MI 17 Helicopters proceed to South Sudan tomorrow to take on the role of an Aviation ...


Prabhakaran’s statue: Vaiko to stage protest

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June 08, 2015 03:24 pm

Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) has planned to stage a black flag demonstration on Tuesday in front of the office of the Nagapattinam Collector’s office to condemn ...


34 released on bail over Jaffna unrest

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June 08, 2015 03:21 pm

A batch consisting of 34 persons who were arrested over an attack on the Jaffna court complex, have been released on bail by the Jaffna Magistrate today. They were enlarged on two...


Speculation of Parliament dissolution tomorrow troubles Colombo bourse

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June 08, 2015 03:03 pm

Speculation that Parliament could be dissolved tonight (Monday) or tomorrow dominated low, uncertain trading at the Colombo bourse, traders said. The All Share Index fell 0.05 p...




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Gamini Dissanayake Foundation opens new Head Office in Kollupitiya

The Gamini Dissanayake Foundation opened its new Head Office at the first floor of the Blue Ocean Apartment building ...

Sri Lankan High Commission in UK hosts reception for national cricket team

The Sri Lankan High Commission in London, recently hosted a reception for the Sri Lankan cricket team in the UK that ...

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The deadline for accepting short film entries for the 'PAURA' Short Film Festival organised by the Elect...

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The Sri Lankan Embassy in Yangon, Myanmar together with the Sri Lankan community in Myanmar organised a special relig...



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