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New city planning & water supply secretary appointed

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February 13, 2016 09:10 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena appointed Jayantha Wijerathna, a senior officer of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service as Secretary of the Ministry of City Planning & W...


No agreements which will endanger economy & culture of country: President

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February 12, 2016 11:46 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that the Government will not enter into any agreement , which will endanger the local economy and the culture of the country. He p...


Lanka in initial discussions on IMF loan: Ravi

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February 12, 2016 11:01 pm

Sri Lanka is in initial talks with the IMF about a loan, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said on Friday, amid concerns over pressures on its balance of payments, outflows fro...


Jaya seeks Modi's intervention to secure release of fishermen

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February 12, 2016 10:58 pm

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to secure the release of 27 fishermen and 71 fishing boats from Sri La...


Lanka willing for international probe on war crimes: Ranil

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February 12, 2016 08:14 pm

Prime Minister Ranil S Wickremesinghe on Friday made it clear that his government was not averse to international participation in investigating the alleged war crimes in his co...


Certificates of Absence for missing persons

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February 12, 2016 08:07 pm

The Government will issue a Certificate of Absence to the next of kin of persons who have gone missing owing to various reasons during the recent past, Parliament was informed t...


Mangala launches website for public consultation on designing reconciliation mechanisms

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February 12, 2016 03:33 pm

Foreign Affairs minister Mangala Samarweera today officially launched the website for public consultation for the design of reconciliation mechanisms at the District Secretariat...


Lankan girl with Down syndrome receives temporary visa to live in Australia after minister intervenes

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February 12, 2016 02:50 pm

A Sri Lankan girl who made headlines after being refused a temporary visa because she has Down syndrome will be allowed to live in Australia, after Immigration Minister Peter Du...


Weapons belong to LTTE unearthed by Madhu Police

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February 12, 2016 02:43 pm

 A cache of arms believed to have been buried by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorists during the period of war was unearthed by the Madhu Police with the ...


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...




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