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Japan promises infrastructure, maritime aid for Lanka

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October 07, 2015 09:43 am

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged aid to Sri Lanka on Tuesday in a meeting with his counterpart, Ranil Wickremsinghe, and reiterated a promise to help Sri Lanka bolster it...


Rowing: Royal-Thomian Sailing Regatta next Saturday

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October 06, 2015 06:00 pm

The second annual Royal-Thomian Sailing Regatta will be held on Saturday (10) at the Bolgoda Lake in Moratuwa.   The event will commence at 10.00am with the individual r...


Ward place closed temporarily

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October 06, 2015 03:28 pm

Ward Place in Colombo 7 was temporarily closed from Town Hall  due to a demonstration  by the students of the Visual and Performing Arts University outside the University Grant C...


Parliament adjourned for 10 minutes

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October 06, 2015 03:07 pm

Deputy Speaker Thilanga Sumathipala adjourned the Parliament for ten minutes this afternoon. The Parliament was adjourned due to a tense situation that arose in the parliament when...


Athletics: Kenyans take top places at 15th LSR Colombo Marathon

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October 06, 2015 03:00 pm

Kenyans Antony Nduogo Nugo, Albert Kangor and Soseph Kariuki dominated the show at the 15th LSR Colombo Marathon on Sunday (4).   The Kenyan trio of Nugo, Kangor and Kar...


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe addresses Japanese Parliament

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October 06, 2015 02:54 pm

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasingh who is on an official visit to Japan, addressed the   the Japanese Parliament today. Only two state leaders have been given an opportuni...


Indian traffickers attempt to take Lankans to Europe

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October 06, 2015 02:38 pm

Sanjay Kumar, key operative of the racket that attempted to traffic Sri Lankan Tamil refugees from Munambam, had earlier attempted to take people to Europe on board a fishing vesse...


Debate on the death penalty begun in Parliament

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October 06, 2015 02:14 pm

Parliament kicked off a debate on the death penalty a short while ago. The debate was opened by MP Hirunika Premachandra in support of the death penalty for crimes against child...


Nauru allows Lankan asylum-seekers to roam freely

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October 06, 2015 01:52 pm

Nauru announced yesterday that asylum-seekers, including those from Sri Lanka, at an Australian immigration camp on the Pacific island will no longer be locked up, saying they will...


Parliament disrupted with protests over hybrid court

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October 06, 2015 01:50 pm

Parliament was suspended a short while ago after a group of MPs staged a protest in the well of the house accusing the government of betraying the soldiers by agreeing to a hybrid ...


Cricket: Thirimanne to lead the SLC Board XI against touring Windies

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October 06, 2015 01:16 pm

Middle-order batsman Lahiru Thirimanne will lead the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Board President's XI against the visiting West Indies in the three-day practice match to be played from...


Best time to develop our country as the world is with us: Maithri

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October 06, 2015 11:29 am

President Maithripala Sirisena speaking at Kilinochchi yesterday said that this is the best time to develop our country when all the countries in the world and international organi...


U.S. continues support for Lankan cultural and religious heritage

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October 06, 2015 11:24 am

The United States Embassy in Sri Lanka, as part of its continuing efforts to preserve Sri Lanka's cultural and religious heritage, announced two new grants totaling $300,000 (Rs. 4...


Debate in House on death penalty today

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October 06, 2015 11:20 am

Parliament is to debate today on  re-introduction of death penalty  for crimes against women and children.  United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) parliamentarian  Hirunika Pre...


Indian govt. urged to move resolution against Lanka

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October 06, 2015 11:00 am

India’s Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader and former Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has urged the Union government to move a private member resolution in the United Nations Human R...


Opposed to foreign role in probe: JVP

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October 06, 2015 10:58 am

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) on Monday said that former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa and his supporters might use, to “their benefit,” the issue of participati...


Ranil to address at Japanese parliament

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October 06, 2015 10:54 am

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe will address the Japanese parliament this afternoon. Premier Wickremasinghe will make a special address for 30 minutes strating from 2.30 pm. Mr...


Ready to quit NDA if it helps Lankan Tamils - Indian MP

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October 06, 2015 10:46 am

The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK ) MP Anbumani Ramadoss on Monday said he was ready to quit the BJP-led NDA alliance if his decision could help find a permanent solution to the probl...


Navy builds ambulance water craft for people in northern islets

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October 06, 2015 10:31 am

The Navy on the request of Governor of the Northern Province, has built an ambulance water craft for the benefit of the people living in the northern islands off the Jaffna pen...


Body discovered at Royal Colombo Golf Club

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October 05, 2015 11:36 am

A body with cut wounds was found early this morning at the Royal Colombo Golf Club premises, local media reported. The body which was found at 6.05am has been identified as that...


Dr. Eliyantha White summoned to FCID

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October 05, 2015 11:30 am

Dr. Eliyantha White has been summoned to the police Financial Crimes Investigations Division this morning to record a statement. Police Media Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara told...


CID tells court brother of 'Kondaya' Confesses to killing Kotadeniyawa girl

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October 05, 2015 11:22 am

The CID has informed the Minuwangoda Magistrate's Court that Saman Jayalath, the brother of 'Kondaya' has confessed to the killing of the five-year-old girl in Kotadeniyawa. Bot...


Achieved victory at the UNHRC, as Govt’s approach won praise: President

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October 03, 2015 11:34 am

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday  said that the country had achieved a great victory at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) as the international community expr...


Lankan attempts suicide at refugee camp in Tiruchi

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October 03, 2015 11:09 am

A differently abled Sri Lankan Tamil housed in the Tiruchi special camp created a flutter by slashing his left wrist with a blade on Friday demanding his release. Suresh Kumar a...


TN leaders slam Delhi for ‘inaction’ on UN resolution

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October 03, 2015 11:01 am

Expressing disappointment over the Centre not pressing for an international investigation into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, on Friday, said the UN ...


A Poacher shot dead in Yala National Park

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October 02, 2015 10:11 pm

A Poacher was shot dead by wildlife officials inside the Yala National park today evening a official said. He was shot when Wildlife Department officials and poachers exchanged ...


Leasing facility limit for vehicle raised to 90%

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October 02, 2015 06:01 pm

  The maximum limit of the facility for Sri Lankan vehicle leasing will be increased to 90 per cent from 70 per cent with effect from Monday October 5, Finance Minister Ravi Ka...


SL amnesty for Sri Lankans (even Rajapaksa) to bring back Swiss bank monies

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October 02, 2015 05:13 pm

The Sri Lankan Government on Friday offered an amnesty to Sri Lankans holding ‘secret numbered’ accounts totaling $10-15 billion in Swiss banks saying they could bring their mo...


President returns home

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October 02, 2015 05:08 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena returned to the country this evening after completion of a successful visit to New York where he made a speech at the United Nations General Assembly...


New chairman for ITN appointed

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October 02, 2015 04:01 pm

Hemasiri Fernando assumed duties as the new Chairman of Independent Television Networks (ITN) today....




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