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President to attend CHOGM 2015 in Malta

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November 24, 2015 12:06 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena is expected to leave for Malta on November 26 to attend the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Itwill be held at Fort St....


Indian police filed case against Lankan navy

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November 24, 2015 12:04 pm

The Marine Police of the Coastal Security Group (CSG) have registered a case against the Sri Lankan navy for allegedly attacking fishermen from Rameswaram on November 21, when t...


Toronto temple is a ‘cash cow’ for terrorists: ‘secret’ CBSA report

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November 24, 2015 11:52 am

The beautifully intricate paintings of Hindu gods inside the Canada Kandasamy Temple are a sacred backdrop for worshippers who come to pray, as well as for the politicians who p...


Govt to end competitive school admissions

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November 24, 2015 11:29 am

President Maithripala Sirisena said that the aim of the new government is to end the competition for school admissions of children soon,  He said the new gover...


US Envoy to UN appreciates govt’s commitment to reconciliation

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November 24, 2015 11:21 am

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power commended the commitment of the Sri Lankan government for a sustainable reconciliation during past ten months....


National Audit Act to be presented in Parliament

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November 24, 2015 10:59 am

The National Audit Act promised during the last Presidential and General elections, is to be presented in Parliament shortly for adoption, Government Information department said...


Colombo bourse cashes in on gains at start

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November 24, 2015 10:43 am

  Colombo bourse at Tuesday’s start cashed in on gains it made on Monday, after welcoming the budget proposals optimistically, analysts said. They added that highe...


Ruling alliance a 'unique experiement in Asia' : CBK

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November 24, 2015 07:41 am

Former President of Sri Lanka, Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga,  who was on a private visit to Alappuzha, told The Hindu on Monday that she was involved i...


Tense situation at Ragama railway station

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November 24, 2015 07:23 am

A tense situation erupted at the Ragama railway station resulting in the delaying of train services on the main line last evening. The passengers on board a train bound to ...


Govt. taking measure to secure release of Lankan domestic worker in Saudi

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November 24, 2015 06:50 am

The Government yesterday said that it will take every possible attempt through diplomatic channels to ensure the release of a Sri Lankan female domestic worker who was recently ...


Catholic Church holds service of thanksgiving for life of Ven. Sobitha Thera

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November 23, 2015 02:47 pm

In an unprecedented event the Catholic Church today held a memorial service of thanksgiving for the prophetic life of vision and work of the Ven Sobitha Hamuduruwo who pass...


Event held to mark President Sirisena's last week as Commonwealth chair-in-office

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November 23, 2015 01:50 pm

An event was held at the official residence of the British High Commissioner on Monday (Nov 23) morning, to mark President Maithripala Sirisena’s last week as Co...


Parliament adjourned for ten minutes

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November 23, 2015 01:25 pm

The Parliament  adjourned for ten minutes due to a tense situation regarding the circulation of two booklets of the budget proposals. Several opposition MPs ra...


Power visits with Uthayan journalists, says media has a role to play in govt. accountability

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November 23, 2015 01:07 pm

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Samantha Power who is currently on an official visit to the island, met with journliasts of the Uthayan newspaper. M...


Samantha Power to meet with Prime Minister

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November 23, 2015 12:49 pm

US Permanent Representative to the United Nations,  Samantha Power is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today (Nov. 23), the government news portal repo...


Gas prices to be reduced from today

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November 23, 2015 11:19 am

Executive Chairman of the Litro Gas Co  Shalila Munasinghe said that as per the provision made in the Budget – 2016 presented by the Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayak...


CCC says budget is ‘Investment and Development oriented’

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November 22, 2015 04:48 pm

  The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) has welcomed Budget 2016 sayings its measures will boost private investment and promote inclusive economic growth. In a ...


Banned list of pro-LTTE diaspora outfits have been halved

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November 22, 2015 04:22 pm

 President Maithripala Sirisena has halved the number of Tamil diaspora groups banned by his predecessor for having links with the LTTE, as part of his efforts to reconcile...


US Ambassador to UN Samantha Power in the North meets Wigneswaran, Palihakkara, talks development , demilitarization

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November 22, 2015 04:14 pm

Samantha Power, the US Ambassador to the United Nations set off on an official visit to the North this morning of Sunday, November 22. Ms Power tweeted about her trip to...


Indian fisherman injured in mid sea attack allegedly by Lankan Navy: Report

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November 22, 2015 03:57 pm

An Indian fisherman has been injured in an alleged mid-sea attack on a group of Indian boats by Sri Lankan naval personnel near Katchatheevu early Sunday morning, police an...


Conference urges international community to continue pressure on Lanka

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November 21, 2015 06:13 pm

The international community has been urged to continue to put pressure on the Sri Lanka government and the United Nations (UN) to ensure the wrongs endured by Tamils during the ...


Indian NFF Chief to attend fishermen meet in Colombo

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November 21, 2015 12:08 pm

Chairperson of National Fishworkers Forum M Ilango, Ex-MLA, is scheduled to participate in a South Asian fishermen leaders’ meet, organised by the United Nations (UN) to b...


Budget 2016 speech full text

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November 21, 2015 11:38 am

Sri Lanka's 69th Budget presented in Parliament by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake concluded yesterday.  The government under the Presidency of Maithrip...


Search on for escaped Anuradhapura prison inmate

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November 21, 2015 11:15 am

An inmate has escaped from an open prison camp in Anuradhapura yesterday, local media reported. A high-ranking officer assigned to the Anuradapura prison is quoted ...


Colombo appeals against stoning of Sri Lankan woman in Riyadh

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November 21, 2015 10:01 am

Colombo has appealed the death sentence handed to a Sri Lankan woman in Riyadh for adultery. Upul Deshapriya, spokesman of the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment ...


Members to Cabinet Sub-Committee to abolish Executive Presidency named

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November 21, 2015 09:53 am

The names of the members to be appointed to the Cabinet Sub-Committee regarding the abolition of the Executive Presidency, drafting a new constitution and amending the electoral...


US Ambassador to the UN to arrive in Sri Lanka today

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November 21, 2015 09:05 am

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power who is currently in India is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka today Nov 21. Ambassador Samantha Power is the U.S. Pe...


Lanka appeals death sentence for housemaid

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November 21, 2015 08:59 am

The government has appealed the death sentence handed to a Sri Lankan woman in Riyadh for adultery.Upul Deshapriya, spokesman of the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBF...


Jaya seeks release of 14 Indian fishermen in Lankan custody

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November 21, 2015 08:56 am

A day after 14 Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan navy for crossing the International Maritime Border Line (IMBL), chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday sent...


Wigneswaran, TNA to iron out strains

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November 20, 2015 05:09 pm

Northern Province’s Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran will soon hold a meeting with the leadership of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to sort out differences on key issues...




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