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Sicille Kotelawala granted bail over Golden Key case

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March 24, 2016 01:12 pm

The Court of Appeal today granted bail for Sicille Kotalawela, who was in remand over the Golden Key case. The bail was issued under strict condtions of a cash bail amount ...


RTI Bill presented to House

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March 24, 2016 01:09 pm

The long awaited Right to Information bill was presented to Parliament today by Parliament Reforms and Mass Media Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka. The Bill provides ever...


Sri Lanka seeks China's assistance in power sector

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March 24, 2016 01:05 pm

Sri Lanka is to seek assistance and support from China to operate the country's main power plant, a deputy minister said here on Wednesday. Deputy Minister of Power and...


Six Lankans banned from leaving after Bangladesh bank hack

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March 24, 2016 12:41 pm

A Sri Lankan court has banned foreign travel by six people whose foundation allegedly received some of the money stolen in a $101m hacking from Bangladesh Bank’s account a...


Three Indian fishermen arrested for poaching

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March 24, 2016 12:34 pm

Three Indian fishermen who were engaging in poaching in Lankan waters North-West of Delft Island arrested by Sri Lanka Coast Guard with the assistance of Navy. A fishing trawler...


SL doctors’ union to complain to UN against ‘bullying’ by India; urge deportation of Delhi’s envoy

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March 23, 2016 08:21 pm

Sri Lanka’s powerful union of state sector doctors said on Wednesday it was planning to complain to the UN General Secretary against bullying tactics by India in forcing a...


SriLankan Airlines unable to repay $1 bn debt: PM

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March 23, 2016 08:16 pm

(AFP)-- Sri Lanka's loss-making national carrier will not be able to repay its debt of nearly $1 billion, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told parliament Wednesday....


Prime Minister questions Gammanpila's knowledge of Hindi

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March 23, 2016 05:52 pm

A question raised in Parliament by MP Udaya Gammanpila   pertaining to a statement made to the Indian Parliament by that country’s Minister of Road Transport and...


Provincial Councils give go ahead to RTI Bill

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March 23, 2016 05:48 pm

All Provincial Councils have given the go ahead to the Right to Information (RTI) Bill but three of the Councils  have proposed amendments to the Bill before it gets Parlia...


Pak-Lanka ties intensified to further deepen political and economic relationship: Envoy

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March 23, 2016 12:42 pm

The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Maj Gen (Retired) Syed Shakeel Hussain said today that Pakistan and Sri Lanka have intensified engagement and undertaken substanti...


Pillayan further remanded

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March 23, 2016 11:48 am

Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan, who was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police over the killing o...


President condemns Brussels terrorist attack

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March 23, 2016 11:06 am

President Maithripala Sirisena expressed his deepest sympathy over the dastardly terrorist attack at the Brussels airport yesterday and said it must be condemned by the entire w...


Lankan refugee’s family released in Tamil Nadu following protests

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March 23, 2016 10:55 am

The Tamil Nadu State government ordered the release of Sri Lankan Tamil refugee K. Dhayabararaj’s family from the special quarantine detention camp at Mandapam in Ramanath...


Consultations to design reconciliation mechanisms commence early next month

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March 23, 2016 10:48 am

Face to face consultations with stakeholders throughout Sri Lanka are expected to commence early next month to design reconciliation mechanisms, a senior official of the relavan...


Singaporean jailed for sham marriage with Lankan to get food stall licence

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March 22, 2016 08:19 pm

 A 36-year-old Singaporean man was jailed six months for entering into a sham marriage with a Sri Lankan national. The man, Suresh Ananthan Chandran, was offered $4,00...


Google launches street view imagery of Lanka

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March 22, 2016 08:13 pm

Google today announced that Street View imagery of Sri Lanka is now available on Google Maps. This implies that people in Sri Lanka and around the world can now view Sri Lanka i...


No report of Lankans injured in Belgium: MFA

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March 22, 2016 05:09 pm

The Foreign Affairs Ministry said that there has been no report of Srilankans injured in the terror attack in Brussels airport in Belgium today.  “No rep...


Sharma rejects criticism of soft pedalling MR regime on HR violations

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March 22, 2016 03:16 pm

The outgoing Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma rejected the criticism of the Commonwealth’s role and  his leadership peaked in the lead-up to Commonwea...


Brussels Zaventem airport blasts cause casualties

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March 22, 2016 03:09 pm

Two blasts have struck the departures area of Zaventem airport in Brussels, the BBC reported The Belgian government has confirmed casualties but has given no numbers. Th...


Lanka celebrates World Water Day

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March 22, 2016 02:56 pm

Sri Lanka today marks the World Water Day celebrations under the theme of “Water and Job”. The Ministry of City Planning and Water Supply in co-operation with t...


UN keen on credible domestic investigation

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March 22, 2016 02:47 pm

The UN has said it remains committed to ensuring a credible investigation into alleged human rights abuses in Sri Lanka during the final phase of the civil war that ended seven ...


Lankan refugee alleges illegal detention at camp in Tamil Nadu

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March 22, 2016 02:02 pm

A Sri Lankan Tamil refugee lodged at the Tiruchi special camp who is on an indefinite fast since Thursday, has alleged that his family is under illegal custody at the Special Qu...


President says he is ready to devolve more powers to PCs

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March 21, 2016 09:36 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena today said that as a further step of decentralizing powers, he is willing to devolve more powers to other provinces  which are willing t...


Bread price increased by Rs 4

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March 21, 2016 03:41 pm

The All Island Bakery Owners Association has decided to increase the price of bread by four rupees from midnight today, president of the association announced today.  ...


President calls for reforms in university education

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March 21, 2016 03:02 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena noted that the country needs a new strategy to uplift the standard and quality of the university education with reorganizing the administration an...


Bangladesh investigators to visit SL to investigate $81 million theft

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March 21, 2016 02:49 pm

Bangladeshi investigators were planning to travel to the Philippines, Sri Lanka and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as part of the transnational probe into the heist, a AFP...


Seven get bail over Homagama court unrest case

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March 21, 2016 02:19 pm

 Seven persons who were arrested and remanded for unruly behavior outside the Homagama Magistrate’s Court, have been granted bail by the court. Five Buddhist ...


Obama to meet Castro face-to-face on historic Cuba trip

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March 21, 2016 12:54 pm

(REUTERS) U.S. President Barack Obama turns from sightseeing to state business on his historic Cuba trip on Monday, pressing President Raul Castro for economic and democrat...


Sicille Kotelawala further remanded

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March 21, 2016 12:05 pm

Colombo magistarte Court today ordered to further remand Sicille Kotelawala , one of the suspect in the Golden Key Credit Card (GK) company  financial misappropriation case...


Applications for O/L re- correction papers before April 20; Exams chief

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March 21, 2016 11:54 am

Applications for re-correction papers of O/Level results should be sent before the April 20, Commissioner General of Examination W M N J Pushpakumara said. According to ...




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