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PM orders customs to release 'Frontline' magazine

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February 18, 2015 04:46 pm

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has ordered  customs to release a stock of the 30th anniversary issue of India's 'Frontline' magazine that was seized for alleged breach of ...


Nugegoda rally gets underway

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February 18, 2015 04:37 pm

The People's United Front (PUF), National Freedom Front (NFF), and the Democratic Left Front (DLF), along with the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) have organized a rally which comme...


Cargills to engage Govt to revisit destructive taxes

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February 18, 2015 03:22 pm

  Cargills (Ceylon) PLC will engage the government to rethink what they term as ‘destructive’ taxes such as the deemed Value Added Tax (VAT), officials said.   ...


TN says refugees return only after Lankan Tamil's rehabilitation

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February 18, 2015 01:19 pm

Tamil Nadu (TN) Government urged the Centre that the voluntary repatriation of displaced Tamil refugees could be "countenanced" after putting in place proper rehabilitation measure...


President returns home

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February 18, 2015 11:55 am

President Maithripala Sirisena returned to the country after three day official visit to India a shortwhile ago, Presidential Media Division said. President Sirisena returned ho...


Palitha Tewarapperuma granted bail

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February 18, 2015 11:48 am

United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Palitha Thewarapperuma who was remanded over an assault case released on bail by Matugama Magistrate today.    ...


42 persons arrested over illegal fishing in Mannar

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February 18, 2015 11:44 am

A naval patrol craft to the North Central Naval Command arrested 42 persons engaged in illegal fishing in the seas off  Urumalai in Mannar on last Saturday. They had been fishing ...


China welcomes constant growth of relations between Sri Lanka and India

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February 18, 2015 11:39 am

China's Foreign Ministry said that both Sri Lanka and India are important and friendly neighbors and China hopes to maintain sound relations with both countries. China's Foreign...


Statements recorded from 21 individuals who campaigned for Duminda

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February 18, 2015 10:10 am

The CID recorded statements yesterday from 21 persons involved in campaigning for MP Duminda Silva. According to Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana, who was quoted at a br...


U.S. welcomes Indo-Sri Lanka nuclear pact

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February 18, 2015 10:01 am

The United States has welcomed the signing of civil nuclear cooperation agreement between India and Sri Lanka, saying it is consistent with IAEA safeguards and other international ...


US welcomes Indo-Sri Lanka nuclear pact

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February 18, 2015 09:39 am

The United States has welcomed the signing of civil nuclear cooperation agreement between India and Sri Lanka, saying it is consistent with IAEA safeguards and other international ...


Foreign Ministry recalls recalls 50 diplomats from foreign missions

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February 17, 2015 06:25 pm

The Sri Lankan foreign ministry has recalled at least 50 diplomats from its missions overseas, an official said Tuesday. Among those recalled are Sri Lanka's ambassadors to the UN...


Developing Indo- SL ties

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February 17, 2015 06:16 pm

This first official visit to India by President Maithripala Sirisena  has contributed to  developing and ensuring friendships between the two countries, the President said...


Mangala to visit China next week

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February 17, 2015 03:17 pm

Foreign Affairs minister Mangala Samaraweera will undertake an official visit to China on 27-28 February, at the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, Wang Yi, Mi...


ICC WC: New Zealand record second win, beating Scotland

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February 17, 2015 01:30 pm

New Zealand beat Scotland by 3 wickets in a Pool A match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 played at Dunedin today (17).   Put into bat first Scotland were skittled out ...


Rugby: Kandy thrash Airmen at Nittawela

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February 17, 2015 01:17 pm

Kandy Sports Club thrashed Air Force Sports Club nu 66-27 in a second round match of the Dialog League Division ‘A’ rugby match played at Nittawela on Sunday (15).   ...


Protests outside the Welikada prison

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February 17, 2015 01:16 pm

A protest campaign against the killings during the Prison riots in Welikada was held today in front of the Welikada prisons today. The 'Go Rights Collective'   organisation spear...


Former Transport Director of Presidential Secretariat arrested

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February 17, 2015 12:51 pm

Former Director of Transport at the Presidential Secretariat has been arrested,  Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said a little while ago at a media briefing. Speaki...


UK firmly behind publishing UN report on SL in September

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February 17, 2015 12:38 pm

The UK Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Hugo Swire in a twitter post said the British government remains firmly behind the decision taken by the UNHRC to de...


United Nations delay war crimes report

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February 17, 2015 10:11 am

Sri Lanka's bid to postpone publication of a United Nations report into alleged war crimes has won the backing of U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, according to a lett...


Indian Police bust kidney racket, transplants to take place at Lankan and Iranian hospitals

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February 17, 2015 10:07 am

Indian police in Hyderabad  on Monday busted an international kidney racket and arrested four persons including a doctor for luring donors by offering huge amounts for kidney tra...


Maha Shiva Rathri signifies unity and harmony transcends all differences: Maithri

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February 17, 2015 09:52 am

The most visible aspect of this festival, the lighting of lamps, symbolizes the constant efforts by humans to dispel the darkness of ignorance with the light of knowledge and under...


SL – India sign four agreements

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February 17, 2015 09:50 am

Sri Lanka and India signed four agreements in the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday. Minister of Power & Energy Pa...


U.N. rights chief backs delay for Sri Lanka war crimes report

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February 16, 2015 07:58 pm

(Reuters) - Sri Lanka's bid to postpone publication of a United Nations report into alleged war crimes has won the backing of U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, accordi...


SEC commissioners meet for the first time under new regime

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February 16, 2015 07:38 pm

  The first meeting of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under the new regime was held on Monday afternoon with the new commission members and new Chairman Thila...


Samarasiri is CB Senior Deputy Governor, two new directors appointed to Central Bank

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February 16, 2015 03:52 pm

  Sri Lanka’s Central Bank has opened two new departments focussing on risk management and audit aimed at minimising some of the problems in the past during the tenure of...


Sri Lanka asks public input to probes on tourism, sports irregularities

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February 16, 2015 03:03 pm

  Sri Lanka’s Tourism and Sports Ministry has established a 3-member Committee to pursue and explore irregularities that had taken place in these two sectors in the past ...


President Sirisena meets Indian PM

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February 16, 2015 02:24 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena who is in India for a four day visit met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Hyderabad House today. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) offi...


Former LTTE leader still inspires: Sridharan

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February 16, 2015 02:09 pm

Hailing the late LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran as a symbol of the freedom struggle of Eelam Tamils, TNA MP Sridharan on Sunday was quoted by Indian media as saying  as long...


Colombo shares drop on interest rate hike anticipation

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February 16, 2015 12:29 pm

Colombo bourse was down on Monday's start, continuing from the losses it posted on Friday amidst volatile sentiments on expectations of an interest rate hike and mixed signals on i...






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