Swaraj meets Ranil

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September 15, 2015 04:25 pm

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe in New Delhi today morning. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe is curren...

US to assist SL over OHCHR report

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September 15, 2015 04:02 pm

The United States will work with the Sri Lankan Government to develop a resolution which will gain the consensus support of the UNHRC, The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau ...

Mihin Lanka to launch flights to Muscat in Oman

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September 15, 2015 03:00 pm

Mihin Lanka, the region’s leading low-cost airline, will commence flight operations to Muscat, the capital of Oman from October 25 onwards. A total of four weekly flights will...

Cricket: Kaushal undergoes tests in Chennai after reported bowling action

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September 15, 2015 02:59 pm

Sri Lanka spinner Tharindu Kaushal has undergone a series of tests on Monday (14) after being reported on his bowling action after the concluded home Test series against India. ...

Vehicle leasing rates limited to 70% of the cost compared to 100 % earlier - CB directive

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September 15, 2015 02:57 pm

  Banks, finance and leasing companies were directed by Sri Lanka's Central Bank on Monday to follow new leasing rates which have been set at a maximum 70 per cent per vehi...

Modi confident of genuine reconciliation in Lanka

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September 15, 2015 02:50 pm

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed confidence that India is confident that Sri Lanka will achieve genuine reconciliation and development under the current leadersh...

Indo-Lanka relationship to reach new heights : PM Wickremesinghe

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September 15, 2015 02:20 pm

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said the relationship between India and Sri Lanka can reach newer heights. At a media briefing in New Delhi, Mr Wickremesing...

Modi must press for international probe: Ramadoss

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September 15, 2015 12:53 pm

Indian MP and PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stress on his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe for an international judicial probe i...

Ranil calls on Indian PM

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September 15, 2015 11:52 am

Prime Minister Ranil Wickreamsinghe  who is in India on a three day official visit called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in New Delhi a short while ag...

Indian police seize abandoned Lankan boat off TN coast

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September 15, 2015 11:34 am

A Srilankan high-speed fiber glass boat was found abandoned at the Maniantheevu Shore, near Vedaranyam in Nagapattinam District, raising suspicion of the Intelligence agencies that...

Chamara Sampath sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Uva PC

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September 15, 2015 11:30 am

United Peoples Freedom Allaince (UPFA) councillor Chamara Sampath Dassanayake has been sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Uva Provincial Council. Mr Dassanayake, who was a on...

HRW wants UNHCR to setup concrete benchmarks for Lanka's domestic process

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September 15, 2015 11:20 am

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) yesterday called on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to set out concrete benchmarks for an effective justice and accountability mechanis...

Premier Wickremesinghe to hold talks with Modi

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September 15, 2015 11:02 am

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will be meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is to hold bilateral talks today. Wickremesinghe, who is on his first overseas trip a...

Program from next year to select best farmers in provincial & national levels: President

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September 15, 2015 09:54 am

President Maithripala Sirisena said that he would implement a program from next year to select the best farmers in provincial and national levels. He said he would take any poss...

President congratulates new Australian PM

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September 15, 2015 09:50 am

President Maithripala Sirisena today congratulated Australia's new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, as Australia continues its journey as an exemplary parliamentary democracy. "...

Bridge to link Talaimannar to Danushkodi on the anvil: Indian Minister

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September 15, 2015 09:46 am

The Centre has taken a policy decision for building a bridge linking Talaimannar in Sri Lanka with Danushkodi, Union Minister Kalraj Mishra today said. "We have decided to build...

CBK appointed as Attanagalle SLFP organiser

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September 15, 2015 09:41 am

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga has been appointed as the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Chief Organiser of the Attanagalle electorate,  a spokesperson for the former presi...

Ranil to meet Modi today, fishermen issue expected to be on agenda

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September 15, 2015 09:28 am

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is scheduled to meet PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday. Wickremesinghe, who is on his first overseas trip after assuming the top office for the fou...

Full text of Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera's response at 30th session of the UNHRC

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September 14, 2015 09:13 pm

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera's response to the General Debate of the 30th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in  Geneva Mr. President High Commissioner for Human...

Sri Lanka plans S.Africa-style commission to confront war crimes

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September 14, 2015 09:12 pm

  (REUTERS) Sri Lanka's new government said on Monday it was setting up a South Africa-style truth and reconciliation commission to look into atrocities during its long civ...

Fitch withdraws rating on Ceylon Income Fund

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September 14, 2015 07:40 pm

Fitch Ratings has withdrawn the ratings on Ceylon Income Fund's National Fund which was “Credit Quality Rating of 'A (lka)'.” In an announcement on Monday, the agency sa...

UNHRC report on Sri Lanka to be released on Wednesday

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September 14, 2015 03:29 pm

The report of the UN Human Rights Council-mandated investigation on Sri Lanka will be made publicly available on Wednesday, 16 September at 10h30 CET time and 14h00 UTC time. The r...

UN Report on Rights violations reveals findings of a "serious nature" : Prince Zeid

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September 14, 2015 03:04 pm

  UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein speaking at the opening session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session, said the report on the right...

U-19 Cricket: School tournament to be played in new format

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September 14, 2015 03:00 pm

The Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association (SLSCA) has decided to conduct the forthcoming Under-19 Inter-School cricket tournament by introducing a new format which they had been st...

Gota and Namal summoned to FCID

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September 14, 2015 12:57 pm

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Hambantota District UPFA MP Namal Rajapaksa have been summoned to the police FCID this morning, Police Media Unit said. They wer...

Rugby: Sinhala booklet on anti-doping sees the light of day

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September 14, 2015 12:00 pm

A long overdue initiative that should have been made by the country’s sports hierarchy has now become a reality finally courtesy of the Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPR...

Colombo bourse starts week on upbeat trading

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September 14, 2015 11:40 am

The Colombo bourse started the week with a positive trading session on Monday despite the subdued activities last week, analysts said. Late morning saw both indices marginally up ...

Hockey: Vijaya Open 7s next weekend in Matale

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September 14, 2015 09:00 am

The 16th Vijaya Open All-Island Inter Club Hockey Sevens 2015 for men conducted by Matale Old Vijayans Sports Club will get underway at Matale next weekend.   Bernard Al...

Netball: Inter-Company Tournament from October 17

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September 14, 2015 06:00 am

All plans have been set afoot to host the annual Inter-Company Netball Championship, conducted by the, on October 17 at the St. Joseph’s College Indoor Stadium...

Badminton: Annual Mercantile Tourney from October 10

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September 14, 2015 03:00 am

The 32nd Mercantile Badminton Association Inter Firm Badminton Championship 2015 organised by the MBA and sponsored for the 17th successive year by Akzo Nobel Paints Lanka (pvt) Lt...



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