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...

Sumo: Sri Lanka take part in World Championship while hunting for talent locally

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September 14, 2015 12:00 am

A contact sport, considered as modern martial arts in its originative country Japan, Sumo has now hit the Sri Lankan shores with as many as 250 athletes engaging in it.   ...

PM off to India on official visit

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September 13, 2015 10:34 pm

On the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will undertake an Official visit to India from Sept 14th to 16th  2015. During ...

Motorsports: Sappers 4x4 Gympo on September 20

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September 13, 2015 09:00 pm

The fifth consecutive Sappers 4x4 Gympo Motorsport event will be held at the Sapper Off Road Arena in Embilipitiya on September 20.   The fourth and final event of the F...

MCA Cricket: Singer League 2016 from Sept.23 to Oct. 11

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September 13, 2015 06:00 pm

The 23rd inning of the Singer-MCA Partnership gets underway next on September 23 with the commencement of the MCA Singer Premier ‘League’ 2016 segment.   This year w...

Boxing: Anuradha, Madumali emerge top boxers at ABA Novices Championship

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September 13, 2015 03:00 pm

The ABA Novices Men’s and Women’s boxing championship which concluded at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium saw Anuradha Gunaskera and Madumali Herath come out as the best boxers i...

MCA Cricket: Division ‘B’ tourney from September 16

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September 13, 2015 12:00 pm

The MCA will commence their 2016 Season with the ‘B’ division 50-Over League Tournament on Wednesday (16).   The following 13 teams will be participating in two grou...

Rosy appointed as Prime Minister's Spokesperson

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September 13, 2015 10:42 am

Former Minister Rosy Senanayake was appointed as the Prime Minister's Spokesperson and the Deputy Head of the Prime Minister's Office. Senanayake contested the recent General El...

Amal Clooney downplays husband George's concern over Maldives

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September 13, 2015 10:16 am

COLOMBO (AFP) - Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney downplayed her actor husband George's fears for her safety on Friday, after he voiced his concern on a US talk show following an at...

Cricket: Royal Inter-Batch tournament on September 20

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September 13, 2015 09:00 am

The 15th consecutive Royal College Cricket Carnival is all set to take place on September 20 at the Bloomfield ground from 8.00am onwards.   Organised by the Royal Colle...

Badminton: Western Province Classics from September 19

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September 13, 2015 06:00 am

The Western Province Badminton Association’s 17th Classic Badminton Championship will be held on September 19 and 20 and to be continued on October 3 and 4 at the University of M...

Motorsports: Walawe Supercross on Sunday

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September 13, 2015 03:00 am

The Walawa Supercross 2015 will be held at the Sri Lanka Army Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) Regiment Sevanagala Circuit in Uda Walawa, Embilipitiya on Sunday (13). ...

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