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CID questions Buddhika Pathirana

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September 24, 2015 02:36 pm

United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Buddhika Pathirana was questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today over a statement he had recently.  ...


Indian fishermen protest against Lankan navy

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September 24, 2015 02:25 pm

Fishermen of Nambiyar Nagar in Nagapattinam district in India has gone on an indefinite strike, seeking the intervention of State and Central governments to secure the release of 1...


SLPA Chairman Panagoda steps down

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September 24, 2015 12:59 pm

Former Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) Chairman Dr. Lakdas Panagoda submitted his resignation a few weeks back. Additional Secretary at the Ports Ministry Ms. Kanthi Perera ha...


President Sirisena arrives in New York

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September 24, 2015 12:21 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena has arrived in New York to attend the UN summit. The President will be meeting several world leaders on the sidelines of the summit while he set to a...


Lankan Muslims celebrate Hajj today

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September 24, 2015 12:07 pm

Muslims in Sri Lanka mark Hajj, also known as Eid-al-Adha, today. Hajj festival, Feast of the sacrifice, the Greater Eid and Eid e Qurban. It is the second religious holiday in the...


Devotees mark Hajj festival

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September 24, 2015 12:07 pm

Muslim devotees in Sri Lanka mark Hajj, also known as Eid-al-Adha, today. Hajj festival, Feast of the sacrifice, the Greater Eid and Eid e Qurban. It is the second religious ho...


Wigneswaran welcomes UN proposal to set up hybrid court

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September 24, 2015 12:03 pm

The Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-dominated Northern Province has welcomed the UNHRC’s proposal to set up a hybrid court to probe the alleged war crimes during the last p...


UN war crimes report soft pedals LTTE’s using human shield: G.L.Peiris

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September 24, 2015 12:02 pm

Former Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Prof.G.L.Peiris has said that the report of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights on “war crimes” in Lanka has soft pedaled the LTTE’s u...


Navy arrests six Indian fishermen

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September 24, 2015 11:58 am

The Navy today said that it has arrested six Indian fishermen for allegedly fishing in Lankan waters. The Navy said it assisted the Sri Lankan coastal guards in the seas off Kov...


Jayalalithaa urges Modi to have Indian fishermen released

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September 24, 2015 09:04 am

 Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has called upon the Centre to take positive and concrete steps to secure the immediate release of the 15 fishermen from Nagapattinam, who were appr...


Colombo Croc that roamed Mount Beach dies

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September 24, 2015 06:54 am

  The Crocodile that was roaming the sea  and beach area of  Colombo was reported dead yesterday evening. The crocodile that was crocodile that was roaming in the sea o...


PM says no talks held in India on building bridge between two countries

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September 23, 2015 09:42 pm

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today briefed parliament regarding his recent visit to India and denied that any discussion had been held regarding building a bridge connecting...


Sri Lanka considers vehicle tax hike to curb imports

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September 23, 2015 04:57 pm

  The Sri Lankan government is considering a tax hike on car imports to curb imports and stop the outflow of foreign reserves, official sources revealed. The Sri Lankan ...


Top ADB official visiting Sri Lanka

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September 23, 2015 04:54 pm

    Wencai Zhang, Vice-President (Operations 1) of the Asian Development Bank will be an official visit to Sri Lanka on September 28-29, the bank’s Colombo office...


Northern fishermen protest in Jaffna against Indian poaching

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September 23, 2015 03:24 pm

Atleast fifteen fisheries unions in Northern province staged a massive protest in Jaffna today against Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters. The protest was started fo...


Shooting incident at Kaduwela Magistrate leaves one injured

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September 23, 2015 03:23 pm

One person was injured in a shooting incident that took place at the Kaduwela Magistrate, earlier this morning, Police said. The victim was to be produced before the magistrat...


Cabinet instructs State vehicles used by former officials to be re- acquired

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September 23, 2015 03:11 pm

The cabinet of ministers has decided to instruct the secretaries of ministries to take the necessary steps to re- acquire state vehicles which are being used by former Government o...


Petition filed against the UN report

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September 23, 2015 03:06 pm

A petition was filed at the Colombo District Courts seeking court order to pronounce that the United Nations (UN) report on the alleged war crimes and crimes against the humanity c...


Jaya seeks Modi's intervention to resolve fishing dispute

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September 23, 2015 02:58 pm

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to find suitable mechanisms to resolve the long pending fishing dispute between India and Sri...


Australian found dead inside Colombo hotel

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September 23, 2015 02:53 pm

An 27 years old  Australian national was found dead inside a Colombo hotel today morning, police media unit said. According to the foreigner who was staying in a hotel located ...


PM directs cabinet on economic use of expending State funds

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September 23, 2015 02:53 pm

The Prime Minister has focused the attention of the Cabinet of Ministers on the economic use of expending government funds on various projects and activities. Accordingly the Cabin...


German Foreign Minister concludes visit to Lanka

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September 23, 2015 02:43 pm

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier who visited Sri Lanka at the invitation of Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera concluded his one day visit to Sri Lanka , a press r...


Navy arrested 18 Indian fishermen

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September 23, 2015 02:36 pm

Eighteen Indian fishermen were arreted by the Navy  along with two Indian steel fishing trawlers poaching in Sri Lankan waters in the seas North-East of Point Pedro today. The ...


Sajin granted bail

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September 23, 2015 02:05 pm

The Colombo High Court today granted bail to former United Peoples Freedom Allaince (UPFA) parliamentarian Sajin de Vass Gunawardena, who has been in  custody for four months. ...


Four arrested with 10.445 kilograms of Cannabis in the past 24 hours: Police

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September 23, 2015 01:58 pm

Four persons were nabbed in and nearly 10.445 kilograms of Cannabis was taken into Police custody, in two separate incidents that took place in the past 24 hours, Police said. T...


Man nabbed with heroin in Panadura

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September 23, 2015 12:12 pm

A man was arrested in the Panadura area for allegedly transporting 24.570 grams of Heroin in a bus, Police said today. A special team of Police officers from the Mount Lavinia P...


President Sirisena to address General Assembly on Sept . 30

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September 23, 2015 12:09 pm

President Sirisena who left for the USA this morning will address the General Assembly of the United Nations on September 30, during the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly Me...


DIG Dissanayake remanded till September 30

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September 23, 2015 12:00 pm

DIG U.K. Dissanayake has been further remanded till September 30 by the Vavuniya Magistrate on allegedly aiding a treasure hunt. He  turned himself in on September 19. Sever...


Two acting ministers sworn in before the President

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September 23, 2015 12:00 pm

Ministers Ruwan Wijewardene and Anuradha Jayaratne were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena as acting ministers, in lieu of the President’s visit to New York earlier t...


Statement being taken from Rajapaksa

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September 23, 2015 11:58 am

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry (CoI) is currently recording a statement from former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at his residence in Mirihana, local media reported. Accordi...




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