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MR rejects allegations of investments in Dubai

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May 14, 2015 08:14 pm

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today rejected all the allegations levelled against him including that he is owning the Marriot hotel in Dubai and an investment in the Steel Cor...


New Army Chief of Staff appointed

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May 14, 2015 08:07 pm

Major General Jagath Dias has been appointed as the Chief of Staff of the Army with effect from May 7 , Military Spokesman Jayanath Jayaweera said. Currently Major General Dias ...


Prime Minister is People’s Choice; Maithri

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May 14, 2015 08:04 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena said according to  the political system of the country it is the people, who have the sole right to decide on the election of a Prime Minister. ...


IUBF launch demonstration at Fort Railway Station

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May 14, 2015 06:11 pm

The Inter University Bikkhu Federation (IUBF) will launched a demonstration near the Fort Railway Station today, demanding the government to increase the intake of Buddhist monks t...


Rs 20 million to keep silence; Rajitha

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May 14, 2015 04:49 pm

A cabinet member yesterday disclosed that he was offered Rs 20 million per month to keep 'silence' over the Avant Garde controversy. Minister Rajitha Senaratna told at the weekl...


Top stock investor Dilith Jayaweera questioned by special police unit

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May 14, 2015 02:47 pm

  One time powerful Sri Lankan stock market investor Dilith Jayaweera was being questioned on Thursday at the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) now over alleged ...


Republic Day to be recelebrated

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May 14, 2015 02:16 pm

The cabinet has decided to celebrate the Republic Day which falls on May 22, cabinet spokesperson Rajitha Senaratna said today. The day coincides the passing of the first Republ...


Sub committee to study electoral reforms

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May 14, 2015 02:11 pm

The cabinet paper on electoral reforms will be submitted to the cabinet next week, Cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said today. Addressing the weekly cabinet brief Dr. Senara...


Colombo shares show mixed results in early trade

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May 14, 2015 10:55 am

  The Colombo Bourse started on a high note during early trading hours on Thursday, however the indices were mixed by 10.45 am with index heavy shares losing price, analysts ...


MR sends Mangala a letter of demand for Rs 1 Billion

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May 14, 2015 09:05 am

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sent a letter of demand to Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera, seeking Rs 1 billion in damages over an alleged statement the latter...


Gammanpila files complaint at Bribery Commission against President and PM

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May 14, 2015 09:01 am

Leader of the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya WPC member Udaya Gammanpila yesterday lodged a complaint with the Bribery Commission against President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister...


SriLankan flight returns to Colombo owing to bad weather

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May 14, 2015 08:57 am

A Tiruchi-bound SriLankan Airlines flight from Colombo returned home due to a heavy downpour at the Tiruchi Airport and bad weather condition in the city on Tuesday afternoon, the ...


Supreme Court issues interim order preventing Gota arrest

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May 13, 2015 09:00 pm

The supreme court  issued an interim order preventing the arrest of Former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. The order was issued when a Fundamental rights petition was fi...


Lanka condemns terrorist attack on a bus in Karachi

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May 13, 2015 08:16 pm

The government while condemning today’s terrorist attack on a bus in Karachi,  Pakistan killing innocent civilians and injuring many expressed support for all efforts to combat...


Colombo shares lose despite drop in T-bill yields

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May 13, 2015 06:00 pm

Colombo stock market witnessed negative returns on Wednesday despite the continued drop in T-bill yields for the ninth consecutive week, with analysts saying that the political hap...


DMK welcomes Lanka’s efforts to solve fishing dispute

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May 13, 2015 05:42 pm

Welcoming Sri Lanka’s efforts to solve the fishing dispute in Palk Strait, DMK today urged the Indian government to take steps for bilateral talks involving fishermen of the isla...


Leave to proceed granted in Gotabhaya's FR case

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May 13, 2015 05:40 pm

The Supreme Court (SC) today granted leave to proceed in a Fundamental Rights (FR) application filed by former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. The court also granted an i...


Lankan robbed in Kuwait

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May 13, 2015 04:49 pm

A Sri Lankan man was kidnapped and his car had been stolen along with KD 870 and two phones in Kuwait by three persons in Kuwait, the Kuwait Times said. The victim had been leav...


Lankan refugees returns home from India

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May 13, 2015 04:26 pm

A group consisting 65 Sri Lankan refugees from India returned to the country today after nearly two decades. The United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNCHR) has given ass...


Indian fishermen’s delegation meet the president

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May 13, 2015 04:18 pm

A special delegation of the Indian Fishermen’s Organization met President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, May 12, 2015. The discussion focused on the diffic...


Local government elections after the general elections

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May 13, 2015 03:58 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena said that the Local Government Elections would be held this year after the General Elections, president secretariat said. He further said that the...


Govt considers increasing local council membership

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May 13, 2015 03:24 pm

Minster of Public Administration Karu Jayasuriya said that there was a proposal to Increase the number of local government council members by 25 percent. Mr Jayasuriya addressing ...


Lankan woman pleads in UK not to send her back

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May 13, 2015 03:14 pm

A Cromer woman who claimed she was raped and then tortured with cigarettes by security forces in Sri Lanka has pleaded with the Home Office not to send her back, the Norfolk Easter...


Pakistan Chief of Army Staff cancels trip to Sri Lanka

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May 13, 2015 02:53 pm

Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif has cancelled his pre scheduled three days visit to Sri Lanka, Pakistan media reported. The Pakistani Daily News report said the army chief ...


All Golden Key depositors to be paid in full within a year, Govt. promises

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May 13, 2015 02:20 pm

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake gave an undertaking on behalf of the government on Wednesday, to repay the deposits of all Golden Key depositors numbering around 7,200 within on...


President orders release of Indian fishermen

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May 13, 2015 12:44 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered to release 37 Indian fishermen held in custody after being arrested by Sri Lanka Navy for poaching in Lankan waters, officials said. T...


Supreme Court dismisses FR case against Central Bank Governor

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May 13, 2015 11:53 am

A fundamental rights petition seeking a more comprehensive investigation against Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran over a controversial Treasury bond issue, was dismissed by ...


SC to take up Gota's FR petition today

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May 13, 2015 11:02 am

The Supreme Court will today take up a Fundamental Rights petition filed by former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa against the establishment of police Financial Crimes Invest...


Security breach raises concerns about Maithri's safety

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May 12, 2015 09:31 pm

Sri Lanka’s security experts are deeply concerned about the security of President Maithripala Sirisena following an incident in which his security was seriously breached and anot...


I will use executive powers to protect the environment: Maithri

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May 12, 2015 07:37 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena said he is not reluctant to use the Executive Powers to the maximum level to protect the environment. The President made these comments delivering...




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