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Wimal Weerawansa arrested; released on bail

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October 23, 2015 06:12 pm

United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa who was questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) this morning regarding discrepancies in h...


Former Eastern Provincial Council minister arrested over double murder

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October 23, 2015 02:43 pm

A former Eastern Provincial Council minister has been arrested over charges of a double murder committed in 2008, Police said today. According to a statement issued by the siste...


Two killed and thirty injured in a vehicle collision

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October 23, 2015 02:02 pm

Two persons were killed and 30 others sustained severe injuries in a vehicle collision that occurred along the Anuradhapura- Puttalam main road, Puttalam earlier this morning, Poli...


Appropriation Bill presented to Parliament

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October 23, 2015 12:53 pm

The Government presented the Appropriation Bill for 2016 to Parliament this morning. It was presented by Leader of the House Minister Lakshman Kkiriella. The total Government ex...


MP Weerawansa allowed to leave country after PM intervenes

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October 23, 2015 12:48 pm

UPFA MP Wimal weerawansa was permitted to leave the country with the intervention of   Prime Minister Ranil Wickremeisinghe after  he had been stopped by Immigration authorities...


Sarath Amunugama sworn in as cabinet minister

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October 23, 2015 12:10 pm

Dr. Sarath Amunugama took oaths as the Cabinet Minister of Special Projects before the President Maithripala Sirisena today, President's Media Division said....


Chosen mechanism within SL Constitution framework:Maithri

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October 23, 2015 12:06 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena said the government wants to take opinions of all parties into consideration for establishing a mechanism to investigate into the allegations of huma...


TMVP Secretary arrested over murder

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October 23, 2015 12:01 pm

Secretary of the Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP) and former Eastern Provincial Councilor P. Prashanthan was arrested  today by the Kaththankudi police over a double murder ...


Colombo bourse retains positivism at start

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October 23, 2015 10:28 am

The Colombo bourse advanced for the fourth consecutive session at Friday's start driven by retail activity, with analysts saying that gains were mainly driven by price apprec...


Basil FR fixed for hearing

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October 23, 2015 10:16 am

The Supreme Court yesterday fixed for hearing the fundamental rights petitions filed by former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa challenging the legality of the Financi...


New Bishop of Jaffna appointed

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October 23, 2015 09:52 am

Vicar General diocese of Jaffna Very Rev. Msgr. Dr. Justin Bernard Gnanapragasam has been appointed as the new Bishop of Jaffna to the Diocese of Jaffna Sri Lanka by Holy Father P...


Paranagama Commission recommends Gambian model war crimes probe

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October 23, 2015 09:34 am

The Paranagama Commission on Missing Persons has recommended the Gambian model to try war crimes under the Sri Lankan judicial system. Calling the Gambian model a “successful ...


India should stop treating Lanka as a friendly country: DMK

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October 23, 2015 09:32 am

DMK today demanded that India should stop treating Sri Lanka as a "friendly country" and take steps for a credible international enquiry into allegations of war crimes against the ...


HRW delegation meets Defence Secretary

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October 23, 2015 09:07 am

A delegation of Human Rights Watch (HRW) led by Mr Brad Adams, Asia Executive Director met with the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi at the Minist...


MP Dinesh Gunawardena attempts to remove Mace as UNHRC debate gets underway

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October 22, 2015 05:10 pm

Time allocations for the adjournment debate on the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka led to a rumpus in parliament today with UPFA MP Dinesh Guunawardena attempting to run away with th...


SL Budget debate to end on Dec 19

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October 22, 2015 04:54 pm

The debate for Sri Lanka’s 2016 budget has been reduced to 24 days from the earlier schedule of 26 days, the Ministry of Finance said. The schedule is as follows: November...


Four new ministers of Uva PC sworn-in

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October 22, 2015 04:25 pm

Four new Ministers of the Uva Provincial Council were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena, at the Presidential Secretariat, today, President Media Unit said. The Governo...


Channa and Upuli at Presidential Commission

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October 22, 2015 03:55 pm

Veteran choreographers Channa Wijewardena and Upuli Panibharatha arrived at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption...


New Dept. for Private Sector Development at Finance Ministry from Jan

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October 22, 2015 03:45 pm

    Sri Lanka's Ministry of Finance will create a new department for private sector development from January onwards, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said on Thursda...


UN Asst. Secretary General Jenca meets Mangala

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October 22, 2015 03:40 pm

The UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Miroslav Jenca, who is currently on a visit to Sri Lanka called on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mangala Samaraweera ye...


President calls all-party meet on U.N. resolution

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October 22, 2015 03:37 pm

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has called an all-party meeting to discuss the latest UNHRC resolution over the alleged rights abuses committed during the 26-year-old civ...


Cabinet approves proposal to amend penal code to prevent hate speech

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October 22, 2015 03:27 pm

A proposal to make suitable amendments to the penal code, to enact and empower laws for the prevention of hate speech focusing on various religious and ethnic groups was approved b...


Five arrested in brothel raid: Police

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October 22, 2015 02:28 pm

Five persons were arrested for allegedly running a brothel under the guise of an ayurvedic spa along the Piliyandala road, Maharagama, Police said today. Following a tip off the...


Three arrested for possessing unlicensed revolvers: Police

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October 22, 2015 01:28 pm

Three persons were apprehended in two separate incidents for allegedly possessing revolvers and ammunition, in the Ella and Thiniyawala areas, Police said today. A 47 year old m...


Government plans Rs 5000-crore mega port in Tamil Nadu to reduce dependence on Colombo, Singapore ports

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October 22, 2015 11:07 am

To reduce India's dependence on Colombo and Singapore ports for handling cargo traffic, the Narendra Modi government is planning to build a mega transhipment hub at a cost of over...


WI in SL: Sri Lanka opt to bat as Kusal Mendis make Test debut

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October 22, 2015 10:11 am

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat against the West Indies in the second and final Test match played for the Sober-Tissera Trophy at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo today (22). ...


Religious leaders praise govt’s initiatives for peace & reconciliation

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October 22, 2015 10:08 am

A group of representatives of the World Alliance of Religions‘ Peace Summit met President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday at the Official Residence of the President. The repres...


Chairman and Members appointed to PSC

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October 22, 2015 10:05 am

Dharmasena Dissanayake has been appointed as the Chairman of the Public Service Commission yesterday, Government Information Department said. Meanwhile A.Slam Abdul Waid, Mrs.D....


House to debate on UN report today

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October 22, 2015 10:02 am

The parliament is to debate today on key Human Rights reports tabled by the government this week including the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL) report and the subsequent UN ...


Did not consider appointing foreign experts as judges: MR

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October 22, 2015 09:52 am

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday said his government, at no time, contemplated the appointment of foreign experts as judges exercising judicial power in respect of t...




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