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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...


MS thanks Pakistan for support given to end the fight against terrorism

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May 12, 2015 07:34 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena said that the government as well as the entire Sri Lankan nation is grateful to Pakistan for the enormous assistance provided to Sri Lanka to defeat ...


Lanka’s relief and rescue operations concludes in Nepal

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May 12, 2015 03:31 pm

The Sri Lankan Contingent returned home on Monday night after concluding its relief work during the two-week rescue and relief operation in Nepal following the earthquake on April ...


Nauzer Fowzie released on bail

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May 12, 2015 03:22 pm

The United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Western Provincial Councilor Nauzer Fowzie, who was arrested today morning released on bail by Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya...


BBS to set up 'National Commission'

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May 12, 2015 03:21 pm

Bodu Blasena Orgonisation(BBS) is to appoint a ‘National Commission ” to protect the interest of the Sinhala Buddhist business interests, BBS National Orgoniser Witharandeniye ...


SL Embassy suffers damages in new Nepal quake, staff safe

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May 12, 2015 03:04 pm

The Sri Lanka Embassy in Nepal suffered  damages in the magnitude of 7.4 that   hit near the town of Namche  Bazar, near Mount Everest a short while ago. The Ministry of For...


President instructs immediate resettlement of Miriyabedde victims

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May 12, 2015 02:49 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena instructed officials to take immediate action to find alternate places for those affected by the Miriyabedde landslide, Presidential Secretariat said...


Deputy Minister Neranjan Wickramasinghe passes away

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May 12, 2015 02:42 pm

The Deputy Minister of Public Order and Christian Affairs, MP Neranjan Wickramasinghe has passed away following a brief illness.  ...


Another earthquake hits Nepal

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May 12, 2015 01:47 pm

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, less than three weeks after a quake devastated large areas of the Himalayan nation. The ...


Nauzer Fowzie arrested

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May 12, 2015 11:35 am

The United Peoples Freedom Allaince (UPFA) Western Provincial Councilor Nauzer Fowzie was arrested today by the Colombo Crime Division (CCD) for allegedly threatening a businessman...


Lanka condoles on Pakistan helicopter crash

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May 12, 2015 10:38 am

The Government expressed its heartfelt condolences to the family members of the bereaved passengers of the Pakistan Army Helicopter crash. The Foreign Ministry issuing a stateme...


Colombo shares see early gains with marginal returns

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May 12, 2015 10:35 am

Colombo equity market started Tuesday’s operations on a positive note where both counters witnessed marginal returns, with analysts saying that it will swing between gains and lo...


Ravi to make a statement in Parliament on loan issue

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May 12, 2015 05:40 am

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake is to issue an official statement in Parliament on May 19 in connection with issuing of loans from Lankaputhra Development Bank. Addressing a...


Sajin Vass Gunawardena questioned by CID

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May 11, 2015 02:38 pm

Criminal Investigations Department is currently interrogating UPFA MP Sajin de Vass Gunawardena over the misuse of vehicles of the Presidential Secretariat, local media reported.A ...


NDB & DFCC boards say MOU to merge terminated

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May 11, 2015 02:38 pm

As exclusively reported by The Sunday Times, the proposed DFCC and NDB merger is off, a statement by the two banks said to the Colombo Stock Exchange on Monday. It said that the t...


Jayalalithaa acquitted in graft case, celebrations erupt in AIADMK camp

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May 11, 2015 02:22 pm

The Karnataka high court on Monday acquitted AIADMK supremo and former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa in a corruption case, clearing the decks for her return to the state...


Gotabaya Rajapksa leaves Bribery Commission

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May 11, 2015 02:18 pm

Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa who arrived at the Bribery Commission this morning to give a statement left the premises at around 1pm. Rajapaksa was summoned to th...


Finance Minister Ravi says to sue former President over Lankaputra Bank allegations

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May 11, 2015 01:20 pm

Sri Lankan Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake on Monday announced plans to sue former President Mahinda Rajapaksa over defamatory statements pertaining to Lankaputra Development Ba...


Gota takes to FB to reveal weekly schedule of 'commitment'

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May 11, 2015 01:06 pm

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa released his schedule of appointments for this week on his Facebook page yesterday, with an air  of  sarcasm on his schedule. He...


Rugby: Royal College Union to host the Bradby Fiesta

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May 11, 2015 12:00 pm

The vibrant ‘Bradby Fiesta 2015’ hosted by the Royal College Union will get underway on May 23 at the Bloomfield and Racecourse grounds starting from 11.00am until midnight. ...


Intoxicated passenger causes MAS flight to Lanka to turn back

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May 11, 2015 11:01 am

An intoxicated  passenger caused a Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight to Sri Lanka to make a return to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) late Saturday, the Asia News Netwo...






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