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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...


Credible inquiry into rights violations in SL possible: Chidambaram

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October 22, 2015 09:32 am

India’s former Union Finance and Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday said “credible inquiry” [into alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka] could be achieved in ma...


Top economist Indrajith to be appointed Advisor to key Sri Lankan ministry

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October 21, 2015 10:32 pm

  Indrajith Coomaraswamy, an eminent Sri Lankan economist and retired Commonwealth Secretariat Director, is tipped to be appointed as a senior advisor to the Government, offici...


Dialog Axiata and BOI sign Rs. 24.6 bln investment agreement

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October 21, 2015 09:53 pm

  Dialog Axiata PLC, the largest foreign investor operating under the aegis of the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (BOI), on Wednesday signed agreements with the BOI for an in...


'Kondaya' released on bail

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October 21, 2015 03:27 pm

Dunesh Priyashantha alias 'Kondaya' was released on bail this morning by the Gampaha Magistrate Tikirige Jayathilake in connection with two cases, local media reported. Priyasha...


Colombo bourse sustains upbeat momentum

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October 21, 2015 03:20 pm

The Colombo bourse on Wednesday sustained the momentum with the regained lost ground the day before when investor sentiments turned positive as Central Bank decided to retai...


Lankan born Khamshajiny to become Dy Mayor of Oslo

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October 21, 2015 11:25 am

Sri Lankan born Khamshajiny Gunaratnam is to become the new deputy mayor of Oslo as Norway’s Labour Party and its Green and Socialist allies retake the city after eight years of ...


Paranagama commission says war crimes claims are 'credible'

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October 21, 2015 10:45 am

A government-appointed Sri Lankan judge says allegations the army committed war crimes during the long conflict with Tamil Tiger rebels are "credible". He was leading the first go...


PMK wants TN varsities to conduct distance education in Lanka

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October 21, 2015 10:34 am

PMK leader S. Ramadoss on Tuesday appealed to the University Grants Commission (UGC) to allow universities in Tamil Nadu to conduct correspondence courses in Sri Lanka for the bene...


Justice Titus Bodhipala Weerasuriya appointed as Chairman of the Bribery Commission

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October 21, 2015 09:18 am

Justice Titus Bodhipala Weerasuriya was appointed as the Chairman of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption. Justice Lal Ranjith Silva and Chandrana...


Paranagama report rejects findings by UN led inquiry

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October 21, 2015 09:13 am

The Commission of Inquiry into Abductions and Disappearances (Maxwell Paranagama Commission) has rejected findings by a UN led inquiry which said 40,000 civilians were killed durin...


Colombo 7 property donated for Col.Uni given to land company

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October 20, 2015 04:19 pm

A property donated by late Dr. (Mrs) Shiva Chinnathambi to set up a girl’s hostel was given on contract by the former Vice Chancellor of the Colombo University Kumara  Hirimbure...


Investigation on missing Police Sergeant Gunathilaka

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October 20, 2015 02:45 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena instructs the Inspector General of Police to carry out a proper investigation regarding the disappearance of Police Sergeant Mr. Gunathilaka who work...


President thanks China for continuous assistance to SL

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October 20, 2015 02:43 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena expressed deep appreciation to China for providing continuous assistance for development of Sri Lanka. He made these remarks when he met with a gr...


Prime Minister presents UNHRC report in Parliament

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October 20, 2015 02:41 pm

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today presented to Parliament the UNHRC report on Sri Lanka. As well as the paranagama and the Udalagama commission report to the house. A de...


Key human rights reports submitted to House

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October 20, 2015 01:48 pm

The final reports of Udalagama Commission and Paranagama commission reports were tabled in Parliament by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe a short while ago. The House is to deba...


India’s success lies in production of elites: Lankan sociologist

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October 20, 2015 12:26 pm

If India has produced people who have achieved world fame in a variety of fields and Sri Lanka has not, it is because the Indian social, educational and political systems have been...


Gary Anandasangaree elected to Canadian Parliament

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October 20, 2015 12:22 pm

Gary Anandasangaree, son of TULF leader V. Anandasangaree has won the new riding of Scarborough-Rouge Park for the Liberal party, Canada, beating the Conservatives after the party...


Sajin allowed to travel singapore

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October 20, 2015 12:17 pm

The Colombo Chief Magistrate today granted permission for former United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) parliamentarian Sajin Vass Gunawardene to travel to Singapore for medical tr...


Five Lankans reach India using high-speed boat: Indian Police

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October 20, 2015 11:44 am

Five persons were suspected to have arrived onboard a high-speed fibre glass boat from Sri Lanka that was found abandoned at a coastal village in India, a topTamil Nadu police offi...


Complaint to be filed at HRC on behalf of 'Kondaya'

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October 20, 2015 11:35 am

The Activists for Human Rights said that it will file a complaint at the Human Rights Commission on behalf of Dunesh Priyashantha alias 'Kondaya' who was arrested by the police ove...


Western Provincial Councillor Upali Kodikara remanded

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October 20, 2015 10:21 am

Western Provincial Councillor Upali Kodikara who was arrested on charges of obstructing duties of a police officer was remanded until Friday, October 23. The Provincial Councill...


SL's Central Bank says interest rates unchanged

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October 20, 2015 09:30 am

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank (CB), contrary to expectations in some business circles, kept interest rates unchanged on Tuesday after a meeting of the Monetary Board on Monday. “...


Badminton: National Championship from October 22 to 27 in Anuradhapura

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October 19, 2015 06:00 pm

The 63rd National Badminton Championship, Sri Lanka’s annual flagship event for which shuttlers are looking forward to compete for honours will be staged out of its traditional l...


United opposition rally against proposed hybrid court

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October 19, 2015 04:30 pm

The inaugural rally organized by the united opposition against the proposed mechanism to investigate the alleged war crimes will be held in Colombo today. The rally is expected ...


Sri Lanka says would consider visit by China navy ships

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October 19, 2015 03:27 pm

BEIJING (Reuters) - Sri Lanka would consider allowing Chinese naval ships to visit again but no request has been forthcoming yet, the country's defense minister said on Sunday. ...


Carrom: Sri Lanka emerge runners-up at ICF Cuo 2015

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October 19, 2015 03:00 pm

Sri Lanka finished runners-up in the Men’s and Women’s segments at the Carrom ICF Cup 2015 held from October 7 to 11 at the Thayagaraj Sports Complex in New Delhi.   ...


Death toll in last stage of Eelam War uncertain: Ranil Wickremesinghe

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October 19, 2015 01:24 pm

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has acknowledged that there are “no definite figures” regarding the final estimate of casualties in the last stage of the Eelam War, which...


'Kondaya' released from remand prison

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October 19, 2015 12:17 pm

Dunesh Priyashantha alias 'Kondaya', who was held on suspicion for the murder of a five-year-old girl at Kotadeniyawa, was released from remand prison today by the Minuwangoda Magi...


Table Tennis: Veteran players bag 16 medals at Australian Masters

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October 19, 2015 12:00 pm

Five Sri Lankan veteran table tennis players Dr. Nimal Lucas, Mohammed Laffeer, Ira Ruwanpathirana, Tamara Hewage and Udayanganie Ariyawansa participating in the Australian Masters...




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