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Most of the allegations were levelled against LTTE - Missing Persons Commission

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April 28, 2015 05:14 pm

In the Northern Province, 60% of the allegations of forced disappearances, abductions and arbitrary arrests were levelled against the LTTE, notes the interim report of the Presiden...


Shirani Bandaranayake at Magistrates courts

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April 28, 2015 05:12 pm

Former Chief Justice, Shirani Bandaranayake appeared at the Colombo Magistrate Courts today (April 28) when a case filed against her by the Bribery Commission was considered. T...


Maithri hold discussions to end deadlock

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April 28, 2015 05:07 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena has held discussions with United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) parliamentarians and the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe over the two clauses pr...


Harsha tweets worry over 19th amendment being in trouble

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April 28, 2015 02:21 pm

 Deputy Minister of Policy Development and Economic Affairs Dr. Harsha de Silva tweeted from Parliament today (April 28) that he was concerned over the fate of the 19th Amendment...


Kerry to travel to Sri Lanka, Kenya and Djibouti

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April 28, 2015 06:20 am

Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Sri Lanka on Saturday to meet with its new president, Maithripala Sirisena, the State Department said, following years ...


Magistrate orders TV channels to submit footage of altered national flags being carried

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April 28, 2015 06:16 am

The Colombo Chief Magistrate has ordered news directors of all TV channels to submit video footage of the protest where UPFA MPs were displaying altered national flags. Kurunduw...


Supreme Court defers consideration of RTI and National Audit Bill

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April 28, 2015 06:10 am

The Supreme Court yesterday decided to postpone the consideration of two Urgent Parliamentary Bills directed by the President for special determination. The two Bills had origin...


Sobitha Thera calls off Sathyagraha on the assurance that 19A will be passed

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April 27, 2015 03:44 pm

National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ) Chairman Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera, according to local media reports has decided to call off the planned Sathyagraha campaign after he wa...


March in support of 19A at Rajagiriya

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April 27, 2015 03:34 pm

A march in support of the 19th Amendment and the Sathyagraha campaign by Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera  at the Ayurveda Junction in Rajagiriya began a short while ago. Several organ...


"If I contest I know I will win," - Rajapaksa in Al Jazeera interview

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April 27, 2015 02:22 pm

Former President Rajapaksa in an interview with Al Jazeera said he was confident, that if he contested he would win at the next general elections. He went on to suggest that his...


PCH Holdings PLC appoints new Chairman and Directors

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April 27, 2015 01:56 pm

  PCH Holdings PLC last week appointed three new directors to the board: - Ajita Mahes Pasqual as Executive Chairman, Dr. Ali Gulamhusein as Executive Director and Dinesh Reng...


Demutualization Bill in the process of being enacted into law by Parliament

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April 27, 2015 01:55 pm

    Sri Lanka’s Securities and Exchange Commission Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has identified the major legal changes and is in the process of fine t...


Special beach bike in India to stop infiltration from Sri Lanka: Report

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April 27, 2015 12:46 pm

In a bid to prevent infiltration of anti-national elements and smugglers from other countries, especially Sri Lanka, Coastal Marine Police today launched a special beach bike for p...


Lanka in first overseas relief operation: Ranil tells Parliament

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April 27, 2015 12:13 pm

Sri Lankan troops are taking part in their first ever overseas relief operation in Nepal, Prime Minister Rail Wickremesinghe told Parliament today. He said Lankan troops had previ...


President urges all legislators to vote for 19A, debate commences in Parliament

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April 27, 2015 11:33 am

President Maithripala Sirisena today urged all 225 legislators to seize the historic opportunity and vote for the 19 th Amendment to the Constitution as it was the wish of the majo...


Indian Army Chief to arrive in Sri Lanka today

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April 27, 2015 06:51 am

Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army General Dalbir Singh PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC,  arrives in Sri Lanka today, together with a five-member delegation at the invitation o...


Career diplomats as new envoys

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April 27, 2015 06:45 am

The Government is finalising the list of those who are to be sent to head Sri Lanka missions abroad to fill the vacancies created by the en masse recall in March of those political...


Interpol assistance sought to arrest former diplomat

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April 27, 2015 06:41 am

The  Magistrate’s Court has permitted Police to seek Interpol assistance to arrest Sepala Rathnayaka, former Minister (Consular and Immigration) of the High Commission to the U...


Sobitha Thera to stage sathyagraha at Independence till 19A passed

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April 27, 2015 06:31 am

Leader of the National Movement for a Just Society and Chief Incumbent of the Naga Vihara in Kotte  Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera, is t to stage a Sathyagraha today  (April 27) ...


Wigneswaran defends raising convicts’ issue with Modi

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April 25, 2015 12:37 pm

Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran on Friday strongly defended his action of forwarding to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a representation, seeking the release ...


Dullas apologises for National Flag faux pas

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April 24, 2015 02:44 pm

Dullas Alahapperuma who was among those who protested outside the Bribery Commission on Thursday carrying distorted version of the National Flag apologized for the blunder and said...


Mahinda too busy to meet with President

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April 24, 2015 02:24 pm

The meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa will not take place tomorrow as scheduled as the former President is too busy, MP Kumar We...


Mahinda pays Basil a visit

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April 24, 2015 01:56 pm

Former President Mahinda Rajapksa was seen visiting his brother Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa at the National Hospital. Basil Rajapaksa was remanded till ...


Northern CM seeks release of 3 convicts in Premananda case

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April 24, 2015 08:27 am

Chief minister of Northern Province C V Wigneswaran has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release three life convicts in the sensational Swamy Premananda case. The three -K...


Sri Lanka’s Central Bank Governor says he is back at work

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April 24, 2015 08:14 am

Sri Lanka's under-fire Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran returned to work on Thursday after a long, 5-week absence following a scandal over a Treasury bond issue alleged...


TNA introduces bill to ban bottom trawling in Lankan waters

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April 23, 2015 11:58 pm

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP, M.A.Sumanthiran, has introduced a bill in the  parliament to ban bottom trawling in Lankan waters, irrespective of the nationality of the fis...


President says ideal opportunity to pass 19th Amendment , see full text of speech

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April 23, 2015 10:20 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena today urged his party Members of Parliament to vote for the 19th amendment due to be presented in Parliament next week. President Sirisena, in a...


SLFP to support 19A

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April 23, 2015 08:34 pm

The Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) decided to support the proposed 19th amendment to the constitution, party sources said. The decision was taken at the...


Cabinet approves RTI and Audit bills

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April 23, 2015 05:57 pm

The Cabinet approval has been granted to the Right to Information (RTI) Bill and the National Audit Bill which were the main promises in the government's 100 day programme, cabinet...


Basil admitted to National hospital

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April 23, 2015 04:31 pm

Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa who was at Welikada Prisons hospital after remanded by Kaduwela Magistrate, admitted to Out Patients Department (OPD) of the Colombo National Hospit...




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