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China welcomes constant growth of relations between Sri Lanka and India

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February 18, 2015 11:39 am

China's Foreign Ministry said that both Sri Lanka and India are important and friendly neighbors and China hopes to maintain sound relations with both countries. China's Foreign...


Statements recorded from 21 individuals who campaigned for Duminda

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February 18, 2015 10:10 am

The CID recorded statements yesterday from 21 persons involved in campaigning for MP Duminda Silva. According to Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana, who was quoted at a br...


U.S. welcomes Indo-Sri Lanka nuclear pact

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February 18, 2015 10:01 am

The United States has welcomed the signing of civil nuclear cooperation agreement between India and Sri Lanka, saying it is consistent with IAEA safeguards and other international ...


US welcomes Indo-Sri Lanka nuclear pact

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February 18, 2015 09:39 am

The United States has welcomed the signing of civil nuclear cooperation agreement between India and Sri Lanka, saying it is consistent with IAEA safeguards and other international ...


Foreign Ministry recalls recalls 50 diplomats from foreign missions

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February 17, 2015 06:25 pm

The Sri Lankan foreign ministry has recalled at least 50 diplomats from its missions overseas, an official said Tuesday. Among those recalled are Sri Lanka's ambassadors to the UN...


Developing Indo- SL ties

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February 17, 2015 06:16 pm

This first official visit to India by President Maithripala Sirisena  has contributed to  developing and ensuring friendships between the two countries, the President said...


Mangala to visit China next week

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February 17, 2015 03:17 pm

Foreign Affairs minister Mangala Samaraweera will undertake an official visit to China on 27-28 February, at the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, Wang Yi, Mi...


ICC WC: New Zealand record second win, beating Scotland

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February 17, 2015 01:30 pm

New Zealand beat Scotland by 3 wickets in a Pool A match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 played at Dunedin today (17).   Put into bat first Scotland were skittled out ...


Rugby: Kandy thrash Airmen at Nittawela

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February 17, 2015 01:17 pm

Kandy Sports Club thrashed Air Force Sports Club nu 66-27 in a second round match of the Dialog League Division ‘A’ rugby match played at Nittawela on Sunday (15).   ...


Protests outside the Welikada prison

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February 17, 2015 01:16 pm

A protest campaign against the killings during the Prison riots in Welikada was held today in front of the Welikada prisons today. The 'Go Rights Collective'   organisation spear...


Former Transport Director of Presidential Secretariat arrested

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February 17, 2015 12:51 pm

Former Director of Transport at the Presidential Secretariat has been arrested,  Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said a little while ago at a media briefing. Speaki...


UK firmly behind publishing UN report on SL in September

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February 17, 2015 12:38 pm

The UK Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Hugo Swire in a twitter post said the British government remains firmly behind the decision taken by the UNHRC to de...


United Nations delay war crimes report

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February 17, 2015 10:11 am

Sri Lanka's bid to postpone publication of a United Nations report into alleged war crimes has won the backing of U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, according to a lett...


Indian Police bust kidney racket, transplants to take place at Lankan and Iranian hospitals

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February 17, 2015 10:07 am

Indian police in Hyderabad  on Monday busted an international kidney racket and arrested four persons including a doctor for luring donors by offering huge amounts for kidney tra...


Maha Shiva Rathri signifies unity and harmony transcends all differences: Maithri

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February 17, 2015 09:52 am

The most visible aspect of this festival, the lighting of lamps, symbolizes the constant efforts by humans to dispel the darkness of ignorance with the light of knowledge and under...


SL – India sign four agreements

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February 17, 2015 09:50 am

Sri Lanka and India signed four agreements in the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday. Minister of Power & Energy Pa...


U.N. rights chief backs delay for Sri Lanka war crimes report

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February 16, 2015 07:58 pm

(Reuters) - Sri Lanka's bid to postpone publication of a United Nations report into alleged war crimes has won the backing of U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, accordi...


SEC commissioners meet for the first time under new regime

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February 16, 2015 07:38 pm

  The first meeting of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under the new regime was held on Monday afternoon with the new commission members and new Chairman Thila...


Samarasiri is CB Senior Deputy Governor, two new directors appointed to Central Bank

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February 16, 2015 03:52 pm

  Sri Lanka’s Central Bank has opened two new departments focussing on risk management and audit aimed at minimising some of the problems in the past during the tenure of...


Sri Lanka asks public input to probes on tourism, sports irregularities

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February 16, 2015 03:03 pm

  Sri Lanka’s Tourism and Sports Ministry has established a 3-member Committee to pursue and explore irregularities that had taken place in these two sectors in the past ...


President Sirisena meets Indian PM

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February 16, 2015 02:24 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena who is in India for a four day visit met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Hyderabad House today. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) offi...


Former LTTE leader still inspires: Sridharan

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February 16, 2015 02:09 pm

Hailing the late LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran as a symbol of the freedom struggle of Eelam Tamils, TNA MP Sridharan on Sunday was quoted by Indian media as saying  as long...


Colombo shares drop on interest rate hike anticipation

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February 16, 2015 12:29 pm

Colombo bourse was down on Monday's start, continuing from the losses it posted on Friday amidst volatile sentiments on expectations of an interest rate hike and mixed signals on i...


Athletics: CISM Day Run on February 22

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February 16, 2015 12:00 pm

This year, the CISM Day run is planned for February 22 with the participation of the Tri Services Commanders, Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Rathnayake, Commander of...


Former Dinamina editor passes away

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February 16, 2015 09:50 am

Former Editor of the Dinamina and veteran media personality G.S. Perera pased away. His cremation takes place today at the Public Cemetery, Borella. Born on May 15, 1929 at Narahe...


President to meet Modi and Pranab Mukherjee

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February 16, 2015 09:09 am

President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to meet Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. A special welcome ceremony accorded by Indian Preside...


Ex-minister’s daughter tries diplomatricks

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February 16, 2015 08:59 am

Among those who have been asked to vacate their diplomatic posts is Chaminthri Rambukwella, the daughter of former Minister Keheliya Rambukwella.  She had been serving in New York...


Commando guards for Rajapaksa sons in US

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February 16, 2015 08:56 am

At last Wednesday’s meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) General Secretary and Minister Champaka Ranwaka asked why men from the Army’s Commando Regim...


Rohan Perera new envoy to UN

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February 16, 2015 08:53 am

When Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera met U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York on Friday, he took the opportunity to introduce Sri Lanka’s new Permanent Representat...


Motor Racing: SLAS excludes Fox Hill in annual calendar of 2015

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February 16, 2015 08:00 am

The main governing body of motor sports of the country, Sri Lanka Automobile Sports (SLAS) officially released their annual event calendar for the year 2015, however sans a number ...




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Otara among 25 chosen personalities to name endangered baby gorillas in Rwanda

Sri Lankan entrepreneur, Otara Gunewardene was invited by the Rwandan Government as an honorary guest to name a ...

Environmentalists, conservationists gather for tropical biodiversity conference in Sri Lanka

The 12th Asia-Pacific Chapter Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) got underw...

Shakespeare Drama Competition to get underway this month

The All Island Inter-School Shakespeare Drama Competition is back for the 46th year. The competition is organize...

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More than 20,000 people attended the annual worldwide Bohra convention being held at a community centre at ...



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