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Sri Lanka to discuss Draft National Policy on LNG 

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March 21, 2019 11:49 am

The Ministry of Highways & Road Development together with the Petroleum Resources Development has developed the draft national policy on natural gas with a view to establish...


Plan to increase Samurdhi beneficiaries proves more people in poverty - Ranjith de Zoysa

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March 21, 2019 11:45 am

The Government’s plan to absorb a further 600,000 families as Samurdhi beneficiaries destroys its argument that poverty has reduced under its term, United People’s F...


House pays tribute to Speaker over honour conferred by Malwatte Chapter

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March 21, 2019 11:02 am

MPs from the Government and Opposition came together in Parliament this morning (21) to pay tribute to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and offer their congratulations to the Speaker on ...


Two arrested while attempting to smuggle more than 900 kilograms of beedi leaves

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March 21, 2019 07:34 am

Two suspects have been arrested with over 900 kilograms of beedi leaves by Navy personnel yesterday (Mar 20). Navy personnel attached to the North Central Naval Command ...


Four arrested for operating counterfeit currency scam

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March 21, 2019 07:31 am

Four suspects have been arrested for printing fake currency notes at a residence in Dippitiya, Kelaniya last night (Mar 21). Details pertaining to this scam had sur...


SLFP-SLPP to hold second discussion on alliance today

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March 21, 2019 07:22 am

The second official discussion between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) will take place today (Mar 21). Matters pe...


Chief suspect behind Piliyandala shooting incident arrested

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March 21, 2019 07:09 am

The chief suspect behind the recent Piliyandala shooting incident has been arrested in Weligama last night. Officers attached to the Mirihana Police Special Investigatio...


Oman’s oil Ministry denies it agreed to invest in Sri Lanka oil refinery project

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March 21, 2019 06:56 am

Oman’s oil ministry on Wednesday denied being part of a $3.85 billion plan to build an oil refinery in Sri Lanka, a day after the government in Colombo announced the Arab ...


President appoints new Salaries Commission to provide recommendations for national salary policy

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March 21, 2019 05:53 am

President Maithripala Sirisena has established a new Salaries Commission to provide recommendations on the preparation of a national salary policy for both public and ...


Lack of common vision among SL's highest leadership contributes to delays in HR reforms : UN HR Chief Bachelet

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March 20, 2019 05:26 pm

UN Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet today (Mar 20) stressed that Sri Lanka’s process of implementing human rights reforms has been delayed due to the “a l...




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UNHRC approves SL's two-year extension request to implement human rights reforms

Sri Lanka's proposal for an additional two-year period to implement the human rights resolutions adopted in 2015, was approved at the 40th UNHR...

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President dismisses claims of failure to notify Singapore govt. on extradition of Arjuna Mahendran

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President cautions against further loss of forest cover if measures are not taken

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Inflation rises in February 

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Features & Analysis

LBV and SL High Commission host forum on "Significance of Tripitaka as a World Heritage"

The Sri Lanka High Commission in London in association with the London Buddhist Vihara hosted a scholarly forum ...

5th Goût de France hits Sri Lanka on March 21 

Good France held in over 150 countries will involve chefs and restaurants from around the world celebrating French cu...

“Ahimsa” A Choreographic dance production by Aru Sri Art Theatre

Celebrating 150 years of Mahatma -“Ahimsa”, a choreographic dance production blended together with t...

Daniel O’Donnell and Mary Duff thrill Colombo fans once again

Daniel O’Donnell, one of Ireland’s best known performers who continues to push the boundaries of his care...



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