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War-affected women appeal to future president

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January 07, 2015 11:47 am

Representatives of women directly impacted by the war in Sri Lanka have appealed to the next president, whoever it might be, to publicly acknowledge the challenges this segment of ...


EC issues media directive

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January 07, 2015 11:43 am

The Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya has issued a directive to all the media that not to report any political meetings or press conferences urging the voters to vote for a ...


Lankan hotel offers election night package with arrack and ‘bites’

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January 07, 2015 11:09 am

  While most Sri Lankans on Wednesday were tense in Colombo but waiting patiently ahead of tomorrow’s do-or-die presidential poll, there were some enterprising entrepreneurs co...


Violence, intimidation threaten vote: HRW

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January 07, 2015 10:23 am

Authorities in Sri Lanka should ensure that voters have safe and secure access to the polls to vote in presidential elections on January 8, 2015, and that state media is not misuse...


Maldives to handover 16 convicted Sri Lankans

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January 06, 2015 09:40 pm

The Maldives Government has announced today that it will handover  15 Sri Lankan nationals currently serving prison sentences in the Maldives to the Sri Lankan Government as a goo...


Voter intimidations by military to disrupt voting in North: CMEV

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January 06, 2015 06:06 pm

The Center for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) expressed its serious concern over the possibilities of the military could be used to influence the reduction of the voter turnou...


SL tourist arrivals hit record 1.5 mln in 2014

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January 06, 2015 05:57 pm

      Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka rose to a record 1.52 million for the whole of last year, up 19.8 per cent from 1.27 million in 2013, official data released by ...


AirAsia Flight diverted to Colombo

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January 06, 2015 05:32 pm

An AirAsia flight from Kuala Lumpur to Chennai, Tamil Nadu was among few other flights delayed and diverted to nearby cities due to thick fog engulfing the airport in the South Ind...


Security at vital institutions stepped up ahead of Presidential Polls

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January 06, 2015 04:28 pm

Security at several vital institutions in Sri Lanka has stepped up ahead of the Presidential polls. Several naval officers were seen posted at the Ceylon Electricity Board depar...


Election preparations get underway

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January 06, 2015 04:21 pm

  Preparations for conduct of the Thursday’s Presidential elections got underway today, officials of Election Department said. Election Department Officials said that ...


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