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December 11, 2018 10:18 am gmt |
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British High Commission delegates visits the mass grave in the country’s former war zone in Mannar today. Experts in northern Sri Lanka are trying to identify the remains of dozens of bodies in a mass grave in the country’s former war zone. So far the skeletal remains of more than 260 peo...
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December 11, 2018 10:08 am gmt |
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Representatives of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party will meet at 7.00 p.m. today (December 11). The meeting will be held at the Presidential Secretariat. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is also due to participate in this meeting which will be chaired by President Mai...
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December 11, 2018 9:53 am gmt |
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Indian markets plunged early on Tuesday (December 11) before recovering some ground as Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel’s unexpected resignation on Monday (December 10) shocked investors. For further direction traders were cautiously awaiting results from crucial state elections due l...
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December 11, 2018 9:47 am gmt |
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The United States said on Monday it had sanctioned three North Korean officials, including a top aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, for serious human rights abuses and censorship. The U.S. Treasury named the men as Ryong Hae Choe, an aide close to Kim who leads the Workers’ Party of Korea Organ...
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December 11, 2018 9:40 am gmt |
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England secured a place in the quarterfinals of the World Cup taking place in India’s eastern Bhubaneswar city by knocking out New Zealand out of the Hockey World Cup on Monday (December 10). Will Calnan and Luke Taylor scored for England and helped them register an easy 2-0 win over New Zealan...
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November 30, 2018 5:39 am gmt |
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Lyca’s Gnanam Foundation distributing Rs 40 million worth of flood relief to ten locations across Sri Lanka. The distribution of aid from the Lyca’s Gnanam Foundation convoys, organized to provide relief for the people affected by the Gaja cyclone in the country commenced on yesterday (Thursday) and ...
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November 30, 2018 5:00 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to meet the TNA and the UNF today as a result of the discussion between the President and the Speaker. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday met President Maithripala Sirisena to discuss the political situation prevalent within the country. This meeting took pl...
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November 30, 2018 4:53 am gmt |
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An all-party meeting convened under the leadership of DMK president M.K. Stalin at Anna Arivalayam on Thursday urged the government to hold a special session of the Legislative Assembly to oppose Karnataka’s proposal for constructing a dam across the Cauvery at Mekedatu. The parties have decided to c...
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November 30, 2018 4:31 am gmt |
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The United Nations is “working hard to ensure the start of meaningful peace talks in Yemen” before the end of the year, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday (November 29). Speaking in Buenos Aires ahead of the start of the Group of 20 summit of industrialised nations, ...
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November 30, 2018 4:24 am gmt |
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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach opened the first day of the IOC’s Executive Board meeting in Tokyo on Friday (November 30). Bach and Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda delivered brief comments to the assembled board before the start of the two-day meetin...
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November 23, 2018 10:06 am gmt |
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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya announced that the Parliament will reconvene on at 1.30 p.m. on November 27. Parliament had convened at 10.30 a.m. this morning to decide on the appointing of members to Select Committee. Prior to that, a party leaders’ meeting was held at the Parliamentary Complex at 9.00 a.m...
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November 23, 2018 10:04 am gmt |
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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya informed the House that 121 MPs voted in favour of the composition of the Parliament Select Committee. MPs of the governing party had staged a walkout during the vote which was taken electronically. A total of 116 members had voted electronically while another 4 MPs had voted ...
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November 23, 2018 9:59 am gmt |
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With the prohibitory orders at Sabarimala and neighbouring areas of Nilakkal, Pamba and Elavungal coming to an end on Thursday, the Kerala police has requested Pathanamthitta District Collector to extend Section 144 until January 14,  when the temple closes after the Makaravilakku season. The prohibi...
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November 23, 2018 9:52 am gmt |
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Gunmen have killed at least four people in an attack on the Chinese consulate in the Pakistani port city of Karachi. Gunshots were heard at about 09:30 local time (04:30 GMT) outside the consulate in the upmarket Clifton area. Police shot dead three attackers. Separatist militants who oppose Chinese ...
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November 23, 2018 9:49 am gmt |
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England cruised into the Women’s World T20 final – where they will face Australia – after a dominant eight-wicket win over India in Antigua. Natalie Sciver – dropped on two – and Amy Jones punished India with an unbeaten 92-run partnership as they won with 17 balls to sp...
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November 20, 2018 9:44 am gmt |
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The daughter of slain journalist, Lasantha Wickrematunga, yesterday called out President Maithripala Sirisena for ordering the transfer of Inspector Nishantha Silva out of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), claiming that the President was degrading his office worse than any of his predecess...
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November 20, 2018 9:38 am gmt |
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The Transparency International Sri Lanka highlighted that in law, parliamentary privileges are not a cloak for criminal behavior said any action of assault can give cause for legal proceedings to be initiated against a Member of Parliament. The anti-corruption watchdog called on the President, the Sp...
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November 20, 2018 9:29 am gmt |
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With soldiers marching and military brass bands playing, Russia and India began their joint military drills on Monday (November 19) in India‘s northern city of Jhansi. Branded INDRA 2018, the drills, which will end November 28, involve about 500 Russian and Indian soldiers and include training ...
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November 20, 2018 9:26 am gmt |
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A US federal judge has blocked an order issued by President Donald Trump to deny asylum to migrants crossing the southern US border illegally. US District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco issued the temporary restraining order after hearing arguments by civil rights groups. Mr Trump signed the order ...