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February 24, 2018 11:53 am gmt |
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The United Nations Resident Representative in Sri Lanka Una McCauley has passed away suddenly at age 54, the UN office in Sri Lanka announced. Issuing a statement the UN office said Ms. McCauley, the first female resident representative in Sri Lanka, was on medical leave as she was undergoing treatme...
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February 24, 2018 11:48 am gmt |
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The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has urged the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to continue to play a critical role in encouraging progress in accountability and reconciliation in Sri Lanka. In his report on “Promoting reconciliation, accountabili...
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February 22, 2018 10:40 am gmt |
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The Minister Counsellor (Defence) attached to the Sri Lanka High Commission in London, Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, arrived in the country after being recalled by the government. Army Spokesman Brigadier Sumith Attapaatu said yesterday that the Brigadier was recalled. A video appeared on social media...
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February 22, 2018 10:33 am gmt |
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Britain’s Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific said the UK government was treating the incident of Sri Lanka’s UK defence attache Brigadier Priyanka Fernando threatening Tamil protestors “very seriously” and confirmed that he has been ordered back to Colombo. Brigadier Fernando was filmed...
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February 22, 2018 10:17 am gmt |
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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed on Wednesday (February 21) for an “immediate suspension of all war activities in eastern Ghouta“. Speaking to the U.N. Security Council Guterres said residents were living in “hell on earth”. Residents of Syria’s eastern G...
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February 21, 2018 7:58 am gmt |
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Agreement on the continuation of good governance government will be signed soon, the Health Minister and Cabinet spokesperson Rajitha Senaratne said. He said this in the weekly cabinet decisions press briefing held at  Government Information Department Auditorium today (Wednesday). The unity governme...
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February 21, 2018 7:32 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka Army Spokesman Sumith Atapattu says,  Sri Lanka’s UK defence attache Brigadier Priyanka Fernando who was involved in recent protest controversy, will return to colombo for consultations. He said this in response to a question raised by a journalist at a press conference  held today (Wednesd...
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February 21, 2018 7:13 am gmt |
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Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday formally began his political journey by first visiting former President late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s residence in Rameswaram. He will be unveiling his party’s name and the flag at a public rally later in the day in Madurai. Kamal met the form...
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February 20, 2018 7:10 am gmt |
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After the local government election victory, Former President Mahinda Rajapakshe had planned to meet representatives of the Sri Lanka Foreign Journalists Association yesterday (Monday) evening. However, it was reported by the Mahinda Party that the meeting was canceled at the last moment. With the un...
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February 20, 2018 6:53 am gmt |
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The families of the disappeared from Kilinochchi make their one year of continuous protest today (Tuesday), from 9am to 3pm, in the Kilinochchi town. The protest is being staged to find out the truth about their loved ones and hold accountable those responsible for their disappearances. President Mai...
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February 19, 2018 9:33 am gmt |
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Speaker of House Karu Jayasuriya says, he has not received any notice on UPFA about quitting the National Government. Speaker said this in response to a question raised by  joint opposition parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardana, on media reports of UPFA quitting National Government  in Parliament this m...
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February 19, 2018 9:14 am gmt |
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Discussions are currently underway between President Maithripala Sirisena, UPFA ministers and parliamentary group in the government at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. The President had reportedly summoned the ministers and MPs of his party for the meeting in order to discuss the present poli...
In Colombo
February 18, 2018 12:54 pm gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister and the leader of the United National Party Ranil Wickremesinghe has summoned all UNP parliamentarians for crucial talks this morning. The meeting is scheduled to be held at the UNP headquarters Sirikotha at 11am today (Sunday)  morning. Kurunegala District MP Nalin B...
In Colombo
February 18, 2018 12:45 pm gmt |
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If President doesn’t act quickly no body can’t stop Rajapakse coming to the power, saying veteran political writer Tisaranee Gunasekara   in an article written to a Colombo base website. She made this comment in an article written for Colombo based website. The mentioned opinions are as follows… “All...
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February 15, 2018 5:07 pm gmt |
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The UNP parliamentary group has decided to continue with the unity government and carry out party reforms, UNP General Secretary Kabir Hashim said. He told media personnel that the unity government would continue but focus on a new set of goals and objectives. The MPs of the United National Party met...
In Colombo
February 15, 2018 4:49 pm gmt |
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Cabinet co-spokesperson, Minister Rajitha Senaratne says a Cabinet reshuffle will take place next week. The decision to reshuffle the Cabinet will be taken tomorrow, he further stated. He said this during the weekly cabinet briefing held in Colombo today (Thursday) he said that the two main constitue...
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February 13, 2018 5:45 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha has said, over the 70 years since Independence, Sri Lanka has never shied away from taking its fair share of responsibility in the UN system, which has helped Sri Lanka build an image as a moderate, and progressiv...
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February 13, 2018 5:27 am gmt |
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Talks held between President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last night ended in stalemate yesterday with no agreement reached, sources said. More talks are expected to be held today as both sides look to make key changes following the Government’s defeat at the just conc...
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February 10, 2018 4:36 am gmt |
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Polling for the Local Government election began at 7.00am today (10), at 13,374 polling centres across the island. The LG polls will be held to elect members for 340 Local Government bodies under the newly implemented election system. The Election Commission has urged all voters to mark their respect...