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July 22, 2017 1:18 pm gmt |
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Gunshots were fired at the Vehicle in which Jaffna High Court Judge M.Ilancheliyan traveled today it is learnt. The shooting took place at Nallur South Street our regional journalist stated. The Preliminary investigation shows, that two police officers were injured....
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July 22, 2017 11:39 am gmt |
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Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayake has ordered Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara to submit a report over the alleged attempt to arrest a member of the Medical Faculty Student’s Association. The attempt by plain clothed Police officers had taken place at the Organization of Pro...
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July 22, 2017 11:32 am gmt |
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With the Office of Missing Persons Act becoming operational, the Constitutional Council (CC) chaired by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya will meet next week to discuss the appointment of officials to this office, an official said. The Act became operational after President Maithripala Sirisena placed his sign...
In Srilanka
July 21, 2017 12:18 pm gmt |
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The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has commended the Government of Sri Lanka for establishing the Office of Missing Persons (OMP), terming it as a ‘significant milestone’ for all Sri Lankans still searching for the truth about their missing loved ones. “The United Nations stands ready to suppo...
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July 21, 2017 8:12 am gmt |
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The Criminal Investigations Department has raided store in Pothuhara, which was allegedly importing vehicle spare parts to the country illegally. Police Media spokesperson revealed that the raid was carried out after an anonymous source reported the store to authorities. Furthermore, an individual li...
In Srilanka
July 21, 2017 8:02 am gmt |
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National police commission has granted permission to interdict Senoir DIG, Lalith Jayasinghe who was in remand for providing facilities to the main suspect of Vidya Sivaloganathan’s murder swiss kumar to flee Colombo. It has been reported that the permission has been granted in line with a letter of ...
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July 21, 2017 7:42 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka has taken a good step forward in an aim to solve the issues related to the missing people hailed the Canada’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Shelley Whiting. Shelley Whiting stated the above soon after the president Maithripala Sirisena signed a gazette on the Office of Missing Person...
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July 21, 2017 7:09 am gmt |
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Opposition leader R.Sambanthan has said that Permanent peace must be established by forming a new constitution with the consent of the people. He stated the above when he held talks with the Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop at the official residence of the Australian High Commissioner yesterd...
In Jaffna
July 20, 2017 4:06 pm gmt |
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The Trial-at-bar that hears the rape and murder case of Sivaloganathan Vidya at Jaffna High Court today (July 20) called Kytes magistrate Mr.A.M.M.Riyal to testify on 24th of July. The case earlier was heard at Kytes before Kytes magistrate Mr.A.M.M.Riyal. The hearing will commence on the 24th of Jul...
In Colombo
July 20, 2017 3:44 pm gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena today (July 20) signed the gazette on the Office of Missing Persons (OMP), a move which drew praise from the international community. “I signed the Office of Missing Persons Gazette today. This marks another step forward in Sri Lanka’s path to sustained peace,” Presiden...
In Jaffna
July 19, 2017 2:51 pm gmt |
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Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council C.V. Wigneswaran said economic development alone would not be the right choice for political crisis. Mr. Wigneswaran made these remarks during the discussion with the visiting Foreign Minister of Singapore Vivian Balakrishnan today at his office in Ja...
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July 19, 2017 2:40 pm gmt |
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Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs D.M. Swaminathan said the lands which had been scheduled to be released today (July 19) would be released later. The minister, who paid a visit to the site today, said that the lands were full of trees and not suitab...
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July 18, 2017 3:03 pm gmt |
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Leader of the Opposition and the Tamil National Alliance R. Sampanthan said the international community should pressure the Sri Lanka government to resolve the national crisis. Speaking to reporters after meeting with visiting Foreign Minister of Singapore, Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan at his office today...
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July 18, 2017 2:48 pm gmt |
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Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs D.M. Swaminathan said a set of lands at Keppapulavu would be released tomorrow (July 19), sources said. The sources added that Swaminathan had phoned and informed the residents of Keppapulavu who had been protesting ...
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July 16, 2017 7:07 am gmt |
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We have come to a conclusion with regard to the Power devolution and First preference to Buddhism said the Chairman of the People’s Survey Committee on Constitution, professor Lal Vijenayake. He also stated that no conclusion was derived with regard to the electoral system, the power of the pre...
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July 16, 2017 6:31 am gmt |
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Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe alleged that several UN Special Rapporteurs who visited Sri Lanka including Rapporteur Ben Emmerson lacked calibre and diplomacy and that he would inform the President and the Premier about these Rapporteurs. The Minister complained that Mr. Emmerson didn’t have...
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July 14, 2017 7:21 am gmt |
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Former Navy Spokesperson Commodore D.K.P. Dasanayake, who was arrested by the CID in connection with the abduction and disappearance of 11 youth, has been remanded till July 19 by the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court. The 11 youth including Tamils had been abducted, illegally detained and then disappe...
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July 14, 2017 7:17 am gmt |
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The Government’s primary goal is to carry out educational services free of politicization, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stated. The Premier added that measures would be taken to expand the pool of higher education opportunities throughout the island, without limiting it to Colombo. He also sta...
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July 14, 2017 7:05 am gmt |
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Former US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Robert O. Blake has said that it was a myth that he orchestrated a rescue of Tamil refugees from a northern beach to help LTTE Leader Velupillai Prabhakaran escape Sri Lankan armed forces. Blake’s remarks came last month during a talk to the Serendipity Group, a nonp...