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June 21, 2018 7:05 am gmt |
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Two Australian nationals — a woman and her daughter — were killed and another three people including two Australians were injured when a van crashed into a parked container truck in Sri Lanka on Wednesday (June 20) morning. Police said the truck had been parked by the side of the road due...
In Srilanka
June 21, 2018 6:00 am gmt |
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A Tamil asylum seeker family living in the small Queensland town of Biloela have had their appeal to stay in Australia rejected by the Federal Circuit Court, SBS news in Australia reported. Earlier in the year Nadesalingam, Priya and their two Australian-born daughters were pulled from a plane overni...
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June 21, 2018 5:34 am gmt |
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Ruwan Wijewardene, the State Minister of Defence says the government has taken steps to hand over lands that have not been returned to its previous owners after the conflict in the North and the East. Speaking in Parliament, State Minister Wijewardene attributed the delay to the difficulty in relocat...
In Srilanka
June 20, 2018 6:21 am gmt |
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The Postal Trade Union Collective says they will launch an indefinite fast today opposite the Central Mail Exchange. Bandara, the Joint Postal Trade Union Convener said they have not received a satisfactory response to their demands from the government yet. A round of talks will take place with trade...
In Srilanka
June 20, 2018 5:06 am gmt |
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The State Minister’s visit coincides with the arrival of the Norwegian research vessel Dr. Fridtjof Nansen to Sri Lanka. The research vessel will arrive in Colombo on the 21st of June followed by a 26 days research journey around the island. The research vessel will assist Sri Lanka in mapping her ma...
In Srilanka
June 19, 2018 6:10 am gmt |
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The Government Information Department yesterday said postal staff officers can obtain police security if its necessary to reopen post offices which had been closed due to the ongoing postal strike seeking solutions to the Public Administration Circular 06/2006 over recruitment. Quoting the Post Maste...
In Srilanka
June 19, 2018 4:55 am gmt |
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The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has commended the positive steps taken by the good governance government to address alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka. The outgoing UN Human Rights Chief commended Sri Lanka and several other countries for ac...
In Jaffna
June 10, 2018 1:02 pm gmt |
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Addressing a media conference yesterday (9th) in Jaffna Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP M.A. Sumanthiran stated that the government had failed to fulfil its promises that it would resolve the problems faced by the Tamil people. He added that the TNA would be forced to review its stance to support th...
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June 9, 2018 11:39 am gmt |
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The Tamil National Alliance MP Charles Nirmalanathan yesterday alleged that Chiefs of Security Forces in the North and East were refusing to meet them and said they had no one to discuss issues of their people. The MP told Parliament that he made several requests to meet a Navy Officer in the North b...
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June 8, 2018 12:23 pm gmt |
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Korea and Sri Lanka have agreed to work closely together on human rights and on a range of other issues. The Second Round of Bilateral Political Consultations at the level of Foreign Affairs Ministries of Sri Lanka and the Republic of Korea took place in Colombo, the Foreign Ministry said today. The ...
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June 8, 2018 12:20 pm gmt |
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The only international airline operating to Mattala has suspended its flights to the airport. UAE-based Fly Dubai has suspended its operations to the Mattala international airport owing to commercial reasons. A spokesperson for the airline told the Colombo Gazette that Flydubai flights to Mattala wil...
In Colombo
June 6, 2018 12:53 pm gmt |
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The telecommunications regulator today defended its action against TNL TV saying it had no “undue ambition.” “The TRCSL (Telecommunications Regulatory Commission Sri Lanka) emphasizes that there is no any other undue ambition behind this action,” the regulator said in a two-page statement issued a da...
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June 6, 2018 8:42 am gmt |
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Profits at Sri Lanka’s ports authority surged to 13.2 billion rupees in 2017, up from 1 billion rupees a year earlier, helped by lower forex losses as the rupee steadied and finance costs fells after the Hambantota Port was leased to China, finance ministry data shows. SLPA was hit by a forex l...
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June 5, 2018 12:22 pm gmt |
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UNP MP J.M. Ananda Kumarasiri has been elected as the new Deputy Speaker of Parliament following a secret ballot held today (5). The Monaragala District MP received 97 votes in the ballot while Sudarshini Fernandopulle received 53 votes. One vote was rejected. The names of Ananda Kumarasiri from the ...
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June 5, 2018 12:20 pm gmt |
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A repeater transmission center belonging to the TNL media network in Polgahawela has reportedly been shut down and the broadcast equipment taken into police custody based on a court order. This has disrupted the channel’s broadcasting services in Sabaragamuwa, North Western and Western provinces, acc...
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June 2, 2018 10:32 am gmt |
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An expedited development programme will be carried out at village-level in the remaining 18 months of the Government’s term, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said. Addressing an event at Temple Trees yesterday to handover appointments to 1,668 new Grama Niladari Officers, the Prime Minister said t...
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June 2, 2018 4:50 am gmt |
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The Office on Missing Persons says its next regional meeting will be held in Mullaitivu today. Chairman of the Office Saliya Peiris said the programme will get underway at the Mullaitivu District Secretariat. Accordingly officials will meet with relatives and Civil Society members of the district in ...
In Srilanka
May 30, 2018 9:12 am gmt |
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The letters which handed over to the PM Ranil Wickramasinghe, on his Kilinochchi visit were thrown, and it creates big controversy. But, Kilinochchi District Organizer of the United National Party Dr. Vijayarajah stated that it is a planned conspiracy. He stated while on participating in a live show ...
In Srilanka
May 30, 2018 8:02 am gmt |
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North Provincial Chief Minister C.V.Vignewaran said, that the supporters of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa are trying to control himself by threatening to kill. As the threats via social media increasing to CM, journalists questioned on getting additional security. As a response to the question C...