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February 16, 2019 9:49 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed a special committee to present solutions after studying the short- and long-term issues related to the tea industry, including the wage issue of the estate workers. A special discussion regarding the wage issue of the plantation workers was held at the Pre...
In Colombo
January 24, 2019 10:16 pm gmt |
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Sri Lanka and the World Bank yesterday (23) signed a $200 million loan agreement to help increase the use and the quality of Sri Lanka’s primary healthcare services. The Primary Healthcare System Strengthening Project will benefit the people in Sri Lanka by increasing the quality of primary health ca...
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January 24, 2019 10:12 pm gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a visit to Singapore to attend the Asia Pacific Forum of Environment Ministers and Heads of Environment Authorities, held a meeting with the President of Singapore Halimah Yacob on Thursday (24). The President who arrived at Isthana Palace of Singapore this m...
In Colombo
January 24, 2019 10:05 pm gmt |
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Concerns were raised in Parliament today over the United States using the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) to transfer military cargo. Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Parliamentarian Bimal Ratnayake asked the Government if there was an agreement with the US to conduct such transfers. He also ...
In Ampara
January 24, 2019 9:38 pm gmt |
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has extended assistance to Sri Lanka to contain the spread of the Fall Armyworm (FAW). The fall armyworm or Spodoptera frugiperda has been reported in all major maize growing areas in Sri Lanka and is also affecting sugarcane cultivati...
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January 24, 2019 9:33 pm gmt |
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Rohitha Rajapaksa (Chichi), the youngest son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his girlfriend Tatyana said “I do” at a private wedding ceremony today. Last August Rohitha proposed to Tatyana on top of the snow-covered Kilimanjaro mountain....
In Jaffna
January 24, 2019 9:29 pm gmt |
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The Army released more land in the North Province in line with a directive issued by President Maithripala Sirisena, the Army media unit said today. Security Force Headquarters – Wanni (SFHQ-W), in line with the Presidential directive, handed over documents related to the release of 40.74 acres of st...
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January 22, 2019 11:28 am gmt |
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The Police Special Task Force (STF) have raided an apartment in Colpetty and seized around 100kg of heroin. The Police said that five suspects were arrested in the raid. The Police said that two Americans and an Afghan national were among those arrested. According to the Police, two Sri Lankans were ...
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January 22, 2019 10:13 am gmt |
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A UK court has found Sri Lankan Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, guilty of violating the Public Order Act. The Westminster Magistrates Court ordered his arrest over his behaviour during a protest staged outside the Sri Lankan High Commission in London last year. Fernando, otherwise known as ‘Brigadier Fe...
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January 19, 2019 12:04 pm gmt |
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Sri Lanka is seeking “serious dialogues” with India for repatriation of Sri Lankan refugees living in Tamil Nadu, its envoy on Friday said while asserting that his country wants them to be resettled back home with provision of housing and livelihood. A large number of Lankan refugees cont...
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January 19, 2019 12:00 pm gmt |
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Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena left the Philippines on Saturday afternoon after a five-day state visit, a first for a sitting Sri Lankan head of state in the country. Sirisena left the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at around 2 p.m., foreign media reported. Prior to his flight, the Sri ...
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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...
In Srilanka
December 7, 2018 2:11 am gmt |
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நாடாளுமன்றத்தை கலைத்து வெளியிடப்பட்ட வர்த்தமானியை சவாலுக்கு உட்படுத்தி உயர் நீதிமன்றத்தில் தாக்கல் செய்யப்பட்ட 13 மனுக்கள் மீதான விசாரணை இன்று நான்காவது நாளாக இடம்பெறவுள்ளது. இன்றைய தினம் மனுதாரர் தரப்பினரின் விளக்கமளிப்பு இடம்பெறவுள்ளது. நேற்றைய விசாரணையின் போது, நாடாளுமன்றத்தை கலைப்பதாக ஜனாதிபதியின...
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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 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 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...