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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...
In Latest Stories
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...
In Latest Stories
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 ...
In Latest Stories
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...
In Latest Stories
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...
In Latest Stories
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 ...
In Latest Stories
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...
In Latest Stories
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...
In Latest Stories
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...
In Latest Stories
May 25, 2018 11:41 am gmt |
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The death toll from the bad weather was on the rise today as heavy rain continued to affect most parts of the country. The death toll had reached 16 as of this morning with one person reported missing. The Disaster Management Centre said that the bad weather which has affected the country since 20th ...
In Latest Stories
May 25, 2018 11:36 am gmt |
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President Donald Trump has nominated Alaina B. Teplitz, a career diplomat as ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Teplitz is now ambassador to Nepal. The nomination has been sent to the US Senate for Confirmation. If confirmed she will replace the current envoy to Colombo Atul Keshap. Teplitz is...
In Latest Stories
May 24, 2018 8:33 am gmt |
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Britain’s Foreign Office had destroyed almost 200 files on Sri Lanka dating from the start of the LTTE uprising during which MI5 (Military Intelligence, Section 5) and the SAS (Special Air Service) secretly advised the country’s security forces, the Guardian reported on Wednesday. It said the loss of...
In Latest Stories
May 24, 2018 6:03 am gmt |
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The death toll due to the prevailing adverse weather has risen to 13. The Disaster Management Center said over 100,000 people have been affected by the inclement weather thus far. Deputy Director and Media Spokesman of the DMC Pradeep Kodippili noted 43,000 persons who have evacuated from danger zone...
In Srilanka
May 23, 2018 7:08 am gmt |
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International Trade and Development Strategies Minister Malik Samarawickrama today congratulated former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa for the comments he made on Sri Lanka’s economic policy. “Mr. Rajapaksa in his recent statement said India and China are emerging as global economic giants and ...
In Srilanka
May 23, 2018 5:42 am gmt |
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The Government Medical Officers Association says President Maithripala Sirisena has agreed to appoint a special committee to obtain views from professionals over the Singapore Free Trade Agreement. Media Spokesman of the GMOA Dr. Samantha Ananda said the Head of State arrived at the decision during a...
In Srilanka
May 22, 2018 8:02 am gmt |
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President’s former Chief of Staff I. H. K. Mahanama who was in remanded custody over accepting a bribe of Rs. 20 million, was further remanded till June 5 by Colombo Chief Magistrate Buddhika Sri Ragala today. Officials of the Bribery Commission had arrested Dr. Mahanama and former State Timber Corpo...