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February 3, 2018 11:45 am gmt |
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The Sri Lankan Government today said it is observing the evolving situation in the Maldives and urged all parties to uphold the law following that country’s Supreme Court ruling to release opposition leaders. “Sri Lanka is observing the evolving situation in the Maldives. We urge all part...
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February 1, 2018 11:48 am gmt |
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The allegations made on Tamil National Alliance, is more serious and it could not accepted, Minister Mano Ganeshan said. He stated in a special interview to Athavan TV. Most political parties alleged, that TNA is depended on the government. It’s wrong. But there can be different opinions about whethe...
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February 1, 2018 11:26 am gmt |
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February 4th marks the 70th anniversary of Sri Lankan independence.  It also marks the70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and Sri Lanka.  In honor of this milestone, the U.S. Embassy in Colombo will launch a series of programs over the course of the next twelve months. ...
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January 31, 2018 11:31 am gmt |
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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe said, Powers will be shared in the United Country, and the priority given to Buddhism will be similar. The prime minister said this while Participating in a political talk show broadcast on a private television yesterday (January 30) He further said, For...
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January 31, 2018 11:12 am gmt |
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The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and the Countess of Wessex, arrived in Sri Lanka this afternoon to commemorate Sri Lanka’s 70th Independence Day on February 4. Prince Edward accompanied by Princess Sophie will participate in Sri Lanka’s 70th Independence Day celebration as the chief gu...
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January 29, 2018 12:26 pm gmt |
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Human Rights watch said in report released today that, the Sri Lankan Government has failed to fulfill its pledge to abolish the abusive Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). For decades, the PTA has been used to arbitrarily detain suspects for months and often years without charge or trial, facilitatin...
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January 29, 2018 7:13 am gmt |
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Lakshman Kiriella, the senior member of SLFP said that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and President Maithiripala Sirisena will unite after the forthcoming Local Government Election. “Despite both sides attacking each other on the stage at election rallies ahead of the February 10 Local Governmen...
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January 29, 2018 4:49 am gmt |
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A former UN staffer described the crimes committed by the Sri Lankan army against the Tamil population as a genocide in an interview with PTI at the Jaipur Literature Festival in India this week. “It is very fair to say that the Army committed genocide. The atrocities in Sri Lanka were definite...
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January 28, 2018 12:32 pm gmt |
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The Opposition Leader and the TNA Parliamentarian R.Sambanthan stated that, the settlement of the Tamil people is being delayed by the wrong campaigns which is spreading by the former President Mahinda Rajapaksha among the Sinhala People, despite the National Government is willing. He cleared it in d...
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January 28, 2018 9:46 am gmt |
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President Maithiripala Sirisena stated that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) is ready to go solo, if 96 parliamentarians who were elected in the 2015 election extend support. He cleared it during the election rally in ratnapura today. He further said that he is ready to form a SLFP government even ...
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January 28, 2018 6:41 am gmt |
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the government of Sri Lanka strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Kabul on Saturday which claimed 95 lives and left at least 158 others wounded. The ministry stated it in the statement issued regarding the attack on Saturday. “Our thoughts and pr...
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January 28, 2018 6:04 am gmt |
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The national movement against the reconciliation of the corrupted elite will commence from this February, said President Maithripala Sirisena. All the religious leaders, educated elite, the intellectuals and the people who love the country will be gathered, where another corrupted reign will not be a...
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January 27, 2018 9:39 am gmt |
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A new campaign program to seek justice for the five students killed in Trincomalee in 2006, launched by amnesty International today. Amnesty International has been campaigning over the years to get justice for the “Trinco Five” students in Sri Lanka. Ragihar Manoharan and four other Tamil students we...
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January 27, 2018 6:37 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka Freedom Party Young Professional’s Association (SLFPYPA) representatives said that their association will urge the SLFP Central Committee to expel Parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapaksa from the post of party patron. Addressing the media at the SLFP Headquarters yesterday, SLFPYPA member Rajika ...
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January 27, 2018 5:03 am gmt |
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The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Kuwait today announced that over 15,000 Sri Lankan are currently residing in the country without valid documents. Accordingly, the Sri Lankan embassy urged those who live illegally in Kuwait to resolve their residency issues or leave the country without being blacklisted. ...
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January 26, 2018 9:07 am gmt |
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Jaffna International Trade Fair (JITF 2018), the largest Consumer Exhibition and Trade Fair in the fast-growing northern region of Sri Lanka, opens today (26 Jan). It’s expected to go on till 28 Jan, 2018 for the 8th consecutive year. All arrangements are in place to make it a great success for priva...
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January 26, 2018 6:13 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena says that he has still not decided whether he will contest at the next Presidential Elections. However, President Sirisena said that he will continue in politics throughout his life. President Maithripala Sirisena sought the Supreme Court’s opinion earlier this month, i...
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January 26, 2018 5:15 am gmt |
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The postal voting for the forthcoming Local Government Election ends today (26 Jan). The Election Commission announced that the people those who failed to vote during the past three days, can vote on 1st and 2nd Feb. The Chairman of the Election Commission Office, Mahida Desapriya said that the Colom...
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January 24, 2018 5:31 am gmt |
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Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) which had held former President Mahinda Rajapaksa responsible for allegedly causing a financial loss to ITN had recommended filing of lega...