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September 20, 2018 3:15 am gmt |
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Mahaweli Development and Environment Ministry would buy a high tech ocean cleaning vessel through Spanish funds in near future, Deputy Minister of Environment Ajith Mannapperuma said. “The vessel is capable of cleaning waste in saline water,” he said. He was addressing a press conference at UNP headq...
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September 20, 2018 3:11 am gmt |
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Colombo Fort Magistrate M/s. Lanka Jayarathne, yesterday (Wednesday) ordered the government analyst to submit an immediate report on the recorded telephone conversation over an alleged attempt to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The magistrat...
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September 19, 2018 4:04 am gmt |
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The government had not taken any decision to hand over the Palaly domestic airport to India or any other country and said it would be developed in partnership with the Tourism Development Fund and Civil Aviation Authority, Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva said yesterday (...
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September 19, 2018 3:59 am gmt |
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Chief of the Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, who left for Mexico last week, for an official visit, had arrived in the country this morning (Wednesday). Earlier, the the Criminal Investigations Department summoned Admiral Wijegunaratne, to record a statement with regard to harbouring a s...
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September 17, 2018 3:22 am gmt |
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Two individuals succumbed to death after the three-wheeler in which they were traveling toppled on the Hatton- Nuwara Eliya Road and crashed into a private bus coming on the opposite side yesterday (Sunday) evening, police said. The victims were identified as Kandamuththu Mohan Shiva (37), a resident...
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September 17, 2018 3:17 am gmt |
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The government decided to create a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) under Treasury to absorb the total liabilities of SriLankan Airlines after writing them off its balance sheets, a Minister said yesterday (Sunday). Public Enterprises Development Minister Lakshman Kiriella told it was a pre-requisite to...
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September 16, 2018 9:49 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena has recalled his top envoy to Austria and five other embassy staff for failing to answer his long-distance telephone calls, the AFP news agency quoted officials as saying. Ambassador Priyanee Wijesekera was given her marching orders after calls made by Sirisena to the e...
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September 16, 2018 3:28 am gmt |
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At least 62,528 people from 18,836 families in six divisional secretariat areas have been affected by the prevailing drought in the Puttalam District, Disaster Relief Centre of the Puttalam District Secretariat (DS) said. It said most of the water holes in the area had dried up resulting in extensive...
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September 16, 2018 3:24 am gmt |
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The agricultural ministry had signed an agreement with China in 2016 to export more than 10,000 tons of bananas but it had failed to export at least a kilo of bananas after two years, former Agricultural Ministry Additional Secretary Dr. Subaheenkenda said. He told that according to the agreement, th...
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September 15, 2018 3:58 am gmt |
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The Chinese company, selected to carry out the Gin Nilwala Project, has complained to President Maithripala Sirisena that a leading politician and a top official have attempted to solicit bribe to grant approval to carry out the work. It is a multi-sector development project aimed at providing drinki...
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September 14, 2018 4:29 am gmt |
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Police Special Task Force (STF) Commandant Senior DIG M. R. Latheef said he would discuss with IGP Pujith Jayasundara regarding the investigation into the allegations levelled against the DIG in charge of the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID). During a media briefing in Kandy on Wednesday, Anti ...
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September 14, 2018 4:21 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) officials yesterday (Thursday) said there was enough evidence gathered from its initial internal investigations into the alleged attempt by an employee to embezzle the US $5.5 million of funds due to SLC, to conclude that no email-hacking had taken place. The employee in quest...
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September 13, 2018 3:21 am gmt |
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The Joint Opposition urged yesterday (Wednesday) the Government to introduce a formula to increase the salaries of public and private sector employees as they did fuel price revisions every month. Joint Opposition MP Dullas Alahapperuma told a news conference that the Government should also introduce...
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September 13, 2018 3:12 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena has summoned a special Cabinet meeting today at 12.00 noon at the Presidential Secretariat, sources said. Accordingly, the Presidential Secretariat had telephoned all ministers and asked them to mark their presence at the meeting. However, the reason for the meeting is ...
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September 12, 2018 3:50 am gmt |
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The Cabinet endorsed yesterday (Tuesday) the Counter-Terrorism Bill to be enacted by Parliament repealing the Prevention of Terrorism Act applied during the wartime in dealing with the activities of the LTTE. However, Higher Education Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe proposed amendments to be incorpora...
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September 12, 2018 3:43 am gmt |
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The decision on whether to release those convicted for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi by the LTTE is an “internal matter” for India to decide, said former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. However, he indicated that he might have taken a “different line” from the Tamil ...
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September 11, 2018 11:39 am gmt |
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At least a dozen Sri Lankan asylum seekers have been forcibly deported back to Sri Lanka, having been put on a specially chartered jet that left Perth at 2am today (Tuesday). Some of the men deported had been in detention for more than six years in Australia, while others still had challenges before ...
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September 11, 2018 3:51 am gmt |
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Lanka Indian Oil Company (LIOC) also revised petrol and diesel prices with effect from yesterday (Monday) midnight, LIOC Shed Owners Association said. According to the current revision of the fuel prices, Lanka Petrol 92 per litre will be increased by Rs.4 and the revised price is Rs.150, XtraPremium...
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September 11, 2018 3:46 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s announced plans to resume the use of death penalty are disturbing, as are recurrent incidents of racist and inter-communal violence, the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said yesterday (Monday). In her opening statement to the Human Rights Council’s (HRC) 39th s...