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In Srilanka
October 18, 2017 5:22 am gmt |
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I am very pleased to send this message of greetings on the occasion of the festival of Diwali celebrated by the Hindus throughout the world, symbolizing the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. They celebrate this with much joy and happiness...
In Srilanka
October 17, 2017 11:57 am gmt |
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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) will move an adjournment motion seeking the immediate release of those held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). Opposition and TNA Leader R. Sampanthan, who is expected to move the motion, said Sri Lanka had accepted both domestically and internationally tha...
In Srilanka
October 17, 2017 7:32 am gmt |
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 A key witness, who testified against former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, has fled the country following threats to her life. The Attorney General’s Department informed the Presidential Commission investigating the alleged Treasury bond scam that Anika Wijesuriya had fled after she was threate...
In Srilanka
October 17, 2017 5:43 am gmt |
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Anura Kumara Dissanayake, the leader of Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), said that they have no need to make any agreement with United National Party (UNP), for the forthcoming election. He stated it on a meeting in Gampaha yesterday. He further said, that JVP decided to face the election individuall...
In Srilanka
October 17, 2017 5:06 am gmt |
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Minister of National Co-existence, Dialogue and Official Languages Mano Ganeshan stated that all preparations have been made to increase the number of Pradeshiya Sabha members for Nuwara Eliya to 12 members. He stated that special discussions will be held to finalize an implementation process the inc...
In Srilanka
October 16, 2017 11:48 am gmt |
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The statement released by the Prime Minister’s office says that Prime Minister is ready to appear before the PCoL clarify about the Treasury bond issue. It added that the PM would make clarification at any Giving time. “In line with January 08, 2015 mandate, the government will investigate alle...
In Srilanka
October 16, 2017 9:09 am gmt |
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According to a recent study conducted by The Asia Foundation (TAF), the Kelani River, Sri Lanka’s fourth largest river and the main source of drinking water for over four million people living in the Greater Colombo Area, is also the most polluted river in Sri Lanka. Most of the pollution comes...
In Srilanka
October 16, 2017 5:36 am gmt |
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The group of Maganayaka Thera have sent a letter to the president and the prime minister to intervene directly on the issue of SAITM. They pointed out that it is dangerous for students and nation, if continue this issue and urged them to find a quick solution. The letter has been sent to the Presiden...
In Srilanka
October 16, 2017 4:55 am gmt |
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The posters which attached in many part of Vavuniya district, indicating that the Tamil People should buy things only in Hindu shops for the upcoming Diwali festival have created the controversy among the Tamil people. Though the posters mentioned the Siva senai’s name, the organization denied it. Th...
In Srilanka
October 15, 2017 11:31 am gmt |
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Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua is to visit Sri Lanka following an ongoing visit to Oman. GEO news reported that Tehmina Janjua, reached Oman, Muscat on Sunday to participate in the four-nation talks on Afghanistan that begin tomorrow. The Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG), which inclu...
In Srilanka
October 15, 2017 10:07 am gmt |
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Finance Minister, Mangala Samaraweera assumed Chairmanship of the Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on International Monetary Affairs and Development (G-24), at its ninety-eighth meeting held in Washington DC. In his acceptance speech as the incoming chair, Minister Samaraweera stated that the G...
In Srilanka
October 15, 2017 9:45 am gmt |
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All citizens above the age of 18 will be placed under scrutiny for tax liability from next year under a new plan to double the collection within the next two years, the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) said. The IRD’s Deputy Commissioner General Nadun Guruge said the department would maintain a profil...
In Srilanka
October 15, 2017 5:37 am gmt |
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Bilateral discussions between Indian and Sri Lankan authorities were held to formulate a resolution to the prolonged maritime conflict between the fishing communities of India and Sri Lanka. The talks are being held at New-Delhi in India Yesterday (14). Notably, this is the first instance that bilate...
In Jaffna
October 15, 2017 5:05 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena addressing the National Tamil Language Day ceremony held at the Jaffna Hindu College, today (14) said that the language should be used as a bridge which link the people, but not as a tool to divide the people. Even though some people are of the view that language should...
In Jaffna
October 14, 2017 11:41 am gmt |
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The former Parliament member of TNA stated that the transfer of the political prisoner’s case from Vavuniya high court to Anuradhapura is a raciest activity. He cleared that to the journalists, after the demonstrators met the President Maithiripala Sirisena in Jaffna. “we told the president that ther...
In Jaffna
October 14, 2017 11:05 am gmt |
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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, Pablo de Greiff, met the media persons yesterday in Northern part of Sri Lanka. He stated that it make sense of think of link between Truth telling effort, prosecutorial effort, repa...
In Jaffna
October 14, 2017 9:03 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena confronted protesters in Jaffna who were demanding that Tamil political prisoners be released. The protesters staged a black flag protest along the street used by the President’s convoy during his visit to Jaffna today. Tamil National Alliance members M. K. Sivajilingam...
In Srilanka
October 14, 2017 5:22 am gmt |
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 The Political prisoners who were involved with mass crimes during the war period will not be released, Ruwan Wijewardene, the state Minister of defence said yesterday. He stated that while answering the Medias regarding the full day hartal held in Jaffna, demanding the release of the Tamil Political...
In Srilanka
October 14, 2017 4:16 am gmt |
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Pope Francis met on Friday with members of an organizing committee for the journey that he made to Sri Lanka back in January 2015, Radio Vatican reported. Welcoming the group, the pope said his own visit to Sri Lanka was a moment of “special grace” at  a time when the nation was “striving for reconci...