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In Srilanka
May 25, 2015 6:57 am gmt |
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Jacques Audiard’s immigrant drama “Dheepan” has won the Palme d’Or, the top honor of the Cannes Film Festival. “Dheepan” is about a trio of Sri Lankans who pretend to be a family in order to flee from Sri Lanka for a housing project in France. The runner-up prize, the Grand Prix, went to “Son of Saul...
In Srilanka
May 25, 2015 6:00 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena made a sudden inspection tour of the Maduru Oya Reservoir. He directed the engineers to speed up the maintenance work of the reservoir. The President made the inspection tour as the Minister in-charge of the subject. He went there on information received that the mainte...
In Srilanka
May 25, 2015 5:24 am gmt |
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Former Minister and Parliamentarian Johnston Fernando who was produced before the Kurunegala Magistrate this morning (Monday) on the alleged financial fraud at Lanka Sathosa has been further remanded until June 8. The order was issued by the Kurunegala Chief Magistrate Ravindra Premaratne. MP Fernand...
In Srilanka
May 25, 2015 5:02 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka government ministers joined by religious leaders and hundreds of people held a candlelight vigil in Colombo yesterday (Sunday) at the Independence Square at 5.30 p.m.in memory of a school girl who was brutally raped and killed in Punguduthivu, Jaffna. This was organized by the State Ministe...
In Srilanka
May 25, 2015 4:10 am gmt |
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The public security minister John Amarathunga has requested for a report on the police’s action regarding the murder of Punguduthivu Vithya. He has asked the report from the Inspector general of police. It has been alleged that, the police didn’t do their duties correctly during the prote...
In Srilanka
May 25, 2015 3:55 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena said that he has instructed the Security Council to prepare a new national security plan considering the current situation of the country. The President was addressing Security Forces personnel after participating in an inspection tour at the Security Forces Headquarter...
In Colombo
May 24, 2015 12:13 pm gmt |
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The unofficial sources said that general election would be held in august 27th and members of SLFPA says that President will dissolve the government in perfect time which will be convenience for scheduled the general election. President has declared in last week that new parliament will formed on com...
In Colombo
May 24, 2015 11:52 am gmt |
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TNA has pointed out that conspiracies are taking part in order to prevent the investigation of brutal murder case of student Vithiya. The armed groups who were dominated the Jaffna district before and the parties who were functioned by combined with MR government are acting behind this scenario. Mava...
In Colombo
May 24, 2015 11:21 am gmt |
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Former Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella alleged that following the Presidential Election in January, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had offered him a ministerial portfolio if he were to join the United National Party (UNP).   The Parliamentarian said he was contacted by the Prime Minister who...
In Colombo
May 24, 2015 10:05 am gmt |
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TNA has insisted to Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasingha to release the innocent among the arrested people with connected to the Jaffna court attack. Jaffna Magistrate’s Court Thursday remanded 130 persons who violently behaved during a protest in Jaffna town against the rape and murder of an 18...
In Colombo
May 24, 2015 9:16 am gmt |
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New laws on standards for the use, sale and display of full face helmets will be gazetted soon, the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) said today. CAA Chairman Rumi Marzook said the Gazette was to be issued on the requests of the Police Headquarters and the National Safety Council. Legal action will be...
In Srilanka
May 24, 2015 9:09 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe on Saturday (23) called on the youth to elect public representatives, who are capable of solving their problems, at the forthcoming parliamentary elections. Addressing an event held to mark the National Youth Day, the Prime Minister said a Nationa...
In Batticaloa
May 24, 2015 8:18 am gmt |
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‘My hope is create the environment concern of wealthy future for people without any exception such like party, color, ethnicity and religion’ President Maithripala Sirisena said. He has made this statement while he participated in religious worship at Polannaruwa Vihara. Even though I was...
In Colombo
May 24, 2015 7:52 am gmt |
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The charred body of a 40 year-old man was recovered from a van by the Police when they stopped it for speeding at Malambe, Aturugiriya this morning. Two suspects have been taken into custody. Preliminary investigations revealed that the victim was a relative of the suspects and that a family dispute ...
In Colombo
May 24, 2015 7:43 am gmt |
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Sarath Fonseka’s Democratic Party will join with UPFA in future, says Northern Western province Chief Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara.  He has mentioned this while attending a meeting at Kurunagela. He added that steps has been taken for joining other parties with UPFA. Moreover he said that some of UNP...
In Srilanka
May 24, 2015 6:32 am gmt |
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An Indian national who had allegedly attempted to smuggle out gems worth Rs.9.7 million has been arrested by the Sri Lanka Customs at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA). The suspect was arrested when he was at the airport to board a flight to Dubai and the gems were hidden inside a cigarett...
In Colombo
May 24, 2015 6:01 am gmt |
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The SAARC Film Festival 2015 will take place in Colombo, Sri Lanka over a period of 6 days from the 26th – 31st of May 2015. The Festival will also include a workshop with well-known film directors. The SAARC Film Festival held in Colombo, has over the last four years gained momentum for promoting so...
In Srilanka
May 24, 2015 5:51 am gmt |
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The culprits who were arrested with connection of brutal murder of the student Vithiya ought to be given maximum punishment, says leader of TNA R.Sambanthan. So far nine suspects were been arrested and none of them allow to go. Police have founded enough evidences and the crime must be proven as soon...
In Colombo
May 24, 2015 5:16 am gmt |
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A 15-strong group of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) detectives arrived in Jaffna last night to conduct an urgent probe into a string of incidents that culminated in Wednesday’s attack on the Magistrate’s Court. The probe will centre on the causes that led to the incidents and whether any ‘an...