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May 26, 2015 9:16 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena says it is the responsibility of everyone to protect the environment and natural resources. “The present Government is fulfilling this obligation to the letter. There is no room for unnecessary influences that least to the devastation of the environment and natural reso...
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May 26, 2015 9:12 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena met all District Secretaries of the island at the President Secretariat yesterday (Monday) and focused attention on the administrative problems faced by them in district level development programmes. The President said they should be committed to provide better service ...
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May 26, 2015 9:02 am gmt |
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The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has refused to certify ‘Porkalathil Oru Poo,’ a film based on real life story of television journalist, Isaipriya, who was allegedly killed in captivity by the Sri Lankan armed forces in the final stages of the civil war in 2009, on the grounds that the ...
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May 26, 2015 8:38 am gmt |
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264 members of the Sri Lanka Army return home after a successful mission in Haiti. The remaining members are due to return to the island in three batches. The Sri Lankan army made an outstanding contribution to build Haiti, serving as Peacekeepers in the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti for eleven y...
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May 26, 2015 8:06 am gmt |
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Customs officials seized nine containers of tea dust worth Rs. 10,530,000 which was to be exported to the Middle East and Europe. The container load weighing 162,000 kgs had been declared by the exporter as coir dust but customs officers had found it to be tea dust, Customs Deputy Director Parakrama ...
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May 26, 2015 7:24 am gmt |
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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says that it would no longer participate in the National Executive Council. Speaking at an event in Anuradhapura, JVP leader MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that the national executive council has not convened since April 19. The National Executive Council was set...
In Srilanka
May 26, 2015 7:18 am gmt |
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A 30-year old man from Jaffna has been arrested for using deception in his UK visit visa application. He was found to have previously applied under a different identity. The visa applicant was referred by UK Visas & Immigration to the Fraud Investigations Bureau in Colombo. He had previously been...
In Srilanka
May 26, 2015 6:27 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena has stated that, the culprits of Punguduthivu Vithya’s murder will be punished immediately. He said this while conducting talks with high officials at Vembadi Girls’ School. Also, he said that a special court is to be formed and through that, the culprits wi...
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May 26, 2015 4:57 am gmt |
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Mallakam Magistrate’s Courts have issued a stay order banning protests, demonstrations and processions for 14 days from today (Monday), Police Media Unit told. The stay order has been issued to the Chairman of Mahajana Balaya Organization Murugan Kumaravel....
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May 26, 2015 4:36 am gmt |
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The General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organization, Ven. Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, has been released on Rs. 10 Lakhs bail by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court, after he was arrested on a pending warrant earlier today (Monday). Gnanasara Thera was arrested this morning after he produce...
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May 26, 2015 4:27 am gmt |
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UPFA Parliamentarian Vasudeva Nanayakkara said he was opposed to granting nominations to Basil Rajapaksa and Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to contest the forthcoming Parliamentary election from the pro-Rajapaksa camp. “Both Basil Rajapaksa and Gotabhaya Rajapaksa are not ‘temperamentally suited’ to contest ele...
In Srilanka
May 26, 2015 4:23 am gmt |
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Supreme Court Judge Eva Wanasundara had opted out of the Bench hearing the Fundamental Rights petition filed by MP Basil Rajapaksa seeking release from remand. Wanasundara was a member of the two Judge Bench that issued a stay order on May 13 preventing the arrest of former Defence Secretary Gotabhay...
In Srilanka
May 26, 2015 4:19 am gmt |
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The 2015 SAARC Film Festival will be held today at National Film Corporation Cinema Hall, in Colombo, over a period of 6 days from the 26th – 31st of May 2015. The Festival, which will also include a workshop with well-known film directors, has over the last four years gained momentum for promo...
In Srilanka
May 26, 2015 4:16 am gmt |
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Authorities in Sri Lanka have appointed four members to the Constitutional Council as outlined in the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. The Constitutional Council is the body that will appoint members to the independent commissions. Accordingly, Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka has been appointed ...
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May 26, 2015 4:02 am gmt |
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The spokesperson of Global Tamil Forum Suren Chandran has said to the South African representatives that the ethnic massacre should find a political solution and the political decision should be made through decentralizing the power. And he said that, if the political decision to be taken, the milita...
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May 25, 2015 11:02 am gmt |
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Ten more Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Ministers are to resign from their portfolios shortly, a reliable party source revealed. According to the source a few Cabinet Ministers, State Ministers and Deputy Ministers would be resigning from their posts. The source added, these Ministers are planning to...
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May 25, 2015 10:45 am gmt |
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A group of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members loyal to the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sought nomination for its currently remanded members at the general election. Former minister T.B. Ekanayake has said the group would take the position that none of the members in custody had been pr...
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May 25, 2015 9:23 am gmt |
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Three persons were killed in a building fire in Maradana today (Monday) afternoon. According to the Maradana police, the fire started just after 12 pm at the building which is located close approximate to the Elphinstone Theatre. The police Media Unit told that the fire was extinguished with the supp...
In Srilanka
May 25, 2015 9:09 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says that the 100 day program of the Government which has been successfully completed is now placed before the people and they would give an important decision about the programme soon. The Prime Minister expressed this view during a meeting with ...