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April 17, 2015 5:48 am gmt |
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Special transport services are being operated from April 15 to April 21 for the convenience of those who left for their hometowns on behalf of the national New Year to return to Colombo. The Transport Ministry has deployed sufficient buses and trains to cater to the needs of the commuters who are ret...
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April 17, 2015 4:38 am gmt |
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Today, a six days session of the United Nations Habitat Commission starts in the Nirobi capital, Kenya. In that session, the representatives from more than 250 countries are expected to participate. To this session this time, L.S.Palansuriya, the Chairman of the National Housing Development Authority...
In Srilanka
April 17, 2015 4:27 am gmt |
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The leader of Sinhala Raavaya organization Akmeemana Dayaratna has stated in a media interview, that he is going to pursue a case against the permission provided by the president to sing Sri Lankan national anthem in Tamil. A bench of judges under the chair of president Counsel Manohara De Silva, are...
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April 17, 2015 4:07 am gmt |
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Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga claims Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was joking when he said that Indian fishermen will be shot if they poach in Sri Lankan waters. Speaking to DNA India, Kumaratunga said that Indian fishermen use illegal methods like exploding dynamite to catch fish whic...
In Srilanka
April 17, 2015 3:58 am gmt |
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Former president Mahindha Rajapaksha is planning to stand in parliamentary polls. He has said in an interview with The Guardian that, “If people request me, to contest in the next election, I’ll contest”. Further , he has said “I haven’t still decided whether to contest....
In Srilanka
April 17, 2015 3:54 am gmt |
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JVP Propaganda Secretary Vijitha Hearth said that the JVP had no issues with Somawansa Amarasinghe and pointed out that it was Mr. Amarainsghe who wanted to leave the party since 2002 while the party objected to his quitting. Mr. Herath had sat down at the head table with Mr. Amarasinghe but was aske...
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April 17, 2015 3:43 am gmt |
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The Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran was yesterday (16.04.2015 Thursday) questioned by the Bribery Commission for about six hours in connection with the sale of Central Bank Bonds. Mr. Mahendran arrived at the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption at 9.00 a.m. and was q...
In Britain
April 17, 2015 3:33 am gmt |
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The British Prime Minister David Cameron in a message to mark the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, reiterates his country’s support to Sri Lanka in addressing past issues and requested the Sri Lanka Government to extend its full support to the UN on its on-going investigation. “I would like to...
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April 17, 2015 3:25 am gmt |
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Residents in and around Kalatuwawa nearly 12 km off Getahetta along Avissawella-Ratnapura main road were panicked due to a sudden and unusual shower of ‘Ice-rain’ that lasted for a few minutes throughout the area recently. According to residents, the roofing sheets of several houses were ...
In Srilanka
April 16, 2015 12:08 pm gmt |
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Former leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Somawansa Amarasinghe said that he has tendered his resigned from the party.The reason for he resignation is unknown. At the time of his resignation he was functions as the person in charge of the international affairs of the party. MP Anura Kumara...
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April 16, 2015 9:42 am gmt |
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The US Embassy declined to comment on the Sri Lankan government’s request for its help to track down former ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga alleged to have supplied weapons to pro-Russian Ukrainian rebels. The alleged transactions had taken place during Mahinda Rajapaksa’s tenure as the Pres...
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April 16, 2015 9:04 am gmt |
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The Sri Lankan government, as pledged in the 100 days program, is taking steps to provide land ownership and proper housing to plantation workers instead of their current confinement in line rooms. The government under the 100 days program assured to implement measures to provide land rights and the ...
In Batticaloa
April 16, 2015 8:32 am gmt |
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The Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon has required Sri Lankan government to conduct inquiries regarding the sexual exploitations and abuses committed by the military soldiers in North and East, during and in the post war situation. Also he has pointed that, Sri Lankan government has...
In Srilanka
April 16, 2015 8:29 am gmt |
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Pakistan’s Gwadar port which has been taken over by a Chinese firm could guarantee maintenance and supply for China’s naval ships in the Indian Ocean after the new Sri Lankan government declined permission for Chinese vessels to dock in the country. “The Gwadar port will also guarantee China’s naval ...
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April 16, 2015 8:11 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka police have arrested over 790 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol during the past five days of New Year festivities. Police Media Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said 792 persons driving under influence have been arrested during the past 5 days. Majority of them are motor...
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April 16, 2015 7:34 am gmt |
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Former president Mahindha Rajapaksha is visited by fifty-seven Members of Parliament today at his Carlton House in Tangalle. A large number of Provincial Councillors and local government members also have participated in the visit. Former Ministers of Dullas Alahapperuma, Bandula Gunawardena, Kumara ...
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April 16, 2015 7:05 am gmt |
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India’s Central intelligence agencies have launched a major investigation into a “specific tip-off” that Naxals were now getting sophisticated weapons through the sea route from Sri Lanka. The Indian news paper reported that  top intelligence sources as saying that they had received information some ...
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April 16, 2015 6:01 am gmt |
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New anti-tobacco legislation, making it mandatory to carry pictorial warnings covering 80 per cent of cigarette packets, was unanimously approved by the Parliament. Under the provisions of the Bill, manufacturers or importers of tobacco products are required to carry the Health warnings that are, “di...
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April 16, 2015 5:29 am gmt |
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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Carlton Sports Network (CSN) former Sri Lanka Cricket Secretary, Nishantha Ranatunga was yesterday interrogated by the Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) about a financial fraud case, Police Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekera told Media. ASP Ruwan Gu...