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In Srilanka
April 30, 2015 8:50 am gmt |
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The United States has welcomed the passage  of the 19th Amendment to the constitution which was pass by Parliament with majority of votes. US State Department Acting Spokesperson Marie Harf, stated  “We certainly welcome the news of the passage of measures that you mentioned that curb presidential po...
In India
April 30, 2015 6:29 am gmt |
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A ‘Q’ team of Tamil Nadu Police have arrested four Sri Lankans in Chennai.  The suspects have been identified as R. Balachandran alias Balan, 48, a native of Jaffna, P. Lingaran alias Athiyaman, 40, from Jaffna, G. Jayadasan, 43, and G. Dhanushan, 22, of Mullaitivu. The ‘Q’ br...
In Srilanka
April 30, 2015 6:18 am gmt |
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The Government ordered all liquor shops, casinos, betting centers and night clubs should  be closed from May 3 and 4 in view of Vesak. The Home Affairs Ministry  also ordered super markets to refrain from selling liquor and meat on May 3 and 4. The Excise Department said that complaints about persons...
In Srilanka
April 30, 2015 6:14 am gmt |
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Secretary to the Ministry of Media Karunarathne Paranavithana  says that the 19th constitutional amendment is a significant victory of the country. President Maithripala Sirisena has performed a significant task in this regard.  Many factions including the Prime Minister and the opposition leader hav...
In Srilanka
April 30, 2015 5:59 am gmt |
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All school canteens and mobile canteens serving food to school children outside school premises are now being registered by the Colombo Municipal Council.  This is the first time the government is registering school canteens on such a large scale with the objective of maintaining the highest standard...
In Srilanka
April 30, 2015 5:25 am gmt |
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The Minister of Health Rajitha Senarathna says that NSSP leader and popular lecturer Vikramabahu Karunaratne will be reappointed under Maithri Government. Rajitha  attend the press conference which was held  at the Government Information Department Auditorium yesterday (Wednesday). Dr. Vikramabahu Ka...
In Srilanka
April 30, 2015 4:03 am gmt |
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“At least a one-year term will be taken for resettlement of Sri Lankan refugees from India” says Minister of Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs, D.M. Swaminathan. He has stated this at the press meeting held in Chennai during his visit.  He has made this statement taking in to consideration  of...
In Srilanka
April 30, 2015 3:54 am gmt |
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Sinnathambi Udayasri, the young girl who was serving a two-year prison term, for scribbling on the famed Mirror Wall at Sigiriya, who received a Presidential pardon has been released this morning. Udayasri, a 27-year old garment factory worker from Batticaloa, had remained at the prison despite being...
In Colombo
April 30, 2015 3:08 am gmt |
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The president media unit issued a report regarding the potential benefits of 19th Amendment to the Constitution ; If it is executed.  The report state that implementation of state institutions and the citizenship to all Sri Lankans with the protection for right to access the necessary information. Re...
In Srilanka
April 29, 2015 12:35 pm gmt |
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There will be limitations to traffic in Colombo City due to several May Day rallies, the Police spokesman said. The police has decided to implement a special traffic and security plan in lieu of May Day which falls on Friday. Police Media Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara noted that around 2800 polic...
In Srilanka
April 29, 2015 12:23 pm gmt |
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The Colossal 67.5 feet high Buddha Statue  at Rambadagalla Vidyasagara Temple in the Rideegama DS division will be unveiled  tomorrow (30), the Government Information Department (GID) announced. This is considered to be the world’s tallest  seated Buddha image. On the invitation of Rambadagalla Chief...
In Srilanka
April 29, 2015 12:16 pm gmt |
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The 19th Amendment to the Constitution would never have approved if the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) ignored to extend its support for the new legislation, opposition leader Nimal Siripala de Silva said. The observation was made during a press conference held in Colombo on Wednesday (29) afternoon....
In Srilanka
April 29, 2015 11:41 am gmt |
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The 19th Amendment to the Constitution came into force  with effective from today (Thursday 30). Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa told local media that  four articles pertaining to making appointments to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) will come into affect only after the next General Electi...
In Srilanka
April 29, 2015 11:27 am gmt |
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PFA parliamentarian Duminda Silva said today he would continue the development work he had started in Kolonnawa despite the mud-slinging campaign against him. He told media after his court appearance in the case where he is one of the accused in the Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra. Mr. Silva said fals...
In Srilanka
April 29, 2015 9:53 am gmt |
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Deputy Minister of Justice Sujeewa Senasinghe said, suspects allegedly involved in the unauthorized importation of firearms through Avant Garde Maritime Services will be taken into custody immediately following the Attorney General’s recommendations. He said that,according to the Criminal Inves...
In Srilanka
April 29, 2015 9:52 am gmt |
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Cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senarathna made a statement that “Today is a historical day in Sri Lankan political history”.  He made this statement at the media briefing held today at the government information department in connection with 19th Amendment. He stated  that the bureaucratic system which wa...
In Srilanka
April 29, 2015 8:11 am gmt |
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The Ministry of Health says that there is a shortage  upto 2000-3000 nurses in the country at present. Deputy Director General of Research and training Unit of the Ministry Sunil De Silva says that the dearth of doctors is mostly seen in the Northern and the Sabaragamuwa Provinces. The lack of nurses...
In Srilanka
April 29, 2015 7:43 am gmt |
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Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived at the Dedhigama Rajamaha Viharaya on Tuesday to attend a Bodhi Pooja. Speaking in Kegalle on Tuesday, former president Mahinda Rajapaksa expressed his views regarding the gazette notification issued to establish the Police Financial Crime Investigation Divi...
In Srilanka
April 29, 2015 7:33 am gmt |
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The Colombo District Court today suggested a settlement to North Western Provincial Chief Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara with regard to a case filed demanding Rs. 500 million from several UNP members. Jayasekara demanded United National Party (UNP) members Harin Fernando, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Daya ...