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July 7, 2018 3:58 am gmt |
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Rohana Abeyaratne, Postmaster General has been transferred to Presidential Secretariat. Regarding this transfer Trade Unions condemn, said The convener, Chinthaka Bandara. Further, he said, the critical situation of the postal department will surely raise....
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July 6, 2018 11:28 am gmt |
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Udaya R. Senaviratne has assumed his duties as Secretary to the President from this afternoon at the Presidential Secretariat. R. Senaviratne who is a Senior State administrational officer has previously held office as the Secretary of the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment. The Preside...
In Srilanka
July 6, 2018 11:07 am gmt |
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State Minister of Child Affairs Vijayakala Maheswaran has resigned from her ministerial portfolio. The letter of resignation was handed over to the President and the Prime Minister. The State Minister in her letter expressed that she is stepping down from her post following the accusations directed a...
In Colombo
July 6, 2018 10:51 am gmt |
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The National Water Supply and Drainage Board says a 9 hour water cut will be in effect from 9am to 6pm tomorrow in several parts of Colombo owing to urgent repairs. Accordingly the water supply to the Kotte municipality and Colombo 5 will be restricted. The Water Board said the water supply to Colomb...
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July 6, 2018 7:46 am gmt |
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Austin Fernando, Secretary to President steps down from his post. The president’s Media Division has confirmed the announcement. Some Political critics say the ground of his resignation  is contradiction with the President. He had previously served as Governor of Eastern province and also Adviser to ...
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July 6, 2018 5:18 am gmt |
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Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Kingdom of Thailand is to pay a two day official visit to Sri Lanka on coming 12th. During the visit there will be a forum with the delegate including the president Mithiripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickramesinghe and some chief representatives. There is ...
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July 6, 2018 5:07 am gmt |
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The students of Vavuniya Campus, University of Jaffna who have been barred from lectures are allowed to resume their academic activities from coming 9th of this month. The 2nd  year students of Applied Science, Vavuniya Campus, University of Jaffna have been barred from lectures indefinitely since la...
In Srilanka
July 5, 2018 6:57 am gmt |
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Whole Sri Lankan schools’ academic activities have turned to normal and there were no supports got to the strike of Teachers’ Union. There are only few teachers from the very few schools supported to the strike but other schools are found practicing normal in attendance. Meanwhile the Hill country Te...
In Special News
July 5, 2018 6:23 am gmt |
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The Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said, the Crime Investigation Department has launched an investigation on the report of New York Times about former President Mahintha Rajapaksa. The article appeared on New York Times that atleast US$7.6 million which was dispensed from China Harbour’s account...
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July 5, 2018 4:47 am gmt |
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The debate on National Audit Bill, One of the promises made by good governance is to hold today (Thursday) in parliament which is headed by the Parliament Speaker Karu Jeyasurya. The National Audit Bill is found as one of the promises which is included 100 day work programme. Though there was therefo...
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July 5, 2018 4:44 am gmt |
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The debate on National Audit Bill, One of the promises made by good governance is to hold today (Thursday) with headed by Mr. Karu Jeyasurya, Speaker of the Parliament. The National Audit Bill is found as one of the promises which is included 100 day work programme. Though there was therefore submitt...
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July 4, 2018 6:13 am gmt |
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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to invest $10 million of equity in DCDC Healthcare Services Private Limited (DCDCPL), a company providing dialysis and ancillary services to end stage renal disease, to help enable the establishment of critical healthcare infrastructure in India and Sri Lan...
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July 4, 2018 5:29 am gmt |
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Attorney General’s Department has commenced deliberating the recent controversial statement made by State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran pertaining to the LTTE. A spokesperson at the Department said the constitutionality of the statement made by State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran will be dete...
In Srilanka
July 1, 2018 5:28 am gmt |
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David McKinnon, the High Commissioner of Canada to Sri Lanka, in a statement to mark Canada Day today, said that Canada believes that strengthening inclusion, reconciliation and the rule of law is in the interests of all Sri Lankans. “We are encouraged by the initial steps taken to operationalize the...
In Srilanka
July 1, 2018 5:06 am gmt |
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The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) will seek a directive from Police Chief Pujith Jayasundara over this week’s New York Times report that alleged former President Mahinda Rajapaksa received funds from China for his January 2015 election campaign. This follows a complaint the FCID rece...
In Srilanka
June 30, 2018 6:51 am gmt |
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Justice and Prison Reforms Minister Thalatha Atukorale said yesterday the suggestion made by some people to setup separate regional Courts to curb underworld activities would lead the country into a situation which prevailed before 2015. She said this at the end of a visit to Welikada Prison and poin...
In Srilanka
June 30, 2018 6:04 am gmt |
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Two more suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of a six-year-old school girl in Jaffna yesterday (29) in the Sulipuramarea in Jaffna. The suspects are to be produced before the Mallakam Magistrate Court in Jaffna today. The Vaddukoddai Police earlier arrested another suspect in co...
In Srilanka
June 29, 2018 6:47 am gmt |
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The United States has urged Sri Lanka to prosecute officials involved in human trafficking. The call was made in an annual report released by US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on human trafficking. Pompeo will unveiled the 2018 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report at the US State Department yest...
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June 29, 2018 5:03 am gmt |
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The 16 members of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party who’ve defected the government have decided to attend a Parliamentary group meeting of the Joint Opposition scheduled to be held on Monday. Parliamentarian Chandima Weerakkody said the decision was arrived at during the discussion with former Minister Bas...