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September 11, 2018 3:51 am gmt |
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Lanka Indian Oil Company (LIOC) also revised petrol and diesel prices with effect from yesterday (Monday) midnight, LIOC Shed Owners Association said. According to the current revision of the fuel prices, Lanka Petrol 92 per litre will be increased by Rs.4 and the revised price is Rs.150, XtraPremium...
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September 11, 2018 3:46 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s announced plans to resume the use of death penalty are disturbing, as are recurrent incidents of racist and inter-communal violence, the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said yesterday (Monday). In her opening statement to the Human Rights Council’s (HRC) 39th s...
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September 10, 2018 3:27 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will leave for Vietnam today (Monday) to participate in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) world economic forum to be held in Hanoi. The Prime Minister is also expected to have one to one meetings with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Si...
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September 10, 2018 3:23 am gmt |
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Former Navy Commander and Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne had been summoned by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to give a statement today (Monday), CID sources said. He was summoned to give a statement with regard to the abduction of 11 youths in 2008 and 2009. ...
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September 9, 2018 3:22 am gmt |
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Despite efforts taken by Sri Lanka, the country still faces emerging challenges such as violent extremism, migration, refugees, inequality and climate change, Higher Education and Cultural Affairs Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said. He expressed these views at the High Level Forum on the Follow up t...
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September 9, 2018 3:13 am gmt |
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A Sri Lankan man wanted for drug trafficking in his home country has been arrested in Bangkok, four years after he first fled to Thailand, Bangkok Post reported. Saliya Perera Wiwala Arachchige was apprehended in front of the Narathiwas Residence Hotel on Sathu Pradit Soi 19 in the Chong Nonsi area, ...
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September 8, 2018 3:14 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday (Friday) he had instructed the Universities and law enforcement authorities to file charges against university students implicated in ragging because the government would not allow extremist elements to destroy the future of these students. He said though...
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September 8, 2018 3:07 am gmt |
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A number of Sri Lankan Muslim groups have called on the government to medicalise female circumcision. In representations made to the Parliamentary Committee on Women and Gender, members of the All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulama, All Ceylon YMMA Conference, Centre for Islamic Studies and United Religions Ini...
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September 6, 2018 3:02 am gmt |
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The 72nd anniversary of the UNP will be celebrated at the UNP headquarters, Sirikotha at 9.30 am today. Party leader Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will preside, UNP General Secretary Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said. He said the theme of the celebrations of this year is 72 years of work an...
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September 6, 2018 2:58 am gmt |
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The ‘Jana Balaya Kolambata’ protest, which was an attempt made by the joint opposition to certifying its next political leader, was a total failure State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene said yesterday (Wednesday). Addressing a news briefing held at the Government Information Department last eve...
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September 3, 2018 3:07 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena celebrates his 67th birthday today. President Sirisena was born on September 3, 1951 in the Western Province and grew up in Polonnaruwa in the North Central Province. He was born several hours after the launch of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party. President Sirisena studied a...
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September 3, 2018 3:01 am gmt |
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Amidst speculations about a possible split of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), its leader R. Sampanthan has sought an immediate meeting with Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran on September 7 apparently to explore the possibility of patching up differences, it is learnt. There have be...
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September 2, 2018 3:12 am gmt |
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The Government is to bring in a new Amendment to the Mahapola Higher Education Trust Fund Act to declare all its funds as ‘public property’ and thereby imposing heavy punishments for any financial irregularities, fraud or corruption related to the Fund. The Government has also decided to remove the M...
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September 2, 2018 3:05 am gmt |
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High on the heels of a controversy over the order placed by the Western Provincial Council authorities for the purchase of 125 chairs costing some Rs. 650,000 each from Spain, it has been revealed that the authorities had allocated Rs 1.4 million to purchase 18 television sets for the newly built bui...
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September 1, 2018 3:10 am gmt |
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While claiming that the government was acting arbitrarily, Asgiri Chapter Mahanayake Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thera said yesterday (Friday) the government must take steps to curtail the increasing crime in the country. “Crime is on the increase. No one is paying attention to it. Shooting incidents...
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September 1, 2018 3:01 am gmt |
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The use of private passenger buses for special journeys has been banned in the Western Province from today (Saturday) to September 8, Western Province Road Passenger Transport Authority Chairman Thusitha Kularathna said. He said the decision was taken to facilitate regular commuters and provide them ...
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August 31, 2018 3:12 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena called upon the leaders of the states in the Bay of Bengal Region to take collective steps against drug menace narcotics smugglers use ocean routes for drug smuggling. Addressing the 4th Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Co...
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August 31, 2018 3:05 am gmt |
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The prevailing outdated administrative system has slowed down the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka’s (HRCSL) performances and outcome which are expected as an independent commission, HRCSL Chairperson Dr. Deepika Udagama yesterday (thursday) said. She said an Independent Commission should not be ...
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August 30, 2018 3:08 am gmt |
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Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne yesterday (Wednesday) told the CID to take steps to arrest former Navy Commander and current Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, if CID had adequate evidence to prove that he had helped suspect, retired Navy officer Prasad Hettiarachchi...