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May 2, 2018 11:49 am gmt |
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The new State Ministers and Deputy Ministers are currenctly being sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. State Ministers: Palitha Range Bandara – State Minister of Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management and Disaster Management D...
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May 1, 2018 10:16 am gmt |
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A network of regional refugee support groups in Australia are to hold a peaceful gathering in Hargreaves Mall in Bendigo, Australia on Tuesday to show their support for a Sri Lankan family facing deportation. RAR Bendigo chairperson Chris Cummins said the aim of the gathering was to show their suppor...
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May 1, 2018 3:50 am gmt |
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The fourth Cabinet reshuffle of the coalition government is scheduled to take place today. Minister Kabir Hashim said the Presidential Secretariat had informed Ministers and Parliamentarians to be present for the reshuffle due to commence at 10 this morning. President Maithripala Sirisena had recentl...
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April 30, 2018 12:41 pm gmt |
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Sri Lanka today mourned the death of veteran film director, producer and screen writer, Dr. Lester James Peries. Peries passed away at the age of 99 while receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo.  ...
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April 27, 2018 6:31 am gmt |
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A special programme to inspect liquor stores across the island during the Vesak season will commence today. Accordingly inspections will be carried out until the 3rd of May. Under the programme while establishments authorized to sell liquor with excise licenses will be subject to inspections, the tot...
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April 26, 2018 11:33 am gmt |
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Former Parliamentarian Joseph Michael Perera resigned from the United National Party (UNP) working committee in protest over the appointment of former Minister Ravi Karunanayake as the Assistant Leader of the party. The working committee approved the nominations for the posts but Perera resigned sayi...
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April 24, 2018 4:27 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena will make a policy statement address to the Parliament on the 8th of May. A Party Leaders’ Meeting will be held on May 2 to discuss arrangements for the inaugural ceremony of Parliament on May 8 and the Parliamentary business thereafter, Parliament Secretary General Dha...
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April 24, 2018 4:10 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena says a new Cabinet of Ministers will take oath next week. Speaking to the BBC Sinhala service President Sirisena said the new Ministers have been appointed according to a scientific method. The Head of State meanwhile stressed the process is more than just a Cabinet ref...
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April 23, 2018 3:50 am gmt |
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The Government of Sri Lanka strongly condemned the yesterday’s terror attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, in which 57 people were killed. ‘Sri Lanka strongly condemns the heinous terrorist attack at a voter registration centre in Kabul which is an assault on democracy’, the foreign affair ministry said in ...
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April 22, 2018 6:00 am gmt |
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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has turned down Sri Lanka’s request to repatriate to Colombo Udayanga Weeratunga, a former ambassador to Russia, and advised the Government to initiate extradition proceedings in UAE courts. An extradition treaty exists between Sri Lanka and the UAE. However, though it ...
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April 22, 2018 3:56 am gmt |
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The re-authorized US generalized scheme of preferences will be reinstated for Sri Lanka today. The renewed US GSP Scheme will be valid until 31 December 2020. The GSP facility that was granted for several countries including Sri Lanka expired on the 31st of December. US President Donald Trump re-auth...
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April 21, 2018 10:35 am gmt |
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The annual US human rights report noted that the Sri Lankan Government has made limited progress toward establishing additional transitional justice mechanisms.  The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017 made public by Acting US Secretary of State John J. Sullivan, noted that there were ...
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April 20, 2018 11:38 am gmt |
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Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says the time has come to increase trade relations with Sri Lanka. At a banquet held in his honour at Iran’s embassy in Colombo, Ali Larijani also urged the Iranian embassies in foreign countries to contribute to the economic relations of Iran with other countr...
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April 20, 2018 11:35 am gmt |
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Diaspora Tamils staged a protest in London today against the ongoing visit to the UK by President Maithripala Sirisena. The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) said that it initiated a campaign titled “#GoBackMY3” to protest against the President’s visit to London to attend the Commonwealt...
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April 16, 2018 3:35 am gmt |
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Maithripala Sirisena, the president of Sri Lanka today arrived in London to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Governments meeting (CHOGM). The President left the country yesterday accompanied by a 10-member delegation including the Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana. The biennial summit meetin...
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April 15, 2018 8:15 am gmt |
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Maithripala Sirisena, the President of Sri Lanka is set to visit the UK tonight, as part of a trip to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London. President will be focused on reaffirming Sri Lanka’s firm commitment to the Commonwealth and deepening Sri Lanka’s partnership w...
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April 15, 2018 6:38 am gmt |
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The prorogation of the parliament until May 08, has no impact on the immediate workings of the government State Minister of Finance Eran Wickremeratne said. “This has no impact on the functioning of the government,” Minister Wickremeratne said. He further said that the cabinet will also c...
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April 15, 2018 5:01 am gmt |
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The Chief Minister of the North East Province, C V Wigneswaran, has alleged that the Sri Lankan Government had not taken steps to retrieve the land, houses and other properties belonging to Tamils that were illegally occupied by Sinhalese during the ethnic crisis when thousands of Tamils fled the isl...
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April 14, 2018 9:52 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed a Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) committee in order to discuss the future of the unity Government with the United National Party (UNP). The committee which formed by president is to be headed by SLFP Minister Sarath Amunugama. A group of SLFP members had r...