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In Special News
October 8, 2018 5:13 pm gmt |
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Former State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran was arrested today over a controversial speech she had made recently in support of the LTTE. She was arrested by the Police Organised Crime Prevention Division (OCPD). The Parliamentarian was produced on court and granted bail. Maheswaren had said in her sp...
In Special News
October 8, 2018 5:03 pm gmt |
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If trade barriers are overcome, trade within South Asia can increase three-fold, from $23 billion to $67 billion, suggests a new World Bank report. Sri Lanka has the potential to more than double its exports to South Asia. Increased intraregional trade will provide a greater variety of goods and serv...
In Latest Stories
October 3, 2018 10:45 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena will be arriving in Seychelles next week (8th to 10th October) on his first state visit, the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles said in a statement. It further said the President will be accompanied by his wife and a high level delegation. He wi...
In Colombo
October 1, 2018 12:22 am gmt |
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Two ships – ‘Kaga’ and ‘Inazuma’ belonging to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) arrived at the port of Colombo on a goodwill visit yesterday (30th September). The vessels were received by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions upon their arrival. ‘Kaga’ is a 248m lon...
In Latest Stories
September 27, 2018 5:39 am gmt |
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Two Sri Lankans have been arrested at the Katunayake International Airport for attempting to illegally smuggle a substantial sum of US Dollars beyond local borders. Airport Customs stated the suspects aged 31 and 35 were found in possession of over 21,000 USD valued at over 3.6 million rupees. The du...
In Latest Stories
September 27, 2018 5:14 am gmt |
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Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamed has praised Sri Lanka’s steady progress and assured continued cooperation when he met Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at the Hotel Plaza in New York today (September 26th). The two leaders exchanged pleasantries and Dr Mohamad recalled earl...
In Latest Stories
September 26, 2018 8:37 am gmt |
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The Operations Director of the Anti-Corruption Movement Namal Kumara has once again appeared before the Criminal Investigations Department. Namal Kumara appeared before the CID this morning to record a statement pertaining to investigations, over the recordings of phone conversations he made public b...
In Srilanka
September 26, 2018 8:20 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena called upon the international community to look at Sri Lanka with a fresh perspective and consider the tremendous progress made by the government towards reconciliation, restoration of democratic freedoms, human rights and the rule of law and extend the fullest support ...
In Srilanka
September 23, 2018 3:36 am gmt |
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Prices of vehicles would be increased by at least Rs. 250,000 as an impact of the depreciation of Sri Lankan rupee against the US Dollar, the Vehicle Importers Association Lanka (VIAL) President Indika Sampath Merenchige said. The value of Sri Lankan rupee dropped to a new record low of 170 against t...
In Srilanka
September 23, 2018 3:32 am gmt |
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If a resolution was brought in Parliament to remove IGP Pujith Jayasundara, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said they would support such a resolution. “Yes! We will,” he said in response to a question raised by a journalist at a news briefing held yesterday (Saturday). On Friday, Law and Order Min...
In Latest Stories
September 20, 2018 3:15 am gmt |
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Mahaweli Development and Environment Ministry would buy a high tech ocean cleaning vessel through Spanish funds in near future, Deputy Minister of Environment Ajith Mannapperuma said. “The vessel is capable of cleaning waste in saline water,” he said. He was addressing a press conference at UNP headq...
In Latest Stories
September 20, 2018 3:11 am gmt |
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Colombo Fort Magistrate M/s. Lanka Jayarathne, yesterday (Wednesday) ordered the government analyst to submit an immediate report on the recorded telephone conversation over an alleged attempt to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The magistrat...
In Latest Stories
September 19, 2018 4:04 am gmt |
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The government had not taken any decision to hand over the Palaly domestic airport to India or any other country and said it would be developed in partnership with the Tourism Development Fund and Civil Aviation Authority, Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva said yesterday (...
In Latest Stories
September 19, 2018 3:59 am gmt |
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Chief of the Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, who left for Mexico last week, for an official visit, had arrived in the country this morning (Wednesday). Earlier, the the Criminal Investigations Department summoned Admiral Wijegunaratne, to record a statement with regard to harbouring a s...
In Latest Stories
September 17, 2018 3:22 am gmt |
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Two individuals succumbed to death after the three-wheeler in which they were traveling toppled on the Hatton- Nuwara Eliya Road and crashed into a private bus coming on the opposite side yesterday (Sunday) evening, police said. The victims were identified as Kandamuththu Mohan Shiva (37), a resident...
In Latest Stories
September 17, 2018 3:17 am gmt |
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The government decided to create a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) under Treasury to absorb the total liabilities of SriLankan Airlines after writing them off its balance sheets, a Minister said yesterday (Sunday). Public Enterprises Development Minister Lakshman Kiriella told it was a pre-requisite to...
In Latest Stories
September 16, 2018 9:49 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena has recalled his top envoy to Austria and five other embassy staff for failing to answer his long-distance telephone calls, the AFP news agency quoted officials as saying. Ambassador Priyanee Wijesekera was given her marching orders after calls made by Sirisena to the e...
In Latest Stories
September 16, 2018 3:28 am gmt |
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At least 62,528 people from 18,836 families in six divisional secretariat areas have been affected by the prevailing drought in the Puttalam District, Disaster Relief Centre of the Puttalam District Secretariat (DS) said. It said most of the water holes in the area had dried up resulting in extensive...
In Latest Stories
September 16, 2018 3:24 am gmt |
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The agricultural ministry had signed an agreement with China in 2016 to export more than 10,000 tons of bananas but it had failed to export at least a kilo of bananas after two years, former Agricultural Ministry Additional Secretary Dr. Subaheenkenda said. He told that according to the agreement, th...