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October 24, 2018 3:30 am gmt |
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The Cabinet is reported to have approved the draft legislation to set up the National Truth Commission as an initiative to ensure the transitional justice envisaged in resolution 30/1 on Sri Lanka adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The UNHRC resolution co-sponsored by Sri Lan...
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October 24, 2018 3:25 am gmt |
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Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka told the Cabinet yesterday (Tuesday) that the government should launch diplomatic efforts to withdraw its co-sponsorship of the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka. He said the government should also make every effort to replace the curren...
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October 23, 2018 3:35 am gmt |
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Joint Opposition MP Namal Rajapaksa said that President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe should reveal the names of the two cabinet ministers, who were claimed to be in the pay list of India’s Intelligence wing – RAW. “If some cabinet ministers are in the pay list of the R...
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October 23, 2018 3:30 am gmt |
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The situation in Sri Lanka will turn for the better by next year’s National New Year, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday (Monday). He said this at a ceremony held at Temple Trees where appointment letters were handed over to 370 new Grama Niladaris. The ceremony was organized by...
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October 22, 2018 3:28 am gmt |
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Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera claimed that four Cabinet Ministers, having links with RAW (Research and Analysis Wing), had leaked information related to President Maithripala Sirisena’s remarks purportedly critical of India and China to Indian journalists. Minister Amaraweera said this at a...
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October 22, 2018 3:24 am gmt |
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German Ambassador Jörn Rohde said yesterday (Sunday) the elections should be held in any democracy when they are due, and not be delayed. He said the elections were a feature of democracy and they should be held in due time except under extraordinary circumstances. He made these remarks in response t...
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October 21, 2018 3:25 am gmt |
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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday (Saturday) held talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in New Delhi on a range of issues related to bilateral ties, including the progress of India assisted development projects in the island nation. The talks at the Hyderabad House ca...
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October 18, 2018 3:44 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe would have a discussion with the Indian authorities on the alleged plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena, a Spokesman from the Prime Minister’s office said yesterday (Thursday). He said the Prime Minister had decided to discuss the issue with Indian De...
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October 18, 2018 3:40 am gmt |
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The United National Party (UNP) said it had identified 25 of its electoral organizers to be axed under its reorganization programme, it is learnt. According to sources, the UNP would dispense with its organizers identified as weak in the reorganization process. The party leadership, at the Working Co...
In Colombo
October 17, 2018 3:19 am gmt |
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Following discussions held with President Maithripala Sirisena at the President Secretariat yesterday (Tuesday), he had agreed to release the sugar stocks already at the harbour under Rs.14 customs tax concession, Sugar Importers’ Association member Priyantha Senavirathne said. Speaking to the ...
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October 17, 2018 3:14 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe are reported to have had a showdown at yesterday’s (Tuesday) Cabinet meeting over the proposal to develop the East Container Terminal of the Colombo Port as an Indian investment. At the meeting, Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda...
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October 16, 2018 3:45 am gmt |
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Sugar Importers’ Association yesterday (Monday) said that they would have to stop importing sugar temporarily, due to world market and Indian market sugar price hike. Speaking to the Daily Mirror Sugar Importers’ Association member Priyantha Senavirathne said after imposing an extra control pri...
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October 16, 2018 3:41 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will visit New Delhi later this week and meet his counterpart Narendra Modi to discuss bilateral matters, official sources in Colombo said. Mr. Wickremesinghe, according to his office, will take part in high-level meetings, including with Mr. Modi, on coming Friday...
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October 15, 2018 2:33 am gmt |
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Stating that the global economic crisis is turning to the worse, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday (Sunday) stressed that government expected support of everyone to see the nation through from it. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said this at the opening of a new building at Bandaranaike Naw...
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October 15, 2018 2:29 am gmt |
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Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama said yesterday (Sunday) further import cuts would not be necessary unless there was a sharp rise in fuel prices in the global market. Mr. Samarawickrama told Daily Mirror that things appeared to have stabilized at the moment...
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October 9, 2018 11:51 am gmt |
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The Sri Lankan government has yet to fully restore civilian ownership of land and property nearly a decade since the end of the civil war in 2009, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released today. Progress, particularly since the election of a new government in 2015, has been hindered by broa...
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October 9, 2018 11:49 am gmt |
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National Building Research Organization (NBRO) has issued landslide warnings for five districts owing to the prevailing adverse weather condition. Accordingly, the landslide warning concerns several areas in Ratnapura, Kalutara, Galle, Badulla and Kegalle districts. The NBRO has requested the residen...
In Special News
October 8, 2018 5:30 pm gmt |
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Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells is to urge Sri Lanka to continue progress on constitutional reform, human rights, reconciliation, and transitional justice and accountability. Wells will travel to Malé, Maldives and Colombo, Sri Lanka ...
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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...