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In Colombo
November 11, 2018 4:03 am gmt |
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Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya yesterday denied web media reports, that he would wait for the Supreme Court’s opinion on the legality of the dissolution of Parliament before proceeding with preparations for a General Election. He had informed a group of former United National Party (...
In Colombo
November 11, 2018 3:50 am gmt |
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The Sri Lanka Freedom Party says that discussions will commence next week with regard to contesting the forthcoming general election under a common symbol. It’s General Secretary Professor Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa said that they hope to gather all forces in order to defeat the common enemy. Meanwhile...
In India
November 11, 2018 3:28 am gmt |
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Marking 100 years since Armistice Day, the United Service Institution of India along with the British High Commission hosted “India and the Great War in Research, Memory and Commemoration – Indian contribution to WW1″ in Delhi. The event was supported by the UK National Army Museum ...
In Latest Stories
November 11, 2018 3:20 am gmt |
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At least ten people were killed in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday morning after a landslide in the Niteroi area outside the city’s downtown, officials reported. According to rescuers, nine homes and a local business were affected by the landslide following days of heavy rain. 11 people have been re...
In Latest Stories
November 11, 2018 3:10 am gmt |
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McLaren and two-times Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso will enter next year’s Indianapolis 500, the team announced on Saturday. It will be the second time the Spaniard has taken part in the race, which he led in 2017 before retiring with an engine problem. The 37-year-old, who is also...
In Latest Stories
November 8, 2018 3:23 am gmt |
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Former Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran said yesterday (Wednesday) that he was in the process of identifying electoral organizers of his party at the moment. Mr Wigneswaran told that he tendered his resignation to the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) on October 24, 2018. He said he ...
In Latest Stories
November 8, 2018 3:19 am gmt |
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Former Chief Justice Sarath N Silva said yesterday (Wednesday) the President had been vested with powers to dissolve Parliament under 33 (2) C of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. He told that this special provision was incorporated into the Constitution under duties, powers and functions of th...
In India
November 8, 2018 3:13 am gmt |
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As part of the Left parties’ efforts to bring together political parties opposed to the BJP and its allies on a common platform, CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury will meet DMK president M.K. Stalin on November 13. Separately, Telugu Desam Party leader and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Cha...
In Latest Stories
November 8, 2018 3:09 am gmt |
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Madagascar voted on Wednesday (November 7) for a president to tackle unemployment, poverty and corruption on the Indian Ocean island, with the incumbent and two former heads of state leading a field of 36 contenders. Early results are expected from Thursday (November 8), but with so many standing, fe...
In Football
November 8, 2018 2:39 am gmt |
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Players involved in any European Super League would be banned from playing international football, including the World Cup, says Fifa president Gianni Infantino. German publication Der Spiegel claimed top European clubs held secret talks to create a such a set-up by 2021. The news magazine said leake...
In Latest Stories
November 1, 2018 3:28 am gmt |
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Nava Sama Samaja Party Leader Wickramabahu  Karunaratne said yesterday (Wednesday) they would launch a massive trade union action and a riot in protest of President’s decision to remove Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister and proroguing Parliament unconstitutionally. He told a news conference that...
In Latest Stories
November 1, 2018 3:23 am gmt |
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UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said that there was no evidence to believe that a foreign country was behind the crisis situation in Sri Lanka. He said this to journalists attached to the Foreign News Agencies at the Temple Trees yesterday (Wednesday) morning. “The allegation that some foreign countr...
In India
November 1, 2018 3:19 am gmt |
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Sardar Patel ranks among the greatest statesmen of all time, Governor Banwarilal Purohit said yesterday (Wednesday). While speaking at the 143rd birth anniversary celebrations of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, he said: “The farmers of Bardoli faced a problem of tax-hike. When the farmers refused to pay hi...
In Latest Stories
November 1, 2018 3:16 am gmt |
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A judge in Peru has ordered that opposition leader Keiko Fujimori spend three years in jail while she awaits trial for corruption. Judge Richard Concepción said there was a high risk of Ms Fujimori fleeing Peru. Ms Fujimori has been accused of taking $1.2m (£940,000) in bribes from the Brazilian cons...
In Latest Stories
November 1, 2018 2:47 am gmt |
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Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Paris Masters with an abdominal injury. It means Novak Djokovic, 31, will replace him as world number one when the rankings are released on Monday. The Serb will lead the rankings for the first time in two years, with Briton Andy Murray having taken top spot from h...
In Latest Stories
October 31, 2018 3:16 am gmt |
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Former DIG Nalaka de Silva, who is in remand custody in connection with the alleged plot to assassinate several VIPs, has been provided with special protection, a Prisons Department official said. He said the DIG was being detained in a special cell at the Welikada Prison and that additional security...
In Latest Stories
October 31, 2018 3:13 am gmt |
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While stating that it will form a new national government, the United National Front (UNF) yesterday (Tuesday) invited all parties to join it. UNF seniors Rajitha Senaratne, Kabir Hashim and Patali Champika Ranwaka who revealed this to the media at Temple Trees yesterday said any party interested cou...
In India
October 31, 2018 3:08 am gmt |
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A day after DMK leader M.K. Stalin claimed that all the Ministers in the current AIADMK government will be jailed once the opposition party came to power, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami hit back on Tuesday, saying Mr. Stalin will be in jail even before his party came to power. Addressing medi...
In America
October 31, 2018 3:04 am gmt |
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday (Tuesday) called for a cessation of hostilities in Yemen and said U.N.-led negotiations to end the civil war should begin next month. In a statement, Pompeo said missile strikes by Iran-allied Houthi rebels against Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirate...