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July 20, 2017 3:44 pm gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena today (July 20) signed the gazette on the Office of Missing Persons (OMP), a move which drew praise from the international community. “I signed the Office of Missing Persons Gazette today. This marks another step forward in Sri Lanka’s path to sustained peace,” Presiden...
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July 12, 2017 2:24 pm gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told a group of young Buddhist monks, representing the Young Bhikkhu Society, who met him at Temple Trees today (July 12) said the Buddhist monks to be aware of the false accusations made by those who target upcoming elections, and requested not interrupt the initi...
In Colombo
July 6, 2017 3:46 pm gmt |
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Speaking at the debate in Parliament today (July 6), Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP M.A Sumanthiran called on the Government to keep its initial pledge to the people and complete the task of Constitutional reforms circumventing the snags it has come across. The MP urged the Government to put the dr...
In Colombo
June 30, 2017 5:55 am gmt |
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Introducing amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), does not mean that the Act will be repealed or replaced by a new Act and there will be nor room left for the country’s security to be jeopardized, Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said. He told a media conference that this was not...
In Colombo
June 29, 2017 12:21 pm gmt |
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The new bill on fisheries and marine life will be presented to the parliament on the 6 of July. Minister of Fisheries, Mahinda Amaraweera stated that the bill will allow strict legal action to be taken against individuals who will utilize unauthorized fishing practices. The statements were brought ou...
In Colombo
June 27, 2017 12:44 pm gmt |
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The cabinet of ministers, chaired by the President, has approved the proposal submitted today (June 27) to nationalize the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM). Trade union actions were carried out across the country demanding the government to nationalize the institution. The Gov...
In Colombo
June 25, 2017 7:01 am gmt |
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In the future, individuals whose names are in the police report for damaging the public properties will not get a chance to serve in the government. Even though the accused score highest marks in the Sri Lanka Administrative Service exams, it is decided not to give them government jobs. Recently, uni...
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June 25, 2017 6:38 am gmt |
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If racists try to act against democracy, government will not be silent says Foreign minister Ravi Karunanayake. Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake met the former Finance Minister Ronnie de Mel on Friday.  After his meeting with ex-finance minister Ronnie de Mel, Minister Ravi Karunanayake expressed t...
In Colombo
June 23, 2017 6:26 am gmt |
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No one, including both priests and laymen, is above the law, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said. He expressed his sentiments at the Iftar ceremony which was held in the evening yesterday at the Prime Minister’s official residence, ‘Temple Trees’. He also stated that Islam and Buddhism both prea...
In Colombo
June 22, 2017 6:10 am gmt |
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A 17 year old youth from Eealam, Mr. Sunthararaj Fredrick Winslaw, urged the UN Human Rights Council to give pressure to the Sri Lankan government for an international investigation on alleged war crimes and human rights violations. He expressed these views at the ongoing 35th session of Human Rights...
In Colombo
June 22, 2017 5:29 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the objective of the Office of Missing persons is looking for the disappeared persons, and it will not file any case against anyone through the office. The Office of Missing Persons (Establishment, Administration and Discharge of Functions) Amendment Bill...
In Colombo
June 21, 2017 6:17 am gmt |
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While rejecting the allegations made by UN Special Rapporteur on Independence of Judges, Monica Pinto in her report to United Nations Human Rights Council on Sri Lanka’s judicial system, the government today said the report was a violation of the country’s sovereignty. “We are surprised b...
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June 21, 2017 6:07 am gmt |
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The General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero was arrested by the Police Organised Crimes division today. The monk was arrested after he appeared before the Police Organised Crimes division. He was produced in court and granted bail. Gnanasara Thero earlier surren...
In Colombo
June 20, 2017 10:33 am gmt |
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Former Intelligence Chief Retired Major General Kapila Hendawitharana was grilled again today (Tuesday) by the Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division. Hendawitharana was questioned about his involvement in arranging a multi-million rupees payment from a Jaffna-based satellite television group...
In Colombo
June 20, 2017 10:24 am gmt |
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Auditor General Gamini Wijesinghe says that former Central Bank Chairman Arjuna Mahendran’s act caused huge loss to the government. Further he said that by doing away with the direct placements and opting for the auctions had caused losses to the government in treasury bond issues. He revealed ...
In Colombo
June 18, 2017 8:14 am gmt |
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Police media spokesperson DIG Priyantha Jayakody has requested the public to inform if they come to know about the whereabouts of the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera. Several police teams have been deployed to arrest Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera and he...
In Colombo
June 13, 2017 6:19 am gmt |
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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa urged the Ministers and the Police to be vigilant when addressing to the public. He said some Ministers and Police personnel try to boost communal tensions when they address the public. He added that when commenting on the attacks on religious places and business ou...
In Colombo
June 12, 2017 10:18 am gmt |
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Minister of Foreign Affairs Ravi Karunanayake said neither foreign judges nor international observers could be included in the mechanism to investigate the war crimes allegations committed during the armed conflict. Reiterating the same policy which has been expressed by the government the newly appo...
In Colombo
June 7, 2017 10:48 am gmt |
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Leader of Opposition and Tamil National Alliance R Sampanthan said the Government of Sri Lanka is bound to implement the UNHRC resolution which was co-sponsored by the State and it cannot be repudiated by parliament as demanded by the Joint Opposition. Addressing in parliament during the adjourned de...