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November 12, 2017 12:39 pm gmt |
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The World Diabetes Day walk and fitness program was held in Colombo Today. The Program Was organized parallel to World Diabetes Day which falls on November 14, by the Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Ministry. President Maithiripala Sirisena and Health, Nutrition and indigenous medicine Raji...
In Colombo
October 30, 2017 9:23 am gmt |
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The Parliament road is being close due to the protest against the interim report on the draft new constitution today (30 October). The protest was conducted by the Joint Opposition (JO), saying the above report is included many content which will affect the unitary ruling. The protest was conducted b...
In Colombo
October 28, 2017 5:33 am gmt |
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An important discussion of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) will be held in Colombo Today. As the Tamil National Alliance’s Partnership Parties have not yet reached Compatibility on the report, the Constituent Guidance Committee’s interim report and contemporary political positions are expec...
In Colombo
October 21, 2017 9:00 am gmt |
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Venerable Arambepola Rathanasara Thero has been remanded till October 30, in connection with the threatening of Rohingya refugees in Mount Lavinia. The Buddhist monk was arrested by Nittambuwa Police yesterday (20), and produced before the Galkissa Magistrate’s court according to the police media uni...
In Colombo
October 13, 2017 12:24 pm gmt |
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Members of the Political Bureau of the National Freedom Front including its leader MP Wimal Weerawansa met with President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence on 11th October. The meeting took place to express their ideas and suggestions regarding the drafting of the new constit...
In Colombo
October 13, 2017 6:30 am gmt |
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The train strike launched by railway trade unions has been suspended following talks with the Presidential Secretariat. A tense situation arose at the Fort railway station last evening after train services were cancelled as a result of a sudden strike. Stranded passengers vented their anger at the ra...
In Colombo
October 12, 2017 8:43 am gmt |
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Railway unions have resolved to continue the strike due to the response received at the meeting held with Nimal Siripala de Silva, today. The sudden train strike which was launched last evening resulted in a tense situation at the Colombo Fort and Maradana Railway stations. All trains starting from C...
In Colombo
October 8, 2017 8:42 am gmt |
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 An Indian national was detained at the Katunayake airport for wearing clothes with an image of the Lord Buddha. Officers at the airport detained the woman when she was about to board a plane to leave Sri Lanka, officials said. The Indian was detained and asked to change her dress before she was allo...
In Colombo
October 8, 2017 7:51 am gmt |
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Following several complaints filed with Facebook over a video posted on the Facebook page of the Sinhale Jathika Balamuluwa, the social media website has decided to remove it. The video was a live recording of a mob, led by monks, storming a safe house in Mount Lavinia recently where refugees from My...
In Colombo
October 4, 2017 11:12 am gmt |
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It has been revealed at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry that former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake had instructed state banks to bid at low rates during the bond auction held on March 29, 2016.  The Chairman of People’s Bank, Hemasiri Fernando, made this revelation while testifying today (...
In Colombo
October 4, 2017 5:28 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said the new Constitution which aims at uniting the country, will further strengthen Parliament. “We expect to fulfill the hopes for a new Constitution, which will not divide the country but unite the nation and cater to all needs of the public”, the President...
In Colombo
October 2, 2017 7:06 am gmt |
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Two Buddhist monks namely Akmeemana Dhayaratne Thera and Arambeopola Rathanasara Thera, who went to give a statement regarding the threatening against the Rohingya Muslims has arrested by the Colombo Crime Divison (CCD), a short while ago. They were appeared before the CCD mid today. Rohingya threate...
In Colombo
October 2, 2017 5:08 am gmt |
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The National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) said that the water supply to areas surrounding Negombo, Duwa – Pitipana, Katunayake Air Force Base, Katunayake free trade zone and Katunayake Airport will be disrupted for sixteen-hours today. It further informed that, due to repairs conduct...
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September 29, 2017 10:18 am gmt |
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The Colombo District Court has been rejected two petitions seeking to restore former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Chairmanship a short while ago. The former President handed over the SLFP Chairmanship to President Maithripala Sirisena after being defeated at the Presid...
In Colombo
September 28, 2017 11:43 am gmt |
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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is alarmed and concerned by yesterday’s incident at a refugee shelter housing mostly women and children on the outskirts of Colombo. On Tuesday, a group protested outside the shelter housing 31 refugees – most of them women and children – who had ...
In Colombo
September 28, 2017 8:43 am gmt |
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By a video statement, finance and media Minister Mangala samaraweera registered his strong condemn the attack on the Rohingya Muslims who were homed in Mt. Laviniya, yesterday (27 Sep). He said “I condemn in the strongest possible terms the attack against the Rohingya refugees who were under the care...
In Colombo
September 25, 2017 11:03 am gmt |
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Sri Lankan authorities have arrested a man for allegedly trying to smuggle gold and jewellery weighing up to 1kg (2.2lb) hidden in his rectum. Customs officials found 904 grams of gold, worth about 4.5m Sri Lankan rupees ($29,370, £21,700) inside the suspect’s rectal cavity. The 45-year-old Sri...
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September 25, 2017 8:57 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena returned to the island today (25) morning at 08.45 am  after concluding his US tour. President and the delegation arrived in Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo, sources said. President Maithripala Sirisena left for New York, US on September 17 to attend the 72n...
In Colombo
September 22, 2017 9:03 am gmt |
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A young man who had visited former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s official residence in Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo today was arrested when he threatened to commit suicide saying that he won’t leave till he meets Mr. Rajapaksa. The Police said the suspect had tried to stab himself once he found out that...