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April 21, 2018 10:35 am gmt |
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The annual US human rights report noted that the Sri Lankan Government has made limited progress toward establishing additional transitional justice mechanisms.  The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017 made public by Acting US Secretary of State John J. Sullivan, noted that there were ...
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April 20, 2018 11:38 am gmt |
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Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says the time has come to increase trade relations with Sri Lanka. At a banquet held in his honour at Iran’s embassy in Colombo, Ali Larijani also urged the Iranian embassies in foreign countries to contribute to the economic relations of Iran with other countr...
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April 20, 2018 11:35 am gmt |
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Diaspora Tamils staged a protest in London today against the ongoing visit to the UK by President Maithripala Sirisena. The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) said that it initiated a campaign titled “#GoBackMY3” to protest against the President’s visit to London to attend the Commonwealt...
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April 16, 2018 3:35 am gmt |
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Maithripala Sirisena, the president of Sri Lanka today arrived in London to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Governments meeting (CHOGM). The President left the country yesterday accompanied by a 10-member delegation including the Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana. The biennial summit meetin...
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April 16, 2018 3:35 am gmt |
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Maithripala Sirisena, the President of Sri Lanka is set to visit the UK tonight, as part of a trip to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London. President will be focused on reaffirming Sri Lanka’s firm commitment to the Commonwealth and deepening Sri Lanka’s partnership w...
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April 15, 2018 8:17 am gmt |
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The Chief Minister of the North East Province, C V Wigneswaran, has alleged that the Sri Lankan Government had not taken steps to retrieve the land, houses and other properties belonging to Tamils that were illegally occupied by Sinhalese during the ethnic crisis when thousands of Tamils fled the isl...
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April 15, 2018 8:15 am gmt |
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The prorogation of the parliament until May 08, has no impact on the immediate workings of the government State Minister of Finance Eran Wickremeratne said. “This has no impact on the functioning of the government,” Minister Wickremeratne said. He further said that the cabinet will also c...
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April 15, 2018 6:37 am gmt |
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R.Sampanthan, the opposition leader and the TNA parliamentarian extended his heartiest wishes to the people of Sri Lanka on the Tamil Sinhala New Year today. The Opposition Leader in his message to mark the New Year said lasting peace and harmony is inevitable for a country to make progress in develo...
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April 15, 2018 5:01 am gmt |
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The evolution of human civilization has taken place from era to era enriching the people as cultured entities. The unique cultural events celebrated by various people around the world indicate the affinity and utmost dedication towards their traditional heritages.  The Sinhala and Tamil New Year show...
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April 14, 2018 9:52 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed a Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) committee in order to discuss the future of the unity Government with the United National Party (UNP). The committee which formed by president is to be headed by SLFP Minister Sarath Amunugama. A group of SLFP members had r...
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April 14, 2018 6:32 am gmt |
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Mano Ganeshan the minister of National Co-existence, Dialogue and Official Languages called for Unity into the government to save the Unity Government. He urged the United National Party (UNP) to withdraw the no-confidence motion, filed against some Sri Lanka Freedom Party Ministers He said that whil...
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April 14, 2018 4:47 am gmt |
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The central committee meeting of Sri Lanka Freedom Party is scheduled to be held at 7.00pm, today (11.04.2018). The meeting will be headed by the Party Chairman Present Maithiripala Sirisena. State Minister TB Ekanayake said the discussion will mainly focus on the party’s stance, on remaining a part ...
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April 11, 2018 6:54 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Ministers have decided to boycott the cabinet meeting this week. The SLFP is to hold its Central Committee meeting on Wednesday to discuss the next step. The cabinet meeting this week would be the first since some SLFP Ministers backed a no-confidence motion against Pri...
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April 11, 2018 4:25 am gmt |
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q16 members of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, who voted in favour of the No-Confidence Motion tabled against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will sit in the opposition during the next Parliamentary session. State Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said. Speaking to the BBC World Service, the State ...
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April 10, 2018 7:11 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has informed the UNP MPs to withdraw the no-confidence motion against the SLFP Ministers who voted in favour of the NCM against him. Wickremesinghe has stated that the No-confidence motions handed over by the backbencher UNP MPs was not a decision of the UNP but th...