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In Colombo
January 17, 2017 12:27 pm gmt |
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Minister of Health Dr. Rajitha Senarthne sending a letter to all Cabinet, State, and Provincial Chief Ministers has requested to take necessary steps to implement a program on 24th January to inspect all public institutions, where an outstanding rise of dengue mosquitoes is reported. In his letter, t...
In Latest Stories
January 17, 2017 10:28 am gmt |
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Northern Provincial Governor Reginald Cooray said that he would brief President Maithripala Sirisena and the Chief Minister of the Northern Province C.V. Wigneswaran about the present situation and livelihood crisis faced by former LTTE cadres due to unemployment after they were released. He stated t...
In Latest Stories
January 17, 2017 10:18 am gmt |
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The Sri Lanka government, in a media release, vehemently refuses the media reports which say that the government has agreed to 58 conditions to get the GSP Plus. The European Commission on 11th January the EC has decided to give the GSP Plus to support the reforms in Sri Lanka and provide a vast acce...
In Colombo
January 16, 2017 11:18 am gmt |
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The Chairman of controversial Avant Garde Maritime Services (Pvt) Ltd Nissanka Senadhipathi and former Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Defense Palitha Fernando have been banned from travelling abroad. Colombo Chief Magistrate Lal Bandara issued the order banning the defendants from overseas t...
In Jaffna
January 16, 2017 11:14 am gmt |
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Area fishermen get back to their old livelihood after nearly three decades. Security Force Headquarters -Jaffna (SFHQ – J) on Saturday (Jan 14.) facilitated the fishing community in Urani, Thaiddi (East) and Nallinakkapuram to resume their livelihood after 27 years. The ceremony to hand over th...
In Colombo
January 16, 2017 7:23 am gmt |
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Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, the Secretary of the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms (CTF), said President Maithripala Sirisena will meet the task force next week to discuss the matters included in the report. The CTF finally released the report at the Presidential Secretariat recentl...
In Latest Stories
January 16, 2017 7:04 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is leaving for Switzerland today (Jan 16) to attend the World Economic Summit to be held in Davos City from 17 to 21 January. The Prime Minister attended the World Economic Summit on invitation last year too, and the international ties he forged at the summit had b...
In Latest Stories
January 15, 2017 7:19 am gmt |
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The Military checkpoint area in Omanthai Vavuniya is being cleared and it is hoped that the lands will soon be released to the public. The checkpoint area consists of 21 people’s 24 acres it is learnt.  Even after the end of the decades long conflict, Sri Lankan Army was deployed in the area and peop...
In Latest Stories
January 15, 2017 6:53 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena stated that some are attempting to degrade the achievement and credit due to the Government which convinced the European Union to once again provide the GSP Plus concession. He expressed the above when he attended a finction held at the Galle –  Labuduuwa – Sirida...
In Srilanka
January 14, 2017 11:33 am gmt |
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Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera met with the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland, at Marlborough House in London on Friday (jan 13). During the meeting the minister has expressed hope that the Commonwealth will continue to fight for the values that have...
In Latest Stories
January 14, 2017 8:15 am gmt |
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Thai Pongal Festival shows us the value of sustainability in a diverse community while reminding us of the importance of gratitude and strong bonds, stated Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in his message issued in the festival of Thai Pongal. “The Thai Pongal Festival that started as a celebration...
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January 14, 2017 8:08 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena said in his Thai Pongal message that the festival shows traditional gratitude of the Tamils towards the sun which nurture the humanity. “Since the dawn of civilization, the humanity’s devotion to the sun that symbolizes the wholeness of nature has remained intact. From ...
In Jaffna
January 13, 2017 12:31 pm gmt |
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Sri Lankan Army soldiers engaged in a Dengue prevention programme in schools in the district of Jaffna in collaboration with the students. More than 1000 Army soldiers of the Security Force Headquarters – Jaffna (SFHQ-J), carried out Dengue cleaning projects at 67 schools in Jaffna peninsula fo...
In Colombo
January 13, 2017 12:13 pm gmt |
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The Minister of Disaster Management Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said there would be a lack of rain fall leading to a severe a drought during the coming three months and asked the public to use water and electricity carefully. According to the minister, the country has not received the expected rain fall...
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January 13, 2017 11:37 am gmt |
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The economic and political specialists have pointed out that the foreign policy of the current government headed by President Maithripala Sirisena and the support of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and other ministers has created a positive status of the country that is to be facilitated with the...