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October 15, 2018 2:34 am gmt |
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Stating that the global economic crisis is turning to the worse, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday (Sunday) stressed that government expected support of everyone to see the nation through from it. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said this at the opening of a new building at Bandaranaike Naw...
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October 15, 2018 2:29 am gmt |
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Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama said yesterday (Sunday) further import cuts would not be necessary unless there was a sharp rise in fuel prices in the global market. Mr. Samarawickrama told Daily Mirror that things appeared to have stabilized at the moment...
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October 9, 2018 11:51 am gmt |
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The Sri Lankan government has yet to fully restore civilian ownership of land and property nearly a decade since the end of the civil war in 2009, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released today. Progress, particularly since the election of a new government in 2015, has been hindered by broa...
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October 9, 2018 11:49 am gmt |
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National Building Research Organization (NBRO) has issued landslide warnings for five districts owing to the prevailing adverse weather condition. Accordingly, the landslide warning concerns several areas in Ratnapura, Kalutara, Galle, Badulla and Kegalle districts. The NBRO has requested the residen...
In Special News
October 8, 2018 5:30 pm gmt |
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Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells is to urge Sri Lanka to continue progress on constitutional reform, human rights, reconciliation, and transitional justice and accountability. Wells will travel to Malé, Maldives and Colombo, Sri Lanka ...
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October 8, 2018 5:13 pm gmt |
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Former State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran was arrested today over a controversial speech she had made recently in support of the LTTE. She was arrested by the Police Organised Crime Prevention Division (OCPD). The Parliamentarian was produced on court and granted bail. Maheswaren had said in her sp...
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October 8, 2018 5:03 pm gmt |
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If trade barriers are overcome, trade within South Asia can increase three-fold, from $23 billion to $67 billion, suggests a new World Bank report. Sri Lanka has the potential to more than double its exports to South Asia. Increased intraregional trade will provide a greater variety of goods and serv...
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October 3, 2018 10:46 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena will be arriving in Seychelles next week (8th to 10th October) on his first state visit, the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles said in a statement. It further said the President will be accompanied by his wife and a high level delegation. He wi...
In Colombo
October 1, 2018 12:22 am gmt |
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Two ships – ‘Kaga’ and ‘Inazuma’ belonging to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) arrived at the port of Colombo on a goodwill visit yesterday (30th September). The vessels were received by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions upon their arrival. ‘Kaga’ is a 248m lon...
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September 27, 2018 5:39 am gmt |
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Two Sri Lankans have been arrested at the Katunayake International Airport for attempting to illegally smuggle a substantial sum of US Dollars beyond local borders. Airport Customs stated the suspects aged 31 and 35 were found in possession of over 21,000 USD valued at over 3.6 million rupees. The du...
In Srilanka
September 27, 2018 5:14 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena called upon the international community to look at Sri Lanka with a fresh perspective and consider the tremendous progress made by the government towards reconciliation, restoration of democratic freedoms, human rights and the rule of law and extend the fullest support ...
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September 27, 2018 5:14 am gmt |
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Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamed has praised Sri Lanka’s steady progress and assured continued cooperation when he met Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at the Hotel Plaza in New York today (September 26th). The two leaders exchanged pleasantries and Dr Mohamad recalled earl...
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September 26, 2018 8:37 am gmt |
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The Operations Director of the Anti-Corruption Movement Namal Kumara has once again appeared before the Criminal Investigations Department. Namal Kumara appeared before the CID this morning to record a statement pertaining to investigations, over the recordings of phone conversations he made public b...
In Srilanka
September 26, 2018 8:37 am gmt |
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Prices of vehicles would be increased by at least Rs. 250,000 as an impact of the depreciation of Sri Lankan rupee against the US Dollar, the Vehicle Importers Association Lanka (VIAL) President Indika Sampath Merenchige said. The value of Sri Lankan rupee dropped to a new record low of 170 against t...
In Srilanka
September 26, 2018 8:22 am gmt |
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If a resolution was brought in Parliament to remove IGP Pujith Jayasundara, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said they would support such a resolution. “Yes! We will,” he said in response to a question raised by a journalist at a news briefing held yesterday (Saturday). On Friday, Law and Order Min...