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December 11, 2018 10:19 am gmt |
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British High Commission delegates visits the mass grave in the country’s former war zone in Mannar today. Experts in northern Sri Lanka are trying to identify the remains of dozens of bodies in a mass grave in the country’s former war zone. So far the skeletal remains of more than 260 peo...
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December 11, 2018 10:08 am gmt |
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Representatives of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party will meet at 7.00 p.m. today (December 11). The meeting will be held at the Presidential Secretariat. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is also due to participate in this meeting which will be chaired by President Mai...
In Srilanka
December 7, 2018 2:11 am gmt |
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நாடாளுமன்றத்தை கலைத்து வெளியிடப்பட்ட வர்த்தமானியை சவாலுக்கு உட்படுத்தி உயர் நீதிமன்றத்தில் தாக்கல் செய்யப்பட்ட 13 மனுக்கள் மீதான விசாரணை இன்று நான்காவது நாளாக இடம்பெறவுள்ளது. இன்றைய தினம் மனுதாரர் தரப்பினரின் விளக்கமளிப்பு இடம்பெறவுள்ளது. நேற்றைய விசாரணையின் போது, நாடாளுமன்றத்தை கலைப்பதாக ஜனாதிபதியின...
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November 30, 2018 6:11 am gmt |
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Lyca’s Gnanam Foundation distributing Rs 40 million worth of flood relief to ten locations across Sri Lanka. The distribution of aid from the Lyca’s Gnanam Foundation convoys, organized to provide relief for the people affected by the Gaja cyclone in the country commenced on yesterday (Thursday) and ...
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November 30, 2018 5:00 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to meet the TNA and the UNF today as a result of the discussion between the President and the Speaker. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday met President Maithripala Sirisena to discuss the political situation prevalent within the country. This meeting took pl...
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November 23, 2018 10:08 am gmt |
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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya announced that the Parliament will reconvene on at 1.30 p.m. on November 27. Parliament had convened at 10.30 a.m. this morning to decide on the appointing of members to Select Committee. Prior to that, a party leaders’ meeting was held at the Parliamentary Complex at 9.00 a.m...
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November 23, 2018 10:08 am gmt |
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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya informed the House that 121 MPs voted in favour of the composition of the Parliament Select Committee. MPs of the governing party had staged a walkout during the vote which was taken electronically. A total of 116 members had voted electronically while another 4 MPs had voted ...
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November 20, 2018 12:06 pm gmt |
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The Transparency International Sri Lanka highlighted that in law, parliamentary privileges are not a cloak for criminal behavior said any action of assault can give cause for legal proceedings to be initiated against a Member of Parliament. The anti-corruption watchdog called on the President, the Sp...
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November 20, 2018 12:04 pm gmt |
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The daughter of slain journalist, Lasantha Wickrematunga, yesterday called out President Maithripala Sirisena for ordering the transfer of Inspector Nishantha Silva out of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), claiming that the President was degrading his office worse than any of his predecess...
In Colombo
November 11, 2018 4:03 am gmt |
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Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya yesterday denied web media reports, that he would wait for the Supreme Court’s opinion on the legality of the dissolution of Parliament before proceeding with preparations for a General Election. He had informed a group of former United National Party (...
In Colombo
November 11, 2018 3:50 am gmt |
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The Sri Lanka Freedom Party says that discussions will commence next week with regard to contesting the forthcoming general election under a common symbol. It’s General Secretary Professor Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa said that they hope to gather all forces in order to defeat the common enemy. Meanwhile...
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November 8, 2018 3:23 am gmt |
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Former Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran said yesterday (Wednesday) that he was in the process of identifying electoral organizers of his party at the moment. Mr Wigneswaran told that he tendered his resignation to the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) on October 24, 2018. He said he ...
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November 8, 2018 3:19 am gmt |
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Former Chief Justice Sarath N Silva said yesterday (Wednesday) the President had been vested with powers to dissolve Parliament under 33 (2) C of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. He told that this special provision was incorporated into the Constitution under duties, powers and functions of th...
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November 1, 2018 3:28 am gmt |
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Nava Sama Samaja Party Leader Wickramabahu  Karunaratne said yesterday (Wednesday) they would launch a massive trade union action and a riot in protest of President’s decision to remove Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister and proroguing Parliament unconstitutionally. He told a news conference that...
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November 1, 2018 3:24 am gmt |
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UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said that there was no evidence to believe that a foreign country was behind the crisis situation in Sri Lanka. He said this to journalists attached to the Foreign News Agencies at the Temple Trees yesterday (Wednesday) morning. “The allegation that some foreign countr...