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May 25, 2018 11:36 am gmt |
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President Donald Trump has nominated Alaina B. Teplitz, a career diplomat as ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Teplitz is now ambassador to Nepal. The nomination has been sent to the US Senate for Confirmation. If confirmed she will replace the current envoy to Colombo Atul Keshap. Teplitz is...
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May 24, 2018 8:33 am gmt |
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Britain’s Foreign Office had destroyed almost 200 files on Sri Lanka dating from the start of the LTTE uprising during which MI5 (Military Intelligence, Section 5) and the SAS (Special Air Service) secretly advised the country’s security forces, the Guardian reported on Wednesday. It said the loss of...
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May 24, 2018 8:33 am gmt |
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International Trade and Development Strategies Minister Malik Samarawickrama today congratulated former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa for the comments he made on Sri Lanka’s economic policy. “Mr. Rajapaksa in his recent statement said India and China are emerging as global economic giants and ...
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May 24, 2018 6:03 am gmt |
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The Government Medical Officers Association says President Maithripala Sirisena has agreed to appoint a special committee to obtain views from professionals over the Singapore Free Trade Agreement. Media Spokesman of the GMOA Dr. Samantha Ananda said the Head of State arrived at the decision during a...
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May 24, 2018 6:03 am gmt |
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The death toll due to the prevailing adverse weather has risen to 13. The Disaster Management Center said over 100,000 people have been affected by the inclement weather thus far. Deputy Director and Media Spokesman of the DMC Pradeep Kodippili noted 43,000 persons who have evacuated from danger zone...
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May 23, 2018 7:08 am gmt |
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Johann Peries today successfully summited Mount Everest becoming the second Sri Lankan to do so. The Himalayan Foundation Sri Lanka in a statement said Johann Peries summited at 5.55 am Nepal time today during his second attempt. Peries’ earlier attempt in 2016 was unsuccessful when his oxygen ...
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May 23, 2018 5:42 am gmt |
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President’s former Chief of Staff I. H. K. Mahanama who was in remanded custody over accepting a bribe of Rs. 20 million, was further remanded till June 5 by Colombo Chief Magistrate Buddhika Sri Ragala today. Officials of the Bribery Commission had arrested Dr. Mahanama and former State Timber Corpo...
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May 22, 2018 8:02 am gmt |
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Around 70 percent of the debt Sri Lanka is now repaying has been issued before 2015, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said, showing the danger of debt driven economic activity with little private investment. Samaraweera said in 2017, 75 percent of the foreign debt repaid was for loans taken befor...
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May 22, 2018 5:33 am gmt |
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Flash flood warnings have been issued for residents of several divisions in the country after numerous rivers reaching spill levels. Assistant Director and Media Spokesperson of the Disaster Management Centre Pradeep Koddippili, said evacuation orders have been issued for residents of several distric...
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May 21, 2018 6:02 am gmt |
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Parliamentarian Dilum Amunugama says the 16 members of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party who defected from the government have already begun working with the Joint Opposition. Speaking to media in Kandy, the Parliamentarian said members of the national government are opposed to the conduct of the present g...
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May 21, 2018 5:38 am gmt |
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Lightning killed two people and electricity was disrupted in some areas today as heavy rain experienced in the country since yesterday began to take its toll. The Police said that two people were struck by lightning at a paddy field in Welikanda. The victims were aged 17 and 33. Meanwhile, the Ceylon...
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May 20, 2018 10:09 am gmt |
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today offered Canada’s full support to the Government of Sri Lanka and those working to ensure that efforts towards reconciliation, non-recurrence, peace, and justice on the island are realized, and that international and domestic commitments on accountability, ...
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May 20, 2018 7:25 am gmt |
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Leave of all police officers attached to the Northern provincial police stations had been cancelled, due to Mullivaikkal Remembrance Day which is plan to observe on 18th of May. The order had been issued by Northern Provincial Deputy Inspector General of Police is implementing from today (15 May) onw...
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May 20, 2018 7:02 am gmt |
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Some 5,000 people attended the ceremony of remembrance held at Wellamulliwaikkal on Friday to commemorate those killed in the armed conflict. It was held at the monument erected at Wellamulliwaikkal-East in honour of the civilians killed in the war. The ceremony began with the lighting of a lamp by a...
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May 12, 2018 5:44 am gmt |
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Jaffna District Military commander major general Dharshana Hettiarachchi said, the southern sinhalese people, have a good impression on Northern Tamils. He stated this while addressing an event held in jaffna. “”Northern people are very intelligent, good. But, the last three decade war has slightly d...