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In Srilanka
August 20, 2017 5:30 am gmt |
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Answering to the media, the transport minister of Northern Province, B.Deniswaran said that, he won’t attend the higher committee meeting. The meeting scheduled today (Saturday) around 11 AM. The meeting is expected to take a important decision about Deniswaran’s resignation, sources said....
In Batticaloa
August 19, 2017 12:23 pm gmt |
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Academic activities at the Eastern University other than the Trincomalee Campus have been suspended from Thursday onwards and all students were asked to vacate their hostels before 12 noon on Friday due to the prevailing tense situation over the last few days, Vice Chancellor Dr. T. Jayasingam said. ...
In Colombo
August 19, 2017 11:21 am gmt |
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According to judicial sources there is a strong possibility of Member of Parliament Namal Lakshman Rajapakse being remanded again for the offense of verbal intimidation and threat to an Sub Inspector of Police, within the premises  of FCID last Tuesday the 15th of August. Police Officer Sub Inspector...
In Colombo
August 19, 2017 7:17 am gmt |
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Speaking to reporters after assuming duties at the Foreign Ministry, Marapana said that, there is no chance of Sri Lanka having foreign judges in the post war accountability process. “We have made this clear to the international community and they have accepted that,” he said. The Minister said that ...
In Colombo
August 19, 2017 5:48 am gmt |
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The spoke person of United National Party (UNP) said that, a new committee has formed, to evaluate about the issue of Minister Wijayadasa Rajapaksha. He added that committee has been formed by the Prime Minister at the working committee meeting yesterday. Senior members including Mangala Samaraveera ...
In Srilanka
August 19, 2017 4:53 am gmt |
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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena as the Commander-In-Chief this morning appointed Commander Eastern Naval Area Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah as the new Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy. Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah previously held appointments as the Commander Eastern Naval Area and Flag Officer...
In Colombo
August 18, 2017 12:09 pm gmt |
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Joint Opposition member Prof. G.L Peries said yesterday that the government is unsuccessful in all fronts and it is now trying to hunt down Rajapaksas. Addressing a media briefing held in Colombo yesterday, he said its failure in all aspects are clearly visible, at a time when it completed two years ...
In Colombo
August 18, 2017 7:05 am gmt |
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Heta Dakina Ranil, (Encounter Ranil), an exhibition depicting special events covering Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s four-decade political journey was opened by President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH yesterday. The exhibition will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily until S...
In Colombo
August 18, 2017 6:47 am gmt |
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An unexpected fire erupted in a clothing store in Weligama late last night. Police stated that the fire had occurred at approximately 11.20 pm yesterday (17). The Police and the Fire Fighting Unit, together with the residents, had successfully put out the flames. Preliminary investigations have revea...
In Srilanka
August 18, 2017 5:09 am gmt |
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The Government today condemned the suspected terrorist attack in Barcelona in which at least 13 people were killed and nearly 100 injured. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mahishini Colonne extended condolences to those affected on behalf of the Sri Lankan Government. “The Government of Sri Lanka condem...
In Srilanka
August 18, 2017 4:58 am gmt |
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Addressing at the 25th anniversary of the Vavuniya campus, the minister of higher education and highway, Lakshman Kiriella said that the Vavuniya campus will be upgraded as university.  He thanked to the parliamentarians of TNA to put effort for the improvement of the campus. TNA’s Vanni parliamentar...
In Srilanka
August 17, 2017 12:16 pm gmt |
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The Finance Ministry today announced some tax on duty concessions, during a press conference at the Finance Ministry. Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said the 10 percent Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) levy imposed on internet services will be removed from September. The Finance M...
In Colombo
August 17, 2017 8:30 am gmt |
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Several individuals have reportedly been injured after the concrete slab of a building under construction collapsed in the Periyamulla area in Negombo, a short while ago. Police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that so far two persons have been rescued and admitted to the Negombo Hospital. One more...
In Colombo
August 17, 2017 7:10 am gmt |
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The official says that the members of UNP working committee meet today at the head office of UNP, in Srikotta. The meeting will take place under the patronage of Party Leader Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.  The meeting will see the discussion of the No Confidence Motion scheduled to be tabled b...
In Colombo
August 17, 2017 6:41 am gmt |
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The special discussion scheduled to be held last evening between party leaders of the United National Front and President Maithripala Sirisena, pertaining to the conduct of the Local Government and Provincial Council Elections has been postponed. Taking to Twitter Minister of National Co-existence Ma...