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In Srilanka
October 15, 2017 11:31 am gmt |
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Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua is to visit Sri Lanka following an ongoing visit to Oman. GEO news reported that Tehmina Janjua, reached Oman, Muscat on Sunday to participate in the four-nation talks on Afghanistan that begin tomorrow. The Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG), which inclu...
In Srilanka
October 15, 2017 10:07 am gmt |
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Finance Minister, Mangala Samaraweera assumed Chairmanship of the Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on International Monetary Affairs and Development (G-24), at its ninety-eighth meeting held in Washington DC. In his acceptance speech as the incoming chair, Minister Samaraweera stated that the G...
In Srilanka
October 15, 2017 9:45 am gmt |
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All citizens above the age of 18 will be placed under scrutiny for tax liability from next year under a new plan to double the collection within the next two years, the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) said. The IRD’s Deputy Commissioner General Nadun Guruge said the department would maintain a profil...
In Jaffna
October 15, 2017 5:36 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena confronted protesters in Jaffna who were demanding that Tamil political prisoners be released. The protesters staged a black flag protest along the street used by the President’s convoy during his visit to Jaffna today. Tamil National Alliance members M. K. Sivajilingam...
In Jaffna
October 15, 2017 5:05 am gmt |
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The former Parliament member of TNA stated that the transfer of the political prisoner’s case from Vavuniya high court to Anuradhapura is a raciest activity. He cleared that to the journalists, after the demonstrators met the President Maithiripala Sirisena in Jaffna. “we told the president that ther...
In Srilanka
October 14, 2017 11:40 am gmt |
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 The Political prisoners who were involved with mass crimes during the war period will not be released, Ruwan Wijewardene, the state Minister of defence said yesterday. He stated that while answering the Medias regarding the full day hartal held in Jaffna, demanding the release of the Tamil Political...
In Jaffna
October 14, 2017 11:31 am gmt |
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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, Pablo de Greiff, met the media persons yesterday in Northern part of Sri Lanka. He stated that it make sense of think of link between Truth telling effort, prosecutorial effort, repa...
In Srilanka
October 14, 2017 9:03 am gmt |
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Pope Francis met on Friday with members of an organizing committee for the journey that he made to Sri Lanka back in January 2015, Radio Vatican reported. Welcoming the group, the pope said his own visit to Sri Lanka was a moment of “special grace” at  a time when the nation was “striving for reconci...
In Jaffna
October 14, 2017 5:22 am gmt |
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The Northern Provincial Council has decided to avoid the Tami Cultural event in which President Maithiripala Sirisena attend, due to the lack of involvement in Tamil Political prisoners’ release, C.V.K.Sivagnanam, the Chairman of Northern Provincial Council said. The Tomorrow’s event will be avoided ...
In north
October 14, 2017 4:16 am gmt |
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Demanding the release of the Tamil Political prisoners, who were arrested under the terrorism prevention, a full day hartal organised, in Northern Province today (13 oct). 19 organisations including Civil societies and political parties, were organised the hartal.  Due to the hartal, whole business c...
In Colombo
October 13, 2017 12:24 pm gmt |
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Members of the Political Bureau of the National Freedom Front including its leader MP Wimal Weerawansa met with President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence on 11th October. The meeting took place to express their ideas and suggestions regarding the drafting of the new constit...
In Election
October 13, 2017 12:00 pm gmt |
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The Speaker of Sri Lanka parliament Karu Jayasuriya today signed the three Amendment bills relevant to local government elections. The Municipal, Urban and Pradeshiya Sabha amendment bills were passed in parliament with amendments recently. With the Speaker signing they will be enacted. Minister of P...
In north
October 13, 2017 9:48 am gmt |
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The Opposition leader R. Sambanthan stated that an unnecessary complication has been created by the transfer of the three Tamil political prisoners’ case from Vavuniya to Anuradhapura, in written statement to the President. He added that, if the prisoner needed protection, it could have been provided...
In Colombo
October 13, 2017 9:19 am gmt |
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The train strike launched by railway trade unions has been suspended following talks with the Presidential Secretariat. A tense situation arose at the Fort railway station last evening after train services were cancelled as a result of a sudden strike. Stranded passengers vented their anger at the ra...
In Jaffna
October 13, 2017 6:30 am gmt |
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Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday (October 12) arrested five Indian fishermen and seized their boat for allegedly fishing in its territorial waters, local media reports said. Reportedly, the fishermen were arrested off Sri Lanka’s Mannar Basin and handed over to the Fisheries Department in Jaffna. Th...