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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...
In Srilanka
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, ...
In Srilanka
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...
In Srilanka
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...
In Latest Stories
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...
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May 12, 2018 4:42 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena says if certain political party uses war heroes to gain their own political agenda, it is not an ethical in any way. The President made these remarks unveiling the ‘Wayamba Rana Abhiman’ War Heroes’ Monument in Kurunegala, yesterday (11). President Sirisena addressing t...
In Latest Stories
May 11, 2018 12:18 pm gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s military, on Thursday, said that it was prepared to face a war crimes inquiry in order to clear its name. Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake told the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Sri Lanka that there was no need to fear an inquiry as the Army had not committed w...
In Latest Stories
May 10, 2018 10:37 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka has increased the prices of petrol and diesel following a cabinet decision to approve a fuel pricing formula. Petrol (92 octane) will increase to 137 rupees and petrol (95 octane) will be increased to148 rupees. Auto diesel will go up to109 rupees while super diesel will be sold at 119 rupe...
In Srilanka
May 10, 2018 10:37 am gmt |
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The Political Committee of the United National Party convened last evening under the leadership of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The meeting was held at the Parliamentary Complex. Deputy Minister JC Alawathuwala said extensive discussions were held pertaining to the second phase of the party r...
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May 10, 2018 7:41 am gmt |
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The debate on the government’s Policy Statement, which was delivered by President Maithripala Sirisena at the opening of the second session of the Parliament, commenced  in the House today (10). The debate commenced at 10.30 am at the Parliament. The government’s Policy Statement was presented by the...
In Srilanka
May 10, 2018 5:28 am gmt |
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The draft bill for the amendment of the Judicature Act will be tabled in Parliament today. The Act recommends the establishment of three special High Courts in order to solve cases over serious financial fraud promptly. Cabinet Media Spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratne said the draft is expected to ...
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May 9, 2018 9:00 am gmt |
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The New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned on Monday night, just three hours after four women accused him of physical abuse in a detailed investigation published by The New Yorker. One of the women was art-world activist, author, and film producer Tanya Selvaratnam. “After I found out t...
In Srilanka
May 9, 2018 8:59 am gmt |
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Minister of Health Dr Rajitha Senaratne says that presently workers do not respect the 8-hour workday which was achieved through the sacrifice of lives. He made this observation while addressing the May Day rally organized by the Sri Lanka Janaraja Health Services Union at Maradana on Monday (7th). H...
In Srilanka
May 9, 2018 5:50 am gmt |
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Sri Lankan Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe says during the special meeting held with Ivica Dacic, the foreign Minister of Serbia that, the time has come to renew its friendship with state of former Yugoslavia countries including Serbia. The special discussion has been held at the Temple Tree Yesterday (...
In Srilanka
May 8, 2018 8:39 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena today declared that he would not retire from politics in 2020 as he had to complete his mission to serve the people and the country beyond 2020. Addressing the SLFP May Day rally at the Chenkalady Sports Grounds in Batticaloa this afternoon, President Sirisena went on t...