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In Srilanka
June 10, 2017 8:32 am gmt |
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If the promises of the Sri Lankan government is not fulfilled, the GSP plus granted by the European Commission will be withdrawn said the German ambassador to Sri Lanka. He stated the above when he briefed a Media amidst the increased Violence against the minority. He further stated that the Sri Lank...
In Latest Stories
June 10, 2017 8:09 am gmt |
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The Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Monica Pinto on her mission to Sri Lanka is scheduled to be tabled on Monday at the ongoing 35th session of the UN Human Rights Council. The Report, which would be tabled under the title “Agenda item – 3/ Promotion and pr...
In Latest Stories
June 10, 2017 8:05 am gmt |
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The duties and functions of the newly created ministries as wells as the departments, statutory institutions and public corporations allocated to them have been gazetted. The institutions mandated under the Ministries of Finance and Media, Lands and Parliamentary Reforms, and Development Assignments ...
In Srilanka
June 9, 2017 11:45 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe held discussions with Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland on Friday (June 9) at the United Nations Permanent Representative Office in New York. At the meeting, the Premier and the Commonwealth Secretary General discussed ties between Commonwealth Count...
In Jaffna
June 9, 2017 11:40 am gmt |
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Northern Provincial Council Minister of Education, Cultural Affairs, Sports and Youth Affairs Thambyrajah Gurukularajah is said to have taken decision to resign over the allegations leveled against him. Ministers Gurukularajah and Ponnuthurai Ayngaranesan, the Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Ser...
In Latest Stories
June 9, 2017 8:06 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena said military would be deployed to control communal tensions in case the police are unable to maintain harmony as alternative means. The government has been accusing that some hateful elements trying to create communal tension in order to spoil the good name of the pres...
In Srilanka
June 8, 2017 10:22 am gmt |
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Health and Indigenous Medicine Minister Rajitha Senaratne said tobacco cultivation would be banned by 2020 . Responding to a question by UNP MP Buddhika Pathirana in Parliament on Wednesday (June 7), he observed that about 30,000 persons are currently involved in tobacco cultivation, said a programme...
In Latest Stories
June 8, 2017 10:05 am gmt |
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British Tamils Forum urges the Tamil people in Britain to ensure that they exercise their voting right to choose their MP who will best represent their interest in the UK parliament. Tamil People should support the candidates who will, recognize Tamil people’s right to self-determination in the...
In Jaffna
June 8, 2017 8:07 am gmt |
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A protest was staged in Jaffna demanding the Tamil Nadu Government to release Thirumurugan Gandhi, leader of May 17 Movement and three others. The protest was headed by the leader of the Tamil National People’s Front, Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam. TNA’s former parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran ...
In Srilanka
June 7, 2017 10:48 am gmt |
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Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake held talk with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (June 6) in New Delhi on his first foreign trip after assuming duty as the Minister of Foreign Affairs. The Indian External Affairs Ministry said in a statement, “Narendra Modi recalled his ...
In Colombo
June 7, 2017 10:48 am gmt |
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Leader of Opposition and Tamil National Alliance R Sampanthan said the Government of Sri Lanka is bound to implement the UNHRC resolution which was co-sponsored by the State and it cannot be repudiated by parliament as demanded by the Joint Opposition. Addressing in parliament during the adjourned de...
In Srilanka
June 7, 2017 9:40 am gmt |
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Finance and Mass Media and former Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera said in parliament on Tuesday (June 6) Sri Lanka had not agreed to implement the recommendations on Sri Lanka by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. Samaraweera said that the Government had onl...
In Srilanka
June 6, 2017 12:43 pm gmt |
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Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake left for India today (June 6), where he will have talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A media spokesman for Karunanayake said that he is scheduled to have talks with Modi tonight and other Indian officials tomorrow before returning to Sri Lanka. This is ...
In Jaffna
June 6, 2017 11:19 am gmt |
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The Sri Lanka Customs said it would resume operations in the North this month after being dysfunctional for 33 years due to the armed conflict. The department decided to operate in the region as a means of stemming concerns of continuing acts of smuggling. Customs Spokesman Dharmasena Kahandawa said ...
In Colombo
June 6, 2017 11:19 am gmt |
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The parliament decided to debate over the Bill of the Office of Missing Persons (OMP) on June 22. It was decided when the party leaders met on Monday (June 5) to decide to discuss the Bill with amendments when Parliament convenes on June 22. Cabinet had in May last year approved establishing an offic...