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In Srilanka
April 18, 2015 7:10 am gmt |
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Leaders of Sri Lanka’s former ruling party, United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) are expected to meet President Maithripala Sirisena during this weekend to discuss the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) Leader, MP Prof. Tissa Vitharana has told the media...
In Srilanka
April 18, 2015 6:54 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka Navy as part of upgrading ship maintenance facilities has commenced the expansion of the existing slip way at SLNS Dakshina in Galle to cater to the long line-up of under-water maintenance of the Sri Lanka naval ships and craft. Adding a side-slip way to the existing slip way at SLNS Dakshi...
In Srilanka
April 18, 2015 4:36 am gmt |
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Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa communicated the Supreme Court determination to the House, and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe agreed to amend the constitutional bill accordingly to avoid a referendum. The bill was challenged in the Supreme Court in terms of Article 121 (1) of the Constitution. The Cour...
In Srilanka
April 18, 2015 4:36 am gmt |
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JVP Propaganda Secretary Vijitha Hearth said that the JVP had no issues with Somawansa Amarasinghe and pointed out that it was Mr. Amarainsghe who wanted to leave the party since 2002 while the party objected to his quitting. Mr. Herath had sat down at the head table with Mr. Amarasinghe but was aske...
In Srilanka
April 18, 2015 4:34 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s major Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has appointed a special committee to formulate a report to be handed over with the party’s proposals to the Presidential Task Force on Reconciliation. The committee is expected to discuss the matter in the next few days and is t...
In Britain
April 17, 2015 10:28 am gmt |
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The British Prime Minister David Cameron in a message to mark the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, reiterates his country’s support to Sri Lanka in addressing past issues and requested the Sri Lanka Government to extend its full support to the UN on its on-going investigation. “I would like to...
In Srilanka
April 17, 2015 7:31 am gmt |
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Leaders of political parties representing Sri Lanka’s former ruling party, UPFA have reached a policy decision to urge for amending the electoral system. The decision was reached at a meeting of UPFA leaders that was held last evening under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. Leade...
In Srilanka
April 17, 2015 7:03 am gmt |
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Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena says in a media interview, that due to the governance of Rajapakshas, our country was trapped in to the family ruling. So through the reforms made in the constitution, hereafter, no family will given opportunity to rule the country. Further, he said that R...
In Srilanka
April 17, 2015 6:01 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the UN in Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinha, in his capacity as the Chair – Designate of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) for 2015, opened the week long ‘Meeting of Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS)’, held within the framework ...
In Latest Stories
April 17, 2015 5:49 am gmt |
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Special transport services are being operated from April 15 to April 21 for the convenience of those who left for their hometowns on behalf of the national New Year to return to Colombo. The Transport Ministry has deployed sufficient buses and trains to cater to the needs of the commuters who are ret...
In Srilanka
April 17, 2015 4:38 am gmt |
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Today, a six days session of the United Nations Habitat Commission starts in the Nirobi capital, Kenya. In that session, the representatives from more than 250 countries are expected to participate. To this session this time, L.S.Palansuriya, the Chairman of the National Housing Development Authority...
In Latest Stories
April 17, 2015 4:31 am gmt |
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Residents in and around Kalatuwawa nearly 12 km off Getahetta along Avissawella-Ratnapura main road were panicked due to a sudden and unusual shower of ‘Ice-rain’ that lasted for a few minutes throughout the area recently. According to residents, the roofing sheets of several houses were ...
In Srilanka
April 17, 2015 4:27 am gmt |
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The leader of Sinhala Raavaya organization Akmeemana Dayaratna has stated in a media interview, that he is going to pursue a case against the permission provided by the president to sing Sri Lankan national anthem in Tamil. A bench of judges under the chair of president Counsel Manohara De Silva, are...
In Srilanka
April 17, 2015 4:07 am gmt |
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Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga claims Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was joking when he said that Indian fishermen will be shot if they poach in Sri Lankan waters. Speaking to DNA India, Kumaratunga said that Indian fishermen use illegal methods like exploding dynamite to catch fish whic...