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In Srilanka
May 1, 2015 3:33 am gmt |
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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena pledged to make Sri Lanka a drug free country. Presiding over the inaugural sessions of the National Summit on Tobacco held under the theme ‘Towards a Tobacco Free Sri Lanka’ yesterday (29), at the BMICH, the President said a Presidential Task For...
In Srilanka
May 1, 2015 3:25 am gmt |
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The united May Day Rally of SLFP and other friendly parties of the alliance will be held at Hyde Park at 2.00 pm toady (May 01). The theme is “A might to the work place and a strength to Sri Lanka.” The May Day Procession will start from Nelum Pokuna and D.R Wijewardena Mawatha....
In Srilanka
May 1, 2015 3:22 am gmt |
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The United National Party will hold its May Day rally at Campbell Park under the theme of “A green light for the working forces.” It had made all arrangements  to celebrate the May Day on a grand scale and trade union leaders and a large crowd will attend the May Day Celebrations this year. The [&hel...
In Srilanka
April 30, 2015 2:30 pm gmt |
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President legal adviser Dr. Jeyampathy Wickramaratne has stated that Bribery commission can carryout the investigation without any complaint.  He stated this in connection with 19A at meeting held  at the auditorium in the Government information department. He added that as they promised in 100 days ...
In Srilanka
April 30, 2015 12:20 pm gmt |
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Prime Minister  Ranil Wickramsingha will  meet the deputy ambassador of  Nepal for Sri Lanka today.  This meeting will be held at Temple Trees this evening.   The relief which was collected will be handed over to the deputy ambassador which will be distributed among those  who was  effected by the ea...
In Srilanka
April 30, 2015 12:13 pm gmt |
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Sinnathambi Udayasri, the young girl who was serving a two-year prison term, for scribbling on the famed Mirror Wall at Sigiriya, who received a Presidential pardon has been released this morning. Udayasri, a 27-year old garment factory worker from Batticaloa, had remained at the prison despite being...
In Srilanka
April 30, 2015 12:04 pm gmt |
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A complaint has been lodged at  the Bribery Commission alleged corruption scandal against former president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga. Former Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara and Wimal Weerawansa, today (Thursday 30) morning filed this complaint. The complaint had been reported in relation to th...
In Srilanka
April 30, 2015 11:49 am gmt |
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A fisherman who went to Trincomalee beach for fishing has gone missing from this morning and his parents have  made a complaint to the local police regarding this. The missing person being identified as Antony Ignasious Kanthan, who is a resident  of Trincomalee Green Road. He went fishing along with...
In Srilanka
April 30, 2015 11:41 am gmt |
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A 21-year-old youth was yesterday arrested at Thewatte in connection with the killing of Rathgama Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Manoj Pushpakumara Mendis and the weapon believed to have used in the killing was also recovered. They said the micro weapon was recovered on information provided by this suspec...
In Srilanka
April 30, 2015 11:28 am gmt |
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‘Harmony Healthy Life Style Center’ established at Kilinochchi.  Harmony Center was declared open at a simple ceremony  under the patronage of Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe together with by Dr. P Vinodan, Regional Director of Health Services, Kilinochchi and witnessed by Dr. (Ms) Shanika Fernando...
In Srilanka
April 30, 2015 11:27 am gmt |
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Hambantota Mayor Eraj Fernando, who was remanded yesterday  was further remanded till May 13 by the Hambantota Magistrate. He was arrested and remanded on charges of assaulting a suspect in police custody yesterday(29). Police arrested the Mayor in connection with the alleged assault incident and kid...
In Srilanka
April 30, 2015 11:26 am gmt |
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Seventeen Sri Lankan fishermen who were in custody in Myanmar on charges of breaching International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) have been released following  a Presidential pardon. The President of Myanmar has instructed the relevant authorities to withdraw the case filed against the fishermen and ...
In Srilanka
April 30, 2015 11:25 am gmt |
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Two university students arrested on charges of causing damage to public property during a protest opposite the UGC yesterday have been remanded until May 11, police spokesmen said. The protest march organized by the Inter-University Bhikku Front reached the University Grants Commission (UGC) at aroun...
In Srilanka
April 30, 2015 9:25 am gmt |
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The 19th Amendment to the Constitution came into force  with effective from today (Thursday 30). Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa told local media that  four articles pertaining to making appointments to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) will come into affect only after the next General Electi...
In Srilanka
April 30, 2015 9:15 am gmt |
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The United States has welcomed the passage  of the 19th Amendment to the constitution which was pass by Parliament with majority of votes. US State Department Acting Spokesperson Marie Harf, stated  “We certainly welcome the news of the passage of measures that you mentioned that curb presidential po...