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In Srilanka
May 14, 2015 4:07 am gmt |
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Supreme court has issued an interim order preventing Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa from being arrested a short while ago. Rajapaksa filed a Fundamental Rights (FR) petition on Monday (11) challenging the legality of the establishment of FCID. Through the petition, Gotabaya Rajapaksa als...
In Colombo
May 14, 2015 3:29 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka denounces in the strongest terms, today’s terrorist attack on a bus in Karachi, killing innocent civilians and injuring many. Firing on men, women and children while they were on their way to participate in religious observances displays a brutality of unimaginable proportions, a Sri Lankan...
In Srilanka
May 14, 2015 3:22 am gmt |
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At a meeting with the diplomatic community based in Colombo at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday 12 May, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera highlighted the achievements of the Government in the last four months. Stating that the country’s foreign policy will be guided by what best serves t...
In Srilanka
May 13, 2015 12:05 pm gmt |
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A petition has been filed at the CIABOC against the president and the PM. The secretary of Pivithuru Hela Urumaya, Udaya Gammanpila has filed this petition, this afternoon (Wednesday). He has stated that the Prime Minister appointment is beyond the Constitution limitations and it can be perceived as ...
In Srilanka
May 13, 2015 11:20 am gmt |
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The Pakistani Chief of the Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif’s visit to Sri Lanka, has been put off due to unavoidable circumstances, until further notice. General Raheel Sharif, COAS of Pakistan Army at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva was ea...
In Srilanka
May 13, 2015 11:20 am gmt |
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“Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and his colleagues are trying to defeat the present government. Due to this, the present president Maithripala Sirisena is in danger” says the president of LSSP Vikramabahu Karunaratne. He said this, while addressing in the media conference held today (...
In Srilanka
May 13, 2015 10:59 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena pointed out that the main responsibility vested in all political parties today is to get rid of obstacles that prevent brotherhood among all communities in the country. He said this in an addressing at Colombo District Convention of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party yesterday...
In Srilanka
May 13, 2015 10:51 am gmt |
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A Tiruchi-bound Sri Lankan Airlines flight from Colombo returned to Sri Lanka due to heavy rains at the Tiruchi airport and bad weather condition in the city, yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon. The flight which was to arrive at Tiruchi international airport at around 2.30 p.m. had to turn back to Colombo...
In Srilanka
May 13, 2015 10:17 am gmt |
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Supreme Court Judge Buwaneka Aluwihare who was one of the three judges appointed to hear the Fundamental Rights application filed by former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, withdrew from the case today citing personal reasons. The counsel for Rajapaksa, Romesh de Silva PC urged the Court to imme...
In Srilanka
May 13, 2015 8:41 am gmt |
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Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa has sent a petition seeking Rs. 100 Crore compensation from the minister of External affairs Mangala Samaraweera, over an alleged defamatory statement. The minister of External affairs  had said that the Rajapaksa family holds assets worth over USD 18 billion (appro...
In Colombo
May 13, 2015 7:57 am gmt |
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65 Sri Lankans, who emigrated from Sri Lanka to India due to the civil war and lived in Indian refugee camps, are to be brought back to Sri Lanka today (Wednesday). They will be brought to Sri Lanka by 2 Aircrafts and they will be resettled in their own places, T.M.Suwaminathan the minister of resett...
In Srilanka
May 13, 2015 7:48 am gmt |
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The Police spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekara says that the former Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga is currently giving a statement at the special investigations unit regarding alleged financial fraud in tsunami housing funds at the Reconstruction and Development Agency (RADA). The former Chie...
In Srilanka
May 13, 2015 5:49 am gmt |
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The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka rejected the Fundamental Rights (FR) petition today, which was seeking an independent inquiry into the controversial Central Bank Treasury bond issue and it’s Governor Arjuna Mahendran. The Governor, who was accused of being involved in irregular activities in the bond ...
In Srilanka
May 13, 2015 5:42 am gmt |
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The army corporal, who was arrested following a security breach at an event attended by the President on April 25th at Angunukolapelessa, was holding a gun in his hand, not a water bottle, said the police spokesperson. The army commando Cpl. Senaka Kumara, who was detailed to protect former President...
In Jaffna
May 13, 2015 5:39 am gmt |
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A week to commemorate those who passed away in the Mullivaaikkal incident, commences today and the event of tribute to the deceased held in the same place, where the people died. The Northern Provincial Councilors Sivajilingam, Anthony Jeganathan and Ravikaran paid their tribute to the deceased in th...