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In Special News
April 17, 2015 3:46 am gmt |
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The Central Committee appointed by Sri Lanka Freedom Party, gathers today (Thursday) to discuss regarding the electoral reform.During this, the recommendation report of the previous committee also will be taken under consideration.Especially, this committee will discuss about the increment in the num...
In Srilanka
April 17, 2015 3:45 am gmt |
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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Carlton Sports Network (CSN) former Sri Lanka Cricket Secretary, Nishantha Ranatunga was yesterday interrogated by the Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) about a financial fraud case, Police Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekera told Media. ASP Ruwan Gu...
In Srilanka
April 17, 2015 3:45 am gmt |
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Former leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Somawansa Amarasinghe said that he has tendered his resigned from the party.The reason for he resignation is unknown. At the time of his resignation he was functions as the person in charge of the international affairs of the party. MP Anura Kumara...
In Latest Stories
April 17, 2015 3:44 am gmt |
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The Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran was yesterday (16.04.2015 Thursday) questioned by the Bribery Commission for about six hours in connection with the sale of Central Bank Bonds. Mr. Mahendran arrived at the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption at 9.00 a.m. and was q...
In Srilanka
April 16, 2015 11:42 am gmt |
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The Sri Lankan government, as pledged in the 100 days program, is taking steps to provide land ownership and proper housing to plantation workers instead of their current confinement in line rooms. The government under the 100 days program assured to implement measures to provide land rights and the ...
In Srilanka
April 16, 2015 11:06 am gmt |
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Former president Mahindha Rajapaksha is visited by fifty-seven Members of Parliament today at his Carlton House in Tangalle. A large number of Provincial Councillors and local government members also have participated in the visit. Former Ministers of Dullas Alahapperuma, Bandula Gunawardena, Kumara ...
In Srilanka
April 16, 2015 9:42 am gmt |
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The US Embassy declined to comment on the Sri Lankan government’s request for its help to track down former ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga alleged to have supplied weapons to pro-Russian Ukrainian rebels. The alleged transactions had taken place during Mahinda Rajapaksa’s tenure as the Pres...
In Batticaloa
April 16, 2015 8:32 am gmt |
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The Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon has required Sri Lankan government to conduct inquiries regarding the sexual exploitations and abuses committed by the military soldiers in North and East, during and in the post war situation. Also he has pointed that, Sri Lankan government has...
In Srilanka
April 16, 2015 8:32 am gmt |
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Pakistan’s Gwadar port which has been taken over by a Chinese firm could guarantee maintenance and supply for China’s naval ships in the Indian Ocean after the new Sri Lankan government declined permission for Chinese vessels to dock in the country. “The Gwadar port will also guarantee China’s naval ...
In Srilanka
April 16, 2015 8:17 am gmt |
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New anti-tobacco legislation, making it mandatory to carry pictorial warnings covering 80 per cent of cigarette packets, was unanimously approved by the Parliament. Under the provisions of the Bill, manufacturers or importers of tobacco products are required to carry the Health warnings that are, “di...
In Srilanka
April 16, 2015 8:12 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka police have arrested over 790 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol during the past five days of New Year festivities. Police Media Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said 792 persons driving under influence have been arrested during the past 5 days. Majority of them are motor...
In Srilanka
April 16, 2015 7:06 am gmt |
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India’s Central intelligence agencies have launched a major investigation into a “specific tip-off” that Naxals were now getting sophisticated weapons through the sea route from Sri Lanka. The Indian news paper reported that  top intelligence sources as saying that they had received information some ...
In Srilanka
April 15, 2015 12:13 pm gmt |
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Sri Lanka is an example not only to the region  but to the entire world by taking successful measures to  achieve a lasting peace, said the United Nations’ special rapporteur on truth, justice reparations and Guarantees of Non recurrence Pablo De Greiff  who was engaged in a tour in Sri Lanka r...
In Batticaloa
April 15, 2015 10:03 am gmt |
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The oil anointing ceremony for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year held in Batticalo Shree Mangalarama Rajamaha Vihara, this morning (Wednesday). This oil anointing ceremony was held under the chair of the chief priest of the Vihara and Eastern Provincial chief Sanganayar- Empity Sumanarathna Thero. In th...
In Srilanka
April 15, 2015 9:44 am gmt |
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Resources say that, Chathurika Sirisena, the daughter of president Maithripala Sirisena, is to contest in the upcoming general election. Recently, during the Bhutanese president’s wife joined the Bhutanese premier to Sri Lanka, Chathurika Sirisena served as the chief attendant. Chathurika helpe...