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In Srilanka
April 17, 2015 3:50 am gmt |
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The Cabinet paper on the proposed electoral reforms will be taken up for discussion by the Ministers at the meeting scheduled for April 22, the first after the April New Year vacation, informed sources said yesterday. The electoral reforms will be evolved for implementation along with the 19th Amendm...
In Srilanka
April 17, 2015 3:50 am gmt |
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The leader of National Freedom Alliance, Wimal Weeravangsa has alleged the president, saying that president Maithripala Sirisena is trying to grab the supporters of former president. He has said like this in an interview with a foreign media. Further, he said that, “The president had recently a...
In Srilanka
April 17, 2015 3:49 am gmt |
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Under the 100 days programme of the new government, the construction work of the 50,000 houses will be started before the end of this month. The target of this programme is to provide 300 houses for each electorate. The project is being implemented by the National Housing Development Authority under ...
In Srilanka
April 17, 2015 3:48 am gmt |
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The University Grants Commission has announced that, the University application book for those who sat for G.C.E. A/L examination last year, will be published in May. Further it has stated that, in the University application book, the information regarding both prevailing and new courses will be incl...
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...