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In Colombo
April 25, 2015 7:10 am gmt |
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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday reiterated that the government’s mission to deal with corruption will not stop merely because a group of parliamentarians makes a noise. Addressing the media after accepting a report that looked into the alleged corruptions and financial ...
In Colombo
April 25, 2015 6:57 am gmt |
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Parliamentarian Kumara Welgama says that the meeting between the President and the former president which was schedule to be held today cannot take place due to issues that have arisen. During the past few days discussions took place to conduct this meeting as two groups of members from the Sri Lanka...
In Colombo
April 25, 2015 5:10 am gmt |
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Minister of fisheries and aquatic resources development and Cabinet Spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said that country’s lowest inflation rate was recorded this month. The inflation rate of 1.1 this month, is the lowest ever reported in the country for the last few years. “This is undoubtedly ...
In Colombo
April 25, 2015 3:18 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena said that when the people of this country vote on January 8th government have determined to carried out transformation and revolution with their democratic right. Addressing the nation on electronic media last night president Maithripala Sirisena; today urged ...
In Srilanka
April 25, 2015 3:18 am gmt |
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It is said that, the gazette regarding the dissolution of the National Parliament is ready to be published at anytime . The gazette is already prepared without mentioning the date, to be published anytime, whenever the parliament is dissolved. The president of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena has the p...
In Colombo
April 25, 2015 3:18 am gmt |
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Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa, former Secretary of the Ministry Nihal Jayatilake and former Divineguma Fund Director General R.R.K. Ranawaka were arrested Yesterday.  He was remanded and later transferred to the Prison Hospital, has requested the authorities to admit him to a p...
In Srilanka
April 25, 2015 3:16 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena has allocated Rs. 285 billion for the free health service in 2015 and this is the biggest ever allocation made for the free health service in Sri Lanka which is three percent of the National income, Director General, Health Services, Dr. Palitha Mahipala said.  Dr. Mahi...
In Srilanka
April 25, 2015 3:16 am gmt |
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Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL), the local chapter of the global movement against corruption, salutes the proactive nature in which the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) is currently operating, after years of suppression and political interference. Ba...
In Colombo
April 25, 2015 3:15 am gmt |
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The Colombo Magistrate Court today issued notice on 27 persons including 10 UPFA Parliamentarians to appear before the court on May 8, on contempt of court charges, after they violated the court order and staged a protest opposite the bribery commission yesterday (23) condemning the decision to summo...
In Srilanka
April 24, 2015 12:34 pm gmt |
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Former president Mahindha Rajapaksha visited his brother and former secretary of Economic development ministry Basil Rajapaksha in Colombo National Hospital today. The Western Provincial Councilor Prasanna Ranathunga also joined him. Mr. Basil was alleged by the Commission of Bribery and Corruption f...
In Latest Stories
April 24, 2015 10:57 am gmt |
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Welcoming the new Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stated that a positive environment has been created by the policies of the new government in Sri Lanka for a greater collaboration with the United Nations and the international community. The new Permanent R...
In Srilanka
April 24, 2015 10:34 am gmt |
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Search operations in prisons and remand prisons will be carried out regularly, Minister of Justice Wijayadasa Rajapaksa said. He said that carrying out search operations is important to stop use of mobile phones and spreading of drugs inside prisons and remand prisons in the country. he pointed out t...
In Colombo
April 24, 2015 10:12 am gmt |
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A suspect arrested for his alleged involvement in a large scale drug racket was remanded until April 08 by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court. The suspect, Suraj Ahamed, was arrested according to information uncovered following the interrogation of notorious drug kingpin Samantha Kumara, alias ‘Wele Suda...
In Hill country
April 24, 2015 9:39 am gmt |
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An individual was killed after been attacked with a crowbar in the Kandalama agrarian village in Dambulla. The Police Media Unit said that the 43-year=-old victim was killed at his residence. The wife of the victim has been arrested over the murder. An investigation by the Sigiriya Police is underway...
In Srilanka
April 24, 2015 6:46 am gmt |
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Mr. Andrew Mann said there was immense potential for expansion of bilateral cooperation and the forthcoming visit of Secretary of State John Kerry would be a boost to bilateral ties. He said that President Sirisena’s new regime has generated a tremendous enthusiasm in the international community. The...