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In Kilinochchi
April 27, 2015 1:35 pm gmt |
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Four individuals have died while two sustained injuries following a collision between a train and a van in Ariviel, Kilinochchi. The train plying from Kilinochchi to Vavuniya had reportedly collided with the van a short while ago. The deceased include a woman and child. They have been identified as r...
In Srilanka
April 27, 2015 1:25 pm gmt |
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A rally has been organized today (Monday) in Colombo, in order to gather support to enact the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. This rally was commenced nearby Colombo Rajagiriya round about. According to our reporter from the spot, presently former president Chandrika Bandaranayaka Kumarathunga an...
In Srilanka
April 27, 2015 12:53 pm gmt |
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The Sathyagraha campaign launched by Leader of National Movement for a Just Society Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha thera, calling for the immediate passing of the 19th Amendment, has been called off. Convener of the National Movement for a Just Society, Saman Ratnapriya said Venerable Sobitha Thera cal...
In Srilanka
April 27, 2015 12:36 pm gmt |
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Appeal Court extends stay order on behalf of full face helmets till 19th May 2015.  A petition argued that if a ban implemented on full-face helmets, it would greatly inconvenience motorcyclists in the country and therefore sought an interim order suspending it.  A recent surge in crimes such as bank...
In Srilanka
April 27, 2015 12:36 pm gmt |
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Secretary to the former President, Lalith Weeratunga, has been summoned to the the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) to record a statement regarding a financial transaction of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, the police said. Former President of the Tourist Development Author...
In Srilanka
April 27, 2015 12:26 pm gmt |
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181The Sri Lankan president will present the draft bill of the 19th amendment to the constitution to parliament today for debate. And it will be taken for vote tomorrow. While commenting on this, minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa says that this amendment which is an anticipation of the people of this count...
In Colombo
April 27, 2015 12:18 pm gmt |
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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa  says “If I contest, I’m confident that I’m going to win the General Election and become Sri Lanka’s next Prime Minister,” said. Rajapaksa made the observation during an interview with the Aljazeera news agency on Monday (27): At no time what so ever, at the day of ...
In Srilanka
April 27, 2015 12:08 pm gmt |
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TNA Leader R. Sampanthan speaking at the debate on the 19th Amendment to the Constitution held today in Parliament said that passing of 19th Amendment to the Constitution  will pave the way to establish democracy and good governance.  He said it was a positive development that the country now has a P...
In Srilanka
April 27, 2015 12:01 pm gmt |
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The leader of the Opposition party Nimal Siripala De Silva said that, the action of present president Maithripala Sirisena, in reducing the executive power of presidency, is admirable. No such leaders are easily formed. He said this, while addressing in the Parliament session, today (Monday).  Furthe...
In Srilanka
April 27, 2015 11:36 am gmt |
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The police resources say that a heavy traffic near Parliament road due to the rally in favour of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution which is heading towards the parliament roundabout. Heavy traffic was reported on Monday morning on Cotta Road and roads leading to Rajagiriya due to the protest, wh...
In Srilanka
April 27, 2015 11:31 am gmt |
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The scheduled visit of the Indian Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh and his delegation on Monday (27) afternoon to Sri Lanka has been postponed, Sri Lanka Army Media said. The office of the Indian Chief of Army Staff has announced that the visit has been postponed until further notice in view ...
In Colombo
April 27, 2015 9:04 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena began the 2nd reading of the 19th Amendment to the constitution in parliament a short while ago. Prime minister stated that sections related to media in the 19th amendment will be removed. President also says with the implementation of the 19th Amendment to the Constitu...
In Australia
April 27, 2015 7:21 am gmt |
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An Australian man trapped in a legal minefield in Sri Lanka has sent desperate pleas for help to political leaders on both sides of the Indian Ocean. But Dusan Jacenko fears his case is hopeless and he could end up in a Sri Lankan prison. He has now sent impassioned pleas for help to Sri Lankan [&hel...
In Colombo
April 27, 2015 6:31 am gmt |
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The next two days will be a historic moment for all Sri Lankans, Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa said in parliament today. He added that with the 19th amendment to the constitution        Sri Lankans will finally be rid of modern-day slavery. Rajapaksa made these comments after the second reading...
In Srilanka
April 27, 2015 6:14 am gmt |
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A Buddha statue with a height of 74 feet has been established at the Moneragala Viharaya of Rambadagalla in Kurunegala. This is the world’s highest sculpted Samadhi Buddha statue and it will be offered for people’s worship by President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday. The construction wo...