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In Srilanka
October 27, 2018 6:41 am gmt |
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Two Extraordinary Gazette notices have been published on the removal of Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister and appointment of Mahinda Rajapaska as the new Prime Minister. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was yesterday sworn in as Prime Minister by President Maithripala Sirisena. Newly elected P...
In Latest Stories
October 25, 2018 3:38 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is reported to have said the Government should get certain matters clarified with regard to the implementation of the provisions of the UNHRC Resolution 30/1 on Sri Lanka, it is learnt. The Prime Minister had reportedly made these remarks during Tuesday’s Cabinet m...
In Latest Stories
October 25, 2018 3:33 am gmt |
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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday (Wednesday) said that he didn’t believe that the Cabinet Ministers would have any links with the RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) of India. Responding to journalists after visiting the Henakaduwa Temple at Tangalle, Mr Rajapaksa, however, said the act of o...
In Latest Stories
October 24, 2018 3:30 am gmt |
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The Cabinet is reported to have approved the draft legislation to set up the National Truth Commission as an initiative to ensure the transitional justice envisaged in resolution 30/1 on Sri Lanka adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The UNHRC resolution co-sponsored by Sri Lan...
In Latest Stories
October 24, 2018 3:25 am gmt |
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Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka told the Cabinet yesterday (Tuesday) that the government should launch diplomatic efforts to withdraw its co-sponsorship of the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka. He said the government should also make every effort to replace the curren...
In Latest Stories
October 23, 2018 3:35 am gmt |
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Joint Opposition MP Namal Rajapaksa said that President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe should reveal the names of the two cabinet ministers, who were claimed to be in the pay list of India’s Intelligence wing – RAW. “If some cabinet ministers are in the pay list of the R...
In Latest Stories
October 23, 2018 3:30 am gmt |
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The situation in Sri Lanka will turn for the better by next year’s National New Year, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday (Monday). He said this at a ceremony held at Temple Trees where appointment letters were handed over to 370 new Grama Niladaris. The ceremony was organized by...
In Latest Stories
October 22, 2018 3:28 am gmt |
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Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera claimed that four Cabinet Ministers, having links with RAW (Research and Analysis Wing), had leaked information related to President Maithripala Sirisena’s remarks purportedly critical of India and China to Indian journalists. Minister Amaraweera said this at a...
In Latest Stories
October 22, 2018 3:24 am gmt |
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German Ambassador Jörn Rohde said yesterday (Sunday) the elections should be held in any democracy when they are due, and not be delayed. He said the elections were a feature of democracy and they should be held in due time except under extraordinary circumstances. He made these remarks in response t...
In Latest Stories
October 21, 2018 3:25 am gmt |
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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday (Saturday) held talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in New Delhi on a range of issues related to bilateral ties, including the progress of India assisted development projects in the island nation. The talks at the Hyderabad House ca...
In Latest Stories
October 18, 2018 3:44 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe would have a discussion with the Indian authorities on the alleged plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena, a Spokesman from the Prime Minister’s office said yesterday (Thursday). He said the Prime Minister had decided to discuss the issue with Indian De...
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October 18, 2018 3:40 am gmt |
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The United National Party (UNP) said it had identified 25 of its electoral organizers to be axed under its reorganization programme, it is learnt. According to sources, the UNP would dispense with its organizers identified as weak in the reorganization process. The party leadership, at the Working Co...
In Colombo
October 17, 2018 3:19 am gmt |
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Following discussions held with President Maithripala Sirisena at the President Secretariat yesterday (Tuesday), he had agreed to release the sugar stocks already at the harbour under Rs.14 customs tax concession, Sugar Importers’ Association member Priyantha Senavirathne said. Speaking to the ...
In Latest Stories
October 17, 2018 3:14 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe are reported to have had a showdown at yesterday’s (Tuesday) Cabinet meeting over the proposal to develop the East Container Terminal of the Colombo Port as an Indian investment. At the meeting, Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda...
In Latest Stories
October 16, 2018 3:45 am gmt |
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Sugar Importers’ Association yesterday (Monday) said that they would have to stop importing sugar temporarily, due to world market and Indian market sugar price hike. Speaking to the Daily Mirror Sugar Importers’ Association member Priyantha Senavirathne said after imposing an extra control pri...