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In Srilanka
May 8, 2018 8:39 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena today declared that he would not retire from politics in 2020 as he had to complete his mission to serve the people and the country beyond 2020. Addressing the SLFP May Day rally at the Chenkalady Sports Grounds in Batticaloa this afternoon, President Sirisena went on t...
In Srilanka
May 8, 2018 5:18 am gmt |
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Former Minister Mervyn Silva says he has evidence to expose former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Speaking to reporters today, Silva said that he is prepared to reveal details related to Rajapaksa and the Welikada prison killings. Silva also said that he had already indicated his willingness t...
In Srilanka
May 8, 2018 4:24 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka will today commemorate the International Workers’ Day. Following a request made by the Chief Prelates and the Maha Sangha, the government decided to postpone the May-Day celebration by a week owing to the National Vesak Week. Accordingly, the government issued a gazette notification, declar...
In Srilanka
May 7, 2018 4:31 am gmt |
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Sustainable Development, Wildlife and Regional Development Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka said no political authority would be able to pressure or influence him on how to conduct his duties as the minister in charge of protecting our wildlife. He said he was happy he got the Wild Life, Sustain...
In Latest Stories
May 2, 2018 11:49 am gmt |
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The new State Ministers and Deputy Ministers are currenctly being sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. State Ministers: Palitha Range Bandara – State Minister of Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management and Disaster Management D...
In Latest Stories
May 1, 2018 10:16 am gmt |
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A network of regional refugee support groups in Australia are to hold a peaceful gathering in Hargreaves Mall in Bendigo, Australia on Tuesday to show their support for a Sri Lankan family facing deportation. RAR Bendigo chairperson Chris Cummins said the aim of the gathering was to show their suppor...
In Srilanka
May 1, 2018 10:16 am gmt |
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A special programme to inspect liquor stores across the island during the Vesak season will commence today. Accordingly inspections will be carried out until the 3rd of May. Under the programme while establishments authorized to sell liquor with excise licenses will be subject to inspections, the tot...
In Latest Stories
May 1, 2018 3:50 am gmt |
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The fourth Cabinet reshuffle of the coalition government is scheduled to take place today. Minister Kabir Hashim said the Presidential Secretariat had informed Ministers and Parliamentarians to be present for the reshuffle due to commence at 10 this morning. President Maithripala Sirisena had recentl...
In Srilanka
May 1, 2018 3:50 am gmt |
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Former Parliamentarian Joseph Michael Perera resigned from the United National Party (UNP) working committee in protest over the appointment of former Minister Ravi Karunanayake as the Assistant Leader of the party. The working committee approved the nominations for the posts but Perera resigned sayi...
In Colombo
April 30, 2018 12:41 pm gmt |
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Sri Lanka today mourned the death of veteran film director, producer and screen writer, Dr. Lester James Peries. Peries passed away at the age of 99 while receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo.  ...
In Srilanka
April 27, 2018 6:31 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena will make a policy statement address to the Parliament on the 8th of May. A Party Leaders’ Meeting will be held on May 2 to discuss arrangements for the inaugural ceremony of Parliament on May 8 and the Parliamentary business thereafter, Parliament Secretary General Dha...
In Srilanka
April 24, 2018 4:27 am gmt |
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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has turned down Sri Lanka’s request to repatriate to Colombo Udayanga Weeratunga, a former ambassador to Russia, and advised the Government to initiate extradition proceedings in UAE courts. An extradition treaty exists between Sri Lanka and the UAE. However, though it ...
In Latest Stories
April 24, 2018 4:10 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena says a new Cabinet of Ministers will take oath next week. Speaking to the BBC Sinhala service President Sirisena said the new Ministers have been appointed according to a scientific method. The Head of State meanwhile stressed the process is more than just a Cabinet ref...
In Srilanka
April 24, 2018 4:05 am gmt |
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The Government of Sri Lanka strongly condemned the yesterday’s terror attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, in which 57 people were killed. ‘Sri Lanka strongly condemns the heinous terrorist attack at a voter registration centre in Kabul which is an assault on democracy’, the foreign affair ministry said in ...
In Srilanka
April 23, 2018 3:50 am gmt |
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The re-authorized US generalized scheme of preferences will be reinstated for Sri Lanka today. The renewed US GSP Scheme will be valid until 31 December 2020. The GSP facility that was granted for several countries including Sri Lanka expired on the 31st of December. US President Donald Trump re-auth...