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September 3, 2018 3:01 am gmt |
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Amidst speculations about a possible split of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), its leader R. Sampanthan has sought an immediate meeting with Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran on September 7 apparently to explore the possibility of patching up differences, it is learnt. There have be...
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September 2, 2018 5:31 am gmt |
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The Government is to bring in a new Amendment to the Mahapola Higher Education Trust Fund Act to declare all its funds as ‘public property’ and thereby imposing heavy punishments for any financial irregularities, fraud or corruption related to the Fund. The Government has also decided to remove the M...
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September 2, 2018 3:05 am gmt |
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High on the heels of a controversy over the order placed by the Western Provincial Council authorities for the purchase of 125 chairs costing some Rs. 650,000 each from Spain, it has been revealed that the authorities had allocated Rs 1.4 million to purchase 18 television sets for the newly built bui...
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September 1, 2018 3:10 am gmt |
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While claiming that the government was acting arbitrarily, Asgiri Chapter Mahanayake Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thera said yesterday (Friday) the government must take steps to curtail the increasing crime in the country. “Crime is on the increase. No one is paying attention to it. Shooting incidents...
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September 1, 2018 3:01 am gmt |
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The use of private passenger buses for special journeys has been banned in the Western Province from today (Saturday) to September 8, Western Province Road Passenger Transport Authority Chairman Thusitha Kularathna said. He said the decision was taken to facilitate regular commuters and provide them ...
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August 31, 2018 3:12 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena called upon the leaders of the states in the Bay of Bengal Region to take collective steps against drug menace narcotics smugglers use ocean routes for drug smuggling. Addressing the 4th Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Co...
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August 31, 2018 3:05 am gmt |
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The prevailing outdated administrative system has slowed down the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka’s (HRCSL) performances and outcome which are expected as an independent commission, HRCSL Chairperson Dr. Deepika Udagama yesterday (thursday) said. She said an Independent Commission should not be ...
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August 30, 2018 3:08 am gmt |
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Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne yesterday (Wednesday) told the CID to take steps to arrest former Navy Commander and current Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, if CID had adequate evidence to prove that he had helped suspect, retired Navy officer Prasad Hettiarachchi...
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August 30, 2018 3:02 am gmt |
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SriLankan Airlines had reimbursed the Sri Lankan Embassy in Russia approximately Rs. 24 million that it had allegedly spent to arrange a get-together organised to provide publicity to the newly appointed SriLankan General Sales Agent (GSA) for Russia. This was revealed in front of the Presidential Co...
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August 28, 2018 9:02 am gmt |
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A massive protest was staged in #Mullaithivu today against #Mahaweli Authority engineered #Sinhala colonization schemes currently underway in the district; protesters demanded to stop colonization of state lands in former war torn area. A massive protest was staged in #Mullaithivu today against #Maha...
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August 28, 2018 8:52 am gmt |
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Sri Lankan authorities have excavated nearly 100 skeletons at a mass grave in Mannar, located in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, where state armed forces and Tamil rebels clashed in a 30-year civil war. According to local media reports, some locals living in the Tamil-majority province, whose relative...
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August 28, 2018 8:43 am gmt |
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A Tamil asylum seeker from Sri Lanka has died at Logan Hospital, south of Brisbane, after his life support was switched off. The 45-year-old was admitted to hospital last week after attempting to take his own life. He reportedly fell into a deep depression several weeks ago after his asylum applicati...
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August 28, 2018 6:06 am gmt |
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The ailing SriLankan Airlines has paid the Bank of Ceylon (BoC) over Rs 4.25 billion and around USD 5.8 million, till 31 January 2018, for the outstanding loans since December 2014, it was revealed at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) on irregularities at SriLankan Airlines, SriLankan Cat...
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August 28, 2018 6:01 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka recorded the lowest trade deficit so far during the year in absolute terms in the month of June, but the trade deficit widened significantly in comparison to June 2017 as the growth in import expenditure outpaced the increase in export earnings, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) said in ...
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August 28, 2018 5:55 am gmt |
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A dispute among students and the authorities has forced the postponement of the opening of an Indian funded auditorium at the Ruhuna University. The Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Auditorium in University of Ruhuna, the largest auditorium of a Sri Lankan University, was to be declared open under the pa...