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In Srilanka
July 5, 2018 6:59 am gmt |
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Whole Sri Lankan schools’ academic activities have turned to normal and there were no supports got to the strike of Teachers’ Union. There are only few teachers from the very few schools supported to the strike but other schools are found practicing normal in attendance. Meanwhile the Hill country Te...
In Latest Stories
July 5, 2018 5:57 am gmt |
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The debate on National Audit Bill, One of the promises made by good governance is to hold today (Thursday) in parliament which is headed by the Parliament Speaker Karu Jeyasurya. The National Audit Bill is found as one of the promises which is included 100 day work programme. Though there was therefo...
In Latest Stories
July 4, 2018 6:13 am gmt |
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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to invest $10 million of equity in DCDC Healthcare Services Private Limited (DCDCPL), a company providing dialysis and ancillary services to end stage renal disease, to help enable the establishment of critical healthcare infrastructure in India and Sri Lan...
In Srilanka
July 4, 2018 6:13 am gmt |
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David McKinnon, the High Commissioner of Canada to Sri Lanka, in a statement to mark Canada Day today, said that Canada believes that strengthening inclusion, reconciliation and the rule of law is in the interests of all Sri Lankans. “We are encouraged by the initial steps taken to operationalize the...
In Latest Stories
July 4, 2018 5:29 am gmt |
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Attorney General’s Department has commenced deliberating the recent controversial statement made by State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran pertaining to the LTTE. A spokesperson at the Department said the constitutionality of the statement made by State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran will be dete...
In Srilanka
July 2, 2018 7:48 am gmt |
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The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) will seek a directive from Police Chief Pujith Jayasundara over this week’s New York Times report that alleged former President Mahinda Rajapaksa received funds from China for his January 2015 election campaign. This follows a complaint the FCID rece...
In Srilanka
July 1, 2018 5:28 am gmt |
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Justice and Prison Reforms Minister Thalatha Atukorale said yesterday the suggestion made by some people to setup separate regional Courts to curb underworld activities would lead the country into a situation which prevailed before 2015. She said this at the end of a visit to Welikada Prison and poin...
In Srilanka
July 1, 2018 5:06 am gmt |
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Two more suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of a six-year-old school girl in Jaffna yesterday (29) in the Sulipuramarea in Jaffna. The suspects are to be produced before the Mallakam Magistrate Court in Jaffna today. The Vaddukoddai Police earlier arrested another suspect in co...
In Srilanka
June 30, 2018 6:51 am gmt |
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The United States has urged Sri Lanka to prosecute officials involved in human trafficking. The call was made in an annual report released by US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on human trafficking. Pompeo will unveiled the 2018 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report at the US State Department yest...
In Srilanka
June 30, 2018 6:04 am gmt |
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The 16 members of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party who’ve defected the government have decided to attend a Parliamentary group meeting of the Joint Opposition scheduled to be held on Monday. Parliamentarian Chandima Weerakkody said the decision was arrived at during the discussion with former Minister Bas...
In Srilanka
June 29, 2018 6:47 am gmt |
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Two Australian nationals — a woman and her daughter — were killed and another three people including two Australians were injured when a van crashed into a parked container truck in Sri Lanka on Wednesday (June 20) morning. Police said the truck had been parked by the side of the road due...
In Srilanka
June 29, 2018 5:03 am gmt |
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Ruwan Wijewardene, the State Minister of Defence says the government has taken steps to hand over lands that have not been returned to its previous owners after the conflict in the North and the East. Speaking in Parliament, State Minister Wijewardene attributed the delay to the difficulty in relocat...
In Srilanka
June 21, 2018 7:05 am gmt |
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A Tamil asylum seeker family living in the small Queensland town of Biloela have had their appeal to stay in Australia rejected by the Federal Circuit Court, SBS news in Australia reported. Earlier in the year Nadesalingam, Priya and their two Australian-born daughters were pulled from a plane overni...
In Srilanka
June 21, 2018 6:00 am gmt |
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The Postal Trade Union Collective says they will launch an indefinite fast today opposite the Central Mail Exchange. Bandara, the Joint Postal Trade Union Convener said they have not received a satisfactory response to their demands from the government yet. A round of talks will take place with trade...
In Srilanka
June 21, 2018 5:34 am gmt |
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The State Minister’s visit coincides with the arrival of the Norwegian research vessel Dr. Fridtjof Nansen to Sri Lanka. The research vessel will arrive in Colombo on the 21st of June followed by a 26 days research journey around the island. The research vessel will assist Sri Lanka in mapping her ma...