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In Srilanka
April 24, 2015 3:10 am gmt |
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Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa today said that he has not unlawfully obtained a single cent within the past 9 years and that he is the victim of a politically motivated witch-hunt. Rajapaksa arrived at the Commission to Investigate Allegation of Bribery or Corruption this morning amidst ...
In Latest Stories
April 23, 2015 11:14 am gmt |
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Former minister Basil Rajapsksa who was in prison  Hospital was transferred to National Hospital a short while ago. Hospital sources said....
In Srilanka
April 23, 2015 10:51 am gmt |
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Nuwara Eliya floral exhibition is conducted every year, in honour of spring season. This year, the annual floral exhibition will be commenced on day after tomorrow (this Saturday). The preparatory works for this floral exhibition are currently being carried out vigorously in Victoria Park. While our ...
In Business
April 23, 2015 9:44 am gmt |
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Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran has resumed his duties after a more than five-week voluntary leave of absence after being cleared by a panel investigating a controversial government bond auction. The panel of legal experts probing the Feb. 27 auction said on Sunday that it had cleared the cent...
In Srilanka
April 23, 2015 9:26 am gmt |
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First time in the history of plantation sector the plantation community will receive lands to build houses.  Plantation workers in Badulla District will be providing 1000 households  with seven perch block of land each to build houses.   The land ownership will be handed over to plantation workers un...
In Latest Stories
April 23, 2015 8:55 am gmt |
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 Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam stated that the Government is  considering  and exploring possibilities to  launch of world famous e-learning system in schools in the island. Minister Kariyawasam explained that the Government’s aim is to introduce such system which will  give an significa...
In Srilanka
April 23, 2015 7:12 am gmt |
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The protest opposite the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery of Corruption concluded this afternoon subsequent to the departure of Former Secretary of Defence, Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa who had arrived at the Commission early today. Several parliamentarians and monks participated in the pr...
In Srilanka
April 23, 2015 6:41 am gmt |
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Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been asked to appear before the Commission over allegations of financial frauds against him, while he was the secretary to the defence ministry. The Commission of Bribery and Corruption summoned him to give a statement today . In lieu of  this, a protest was conducted opposite ...
In Colombo
April 23, 2015 4:43 am gmt |
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Special train services for the Vesak festival has been arranged by the Railways Department, which will be in effect from 30th of this month. The department has announced that, these services will be operated to Badulla, Kandy and Kalutara South. In addition to these services, all long distance servic...
In Srilanka
April 23, 2015 4:34 am gmt |
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Today (Thursday) marks the completion of new government’s 100 day programme, under the chair of president Maithripala Sirisena. Soon after the government’s victory in the presidential election held on 8th of January, it took over its objectives to be completed within 100 days.These object...
In Srilanka
April 22, 2015 12:32 pm gmt |
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The Courts order had been delivered to probe the bank accounts of the Opposition MP Duminda Silva after drug baron ‘Wela Sudha’ testified to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) that he paid money to the politico. Wela Sudha, who was arrested in Pakistan had been deported to Sri Lanka, had pai...
In Colombo
April 22, 2015 11:07 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa has arrived at the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) of police to give a statement today regarding the allegations of financial fraud against him. Basil Rajapaksa, arrived in the island yesterday after staying in the...
In Colombo
April 22, 2015 10:54 am gmt |
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Asanka Dodawela was appointed as the new Chairman of the Lanka Logistics & Technologies Ltd. which is fully- owned by the government and under the purview of the Ministry of Defense. President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (21) appointed new Chairpersons and Director Boards to the state-owned in...
In Latest Stories
April 22, 2015 9:08 am gmt |
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The former secretary of Economic Development ministry and the parliamentarian Basil Rajapaksha is to make a statement today (Wednesday) regarding alleged frauds committed in the Divi Neguma project. Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa has returned to Sri lanka from the United States yesterday under the K...
In Batticaloa
April 22, 2015 8:22 am gmt |
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A dead body of a man has been identified from Punnaikuda Coastal area, in Eravur Police division, Batticalo district. According to the information, the dead body has been identified today (Wednesday) morning, by the police. The police said the body of a man aged about 35. Meanwhile, the police search...