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December 11, 2018 10:08 am gmt |
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Representatives of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party will meet at 7.00 p.m. today (December 11). The meeting will be held at the Presidential Secretariat. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is also due to participate in this meeting which will be chaired by President Mai...
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November 30, 2018 5:00 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to meet the TNA and the UNF today as a result of the discussion between the President and the Speaker. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday met President Maithripala Sirisena to discuss the political situation prevalent within the country. This meeting took pl...
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November 30, 2018 4:24 am gmt |
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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach opened the first day of the IOC’s Executive Board meeting in Tokyo on Friday (November 30). Bach and Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda delivered brief comments to the assembled board before the start of the two-day meetin...
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November 20, 2018 9:26 am gmt |
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A US federal judge has blocked an order issued by President Donald Trump to deny asylum to migrants crossing the southern US border illegally. US District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco issued the temporary restraining order after hearing arguments by civil rights groups. Mr Trump signed the order ...
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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 Srilanka
September 26, 2018 8:20 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena called upon the international community to look at Sri Lanka with a fresh perspective and consider the tremendous progress made by the government towards reconciliation, restoration of democratic freedoms, human rights and the rule of law and extend the fullest support ...
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September 13, 2018 3:21 am gmt |
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The Joint Opposition urged yesterday (Wednesday) the Government to introduce a formula to increase the salaries of public and private sector employees as they did fuel price revisions every month. Joint Opposition MP Dullas Alahapperuma told a news conference that the Government should also introduce...
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September 6, 2018 2:43 am gmt |
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An unnamed senior Trump official has said members of the administration are working to frustrate parts of the president’s agenda to protect the country from his “worst inclinations”. In a New York Times editorial, the author said President Trump’s “amorality” and &...
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July 1, 2018 4:17 am gmt |
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Millions of Mexican voters will head to the polls on Sunday (July 1), to choose a new president. The four main candidates have sparred over key issues of corruption, security and the economy. Polls say Mexico is on the verge of electing its first leftist anti-establishment president in modern history...
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May 25, 2018 11:36 am gmt |
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President Donald Trump has nominated Alaina B. Teplitz, a career diplomat as ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Teplitz is now ambassador to Nepal. The nomination has been sent to the US Senate for Confirmation. If confirmed she will replace the current envoy to Colombo Atul Keshap. Teplitz is...
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May 23, 2018 5:42 am gmt |
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The Government Medical Officers Association says President Maithripala Sirisena has agreed to appoint a special committee to obtain views from professionals over the Singapore Free Trade Agreement. Media Spokesman of the GMOA Dr. Samantha Ananda said the Head of State arrived at the decision during a...
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May 22, 2018 8:02 am gmt |
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President’s former Chief of Staff I. H. K. Mahanama who was in remanded custody over accepting a bribe of Rs. 20 million, was further remanded till June 5 by Colombo Chief Magistrate Buddhika Sri Ragala today. Officials of the Bribery Commission had arrested Dr. Mahanama and former State Timber Corpo...
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May 12, 2018 4:41 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena says if certain political party uses war heroes to gain their own political agenda, it is not an ethical in any way. The President made these remarks unveiling the ‘Wayamba Rana Abhiman’ War Heroes’ Monument in Kurunegala, yesterday (11). President Sirisena addressing t...
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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...
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May 4, 2018 11:29 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered the immediate suspension of his chief of staff Dr. I.K Mahanama and Timber Corporation Chairman P. Dissanayake. This comes in the wake of their arrests by the Bribery Commission while accepting a bribe of Rs. 20 million. The President has also instructed the...
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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...
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April 24, 2018 4:27 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...
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April 20, 2018 11:35 am gmt |
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Diaspora Tamils staged a protest in London today against the ongoing visit to the UK by President Maithripala Sirisena. The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) said that it initiated a campaign titled “#GoBackMY3” to protest against the President’s visit to London to attend the Commonwealt...
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April 16, 2018 3:35 am gmt |
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Maithripala Sirisena, the president of Sri Lanka today arrived in London to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Governments meeting (CHOGM). The President left the country yesterday accompanied by a 10-member delegation including the Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana. The biennial summit meetin...