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June 21, 2018 7:05 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 21, 2018 6:00 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 20, 2018 6:21 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 20, 2018 5:06 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...
In Srilanka
June 19, 2018 6:10 am gmt |
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The Government Information Department yesterday said postal staff officers can obtain police security if its necessary to reopen post offices which had been closed due to the ongoing postal strike seeking solutions to the Public Administration Circular 06/2006 over recruitment. Quoting the Post Maste...
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June 8, 2018 12:23 pm gmt |
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Korea and Sri Lanka have agreed to work closely together on human rights and on a range of other issues. The Second Round of Bilateral Political Consultations at the level of Foreign Affairs Ministries of Sri Lanka and the Republic of Korea took place in Colombo, the Foreign Ministry said today. The ...
In Colombo
June 6, 2018 12:53 pm gmt |
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The telecommunications regulator today defended its action against TNL TV saying it had no “undue ambition.” “The TRCSL (Telecommunications Regulatory Commission Sri Lanka) emphasizes that there is no any other undue ambition behind this action,” the regulator said in a two-page statement issued a da...
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May 24, 2018 6:03 am gmt |
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The death toll due to the prevailing adverse weather has risen to 13. The Disaster Management Center said over 100,000 people have been affected by the inclement weather thus far. Deputy Director and Media Spokesman of the DMC Pradeep Kodippili noted 43,000 persons who have evacuated from danger zone...
In Srilanka
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...
In Srilanka
May 21, 2018 6:03 am gmt |
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Around 70 percent of the debt Sri Lanka is now repaying has been issued before 2015, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said, showing the danger of debt driven economic activity with little private investment. Samaraweera said in 2017, 75 percent of the foreign debt repaid was for loans taken befor...
In Srilanka
May 20, 2018 10:09 am gmt |
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today offered Canada’s full support to the Government of Sri Lanka and those working to ensure that efforts towards reconciliation, non-recurrence, peace, and justice on the island are realized, and that international and domestic commitments on accountability, ...
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May 10, 2018 10:37 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka has increased the prices of petrol and diesel following a cabinet decision to approve a fuel pricing formula. Petrol (92 octane) will increase to 137 rupees and petrol (95 octane) will be increased to148 rupees. Auto diesel will go up to109 rupees while super diesel will be sold at 119 rupe...
In Srilanka
May 7, 2018 4:06 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...
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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
April 27, 2018 6:31 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...
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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 22, 2018 3:56 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...
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April 20, 2018 11:38 am gmt |
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Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says the time has come to increase trade relations with Sri Lanka. At a banquet held in his honour at Iran’s embassy in Colombo, Ali Larijani also urged the Iranian embassies in foreign countries to contribute to the economic relations of Iran with other countr...
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April 15, 2018 8:15 am gmt |
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Maithripala Sirisena, the President of Sri Lanka is set to visit the UK tonight, as part of a trip to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London. President will be focused on reaffirming Sri Lanka’s firm commitment to the Commonwealth and deepening Sri Lanka’s partnership w...