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October 24, 2018 3:30 am gmt |
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The Cabinet is reported to have approved the draft legislation to set up the National Truth Commission as an initiative to ensure the transitional justice envisaged in resolution 30/1 on Sri Lanka adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The UNHRC resolution co-sponsored by Sri Lan...
In Colombo
October 17, 2018 3:19 am gmt |
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Following discussions held with President Maithripala Sirisena at the President Secretariat yesterday (Tuesday), he had agreed to release the sugar stocks already at the harbour under Rs.14 customs tax concession, Sugar Importers’ Association member Priyantha Senavirathne said. Speaking to the ...
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October 17, 2018 3:14 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe are reported to have had a showdown at yesterday’s (Tuesday) Cabinet meeting over the proposal to develop the East Container Terminal of the Colombo Port as an Indian investment. At the meeting, Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda...
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October 16, 2018 2:52 am gmt |
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Ex-Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged by the International Cricket Council with two breaches of its anti-corruption code. The 49-year-old former all-rounder is accused of failing to co-operate with an investigation by the governing body. He is also charged with obstructing the inves...
In Special News
October 8, 2018 5:03 pm gmt |
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If trade barriers are overcome, trade within South Asia can increase three-fold, from $23 billion to $67 billion, suggests a new World Bank report. Sri Lanka has the potential to more than double its exports to South Asia. Increased intraregional trade will provide a greater variety of goods and serv...
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September 27, 2018 5:39 am gmt |
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Two Sri Lankans have been arrested at the Katunayake International Airport for attempting to illegally smuggle a substantial sum of US Dollars beyond local borders. Airport Customs stated the suspects aged 31 and 35 were found in possession of over 21,000 USD valued at over 3.6 million rupees. The du...
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September 27, 2018 5:14 am gmt |
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Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamed has praised Sri Lanka’s steady progress and assured continued cooperation when he met Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at the Hotel Plaza in New York today (September 26th). The two leaders exchanged pleasantries and Dr Mohamad recalled earl...
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September 26, 2018 8:37 am gmt |
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The Operations Director of the Anti-Corruption Movement Namal Kumara has once again appeared before the Criminal Investigations Department. Namal Kumara appeared before the CID this morning to record a statement pertaining to investigations, over the recordings of phone conversations he made public b...
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 16, 2018 9:49 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena has recalled his top envoy to Austria and five other embassy staff for failing to answer his long-distance telephone calls, the AFP news agency quoted officials as saying. Ambassador Priyanee Wijesekera was given her marching orders after calls made by Sirisena to the e...
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September 16, 2018 3:28 am gmt |
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At least 62,528 people from 18,836 families in six divisional secretariat areas have been affected by the prevailing drought in the Puttalam District, Disaster Relief Centre of the Puttalam District Secretariat (DS) said. It said most of the water holes in the area had dried up resulting in extensive...
In India
September 12, 2018 3:35 am gmt |
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India is facing an embarrassing situation at the first ever military exercise of the regional grouping BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) with Nepal and Thailand backing out from sending full contingents. Yesterday (Tuesday), Nepal also conveyed t...
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September 11, 2018 11:39 am gmt |
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At least a dozen Sri Lankan asylum seekers have been forcibly deported back to Sri Lanka, having been put on a specially chartered jet that left Perth at 2am today (Tuesday). Some of the men deported had been in detention for more than six years in Australia, while others still had challenges before ...
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September 9, 2018 3:13 am gmt |
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A Sri Lankan man wanted for drug trafficking in his home country has been arrested in Bangkok, four years after he first fled to Thailand, Bangkok Post reported. Saliya Perera Wiwala Arachchige was apprehended in front of the Narathiwas Residence Hotel on Sathu Pradit Soi 19 in the Chong Nonsi area, ...
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August 22, 2018 7:08 pm gmt |
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Aug 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says 88 percent of the lands occupied by the Security Forces have been released to their original owners and the government is of the clear stance to expedite the release of the remaining 12 percent to the owners as well. The President also sa...
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August 18, 2018 2:58 am gmt |
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Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera will visit Sri Lanka from August 20 to 22. It will be the first time ever for a Japanese Defense Minister to visit Sri Lanka. During his visit he will hold talks with State Minister of Defense, Ruwan Wijewardene and other government leaders. He is also expec...
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August 10, 2018 5:11 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the government was able to further strengthen democracy through independent commissions due to its commitment to uphold the independence of institutions. The Prime Minister said the independent commission system in place in Sri Lanka had...
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August 8, 2018 5:49 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said that the government has carried out tremendous work to bring the dividends of development to villages and the cities alike.“The incumbent government is the only government in the history of Sri Lanka that has carried out the highest number of project...
In Srilanka
July 1, 2018 5:28 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...