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In Special News
October 8, 2018 5:13 pm gmt |
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Former State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran was arrested today over a controversial speech she had made recently in support of the LTTE. She was arrested by the Police Organised Crime Prevention Division (OCPD). The Parliamentarian was produced on court and granted bail. Maheswaren had said in her sp...
In Colombo
October 1, 2018 12:22 am gmt |
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Two ships – ‘Kaga’ and ‘Inazuma’ belonging to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) arrived at the port of Colombo on a goodwill visit yesterday (30th September). The vessels were received by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions upon their arrival. ‘Kaga’ is a 248m lon...
In Latest Stories
August 28, 2018 6:06 am gmt |
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The ailing SriLankan Airlines has paid the Bank of Ceylon (BoC) over Rs 4.25 billion and around USD 5.8 million, till 31 January 2018, for the outstanding loans since December 2014, it was revealed at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) on irregularities at SriLankan Airlines, SriLankan Cat...
In Latest Stories
August 28, 2018 5:52 am gmt |
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A dispute among students and the authorities has forced the postponement of the opening of an Indian funded auditorium at the Ruhuna University. The Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Auditorium in University of Ruhuna, the largest auditorium of a Sri Lankan University, was to be declared open under the pa...
In Latest Stories
August 27, 2018 7:55 am gmt |
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Following the first ever visit of Japanese Defense Minister last week, Mr. Kazuyuki Nakane, State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, will visit Sri Lanka from 28 to 30 August 2018 in order to participate in the commissioning ceremony of the patrol vessels donated from Japan to Sri Lanka under the...
In Latest Stories
August 26, 2018 6:48 pm gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is participating in conference to develop regional co-operation in the Indian Ocean held in Vietnam, a country that has suffered from China’s controversial restrictions on resources, free navigation and fishing in the seas off the country. T...
In Latest Stories
August 25, 2018 9:59 am gmt |
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Amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23), with the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, for a scheduled port visit Aug. 24. During the visit, Sailors and Marines will have opportunities to explore the local area and meet with their counterparts duri...
In Latest Stories
August 22, 2018 7:19 pm gmt |
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Over 100 towns across Sri Lanka have boycotted the sale of cigarettes with an aim to discourage smoking and making Sri Lanka a tobacco free nation, the Daily News reported Wednesday. According to the Health Ministry, the Public Health Inspectors (PHIs) Union have launched several programs across the ...
In Business
August 22, 2018 7:15 pm gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s Tourism Minister, John Amaratunga on Wednesday said the government hoped to attract at least 3 million tourists in 2019, making Sri Lanka one of the most sought after destinations in the global tourism map. Amaratunga said the government hoped to launch a new country branding for Sr...
In Business
August 22, 2018 3:59 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka has revived the process of privatising the state-run carrier that is saddled with at least $US1 billion of debt, a year after talks with sole bidder TPG Capital collapsed following due diligence of the struggling airline. The island nation’s finance ministry will seek preliminary bids...
In Latest Stories
June 6, 2018 8:42 am gmt |
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Profits at Sri Lanka’s ports authority surged to 13.2 billion rupees in 2017, up from 1 billion rupees a year earlier, helped by lower forex losses as the rupee steadied and finance costs fells after the Hambantota Port was leased to China, finance ministry data shows. SLPA was hit by a forex l...
In Latest Stories
March 2, 2018 6:01 am gmt |
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Sri Lankan security forces have continued to use torture against Tamils on the island, reports Al Jazeera, who has uncovered allegations and evidence of torture. In a piece by Barnaby Phillips, Al Jazeera interviewed Tamils who had been beaten, burnt with cigarettes and raped. A support group in Lond...
In Latest Stories
March 2, 2018 5:20 am gmt |
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The British High Commission yesterday said to Island newspaper that the UK wouldn’t take further action regarding an incident outside the Sri Lankan High Commission in London on Feb. 4, leading to Sri Lanka recalling its defence attache Brig. Priyanka Fernando until Colombo completed its own inquiry....
In Cricket
August 20, 2017 11:51 am gmt |
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Batting great Sachin Tendulkar said his best wishes are always with the Indian cricket team and he will continue to support the side even if its performance doesn’t meet expectations all the time. “Our good wishes are always with the (Indian) team. Be it men’s team or women’s ...
In Srilanka
September 18, 2016 11:24 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s entry and exit points, particularly the Bandaranaike International Airport and the Colombo Port, have been placed on high alert to prevent the spread of two deadly diseases raging in Asia. One is Chikungunya which is fast spreading in New Delhi. The other is the Zika virus prevalent in Si...
In Latest Stories
September 13, 2016 5:39 am gmt |
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The UN Human Rights Council’s 33rd session is to begin today (13th September) in Geneva and will continue till 30th September 2016. UN Human Rights Chief Prince Zeid Al Hussein is also due to submit a report on the human rights plight of 47 UN member states during the 33rd session of the United Natio...
In Srilanka
September 7, 2016 8:30 am gmt |
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The assistant chief prelate of the Sri Lanka Ramanya Maha Nikaya, the Most Ven. Nauyane Ariyadhamma Maha Thera‍ has passed away. The most Venerable Nauyane Ariyadhamma Thero was aged 78 at the time of his demise. He passed away while receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo. The Mahathero...
In Srilanka
July 22, 2016 6:31 am gmt |
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The Sri Lankan government will look to expand trade ties with China in the future, the Sri Lankan president’s office said. The President’s office quoted foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera as saying that while Sri Lanka is working on trade agreements with India and Pakistan, it is also looking to ex...
In Colombo
January 18, 2016 10:28 am gmt |
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Mahinda Rajapaksa stressed upon not to re-join the North-Eastern parts of the island and also not to grant more power beyond 13th constitutional amendment. Speaking at a public event at the Abeyarama Temple in Narahenpita, the former President said on Sunday (Jan 17) that he was ready to go for 13+ d...