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In Colombo
January 24, 2019 10:16 pm gmt |
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Sri Lanka and the World Bank yesterday (23) signed a $200 million loan agreement to help increase the use and the quality of Sri Lanka’s primary healthcare services. The Primary Healthcare System Strengthening Project will benefit the people in Sri Lanka by increasing the quality of primary health ca...
In Latest Stories
January 24, 2019 10:12 pm gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a visit to Singapore to attend the Asia Pacific Forum of Environment Ministers and Heads of Environment Authorities, held a meeting with the President of Singapore Halimah Yacob on Thursday (24). The President who arrived at Isthana Palace of Singapore this m...
In Colombo
January 24, 2019 10:05 pm gmt |
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Concerns were raised in Parliament today over the United States using the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) to transfer military cargo. Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Parliamentarian Bimal Ratnayake asked the Government if there was an agreement with the US to conduct such transfers. He also ...
In Ampara
January 24, 2019 9:38 pm gmt |
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has extended assistance to Sri Lanka to contain the spread of the Fall Armyworm (FAW). The fall armyworm or Spodoptera frugiperda has been reported in all major maize growing areas in Sri Lanka and is also affecting sugarcane cultivati...
In Latest Stories
January 24, 2019 9:33 pm gmt |
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Rohitha Rajapaksa (Chichi), the youngest son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his girlfriend Tatyana said “I do” at a private wedding ceremony today. Last August Rohitha proposed to Tatyana on top of the snow-covered Kilimanjaro mountain....
In Jaffna
January 24, 2019 9:29 pm gmt |
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The Army released more land in the North Province in line with a directive issued by President Maithripala Sirisena, the Army media unit said today. Security Force Headquarters – Wanni (SFHQ-W), in line with the Presidential directive, handed over documents related to the release of 40.74 acres of st...
In Latest Stories
January 22, 2019 11:28 am gmt |
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The Police Special Task Force (STF) have raided an apartment in Colpetty and seized around 100kg of heroin. The Police said that five suspects were arrested in the raid. The Police said that two Americans and an Afghan national were among those arrested. According to the Police, two Sri Lankans were ...
In Latest Stories
January 22, 2019 10:13 am gmt |
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A UK court has found Sri Lankan Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, guilty of violating the Public Order Act. The Westminster Magistrates Court ordered his arrest over his behaviour during a protest staged outside the Sri Lankan High Commission in London last year. Fernando, otherwise known as ‘Brigadier Fe...
In Latest Stories
October 28, 2018 2:54 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena has prorogued Parliament yesterday (Saturday), Speaker’s office said. The next Parliament session would be commenced on November 16....
In Srilanka
October 27, 2018 6:43 am gmt |
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Ranil Wickremesinghe insisted last night that he was still the Prime Minister even as Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as Prime Minister by President Maithripala Sirisena.   Addresssing the media at Temple Trees, Wickremesinghe said that in terms of 40 ( 2 ) of the Constitution, he was still the P...
In Srilanka
October 27, 2018 6:41 am gmt |
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Two Extraordinary Gazette notices have been published on the removal of Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister and appointment of Mahinda Rajapaska as the new Prime Minister. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was yesterday sworn in as Prime Minister by President Maithripala Sirisena. Newly elected P...
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 ...