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Reginald Cooray takes oath as Northern Province Governor
[ 2016-02-14 11:07:26 ] []
Reginald Cooray was sworn in as the Governor of Northern Province in front of President Maithripala Sirisena a short while ago on Sunday (14). [More]
President to have key talks with Angela and Fischer
[ 2016-02-14 07:16:27 ]
President Maithripala Sirisena will have key talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the President of Austria Heinz Fischer next week. [More]
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25 uni students injured in Polatenna accident
[ 2016-02-14 06:28:13 ]
At least 25 undergraduates from the Sabaragamuwa University were injured and hospitalized after their bus collided with a container this morning (14). [More]
Joint Opposition does not care about women’s rights: PM
[ 2016-02-14 05:18:48 ]
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today charged a group of opposition parliamentarians of sabotaging the government’s attempt to provide women with increased representation in the country’s decision-making bodies. [More]
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The Navy Temporarily Halts the Probe on Yoshitha Rajapaksa
[ Saturday, 13 February 2016, 12:22.00 PM ] []
According to the Navy Spokesperson, All investigations conducted by the Board of Inquiry of the Navy on Lieutenant Yoshitha Rajapaksa have been temporarily halted due to his arrest on allegations of money laundering. [More]
We are not forcing anything on the government of Sri Lanka
[ Saturday, 13 February 2016, 10:40.14 AM ]
The UN High Commissioner of Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein Said, "The United Nations will not force Sri Lanka to accept a role for international judges in investigating allegations of human rights violations on war crimes during the civil war, but any process must be impartial and independent" and the U.N. human rights chief said. [More]
ICRC Offers to work with Government to help Families of missing
[ Saturday, 13 February 2016, 10:33.22 AM ]
The ICRC has offered to work with the Government to assist the families of those reported missing, the Foreign Ministry said today. [More]
Claims by Mahinda Rajapaksa on UNHRC is Baseless: Ruwan Wijewardene
[ Saturday, 13 February 2016, 08:40.25 AM ]
The State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene refuted the claims made by the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa that the UNHRC resolution would make provision to arrest Sri Lankan military forces personnel and that the government is also assisting the UNHRC to achieve this. [More]
IMF Audit on Mahinda Rajapaksa Projects
[ Saturday, 13 February 2016, 08:37.59 AM ]
The IMF-International Monetary Fund, will visit Sri Lanka by next week for a joint ‘Forensic Audit’ with the Central Bank to check on the rationale behind the development projects worth US$250 billion launched by the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime just before the 2015 presidential elections, a senior cabinet minister said yesterday. [More]
Crime Police of Hyderabad to Expose Sri Lankan Doctors Kidney Racket
[ Saturday, 13 February 2016, 07:31.56 AM ]
The Hyderabad Police are Flying to Sri Lanka to Expose the Kidney Racket. The Cyber Crime Police of Hyderabad are gearing up to expose Sri Lankan doctors, who had been clandestinely helping the alleged kidney racket to run successfully. According to the report, police found that all the accused, who were arrested on charges of acting as agents in luring the customers were once victims. [More]
Wele Suda conducts the drug trafficking from the Prison
[ Saturday, 13 February 2016, 06:16.22 AM ]
The Police yesterday informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya that, convicted drug smuggler Gampola Vidanage Samantha Kumara alias Wele Suda had conducted drug trafficking operations over the phone, while in the prison. [More]
Coconut Breaking Against the Government for the Second Time Today
[ Saturday, 13 February 2016, 06:08.33 AM ]
The Joint Opposition Launches its Second Stage Of Coconut Dashing. Joint Opposition is carrying out a coconut dashing ritual for the second day today, at Ammaduwa Kuda Kataragama Devalaya in Ratnapura District. [More]
Attorney General Directed the arrest of Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera
[ Saturday, 13 February 2016, 06:03.22 AM ]
Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera Named Suspect over Possession of Unregistered Elephant Cub. [More]
Human Rights Watch Severe Criticism against Sarath Fonseka's Nomination
[ Friday, 12 February 2016, 12:11.48 PM ]
Sarath Fonseka's Nomination Gathers Severe Criticism from the Human Rights Watch. Fonseka's Nomination Draws Flak From HRW. [More]
Vijayakala Maheswaran Denies Refusing to Hoist the National Flag
[ Friday, 12 February 2016, 12:02.39 PM ]
The State Minister of Child Affairs Vijayakala Maheshwaran today categorically rejected as “completely untrue” reports claiming that she refused to hoist the Sri Lankan national flag at a function in Jaffna. [More]
Maithri Chairs Special Meeting in order to punish the Transgressors of Moral Rules
[ Friday, 12 February 2016, 11:05.06 AM ]
According to the political sources, Crucial Sri Lanka Freedom Party's Central Committee Meeting Today To Decide On Dissidents. A crucial SLFP Central Committee meeting will be held this afternoon, to discuss on the possible steps against the dissident SLFP members, political sources said. [More]
Welikada Prison VIP Ward has Been Getting Renovated
[ Friday, 12 February 2016, 10:43.37 AM ]
According to the Sources, The prison officials have started renovation work at the S Ward in Welikada Prison, which is used to house VIP prisoners. [More]
A Proposal to Remove the Lion Symbol from the National Flag
[ Friday, 12 February 2016, 10:36.33 AM ]
A Proposal Calls For Removal Of Lion Symbol From National Flag. [More]
'Sil-redi' Case Fixed For Trial In April
[ Friday, 12 February 2016, 08:21.53 AM ]
The Colombo High Court today fixed the trial against former Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga and former Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission Anusha Palpita for the 29th of April. [More]
Politician Who Forced Teacher To Kneel Down Invited As Chief Guest To Very Same School
[ Friday, 12 February 2016, 07:18.34 AM ]
The Ceylon Teachers' Union calls on the Education Ministry to hold an inquiry into an incident, where the politician, who forced a teacher to kneel down at Nawagaththegama Navodya School has been invited to the very same school as a chief guest. [More]
PM to visit Guruvayur Sreekrishna Temple in Kerala
[ Friday, 12 February 2016, 06:39.40 AM ]
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will on Friday offer prayers at the Guruvayur Sreekrishna Temple in Kerala amid tight security arrangements. [More]
US to promote investigative journalism in Sri Lanka
[ Friday, 12 February 2016, 06:32.48 AM ]
The US has decided to give a grant of USD 500,000 to organisations in Sri Lanka that will promote investigative journalism and build the capacity of journalists in the country, the Press Trust of India reported. [More]
Canal network to be used for passenger transport
[ Friday, 12 February 2016, 06:24.34 AM ]
The canal network in Colombo is to be used for passenger transport, the Government announced today. [More]
UN Special Rapporteur tells Lanka not to be hasty
[ Friday, 12 February 2016, 05:59.00 AM ]
Pablo de Greiff, the UN Special Rapporteur on Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence, has said that Sri Lanka should not be hasty in trying to meet its commitments to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in regard to issues of transitional justice. [More]
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Sri Lanka is not against war crimes investigation: PM Ranil
[ Saturday, 13 February 2016, 07:56.14 AM ]
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe made it clear that his government is not averse to the International participation in Investigating the alleged War Crimes in his country, but said “final judgment will be made by the internal judicial system.” [More]
Sri Lanka Committed to the Reconciliation: Mangala Samaraweera
[ Saturday, 13 February 2016, 06:34.21 AM ]
Aimed at designing a reconciliation mechanism in the post-civil war Sri Lanka, the Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday appealed to the victims on both sides of the divide to participate in a consultation process. [More]
Prime Minister to make Special Statement today..
[ Saturday, 13 February 2016, 06:13.36 AM ]
The Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will make a special statement to the media this afternoon, the Prime Minister's Office said. [More]
Sri Lankan girl receives temporary visa after Australian Minister intervenes
[ Friday, 12 February 2016, 10:46.44 AM ] []
A Sri Lankan girl who made headlines after being refused a temporary visa because she has Down syndrome will be allowed to live in Australia, after Immigration Minister Peter Dutton intervened in her case. [More]
Mahinda Rajapaksa opened new Political & Public Relations Office
[ Friday, 12 February 2016, 06:49.26 AM ] []
The Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa opened a new political and public relations office at Battaramulla today. [More]
Mahinda Fears for the Hybrid Court
[ Thursday, 11 February 2016, 12:25.10 PM ]
Mahinda Rajapaksa Fears that Hybrid Court still a possibility following Zeid's visit to Sri Lanka. [More]
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Yoshitha Further remanded till 25th of February
[ Thursday, 11 February 2016, 05:38.43 AM ] []
Yoshitha Rajapaksa and 5 other suspects arrested in-connection with the financial allegations reported at the CSN television network produced before the Kaduwela magistrate this morning. [More]
14 LTTE carders refused to undergo rehabilitation programme
[ Thursday, 11 February 2016, 05:29.58 AM ] []
14 Former LTTE carders arrested under the criminal act refused to undergo for rehabilitation programme senior lawyer K.V.Thawarasa said to Lankasri news service. [More]
US slams human rights violations in SriLanka
[ Friday, 26 June 2015, 08:03.21 AM ]
Several human rights violations had taken place last year in Sri Lanka , according to the annual human rights report of the US State Department released yesterday (Thursday). [More]
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