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UNHRC chief warned the Sri Lankan Government not to repeat the failures of the past
[ 2015-03-06 02:38:18 ]
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein today warned the Sri Lankan Government not to repeat the failures of the past. [More]
Individual received Rs. 2.5m each from 400 drug companies
[ 2015-03-05 05:16:07 ] []
President Maithripala Sirisena told Parliament yesterday that a certain person who had blocked the National Medicine Regulatory Authority Bill coming to Parliament during last regime obtained benefits amounting to Rs. 2.5 million each from 400 pharmaceutical companies. [More]
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China plays down Port City issue
[ 2015-03-06 02:57:50 ]
The Chinese Government today played down the decision taken by Sri Lanka to suspend the Colombo Port City project. [More]
Ruwan Gunasekara will be the new police media spokesman
[ 2015-03-06 02:53:30 ]
ASSP and the Attorney at Law Ruwan Gunasekaran appointed as the new acting police media spokesman of this country and he will begin his duties from today, police headquarters media release reports. [More]
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Killinochchie hunger strike protest to support Mulliwaikal march
[ Friday, 06 March 2015, 02:50.17 AM ] []
Family members of disappeared persons organised protest march from Mulliwaikal on demanding to grant justice to individuals disappeared during final perhaps of war in 2009 from north and eastern parts of island and also release all Tamil political prisoners. [More]
SLFP agreed to support national government
[ Friday, 06 March 2015, 02:45.17 AM ]
SriLanka Freedom Party agreed to appoint a national government in SriLanka. This decision was taken during the SLFP central committee meeting held at Colombo last night, party spokesman Dilan Perera said. [More]
Sri Lanka assures international media delegation that Freedom of Information bill would be passed before election
[ Thursday, 05 March 2015, 03:09.50 PM ]
The Sri Lankan government has assured an international media delegation visiting the country that the long-awaited Freedom of Information bill would be tabled this month and passed in parliament before the upcoming general election. [More]
Armed Lankan fishermen abducts 7 Indian fishermen
[ Thursday, 05 March 2015, 03:03.07 PM ]
Armed Sri Lankan fishermen abducted seven of their counterparts from Tamil Nadu early today off Kodiakarai and demanded a ransom from their relatives to release them, a top official said. [More]
Separate houses to estate workers
[ Thursday, 05 March 2015, 02:37.18 PM ] []
Under the 100 days work programme proposed by the president Maithripala Sirisena foundation stones laid to construct separate houses in 7 purchases of lands to 52 families at Portmore and Dayagama areas today. [More]
10 Tamils arrested by the good governance regime - JDS
[ Thursday, 05 March 2015, 02:26.22 PM ]
Newly appointed government invited to return back all Lankans left the country during the war period. However state intelligence unit officials arrested 10 Tamils returned from Middle East, Australia and Italy, Journalist for Democracy in SriLanka (JDS) said. [More]
Report on financial corruption to be submit in court
[ Thursday, 05 March 2015, 02:01.32 PM ]
Police unit deployed to investigate on corruption and financial fraud activities will submit their report to the court tomorrow, police media unit said. [More]
Pregnant Mothers to get Rs.20,000 allowance
[ Thursday, 05 March 2015, 01:50.37 PM ]
The proposed Rs. 20,000 allowance for expectant mothers in the new government's interim budget will be paid from 21st March, 2015, which is part of the government’s 100 days programme, Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Rajitha Senaratne said while addressing the weekly cabinet briefing held at the Government Information Department today (05). [More]
Through the Death Penalty drug trade should be eradicated: John Amaratunga
[ Thursday, 05 March 2015, 11:55.44 AM ]
The Minister of Public Order John Amarathunga says “Through the death penalty, the drug trade should be Eradicated. By smuggling the narcotic drugs on containers the drug traffickers become convicts. [More]
Mahinda responsible for his own defeat - Champika
[ Thursday, 05 March 2015, 11:53.24 AM ]
Minister Champika Ranawaka says former president Mahinda Rajapaksa is only responsible for his own defeat. [More]
Protest Against Modi’s Visit to Sri Lanka in Chennai
[ Thursday, 05 March 2015, 09:14.27 AM ]
In Chennai a Protest Demonstration has been planned to protest against the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka. This demonstration has been proposed to urge the Prime Minister to cancel his official visit to Sri Lanka. [More]
Next election will be held under new Electoral system: Rajitha Senaratne
[ Thursday, 05 March 2015, 08:54.21 AM ]
The Cabinet Spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said, “The Government has decided to conduct the Upcoming General Election as per the New Electoral System”. Speaking at the Cabinet media briefing which is currently underway, Cabinet Media Spokesperson Minister Rajitha Senaratne elaborated on a new electoral system". [More]
C.Sridharan and M.A.Sumandhiran visits Point Pedro
[ Thursday, 05 March 2015, 08:51.14 AM ] []
Parliamentarians C.Sridharan and M.A.Sumandhiran paid visit to villages in Point Pedro and Jaffna areas and hold discussions with people. [More]
Disappeared persons are detained at secret camp and cleaning boots of army: Wigneswaran
[ Thursday, 05 March 2015, 08:45.43 AM ] []
Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council C.V.Wigneswaran says disappeared persons are detained at the secret detention centers and cleaning boots of military personals. [More]
Government to introduce Wi-Fi system all around the country
[ Thursday, 05 March 2015, 08:41.53 AM ]
ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) spearheads the free Wi-Fi project and delivers more than what was promised on the pledges made before election. The Internet connectivity, a citizens right program also known as the 'Free Wi-Fi" was spearheaded by the ICTA along with the support of all telecommunication operators in Sri Lanka. [More]
Britain Emphasize Its Support for UN Report
[ Thursday, 05 March 2015, 06:35.01 AM ]
Britain's Insistence on the Need to Further Strengthen the Deferred UN Report has been expressed by the British Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire. [More]
Special separate court to investigate heroin cases
[ Thursday, 05 March 2015, 03:11.12 AM ]
SriLanka government has paid its attention to appoint separate court to handle cases related to drugs business. [More]
CM Ranatunga sounds defiant on bringing Rajapaksa as PM
[ Thursday, 05 March 2015, 03:05.26 AM ]
Chief Minister of the Western Provincial Council Prasanna Ranatunga said yesterday that he would not give up his efforts to have former President Mahinda Rajapaksa nominated as the UPFA’s Prime Ministerial Candidate at the next general election despite a recent ban the SLFP imposed on its elected representatives from attending pro-Rajapaksa rallies. [More]
Colombo Port City project suspended
[ Thursday, 05 March 2015, 02:59.02 AM ]
Cabinet decided to temporarily suspend the Sri Lanka’s controversial Chinese funded Colombo port city project due to pending of an investigative report on the issue, the deputy minister of external affairs Ajith Perera said. [More]
Basil decided to give up politics
[ Thursday, 05 March 2015, 02:33.40 AM ]
Former Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa decided to give up his political career. [More]
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School girl sexually abused and killed in Vanni
[ Wednesday, 04 March 2015, 02:52.45 PM ] []
A 16 years old schoolgirl was sexually abused and murdered at Kollarpuliyangkulam,Kanagarayankulam on 27th of February. [More]
TELO member shot dead in Vavuniya
[ Wednesday, 04 March 2015, 09:23.29 AM ] []
A man shot dead at Maharambaikulam in Vavuniya last night. [More]
Case filed against Pagirathi visited her mother in SriLanka
[ Wednesday, 04 March 2015, 03:36.08 AM ] []
State intelligence unit officials arrested former LTTE female carder Murugesu Pagirathi. She left the LTTE movement 15 years ago. [More]
Ex-LTTE women’s Sea Tiger wing leader arrested
[ Tuesday, 03 March 2015, 01:42.53 PM ]
The former leader of the LTTE Women’s Sea Tiger Wing, Jeyaganesh Murugesu Pakeerathy, has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake while attempting to leave the country for France. [More]
President Sirisena visits Jaffna
[ Tuesday, 03 March 2015, 01:33.42 PM ] []
Under the patronage of president Maithripala Sirisena Northern Province Coordinating Committee meeting began at 10.45 am today. [More]
Next Version will Win Sinhala Voice for Tamils, says Macrae
[ Tuesday, 03 March 2015, 09:21.06 AM ]
Callum Macrae, the reputed British journalist and filmmaker whose n/documentary, No Fire Zone - In The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka, helped galvanise the international community into seeking answers through the United Nations Human Rights Council, is back with an expanded version. This time, there will be a Sinhalese version as well. [More]
Dual citizenship visa- New rules next week
[ Tuesday, 03 March 2015, 09:17.58 AM ]
For the Visa Applicants those who are applying for their Double Citizenship Visa, new set of rules and regulations will be released by next week with regard to their double national citizenship visa. [More]
Tense situation at Sri Dalada Maligawa for hoisting Sinhala flag
[ Tuesday, 03 March 2015, 09:10.32 AM ] []
Police have launched an investigation into a complaint alleging that a certain group had forcefully taken down the National Flag and raised the “Sinhala Flag” at the Audience Hall (Magul Maduwa) of the Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa), Kandy. [More]
Channel-4 journalist Callum Macrae speaks to Lankasri FM
[ Tuesday, 31 December 2013, 02:18.19 AM ] []
Channel- 4 Film maker Callum Macrae responds to questions raised by the Lankasri FM political analyst team. [More]
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