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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]
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US to promote investigative journalism in Sri Lanka
[ 2016-02-12 06:32:48 ]
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]
UN Special Rapporteur tells Lanka not to be hasty
[ 2016-02-12 05:59:00 ]
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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Human Rights Watch Severe Criticism against Sarath Fonseka's Nomination
[ 2016-02-12 12:11:48 ]
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
[ 2016-02-12 12:02:39 ]
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]
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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]
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]
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]
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]
Protest Against Indo-Sri Lanka ETCA Agreement
[ Thursday, 11 February 2016, 12:15.13 PM ]
Protest Against the Indo-Sri Lanka Agreement Creates Traffic In Town Hall. Severe traffic congestion has been reported in the Town Hall area in Colombo due to a protest march by several professional associations. [More]
Sri Lanka is trying to purchase India’s Combat Aircraft Tejas
[ Thursday, 11 February 2016, 12:08.57 PM ]
Sri Lanka is said to be interested in India’s Light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas, the multi-role light fighter that is in development with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Indian media reported. [More]
Mahinda Rajapaksa Slams Government's 'Great Betrayal
[ Thursday, 11 February 2016, 11:43.12 AM ]
The Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the government is misleading the people on the Geneva Resolution, saying that the President and the Prime Minister have given assurances to the UNHRC Chief that the resolution will be carried out. [More]
Sri Lanka Condemns North Korea’s Missile Launch
[ Thursday, 11 February 2016, 10:48.11 AM ]
The Sri Lankan Government has condemned the launch of a long range missile carried out by the North Korea on Sunday the 7th of February. [More]
Mahinda's New Political & Public Relations Office is going to be opened
[ Thursday, 11 February 2016, 10:42.06 AM ]
Mahinda Rajapaksa's New Political & Public Relations Office will be Opened tomorrow. Amidst the speculations of the founding of a new political party, the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's new political and public relations office will be opened tomorrow at Nelum Mawatha, Battaramulla. [More]
Sicille Kotelawala Remanded Further
[ Thursday, 11 February 2016, 10:12.48 AM ]
Sicille Kotelawala has been further Remanded Till the 25th of February, Over the Ceylinco F And G Case. [More]
President to visit Bangaladesh
[ Thursday, 11 February 2016, 09:53.24 AM ]
President Maithripala Sirissena is expected to pay an official visit to Bangladesh in March at the invitation of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. [More]
JVP Demands Explanation on Failure to Lower Fuel prices
[ Thursday, 11 February 2016, 09:36.05 AM ]
The JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva today demanded the government to explain as to why it has failed to lower the fuel prices, despite the dramatic reduction of crude oil prices in the international market? [More]
Tamil Nadu Fishermen Arrested in the Seas off Talaimannar
[ Thursday, 11 February 2016, 06:56.13 AM ] []
The Sri Lankan Navy Arrested Twelve Tamil Nadu Fishermen. Twelve Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy along with two fishing trawlers, while poaching in the Sri Lankan waters North-West of Talaimannar last night. [More]
Geetha Dual Citizenship Case, Respondents Given Till 2nd of March
[ Thursday, 11 February 2016, 06:48.55 AM ]
The Galle District MP Geetha Kumarasinghe and other respondents were given till the 2nd of March by the Court of Appeal to file objections to a petition challenging her appointment to the Parliament. [More]
Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya Receives Death Threat
[ Thursday, 11 February 2016, 06:42.44 AM ]
The Speaker of the Parliament Karu Jayasuriya Receives Death Threat. The Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya Spoke in the Parliament yesterday that he had received a death threat over the phone for not recognizing the 'Joint Opposition' as a separate group. [More]
If any MP Needs to stay Independent in the Parliament, he should Leave the SLFP: Duminda Dissanayake
[ Thursday, 11 February 2016, 06:38.22 AM ]
Leave the Sri Lanka Freedom Party in order To Stay Independent In the Parliament, Dissanayake Warns the Dissidents. [More]
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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]
Pillayan has been further remanded
[ Wednesday, 10 February 2016, 08:02.09 AM ] []
The Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan, who was arrested in connection with the murder of ex-MP Joseph Pararajasingham, has been further remanded until the 24th of February. [More]
New draft bill on PTA act
[ Wednesday, 10 February 2016, 07:08.12 AM ]
The Sri Lanka Law Commission has formulated an amendment bill for the Prevention of Terrorism Act in a manner suitable to the country's present needs, without causing impediment to ongoing police investigations and while ensuing human rights considerations are met, Naveen Marapana, a commissioner attached to the department said yesterday. [More]
3 Shot dead at Welampitiya
[ Wednesday, 10 February 2016, 04:27.21 AM ]
Three persons were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the Wellampitiya area last night, Police said. [More]
We own clear evident on Ekneligoda murder: CID
[ Wednesday, 10 February 2016, 03:39.48 AM ]
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday told the Homagama Magistrate that they have received evidence that journalist Pradeep Ekneligoda has been killed in Akkaraipattu. [More]
UNHRC Commissioner met Ranil
[ Tuesday, 09 February 2016, 07:07.28 AM ] []
UNHRC Commissioner Prince Zeid Ra'ad Al Husseine schedule to meet Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe and President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday. [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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