INTERPOL to assist in Matale probe

INTERPOL to assist in Matale probe

🕔23:38, 31.May 2013

The international police INTERPOL has been asked to assist in the investigations into the Matale mass grave, the Matale Magistrate said today. The Magistrate said this when the case into the mass grave found at Matale last year was taken

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Court fines 40 householders

Court fines 40 householders

🕔16:36, 31.May 2013

The Gangodawila Magistrate today imposed a Rs. 5000 fine on 40 householders in the Kohuwala area after the police charged them with having dengue mosquito breeding grounds, the police media unit said today. The police said that a special search

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Lightning strikes Pannala School

Lightning strikes Pannala School

🕔16:10, 31.May 2013

Lightning struck a school in Pannala this morning resulting in several children being hospitalized. The police said that 14 children were admitted to hospital after suffering from shock following the incident. Lightning had struck the Pannala Inggamdaula Gemunu Maha Vidyalaya

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US says LTTE network active

US says LTTE network active

🕔15:29, 31.May 2013

The LTTE’s international network of sympathizers and financial support continued to operate throughout 2012, and there were multiple reports of increased LTTE involvement in human smuggling out of refugee camps, a new US report has said. The US Country Reports

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Thailand, Lanka to enhance maritime security

Thailand, Lanka to enhance maritime security

🕔15:28, 31.May 2013

Thailand and Sri Lanka held bilateral talks today when the Prime Minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat. The visiting Thai Premier also addressed the Parliament at a special session, the President’s office said. The two leaders agreed to

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Ailing woman found in abandoned house

Ailing woman found in abandoned house

🕔11:20, 31.May 2013

A woman had been found in an abandoned house ailing for six years all alone in Galgamuwa, the police media unit said. The police said that the woman, aged 53, had been found after the police had received information about her. When the

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Southwest monsoon causing strong winds

Southwest monsoon causing strong winds

🕔10:43, 31.May 2013

The Department of Meteorology said that Southwestern monsoonal winds over the island will be strengthen at times today. It said that due to the convergence of South-westerly wind flow Showers or thundershowers will occur over Southern half of the country. Showers

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Draft Bill on media ethics in September

Draft Bill on media ethics in September

🕔10:08, 31.May 2013

A Draft Bill containing a Media Code of Ethics aimed at creating ‘a salutary media culture in the country’ will be tabled in Parliament for adoption in September, Mass Media and Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said. The government information department quoted

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Rudra tells Thai PM to raise concerns

Rudra tells Thai PM to raise concerns

🕔07:20, 31.May 2013

The self appointed ‘Prime Minister’ of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) and former senior LTTE member and peace negotiator Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, today urged the Prime Minister of Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra, to raise concerns over the war during her

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Kiwi Minister to raise HR concerns

Kiwi Minister to raise HR concerns

🕔06:51, 31.May 2013

New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully is to discuss human rights concerns on Sri Lanka when he visits the country next week. The Otaga Daily Times reported that in Sri Lanka, McCully will meet the ministers of External Affairs

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Sri Lanka vs Pakistan warm-up match abandoned

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan warm-up match abandoned

🕔21:24, 30.May 2013

The warm-up between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Edgbaston, has been called off due to wet outfield. After observing the ground at 15:00 GMT, umpires reached the conclusion that it was unsafe to play on this outfield. The warm-up was

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Government tells UNHRC all IDPs resettled

Government tells UNHRC all IDPs resettled

🕔21:11, 30.May 2013

The government today told the UN Human Rights Council that all 295,873 IDPs resulting from the end of the conflict in 2009 have been resettled. Speaking during the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial killings and the Special Rapporteur on

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Indo-Lanka power project hits roadblock

Indo-Lanka power project hits roadblock

🕔20:57, 30.May 2013

India’s State-run PowerGrid Corporation’s much debated 285-kilometer (km) undersea power transmission line between India and Sri Lanka has hit technical and religious roadblocks, India’s The Business Standard reported. The project, which was proposed way back in 2007-08 during the chairmanship

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Court issues notice in land issue

Court issues notice in land issue

🕔16:59, 30.May 2013

The Appeal Court today issues notice on the respondents in the cases filed by 2176 Jaffna Tamils seeking relief against their land being taken over by the government. The writ applications filed by 2176 Jaffna Tamils were taken up for

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More Lankans returned from Australia

More Lankans returned from Australia

🕔14:40, 30.May 2013

A further 28 Sri Lankan irregular maritime arrivals have been returned to Colombo after failing to meet Australia’s international obligations, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Brendan O’Connor said today. The group departed Christmas Island yesterday and arrived in Sri Lanka

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At least 11 injured in Maskeliya

At least 11 injured in Maskeliya

🕔12:16, 30.May 2013

At least 11 people including several children were injured following an accident in Maskeliya today. The police said that a private bus travelling to Maskeliya from Swamimalai went down a precipice with the passengers. The police said that 11 people

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Dr Jayalath Jayawardana is no more

Dr Jayalath Jayawardana is no more

🕔07:09, 30.May 2013

UNP MP Dr Jayalath Jayawardana passed away today while receiving treatment in Singapore for an illness. Born in 1953 and Dr Jayalath Jayawardana obtained his MBBS Medical Degree from the Medical Faculty of the University of Colombo. He has also obtained

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Book on Lasantha released

Book on Lasantha released

🕔07:00, 30.May 2013

A book on the life and work of slain Sri Lankan Editor and journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge was launched yesterday. The biography, titled “And Then They Came For Me’ is the story a man who lived, breathed and finally died in the

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Ex Indian officers jailed in IPKF food case

Ex Indian officers jailed in IPKF food case

🕔06:52, 30.May 2013

More than quarter century after it was found that Indian troops which were part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) in Sri Lanka were served with poor quality tinned food purchased in violation of army protocol, a CBI court

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Thailand to sign 4 deals with Lanka

Thailand to sign 4 deals with Lanka

🕔06:43, 30.May 2013

Thailand and Sri Lanka will sign four agreements to strengthen relations between the two countries during Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s visit to Colombo, the Bangkok Post reported. The three-day visit begins on Friday. The four deals include cooperation on tourism

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