Seychelles hails Lankan ties

Seychelles hails Lankan ties

🕔21:20, 30.Jun 2013

Sri Lanka and Seychelles signed three agreements today (30) following bilateral discussions between President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is currently on a two-day state visit to Seychelles and his Seychelles counterpart James Alix Michel. The agreements signed were bilateral air-service agreement,

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Basil to meet Kurshid

Basil to meet Kurshid

🕔21:08, 30.Jun 2013

Minister Basil Rajapaksa will hold talks with the Indian leadership over the government’s controversial plan to tinker with the India-moved thirteenth amendment (13A), the Press Trust of India reported. Basil Rajapaksa, a key political adviser to the President, will leave

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Pedal Pushers fun ride 2013

Pedal Pushers fun ride 2013

🕔16:47, 30.Jun 2013

The Pedal Pushers fun ride 2013 took place outside the CR and FC grounds at Longdon place today (Sunday June 30). Kids and adults stretched their muscles while having fun riding their bicycles. (Pictures by Easwaran Rutnam) CLICK HERE FOR

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LC walk 2013

LC walk 2013

🕔07:01, 30.Jun 2013

Ladies college Colombo held it’s annual walk on Saturday June 29 with old girls, students and wellwishers taking part. CLICK HERE FOR PICTURES  

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Karunanidhi firm on Sri Lanka

Karunanidhi firm on Sri Lanka

🕔06:49, 30.Jun 2013

Rejecting the charge that his party had compromised on its stand in the Sri Lankan Tamils issue by joining hands with India’s ruling Congress party for the Rajya Sabha elections, DMK President M Karunanidhi said the support was unconditional and

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Allegations unfounded says MR

Allegations unfounded says MR

🕔06:40, 30.Jun 2013

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has told Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, the allegations against the government on the war are unfounded. The New Straits Times said that Najib had a bilateral meeting with President Rajapaksa in Tanzania. The Prime Minister

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Prostitution ring busted

Prostitution ring busted

🕔17:54, 29.Jun 2013

The police busted a prostitution ring operating in the Slave Island area today, the police media unit said. The police said that women were being supplied to the clients using a van. A special police unit seized the van along

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Lanka protests with UK

Lanka protests with UK

🕔12:01, 29.Jun 2013

The Sri Lankan government had lodged a formal protest with Britain over the announcement that a bond will be imposed on Sri Lankans visiting Britain, the External Affairs Ministry said. External Affairs Ministry Secretary Karunatillaka Amaunugama said that the protest

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US citizens cautioned

US citizens cautioned

🕔09:00, 29.Jun 2013

The US State Department has cautioned it’s citizens when visiting Sri Lanka of crimes targeting foreigners. The updated travel information for US citizens visiting Sri Lanka said that while most violent crime occur within the local community reports of violent

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Gayle blasts West Indies to victory over Sri Lanka

Gayle blasts West Indies to victory over Sri Lanka

🕔08:26, 29.Jun 2013

Chris Gayle struck a superb century on his home ground of Sabina Park to lead the West Indies to a six-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the opening match of the one-day triangular series. Jamaican Gayle blasted nine fours and

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Pillay wants probe on war

Pillay wants probe on war

🕔23:51, 28.Jun 2013

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, who is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka in August, says an international independent investigation must take place in Sri Lanka into allegations of war crimes. Pillay told the BBC Tamil service that

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Cash, credit cards siezed

Cash, credit cards siezed

🕔20:22, 28.Jun 2013

The Kalutara police found 12 credit cards and Rs. 9,78464 in cash from three foreigners arrested in Kalutara today. According to the police media unit the three foreigners had used the cards to withdraw money in a fraudulent manner. The foreigners

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Clash in Valachchennai

Clash in Valachchennai

🕔19:15, 28.Jun 2013

A clash occurred between two groups in Valchchennai this evening, the police said. The clash occurred between two communities over the distribution of water for farmland in the area. At least 3 people were injured in the clash and had

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More Sri Lankans returned by Australia

More Sri Lankans returned by Australia

🕔17:03, 28.Jun 2013

A further 22 Sri Lankan irregular maritime arrivals have been returned to Colombo after failing to meet Australia’s international obligations, the Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Brendan O’Connor, said today. The group departed Christmas Island on Thursday. Their return takes the

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Army seeks more Pakistan training

Army seeks more Pakistan training

🕔16:19, 28.Jun 2013

The Sri Lanka army has sought more training opportunities for Sri Lankan officers in Pakistan, in addition to ongoing training programs, the Sri Lanka army media unit said. This was discussed when the Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani

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Tanzania to support Sri Lanka

Tanzania to support Sri Lanka

🕔13:59, 28.Jun 2013

Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete has said his country will back Sri Lanka at many international fora, the President’s office said today. President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is now on a state visit to Tanzania held bilateral discussions with his Tanzanian counterpart Jakaya

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Mervyn’s supporters curse Leader

Mervyn’s supporters curse Leader

🕔13:43, 28.Jun 2013

Supporters of Public Relations Minister Mervyn Silva broke coconuts at the Muneshwaram Temple in Chilaw today and cursed The Sunday Leader newspaper. The Minister’s supporters cursed the owner of the publication as well as the Chief Editor and a reporter

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Commonwelath backs Sri Lanka

Commonwelath backs Sri Lanka

🕔12:01, 28.Jun 2013

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma says the Commonwealth will continue to offer Sri Lanka assistance to impliment the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) report. In a comment to the London Financial Times, Sharma said the Sri Lankan government still has much to do

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Nimal says 13A forced on Lanka

Nimal says 13A forced on Lanka

🕔11:29, 28.Jun 2013

The government says the 13th Amendment to the constitution, which came about through the Indo-Lanka accord in 1987, was forced on Sri Lanka and is not one that was accepted on Sri Lanka’s own free will. Government Minister Nimal Siripala

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SLMC and TNA discuss 13A

SLMC and TNA discuss 13A

🕔10:50, 28.Jun 2013

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) have had talks on the 13th Amendment to the constitution, an SLMC spokesman said. The talks were held last night with the participation of delegations led by TNA

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