UK hails peaceful polls

UK hails peaceful polls

🕔12:09, 24.Sep 2013

Britain has hailed the largely peaceful conduct of the provincial council elections saying the high turnout across all three provinces demonstrates the desire of the Sri Lankan people to engage in this democratic process which ensures all provinces now have

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Monitors to look at whole process

Monitors to look at whole process

🕔13:57, 19.Sep 2013

Commonwealth election monitors say they will look at the entire process leading up to the Northern Provincial Council Elections when compiling their report on Saturday’s polls. Former Vice President of Kenya and head of the Commonwealth election monitoring delegation in

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Severe weather advisory issued

Severe weather advisory issued

🕔13:52, 17.Sep 2013

The early warning centre of the Department of Meteorology has issued a severe weather advisory for the Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces. The Department of Meteorology said that due to the activation of south-west monsoon showery weather will continue

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Shirani barred from leaving

Shirani barred from leaving

🕔12:33, 16.Sep 2013

Former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake has been barred by court from leaving the country. Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya issued the order when Bandaranayake appeared in court today over a case filed by the bribery and corruption commission. The Bar

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UNP fears religious tensions

UNP fears religious tensions

🕔12:08, 13.Sep 2013

The main opposition UNP today condemned violence against places of religious worship saying it is deeply wounding the sentiments of entire communities of people in Sri Lanka. UNP MP Karu Jayasuriya said that the recent escalation of religious tensions in

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Human smuggler arrested

Human smuggler arrested

🕔13:59, 12.Sep 2013

A key suspect wanted over smuggling people to Australia from Sri Lanka was arrested in Kiribathgoda today, the police media unit said. The police said that the suspect, a businessman, was arrested by the Matara police special crimes unit. He

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UK refuses to boycott CHOGM

UK refuses to boycott CHOGM

🕔08:26, 12.Sep 2013

The British government has rejected calls to boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka in November. At the House of Commons yesterday (Wednesday) several parliamentarians called for the boycott during a debate on human rights in

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Petition seeks release of fishermen

Petition seeks release of fishermen

🕔08:18, 12.Sep 2013

An organisation to protect the interests of fishermen has moved the Madras High Court for a direction to the Centre to take diplomatic steps to secure the release of Tamil Nadu fishermen languishing in Sri Lankan jails. It also sought

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The northern election and historical stumbling blocks

The northern election and historical stumbling blocks

🕔07:46, 12.Sep 2013

Earlier this week, Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa made what was possibly the most remarkable ruling party promise yet during its electioneering in the Northern Province. Thus far, UPFA election speeches have been confined to pleas of gratitude for liberation

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G.L to face CHOGM FMs

G.L to face CHOGM FMs

🕔23:35, 11.Sep 2013

External Affairs Minister Professor G.L Peiris will come face to face with Foreign Ministers from the Commonwealth during a meeting in New York later this month. The External Affairs Ministry said that Minister Peiris will be attending the Commonwealth Foreign Ministers’

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Jaya writes to Manmohan on Lanka

Jaya writes to Manmohan on Lanka

🕔18:35, 11.Sep 2013

The Tamil Nadu government today asked the Centre to drop its proposal to sell two naval warships to Sri Lanka. In a letter to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said that there is

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Sri Lankans not among the “happy”

Sri Lankans not among the “happy”

🕔18:13, 11.Sep 2013

Sri Lankans are the least happy, according to a World Happiness Report based on statistics compiled between 2010 and 2012 by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Sri Lanka is ranked 137 among 156 countries surveyed in the report

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Kenyan to head polls monitors

Kenyan to head polls monitors

🕔17:35, 11.Sep 2013

Former Kenyan Vice President Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka will head a Commonwealth election observer mission for the Northern Provincial Council Elections. Others in the observer team will be the former Electoral Officer for Victoria, Australia Jenni McMullan, former Chief Election Commissioner

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Schools to close for CHOGM

Schools to close for CHOGM

🕔17:15, 11.Sep 2013

The Ministry of Education says 31 schools in Colombo will be closed in November during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Accordingly the selected schools will be closed from November 6 to the 19th, the Education Ministry said. The

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MR accuses the TNA (Audio)

MR accuses the TNA (Audio)

🕔16:36, 11.Sep 2013

President Mahinda Rajapaksa today accused the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) of taking forward the propaganda of slain LTTE leader Vellupilla Prabakaran. Speaking at an election rally in Vavuniya today in support of the UPFA candidates contesting the northern provincial council

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Ranil says Tamils must be protected

Ranil says Tamils must be protected

🕔10:59, 11.Sep 2013

Opposition United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe says the Tamils in the North should be able to live a dignified life with their human rights protected. Speaking at an election rally in Jaffna, the UNP leader said that northern

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President telephones Abbott

President telephones Abbott

🕔10:44, 11.Sep 2013

President Mahinda Rajapaksa today telephoned the new Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and congratulated him on his election as Prime Minister, President’s spokesman Mohan Samaranayake told the Colombo Gazette. Abbott, Australia’s conservative leader swept into office last week in a

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Mother and daughter murdered

Mother and daughter murdered

🕔09:01, 11.Sep 2013

A mother and her daughter were murdered in Kodikamam early this morning, the police media unit said. The police said that a complaint over the murder was lodged by the son of the woman who had claimed that his father

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TNA MP blocked at festival

TNA MP blocked at festival

🕔08:32, 11.Sep 2013

A Tamil National Alliance MP claimed he was denied permission to participate in a Ganesh Chathurthi procession in Rameshwaran, Tamil Nadu yesterday. Batticaloa MP Seeniththamby Yoheswaran told reporters in Rameshwaran that police, citing prohibitory orders, did not permit him to participate

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Herath, Sanga top cricket awards

Herath, Sanga top cricket awards

🕔00:21, 11.Sep 2013

Kumar Sangakkara and Rangana Herath won the main awards at the Dialog Cricket awards held last night. Herath won the Dialog Cricketer of the Year award while Sangakkara won the Dialog Peoples player of the year award. Sangakkara also won

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