TNA happy with move to free land, wants more released

TNA happy with move to free land, wants more released

🕔19:02, 31.Dec 2015

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today expressed satisfaction with the decision taken by the Government to free land held by the military in parts of the North. A TNA statement welcomed the release of 701 acres of land occupied by the

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Two cops injured in Kelaniya shooting incident

Two cops injured in Kelaniya shooting incident

🕔18:44, 31.Dec 2015

Two policemen were injured during a shooting incident in Kelaniya this evening, the police said. The policemen were admitted to hospital for treatment.

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New Zealand first to welcome 2016

New Zealand first to welcome 2016

🕔18:41, 31.Dec 2015

With fireworks ablaze at Auckland’s Sky Tower, New Zealand was among the first to celebrate the New Year. Auckland’s sky was lit up with half a tonne of fireworks exploding from the city’s 328-metre tall Sky Tower, the focal point of

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MP wants Ceylon House in Makkah ‘returned to community’

MP wants Ceylon House in Makkah ‘returned to community’

🕔18:35, 31.Dec 2015

A visiting Sri Lankan legislator told Arab News that “Ceylon House,” which is a property of the island’s Muslims, has to be redeemed from an individual who claims to be its owner and handed to a new group of trustees,

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Harin denies claims internet speeds will be reduced

Harin denies claims internet speeds will be reduced

🕔18:31, 31.Dec 2015

Minister of Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure Harin Fernando today denied claims that internet broadband speeds will be reduced. Fernando tweeted saying internet broad band speeds will not be affected instead the Government is in the process of strengthening it through FBH (Fiber

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WPC budget passed after controvercy

WPC budget passed after controvercy

🕔18:23, 31.Dec 2015

The budget for the Western Provincial Council (WPC) was passed unanimously today following controversy in the Council earlier this week. The budget which was passed today included funds allocated for the WPC Health Ministry. The budget allocation for the Health

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No dire need of emergency funding says CB

No dire need of emergency funding says CB

🕔18:17, 31.Dec 2015

Sri Lanka is in no dire need of emergency funding as the country’s economy fared well in 2015 with reserves on a sound footing, Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran said today. “Our reserves are comfortable at this point. We have

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Pakistan to sell JF-17 aircraft to Sri Lanka

Pakistan to sell JF-17 aircraft to Sri Lanka

🕔18:12, 31.Dec 2015

Pakistan is expected to secure an agreement for the sale of the JF-17 Thunder Aircraft during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit in Sri Lanka in the first week of January 2016, IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly reported. JF-17 Thunder is a

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Navy detains 29 Indian fishermen for poaching

Navy detains 29 Indian fishermen for poaching

🕔18:07, 31.Dec 2015

Twenty-nine fishermen from Nagapattinam district in Tamil Nadu were today detained by Sri Lankan naval personnel when they were fishing off the Trincomallee coast, an Indian fisheries department official said, according to the Press Trust of India. The navalmen also

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Sri Lanka beats New Zealand by 8 wickets

Sri Lanka beats New Zealand by 8 wickets

🕔18:04, 31.Dec 2015

Sri Lanka borrowed parts of New Zealand’s successful formula to win the third one-day cricket international by eight wickets Thursday and kept alive the five-match series which New Zealand leads 2-1. Sri Lanka restricted New Zealand to 276-8, in which

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Megapolis Development Plan presented to the President

Megapolis Development Plan presented to the President

🕔21:22, 30.Dec 2015

The Megapolis Development Plan was presented to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today, the President’s office said. At this occasion, the President said that everybody should contribute to make the Megapolis Development Plan, the main development project to

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SLFP not informed of any member joining a new party

SLFP not informed of any member joining a new party

🕔18:25, 30.Dec 2015

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) says it has not been formally informed of any member joining a new party. SLFP General Secretary Duminda Dissanayake said that while there have been reports in the media stating that some SLFP opposition

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TNA and SLMC discuss constitutional changes

TNA and SLMC discuss constitutional changes

🕔17:34, 30.Dec 2015

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) had discussions today on the proposed constitutional changes. The TNA media office said that the discussion held today between the two political parties was the first round of talks on

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No attempt to protect Hirunika says Government

No attempt to protect Hirunika says Government

🕔15:42, 30.Dec 2015

The Government today insisted that there was no move to protect Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra in relation to the abduction and assault incident of a man recently. Enterprise Development Minister Kabir Hashim said that the police have been given the freedom

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Two bodies found from three-wheeler in Uhana

Two bodies found from three-wheeler in Uhana

🕔14:56, 30.Dec 2015

Two bodies were found from inside a three-wheeler in Uhana in the East today, the police media unit said. The police said that the bodies of a male and a female were found in the vehicle. (Colombo Gazette)

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Live Events temporarily blacklisted over non-payment

Live Events temporarily blacklisted over non-payment

🕔14:47, 30.Dec 2015

Live Events, the company which staged the Enrique Iglesias concert in Sri Lanka recently, has been temporarily blacklisted over the failure to pay an entertainment tax of Rs. 29 Million. The Colombo Municipal Council said the company will remain blacklisted till the payment

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Namal appears before the CCD to make statement

Namal appears before the CCD to make statement

🕔14:39, 30.Dec 2015

United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa appeared before the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) today to make statement. The son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was asked to appear before the CCD today in connection with an investigation over

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Kolonnawa UC Chairman arrested, remanded

Kolonnawa UC Chairman arrested, remanded

🕔12:03, 30.Dec 2015

Kolonnawa Urban Council Ravindra Udaya Shantha was arrested and remanded till January 4 over the assault on a group of residents in the Meethotamulla area. Those assaulted had taken part in a protest against the dumping of garbage in Meethotamulla. The Bar

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Government insists ties with China still strong

Government insists ties with China still strong

🕔10:26, 30.Dec 2015

The Government today insisted that Sri Lanka’s relationship with China still remains strong and an upcoming visit to Sri Lanka by a Chinese Government delegation will help further boost the relationship. The Ministry of National Policy and Economic Affairs said

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First female body builder in Egypt

First female body builder in Egypt

🕔09:18, 30.Dec 2015

Kholoud Essam displays muscles at a gym in Cairo, Egypt, on Dec. 29, 2015. Kholoud Essam, a 27-year-old Muslim, is known as the first female body builder in Egypt. Despite the opposition of friends and family, she chose the bodybuilding

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