North Governor concerned over suffering of Northern people

North Governor concerned over suffering of Northern people

🕔18:01, 31.Mar 2016

Northern Province Governor Reginald Cooray today raised concerns over the suffering of the people in the North. The Governor said that among the concerns was the lack of drinking water and adequate housing. Cooray said that water in Jaffna is not safe for

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HSBC ceases Primary Dealership with CB

HSBC ceases Primary Dealership with CB

🕔17:36, 31.Mar 2016

Mar 31, 2016 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Central Bank said in a statement that the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) will cease to operate as a Primary Dealer from tomorrow. HSBC will, however, continue to function as a Dealer

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Court order halts printing the only newspaper in the Maldives

Court order halts printing the only newspaper in the Maldives

🕔17:28, 31.Mar 2016

A Civil Court on Thursday issued a temporary order to stop the publishing of Haveeru, the largest and only newspaper in the country over the contentious dispute of the ownership. The Haveeru website reported that Ibrahim Rasheed Moosa and Abdulla

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President says he travels only economy class during foreign trips

President says he travels only economy class during foreign trips

🕔17:14, 31.Mar 2016

President Maithripala Sirisena says he travels only economy class during his official foreign trips. The President also said that he has fulfilled his duties and responsibilities in an appropriate manner during the last one year. He says as President he has ensured

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Cabinet discusses power cuts and steps to prevent a crisis

Cabinet discusses power cuts and steps to prevent a crisis

🕔16:47, 31.Mar 2016

Cabinet has discussed the recent power cuts and the proposed steps to be taken to prevent another crisis in future. The Government information department said today that the cabinet agreed to implement proposals to address the power crisis. Cabinet had

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Statement likely to be recorded from G.L on claims over explosives

Statement likely to be recorded from G.L on claims over explosives

🕔15:55, 31.Mar 2016

A statement is likely to be recorded from former Foreign Minister, Professor G L Peiris on a statement he made over the explosives recovered in the north yesterday. Peiris had claimed that the explosives recovered in Chavakachcheri was to be

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Ranil says Parliament will be briefed on deals with China, India

Ranil says Parliament will be briefed on deals with China, India

🕔14:57, 31.Mar 2016

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says Parliament will be briefed on the deals Sri Lanka is to sign with China and India. Wickremesinghe told a group of UNP members at Sirikotha today that Sri Lanka and China are to discuss an

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Kumar Gunaratnam sentenced to one year in jail and fined

Kumar Gunaratnam sentenced to one year in jail and fined

🕔13:26, 31.Mar 2016

Frontline Socialist Party politburo member Kumar Gunaratnam was today sentenced to one year in jail for violation of immigration laws. He was also imposed a fine of Rs. 50,000. Gunaratnam was sentenced by the Kegalle Magistrates’ court today. (Colombo Gazette)

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Laws to create office on missing persons by May – June

Laws to create office on missing persons by May – June

🕔12:22, 31.Mar 2016

Laws to create a permanent office on missing persons is expected to be finalised by May or June this year, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said. He said that the Government is working with the ICRC to create the office on

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Lankan man arrested in Canada over 2009 restaurant fire

Lankan man arrested in Canada over 2009 restaurant fire

🕔07:56, 31.Mar 2016

A Sri Lankan man believed to have left Canada in the wake of a fire at a restaurant in Woodstock, Canada is now in the custody of Canadian authorities. Woodstock Police say Jeyakumar Shanmuganathan was arrested at Toronto’s Pearson International

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Vito Mercedes-Benz now in Sri Lanka from DIMO

Vito Mercedes-Benz now in Sri Lanka from DIMO

🕔07:41, 31.Mar 2016

Diesel and Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) will be introducing the second installment of commercial vans, the “Vito” under Mercedes-Benz. The new introduction will encompass a versatile edge consisting of a larger payload and a set of unique features. The launch

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After success in India Vista Rooms now in Sri Lanka

After success in India Vista Rooms now in Sri Lanka

🕔07:38, 31.Mar 2016

Vista Rooms, an online accommodation aggregator with an aim to provide comfortable, standardized stays, following a wave of success in India has announced the opening of operations in Sri Lanka. Primarily targeting the affordable accommodation segment, the online accommodation aggregator

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SINGER the #1 brand for 10 consecutive years

SINGER the #1 brand for 10 consecutive years

🕔07:33, 31.Mar 2016

For the tenth consecutive year, Singer was chosen as Sri Lanka’s favourite brand at the latest edition of the SLIM-Nielsen Peoples Awards held at the Waters Edge recently. In a highly-successful night for the country’s leading consumer durable retailer, Singer

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US rejects exclusion zone in China sea

US rejects exclusion zone in China sea

🕔07:20, 31.Mar 2016

The United States has told China it will not recognize an exclusion zone in the South China Sea and would view such a move as “destabilizing,” U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work said on Wednesday. U.S. officials have expressed

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Pentagon to transfer Guantanamo inmates

Pentagon to transfer Guantanamo inmates

🕔07:18, 31.Mar 2016

The Pentagon has notified the U.S Congress that it plans to transfer about a dozen prisoners held at the Guantanamo military prison to at least two countries, a U.S. official said on Wednesday, the latest move in President Barack Obama’s

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Assad ready to work with the opposition

Assad ready to work with the opposition

🕔07:14, 31.Mar 2016

President Bashar al-Assad said it would not be difficult to agree on a new Syrian government including opposition figures, but his opponents responded on Wednesday that no administration would be legitimate while he remained in office. Assad, bolstered by military

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Roy smashes 78 as England march into final

Roy smashes 78 as England march into final

🕔07:10, 31.Mar 2016

Opening batsman Jason Roy struck a career-best 78 as former champions England stormed into the World Twenty20 final with a seven-wicket romp against New Zealand on Wednesday. Electing to field, England staged a strong comeback in the second half of

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Explosives including RPG launcher recovered in Mannar

Explosives including RPG launcher recovered in Mannar

🕔21:43, 30.Mar 2016

A stock of explosives, including a Rocket-Propelled Grenade (RPG) launcher has been discovered in Mannar. The police said that among the explosives found were several mines. The explosives and RPG were found inside a well in Illupukadavai in Mannar. Illupukadavai was

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Sri Lanka looks forward to signing FTA with China next month

Sri Lanka looks forward to signing FTA with China next month

🕔18:53, 30.Mar 2016

The Government says it looks forward to signing a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China next month. The Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said that a high level delegation will be visiting China next week to sign the agreement.

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Australia women edge England in semi-final

Australia women edge England in semi-final

🕔18:35, 30.Mar 2016

England were knocked out of the Women’s World Twenty20 by Australia for the third tournament running after a five-run semi-final defeat in Delhi. Meg Lanning hit a composed 55 and Alyssa Healy a rapid 25 as Australia compiled 132-6 amid

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