Joint opposition accuses Government of duplicity

Joint opposition accuses Government of duplicity

🕔22:37, 31.Jul 2016

The joint opposition today accused the Government of duplicity saying it gives one message to the public and another to the international community. Former Foreign Minister, Professor G.L Peiris said that some of the clauses in the resolution on Sri

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Rameswaram fishermen to resume fishing following talks on Lanka

Rameswaram fishermen to resume fishing following talks on Lanka

🕔17:01, 31.Jul 2016

Fishermen from coastal hamlets in Rameswaram will resume fishing operations on August 3 after a week long stir to press for various demands, including the release of 77 fishermen in Sri Lankan custody, as the island nation has set them

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Prime Minister to visit Indonesia for talks with Joko Widodo

Prime Minister to visit Indonesia for talks with Joko Widodo

🕔16:19, 31.Jul 2016

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is to undertake an official visit to Indonesia beginning tomorrow during which he will have talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo. The Prime Minister’s office said that Wickremesinghe will also attend the 12th World Islamic Economic Forum and

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Revised circular on duty free vehicle permits issued

Revised circular on duty free vehicle permits issued

🕔16:12, 31.Jul 2016

The Finance Ministry has issued a revised circular on duty free vehicle permits for Government employees. Under the revised circular a permit holder will be entitled to a 50 percent waiver on all taxes payable on an imported vehicle valued up to

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Afghan teen dies in hospital after drowning

Afghan teen dies in hospital after drowning

🕔11:05, 31.Jul 2016

An Afghan teen died in hospital after drowning in Thalpe, the police media unit said today. The police said that the 16 year old Afghan national and three other Afghan nationals had drowned at sea in Thalpe yesterday. Area residents had however

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Malaysian PM’s donation to Lankan Tamils questioned

Malaysian PM’s donation to Lankan Tamils questioned

🕔10:54, 31.Jul 2016

A donation made to Sri Lankan Tamils by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in 2012 has been questioned. In 2012 the Malaysian Government donated US$1 million to the Malaysian Tamil Forum in Malaysia. The money was meant to assist Tamils in

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Government to face UN Committee on racial discrimination

Government to face UN Committee on racial discrimination

🕔10:43, 31.Jul 2016

The Government is to face allegations of racial discrimination when it appears before a UN Committee in August. The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) is meeting in Geneva from 2 to 26 August during which it

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Muslims make push for separate Provincial Council

Muslims make push for separate Provincial Council

🕔10:37, 31.Jul 2016

Muslims are maintaining the push for a separate Muslim Provincial Council (PC) as the Constitutional Assembly discusses a new Constitution for the country. The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), the main Muslim party in Sri Lanka is leading the campaign

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Alleged police torture exposed in Mallakam court

Alleged police torture exposed in Mallakam court

🕔10:35, 31.Jul 2016

Alleged police torture was taken up at the Mallakam court last week where it was alleged that the Chunnakam police had assaulted and killed a suspect in 2011 and later turned the murder into suicide, a local newspaper reported. The

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Colombo AI meetup discusses the reality of cutting edge artificial intelligence

Colombo AI meetup discusses the reality of cutting edge artificial intelligence

🕔10:31, 31.Jul 2016

The latest installment of the Colombo AI Meetup discussed the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in linguistics and modern retail. Held recently at the VirtusaPolaris auditorium in Orion City in conjunction with the Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence (SLAAI),

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England under-19s held to a draw by Sri Lanka

England under-19s held to a draw by Sri Lanka

🕔09:58, 31.Jul 2016

Max Holden and his England under-19s side had to settle for a draw in their Youth Test against Sri Lanka at Fenner’s. Visitors Sri Lanka resumed on the last day of the four-day match on 235 for 6, chasing England’s

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Russia says spyware found in state computer networks

Russia says spyware found in state computer networks

🕔09:56, 31.Jul 2016

Russia’s intelligence service said on Saturday that the computer networks of 20 organizations, including state agencies and defense companies, have been infected with spyware in what it described as a targeted and coordinated attack. The Federal Security Service, the FSB,

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Hong Kong pro-independence candidate disqualified

Hong Kong pro-independence candidate disqualified

🕔08:36, 31.Jul 2016

A member of the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party has been disqualified from running in next month’s Legislative Council elections after he declined to sign a controversial new form saying the city is an “inalienable” part of China. Chan Ho-tin

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Erdogan says to close military schools

Erdogan says to close military schools

🕔08:27, 31.Jul 2016

Turkey will shut down its military academies and put the armed forces under the command of the defense minister, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday in a move designed to bring the military under tighter government control after a failed

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President asserts Government will remain for 5 years

President asserts Government will remain for 5 years

🕔16:00, 30.Jul 2016

President Maithripala Sirisena today asserted that the cohabitation Government will remain in power for five years. The President said that while the United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) had earlier decided to work together for

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Herath spins Sri Lanka to thrilling Test win against Australia

Herath spins Sri Lanka to thrilling Test win against Australia

🕔15:47, 30.Jul 2016

Sri Lanka have capped a huge comeback to score a famous 106-run win over Australia in the first Test in Kandy, ending Steve Smith’s 11-match unbeaten streak as captain. Veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath bowled the home side to victory

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Iranian master forger helped LTTE cadres escape during war

Iranian master forger helped LTTE cadres escape during war

🕔12:25, 30.Jul 2016

Investigations have revealed that an Iranian master forger now in a Thai jail had helped LTTE cadres escape during the war. For a few thousand dollars “The Doctor” opened doors to the world, supplying pristine fake passports to gangsters and rebels,

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Good ties vital to development, says Sri Lankan diplomat

Good ties vital to development, says Sri Lankan diplomat

🕔11:57, 30.Jul 2016

Neighbouring countries are bound to have issues, but these can be overcome by fostering friendship and understanding, V Krishnamoorthy, the Deputy High Commissioner of Sri Lanka for Southern India, has said. A delegation of Sri Lankan students is in Vellore

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Consensus reached at meeting to solve fishermen issue with Sri Lanka

Consensus reached at meeting to solve fishermen issue with Sri Lanka

🕔11:42, 30.Jul 2016

In an effort to find a permanent solution to the vexed fishermen issue with Sri Lanka, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held a high-level meeting with various stakeholders and deliberated on its different aspects. All Stakeholders agreed with External

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Rain delays day 5 of Sri Lanka-Australia 1st Test

Rain delays day 5 of Sri Lanka-Australia 1st Test

🕔11:33, 30.Jul 2016

Rain and bad light delayed the start of the fifth and final day’s play in the nail-biting first Test between Sri Lanka and Australia in Pallekele on Saturday. Australia were precariously placed at 83 for three at the close on

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