Ban Ki-moon arrives, holds talks with Prime Minister

Ban Ki-moon arrives, holds talks with Prime Minister

🕔23:52, 31.Aug 2016

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Sri Lanka today and had talks with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. At the invitation of the Government, the Secretary-General accompanied by Mrs Ban Soon-taek, arrived in Sri Lanka today for a three-day visit, where

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Tear-gas used to remove University students blocking road

Tear-gas used to remove University students blocking road

🕔17:36, 31.Aug 2016

The police fired tear-gas and water cannons on university students who protested in Colpetty this evening. Heavy traffic was reported in the area as a result of the protest and the police used water cannons and tear-gas to clear the road.

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Rameswaram fishermen to protest against Sri Lanka

Rameswaram fishermen to protest against Sri Lanka

🕔17:35, 31.Aug 2016

Rameswaram fishermen today announced a series of agitations from September 2 pressing their charter of demands, including release of four of their colleagues and boats detained in Sri Lanka, the Press Trust of India reported. A resolution to this effect

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Police fire tear-gas to disperse protesting fans in Dambulla

Police fire tear-gas to disperse protesting fans in Dambulla

🕔17:14, 31.Aug 2016

The police fired tear-gas to disperse a group of protesting cricket fans near the Dambulla cricket stadium today. The fans blocked the streets and protested after not being able to enter the stadium to watch the match between Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka has no concerns with activities of ex-Maldives President

Sri Lanka has no concerns with activities of ex-Maldives President

🕔16:04, 31.Aug 2016

The Government says it has no concerns over the activities of former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed in Sri Lanka. There have been reports that Nasheed was working from Sri Lanka to topple the current Maldives Government. Cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne

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Case filed against Gota by bribery, corruption commission

Case filed against Gota by bribery, corruption commission

🕔15:09, 31.Aug 2016

A case was filed against Former Secretary of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa today by the bribery and corruption commission. The case was filed over the floating armory operated by Avant-Garde security services. The case was also filed against the chairman of the company Nissanka Senadhipathi.

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Sri Lanka to establish secretariat with Japan to expand cooperation

Sri Lanka to establish secretariat with Japan to expand cooperation

🕔14:32, 31.Aug 2016

The Government today announced that it has decided to establish a secretariat with Japan to expand cooperation in several areas. The Government information department said that during the official visit of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to Japan in October 2015, the

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Army Lieutenant Colonel remanded over attack on wife

Army Lieutenant Colonel remanded over attack on wife

🕔13:50, 31.Aug 2016

The military officer who was arrested over an attack on his wife recently has been remanded till September 9 by the Kaduwela Magistrate. Lieutenant Colonel Pradeep Kumara Nettasinghe was arrested over the incident where his wife was shot at in Athurugiriya by an

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Government declares 2017 year of alleviating poverty

Government declares 2017 year of alleviating poverty

🕔13:21, 31.Aug 2016

The Government has declared 2017 as the year of alleviating poverty, the Government information department said today. The Government says it has paid its attention on alleviating poverty according to the pledge given in the manifesto of the 2015 Presidential

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Nepal seeks Lanka’s help to stop trafficking through Colombo

Nepal seeks Lanka’s help to stop trafficking through Colombo

🕔08:47, 31.Aug 2016

Nepal has sought Sri Lanka’s help to stop the human trafficking of women from Nepal, the myrepublica website reported. Nepal’s Senior Superintendent of Police Sarbendra Khanal said that the police have beefed up vigilance after several cases came to light and they have

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Solheim says role in Sri Lanka taught him valuable lessons

Solheim says role in Sri Lanka taught him valuable lessons

🕔08:34, 31.Aug 2016

Former Norwegian peace negotiator Erik Solheim says he gained valuable lessons through his role in Sri Lanka. As a negotiator of the peace process in Sri Lanka between 1998 to 2005, Solheim said he had gained valuable lessons, including the importance

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UN chief to discuss issue on foreign judges in war probe

UN chief to discuss issue on foreign judges in war probe

🕔08:11, 31.Aug 2016

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon may discuss the issue of having foreign judges in Sri Lanka’s domestic accountability process on the war, a UN spokesman said. Ban Ki-moon’s spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said that the UN chief will address a number of issues

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Agarwood: A distinctive investment for a sustainable tomorrow

Agarwood: A distinctive investment for a sustainable tomorrow

🕔08:02, 31.Aug 2016

While Sustainable Environment Conservation is on the spotlight in today’s economic platform; sustainable commercial forestry has made a remarkable impact on our local eco system for over a decade. In a recent interview with Sadaharitha Plantation Ltd Chairman Sathis Nawarathna,

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England break Lanka’s ODI record and beat Pakistan

England break Lanka’s ODI record and beat Pakistan

🕔07:56, 31.Aug 2016

Alex Hales’s stunning 171 provided the platform for England to post the highest ever one-day international total of 444 for three as they beat Pakistan by 169 runs at Trent Bridge on Tuesday. Victory in this day/night clash gave England

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Key Islamic State leader killed in apparent U.S. strike

Key Islamic State leader killed in apparent U.S. strike

🕔07:49, 31.Aug 2016

Islamic State said on Tuesday one of its most prominent and longest-serving leaders was killed in what appeared to be an American air strike in Syria, depriving the militant group of the man in charge of directing attacks overseas. A

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U.N. defends aid work in Syria

U.N. defends aid work in Syria

🕔07:47, 31.Aug 2016

The United Nations defended its aid funding in Syria on Tuesday after an investigation revealed lucrative contracts were awarded to people close to the nation’s President Bashar al-Assad. The U.N.’s Syrian contracts came under fire in British newspaper The Guardian

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Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan hit by suspected suicide car bomb

Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan hit by suspected suicide car bomb

🕔07:44, 31.Aug 2016

A suspected suicide car bomber rammed the gates of the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek on Tuesday, killing the attacker and wounding at least three other people, officials said. Officials from both countries described the assault as a

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Basil asserts SLFP rebels will form new alliance

Basil asserts SLFP rebels will form new alliance

🕔22:43, 30.Aug 2016

Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa today asserted that Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members in the joint opposition will form a new political alliance. He said that the new alliance will have a symbol under which it will contest future elections.

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No need to praise army for good deeds, says Wigneswaran

No need to praise army for good deeds, says Wigneswaran

🕔17:29, 30.Aug 2016

The controversial Chief Minister of the Northern Province C V Wigneswaran says the Tamils need not praise the Sri Lankan armed forces for their post-war development work in the North because these are only “reparations” for what they did during the

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Mahinda to lead joint opposition delegation to Malaysia

Mahinda to lead joint opposition delegation to Malaysia

🕔17:04, 30.Aug 2016

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be leading a delegation of the Joint Opposition to the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) meeting to be held in Malaysia from 01 to 04 September 2016. Parliamentarians Dinesh Gunawardana, Jonston Fernando and Lohan Ratwatte, former

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