UN committee against torture to review Sri Lanka

UN committee against torture to review Sri Lanka

🕔23:50, 31.Oct 2016

The UN committee against torture is meeting in Geneva from 7 November to 7 December to review Sri Lanka and several other countries. The UN committee with review Ecuador (8-9 November); Finland (9-10 November); Monaco (11 and 14 November); Sri

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President hands over homes to war displaced in the North

President hands over homes to war displaced in the North

🕔23:44, 31.Oct 2016

President Maithripala Sirisena today ordered the release of 454 acres of land in the Palaly Army Cantonment. The President made the announcement after handing over 100 new houses constructed in Keeramalai, Jaffna for war displaced families. Under the Phase – I,

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Students of the Jaffna University suspend protests

Students of the Jaffna University suspend protests

🕔15:03, 31.Oct 2016

Students of the Jaffna University suspended their protests after having a discussion with the Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs, D.M Swaminathan today. The Minister went to Jaffna this morning to hold a discussion with the

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Man found shot dead near Wadduwa railway station

Man found shot dead near Wadduwa railway station

🕔14:48, 31.Oct 2016

A man was found shot dead near the Wadduwa railway station today, the police media unit said. The police said the man was believed to have had links to an underworld figure.

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Joint opposition files complaint against PM and Mahendran

Joint opposition files complaint against PM and Mahendran

🕔14:36, 31.Oct 2016

The joint opposition today filed a complaint at the Bribery Commission against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran over the Central Bank bond scam. The joint opposition claims the Prime Minister was linked to the bond

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Disabled tri-forces members and police stage protest

Disabled tri-forces members and police stage protest

🕔14:10, 31.Oct 2016

Retired disabled tri-forces members and policemen staged a protest in Fort today seeking the attention of the Government over their demands. The disabled tri-forces members and policemen protested against the current pension scheme. The Collective of Retired or Disabled Military

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Moody’s says VAT hike will keep IMF program on track

Moody’s says VAT hike will keep IMF program on track

🕔10:12, 31.Oct 2016

The Moody’s rating agency says the amendments to the value added tax (VAT) bill, which will increase the VAT tax rate to 15% from 11%, will pave the way for higher government revenues and adherence to International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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Businessman found dead in Nittambuwa hotel

Businessman found dead in Nittambuwa hotel

🕔10:02, 31.Oct 2016

A businessman was found dead in a hotel in Nittambuwa today, the police media unit said. The police said the 62 year old businessman was believed to have been strangled to death. He was the owner of the hotel in

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Another person injured in Mattakuliya shooting dies

Another person injured in Mattakuliya shooting dies

🕔09:56, 31.Oct 2016

Another person who sustained injuries in the Mattakuliya shooting incident recently, succumbed to the injuries taking the death toll to five. Earlier, four people were killed and two others were injured during the shooting incident in Mattakuliya last week.

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Private bus operators on several routes strike

Private bus operators on several routes strike

🕔09:17, 31.Oct 2016

Private bus operators on several routes launched a strike this morning, the Lanka Private bus Operators Association said. Private buses operating along the Kirillawala to Fort route as well as the Kadawatta to Fort, Gampaha to Colombo and Nittambuwa to Colombo route took

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Talks on fishermen issue likely in Delhi this week

Talks on fishermen issue likely in Delhi this week

🕔09:09, 31.Oct 2016

Talks between representatives of fishermen’s associations from Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka are likely to be held in New Delhi this week. On the occasion, the State government is planning to reiterate its demand for sufficient allotment of funds by

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Turkish brand Hidromek now in Sri Lanka

Turkish brand Hidromek now in Sri Lanka

🕔09:07, 31.Oct 2016

Udeshi Tracks & Equipment (Pvt) Ltd (Utrax®) launched the ‘Hidromek’ range of heavy construction equipment in Sri Lanka on Friday, 14 October at its flagship ‘Udeshi City’ premises in Kiribathgoda. The launch was attended by Tunca Ozcuhadar, the Ambassador of

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Tharanga ton gives Lankans 537

Tharanga ton gives Lankans 537

🕔09:03, 31.Oct 2016

For a brief period on the second morning, Zimbabwe made run-scoring look strenuous. For the rest of the day, Sri Lanka’s batsmen enjoyed a placid Harare surface and a tiring bowling attack to pile on 537. Upul Tharanga, displaying admirable

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FBI to examine Clinton emails

FBI to examine Clinton emails

🕔08:54, 31.Oct 2016

Federal investigators have secured a warrant to examine newly discovered emails related to Hillary Clinton’s private server, a source familiar with the matter said on Sunday, as a prominent Democrat accused FBI Director James Comey of breaking the law by

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New earthquake rocks Italy, buildings collapse

New earthquake rocks Italy, buildings collapse

🕔08:49, 31.Oct 2016

A powerful earthquake struck Italy on Sunday in the same central regions that have been rocked by repeated tremors over the past two months, with more homes and churches brought down but no deaths reported. The quake, which measured 6.6

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Turkey sacks 10,000 more civil servants

Turkey sacks 10,000 more civil servants

🕔08:45, 31.Oct 2016

Turkey said it had dismissed a further 10,000 civil servants and closed 15 more media outlets over suspected links with terrorist organizations and U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed by Ankara for orchestrating a failed coup in July. More than 100,000

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Prison officials told they must maintain discipline

Prison officials told they must maintain discipline

🕔20:45, 30.Oct 2016

Prison officials were today told they must be disciplined first in order to maintain discipline among the prison inmates. The 11th passing out ceremony of grade II jailors and rehabilitation officers was held today (30/10/2016) under the patronage of Minister of

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Switzerland ready to assist Parliament in Sri Lanka

Switzerland ready to assist Parliament in Sri Lanka

🕔20:33, 30.Oct 2016

Switzerland says it stands ready to assist in strengthening parliamentary democracy in Sri Lanka including providing technology, training and capacity building. A cross-party Sri Lankan parliamentary delegation led by Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva was

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SriLankan hopes to earn profits through 11 new destinations

SriLankan hopes to earn profits through 11 new destinations

🕔13:13, 30.Oct 2016

SriLankan Airlines says it expects to earn profits through the launch of 11 new destinations focussing on the Asia-Middle East region. The airline said the launching of the new destinations reflects the airline’s further commitment in strengthening its presence in the region

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Government assures 2017 budget will benefit the public

Government assures 2017 budget will benefit the public

🕔09:41, 30.Oct 2016

The Government says the forthcoming budget which will be presented on November 10 will be a people’s budget as it would incorporate ideas proposed by the people from all corners of the country. The Ministry of Finance says it has already

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