Wigneswaran mulls NPC war crimes accountability mechanism

Wigneswaran mulls NPC war crimes accountability mechanism

🕔22:09, 31.Jan 2017

The Chief Minister of the Northern Province C V Wigneswaran has suggested that the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) explore the legal possibility of instituting its own independent war crimes accountability mechanism in the absence of an international judicial mechanism recommended

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Joint opposition feels Government has been ‘Trumped’

Joint opposition feels Government has been ‘Trumped’

🕔22:01, 31.Jan 2017

The joint opposition feels the Government has been ‘Trumped’ with the removal of some officials in the US State Department who played a key role in Sri Lankan affairs. Opposition Parliamentarian Dullas Alahapperuma said that the removal of the US

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Mangala to address UNHRC members during 34th session

Mangala to address UNHRC members during 34th session

🕔19:29, 31.Jan 2017

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera is to address the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) during 34th session. Samaraweera is to brief the council on the latest developments in Sri Lanka during the high level segment of the session on Tuesday February 28.

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Controversial astrologer Vijitha Rohana arrested

Controversial astrologer Vijitha Rohana arrested

🕔19:17, 31.Jan 2017

Controversial astrologer Vijitha Rohana Wijemuni was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today. He was arrested over defamatory claims made about President Maithripala Sirisena using social media. Vijitha Rohana Wijemuni is also noted for his assault on Indian Prime

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SLFP says some executive powers under 19-A must remain

SLFP says some executive powers under 19-A must remain

🕔17:13, 31.Jan 2017

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) says some executive powers of the President must remain. SLFP Treasurer S.B. Dissanayake said that the SLFP feels that the executive powers the President has under the 19th Amendment must remain. Dissanayake said that

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CEB instructed to pay interest on deposit for connections

CEB instructed to pay interest on deposit for connections

🕔15:52, 31.Jan 2017

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), the electricity sector regulator has issued guidelines to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and the Lanka Electricity Company private limited (LECO) to pay an interest on security deposit of electricity consumers which

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President claims he does not interfere in appointments

President claims he does not interfere in appointments

🕔15:26, 31.Jan 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena claims he does not interfere in any Ministry appointments. The President says he has been accused of directing Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne on some key appointments. Sirisena rejected the claims and insisted that even the he does

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Court order says SAITM students can register with SLMC

Court order says SAITM students can register with SLMC

🕔11:54, 31.Jan 2017

The Court of Appeal today issued an order stating that medical students of the SAITM private university can register with the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC). The Court of Appeal issued the order after a case was filed by a

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Sri Lanka asserts Chinese presence purely economic

Sri Lanka asserts Chinese presence purely economic

🕔08:25, 31.Jan 2017

The Government has asserted that the Chinese presence in Sri Lanka is purely for economic reasons. Sri Lanka assured India that neither will its land nor water around it be used for any activity against Indian interests, amid increased Chinese

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India urged to sponsor resolution on Sri Lanka at UNHRC

India urged to sponsor resolution on Sri Lanka at UNHRC

🕔08:11, 31.Jan 2017

As a regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council is set to meet in Geneva in March, the leader of the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi in India Thol. Thirumavalavan urged the Indian Government to sponsor a resolution at the council

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Wood gets England Lions call for Sri Lanka

Wood gets England Lions call for Sri Lanka

🕔08:00, 31.Jan 2017

England fast bowler Mark Wood was a late addition Monday to the second-string Lions squad for their one-day series against Sri Lanka ‘A’ in the sub-continent in March. Wood has had several ankle problems since making his England debut in

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US to take 872 refugees this week

US to take 872 refugees this week

🕔07:51, 31.Jan 2017

The U.S. government has granted waivers to let 872 refugees into the country this week, despite President Donald Trump’s executive order on Friday temporarily banning entry of refugees from any country, according to an internal Department of Homeland Security document

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Pakistan orders house arrest for brain of Mumbai attacks

Pakistan orders house arrest for brain of Mumbai attacks

🕔07:48, 31.Jan 2017

Pakistan on Monday ordered Hafiz Saeed, accused by the United States and India of masterminding the 2008 attacks on the Indian financial capital Mumbai that killed 166 people, to be placed under house arrest. The move came after years of

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Chad’s foreign minister secures top post at African Union

Chad’s foreign minister secures top post at African Union

🕔07:46, 31.Jan 2017

African Union leaders chose Chad’s candidate to chair the 54-nation body on Monday at a summit where the divisive issues of Africa’s relationship to the International Criminal Court and Morocco’s readmission to the AU were on the agenda. In the

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Government wants another 3 years to develop the country

Government wants another 3 years to develop the country

🕔18:11, 30.Jan 2017

The Government says it needs another three years to develop the country and strengthen the economy. State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe said that no country can be developed in two years. He said that most countries took 20 years

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Miss France crowned Miss Universe in Philippines

Miss France crowned Miss Universe in Philippines

🕔18:00, 30.Jan 2017

A 23-year-old dental student from France won the Miss Universe crown Monday in the annual pageant held in the Philippines, saying her triumph will make the beauty contest more popular in Europe and help her efforts to put more underprivileged

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India and Sri Lanka Navy chiefs discuss boosting ties

India and Sri Lanka Navy chiefs discuss boosting ties

🕔17:55, 30.Jan 2017

Vice Admiral RC Wijegunaratne, Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy had talks with Naval chief of staff of India, Admiral Sunil Lanba in India today. The Sri Lanka Navy chief is on an official visit to India aimed at consolidating

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Delimitation report to be gazetted in one month

Delimitation report to be gazetted in one month

🕔14:00, 30.Jan 2017

Provincial Councils Minister Faizer Mustapha has informed court today through his lawyer, that the delimitation report will to be gazetted in one month. The report by the Delimitation Committee was handed over to Mustapha by the chairman of the committee Ashoka Peiris on

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Twenty-five further remanded over Hambantota clash

Twenty-five further remanded over Hambantota clash

🕔12:36, 30.Jan 2017

Twenty-five people were further remanded today over the clash in Hambantota recently. The suspects were produced in court and ordered to be further remanded till February 13. However four others were granted bail. Several people were injured during a tense situation

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DS officers in Gampaha skip work in protest against Ranjan

DS officers in Gampaha skip work in protest against Ranjan

🕔12:09, 30.Jan 2017

Officers of the Gampaha District Secretariat refrained from work today in protest against Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake. Ramanayake had last week verbally abused the Divulapitiya Divisional Secretary. Ramanayake had verbally abused Divulapitiya Divisional Secretary M.M.S Herath over an incident involving

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