GTF calls implementation of resolution in timely manner

GTF calls implementation of resolution in timely manner

🕔09:08, 30.Mar 2017

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) cautiously welcomed the unanimous adoption of the resolution ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka’ (34/L.1) at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). This resolution, in effect, reaffirms the full implementation of the

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CICT tops 2 million performance in Colombo

CICT tops 2 million performance in Colombo

🕔08:48, 30.Mar 2017

Colombo International Container Terminals Limited (CICT), part of China Merchants Port Holdings Company Limited, achieved a breakthrough of 2 million TEUs in 2016. China Merchants Port Holdings Managing Director Bai Jingtao said the Group’s project in Sri Lanka, said the actual

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Maldivian opposition leader seeks to learn from Ranatunga

Maldivian opposition leader seeks to learn from Ranatunga

🕔08:28, 30.Mar 2017

Maldivian opposition leader, Mohamed Nasheed, has said he will renegotiate the terms of Chinese-funded projects to see if they are fair and in the best interest of the country. “We will learn from the experience of Sri Lankan Ports Minister

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Proteas move past Australia to No 2 in Tests

Proteas move past Australia to No 2 in Tests

🕔08:22, 30.Mar 2017

The Proteas have finished second on the ICC Test team rankings at the April 1 cut-off date, following their drawn Test against New Zealand in Hamilton. The result, which gave South Africa a 1-0 series win, earned Faf du Plessis’s

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Loren to perform at Indian show in Sri Lanka

Loren to perform at Indian show in Sri Lanka

🕔08:20, 30.Mar 2017

Pakistani actress and model Sara Loren will perform in Indian award show due to be held in Sri Lanka from March 31 – April 2. Sara will pay tribute to senior Bollywood actors Zeenat Aman, Poonam Dhillon and Jeetendra while

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Indian Navy chief hints at helping Sri Lanka fight LTTE

Indian Navy chief hints at helping Sri Lanka fight LTTE

🕔08:14, 30.Mar 2017

Hinting that the Indian Navy aided Sri Lanka in its fight against LTTE, chief of naval staff Sunil Lanba on Wednesday said the TU 142 M long-range maritime patrol aircraft exhibited its supremacy in the airspace around Sri Lanka when

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DAN acquires Grant Group in Sri Lanka

DAN acquires Grant Group in Sri Lanka

🕔08:07, 30.Mar 2017

Dentsu Aegis Network has announced its acquisition of Grant Group, Sri Lanka’s largest independent creative agency. The takeover marks Dentsu’s first entrance into the maket. Grant Group was set up in 1958 by Deshabandu Reggie Candappa, an industry pioneer in

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UK likely to leave Europol after Brexit

UK likely to leave Europol after Brexit

🕔08:00, 30.Mar 2017

Britain is likely to leave the European Union police agency Europol after Brexit and could “take our information” away if no future security deal is struck with the bloc, interior minister Amber Rudd said on Wednesday. Hours after Prime Minister

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Arab leaders renew call for Palestinian state

Arab leaders renew call for Palestinian state

🕔07:57, 30.Mar 2017

After weeks of heightened unease over the stance of the United States under the new administration of President Donald Trump, Arab leaders reaffirmed on Wednesday their commitment to a two-state solution to the decades-long Arab-Israeli conflict. They called for a

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Nearly 150 migrants feared dead after boat sinks

Nearly 150 migrants feared dead after boat sinks

🕔07:54, 30.Mar 2017

A rubber boat packed with migrants sank in the Mediterranean and the presumed sole survivor – a 16-year-old Gambian boy – told rescuers he believed all other passengers drowned, the International Migration Organization (IOM) said on Wednesday. A humanitarian vessel,

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Melania Trump honors Sandhya Ekneligoda at US event

Melania Trump honors Sandhya Ekneligoda at US event

🕔00:28, 30.Mar 2017

US First Lady Melania Trump, today, honored 13 extraordinary women, including Sandhya Ekneligoda, with the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award. The award recognizes women around the globe who have shown exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for

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Government to compensate victimised journalists

Government to compensate victimised journalists

🕔23:58, 29.Mar 2017

The Government has decided to compensate journalists threatened or victimised in the past, the Xinhua news agency reported. President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed a committee to study proposals on steps to be taken to compensate journalists harassed or victimised in

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Parliament seat allocations for Badulla, Jaffna revised

Parliament seat allocations for Badulla, Jaffna revised

🕔23:47, 29.Mar 2017

The Parliament seats allocated for the Badulla district and Jaffna have been amended. The amendment was mentioned in the gazette notice issued today on Parliament seat allocations for the next Parliament elections. The Parliament seats allocated for the Badulla district

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President asserts will not let “war hero” to be accused

President asserts will not let “war hero” to be accused

🕔23:42, 29.Mar 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena says he is not prepared to make any war hero a suspect in the allegations raised against the armed forces and the government on the human rights issue. He made this statement at the opening of a newly constructed building

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JVP questions Hambantota port deal with Chinese firm

JVP questions Hambantota port deal with Chinese firm

🕔23:00, 29.Mar 2017

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today questioned the deal to be signed between the Government and a Chinese company on the Hambantota port. JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that under the proposed deal the Chinese company will receive several

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Suspect involved in Fort bomb attack sentenced to jail

Suspect involved in Fort bomb attack sentenced to jail

🕔14:46, 29.Mar 2017

A suspect involved in the 2008 Fort suicide bomb attack was today sentenced to 20 years Rigorous Imprisonment (RI). The suicide attack resulted in 12 people being killed and over 100 others sustaining injuries. Among those killed in the attack were

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Wimal transferred to National hospital as condition deteriorates

Wimal transferred to National hospital as condition deteriorates

🕔13:06, 29.Mar 2017

Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa was transferred to the Colombo National hospital today as his condition deteriorated. Weerawansa was earlier admitted to the prison hospital following a fast launched by him. The former Minister was in remand prison over allegations he misused

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Van believed to have been used in Noyahr’s abduction found

Van believed to have been used in Noyahr’s abduction found

🕔08:07, 29.Mar 2017

A van believed to have been used in the abduction of former journalist Keith Noyahr has been found in Piliyandala. Noyahr was abducted in May 2008 and was severely assaulted before being set free. Last month an Army Major and four soldiers were

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Pregnant Lankan in UK who tried to stop fraud run over

Pregnant Lankan in UK who tried to stop fraud run over

🕔07:57, 29.Mar 2017

A pregnant woman who tried to stop a crime at a shop suffered life-threatening injuries when she was hit by a vehicle fleeing the scene, The Telegraph in the UK reported. The woman, in her 30s and who is believed

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Rain sinks Sri Lanka hopes against Bangladesh

Rain sinks Sri Lanka hopes against Bangladesh

🕔07:38, 29.Mar 2017

The second ODI between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka has been abandoned due to persistent rain at Dambulla. The match was sizing up for a good contest after Kusal Mendis’ gritty century powered the hosts to 311 with Taskin Ahmed capping

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