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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JSA to meet on Saturday to discuss concerns on judge

JSA to meet on Saturday to discuss concerns on judge

🕔23:59, 28.Mar 2017

The Judicial Service Association (JSA) is to meet on Saturday to discuss concerns over the appointment of Ramanathan Kannan as a High Court judge. The JSA said that the Judicial Services Commission had found that the appointment of Kannan was illegal.

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Sri Lanka optimistic about its future development goals

Sri Lanka optimistic about its future development goals

🕔23:44, 28.Mar 2017

The Government says the country can be optimistic about its future development goals. The European Investment Bank, the world’s largest international pubic bank expects to increase its loan projects enabling the private sector to expand their investment in Sri Lanka,

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Cabinet sub-committee to decide on Hambantota port

Cabinet sub-committee to decide on Hambantota port

🕔23:40, 28.Mar 2017

A cabinet sub-committee will decide on the agreement to be signed between the Government and a Chinese company on the Hambantota port, a Minister said today. Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Chandima Weerakkody said that the matter was discussed at the

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Indian envoy briefs Chief Prelates on Modi’s Sri Lanka visit

Indian envoy briefs Chief Prelates on Modi’s Sri Lanka visit

🕔22:35, 28.Mar 2017

The Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu today called on the Chief Prelates in Kandy and briefed them on the visit to Sri Lanka by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the UN Vesak Day celebrations in

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Badulla may lose a seat at the next Parliament elections

Badulla may lose a seat at the next Parliament elections

🕔15:53, 28.Mar 2017

Badulla may lose a seat at the next Parliament elections, head of the Elections Commission and Commissioner of Elections Mahinda Deshapriya said. He said that the gazette notice on the seats allocated for each district at the next Parliament elections will

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UN official holds talks with Eastern Province Governor

UN official holds talks with Eastern Province Governor

🕔15:25, 28.Mar 2017

The new Country Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka, Ms Ritsu Nacken, had talks with the Governor of Eastern Province Austin Fernando today. The discussion took place at the Governor’s Secretariat, the Governor’s office said. The discussion

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Week long war on dengue mosquitoes to be launched

Week long war on dengue mosquitoes to be launched

🕔14:39, 28.Mar 2017

A week long war on dengue mosquitoes is to be launched from tomorrow, the Ministry of Health said today. The Health Ministry said that the dengue mosquito eradication week will be conducted around the island. According to the Health Ministry, 24562 people

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Woman found dead in Mount Lavinia with burn injuries

Woman found dead in Mount Lavinia with burn injuries

🕔09:01, 28.Mar 2017

A woman has been found dead in Mount Lavinia with burn injuries, the police said. The body of the 37 year old woman was found in a house in Kaldemulla in Mount Lavinia. Investigations are underway.

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Gota does not rule out possibility of entering politics

Gota does not rule out possibility of entering politics

🕔08:30, 28.Mar 2017

Denying the corruption and war-crime allegations against him, Sri Lanka’s former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Monday hinted at a possible entry into active politics in future, The Hindu newspaper reported. “I have not decided yet,” he told foreign correspondents

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Madhavan slams opposition to Rajinikanth’s Sri Lanka visit

Madhavan slams opposition to Rajinikanth’s Sri Lanka visit

🕔21:49, 27.Mar 2017

Actor Madhavan has slammed politicians for turning superstar Rajinikanth’s secluded visit to Sri Lanka into a political controversy. Rajinikanth last week called off his trip to the island nation, where he was supposed to unveil a housing scheme for the

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CBSL board to take action on accused in EPF scam

CBSL board to take action on accused in EPF scam

🕔21:40, 27.Mar 2017

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka says action will be taken on anyone found guilty in an alleged Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) scam. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka said that certain media carried erroneous facts on the proceedings of a Monetary

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