President issues gazette for Parliament to meet on Friday

President issues gazette for Parliament to meet on Friday

🕔11:57, 26.Apr 2017

A gazette notification has been issued by President Maithripala Sirisena for Parliament to met on Friday to be informed of the decision taken to declare disposing garbage an essential service. The President instructed the issuance of the special gazette notification

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Several Sri Lankan domestic workers in Lebanon deported

Several Sri Lankan domestic workers in Lebanon deported

🕔08:17, 26.Apr 2017

Dozens of migrant domestic workers who have given birth in Lebanon, including several Sri Lankans, have been detained, deported and denied residency renewals, a human rights charity said. Lebanon has deported at least 21 domestic workers with children, many of

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RTI application by TISL reveals EPF investment details

RTI application by TISL reveals EPF investment details

🕔22:34, 25.Apr 2017

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) has successfully utilised the Right to Information (RTI) Act to request and receive information relating to the policy and investments of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), from the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. The Deputy

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Ranil arrives in India on five-day working visit

Ranil arrives in India on five-day working visit

🕔22:29, 25.Apr 2017

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived in New Delhi today on a five-day working visit to India. He will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow over lunch. Union Ministers Sushma Swaraj, Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari will call on

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Pramitha Bandara resigns in protest over father’s removal

Pramitha Bandara resigns in protest over father’s removal

🕔22:24, 25.Apr 2017

  Pramitha Bandara Tennakoon resigned from his post as a Minister in the Central Provincial Council today. He resigned over his father, Janaka Bandara Tennakoon, being removed as a Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) organiser. Pramitha Bandara Tennakoon handed over his

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IPU President says Sri Lanka beacon of hope for others

IPU President says Sri Lanka beacon of hope for others

🕔16:43, 25.Apr 2017

President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Saber Chowdhury said President Maithripala Sirisena is an inspiration to all those who work to strengthen parliamentary democracies in the world. He said the step taken by President Sirisena to dilute the executive powers

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New SLFP electoral and district organizers appointed

New SLFP electoral and district organizers appointed

🕔16:38, 25.Apr 2017

Seventeen new Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) electoral organizers and district organizers received their appointment letters from President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today. The new electoral and district organizers are: Electoral Organizers 01  Mr. W.M. Samarajeewa Bandara Welagedara   

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Discussion held in Sri Lanka on preventing violent extremism

Discussion held in Sri Lanka on preventing violent extremism

🕔16:33, 25.Apr 2017

More than 50 young parliamentarians from Asia-Pacific countries gathered in Sri Lanka today to discuss their role in advancing inclusive and peaceful societies and preventing violent extremism in the region. In recent years, the world has witnessed new waves of

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At least 17 injured in Bentota bus-lorry accident

At least 17 injured in Bentota bus-lorry accident

🕔14:56, 25.Apr 2017

At least 17 people were injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a lorry in Bentota, in southern Sri Lanka today, the Xinhua news agency quoted the police as saying. The private passenger bus was on its way

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Navy sailor dies while undergoing training in India

Navy sailor dies while undergoing training in India

🕔14:50, 25.Apr 2017

A Sri Lankan Navy sailor died while undergoing diving training at Naval base in Kochi, India, the Press Trust of India reported. The Navy said that the 39-year-old Petty Officer (Diving) YPNR Weerasinghe, while carrying out a practice dive in

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Panic buying of fuel continues despite end of strike

Panic buying of fuel continues despite end of strike

🕔12:36, 25.Apr 2017

Panic buying of fuel continued this morning despite the end of the strike by trade unions last night. Long queues were seen at several fuel stations around the country today as fuel browsers had yet to provide adequate supplies following

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Pakistan’s National Defence University delegation in Sri Lanka

Pakistan’s National Defence University delegation in Sri Lanka

🕔12:25, 25.Apr 2017

An 18-member high-powered delegation from the National Defense University (NDU) of Pakistan, led by Commodore Shahid Sohail, is currently visiting Sri Lanka on a week-long foreign study tour from April 23 to 28, 2017. The delegation comprises of senior officers

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Pakistani arrested with heroin worth over Rs 7 million

Pakistani arrested with heroin worth over Rs 7 million

🕔09:41, 25.Apr 2017

A Pakistani National was arrested with heroin worth over Rs 7 million at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) today. The Pakistani arrived from Dubai when he was arrested.

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Freed Sri Lankan fishermen set sail for IMBL

Freed Sri Lankan fishermen set sail for IMBL

🕔23:14, 24.Apr 2017

Seven Sri Lankan fishermen held on charges of trespassing into Indian waters were released and sent back along with their boat today (Monday), the Times of India reported. Indian Coast Guard ship Vaibhav apprehended these fishermen, hailing from Puthalam in Sri

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Lankan murder suspect in Canada testifies in own defence

Lankan murder suspect in Canada testifies in own defence

🕔23:00, 24.Apr 2017

A man on trial for murder took the stand Monday to testify in his own defence, ctvnews reported. Amalan Thandapanithesigar said he had a long-simmering dispute with his neighbour, Jeyarasan Manikarajah, whom he felt was continually disrespecting his wife. The

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G.L says Hambantota port could have been sustainable entity

G.L says Hambantota port could have been sustainable entity

🕔22:49, 24.Apr 2017

Joint opposition member and former Foreign Minister, G L Peiris says if the deal on the Hambantota port was done the way former President Mahinda Rajapakse had intended, the port would have been a sustainable entity. “What was proposed at

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CPC unions suspend strike after assurance from PM

CPC unions suspend strike after assurance from PM

🕔22:14, 24.Apr 2017

The strike launched by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) Trade Union Collective was suspended following an assurance received by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Workers of Sri Lanka’s state-run petroleum firm launched the indefinite strike today against the Government’s proposed deal with

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JVP to strongly oppose deal with India on Trinco oil facility

JVP to strongly oppose deal with India on Trinco oil facility

🕔15:30, 24.Apr 2017

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is to oppose the agreement to be signed between Sri Lanka and India to jointly operate the oil storage facility in Trincomalee. JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said the JVP backs the trade union action launched

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Japanese experts submit report on Meetotamulla to President

Japanese experts submit report on Meetotamulla to President

🕔14:26, 24.Apr 2017

The Japanese Experts Group presented their report on the Meetotamulla garbage dump to President Maithripala Sirisena today at the President’s Official Residence in Colombo. Head of the Experts Group, Mitsutake Numahata handed over the report and made a power-point presentation

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Marini De Livera appointed new Chairperson of NCPA

Marini De Livera appointed new Chairperson of NCPA

🕔13:36, 24.Apr 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed Marini De Livera as the new Chairperson of the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA). She replaces Natasha Balendran who reportedly resigned for personal reasons. Marini de Livera is an LLB Graduate, an Attorney-at-Law and holds a Post-Graduate

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