Seychelles to assist MR probe

Seychelles to assist MR probe

🕔08:13, 23.Jan 2015

In responding to allegations made in a Sri Lankan publication about speculation concerning assets held in Seychelles by the former President of Sri Lanka, the Seychelles Government has reiterated that Seychelles has nothing to hide and has said that if

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SLMC wants fresh investigation

SLMC wants fresh investigation

🕔23:53, 22.Jan 2015

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) today called upon the newly elected president to re-investigate religious killings which had occurred in the country under the previous regime. The SLMC said that while the government had a tight schedule under its 100-day

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BASL may reject Peiris as the CJ

BASL may reject Peiris as the CJ

🕔20:54, 22.Jan 2015

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) says it will discuss and decide if it will continue to recognize Mohan Peiris as the Chief Justice (CJ) after Peiris had dismissed reports that he had decided to step down. The BASL is

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Ranil to head corruption probe

Ranil to head corruption probe

🕔17:14, 22.Jan 2015

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will head the Committee Against Corruption which will investigate corruption, malpractices and irregularities, Cabinet spokesman, Minister Rajitha Senaratne said today. He said that the committee chaired by the Prime Minister, will consist of Minister of External Affairs – Mangala

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Government denies MR’s claims

Government denies MR’s claims

🕔15:38, 22.Jan 2015

The government today refuted allegations by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, saying it was not taking any political revenge on him but was instead conducting bribery and corruption investigations against the former government. Government Media Minister Gayantha Karunathillake told Xinhua that

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LGBTI activists hope on Maithri

LGBTI activists hope on Maithri

🕔15:06, 22.Jan 2015

Kaleidoscope Australia, a not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting and protecting the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the Asia Pacific region, welcomed the election of a new reformist government in Sri Lanka. The new

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UK report says Lanka still short

UK report says Lanka still short

🕔11:46, 22.Jan 2015

There was no overall improvement in the human rights situation in Sri Lanka during the last three months of last year, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office said in an update on Sri Lanka’s human rights situation, as the island

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Nedumaran seeks a merged N-E

Nedumaran seeks a merged N-E

🕔08:45, 22.Jan 2015

The new government in Sri Lanka should merge the Northern and Eastern provinces and accord the right to land and policing rights to the local government, if it wanted to win the faith of Tamils, founder of Tamil Desiya Munnani

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Government slashes fuel prices

Government slashes fuel prices

🕔21:30, 21.Jan 2015

The price of fuel has been reduced with effect from midnight tonight, the Ministry of Power and Energy announced in a statement. Accordingly the price of 92 Octane Petrol will be sold at Rs. 117 and 95 Octane Petrol at

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CID records Udaya’s statement

CID records Udaya’s statement

🕔19:49, 21.Jan 2015

The police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today recorded a statement from Western Provincial Council member Udaya Gammanpila over the alleged coup attempt a day after the Presidential elections. Gammanpila was at Temple Trees the night the new Government claims a coup

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More new Ministers appointed

More new Ministers appointed

🕔18:56, 21.Jan 2015

President Maithripala Sirisena appointed more Ministers today including a Cabinet Minister, State Ministers and Deputy Ministers. Accordingly, A.H.M. Hazeem was appointed Cabinet Minister of Muslim Religious Affairs. He took oaths before the President at the Presidential Secretariat today. Sri Lanka

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Fonseka acquitted of all charges

Fonseka acquitted of all charges

🕔17:16, 21.Jan 2015

Former army commander Sarath Fonseka has been acquitted of all charges filed against him under the previous Government and has been granted complete amnesty by President Maithripala Sirisena, the President’s Media Division said. In 2010 Fonseka lost his civic rights,

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CJ Peiris has decided to resign

CJ Peiris has decided to resign

🕔16:31, 21.Jan 2015

Chief Justice Mohan Peiris has decided to resign paving the way for impeached Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake to be reinstated. The Government information department said that Mohan Peiris had decided to resign following talks held with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Several

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Tough laws against child abuse

Tough laws against child abuse

🕔16:01, 21.Jan 2015

Sri Lanka’s newly elected government said that it would call for tougher laws against child rape and abuse as figures showed only a handful of perpetrators are currently serving jail terms, the Xinhua news agency reported today. Newly appointed Child

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No alliance with UNP says SLFP

No alliance with UNP says SLFP

🕔15:50, 21.Jan 2015

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) says it has not created any form of an alliance with the United National Party (UNP) and is only backing President Maithripala Sirisena’s 100 day program. Opposition leader Nimal Siripala de Silva said that

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Chinese defend port city project

Chinese defend port city project

🕔12:09, 21.Jan 2015

China Communications Construction Company Limited (CCCC), the project proponent of the Colombo Port City Project, has defended the project, saying all procedures of the procurement regulations were followed before the deal was signed with the previous Government. The new Government of President

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UNP MP surrenders to the CCD

UNP MP surrenders to the CCD

🕔11:56, 21.Jan 2015

United National Party (UNP) MP Palitha Thewarapperuma surrendered to the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) over the Agalawatte incident. Thewarapperuma was arrested after he surrendered and was produced before a Magistrate and remanded till February 2. President Maithripala Sirisena had yesterday

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Rudra has no faith in Maithripala

Rudra has no faith in Maithripala

🕔09:10, 21.Jan 2015

Former LTTE peace negotiator and head of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) based in the US, V. Rudrakumaran, has called on the new Government to release details on what happened to LTTE political leaders, including Balakumar, Puthuvai Rathnathurai, Yogi

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Attack on Lankan refugee camp

Attack on Lankan refugee camp

🕔08:54, 21.Jan 2015

Cases have been registered against 14 persons in connection with an attack on inmates of a refugee camp for Sri Lankan Tamils at Perumalpuram near Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu on Monday night, The Hindu newspaper reported today. An unidentified gang

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Opposition to back Maithri policy

Opposition to back Maithri policy

🕔16:46, 20.Jan 2015

The opposition today assured that it will support the 100 day policy program of President Maithripala Sirisena in Parliament. Opposition leader Nimal Siripala de Silva told Parliament that the Government must keep the opposition updated on the implementation process of

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