Lanka to get 2 Indian warships

Lanka to get 2 Indian warships

🕔18:29, 20.Dec 2014

India is to export two warships to Sri Lanka after delivering a warship to Mauritius for the first time, India’s Minister of State for Defence Production Rao Inderjit Singh said today, according to the IANS news service. “From Sri Lanka, we

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MR rebukes Maithri’s manifesto

MR rebukes Maithri’s manifesto

🕔18:02, 20.Dec 2014

President Mahinda Rajapaksa today rebuked the election manifesto of common opposition Presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena which promises change should the opposition win the January 8 Presidential election. Speaking at an election rally in Ampara, the President said that when an election

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Venue of UNP meeting attacked

Venue of UNP meeting attacked

🕔17:22, 20.Dec 2014

The venue of a public meeting in Haputale organized by the United National Party (UNP) in support of common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena was attacked this evening while UNP supporters were also assaulted. Local election monitors said that a group of

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Severe weather warning issued

Severe weather warning issued

🕔10:35, 20.Dec 2014

The Early Warning Centre of the Department of Meteorology has issued a severe weather alert for 24 hours beginning at 9 this morning. The Department of Meteorology said that an atmospheric disturbance is still affecting the weather over the island.

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VP’s man helped kill T’chelvam

VP’s man helped kill T’chelvam

🕔08:36, 20.Dec 2014

Geocoordinate information provided by a former bodyguard of LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran (VP) contributed to an accurate Sri Lankan military bombing raid that killed LTTE political spokesman S.P. Thamilchelvan and other LTTE leaders on 2 November 2007, a WikiLeaks document

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Opposition to seek JVP backing

Opposition to seek JVP backing

🕔08:06, 20.Dec 2014

The main opposition United National Party (UNP) says it will seek the support of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) after the January 8 election. The JVP has already said it will not publicly support common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena at

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Shooting in Makola, one killed

Shooting in Makola, one killed

🕔07:37, 20.Dec 2014

A clash broke out in Makola last night where a shooting incident was also reported and one person was subsequently killed, the police media unit. The police said that the clash had occurred between two groups late last night and

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MR assures east brighter future

MR assures east brighter future

🕔18:44, 19.Dec 2014

President Mahinda Rajapaksa today assured the people of the east a better future and urged them not to be misled by false propaganda. Speaking at an election rally in Batticaloa, the President said that Sri Lanka will not face another

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Army has increased its strength

Army has increased its strength

🕔17:20, 19.Dec 2014

Army Commander Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake says the army strength has increased in a significant manner in the past three decades. Speaking to troops at the Colombo Army Headquarters today, the Commander said that the prime responsibility of the Army is national security and several

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Danuna surrenders, given bail

Danuna surrenders, given bail

🕔12:28, 19.Dec 2014

Danuna Thilakaratne, the son-in-law of former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka surrendered to the Colombo High Court today over a fraud case and was released on bail. An INTERPOL warrant had been issued against Danuna Thilakaratne after he was reported missing while

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Maithri will dissolve Parliament

Maithri will dissolve Parliament

🕔11:37, 19.Dec 2014

Common opposition Presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena has proposed in his manifesto which was released today, to dissolve Parliament on or after April 23rd and appoint a transitional government under which a Parliament election will be held. Sirisena’s manifesto, which was

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Lone plane crash survivor dies

Lone plane crash survivor dies

🕔07:01, 19.Dec 2014

The sole survivor of the Air Force plane crash last Friday at Athurugiriya has succumbed to his injuries at the Colombo National hospital, the hospital director said. The survivor had suffered severe burn injuries to his body and was in

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UNP explains trips to Singapore

UNP explains trips to Singapore

🕔19:22, 18.Dec 2014

The United National Party (UNP) said that some of the opposition members had made trips to Singapore for medical reasons and there was no conspiracy involved as alleged by the government. UNP Parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera said that all the discussions

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Court further remands Indians

Court further remands Indians

🕔18:07, 18.Dec 2014

A Sri Lankan court today extended till December 31 the remand of 38 Tamil Nadu fishermen, arrested for allegedly fishing in the territorial waters of the island nation between September and November this year, the Press Trust of India reported. A

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Cardinal says Pope’s visit is on

Cardinal says Pope’s visit is on

🕔17:49, 18.Dec 2014

The head of the Sri Lankan Catholic Church, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith says the visit of Pope Francis to Sri Lanka next month will not be cancelled under any circumstances. Responding to a question raised at an event in Colombo this

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President seeks Tamil support

President seeks Tamil support

🕔15:48, 18.Dec 2014

President Mahinda Rajapaksa today held election rallies in the north and sought the support of the Tamils for his bid for a third term in office. Speaking at an election rally in Mullaitivu, the President said that the people of

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Protest against Elections chief

Protest against Elections chief

🕔14:36, 18.Dec 2014

A protest was staged outside the Department of Elections in Rajagiriya today over the failure by the Elections Commissioner to take actions against elections violations. The protest by opposition members and supporters, called on Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya to ensure

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TNA insists no deal with Maithri

TNA insists no deal with Maithri

🕔12:23, 18.Dec 2014

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) insists it has no “secret deal” with the common opposition Presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena as alleged by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. TNA Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran said that the President is attempting to mislead by the public

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Lanka urged to release Indians

Lanka urged to release Indians

🕔07:11, 18.Dec 2014

As many as 87 Indian fishing vessels are in custody of Sri Lanka and the government has taken up the issue with the country’s authorities, Lok Sabha was informed, according to a report on the Press Trust of India. Minister

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Indian court wants LTTEer freed

Indian court wants LTTEer freed

🕔06:59, 18.Dec 2014

The Madras High Court has directed the Tamil Nadu State government to reconsider a plea of a Sri Lankan Tamil woman to permit her husband, alleged to be a former LTTE cadre, to return and get settled in the island nation,

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