Lankan refugee in Tiruchi camp observes fast

Lankan refugee in Tiruchi camp observes fast

🕔07:07, 30.Jul 2015

A Sri Lankan refugee lodged in the Special Camp in Tiruchi, India went on a fast yesterday demanding that he should be released, The Hindu newspaper reported today. Police sources said the inmate Hasan Mohamed (30) had completed his conviction period in

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Rajiv killers will not be hanged, confirms Indian SC

Rajiv killers will not be hanged, confirms Indian SC

🕔00:18, 30.Jul 2015

The Indian Supreme Court dismissed on Wednesday the centre’s curative petition against its 2014 judgment commuting the death sentence of three convicts to life term in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, upholding a verdict that brought into focus the inordinate

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Six people sentenced to death over murder

Six people sentenced to death over murder

🕔17:07, 29.Jul 2015

Six people were sentenced to death today by the Matara High Court over a murder committed in 2001. The murder is 2001 had reportedly taken place over a land dispute. The six individuals were given the death sentence after being

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Uni students stage mass protest in Colombo

Uni students stage mass protest in Colombo

🕔16:58, 29.Jul 2015

University students staged a mass protest in Colombo this evening disrupting traffic at Town Hall, the police media unit said. The students has staged a march upto the University Grants Commission (UGC) in Colombo forcing the road opposite the UGC

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UNP rejects a federal solution for Tamil issue

UNP rejects a federal solution for Tamil issue

🕔16:50, 29.Jul 2015

The United National Party (UNP) today rejected a proposed Federal solution to address issues faced by the Tamils and reiterated that it stands for a united Sri Lanka. Deputy Foreign Minister Ajith P. Perera said that the UNP will not allow

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Court extends order preventing SLFP CC meeting

Court extends order preventing SLFP CC meeting

🕔12:34, 29.Jul 2015

The Colombo District Court today extended an enjoining order preventing the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) from convening a Central Committee (CC) meeting without the permission of the head of the party. The District Court of Colombo had earlier issued the

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Body found inside bag at Pettah bus stand

Body found inside bag at Pettah bus stand

🕔11:58, 29.Jul 2015

A body was found inside a bag at the Pettah private bus stand today, the police said, adding that investigations were now underway. The police said that the body of a female had been found inside a travelling bag in

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Another batch of refugees return from India

Another batch of refugees return from India

🕔08:21, 29.Jul 2015

A fresh batch of 45 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in India headed back to their homeland from the international airport in Tiruchi yesterday. The Hindu newspaper quoted airport sources as saying the refugees who were housed in various camps located

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Investigators question LTTE operative on links to outfit

Investigators question LTTE operative on links to outfit

🕔08:13, 29.Jul 2015

Indian investigators of the ‘Q’ branch police interrogated LTTE operative A Kumaraguru, who police arrested at Trichy airport on July 25 when he attempted to flee to Switzerland with a fake passport, the Times of India reported. Officers of the

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Rudra’s TGTE has no faith in the local polls

Rudra’s TGTE has no faith in the local polls

🕔07:50, 29.Jul 2015

The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) led by former LTTE member V. Rudrakumaran has said that it has no faith in the Parliamentary elections scheduled to be held next month. A statement by the TGTE said that the presence

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President says Kalam’s death an irreparable loss

President says Kalam’s death an irreparable loss

🕔17:27, 28.Jul 2015

President Maithripala Sirisena says the death of the former President of India Dr A P J Abdul Kalam is an irreparable loss not only to India but to the entire world. He said that Dr. Kalam was a man of

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Sri Lanka first country to have universal internet coverage

Sri Lanka first country to have universal internet coverage

🕔17:17, 28.Jul 2015

Foreign, Telecommunications and IT Minister, Mangala Samaraweera, today announced on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka a historic initiative to cover the entire country with affordable high-speed internet in partnership with Google. Using high altitude balloons Google Loon will

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Rajitha, Arjuna, Hirunika removed from the SLFP

Rajitha, Arjuna, Hirunika removed from the SLFP

🕔17:06, 28.Jul 2015

President Maithripala Sirisena, as the chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedm Party (SLFP), has cancelled the SLFP memberships of Rajitha Senaratne, Arjuna Ranatunga and Hirunika Premachandra, the President’s office said. The President’s office said that the SLFP memberships of S.B.

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Civil society groups sign agreement with UNFGG

Civil society groups sign agreement with UNFGG

🕔16:58, 28.Jul 2015

Several civil society organisations signed an agreement with the United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) today. United National Party leader and UNFGG Prime Ministerial candidate Ranil Wickremesinghe signed the agreement on behalf of the UNFGG. Chairman of the National Movement

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Probe on suspected LTTE bomb found in Katunayake

Probe on suspected LTTE bomb found in Katunayake

🕔16:52, 28.Jul 2015

An investigation has been launched into the discovery of a bomb suspected to have fallen off an LTTE plane which was shot down by the Air Force in 2009. The bomb was discovered when the ground at a swamp close

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UPFA polls manifesto to protect national sovereignty

UPFA polls manifesto to protect national sovereignty

🕔16:39, 28.Jul 2015

The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) election manifesto launched today, looks to protect Sri Lanka’s national sovereignty. The manifesto was launched by Prime Ministerial candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa in the presence of UPFA members and others. Earlier in the day a

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New report notes systematic persecution in Lanka

New report notes systematic persecution in Lanka

🕔04:53, 28.Jul 2015

A new international report has found that systematic persecution of the Tamil community still takes place through torture, rape, illegal detention and killings committed by the state authorities. The report by the International Truth & Justice Project,  a project administered by the

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President calls for regional cooperation in several areas

President calls for regional cooperation in several areas

🕔04:33, 28.Jul 2015

President Maithripala Sirisena has emphasized the need for regional cooperation in several areas, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement today. The President had said that the future priorities for Sri Lanka are in food security and sustainable domestic food production, eradicating the drug

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Lanka failed to fully protect victims of trafficking

Lanka failed to fully protect victims of trafficking

🕔22:54, 27.Jul 2015

The Sri Lankan government made limited progress in protecting victims of trafficking, the Unites States said in its 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report released today. The report released by Sarah Sewall, US Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, said the

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Former President Abdul Kalam passes away

Former President Abdul Kalam passes away

🕔21:42, 27.Jul 2015

Former President A P J Abdul Kalam, a popular head of state between 2002 and 2007, died today after he collapsed during a lecture in Shillong. 84-year-old Kalam was rushed to Bethany hospital in Nongrim hills after he collapsed during

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