UNP is to decide only after polls

UNP is to decide only after polls

🕔22:26, 16.Apr 2015

The United National Party (UNP) now says it will decide on a national unity Government only after the Parliament elections. UNP spokesman Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that the UNP was the first to propose a national unity Government and now

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JVP says no split within the party

JVP says no split within the party

🕔22:05, 16.Apr 2015

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) insisted that there is no split in the party and that the decision by former JVP leader Somawansa Amarasinghe to leave the party was his personal decision. JVP propaganda secretary Vjitha Herath said that the

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India probes boat from Sri Lanka

India probes boat from Sri Lanka

🕔21:53, 16.Apr 2015

A Sri Lankan fibre glass boat was found abandoned off Thangachimadam near Rameswaram today with locals claiming five unidentified persons disembarked from it, the Press Trust of India reported. The boat belonged to Mannar District in northern Sri Lanka and its

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Sri Lanka assures CWC support

Sri Lanka assures CWC support

🕔20:02, 16.Apr 2015

The Government has assured its serious commitment and meaningful contributions to achieve the goals of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), the Foreign Ministry said today. A Foreign Ministry statement said that Deputy Foreign Minister Ajith P. Perera, visited the Organisation

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Somawansa splits from the JVP

Somawansa splits from the JVP

🕔17:19, 16.Apr 2015

Former Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Somawansa Amarasinghe says he has decided to leave the party and will form a new political party. Amarasinghe said that he will look to take forward the policies of the JVP founder Rohana Wijeweera.

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MR’s camp awaits SLFP decision

MR’s camp awaits SLFP decision

🕔15:19, 16.Apr 2015

Former President Mahinda Rajapakse and the members of parliament who are supporting him, will wait for the decision to be taken by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) on who the SLFP Prime Ministerial candidate will be at the next

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TNPF to contest Parliament polls

TNPF to contest Parliament polls

🕔12:23, 16.Apr 2015

The Tamil National Peoples’ Front (TNPF) is to contest the upcoming Parliament elections independently, the TNPF said. TNPF President Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam denied reports that the TNPF has been invited to join the Tamil National Alliance (TNA). He insisted that reports

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Naxals getting arms via Sri Lanka

Naxals getting arms via Sri Lanka

🕔08:08, 16.Apr 2015

India’s Central intelligence agencies have launched a major investigation into a “specific tip-off” that Naxals were now getting sophisticated weapons through the sea route from Sri Lanka. The Asian Age quoted top intelligence sources as saying that they had received

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UN for probe on sexual violence

UN for probe on sexual violence

🕔08:02, 16.Apr 2015

The United Nations has called on the Government to investigate allegations of conflict-related sexual violence, including incidents said to have taken place during the post war period. UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon, in a report to the UN Security Council, on

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China subs to divert to Pakistan

China subs to divert to Pakistan

🕔22:09, 15.Apr 2015

Pakistan’s Gwadar port which has been taken over by a Chinese firm could guarantee maintenance and supply for China’s naval ships in the Indian Ocean after the new Sri Lankan government declined permission for Chinese vessels to dock in the

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Mahinda, MPs to have key talks

Mahinda, MPs to have key talks

🕔19:22, 15.Apr 2015

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is expected to have key talks tomorrow in Tangalle with a group of opposition members of parliament who are supporting him to contest as Prime Minister at the Parliament elections. According to well informed sources, the

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Aussie FM, Lankans in India meet

Aussie FM, Lankans in India meet

🕔16:38, 15.Apr 2015

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, who is on an official visit to India, had talks with Sri Lankan Tamils based in Chennai. The Foreign Minister tweeted saying she had constructive talks with the senior Sri Lankan Tamils in Chennai. FacebookTwitterGoogle+Pinterest

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Nishantha grilled in fraud probe

Nishantha grilled in fraud probe

🕔15:21, 15.Apr 2015

Former Secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the CSN sports television network, was questioned today by the police over fraud allegations. He was questioned by the special police unit investigating fraud allegations raised against high

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Over 790 drunk drivers arrested

Over 790 drunk drivers arrested

🕔12:18, 15.Apr 2015

Over 790 drunk drivers have been arrested during the four day period ending today during special operations launched by the police. Police Headquarters said that 190 drunk drivers were arrested from around the country during the 24 hours ending at

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Una raised in Jamaica parliament

Una raised in Jamaica parliament

🕔08:45, 15.Apr 2015

The damage caused to the Unawatuna beach has gone international, with the issue being raised at the Jamaican Parliament. Shahine Robinson, Opposition Spokesperson for Tourism and Cruise Shipping raised the issue while discussing concerns about the way in which developments

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IPKF in Sri Lanka seen as a failure

IPKF in Sri Lanka seen as a failure

🕔22:05, 14.Apr 2015

India’s Union Minister of State for External Affairs General (retd) V K Singh said today that the decision to send the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) to Sri Lanka in 1987 was “a high level policy failure”. “The decision to

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Visa on Arrival to India from today

Visa on Arrival to India from today

🕔19:12, 14.Apr 2015

Sri Lanka has been added to the list of countries who will enjoy the visa on arrival facility when visiting India from today. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his recent visit to Sri Lanka, had announced that Sri Lanka

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UK PM offers Maithripala support

UK PM offers Maithripala support

🕔17:18, 14.Apr 2015

British Prime Minister David Cameron said that he has offered President Maithripala Sirisena his support for the steps the Sri Lankan government has begun to take to address the issues of the past. In a message to mark the Sinhala and Tamil

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US, Lanka spoke on human rights

US, Lanka spoke on human rights

🕔17:06, 14.Apr 2015

A top US official who had visited Sri Lanka recently, had discussed human rights related issues, the US State Department said in a statement. The State Department said that Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski met

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Miliband will push for war probe

Miliband will push for war probe

🕔08:39, 14.Apr 2015

The leader of the Labour Party in the UK, Ed Miliband, has vowed to continue to push for a full, independent, international inquiry into the alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Sri Lanka. In a video message to

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