Ganeshan holds talks in Australia with officials and diaspora

Ganeshan holds talks in Australia with officials and diaspora

🕔12:14, 27.Jun 2017

Minister of National Coexistence Dialogue and Official Languages Mano Ganeshan has had talks in Australia with Government officials and the Sri Lankan diaspora. Ganeshan said he had a series of meetings with Tamil, Sinhala and Muslim diaspora communities and Australian

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Court bans protests to be staged on SAITM today

Court bans protests to be staged on SAITM today

🕔11:21, 27.Jun 2017

The Colombo Chief Magistrate issued an order against two protests scheduled to be staged today on the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM). One protest was scheduled to be staged against SAITM while the other was in support

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Arundika appears before FCID on meeting with Udayanga

Arundika appears before FCID on meeting with Udayanga

🕔11:04, 27.Jun 2017

Deputy Minister Arundika Fernando appeared before the Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) to make a statement over his recent meeting with former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga. Fernando had earlier admitted he had met Weeratunga in Japan.

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Father and three children found dead inside house

Father and three children found dead inside house

🕔07:48, 27.Jun 2017

A father and his three children have been found dead inside their house in Kamburupitiya, Matara. The Police said the children are aged 16, 14 and 10. Among the children are two girls. The three people were found hanging inside

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Garbage pile-up blamed for record dengue toll

Garbage pile-up blamed for record dengue toll

🕔17:04, 26.Jun 2017

Sri Lanka has suffered a record 200 deaths from dengue fever this year, the health minister said Monday, blaming a garbage disposal crisis in Colombo, the AFP news agency reported. Rotting garbage has been piling up in many parts of

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TN concerned over ‘attacks’ by Lankan Navy on fishermen

TN concerned over ‘attacks’ by Lankan Navy on fishermen

🕔16:59, 26.Jun 2017

The Tamil Nadu Government today expressed concern over the “alarming increase” in number of “attacks” on Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy and sought the Centre’s intervention for release of 42 of them, the Press Trust of India reported.

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US envoy and Christian group discuss attacks on churches

US envoy and Christian group discuss attacks on churches

🕔16:46, 26.Jun 2017

The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the National Christian Evangelical Alliance (NCEASL) had talks on recent attacks on churches in the country. US Ambassador Atul Keshap tweeted today saying he had talks with the National Christian Evangelical Alliance on the need for non-discriminatory

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Nearly Rs 8 million stolen from vehicle by gunmen

Nearly Rs 8 million stolen from vehicle by gunmen

🕔16:24, 26.Jun 2017

Gunmen stole nearly Rs 8 million from a vehicle in Ragama today, the Police media unit said. The Police said the gunmen had blocked the vehicle and opened fire on it before taking the money and escaping. The money was

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British widow stranded after Lankan husband was killed

British widow stranded after Lankan husband was killed

🕔16:15, 26.Jun 2017

A British widow is begging for help to return home from Sri Lanka after her husband was shot dead last month, the Mirror newspaper in the UK reported. Diane De Zoysa, 59, says she is destitute following the loss of

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Heroin smuggling from Tamil Nadu to Sri Lanka on the rise

Heroin smuggling from Tamil Nadu to Sri Lanka on the rise

🕔09:57, 26.Jun 2017

Heroin smuggling from Tamil Nadu to Sri Lanka using the sea route is on the rise, Tamil Nadu officials have said. With a 1,067-km coastline, excellent air connectivity with Southeast Asian countries and major national and state highways that link

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Australia deports group of Sri Lankans from Christmas Island

Australia deports group of Sri Lankans from Christmas Island

🕔09:48, 26.Jun 2017

The return of Sri Lankans from Christmas Island in Australia to Colombo overnight on a Government charter jet has fuelled speculation that Australian Border Force has inter­cepted a suspected asylum vessel in the past week, Th Australian newspaper reported. A

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PM notes importance of Ramazan celebrated by Muslims

PM notes importance of Ramazan celebrated by Muslims

🕔08:49, 26.Jun 2017

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in a message to mark Ramazan said that the Ramazan Festival is celebrated by Muslims with a deep sense of fellowship and co-existence in countries throughout the world. Ramazan ends a time of fasting undertaken as

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Enrolling students to SAITM suspended pending new gazette

Enrolling students to SAITM suspended pending new gazette

🕔17:00, 25.Jun 2017

The Government has ordered the suspension of enrolling students to the SAITM medical campus in Malabe pending a new gazette on SAITM. Secretary to the President P.B. Abeykoon said in a statement that the new gazette with the terms and

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Three people killed following accident in Hambantota

Three people killed following accident in Hambantota

🕔09:10, 25.Jun 2017

Three people were killed following an accident in Lunama, Hungama in Hambantota. The Police said the accident involved a three-wheeler and a tipper truck.

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Wijeyadasa’s hard hitting statement stuns diplomats

Wijeyadasa’s hard hitting statement stuns diplomats

🕔09:04, 25.Jun 2017

A statement made in Parliament last week by Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe stunned western diplomats based in Colombo. In his statement Rajapakshe accused the former UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Mónica Pinto, of falling prey to

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MS tells Ministers to keep mobiles off during cabinet meetings

MS tells Ministers to keep mobiles off during cabinet meetings

🕔09:02, 25.Jun 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed his Ministers to keep their mobile phones off during cabinet meetings. Sources said that the President was irked that some Ministers are not focused on the cabinet meetings. He has found that some Ministers make

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Police Commission orders report from IGP on Police action

Police Commission orders report from IGP on Police action

🕔08:49, 25.Jun 2017

The National Police Commission has ordered a report from Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara over the manner in which the Police dealt with protesting university students last week. Secretary to the Commission Ariyadasa Cooray said that the IGP

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Doctors suspend strike following talks with President

Doctors suspend strike following talks with President

🕔12:40, 24.Jun 2017

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) today suspended a strike launched on Thursday following talks with President Maithripala Sirisena. Earlier, Health Ministry sources said that government doctors who were on protest last week on the Malabe SAITM campus issue were to be

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Heavy rain expected till Tuesday owing to southwest monsoon

Heavy rain expected till Tuesday owing to southwest monsoon

🕔10:46, 24.Jun 2017

Due to active southwest monsoonal conditions, showery weather is expected  to continue till Tuesday 27th June in the south western parts of the country with heavy rain expected in the Kegalle and Kalutara districts, the Early Warning Centre of the

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Sri Lankan companies commence production in Ethiopia

Sri Lankan companies commence production in Ethiopia

🕔10:08, 24.Jun 2017

Two Sri Lankan companies have begun operations at the Hawassa Industrial Park in Ethiopia, the Sri Lankan Embassy in Ethiopia said. The inauguration ceremony of the Hawassa Industrial Park in Ethiopia which attracted 18 leading global apparel and textile companies, was

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