Police seek order to probe Basil

Police seek order to probe Basil

🕔12:41, 25.Mar 2015

The Police today said that they would seek a court order to bring down former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa who had gone overseas soon after the January Presidential Elections. Police Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunesekara told journalists that Basil Rajapakse was wanted

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Full-face helmet ban is now back

Full-face helmet ban is now back

🕔12:29, 25.Mar 2015

The ban on full-face helmets, which was earlier introduced but was then withdrawn, has now been introduced once again and will take effect from next month. The police said that the ban on full-face helmets worn my motorcyclists will take

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Sri Lankan given 10 year jail term

Sri Lankan given 10 year jail term

🕔07:52, 25.Mar 2015

A special court for Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) cases in Chennai has sentenced three persons including a Sri Lankan national to 10 years rigorous imprisonment for smuggling heroin, the New Indian Express reported. The Principal Special Judge J

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Positive end to fishermen talks

Positive end to fishermen talks

🕔23:15, 24.Mar 2015

The talks between Sri Lankan and Indian fishermen held in Chennai today (Tuesday) ended on a positive note with the Indian fishers agreeing to abandon trawling in the Palk Strait in three years time, the Times of India reported. Trawling by Indian

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India assures refugees of Lanka

India assures refugees of Lanka

🕔19:38, 24.Mar 2015

India’s Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, on Tuesday assured the Indian government’s assistance to Sri Lankan refugees, who have been residing in Tamil Nadu for more than two decades, the ANI news agency reported. Rijiju was

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Tensions between Derana, MTV

Tensions between Derana, MTV

🕔19:27, 24.Mar 2015

A tense situation arose this evening between the staff of Derana TV and MTV/Sirasa when an MTV crew had gone to the Derana office. MTV/Sirasa reported that the crew had visited the office to obtain a comment on a land

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Lanka, Qatar agree to boost ties

Lanka, Qatar agree to boost ties

🕔18:51, 24.Mar 2015

The Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamimi bin Hamad Al Thani and President Maithripala Sirisena today agreed that there is immense potential for bilateral cooperation between the two countries. They identified the areas such as trade and commerce,

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Speaker to decide on opposition

Speaker to decide on opposition

🕔16:51, 24.Mar 2015

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa is to decide on the post of opposition leader after some opposition political parties today objected to Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) member Nimal Siripala de Silva continuing as opposition leader. The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), Mahajana Eksath

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ICRC helps Lanka probe missing

ICRC helps Lanka probe missing

🕔16:23, 24.Mar 2015

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has reiterated its commitment to the Sri Lanka government’s efforts to clarify the fate of persons who went missing during the past conflict and offered concrete proposals to establish an independent domestic

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Ranil sad over Lee Kuan’s death

Ranil sad over Lee Kuan’s death

🕔16:09, 24.Mar 2015

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today expressed sorrow over the death of Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of Singapore who guided its development into a modern, stable nation as well as one of the world’s richest. Wickremesinghe made a speech in Parliament

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19-A bill presented to Parliament

19-A bill presented to Parliament

🕔14:21, 24.Mar 2015

The draft bill on the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was presented to Parliament today by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The Cabinet which convened yesterday approved the presentation of the 19th Amendment to Parliament. The proposed legislation needs to get the support

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JVP calls for urgent NEC meeting

JVP calls for urgent NEC meeting

🕔13:15, 24.Mar 2015

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has called for an urgent meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) to discuss the latest political developments following the appointment of new cabinet members. A statement by the JVP said that the NEC was

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Doctors cancel strike after talks

Doctors cancel strike after talks

🕔12:19, 24.Mar 2015

Government doctors who were to go on strike today over the failure by the new Government to meet some of their demands have cancelled the strike following talks with the Government. The Government Medical Officer’s Association (GMOA) had earlier said that it

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Lanka to free 54 Indian fishermen

Lanka to free 54 Indian fishermen

🕔07:52, 24.Mar 2015

The government has ordered the release of the 54 Indian fishermen arrested early Sunday by the Navy on charges of poaching, The Hindu newspaper reported. The decision came a day ahead of the scheduled third round of talks between fisher leaders from

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Rathgama PS Chairman murdered

Rathgama PS Chairman murdered

🕔07:34, 24.Mar 2015

The Chairman of the Rathgama Pradeshiya Sabha (PS) Manoj Pushpakumara, was shot dead in Hikkaduwa late last night. The police said that Pushpakumara was shot inside a hotel in Hikkaduwa. Two others who were with him at the time of the

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MR wants to contest under UPFA

MR wants to contest under UPFA

🕔20:39, 23.Mar 2015

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says he will seek to contest the Parliament elections under the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA). Speaking to reporters in Colombo today, Rajapaksa said that he is still a member of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and

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Lanka a model for others says UN

Lanka a model for others says UN

🕔18:45, 23.Mar 2015

The United Nations (UN) says Sri Lanka has served as an important model for other countries in terms of demonstrating the importance of policies such as free-education and free-health for promoting human development. Subinay Nandy, the UN Resident Coordinator and

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JVP slams National Government

JVP slams National Government

🕔17:58, 23.Mar 2015

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today slammed the Government over the new appointments to the cabinet and insisted that the public had not given a mandate to the President to form a National Government before the General Elections. JVP leader

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President assures Jaffna Tamils

President assures Jaffna Tamils

🕔15:33, 23.Mar 2015

President Maithripala Sirisena today assured Tamils in the North that the land issue will be resolved and the land used as High Security Zones returned to its rightful owners. Speaking in Jaffna the President said that every measure will be taken

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General elections will take place

General elections will take place

🕔15:18, 23.Mar 2015

The Government says General Elections will be held after April 23 despite the formation of a National unity Government. Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said that the reason the Government needed the support of more Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members

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