Parliament erupts over prefabricated houses for IDPs

Parliament erupts over prefabricated houses for IDPs

🕔15:53, 6.Dec 2016

Parliament erupted over prefabricated houses being constructed for the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in the North. Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran demanded the resignation of the Minister of Prison Reforms, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs, D.M. Swaminathan for going

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Protecting cyber boundaries top priority for Sri Lanka

Protecting cyber boundaries top priority for Sri Lanka

🕔15:31, 6.Dec 2016

Protecting Sri Lanka’s cyber boundaries has risen as a top priority since the end of war, Secretary to the Minister of Defence Karunasena Hettiarachchi  said today. Hettiarachchi graced the workshop on Public Safety and National Security through Digital Transformation organized by

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Minister defends move to suspend recruitment of jail guards

Minister defends move to suspend recruitment of jail guards

🕔14:24, 6.Dec 2016

The Minister of Prison Reforms, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs, D.M. Swaminathan today defended the decision to suspend the recruitment of 350 jail guards. Swaminathan told Parliament today the recruitment was suspended as there were allegations of corruption and bribery involved in the

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Ravana Balaya summoned before FCID to record statement

Ravana Balaya summoned before FCID to record statement

🕔13:22, 6.Dec 2016

The Ravana Balaya organisation was summoned before the Police Financial Crimes investigations Division (FCID) today to record a statement. Members of the Ravana Balaya were to be questioned on the alleged misuse of a Government vehicle when the former Government was in

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President says Jayalalithaa dearly loved by her people

President says Jayalalithaa dearly loved by her people

🕔11:44, 6.Dec 2016

President Maithripala Sirisena says former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram was dearly loved by her people. The President expressed his condolences over the death of Jayalalithaa who passed away yesterday after suffering from cardiac arrest. “Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was a

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Fisheries Minister asserts Indian trawlers not released

Fisheries Minister asserts Indian trawlers not released

🕔11:22, 6.Dec 2016

Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera today asserted that Indian trawlers seized by the Navy have not been released. Amaraweera told Parliament Sri Lanka is working with India to resolve the fishing dispute. “We have not released any boats seized from Indian

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Attorney General withdraws case against Basil Rajapaksa

Attorney General withdraws case against Basil Rajapaksa

🕔11:06, 6.Dec 2016

The Attorney General today withdrew the case filed against former Minister Basil Rajapaksa. The case was filed on the misuse of state funds when he was the Minister of Economic Affairs. Basil Rajapaksa was accused of misusing Divi Neguma funds.

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Sri Lanka negotiating release of nine sailors in Yemen

Sri Lanka negotiating release of nine sailors in Yemen

🕔10:55, 6.Dec 2016

The Government says it is negotiating the release of nine sailors in Yemen. Deputy Foreign Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva told Parliament today that the Sri Lankans had been detained over a dispute between two companies. He said that there was

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Panneerselvam sworn in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

Panneerselvam sworn in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

🕔08:23, 6.Dec 2016

Amidst a pall of gloom following Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s death, senior AIADMK leader O. Panneerselvam was elected the leader of the Legislature Party shortly after Monday midnight and sworn in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. At a solemn ceremony

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Hospital confirms Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa has died

Hospital confirms Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa has died

🕔00:47, 6.Dec 2016

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa passed away at 68 late on Monday evening after failing to recover from a cardiac arrest she suffered on Sunday. Her death was confirmed by Apollo Hospitals, who had earlier denied media reports of

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Prime Minister of Nepal invited to visit Sri Lanka next year

Prime Minister of Nepal invited to visit Sri Lanka next year

🕔23:24, 5.Dec 2016

The Sri Lankan Ambassador to Nepal W Swarnalatha Perera invited the Prime Minister of Nepal, Pushpa Kamal Dahal to visit Sri Lanka to mark the 60th anniversary of bilateral relations between the two countries in 2017. During a meeting held at

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Sri Lanka to make heroes out of British-era ‘traitors’

Sri Lanka to make heroes out of British-era ‘traitors’

🕔23:14, 5.Dec 2016

Sri Lanka announced plans on Monday to rescind a list of 19 nationals described as “traitors” for leading an insurrection against colonial rule nearly 200 years ago, the AFP new agency reported. Keppetipola Disawe, a local leader, and his men

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Three members of same family killed in Ambalangoda

Three members of same family killed in Ambalangoda

🕔23:02, 5.Dec 2016

Three members of the same family were killed in Ambalangoda today, the police media unit said. The police said that the father, mother and child were killed in a shooting incident. The father was aged 35, mother 27 and child

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Russia in talks with Sri Lanka on “hardware” deal

Russia in talks with Sri Lanka on “hardware” deal

🕔17:14, 5.Dec 2016

Russia is in talks with Sri Lanka on a “hardware” deal, Russia’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alexander Karchava said. He said that Sri Lanka had in the past purchased military helicopters from Russia and both countries are now in talks

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President to meet religious leaders following tensions

President to meet religious leaders following tensions

🕔16:10, 5.Dec 2016

President Maithripala Sirisena is to meet religious leaders tomorrow to seek unity among all religions following the recent tensions which arose in some parts of the country. Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said that the Ministers in charge of all religions

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Speaker defends Police action near Parliament

Speaker defends Police action near Parliament

🕔15:35, 5.Dec 2016

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today defended Police action near Parliament on Saturday during an opposition protest. Jayasuriya told Parliament today that the Police had used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the protest as they had violated a court order.

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Envoy insists Udayanga not involved in Noel’s death

Envoy insists Udayanga not involved in Noel’s death

🕔12:30, 5.Dec 2016

Russia’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alexander Karchava today insisted that Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga, is not involved in the murder of a Sri Lankan employee at the Sri Lankan embassy in Russia. Karchava said that a

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Sri Lanka invited to visit Chechnya for post war experience

Sri Lanka invited to visit Chechnya for post war experience

🕔12:18, 5.Dec 2016

Sri Lanka has been invited to visit Chechnya to learn how the former war zone is recovering and rebuilding. Russia’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alexander Karchava said he had put forward the proposal to former President Chandrika Kumaratunga. Kumaratunga is heading

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Court refuses to free former Minister Karuna Amman

Court refuses to free former Minister Karuna Amman

🕔11:58, 5.Dec 2016

The court today refused to free former Minister Vinayagamurthi Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman who is in remand over the alleged misuse of a Government vehicle. Karuna Amman had filed a bail application but it was rejected today by the Colombo Chief

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Attanayake released on bail in forged documents case

Attanayake released on bail in forged documents case

🕔11:52, 5.Dec 2016

Former United National Party (UNP) General Secretary Tissa Attanayake was released on bail today in the forged documents case. Attanayake was on October 19 ordered to be remanded till today by the Colombo High Court. He was remanded over allegations he

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