Much awaited delimitation report to be gazetted tomorrow

Much awaited delimitation report to be gazetted tomorrow

🕔13:10, 16.Feb 2017

Provincial Councils Minister Faizer Mustapha says the delimitation report will to be gazetted tomorrow. The report by the Delimitation Committee was handed over to Mustapha by the chairman of the committee Ashoka Peiris on January 17. The report was signed by all members

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Ex Crime OIC granted bail in Wasim Thajudeen murder case

Ex Crime OIC granted bail in Wasim Thajudeen murder case

🕔12:20, 16.Feb 2017

The Colombo High Court today granted bail to the former Narahempita police crime OIC Sumith Perera in the Wasim Thajudeen murder case. He was granted bail after his amended bail application was given consideration by the court today. Sumith Perera

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Pakistan goes all out to sell JF-17 fighter jet to Sri Lanka

Pakistan goes all out to sell JF-17 fighter jet to Sri Lanka

🕔07:40, 16.Feb 2017

Pakistan is leaving no stone unturned in its attempt to somehow palm off the technically inferior fighter aircraft JF-17 to a hapless Sri Lankan Air Force (SLAF), the ANI news service reported. Efforts have been made by Islamabad for the

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China delays planned $1.1 billion investment in Hambantota port

China delays planned $1.1 billion investment in Hambantota port

🕔07:14, 16.Feb 2017

China will delay a planned billion dollar investment in the Hambantota port until Sri Lanka clears legal and political obstacles to a related project, sources familiar with the talks said, piling more pressure on the island nation, the Reuters news

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Media Minister says he has no issue with Ministry secretary

Media Minister says he has no issue with Ministry secretary

🕔23:18, 15.Feb 2017

Media Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka says he has no issue with his Ministry secretary of the Director General of the Government Information Department. Speaking to reporters today, the Media Minister said that he also has no concerns over his Ministerial post.

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Wigneswaran notes concerns in talks with UN, EU

Wigneswaran notes concerns in talks with UN, EU

🕔22:50, 15.Feb 2017

Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran today raised his concerns on several issues during talks with the United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU). The United Nations Resident Coordinator Ms. Una McCauley and EU Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the

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Chandrika warns war widows face sexual exploitation

Chandrika warns war widows face sexual exploitation

🕔18:38, 15.Feb 2017

Tamil women who survived Sri Lanka’s civil war now face widespread sexual exploitation by officials in their own community as well as from the army, the head of an ethnic reconciliation body said Wednesday, the AFP news agency reported. Former

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Sri Lanka, Australia to continue fight against human smuggling

Sri Lanka, Australia to continue fight against human smuggling

🕔16:49, 15.Feb 2017

Sri Lanka and Australia have agreed to continue the fight against human smuggling, the Prime Minister’s office said today. Several Sri Lankans were arrested while attempting to reach Australia by boat over the past few years, and those who reached

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Students of leading schools clash, six hospitalised

Students of leading schools clash, six hospitalised

🕔16:05, 15.Feb 2017

A group of students of three leading schools in Colombo clashed today resulting in six students being admitted to hospital. The clash occurred in two separate incidents involving students of Ananda and Nalanda and D. S. Senanayake College. The police

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Zeid’s office needs USD 648,000 for work in Sri Lanka

Zeid’s office needs USD 648,000 for work in Sri Lanka

🕔15:39, 15.Feb 2017

The office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein says it needs USD 648,000 for its work in Sri Lanka this year. The UN Human Rights Office today launched its most ambitious funding appeal yet, urging States

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Sniffer dogs to be purchased to boost security at BIA

Sniffer dogs to be purchased to boost security at BIA

🕔15:16, 15.Feb 2017

The Government has decided to purchase 20 sniffer dogs to boost security at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA). The Government says it is important to deploy sniffer dogs that can identify explosives, firearms, drugs, money and illegal items in airports for

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Namal Rajapaksa grilled by bribery commission on assets

Namal Rajapaksa grilled by bribery commission on assets

🕔13:38, 15.Feb 2017

Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa was grilled by the bribery commission today on his assets. Rajapaksa said that he was questioned for nearly three hours on the money he spent when his father, Mahinda Rajapaksa, was President. He says he was questioned on

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Upper limit for interest to senior citizens’ deposits increased

Upper limit for interest to senior citizens’ deposits increased

🕔13:02, 15.Feb 2017

The upper limit to pay 15% special interest on fixed deposits maintained by senior citizens in the licensed commercial banks and the licensed Specialized Banks has been increased up to Rs.1.5 million from the current limit of Rs.1 million with

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Decision taken to import coconut oil to control market price

Decision taken to import coconut oil to control market price

🕔12:17, 15.Feb 2017

A decision has been taken to import coconut oil to control the market price, the Government said today. Cabinet spokesman Gayantha Karunatilake said cabinet has approved a proposal to import 40,000 MT of coconut oil. The Coconut Research Institute has

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New Zealand offers scholarships to Sri Lankan students

New Zealand offers scholarships to Sri Lankan students

🕔11:26, 15.Feb 2017

The New Zealand Government has announced its fresh round of Commonwealth Scholarships for Sri Lankan students who wish to commence programmes of study at New Zealand academic institutions in 2018. The application process opens on February 15 and closes on March 30.

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Six Sri Lankan men jailed in Dubai for robbery

Six Sri Lankan men jailed in Dubai for robbery

🕔07:58, 15.Feb 2017

Six Sri Lankan men, who formed a gang that targeted villas and rob jewelry and valuables and cash, were each sentenced to five years in jail in Dubai. The six men, aged between 26 and 40, were found guilty by

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Asylum seekers returning to Sri Lanka will not be prosecuted

Asylum seekers returning to Sri Lanka will not be prosecuted

🕔07:24, 15.Feb 2017

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe  urged compatriots who are being held in Australian-run immigration detention centres to come home. Wickremesinghe claimed the Sri Lankans had broken the law in trying to flee to Australia but insisted they would not face prosecution

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Fairly strong gusty winds expected over the country

Fairly strong gusty winds expected over the country

🕔07:11, 15.Feb 2017

Fairly strong gusty winds are expected over the country (up to 40-50kmph) and surrounding sea areas (up to 60kmph) today. The Department of Meteorology said that several spells of showers will occur in the Northern, North-central, Eastern, Uva and North-western

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First steps taken on open Government commitments

First steps taken on open Government commitments

🕔22:29, 14.Feb 2017

The Government has taken its initial steps to implement ambitious governance reforms made through its Open Government Partnership (OGP) commitments, Transparency International Sri Lanka said. The 12 key commitments, which received Cabinet approval in October 2016, range from issues concerning

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WFP to support Lanka’s efforts for resilient food systems

WFP to support Lanka’s efforts for resilient food systems

🕔19:33, 14.Feb 2017

The World Food Programme (WFP) is looking to support Sri Lanka’s efforts to create more robust, resilient food systems, to overcome climate-induced shocks that are increasingly frequent. The Executive Director of the WFP, Ertharin Cousin, praised the efforts of the Government

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