Sampanthan tells NPC members to withdraw no-confidence motion

Sampanthan tells NPC members to withdraw no-confidence motion

🕔23:13, 19.Jun 2017

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R Sampanthan has told a group of Northern Provincial Council (NPC) members to withdraw a no-confidence motion submitted against Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran. The move comes after Wigneswaran told Sampanthan he will not push

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Discussions underway with foreign airlines on Srilankan

Discussions underway with foreign airlines on Srilankan

🕔16:09, 19.Jun 2017

Discussions are underway with some foreign airlines to reach a deal on operating Srilankan Airlines, State Finance Minister Eran Wickramaratne said today. The Minister said that the talks are at “discussion level” and nothing was concrete as yet. The State

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Palaniswami writes to Modi on arrest of fishermen in Sri Lanka

Palaniswami writes to Modi on arrest of fishermen in Sri Lanka

🕔15:37, 19.Jun 2017

A day after the arrest of five fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami urged the Indian Prime Minister to take up the issue personally with the highest authorities in Sri Lanka and to bring

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Sri Lanka to become export driven economic and financial hub

Sri Lanka to become export driven economic and financial hub

🕔15:10, 19.Jun 2017

Sri Lanka is to become an export driven economic and financial hub, the Finance Ministry said today. Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera concluded his first official overseas visit after assuming office, to take part in the Board of Governors

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Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital overcrowded with patients

Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital overcrowded with patients

🕔14:54, 19.Jun 2017

The Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital has been overcrowded with patients, the hospital said today. Officials at the hospital said that admissions had been suspended till this evening as a result of the overcrowding. The hospital said that the overcrowding was a result

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Wigneswaran says has backing of EPDP, replies to Sampanthan

Wigneswaran says has backing of EPDP, replies to Sampanthan

🕔13:16, 19.Jun 2017

The Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) has extended support to Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran. Wigneswaran told reporters today he received a telephone call from EPDP leader Douglas Devananda extending the support of his party to him over

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Sri Lankan Muslims in Canada write to Justin Trudeau

Sri Lankan Muslims in Canada write to Justin Trudeau

🕔12:19, 19.Jun 2017

Sri Lankan Muslims in Canada has written to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seeking his intervention over the violence in Sri Lanka targeting Muslims. The letter states that minorities in Sri Lanka are once again facing a crisis. The diaspor

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Talks still ongoing with India on Trinco oil storage facility

Talks still ongoing with India on Trinco oil storage facility

🕔12:03, 19.Jun 2017

Talks are still ongoing with India on the Trincomalee oil storage facility, Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India  Chitranganee Wagiswara said. She told The Statesman  there are certain issues which need to be sorted out through discussions. “We know India is interested

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Sri Lankan immigrant in Australia wins deportation battle

Sri Lankan immigrant in Australia wins deportation battle

🕔07:28, 19.Jun 2017

A Sri Lankan immigrant who has been working in Kalgoorlie in Australia for nearly six years has won the right to live and work permanently in Western Australia (WA), after a Federal Minister intervened and prevented him being deported, the

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TISL flags legal flaws in Lotteries Board gazette

TISL flags legal flaws in Lotteries Board gazette

🕔23:56, 18.Jun 2017

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is concerned by the recent gazette notification, which has erroneously in law placed the National Lotteries Board under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. TISL called for the error to be expediently remedied by re-gazetting the

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Police say investigations have linked BBS to hate crimes

Police say investigations have linked BBS to hate crimes

🕔23:24, 18.Jun 2017

The Police say investigations have linked the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) to recent hate crimes in the country. The Police have arrested four people including a Buddhist monk and a police officer accused of taking part in an attack on a

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UNP slams attempts to sabotage reconciliation efforts

UNP slams attempts to sabotage reconciliation efforts

🕔16:24, 18.Jun 2017

The United National Party noted with deep concern the recent attempts by subversive elements to sabotage the reconciliation efforts of the national unity Government led by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Malik Samarawickrama, Chairman of the United National

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Five Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka Navy

Five Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka Navy

🕔16:17, 18.Jun 2017

Five Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested and their boat impounded by the Sri Lankan Navy today for allegedly fishing in Sri Lanka’s territorial waters, the Press Trust if India reported. The fishermen from Mandapam had put out to sea in

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Lowest prevalence of teen smoking in the world in Sri Lanka

Lowest prevalence of teen smoking in the world in Sri Lanka

🕔16:14, 18.Jun 2017

The lowest prevalence of teen smoking in the world was seen in Sri Lanka, according to a study, the Reuters news agency reported. Roughly 11 percent of youth aged 13 to 15 around the world use tobacco products like cigarettes

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Wholesale price of sugar reduced from Rs. 99 to Rs. 96

Wholesale price of sugar reduced from Rs. 99 to Rs. 96

🕔13:51, 17.Jun 2017

The wholesale price of a kilogram of sugar has been reduced from Rs. 99 to Rs. 96 with effect from today, Sugar importers said.

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President encourages promoting yoga institutions in Sri Lanka

President encourages promoting yoga institutions in Sri Lanka

🕔13:39, 17.Jun 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena joined thousands of yoga enthusiasts at Independence Square in Colombo today to celebrate the International Day of Yoga 2017. He performed a number of yoga asanas and encouraged yoga institutions in Sri Lanka to continue their good

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Sri Lanka and South Korea discuss bilateral relations

Sri Lanka and South Korea discuss bilateral relations

🕔10:14, 17.Jun 2017

Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera held bilateral discussions with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategy and Finance of the Republic of Korea, Kim Dong-yeon, today. Minister Samaraweera and Minister Kim Dong-yeon discussed issues of mutual interest

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Sri Lanka sees big improvement in global peace index

Sri Lanka sees big improvement in global peace index

🕔10:04, 17.Jun 2017

Sri Lanka has seen a big improvement in the global peace index for 2017 going up 17 places to number 80. The 2017 global peace index has rated Iceland as the most peaceful country in the world. The index notes that ongoing

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Mangala and Indian Finance Minister hold talks in South Korea

Mangala and Indian Finance Minister hold talks in South Korea

🕔22:36, 16.Jun 2017

Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera attended the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) Annual Meeting today (16), in Jeju Islands, South Korea. This is the Bank’s Second Annual Meeting, and is being jointly hosted by the Bank and the

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No move to change existing school uniform

No move to change existing school uniform

🕔21:34, 16.Jun 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena says the Government has not taken any decision to make changes to the school uniform. He made these remarks while participating in the annual prize giving ceremony of the Sri Chandrananda Buddhist College, Asgiriya, today. The education

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