Hospitals on alert to contain spread of A H1N1 virus

Hospitals on alert to contain spread of A H1N1 virus

🕔09:58, 15.Jan 2017

Hospitals across the country have been placed on alert to contain the spread of the A H1N1 virus. Acting Health Services Director General Jayasundara Bandara visited the Kandy General hospital after two deaths were reported in the hospital. He said that

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Sri Lanka says relations with US on upward trajectory

Sri Lanka says relations with US on upward trajectory

🕔18:54, 14.Jan 2017

Sri Lanka says its relations with the US are on an upward trajectory. This was mentioned when the World Affairs Council in Washington D.C. commenced the New Year with a programme on Sri Lanka at a reception hosted by Ambassador

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Popular singer Deepal “podi lamaya” Silva passed away

Popular singer Deepal “podi lamaya” Silva passed away

🕔09:53, 14.Jan 2017

Popular singer Deepal Silva, best known as “podi lamaya”, passed away today. He was 50 years old. Deepal Silva passed away at the Ragama hospital.

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Sri Lankan Tamil arrested in islet off Dhanushkodi

Sri Lankan Tamil arrested in islet off Dhanushkodi

🕔08:10, 14.Jan 2017

Dhanushkodi police have arrested a Sri Lankan Tamil when he clandestinely landed in an islet off Dhanushkodi, The Hindu newspaper reported. A police party which was on routine patrolling found Sri Lankan Tamil, identified as M. Duke Prithiviraj (36), walking

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Commonwealth chief offers Sri Lanka technical assistance

Commonwealth chief offers Sri Lanka technical assistance

🕔08:03, 14.Jan 2017

Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland has offered Sri Lanka technical assistance in the process to draft a new Constitution. She made the offer when she met Foreign Minister  Mangala Samaraweera in London, the Commonwealth Secretariat said. Samaraweera had expressed hope that the

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Sri Lanka ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention

Sri Lanka ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention

🕔07:51, 14.Jan 2017

The Government has deposited with the International Labour Office the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). Sri Lanka is the 81st ILO member State and the 16th Asian State to have ratified the Convention. In

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President, PM note importance of human values on Thai Pongal

President, PM note importance of human values on Thai Pongal

🕔07:48, 14.Jan 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe reminded noted the importance of human values as Hindus in Sri Lanka celebrate Thai Pongal today. In his Thai Pongal message, President Maithripala Sirisena said that since the dawn of civilization, humanity’s

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Malaysia says it won’t follow Sri Lanka and lease land to China

Malaysia says it won’t follow Sri Lanka and lease land to China

🕔18:14, 13.Jan 2017

Malaysian Finance Minister II Johari Abdul Ghani said Malaysia will not end up like Sri Lanka, which was forced to lease its properties over its indebtedness to China, malaysiakini.com reported. “That is Sri Lanka, this is Malaysia,” Johari said when

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Gazette issued making meters in three-wheelers mandatory

Gazette issued making meters in three-wheelers mandatory

🕔15:56, 13.Jan 2017

A gazette notice has been issued making meters in passenger three-wheelers mandatory, the Ministry of Transport said. Most passenger three-wheelers operate with meters but some refuse to have them on. With the gazette notice all passenger three-wheelers must have the meter on.

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Government will let legal process take its course

Government will let legal process take its course

🕔15:45, 13.Jan 2017

The Government says it will let the legal process to take its course. Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayake said that everyone is treated equally before the law. He said that if there is a police complaint against someone the legal process

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India signs MoU to help war displaced families in Jaffna

India signs MoU to help war displaced families in Jaffna

🕔15:27, 13.Jan 2017

India and Sri Lanka today signed an MoU to construct 3000 rain water harvesting systems at a cost of SLR 300 million in Jaffna District. The MoU was signed by Arindam Bagchi, Acting High Commissioner of India and V. Sivagnanasothy,

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President deploys tri-forces to assist drought affected families

President deploys tri-forces to assist drought affected families

🕔12:38, 13.Jan 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena has deployed the tri-forces to assist drought affected families in the country. The President said that the military will be deployed to every district to assist the officials in the area. He said that drinking water will

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Remand for Sarath Kumara Gunaratne extended further

Remand for Sarath Kumara Gunaratne extended further

🕔12:31, 13.Jan 2017

Former Deputy Minister Sarath Kumara Gunaratne was further remanded today after being produced in court. The Colombo Chief Magistrate ordered that Sarath Kumara Gunaratne be remanded till January 20. Gunaratne was arrested in connection to the alleged misappropriation of funds of

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Former Lankan district judge Fiji’s new Resident Magistrate

Former Lankan district judge Fiji’s new Resident Magistrate

🕔12:11, 13.Jan 2017

Former Sri Lankan district judge Geethani Wijesinghe Widanelage was sworn in today as Fiji’s new Resident Magistrate by President Jioji Konrote, the Fiji Times reported. Magistrate Widanelage took her oath at the State House in the presence of Chief Justice

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More Sri Lankan Tamil refugees from Tamil Nadu return

More Sri Lankan Tamil refugees from Tamil Nadu return

🕔07:44, 13.Jan 2017

About 40 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees from various camps located across Tamil Nadu will be leaving for the island nation today (Friday) under the voluntary repatriation programme of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), The Hindu newspaper reported. The

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Muslim body takes up Muslim issues with US envoy

Muslim body takes up Muslim issues with US envoy

🕔23:43, 12.Jan 2017

The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka (MCSL) met the US Ambassador Atul Keshap and apprised him of the issues facing the Muslim community in the light of a recent resurgence of Sinhala-Buddhist extremism with the tacit support of a section

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Report raises concerns over transitional justice in Sri Lanka

Report raises concerns over transitional justice in Sri Lanka

🕔21:55, 12.Jan 2017

A proposed delay in setting up a special war crimes court by “sequencing” transitional justice mechanisms has deepened concerns about the process being independent, a world report released today said. The Government should ensure greater transparency and progress in meeting

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Dutch school threatened over death of bullied Lankan teen

Dutch school threatened over death of bullied Lankan teen

🕔21:51, 12.Jan 2017

A school in the Netherlands is facing threats after a Sri Lankan teen committed suicide after being bullied in school. The Heerlen police have arranged extra protection for the Grotius College and its school grounds. The College’s director, teachers and

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Maldives locates missing Sri Lankan boat, rescues crew

Maldives locates missing Sri Lankan boat, rescues crew

🕔21:50, 12.Jan 2017

The Maldives coast guard has located a Sri Lanka fishing vessel which was stranded at sea since late December and rescued the four member crew, Avas online reported. The Sri Lanka Government had officially enlisted the assistance of the Maldives

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Previous administration accused of having “super secretaries”

Previous administration accused of having “super secretaries”

🕔21:43, 12.Jan 2017

The former Government is accused of having “super secretaries” who operated as they wished without following proper procedures. Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that some super secretaries issued orders to the Urban Development Authority (UDA) to carry out road work

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