Plain clothed cops in buses

Plain clothed cops in buses

🕔16:02, 10.Apr 2012

Plain clothed policemen will be deployed in passenger buses during the Sinhala and Tamil New Year to make sure drivers follow the road rules, the police media unit said today. The plain clothed policemen will travel as ordinary passengers and

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Karunanidhi slams Sri Lanka

Karunanidhi slams Sri Lanka

🕔15:39, 10.Apr 2012

DMK President M Karunanidhi today slammed Sri Lanka for raking up the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project issue, saying India “will do what is required.” The Kudankulam project was not something new and had been started many years ago and work

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JVP dissident leader found

JVP dissident leader found

🕔07:29, 10.Apr 2012

JVP dissident leader Premkumar Gunaratnam alias Noel Mudalige has been found after being reported missing since last weekend. The police said that Gunaratnam appeared before the police late last night and gave a statement and left for Australia this morning.

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Australia seeks info on Gunaratnam

Australia seeks info on Gunaratnam

🕔00:38, 10.Apr 2012

The Australian government says it is in touch with the family of Premakumar Gunaratnam, an Australian citizen, who has been reported missing in Sri Lanka, The Australian newspaper reported. A Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) spokeswoman says the

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MR says he is committed to human rights

MR says he is committed to human rights

🕔16:21, 9.Apr 2012

President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday reiterated that he stands committed to protect the human rights of his people. Speaking at the launch of the annual report of the country’s Central Bank, President Rajapaksa said that the government is also keen

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Fire onboard Mihin Air

Fire onboard Mihin Air

🕔10:47, 9.Apr 2012

A Mihin Air passenger flight heading to Indonesia made an emergency landing at the Bandaranaika International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake this morning after a fire broke out on board the plane. The Mihin Air budget airline had just departed the

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CBK bewildered by MR’s policies

CBK bewildered by MR’s policies

🕔08:57, 9.Apr 2012

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga says she is bewildered by President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s foreign policy. In New Delhi for the first annual conference of her own South Asia Policy and Research Institute (SAPRI), Kumaratunga also denied she backed Sarath Fonseka at

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STF raids illegal brewery

STF raids illegal brewery

🕔08:26, 9.Apr 2012

The police Special Task Force (STF) raided an illegal brewery in Pilliyandala where liquor was produced on a large scale, the police media unit said today. Following the raid the STF arrested 4 suspects and seized liquor bottles and equipment

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Suspect illegally videoed guests

Suspect illegally videoed guests

🕔08:03, 9.Apr 2012

The police have arrested a suspect who illegally videoed guests at an Anuradhapura guest house. According to the police, the suspect had used a mobile phone to video the guests without their knowledge. He had placed the mobile phone in

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UN urged to help find Gunaratnam

UN urged to help find Gunaratnam

🕔23:04, 8.Apr 2012

The wife of a disappeared political party leader in Sri Lanka has appealed to the United Nations and the Australian government to help finding him. Premkumar Gunaratnam alias Rathnayaka Mudiyanselage Dayalal and Dimutu Attygalle are missing since Friday night, said

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Lanka concerned over Indian nuclear plants

Lanka concerned over Indian nuclear plants

🕔17:31, 8.Apr 2012

Sri Lanka has raised concerns over nuclear power plants located in South India. The minister of power and energy Champika Ranawaka told reporters that the issue will be raised at the next International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confab scheduled for

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Police complaint against Rosy

Police complaint against Rosy

🕔10:05, 8.Apr 2012

A police complaint has been lodged against UNP MP Rosy Senanayake claiming that she is staying in a rented house by force. The landlords have said that the former Mrs. World had taken the luxury house in Rajagiriya on rent

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India defends move on Lanka

India defends move on Lanka

🕔09:03, 8.Apr 2012

India’s Home Minister P Chidambaram has defended the decision taken by India to support the US sponsored resolution at the UN’s top human rights body censuring Sri Lanka for alleged rights violations in the war against LTTE, saying it would

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War won with local knowledge – Shavendra

War won with local knowledge – Shavendra

🕔21:55, 7.Apr 2012

Sri Lanka’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Major General Shavendra Silva says the war against the LTTE was won using local knowledge and techniques and not with foreign guidance. Speaking at an event in Kukuleganga today, Silva said that

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JVP dissidents missing

JVP dissidents missing

🕔12:38, 7.Apr 2012

Two leading JVP dissidents have been reported missing since last night. According to reports, activist of the ‘Jana Aragala’ movement, Kumar Mahaththaya and Dimuthu Atigala have gone missing. The wife and children of Premakumar Gunaratnam alias Kumar Mahaththaya were arrested

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Government orders probe

Government orders probe

🕔12:11, 7.Apr 2012

The government has ordered an investigation into the incident in Batticaloa where statues of Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi and Britain’s Robert Baden-Powell had been vandalized. A statement by the External Affairs Ministry today said that the Inspector General of

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Lanka assures support to Maldives

Lanka assures support to Maldives

🕔09:14, 7.Apr 2012

Sri Lanka has assured the new Maldives government continued assistance and cooperation. The Maldives Foreign Ministry said that Maldives Foreign Minister Dr. Abdul Samad Abdullah on Friday held official talks with External Affairs Minister G. L. Peiris, who is in

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Raids on pharmacies

Raids on pharmacies

🕔09:09, 7.Apr 2012

Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena has issued instructions to conduct raids on pharmacies operating without air-conditioning units, the Health Ministry said. A Health Ministry spokesman said that the Minister has made it mandatory for pharmacies to operate with air-conditions especially since

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Lankan human smuggler arrested in France

Lankan human smuggler arrested in France

🕔06:55, 6.Apr 2012

The suspected organizer of the voyage of the MV Sun Sea, the human smuggling ship that brought almost 500 Sri Lankan asylum seekers to Canada in 2010, has been arrested in France, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said. Thayakaran

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Lanka records highest ever GDP

Lanka records highest ever GDP

🕔22:50, 5.Apr 2012

The Sri Lankan economy registered its highest post-independence growth rate of 8.3 per cent in 2011, over the 8 per cent growth in 2010, with increased contribution from Industry and Services sectors, the Central Bank said this evening. The growth

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