UNP invites SF to join alliance

UNP invites SF to join alliance

🕔12:38, 22.May 2012

The United National Party (UNP) today invited former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka to join the UNP led opposition alliance. UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake told reporters at a media briefing today that an open invitation has been issued to Fonseka

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Hirunika to write to MR

Hirunika to write to MR

🕔11:32, 22.May 2012

Hirunika Premachandra says she is going to write to President Mahinda Rajapaksa regarding the threats she is facing and the failure by the police to arrest MP Duminda Silva. Speaking to reporters outside court this morning Hirunika Premachandra said she

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Family of four stabbed

Family of four stabbed

🕔11:30, 22.May 2012

A family of four were stabbed and injured in Monaragala this morning, the police media unit said. The police said that a man had broken into the house and stabbed all four people including three women. According to the police

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Abductors arrested

Abductors arrested

🕔08:38, 22.May 2012

The police said that they had arrested a group of abductors who had demanded ransom for the release of a woman and her child in Udugama. A 28 year old woman and her child were abducted on May 19 from

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Fonseka to fight corrupt politicians

Fonseka to fight corrupt politicians

🕔21:10, 21.May 2012

Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka says he will keep his promise to free the country from corrupt politicians. Speaking to reporters after reaching his home in Thalawathugoda this evening, Fonseka also said he was in debt to the politicians who

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Fonseka a free man

Fonseka a free man

🕔16:59, 21.May 2012

Former Sri Lankan army commander Sarath Fonseka was released from prison a short while ago following a Presidential pardon. Large crowds gathered outside the prison to greet Fonseka who was imprisoned in 2010 just days after he lost to incumbent

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Lankans not affected in Italy quake

Lankans not affected in Italy quake

🕔15:32, 21.May 2012

The Ministry of External Affairs says there has not been loss of life or casualties reported among Sri Lankans following the earthquake in Italy. The Ministry of External Affairs and the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Rome, Italy have been monitoring

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NSB Chairman resigns over deal

NSB Chairman resigns over deal

🕔14:27, 21.May 2012

National Savings Bank (NSB) Chairman Pradeep Kariyawasam has tendered his resignation, in a letter sent to President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Finance Ministry. His resignation follows a controversial share deal between the National Savings Bank (NSB) and The Finance Company

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Fonseka arrives at Supreme Court

Fonseka arrives at Supreme Court

🕔13:21, 21.May 2012

Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka left the Nawaloka hospital a short while ago and arrived at the Supreme Court. He was escorted outside the hospital into a prison van by prison guards amidst a large gathering of Fonseka’s supporters and

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Over 200 prisoners continue protest

Over 200 prisoners continue protest

🕔11:47, 21.May 2012

Over 200 minority Tamil prisoners, most of them former LTTE cadres, continued a hunger strike for a fifth day today. The inmates of the Welikada, Kalutara and Vavuniya prison are demanding that they be charged for their crimes or be

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Congress against Ealam

Congress against Ealam

🕔08:51, 21.May 2012

India’s ruling Congress party does not support a separate Ealam sate in Sri Lanka, the Hindu newspaper reported. Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) president B.S. Gnanadesikan said his party strongly believed that a solution to the ethnic question should be

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Two Saudi nationals arrested in Hikka

Two Saudi nationals arrested in Hikka

🕔08:38, 21.May 2012

Two Saudi Arabian nationals have been arrested in Hikkaduwa for operating a brothel, the police said today. According to the police a Sri Lankan woman, a resident of Maradana, was also arrested with the two Saudi nationals. The police also

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Cancer patient seeks help to return home to Sri Lanka

Cancer patient seeks help to return home to Sri Lanka

🕔19:11, 20.May 2012

A Sri Lankan woman in Dubai with stage 3 ovarian cancer has appealed to the public for help to settle her debt so she could fly back home to be with her dying mom. “My mother said, ‘Before I die,

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President pardons Fonseka

President pardons Fonseka

🕔06:59, 20.May 2012

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has pardoned and authorised the release of jailed former army commander Sarath Fonseka, a Presidential spokesman said today. President’s spokesman Bandula Jayasekera said that the document’s authorising Fonseka’s release were signed by the President before he left

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Vaiko flays move to send relics to Sri Lanka

Vaiko flays move to send relics to Sri Lanka

🕔23:53, 19.May 2012

MDMK leader Vaiko on Saturday criticised India’s decision to lend ‘Kapilavastu relics’ (fragments of Buddha’s bones) to Sri Lanka for an exposition and said the move was an “unpardonable betrayal” of Indian Government against the Tamils. Citing the alleged killing

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Soldier kills two over love affair

Soldier kills two over love affair

🕔10:58, 19.May 2012

A soldier shot dead a young girl and her mother and injured her father in Katugastota this morning over a love affair, the police media unit said. The police said that the soldier was believed to have committed the crime

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Lanka appreciates world support to defeat LTTE

Lanka appreciates world support to defeat LTTE

🕔09:28, 19.May 2012

President Mahinda Rajapaksa said Sri Lanka appreciates the support given by the international community to defeat the LTTE. Addressing the nation at the victory day celebrations at Galle Face today, the President also said that recommendations of the Lessons Learned

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Three cops killed in accident

Three cops killed in accident

🕔09:20, 19.May 2012

Three policemen were killed in Pannala when the motorbike they were riding collided with a parked lorry this morning, the police media unit said. According to the police, all three policemen were on one motorbike and they were heading to

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G.L presents action plan to Hillary

G.L presents action plan to Hillary

🕔07:35, 19.May 2012

External Affair Minister G.L Peiris presented an action plan to U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on how the government plans to implement some of the recommendations of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC). U.S State Department spokeswoman Victoria

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Woman bites off lover’s penis

Woman bites off lover’s penis

🕔07:20, 19.May 2012

A Sri Lankan woman bit off the penis of her 30-year-old lover during a row on Friday, a doctor said, as police investigated two other incidents. The man was rushed to a rural hospital in Andapana, 180 kilometres (110 miles)

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