Austin Fernando to be appointed President’s Secretary

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Eastern Province Governor Austin Fernando is to be appointed as the new President's Secretary. He will fill the post made vacant by the resignation of Secretary...

Land owned by Mahinda’s security officer searched

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Land in Weeraketiya owned by a security officer of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was searched by the Criminal investigations Department (CID) today. The search was...

Government sends report on fishing to EU

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The Government has dispatched a report to the European Union (EU) on the steps taken so far to meet the requirements of the EU...

US says it stands “very firmly” on the need for accountability in Sri Lanka

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US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal says the US stood “very firmly” on the need for respect...

Initial draft text of Resolution on Sri Lanka calls for time-bound action plan

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The initial draft text of a Resolution on Sri Lanka being circulated among members of the the UN Human Rights Council and human rights...

US, Sri Lanka discuss reconciliation, fight against terror

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The United States and Sri Lanka had wide ranging discussions in Washington during which the US extended strong support to Sri Lanka in its...

De-militarisation of the North-East to be complete next year

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De-militarisation of the North-East will be complete by next year, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said at a side event held at the UN Human...

North shuts down in protest over killing of youth

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A hartal was staged in the North today against the killing of two students in Jaffna last week. Tamil National Alliance, Northern Provincial Council member M.K. Sivajilingham...

Sri Lanka remembers devastating 2004 tsunami

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Sri Lanka commemorated the 11th anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami today. In a symbolic gesture of creating awareness among people as regards the...

President assures solution to prisoners on fast

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President Maithripala Sirisena has assured to look into the concerns raised by Tamil political prisoners on a death fast at prisons around the country. Justice...