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Sushma assures Sirisena India’s support for his policies
[ Saturday, 06 February 2016, 10:12.10 AM ] []
Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has told President Maithripala Sirisena the Government of India supports Sri Lanka’s policies on reconciliation and development, the President’s office said today. [More]
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Zeid Says, he will have Discussions with all the Communities in Sri Lanka
[ 2016-02-06 11:23:29 ]
Zeid says that he will listen to all the Communities in Sri Lanka. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein says, he will be having talks with representatives of all communities in Sri Lanka and will listen to what they have to say. [More]
Wigneswaran Visits Buddhist Temple In Jaffna
[ 2016-02-06 06:19:44 ] []
Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran visited the Naga Viharaya in Jaffna yesterday and met with the Chief Monk at the temple. [More]
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10,000 Sri Lankan Emigrants to Get their Dual Citizenship
[ 2016-02-06 12:27:41 ]
The Minister of Internal Affairs S.B. Nawinna revealed that the Government of Sri Lanka plans to grant dual citizenship to nearly 10,000 Emigrants. [More]
Tamil Nadu Political Parties Express Deepest Concern for the Maithripala Sirisena’s Stand
[ 2016-02-06 11:32:25 ]
The DMK & MDMK Expressed their Deepest Concerns over Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s reported statement that his country’s new constitution will not have the concept of '‘Federation'', saying that it will affect the Ethnic Tamils. [More]
Mahinda Rajapaksa Introduced National Government Concept: Nimal Siripala De Silva
[ Saturday, 06 February 2016, 11:19.51 AM ]
The Concept of National Government was introduced to Sri Lanka by the Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, said the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala De Silva. He made this observation in a meeting at Ahangama. [More]
Fisheries Minister to visit India to discuss on Fishermen Issue
[ Saturday, 06 February 2016, 08:49.04 AM ]
Mahinda Amaraweera to visit New Delhi to discuss on the fishermen issue. The Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera will visit India at the earliest at the invitation of the Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. [More]
Chief Minister of Southern Province Released on Bail
[ Saturday, 06 February 2016, 08:41.14 AM ]
Shan Wijayalal De Silva Released On Bail. Shan Wijayalal De Silva, the Chief Minister of Southern Province has been released on bail by the Galle Magistrate’s Court today. [More]
Foreign Minister of China arrived in Sri Lanka
[ Saturday, 06 February 2016, 08:38.36 AM ]
The Chinese Foreign Minister Arrives In Sri Lanka On Short Transit Visit. The Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi arrived in Sri Lanka on a short transit visit this morning. [More]
Joint Opposition's coconut breaking Ritual against FCID
[ Saturday, 06 February 2016, 08:36.19 AM ]
The Joint Opposition Appeals For the 'Divine Intervention' Against the FCID. The 'Joint Opposition', which backs and supports the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, started a coconut breaking ritual this morning at Seenigama Devalaya, appealing to the deities to intervene against the police Financial Crimes Investigations Division. [More]
Details of the Kidney Racket Revealed
[ Saturday, 06 February 2016, 08:32.06 AM ]
A Five Member Committee Reveals the Details Of the Alleged Kidney Racket. The five-member committee appointed by the Ministry of Health had unraveled the hidden information, regarding the kidney racket, which was uncovered by the Indian Police. [More]
Dinusha Hansani wins Silver for SL at South Asian Games
[ Saturday, 06 February 2016, 07:27.20 AM ] []
B. Dinusha Hansani won the first medal for Sri Lanka at the 2016 South Asian Games underway in India. [More]
UN Human Rights chief arrives in Sri Lanka.
[ Saturday, 06 February 2016, 05:16.33 AM ] []
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein arrived in Sri Lanka, a short while ago, for a four-day official visit. [More]
Report on Kidney Racket to be handed over to Rajitha Senaratne
[ Friday, 05 February 2016, 12:17.53 PM ]
The Report On Alleged Kidney Racket is going To Be Handed Over To the Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne. The five member committee, which was appointed to investigate into the alleged kidney racket at several hospitals in Colombo, is expected to hand over its report to the Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne today. [More]
Many Sri Lankans Criticizing the Government by Living Comfortable Lives Abroad: Harsha De Silva
[ Friday, 05 February 2016, 12:08.25 PM ]
The Deputy Foreign Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva made a controversial comment on Facebook yesterday by saying that many Sri Lankans critical of government's efforts to bring national unity are living comfortable lives abroad. [More]
Indian External Affairs Minister Called on Sri Lankan Prime Minister
[ Friday, 05 February 2016, 11:41.51 AM ] []
Sushma Swaraj Calls On Ranil Wickremesinghe. The Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Colombo today, the first day of her two-day official visit to this island nation Sri Lanka. [More]
Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa's Legal Action Against Sarath Fonseka's Appointment as National List MP
[ Friday, 05 February 2016, 10:46.20 AM ]
Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa Launches "Undercover War" Against Sarath Fonseka's National List MP Appointment. The Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe has embarked on a legal mission to prevent former Army Commander Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka from being appointed to Parliament as a National List MP of the UNP. [More]
Northern Fishermen stages protest at Colombo
[ Friday, 05 February 2016, 10:31.31 AM ] []
Fishermen from Northern SriLanka stage massive protest infront of Fort Railway station. [More]
Dry weather hit downs the island
[ Friday, 05 February 2016, 10:19.41 AM ]
The current dry spell experienced in the country is a result of the EL Nino phenomenon, the Department of Meteorology said yesterday. [More]
Kumar Gunaratnam re-remanded
[ Friday, 05 February 2016, 09:35.31 AM ]
Senior member of Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) Kumar Gunaratnam was further remanded till February 15 by Kegalle Magistrate Prasanna Alwis today. [More]
Monitoring Mechanism is essential before Liberating the LTTE: Gotabhaya Rajapaksa
[ Friday, 05 February 2016, 07:52.21 AM ]
Gotabhaya Rajapaksa Says, "The Government Needs to keep hardcore LTTE's under the microscope". The former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa urged the Government to strengthen the mechanism to monitor the hardcore LTTE's before releasing the remaining hardcore LTTE operatives in jails. [More]
CID Investigates Social Media threats against the President
[ Friday, 05 February 2016, 07:00.56 AM ]
According to the Police, The CID has launched an investigation into the recent publication of death threats and defamatory remarks against the President Maithripala Sirisena via social media network websites including Facebook by several people including women, Police said today. [More]
Train kocks down youth
[ Friday, 05 February 2016, 06:49.51 AM ]
Man knocked down in the train heading from Jaffna – Colombo around 1.00 pm at Tekkawatte area in Ambanpola. [More]
Only 200 protesters at Sinhala protest
[ Friday, 05 February 2016, 06:09.50 AM ]
Less than 200 individuals participated in the protest organised by the "Sinhale" movement at Homagama area. [More]
SL-Pakistan - Maldives naval exercise
[ Friday, 05 February 2016, 06:03.36 AM ]
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif visited National Counter Terrorism Training Centre (NCTC), Pabbi and witnessed the trilateral exercise "Eagle Dash-I" taking place between Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Maldives. [More]
Rehabilitated LTTE Cadres sing National Anthem In Sinhalese
[ Friday, 05 February 2016, 09:50.58 AM ] []
A group of Rehabilitated former LTTE cadres sang the Sri Lankan National Anthem in Sinhalese yesterday at the National Day functions at Paranthan in Kilinochchi District. The Commanding Officer of the Civil Defence Force in Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu Colonel Rathnapriya Bandu organized this event, where several dozen LTTE cadres took part. [More]
Defence Council discusses about Yoshitha's Arrest
[ Friday, 05 February 2016, 09:45.05 AM ]
At the National Defence Council, the president and the prime minister have sought information with regard to the arrest of Navy Lt. Yoshitha Rajapaksa, second son of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa. [More]
Government Decision to Grant Dual Citizenship to 750 Applicants
[ Friday, 05 February 2016, 09:42.48 AM ] []
The Government has reached a decision to grant dual citizenship to another 750 applicants. [More]
Maithripala Pledged to Safeguard Sri Lanka's Sovereignty
[ Thursday, 04 February 2016, 03:50.12 PM ] []
The Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Pledges To Safeguard the Sovereignty of the Country, while Dealing With UNHRC Resolution. President Maithripala Sirisena pledged to safeguard Sri Lanka's sovereignty and national integrity, when working on the UNHRC Resolution, which was passed in Geneva last year. [More]
When National Anthem was Sung In Tamil, R. Sampanthan had Tears in his Eyes!
[ Thursday, 04 February 2016, 03:34.52 PM ] []
R. Sampanthan Had Tears In His Eyes, When the National Anthem Was Sung In Tamil. The Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan had tears in his eyes, when the Tamil translation of the Sri Lankan National Anthem was sung during the state Independence Day ceremony, a Cabinet Minister who attended the event this morning said. [More]
Jaffna University students boycotts independence day celebrations
[ Thursday, 04 February 2016, 09:13.32 AM ] []
Student of the University of Jaffna strongly opposes the 68th Independence Day celebrations and hoists black flag at the university compound. [More]
TNA leader at Independence Day celebration
[ Thursday, 04 February 2016, 08:55.44 AM ] []
Tamil National Alliance leader R.Sambanthan and the parliamentarian Sumandhiran participated in the 68th Independence day celebration at Gall Face green this morning. [More]
National anthem sung in Tamil language
[ Thursday, 04 February 2016, 07:53.29 AM ] []
Sri Lanka’s 68th Independence Day celebrations were concluded a short while ago with the singing of the Tamil translation of the National Anthem. [More]
US slams human rights violations in SriLanka
[ Friday, 26 June 2015, 08:03.21 AM ]
Several human rights violations had taken place last year in Sri Lanka , according to the annual human rights report of the US State Department released yesterday (Thursday). [More]
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