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UNHRC Commissioner denies Wigi's request
[ 2016-02-08 05:06:51 ]
UNHRC commissioner denies the request made by the Northern Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran, English media reports [More]
We don't want Airport or Port we need our lands
[ 2016-02-08 04:26:52 ] []
Dispalced personals of Valikamam North currently residing at Marudhanaramadam opposes the construction of port and airport in the Jaffna penisula and demands the UNHRC Commissioner to take necessary steps to return back their own lands. [More]
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Cardina says no to "Sinhale" movement
[ 2016-02-08 06:57:05 ]
His. Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Rajith strongly opposes the activities of Sinhale movement. [More]
UNHRC commissioner visits Dalada Maligawa
[ 2016-02-08 06:32:47 ]
UNHRC Commissioner prince Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein scheduled to visit Dalada Maligawa today. [More]
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Joint Opposition Threatens to Disrupt Parliamentary Sessions
[ Monday, 08 February 2016, 06:19.46 AM ]
According to the Political Sources, The 'Joint Opposition' is threatening to disrupt the Parliamentary proceedings if their demand to function as a separate group is not granted by the Speaker, political sources said. [More]
Group of Lankan refugees from TN returns home
[ Monday, 08 February 2016, 06:00.53 AM ]
The Ministry of Prison Reforms and Resettlement today announced United Nation Refugee Council supports to return 43 Lankan refugees towards island. [More]
Difference of opinion between Ranil & Mangala
[ Monday, 08 February 2016, 05:48.56 AM ]
A Tug Of War has been erupted Between Ranil & Mangala Over the Appointment of Global Affairs Committee To Oversee the Foreign Affairs Ministry. There is difference of opinion Between the Prime Minister and Mangala Samaraweera Over the Committee To Oversee Foreign Affairs Ministry. [More]
SL nominates Amari Wijewardena to UK
[ Monday, 08 February 2016, 04:44.16 AM ]
The government has nominated the Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC Chairperson Amari Wijewardena as the new Sri Lankan High Commissioner in London, UK, sources said. [More]
Zeid holds talks with North CM, IDPs and families of missing
[ Sunday, 07 February 2016, 06:30.54 PM ] []
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, had talks with the Chief Minister of the Northern Province C V Wigneswaran and also met war displaced families and families of those reported missing, when he visited the North today. [More]
Health Minister makes new revelation regarding Kidney racket
[ Sunday, 07 February 2016, 05:48.12 AM ]
Minister of health, Rajitha Senarathne says that the 6 doctors suspected to be connected to the illegal kidney transplanting trade as revealed by the Indian police, have not been involved in the incident. [More]
Un High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein Meets Local Politicians
[ Sunday, 07 February 2016, 03:57.11 AM ]
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein who is on a 4-day official visit in Sri Lanka, met External Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday afternoon (06th). [More]
Sarath Fonseka Won't be given with the Law & Order Ministry
[ Saturday, 06 February 2016, 12:32.52 PM ]
The UNP Confirms that Sarath Fonseka Won't be given with Law and Order Ministry. The Former Army Commander Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka will not be given with the Ministry of Law and Order, according to the highly placed government sources confirmed. [More]
10,000 Sri Lankan Emigrants to Get their Dual Citizenship
[ Saturday, 06 February 2016, 12:27.41 PM ]
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
[ Saturday, 06 February 2016, 11:32.25 AM ]
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]
Zeid Says, he will have Discussions with all the Communities in Sri Lanka
[ Saturday, 06 February 2016, 11:23.29 AM ]
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]
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]
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]
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Four more arrests imminent
[ Sunday, 07 February 2016, 07:43.05 AM ]
The Criminal investigation Department(CID) investigating journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda’s disappearance, is set to arrest four more Army intelligence personnel connected to the incident in the coming days, authoritative CID sources told to Colombo Midea. [More]
TNA’s promise to Swaraj
[ Sunday, 07 February 2016, 07:37.52 AM ]
TNA leaders promised to work with the government to find a political solution acceptable to all communities in Sri Lanka, when they met the vising Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj yesterday. [More]
Gnanasara Thera writes letter from Welikada prison
[ Sunday, 07 February 2016, 07:27.28 AM ]
Bodu Bala Sena general secretary Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera has written a letter from Welikada prison to the Mahanayake Thera, president, prime minister and the cabinet ministers. [More]
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]
Wigneswaran Visits Buddhist Temple In Jaffna
[ Saturday, 06 February 2016, 06:19.44 AM ] []
Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran visited the Naga Viharaya in Jaffna yesterday and met with the Chief Monk at the temple. [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]
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]
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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