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Mahinda supporters protest against UNHRC commissioner's arrival
[ Friday, 05 February 2016, 04:56.34 AM ]
Supporters of Mahinda Rajapaksa currently preparing to stage protest on Saturday against arrival of UNHRC Commissioner Zeid Al Hussein. [More]
Indian FM to visit SL today
[ Friday, 05 February 2016, 04:39.09 AM ]
Indian Foreign Secretary Sushma Suwaraj schedule to visit SriLanka today. [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]
Black Flag Demonstration in Vavuniya
[ Thursday, 04 February 2016, 02:51.18 PM ] []
A group of Tamils in Vavuniya held a black flag Demonstration this morning saying the Tamils in the Northern Province were unable to celebrate the 68th Independence Day in freedom. [More]
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights will have talks with C.V. Wigneswaran
[ Thursday, 04 February 2016, 02:35.04 PM ]
Zeid will have talks with Wigneswaran and other diplomats. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein will have talks with the Chief Minister of the Northern Province C V Wigneswaran during his visit to Sri Lanka. [More]
Sri Lanka Committed to Pursue a Vibrant Foreign Policy: Mangala Samaraweera
[ Thursday, 04 February 2016, 02:31.52 PM ]
The Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera says Sri Lanka is committed to pursue a vibrant foreign policy guided by the principles of diplomatic engagement and friendship with all. Mangala Samaraweera also said that Sri Lanka, since time immemorial, has maintained friendly relations with all and played an important role on the global stage. [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]
On Sri Lanka's Independence Day Queen Elizabeth-II's Message
[ Thursday, 04 February 2016, 08:05.18 AM ]
The Queen Elizabeth-II of the United Kingdom sent a Congratulatory message to the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on the occasion of the Sri Lanka's 68th National Independence Day. [More]
Presidential pardon to 600 prisoners
[ Thursday, 04 February 2016, 08:02.33 AM ]
On the 68th Independence Day 600 Prisoners detained at various parts of prisons was released under the presidential pardon today. [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]
Under the Prevention of Terrorism Act KP Investigated
[ Thursday, 04 February 2016, 07:37.15 AM ]
The Attorney General yesterday informed the Court of Appeal that the TID-Terrorist Investigations Division has commenced an investigation against Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP under three Acts, including the PTA-Prevention of Terrorism Act, the Penal Code and the Convention on the Suppression of Terrorist Financing Act of 2005 over his alleged involvement with the LTTE. [More]
Murugan’s Mother Seeks His Release on Rajiv Gandhi's Assassination Case
[ Thursday, 04 February 2016, 07:32.25 AM ]
The mother of a man Convicted for his role in the Assassination of the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi has started a public petition campaign in Sri Lanka seeking the release of her son from a jail in Tamil Nadu. [More]
Many close relatives of ministers are at SAITM: SAITM Chairman
[ Thursday, 04 February 2016, 07:19.49 AM ]
The Chairman of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) in Malabe Dr. Neville Fernando yesterday said not only Minister Senaratne’s daughter-in-law, but also the daughters and daughters-in-law of other ministers in the current government are also studying at the SAITM. [More]
JHU called upon to sing national anthem in Sinhala language
[ Thursday, 04 February 2016, 07:16.33 AM ]
Jaathika Hela Urumaya today called upon to sing national anthem only on Sinhala language at 68th Independence Day celebrations. [More]
Imalda Sukumar appointed as the secretary to the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs
[ Thursday, 04 February 2016, 03:58.44 AM ]
Mrs. Imalda Sukumar appointed as the secretary to the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs. [More]
Independence day message from President
[ Thursday, 04 February 2016, 03:46.57 AM ]
As we commemorate independence, let us dedicate ourselves to provide a truly ethical, virtuous, wise and equitable service to all. Let us pledge to consolidate on peace and freedom achieved and build this future for our land and people, stated President Maithripala Sirisena in his Independence Day message. [More]
Rajapaksa Family should show their Source of Investment for CSN: Anura
[ Wednesday, 03 February 2016, 01:29.10 PM ]
Anura Kumara Dissanayake Says that the Rajapaksa Family should reveal their Source of Initial Capital for the CSN. The JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said, The Rajapaksa family should reveal the source of the initial capital of Rs 234 million for Carlton Sports Network. [More]
C.V. Wigneswaran expecting to meet Sushma Swaraj
[ Wednesday, 03 February 2016, 01:24.22 PM ]
The Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran is Expecting To Meet the Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. [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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