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Maldives vice president arrested for plotting president's attempted assassination
Maldivian authorities today arrested the nation's Vice President Ahmed Adeeb over a plot to assassinate President Abdulla Yameen, who escaped death after his boat was hit by a bomb. The Maldivian home minister Umar Naseer said this. "VP Adheeb under arrest and held in Dhoonidhoo Detention (prison is...
24.10.2015 - 22:57 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Initiatives for migrants under Sri Lanka's leadership of the Colombo Process commended at Cairo Meeting
Initiatives for migrants from the Asian region taken under Sri Lanka's Chairmanship of the Colombo Process (CP) commended at the Fifth Global Meeting of Chairs and Secretaries of Regional Consultative Processes on Migration (RCPs). The global meeting organized by the International Organization on M...
24.10.2015 - 10:13
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Wimal Weerawansa MP Arrested on Passport Discrepancy Released on Bail
Wimal Weerawansa MP arrested by the CID yesterday at the Katunayake International Airport, on passport discrepancy, recorded his statement, over possession of two passports and was released on bail by Negombo Additional Magistrate Thilakaratne Bernard. He was released on a cash bail of Rs. 10...
24.10.2015 - 10:02
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BJP leaders met Naga civil societies, church, BJP legislators at Kohima
The Nagaland State BJP Unit team led by President Dr M.Chuba Ao and National Secretary cum State In-charge Farooq Khan met various leaders of Naga civil societies, NBCC and also BJP Legislators here Tuesday. The Meeting with the Naga Hoho was very cordial. Chuba Ozukum, Naga Hoho President expressed...
24.10.2015 - 08:59 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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U.S. Embassy Discusses School and Hospital Renovations in South and East
Members of the U.S. Embassy and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently traveled to the South and East to survey schools and medical facilities in disaster-prone areas to identify potential infrastructure assistance. The team visited schools from the Tamil, Muslim and Sinhalese communities across...
23.10.2015 - 17:58
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Expect a revolutionary budget – Finance minister tells the private sector
Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake delivering a clear and tangible message to the private sector in the country Thursady said that the sectors of the economy will be opened enabling the private sector as well to play an equal role with the government. He said for the first time in the history, a...
23.10.2015 - 09:29
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Indian justice system: Supreme Court denies political role in selecting Judges!
The Supreme Court's verdict on October 16, striking down the BJP-led central government's proposed National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) that gives ample hopes of political and governmental manipulations in justice delivery system of India, making early justice more complicated, is a mile...
23.10.2015 - 09:21 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington moves to new chancery premises
Sri Lanka’s Embassy in Washington D.C. moved to its new chancery premises on October 19th marking another milestone in the seven-decade long diplomatic presence in the United States. The Ambassador and the staff marked the occasion with a simple and solemn ceremony at the new premises on 3025, White...
23.10.2015 - 09:06
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U.S. Assistance to Polonnaruwa Factory Boosts Local Jobs and Income
U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap recently visited the facilities of All Focus (Pvt.) Ltd. in Gallella to congratulate the managers and workers for successfully boosting employment in the Polonnaruwa region. The new facilities and equipment are part of an innovative partnership between the United States A...
23.10.2015 - 08:35
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This year, the Global Dignity Day was celebrated in over 65 countries around the world on 21st October
In its ninth year, Global Dignity Day is part of a movement that aims to instil the values of dignity in young people around the world – living both a dignified life and helping others lead a more dignified life. The Sri Lankan Dignity Day was conducted at Wycherley International School, Colombo and...
23.10.2015 - 08:19
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Budget - 2016 dates amended for Parliamentary Program
The Parliamentary Programme for the Budget 2016 which was approved at the previous meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers has now been amended on a proposal made by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake. Accordingly, as per the amendment the number of days allocated for both the 2nd reading and the 3rd r...
23.10.2015 - 08:06
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Pakistani cadets in Sri Lanka
A group of 04 officers and 15 cadets of Pakistan’s Cadet Corps, are on a visit to Sri Lanka to participate in Herman Loos & De Zoysa Annual Championship. The delegation called on High Commissioner of Pakistan Maj. Gen. (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain at the High Commission of Pakistan. While, briefin...
23.10.2015 - 08:01
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New Members Appointed To Bribery Commission & Public Service Commission
Three new members have been appointed to the Commission to Investigate the Allegations of Bribery or Corruption from yesterday. Justice Titus Bodhipala Weerasuriya has been appointed the Chairman of the Bribery Commission while Justice Lal Ranjith Silva and Chandranath Neville Guruge have been appoi...
21.10.2015 - 08:58
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Assistant Secretary-General Jen?a’s visit to Sri Lanka today
From today to 25 October, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Mr. Miroslav Jen?a, will be visiting Sri Lanka. The visit follows recent discussions between the Secretary-General and President Sirisena on the margins of the General Assembly high-level meetings in New Yor...
21.10.2015 - 08:24
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Submissions for the Gratiaen Prize 2015 will open from 1st to 31st December, 2015
Submissions for the Gratiaen Prize 2015 will open from 1st to 31st December, 2015. The prize covers a wide range of genres including fiction, poetry, creative prose and literary memoir. More details on prize submission and regulations can be found on The Gratiaen Prize has the sin...
21.10.2015 - 07:57
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Gary Anandasangaree – A Sri Lankan Tamil Origin Elected To Canadian Parliament
A 43 year old lawyer Sri Lankan Tamil origin has been elected as a Canadian Member of Parliament from the Liberal party at the 42nd Canadian general elections held on October 19th 2015. He is the son of Sri Lankan Tamil politician Veerasingham Anandasangaree leader of the Tamil United Liberation F...
21.10.2015 - 07:25
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Mindset of suspended and disgruntled leaders responsible for Congress downslide in Nagaland: NPCC
The NPCC said the mindset of the suspended and disgruntled leaders in Nagaland were responsible for the Party’s downslide from 59 seats in 1998 down to 21 in 2003, 23 in 2008 and paltry 8 in 2013. These disgruntled leaders shamelessly refused to own moral responsibility for the election debacle and...
20.10.2015 - 23:48 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Reopen investigations of the killings of Amirthalingham, Laxman Kadirgamar and another two TULF MPs - Anandasangaree urges
V.Anandasangaree, Secretary General-TULF has urged Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe to urgently consider to take up the cases of the assassination of the former Members of Parliament A.Thangathurai, Kingsley Rajanayagam and Laxman Kathirgamar and also that of A.Amirthalingham. In...
20.10.2015 - 08:45
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Tribute to K. Gunaratnam - The Last King of EDB
It was deeply saddened news to hear the passing away of Mr. K. Gunaratnam, erstwhile Chairman of EDB on the 14th of October, 2015. At this moment of grief, it is the duty as an ex- EDB official to pen this note of appreciation on this great son of Sri Lanka. Mr. Gunaratnam was the third Chairman ap...
20.10.2015 - 08:25 By T.K.Premadasa
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Lankan dhal refiner of humble start now a globally certified firm with Swiss tech
A one man owned dhal refining mill that has a humble beginning way back in 1970 has now become the biggest player in Sri Lanka’s pulses market operating world’s largest lentil refining machinery in the country-and the one time small venture, now partnered by an Australian firm, has also clinched the...
20.10.2015 - 08:10
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