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JHU wants Cabinet reduced to 25
20 Oct 2014 09:55:18 GMT
The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) adopted eight resolutions at its 11th convention yesterday -- includi..
What s in a ban?
20 Oct 2014 09:55:18 GMT
The European Union (EU) General Court has recently held that no thorough examination had preceded th..
Sri Lanka to contest the European Court decision lifting sanctions on LTTE
20 Oct 2014 09:55:18 GMT
Sri Lanka has decided to contest the decision by the General Court of the European Union (EU)to annu..
LTTE TERROR CAN RE-SURFACE
20 Oct 2014 09:55:18 GMT
Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) President V. Anandasangaree has warned the Sri Lankan governmen..
INFOTEL ICT exhibition in Sri Lanka to focus on creating a `Knowledge Hub`
20 Oct 2014 09:55:18 GMT
INFOTEL, the popular Sri Lankan ICT exposition organized by the Federation of Information Technology..
Emerging markets guru Mobius upbeat over Sri Lanka
20 Oct 2014 09:55:18 GMT
CB Chief says..
Lifting of sanctions will help LTTE to revive in Sri Lanka - Tamil leader
20 Oct 2014 09:55:18 GMT
The decision by the General Court of European Union to lift the sanctions the EU imposed in 2006 aga..
24 injured in bus accident
20 Oct 2014 09:55:18 GMT
At least 24 passengers were injured after a bus travelling from Dammulla to Eheliyagoda was skidded ..
The return of the Yal Devi
20 Oct 2014 09:55:18 GMT
The Yal Devi s return to Jaffna last week predictably evoked a lot of sentiment reflected in three a..
Top FAO official, hundreds of others turned away at Omanthai
20 Oct 2014 09:55:18 GMT
A top United Nations official was turned away at the Omanthai checkpoint this week as the Defence Mi..
Sri Lankan President launches sixth phase of Divi Neguma domestic agriculture program
Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 19:29 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Monday (October 20) launched the sixth phase of the "Divi Neguma" domestic agriculture program.
Trade unions in Sri Lanka protest demanding Rs. 10,000 wage hike
Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 19:14 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: Trade unions affiliated with the opposition political parties in Sri Lanka staged a massive protest demonstration on Monday to demand a Rs. 10,000 pay hike for the state sector workers.
Five suspects surrender to police over attack on Sri Lanka university students
Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 18:49 GMT
Oct 20, Balangoda: Five suspects including a member of the Imbulpe Pradeshiya Sabha today surrendered to Balangoda Police over the recent assault on a group of students of Sri Lanka's Sabaragamuwa University, the police said.
Sri Lanka Navy deploys personnel to assist flood victims
Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 18:27 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has deployed its personnel to assist the people affected by the floods in the Southern district of Galle and the Puttalam district in the North western Province.
Sri Lanka Cricket emphasizes India tour is a collective decision
Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 17:58 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket today said that a proper procedure was followed in deciding to tour India and it was a collective decision of its Executive Committee taken in the best interest of the game to accept India's invitation for a short tour.
Australian travelers advised to exercise a high degree of caution in Sri Lanka
Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 16:45 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: Australia has advised its citizens traveling to Sri Lanka to "exercise a high degree of caution" in the country at this time because of the unpredictable security environment in the island.
Lifting EU sanctions on LTTE is a result of continuous mission against country - Sri Lanka ruling party
Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 16:10 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: The main constituent party of Sri Lanka's ruling alliance, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) said the removing of the ban on the Tamil Tiger terrorist group LTTE by the European Union is the result of continuous mission against the country since the government defeated the LTTE five years ago.
Sri Lankan President to meet JHU leaders tomorrow
Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 15:01 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa will meet the leaders of the government coalition party Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) tomorrow.
Sri Lanka cabinet spokesman confirms the Presidential election is in January
Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 14:55 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka cabinet spokesman and Minister of Media Information Keheliya Rambukwella revealed today that the Presidential election would be held in January 2015.
UK seafood importers criticize EU ban on Sri Lanka, willing to help government to improve the industry
Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 14:40 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: UK seafood importers have slammed the European Union's decision to slap a ban on Sri Lanka's fish imports which will go into effect from January 2015.
Sri Lanka's malaria elimination efforts a 'spectacular achievement' - Global Health Group
Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 13:49 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: The Global Health Group, a California-based action group that assists strengthening the public health capabilities in developing countries, has hailed Sri Lanka's success in Malaria eradication as a "spectacular achievement".
Sri Lankan President links EU decisions to opposition 'conspiracies'
Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 05:13 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has charged that the recent decisions taken by the European Union are a result of the attempts by the opposition parties to oust him.
Coalition party of Sri Lanka ruling alliance to support a common candidate if Constitution is not amended
Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 03:48 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: Coalition partner of Sri Lanka's ruling alliance, Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) announced Sunday that the party would present to the President a set of proposals to amend the Constitution.
Two MPs of minor party in Sri Lanka to join the main opposition UNP
Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 02:34 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: Two parliamentarians of a minor opposition party would soon join the main opposition United National Party (UNP), party sources said.
Sri Lanka opposition led workers' protests in Colombo tomorrow
Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 01:51 GMT
Oct 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka opposition political parties have planned to summon more than 100,000 workers to Colombo on October 20th and 21st.
Lifting of sanctions will help LTTE to revive in Sri Lanka - Tamil leader
Sun, Oct 19, 2014, 14:30 GMT
Oct 19, Colombo: The decision by the General Court of European Union to lift the sanctions the EU imposed in 2006 against the LTTE, the Tamil Tiger terrorist group, will help to revive the vanquished outfit in Sri Lanka's Tamil-dominated Northern Province, a senior Tamil political leader has said.
Several foreign countries willing to import fish products from Sri Lanka - Fisheries Minister
Sun, Oct 19, 2014, 14:15 GMT
Oct 19, Colombo: After the European Commission proposed to ban imports of fisheries products from Sri Lanka, several foreign countries have already expressed their willingness to purchase their fish product requirements from Sri Lanka, the Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources said today.
Sri Lanka to contest the European Court decision lifting sanctions on LTTE
Sun, Oct 19, 2014, 13:39 GMT
Oct 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka has decided to contest the decision by the General Court of the European Union (EU)to annul the sanctions placed on the Tamil Tiger terrorist group and will send an envoy to seek support in the union against the ruling.
Sri Lanka develops Standard Operating Procedures for the identification and protection of trafficking victims
Sun, Oct 19, 2014, 07:47 GMT
Oct 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka has developed a national strategy in compliance with the international standards to identify and protect trafficking victims.
INFOTEL ICT exhibition in Sri Lanka to focus on creating a 'Knowledge Hub'
Sun, Oct 19, 2014, 07:26 GMT
Oct 19, Colombo: INFOTEL, the popular Sri Lankan ICT exposition organized by the Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) will be held this year from 24 to 26 October at the BMICH.
Sri Lanka, India navies discuss maritime issues at IMBL meeting
Sun, Oct 19, 2014, 07:10 GMT
Oct 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka and India have held the 24th International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) meeting in the mid seas Thursday to discuss maritime issues common to both countries.
Missing Persons Commission of Sri Lanka to hold public sittings in Mullaitivu District again
Sun, Oct 19, 2014, 06:47 GMT
Oct 19, Colombo: The Presidential Commission Investigating Cases of Missing Persons in Sri Lanka will conduct public sittings to hear cases of missing in Mullaitivu District again from 2nd to the 5th of November 2014.
Two Sri Lankan heroin dealers arrested in India
Sun, Oct 19, 2014, 05:24 GMT
Oct 19, Chennai: In an inter-state joint police operation, the anti-narcotics wing of the Delhi Police and the Chennai city police have arrested two Sri Lankans and a Chennai resident for possession of narcotics.
Sri Lanka to launch sixth phase of Divi Neguma domestic agriculture program tomorrow
Sun, Oct 19, 2014, 05:04 GMT
Oct 19, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will launch the sixth phase of the "Divi Neguma" domestic agriculture program on Monday (October 20) , the Ministry of Economic Development announced.
Japan hands over self-propelled grab hopper dredger to Sri Lanka
Sat, Oct 18, 2014, 16:57 GMT
Oct 18, Colombo: Japan today handed over a self-propelled grab hopper dredger constructed at a cost of Rs. 1.2 billion to Sri Lanka today to develop country's fishery industry.
Rivers overflow in southern Sri Lanka submerging roads
Sat, Oct 18, 2014, 16:01 GMT
Oct 18, Colombo: Major rivers in Southern Sri Lanka, swollen by incessant rain, have overflown submerging roads and low lying areas in the South.
Sri Lanka to mark 2014 National Safety Day in Hambantota district
Sat, Oct 18, 2014, 14:55 GMT
Oct 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka will mark the National Safety Day, which was commemorated for eight years continuously since 2006, in Hambantota district this year.
Will abolish Executive Presidency in Sri Lanka when separatism called off - President
Sat, Oct 18, 2014, 14:11 GMT
Oct 18, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today reiterated that he is prepared to abolish the Executive Presidential System on the day the separatists give up their call for a separate state in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Railways General Manager removed after the strike
Sat, Oct 18, 2014, 08:10 GMT
Oct 18, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has removed the General Manager of Sri Lanka Railways B.A.P. Ariyaratne with immediate effect.
Pro-LTTE Indian political parties call for lifting ban on Sri Lankan Tamil Tiger terrorist group
Sat, Oct 18, 2014, 07:17 GMT
Oct 18, Chennai: Following the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decision to annul the sanctions against Sri Lanka's defunct Tamil Tiger terrorist group, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) , the pro-LTTE Tamil political parties in Tamil Nadu have begun to demand the Indian government to lift the group's ban in India.
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