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CLEAN IS NOT ON PAPER
29 Nov 2014 05:06:04 GMT
Often it is difficult to delineate between the forces for good and the forces for evil, as the force..
UNP CHASES WAR HEROES AND ME FOR WAR CRIMES - PRESIDENT
29 Nov 2014 05:06:04 GMT
Some elements that stated in the past that talking about ending terrorism is a rotten subject, now t..
Sri Lanka opposition presidential candidate vows to protect President and security forces from war crime charges
29 Nov 2014 05:06:04 GMT
Sri Lanka`s common opposition presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena vowed to oppose any move b..
SL-born ISI spy gets 5-yr term in counterfeit Case
29 Nov 2014 05:06:04 GMT
Sri Lankan national and suspected ISI agent, Zahir Hussain, whose arrest in April had led to the une..
Global giant Unilever reaffirms commitment to Sri Lanka
29 Nov 2014 05:06:04 GMT
Sri Lankan stocks ended higher on Friday, recovering from a 12-week low hit in the previous session ..
Sri Lanka inflation drops to 1.5 percent in November 2014, food prices increase
29 Nov 2014 05:06:04 GMT
Sri Lanka`s inflation, as measured by the change in the Colombo Consumers` Price Index (CCPI) , decl..
Body found floating on Beira Lake
29 Nov 2014 05:06:04 GMT
A body of an unidentified male aged between 50 and 55 years was found floating on the Beira Lake nea..
Sri Lanka police detain 37 asylum seekers returned by Australia
29 Nov 2014 05:06:04 GMT
Sri Lanka police have detained the 37 asylum seekers who were returned by the Australian authorities..
WHY OH SIRISENA
29 Nov 2014 05:06:04 GMT
Upul Jayasuriya the so called head of the so called Bar Association of Sri Lanka in another display ..
Presidency won`t be abolished Sirisena may hold some portfolios
29 Nov 2014 05:06:04 GMT
UNP MP Mangala Samaraweera, at a media briefing at UNP headquarters, Sirikotha, explaining the Oppos..
Returned Sri Lankan asylum seekers were assessed under a screening process, Australian Minister says
Sat, Nov 29, 2014, 07:50 GMT
Nov 29, Colombo: The 37 Sri Lankan asylum seekers sent back by the Australian authorities Thursday were individually assessed under an enhanced screening process, Australian Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Scott Morrison said today.
Sri Lanka ruling party to present a new policy declaration for presidential polls
Sat, Nov 29, 2014, 07:21 GMT
Nov 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), the main constituent party of Sri Lanka's ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) , will present a new policy declaration for the upcoming presidential elections, the party's General Secretary Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said.
Sri Lanka Air Force Chief visits Pakistan Air Force Academy
Sat, Nov 29, 2014, 06:56 GMT
Nov 29, Islamabad: A delegation of Sri Lanka Air Force headed by Air Marshal Kolitha Aravinda Gunatilleke, Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force visited Pakistan Air Force Academy (PAF), Risalpur Friday.
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 4 Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters
Sat, Nov 29, 2014, 05:53 GMT
Nov 29, Colombo: Sri Lankan Navy on Friday has arrested four Indian fishermen from a village in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu after they drifted into Sri Lankan waters, Indian media reports said.
Sri Lankan President in a chat with opposition politicians
Fri, Nov 28, 2014, 19:27 GMT
Nov 28, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is seen here engaged in an in-depth conversation with former cabinet Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, Provincial Councilor Udaya Gammanpila and UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa when they met at a function in Colombo this morning.
Sri Lanka police detain 37 asylum seekers returned by Australia
Fri, Nov 28, 2014, 18:20 GMT
Nov 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka police have detained the 37 asylum seekers who were returned by the Australian authorities in mid sea thwarting an illegal attempt to migrate to Australia by boat.
Sri Lanka opposition presidential candidate vows to protect President and security forces from war crime charges
Fri, Nov 28, 2014, 17:40 GMT
Nov 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's common opposition presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena vowed to oppose any move by anyone to haul the Sri Lankan leaders or security forces to an International Court on war crime charges.
Leftist party of Sri Lanka ruling coalition to meet tomorrow to reconsider party support at presidential polls
Fri, Nov 28, 2014, 16:27 GMT
’s ruling coalition has summoned all its electoral organizers for a meeting to discuss the latest developments in the presidential election.
Two Sri Lankan government ministers likely to cross over to the opposition next week
Fri, Nov 28, 2014, 16:09 GMT
Nov 28, Colombo: Two ministers of the Sri Lankan government will likely cross over to the opposition next week, former minister MP Rajitha Senaratne hinted.
British High Commission celebrates UK-Sri Lanka ties with cricket teams
Fri, Nov 28, 2014, 15:55 GMT
Nov 28, Colombo: The British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, John Rankin in collaboration with the Council for Business with Britain, hosted the Sri Lanka and England national cricket teams at a reception at his residence, Westminster House, on Thursday, 27 November, 2014.
Sri Lanka inflation drops to 1.5 percent in November 2014, food prices increase
Fri, Nov 28, 2014, 15:27 GMT
Nov 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's inflation, as measured by the change in the Colombo Consumers' Price Index (CCPI) , declined considerably to 1.5 percent in November 2014 from 1.6 percent in the previous month on a year-on-year basis, the Census and Statistics Department reported on Friday.
Sri Lanka minister's son and six others granted bail
Fri, Nov 28, 2014, 09:17 GMT
Nov 28, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today granted bail to government Minister Mervyn Silva's son Malaka Silva, who was in remand custody for assaulting a foreign couple at a night club.
Sri Lanka's ruling party national list MP resigns from parliament
Fri, Nov 28, 2014, 09:04 GMT
Nov 28, Colombo: A.H.M. Azwer, a national list parliamentarian of ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has resigned from Parliament today.
Sri Lanka Defense Secretary calls on nations to share intelligence to combat transnational crime
Fri, Nov 28, 2014, 08:47 GMT
Nov 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa called on the nations to share intelligence to combat transnational crimes such as human trafficking, narcotics smuggling and terrorism.
Fitch assigns Sri Lanka's Singer's notes 'A-(lka)' final rating
Fri, Nov 28, 2014, 07:10 GMT
Nov 28, Colombo: Fitch Ratings has assigned Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC's (Singer; A-(lka)/Stable) unsecured redeemable debenture issue of up to LKR1.5bn a final National Long-Term rating of 'A-(lka)'.
Unilever CEO arrives in Sri Lanka on a business visit
Fri, Nov 28, 2014, 06:48 GMT
Nov 28, Colombo: Unilever Global Chief Executive Officer, Paul Polman, arrived in Sri Lanka for a two-day business visit to Unilever Sri Lanka. Accompanying Polman is Executive Vice President - South Asia, and Managing Director and CEO of Hindustan Unilever, Sanjiv Mehta.
Sri Lanka Cricket condoles tragic death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes
Thu, Nov 27, 2014, 19:33 GMT
Nov 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka cricket authority today condoled the tragic death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes saying that his untimely death is undoubtedly a blow to the cricket world.
Sri Lankan President holds discussions with leaders of SAARC countries
Thu, Nov 27, 2014, 18:09 GMT
Nov 27, Kathmandu: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa held bilateral discussions with the leaders of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries on the sidelines of 18th SAARC meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Sri Lanka's left parties to field candidates for the presidential electio
Thu, Nov 27, 2014, 17:42 GMT
Nov 27, Colombo: Two left parties of Sri Lanka have announced that they would contest the presidential election.
Fielding a common opposition candidate for Sri Lanka presidency is an unprecedented move of solidarity - UNP
Thu, Nov 27, 2014, 17:27 GMT
Nov 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National party said today that party's decision to join its historic political rival to field a common opposition candidate is an unprecedented move of solidarity to restore democracy and good governance in the country.
Sri Lanka's Western Provincial Council rule firm despite rumors, says Chief Minister
Thu, Nov 27, 2014, 16:56 GMT
Nov 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Western Provincial Council Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said that the government rule of the council was firm despite rumors.
Sri Lanka Buddhist party submits three proposals to common opposition candidate
Thu, Nov 27, 2014, 16:16 GMT
Nov 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Sinhala Buddhist party Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) has decided to set forth three proposals to common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena.
China says no truth in reports of overseas military bases, submarine docking in Sri Lanka routine
Thu, Nov 27, 2014, 15:46 GMT
Nov 27,Beijing: China today dismissed Indian media reports of establishing naval bases in the Indian Ocean countries including Sri Lanka and asserted that currently there is no military base abroad for Chinese military.
Alstom TandD India gets US$ 8.7 million deal from Sri Lanka to introduce first energy management system
Thu, Nov 27, 2014, 15:01 GMT
€7 million (US$ 8.7 million) contract to Alstom TandD India, a market leader in the Indian power transmission sector, to monitor and control Sri Lanka's electricity transmission network.
UK trade mission to Sri Lanka inaugurated
Thu, Nov 27, 2014, 14:31 GMT
Nov 27, Colombo: The inauguration of the UK trade mission to Sri Lanka, "Putting British Business on the Front Foot", was held on Thursday, 27 November, 2014 at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo.
Sri Lanka Election monitor asks opposition party's stance on cutouts of presidential candidates
Thu, Nov 27, 2014, 06:49 GMT
Nov 27, Colombo: An election monitoring group in Sri Lanka, Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) has written to the United National Party (UNP)General Secretary Tissa Attanayake asking him about the party's stance on the party's prominently displayed election cutouts in Colombo City Limits.
Sri Lanka's inaugural Defense Chief's Dialogue begins today
Thu, Nov 27, 2014, 06:19 GMT
Nov 27, Colombo: Defense chiefs of the South and Southeast Asian Nations (SASEAN) will gather in Sri Lankan capital city of Colombo Thursday to discuss the regional peace and security at a two-day conference.
UK urged to ask EU to remove preferential trade tariffs if Sri Lanka doesn't cooperate with UN investigation
Thu, Nov 27, 2014, 04:34 GMT
Nov 27, London: British lawmakers have urged the UK government to ask the European Union to remove the preferential trade tariffs for Sri Lanka if the Sri Lankan government does not cooperate with the UN investigation and address human rights concerns.
Indian PM thanks Sri Lankan President for fishermen release
Wed, Nov 26, 2014, 19:23 GMT
Nov 26, Kathmandu: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Wednesday (Nov 26) held a bilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Sri Lankan government to reduce prices of imported ric
Wed, Nov 26, 2014, 17:59 GMT
Nov 26, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to reduce the price of imported rice from Thursday (27).
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