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16 Apr 2014 17:30:49 GMT
About the only items of news this week that are neither bizarre or almost surreal are the news devel..
Mervyn is better than them - Gnanasara Thero
16 Apr 2014 17:30:49 GMT
Mervyn Silva is better than Hakeem, Wimal, Dilan and Wasu because he is a good Sinhalese B..
SLT, Just In Time settle Rs. 673 m case out of court
16 Apr 2014 17:30:49 GMT
National telecom giant to pay Rs. 502 m immediately as part of settlement to JIT and balance..
International body names extremist Buddhist organization in Sri Lanka as a terrorist organization
16 Apr 2014 17:30:49 GMT
An extremist Sinhala Buddhist organization in Sri Lanka, the Bodhu Bala Sena (BBS) has been named as..
More Chinese caught violating visas in Sri Lanka
16 Apr 2014 17:30:49 GMT
More Chinese nationals were arrested for violating local immigration and emigration laws, the police..
On rumble strip
16 Apr 2014 17:30:49 GMT
The government had apparently been cherishing many delusions until the last PC polls, one being that..
Round II of Fishermen Talks to Begin in Lanka on May 12
16 Apr 2014 17:30:49 GMT
Taking the dialogue process forward, the Tamil Nadu government on Monday announced that th..
Coke s accumulated losses top a billion, but company confident of future
16 Apr 2014 17:30:49 GMT
With net assets of Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Limited less than half its stated capital, the ..
149 arrested for drunk driving
16 Apr 2014 17:30:49 GMT
A total of 149 people had been arrested across the country for driving under the influence of liquor..
Sri Lanka cricket board hits back at Mahela
16 Apr 2014 17:30:49 GMT
The Sri Lanka Cricket Board today hit back at the comments made by national cricketer Mahela Jayawar..
Indian Supreme Court to hear case against role of Indian Army in Sri Lanka war
Thu, Apr 17, 2014, 02:11 GMT
Apr 17, New Delhi: India's Supreme Court on Friday will hear a writ petition for a probe by a Special Investigation Team into the alleged role of the Indian Army in the war in Sri Lanka.
Abu Dhabi-based Rotana Jet starts flights to Sri Lanka
Thu, Apr 17, 2014, 02:00 GMT
Apr 17, Colombo: Abu Dhabi-based airline Rotana Jet commenced flights to Sri Lanka's Colombo and Mattala airports from Wednesday April 09.
Sri Lanka fourth worst place for journalists' murders to go unsolved
Wed, Apr 16, 2014, 17:12 GMT
Apr 16, New York: Sri Lanka has been ranked as the fourth worst place for journalists worldwide in the updated Global Impunity Index published by the New York based-Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
Sri Lankan government says open for discussion with proscribed organizations
Wed, Apr 16, 2014, 16:31 GMT
Apr 16, Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka says it is open for discussion with the organizations that were recently proscribed for allegedly having links with the LTTE.
Sri Lankan authorities set up center for monitoring tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs
Wed, Apr 16, 2014, 16:30 GMT
Apr 16, Colombo: Authorities in Sri Lanka have set up a monitoring center to keep a tab on tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs.
Tamil MP says peace and harmony in Sri Lanka yet a distant dream
Wed, Apr 16, 2014, 16:28 GMT
Apr 16, Colombo: Parliamentarian of Sri Lanka's Tamil National Alliance (TNA) P. Ariyanethran has said that the President had made a good New Year message promoting peace and harmony.
International body names extremist Buddhist organization in Sri Lanka as a terrorist organization
Wed, Apr 16, 2014, 16:23 GMT
Apr 16, Colombo: An extremist Sinhala Buddhist organization in Sri Lanka, the Bodhu Bala Sena (BBS) has been named as a terrorist organization by an international body called Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium (TRAC).
Sri Lanka's Justice Minister discusses Law College admission issues with chief prelate
Wed, Apr 16, 2014, 16:18 GMT
Apr 16, Colombo: Justice Minister of Sri Lanka Rauf Hakeem has discussed the issues over the admission of students to the Law College with the Chief Prelate (Mahanayake Thero) of the Malwatta Chapter
Sri Lanka Defense Secretary meets Malaysian PM
Wed, Apr 16, 2014, 06:53 GMT
Apr 16, Putrajaya: Sri Lanka's Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa made a courtesy call on the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak at his office in Perdana Putra Building in Kuala Lumpur Tuesday.
Health Ministry warns Sri Lankan public not to purchase drugs online
Wed, Apr 16, 2014, 06:05 GMT
Apr 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has warned the public to refrain from purchasing medicinal drugs online.
Sri Lanka investigates associates of killed LTTE operatives
Wed, Apr 16, 2014, 05:49 GMT
Apr 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka security forces have commenced investigations on the people who had close links with the three LTTE operatives killed earlier this month during a confrontation with the Sri Lankan army.
Nast Traveler features Sri Lankan string hopper mold
Wed, Apr 16, 2014, 04:15 GMT
Nast Traveler, the world's premier travel magazine, on its online home has featured Sri Lanka's traditional string hopper mold as a souvenir.
Sri Lanka accuses Canada of using Commonwealth funds as a political tool
Tue, Apr 15, 2014, 20:34 GMT
Apr 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's External Affairs Ministry said Tuesday that Canada's decision to use the voluntary funds to the Commonwealth as a political tool based on dictates of electoral compulsions was regrettable.
Commonwealth expresses disappointment at Canada's decision to suspend funds over Sri Lanka
Tue, Apr 15, 2014, 20:11 GMT
Apr 15, London: Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma Tuesday expressed disappointment at Canada's decision to suspend voluntary contributions to the Commonwealth over Sri Lanka's human rights situation but looked forward to the resumption of the contributions.
Sri Lanka's main opposition to appoint co-organizers to some electorates
Tue, Apr 15, 2014, 19:44 GMT
Apr 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) has decided to appoint co-organizers to several electorates.
Sri Lankan aviation authorities get two more applications to commence domestic air services
Tue, Apr 15, 2014, 19:22 GMT
Apr 15, Colombo: Aviation authorities in Sri Lanka have received two new applications to commence domestic air services.
Sri Lankan Minister calls for a Commission to probe Buddhist extremist group and incidents against minorities
Tue, Apr 15, 2014, 19:16 GMT
Apr 15, Colombo: An ally of Sri Lanka's governing party, All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC), Minister Rishad Bathiyutheen has called for a Commission of Inquiry to look into the incident where the Buddhist extremist group, Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) acted in an unruly manner at a press conference organized by the Jathika Bala Sena (JBS) and incidents against the minorities.
Guaranteed price encourages big onion farmers in Sri Lanka
Tue, Apr 15, 2014, 12:03 GMT
Apr 15, Colombo: Following the government's measure to set a guaranteed price for big onions, more farmers in Sri Lanka have decided to cultivate big onions in the forthcoming season.
Sri Lanka police arrest Chinese nationals for engaging in illegal activities
Tue, Apr 15, 2014, 11:18 GMT
Apr 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka police have arrested seven Chinese nationals in two separate incidents for engaging in illegal activities.
Road accidents claim 30 lives in Sri Lanka during New Year holidays
Tue, Apr 15, 2014, 06:23 GMT
Apr 15, Colombo: During the Sinhala and Tamil New Year holidays 30 people have been killed in 26 fatal road accidents in Sri Lanka, the police said.
UN investigation on Sri Lanka to examine a broad range of information and evidence
Tue, Apr 15, 2014, 05:29 GMT
Apr 15, London: The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) will soon begin the process of establishing an investigation on Sri Lanka's alleged violations of human rights and assessing the evidence.
Canada suspends voluntary Commonwealth funds over Sri Lanka's human rights issue
Tue, Apr 15, 2014, 04:48 GMT
Apr 15, Ottawa: Canada has decided to suspend voluntary funds to the Commonwealth over Sri Lanka's human rights issue during Sri Lanka's tenure as current chair of the Commonwealth.
Next round of fishermen level talks between Sri Lanka and India in Colombo next month
Mon, Apr 14, 2014, 18:44 GMT
Apr 14, Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Government Monday agreed to Sri Lanka's proposal to hold the next round of fishermen level talks between the fishermen of the two sides on 12th and 13th of May, 2014 in Colombo.
Sri Lanka becomes one of Asia's fastest growing economies - report
Mon, Apr 14, 2014, 18:15 GMT
Apr 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's economy grew at a rate of 7.2% over the past financial year, making the island one of Asia's fastest-growing markets after China, The Financial Times of London reported.
Sri Lankan government to establish special courts to hear women and child abuse cases
Mon, Apr 14, 2014, 17:30 GMT
Apr 14, Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka is taking measures to set up special courts to hear and expedite cases on abuse of women and children.
Sri Lankan trade unions hand in nine proposals on formulating a private sector wage policy
Mon, Apr 14, 2014, 17:23 GMT
Apr 14, Colombo: Trade unions in Sri Lanka have submitted nine proposals to the National Pay Commission appointed by the President to assist the government in formulating National Wage Policy.
Legal action called against Sri Lankan minister for resettling people in national park
Mon, Apr 14, 2014, 16:57 GMT
Apr 14, Colombo: An ally of Sri Lanka's governing party, the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) has called to initiate legal action against Minister Rishad Bathiyutheen over the alleged resettlement of Muslim people in the Wilpattu National Park.
In Pictures: Sri Lanka's First Family celebrates traditional Sinhala and Tamil New Year
Mon, Apr 14, 2014, 09:58 GMT
Apr 14, Tangalle: Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa along with their sons Namal, Yoshitha, Rohitha and other relatives celebrated the Sinhala and Tamil New Year customs today at the President's ancestral home, Carlton House in Tangalle.
Drought in Sri Lanka may raise global tea prices
Mon, Apr 14, 2014, 06:09 GMT
Apr 14, Colombo: The prolonged drought in Sri Lanka's tea growing regions may raise tea prices globally, tea industry analysts predict.
Indian minister blames Tamil Nadu government for sabotaging fishermen talks with Sri Lanka
Mon, Apr 14, 2014, 05:43 GMT
Apr 14, Colombo: An Indian minister has blamed the Tamil Nadu government led by the Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa for stalling the second round of the negotiations on the fishermen issue with Sri Lanka.
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