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As many as 43 Indian fishermen were on Thursday arrested by Sri Lankan naval personnel while fishing in Nedunchivu and Mullaithivu areas off the island nation, PTI reported.
Full Article Friday, 27 February 2015 09:28
Cabinet Spokesman and Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne today said he ‘could not recall’ government ministers from the United National Party (UNP) raising issue at Cabinet meetings regarding the continued delay in taking action against members of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government who have various serious allegations pending against them.
Full Article Thursday, 26 February 2015 18:55
Constitutional reforms, including the 19th Amendment to the Constitution and empowering of Independent Commissions, will be brought before Parliament in the first week of March, Cabinet Spokesman and Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said today.
Full Article Thursday, 26 February 2015 17:38
The UN Human Rights Council yesterday defended its move to defer the release of a report into alleged war crimes committed during Sri Lanka's civil war as a "very rational" decision taken in a "relatively unique" case.
Full Article Thursday, 26 February 2015 10:56
A 73-year-old German national who went swimming in the sea off Beruwala coast drowned yesterday. The incident occurred at around 11.30 last morning. The body is currently lying at the Kalutara, Nagoda hospital.
Full Article Thursday, 26 February 2015 10:27
Government of Sri Lanka issuing a statement over the recent political situation in Maldives says that Sri Lanka as a neighbor country hopes Maldives to resolve its issues peacefully. The statement also proposes the Maldives to work within the legal frame of the country.
Full Article Wednesday, 25 February 2015 21:49
People’s Movement to oppose Colombo Port City urged the government to stop the Port City Project immediately pointing out that the project will bring only destruction to the country.
Full Article Wednesday, 25 February 2015 16:40
The ICC has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 has approved Upul Tharanga as a replacement player for Jeevan Mendis in Sri Lanka’s squad for the tournament. Mendis is suffering from a hamstring injury, which he picked up at a training session on Tuesday.
Full Article Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:01
Dispelling various rumors and false news regarding the Mankulam Police Division, Police spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana today said that while the Police division has in fact been scrapped, the Police stations and officers continue to function in the areas.
Full Article Tuesday, 24 February 2015 16:51
Police are requesting the help of the public to identify any movable and immovable properties belonging to drug kingpin Mohamed Makeen Mohamed Siddiq. According to Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana Mohamed Makeen is currently residing in either Dubai or Pakistan and is smuggling drugs in to Sri Lanka. He is also said to be an ally of arrested drug...
Full Article Tuesday, 24 February 2015 15:25
Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa’s wife, Shashi Weerawansa was taken into custody and will be remanded till February 25 for improperly possessing a diplomatic passport and presenting forged documents. An overseas tour ban was issued by the Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya yesterday (February 23) preventing her leaving the country.
Full Article Tuesday, 24 February 2015 11:24
Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera will travel to Geneva to attend the High-Level Segment of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to be held on March 02, 2015. Over 65 Foreign Ministers from around the world are due to participate in this year's High-Level Segment.
Full Article Friday, 20 February 2015 15:29
Major General Krishantha De Silva has been appointed as the new Commander of Sri Lanka Army by President Maithripala Sirisena, the Presidential Media Division announced. He succeeds Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake.
Full Article Friday, 20 February 2015 14:29
Four suspects who were allegedly transporting 'Kerala Ganja' in vehicles were arrested by police in Ilawali yesterday. Police Media Unit said officers acting on a tip-off recovered 101 kilograms of Kerala Ganja from two three-wheelers and a Dimo Batta lorry at Thotilladi, Ilawali.
Full Article Friday, 20 February 2015 10:21
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna demanded a separate ministry for labour relations as it was a broad subject in the country. The Party’s trade union wing leader K. D. Lal Kantha in a press briefing yesterday said that both the Minister and Deputy Minister are lawyers by profession and more attention goes to the Justice Ministry related issues and not at the…
Full Article Friday, 20 February 2015 09:13
Cabinet has approved a joint proposal made by the Minister of Public Administration, Provincial Councils, Local Government and Democratic Governance Karu Jayasuriya and the Minister of Food Security Gamini Jayawickrema Perera to instruct the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) to formulate a mechanism to ensure the price reductions made by the 'interim budget' are passed on to the consumers.
Full Article Thursday, 19 February 2015 17:55
Cabinet has approved a proposal made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe to instruct the Secretary to the Ministry of Defense to appoint a committee to investigate into allegations of political victimization in the Tri Forces since the year 2010 and present recommendations to provide necessary concessions.
Full Article Thursday, 19 February 2015 16:47
Frontline Socialist Party Politburo Member Chameera Koswatta stated that the party has to ask the government if there was any democracy in this country.
Full Article Thursday, 19 February 2015 15:57
Bodu Bala Sena(BBS)General Secretary Galagodaatte Gnanasara demanded Azath Salley to quit active politics as he promised since the rally which was held yesterday(18) in Nugegoda attracted a lot more than 5000 people.
Full Article Thursday, 19 February 2015 14:14
The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Court here has given approval for the release of five Sri Lankan fishing boats. They were impounded by the Marine Police after the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) had apprehended 26 Lankan fishermen with their boats in May and September last year.
Full Article Thursday, 19 February 2015 09:20

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