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President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning asserted that the Government has no plans to remove army camps from the North, whether or not there's an LTTE resurgence locally or internationally. He assured that all these camps will remain as usual.Responding to a question during his 'breakfast meeting' with media heads at Temple Trees this morning about the operations...
Full Article Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:35
Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen strongly condemning the wrongful entry into his ministry premises this morning, asked the members of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) to “give up such extremist behaviour and follow a moderate path compatible with the teachings of Lord Buddha.”
Full Article Wednesday, 23 April 2014 19:14
Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association (LPBOA) warns that it will not join in special transport services during the New Year or holiday seasons in future. They blamed the government for failing to supervise and manage the New Year Transport Service as they planned.
Full Article Wednesday, 23 April 2014 11:23
Paul Farbrace, the Sri Lanka coach, has resigned with immediate effect in order to take up a role with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has confirmed.
Full Article Tuesday, 22 April 2014 14:48
The Government plans to address the diplomatic community and seek assistance to apprehend LTTE operatives who have already been issued Interpol red notices. External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris will meet the representatives from the Diplomatic mission on Thursday, April 24 in Colombo. External Affairs Ministry sources claimed that the Minister will brief the ambassadors and high commissioners on the…
Full Article Monday, 21 April 2014 12:20
The ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Government appeared to have been embarrassed to silence yesterday by the actions of Hambantota Mayor Eraj Fernando and his supporters, who allegedly attacked a group of United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarians and media personnel in Hambantota on Thursday.The Nation news desk made repeated attempts to contact UPFA heavyweights r
Full Article Sunday, 20 April 2014 02:30
Naval deployments in the Willpattu National Park area have not affected the Muslim families as claimed by media today, said by Military spokesperson Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said in a statement. The statement said that the Defence Ministry as well as Sri Lanka Navy strongly refuted the allegation that Muslim families who have encroached the sanctuary of
Full Article Friday, 18 April 2014 18:00
The United Nations General Assembly President Dr John William has confirmed that he will be participating the World Conference on Youth – 2014 (WCY-2014) due in Colombo next month. In addition to the General Assembly President, UN Secretary General Secretary’s Special Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi and several other high ranking officials will join in the main conference and other…
Full Article Friday, 18 April 2014 14:12
Attempts by the Liberation of Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to regroup in Sri Lanka are currently being neutralized with the help of the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) officials and Sri Lanka Army, Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said.
Full Article Thursday, 17 April 2014 16:01
Sri Lanka, in response to Canada’s decision to suspend funding the Commonwealth has said it was not surprised by the move.
Full Article Wednesday, 16 April 2014 13:07
According to new information that has emerged, the group that was actively leading a campaign to revive the LTTE in Sri Lanka was led by Sundaralingam Kajeepan, alias Thevihan, Military Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said.
Full Article Friday, 11 April 2014 19:22
Security forces dealt a decisive blow to groups seeking to resurrect the LTTE in Sri Lanka when three of its key members, K.P. Selvanayagam alias Gopi, Sundaralingam Kajeepan alias Thevihan and Navarathnam Navaneethan alias Appan, were killed during a shootout at Nedunkerni Thursday night.The Army on Friday (11) confirmed that three LTTE suspects were killed in a shootout between the
Full Article Sunday, 13 April 2014 02:16
The Army has confirmed that it had shot dead LTTE Leaders Gopi and Thevan during a shootout at Nedunkerni early this morning.
Full Article Friday, 11 April 2014 11:55
The latest Human Rights and Democracy Report by the UK Government has listed Sri Lanka as a country of concern citing human rights issues in the country during the past three months.
Full Article Thursday, 10 April 2014 17:10
The Police have requested motorcyclists islandwide to keep their headlights on during the day starting today (10).
Full Article Thursday, 10 April 2014 13:24
The External Affairs Ministry is yet to be officially notified about a travel advisory issued by the Australian Government today.
Full Article Wednesday, 09 April 2014 15:18
The inaugural session of the recently elected Southern Provincial Council will be held on April 11 at 10am.
Full Article Wednesday, 09 April 2014 12:18
President Mahinda Rajapaksa met the Sri Lankan Cricket team at Temple Trees this evening following their return to the country. The team returned to the country this evening and were greeted by thousands of fans.
Full Article Tuesday, 08 April 2014 21:52
Former Sri Lanka Captain Kumar Sangakkara said that he welcomed constructive criticism and added the players took pride in playing the game.
Full Article Tuesday, 08 April 2014 17:20
Due to the New Year season the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development has informed India that they will not be able to take part in the discussions scheduled to be held on April 24 and 25. Instead the Sri Lankan authorities have suggested holding diplomatic discussions in May.
Full Article Tuesday, 08 April 2014 13:03

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