BJP in Sri Lanka: India distances itself from Tamil Nadu-TNA-LTTE and Eelam

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Pawns of Peace: Evaluation of Norwegian peace efforts in Sri Lanka (1997-2009) commissioned by the Norwegian government largely dealt with eelam war IV. The report, officially released in September 2011 by Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) much to the surprise of those wanting to blame the government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) for the bloody end to the conflict examined a series of classified US diplomatic cables that shed light on the situation here. Read the Full Article

How the ICRC exonerated SLA from genocide charge

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Pawns of Peace: Evaluation of Norwegian peace efforts in Sri Lanka (1997-2009) commissioned by the Norwegian government largely dealt with eelam war IV. The report, officially released in September 2011 by Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) much to the surprise of those wanting to blame the government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) for the bloody end to the conflict examined a series of classified US diplomatic cables that shed light on the situation here. Read the Full Article

Aircraft Maintenance Centre will save the country much foreign exchange

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Speaking on myths propagated over a proposed Aircraft Maintenance Centre, Air-Force media spokesperson Wing Commander Gihan Senaviratne said that, it's a very timely measure that the government is carrying out feasibility studies to establish an Aircraft Maintenance Centre with the support and expertise of Chinese aeronautical engineers. Read the Full Article

No land acquiring for new camps in Achchuveli

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Speaking on the recent issue of Achchuveli military camp, Director/Spokesperson of the Media Centre of the Ministry of Defence Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said that, Achchuveli camp was first established in 1995 when it was regained from the LTTE Read the Full Article

More than 40 dead in Taiwan plane crash

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More than 40 people were killed in a plane crash in Taiwan on Wednesday, officials said, with local television reporting the flight had smashed into two houses after an aborted landing.
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‘An Inquiry on the Inquiry’

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'There should be an inquiry on the inquiry' said Member European Parliament (MEP) Niranjan Deva Additiya when he was interviewed on the SLBC program People's Power by Rajpal Abeynayake last morning. Read the Full Article

Yala National Park to be closed until mid-October

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Well known nature reserve in Sri Lanka, Yala National Park, will be closed for the tourists until mid-October, Director of the Department of Wildlife H.G. Ratnayake told Ada Derana. MORE... Read the Full Article

SLC ExCo decisions

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The appointment of Marvan Attapattu as the Head Coach of the National Team has been extended until the end of the Pakistan Tour of Sri Lanka, the Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said
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IUSF protest in Fort

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Some 1,000 university students today staged a protest in Fort demanding the authorities to revoke the decision of the university administrations to suspend the studentship of 28 undergraduates. MORE... Read the Full Article

Britain sold weapons to SL

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Sri Lanka is also among the 27 countries that the British government sold weapons. Britain had supplied £12bn of arms to some 27 countries including Sri Lanka, the House of Commons Committees on Arms Export Controls stated in their 2013 report.
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Police record statement from Ranatunge

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The Welikada Police OIC recorded a statement from Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga in connection with the complaint that he had assaulted a Rajagiriya resident.
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Heavy traffic along Ward Place

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Heavy traffic reported along Ward Place, Colombo as University students are blocking the road in front of the University Grants Commission(UGC). Read the Full Article

Heavy traffic in Town Hall

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Heavy traffic has been reported from the Town Hall area due to a protest by Students of the Rajarata University in front of the University Grant Commission (UGC), Ward Place. Read the Full Article

Kerala ganja seized in Negombo

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The police Special Task Force (STF) have seized five kilograms of Kerala ganja and nabbed one individual in Patuwapitiya area in Negombo. MORE... Read the Full Article

Project to investigate public matters

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A project has been launched by the Ministry of Public Management Reforms in a bid to investigate public matters and provide appropriate solutions for them. MORE... Read the Full Article

India accepts Australia’s request to probe 157 boat refugees

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India gave Australia a bit of a breather by agreeing to investigate whether some of the 157 boat refugees confined to their boat on Christmas Island were Sri Lankan Tamil refugees from a camp in Puducherry. Read the Full Article

Turns out to be turmeric

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The Customs Revenue Task Force discovered 27,000 kilogrammes of fraudulently imported Turmeric from India in two containers, Customs Spokesman Leslie Gamini said. Read the Full Article

No tuition before exams - Department of Examinations

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The Department of Examinations has come forward to ban last minute revision classes, seminars, and lectures five days before major State examinations, including the grade five scholarship test to be held 11 August. MORE... Read the Full Article

THE CARPING SAYS SOMETHING

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There are several reasons people who are skeptical about the UNHRC initiated so called OHCHR probe o.. Read the Full Article

The then Supreme Court and Sirisena Cooray

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The importance of an independent judiciary will dawn only when you are in the Opposition. Mr. Si.. Read the Full Article

Sue cigarette companies: Minister

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Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena yesterday appealed to family members of those who had died of s.. Read the Full Article

Emirates strengthening its position

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Emirates has received its 50th A380 aircraft, strengthening its position as the world s largest inte.. Read the Full Article

Dunamis Capital s Rs 1 bn. debenture issue impending

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The Rs 1 billion debenture issue of Dunamis Capital PLC opens for subscription on July 28 and will b.. Read the Full Article

Naval rating falls to his death

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A naval rating attached to the Rugby football team of the Trincomalee Naval Base had fallen to his d.. Read the Full Article

Pak heroin smuggler had hired registered firm for the job

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The exact weight of the heroin retrieved from three plastic moulding machines imported from Pakistan.. Read the Full Article