Pro-Tamil groups not averse to Rajinikanth visiting Sri Lanka when situation improves

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Pro-Tamil outfits, including the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK), on Tuesday said they were not averse to actor Rajinikanth visiting Sri Lanka to meet Tamils after the situation for the minorities improves there. MORE.. Read the Full Article

President presents prizes to 2016 A’L and grade 5 scholarship winners

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President Maithripala Sirisena presented awards and prizes to the students who passed 2016 GCE A'L examination and grade five scholarship examinations with outstanding results. The function was held at the Presidential Secretariat today (28). MORE... Read the Full Article

Case against Mahinda and 6 others- respondents allowed to file objections

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The Commercial High Court Monday gave time for the respondents to file objections with respect of a case filed against former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and six others over the failure to make payments due to SLTB for buses hired during the last Presidential election. MORE... Read the Full Article

Govt. wasted $4.3 billion - Bandula

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MP Bandula Guawardana stated that the current government had wasted over $4.3 billion to prevent the Lankan rupee from depreciating, during a press conference held earlier today (28). MORE... Read the Full Article

‘Big Maple Leaf’ gold coin stolen from Berlin’s Bode Museum

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The 1.18-inch thick coin, with a diameter of 20.9 inches, has a face value of 1 million Canadian dollars ($750,000). MORE... Read the Full Article

No bail for alleged drug kingpin Mohammed Siddique

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Alleged drug kingpin Mohammed Siddique, who was arrested in Pakistan and later brought to Sri Lanka, has been further remanded until 11 April by the Colombo Magistrate's Court. MORE... Read the Full Article

US, SL marines to focus on disaster relief in training exercise

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US and Sri Lankan marines and sailors will participate in a training exercise focused on movement and logistics support needed to successfully conduct humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations, the US Navy said in a press release. MORE... Read the Full Article

Disciplinary action to be taken against CBSL officials found guilty

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The Monetary Board has decided to commence disciplinary proceedings in terms of the internal procedures of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka against any officials of the Bank where there is evidence of wrongdoing. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Labour officer nabbed while taking bribe

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A labour officer attached to the Matara District Labour Office has been arrested for accepting a bribe of Rs 30,000 in the Matara town. MORE.. Read the Full Article

JSC asks President to withdraw the appointment of a HC Judge

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The direct appointment of Ramanathan Kannan as a High Court Judge is not a valid recommendation, the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has ruled, sources said. MORE... Read the Full Article

Women found burnt to death in Mt. Lavinia

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A 37-year-old woman was found unconscious with severe burn wounds, in a house in Mount. Lavinia, earlier today (28). MORE... Read the Full Article

Joint Opposition to approach President regarding Weerawansa

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Members of the Joint Opposition Party have decided to formally inform the president and the Prime Minister that Member of Parliament, Wimal Weerawansa had engaged in a hunger strike. MORE... Read the Full Article

Protests against cancellation of Rajinikanth’s trip to Lanka

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Hundreds of people on Monday rallied in Sri Lanka's Jaffna to protest against Tamil Nadu politicians under whose pressure Rajinikanth cancelled his visit to the country. MORE... Read the Full Article

PMB receives zero stock

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The paddy grown during on of the two cultivation seasons, Maha Kannaya, has not been brought into the market for retail purposes. MORE... Read the Full Article

CAA to carry out spontaneous raids

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The consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) will be carrying out spontaneous raids all over the island, during the festive season. MORE... Read the Full Article

SLFP opposes postponing of elections

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Discussions were held between Chief Ministers from the Sri Lankan Freedom Party (SLFP) and the President on the current political situation, yesterday (27). MORE... Read the Full Article

Gotabaya undecided on entering politics; says he’s studying Trump

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War crime investigations backed by some Western countries and the United Nations will exacerbate the differences between Sri Lanka's two main ethnic groups instead of uniting them, former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Cyclone Debbie- ‘Monster’ storm reaches Australian islands

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A cyclone carrying winds of up to 263km'h (163 mph) has battered popular holiday islands as it moves towards the coast of Queensland, Australia. MORE... Read the Full Article

2016 GCE O’L exam- Best results in the island

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The results of the GCE Ordinary Level examination was released on Tuesday morning. Accordingly, Anuki Chamathka of the Vishaka Vidyalaya, Colombo has obtained the island best results. MORE... Read the Full Article

2016 GCE O’L results released

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The results of the 2016 G.C.E. Ordinary Level examination have been released online, the Department of Examinations said. MORE.. Read the Full Article

SL wants to reduce China’s stake in strategic port deal - report

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Sri Lanka's government wants a Chinese company to agree to cut its stake in a strategic port project by up to a quarter, as part of a renegotiation aimed at blunting public and political opposition to the deal, Reuters reported. MORE... Read the Full Article

EIB delegation to make historic visit to Sri Lanka

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A high-level delegation from the European Investment Bank, the world's largest international public bank, will make a three day official visit to Sri Lanka later this week at the start of a South Asia regional tour. MORE... Read the Full Article

Gammanpila charges SF of withholding evidence in Lasantha case

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The Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) Monday warned the government a full scale hartal would be organized if the the local government election is not held without further delay. MORE... Read the Full Article

Govt. already lost investments worth Rs. 2 billion - Tissa

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Sri Lankan Socialist Party secretary, Professor Tissa Vitharana has stated that the country had already lost Rs. 2 billion in investments, and hence has left the economy in a very unstable situation. MORE... Read the Full Article

Tamil parties say they didn’t ask Rajinikanth to cancel SL visit

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Refuting Lyca Production's charges, India's VCK and Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi (TVK) said their motive was not to oppose Rajinikanth's visit to Sri Lanka, but only asked him to reconsider his trip since the atmosphere was not conducive. MORE... Read the Full Article