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Record GL’s statement to facilitate investigation: Media Minister

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Media Minister Gayatha Karunathileke has made a request to record a statement of former Foreign Minister GL Peiris to ensure a proper investigation. He referred to a statement allegedly made by...

Kumar Gunaratnam sentnenced to 1 year imprisonment

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The Kegalle Magistrate’s Court today sentenced  Kumar Kumar Gunaratnam alias Kumar Mahathaya, an activist of the Frontline Socialist Party was sentenced to 1 year imprisonment and a fine of...

Demo by Unemployed Graduates in Batti

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A group of unemployed graduates staged a demonstration in Gandhi Poonga in Batticaloa. They protested that the assurance given to them to provide employment before the end of the month has not been...

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* Chavakachcheri explosives Targetting Colombo? : G.L.Peris, former Foreign Minister * Tigers re-emerging : Namal Rajapakse. * No point in going to Buddhist temples without adhering to his preaching...

Bigger Navy camp in close proximity to the old camp at Sampur, handed over to the people

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A Colombo media had quoted a Navy Officer as saying the that a new and bigger Navy Camp had been established near the old camp which was handed over to the people. After Sampur coming under security...

Army Vacates Palk road Paddy Stores, Vavuniya

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The Special Commandos of the Army had vacated the Paddy Store located at the Palk Road yesterday.They done so following continuous demands by several factions to vacate the store for it to be used to...

7 former militants released yesterday from Poonthottam rehabilitation Centre

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7 former militants who underwent rehabilitation were released yesterday to their parents yesterday from poonthottam Rehabilation Centre, in front of Coordinating officer of Poonthottam Centre,...

No division in SLFP, only two divergent opinions:Dilan

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Sri Lanka Freedom Party Spokesperson Minister Dilan Perera has observed that there is no division in SLFP. There are no gangs or groups in the SLFP and there are only two different opinions / ideas....

Give prioritizes political solution : Mahinda charges

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has charged that President Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe have given priority to political solution rather than the abolition of the Executive...

Abbot’s defence of Mahinda sparks off criticism

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The remarks made by former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in defence of former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his governments’ close relationship with the Sri Lankan regime...

Setback to Team India, injured Yuvraj Singh out of World T20

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n an official statement ICC has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 has approved Manish Pandey as a replacement player for Yuvraj Singh in India’s...

Jason Roy takes England to World T20 final

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After restricting New Zealand to 153 for eight with an impressive death bowling effort, it was then turn of right- handed Roy to pulverise a potent Black Caps attack into submission with a...

Modi in Brussels: Highlights of his address to Indian community

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Brussels, Mar 31: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Indian Community in Brussels on Wednesday. He described the Indian Community as the “Lokdoot” of India. Prime Minister...

US to boost army presence in east Europe

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The US is boosting its troop presence in eastern Europe in response to an “aggressive Russia”, the military says. An extra armoured brigade is being deployed, meaning a total of three...

Chinese Korean War remains returned from South Korea

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More than 60 years after the end of the Korean war, the remains of 36 Chinese soldiers who died fighting against South Korea are being returned home. The remains were excavated from graves in Paju,...

Sri Lanka to go ahead with housing project

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The Sri Lanka government has decided to go ahead with the plan to build 65,000 houses in the civil war-hit Northern and Eastern Provinces. In an interview with The Hindu , Minister in charge of...

Give priority to abolition of Executive Presidency: Mahinda

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has urged the Government to give priority to abolish the Executive Presidency. He added that President Maithripala Sirisena has stressed on the need to give...

I will never leave SLFP : Vows Minister Nimal

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Addressing the media in Colombo yesterday Transport Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva yesterday said that he would never leave the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and would die as an SLFP member and...

Push for holding LG polls: MEP to Election Observers

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The Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) has requested local election observers to push for the Local Government (LG) elections to be held on schedule. MEP leader Dinesh Gunawardena called on the Executive...

171 persons testify before Paranagama Commission in Mannar

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About 171 testified before the Presidential Commission to Investigate into finding the Missing Persons in Mannar. The sittings were at Mannar District Secretariat.  Chairman of the commission...

India, Sri Lanka central banks sign $700 mn currency swap agreement

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Indian central bank said on Tuesday it would allow its Sri Lankan counterpart to draw up to $700 million over a maximum period of three months under a new special currency swap agreement signed by...

Memorial Pillar for slain journalists in Jaffna

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A memorial pillar erected in memory of slain journalists and involuntarily disappeared in Jaffna was declared open recently. The pillar was put up under the patronage of Jaffna Press Club. Northern...

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* Power devolution without affecting the Unity : Ranil * Maithri could not be accepted as the leader of the SLFP Union of Local Government bodies of Rathnapura District * Action will be taken against...

Planning to Murder Mahintha, Gota and Sarath Fonseka case postponed

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The case filed by the Attorney General Department, accusing 2 persons of planning to murder Former President Mahindha Rajapakse, Defence Secretary, Gotabhaya Rajapakse and Army Commander Sararath...

44 kilos. Kerala Ganja captured from a locked house in Pesalai & Search for the owner on

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Following a tip-off, the Anti-Drug unit of the Mannar Police, raided a house which was locked, broke open door with the permission of Mannar courts, and captured 44 Kilos Kerala Ganja packed in 20...

IPU has invited Joint Opposition for a meeting: Dullas

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UPFA Matara District Parliamentraian Dullas Alahapperuma has stated that the Joint Opposition has received an invitation from Inter Parliamentary Union(IPU) Secretary General Martin Chungong to a...

Re-examine the 65,000 house project immediately, the NPC write to President and Prime Minister

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The Northern Provincial Council has written to the President.Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister , Ranil Wickremasinghe  and the Minister of Resettlement to re-exmine the 65,000 houses scheme...

Evidence to Missing Persons Commission at Mannar

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My husband surrenender with Fr, Francis Joseph :  The wife of former militant Pararajasingam Umapathy testified before the commission that, 50 militants led by Fr. Francis Joseph, including my...

Northern Provincial Council expresses opposition for Buddhist Domination at the Tip of the North

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The NPC Members had warned that if the Governor Reginold Cooray attempts to thrust Buddhist Religion in the North within a short period of assuming duties as Governor, he will confront the opposition...

Attitude of soldiers engaged in war not changed, says Commander of Jaffna Army

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People in the North are cooperating with us to safe guard the National Security, but the attitude of the soldiers who was engaged in the final war had not changed, said the Northern Commander of the...

Virat Kohli: A song of ice and fire

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From the time he was a very young man, a fire has raged within Virat Kohli. An angry flame that licked at the surface and occasionally shot through in a violent burst. When word of his ability...

DMK patriarch, 94, to contest from Thiruvarur

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Dravidiya Munnetra Kalakam president Kalaignanar Dr. M Karunanidhi, who is 92, is to contest the current Tamil Nadu polls for the second time from Tiruvarur constituency. It is his home base since it...

ICC World T20: England women’s sqaud spurred on by history, propped up by form

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ENGLAND CAPTAIN Charlotte Edwards played a match-winning knock of 77 against Pakistan in their final league encounter in Chennai to steer her side through to the semifinals of the World T20. In doing...

Harin on Rajapakse regime

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Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure Minister Harin Fernando has charged that the Rajapakse regime is the cause for the poor plight of the island nation today. The current Government is...

Stop fires at Deonar landfill in 3 months, MPCB warns civic body

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The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has given the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) three months to stop fire incidents at the city’s largest landfill at Deonar, where two...

Gangai Amaran clears air, stayed away from voting for Ilayaraja

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As soon as maestro Ilayaraja was announced as the best music director for his background score in ‘Thaara Thappattai’ in the 63rd National Film Awards on Monday, a controversy was broke, pointing...

Javadekar echoes Goyal’s ‘Jaya inaccessible’ remarks

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New Delhi, March 29: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday,March 30 supported his cabinet colleague Piyush Goyal’s remarks that he could not reach out to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J...

P.Susheela gets a Guinness Entry

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Veteran Singer P.Susheela has created a new world record and her name has been entered in the prestigious and most popular Guinness Book of World Records.”Susheela has been singing since the...

Brazil’s PMDB party quits ruling coalition

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The PMDB, the largest party in Brazil’s ruling coalition, has voted for an “immediate exit” from President Dilma Rousseff’s government.The move could hasten impeachment...

Landmark presidential shift in Myanmar

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Myanmar’s new president has been sworn in, the first elected civilian leader in more than 50 years. Htin Kyaw from the National League for Democracy (NLD) takes over from Thein Sein, who...

Different Title but Same Voice for Vijay in Telugu

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As we had reported earlier, Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s ‘Theri’ will release in Telugu on the same day of its Tamil release that is April 14, 2016. The release rights of the Telugu...

Stop and review the housing project: NPC chairman urges President and PM

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In a letter addressed to the president, the prime minister and the Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation and Resettlement, the Chairman of the of the Northern Provincial Council C.V.K....

EgyptAir plane hijacker arrested at Cyprus airport

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The man who hijacked an EgyptAir plane flying between Alexandria and Cairo and ordered the pilot to divert to Larnaca in Cyprus has been arrested, according to the Cypriot foreign ministry and the...

Conditions must encourage resettlement not dissuade: Douglas

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EPDP Leader Jaffna Parliamentarian Douglas Devananda has stated that the conditions concerning resettlement ought to encourage resettlement and not dissuade. He stated that if conditions are...

Devolution of powers basis for political solution: Mano

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Minister Mano Ganesan has observed that a political solution can be found only through a credible devolution of powers.He was addressing a meeting on co-existence held at William Hall in Batticaloa...

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More hot days to follow: Met. Dept. Let’s send the Good Governance Home: Chief Priest, Abayarama Vihare, Muruthedduwa Anantha Thero. Anticipatory Bail Application of Basil Rajapakse refused by...

Tamil People are living with equal rights in Sri Lanka: Minister Ameer Ally says in India

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Minister Ameer Ally had said in India that the Tamil People are living with equal rights in Sri Lanka and that the Maithri government is trying to solve all the problems of Tamil People completely....

” Pirith” to be recited in Tamil in the ‘Vesak Celebrations’, in Jaffna: says the Governor

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The Pirith  is to be recited for the first time in Tamil during the Vesak Celebration to be held in Jaffna, said the Governor for North Reginold Cooray, during a press conference held yesterday at...

Governor confirm 67 feet Buddha statue to be erected in Nainatheevu

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As soon as the approval of the Coastal Protection Department is received the work to erect the 67 feet Buddha statue at Nainatheevu will be commenced, said the Governor of the North Reginold Cooray....

Sri Lankan Tamil refugees on fast

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13 Sri Lankan Tamils refugees in the Special Camp in Tiruchi are on indefinite fast demanding their release, an Indian newspaper reported. They are facing cases under the Passport Act, the Foreigners...