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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. …
03.28 / 22:33
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People will be relieved of tax burden as soon as possible…   Sri Lanka has been able to build a positive international image subsequent to its ability to make changes to the economy during the last two years, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said. The Minister points out such changes in the local economy have been recognized internationally although it is not palatable to certain extremist politicians.   Minister Karunanayake stated these views during a ceremony held at the Finance …
03.28 / 20:38
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All the forests located near the Wilpattu North Sanctuary belonging to the Department of Forest Conservation will be declared as one Reserve.   Accordingly, President Mahripala Sirisena, who is on three days official visit to Russia, signed the special Gazette notification in Moscow, yesterday (24th March) declaring Mavillu, Weppal, Karadikkuli, Marichchikadi and Vilaththikulam forests as Mawillu forest Reserve under the 3A of the Forest Conservation Ordinance.   If there is any n…
03.28 / 20:38
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The close friendship which has been built between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will create a new landmark in the bilateral relations between two countries, said Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Igor Morgulov. These remarks were made by him at a ceremony held yesterday (23rd March) at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Moscow, to mark the 60th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Russia.   President Sirisena was the …
03.28 / 20:38
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The Government’s Official News Portal of Sri Lanka ‘www.news.lk’ and the official website of Department of Government Information ‘www.dgi.gov.lk’ clinched a Silver award and a Bronze award respectively at the ‘BESTWEB.LK’ annual web-based awarding competition. The competition is an annual event, which is organized by LK Domain Registry, since 2009.   www.news.lk won the Silver Award under the Best Media, Sports and Entertainment Website category while www.dgi.gov.lk won the Bronze Awa…
03.28 / 20:38
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LocalTags: Print EditionPresident Maithripala Sirisena said school children have the responsibility of winning the next century by building on past experiences. Addressing the centenary celebration of Ferguson High School, Ratnapura, on Monday, where he was the chief guest, the President said, “As evident, the history of a country is the foundation for what would happen in that country in the future. In this current era when everything depends on money, we should understand the c…
03.28 / 20:11
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LocalKamal JayamannaTags: Print EditionThe country will deprive of more advantages due to the proposed Hambantota port agreement, former External Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris said yesterday. He said no party has proposed such an agreement which is most disadvantageous to the country. Addressing the media at a press conference in Colombo yesterday, the former External Affairs Minister said the Employees’ Provident Fund incurred a loss of Rs. 1,000 million due to the Treasury B…
03.28 / 20:11
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LocalTags: Print EditionFormer President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga yesterday hailed the agreement arrived at by the political parties of two former Presidents of the Maldives, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and Mohamed Nasheed and two other Opposition Parties. She said the agreement will help ensure democratic governance and guarantee civil and political rights to the citizens of the Maldives. “Sri Lanka and the Maldives have enjoyed an abiding and close relationship for many c…
03.28 / 20:11
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Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera - Pic by Upul Abayasekara ​ Truth-Seeking Commission being worked out, Cabinet approval sought Says Sri Lanka’s sovereignty not compromised Sri Lanka has won the international com…
03.28 / 19:54
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Reuters: 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 on Monday. As Defence Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the brother of former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, oversaw the defeat of the separatist, predominantly Hindu Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE) by the Government m…
03.28 / 19:54
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Police raid the Maldivian Democratic Party office after party members took part in a protest outside parliament in Male on 27 March. Security forces physically ejected protesting MPs from the Maldives parliament 27 March in chaotic scenes during a failed opposition attempt to impeach the speaker and destabilise the president ahead of elections next year. Lawmakers shouted and stood on their chairs and one…
03.28 / 19:54
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The Youth National Convention of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party will be held on the 02nd of next month under the patronage of the President. The Youth Convention is being held this time after a lapse of 13 years. Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Youth Front Shantha Bandara made these observations at…
03.28 / 15:13
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Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva has said that politics which destroyed the SLTB should be immediately eliminated. The Minister made this reference joining in a function held on behalf of granting 500 engine kits for SLTB buses. The Minister said that it was politics that devastated the SLTB. He said politics should be eliminated…
03.28 / 15:13
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Public views are now being solicited for the draft National Child Protection Policy. A special ceremony in this respect was held under the patronage of Chandrani Senaratne, Secretary of the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs. The draft National Child Protection Policy was launched at this event. The new website for the protection of…
03.28 / 15:13
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A suspect has been apprehended from the Borella area with a stock of heroin. In the meantime a woman has also been arrested from Maradana for possessing heroin. A suspect who possessed heroin was taken into custody from near the bridge at T-20 watte in Borella during an operation carried out by a team…
03.28 / 15:13
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LocalEurasia Review  As the midday sun rises higher over Gulf of Mannar, a drone hovers over the blue mass of sea water. Below, a motley crowd of fishermen gathers, straining their eyes at a drone. A few metres from the crowd, conservationist Prasanna Weerakkody operating the drone raises it to 500 metres, before moving it slowly in different directions, allowing the device to film a large swathe of water. One day, he believes, the roving camera of this drone will send images of one of the …
03.28 / 14:31
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LocalEurasia Review  As the midday sun rises higher over Gulf of Mannar, a drone hovers over the blue mass of sea water. Below, a motley crowd of fishermen gathers, straining their eyes at a drone. A few metres from the crowd, conservationist Prasanna Weerakkody operating the drone raises it to 500 metres, before moving it slowly in different directions, allowing the device to film a large swathe of water. One day, he believes, the roving camera of this drone will send images of one of the …
03.28 / 12:58
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LocalNadira Gunatilleke  The Health Ministry advised the general public to take necessary action to prevent the spread of AH1N1 virus in Sri Lanka which is common and rapidly spread during December to February, in a statement. According to the statement the public should wash hands regularly, should use a handkerchief when coughing and sneezing, should avoid crowded places if suffering from flu like illness, should avoid crowded places if a person is in the high risk category and they …
03.28 / 12:58
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Local  Research from the Economist Intelligence Unit indicates that Colombo is the second most expensive city in South Asia, and 108th most expensive in the world. A total of eight South Asian cities, including New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Karachi and Bangalore, were included in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s survey. Results showed Dhaka was the most expensive city in South Asia, followed by Colombo and Kathmandu. The survey compares over 400 individual prices across 160 goods and se…
03.28 / 12:58
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LocalDepartment of Government Information  German Bundestag President, Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka in April 2017 with a Parliamentary delegation on an invitation made by Parliamentary Speaker Karu Jayasuriya. Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert appreciated the achievements of the Government of Sri Lanka and said that he decided to visit Sri Lanka out of so many other countries in recognition of Sri Lanka’s achievements on re-establishment of democracy and human rights, d…
03.28 / 12:58
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