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Prince Zeid's first visit to SL

[February 07 2016]

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera briefed the UN Human rights High Commissioner Prince Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on the progress the government had made in setting up the domestic apparatus to investigate war crimes charges against Sri Lanka.

 

Only India can check poaching and illegal fishing

[February 07 2016]

Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera is expected to undertake a visit to India shortly, in an effort to look at an 'innovative solution' to the fisheries issue between the two countries.

 

Minister Hakeem off to Turkey as PM's emissary

[February 07 2016]

Rauff Hakeem, Leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) and Minister of City Planning and Water Supply is on a week-long official visit to Turkey as part of the government's initiative to expand the market for Sri Lankan tea.

 

Sicille Kotelawala must appear before Colombo MC

[February 07 2016]

The Golden Key All Depositors' Association, the victimised depositors of the Golden Key money scam yesterday emphasised that Sicille Kotelawala must appear before the Colombo Magistrate Court without sending the lawyers representing her.

 

No evidence of ship strike risk to whales

[January 31 2016]

A research belt dedicated to study whales will be set up soon in the seas off Mirissa in Southern Sri Lanka, said Secretary General of the Indian Ocean Marine Affairs Co-operation (IOMAC) Dr. Hiran Jayawardene.

 

‘No screening at BIA for visitors from Latin American, African countries’

[January 31 2016]

Health officials rejected claims of an active screening program for symptoms of the Zika virus currently spreading in Latin American and African countries for passengers arriving from these countries at the Bandaranaike International airport.

 

Virusara card for war heroes

[January 24 2016]

Virusara a privilege card for war heroes, which grants them tangible discounts on medicines, food and other essentials will be launched tomorrow, January 25 on the initiative of the State Minister of Defence, Ruwan Wijewardena.

 

More land in North to be released- PM

[January 17 2016]

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told a national event to mark Thai Pongal in Jaffna that 4,600 acres of land in the North were still under the Sri Lanka Army and will be released in two months.

 

Is this the world’s biggest Sapphire?

[January 17 2016]

Less than a fortnight after the discovery of the world’s largest Star Sapphire in Sri Lanka, a gem merchant from Beruwala is claiming to have found a 2,476 karat Blue Sapphire, making it the world’s largest Sapphire discovered so far.

 

Diesel leak contaminates Nilwala River

[January 17 2016]

Water supply to Akuressa, Malimbada, Matara, Mirissa, Dondra, Gandara, Kottagoda and Dickwella have been suspended temporarily after 15,000 litres of diesel leaked to the river from an underground tank of a fuel station.

 

 

Kataragama, the abode of God Skanda, has been a hallowed ground for people of all faiths for centuries. Pilgrims from all parts of the island and all walks of life throng Kataragama to venerate at the Kirivehera and Kataragama Devalaya. The annual Kataragama Esala Perahera has become an essential feature of this holy landscape, signifying the unity among various communities and religious groups. These Kavadi dancers from the Perahera, which ended yesterday, are symbolic of those bonds of diversity that hold the Sri Lankan nation together. Pic: Susantha Wijegunasekara

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Much enthusiasm among Northern voters:

All set for free and fair LG polls

Arrangements have been made to ensure a free and fair poll to elect 875 members to 65 local bodies on Saturday, July 23, Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said yesterday. A total of 5,688 candidates are contesting the poll at which 2,630,985 voters are eligible to cast their votes at 2,226 polling booths,

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SLFP assured of Tamil support again

Before terrorism broke out, a considerable percentage of the Northern Tamils supported the SLFP. Hence, sooner than later a similar situation would emerge under President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s leadership, said Minister of Petroleum Industries and UPFA General Secretary Susil Premajayantha.

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Committee report on substandard petrol soon

The three-member committee appointed to probe-the substandard petrol issue would release its report as early as possible, said Petroleum Industries Minister Susil Premajayantha. The Committee chaired by Power and Energy Ministry Secretary H.M.C. Ferdinand has recorded statements from key officials of the Petroleum Industries Ministry and the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) last week.

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Lanka, only democracy that defeated terror - US Congressman

US congressman Heath Shuler in an open letter to his fellow colleagues in the House of Representatives has emphasized that the US future policy towards Sri Lanka should be focused on supporting the country’s reconciliation efforts and engagement with the US.

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