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President to attend G7 Summit

[April 24 2016]

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to invite President Maithripala Sirisena as a guest at the G7 summit next month is a further recognition of Sri Lanka’s renewed global credibility.

 

Temporary ban on Yala safari operators

[April 24 2016]

Many safari jeep private operators are temporarily banned from entering the Yala National Park, as directed by the Director General of the Department of Wildlife Conservation Sumith Pilapitiya.

 

30 new degree programs introduced

[April 24 2016]

The student intake for universities has been increased by 10 percent this year and around 30 new degree programs have been introduced, University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Prof. Mohan de Silva said.

 

Transport back to normal

[April 17 2016]

Transport services will return to normal after the New Year. Chairman of the National Transport Commission M.A.P. Hemachandra said transport arrangements for the New Year ending on April 25, will continue as planned.

 

Nepal resumes direct flights to Lanka

[April 17 2016]

Himalaya Airlines operated its maiden commercial flight from Katmandu to Colombo on April 12, to mark the Sri Lanka- Nepal New Year.

 

96 Indian and nine Lankan fishermen repatriated

[April 10 2016]

The Sri Lanka Navy assisted the repatriation of 96 Indian fishermen, released from Sri Lankan custody by providing them with safe passage on board the Ranavijaya and Sri Lanka Coast Guard Vessel CG 43 yesterday.

 

Port City: A venture open to all

[April 10 2016]

The Port City is not a Sri Lanka-China venture as it will be open to everyone and several Indian investors too have expressed their willingness to invest in the Port City, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

 

PM to visit China

[April 03 2016]

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is shcheduled to make an official visit to China from April 6 to 9, at the invitation of Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang. Premier Wickremesinghe will meet Chinese leaders,

 

Lasantha’s murder probe to speed up

[April 03 2016]

The murder investigation of Lasantha Wickrematunge, the founder editor of the Sunday Leader is to be completed in the coming weeks, after several snags that delayed the process.

 

O/L results out

[March 20 2016]

GCE Ordinary Level 2015 results were out yesterday. Commissioner General of Examinations stated Results could be accessed on the internet on www.doenets.lk.

 

Errant food vendors under scrutiny

[March 20 2016]

The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) as placed vendors of sweetmeats, cakes, rice, dhal, canned fish, spices, flour, dairy products, cooking oils and other popular consumer products under scrutiny, ahead of the New Year.

 

 

Colombo’s UPFA Mayoral candidate Milinda Moragoda and UNP Mayoral candidate M.J.M. Muzzamil cast their votes at their polling stations in the city for the Colombo Municipal Council election yesterday.
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Comfortable wins at Matara, Anuradhapura, Kurunegala and Hambantota:

UPFA takes early lead

The UPFA was on course to a solid victory at the third stage of the Local Government polls held yesterday, gaining early victories in several areas including Matara, Anuradhapura and Kurunegala Municipal Councils and Hambantota Pradeshiya Sabha. The ruling UPFA has already won 250 out of 299 Local Government bodies for which elections were held during the first two stages on March 17 and July 23 this year.

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Bharatha, two others killed in shoot out

Duminda injured:

Presidential Trade Union Advisor and former Parliamentarian of the Colombo District Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra and two others including a bodyguard of Premachandra were killed and five others injured in a shooting incident involving Colombo District UPFA MP Duminda Silva yesterday evening. The incident took place close to Angoda IDH hospital.

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Group loses grip on Tamil diaspora:

Pro LTTE candidates fail to secure seats in Canadian polls

Pro LTTE candidates had failed to secure seats at the recently concluded provincial elections in Canada sending a clear signal that the group is losing its grip on the Tamil diaspora and its support base. The Ontario province, the highest populated in Canada where there is the highest concentration of Tamils,

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More ex-Tigers in Canada renounce violence

Five years after they were apprehended buying arms for the LTTE, three Canadians have signed an open letter from prison acknowledging they were wrong and renouncing political violence. “We incorrectly believed that violence could achieve the goals that we sought,” they wrote. “We now realise that what we did was not helpful in leading to a positive resolution of the issues in Sri Lanka.”

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