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UN experts calls for end to arbitrary detention in SL

Friday, 15 December 2017 17:40

The three-member UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention which was in Sri Lanka from December 4, today urged the government to introduce urgent reforms to the 'outdated' legal framework to end arbitrary detention in the country. The delegation compris..

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Ran Salu-2017 at BMICH

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SL plays down Russian tea ban; says insect detection an isolated incident

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The Sri Lanka Tea Board said today that the detection of an insect which led to the temporary ban of Ceylon Tea imports ...


Essential items at subsidized prices till April '18: PM

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today the climate change crisis calls for a long-term solution and that the dec...


Exchange mutilated currency notes before Dec. 31: CBSL

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While requesting people to refrain from mutilation, alteration or defacement of Sri Lanka currency notes, the Central Ba...


Countries should follow SL in joining Ottawa Treaty: HRW

Friday, 15 December 2017 15:25
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Other countries should reconsider joining the Ottawa Treaty to ban landmines following Sri Lanka’s accession to th...


Interim order for Gota extended

Friday, 15 December 2017 13:25
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The interim order, preventing FCID from taking action against Gotabaya Rajapaksa under the Public Property Act, was exte...


Election Commission Chairman re-noticed over two FR petitions

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The Supreme Court today re-noticed Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya to appear in the Supreme Court on Ja...


Funds dry up for Grand Hyatt Hotel, Colombo

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The finances required to complete the controversy-ridden Grand Hyatt hotel in Colombo are not receiving approval, and th...


Sriyani Wijewickreme sworn in as state minister

Friday, 15 December 2017 10:53
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Digamadulla District MP Sriyani Wijewickreme, who extended her support to the President recently, was sworn in as State ...


Malaysian firm proposes investment plan to revive national airlines

Friday, 15 December 2017 10:34
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Amid speculations of closure and employees writing to Chairman Ajith Dias that they did not have confidence in him as we...


New currency notes to mark independence, says PM

Friday, 15 December 2017 10:13
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Several denominations of new currency notes are to be issued to mark the 70th anniversary of Sri Lanka’s independe...


This election is of special significance: MR

Friday, 15 December 2017 09:20
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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday requested voters to cast their ballots at the upcoming local government ele...


Russia restricts tea supplies from SL after finding beetle

Friday, 15 December 2017 08:51
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Russia will place temporary restrictions on imports of all agricultural products from Sri Lanka, including tea, from Dec...


Budget packs, fair price stores mooted by govt.

Friday, 15 December 2017 07:52
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Government has decided to introduce a budget pack concept under which packs containing eight essential items will be sol...


Marital rape to be a punishable offence

Friday, 15 December 2017 02:23
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Amendments will be introduced to the Penal Code shortly to make marital rape a crime and a punishable offence and cabine...


Party to seek legal consultations for some LG bodies

Thursday, 14 December 2017 23:27
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The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), which got its nominations for six local government (LG) bodies rejected, said ye...


Suspicious aviation fuel: It didn’t conform with specifications, says CPC Chairman

Thursday, 14 December 2017 22:10
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While responding to the trade union claims of IOC’s alleged importation of a stock of 14,000 metric tonnes of subs...


We expect SL to keep India's security concerns in mind: Indian MEA

Thursday, 14 December 2017 21:28
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The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) of India on Thursday said that it expected the Government of Sri Lanka to keep Ne...


BBS Secretary meets Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith

Thursday, 14 December 2017 19:44
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Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera today met Colombo’s Archbishop Malcolm ...


Facebook hits back at ex-executive Palihapitiya

Thursday, 14 December 2017 19:18
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Facebook has responded to former executive Chamath Palihapitiya who said Facebook and other services alike are...


US show’s finding on ‘Ram Setu’ reaffirms our stand, says BJP

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The claim made in a new show of a US science channel that the 'Ram Setu' between India and Sri Lanka is man-made...


Screening ‘No Fire Zone’ in Malaysia: Prosecution, HR activist withdraw appeals

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The High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian today struck out an appeal by the prosecution and a cross-appeal by human righ...


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Next Monday December 18 is international Migrants Day with the theme this year being Safe ...

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India gained freedom from Britain at midnight on August 15th 1947. At the time of Indian i...

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Nominations were closed at noon yesterday for the long delayed elections to 92 local counc...

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FEATURES

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When traced the routes of the tourism industry, it could be found that it was mostly the r...

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With a cast of more than 40 of Sri Lanka’s best young actors and actresses, this ori...

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He stayed outside home all night to sign nomination papers

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A candidate of the forthcoming provincial council election had spent the night in his garden while he waited for the arr...


Husband hospitalized when the wife tried to show off her skills

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A person was hospitalized for allergy caused by the application of some hair-dye by his wife when she tried to show off ...


Speeding bus leaves conductor behind

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A driver of a private bus, spotting a considerable number of passengers at a bus halt, overtook the bus that was ahead o...


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Central Bank’s FIU enters into MoU with Sri Lanka Police

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In terms of the provisions of the Financial Transactions Reporting Act, No. 6 of 2006 (FTRA), the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Sri Lanka entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with S... Read More...


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Marriott Hotels, the iconic flagship brand of Marriott International, announced the opening of Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa, marking Marriott International’s  ... Read More...


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Today, you see the mushrooming of many Career Guidance and Overseas Education Consultancy Service Providers. But these institutions have to take great caution in giving advice to those who walk in through their doors as they have to be well aware that the moment they give advice they are contributing to the moulding of another person’s life and especiall Read More...


nutrition zone Let’s sort out this problem with breakfast!

Friday, 15 December 2017 14:32 | 171 views

“While all three meals of the day are important, breakfast is even more special. This is because it’s the first meal for the day which is taken after a long fast. This is why this meal mus... Read More...


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