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SLFP CMs to boycott meeting  👤1576

2017-02-25 09:30:14

The SLFP Chief Ministers on Thursday unanimously decided to boycott the Provincial Secretaries meeting which is scheduled to be held on 27 February, in protest over moves to absorb the powers vested with the PCs to the Central Government.

Religious way of life essential for a better society - President  👤1688

2017-02-24 08:46:39

The prime expectation and the noble vision of all religions is to promote spiritual and moral well-being of humankind. All their religious rituals and celebrations recall those core values ofreligious teachings.

Japanese aid for SL security  👤1716

2017-02-23 09:01:23

The Government of Japan has agreed to provide Rs 327 million (250 million Yen), under non-project grant aid, for the provision of Japanese products to improve public security and to strengthen the counter terrorism activities in Sri Lanka. The Cabinet of Ministers approved the signing of exchange notes with the Government of Japan to obtain the grant.

Wimal announces split with UPFA  👤1896

2017-02-23 08:11:55

Leader of the National Freedom Front (NFF), Wimal Weera-wansa yesterday called on Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to recognize five NFF MPs, including himself, as an independent group as they had severed all ties with the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA).

Changes Soon in economy– Amaraweera  👤1134

2017-02-22 15:12:54

UPFA General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera says a few decisions related to economic issues will be taken shortly by President Maithripala Sirisena in order to free the country from its current economic crisis.

Representatives of US Congress called on President  👤1543

2017-02-22 12:28:22

A bi-partisan group of Representatives of the United States Congress visiting Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (21) at the Presidential Secretariat.

US delegation to strengthen ties  👤2016

2017-02-21 11:04:27

A bipartisan delegation from the US House of Representatives arrives in Colombo today for three days of meetings as part of the House Democracy Partnership (HDP).

Wimal further remanded  👤1301

2017-02-20 10:54:12

NFF leader Wimal weerawansa further remanded until 6 March.

GSP+ regained in April or May  👤1709

2017-02-16 08:58:46

The prospective GSP+ grant to Sri Lanka by the EU is divorced from Sri Lanka meeting its human rights (HR) obligations in Geneva, Delhi based Swedish Embassy's Political Affairs Counsellor Ms. Anna Uggla told this reporter at an event in Colombo yesterday.

PM meets Governor of Victoria Province  👤1410

2017-02-15 11:40:20

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is on a four-day official visit to Australia, met the Governor of the Victoria Province Linda Dessau at her official residence.

Don't rip-off foreigners coming for Whale Watching - Fisheries Minister  👤1244

2017-02-14 15:30:00

Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera recently emphasized the owners of whale-watching boats that charge higher-fee from foreign tourists is unreasonable as they are not given any special privileges.

Carder selected as Secretary of SLMC  👤1129

2017-02-12 17:02:30

Mansoor A Carder appointed the Secretary of Sri Lankan Muslim Congress.

Approval given to vehicle assembling company on the legal advice from AG – Finance Ministry   👤1695

2017-02-12 11:35:04

Eight containers containing used vehicle parts released from the Customs to its consignee who is engaged in vehicle assembling was based on a decision made by the cabinet of ministers on the basis of legal advice given by the Attorney General. 

Gunaratnam granted SL citizenship  👤1686

2017-02-03 10:02:20

The government has decided to grant Sri Lankan citizenship to Frontline Socialist Party (FLSP) Organizing Secretary and Central Committee member Kumar Gunaratnam, following a long drawn out struggle carried out by the FLSP, the Media and Civil Societies.

UNP and SLFP in talks To sort out differences  👤1875

2017-02-03 09:38:08

A special discussion had been initiated by both the UNP and the SLFP and that the first such discussion is to be held today.

Protest to release Wimal  👤1275

2017-01-30 19:56:55

A protest was held demanding the release of the PM Wimal Weerawansa and detesting the wrong doings of the current prevailing government earlier today (30).

Delimitation snags delay LG Polls  👤1901

2017-01-28 09:05:02

The final report compiled by the Delimitation Committee related to the 2017 LG polls, which was to be gazetted by 31 January, will be further delayed.

Wimal to be heard at JO rally  👤2420

2017-01-27 09:26:43

The Joint Opposition (JO) will air a speech of jailed NFF MP Wimal Weerawansa at the scheduled public rally to be held in Nugegoda later today, sources said.

Amunugama heads team  👤1825

2017-01-26 09:06:49

A committee has been formed, headed by Minister of Special Assignments Dr. Sarath Amunugama, to take urgent action against rice mill owners who have refrained from issuing rice to the market after having purchased paddy from the government.

SL to take loan from Russian bank  👤1828

2017-01-26 08:30:51

The Sri Lankan Government is to obtain a US $ 50.09 million loan from Sberbank of Russia, a State-owned Russian banking and financial services company, to purchase equipment required by 250 Sri Lankan UN peacekeepers who are to be deployed in Mali, Co-Cabinet Spokesman Minister Gayantha Karunathilake said.

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