I told Sri Lanka to release fishermen not boats-Swamy
I told Sri Lanka to release fishermen not boats-Swamy

03 September 2014

Subramaniam Swamy, the Senior BJP leader, has landed himself in a soup by remarking that it was he who suggested to the Sri Lankan government during his visit to the Island nation last month that it should release all the Tamil fishermen in its custody. “I, however, told them that it was their prerogative to decide about releasing the fishing boats,” Swamy has said, sparking widespread protests in Tamil Nadu. In a recent interview to Thanthi TV, Swamy said: “When I had been to Lanka a few weeks back, I argued with the Lankan government in support of Tamil fishermen. I told them to release the fishermen immediately but to keep the fishing boats if they didn’t want to release them. The boats belonged not to the fishermen but to rich...

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Doctor sentenced to death
Doctor sentenced to death
03 September 2014

The doctor who was found guilty of raping and murdering a girl by pushing her from 6th floor of Negambo hospital sentenced to death by Negambo High Court short while ago , our news sources said. Add new comment

ES to deploy election monitor to observe postal voting
ES to deploy election monitor to observe postal voting
03 September 2014

Election Secretariat (ES) has decided to deploy a group of election monitors to observe the postal voting of the Uva Provincial Council election. The postal voting of the Uva Provincial Council election will take place on September 04 and...

Norochcholai power station to China?
Norochcholai power station to China?
03 September 2014

The UNP parliamentarian Ajith C Perera says that there is a plan of submitting a cabinet statement in the cabinet meeting which will be held on the 04th to get the approval on the same day to handover the management of Norochcholai power...

Navy apprehends nine Indian fishermen
Navy apprehends nine Indian fishermen
03 September 2014

Nine of the several fishermen who ventured into the sea from Rameswaram on Monday night, after 38 days of strike, were apprehended by the Sri Lankan navy.  The nine fishermen were nabbed by the Sri Lankan navy between...

Police simplify crime fighting with hi-tech
Police simplify crime fighting with hi-tech
03 September 2014

Inspector General of Police N. K. Illangakoon on Monday unveiled a new technology called Virtual Private Network (VPN) to enhance the efficiency of the police. The event was held at Police Headquarters’ auditorium. The VPN will...

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I told Sri Lanka to release fishermen no…

03-09-2014

I told Sri Lanka to release fishermen not boats-Swamy

Subramaniam Swamy, the Senior BJP leader, has landed himself in a soup by remarking that it was he who suggested to the Sri Lankan government during his visit to the...

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Doctor sentenced to death

03-09-2014

Doctor sentenced to death

The doctor who was found guilty of raping and murdering a girl by pushing her from 6th floor of Negambo hospital sentenced to death by Negambo High Court short while...

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ES to deploy election monitor to observe…

03-09-2014

ES to deploy election monitor to observe postal voting

Election Secretariat (ES) has decided to deploy a group of election monitors to observe the postal voting of the Uva Provincial Council election. The postal voting of the Uva Provincial...

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Norochcholai power station to China?

03-09-2014

Norochcholai power station to China?

The UNP parliamentarian Ajith C Perera says that there is a plan of submitting a cabinet statement in the cabinet meeting which will be held on the 04th to get...

Read more

Navy apprehends nine Indian fishermen

03-09-2014

Navy apprehends nine Indian fishermen

Nine of the several fishermen who ventured into the sea from Rameswaram on Monday night, after 38 days of strike, were apprehended by the Sri Lankan navy.  The nine fishermen were...

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Police simplify crime fighting with hi-t…

03-09-2014

Police simplify crime fighting with hi-tech

Inspector General of Police N. K. Illangakoon on Monday unveiled a new technology called Virtual Private Network (VPN) to enhance the efficiency of the police. The event was held at...

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Sabaragamuwa undergrads launch sathyagra…

03-09-2014

Sabaragamuwa undergrads launch sathyagraha

Undergraduates of the Sabaragamuwa University yesterday launched a satyagraha at the Pambahinna Junction on Colombo-Badulla road over several demands, the main being restoration of students’ council and faculty unions. Spokesman of...

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JVP wants voting rights for expatriate

03-09-2014

JVP wants voting rights for expatriate

Leader of the People’s Liberation Front (JVP) Anura Kumara Dissanayake has urged the Commissioner of Elections to explore ways and means of enabling over one million Sri Lankan expatriate workers...

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MR cannot contest for third time-Wijeya…

03-09-2014

MR cannot contest for  third time-Wijeyadasa

The UNP said yesterday that President Mahinda Rajapaksa was disqualified from contesting for a third term and the Election Commissioner was legally empowered to reject his nomination papers. Member of the...

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Self-immolated person succumbed to injur…

03-09-2014

Self-immolated person succumbed to injuries

A 60-year-old person who self-immolated in front of the Colpetty Police station succumbed to his injuries early morning at the National Hospital. The victim was identified as a resident of...

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Widespread election law violations from …

02-09-2014

Widespread election law violations from Moneragala

The widespread election law violations reported from Moneragala has escalated to 120 and is a cause for concern, particularly considering its comparatively low population, an election monitoring group said today. Peoples...

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Thundershowers in Uva and Eastern provin…

02-09-2014

Thundershowers in Uva and Eastern provinces

It is reported that several spells of showers will occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Northwestern and Central provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts, Met. Department said Thundershowers will develop...

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Daya apparel: USAID assistance a boon…

02-09-2014

   Daya apparel: USAID assistance a boon for East

With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), three factories established by Daya Apparel (Pvt.) Ltd. – in Mahaoya in May 2011, in Ninthavur in September 2011 and Thirukkovil...

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164 election related complaints

02-09-2014

164 election related complaints

The election office of opposition leader of Buttala pradesheeya sabha and United National Party (UNP) Moneragala district provincial council candidate W. H. M Dharmasena has been attacked in the early...

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USAID Mission Director pleased with Daya…

02-09-2014

USAID Mission Director pleased with Daya Apparel-USAID partnership

  USAID Mission Director in Sri Lanka, Sherry F. Carlin says she is extremely pleased to see what has been achieved under USAID’s partnership with Daya Apparel (Pvt) Ltd. Addressing the ceremony...

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PS chairman’s brother arrested over ille…

02-09-2014

PS chairman’s brother arrested over illegal tree felling

It is reported that brother of Nagoda Pradeshiya Sabha chairman, Hemachandra Walegama has been arrested in connection with the illegal felling of trees at a reserve in the Nagoda area,...

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60-year-old person self-immolated

02-09-2014

60-year-old person self-immolated

It is said that 60-year-old person has self-immolated in front of the Colpetty Police station, a short while ago, our news sources said. The victim was identified as a resident of...

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TNA to split?

02-09-2014

TNA to split?

It is said that due to internal disputes Tamil United Liberation or Front leader V. Anandasangaree has stated that he is in the process of forming an alternative front of...

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Trade Union confederation threatens to c…

02-09-2014

Trade Union confederation threatens to complain to ILO

The Trade Union Confederation (TUC) yesterday threatened to complain to the International Labour Organisation against the government and the Health Ministry for intimidating trade unions by taking legal action against...

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Shut down costs CEB Rs.600 mn a day

02-09-2014

Shut down costs CEB Rs.600 mn a day

  The shutdown of Lakwijaya coal-fired power plant at Norochcholai costs the CEB Rs. 600 mn a day,Science, Technology and Atomic Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said. Addressing a book launch on...

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