Sri Lankan Tamils issue takes back seat
Sri Lankan Tamils issue takes back seat

16 April 2014

The Sri Lankan Tamils issue appears to have taken a back seat in the campaign for the April 24 Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu, much to the disappointment of active pro-Tamil groups in the State. Almost all the political parties, including those which, vociferously criticised the...

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877 arrested of those under the influence of liquor
16 April 2014

It is said that police arrested 149  drunken drivers and motorcycle riders during...

Counselling to be provided relatives of disappeared-Report
16 April 2014

The government-appointed panel probing the cases of  missing people during the war...

Ferry with 476 people sinking off South Korea
16 April 2014

A South Korean passenger ship carrying more than 470 people, including many high school...

UNP to appoint co-organizers to some electorates
16 April 2014

United National Party (UNP) has decided to appoint co-organizers to several...

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Sri Lankan Tamils issue takes back seat

16-04-2014

Sri Lankan Tamils issue takes back seat

The Sri Lankan Tamils issue appears to have taken a back seat in the campaign for the April 24 Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu, much to the disappointment of...

Read more

877 arrested of those under the influenc…

16-04-2014

877 arrested of those under the influence of liquor

It is said that police arrested 149  drunken drivers and motorcycle riders during the past 24 hours, a statement on the detection said. With the arrests the total number of detections...

Read more

Counselling to be provided relatives of …

16-04-2014

Counselling to be provided relatives of disappeared-Report

The government-appointed panel probing the cases of  missing people during the war is to  provide counselling to the kin of those disappeared, an official was quoted in report by the...

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Ferry with 476 people sinking off South …

16-04-2014

Ferry with 476 people sinking off South Korea

A South Korean passenger ship carrying more than 470 people, including many high school students, is sinking off the country’s southern coast Wednesday after sending a distress call, officials said....

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Commonwealth expresses disappointment at…

16-04-2014

Commonwealth expresses disappointment at Canada's decision

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma Tuesday expressed disappointment at Canada's decision to suspend voluntary contributions to the Commonwealth over Sri Lanka's human rights situation but looked forward to the resumption of...

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UNP to appoint co-organizers to some ele…

16-04-2014

UNP to appoint co-organizers to some electorates

United National Party (UNP) has decided to appoint co-organizers to several electorates. UNP sources say that an additional organizer will be appointed to the electorates where the party had lost at...

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25 hospitalized due to bus accident

15-04-2014

25 hospitalized due to bus accident

It is said that least 25 passengers were injured when the buses they were travelling in collided on the Hatton-Norwood Road, a short while ago. Police said the Injured were admitted...

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Legal action called against minister for…

15-04-2014

Legal action called against minister for resettling people in national park

Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) has called to initiate legal action against Minister Rishad Bathiyutheen over the alleged resettlement of Muslim people in the Wilpattu National Park. Western Provincial Council Minister Udaya...

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Tamil journalist in Jaffna attacked

15-04-2014

Tamil journalist in Jaffna attacked

A Tamil freelance journalist was attacked in Jaffna last night while he was on his way home, the Jaffna based Uthayan newspaper reported. The journalist, identified as Sivagnanam Selvatheepan, was attacked...

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Trade unions hand in nine proposals on f…

15-04-2014

Trade unions hand in nine proposals on formulating a private sector wage policy

Trade unions have submitted nine proposals to the National Pay Commission appointed by the President to assist the government in formulating National Wage Policy. The trade unions have proposed a national...

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FUTA warns of another trade union action

15-04-2014

FUTA warns of another trade union action

President of Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) Chandraguptha Thenuwara warns against certain actions like  that various changes are being made in the university sector without any consultation despite the...

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Canada cuts C’wealth funding over SL iss…

15-04-2014

Canada cuts C’wealth funding over SL issue

Canada will suspend funding to the Commonwealth while the chair of the secretariat is occupied by Sri Lanka because of human rights concerns.   Canada will instead direct its planned $20m (£12m)...

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Wattala Urban Council Deputy Mayor reman…

15-04-2014

Wattala Urban Council Deputy Mayor remanded

UPFA led Wattala Urban Council Deputy Mayor Mohamed r Rizwan remanded till 16th April. When he was produced before Wattala acting Magistrate Channa Gunawardena he ordered to remand him on 16th...

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British real concerns in Sri Lanka - Swi…

15-04-2014

British real concerns in Sri Lanka - Swire

British Minister of State for the Foreign Office, Hugo Swire says that there are real human rights concerns in Sri Lanka and that there has been very little progress in...

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TN gives nod for fishermen talks in Colo…

15-04-2014

TN gives nod for fishermen talks in Colombo

Tamil Nadu Government gave its nod for Sri Lanka’s proposal for holding the next round of fishermen level talks in Colombo on May 12 and 13 on the contentious issue...

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British MP cancelled SL visit over UN in…

14-04-2014

British MP cancelled SL visit over UN inquiry-report

British MP Sharon Hodgson, who is one of the MPs who canceled their planned visit to Sri Lanka, has said that she decided to cancel her visit on hearing the...

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If Dudley was executive president no dem…

14-04-2014

If Dudley was executive president no demand of an abolition of it

The people of this country would never have demanded the abolition of the executive presidency had Dudley Senanayake been in that position, said Acting leader of the UNP Karu Jayasuriya. Mr....

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UNP National Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe…

14-04-2014

UNP National Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe’s "New Year" message

With the dawn of the Sinhala - Hindu New Year, we, as a nation, tend to go back to our rituals, values and roots. Although one may find it difficult...

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Wattala UC Deputy Chairman in police cus…

13-04-2014

Wattala UC Deputy Chairman in police custody

It is  said that Deputy Chairman of the Wattala-Mabole Urban Council has been arrested in connection with a recent assault incident, police sources said . A man was reportedly assaulted and...

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Propaganda programme for Uva polls is re…

13-04-2014

Propaganda programme for Uva polls is ready – Daya Gamage

UNP national organizer Daya Gamage says the party has already formulated its propaganda programme for the Uva provincial council election. He says the UNP is quite confident the party will have...

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Sri Lankan Tamils issue takes back seat

The Sri Lankan Tamils issue appears to have taken a back seat in the campaign for the April 24 Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu, much to the disappointment of...

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It is said that police arrested 149  drunken drivers and motorcycle riders during the past 24 hours, a statement on the detection said. With the arrests the total number of detections...

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The government-appointed panel probing the cases of  missing people during the war is to  provide counselling to the kin of those disappeared, an official was quoted in report by the...

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