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Saturday January 29th, 2022
Politics

Sri Lanka calls for regional effort to overcome task of economic recovery

Sri Lanka is stressing the need for Asian countries to come together to face the uphill task of economic recovery and re...

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Young Lankan Housemaid allegedly tortured to death in Kuwait

The body of a 31-year old Sri Lankan maid who has allegedly been tortured to death in Kuwait is to be repatriated to Sri...

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Bakeer Markar makes appeal to repatriate unemployed migrant workers

Parliamentarian Imthiaz Bakeer Markar is proposing that the government prioritize the return of more than 50,000 Sri Lan...

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Russia "concerned" after Sri Lanka delists prominent scholarship-granting Medical Universities

Russia is expressing concern that Sri Lanka’s Medical Council (SLMC) has cut several Russian Universities from the app...

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Sri Lanka Port City will be a 'Chinese colony' claims monk linked to ruling party

An influential Buddhist monk who has close links to the ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Party of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa ...

New twist in UNP national list saga

Speculation is intensifying on who will fill the vacant national list seat of the United National Party (UNP), with part...

Follower of Sri Lanka's Zaharan arrested in Singapore

A follower of Sri Lanka suicide bomber Zaharan Hashim, who had also given funds, has been arrested in Singapore along wi...

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Dr Shafi gets bail in highly charged Magistrate's court

Dr Siyabdeen Shafi the Kurunegala doctor once accused of rendering hundreds of women infertile has been released on bail...

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Parliamentary Committee finds Hayleys' import of municipal waste absolutely illegal

Nisali De Silva

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Gota gets another reprieve from corruption trial

Gotabaya Rajapaksa got another reprieve from facing his misappropriation trial when the Supreme Court ordered that the t...

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PM appoints a three-member committee to examine Ranjan's statement

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has appointed a three-member committee headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Til...

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Perpetual Treasuries director petitions Sri Lanka court against indictment

A director of Sri Lanka’s controversial Perpetual Treasuries petitioned the Court of Appeal Wednesday asking that...

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No direct IS hand in Sri Lanka Easter attacks: investigator

Colombo, Sri Lanka | AFP | Wednesday - Sri Lanka's Easter attacks that killed 258 people were carried out by local Islam...

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Mangala calls for report on import of waste

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera is calling for a full investigation into the alleged import of scrap and used produ...

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Speaker prevents UN envoy from meeting judges

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has prevented a United Nations Special Rapporteur examining the rights of freedom of association...

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Sajith will be weakest opponent for Gota - Pavithra

Seemingly ecstatic about a Sajith Premadasa candidacy in the upcoming presidential election, Opposition MP Pavithra Wann...

Nisali De Silva

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Gota returns; will candidacy follow?

Gotabaya Rajapaksa is back in the country and his close supporters are confident that come August 11 he will be anointed...

Arjuna Ranawana

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Shafi case; Issue can be solved within a week-Patali

Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka said that the issue of Dr Shafi can be solved wit...

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Sri Lanka adds 446ha reclaimed by China to Colombo city area

Sri Lanka's Minister for Local Government Vajira Abeywardene tabled a motion in parliament to add 446 hectares of land r...

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SLFP wants an alliance to be formed before choosing a presidential candidate -Dayasiri

General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Dayasiri Jayasekara said that an alliance should be formed first...

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Some SLFP members would be useful for UNP – MP Marikkar

UNP Parliamentarian S.M Marikkar says he believes that if there are members of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) capabl...

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Mattala airport and H'tota port should have been built in Galle-Wajira

Minister of Internal and Home Affairs Wajira Abeywardhana said that if the Mattala airport and Hambantota harbour were b...

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Sri Lanka President hits back at Cardinal Malcolm

President Maithripala Sirisena lambasted Cardinal Malcom Ranjith over his call for the government to step down for alleg...

Our Political Correspondent

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Govt has fulfilled all obligations since Easter attacks - President

Rebuffing critics, President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (22 July) said the Government has fulfilled all its obligati...

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Rupavahini crisis worsens as it grows two heads

The Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation, the country’s Premier State Media organisation lurched towards another crisis to...

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SLPP, SLFP stalwarts to back UNP-led alliance – Harshana Rajakaruna

Some Opposition members who fervently backed former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the 2015 presidential election will s...

Nisali De Silva

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