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Unions told closing SriLankan Airlines not in the best interest »


SriLankan Airlines has rejected allegations raised by some trade unions and noted that closing the company will not be in the best interest of anyone. In a letter to the the President of the Airline Pilots Guild of Sri Lanka, President of the Association of SriLankan Airlines Licensed…

December 16, 2017 - 10:46 / No Comment / Read More »

Sri Lankan asylum seekers had been “secretly” flown back »


The group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were brought to Colombo this week had been “secretly” flown out of Australia, the West Australian reported. It is understood the boat containing 29 Sri Lankans was detected near Cocos Island and was tracked towards mainland Australia…

December 16, 2017 - 10:15 / No Comment / Read More »

EU welcomes Sri Lanka as 163rd State Party to mine ban convention »

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The European Union (EU) says it is pleased to welcome Sri Lanka as the 163rd State Party to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention. On 13 December 2017, Sri Lanka deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention of the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and…

December 16, 2017 - 00:57 / No Comment / Read More »

Two petitions received by UN in Colombo sent to authorities »

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Two petitions addressed to the UN Resident Coordinator, Ms Una McCauley, was received by Ms McCauley and the Senior Human Rights Advisor, Juan Fernandez on Friday 15 December 2017, the UN office in Colombo said. The UN office said the petitions have been forwarded to the…

December 16, 2017 - 00:15 / No Comment / Read More »

Over 30,000 illegal medical practitioners operating in Sri Lanka »


Over 30,000 illegal medical practitioners are said to be operating in Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Health said today. Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said that assistance has been sought from the Police to arrest the illegal medical practitioners. The Minister said that there are over…

December 15, 2017 - 16:30 / No Comment / Read More »

UN experts accuse Sri Lanka of carrying out arbitrary detention »


The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has identified significant challenges to the enjoyment of the right to personal liberty in Sri Lanka, resulting in arbitrary detention across the country. The experts recognize positive initiatives, including engagement with UN human rights mechanisms, as well as…

December 15, 2017 - 16:06 / 5 Comments / Read More »

Sri Lanka, ADB enter into loan agreements worth USD 270 million »


The Government of Sri Lanka entered into three Loan Agreements worth of USD 270 million with the Asian Development Bank for the implementation of the Integrated Road Investment Program and Jaffna Kilinochchi Water Supply Project, the Ministry of Finance said today. A loan of USD…

December 15, 2017 - 16:05 / No Comment / Read More »

Stay order preventing the arrest of Gotabaya extended »


A stay order issued by the Court of Appeal preventing the arrest of former Secretary of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa, has been extended till January 25, 2018. The stay order was earlier issued to the Financial Crimes Investigation Department (FCID), effective till Friday, against arresting Rajapaksa over the alleged misappropriation of…

December 15, 2017 - 15:56 / No Comment / Read More »

Former MR supporter appointed State Minister of Provincial Councils »


Sriyani Wijewickrama, a former supporter of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, was on Friday sworn in as the State Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat. The Digamadulla district United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian, who earlier represented the…

December 15, 2017 - 15:45 / No Comment / Read More »

Russia restricts tea supplies from Sri Lanka after finding beetle »


Russia will place temporary restrictions on imports of all agricultural products from Sri Lanka, including tea, from Dec. 18, the Russian agricultural safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said on Thursday. The watchdog said it had taken the decision to impose restrictions after it found an insect, known…

December 15, 2017 - 08:42 / No Comment / Read More »
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A ‘Neighbourhood First’ foreign policy has little value for India »


By Kanwal Sibal  We often hold ourselves responsible for mismanaging relations with our neighbours, believing that either we are insensitive or overbearing in dealing with them,…

December 16, 2017 - 10:53 / No Comment / Read More »

Jaffna culinary festival a major attraction »


By Ashanthi Warunasuriya in Jaffna The Jaffna culinary festival was a major attraction since it opened on Friday, attracting local and foreign tourists in their numbers.…

December 16, 2017 - 00:31 / 1 Comment / Read More »

China to help Sri Lanka increase market for black teas »


China has offered to help Sri Lanka improve the market of black teas in China, a Minister said on Thursday. Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake…

December 14, 2017 - 13:47 / No Comment / Read More »

Additional sea bed from March 2018 is a boon to Sri Lanka »


By Trevor Jayetileke The announcement by UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea) has finally  agree to let Sri Lanka enjoy additional…

December 10, 2017 - 00:44 / No Comment / Read More »

A nation still on the ‘denial mode’ »


Now that the nation moves farther away from the effects of Elections-2015, and even more from war and victory, made-up faces are losing their sheen…

December 10, 2017 - 00:44 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Public will express their opinion on Government at LG polls – G.L »

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By Ashanthi Warunasuriya With preparations being made for the Local Government elections (LG), the joint opposition feels the elections will be a good opportunity for…

December 10, 2017 - 00:29 / 5 Comments / Read More »

Galle Face Hotel kicks off holiday season »

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South Asia’s leading Grande Dame kicked off the holiday season as Chairman and owner, Sanjeev Gardiner and his mother Mrs. Mavis Gardiner threw the switch…

December 8, 2017 - 07:56 / No Comment / Read More »

Attempt to use Ashley de Silva as scapegoat »


By Samantha Hewabandula The Chief Executive Officer of Sri Lanka Cricket Ashley de Silva has been used as a scapegoat over the attempt this week…

December 8, 2017 - 00:41 / 2 Comments / Read More »
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