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SLFP Minister and businessman brokered no-confidence motion »

By Ashanthi Warunasuriya   A Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Minister and a top businessman had brokered the recent no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, The Sunday Leader learns.…

April 21, 2018 - 23:45 / 4 Comments / Read More »
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Dubai refuses to handover Udayanga »

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By Ashanthi Warunasuriya The authorities in Dubai are refusing to handover Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga who…

April 21, 2018 - 23:55 / 5 Comments / Read More »
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Canada and Sri Lanka discuss ongoing reconciliation process »

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Canada and Sri Lanka had discussions on Wednesday on the ongoing reconciliation process and other matters. David Hartman, Director General for South Asia at Global Affairs Canada, together with David McKinnon, the High Commissioner of Canada to Sri Lanka, met with the Minister of Finance…

April 25, 2018 - 22:36 / No Comment / Read More »

US Navy hospital ship arrives in Trincomalee for 2018 Pacific Partnership »

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The US Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy arrived in Trincomalee on Wednesday to conduct the 2018 Pacific Partnership mission. Pacific Partnership 2018 will continue through May 8 and will feature US and other military doctors and medical personnel working side-by-side with Sri Lankan medical professionals…

April 25, 2018 - 22:09 / No Comment / Read More »

Akila named new UNP General Secretary, Kabir new chairman »

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The United National Party (UNP) on Wednesday named Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam as the new General Secretary and Kabir Hashim as the new party Chairman. The new appointments were made by the UNP today and will be put before the UNP Working Committee for approval…

April 25, 2018 - 21:41 / No Comment / Read More »

Sri Lankan born Canadian said to be among Toronto victims »

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A Sri Lankan born Canadian has now been confirmed as being one of the victims of the Toronto van incident. Canadian authorities have confirmed the identity of the Sri Lankan born woman. Beatrice Renuka Amarasinghe, a 48-year-old Sri Lankan-born Canadian citizen was among the 10…

April 25, 2018 - 21:25 / No Comment / Read More »

SLTDA raises concerns on poor regulations at Yala »

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The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), on Wednesday, raised concerns on poor regulations at the Yala sanctuary. The concerns were raised after a photograph circulated on social media of trucks with tourists surrounding an animal in the park. SLTDA said in a tweet that over-visitation…

April 25, 2018 - 18:36 / No Comment / Read More »

Commission on SriLankan to begin recording evidence in two weeks »

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The Presidential Commission on SriLankan Airlines is to begin recording evidence in two weeks, President Maithripala Sirisena said. In February a gazette notification was issued appointing a Presidential Commission to investigate allegations involving SriLankan Airlines and Mihin Lanka. President Maithripala Sirisena had signed the gazette notification.…

April 25, 2018 - 16:26 / No Comment / Read More »

JVP confirms 20-A will be presented to Parliament in May »

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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today confirmed that the 20th Amendment to the Constitution will be submitted to Parliament in May. JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that the 20th Amendment to the Constitution will be presented to Parliament as a private member’s bill when Parliament…

April 25, 2018 - 16:12 / No Comment / Read More »

Horana factory Manager and lab assistant further remanded »

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The Manager of the Horana rubber factory in which five people were killed recently, and a senior laboratory assistant have been further remanded. Five people were killed following an accident at the factory and the Manager and senior laboratory assistant were later arrested over the incident…

April 25, 2018 - 15:55 / No Comment / Read More »

Sri Lanka calls for equal access to nuclear energy for peaceful use »

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Sri Lanka has called for equal access to the technology advancing peaceful uses of nuclear energy. “Building a better and secure future for all is a shared call that we can shirk only at our own peril”, Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva,…

April 25, 2018 - 15:24 / No Comment / Read More »

Foreign Ministry says no confirmation Sri Lankan among Canada victims »

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The Foreign Ministry says there is no confirmation that a Sri Lankan is among the victims of the incident in Canada. The Foreign Ministry said that it has seen news alerts and social media posts regarding a Sri Lankan victim of the incident in Toronto.…

April 25, 2018 - 15:18 / No Comment / Read More »
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Tourism takes a hit »

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* Sri Lanka faces new travel advise after assault on tourists * Dutch tourists yet to complain to the embassy * Nuwara Eliya sees drop…

April 21, 2018 - 23:43 / 2 Comments / Read More »

In Jaffna where the god’s are deaf »

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By S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole   Jaffna has a generally liberal-minded population. At the Local Government Elections even Nallur where the Kandasamy Temple is, elected…

April 21, 2018 - 23:31 / 4 Comments / Read More »

Travails still for the TNA? »

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By N. Sathiya Moorthy If someone thought that the post-LG poll travails of the ruling TNA in the North has had a happy ending, it…

April 21, 2018 - 23:29 / No Comment / Read More »

Meethotamulla re-emerges as a danger zone »

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By Ashanthi Warnasuriya   The Meethotamulla garbage dump collapsed one year ago killing 33 people. Tragedy struck as the residents of Meethotamulla were preparing to…

April 21, 2018 - 23:26 / 1 Comment / Read More »

David and Goliath: Battle against Iranativu Naval land robbery »

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By Athula Vithanage Iranathivu, a combination of two small islands located 22 kilometers from the Nachchikuda beach, had been populated for about four decades. The…

April 21, 2018 - 23:22 / No Comment / Read More »

Mahinda Chinthana – A political vision to be reckoned with in our time »

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By Trevor Jayetileke   Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa came to power in November 2005 having toppled the then President Chandrika Kumaratunga, the last of the Bandaranaike epoch…

April 21, 2018 - 23:20 / No Comment / Read More »

Let’s discuss about foods high in saturated fat »

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Good advice from Dr Harold   “Do not be afraid of eating fatty foods, because- your body needs fat. It gives you shape, controls your…

April 21, 2018 - 23:02 / No Comment / Read More »

SLFP split widens »

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By Ashanthai Warunasuriya   The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) was sinking deeper last week as the rift in the party began to get wider.…

April 21, 2018 - 23:00 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Danu awarded WPDO Peace Ambassador honorary award »

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Danu Innasithamby a prominent media personality in Sri Lanka was appointed as a World Peace and Diplomacy Organization (WPDO) Peace Ambassador. He was formally presented…

April 20, 2018 - 08:13 / No Comment / Read More »

RTI reveals Lanka E News blocked on order from President’s office »

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In December 2017, Groundviews received a list of 13 websites that had been blocked from 2015 onwards by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC), via a Right to Information request.…

April 15, 2018 - 08:45 / 2 Comments / Read More »
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