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Local Government elections to be held on February 10

The Local Government elections will be held on February 10. the Elections Commission announced on Monday. Chairman of the Commission Mahinda Deshapriya said that of a total of 497 nomination lists received 23 had been rejected.

Lalith Weeratunga appears before Police SIU

Former Secretary to the President, Lalith Weeratunga, appeared before the Police Special Investigations Unit (SIU) on Monday. He was asked to appear to record a statement over the irregular purchase of vehicles to the Secretariat when Mahinda Rajapaksa was President.

Sri Lanka hosts mass wedding for Chinese couples

Sri Lanka on Sunday hosted a mass wedding for 50 Chinese couples at a grand ceremony in Colombo. Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Champika Ranawaka said that the event was held to strengthen Sri Lanka – China ties. The event was organised by the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development and the Tourism Ministry [...]

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Foreign tourists post nude images taken in Sri Lanka

Foreign tourists have posted nude images taken in Sri Lanka, some in public places despite the strong Buddhist culture followed in the country. Nudity in public is not allowed in Sri Lanka and there have been instances where tourists have been arrested in the past for being nude in public. The Daily Star reported that [...]

EPDP says party was falsely accused over several murders

By Ashanthi Warnasuriya in Jaffna Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) leader Douglas Devananda says his party was falsely accused over the murder of The Sunday Leader founding Editor Lasantha Wickremetunga. Devananda told The Sunday Leader online that the Tamil media has always worked against him. He says one reason is that he had his own newspaper [...]

Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Yi Xianliang to bid farewell

The Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Yi Xianliang is to bid farewell as his term in Sri Lanka has come to an end. Yi Xianliang is to leave on Monday after serving nearly three years as Ambassador in Sri Lanka. Xianliang, seen as one of the most influential Chinese envoys to Sri Lanka, arrived in [...]

Malaysian Prime Minister to hold talks with Wigneswaran

The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak will hold talks with Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran during his three day visit to Sri Lanka. The Malaysian Foreign Ministry said that a meeting with the Chief Minister of the Northern Province has been arranged. The Prime Minister of Malaysia will [...]

Maldives holds talks with Sri Lankan opposition

The Maldives Government has had talks with the opposition in Sri Lanka. Joint opposition Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa tweeted saying he had talks with the Maldives Minister of Tourism and Vice President of the Progressive Party of the Maldives Moosa Zameer and the Maldives Ambassador to Sri Lanka Mohamed H. Shareef. “A great discussion today with #Maldives Minister [...]

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 Aircraft Engineers, President of the Executive Association of SriLankan Airlines BIA, President of [...]


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