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Power highly centralized in the government : Dr Jayatilleka

Power highly centralized in the government : Dr Jayatilleka

A former Sri Lankan ambassador has blamed the government over a power monopoly, citing that power has been highly centralized in the administration.

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SLPP prepared to renegotiate agreements with other countries

SLPP prepared to renegotiate agreements with other countries

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) is prepared to renegotiate agreements Sri Lanka has already signed with other countries, SLPP founder Basil Rajapaksa said today.

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Work on 10 Colombo Port City bridges expedited

Work on 10 Colombo Port City bridges expedited

As per Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s instructions the Urban Development, Water Supply and Housing Facilities Ministry has expedited the construction of 10 bridges within the Read more…

Rathana Thera calls for banning burka, madrasas

Rathana Thera calls for banning burka, madrasas

Leader of the Ape Jana Bala Party Ven. Aturaliye Rathana Thera, yesterday, asked the government to ban madrasas, burka and Kathi courts within one week. Read more…

“If President Rajapaksa signs the MCC agreement he will commit political suicide” – Federation of National Organisations

“If President Rajapaksa signs the MCC agreement he will commit political suicide” – Federation of National Organisations

A Nationalist organisation is saying that if President Gotabaya Rajapaksa signs the controversial Millennium Challenge Compact (MCC) he will “be committing political suicide.”

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Kurshid coming here for talks
6 Jul
2013
Written by TELO Media Team 1

Kurshid coming here for talks »

Followed by the visit of Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa to New Delhi, India’s External Affairs Minister Salman Kurshid will visit Sri Read more…

Sri Lankan govt invites Tamil Nadu fishermen for talks
6 Jul
2013
Written by TELO Media Team 1

Sri Lankan govt invites Tamil Nadu fishermen for talks »

The Sri Lankan government on Friday reached out to fishermen community of Tamil Nadu as President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s brother and economic development Read more…

TNA to examine if it should contest polls in northern Lanka
6 Jul
2013
Written by TELO Media Team 1

TNA to examine if it should contest polls in northern Lanka »

Sri Lanka’s main Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA), appointed a committee to examine if it should contest the much-awaited northern provincial Read more…

Sri Lankan refugee launches High Court challenge against detention based on ASIO assessment »

A High Court challenge has been launched against the indefinite detention of a Sri Lankan woman who received an adverse security assessment Read more…

India asks Lanka to fully implement power devolution provision
5 Jul
2013
Written by TELO Media Team 1

India asks Lanka to fully implement power devolution provision »

India today emphasised to Sri Lanka the need to fully implement the constitutional provision dealing with devolution of powers to provinces without Read more…

Rajapaksa issues proclamation for North election
5 Jul
2013
Written by TELO Media Team 1

Rajapaksa issues proclamation for North election »

President Mahinda Rajapaksa issues proclamation to elections commissioner to conduct northern Provincial Council election, government Information department announced

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India wants deal respected
5 Jul
2013
Written by TELO Media Team 1

India wants deal respected »

India says the Sri Lankan government must respect the agreement reached between both countries and first discuss any changes bilaterally before going Read more…

SF launches polls campaign in Jaffna
5 Jul
2013
Written by TELO Media Team 1

SF launches polls campaign in Jaffna »

Democratic Party (DP) leader Gen. Sarath Fonseka is confident of mustering the northerners’ support for the unitary character of the state.

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Sri Lanka’s Mihin Lanka gets Rs600mn in state guaranteed loans
5 Jul
2013
Written by TELO Media Team 1

Sri Lanka’s Mihin Lanka gets Rs600mn in state guaranteed loans »

Sri Lanka’s state-run Mihin Lanka, a loss-making budget carrier has been given 616 million rupees in Treasury guarantee to borrow from a Read more…

12 policemen arrested over Trinco students killing
5 Jul
2013
Written by TELO Media Team 1

12 policemen arrested over Trinco students killing »

Twelve STF personnel including an ASP and a policeman were arrested by the CID over the killing of five students in Trincomalee Read more…