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General, PC elections on a single day?

General, PC elections on a single day?

The feasibility of holding the general and the much delayed provincial council elections together is currently under consideration by the Election Commission.

Election Commission Chairman Read more…

China’s Building Spree Is Raising Questions

China’s Building Spree Is Raising Questions

At Sri Lanka’s southern tip, an abandoned British lighthouse stands sentinel near a half-moon-shaped cove bobbing with turquoise dinghies. Fishermen wearing sarongs drag wooden outriggers Read more…

Ranil Tasks UNP Legal Committee To Examine Powers Of Party Leadership And Recommend Necessary Changes

Ranil Tasks UNP Legal Committee To Examine Powers Of Party Leadership And Recommend Necessary Changes

UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has tasked the legal committee of the party to submit a report on party reforms after studying the wide-ranging powers of Read more…

Sri Lanka to fight dengue virus with bacteria “Wolbachia”

Sri Lanka to fight dengue virus with bacteria “Wolbachia”

The Sri Lankan government is to begin trialling a special bacteria as part of a program to eradicate the dengue virus, local media reports, quoting Read more…

Citizenship Act is not for Lankan Tamil refugees

Citizenship Act is not for Lankan Tamil refugees

Sri Lanka’s Deputy High Commissioner for Southern India V. Krishnamoorthy says that the Citizenship Amendment Act of India will have no impact on the Sri Read more…

Former Army Commander Daya Ratnayake Appointed Chairman Of Sri Lanka Ports Authority
12 Dec
2019
Written by TELO Admin

Former Army Commander Daya Ratnayake Appointed Chairman Of Sri Lanka Ports Authority »

Former Army Commander Daya Ratnayake has been appointed the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority.

Ratnayake served as the Commander of the Army when Read more…

UNP group urges Sajith be appointed Party Leader
12 Dec
2019
Written by TELO Admin

UNP group urges Sajith be appointed Party Leader »

A group of UNPers today urged that Sajith Premadasa be appointed UNP Party Leader.

These views were expressed during a press briefing held in Colombo Read more…

No obstacles for media freedom during my tenure – President
12 Dec
2019
Written by TELO Admin

No obstacles for media freedom during my tenure – President »

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that he can assure that there will be no obstacles to media freedom in the country during his term in office.

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China grips Sri Lanka with artificial island off Colombo – Nikkei
12 Dec
2019
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China grips Sri Lanka with artificial island off Colombo – Nikkei »

COLOMBO — China, no stranger to building islands, has finished one off the coast of Colombo that gives Sri Lanka, a strategically located South Asian Read more…

Switzerland insists envoy in Sri Lanka not recalled
11 Dec
2019
Written by TELO Admin

Switzerland insists envoy in Sri Lanka not recalled »

Switzerland today insisted that its Ambassador in Sri Lanka has not been recalled.

There were reports that Ambassador Hanspeter Mock had been recalled over the Read more…

Two remanded for assaulting a group of journalists
11 Dec
2019
Written by TELO Admin

Two remanded for assaulting a group of journalists »

Mahara Acting Magistrate Wasantha Ramanayake today (11) remanded two suspects arrested for assaulting a group of journalists who were covering an incident in Kadawatha.

The Read more…

SLFP should fully support the government  to win a two-thirds majority in the upcoming election: Former President Sirisena
11 Dec
2019
Written by TELO Admin

SLFP should fully support the government to win a two-thirds majority in the upcoming election: Former President Sirisena »

Under which symbol will the ruling party contest for at the upcoming General Election? Will it be the flower-bud? Or the chair?

Some members of Read more…

Illegal sand miners in Jaffna clash with locals
11 Dec
2019
Written by TELO Admin

Illegal sand miners in Jaffna clash with locals »

Residents in the Northern Province stated that illegal sand smuggling in the Northern region had increased following the government’s decision to abolish the permit scheme Read more…

Kamal Haasan demands inclusion of Sri Lankan refugees in Indian Citizenship Bill
11 Dec
2019
Written by TELO Admin

Kamal Haasan demands inclusion of Sri Lankan refugees in Indian Citizenship Bill »

Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Haasan wondered why Sri Lankan Tamils and Muslims were left out of the ambit of India’s Citizenship (Amendment) Bill if Read more…

“UNP Must Refrain From Giving Nomination To Those Who Expressed Anti-Buddhist Remarks:” MP Hettiarachchi
11 Dec
2019
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“UNP Must Refrain From Giving Nomination To Those Who Expressed Anti-Buddhist Remarks:” MP Hettiarachchi »

The United National Party must refrain from giving nominations to those who expressed anti-Buddhist remarks, MP Wijepala Hettiarachchi said.

Addressing a press conference in Colombo Read more…