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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.

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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…

Pro-Sajith MPs down to 27: others back Karu
14 Dec
2019
Written by TELO Admin

Pro-Sajith MPs down to 27: others back Karu »

The group of MPs who supported opposition leader – Sajith Premadasa has split to two and proposed to form a UNP leadership council and make Read more…

IP Nishantha Silva – Govt. to talk to Swiss authorities on extraditing him
14 Dec
2019
Written by TELO Admin

IP Nishantha Silva – Govt. to talk to Swiss authorities on extraditing him »

The Foreign Ministry is to begin talks soon with the Swiss Embassy in Colombo, seeking the extradition of Inspector Nishantha Silva, who is believed to Read more…

Free visa programme to be extended?
14 Dec
2019
Written by TELO Admin

Free visa programme to be extended? »

The visa fee exemption facility or free visa on arrival programme launched on 1 August to promote tourism for a period of six months is Read more…

Two persons who made ‘white van’ claims at a media briefing arrested
14 Dec
2019
Written by TELO Admin

Two persons who made ‘white van’ claims at a media briefing arrested »

Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has arrested two persons who had made controversial statements about “white van” incidents during a media briefing with former minister Dr. Read more…

TELO Leader Selvam MP letter of congratulation to UK Prime Minster – Elect Boris Johnson
13 Dec
2019
Written by TELO Admin

TELO Leader Selvam MP letter of congratulation to UK Prime Minster – Elect Boris Johnson »

TELO Leader Selvam Adikalanathan MP wrote to Prime Minster-elect Boris Johnson today to congratulate him on his victory in last night’s election,

December 13, 2019

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Mahinda is “Super Minister” in Cabinet
12 Dec
2019
Written by TELO Admin

Mahinda is “Super Minister” in Cabinet »

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is the “Super Minister” in the new Cabinet, controlling 86 departments or institutions under the three Ministries he commands, according to Read more…

AIADMK has betrayed Sri Lankan Tamils: DMK chief
12 Dec
2019
Written by TELO Admin

AIADMK has betrayed Sri Lankan Tamils: DMK chief »

Minutes after the AIADMK voted in support of the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in India’s Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, the DMK slammed the ruling party Read more…

UK PM pins hopes on reconciliation, accountability in Sri Lanka
12 Dec
2019
Written by TELO Admin

UK PM pins hopes on reconciliation, accountability in Sri Lanka »

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson today said he hopes there will be reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka.

In a message posted on twitter Johnson Read more…

UN discusses reconciliation and challenges with PM
12 Dec
2019
Written by TELO Admin

UN discusses reconciliation and challenges with PM »

UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka, Hanaa Singer, met with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today and has discussed peace and reconciliation including the challenges and Read more…

Sajith’s camp denies claims Ranil has backing to be PM
12 Dec
2019
Written by TELO Admin

Sajith’s camp denies claims Ranil has backing to be PM »

A rift in the United National Party (UNP) continues with UNP members supporting UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa denying claims that a decision has been Read more…