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India must engage to counteract Chinese supplied instability – Financial Times editorial

India must engage to counteract Chinese supplied instability – Financial Times editorial

India must stand up for democracy in its own backyard as Sri Lanka’s current political turmoil points to China’s increasing role, the Financial Read more…

Bad day for democracy in Sri Lanka says German ambassador

Bad day for democracy in Sri Lanka says German ambassador

Germany’s ambassador to Colombo today criticised the violent scenes in parliament tweeting it was a “bad day for democracy in Sri Lanka.”

“SL has Read more…

British MPs call for suspension of trade concessions

British MPs call for suspension of trade concessions

A group of British parliamentarians have written to UK’s foreign secretary warning that “Sri Lanka’s political stability is at grave risk” and called Read more…

Business community say conduct of MPs shameful and an embarrassment

Business community say conduct of MPs shameful and an embarrassment

The business community in Sri Lanka said that the conduct of some elected representatives in Parliament today was both shameful and an embarrassment Read more…

Speaker calls party leaders’ meeting

Speaker calls party leaders’ meeting

Speaker has called for a meeting of party leaders at 11.30 a.m. this morning (16), the Office of the Speaker stated.

Accordingly, the meeting will Read more…

Mahanayake expresses dissatisfaction with situation in country
17 Jul
2012
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Mahanayake expresses dissatisfaction with situation in country »

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The Ven Thibbotuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangala Thera, the Mahanayake of the Malwatta Chapter, yesterday, expressed his dissatisfaction with the situation in the country Read more…

SL top military officers cut short India visit
17 Jul
2012
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SL top military officers cut short India visit »

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Two senior Sri Lankan defence officials today left here cutting short their visit to the Defence Services Staff College in Wellington, India in Read more…

Fitch Rates Sri Lanka’s Upcoming Bond ‘BB-(exp)’
17 Jul
2012
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Fitch Rates Sri Lanka’s Upcoming Bond ‘BB-(exp)’ »

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Fitch Ratings has assigned Sri Lanka’s upcoming USD-denominated global bonds due 2022 an expected ‘BB-(exp)’ rating, a statement released today said.The final rating Read more…

Sri Lanka government coalition party led by Minister Weerawansa to contest Eastern PC separately
17 Jul
2012
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Sri Lanka government coalition party led by Minister Weerawansa to contest Eastern PC separately »

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Sri Lanka’s government coalition party National Freedom Front (NFF) led by Minister Wimal Weerawansa has decided to contest the Eastern Provincial Council election Read more…

TNA hands in nominations for Trincomalee
16 Jul
2012
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TNA hands in nominations for Trincomalee »

Several parties including the Tamil National Alliance is reported to have submitted nominations for the three provincial councils which were dissolved recently. The Read more…

TNA to accommodate Muslim candidates
16 Jul
2012
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TNA to accommodate Muslim candidates »

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In what appeared to be a new political dimension, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), the largest Tamil party, has decided to accommodate Muslim Read more…

Drop Tamil Eelam agenda: Chidambaram to Karunanidhi
16 Jul
2012
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Drop Tamil Eelam agenda: Chidambaram to Karunanidhi »

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Union home minister P Chidambaram on Sunday reportedly conveyed to DMK chief M Karunanidhi the central government’s displeasure over a move by the Read more…

Muslim Congress calls sudden meeting
16 Jul
2012
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Muslim Congress calls sudden meeting »

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The crisis within the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) deepened further last night, with the party high command summoning an emergency meeting without Read more…

Norwegian attempt to forge TNA-SLMC alliance fails
16 Jul
2012
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Norwegian attempt to forge TNA-SLMC alliance fails »

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An attempt by Norway to persuade the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) to coalesce to contest the Read more…

Sri Lanka’s nationalist party not to contest the PC election
16 Jul
2012
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Sri Lanka’s nationalist party not to contest the PC election »

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Sri Lanka’s Sinhala Buddhist political party Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) has decided not to contest the upcoming Provincial Council elections for North Central, Read more…