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EC hints of holding PC polls by September

EC hints of holding PC polls by September

The Elections Commission yesterday hinted that the Provincial Council Election could be held in September, since the terms of the Central, Northern and North Western Read more…

A worried India

A worried India

The fresh political crisis in Sri Lanka should have New Delhi concerned. The strong showing by the opposition Sri Lanka People’s Front, led by former Read more…

Cabinet Reshuffle Further Delayed As Several Ministers Refuse To Step Down From Their Current Portfolios

Cabinet Reshuffle Further Delayed As Several Ministers Refuse To Step Down From Their Current Portfolios

The proposed Cabinet reshuffle has been delayed as some Ministers in the UNP have refused to move away from their current portfolios, government sources said. Read more…

Re-think on electoral system for PCs

Re-think on electoral system for PCs

In the aftermath of the defeat at the local government elections, the United National Party (UNP) is said to be considering whether to revert to Read more…

Elections for 6 PCs due in September Postponing Polls a violation of franchise– Deshapriya PCs essential for LG bodies to function

Elections for 6 PCs due in September Postponing Polls a violation of franchise– Deshapriya PCs essential for LG bodies to function

Chairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya says that while the elections to six Provincial Councils are scheduled to be held in September, any attempt Read more…

TID questions TNPF on funds
22 May
2013
Written by TELOMedia

TID questions TNPF on funds »

The Terrorist Investigations Department (TID) has questioned the Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF) on where it gets it’s funds from, TNPF leader Read more…

TNA requests govt. to ‘genuinely implement’ HRC resolution
22 May
2013
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TNA requests govt. to ‘genuinely implement’ HRC resolution »

The TNA yesterday requested the government to take action to “genuinely implement” the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) resolution on “Promoting reconciliation Read more…

Asylum seeker to be freed after ASIO overturns adverse security assessment
22 May
2013
Written by TELOMedia

Asylum seeker to be freed after ASIO overturns adverse security assessment »

A Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seeker has become the second person to have an adverse security assessment overturned by ASIO. Manokala Jenaddarsan, Read more…

GL blames Canada for ” relentlessly pursuing” SL
22 May
2013
Written by TELOMedia

GL blames Canada for ” relentlessly pursuing” SL »

Minister of External Affairs Professor G.L.Peries in Parliament today blamed Canada for relentlessly trying to stop the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) being Read more…

Tamara re-elected as Chairperson-Rapporteur of the UN Working Group-The Island
22 May
2013
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Tamara re-elected as Chairperson-Rapporteur of the UN Working Group-The Island »

Tamara Kunanayakam, Sri Lanka’s former Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, was re-elected as Chairperson-Rapporteur of the UN Human Rights Read more…

UNP open for change on devolution
22 May
2013
Written by TELOMedia

UNP open for change on devolution »

The main opposition United National Party (UNP) said yesterday it was considering a change in its stance on power devolution and instead Read more…

Champika to submit motion on 13A
21 May
2013
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Champika to submit motion on 13A »

Government Minister and Jathika Hela Urumaya leader Patali Champika Ranawaka is to submit a private member’s motion in parliament this week against Read more…

Army to shift most camps to Palaly
21 May
2013
Written by TELOMedia

Army to shift most camps to Palaly »

The army will shift most of the camps in the Jaffna peninsula to Palaly, Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya said today.

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Lankan in Chennai murders family
21 May
2013
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Lankan in Chennai murders family »

A 48-year-old Sri Lankan Tamil settled in Chennai killed his mother, wife and daughter by slitting their throats before committing suicide by Read more…

Two Japanese warships In Colombo
21 May
2013
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Two Japanese warships In Colombo »

Two Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) ships, “Suzunami” and “Kirisame” arrived at the Port of Trincomalee today on a goodwill and Read more…