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No agreement to set up a US base in Sri Lanka – envoy

No agreement to set up a US base in Sri Lanka – envoy

The United States has not reached any agreement to establish a permanent US military base in Sri Lanka, U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Alaina B. Read more…

Buddhism does not belong only to Sinhalese:Mangala

Buddhism does not belong only to Sinhalese:Mangala

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera told parliament today that he would not call himself a Buddhist but a person who follows the Buddhist Philosophy.

“There is Read more…

Over 300,000 in the North affected by dry weather

Over 300,000 in the North affected by dry weather

The Disaster Management Centre states that over 300,000 people are still affected due to the dry weather in the Northern province.

Assistant Director at the Read more…

One of the World’s Hottest Destinations. Now It’s Eerily Empty

One of the World’s Hottest Destinations. Now It’s Eerily Empty

Having landed a few minutes earlier here at Colombo’s international airport, our jam-packed flight from the Maldives is disembarking its crammed cabin, passengers marching down Read more…

MK Stalin -led DMK Coalition Prevents Modi-led BJP Juggernaut From Rolling Into Tamil Nadu State by Winning 37 of 39 Lok Sabha Seats

MK Stalin -led DMK Coalition Prevents Modi-led BJP Juggernaut From Rolling Into Tamil Nadu State by Winning 37 of 39 Lok Sabha Seats

But with party not cutting through in bypolls, change in govt. is unlikely The DMK’s well-oiled campaign machinery, led by party president M.K. Stalin, on Read more…

Emergency extended in Sri Lanka for another month
23 May
2019
Written by TELO Admin

Emergency extended in Sri Lanka for another month »

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has issued the special gazette notification for extending the Emergency Regulations for another month from today.

“I am of the Read more…

Dhammika Perera not reject  on common candidate at the next Presidential election.
23 May
2019
Written by TELO Admin

Dhammika Perera not reject on common candidate at the next Presidential election. »

Business magnate Dhammika Perera was non-committal and did not reject speculation that he would come forward as a common candidate at the next Presidential election.

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President pardons Gnanasara Thero
23 May
2019
Written by TELO Admin

President pardons Gnanasara Thero »

Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Secretary General Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero has been granted a presidential pardon, highly placed sources confirmed.

The hardline Buddhist group has Read more…

Debate on no-confidence motion against Minister Bathiudeen on June 18, 19
23 May
2019
Written by TELO Admin

Debate on no-confidence motion against Minister Bathiudeen on June 18, 19 »

The Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has informed the parliament today that the debated on the No Confidence Motion against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen will be held on Read more…

For Sri Lanka’s Bickering Leaders, Election Hopes Dim After Terrorist Attack
22 May
2019
Written by TELO Admin

For Sri Lanka’s Bickering Leaders, Election Hopes Dim After Terrorist Attack »

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Even before the coordinated bombings that killed 250 people last month, Sri Lanka’s president and prime minister were in trouble — Read more…

Did Saudi Arabia have inkling about Lanka blasts
22 May
2019
Written by TELO Admin

Did Saudi Arabia have inkling about Lanka blasts »

Even as DNA tests conclusively proved that Zahran Hashim, chief suspect of the Easter Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka, died in the attacks, India worries Read more…

Who Is Going To Protect The Lives Of Tamils In Sri Lanka? By Kumarathasan Rasingam
22 May
2019
Written by TELO Admin

Who Is Going To Protect The Lives Of Tamils In Sri Lanka? By Kumarathasan Rasingam »

The Easter Sunday serial bomb blasts in the Churches in Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa took away the lives of 253, most of the affected victims Read more…

‘Tamils of Lanka’ –  Showcasing history, culture and politics
22 May
2019
Written by TELO Admin

‘Tamils of Lanka’ – Showcasing history, culture and politics »

An exhibition was held by the Tamil Information Centre this weekend, showcasing the history, culture and politics of the Tamil people on the island in Read more…

UK ban on the LTTE to be challenged before tribunal
22 May
2019
Written by TELO Admin

UK ban on the LTTE to be challenged before tribunal »

Britain’s terrorism ban on the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) will be challenged a decade after the rebel group was militarily defeated in Sri Lanka’s civil war, Read more…

No-Confidence Motion Against Bathiudeen To Be Taken Up In House After PSC Concludes Sittings
22 May
2019
Written by TELO Admin

No-Confidence Motion Against Bathiudeen To Be Taken Up In House After PSC Concludes Sittings »

The no-confidence motion against ACMC leader Rishad Bathiudeen will be taken up in the House after the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on Bathiudeen concludes its Read more…