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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…

Nelliyadi protesters overcome sabotage by SL Military Intelligence
18 Jul
2012
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Nelliyadi protesters overcome sabotage by SL Military Intelligence »

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Around 300 protesters gathered at Nelliyadi in Vadamaraadchi, Jaffna, on Wednesday, braving threats from the Sri Lanka Army that warned participants about ‘firing Read more…

Unlike some of previous Commanders I always listen-Jagath
18 Jul
2012
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Unlike some of previous Commanders I always listen-Jagath »

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Army Commander Jagath Jayasuriya said that unlike some of previous commanders he always listens to everyone who comes to him. Addressing senior officers Read more…

Sri Lanka Marxist party to march against the government from the South to the North
18 Jul
2012
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Sri Lanka Marxist party to march against the government from the South to the North »

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Sri Lanka’s Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is to commence a protest march on the 27th of this month from the Dondra Read more…

Lanka court postpones Tamil prisoner’s funeral rites case
18 Jul
2012
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Lanka court postpones Tamil prisoner’s funeral rites case »

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A petition filed by the parents of a deceased Tamil prisoner demanding his funeral to be held at their native place was postponed Read more…

Sri Lanka police tear gas fishermen protesting over fishing harbour in Mannar
18 Jul
2012
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Sri Lanka police tear gas fishermen protesting over fishing harbour in Mannar »

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Sri Lanka Police today tear gassed a protest held in Mannar by fishermen over the rights to a fisheries harbor in the area.The Read more…

Two TNA candidates withdraw due to threats
18 Jul
2012
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Two TNA candidates withdraw due to threats »

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Two TNA candidates belong to ITAK party have withdrawn their candidacy due to threats by an unknown gang in the Batticaloa district, former Read more…

Sri Lanka police arrest former LTTE leader of Batticaloa
18 Jul
2012
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Sri Lanka police arrest former LTTE leader of Batticaloa »

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An LTTE cadre who had fled the country during the war was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) when he returned from Read more…

SLMC provides explanations
18 Jul
2012
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SLMC provides explanations »

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The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress states that the parties stance to contest for the Eastern Province independently during the upcoming provincial polls was Read more…

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress reverses decision to contest Eastern PC election with governing party
18 Jul
2012
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Sri Lanka Muslim Congress reverses decision to contest Eastern PC election with governing party »

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) today reversed its decision to contest the forthcoming Eastern provincial Council election with the governing United People’s Read more…

Norway denies trying to form TNA-SLMC alliance
17 Jul
2012
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Norway denies trying to form TNA-SLMC alliance »

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Apropos our front-page story, Norwegian attempt to forge TNA-SLMC alliance fails, on July 16, the Norwegian embassy has sent us the following statement: Read more…