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Sri Lanka gets US military funding as China vies for influence

Sri Lanka gets US military funding as China vies for influence

The United States announced Monday (Aug 13) it would grant Sri Lanka US$39 million to boost maritime security as China develops its strategic hold on Read more…

Tension prevails in Naayaa’ru, intruding Sinhala fishers set fire to fishing huts of Tamils

Tension prevails in Naayaa’ru, intruding Sinhala fishers set fire to fishing huts of Tamils

Sinhala fishers from South, who are occupying the coast of Naayaa’ru in Mullaiththeevu district have set fire to eight fishing huts Monday night Read more…

Sri Lankan Army to discuss diaspora at Defence Seminar

Sri Lankan Army to discuss diaspora at Defence Seminar

The Sri Lankan Army is to discuss diaspora at its upcoming Defence Seminar in Colombo, in a topic titled “Diaspora Communities amidst Peace and Conflict.”

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China printing currencies for several countries including Sri Lanka

China printing currencies for several countries including Sri Lanka

China is printing currencies for the Governments of several countries, including Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Brazil, the Press Trust of India quoted the Read more…

Polls monitor accuses govt.of bluffing

Polls monitor accuses govt.of bluffing

The People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) yesterday said that though the government had stated the long overdue provincial council elections would be Read more…

UN approves Chile’s Bachelet as new human rights chief
11 Aug
2018
Written by TELOadmin

UN approves Chile’s Bachelet as new human rights chief »

Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet’s unanimous approval as the next U.N. human rights chief on Friday sparked a sharp exchange between the United States and Read more…

Pakistan Maritime Security Ship “Kashmir” to visit Sri Lanka
11 Aug
2018
Written by TELOadmin

Pakistan Maritime Security Ship “Kashmir” to visit Sri Lanka »

Pakistan Maritime Security Ship (PMSS) “Kashmir” is scheduled to arrive at Colombo Port on a four-day goodwill visit from August 13 to 16, 2018.

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PC polls: UNP, TNA, JO express similar views
11 Aug
2018
Written by TELOadmin

PC polls: UNP, TNA, JO express similar views »

The United National Party (UNP), the joint opposition and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), are of the view that the provincial council elections should be Read more…

Panel of Experts hands over Draft Constitutional Proposal to PM
10 Aug
2018
Written by TELOadmin

Panel of Experts hands over Draft Constitutional Proposal to PM »

The ten member Panel of Experts appointed by the Constitutional Assembly has handed over the Draft Constitutional Proposal to the Steering Committee of Read more…

Tamil Nadu to provide solar-powered houses to Sri Lankan repatriates
10 Aug
2018
Written by TELOadmin

Tamil Nadu to provide solar-powered houses to Sri Lankan repatriates »

The Tamil Nadu State Government has decided to provide 1,000 solar-powered houses to repatriates from Sri Lanka living in the State, The Hindu newspaper reported.

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Northern Provincial Council pays tribute to Karunanidhi
10 Aug
2018
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Northern Provincial Council pays tribute to Karunanidhi »

Sri Lanka’s Northern Provincial Council observed a moment of silence in the assembly on Thursday to pay tributes to DMK leader M Karunanidhi.

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Jaffna’s New Citizen Journalists: From The Community, For The Community
10 Aug
2018
Written by TELOadmin

Jaffna’s New Citizen Journalists: From The Community, For The Community »

Every Friday, Benislos Thushan, a programme officer at the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) boards an overnight bus from Colombo to Read more…

PC Poll muddle
10 Aug
2018
Written by TELOadmin

PC Poll muddle »

The political parties that launched a massive protest against the Provincial Council system 31 years ago, leading to hundreds of deaths are making Read more…

Colombo high rises a major fire risk, says UK expert
10 Aug
2018
Written by TELOadmin

Colombo high rises a major fire risk, says UK expert »

The fire risk in high rise buildings in Colombo is very high according to Dr. David Kirkham. Why? Because many developers are using combustible cladding.

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No change in the Opposition Leader post in Sri Lanka parliament, Speaker decides
10 Aug
2018
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No change in the Opposition Leader post in Sri Lanka parliament, Speaker decides »

Speaker of Sri Lanka parliament Karu Jayasuriya today announced that there will be no change in the post of the Opposition Leader.

Making a special Read more…