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Raviraj’s wife appeals to President

Raviraj’s wife appeals to President

The wife of slain Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj has appealed to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to take courageous steps forward which will lead Read more…

UN resolution violated Sri Lanka’s constitution – foreign minister

UN resolution violated Sri Lanka’s constitution – foreign minister

The UN human rights resolution 30/1 infringed the people’s sovereignty and violated the constitution, foreign minister Dinesh Gunawardana said Wednesday.

He made these remarks during Read more…

Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll at 96 with 2 more deaths

Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll at 96 with 2 more deaths

Sri Lanka’s death toll from the coronavirus has risen to 96 as two infected persons have succumbed to the disease, the Department of Government Information Read more…

The capture and execution of JVP Leader Rohana Wijeweera

The capture and execution of JVP Leader Rohana Wijeweera

Patabandi Don Nandasiri Wijeweera known to the world at large as Rohana Wijeweera was killed 31 years ago on 13 November 1989.The revolutionary leader of Read more…

All schools in Kandy closed until next Friday

All schools in Kandy closed until next Friday

All schools in the Kandy city will remain closed from tomorrow until next Friday (4), Provincial Director of Education Thilak Ekanayake today said.

Speaking to Read more…

FCO’s Lord Tariq Ahmad, covers South Asia & in his capacity as UK’s Minister for Human Rights, today issued the Autumn 2020 Report on HR in priority countries.
21 Nov
2020
Written by TELO Admin

FCO’s Lord Tariq Ahmad, covers South Asia & in his capacity as UK’s Minister for Human Rights, today issued the Autumn 2020 Report on HR in priority countries. »

Sri Lanka is listed under “Areas of Deterioration”:

The human rights environment in Sri Lanka worsened, with the continuation of surveillance and intimidation of activists Read more…

COVID-19 vaccine Will not be tried in SL until WHO approves- Namal
21 Nov
2020
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COVID-19 vaccine Will not be tried in SL until WHO approves- Namal »

Any COVID-19 vaccine will not be tried in Sri Lanka until WHO officially approves it, Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa told Parliament yesterday.

Minister Rajapaksa who Read more…

Atalugama in Bandaragama, isolated
21 Nov
2020
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Atalugama in Bandaragama, isolated »

Travel restrictions were imposed to the Atalugama village in Bandaragama this morning (11) following the detection of 17 COVID-19 cases.

The cases were identified during Read more…

Most SL children live in families struggling financially: UNICEF report
21 Nov
2020
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Most SL children live in families struggling financially: UNICEF report »

While the official poverty rate is very low, the majority of Sri Lanka’s children live in families that are struggling financially, and 36 per cent Read more…

Clamour in Parliament over national question & war
21 Nov
2020
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Clamour in Parliament over national question & war »

A tense situation arose in parliament this evening when MPs shared their views and opinions on the war, the national question and the development of Read more…

Second reading of 2021 Budget passed
21 Nov
2020
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Second reading of 2021 Budget passed »

The second reading of the 2021 Budget has been passed, with a majority of 99 votes.

151 Parliamentarians voted in favour of the 2021 Budget Read more…

Analysis What are Sri Lanka’s prospects with RCEP sans India? The Hindu
20 Nov
2020
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Analysis What are Sri Lanka’s prospects with RCEP sans India? The Hindu »

Sri Lanka’s growing emphasis on tapping the emerging Asian market would make the China-led Regional Cooperation Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement seem an ideal forum to Read more…

Sri Lanka records 74th death from Covid-19
20 Nov
2020
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Sri Lanka records 74th death from Covid-19 »

Another Covid-19 related death is reported in Sri Lanka, the Director-General of Health Services confirmed a short while ago.

According to reports, the deceased is Read more…

Govt. focused on paying troll farms and not for vaccines; Sajith Premadasa
20 Nov
2020
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Govt. focused on paying troll farms and not for vaccines; Sajith Premadasa »

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa questioned if the Sri Lankan government had approached COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers across the world, in Parliament on Friday (20).

Sajith Premadasa Read more…

Vasu clashes with Fonseka saying Parliament not an Army camp
20 Nov
2020
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Vasu clashes with Fonseka saying Parliament not an Army camp »

Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara clashed with Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka in Parliament today saying Parliament is not an Army camp.

A war of words erupted between Read more…