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India pledges to support Sri Lanka’s economic recovery

India pledges to support Sri Lanka’s economic recovery

India has agreed to increase its participation in Sri Lanka’s post-COVID-19 economic recovery, and to strengthen defence and security cooperation, the Indian High Commission to Read more…

FR petitions challenging election date to be taken up again on June 01

FR petitions challenging election date to be taken up again on June 01

The Supreme Court has postponed further consideration of the fundamental rights petitions filed challenging the election date, until 10.00 a.m. Monday (June 01).

The Supreme Read more…

Elections Department Informs Government Printers Department To Initiate Preparatory Work To Print Ballot Papers For GE

Elections Department Informs Government Printers Department To Initiate Preparatory Work To Print Ballot Papers For GE

The Elections Department has informed the Government Printers Department to initiate preparatory work to print ballot papers for the upcoming Parliamentary election.

The development comes Read more…

UNP Decides To Expel Sajith,Kabir, Harsha And 96 Others Who Handed Over Nominations From The Samagi Jana Balawegaya

UNP Decides To Expel Sajith,Kabir, Harsha And 96 Others Who Handed Over Nominations From The Samagi Jana Balawegaya

Chairman of the United National Party (UNP), Kabir Hashim, Deputy Leader of the UNP, Sajith Premadasa, and Treasurer, Harsha de Silva, are among the 99 Read more…

EC awaits final draft of health guidelines to get on with general election work

EC awaits final draft of health guidelines to get on with general election work

The Election Commission (EC) was awaiting the final draft of the health guidelines for the conduct of the general election 2020, EC Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya Read more…

Buses allowed to operate among districts from today
20 May
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Buses allowed to operate among districts from today »

The Ministry of Transport Services Management says provisions have been made for state and private sector employees, who are not part of essential services and Read more…

Samagi Jana Balavegaya Protest Against Rajitha Arrest In Kalutara Ignoring Health Safeguards
20 May
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Samagi Jana Balavegaya Protest Against Rajitha Arrest In Kalutara Ignoring Health Safeguards »

The Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) held a protest in Kalutara yesterday against the arrest of former minister Dr Rajitha Seneratne.

Their protest however ignored health Read more…

Sri Lanka’s new president is putting soldiers in charge of everything – The Economist
20 May
2020
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Sri Lanka’s new president is putting soldiers in charge of everything – The Economist »

Despite the on-going damage to national reconciliation, Gotabaya Rajapaksa is insistent on the normalisation of “military’s influence in the civilian sphere”, warns the Economist.

The Read more…

FR case challenging elections date to continue tomorrow
19 May
2020
Written by TELO Admin

FR case challenging elections date to continue tomorrow »

The consideration of the Fundamental Rights petitions filed challenging the Gazette issued by the Election Commission to the conduct of the General Election on the Read more…

Military says report warning of ISIS threat not credible
19 May
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Military says report warning of ISIS threat not credible »

The military says a report circulating on social media warning of a threat in Sri Lanka, from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Read more…

Brig. Priyanka Fernando Who Signalled Throat-Slitting Gesture To Tamil diaspora Protesters Promoted To The Rank Of Major General
19 May
2020
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Brig. Priyanka Fernando Who Signalled Throat-Slitting Gesture To Tamil diaspora Protesters Promoted To The Rank Of Major General »

Brigadier Priyanka Fernando-Promoted to the rank of Major General of Sri Lanka Army on the 11 th Anniversary of liberation of Sri Lanka from the Read more…

Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 cases count crosses 1,000 mark
19 May
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 cases count crosses 1,000 mark »

Total count of confirmed COVID-19 infections in Sri Lanka surpassed the grim milestone of 1,000 on Tuesday (19).

Twenty-eight (28) more persons tested positive for Read more…

Lankan President says his country will withdraw from international organizations which baselessly denigrate its armed forces
19 May
2020
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Lankan President says his country will withdraw from international organizations which baselessly denigrate its armed forces »

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said that his country will withdraw from international organizations which baselessly denigrate its armed forces.

In his speech to Read more…

Canadian PM calls for SL to pursue a meaningful accountability process
19 May
2020
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Canadian PM calls for SL to pursue a meaningful accountability process »

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issuing a statement on the anniversary of the end of the armed conflict in Sri Lanka, has called for Sri Read more…

British politicians mark Mullivaikkal anniversary with calls for accountability
19 May
2020
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British politicians mark Mullivaikkal anniversary with calls for accountability »

Senior British politicians from across the political spectrum have commemorated eleven years since the massacres at Mullivaikkal with messages calling for accountability and genocide recognition, Read more…