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updated Thu. June 29, 2017

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June 21, London: The London-based Tamil Diaspora organization, the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) today reiterated its call to include international judges in the ...
NCCSL urges Govt. to protect religious freedom, The National Christian Council of Sri Lanka (NCCSL), which represents the majority of non-Roman Catholic ...

Islamabad: Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka said Pakistan and Sri Lanka's mutual long relationship is sustained by cultural heritage, economies, and common stand on international issues.
India will have a new coach before the tour of Sri Lanka next month, the BCCI said on Wednesday while conceding that it failed to resolve the differences between Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli.
Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena has expressed his gratitude to Sheikh Hasina for the financial assistance to the flood-affected people.
ECONOMYNEXT - Friction at Sri Lanka's national carrier Sri Lankan burst into the open Tuesday when its directors and the chief executive were summoned for grilling by President Maithripala Sirisena who noticed open hostility and finger pointing ...

The BBS today challenged the President, Prime Minister and two former Presidents to state to the public that they accept the fact that many archaeological sites were being destroyed in the Eastern Province, while Muslim extremism prevails in the country.
A complaint made by Father Elil Rajendram to the human rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) led to the commission writing to President Maithripala Sirisena asking him to safeguard the rights of Tamils to conduct memorial services for relatives killed ...
Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena has expressed his sincere gratitude to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for Bangladesh's 'generous cash assistance' to ...
With reference to today's Daily Mirror page one story titled 'President gives WP CM 3 days to clean up City', President Maithripala Sirisena said he had not made such a direction. The President had also told our sister paper Lankadeepa yesterday that ...
In such a backdrop, the Sri Lanka Nidahas Sevaka Sangamaya, in a letter to the President informs him that the national carrier has fallen to such a state due to false information being supplied to the President and the Cabinet of Ministers. The letter ...
June 18, Colombo Sri Lankan president: President Maithripala Sirisena has assured to take immediate measures complete the requirements of the Infectious Disease hospital (IDH) in Angoda.
Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday performed a number of Yoga asanas and joined thousands of yoga enthusiasts to celebrate the International Day of Yoga.
Uncertainty continued in Sri Lanka's Northern Provincial Council on Friday, after discussions between Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R. Sampanthan and ...
The Auditor General was grilled over an error in calculating percentages in his special audit report at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry today.
June 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has emphasized that under any circumstance, there should not be a shortage of rice in the market.
On Tuesday, the Sri Lankan cabinet issued a statement denouncing anti-Muslim assaults and calling on police to take the "strictest action" against the ...

June 15, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the relevant officials to implement a broad program enlighten the public on sorting household waste.
June 14, Colombo: Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena has said that the losses incurred by the national carrier SriLankan airlines will be discussed at the next cabinet meeting as the airline's losses continue to mount.
Responding to the former president's claims that obtaining the GSP Plus facility is trivial, since Sri Lanka is very close to passing the threshold of an upper middle income country, Minster Samaraweera said, Mr. Rajapaksa is clearly trying to distort ...
( June 15, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) The president of the Tamil United Liberation Front Mr. Elayathamby Santhasoruban passed away in Colombo, following a massive Heart attack on Tuesday the 13th.
The Sri Lankan president and prime minister acknowledged Pakistan navy's strenuous efforts for maintaining maritime security in the region and expressed satisfaction over the historical bonds and defence collaboration between the two countries in ...
Sri Lankan president and PM acknowledged Pakistan navy's strenuous efforts for maintaining maritime security in the region and also expressed satisfaction over the historical bonds and defence collaboration between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in various ...
June 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the officials to expedite the program to build new houses for the people affected by the recent natural disaster.
... said the meeting with the President - footage of which was shown on Sri Lankan television - last for about 40 minutes.
Colombo: Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah met Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena during an official tour to the country on Wednesday.
June 12, Colombo: Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to visit Jaffna today to attend a special meeting of the Jaffna District Development Committee this morning to review the progress of the development activities in the North and ...
ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa under whose tenure the country lost duty free access to the European Union said the benefits of the scheme would be short lived as incomes are expected rise.
June 12, 2017 (LBO) - Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa says fulfilling the conditions to qualify for GSP+ could cause permanent damage to a country's political, legal and institutional framework.
June 09, Colombo: The human rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has written to President Maithripala Sirisena asking him to ensure the right of families to engage in memorialization activities to mourn those who died in the three-decade long armed ...
President Sirisena inspected the progress of the programmes that are in place for the people in the Hambantota district who have been affected by the recent floods and landslides.
A transformed Mr. Samaraweera seemed to see himself in the mirror as the president of Sri Lanka. ... It was a macro change that no one has been mandated to implement and certainly has not been articulated by Sri Lanka's elected President. .... If the ...
The National Nephrology hospital in Polonnaruwa to be built is under a donation of the Chinese government at the request of Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena. Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine ...
Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena has said that he will convene an international donor conference to coordinate assistance for rebuilding the island ...
June 05, Colombo: Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena Monday toured the areas affected by the floods and landslides in Bulathsinhala, Yatagampitiya, ...
Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena is coming to Dhaka next month on a four-day visit at the invitation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Colombo, June 6 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka's president Maithripala Sirisena on Monday appreciated the assistance by a Chinese rescue team in providing relief ...
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has elected Sri Lanka to serve as Vice President of the assembly. At a meeting of the 72nd session of the meeting Sri Lanka was chosen to act as Vice-President and representative for the Asia and Pacific Group ...
We, The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka and the National Shoora Council are deeply disappointed and shocked at the breakdown of law and order in this country.
The shock and awe of Mother Nature was at full flow in Sri Lanka, reminding us and our policy-makers the wrath of nature when development and developmental programmes ignore the natural configuration of the earth we inherit.
Speaking with the Maldivian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Mohamed Asim, who called on him at the President's official residence in Colombo on 2nd June 2, the President said Sri Lanka receives generous support from the international community during ...
In the assignment of subjects to the Ministers in keeping with the recent Cabinet reshuffle, President Maitripala Sirisena had decided not to Gazette any institution under their purview if it was out of their scope, sources said yesterday.
President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday emphasized the need for joint action by Sri Lanka-Maldives after reports that a small group of unscrupulous elements were found to be travelling between the two countries and indulging in nefarious activities.
June 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka's president Maithripala Sirisena today reiterating his government's commitment to eliminate extremism in the country and build reconciliation called on the masses to prevent a recurrence of another war.
June 04, Colombo: The United Nations General Assembly has elected Sri Lanka to serve as a Vice President of the United Nations General Assembly for its ...
Sri Lankan quicks, without Malinga, failed to defend a 287-run score and Scotland cantered home in 42.5 overs. Sri Lanka made some amends by winning the second match against Scotland by nine wickets to end the two-match ... "His fitness is improving ...
President of the Sri Lanka Muslim Council and Editor of Navamani newspaper N.M. Ameen said Abdul Rahman was one of the most widely-read contemporary Tamil Poets in Sri Lanka. He had a long association with Sri Lanka Muslim Congress founder the ...
June 02, Colombo: The human rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) expressing grave concern over the acts of violence and aggression targeting the Muslim community, urged the President to direct law enforcement authorities to take immediate action ...
During the call President Sirisena reflecting on the good bilateral relations Sri Lanka has with the Maldives, discussed ways to strengthen the existing bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
... will be delivered as soon as possible. The Maldives said foreign affairs minister Mohamed Asim in his capacity as the special envoy of the president of Maldives met with his Sri Lankan counterpart Ravi Karunanayake to discuss assistance to Sri Lanka.


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