Asylum seekers- Andrew takes Australia to international criminal court

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Australian politician Andrew Wilkie has written to the International Criminal Court seeking to prosecute the Abbott government for crimes against humanity, specifically on asylum seekers of Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. MORE... Read the Full Article

PICTURES- Kidnapped child found in Dambulla 10-months after

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A two-year-old child who had been allegedly abducted by a beggar in Ambalangoda was found 10-months after from the Dambulla town, as a result of an intensive search mission launched by child's grandmother, this morning (22). MORE... Read the Full Article

Tamil leaders slam SL Navy Chief’s Indian visit

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Regional leaders in India's southern Tamil Nadu state slammed the visit of Sri Lankan navy chief, Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera, to the country. Read the Full Article

Ban lifted on LTTE- ‘we did enough to stop it’, says MoEA

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The Ministry of External Affairs says that the government has already provided all relevant material to the European Commission in order to assist the Commission to resist the claim by the LTTE. MORE... Read the Full Article

Vegetable vendor found dead in Attidiya

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The police found a dead body of a person believed to be a vegetable vendor near Attidiya junction in Mt-Lavinia, this morning. The abandoned body...MORE... Read the Full Article

Deepavali fosters understanding among communities, increase harmony - President

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The festive day of Deepavali, which underlines the great spiritual values of Hinduism, is filled with the spirit of love and devotion, and is an occasion for Hindus to strive for greater spirituality, foster understanding among communities, and increase harmony among people, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa. MORE... Read the Full Article

Iran, SL underscore expansion of relations

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In a meeting between Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Asian and Pacific Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris on Monday, the two officials underscored that expansion of bilateral ties has been always atop agenda both countries. MORE... Read the Full Article

BBS to enter politics

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General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero said that their organization will bring forward suitable candidates for the next General election. MORE... Read the Full Article

IUSF protest tear gassed

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The Police Anti-riot Squad fired tear gas and water cannons on university students who staged a protest and attempted to proceed towards Parliament, a short while ago. MORE... Read the Full Article

Sl. vs Ind. ODIs- Kohli to lead Indian team

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In the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, Virat Kohli will be seen leading Indian squad in the first three One Day Internationals (ODIs) as regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been rested for the series which will begin next month. MORE... Read the Full Article

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5Y in prison in killing of GF

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Oscar Pistorius, the South African track star once seen as an emblem of triumph over adversity, was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. MORE... Read the Full Article

Decision on LTTE not politically motivated- GCEU

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The General Court of the European Union (GCEU) has announced that its decision to annuls sanction on LTTE was not politically motivated. MORE... Read the Full Article

UNP MPs attacked in Slave Island

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A group of UNP MPs who engaged in a field visit at the Port Authority Training Center in slave island were attacked by a group of persons, a short while ago, UNP Ravi Karunanayake MP told Ada Derana. MORE... Read the Full Article

Over 100 mm heavy falls at some places

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The Met. Dept. says that showers or thundershowers will occur over most parts of the island particularly during the afternoon and night. Heavy falls (more than 100mm) are also likely at some places. MORE... Read the Full Article

MoDUD to conduct survey on displaced persons in North

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The Ministry of Defence and Urban Development is about to conduct a survey on Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims who lost their properties and land in the Northern Province from 1980 due to terrorist activities, the Ministry stated in a press release. MORE... Read the Full Article

Bus toppled in Bandarawela, 33 injured

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At least 33 people were injured, three of them seriously, after a SLBT bus toppled in Udamalwatta area in Bandarawela, this morning, the police said. MORE... Read the Full Article

Sword hangs over ‘Kaththi’

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The uncertainty over the release of Vijay-starrer Kaththi on Deepavali day continues even as the producer, Ayngaran International, claimed to have met the demands of various Tamil outfits. MORE... Read the Full Article

Indo-Lanka MoU sought to bring back Tamil refugees

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A Sri Lankan Tamil refugee rehabilitation organisation which has been working in Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka for the past 30 years, has sought a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Sri Lanka and India to facilitate and expedite the return of the refugees to the island nation. MORE... Read the Full Article

India to step-up military ties with Sri Lanka and Maldives

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India will further step-up defence cooperation with Sri Lanka and Maldives, including assistance in capacity-building of their armed forces through both training and supply of equipment, in tune with the overall policy to steadily boost military ties with countries in Indian Ocean to counter China's strategic inroads in the region. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Swamy pleads for ‘Bharat Ratna’ to Rajapaksa

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BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi that his government confer Bharat Ratna on Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa under whose leadership the LTTE was eliminated. MORE.. Read the Full Article

JHU issues ultimatum to Govt

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The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), a constituent party of the ruling UPFA government, on Sunday adopted a resolution comprising of 7 main proposals for reforms at the party's 11th convention, including a call for the banning of alcohol, gambling and prostitution in the country. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Five surrender over attack on S’gamuwa students

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Five suspects including a member of the Imbulpe Pradeshiya Sabha today surrendered to Balangoda Police over the recent assault on a group of Sabaragamuwa University students, who were engaged in a Satyagraha, police said. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Presidential poll in January; can’t reveal date - Keheliya

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The Presidential Election will be held within the month of January next year, confirmed Cabinet Spokesman and Minister of Mass Media and Information Keheliya Rambukwella. MORE.. Read the Full Article

UK fish importers slam EU ban on Sri Lanka

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UK processors Icelandic Seachill, Direct Seafoods and New England Seafood expressed disappointment over the EU's red card decision on Sri Lanka - especially as some of those importers are engaged in fisheries improvement here. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Mahinda Balasuriya appointed as new Law and Order Secretary

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Former IGP Dr Mahinda Balasuriya who has been appointed as Secretary to the Ministry of Law and Order is to officially assume duties on Tuesday (Oct. 21), the police spokesman said. MORE.. Read the Full Article