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Ten workers of the Katunayake Free Trade Zone (FTZ) filed a fundamental rights violation petition yesterday before the Supreme Court against the impugned police assault on the peaceful demonstrators within the FTZ on May 30.
In their petition filed through their instructing Attorney-at-Law Gowry Shangary…
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A Parliamentary Select Committee would be established shortly to find a solution to the National Question, the government said yesterday.
Petroleum Resources Minister Susil Premajayanth, addressing the weekly Cabinet press briefing in Colombo, said that the Parliamentary Select Committee would be given a…
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The JVP said yesterday that it would only support a process which genuinely resolved the problems faced by the Tamil community and would not be a part of the Parliamentary Select Committee proposed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to find a political solution to the national issue.
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Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa instructed naval officials to provide every assistance to fishermen to catch lagoon prawns without any hindrance.
The Island learns that the Defence Secretary intervened after Gampaha District parliamentarian Sarath Gunarathne requested him to…
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It’s a small slick for the CPC, but a huge leak for the economy, says TU
The leakage of refined fuel from the main pipeline from the Colombo Port to the storage in Kollonnawa had caused losses running to the tune of…
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Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem has met the advisor to the Saudi Arabian Minister of Justice on the sidelines of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) yesterday to discuss Rizana Nafeek's case that has been making waves in the past few days.
It is learnt that the Minister had sought the release of Rizana…
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Responding to a US threat to examine ‘other options’ unless Sri Lanka quickly addressed war crime allegations, former Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama said that Sri Lankan military effort against the LTTE was definitely an integral part of the US-led global war on terror.
There couldn’t be any dispute…
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The JVP yesterday said it would boycott sittings of the special Parliamentary Select Committee, proposed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, to find a political solution to the problems faced by the Tamil people.
JVP MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake, addressing a press conference at the Party…
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Kumaran Pathmanathan, the self- proclaimed successor of slain LTTE chief V Prabhakaran, has said that he knew where the large haul of cash of the group was being kept and with whom following LTTE’s defeat in 2009.
"I know who is having the large sums of money belonging to the LTTE. I know…
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The UN and its NGO partners, in their latest bulletin dealing with the situation in May 2011, have said that in May, 58 families (171 persons) returned to their areas of origin in Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi from Menik Farm and Kodikamam Ramavil IDP facilities.…
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Private bus owners called off the planned strike today (27) but said that they would take legal action against the Transport Commission (NTC), they said.
The Lanka Private Bus Owners Association (PBOA) announced a strike today (Monday 27). They said that PBOA would instead take legal action against the National Transport…
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'Govt. May Day cost SLTB Rs. 40 mn’
The government increases the economic burden of the public by jacking up bus and train fares, because of its failure to tackle complex economic issues, the JVP says.
JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva…
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Govt gets US$ 700 million offer for 500-acres of sea land
China which has been increasingly involved in Sri Lanka’s economy, has secured another lucrative deal — creating a new 500-acre, port city on reclaimed land on the sea off the Galle Face Green. A top Government…
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Hospitals are full of patients, both young and old, suffering from viral fever with symptoms similar to dengue.
Officials said they were treating more than 150 fever patients a day in all major hospitals including the National Hospital and the Colombo South Teaching Hospital.
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The Commonwealth Secretariat in London has expressed concern over the contents of the recent British Channel 4 television programme that showed alleged Sri Lankan soldiers killing suspected terrorists in the final stages of the military campaign against…Continue
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Sri Lanka’s Deputy Representative at the UN, Maj. Gen. Shavendra Silva, says UNSG Ban Ki-moon repudiation of ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ with regard to the narration of his post-war visit to Vanni couldn’t have come at a better time for the country.
The tough talking Maj.…
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Minimun fare up from six rupees to seven rupees
Bus fares will increase by 7.6% and the minimum bus fare will rise from Rs.6 to Rs.7 on July 1, the Private Transport Services Ministry said yesterday.
Luxury bus fares will be double the…
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Colombo High Court Judge Ms Deepali Wijesundera on Thursday (23) directed defence witnesses, UNP Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya, MP, Prof. Ashley Halpe and The Sunday Leader journalist Raisa Wickremetunga to appear in Court on July 4.
The directive was given when the White Flag case…
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Condemns UPFA over compulsory ‘military training’ for university entrants
UNP and Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday alleged that the UPFA government was rapidly moving towards what he called a dictatorial rule.…
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Doctors yesterday advised parents to take children suffering from the rapidly spreading viral fever to the nearest qualified medical practitioner and to treat them with only medicnes prescribed by the doctor.
Lady Ridgeway Children Hospital Director Dr. Ratnasiri Hewage told Daily Mirror the virus fever was spreading…
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