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Sri Lanka had thwarted an attempt by a minute section of the Commonwealth and the LTTE to humiliate Sri Lanka, at the CHOGM 2011, External Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris said yesterday.
Addressing the Sri Lankan media at the conclusion of the three-day biennial in Perth, Prof.…
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Willing to sort out problems through dialogue
Senior students of the Colombo University’s Management Faculty are willing to solve the problems that led to the closure of their faculty, through talks.
President (elect) of the Management…
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An international tribunal has ordered the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) to pay US$1 million (around Rs.100 million) as damages to a Malaysian company over the misplacement of samples of aluminum cables supplied by them in 2009, officials said yesterday.
During the time, the CEB was under the purview of Minister…
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Public servants who yesterday charged that the government had failed to allocate funds for the salary increments for them are preparing them selves for a show down in order to win their long standing demands.
Public Services Trade Union Confederation General Secretary Saman Ratnapriya told the Daily Mirror that…
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Conflicting claims over MoU and millions paid or not paid in advance
The Chinese investor in a multifunctional complex near Galle Face Green has refused their advance payment (to the government) after the government‘s policy decision that land will not be…
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Bowing to Indian pressure, Sri Lanka has backtracked on its new visa and other immigration regulations for visitors from South Asian nations. These new moves by the government come after India expressed concern over the increase in visa fees as reported in the Sunday Times last week.…
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Absence of Indian Premier Manmohan Singh and the failure on the part of Canada, Australia and UK et al to force the controversial Eminent Persons Group (EPG) recommendations, including the human rights watchdog on member states, made biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government an exercise of…Continue
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Accountants committee members paid monthly 2 lakhs each from GK funds
With the Committee of Chartered Accountants coming under flak for its failure to submit an official report on Golden Key’s status quo to the Supreme Court, as directed, Chief Justice…
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Australia threw a heavy security cordon for yesterday’s inauguration of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2011) at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC).
In spite of being free from major terrorist attacks since 9/11, the Australian Federal Government…
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Will defy ban on media briefings without leadership permission – Maithri
The Sajith Group is to chargesheet UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe for allegedly violating the party constitution inspite of Thursday’s Working Committee ruling that members have to…
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The three member committee report on the Alawwa train accident will be handed over to Transport Minister Kumara Welgama this week, the Railway Department said.
Railway Department General Manager B. A. P. Ariyaratne said the report is nearing completion. The committee which was appointed by the minister is…
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Students will be given adequate protection to carry on their studies – Jaffna SF HQ
Undergraduates of the Ruhuna University protested yesterday against alleged attacks on Jaffna university students during the last few weeks.
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Sri Lanka hadn’t received so much media coverage, at any previous Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) or any other regional event, as it did this time.
The much awaited visit by Queen Elizabeth II and President…
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UNP Bhikkhu Peramuna President removed, replaced
The UNP Working Committee yesterday turned down a proposal by Co-Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa to lift the suspension imposed on the Kotte UNP Organiser and WPC member Shiral Lakthillake and…
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The Leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) and Minister of Justice, Rauff Hakeem today requested SLMC members of the Kalmunai Municipal Council to work closely with all the parties representing the council in line with its late leader A. H. M. Ashraff.
SLMC won the council at the last local government election while…
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Azhar Ali scored his maiden test century Thursday to push Pakistan into a position of strength against Sri Lanka on the second day of the second test at Dubai International Stadium.
After starting the day on 42-0, Pakistan reached 281-4 at the close to lead by 42 in response to Sri…
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CHOGM 2011: Lanka wins the day
An attempt by a section of the Commonwealth to re-open the venue issue with regard to Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013 was thwarted by Sri Lanka with the support of several member…
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In another glaring instance where public money has been wasted due to corruption, the country has lost a massive Rs.983 million as a result of an investment made in a Norwegian company a few years ago for an online lottery, the parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) has revealed.
The lottery had…
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The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) said today the number of skilled professionals in the government sector was fast declining because of the gross discrepancies in salaries between professionals in the public and private sectors.
Speaking on behalf of all government sector employees, the GMOA urged…
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The Presidential Secretariat has turned down a request from the Secretary, Ministry of Power and Energy, for additional funds for fuel used in the Minister’s vehicles in excess of the monthly government allocation, The Island reliably learns.
Secretary M. M. C. Ferdinando has been…
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