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Thursday,29 Oct 2015

The Attorney General filed four reports with the Court of Appeal, pertaining to activities of Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP, a former prominent member of the LTTE. This was revealed today when the application for a writ of mandamus filed by JVP Propaganda Secretary Vijitha Herath was taken to consideration by the Appeals Court. The AG informed […] Read more...

Thursday,29 Oct 2015

President of the proscribed Global Tamil Forum Fr. S.J. Emmauel says he has accepted the invitation by the Sri Lanka president and the foreign minister to visit Sri Lanka to assist in the process of reconciliation. He has told Switzerland’s ‘Zeit-Fragen’ newspaper in an interview,he has said that some young people immediately wanted him to […] Read more...

Thursday,29 Oct 2015

The Negombo Magistrate’s Court yesterday released the new passport of UPFA MP Wimal Weerawansa on a bond of Rs. 100,000, allowing him to travel abroad. This direction was given when the case pertaining to his alleged passport discrepancy was taken up for hearing yesterday. MP Weerawansa was arrested by the CID at Katunayake Bandaranaike International […] Read more...

Thursday,29 Oct 2015

Law and Order and Prisons Reforms Minister Priyankara Jayaratne has been summoned by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources, and Privileges (PRECIFAC). The Commission plans to question Minister Jayaratne tomorrow at the BMICH where the  powerful body conducts investigations. Commission sources […] Read more...

Thursday,29 Oct 2015

The Former Minister Douglas Devananda is  to stand trial before a Chennai court through video conferencing from Colombo in a 28-year-old murder case. The Madras High Court in September 2014 allowed former minister Devananda, who was wanted in connection with a murder in 1986, to attend the murder trial against him through video-conferencing. Accordingly, he […] Read more...

Thursday,29 Oct 2015

New Electronic National Identity Cards utilizing modern technology are to be issued from January next year. Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake said the Government is taking measures to issue new Electronic National Identity Cards to all Sri Lankan citizens with effect from January next year. This process is to be carried out jointly by the […] Read more...

Thursday,29 Oct 2015

The Kashmir Study Forum and Pakistani community in Sri Lanka with support of Sri Lankan friends organized a peaceful protest on Tuesday opposite the United Nation Office in Colombo to mark the Kashmir Black Day. The protesters urged the Secretary General of the United Nations to encourage, facilitate and support efforts leading to a peaceful […] Read more...

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Thursday,29 Oct 2015

Minister of Commerce of Bangladesh Tofail Ahmed has said that Bangladesh will sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with Sri Lanka soon to reduce trade barriers. He has said that all formalities have been completed, although there are ‘some complications’ in export duty, the minister has told reporters after meeting Sri Lankan High Commissioner Yasoja […] Read more...

Thursday,29 Oct 2015

The awards ceremony and prize distribution of “Roo Siththam”, an all-island, annual, Childrens art competition organized by Fashion Bug was held at the Bishops College Auditorium, as well as at the Hindu Cultural Centre in Kandy recently in commemoration of World Children’s Day . “Roo Siththam” is the signature annual event pertaining to “Sisu Dirimaga”- […] Read more...

Thursday,29 Oct 2015

National Cancer Control Programme consultant community physician Dr. Suraj Perera of the Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Ministry said that atotal of 26,341 cancer patients have been registered in state cancer institutions in Sri Lanka last year. Dr. Perera said 25,515 cancer patients were registered in the institutions in 2013. He said in 2012, 25,452 […] Read more...

Thursday,29 Oct 2015

It has been found that private pharmacies are selling drugs at higher prices violating the agreement made in connection with the prices of drugs. In order to arrest this situation the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine has taken measures to establish a flying squad to detect offending pharmacies. According to Minister Senaratne all […] Read more...

Thursday,29 Oct 2015

Tens of thousands of protesters have held a massive rally in Morocco’s port city of Casablanca to show their anger at Israel’s aggressive policies toward the Palestinians. The protesters marched down the streets of Morocco’s commercial hub to denounce the policies of the Tel Aviv regime. The massive rally was organized by a Moroccan Islamic association. Members of political […] Read more...

Thursday,29 Oct 2015

The figure, which includes some six million children, shows an increase of 1.2 million people in the last 10 months, said UN Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien while addressing the Security Council on Tuesday. “Rising levels of fighting and violence over the last few weeks have had an enormous humanitarian impact, […] Read more...