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News: State Minister Senanayake visits Australia
Posted Date: 03/04/2018 (Tuesday)
State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake recently visited Australia and met Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on the invitation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The two Ministers discussed bilateral issues ranging from the strong people to people links and growing economic relations, to cooperation in countering transnational crimes. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop conveyed Australia’s appreciation to Sri Lanka for its cooperation in combatting people smuggling. State Minister Senanayake thanked the Foreign Minister for Australia’s long-term development assistance to Sri Lanka and support to eradicate dengue, which was announced during Minister Bishop’s visit to Sri Lanka in July 2017. The two Ministers also discussed political and maritime issues of relevance in the region that are of
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News: Gotabhaya, Karannagoda complain to NPC
Posted Date: 03/04/2018 (Tuesday)
Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and former Navy Commander, Wasantha Karannagoda lodged two complaints with the National Police Commission (NPC) yesterday against a senior officer of the CID for referring their names to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The two men lodged the complaints saying that a young woman, Jeyathi Thyagarajah had stated that a senior CID officer, who visited her house, informed her that former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and former Navy Commander, Wasantha Karannagoda operated a gang that kidnapped people and that her brother was abducted by the aforementioned group.
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News: ADB approves $100 million additional funding to enhance skills for jobs in Sri Lanka
Posted Date: 03/04/2018 (Tuesday)
The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a $100 million results-based loan as additional financing for the Government of Sri Lanka’s efforts to develop skills to meet labor demands, support economic diversification, and enhance productivity in the country. “Sri Lanka has achieved universal primary and high secondary enrollment rates, a high adult literacy rate, and gender parity in access to all levels of education. However, there remains a clear mismatch between skills among youth and labor market demand,” said Gi Soon Song, an ADB Principal Social Sector Specialist. “The ongoing skills enhancement program, spearheaded by the government and supported by ADB, will address this issue through a focus on technical and vocational education and policy support.”
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Photos: Sri Lanka Kin of Sri Lanka's war missing demand roadmap, answers
Posted Date: 03/04/2018 (Tuesday)
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Videos: Interview with Gajendrakumar with Elayathambi Thayanantha | Athavan tv
Posted Date: 02/04/2018 (Monday)
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News: Army Chief offers help to Northern Chief Minister to put things right
Posted Date: 01/04/2018 (Sunday)
Army Commander, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake has offered to provide assistance for Northern schools with their cadetting programmes and to resolve issues pertaining to fishing community during a meeting with Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Vigneswaran This offer was made during a meeting between the two men at the Chief Minister’s Office in Nallur, Jaffna on Thursday (29). The Commander pointed out that Army was capable of providing leadership for school
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Photos: A Study Into The Unnatural Causes Of Death Among Sri Lankan Women
Posted Date: 01/04/2018 (Sunday)
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Events: RELEASE THE POLITICAL PRISONERS IN SRI LANKA "MASS PROTEST in-front of British Prime Ministers office Request British Government to put pressure on Sri Lanka to release all Political Prisoners
Posted Date: 01/04/2018 (Sunday)
In front of Prime Minister Office,10 Downing Street, London SW1A 2AA
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Photos: Modi govt officials look at Sri Lanka differently… without understanding: Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Posted Date: 31/03/2018 (Saturday)
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Videos: Shashi Tharoor On Why South Indians Feel Betrayed By Central Govt's Tax Devolution
Posted Date: 30/03/2018 (Friday)
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Videos: Tying Imposition Of Hindi With Nationalism A Bogus Idea: Prakash Belawadi | IT Conclave South 2018
Posted Date: 30/03/2018 (Friday)
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Videos: FACE OFF | South India & North India Divide Gets Bigger and Vulgar? | CNN News18
Posted Date: 30/03/2018 (Friday)
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News: Sri Lanka arrests top prison official over jail massacre
Posted Date: 29/03/2018 (Thursday)
Sri Lanka’s police Thursday announced arresting a senior prison official in connection with the 2012 massacre of 27 inmates at the high security Welikada jail. Prisons Commissioner Emil Ranjan Lamahewage was taken into custody from his official residence near the prison on Wednesday night, a day after a police inspector was also taken into custody, police said in a statement. Lamahewage was in charge of the maximum security prison as its superintendent when the military and special task force commandoes were called in to quell a riot in November 2012.
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News: Time to unite to act wisely rather than keeping silent lips and murmuring hearts
Posted Date: 29/03/2018 (Thursday)
No matter what we believe, no matter whom we follow, no matter where we come from, no matter for how long we have inhabited this land, no matter what we do, no matter how rich our history is, we must live in harmony and ensure the safety of every living being on this land. We must practice zero tolerance for extremism and violence. The most important issue is how strong we are in living together while respecting each other’s diversity. Rhetoric will not play any substantive role in nation-building if we do not do the groundwork to enhance harmony among all communities and ensure the safety of every citizen living on this land.
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News: Arrest warrant re-issued on Arjuna Mahendran as CID seeks ‘red notice’
Posted Date: 29/03/2018 (Thursday)
The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today re-issued an arrest warrant on former Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) Arjuna Mahendran. The court re-issued the warrant as the prosecution is currently working on getting a ‘Red Notice’ from Interpol for his arrest. The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) informed the court today that it has filed an application seeking a red notice from Interpol.
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News: Govt: MP being questioned on Ampara-Digana riots belongs to Mahinda led Opposition
Posted Date: 29/03/2018 (Thursday)
The government yesterday identified a member of Parliament, being questioned by the Police in connection with the recent mob attacks on Muslims in Ampara and Digana, as a member of the Mahinda Rajapaksa-led Opposition. Asked at the weekly Cabinet press briefing in Colombo, why the MP said to be involved in the riots had not been identified as yet, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne replied, "A member of the Joint Opposition led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa."
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News: With President Sirisena entering the fray no-faith motion will succeed – Mahinda
Posted Date: 29/03/2018 (Thursday)
The no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe would succeed as President Maithripala Sirisena was backing it, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said. He said the SLFP would support the motion and that the President was supportive of it. "Some UNP MPs will also support the motion. Several of them have already told me that they will vote against the Prime Minister." Rajapaksa said that the focus on the no-confidence motion should not divert the attention from the bond scams. The former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran, who was wanted by the Sri Lankan court, was still at large.
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News: UNP decides to unanimously support PM
Posted Date: 29/03/2018 (Thursday)
The Working Committee of the United National Party has decided to support party leader Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and defeat the No Confidence Motion tabled against him by the Joint Opposition. Decisions were also reached at the Working Committee meeting held this morning to initiate party reforms before the New Year. Speaking to media following the meeting UNP Deputy General Secretary and Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said the Working Committee unanimously decided to support the Prime Minister.
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News: Real culprit well organised group with political links Social media falsely blamed for violence
Posted Date: 29/03/2018 (Thursday)
The economic cost of the partial shutdown of social media platforms in Sri Lanka from 7-15 March 2018 is around USD $30 million, the American non-profit organization The Internet Society has estimated. The government tried to cut off communications among organizers of violent mobs, but the shutdown had a huge impact on a wide swath of internet users, they claim. "Businesses and other organizations use WhatsApp and Viber as productivity tools, and their customer communications were disrupted. Small businesses and home-based workers who were totally depended on social media marketing to sell their products lost contact with the
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News: Army defends delay in deployment of UN peacekeepers
Posted Date: 29/03/2018 (Thursday)
In a statement, the Sri Lanka Army said it considers it important that the personnel deployed for UN missions at all levels should be individuals of the highest integrity and maintain the highest standards of conduct at all times. “As you would be aware, there have been certain instances in the past where personnel from Sri Lanka deployed in UN missions have not maintained the standards expected of them and disciplinary action has had to be taken in accordance with the relevant and applicable legal provisions. There have also been instances when personnel nominated for deployment have been found to have allegations of misconduct against them,” the Army headquarters said.
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