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News: EC warns against female candidate intimidation
Posted Date: 06/01/2018 (Saturday)
The Elections Commission (EC) yesterday warned candidates that attempting to intimidate female candidates would only be detrimental to their own political career, citing instances of female candidate intimidation in the Eastern and North-eastern regions of the country. “We received a complaint from the Eastern Province, where in Pudukuduirippu a female candidate stated that she had been prevented from coming into hand in her nomination. We are carrying out an investigation into it and a special police team has been sent there to
News: Election monitor: 80% of voters ignorant of new electoral system
Posted Date: 06/01/2018 (Saturday)
The People’s Action for Free and Fair Election says that more than 80 per cent of the country’s eligible voters lack proper understanding of the new electoral system. Executive Director of PAFFREL, Rohana Hettiarachchi told The Island that lacuna had been noticed during several workshops his outfit had conducted throughout the country in the recent past. \"Even some candidates were ignorant of the electoral system,\" he said.
News: France seeks Sri Lanka's support for Expo 2025 bid
Posted Date: 06/01/2018 (Saturday)
The head of France's bid to host the 2025 World Expo held talks with Sri Lankan leaders Friday in a bid to secure their support. Pascal Lamy told reporters in the capital Colombo that France expects to spend 3.5 billion euro ($4.22 billion) on hosting the Expo in Paris, and the money will be generated by the project itself without public funding. Paris is bidding to host the Expo a year after staging the 2024 Summer Olympics, and Lamy
News: Japan will provide fullest support for development & reconciliation process of SL – Japan FM
Posted Date: 06/01/2018 (Saturday)
The Foreign Minister of Japan Tharo Kono said that the Government of Japan is ready to provide its fullest support for the development and reconciliation process of Sri Lanka. He made these remarks when he called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (05), during his official tour of Sri Lanka. It is significant that a Foreign Minister of Japan visiting Sri Lanka after 15 years.
Photos: FTA with Malaysia: Will it Lead to an Expansion in Flow of Trade and Investment with Sri Lanka?
Posted Date: 06/01/2018 (Saturday)
News: SL education system:Violation of students’ rights on the rise – HRCSL
Posted Date: 05/01/2018 (Friday)
The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) yesterday (4), revealed that the number of complaints being received by them regarding the violation of the rights of students in the country's education system has gone up considerably and that the situation has become aggravated. In this circumstance, the HRCSL was contemplating the submission of an Education Policy Report during the first quarter of this year to the Government.
News: Bond scam loss could be up to Rs 500-1,000 billion: Cabraal
Posted Date: 05/01/2018 (Friday)
Former Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Ajith Nivard Cabraal, says that he believes the losses caused by the bond scam is a lot more than what has been stated in the commission report. “I see it as a loss of somewhere between Rs 500 billion and Rs 1,000 billion.” He also said that he is glad that the report of the Presidential Commission on the bond scam has recommended an investigation into the issuance of bonds during the period from 2008 to 2014.
News: Collusion among elites must not happen again
Posted Date: 05/01/2018 (Friday)
Sri Lankans are used to Governments appointing various Commissions, to investigate issues and crimes committed, throughout our existence as a nation ever since the British took over the country. Many of these Commissions have sought to contribute towards nation building, and some recommendations have been accepted by Governments, and others ignored. For instance, the Sansoni Commission heard the tales of the horrors of the 1983 anti-Tamil violence that were widely reported in the media.
News: Remove propaganda material by 31st- Deshapriya
Posted Date: 05/01/2018 (Friday)
Chairman of Elections Mahinda Deshapriya says all offices put up for the Local Government Election must be removed by the 31st of January 2018. Speaking at a media briefing this morning the Chairman of Elections said posters, cut-outs, flags and other material must also be taken down by 31st of January. Deshapriya noted that election offices of candidates who fail to declare assets by the 20th of January will be removed.
News: Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up 3.2-pct in 2017, sharply short of target
Posted Date: 05/01/2018 (Friday)
Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals grew 3.2 percent to 2,116,407 million in 2017, falling sharply short of a 2.5 million target announced by Tourism Minister John Amaratunga, for the second year in a row. Sri Lanka also failed to reach a 2.2 million target, which Minister Amaratunga said will be comfortably exceeded to 2.5 million in 2016. The tourism ministry blamed the closure of the main airport for repairs (which was known before the target was set), a countrywide dengue epidemic and floods in the South for the anaemic growth.
Photos: Global Britain Scorecard
Posted Date: 05/01/2018 (Friday)
News: UK All- Party Parliamentary Group on Sri Lanka met with President
Posted Date: 04/01/2018 (Thursday)
The UK All- Party Parliamentary Group on Sri Lanka met with President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (04). Members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group including its Chair Mr Ranil Jayawardena of Sri Lankan origin, MP, House of Commons, who represent the Conservative Party of the UK, participated in this meeting. The delegation arrived in the country with the aim of strengthening the relations with Sri Lanka as a Commonwealth country as well as to promote trade and investment relations between the two countries.
News: Pak Envoy called on Sri Lankan President
Posted Date: 04/01/2018 (Thursday)
The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat called on the Sri Lankan President H.E. Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Secretariat on 4th January 2018. The President H.E. Maithripala Sirisena expressed his gratitude towards the Prime Minister of Pakistan H.E. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and the Government of Pakistan for timely provision of fertilizer to Sri Lanka to curb the shortage, as had been requested by the President.
News: Thirteen accused of funding the LTTE to stand trial in Swiss court
Posted Date: 04/01/2018 (Thursday)
Thirteen financiers accused of funnelling more than CH15 million ($15.3 million) to the Sri Lankan Tamil separatist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) will stand trial before the Swiss Federal Criminal Court on Monday. The accused are from Switzerland, Germany and Sri Lanka. Some are former members of the World Tamil Coordinating Committee (WTCC), which represented the LTTE in Switzerland until 2009, and include its founder, his deputy and the person in charge of finances, Swiss Info reported. Between 1999 and 2009, they allegedly created a complex fundraising structure which
News: ‘People of Sri Lanka’- Heritage of all Sri Lankans on an equal footing: PM Book launch by Ministry of National Co-existence, Dialogue & Official Languages
Posted Date: 03/01/2018 (Wednesday)
The Ministry of National Co-existence, Dialogue & Official Languages will launch a book titled ‘People of Sri Lanka’, on Tuesday, July 18, that explores the diversity of all the people of this country, which would be of special benefit to schoolchildren as well as those in Higher Education (HE) institutes. “All Sri Lankans, from schoolchildren to HE students, would benefit from a documentation such as this, which outlines the heritage of all Sri Lankans on an equal footing,” said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his message for the forthcoming launch of the book.
News: India caught napping in South Asia by China, needs new strategy to slay the dragon
Posted Date: 03/01/2018 (Wednesday)
Beijing has invested in people, projects and more and it’s paying big dividends. New Delhi has to work doubly hard to reclaim its clout. The worth of India’s clout in its neighbourhood, especially after the Nepal election results, has come under sharp focus. Although domestic political considerations guide the onslaught against the government on this count, it’s important to face the hard truth – ground realities in the region have changed. This, in fact, has been clear for a while now. Which is why India has no choice but to fashion a different approach, anchored around a new understanding of regionalism.
News: British tourist found dead with wound to his face in \'suspicious circumstances\' in Sri Lanka
Posted Date: 03/01/2018 (Wednesday)
A British man has been found dead under \"suspicious circumstances\" in a suburb of Sri Lanka\'s capital. The 37-year-old, whose name has not been released, was discovered with a wound to his face this morning. His body was found at a ground in the Araliya Uyana area of Colombo. Superintendent of Police Ruwan Gunasekara told local media that the British national arrived in Sri Lanka on November 25 and was due to leave the country on New Year\'s Day.
Photos: Origins of Sri Lanka’s Sinhala, Tamil, and Moor Communities
Posted Date: 03/01/2018 (Wednesday)
News: 2010 Panama village evictions ITE finds clear case of HR violation Sets 2 deadlines for return of lands
Posted Date: 02/01/2018 (Tuesday)
The International Tribunal on Evictions (ITE) has ruled that the Panama village eviction constituted a clear lack of free, prior and informed consent of the local communities and that it was a human rights violation. The ITE has also issued a deadline to the Government for the implementation of its recommendations. Issuing its verdict and recommendations, the Jury of the 6th Session of the ITE urged the authorities to stop the evictions in the Panama village and to return the land to the displaced people immediately. They also called on the military to vacate the occupied areas and cease
News: Parliament will have more ageing MPs in 2018
Posted Date: 02/01/2018 (Tuesday)
Sri Lanka will see more ageing MPs in Parliament in 2018 as most of them will be 70 years during this year while only a few others will be nearing that age, parliamentary sources said. As per the data of the official website of Sri Lankan Parliament, three Members of Parliament will reach the age of 70 years in 2018. As a result the total number of MPs who had reached the age of 70 years in Sri Lankan Parliament will exceed 20 in number this year.

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