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Cold weather in most parts of the island

Cold weather in most parts of the island

Army to release over 1,200 acres of state and private land in North

Sri Lanka Army is set to release 1,201.88 more acres of Army-used state and private lands in the North during ceremonies in Mullaittivu and the North on Monday (21), presided by President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE..

UK will remain open to Sri Lanka post-Brexit - Dauris

The United Kingdom, after the Brexit, will have in place a system of tariffs which extends the same preferential tariff rates to countries, which are currently beneficiaries of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) including Sri Lanka, the British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka stated. MORE..

Philippine Speaker assures parliament’s support for Sri Lanka

The Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines has stated that the Parliament of the Philippines will certainly agree to all the programmes implemented by the government of Philippines under the guidance of the Philippines President, with the aim of assisting Sri Lanka. MORE..

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Another committee to probe assault on prison inmates

Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms Thalatha Atukorale has appointed another three-member committee to probe the violent assault on a group of inmates of Agunukolapelessa Prison. MORE..

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CID arrests 4 suspects with 100kg of explosives

Four persons in possession of 100kg of explosives and 100 detonators have been arrested in Wanathawilluwa area in Puttalam. MORE..

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Politicians demanding federal state in North have no right to live in South - Weerasekara

Any Tamil politician who speaks on transforming the Northern Province into a federal state has no right to live with Sinhalese people in the South, claims former MP Sarath Weerasekara. MORE..

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President signs three loan agreements totaling USD 455 mn USD with ADB

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena signed on Thursday three loan agreements totalling 455 million U.S. dollars with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to fund projects in higher education and transport as well as a technical assistance loan in the urban sector. MORE..

Germany arrests LTTE suspect over Lakshman Kadirgamar assassination

German authorities say they have arrested a suspected member of the Tamil Tigers alleged to have been involved in the 2005 assassination of Sri Lanka’s foreign minister. MORE..

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SLC election postponed by two weeks

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) election will be postponed by two weeks, the Ministry of Sports said. MORE..

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Angelina Jolie hints at move into politics

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