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August 17, 2017 [GMT]
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Woman gets suspended sentence for harbouring bomber
[Wednesday 2017-07-05 19:00]

A 62-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to providing accommodation to an LTTE woman suicide bomber in the President’s assassination attempt in 2008, was sentenced to a two-year-suspended imprisonment by the Colombo High Court yesterday. The suicide woman detonated an explosive laden jacket targeting President Maithripala Sirisena who was Agricultural Development and Agrarian Services Minister in 2008. The accused Selvakumar Welamani, a mother of five children was sentenced to two-year-imprisonment suspended for ten years by Colombo High Court Judge Piyasena Ranasinghe.


Enforced Disappearance Bill debate postponed
[Wednesday 2017-07-05 19:00]

The Government put off the debate on the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance Bill which was scheduled for today. Leader of the House Minister Lakshman Kiriella said the Government work not move to Bill today but did not give a reason for the decision. Several members of the Buddhist clergy have in recent days voiced their concern regarding the Bill.


Police to investigate alleged ISIS plot to attack US Embassy in Colombo
[Wednesday 2017-07-05 19:00]

Police have been instructed to investigate reports of an ISIS threats to the US Embassy in Colombo, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremeseinghe told Parliament today. He said they have been advised to obtain information from the newspapers which reported about the alleged attack as part of the investigation. The Prime Minister said this in response to a question raised by UNP MP Mijubur Rahuman.


Death sentence handed in for journalist's murder Top News
[Wednesday 2017-07-05 19:00]

A 39 year old suspect was found guilty over killing of journalist Mel Gunasekara and handed in death sentence by Colombo High Court today. High Court Judge Piyasena Ranasinghe held that the crime committed by the suspect who was employed as plumber was proven during the trial. In addition to the death penalty, the suspect was sentenced 30 years imprisonment for stealing victim's belongings after the murder. Late Ms Gunasekara was stabbed to death at her residence in Battramulla on February 2, 2014.


Disappointed Liyanage requests President to accept resignation
[Wednesday 2017-07-05 19:00]

A disappointed ambassador to Qatar A. S. P Liyanage today said he had requested President Maithripala Sirisena to relieve his of his position as he wanted to be of service in Sri Lanka and nowhere else in the world. The well known businessman and Sri Lanka Labour Party Leader was appointed to his post this March. Addressing a press briefing, Liyanage said the president had promised to appoint him as a provincial governor when a post fell vacant. As he was unable to fulfill this promise he was appointed as the Ambassador to Qatar.


No need of new constitutions or Amendments: Mahanayaka Theras
[Wednesday 2017-07-05 19:00]

The Mahanayaka Theras of three Nikayas and other Sangha Sabhas, who convened in Kandy today, unanimously decided there was no need to bring in a new Constitution or an Amendment to the Constitution. They also stated that the Government should take immediate steps to resolve the SAITM issue and to take necessary steps with regard to the particular Medical University considering the patients.


Army vacates land, harbour in Jaffna after 27 years
[Tuesday 2017-07-04 16:00]

The Sri Lankan army on Monday returned 54 acres of land in the fishing village of Myliddy in Jaffna peninsula to its original residents, after occupying it for nearly three decades. Consequently, about 200 families living in welfare centres for the war-affected and with friends and relatives returned to where they lived before the country’s civil war displaced them. Fisher folk from the coastal village, who have for long sought access to the Myliddy fishing harbour, also in the military’s high security zone and out of reach, can finally fish there after years of struggle.


Austin President’s Secy. , Bogollagama Eastern Governor Top News
[Tuesday 2017-07-04 16:00]

Sri Lanka President has appointed a former foreign affairs minister Rohitha Bogollagama as the new Governor of the Eastern Province. Bogollagama fills the vacancy left behind by the former Governor Austin Fernando, who was appointed as the Permanent secretary to the President following the resignation of P.B. Abeykoon after two years at the post. President Sirisena in a Twitter post said Veteran administrator Austin Fernando assumed duties as President's Secretary and he will add great strength to Sri Lanka's public service.


Mahesh Senanayaka new Army Commander Top News
[Tuesday 2017-07-04 16:00]

Chief of Staff of the Army, Major General Mahesh Senanayaka has been appointed as new Army Commander by the President Maithripala Sirisena. The President’s Media said he was promoted to the rank of Lt. General prior to the appointment.


Elephants pose threat to Sri Lanka-Zimbabwe ODI
[Tuesday 2017-07-04 16:00]

Sri Lanka is to deploy game wardens to stop wild elephants straying onto the pitch when the country hosts Zimbabwe for a series of ODI at the Hambantota stadium. Experts will be on hand for all three ODI games at the 35,000-capacity stadium, which is next to an elephant sanctuary, a wildlife official said.


Kapila Waidyaratne new Defence Secretary Top News
[Tuesday 2017-07-04 16:00]

Senior Additional Solicitor General and President’s Counsel Kapila Waidyaratne has been appointed as the new Defence Secretary by the President today. Mr. Widyaratne was appointed to the post following the resignation of Karunasena Hettiarachchi. Waidyaratne was educated at S. Thomas' College, Mt Lavinia. He graduated from the University of Colombo (Batchelor of Science Economics) and the Sri Lanka Law College. He was awarded a master's degree in International Relations University of Colombo and is a solicitor in the United Kingdom.


Three-wheel taxi drivers protest against travel warning
[Tuesday 2017-07-04 16:00]

Three-wheel taxi drivers in Sri Lanka on Monday protested against a U.S. travel warning for tourists using three-wheelers in Colombo, the Xinhua news agency reported. Representatives of three-wheel taxi associations protested outside the U.S. embassy in Colombo and submitted a petition calling for the withdrawal of the travel warning. Three-wheel taxis are popular in Sri Lanka and widely used by tourists and locals to travel around the city.


ITAK Jaffna Dist Committee takes firm stance against Wiggie
[Monday 2017-07-03 17:00]

Members of the ITAK Jaffna District Committee held a lengthy discussion over Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran’s stance in opposing the party’s decision on the recent problem which cropped up in the Northern Provincial Council and decided that the Party’s Central Committee should meet and take a decision over Wigneswaran’s continued opposition and disregard to party policies and divisions.


SL not in need of new Constitution: Asgiriya Chapter say
[Monday 2017-07-03 17:00]

The Karaka Sangha Sabhawa of the Asgiriya Chapter has said a new Constitution was not the need of the hour. The Sanga Sabhawa which is headed by the Asgiriya Mahanayake the Most Ven.Warakagoda Sri Gnanaratana Thera passed a resolution to this effect after a lengthy discussion. The members of the council had also resolved that the foremost place accorded to Buddhism and the unitary character of the country should be retained and the executive powers of the president should not be scrapped.


Defense Secretary likely to resign
[Monday 2017-07-03 17:00]

Defense Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi is expected to resign from his post, sources said. They said he was to be appointed as an ambassador following his resignation. According to reports a high ranking officer of the Attorney General’s Department is to be appointed to fill the vacancy. Meanwhile, Presidential Secretary P.B. Abeykoon also resigned from his post last week.


ASP Liyanage tipped to be next Governor of EP
[Monday 2017-07-03 17:00]

Businessman ASP Liyanage, who was Sri Lankan Ambassador to Qatar, was recalled by President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday. He is tipped to be the next Governor of the Eastern Province. Liyanage met President Sirisena yesterday and is to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Austin Fernando who was appointed Secretary to the President. Fernando was appointed Presidential Secretary on Saturday following the resignation by PB Abeykoon, who quit on Friday citing personal reasons.


Nomination for 3 LG polls on October 2
[Monday 2017-07-03 17:00]

The Elections Commission would issue the Gazette notification calling for nominations on October 2, 2017 for the elections to the North Central, Sabaragamuwa and the Eastern Provincial Council, an official said yesterday. The term of all these three Provincial Councils will lapse by October 1. Accordingly, the Commission has authority to proceed with steps for calling for fresh elections.


Austin Fernando appointed as the Secretary to the President
[Monday 2017-07-03 17:00]

Former Governor of the Eastern Province Austin Fernando was appointed as the Permanent Secretary to the President Maithripala Sirisena from 1 July. Austin Fernando, a senior Sri Lanka Administrative Service officer, was the peacetime Secretary to the Ministry of Defense during the previous United National Party government. Fernando's appointment follows the resignation of former Secretary, P.B Abeykoon, who served as the Secretary since the election of President Sirisena in January 2015. Abeykoon officially tendered his resignation yesterday citing personal reasons.


Crime was a foreign plot
[Sunday 2017-07-02 19:00]

The Trial-at-Bar proceedings into the death of an 18-year-old school girl from Punguduthivu, Jaffna, who was killed after brutal rape, commenced this week at the Jaffna High Court (HC). In the indictment filed by the Attorney General’s (AG) Dept, 41 separate charges were filed against nine suspects ranging from abduction, rape and killing, and 37 witnesses were named. Presenting the charge-sheets, Acting AG, Senior Additional Solicitor General Dappula de Livera submitted that, considering the nature of the crimes committed by the suspects, the case has to be categorised as transnational, involving a plot from abroad to bring disgrace to the country.


Police says did not receive report on ISIS threat on US Embassy
[Sunday 2017-07-02 19:00]

Commenting on the rumours of an alleged attack of ISIS on the US Colombo Embassy, the Police said that they did not receive such reports. It was also reported that a group of US Intelligence officers had arrived in Sri Lanka to probe on the said plot. Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said that they were unaware about such a plot. However, he said the intelligence unit might have received such information. When contacted Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF), its Spokesman Group Captain Gihan Seneviratne said that they were aware about the media reports but refused to comment. However the security at the Ratmalana Air Base has been tightened, it’s learned.


NEW CONSTITUTION WILL ADDRESS TAMILS’ ISSUES’
[Sunday 2017-07-02 19:00]

The government should publish the interim reports on the proposed new constitution soon, TNA Parliamentarian M. A. Sumanthiran said at a press conference last evening. Commenting on the new constitution, he stated that the term ‘unitary state’ should not be removed from the new constitution.


Sri Lanka military to release more lands and fishery harbor in Jaffna
[Sunday 2017-07-02 19:00]

Sri Lanka military on Monday will release more lands and a fishery harbor in Jaffna to the original residents, the Army media unit said. Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) will release another land patch of 54 acres where the Myladi Fisheries Harbor is situated during a formal ceremony on Monday (July 3) at Jaffna. With the release of this patch of land, displaced families, mostly living with their next of kin are able to return to their original places of residents in Myladi, the Army said.


Athaullah to be EP Governor?
[Sunday 2017-07-02 19:00]

National Congress Party Leader A. L. M. Athaulla is strongly tipped to replace Austin Fernando as the Eastern Province Governor, with the latter assuming duties as Secretary to the President yesterday. Athaullah's appointment is however yet to be confirmed. Reliable sources said the move by President Sirisena to appoint Athaullah came because former MP Basheer Segu Dawood is learnt to have turned down the governorship offer. The Eastern Provincial Council will be dissolved before September 25 and the government wanted an interim governor to be appointed before that.


Sirisena going to Bangladesh
[Sunday 2017-07-02 19:00]

President Maithripala Sirisena will pay a three-day state visit to Bangladesh beginning July 13. He was originally to have gone there as chief guest for that country’s national day parade on March 26. This was after he concluded a visit to Russia. However, it was later put off.


Canada hopes for solutions for all Sri Lankans to live in dignity
[Saturday 2017-07-01 19:00]

Canada hopes that solutions will be worked out to enable all Sri Lankans to live in peace and dignity, free from any discriminations, whether based on ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation or language. In a message to mark Canada Day, the Canadian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Shelley Whiting said that Canada Day this year which is celebrated today, takes on a very special meaning as Canada celebrates it 150th Anniversary of Confederation.


India committed to wellbeing of the people of Sri Lanka
[Saturday 2017-07-01 19:00]

The Government of India says it is committed to the wellbeing and socio-economic development of the people of Sri Lanka. In a ceremony held today, the faculty of Agriculture and faculty of Engineering of Kilinochchi campus of University of Jaffna were dedicated by the Minister of Higher Education and Highways, Lakshman Kiriella, High Commissioner of India Taranjit Singh Sandhu and Governor of the Northern Province Reginald Cooray. Vice Chancellor of University of Jaffna, Deans of various faculty, other faculty members, officials and students participated in the ceremony.


Austin F’do to be appointed as new Secretary to President
[Saturday 2017-07-01 19:00]

Eastern Governor and a former defence secretary Austin Fernando is to be appointed as the Secretary to the President soon, sources said. The post fell vacant after the resignation of P.B.Abeykoon on Friday.


UN and Sri Lanka discuss deployment of troops to Mali
[Saturday 2017-07-01 19:00]

The United Nations (UN) and Sri Lanka held discussions on the deployment of troops to Mali, the Defence Ministry said. The discussion on the military deployment of troops from Sri Lanka for UN peacekeeping operations in Mali and training of peacekeeping forces was held at the Defence Ministry yesterday. UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka Ms. Una McCauley and senior officials of the Ministry of Defence participated at the meeting.

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