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October 22, 2017 [GMT]
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No need to withdraw troops from North, East: Army Commander
[Friday 2017-09-29 18:00]

Army Commander Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake yesterday said troops were deployed in the North and East after analysing the situation in the provinces and no need is there to withdraw them. The Commander was addressing the media after participating in the flag blessing ceremony at the sacred Sri Dalada Maligawa yesterday “The President, Defence Ministry and Tri Forces have the responsibility of protecting the nation. The Sri Lanka Army is carrying out enormous service in the North,” he said.


Enhanced Visa restrictions for North Koreans visiting SL
[Friday 2017-09-29 18:00]

Sri Lanka has imposed enhanced visa restrictions for North Korean nationals who wish to enter the country in compliance with sanctions implemented by the UN Security Council against North Korea for its nuclear and missile development. First reported by South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, Sri Lanka submitted an implementation report for Resolution 2321—which strengthened sanctions against North Korea in response to the country’s continual nuclear testing and was adopted unanimously last year—to the Security Council on 15 September 2017.


Judge says Vijayakala’s action led to Swiss Kumar’s escape
[Thursday 2017-09-28 17:00]

One of the Vithya murder Trial-at-Bar High Court Judges, M. Illanchelian, pointed out that State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran's action to release the 9th accused, Mahalingam Sasikumar alias Swiss Kumar, when he was captured by the civilians in Velanai, had helped him to escape from Police custody. Judge Illanchelian, in his own 350-page judgment, agreeing with the opinion of other two Judges said, that on 17.5.2015 people in Velanai had caught Mahalingam Sasikumar, alias Swiss Kumar, over the murder of Vithya Sivaloganathan.


Release of occupied Iranaitheevu lands after 9 October
[Thursday 2017-09-28 17:00]

Private lands within the High Security Zone, in Iranaitheevu, Kilinochchi, will be released to their owners after the lands are surveyed and the rightful owners are identified on 9 October. This was revealed, by Pooneryn Divisional Secretary S. Krishnendran, to the people who have been on a protest for the past 100 days demanding the release of their lands.


PC Polls Date : Govt. to discuss with Opposition
[Thursday 2017-09-28 17:00]

Elections to the dissolved Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council and two more, whose terms are to expire early next week, cannot be held prior to the Local Government Polls, since the tenure of local bodies had ended first , the government said yesterday. Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne told the weekly Cabinet news conference in Colombo, that the majority of people wanted elections to all local and provincial councils conducted on the same day ,but that could not be done until legal constraints were addressed.


GSP+: EU confident SL will honour commitments
[Thursday 2017-09-28 17:00]

The European Union (EU) expressed confidence in the ability of the Sri Lankan Government in continuing to honour commitments arising from GSP+ requirements despite the apparent slow progress in some areas of concern. European Commissioner Christos Stylianides expressed these views upon meeting Foreign Affairs Minister Tilak Marapana and National Policies and Economic Affairs Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha De Silva along with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini at the EU Headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday.


SF’s allegations eight years late – SW
[Thursday 2017-09-28 17:00]

Former Navy Chief of Staff Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekera has said that Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka was making various allegations in respect of war crimes and other such atrocities over eight years after the conclusion of the war as a candidate rejected by people at the last general election but appointed a National List MP by the UNP. Weerasekera said so early this week at a side event at the ongoing United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions in Geneva, in response to a query posed by a member of the audience. The navy veteran said that Fonseka was now making allegations as a politician not as the Commander of the Army.


Former CJ files petition against PC Elections Act
[Thursday 2017-09-28 17:00]

Former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva has filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the Provincial Councils Elections Amendment Act. In his petition, the former CJ has asked the Supreme Court to declare that the Act was unlawful. The controversial Act was recently passed in Parliament by a 2/3 majority and aims to hold all Provincial Council elections on a single day. Some opposition parties and civil society organizations have criticized the Act, stating the Government is trying to postpone elections using the Act.


Vidya’s murder: Seven sentenced to death Top News
[Wednesday 2017-09-27 18:00]

Seven of the nine accused in Sivaloganathan Vidya’s abduction, rape and murder, were sentenced to death by a three-judge bench of Jaffna High Court a short while ago. Jaffna High Court Judge M. Elancheliyan while sentencing them said the first and the seventh accused should be released because of the lack of evidence against them.


Buddhist monks led mob attacks Rohingya refugees in Sri Lanka
[Wednesday 2017-09-27 18:00]

A mob led by a group of extremist Buddhist monks today stormed a United Nations safe house for Rohingya refugees in a suburb of Sri Lanka capital on Tuesday (Sept 26) forcing the authorities to take the refugees under police custody. The police have taken the group of 30 Rohingya refugees, who were staying at a safe house of UNHRC in Mount Lavinia until their resettlement, under their custody.


Nobel Peace Prize 2017 President Sirisena shortlisted
[Wednesday 2017-09-27 18:00]

President Maithripala Sirisena has been shortlisted for the Nobel Peace Prize 2017 by the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). PRIO Director Henrik Urdal will publish an updated shortlist before the official announcement of this year's winner of the Nobel Peace Prize the PRIO website said. Based on independent assessments, PRIO Directors have offered their personal shortlists for the Nobel Peace Prize each year since 2002 and the upcoming speculations will be Urdal's first as PRIO Director.


Sri Lanka says relationship with China has strengthened in recent times
[Wednesday 2017-09-27 18:00]

Sri Lanka says its relationship with China has strengthened in recent times, especially following high level visits between both countries. Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said that Sri Lanka is looking at expanding trade ties with China with the proposed Free Trade Agreement. He said that China is a key player in Sri Lanka’s path to development and the Government appreciated the assistance given by China.


GSP+: EU confident SL will honour commitments
[Wednesday 2017-09-27 18:00]

The European Union (EU) expressed confidence in the ability of the Sri Lankan Government in continuing to honour commitments arising from GSP+ requirements despite the apparent slow progress in some areas of concern. European Commissioner Christos Stylianides expressed these views upon meeting Foreign Affairs Minister Tilak Marapana and National Policies and Economic Affairs Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha De Silva along with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini at the EU Headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday.


Sri Lanka, Australia to sign MoU to prevent transnational crimes including human trafficking
[Wednesday 2017-09-27 18:00]

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been proposed with a view to further strengthening and promoting the existing cooperation between Sri Lanka and Australia in preventing human trafficking and other transnational crimes. The MoU will benefit both Sri Lanka and Australia in the prevention of human trafficking, the prevention of smuggling illegal items, border management, the promotion of regional and multilateral commitments to prevent cross border crime, and the prevention of financing human trafficking through money laundering and the prevention of other transnational crimes.


Tamils gather in Nallur to remember final day of Thileepan's fast Top News
[Tuesday 2017-09-26 19:00]

amils gathered in Nallur today to remember the 30th anniversary of the final day of Thileepan's fast unto death. Lt. Col. Thileepan, a political wing leader of the LTTE fasted to death on hunger strike, appealing to the Indian government to honour pledges made to the Tamil people. He began his fast on 15th September 1987 and died on the 26th. Commemorative events began at the site of Thileepan's protest at the Nallur temple before moving to his memorial monument. MPs and politicians from the Tamil National Alliance and the Tamil National People's Front were present to remember him.


American Tamil Diaspora demand justice for Dr. Anitha – A casualty by NEET Top News
[Tuesday 2017-09-26 19:00]

We stand in a country where unity in diversity no longer seems to be the golden adage. Rules, laws and regulations have been implemented with such swiftness. NEET is now turning into a classic example of this swiftness which is eroding the social justice that forms the very core of Tamilnadu. State rights along with the first generation students are being tied down. Anitha, a 17-year-old student hailing from Ariyalur, Tamilnadu is now largely the face of NEET.


Shivajilingam drags SF into war crimes cry at UNHRC
[Tuesday 2017-09-26 19:00]

TNA Provincial Councillor M. K. Shivajilingam told the UNHRC in Geneva since Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka- the then army commander- had admitted to the Sri Lankan Army committing war crimes, an investigation should be launched through an international court to probe the charges. Addressing the UN Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva on Friday, Mr. Shivajilingam said Mr. Fonseka had stressed that he was in possession of evidence that 30 army personnel including former army commander Jagath Jayasuriya had committed war crimes and violated human rights.


Batticaloa DS appointed Customs DG
[Tuesday 2017-09-26 19:00]

Batticaloa District Secretary (DS) P.S.M. Charles has been appointed as the new Director General of Sri Lanka Customs Department with immediate effect, the Finance Ministry said today. The Cabinet has approved the appointment of Ms. Charles on the recommendation of Minister Mangala Samaraweera. Ms. Charles is a Special Grade Officer of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service who has 26 years of service in the public sector and has previously served as the Additional DS and the DS of Vavuniya.


SF denies reports on UN delegation
[Tuesday 2017-09-26 19:00]

Rural Development Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka yesterday rejected reports that he was not included in the UN Delegation headed by President Maithripala Sirisena to New York. The Field Marshal said he couldn’t go to the US because his visa was denied. “I could’ t go to the US because my visa was rejected. This was the third time that my US visa got rejected this year. I was not granted Visa to attend my daughter’s graduation as well. My green card was also not renewed,” he told the Daily Mirror.


Interim Report on CA Constituent parties to be consulted – Senathirajah
[Tuesday 2017-09-26 19:00]

Jaffna District Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian and Leader of the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchchi (ITAK) Mavai S. Senathirajah said, that consultations and discussions on the Interim Report of the Constitutional Assembly would be extensively carried out with all constituent parties in the Tamil National Alliance as well as with the Tamil intellectuals. Senathiraja chaired the ITAK's action committee meeting, which was held for the first time in the Ampara district last Sunday, with the participation of the Leader of the Opposition and TNA leader R. Sampanthan.


Tamils shy away from cop jobs
[Monday 2017-09-25 18:00]

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe recently expressed concern at the poor response from the Tamil community to join the police department. Addressing a gathering of police officers at Wekunagoda, Galle, on Sept 22, Premier Wickremesinghe said that though the government had wanted to fill 10 per cent of 7,000 vacancies in the police department from the Tamil community, only 180 reported for interviews.


Ex senior DIG Jayasinghe arrested again
[Monday 2017-09-25 18:00]

The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of the Police headquarters today arrested former Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe in connection with the investigation of the murder of a UNP supporter in Kahawatta on January 5, 2015 during the Presidential election. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said the SIU arrested former DIG after he was summoned this morning to record a statement over allegedly withholding evidence in favor of the suspects who were arrested over the shooting.


Minority parties ready to accept unitary status – PM
[Monday 2017-09-25 18:00]

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that minority parties are ready to consider retention of the unitary status of the country in the proposed Constitution and privileged status to Buddhism in case the two major political parties, the UNP and the SLFP agree to grant maximum possible devolution, create a Senate, protect human rights protection of all communities, ensure judicial independence and resettle of those displaced due to the conflict as mentioned in the first Chapter of the interim report on the New Constitution.


SLMC urges PC polls for EP
[Monday 2017-09-25 18:00]

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), a Government ally ruling the Eastern Provincial Council, expressed its concern on the enactment of legislation to bring its administration under the purview of the Governor after its official period lapses, an official said yesterday. Its Secretary Nizam Kariapper told the Daily Mirror yesterday his party was against such a move because it would lose political authority in the council in such an eventuality. He said his party insisted on conducting elections as soon as possible as a result.


Prelate calls for referendum on new constitution
[Monday 2017-09-25 18:00]

A referendum should be held on the new constitution proposed by the government, Venerable Anunayake of Asgiriya Anamaduwe Sri Dhammadassi thera told the Highways and Higher Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella. Ven. Sri Dhammadassi Thera said so after receiving a copy of the interim report submitted by the Steering Committee appointed by the Constitutional Assembly.


President returns
[Monday 2017-09-25 17:00]

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in the country this morning after concluding his visit to the US. President Sirisena left for the US on September 17 to attend the 72nd United Nations General Assembly which was held at the UN Headquarters in New York. This was the third time that President Maithripala Sirisena attended the UNGA.


UN ready to provide every possible assistance to SL-UN Chief
[Sunday 2017-09-24 18:00]

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says the UN is ready to provide every possible assistance to Sri Lanka in its efforts to build as a prosperous nation where the reconciliation is strengthened. He further said that the UN will provide its maximum support to build as an exemplary nation in the world, where all the Sri Lankans can live with prosper and reconciliation, while closely associating with Sri Lanka and its citizens, Sri Lanka’s President’s office said in a statement.


Interim report on draft constitution presented to Chief Prelates for consultation
[Sunday 2017-09-24 18:00]

The Prime Minister has sought consultation of the Chief Prelates of Malwathu and Asgiri chapters on the interim Report of the proposed draft Constitution submitted to parliament on Thursday. Accordingly, the Leader of the House Minister Lakshman Kiriella today presented the interim Report of the draft Constitution to the Chief Prelate of Malwathu Chapter Most Ven. Thibbotuwawe Sri Sumangala Maha Thero and Anunayake (Deputy Prelate) of Asgiri Chapter Most ven. Anamaduwe Dammadasa Thero.

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