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Govt. has no right to question UNP/TNA relations – UNP

2013-09-18 03:55 (DM)

The UNP today said, the Government had no right to question the UNP’s relationship with the TNA because the Govt was directly interacting with former LTTE personnel without taking legal action against them. “TNA is a political party in the Parliament and also represents the party collective of ‘Vipakshaya Virodaya’ with UNP.

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No conditions from India-GL

2013-09-18 03:55 (DM)

While claiming that all Commonwealth member countries except Canada and India have confirmed the participation of their heads of government at the November CHOGM, Sri Lanka today dismissed as speculation the suggestion that India had made three conditions if it was to ensure the participation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. “I can assure you that all member countries will participate at the CHOGM,”

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Attempts to interfere says G.L

2013-09-18 03:55 (CG)

The government today said that some countries are attempting to interfere in Sri Lanka’s domestic affairs by creating discord between the government and the public. Minister G.L. Peiris said that before a country interferes in another country, the background for that is created. He said that the main tool used to interfere is distancing the public from the leader and the govt of that country

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Pickup truck robbed six months ago used in campaign

2013-09-18 02:32 (Island)

A pickup truck robbed in the Halgampitiya area about six months ago was taken into custody by the Nittambuwa police on Sunday, while it was being used in its area once again. The vehicle was robbed on the Veyangoda-Kalagedihena Road on March 29. The owner reported the robbery to Veyangoda, Welikada, and Boralesgamuwa police stations, but there was no breakthrough till a relative of the owner spotted it again in the Nittambuwa area on Sunday

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Prime Minister has issued letters to clear the drug container

2013-09-18 02:31 (SM)

The drug lords who tried to smuggle in 261 Kilos of Heroin from Pakistan concealed inside grease cans, had made a desperate attempt to get the container cleared from the Port of Colombo through PM D.M. Jayaratne, Mirror hears. The racketeers had even sent orders to Sri Lanka Customs, through secretaries, under official letterheads of the PM and his son. One such order has demanded to reduce the VAT

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Pillay’s request to remove D.S. Senanayake statue was govt. lie - UNP

2013-09-18 02:31 (AD)

The UNP today claimed that the government had lied about UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay’s request to remove the statue of D.S. Senanayake from the Independence Square in Colombo. UNP denied the media reports of this request while stating that a Spokesperson for Pillay had confirmed that no such request had been made. UNP General Secretary MP Tissa Attanayake stated that the UNP os handling the statue of Sri Lanka’s first Prime Minister

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U.S. renovates Mullaitivu market to bring communities together

2013-09-06 07:19 (USE)

U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele J. Sison and USAID Mission Director Sherry Carlin opened the newly renovated Mullaitivu public market today, which will enhance livelihood opportunities and bring local communities together. The market, renovated at a cost of SLR 54 million after being damaged by the conflict and the December 2004 tsunami, will not only provide easy access to goods and increase incomes

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Was Kumar Sangakkara 'morally forced' into opting for Kandurata?

2013-09-06 07:18 (NDTV)

More often than not, choices put one between the devil and the deep blue sea. For Kumar Sangakkara however, it was seemingly less life-threatening, having to choose to represent either the Kandurata Maroons or the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the upcoming Champions League T20. Sangakkara opted for Kanduranta, but with it opened a can of worms feeding on commitment, loyalty and a sense of belonging. The veteran Sri Lanka claimed that his country's board (SLC)

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Video: Pillay failed to mention that Sri Lanka has become a ‘kleptocracy’ - UNP

2013-09-06 07:17 (AD)

The UNP today stated that the UN human rights chief Navi Pillay had failed to mention, in her statement prior to leaving the country, that Sri Lanka is not only an increasingly authoritarian state but has now become a “fully fledged kleptocracy”. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, at the end of a week-long visit, speaking at a press conference said that she was “deeply concerned that Sri Lanka despite

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Navaneetham Pillay expresses solidarity on International Day of disappearances

2013-09-06 07:16 (DBS)

International Day of the Disappeared is commemorated annually on the 30th of Aug. Visiting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay attended a special event held to mark the International Day of the Disappeared, and addressed the families of the disappeared. Candle Light Vigil was held at the Independence Square, where hundreds of families of the disappeared lit candles, held photographs of their missing loved ones, and cried aloud

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