Month: March 2015

President’s Fund gives Namal Udugama Rs. 1 million for treatment

On the special approval of President Maithripala Sirisena, the President’s Fund has provided Rs. one million to vocalist Namal Udugama for treatment for a liver problem.

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Sri Lanka promises port project to resume after problems “sorted” – China

China said on Thursday that Sri Lanka’s visiting president had promised work would resume on a controversial Chinese-backed port development in Colombo that his administration had earlier suspended.

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President’s brother injured in attack

Priyantha Sirisena, a brother of President Maithripala Sirisena, has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Polonnaruwa Hospital following an alleged attack, hospital sources said.

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Australia moves into World Cup final after win over India – Cricket World Cup 2015

Australia’s pace bowlers have finished the job Steve Smith started to send the co-host storming into a seventh World Cup final with a 95-run victory over champion India at the SCG.

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Court orders investigation into Gota’s bank accounts

Galle Magistrate today (26) ordered the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to investigate bank accounts of former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

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President Sirisena meets Xi amid new look at ties

Sri Lanka’s new president Maithripala Sirisena held talks on Thursday with Chinese leader Xi Jinping amid a push to recalibrate his predecessor’s strongly pro-China policies and a review of major Chinese projects in the island nation.

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Sri Lankan president seeks to mend ties with China after port suspension

Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena headed to Beijing on Wednesday seeking to end a stalemate over China’s biggest investment project in the island which his administration has suspended over allegations of wrongdoing.

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Sirisena Govt. has inherited a ‘financial mess’ – US

The US government said on Tuesday that it was exploring the possibility of increasing its assistance to the Sri Lankan government to help it tackle issues like governance, accountability, commerce and “much more”.

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President leaves for China

President Maithripala Sirisena left for China on a four-day official visit this evening.

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Police search for Basil

The police will seek a court order to bring down ex-President’s brother and former Minister Basil Rajapaksa in order to question him over alleged financial frauds, police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said.

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TN fishermen may get 83-day access to SL waters – Indian media

The third round of talks between representatives of fishermen of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka ended in Chennai on Tuesday, a day ahead of schedule, with the two sides meeting each other half way.

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New Ministers are not corrupt, claims Rajitha

Cabinet Spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratane yesterday claimed that the no person accused of fraud or corruption had been appointed as a minister on Sunday and hinted there was room for more appointments as well.

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Germanwings Airbus crashes in France, 148 feared dead

An Airbus operated by Lufthansa’s Germanwings budget airline crashed in a remote area of southern France on Tuesday and all 148 on board were feared dead.

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Black Caps through to final

New Zealand have beaten South Africa by four wickets to qualify for their first Cricket World Cup final in dramatic fashion.

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Emir of the State of Qatar arrives

Emir of the State of Qatar King Tamimi bin Hamad Al Thani was arrived in Sri Lanka short while ago.

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Sri Lanka to release 54 Indian fishermen today

The Sri Lankan government will release 54 Indian fishermen on Tuesday, who were apprehended by the Lankan Navy on March 21.

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