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An alleged fundraiser for Tamil rebels who has been fighting deportation from Canada for more than two decades has lost a key court battle after a federal judge dismissed his appeal.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 15:53

Lottery ticket price reversed to Rs. 20

The controversial lottery price issue had come to an end a short while ago as President Maithripala Sirisena had instructed to reverse the price of a lottery ticket back to Rs.20.

The United Nations and its affiliated bodies yesterday assured President Mainthipala Sirisena that they would extend their fullest cooperation to the Presidential Task Force to provide drought relief.

President Maithripala Sirisena has said some sections of society were acting in an uncivilised manner to prevent the prestige and respect gained by the Government, with the decision of the EU to restore the GSP+ facility to Sri Lanka.

The London-based Tamil Diaspora organisation, the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) welcoming the recommendations of the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms (CTF) released on 3 January 2017

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 09:15

Senadhipathy’s passport impounded

The Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court yesterday issued an order impounding the passports of Avant-Garde Maritime Services (Pvt) Ltd Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi and Maj. Gen. Palitha Fernando

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 09:12

Hambantota incident: Ten granted bail

When the 34 suspects held in remand custody in connection with the violent incidents caused in Hambantota on January 7 were produced before the Hambantota Magistrate and Additional District Judge Manjula Karunaratne yesterday,

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 09:08

Reserve Jan 22 to combat dengue


Colombo Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith yesterday appealed to all priests in the Colombo Archdiocese to dedicate January 22 for combating the spread of dengue.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 09:05

I will retire soon: Nimal Siripala

Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva said yesterday that he would soon retire from politics as he didn’t have an intention of hanging on to power like many other politicians.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 09:02

The shattering of hope

Though I resigned from my ministerial post, I had no intention initially of leaving the government. But even within a month of the new government taking office, there were reasons for grave worry.

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