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President asked SF to take up Post of Army Commander: Rajitha
Posted: April 26, 2017, 4:50 pm

Cabinet Spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratne said today the President Maithripala Sirisena requested Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka to quit the ministerial portfolio and take up the post of army commander or overall commander for two years to discipline the country.

SriLankan flight times to change due to Indian experiment
Posted: April 26, 2017, 3:40 pm

Because of an experimental flight to be launched by India and the closure of the Indian airspace for this purpose on April 27, the scheduled arrival and departure times of SriLankan airline flights to and from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok and Jakarta would be changed on that day.

Modi, Ranil hold talks in New Delhi
Posted: April 26, 2017, 2:53 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held talks on bilateral issues with his visiting Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe in New Delhi.

Customs destroys 450,000 counterfeit items
Posted: April 26, 2017, 2:02 pm

About 450,000 pieces of counterfeit articles seized after being imported from China and India since January, had been destroyed at the Rank Container Terminal (RCT) Container Yard Orugodawatte today, customs Spokesman Dharmasena Kahandawa said.



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Sri Lanka Death Toll Rises in Garbage Dump Collapse
Posted: April 17, 2017, 10:48 am

At least 28 people have died, and 30 are missing after a mound in Colombo, the capital, gave way and buried part of a neighborhood. Rescuers expect the toll to rise.

Sri Lanka Garbage Dump Collapse Kills at Least 19
Posted: April 15, 2017, 8:52 pm

A dump that collapsed on a residential neighborhood on Friday killed at least 19, buried scores of homes and sent many more residents fleeing.

‘Give Us Our Children Back’: Hunger Strikers in Sri Lanka Demand Answers
Posted: January 26, 2017, 6:03 pm

In pushing officials to investigate the disappearance of thousands after a civil war ended in 2009, hunger strikers won a meeting with the country’s defense minister.

Torture Is ‘Common Practice’ in Sri Lanka, U.N. Panel Finds
Posted: December 7, 2016, 8:38 pm

The Committee on Torture also pointed to a failure to rapidly investigate and prosecute atrocities committed at the end of the country’s 26-year civil war.



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