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Foreign Ministry, British HC Say Document On ‘Royal Greeting Etiquette’ is not genuine


The Foreign Ministry confirms that the document circulating on Facebook and Twitter outlining ‘welcoming etiquette’ of British royals was not genuine. Releasing a media statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs and British High Commission in Colombo said that, “No such committee ...

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Speaker says debate can be extended beyond 6th


The debate on the reports of the two presidential commissions scheduled to be held on 6th February will not be limited to just one day and it can be continued on the following days with the consent of the party ...

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US decision on Ismail Haniya ‘will not deter us’ – Hamas

(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 23, 2018 Hamas' leader Ismail Haniya delivers a speech in Gaza City on January 23, 2018.
The United States on January 31, 2018 put the head of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, Ismail Haniya, on its terror blacklist and slapped sanctions on him -- a move sure to raise tensions, after Washington recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital."Haniya has close links with Hamas' military wing and has been a proponent of armed struggle, including against civilians," the State Department said in a statement. 

Hamas has rejected a United States decision to place the group’s political chief, Ismail Haniya, on its global “terror list”, calling the move a “dangerous development”. In a statement released on Wednesday, Hamas said the US State Department’s decision is ...

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One person killed and 5 others injured in an accident in Weligama


A teenager was killed while another five persons were injured following an accident in Weligama. Police said, the accident occurred due to the collision of a lorry and a three-wheeler. The driver and five passengers of the three-wheeler were admitted ...

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Turkish Defence Attaché calls on Commander of the Navy


The Defence Attaché of the Embassy of Republic of the Turkey, Colonel Kemal Kahraman called on the Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinge at the Navy Headquarters yesterday (01). Their discussions focused on wide-ranging issues which ...

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Decision to freeze Perpetual Treasuries Ltd accounts extended


On an application made by the Attorney General on behalf of the Criminal Investigation Department, the High Court of Colombo made order extending the order made last week by the Director of the Financial Investigation Unit of the Central Bank ...

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Uva CM appears before Human Rights Commission

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Uva Province Chief Minister Chamara Sampath Dassanayake appeared before the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) today. The CM appeared before the HRCSL for an inquiry into the incident where he is alleged to have forced a Tamil girls’ ...

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Qatar Emir ratifies agreement with Sri Lanka

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Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has ratified a number of international cooperation agreements in various fields, including a deal between Qatar and Sri Lanka. The Xinhua news agency quoted the Qatar News Agency (QNA) as saying the ...

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Hamas leader added to US ‘terror list’

Hamas leader Ismail Haniya added to US 'terror list'

The United States has designated Ismail Haniya, the senior political leader of Hamas, as a “global terrorist”. The US State Department issued a press release on Wednesday saying that Haniya “has close links with Hamas’ military wing” and “has been ...

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Road closed for Independence Day celebration

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The section of the Galle road from Galle Face Roundabout to Old Parliament Roundabout will be closed from 5.00 am to 12.00 noon on February 4, the the police said. This is for Sri Lanka’s 70th Independence Day Celebrations to ...

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