Asylum seeker dies in Australia from self-inflicted burns


A 23-year-old Iranian asylum seeker who set himself on fire at Australia’s detention centre on the island of Nauru has died. Australia’s immigration department confirmed the man died at Brisbane hospital on Friday. His actions were a “political protest”, according ...

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Young parliamentarians of JO ready to face punishment


The young parliamentarians in the Joint Opposition yesterday said they would not give up the struggle against the UNP-led government despite the SLFP General Secretary’s threat to take disciplinary action against those who attended other rallies instead of the party’s ...

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Allowances to be added to salaries from May


Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Minister Thalatha Athukoralaha said that the government will add the allowances of public servants and other government institutions to their salaries from May this year . She made these observations at a press conference held at ...

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Missive issued to the media was a personal view


Minister Gayantha Karunathilake says that he missive issued to the media not to use the term ‘Joint Opposition’ was not an official statement of either the Government or the Ministry, but merely a request letter issued by the Ministry Secretary ...

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Joint opposition has no future.


Former Parliamentarian Sajin Vass Gunawardena said that Weerawansa had accused him of attempting to bring supporters to attend the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) May Day rally. The former Parliamentarian said that it is his duty to support the SLFP ...

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A 20 year old Srilankan stabbed in Italy


A 20 year old Sri lankan was stabbed by an unidentified group of men who had approached him in Piazza Cavour, in Rome, Italy,the Italian media reported. The Sri Lankan youth was rushed to hospital after after being stabbed in ...

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Government helpless before the Joint Opposition


National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader and MP Wimal Weerawansa said today that the statement made by Media Ministry Secretary on the Joint Opposition indicated the ‘bankrupt’ status of the Government and how ‘helpless’ the Government had become before the Joint ...

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A new SL diplomatic mission in Ethiopia


It was reported that the government of Sri Lanka has decided to establish diplomatic mission in Ethiopia.The decision came after Sri Lanka’s cabinet of ministers at its weekly meeting last Tuesday granted approval to the government to establish a diplomatic ...

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A separate autonomous region proposed for Muslims


Reliable sources reported that apart from the Federal structure and the re-merger of the northern and eastern provinces, the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) has proposed a separate administrative unit called ‘Upcountry Regional Council’ for Tamils living in the central part ...

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NPC must work together with the central government


State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene said the leader of the opposition has been advised to give prior notice when visiting an army camp in the future. Mr. Wijewardene told journalists at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Maha Vidyalaya in Homagama that ...

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