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  1. Sri Lanka police, Navy provide special security for devotees attending Poson festivitiesRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Colombo Page

    June 02, Anuradhapura: The Sri Lankan government says all facilities have been provided to the thousands of devotees attending the religious activities in Anuradhapura to observe the Poson Poya Day and special security arrangements are in place to ensure the safety of the crowds. Already several hundreds of thousand devotees have arrived in Anuradhapura and Mihinthale sacred areas to to engage in Poson Poya religious observances, reports the state-run radio.

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  2. Sri Lanka determined to take corrective steps to restore justice to everyone - PresidentRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | Colombo Page

    June 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena in his Poson day message said that rulers of Sri Lanka are determined to take corrective steps to restore values that were gradually eroded and govern the country with the principle of justice to everyone in the society. The President said it is the teachings of Buddha that showed the nation the correct path and that led it to be a righteous member among the comity of nations.

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  3. President not to allow Sri Lanka Civil Security Force members to be used for political activitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Colombo Page

    May 31, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today said he will not allow the members of the Civil Security Force to be used as a political tool by any political party as they did during the previous regime. Recalling that during the last presidential election the former president brought 15,000 of Civil Security personnel to attend his first election rally in Anuradhapura, the President said he is aware that their services have recently been used by those in power for political activities.

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  4. Former Sri Lankan President fears revival of LTTE terrorismRead the original story

    Saturday May 30 | Colombo Page

    May 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is hopeful of a political comeback, has expressed fears about the possibility of a revival of the defunct Tamil Tiger terrorist organization, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam , in the country. Speaking to media after attending a religious ceremony held at the premises of the Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura Friday, the former President said he has suspicions that the LTTE may return.

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  5. Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa fears LTTE revival in countryRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 30 | DNA India

    Rajapaksa, who led the Sri Lankan forces in the bloody victory over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in 2009, plans to contest parliamentary polls in another bid to return to power. Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is mounting a political comeback, has expressed fears that the separatist Tamil Tigers could regroup and revive terrorism in the country.

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  6. Sri Lanka's opposition to protest for removal of governmentRead the original story

    Thursday May 28 | Newkerala.com

    Sri Lanka's main opposition the United People's Freedom Alliance said on Thursday that it will be launching protests after June 9 to gather support for the removal of the current government. UPFA legislator and former sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said that the government has failed to achieve its goals within the 100 days since it took office.

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  7. Former Sri Lankan minister Johnston Fernando released on bailRead the original story

    Thursday May 28 | Colombo Page

    May 28, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today granted bail to the former Co-operatives and Internal Trade Minister of Sri Lanka Johnston Fernando. The Kurunegala Magistrate court on Thursday released the former minister, who was in remand custody, on a cash bail of Rs.

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  8. SriLankan Airlines opens ticketing office in AnuradhapuraRead the original story

    Tuesday May 26 | Colombo Page

    May 26, Anuradapura: SriLankan Airlines expands its presence in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka by opening its latest passenger sales office in Anuradhapura in a bid to capture a larger share of the local travel market. The office was declared open on May 20th, 2015 by Chief Minister North Central Province, Peshala Jayaratne.

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  9. Sri Lanka's former minister further remandedRead the original story

    Monday May 25 | Colombo Page

    May 25, Colombo: Former Co-operatives and Internal Trade Minister of Sri Lanka Johnston Fernando was remanded further when he was produced before the court today. Kurunegala Magistrate Ravindra Premaratne further remanded former Minister and parliamentarian Johnston Fernando, who is in remand custody over an alleged financial fraud, until June 8 when he was produced in Kurunegala Magistrate court Monday.

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  10. Sri Lankan government allocates over Rs. 400 million to set up IT labs in schoolsRead the original story

    Friday May 22 | Colombo Page

    May 22, Colombo: The Sri Lankan Government has taken steps to launch a program to provide computer laboratories to selected schools around the country and has allocated Rs. 400 million for the program.

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  11. Sri Lanka Freedom Party General Secretary under investigation by financial crime unitRead the original story

    Sunday May 17 | Colombo Page

    May 17, Colombo: Financial Crimes Investigations Division of Sri Lanka police is currently conducting an investigation into the General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party , MP Anura Priyadarshana Yapa. The FCID has commenced a probe on the purchase of dry ration packs, each worth Rs.

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  12. Deputy Minister Neranjan Wickremesinghe passes away, new MP takes oathRead the original story

    Tuesday May 12 | Colombo Page

    May 12, Colombo: Deputy Minister of Law and Order and Christian Affairs Neranjan Wickremesinghe passed away this evening following a brief illness. The Deputy Minister, a father of two, was 54 years at the time of his death.

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  13. Sri Lanka parliamentary elections will be held under current system - JVPRead the original story

    Sunday May 10 | Colombo Page

    May 10, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has agreed to dissolve the current parliament at the end of this month if a constitutional amendment to change the current electoral system failed to get approved, Marxist party of Sri Lanka Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna said. Addressing a media briefing Sunday, leader of the JVP parliamentarian and member of the National Executive Council Anura Kumara Dissanayake said the President has given assurance to dissolve the parliament and hold elections under the current system if the political parties failed to reach consensus on the 20th Amendment to the Constitution.

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  14. Sri Lanka Freedom Party MPs attend rally to bring back former president despite banRead the original story

    Friday May 8 | Colombo Page

    May 08, Kurunegala: Despite an order by the central committee of the party, several Sri Lanka Freedom Party parliamentarians attended the today's "Bring Back Mahinda" rally held in Kurunegala. The rally held near the Welagedara Sports ground in Kurunegala Friday is the fourth in the series of rallies organized by the minor parties of the former ruling party United People's Freedom Alliance to bring back the former president as the prime ministerial candidate in the next general election.

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  15. Sri Lanka's pro-Rajapaksa group calls on the President to take a stanceRead the original story

    Friday May 8 | Colombo Page

    May 08, Colombo: Leader of Sri Lanka's National Freedom Front , MP Wimal Weerawansa says the people in the country will ensure that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be the prime ministerial candidate at the next general election. Speaking at a rally organized in Kurunegala by a group of Rajapaksa loyalists, Weerawansa has said the pro-Rajapaksa group will not call for him to be named as the prime ministerial candidate.

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  16. Grasshopper Adventures New Sri Lanka Promotion Package for 2016Read the original story

    Friday May 8 | PR.com

    Grasshopper Adventures are offering a free 1-night post tour stay plus package of activities at the Tamarind Hill hotel in Galle. Siem Reap, Cambodia, May 08, 2015 -- -- Grasshopper Adventures are offering a special promotion on all 2016 Sri Lanka cycling tours.

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  17. SLFP factions agree not to participate in rallies organized by others to support former presidentRead the original story

    Wednesday May 6 | Colombo Page

    May 07, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Freedom Party has agreed not to participate in the rallies that demand to make former president Mahinda Rajapaksa the former ruling party United People's Freedom Alliance's prime ministerial candidate at the next general elections. The two camps of SLFP, which is on the verge of splitting over Rajapaksa's comeback to politics, have reached a consensus that the SLFP MPs would not participate in rallies organized by other UPFA members demanding to name Rajapaksa as the prime ministerial candidate.

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  18. Sri Lankan court further remands former ministerRead the original story

    Wednesday May 6 | Colombo Page

    May 06, Colombo: A court in Sri Lanka today further remanded former Minister and United People's Freedom Alliance MP Johnston Fernando and former Lak Sathosa Chairman K.M.R. Fernando. The former minister and former Lak Sathosa chairman were arrested by the police Financial Crimes Investigations Division yesterday and presented before the Colombo Magistrate's Court, where they were remanded till today.

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  19. Former Sri Lankan minister to be presented before Kurunegala courtRead the original story

    Wednesday May 6 | Colombo Page

    May 06, Colombo: Former Minister for Cooperatives and Internal Trade in Sri Lanka Johnston Fernando who was arrested by the Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division and remanded till today by the Colombo Magistrate's Court is to be taken to Kurunegala. The former minister was arrested by the FCID yesterday evening when he visited the Division to make a statement over the charges against him raised under the Public Property Act.

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  20. Former Sri Lankan minister Johnston Fernando arrestedRead the original story

    Tuesday May 5 | Colombo Page

    May 05, Colombo: The Financial Crimes Investigation Division of Sri Lanka police today arrested the former Minister of Co-operatives and Internal Trade, Kurunegala district Parliamentarian Johnston Fernando. The Police Media Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said MP Fernando has been arrested over allegations of financial misappropriations that took place at the state-owned wholesale network Sathosa under his watch.

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