dailymirror.lk http://dailymirror.lk/RSS_Feeds/breaking-news The only Sri Lankan newspaper with round the clock news updates - Dailymirror Online Edition en-us rangazone.r@gmail.com Copyright 2017 Maximum devolution in one undivided and indivisible country: Interim report http://www.dailymirror.lk/137064/Maximum-devolution-in-one-undivided-and-indivisible-country-Interim-report http://www.dailymirror.lk/137064/Maximum-devolution-in-one-undivided-and-indivisible-country-Interim-report The interim report of the steering committee set up under the Constitutional Assembly was presented by its Chairman Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday stressing that Sri Lanka should remain one undivided and indivisible country where maximum devolution should be granted. It states that there shall be specific provisions included in the Constitution to prevent secession (division of the country).
 

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Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:24:08 +0000
SL among nations to retaliate against HR defenders: UN http://www.dailymirror.lk/137063/SL-among-nations-to-retaliate-against-HR-defenders-UN http://www.dailymirror.lk/137063/SL-among-nations-to-retaliate-against-HR-defenders-UN UN Human Rights office revealed on Wednesday that Sri Lanka is among the 29 countries that have retaliated in the past year against human rights defenders who cooperate with the United Nations.The report by the UN Secretary-General says individuals and groups have suffered reprisals and intimidation ranging from travel bans and asset-freezing to detention and torture.

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Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:09:03 +0000
Not against devolution of power in new Constitution: SLFP http://www.dailymirror.lk/137066/Not-against-devolution-of-power-in-new-Constitution-SLFP http://www.dailymirror.lk/137066/Not-against-devolution-of-power-in-new-Constitution-SLFP Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva said yesterday the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) was not against the devolution of power in the new Constitution.
 

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Fri, 22 Sep 2017 03:36:02 +0000
Customs nab young couple with Rs.88M in local, foreign currency at BIA http://www.dailymirror.lk/137075/Customs-nab-young-couple-with-Rs-M-in-local-foreign-currency-at-BIA http://www.dailymirror.lk/137075/Customs-nab-young-couple-with-Rs-M-in-local-foreign-currency-at-BIA A young couple bound for Dubai, who tried to smuggle out local and foreign currency amounting to Rs.88 million, making it the largest ever detection of local currency, were stopped by officials of the Customs Narcotics Control Unit at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) last night.

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Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:35:15 +0000
Man who tried to kill himself at MR’s residence arrested http://www.dailymirror.lk/137068/Man-who-tried-to-kill-himself-at-MR-s-residence-arrested http://www.dailymirror.lk/137068/Man-who-tried-to-kill-himself-at-MR-s-residence-arrested A young man who had visited former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s official residence in Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo today was arrested when he threatened to commit suicide saying that he won’t leave till he meets Mr. Rajapaksa.

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:44:51 +0000
Constitutional Assembly: focus on aspirations of all people http://www.dailymirror.lk/137061/Constitutional-Assembly-focus-on-aspirations-of-all-people http://www.dailymirror.lk/137061/Constitutional-Assembly-focus-on-aspirations-of-all-people The Constitutional Assembly and the steering committee should focus on the aspirations of all people when it comes to compiling a new Constitution instead of taking into account the ideologies of a few, joint opposition parliamentary group leader Dinesh Gunawardene said today.
 

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:15:14 +0000
GMOA claims strike a success http://www.dailymirror.lk/137058/GMOA-claims-strike-a-success http://www.dailymirror.lk/137058/GMOA-claims-strike-a-success Healthcare and education services countrywide were disrupted today because of the 24-hour strike launched by several trade unions against the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) in Malabe.

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:47:08 +0000
Govt. insults judiciary by introducing reforms through backdoor: MR http://www.dailymirror.lk/137055/Govt-insults-judiciary-by-introducing-reforms-through-backdoor-MR http://www.dailymirror.lk/137055/Govt-insults-judiciary-by-introducing-reforms-through-backdoor-MR Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa today said the government has openly insulted the judiciary and flouted the Constitution by introducing changes to the Provincial Councils Election Bill through the backdoor.
 

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:20:22 +0000
JVP supporting mainly to abolish executive presidency: Anura http://www.dailymirror.lk/137053/JVP-supporting-mainly-to-abolish-executive-presidency-Anura http://www.dailymirror.lk/137053/JVP-supporting-mainly-to-abolish-executive-presidency-Anura Chief Opposition Whip Anura Kumara Dissanayake said today they would support the Constitution-making process based on several facts including the abolishing of the executive presidency and changing of the electoral system.

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:14:05 +0000
TNA stance during debate stage: Sampanthan http://www.dailymirror.lk/137054/TNA-stance-during-debate-stage-Sampanthan http://www.dailymirror.lk/137054/TNA-stance-during-debate-stage-Sampanthan The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) will come up with its stance on the interim report of the Constitution at the time when it is debated in the Constitutional Council in the near future, TNA and Opposition Leader R Sampanthan said today.

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:14:03 +0000
Lankan baby farms: Minister admits illegal adoption trade http://www.dailymirror.lk/137045/Lankan-baby-farms-Minister-admits-illegal-adoption-trade http://www.dailymirror.lk/137045/Lankan-baby-farms-Minister-admits-illegal-adoption-trade Sri Lankan authorities have admitted in a Dutch documentary that thousands of babies born there were fraudulently sold for adoption abroad in the 1980s.

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:47:21 +0000
New Constitution; Steering Committee interim report presented http://www.dailymirror.lk/137042/New-Constitution-Steering-Committee-interim-report-presented http://www.dailymirror.lk/137042/New-Constitution-Steering-Committee-interim-report-presented Sri Lanka's future depends on the ability which the UNP and the SLFP possess to reach an agreement on the fundamentals of the new Constitution, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told the Constitutional Assembly today.

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:29:18 +0000
Dialog Mobile services fully restored http://www.dailymirror.lk/137043/Dialog-Mobile-services-fully-restored http://www.dailymirror.lk/137043/Dialog-Mobile-services-fully-restored While expressing regrets over the inconvenience to its customers arising from network disturbances on Wednesday afternoon, the Dialog network announced that the services were fully restored in less than 60 minutes.

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:21:33 +0000
Wildlife dept. can teach parliament workers to handle snakes http://www.dailymirror.lk/137036/Wildlife-dept-can-teach-parliament-workers-to-handle-snakes http://www.dailymirror.lk/137036/Wildlife-dept-can-teach-parliament-workers-to-handle-snakes We are prepared to educate parliament workers how best to act in case they come across snakes and other venomous reptiles in the parliament premises, ‎ Department of Wildlife Conservation Director General G.C. Sooriyabandara told Daily Mirror.

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:44:00 +0000
Medical team ready to examine Kaavan in Pakistan: Zoo http://www.dailymirror.lk/137031/Medical-team-ready-to-examine-Kaavan-in-Pakistan-Zoo http://www.dailymirror.lk/137031/Medical-team-ready-to-examine-Kaavan-in-Pakistan-Zoo A medical team was ready to leave for Pakistan to examine a 32-year-old elephant named Kaavan, who was said to be suffering from psychological trauma following the death of its female partner, Zoological Department Director General Dhammika Malsinghe said yesterday.

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:00:24 +0000
Mahendran decided to raise Rs.10bn through public auction http://www.dailymirror.lk/137032/Mahendran-decided-to-raise-Rs-bn-through-public-auction http://www.dailymirror.lk/137032/Mahendran-decided-to-raise-Rs-bn-through-public-auction Mahendran: In the first Cabinet Meeting at that time the Prime Minister had said specifically that these procurements should be carried out in a transparent manner. So I interpreted that it meant the issuance of bonds as well. Subsequently, I confirmed this with the PM on February 24, 2015 during another cabinet subcommittee meeting on economic affairs.

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:32:59 +0000
Mahendran to be cross-examined on Friday http://www.dailymirror.lk/137033/Mahendran-to-be-cross-examined-on-Friday http://www.dailymirror.lk/137033/Mahendran-to-be-cross-examined-on-Friday Acting Solicitor General Dappula de Livera PC requested the Commission to adjourn proceedings for two days prior to the Attorney General’s Department officials cross-examine former Governor Arjuna Mahendran, who testified before the Commission.

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:27:04 +0000
Mahendran ‘compellable’ to give evidence: PCoI http://www.dailymirror.lk/137034/Mahendran-compellable-to-give-evidence-PCoI http://www.dailymirror.lk/137034/Mahendran-compellable-to-give-evidence-PCoI In a special statement, the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) yesterday ascertained that Central Bank's former governor Arjuna Mahendran is “compellable” to give evidence and that being a foreign citizen did not preclude him from falling within PCoI jurisdiction and therefore had to obey summons.

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:31:20 +0000
CEB strike called off after compromise deal http://www.dailymirror.lk/137029/CEB-strike-called-off-after-compromise-deal- http://www.dailymirror.lk/137029/CEB-strike-called-off-after-compromise-deal- The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Workers' Union whose strike went on for a week, had been called off a short while ago, Secretary Ranjan Jayalal said.

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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:05:58 +0000
PC Polls (Amendment) Bill passed http://www.dailymirror.lk/137015/PC-Polls-Amendment-Bill-passed http://www.dailymirror.lk/137015/PC-Polls-Amendment-Bill-passed The third reading of the Provincial Council (PC) Elections (Amendment) Bill passed in Parliament a short while ago with a two-thirds majority. The Bill was passed with 159 MPs voting for it and 34 against.

 

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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:37:59 +0000