President instructs Foreign Ministry to get back all SL students in Wuhan, China
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed the Foreign Relations Ministry to get back all Sri Lankan students in Wuhan, China as soon as the Chinese authorities lift the travel restrictions to the province.
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Coronavirus; SL in close consultation with Beijing on SL students
The Sri Lankan students in Wuhan, China, have been advised to adhere to health precautionary instructions given by the local health authorities since the Wuhan city is closed down, no one can exit or enter the city, Sri Lanka Ministry of Foreign Relations said.
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Working Committee - UNP factions vie for majority stake
The two factions of the United National Party (UNP) are reportedly in a tussle to get control of the party’s Working Committee, which is the main decision-making body.
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Death certificates for war missing only after probe: Prez
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has informed the UN that necessary investigations would be conducted to find out the fate of those who had disappeared during the island’s civil conflict as most of the families had attested that those disappeared had been recruited or forcibly conscripted by the LTTE.
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Coronavirus; 41 deaths, outbreak spreads to 11 countries
The number of people killed by the coronavirus has risen to 41 from 26 a day earlier, as the outbreak has spread from China to 11 other countries.
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Appointment as foreign envoys
HPC approves names of Eva Wanasundara, Nalin de Silva
The Parliamentary High Post Committee (HPC) is reported to have cleared former Supreme Court Judge Eva Wanasundara as the Sri Lankan ambassador to France and Dr. Nalin de Silva as the envoy to Myanmar.
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Forensic audit on CB bond scam - Govt. must punish the culprits: JVP
Claiming that forensic audit report on the Central Bank bond scam was meant to be used in court for legal procedures, JVP MP Sunil Hadunnetti yesterday urged the government to arrest former Central Bank governors Arjun Mahendran, Ajith Nivard Cabraal and political leaders who were involved in the scams as revealed in the audit report.
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No decision to shut down University Colleges: Bandula
Higher Education Minister Bandula Gunawardane said yesterday that no decision had been taken to shut down university colleges and the future of the students would be ensured while being allowed to obtain degrees through the University of Vocational Technology (UNIVOTEC).
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I was ousted as I refused to influence judiciary: Wijeyadasa
Government MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said yesterday he was removed from the post of justice minister during the UNP government because he refused to get the judiciary to handle various cases in its favour.
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EU poll observers call for better cooperation between EC and Social media platforms
In its final report on Sri Lanka’s November 16 presidential election, the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) yesterday proposed to empower the Election Commission and to develop more efficient mechanisms between the EC and Facebook to enhance transparency in campaigning.
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State corp. heads duty-bound to uplift efficiency and profit levels: President
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday said that state corporation heads are duty-bound to uplift efficiency levels and generate profit without burdening the government.
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Pakistan’s Naval Chief to visit Sri Lanka
Pakistan’s Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi NI (M) is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka on the invitation of the SL Navy commander, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva from January today (25) until 29, 2020, the Pakistan High Commission said.
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Indictments served on 13 accused in Civilians abduction case
The Colombo High Court Trial-at-Bar today served indictments on 13 accused in connection with the abduction, torture, extortion and conspiracy to murder eleven people in 2008 and 2009.
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I don’t know if Ranjan recorded my conversations: Karu
While saying he had spoken to MP Ranjan Ramanayke on a few occasions, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said in Parliament yesterday he had no idea whether Mr Ramanayake had recorded those phone conversations.
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Remains of deceased SL student to be repatriated from Melbourne
The Foreign Ministry has made arrangements in coordination with the Sri Lanka Consulate General and the relevant authorities in Melbourne Australia to repatriate the remains of a Sri Lankan student who died in Melbourne on January 15, the ministry said.
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Six killed in Germany shooting
Six people have been killed and others wounded in a shooting in the south-west German town of Rot am See, the BBC reported.
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Mallawaarachchi appointed Director of Multi-Purpose Development Task Force
Former Major General Nanda Mallawaarachchi was appointed as the Director General of the Multi Purpose Development Task Force (MPDTF), President’s Media Division said today.
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