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The High Commission of Sri Lanka

cordially invitesb All Sri Lankans in the UK to the Maha Sangika Dana (Alms Giving) offered by the High Commission to celebrate Vesak Festival 2014

at the Sri Lanka High...

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SRI LANKAN GOLFING SOCIETY PROGRAMME FOR YEAR 2014

First – The Spring Meeting – to be held at Old Fold Manor Golf Club, Hadley Green, Barnet Herts EN5 4QN on Thursday 5 th June 2014

Second – Autumn Meeting – to be held at the Suffolk Golf & Country C...

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66th National Day Celebration

The High Commissioner for Sri Lanka cordially invites all Sri Lankans living in the UK to the 66th National Day Celebration to be held at the Sri Lanka High Commission, No.13, Hyde Park G... Read more...

PRINCE CHARLES HOSTS ST JAMES’ PALACE RECEPTION PRIOR TO CHOGM 2013 VISIT

Prince Charles hosted a reception at St James's Palace for members of Britain's Sri Lankan and Indian communities to mark the royal couple's tour of India and Sri Lanka.

H.E. Dr Chris Nonis, Sri Lanka’...

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St. Aloysius Vs Rahula OBAUK's Big match 2013

St. Aloysius Vs Rahula OBAUK's Big match 2013 3rd Annual 'Battle of Two Cities" St. Aloysius OBA Vs Rahul OBA 2013 11th August 2013 from 1 pm. at Edmonton Cricket Club.

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2015 Budget presented in Parliament

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in his capacity as the Minister of Finance and Planning, presented the National Budget for the fiscal year of 2015 to Parliament a short while ago. MORE..

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Written by Administrator Friday, 24 October 2014 06:00

 

UPDATE- Budget 2015- Water bill to be reduced by 10%

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, addressing the Parliament after presenting the Budget 2015, said that the government will reduce the water bill by 10 per cent.

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Written by Administrator Friday, 24 October 2014 06:00

   

Dr in New York City is sick with ebola

A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea became the first person in the city to test positive for the virus Thursday, setting off a search for anyone who might have come into contact with him. MORE...

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Written by Administrator Friday, 24 October 2014 06:00

 

Mahapola scholarship increased to Rs. 4,000

The Mahapola scholarship for graduates will be increased from Rs. 2,500 to Rs. 4,000 from next year January, President Mahinda Rajapaksa, addressing the Parliament after presenting the Budget 2015, said.

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Written by Administrator Friday, 24 October 2014 06:00

   

UPDATE- Pensions scheme for migrant workers, garment factory employees

President Mahinda Rajapaksa today announced a special tax which will be introduced for vehicle imports. He also said that a US$ 100 casino entrance tax will be introduced. MORE..

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Written by Administrator Friday, 24 October 2014 06:00

 

New Silk Road- China gives India assurance on SL

China does not want to overstep into India's sphere of influence by bringing Sri Lanka and Maldives into the maritime New Silk Road, according to an official of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the New Indian Express reported. MORE...

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Written by Administrator Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00

   

UNHR chief refers to SL probe in UN report

Addressing the General Assembly's main body dealing with social, humanitarian, and cultural issues (Third Committee), UN High Commissioners for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, said...MORE...

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Written by Administrator Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:00

 

UNP fact finding mission- notices issued on four MPs

The Fort Magistrate's Court today issued notices on four UNP MPs Ravi Karunanayake, R. Yogarajan, Nalin Bandara, and Ajith P. Perera to appear in Court next Monday (27). MORE...

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Written by Administrator Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:00

   

Yuwanjana Wanasundera sworn in new AG

Solicitor General Yuwanjana Wanasundera Wijayathilake sworn in the 28th Attorney General of Sri Lanka before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Temple Trees, this afternoon.

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Written by Administrator Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:00

 

Migrant workers in UAE exploited, abused- HRW

Migrant domestic workers from countries such as the Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Ethiopia in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are beaten, exploited and trapped in forced labour situations, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Thursday. MORE...

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Written by Administrator Thursday, 23 October 2014 06:00

   

Budget 2015 to be presented in Parliament tomorrow

President Mahinda Rajapksa is expected to present the Budget proposal for the year 2015 in Parliament tomorrow (24) for the first reading, the Ministry of Finance and Planning says. MORE...

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Written by Administrator Thursday, 23 October 2014 06:00

 

President condemns terror attack in Canada

President Mahinda Rajapaksa through a Twitter message denounced the terrorist attack in Canada, where a suspected jihadist gunman shot dead a soldier near the national war memorial at the federal parliament in Ottawa. MORE...

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Written by Administrator Thursday, 23 October 2014 06:00

   

Beggar kidnapped child- DNA test to confirm paternity

A DNA test will be carried out to confirm paternity of the child who is believed to have abducted by a beggar and later found from Dambulla, Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana told Ada Derana. MORE...

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Written by Administrator Thursday, 23 October 2014 06:00

 

Blast at Kandakuliya Air Force training camp, three injured

Three airmen were injured and admitted to the Kalpitiya Base hospital following a blast at the Kandakuliya Air Force Training Camp, a short while ago, Ada Derana reporter said.

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Written by Administrator Thursday, 23 October 2014 06:00

   

Shooting inside Canadian Parliament

Canada's parliament building and other government offices are locked down in Ottawa after an armed attack left at least one injured guard at the country's main war memorial. MORE...

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Written by Administrator Wednesday, 22 October 2014 18:00

 

Asylum seekers- Andrew takes Australia to international criminal court

Australian politician Andrew Wilkie has written to the International Criminal Court seeking to prosecute the Abbott government for crimes against humanity, specifically on asylum seekers of Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. MORE...

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Written by Administrator Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:00

   

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