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Buddha's teachings enriched national unity and religious coexistence in Sri Lanka - President
May 24, Colombo: Observance of Buddha's message of the Dhamma enriched national unity and religious coexistence in the country, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said in his Vesak Day Message to the Nation.
Thu May 23, 2013
President opens first session of second Sri Lanka Youth Parliament
May 23, Colombo: The first session of Second Sri Lanka Youth Parliament commenced today at the Sri Lanka Youth Center Auditorium in Maharagama with President Mahinda Rajapaksa participating as the chief guest .
Sri Lanka: Serious Doubts On Inquiry Into Mass Graves
Serious doubts have emerged regarding the future investigations into the mass grave at Matale where the remains of 156 persons have been found.
Wed May 22, 2013
Sri Lankan President pays homage to Dalada Maligawa, releases milk cows destined for slaughter
May 22, Kandy: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, participating in the Vesak Week activities, paid homage to the sacred Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy today and received blessings from the Chief Prelate of Asgiriya Chapter, Most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkhita Maha Nayake thera.
Sri Lanka leader's son in rugby row
Sri Lanka's rugby authorities are investigating President Mahinda Rajapaksa's rugby-playing son after claims that he assaulted a referee.
Tue May 21, 2013
Sri Lanka opposition says government threatened to sack strikers
Sri Lanka's opposition parties and trade unions accused the government on Tuesday of threatening state employees with the sack if they took part in planned street protests against a sharp rise in electricity prices.
Mon May 20, 2013
Humans Rights Watch
Sri Lanka: No Progress 4 Years On
Four years after Sri Lanka's horrific civil war ended, many Sri Lankans await justice for the victims of abuses, news of the 'disappeared,' and respect for their basic rights.
Times of Oman
Sailor dies during Sri Lanka victory parade
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, wearing a scarf, rides on a jeep with commanders of security forces as he inspects a guard of honor during a war victory parade in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, May 18, 2013.
India asks SL not to take any step regarding provincial powers
NEW DELHI: Concerned over reports of Sri Lankan government considering removal of land and police powers from the provinces prior to the elections in the Northern Province, India today asked it not to take any step against their own commitments relating to the 13th Amendment.
Sat May 18, 2013
Union leader warns Sri Lankan President of further trade union action after Tuesday's strike
May 18, Colombo: The head of the National Trade Union Center in Sri Lanka K.D. Lalkantha has in writing warned President Mahinda Rajapaksa of further trade union action following the nationwide strike on the 21st.
Sri Lankan President returns from Uganda
May 17, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa who was on a four-day official visit to Uganda to participate in the 7th Commonwealth Local Governments Conference returned to the island Friday morning.
Fri May 17, 2013
Malaysian National News Agency
Sri Lanka Marks 4th Anniversary Of War Victory Amid Hope For Economic Boom
Sri Lanka on Saturday celebrated the fourth anniversary of the defeat of the Tamil Tiger rebels after 30 years of war and the government is expecting economic boom in the post-war country in the next few years, reports China's Xinhua news agency.
James Wharton profile: A young man in a hurry
Whichever way you look at it, James Wharton will go far. One of Westminster's fastest-rising MPs, he is also one of its more well-travelled. A Conservative since his teens, he became chairman of his local party association at the age of 18 and entered the House of Commons when he was just 26.
Wed May 15, 2013
Decentralisation best policy, says Museveni
President Yoweri Museveni and Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Kilibati Vice President Tiemo Onorio and Local Government Minister Adolf Mwesige pose for a group picture at the Commonwealth Local Government meeting By Vision Reporter President Museveni has said that the National Resistance Movement introduced the decentralization system of ... (more)
Mon May 13, 2013
Sri Lanka opens High Commission in Uganda
May 13, Kampala: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is in Uganda to attend the 2013 Commonwealth Local Governments Conference, and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni today opened the new High Commission of Sri Lanka in Uganda.
Asia News Network
COLOMBO: Cost of blind plunges
When Leader of Sri Lanka's Muslim-Tamil Alliance Azath Salley was arrested recently under the much-dreaded Prevention of Terrorism Act , we were told by the government spokesmen that he was a threat to national security as he was inciting the Muslims to violence against the state.
Sun May 12, 2013
A long and forbidding road
Vavuniya is the sort of place you go on the way to somewhere else. Though it's in the centre-north of Sri Lanka - a bindi on the country's forehead - it has the hallmarks of a border town, with trucks churning dust and policemen multiplying like mosquitoes.
Sri Lanka, Uganda leaders hold bilateral discussions
May 12, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is on a four-day official visit to Uganda, met with his Ugandan counterpart, President Yoweri Museveni at the State House in Entebbe Sunday to hold bilateral discussions.
Sri Lanka President to meet coalition parties to address controversy over Northern PC elections
May 12, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has scheduled two crucial meetings with the coalition parties of the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance and the major Tamil political party, Tamil National Alliance to mainly discuss the Northern Provincial Council election, government sources said.
Sri Lanka Muslim party requests a meeting with President to discuss grievances
May 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's major Muslim party, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress , has requested an urgent meeting with the President Mahinda Rajapaksa to discuss their grievances.