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  Sri Lanka opposition presidential candidate vows to protect President and security forces from war crime charges

Nov 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's common opposition presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena vowed to oppose any move by anyone to haul the Sri Lankan leaders or security forces to an International Court on war crime charges.

Addressing a media briefing convened by the common opposition in Colombo today, Sirisena stated that he will not allow the international community or the pro-LTTE Tamil Diaspora to carry out an international war crime probe on the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, his family or the security forces who freed the country from terrorism if he becomes the President.

 Sri Lankan President in a chat with opposition politicians :
Nov 28, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is seen here engaged in an in-depth conversation with former cabinet Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, Provincial Councilor Udaya Gammanpila and UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa when they met at a function in Colombo this morning.

 Sri Lanka police detain 37 asylum seekers returned by Australia:
Nov 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka police have detained the 37 asylum seekers who were returned by the Australian authorities in mid sea thwarting an illegal attempt to migrate to Australia by boat.
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 Sri Lanka opposition presidential candidate vows to protect President and security forces from war crime charges :
Nov 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's common opposition presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena vowed to oppose any move by anyone to haul the Sri Lankan leaders or security forces to an International Court on war crime charges.

  Leftist party of Sri Lanka ruling coalition to meet tomorrow to reconsider party support at presidential polls :
Nov 28, Colombo: Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP), a leftist party Sri Lanka’s ruling coalition has summoned all its electoral organizers for a meeting to discuss the latest developments in the presidential election.

 Two Sri Lankan government ministers likely to cross over to the opposition next week:
Nov 28, Colombo: Two ministers of the Sri Lankan government will likely cross over to the opposition next week, former minister MP Rajitha Senaratne hinted.

 British High Commission celebrates UK-Sri Lanka ties with cricket teams :
Nov 28, Colombo: The British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, John Rankin in collaboration with the Council for Business with Britain, hosted the Sri Lanka and England national cricket teams at a reception at his residence, Westminster House, on Thursday, 27 November, 2014.

  Sri Lanka inflation drops to 1.5 percent in November 2014, food prices increase:
Nov 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's inflation, as measured by the change in the Colombo Consumers' Price Index (CCPI) , declined considerably to 1.5 percent in November 2014 from 1.6 percent in the previous month on a year-on-year basis, the Census and Statistics Department reported on Friday.

  Sri Lanka minister's son and six others granted bail :
Nov 28, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today granted bail to government Minister Mervyn Silva's son Malaka Silva, who was in remand custody for assaulting a foreign couple at a night club.

 Sri Lanka's ruling party national list MP resigns from parliament:
Nov 28, Colombo: A.H.M. Azwer, a national list parliamentarian of ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has resigned from Parliament today.

 Sri Lanka Defense Secretary calls on nations to share intelligence to combat transnational crime:
Nov 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa called on the nations to share intelligence to combat transnational crimes such as human trafficking, narcotics smuggling and terrorism.

  Fitch assigns Sri Lanka's Singer's notes 'A-(lka)' final rating:
Nov 28, Colombo: Fitch Ratings has assigned Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC's (Singer; A-(lka)/Stable) unsecured redeemable debenture issue of up to LKR1.5bn a final National Long-Term rating of 'A-(lka)'.

 Unilever CEO arrives in Sri Lanka on a business visit:
Nov 28, Colombo: Unilever Global Chief Executive Officer, Paul Polman, arrived in Sri Lanka for a two-day business visit to Unilever Sri Lanka. Accompanying Polman is Executive Vice President - South Asia, and Managing Director and CEO of Hindustan Unilever, Sanjiv Mehta.

 Sri Lanka Cricket condoles tragic death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes :
Nov 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka cricket authority today condoled the tragic death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes saying that his untimely death is undoubtedly a blow to the cricket world.

  Sri Lankan President holds discussions with leaders of SAARC countries:
Nov 27, Kathmandu: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa held bilateral discussions with the leaders of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries on the sidelines of 18th SAARC meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal.
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 Sri Lanka's left parties to field candidates for the presidential electio:
Nov 27, Colombo: Two left parties of Sri Lanka have announced that they would contest the presidential election.

 Fielding a common opposition candidate for Sri Lanka presidency is an unprecedented move of solidarity - UNP:
Nov 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National party said today that party's decision to join its historic political rival to field a common opposition candidate is an unprecedented move of solidarity to restore democracy and good governance in the country.

 Sri Lanka's Western Provincial Council rule firm despite rumors, says Chief Minister:
Nov 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Western Provincial Council Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said that the government rule of the council was firm despite rumors.

  Sri Lanka Buddhist party submits three proposals to common opposition candidate:
Nov 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Sinhala Buddhist party Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) has decided to set forth three proposals to common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena.

 China says no truth in reports of overseas military bases, submarine docking in Sri Lanka routine:
Nov 27,Beijing: China today dismissed Indian media reports of establishing naval bases in the Indian Ocean countries including Sri Lanka and asserted that currently there is no military base abroad for Chinese military.

 Alstom TandD India gets US$ 8.7 million deal from Sri Lanka to introduce first energy management system:
Nov 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka's state-owned power generator, Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has awarded a €7 million (US$ 8.7 million) contract to Alstom TandD India, a market leader in the Indian power transmission sector, to monitor and control Sri Lanka's electricity transmission network.

 UK trade mission to Sri Lanka inaugurated:
Nov 27, Colombo: The inauguration of the UK trade mission to Sri Lanka, "Putting British Business on the Front Foot", was held on Thursday, 27 November, 2014 at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo.

  Sri Lanka Election monitor asks opposition party's stance on cutouts of presidential candidates:
Nov 27, Colombo: An election monitoring group in Sri Lanka, Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) has written to the United National Party (UNP)General Secretary Tissa Attanayake asking him about the party's stance on the party's prominently displayed election cutouts in Colombo City Limits.

 Sri Lanka's inaugural Defense Chief's Dialogue begins today:
Nov 27, Colombo: Defense chiefs of the South and Southeast Asian Nations (SASEAN) will gather in Sri Lankan capital city of Colombo Thursday to discuss the regional peace and security at a two-day conference.

 UK urged to ask EU to remove preferential trade tariffs if Sri Lanka doesn't cooperate with UN investigation:
Nov 27, London: British lawmakers have urged the UK government to ask the European Union to remove the preferential trade tariffs for Sri Lanka if the Sri Lankan government does not cooperate with the UN investigation and address human rights concerns.

 Indian PM thanks Sri Lankan President for fishermen release:
Nov 26, Kathmandu: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Wednesday (Nov 26) held a bilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu, Nepal.

 Sri Lankan government to reduce prices of imported ric:
Nov 26, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has decided to reduce the price of imported rice from Thursday (27).
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 Sri Lanka Army to return more LTTE-possessed gold jewellery to rightful owners in North:
Nov 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army has taken measures to return another stock of gold jewellery the defunct terrorist group LTTE possessed to the rightful owners in the North.

 Russia agrees to import fish products from Sri Lanka:
Nov 26, Colombo: The Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation has approved importing fish and fish products from Sri Lanka, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in the Russian Federation said in a release.

 No LTTE 'Mahavir Day' celebrations allowed in Sri Lanka - Military Spokesman:
Nov 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka will not allow anyone to celebrate the birth anniversary of the slain leader of the Tamil Tiger terrorist group, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) or the 'Mahavir Day' (Heroes' Day) that falls on his birthday, Army Media Spokesperson Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said today.

 Sri Lankan President calls on SAARC nations to join forces against external threats:
Nov 26, Kathmandu: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today called on all South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries to join forces against external threats.

 Another Sri Lanka ruling party MP joins opposition:
Nov 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) parliamentarian from Wanni district Hunais Farook has joined the opposition United National Party (UNP).

 UNP General Secretary will not crossover to government, pledges to support common candidate:
Nov 26, Colombo: General Secretary of Sri Lanka main opposition United National Party (UNP) Tissa Attanayake strongly denied the rumors that he was considering to crossover to the government.

 MDMK leader celebrates Sri Lanka's slain terrorist leader's 60th birth anniversary:
Nov 26, Chennai: The pro-LTTE Tamil Nadu political leader, the general secretary of MDMK, V. Goplasamy aka Vaiko has asked the people to celebrate the 60th birth anniversary of Sri Lanka's slain Tamil Tiger terrorist leader Velupillai Prabhakaran.

 Sri Lanka's extremist Buddhist group promotes racial and religious violence against minorities - UN report :
Nov 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's extremist Buddhist group, Bodu Bala Sena, along with other extreme groups is promoting extremist views and spreading fear among minority communities, a UN report presented Tuesday in Geneva at a forum on minority issues said.

 Sri Lanka annual Bank Directors' Symposium today:
Nov 26, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka will hold its annual Bank Directors' Symposium on Wednesday, November 26th.

 18th SAARC Summit begins in Kathmandu :
Nov 26, Kathmandu: The 18th summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) got off to a start in Nepal's capital of Kathmandu on Wednesday, November 26, 2014.

 Defense Ministry to acquire Lanka Cement factory premises in Kankasanthurai:
Nov 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defense has taken steps to acquire the Lanka Cement PLC property at Kankasanthurai, the company informed the Colombo Stock Exchange.

 Sri Lanka to invite foreign election monitors, but not UN monitors:
Nov 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Election Commissioner said Tuesday that Sri Lanka will invite foreign monitors to observe the upcoming presidential election but would not invite UN election monitors.
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  Japan Airlines and SriLankan Airlines launch codeshare cooperation :
Nov 25, Tokyo: Japan Airlines (JAL) and the national carrier of Sri Lanka, SriLankan Airlines (UL), both members of oneworld® alliance, have agreed to implement a codeshare relationship with each other for the first time, the JAL announced in a press release today.

 Common candidate and opposition leader to discuss Presidential election tomorrow:
Nov 25, Colombo: The common opposition candidate for presidency Maithripala Sirisena will meet the Sri Lanka Opposition Leader and the Leader of United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremasinghe tomorrow to discuss the upcoming presidential elections at length.

 Sri Lankan President arrives in Nepal for SAARC Summit, visits Lumbini:
Nov 25, Kathmandu: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in Nepal Tuesday ahead of the 18th SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Summit that is taking place in Kathmandu Nov. 25-27.

 Sri Lanka government minister asks people to tie opposition Presidential candidate's supporters to a tree and assault:
Nov 25, Colombo: A Sri Lanka government minister today asked the people to tie the supporters of the common opposition Presidential candidate to a tree and assault them.

 Sri Lanka court denies bail to minister's son and six others over night club brawl:
Nov 25, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today ordered to further remand the son of the controversial government Minister Mervyn Silva until November 28.

 Sri Lankan President arrives in Nepal for SAARC Summit:
Nov 25, Kathmandu: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal this morning ahead of the 18th SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Summit that is taking place in Kathmandu Nov. 25-27.

 Sri Lanka business chamber presents seminar on 'Doing Business with China' tomorrow :
Nov 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main business chamber, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce together with the Verité Research, a leading research and strategy firm in Sri Lanka, and the Exporters' Association of Sri Lanka (EASL) will hold a special seminar titled "Doing Business with China: FTA and Beyond" tomorrow.

  Lords of British parliament discuss EU court's delisting of LTTE and Sri Lanka's presidential elections:
Nov 25, London: The European Union court's decision to delist Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger terrorist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the upcoming presidential election were among the issues discussed at Britain's upper parliament, House of Lords on Monday.

 Sri Lankan Embassy seeks information on expatriates in Iraq:
Nov 25, Colombo: The Sri Lankan Embassy in Iraq has sought information on expatriate Sri Lankans in various parts of Iraq due to the prevailing security situation in that country.

 Postal voting for Sri Lanka presidential election on December 23, 24:
Nov 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya has announced that the postal voting for the forthcoming Presidential election will be held on 23 and 24 December.

 Sri Lankan President leaves for Nepal to attend 18th SAARC summit:
Nov 25, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning left for Kathmandu, Nepal, to attend the 18th SAARC Summit, President's Office said in a release.

  Russian naval ship arrives at Sri Lanka's Colombo port on goodwill mission:
Nov 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, ceremonially welcomed the Russian naval ship " Yaroslav Mudriy " arrived at the Port of Colombo Monday.

 Sri Lanka denounces suicide bomb attack on a volleyball tournament in Afghanistan:
Nov 24, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government Monday unreservedly condemned the "cowardly" suicide terrorist attack on the volleyball tournament in Yahyakhil district, Afghanistan yesterday, killing at least 45 people and wounding over 60 others.

  Tamil Nadu CM writes to Indian PM to get fishermen and the boats back from Sri Lanka:
Nov 24,Chennai: The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu O. Panneerselvam today asked the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take measures to ensure the "prompt release" of the 38 fishermen languishing in Sri Lankan jails and their 78 boats currently in Sri Lankan custody.

 Sri Lanka's opposition Presidential candidate to reveal the political party and the symbol within two days:
Nov 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's common opposition Presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena said today that the political party and the symbol of the common candidate would be revealed within two days.

 Vote to defeat Rajapaksa administration, Sri Lanka Marxist party urges people:
Nov 24, Colombo: Reiterating that the upcoming presidential election and the incumbent president Mahinda Rajapaksa's candidacy for a third term are illegal, the Marxist party of Sri Lanka ,Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today urged the people to elect anyone but the President.
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 Sri Lankan government denies attempts to buy opposition MPs :
Nov 24, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has approached several main opposition United National Party (UNP) parliamentarians and held talks to get them crossed over to the government, party sources said.

 UNP will not allow war crimes charges against Sri Lankan leaders - MP Harsha de Silva :
Nov 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) asserted today that it will not allow anyone to take any Sri Lankan leader to the international court on war crime charges.

 Supporter of Sri Lanka's common opposition candidate removed from provincial council ministerial portfolio:
Nov 24, Colombo: A supporter of Sri Lanka's common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena has been removed from a ministerial portfolio of a Provincial Council after he expressed his support to the candidate.

 Sri Lanka's Catholic Church urges politicians not to use papal visit for campaigns:
Nov 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Catholic Church on Sunday urged all the political parties not to use the Pope's visit as political propaganda for the upcoming presidential polls.

 Sri Lanka 2015 budget passed in parliament with a majority of 95 votes:
Nov 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka parliament today passed the government's 2015 Appropriation Bill with a majority of 95 votes.

  Joint military exercise between Sri Lanka and India armies concludes:
Nov 24, Colombo: A three-week long joint military exercise between the special forces of Indian Army and Sri Lanka Army concluded Sunday with a closing ceremony at the Magampura International Convention Centre in Hambantota, the Army said.

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