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GSP Plus: Government Under Pressure From EU Office In Colombo

Just days since the European Commission proposed the GSP + concession to Sri Lanka, the EU office in Colombo has already begun pressuring the Government to ensure it sticks to its commitments. Sources said that since last week’s announcement by the European Commission, the mission in Colombo has already contacted relevant government officials seeking details […]

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Navy Commander Gets Mervyn-type Relief

The Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ravi Wijegunaratne is set to get relief of the kind that former minister Mervin Silva got after engaging in acts of thuggery when the victim of the verbal and physical abuse perpetrated by Wijegunaratne pleaded that investigations be stopped. Ranga Kalansooriya, Director General, Department of Government Information told Colombo Telegraph […]

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Full Text: European Commission Report On Assessment Of The Application For GSP+ By Sri Lanka

Removal of customs duties would be accompanied by rigorous monitoring and conditional on continued commitment to sustainable development, human rights and good governance. The Commission on Wednesday proposed that a significant part of the remaining import duties on Sri Lankan products should be removed by the European Union in exchange for the country’s commitment to ratify […]

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GTF Wants Govt. To Faithfully Implement CTF Recommendations

Global Tamil Forum (GTF) has called on the Sri Lankan Government to faithfully implement the recommendations of the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms. Issuing a statement today the GTF said: “The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) welcomes the recommendations of the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms (CTF) released on January 3, 2017 and calls […]

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Justice For Raviraj: Attorney General Wants Retrial

Just weeks since the Colombo High Court acquitted all five suspects involved in the murder of former TNA MP Nadaraja Raviraj, the Attorney General has sought a retrial. The Attorney General today made an appeal to the Appeal Court against the recent judgement made by the Colombo High Court, and has sought a retrial into […]

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Wimal Weerawansa Remanded

Colombo Fort magistrate has ordered Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa to be remanded till January 24th on charges that he misused 40 state vehicles. Weerawansa was arrested this morning by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID). Speaking to journalists outside the FCID building this morning, prior to entering the FCID, Weerawansa claimed that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had ordered […]

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Eyebrows Raise As The Banker Names Ravi K As Asia-Pacific’s Finance Minister Of The Year

Sri Lanka’s Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake comes with a history of scandals, many leaning towards fraud. However, despite his very questionable conduct, London based ‘The Banker’ magazine has named him the 2017 Finance Minister of the Year for Asia-Pacific. The Banker has recognized Karunanayake ‘for his efforts to steer Sri Lanka into a new era […]

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“Ranil Has Ordered For My Arrest” Wimal Weerawansa Said Just Before His Arrest

Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa was arrested this morning by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID). He was arrested on charges of misusing state vehicles during former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s term. He was arrested after he arrived this morning at the FCID to give a statement over the allegations. Speaking to journalists outside the FCID building this […]

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Transparency International Begins Corruption Investigation Against Sri Lanka Chapter

A formal complaint filed from the membership of the Sri Lanka chapter of Transparency International (TISL) regarding serious irregularities and allegations of financial mismanagement within TISL has been referred by the Board of Ethics of TI-Head Office, Berlin to the Chair of the International Board of Directors of Transparency International (TI) for ‘necessary action as […]

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Lasantha Wickrematunge Murder Investigation: IGP Awaits Sirisena-Wickremesinghe Approval To Interrogate Gota And Fonseka

Amidst loads of criticism for postponing the Local Government Elections for citing different reasons, the Yahapalanaya government led by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe are both delaying in providing authority to question the former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaka and current Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka over the murder of Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha […]

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