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Thursday, May 26, 2016
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1958  Sinhala-Tamil ethnic riots spread around the island resulting in the death and destruction of property. Both ethnic groups blamed the other for the crisis. The mutual suspicion and animosity thus created shattered the trust the communities had in one another.
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1987  The Vadamarachchi operation the first major offensive against Tamil-rebellion in Jaffra was launched. The Sri Lankan army's progress was later halted due to immense pressure form India.
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2011  Arisen Ahubudu the foremost scholar of the Sinhala language died at the age of 91. Ahubudu, a scholar, playwright, teacher, Sinhala lyricist, author and poet was one of the founding members of the Hela movement that was instrumental in reviving the Sinhala language in its pure grammatical form.
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Sri Lanka Army begins post-flood recovery, clears obstructed waterways
May 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army along with other government agencies has begun clearing works as the flood waters are receding after 101 people died in the floods and landslides and another 100 are still missing, presumed dead. ...
CSE halts trading of Blue Diamonds over possible misappropriation of Rights Issue funds
May 26, Colombo: The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) has halted trading in the securities of the Blue Diamonds after it received a letter from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Sri Lanka informing that several irregularities in Blue Diamonds may point to the possible misappropriation of Rights Issue funds. ...
Speaker wants unruly members of parliament to apologize if want to avoid disciplinary actions
May 26, Colombo: Speaker of Sri Lankan parliament Karu Jayasuriya says Members of Parliament involved in recent unruly behaviors will be pardoned if they make an open apology to the Parliament. ...
Sri Lanka tri-forces shun Eastern Province CM after outburst at a Navy officer
May 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's tri-forces have decided to shun the Chief Minister of Eastern Province Nazeer Ahamed after he verbally assaulted a Sri Lanka Navy officer at an event in Trincomalee recently. ...
Sri Lankan President arrives in Nagoya to attend G7 summit
May 26, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena arrived Thursday morning in Nagoya in Southern Japan to participate in the Group of Seven (G 7) Outreach Summit in Ise-Shima, in Mie Prefecture where the leaders of the seven advanced economies are meeting for two days....
Sri Lanka's John Keels Holdings PBT for 2016 Rs. 19.2 billion, Recurring Profits up by 10 percent
May 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's John Keels Holdings profit before tax (PBT) for the financial year ended March 31, 2016 increased by 3 percent to Rs.19.20 billion. Recurring profit before tax increased by 10 per cent to Rs. 18.94 billion....
Japan grants Rs. 318 million to Sri Lanka for human resources development
May 25, Colombo: The Government of Japan has offered a grant assistance of approximately Rs.318 million (Yen 231 million) to Sri Lanka for this year's Human Resources Development Scholarship program. ...
CID gets court order to probe financial records of three former security officers of former Sri Lankan President
May 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of Police has obtained a court order to probe the financial records of three former security officers of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa. ...
Two Frontline Socialist Party members arrested for protesting over imprisoning party leader
May 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police today arrested two Members of the Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) for forcibly entering and damaging the Department of Immigration and Emigration on April 1, 2016, during a protest demanding the release of their party leader, Kumar Gunaratnam. ...
Sri Lankan government sets up a new Office of Missing Persons
May 25, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government will set up a new Office of Missing Persons (OMP) to help families of missing persons across Sri Lanka to discover the fate of their missing family members, Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera said in a statement Wednesday. ...
Sri Lanka PM says special program implemented to rebuild the lives of disaster stricken people
>May 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said that a special program has already been implemented to rebuild the lives of those affected by the adverse weather....
Sri Lankan Minister apologizes for using inappropriate language in parliament
May 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure Harin Fernando today formally apologized to parliament over the inappropriate language he used in the House during an argument last week. ...
Sri Lanka appeals for US$ 2 billion international aid to recover after floods and landslides
May 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka on Wednesday (May 25) appealed for international assistance to recover and rebuild from last week's massive floods and landslides that devastated the island leaving 101 dead and over 200,000 displaced....
Pakistan hands over 2nd consignment of relief good for Sri Lanka flood victims
May 25, Colombo: The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Major General (Retd) Syed Shakeel Hussain handed over the second consignment of relief assistance for the Sri Lankan flood victims this morning to the Ministry of Disaster Management. ...
Sri Lankan President leaves for Japan to attend G7 summit
May 25, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena left for Japan today (25th May) to participate in the 42nd G7 Summit to be held on 26-27 May 2016 in Kashiko Island, Shima, Mie Prefecture, Japan. ...
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