The Frontline Magazine has not been banned in Sri Lanka, but the Customs Department has stopped the release of bulk of the latest issue of the Magazine, Media Ministry Secretary Karunarathna Paranaithana told Daily News yesterday. The Secretary said the Customs officials have done so due to a contempt material found in the magazine that would be detrimental to the national security.

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President Maithripala Sirisena arrived at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport yesterday on a four day official visit to India. President Maithripala Sirisena is in India on an invitation extended to him by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On arrival at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, President Sirisena was received by State Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping P. Radhakrishnan on behalf on the Indian Government.

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Welcoming a group of Indian journalists, Media Minister Gayantha Karunathillake said he would extend his good offices to promote mutual relations between media personnel from India and Sri Lanka.

Six media members of Indian Media Journalists’ Association (IMJU) called on the Media Minister at the office of the Chief Government Whip in Parliament yesterday. The group was headed by IMJU president Bala Bhashkara Rao and secretary Arun Sharma. They held discussions with the minister and ministry secretary Karunarathna Paranavithana.

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President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to undertake a State visit to India from February 15 -18, 2015 on an invitation extended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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War was ended physically, now time for genuine co-existance Will connect North South in true national reconciliation Recalls contributions of all patriots As pledged, and endorsed by the election victory on January 8, the government will effect a radical change in the political, economic, social and cultural landscape in order to impart the people the real sense of good governance, President Maithripala Sirisena said.

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The appointment of the new Chief Justice and strengthening of democratic credentials is a matter of pride as much for the Commonwealth as it is for Sri Lanka., said Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma, on conclusion of his official visit to Sri Lanka. Sharma said “Sri Lanka’s people have strongly validated their country’s democratic credentials and this is a matter of pride as much for the Commonwealth as it is for Sri Lanka. “We look forward to a continued and strong partnership over the remainder of Sri Lanka’s term as Commonwealth Chair-in-Office and in the years beyond.”

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*Loss incurred by hedging deals is 60 million USD

*Listed out details of financial losses incurred due to borrowings/developmental projects of the previous regime that has resulted in an added financial burden to the people

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