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Only three bodies recovered in Koslanda: DMC
[ 2014-10-31 08:58:21 ] []
Contradicting earlier reports issued by the Disaster Management Centre(DMC) about the dead bodies recovered from the Koslanda landslide, DMC Assistant Director Pradeep Kodippili said yesterday that only three dead bodies were found related to the landslide. [More]
Japanese ambassador met Northern CM C.V.Wigneswaran
[ 2014-10-31 08:47:50 ] []
Japanese ambassador to SriLanka Nobuhito Hobo met Northern Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran at his office yesterday. [More]
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Tamil Nadu CM urges Modi to ensure release of Indian fishermen given death penalty
[ 2014-10-31 15:31:31 ]
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Paneerselvam has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging the government to ensure the release of the five fishermen who have been sentenced to death by a Sri Lankan court for allegedly smuggling drugs. [More]
Ranil visits Koslanda today
[ 2014-10-31 15:27:39 ] []
Opposition United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe visited Meeriyabedda in Koslanda this morning and met the landslide victims. [More]
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Balangoda earth embankment collapses - Two killed
[ Friday, 31 October 2014, 03:15.14 PM ] []
According to the police, two individuals have been killed after an earth embankment fell on a house in Raiwatta, Oluganthota in Balangoda. [More]
Sinhala LTTE carders released today
[ Friday, 31 October 2014, 02:17.27 PM ]
Gampaha court released 8 Sinhala Tigers short while ago. [More]
Morethan 150 mm showers reported all around the country
[ Friday, 31 October 2014, 01:22.36 PM ] []
Morethan 150 mm showers reported all around the island. [More]
JHU to boycott 2015 budget voting
[ Friday, 31 October 2014, 12:34.46 PM ]
The media spokesman of the JHU party Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe had said the party had decided to refrain from voting for the budget on the first reading as the discussions on amending the constitution between SriLanka Freedom Party and JHU have not been successful as yet. [More]
CPC to remove fuel transport charges
[ Friday, 31 October 2014, 12:26.50 PM ]
According to the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation(CPC), the fuel transportation charges to Ceylon Petroleum Cooperation(CPC) Petrol Stations would be removed and fuel prices would be standardized throughout the country from tomorrow(Nov 01). [More]
Papal visit on Jan. 13 due to Gota's influence
[ Friday, 31 October 2014, 12:16.56 PM ]
It was because of the influence of the Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa the Catholic Church had announced yesterday (30) that the Papal visit is surely going to be held on January 13, reports say. [More]
No law for Rajapaksa except greed for power: Anurakumara Dissanayake
[ Friday, 31 October 2014, 09:47.27 AM ]
"There is no legal or ethical right for President Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest for another Presidential Election," leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna(JVP) Anura Dissanayaka says. [More]
President instructs to stop encroachment by illegal foreign fishing vessels
[ Friday, 31 October 2014, 09:36.00 AM ]
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday(30) instructed the Sri Lanka Navy(SLN) to assist in stopping illegal fishermen entering into the Sri Lankan seas and also to curb using illegal equipment for the fishing. [More]
Catholic church urge to postponed the Presidential election
[ Friday, 31 October 2014, 09:08.26 AM ]
The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka hopes the date of the Presidential elections will be postponed to at least the end of January and not be held close to the date Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka. [More]
US working to support Kosland landslide victims
[ Friday, 31 October 2014, 04:40.12 AM ] []
The US State Department says it is currently working with USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance to respond quickly to offer assistance to Koslanda. [More]
Death penalty to five Indians; India reacts
[ Friday, 31 October 2014, 03:51.39 AM ]
India said on Thursday that they were in touch with Sri Lanka regarding the death penalty to five India fishermen and maintained that they were innocent. [More]
I'm ready to serve as Prime Minister - Maithripala
[ Friday, 31 October 2014, 03:30.31 AM ]
Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary, Minister Maithripala Sirisena, said he is ready to accept the position of Prime Minister, if the President is willing to entrust him with that responsibility. [More]
UN Human Rights Committee pays note of some positive developments in Sri Lanka
[ Friday, 31 October 2014, 03:28.54 AM ]
The UN Human Rights Committee, while taking note of some positive developments in Sri Lanka, also raised several concerns and proposed recommendations in its concluding observations made today on the fifth periodic report of Sri Lanka. [More]
Protests in India over death sentence against fishermen
[ Friday, 31 October 2014, 03:17.54 AM ] []
Protests were staged in parts of Tamil Nadu yesterday following the Colombo High Court order issuing the death sentence of five Indians. [More]
Lankan man bites Pakistan national's finger
[ Friday, 31 October 2014, 03:15.00 AM ]
A 29-year-old Sri Lankan worker allegedly bit his roommate’s finger during a heated argument and caused him six per cent permanent disability, the Dubai Criminal Court heard. [More]
TNA says will agree for conditional talks
[ Thursday, 30 October 2014, 04:37.06 PM ]
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says it is ready for conditional talks with President Mahinda Rajapksa to reach a political solution to the Tamil issue. [More]
President did not meet LTTE supporters - Government
[ Thursday, 30 October 2014, 04:00.54 PM ]
The Government today denied claims that President Mahinda Rajapaksa had met LTTE supporters during his last visit to the United States. [More]
Government fail to fulfill promises: Swaminathan
[ Thursday, 30 October 2014, 03:58.58 PM ]
For the last nine years the government had forgotten the people of this country and were only concentrating mostly on the development of roads and other development projects in Hambantota on the borrowed capital from the Chinese Government, paying excessive interest rates and burdening the people. [More]
Court Dismisses Legal Action Against Tamil Provincial Councilors Seeking "Genocide Probe"
[ Thursday, 30 October 2014, 03:48.21 PM ]
The Court of Appeal today dismissed a writ application filed by a resident of Nugegoda who sought a writ of mandamus order directing the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the attorney General (AG) to take legal action against 33 members of Northern Provincial Council (NPC) and Eastern Provincial Council (EPC) for urging former UN Human Rights High Commissioner Navanidan Pillai through a letter to determine if genocide has taken place in Sri Lanka. [More]
Advising people to evacuate is the responsibility of officers: To follow instructions is Estate owner's duty
[ Thursday, 30 October 2014, 02:41.30 PM ]
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the responsibility of the government officers is to advise to evacuate people from disaster prone areas, and to follow such instruction is the duty of estate owners. [More]
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6 Days of Darkness in December 2014 - NASA
[ Thursday, 30 October 2014, 02:31.37 PM ] []
The report "NASA Confirms Earth Will Experience 6 Days of Total Darkness in December 2014. [More]
8 Sentenced to death
[ Thursday, 30 October 2014, 09:56.02 AM ] []
8 Individuals were sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court today after they were found guilty of transporting heroin from India to Sri Lanka. [More]
India offers help to Sri Lanka to help landslide victims
[ Thursday, 30 October 2014, 08:18.54 AM ]
India today offered assistance to Sri Lanka to help hundreds of people affected by the landslide in Uva province of that country. [More]
Gotabaya says Nonis to visit the island
[ Thursday, 30 October 2014, 03:28.04 AM ]
Gotabaya Rajapaksa says, without any fear former Lankan high commissioner to Britain, Chiris Nonis can visit the island. [More]
SriLanka election commission in not independent: Kamalesh Sharma
[ Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 04:18.32 PM ]
Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma says the Office of the Commissioner of Elections is not fully independent. [More]
Owner of Lyca mobile arrested at Katunayake airport
[ Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 04:04.09 PM ] []
Subashkaran Alliraja, Owner of the Lyca mobile, London and the producer of the “Kathi” film was arrested while at the Katunayake international airport, Colombo today, unconfirmed sources said. [More]
People rescued from the Landslide briefs their tearful story! More than 300 individuals disappeared
[ Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 12:24.15 PM ] []
10 dead and more than three hundred people disappeared in the landslide reported in the Koslanda area in Badhula this morning. [More]
King Ravana was not having planes: Srilanka Archeological Department
[ Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 09:53.29 AM ] []
According to the Srilanka Archeological Department reports, "There is no evidence to prove that King Ravana was having in his possession aircrafts and other equipments". [More]
Channel-4 journalist Callum Macrae speaks to Lankasri FM
[ Tuesday, 31 December 2013, 02:18.19 AM ] []
Channel- 4 Film maker Callum Macrae responds to questions raised by the Lankasri FM political analyst team. [More]