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Mahinda sees threats to his life
[ 2015-03-29 08:28:22 ]
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has expressed fears for his life and has said the Government will need to be responsible if something happens to him. [More]
Major political shock after Vesak
[ 2015-03-29 04:02:26 ]
Parliament will not be dissolved at midnight of April 23 as pledged in government's 100-day Programme and the public instead is very likely to be dealt a huge political shock immediately after Vesak that falls in the first week of May, reliable political sources said yesterday. [More]
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Karaliyedda on the fence
[ 2015-03-29 10:57:55 ]
Newly appointed Deputy Minister of Buddha Sasana and Democratic Governance, Tissa Karaliyedda today said his assuming duties on his post is yet to be decided. [More]
Clash breaks out at Negombo maternity centre event
[ 2015-03-29 10:05:37 ]
A clash broke out between two UPFA members at a maternity centre in the Pitipana area in Negombo. [More]
Dhaka bound Mihin Lanka forced to land at BIA
[ Sunday, 29 March 2015, 09:57.56 AM ] []
A Mihin Lanka flight en-route to Dhaka from Colombo was forced to return to the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) on Sunday due to a technical failure. [More]
Pablo de Greiff to visit Sri Lanka today
[ Sunday, 29 March 2015, 09:33.24 AM ]
UN Special Rapporteur on Truth, Justice, Reparations, and Guarantees of Non-recurrence, Pablo de Greiff, will arrive in Sri Lanka for a six-day visit, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said on Sunday (29). [More]
Special agent to monitor NP projects
[ Sunday, 29 March 2015, 08:53.36 AM ]
A special agent will be appointed in order to supervise the activities and monitor the progress of projects in the Northern Province, Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe said on Sunday (29). [More]
India seeks Lanka’s help over ISI
[ Sunday, 29 March 2015, 05:49.54 AM ]
Following the change in regime in Sri Lanka, India intelligence agencies will engage with their counterparts in the island nation to crack down on what they describe as the “growing influence of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)” in the region, particularly with the active support of the staff of Pakistan’s embassy in Colombo, the Deccan Chronicle reported. [More]
Indians caught with hidden gold
[ Sunday, 29 March 2015, 05:30.54 AM ]
Two Indian nationals were arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport with gold hidden in their rectum, the Customs Department said. [More]
Chinese Companies To Be Paid
[ Sunday, 29 March 2015, 04:34.47 AM ]
The Highways Ministry has decided to recommence all the main and provincial road development projects which had been suspended by the relevant Chinese companies due to the non-payment of dues. [More]
President To Visit Pakistan
[ Sunday, 29 March 2015, 04:17.55 AM ] []
President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to visit Pakistan early next month. [More]
Ex SLAF Cdr grilled on purchase decision
[ Sunday, 29 March 2015, 03:54.48 AM ]
The Financial Fraud Investigation Division (FFID) is probing the extent of the loss suffered by the purchase of four MiG 27 Flogger D fighter-bomber aircraft in 2006, a deal struck without a performance bond and the vital End User Certificate. [More]
Former President Says Crimes on the Increase
[ Saturday, 28 March 2015, 03:25.51 PM ]
The Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the crime rate in the country has seen an increase. The Former President had arrived to pay last respects to the remains of Chairman of the Rathgama Pradeshiya Sabha Manoj Pushpakumara Mendis. [More]
Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Loyalists Demand to Dissolve the Parliament
[ Saturday, 28 March 2015, 03:21.17 PM ]
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa loyalists have launched the ‘Mahinda-For-PM Front’ and threaten to take to the streets with protest demonstrations and agitations demanding the dissolution of Parliament on April 23. [More]
Gold Smuggler from Dubai got Arrested at Katunayake Airport
[ Saturday, 28 March 2015, 09:02.00 AM ]
A person from Dubai trying to smuggle gold illegally from Dubai into Katunayake International Airport was arrested by the Customs Officials at the Airport. [More]
The Bribes & Corruption Commission Investigates on Keheliya Rambukwella
[ Saturday, 28 March 2015, 08:54.36 AM ]
Former Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella was summoned by the Bribes and Corruption Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption and questioned for hours today, reliable sources from the commission said. [More]
The Eelam Tamils supporter Atal Bihari Vajpayee receives the Bharat Ratna award
[ Saturday, 28 March 2015, 08:51.54 AM ] []
The former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Receives Bharat Ratna, India's Highest Civilian Honor. The President of India Mr. Pranab Mukherji visited personally to the former Prime Minister’s residence to Award the Bharat Ratna to Atal Bihari Vajpayee. [More]
I Will Not Join with the United National Party- Gamini Lokuge
[ Saturday, 28 March 2015, 08:46.07 AM ]
The former Industrial & Manufacturing minister Gamini Lokuge in his personal interview to a Sinhala Radio station has said, “Only the Mass media is publicizing under the Maithri Government’s 100 day’s Program all the relief measures are provided to the people. [More]
Some DPL passport holders asked to explain
[ Saturday, 28 March 2015, 06:12.22 AM ]
The Defence and Urban Development Ministry is reviewing the issuance of DPL passports and have requested some of the DPL passport holders to explain the rationale for obtaining this class of travel document entailing many privileges, a senior Immigration and Emigration Department official said yesterday. [More]
No extra funding for probe team
[ Saturday, 28 March 2015, 06:06.18 AM ]
The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) was told that extra funding will not be required for the investigations team on Sri Lanka appointed by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights as a result of the decision to postpone the consideration of the report on Sri Lanka. [More]
Drug traders should be sent to the gallows - John Amaratunga
[ Friday, 27 March 2015, 01:20.22 PM ]
Minister of Public Order, John Amaratunga says politicians should take full responsibility for the drug trafficking that is taking place in the country. [More]
Investigation Against Former Air Force Commander Roshan Goonatilake
[ Friday, 27 March 2015, 11:19.01 AM ]
According to the Police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara, "A statement is currently being recorded from Former Chief of Defense Staff Roshan Goonetileke by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division over the MIG Aircraft transaction”. [More]
Bribery Commission Summons Wimal Weerawansa Again
[ Friday, 27 March 2015, 10:43.47 AM ]
Former Minister and National Freedom Front Leader Wimal Weerawansa have been summoned to the Bribery Commission today. [More]
More than 80 individuals hospitalized over food poisoning
[ Friday, 27 March 2015, 09:08.32 AM ] []
More than 80 individuals hospitalised over food poisoning at Thalzankuada,Batticaloa , Aaraiyambathi district hospital doctor Nagalingam Susil said. [More]
President Sirisena’s brother dies
[ Saturday, 28 March 2015, 05:58.00 AM ]
Priyantha Sirisena, the brother of President Maithripala Sirisena, has succumbed to the injuries he suffered following an attack this week, the police said. [More]
Lakmal says he attacked Priyantha over personal dispute
[ Friday, 27 March 2015, 04:38.12 PM ]
The suspect who was arrested last night for attacking the President’s brother Priyantha Sirisena with an axe, has been remanded until the 8th of April by the Polonnaruwa Magistrate’s Court. [More]
It's not necessary to close down the Mattale airport - Reginald Cooray
[ Friday, 27 March 2015, 03:41.37 PM ]
The Minister of Civil Aviation Reginald Cooray says it’s not necessary to close down the Mattale International Airport. [More]
Problems faced by Tamils and Muslims would be solve in Maithri governance: Sambanthan
[ Friday, 27 March 2015, 03:36.45 PM ]
Tamil National Alliance leader R.Sambathan says if the Maithri governance continued all problems faced by Tamils from North –Eastern parts of island and Muslims would be solve within next 10 years time period, Sinhala media reports. [More]
Present Government Should Continue for 20 Years: Chandrika Kumaratunga
[ Friday, 27 March 2015, 09:16.51 AM ]
The Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga said that the current regime must continue like this for a minimum period of twenty years in Sri Lanka. [More]
Priyanthan Sirisena is passing through critical condition
[ Friday, 27 March 2015, 08:51.29 AM ]
Priyantha Sirisena, the brother of President Maithripala Sirisena was hospitalised with serious injuries after he was assaulted by an unknown person at Hathare Ela area in Polonnaruwa. [More]
Co-pilot 'Deliberately' Crashed the Germanwings Plane
[ Friday, 27 March 2015, 08:44.36 AM ] []
The co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that crashed into the French Alps on Tuesday appeared to want to "destroy the plane", French officials said. Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin citing information from the "black box" voice recorder has said the co-pilot was alone in the cockpit. [More]
Is peace restored in SriLanka ? Umashankari Nedumaran
[ Friday, 27 March 2015, 05:48.05 AM ] []
Human Rights activist Umashankari Nedumaran today questioned is peace restored in SriLanka by the Lankan government and is this this true situation? [More]
Macare says Maithri refused to accept copy of "No Fire Zone"
[ Thursday, 12 March 2015, 03:54.32 PM ] []
Channel -4 director Callum Macrae today urged Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena to grant permission to screen Sinhala copy of No Fire Zone documentary film directed by himself at SriLanka. [More]
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