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The Government funds immerse TNA party into Confusion
[ Saturday, 20 June 2015, 11:40.58 AM ]
Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran is on a collision course with four-party Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leadership for allowing some of its parliamentarians to receive government funding for projects in the NP, thus bypassing his administration. [More]
Rauf Hakeem wants withdrawal of the 20th Amendment Gazette notification
[ Saturday, 20 June 2015, 11:14.58 AM ]
The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Leader and Minister of Urban Development Rauf Hakeem urged yesterday that the government to withdraw the gazette notification on the 20th Amendment forthwith. [More]
The minority parties are meeting Sobitha Thera today
[ Saturday, 20 June 2015, 10:33.39 AM ]
The Representatives of several minority parties are meeting National Movement for a Just Society Chairman Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera this afternoon. [More]
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka issues US$100 million development bonds
[ Saturday, 20 June 2015, 09:41.20 AM ]
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka on Thursday opened bids to sell US$ 100 million worth of development bonds to the foreign and local investors. [More]
Cross country pipeline project from Colombo Port to Kolonnawa terminal
[ Saturday, 20 June 2015, 09:31.44 AM ] []
The Government of Sri Lanka has taken steps to construct a new Cross Country Pipeline Project from Colombo Port to Kolonnawa Terminal. [More]
The US department of state faces visa system issue
[ Saturday, 20 June 2015, 09:25.33 AM ]
According to the US Embassy in Colombo, the US Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing the technical problems with its visa systems. [More]
Protest demonstration demanding the Release of 14 Indian fishermen arrested By the Sri Lankan Navy
[ Saturday, 20 June 2015, 09:16.09 AM ]
Members of the Tamil Maanila Congress Party and the fishing community staged a protest demonstration in Rameswaram on Friday, demanding the release of 14 Indian fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on charges of poaching and protesting against the Centre’s directive to paint the trawlers in green colour. [More]
LTTE sympathizers, financial network still intact : US
[ Saturday, 20 June 2015, 08:53.57 AM ]
Despite the military defeat of the LTTE at the hands of the Sri Lankan government in 2009, the terrorist organisation’s international network of sympathizers and financial support continues, US Department of State said yesterday. [More]
SLFP decides to nominate Mahinda as The Prime ministerial candidate
[ Saturday, 20 June 2015, 08:40.58 AM ]
According to the informed sources, the six-member committee appointed by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party has unanimously decided to nominate the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as the party's prime ministerial candidate no matter what President Maithripala Sirisena's views are on this matter. [More]
33 Hospitalized due to food poisoning
[ Saturday, 20 June 2015, 05:24.48 AM ]
Thirty-three employees of a garment factory in the Katunayake Investment Promotion Zone (KEPZ) were admitted to the Minuwangoda Hospital today due to suspected food poisoning. [More]
Low income persons consume liquor while at roadside : Jaffna police
[ Saturday, 20 June 2015, 05:19.48 AM ] []
Jaffna police says that Jaffna peninsula do not own liquor culture. [More]
No discussion on Indo-Lanka road, Rail link
[ Saturday, 20 June 2015, 04:36.59 AM ]
The government says India had not held any discussions with Sri Lanka over establishing a road and rail link connecting the two countries across the Palk Strait. [More]
Parliament to dissolve tonight?
[ Friday, 19 June 2015, 02:30.46 PM ]
President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to dissolve parliament tonight. [More]
Mahinda's dead body taken to temples for political activities: Sujeewa
[ Friday, 19 June 2015, 02:16.49 PM ]
The Deputy Minister of Justice Sujeewa Senasinghe says that he is confused over decisions made by the attorney general department, police and court. [More]
The heroin drugs turns the Northern Province into unethical paths : Maithripala Sirisena
[ Friday, 19 June 2015, 01:52.20 PM ]
Head of state president Maithripala Sirisena says heroin issue is the major threatening to buildup good society in this country. North and Eastern parts of the islands were vastly affected from heroin usage. [More]
Actress Udayanthi obtained Rs.4 million from Wele Suda
[ Friday, 19 June 2015, 01:47.56 PM ]
CID officials today informed the Colombo magistrate court that Sinhala film and television actress Udayanthi Kulathunga has obtained Rs.1 million cash for four times from leading drug dealer Wele Suda. [More]
China depended foreign policy is changed : Mangala Samaraweera
[ Friday, 19 June 2015, 11:37.13 AM ]
The Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera says the country will review its China-dependent foreign policy and boost ties with other nations. [More]
HRC to increase representation of women in politics
[ Friday, 19 June 2015, 11:14.08 AM ]
The Human Rights Commission has decided to increase the representation of women in politics. [More]
Mahinda supporters disappointed over FCID
[ Friday, 19 June 2015, 11:05.50 AM ]
United People Freedom Alliance today hold discussion with the Inspector General of Police regarding the appointment and activities of the Financial Crime Investigation Division. [More]
Government preparing to print currency notes
[ Friday, 19 June 2015, 10:55.21 AM ]
Government currently facing major financial crisis and preparing to print currency notes worth of Rs.5 cores, local media sources said. [More]
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Rajitha violates election law
[ Monday, 29 June 2015, 02:26.24 PM ]
Appointments for the ministry of health issued at the election office of minister Rajitha Senaratne at Kalutara, Beruwela and Hettiyamulla areas. [More]
Basil warns Mahinda to make final decision with fullest caution
[ Monday, 29 June 2015, 01:25.54 PM ]
Mahinda Rajapaksa’s younger brother and also the former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa alerted his eldest brother Mahinda Rajapaksa, to Analyze the present situation of the country and to take a final decision with the fullest caution. [More]
Minister of resettlement visits Waligamam north
[ Monday, 29 June 2015, 12:36.04 PM ] []
The Minister of Resettlement D.M.Suwaminathan today paid visit to recently resettled people at the Waligamam North high security zone from the Thelipalai divisional secretariat. [More]
Dogs tasted the bodies at Mullivaikal : UN shocked over the report
[ Monday, 29 June 2015, 08:55.16 AM ] []
Tamils in SriLanka were brutally attacked during the final perhaps of war reported in the island on year 2009. [More]
Ex-LTTE leader’s application for poll ticket puts ITAK in fix
[ Monday, 29 June 2015, 04:50.27 AM ] []
An application by a former top LTTE leader, Athmalingam Ravindra alias Rupan, for an Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) ticket to contest the August 17 Sri Lankan parliamentary elections, may have put the ITAK in a fix. [More]
I will be the next Prime Minister: Mahinda
[ Monday, 29 June 2015, 02:17.16 AM ]
Since the dissolvement of the parliament group of United Peoples Freedom Alliance parliamentarians met former president Mahinda Rajapaksa while at his Mirihana residence in Nugegoda. [More]
Government investigating KP to freeze funds
[ Sunday, 28 June 2015, 04:30.46 PM ]
The government says it is investigating the activities of Kumaran Pathmanathan (KP) in an attempt to eventually freeze, once and for all, the financial networks of the LTTE. [More]
MR will contest as PM candidate
[ Sunday, 28 June 2015, 07:55.47 AM ]
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will contest as a Prime Ministerial candidate at the August 17 Parliament elections despite opposition to the move from some former Parliamentarians. [More]
US slams human rights violations in SriLanka
[ Friday, 26 June 2015, 08:03.21 AM ]
Several human rights violations had taken place last year in Sri Lanka , according to the annual human rights report of the US State Department released yesterday (Thursday). [More]
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