27 Murders reported in New Year seasson
[ Monday, 20 April 2015, 04:16.53 AM ]
During the time of New Year season 27 murders reported in this country, Police headquarters sources said. [More]
MR and Gota to be questioned
[ Monday, 20 April 2015, 04:10.43 AM ]
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa have been asked to report to the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption this week to record statements over various allegations against them. [More]
SC ruling on 19A: Parliamentary debate on 21,22 April
[ Sunday, 19 April 2015, 09:13.40 AM ]
All parties agreed to debate on Supreme Court approved sections of the 19th Amendment in Parliament on 21 and 22 April, General Secretary of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA), Minister Susil Premajayantha, said. [More]
I had no secret accounts in any foreign bank, says Rajapaksa
[ Sunday, 19 April 2015, 09:09.23 AM ]
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday (19) dismissed allegations that him, his wife or sons of maintaining any illegal or secret offshore accounts in foreign banks. [More]
Ex - UN envoy Kshenuka to be exonerated?
[ Sunday, 19 April 2015, 08:58.28 AM ]
The Foreign Ministry will submit a report to the Parliament’s High Posts Committee on former Foreign Secretary and former Ambassador to the UN in Geneva Kshenuka Seneviratne, likely to exonerate her of charges with regard to ‘Genevagate.’ [More]
Minor Parties To Object
[ Sunday, 19 April 2015, 08:39.29 AM ]
Minor political parties have objected to moves to introduce electoral reforms before the next general elections and are threatening legal action. [More]
Govt team to Ukraine for probe
[ Sunday, 19 April 2015, 07:02.23 AM ]
A top-level team including officials and relevant state institutions are to visit Ukraine to probe the allegations leveled against Sri Lanka's former ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga. [More]
Electoral reforms finalized : SLFP
[ Sunday, 19 April 2015, 06:53.15 AM ]
The SLFP has finalized the draft electoral reforms in the form of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution have been finalized. [More]
UPFA to be re-launched
[ Sunday, 19 April 2015, 06:44.04 AM ]
President Maithripala Sirisena is to re-launch the UPFA. [More]
SLFP’s ruin if Basil rejoins : Mahindananda
[ Sunday, 19 April 2015, 06:34.57 AM ]
The SLFP will face doom if its former national organizer, ex-economic development minister Basil Rajapaksa, rejoins the party for active politics, says former minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage. [More]
Will not ally with Rajapaksas : Somawansa
[ Sunday, 19 April 2015, 06:27.21 AM ]
Former leader of the JVP Somawansa Amarasinghe says that he has met with the elections commissioner as part of his plans for the future, and concedes the existence of a plan to form a new political party. [More]
Japan To Assist CoI
[ Sunday, 19 April 2015, 05:56.27 AM ]
The Presidential Commission of Inquiry (CoI), appointed to investigate into the cases of missing persons, is to meet the Japanese Embassy in Sri Lanka this week to discuss the funds required for counselling programmes in the North and East. [More]
Top-level team going to Ukraine for full probe on Weeratunga’s activities
[ Sunday, 19 April 2015, 05:31.10 AM ]
A top-level team including Police and Government officials will visit Ukraine to probe the activities of Udayanga Weeratunga, Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to Russia [More]
Basil's journey from Minneapolis to Colombo
[ Sunday, 19 April 2015, 04:27.53 AM ]
Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa who made a dramatic exit to America in the immediate aftermath of the Presidential election on 8 January with his wife from Colombo via Dubai to New York is set to return to Colombo on Tuesday (21) from Minneapolis International Airport on board a Sun Country domestic flight SY 247 to the John F.Kennedy Airport at 16:30 hours 19 April. [More]
Kerry’s Lanka visit being finalized
[ Sunday, 19 April 2015, 04:08.11 AM ]
The schedule for the visit by US Secretary of State John Kerry to Sri Lanka is being finalized, Foreign Ministry and US Embassy sources said. [More]
Sri Lanka neither pro-India nor pro-China : Ranil
[ Sunday, 19 April 2015, 03:58.21 AM ] []
Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe has said Sri Lanka is neither pro-India nor pro-China. [More]
Susil Premajayantha Refused To Pay Mahinda's Helicopter Bills
[ Saturday, 18 April 2015, 12:07.03 PM ]
The United People's Freedom Alliance Party's General Secretary Susil Premajayantha says, "Air Force helicopters were not used for the election campaign of the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. [More]
Sri Lankan Government Promises To Protect Freedom of the Internet
[ Saturday, 18 April 2015, 11:40.52 AM ] []
The Deputy Foreign Minister Ajith P. Perera, while delivering his speech at the Sri Lanka statement at the Global Conference on Cyberspace - 2015 said, "Sri Lankan Government Promises To Protect Freedom of the Internet". [More]
Central Province CM Says, ‘No Confidence Motion is Illegal’
[ Saturday, 18 April 2015, 10:46.45 AM ]
Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake said that he doesn’t fear the No Confidence Motion that had been submitted against him, and dismissed it, saying ’it is ‘illegal’. [More]
‘Sung influenced Sri Lanka for Ban’s election’
[ Saturday, 18 April 2015, 10:35.41 AM ] []
Deceased Keangnam Enterprises Chairman Sung Woan-jong claimed that he contributed considerably to the election of Ban Ki-moon as United Nations secretary general, Sung’s associates were quoted as saying by a Media newspaper. [More]
Opposition recommends 8 new proposals to 19th Amendment
[ Monday, 27 April 2015, 03:43.24 PM ]
An opposition political party today recommends 8 new proposals to 19th Amendment this evening. [More]
AG ordered to arrest Gotabaya and four others
[ Monday, 27 April 2015, 03:40.00 PM ]
Attorney General today ordered CID officials to arrest former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and four others today. [More]
4 Killed in train accident at Ariviyalnagar, Kilinochchi
[ Monday, 27 April 2015, 01:23.56 PM ] []
Four people were killed following an accident involving a train and a van in Ariviyalnagar,Kilinochchi this afternoon, the police media unit said. [More]
Protests on demanding to pass 19th Amendment
[ Monday, 27 April 2015, 10:39.12 AM ] []
JVP currently stages protest on demanding to pass 19th constitutional amendment. [More]
End Sinhala Monopoly : Chandrika Kumaratunga
[ Monday, 27 April 2015, 09:45.45 AM ]
The Former Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga said on Saturday, that the dismantling of Sinhala majoritarian politics, government structures and laws, is essential for the establishment of durable peace in Sri Lanka. [More]
Lankan Tamil youths killed in France collision
[ Monday, 27 April 2015, 08:58.18 AM ] []
Two Lankan Tamils killed in the collision reported at A6 road in Leonine, France. [More]
Shiranthi : Yoshitha to be arrested
[ Monday, 27 April 2015, 05:55.12 AM ]
Government has decided to arrest Shiranthi Rajapaksa and her son Yoshitha Rajapaksa within two- three days time period, English media reports. [More]
Lankan army and LTTE movement responsible for disappearances in SL : Presidential Commission
[ Monday, 27 April 2015, 04:46.13 AM ] []
Presidential Commission says SriLankan Army, LTTE including 4 different movements are responsible for the hundreds of persons disappeared during time of war in this country. [More]
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Wigneswaran urges SL State to respect international principle on resettlement
[ Monday, 23 March 2015, 04:45.51 PM ] []
“Unless Grama Sevaka Divisions 244 and 252 are released in full as promised earlier, what has been gingerly granted today would hardly be of any use to the few families now selected to enter their erstwhile denied lands,” Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran said in his address at Vazhalaay during the visit by SL President, Prime Minister and former President Chandrika Kumaratunga. [More]
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