Former president issues death threatens to Muslim leader
[ Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 02:45.25 AM ]
During the period last presidential election top level members of the previous government as threatened Muslim political party leader. [More]
Licenses of over 349 bars cancelled
[ Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 02:32.48 AM ]
The President has issued a directive cancelling the licences of some 349 liquor bars due to operating in violation of the Excise Act regulations, the President’s Media Division said today. [More]
Defence HQ constructions halted
[ Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 02:29.39 AM ]
Construction work on the Defence Headquarters Complex in Battaramulla has come to a halt due to non-availability of funds, and Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake saying funds will not be released until the exact cost estimation of the project is clarified. [More]
Maithiri's effigy burnt at Geneva
[ Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 02:16.43 AM ] []
Tamils gathered in the UN premises on demanding justice for genocide attack against Lankan Tamil pulled out the effigy of President Maithripala Sirisena at Geneva roads and attempted to burn in later on. [More]
German supports for reconstruction activities in SL
[ Monday, 16 March 2015, 04:53.55 PM ]
The German Government has encouraged the Government of Sri Lanka to continue the ambitious reform process, while strengthening good governance and civil society, the German Embassy in Colombo said today. [More]
Livelihood programme for ex-LTTE members
[ Monday, 16 March 2015, 04:51.10 PM ]
Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinhge has emphasized the necessity of introducing a livelihood programme to ensure permanent source of income for ex LTTE cadres. [More]
5 Indigenous persons joins UNP
[ Monday, 16 March 2015, 03:24.52 PM ] []
Five indigenous persons joined with United National Party while at Mahiyangana area yesterday. [More]
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Tamils demands for justice at UNHRC premisses
[ Monday, 16 March 2015, 03:02.33 PM ] []
Thousands of Tamils from all around the world gathered in front of United Nation Human Rights Commission at Geneva today and stage protest on demanding to grant justice to genocide attack against Tamils in SriLanka. [More]
Files on Wele Sudha’s deals missing: AG
[ Monday, 16 March 2015, 02:21.46 PM ]
The Colombo High Court on Monday (16) ordered the ASP in charge of Mt-Lavinia police division to submit a report on several misplaced files with regard to a case filed against well-known drug baron Wele Sudha. [More]
JHU agree with executive Presidency, but against arbitrary powers
[ Monday, 16 March 2015, 02:17.26 PM ]
The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) is not against the executive Presidency, but against the arbitrary powers of the President, Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said. [More]
Kaduwela mayor lodged complaint to arrest Wimal Weerawansa
[ Monday, 16 March 2015, 01:34.40 PM ]
A complaint was today lodged with the CID against NFF Leader, MP Wimal Weerawansa. [More]
Upeksha undecided about future political activities
[ Monday, 16 March 2015, 10:48.11 AM ]
Parliamentarian Upeksha Swarnamali said today that she would consider her political future, after looking into the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. [More]
Interim report on missing persons this week
[ Monday, 16 March 2015, 10:03.10 AM ]
The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons is to hand in an interim report to the President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday, the President Media Unit said in a statement. [More]
Ranil reiterates SL’s right to shoot anyone entering its waters
[ Monday, 16 March 2015, 09:53.58 AM ] []
Sri Lanka and India are working to resolve the fishermen's issue, but the country's navy has the right to shoot anyone who intrudes into their territorial waters, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has told NDTV. [More]
Attack on Indian fishermen will harm ties with Sri Lanka : Karunanidhi
[ Monday, 16 March 2015, 09:36.23 AM ]
DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Monday asked the Centre to request Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to advise his Navy on the recent attacks on Indian fishermen and said such incidents may harm relations between the two countries. [More]
Ravi Karunanayake says not to 13th amendment
[ Monday, 16 March 2015, 09:24.20 AM ]
Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake says that there is no intention of implementing a political solution of devolution of power exceeding the 13th constitutional amendment. [More]
Indian Fishermen visits SL to take back their boats
[ Monday, 16 March 2015, 08:34.50 AM ]
A group of Tamil Nadu fishermen accompanied by technicians will leave for Sri Lanka to repair and take back their 87 boats; these boats were released by Sri Lanka ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit as a goodwill gesture. [More]
“Insulting” to call for international probe - Chandrika
[ Monday, 16 March 2015, 08:33.03 AM ]
Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge has said the whole country does not want an international probe into the alleged war crimes committed during the 26-year long war with the Tamil Tiger terrorists. [More]
US$1935 billion illegally transferred from Dubai bank to Bahamas bank
[ Monday, 16 March 2015, 08:20.58 AM ]
Four SriLankans maintained bank accounts at Dubai bank have suddenly transferred US$ 1935 billion cash towards Bahamas bank. It was blamed these money was earned illegal manner during the Rajapaksa ruling period. [More]
Rs.10,000 festive allowance to state sector employees - Karu Jayasuriya
[ Monday, 16 March 2015, 08:09.46 AM ]
The Minister of Public Administration Karu Jayasuriya says Rs.10,000 festive bonus would be given to state sector employees. [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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