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17 STF personnel injured in collision
[ Thursday, 31 July 2014, 07:59.18 AM ]
17 Special Task Force(STF) personnel were hospitalised following an accident at 7.30 am in the Palugaswewa Junction in Kantale, Colombo- Trincomalee road this morning, police said. [More]
JHU to contest independently in the Uva polls
[ Thursday, 31 July 2014, 05:17.08 AM ]
Jathika Hela Urumaya representate the United People Freedom Alliance decided to contest independently in the Uva provincial council election. [More]
Ramaphosa says his recent visit to Sri Lanka was successful
[ Thursday, 31 July 2014, 05:12.10 AM ]
Deputy South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says his recent visit to Sri Lanka, during which he had talks with the Government and the opposition, was successful. [More]
Will Sarath N Silva caught to government's net?
[ Thursday, 31 July 2014, 03:19.02 AM ]
A Committee headed by former Chief Justice, Sarath Nanda Silva has been appointed to draft an amendment to the Constitution in the form of limiting the powers of the Executive Presidency, implementing the 17th Amendment with further amendments, and to completely do away with the preferential vote system. [More]
Judgment against Wigneswaran postponed
[ Thursday, 31 July 2014, 03:16.13 AM ]
The Supreme Court yesterday postponed the judgment of fundamental violation petition filed against the Northern Provincial Council Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran. [More]
NGOs donates for regime change
[ Thursday, 31 July 2014, 03:03.21 AM ]
Donors gave Rs. 618.33 million to three NGOs - Centre for Policy Alternatives received Rs. 277 million, National Peace Council received Rs.171 million while Transparency International received Rs.174 million, Daily news reports. [More]
Rajarata University to be re-open
[ Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 04:37.18 PM ]
The Vice Chancellor of the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka said that the academic work of all the faculties that have been closed for nearly a month would resume on August 04. [More]
Less than 80 students are studying at 400 schools in Northern Province
[ Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 03:59.15 PM ]
Education Ministry of the Northern Provincial Council today announced less than 80 students are studying at 400 schools in Northern Province. [More]
No talks with Lanka on asylum seekers: Scott Morrison
[ Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 03:40.15 PM ] []
Australia says there was no discussion with the Sri Lankan government about taking back 157 asylum seekers as they had arrived from India. [More]
Ranil says executive presidency is threatning to this country
[ Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 02:56.05 PM ]
The main opposition United National Party (UNP) says it is firmly against the Executive Presidency and wants it abolished. [More]
Doctors fights at Colombo National hospital
[ Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 02:52.16 PM ]
Two groups of doctors attached to the Colombo National Hospital have clashed this afternoon. [More]
Government unable to bay back foreign debts- Minister Champika Ranawaka
[ Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 02:47.42 PM ]
The country currently confronts a worsening economic crisis and the debt accumulation exceeds the annual household income, Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said. The Minister made the observation while addressing an event held in Colombo, today morning. [More]
LTTE suspects connection with missile attack further remanded
[ Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 02:42.29 PM ]
Anuradhapura high court judge Mrs.Swarnapathi today further remanded two LTTE suspects arrested over missile attack against Antonowa 32 plane travelling from Palali- Ratmalae, killing 32 military personals on March 30, 2000. [More]
Threathing calls against FMM convener
[ Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 01:23.18 PM ]
The convener of the Free Media Movement (FMM) Sunil Jayasekara filed compliant at the IGP over anonymous phone calls. [More]
TN fishermen enter in to the Katchatheevua island would be arrested: Navy Commander
[ Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 01:17.56 PM ]
Lankan Naval Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya today announced Indian fishermen enter in to the Katchatheevua island would be arrested. [More]
BJP’s Dr. Seshadri rejects reports: PTI
[ Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 01:12.35 PM ]
National Convener of Foreign Policy Cell of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Dr. Seshadri Chari has rejected the news item carried in the Indian news Agency – PTI quoting him as saying that Sri Lanka should resolve the Tamil issue if trade ties between the two countries are to improve. [More]
17 years old boy defrauds Rs.17.8 Mn
[ Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 12:24.44 PM ]
A 17-year- old boy was produced in the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today on charges of having defrauded a private bank of Rs.17.8 million using an ATM card. [More]
British girl abused in Arugambay
[ Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 12:21.48 PM ]
A man arrested over abusing 20 years old British girl while at Kudakali area in Arugambay last evening. [More]
Ravana Balaya fears US conspiracy
[ Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 12:15.19 PM ]
The Ravana Balaya today met the Secretary of the Buddhasasana and Religious Affairs Ministry M.K.B. Dissanayaka and handed over a petition alleging a US conspiracy in Sri Lanka. [More]
8 Years old boy reported missing at Vavuniya found in Jaffna
[ Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 12:13.40 PM ]
An eight years old boy reported missing while at the Vavuniya bus depot found at Jaffna today. [More]
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Rare Sri Lankan leopards born in French zoo
[ Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 04:50.10 AM ] []
Two rare Sri Lankan leopard cubs have been born in a zoo in northern France, a boost for a sub-species that numbers only about 700 in the wild, the head of the facility said Tuesday. [More]
President Rajapaksa will not attend Commonwealth’s official First World War commemoration service
[ Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 03:25.25 AM ]
President Mahinda Rajapaksa will not attend the Commonwealth’s official First World War commemoration service in Glasgow next week, The Times reported. [More]
More SriLankan lands to China
[ Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 03:23.27 AM ]
Sri Lankan government has signed an agreement to give China 1200 acres of land in the Trincomalee area on a long term lease for “defence-related development”. [More]
Wigneswaran should not testify before the UN investigation panel
[ Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:25.18 AM ]
General Secretary of the National Patriotic Movement Dr.Vasantha Bandara today said Northern Chief Minister should not testify before the UN investigation panel appointed by the UNHRC commissioner Navaneetham Pillay. [More]
Close ties between SL government and BBS- US
[ Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 08:07.52 AM ]
The International Religious Freedom Report for 2013 released by the US State stated that the Bodu Bala Sena(BBS) continued to promote its anti-Muslim campaign, which was linked to violent activities last year. [More]
Callum Macrae to testify before the UN investigation panel
[ Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 04:59.33 AM ]
Callum Macrae, Channel -4 Journalist played leading role on informing international community on war crimes reported during final perhaps of war in SriLanka, schedule to testify before the UN international investigation panel, sources said. [More]
Lankan immigrants arrested in Texas
[ Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 03:50.08 AM ] []
Sri Lankans were among a group of illegal immigrants arrested while entering Texas from Mexico over the weekend, international media reports today. [More]
200 000 Complaints against Gnanasara thera and Champika Ranawaka
[ Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 03:03.37 AM ]
Media reports have stated that within 24 hours over 200 000 complaints have been lodged with the Facebook administration against Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagodaaththe Gnanasara thera and Technology and Research Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka. [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]