Important News
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]
Important News
Kerry’s Lanka visit being finalized
[ 2015-04-19 04:08:11 ]
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
[ 2015-04-19 03:58:21 ] []
Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe has said Sri Lanka is neither pro-India nor pro-China. [More]
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SC ruling on 19A: Parliamentary debate on 21,22 April
[ 2015-04-19 09:13:40 ]
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
[ 2015-04-19 09:09:23 ]
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]
News
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]
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]
Pensioners to get new electronic identity cards
[ Saturday, 18 April 2015, 09:26.04 AM ]
A programme has been launched to introduce Electronic Identity Cards to pensioners since the identification card currently in use was initiated in the 1960s. [More]
Lotus Tower Construction Process To Continue
[ Saturday, 18 April 2015, 09:15.04 AM ]
Following a meeting held with officials of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) and the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA), the Urban Development Authority (UDA) had agreed to resolve the issue of the acquisition of land for the Lotus Tower within three months. [More]
CCCSL maintains Sri Lanka's Southern Railway project built on low costs
[ Saturday, 18 April 2015, 09:04.35 AM ]
The Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka (CCCSL) on Friday rejected the accusation by the new government that the Southern Railway project in the island nation was constructed on a higher cost than the Northern Railway project. [More]
Kumar Sangakkara Receives Best of Asia Awards-2015
[ Saturday, 18 April 2015, 08:32.46 AM ] []
Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara was presented with the award for Outstanding Contribution to Sport at the fifth Annual Asian Awards held in London last night. [More]
Ravi meets US officials
[ Saturday, 18 April 2015, 08:23.30 AM ] []
Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, who is currently in the US on an official visit, had met several top US officials. [More]
Somawansa meets EC to register new party
[ Saturday, 18 April 2015, 08:07.15 AM ]
Former leader of Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Somawansa Amarasinghe has met Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya yesterday (17) and inquired about registering a new party. [More]
Investigation Against the Buddhist Monk
[ Saturday, 18 April 2015, 07:59.39 AM ]
A leading Buddhist monk was questioned by the special police investigations unit over the distribution of religious attire Sil Redhi using Government funds during the last Presidential election. [More]
Batticaloa Woman Will Be Released By Next Week
[ Saturday, 18 April 2015, 07:54.40 AM ]
President's Coordinating Secretary lakthilaka Shirin said that the Batticaloa Woman Udayasiri, who has been offered with the general amnesty and pardon by the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will be released from the prison by next week. [More]
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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]
Mahinda and all MPs will join SLFP On May Day rally : John Seneviratne
[ Saturday, 18 April 2015, 08:46.04 AM ]
The Former President Mahinda and all MPs will join the SLFP May Day rally - says John Seneviratne. [More]
CBK and MS to decide on MPs not to be given nominations
[ Saturday, 18 April 2015, 07:32.56 AM ]
Former President and Advisor to the SLFP, Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge has proposed that about 36 MPs of the UPFA not be given nominations to contest at the next general election. [More]
Sri Lankan Woman To Contest For The British Parliamentary Election
[ Saturday, 18 April 2015, 06:39.28 AM ] []
A Sri Lankan Woman, who has been one of the leading Britain’s politicians, is going to contest for the upcoming British Parliamentary Election, which is going to be held in the month of May. [More]
Mahinda to contest in the parliamentary election
[ Friday, 17 April 2015, 11:53.23 AM ]
Former president of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa is planning to stand in parliamentary polls to launch an attempt to return to power, aides have said. [More]
Actually how many members met Mahinda?
[ Friday, 17 April 2015, 07:57.29 AM ] []
The People got confused with regard to the actual number of persons who met and spoke to the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa. [More]
No confidence motion against Ravi Karunanayake - Decision at Mahinda's residence
[ Friday, 17 April 2015, 03:50.07 AM ]
Leader of the Democratic Left Front, Vasudeva Nanayakkara confirmed yesterday that the No-Confidence Motion against Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake has been signed and will be submitted to the Speaker in Parliament. [More]
TNA MP Suresh Premachchandran directly visits Valigamam high secuirty zone
[ Thursday, 16 April 2015, 04:47.58 PM ] []
Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian Suresh Premachchandran directly visited the high security zone at Valigamam North today and questioned people about their difficulties. [More]
(2nd Lead)
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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