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Maithripala expected to make another u-turn
[ Saturday, 04 July 2015, 06:06.58 AM ]
President Maithripala Sirisena is expected to make another U-turn with regards to the decision on giving former President Mahinda Rajapaksa nominations to contest the Parliament elections. [More]
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Hirunika to decide upon her SLFP membership today
[ 2015-07-04 06:45:30 ]
The Western Provincial Councilor Hirunika Premachandra said that she would not remain in the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, if the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is given nominations to contest from the SLFP. [More]
Ex LTTE members to contest as ‘Crusaders For Democracy’
[ 2015-07-04 06:21:29 ]
Former militants of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and their supporters have decided to form a political party named “Crusaders for Democracy” and seek tickets from the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to contest the August 17 Sri Lankan parliamentary elections, the Indian media reported. [More]
Latest News
Construction work on Matara-Hambantota expressway commenced
[ 2015-07-04 11:57:58 ] []
The Construction work on the Southern expressway linking Matara and Hambantota has been launched today by the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. [More]
Won’t allow Jan. 8 ‘silent revolution’ to be reversed : Maithri Sirisena
[ 2015-07-04 11:46:12 ]
The President Maithripala Sirisena today said he will not allow the ‘silent revolution’ carried out on January 8, to be revoked. [More]
SLMC still undecided on contesting with UNP
[ Saturday, 04 July 2015, 10:48.11 AM ]
The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) says that it has still not taken a final decision regarding contesting the forthcoming election with the United National Party (UNP). [More]
Harin reiterates threat to quit politics
[ Saturday, 04 July 2015, 10:05.00 AM ]
Uva Provincial Council Chief Minister Harin Fernando today reiterated that he will quit politics if former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is given nominations to contest the upcoming elections from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). [More]
Six women arrested in a kollupitiya brothel
[ Saturday, 04 July 2015, 09:05.45 AM ]
According to the Police Reports, Six Women employed in a Brothel in Kollupitiya, that operated under the disguise of a Massage Parlour, have been arrested last night, the Police said. [More]
Mahinda will be contested from Ratnapura district : Pavithra Wanniarachchi
[ Saturday, 04 July 2015, 06:58.27 AM ]
The former UPFA Member of the Parliament, Pavithra Wanniarachchi stated, “The Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is likely to contest from the Ratnapura District in the forthcoming general election”. [More]
No US visa for Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya
[ Saturday, 04 July 2015, 05:41.26 AM ]
Retired Chief of Defence Staff, Lt. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya, has reportedly not been granted a visa to visit the United States although his wife had been granted one in May this year. [More]
Maithri and Mahinda have betrayed their voters : JVP
[ Saturday, 04 July 2015, 05:22.30 AM ]
JVP central committee member Sunil Handunnetti said they were not surprised by the decision taken to give nominations to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa under the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA). [More]
Indian fishermen claim attack by Sri Lankan counterparts- PTI
[ Friday, 03 July 2015, 04:21.49 PM ]
About 30 to 40 fishermen claim they were attacked allegedly by their Sri Lankan counterparts off Kodiakarai coast, who damaged their nets worth millions of rupees and threw the catch into the sea, an Indian fisheries department official said. [More]
TULF goes alone
[ Friday, 03 July 2015, 03:31.19 PM ]
V. Anandasangaree leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) announced that he party will contest alone in the upcoming general election. [More]
15 Civil organizations writes to UNHRC commissioner
[ Friday, 03 July 2015, 02:50.56 PM ]
15 Civil organizations operating in North and Eastern parts of the island as wrote letter towards United Nation's Human Rights Commission. The letter briefs that Lankan government failed to discuss with Tamils in SriLanka on internal mechanism. [More]
President orders reinstatement of Wickramabahu with back wages
[ Friday, 03 July 2015, 02:44.15 PM ]
President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to reinstate leader of the NSSP Dr Wickramabahu Karunaratne in his previous position of senior lecturer of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences at the University of Peradeniya with back wages from 1982. [More]
Never leave Mahinda -Manusha Nanayakkara
[ Friday, 03 July 2015, 02:40.53 PM ]
United Peoples Freedom Alliance former parliamentarian Manusha Nanayakkara expressed confident over victory of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa. [More]
Extends remand of 14 Indian fishermen : Sri Lankan court
[ Friday, 03 July 2015, 11:51.28 AM ]
The Sri Lankan Court on Friday Ordered for the further extended Remand for the 14 Indian Fishermen from Tamil Nadu, who were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy last month. [More]
Man smuggle 124 tortoises nabbed at BIA
[ Friday, 03 July 2015, 09:09.32 AM ]
A passenger attempted to smuggle 124 tortoises towards Malaysia was arrested while at the Bandaranike International Airport this morning. [More]
Prime Minister to pay for bullet proof vehicle
[ Friday, 03 July 2015, 08:41.04 AM ]
The Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had been asked by the Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya, to inform him of the government's expense for the bullet proof vehicle used by the Prime Minister until the election is held. [More]
Hirunika to tie knot
[ Friday, 03 July 2015, 04:45.45 AM ]
Western Provincial Councilor Hirunika Premachchandra will tie knot very soon. [More]
Suresh Premachchandran warns former LTTE carders
[ Friday, 03 July 2015, 03:56.25 AM ]
Tamil National Alliance spokesman Suresh Premachchandran says this is not suitable time for former LTTE carders to enter in to local political activities. [More]
Three wheeler : Petrol bowser collision
[ Friday, 03 July 2015, 03:52.11 AM ] []
Petrol bowser belongs to Lanka IOC collided with three-wheeler at Jaffna-Trincomalee this afternoon. [More]
CB governor flee away from the country : Bandula
[ Friday, 03 July 2015, 03:46.15 AM ]
Former parliamentarian Bandula Gunawardene today blamed that the Central Bank governor has flee away from the country. [More]
Namal says my father is a thief
[ Friday, 03 July 2015, 03:39.23 AM ] []
Former parliamentarian and the son of former president Namal Rajapaksa says that his father has stole heart of people. [More]
Judge Sarath De Abrew to be arrested ?
[ Thursday, 02 July 2015, 03:29.48 PM ]
Supreme Court Judge Justice Sarath De Abrew who allegedly assaulted a domestic helper with a pistol butt may face arrest or criminal charges. [More]
Maithri rejects several nominations
[ Friday, 03 July 2015, 12:35.20 PM ]
President Maithripala Sirisena decided not to grant nominations to corruptors in the upcoming parliamentary election. [More]
Mahinda will contest under UPFA
[ Friday, 03 July 2015, 12:07.28 PM ]
United Peoples Freedom Alliance decided to grant nomination towards former president Mahinda Rajapaksa in the upcoming election. [More]
LTTE suspect attempted to kill Maithri sentenced
[ Friday, 03 July 2015, 10:10.13 AM ]
Colombo high court today issued 10 years of rigorous prison term against LTTE suicide bomb attacker attempted. [More]
For the first time president ordered to appear before court
[ Friday, 03 July 2015, 09:17.35 AM ]
For the first time in the SriLankan history head of state president Maithripala Sirisena named as the witness of murder of leading business man Mohamas Sheyam. [More]
UNP supporters were attacked
[ Friday, 03 July 2015, 08:59.53 AM ] []
Thugs attached to the United Peoples Freedom Alliance United National Party supporters pasting posters were attacked with iron bars at the Weligama area in Matara around 02.00 am on Wednesday. [More]
"Namal asked me to help Gammanpila": Hirunika
[ Friday, 03 July 2015, 07:37.02 AM ]
The Western Provincial Council Member Hirunika Premachandra revealed that the former MP Namal Rajapaksa asked her to slow down her campaign in order to help Udaya Gammanpila to obtain the highest number of preferential votes in the 2014 Western Provincial Council Election. [More]
Maithripala to take final decision on Mahinda today
[ Friday, 03 July 2015, 06:52.23 AM ]
The Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena had reportedly told at the UPFA party leaders meeting yesterday that he is not in favor of making the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa the prime ministerial candidate, or the group leader of the UPFA, at the forthcoming general elections. [More]
UNP ready to grant nominations to CBK : Kiriella
[ Friday, 03 July 2015, 04:53.17 AM ]
The UNP yesterday expressed its readiness to invite former President Chandrika Kumaratunga to contest the upcoming parliamentary polls on its ticket. [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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