Government thanked China for the assistance given to the island
[ Friday, 24 April 2015, 02:48.41 AM ]
The Government today thanked China for the assistance given to the island, particularly for defence and development. [More]
We have ended up period tapping phone calls - Head of state
[ Thursday, 23 April 2015, 05:09.30 PM ]
President Maithripala Sirisena is currently delivering speech to people of his nation says, today we have ended up period tapping phone calls. [More]
Ravana Balaya opposes changing national flag
[ Thursday, 23 April 2015, 05:03.48 PM ] []
Ravana Balaya Convener Ittakande Saddatissa Thera said that two vertical stripes of equal size in green and saffron should not be removed from the national flag. [More]
SLFP supports 19th amendment
[ Thursday, 23 April 2015, 03:04.40 PM ]
The SLFP Central Committee has unanimously decided to vote in favour of the 19th amendment to the Constitution a short while ago, Minister Rajitha Senaratne informed media. [More]
President Maithripala asked all parliamentarians to support 19th Amendment
[ Thursday, 23 April 2015, 02:46.25 PM ]
President Maithripala Sirisena asked all parliamentarians to support the approval of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. [More]
18 Injured in bus collision at Navatkuli , Chavakatchcheri
[ Thursday, 23 April 2015, 02:43.36 PM ]
18 Injured in collision reported at Navatkuli area this afternoon, Chavakatchcheri police sources said. [More]
Indian-origin estate workers get land with papers in SL
[ Thursday, 23 April 2015, 01:33.48 PM ]
The Sri Lankan government, headed by President Maithripala Sirisena, has taken what is described as a “historic decision” to give each of the 200,000 families of Indian Origin Tamil workers in the island’s plantations, seven “perches” or 1,900 sq ft of land with ownership documents.“It is a historic decision as this is for the first time in the 200-year history of the [More]
Fire at Russian university - Lankan student injured
[ Thursday, 23 April 2015, 01:31.06 PM ]
A Sri Lankan student is in critical condition following a fire at a Russian university, the Foreign Ministry quoted the Sri Lankan Embassy in Russia as saying. [More]
Former ministers visits Basil Rajapaksa
[ Thursday, 23 April 2015, 01:29.20 PM ]
Group of former ministers visited former economic development Basil Rajapaksa detained at the Welikada prison by the Financial Crime Investigation Division. [More]
Brother said if i return home i would be arrested - Mahinda
[ Thursday, 23 April 2015, 01:27.11 PM ]
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that his brother Basil Rajapaksa informed me that if he returns to country he would be detained in the prison. [More]
Court ordered to question father and son
[ Thursday, 23 April 2015, 01:11.04 PM ]
Colombo Magistrate Gihan Balapitiya ordered CID officials to carry out investigations against former minister of trade Johnston Fernando and his son Johan Fernando over illegally owning Rs.5laks 27 thousand worth of goods belongs to Lankan Sathosa during the election period, Sinhala media reports. [More]
Ensuring A Good Governance is a challenge : Sarath Fonseka
[ Thursday, 23 April 2015, 12:50.56 PM ]
The Democratic Party Leader Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka said, It would be a testing challenge for President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to ensure good governance in the country for many politicians are not honest". [More]
Gotabhaya Rajapaksa Thanked the Protesters
[ Thursday, 23 April 2015, 12:39.28 PM ] []
The former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said, “I’m a bureaucrat who served for the country, if they are treating me like this, no civil servant will work for this country, this is a political witch-hunt”. [More]
Arjuna resumes duties
[ Thursday, 23 April 2015, 12:22.56 PM ]
Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran has resumed duties after a more than five-week voluntary leave of absence after being cleared by a panel investigating a controversial government bond auction, the Reuters said today. [More]
Bribery Commission Trying to Spoil the Name of Gotabhaya Rajapaksa : G.L.Peiris
[ Thursday, 23 April 2015, 11:20.12 AM ]
Alleging that former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa had been unfairly harassed by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption. [More]
Basil Rajapaksa Wants Transfer to Colombo National Hospital
[ Thursday, 23 April 2015, 09:10.59 AM ]
The Former minister Basil Rajapaksa, who was remanded and later transferred to the Prison Hospital, has requested the authorities to admit him to a paying ward at the Colombo National Hospital. [More]
All people should support 19th amendment : Catholic Bishops' Conference
[ Thursday, 23 April 2015, 09:00.33 AM ]
The 19th Amendment to the Constitution is a step in the right direction in the effort of Mother Lanka as it attempts to curtail the unlimited powers of the Executive Presidency and to ensure that democratic structures for Good Governance are established, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Sri Lanka issuing a statement on the 19th Amendment to the Constitution said yesterday. [More]
Uva CM injured in clash
[ Thursday, 23 April 2015, 08:46.47 AM ]
The Chief Minister (CM) of Uva Provincial Council Harin Fernando has been hospitalized following a verbal battle which gradually turned into a fight yesterday (22), police sources said. [More]
Cabinet approves right to information bill
[ Thursday, 23 April 2015, 08:37.34 AM ]
The draft bills on ‘Right to Information’ and ‘National Audit’ have been approved by the cabinet on ministers, Cabinet Spokesman Rajith Senaratne said. [More]
There is No Corruption In the Chinese Colombo Port City Project : Eran Wickramaratne
[ Thursday, 23 April 2015, 07:05.14 AM ]
The Deputy Minister of Highways Eran Wickramaratne told reporters today that the investigation on Colombo Port City Project launched over the Chinese funded project was if the former Government had followed the proper procedures before approving the project. [More]
President denies special benefits to minorities in SL
[ Thursday, 23 April 2015, 05:07.16 PM ]
Head of state president Maithripala Sirisena strongly denies special benefits to minority communities in SriLanka especially to Tamil and Muslim people. [More]
AG to be suspended
[ Thursday, 23 April 2015, 05:00.03 PM ]
SriLanka Attorney General (AG)Youwanjana Wanasundara will be dismiss from his relevant position within couple of two week time period, sources said. [More]
Controversial lion flag at Gota's protest - Investigations underway
[ Thursday, 23 April 2015, 02:38.45 PM ] []
Investigations commenced on flags owned by the protesters arrived to cast their support towards former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in front of the Bribery Commission this morning. [More]
Namal appeared for his uncle Basil
[ Thursday, 23 April 2015, 01:07.43 PM ] []
Since end of the presidential election former minister Basil Rajapaksa left the country and it was blamed that he is only responsible for his defeat. [More]
3 more Rajapaksa's to be arrested soon
[ Thursday, 23 April 2015, 08:24.56 AM ]
The Police Department sources reported that 3 high ranking officials of the Rajapaksa government are to be arrested by the Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) within next few days. [More]
Gotabhaya Went to Welikada Prison to See Basil
[ Thursday, 23 April 2015, 08:07.54 AM ] []
The Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa left the Bribery Commission a short while ago after his lawyers requested more time as the matter, he was questioned was different from the one which was informed to him. [More]
President chairs seminar on constitutional reforms
[ Thursday, 23 April 2015, 05:15.41 AM ]
A convention of UPFA members is to be held today under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at 3.00 pm in the Viharamahadevi Open Air Theater. [More]
Rambukwell blamed Chandrika
[ Thursday, 23 April 2015, 05:03.58 AM ]
Former Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella blamed former president Chandrika Kumaratunga over controversial situation reporting in this island. [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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