Speaker will decide on Opp. Leader: UNP

Monday, 31 August 2015 16:52

It is the speaker who has the power to decide who would be the Leader of the Opposition in the new Parliament, a United National Party (UNP) MP said today.

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PCoI summons ex-ITN chief

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 03:08
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The Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) will today interrogate former ITN chairman Anura Siriwardena over a loss o...


Ranil states criteria for portfolio

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 01:27
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is reported to have told his party seniors that in assigning Cabinet portfolios he w...


CEA temporarily revokes suspension on Coca Cola’s EPL

Monday, 31 August 2015 19:40
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The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) today temporarily revoked the suspension imposed on the Environmental Protecti...


Karzai arrives in SL

Monday, 31 August 2015 17:41
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Hamid Karzai, former President of Afghanistan, arrived in Sri Lanka this afternoon to take part in the Defence Seminar 2...


UPFA allies to form new party: Gammanpila

Monday, 31 August 2015 15:12
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Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) General Secretary Udaya Gammanpila said today several constituent parties of the United Peo...


FR challenging UPFA national list fixed for support

Monday, 31 August 2015 14:26
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A Fundamental Rights petition filed by the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) challenging the UPFA national list, was fixed ...


Saudi fire: Embassy checking on casualties

Monday, 31 August 2015 12:44
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Officials of the Sri Lankan Embassy in Saudi have been directed to check whether any Sri Lankan employees had been affec...


Video: Maithri allows Opposition to select their leader

Monday, 31 August 2015 11:44
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National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader Wimal Weerawansa today said President Maithripala Sirisena has allowed Opposition MP...


Video: No offence transpired against KP: AG

Monday, 31 August 2015 11:04
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The Attorney General today informed the Appeal Court that so far no offence has transpired against Kumaran Padmanadan (K...


Vaiko, Ramadoss oppose India gifting ship to SL

Monday, 31 August 2015 09:45
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Opposing the gifting away of a Indian Coast Guard ship to Sri Lanka, MDMK chief Vaiko said it was a "betrayal"...


President to make special statement

Monday, 31 August 2015 09:04
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The inaugural session of the eighth Parliament will begin tomorrow at 9.30 am. Afterwards, United National Party (UNP) M...


SLFP to help rectify anomalies

Monday, 31 August 2015 06:43
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The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) led by President Maitripala Sirisena has decided to look into the shortcomings that m...


Video: Ranil stops demolition of old buildings in City

Sunday, 30 August 2015 21:59
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has ordered the Urban Development Authority (UDA) to stop demolishing old buildings ...


Hit and run vehicle kills leopardess in Yala

Sunday, 30 August 2015 21:49
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The carcass of a young female leopard was found inside the Yala National Park reportedly a victim of another hit and run...


It's up to Mayadunne to decide: JVP

Sunday, 30 August 2015 19:50
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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said today there was some doubt about former Auditor General Sarathchandra Mayadunne...


Kandy Diayawadana Nilame; election on Sep 8

Sunday, 30 August 2015 17:45
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The Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs Ministry said the election of the new Diyawadane Nilame of the Kandy Sri Dalada ...


Australian Naval Ship in Colombo

Sunday, 30 August 2015 16:19
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The Australian Naval Ship HMAS “Melbourne” arrived at the port of Colombo yesterday on a goodwill visit. ...


Oppon. must select opposition leader: Wimal

Sunday, 30 August 2015 15:16
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President Maithripala Sirisena should not appoint the Opposition Leader but it should be based on the consent of the ...


Man hacked to death in Opanayake

Sunday, 30 August 2015 13:49
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A 46-year-old man was hacked to death at Akarella in Opanayake early this morning, Police said. ...


Golden opportunity for SL refugees in India to return: OfERR

Sunday, 30 August 2015 09:56
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Given the prevailing political situation in Sri Lanka, the time has come for Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu to ...


Three killed in accident

Sunday, 30 August 2015 09:39
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Three persons including two women died when a lorry fell into a precipice at Pahala Naragala area in Bulathsinhala on th...


Omanthai checkpoint removed

Saturday, 29 August 2015 19:45
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The military checkpoint at the Omanthai in Vavuniya has been removed with effect from today (29), officials said. &...


Showers expected in Western and Sabaragamuwa Provinces

Saturday, 29 August 2015 15:27
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The Meteorology Department said today showers could be expected in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, southern and central provi...


Sri Lankan killed in car crash in New Zealand

Saturday, 29 August 2015 13:16
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A 44-year-old Sri Lankan named Pradeep Edirisinghe died in a two-car crash near Riversdale in Southland, New Zealand yes...


JVP’s Mayadunne to resign?

Saturday, 29 August 2015 12:56
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Authoritative sources confirm that JVP National List MP Sarathchandra Mayadunne is due to resign from his position as MP...


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