United National Party (UNP) Assistant Leader Joseph Michael Perera today said that he had resigned from his post to pave the way for younger members to take over.
A 22-year-old man was arrested by the CID on charges of having sexually harassed young girls especially schoolgirls by threatening them on Facebook that he possessed their nude pictures and would publish them if the girls refused to meet him.
Sri Lanka Cricket announced at a meeting held today that it was decided to shortlist two candidates for the post of Sri Lanka Cricket national head coach which included Marvan Attapattu.
Vice Chairman of China's Central Military Commission Xu Qiliang held talks with visiting Sri Lanka’s Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in Beijing, China on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported.
Situation at Sri Lanka Cricket fell into further turmoil this morning as Sri Lanka Chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has resigned with immediate effect from the panel appointed by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Executive Committee to pick the next national coach.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in New York City yesterday on the occasion of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) that is taking place this week.
The Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Ministry yesterday said it had no plans to auction boats and trawlers apprehended from Indian fishermen for allegedly fishing in Sri Lankan waters.
While proposing to abolish the Executive Presidency, National Languages and Social Integration, Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara today said his party would back President Mahinda Rajapaksa at a future presidential election only if he decided to join the fray as a normal candidate.
The vehicle convoy carrying UNP Uva Province Chief Ministerial candidate Harin Fernando who polled the highest number of preferential votes at Saturday’s election, was attacked by a group of men armed with sharp weapons in Hali-Ela this evening, a police complaint said.
Filing an affidavit in the Supreme Court, the Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK) today affirmed that neither the ITAK nor the TNA had as its objective the setting up of a separate state within the territory of Sri Lanka.
The one-time popular and well patronized Yarl Devi express train after 24 years made its maiden trip today from Palai to Jaffna on the recently restored Northern railway line.
UNP MP Sajith Premadasa will be appointed as the Deputy Leader of the party tomorrow according to party sources while Moneragala District MP Ranjith Madduma Bandara will be appointed as a Senior Deputy Chairman.
Miners of the Kahatagaha Graphite Lanka Limited in Dodamgaslanda staged a protest demanding permanent appointments today. About 70 workers staged the protest inside a mine shaft 1,100-2000 feet underground, sources said.
Three people were injured as a tree fell on to the Kynsey Road near Carey College in Borella, the Police said. They said the injured were admitted to the National Hospital.
Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) leader Thol Thirumavalavan said they would stage a protest in Chennai on tomorrow against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse addressing the U.N. General Assembly.
UNP General Secretary and parliamentarian Tissa Attanayake today submitted his resignation from the Party’s Leader ship Council. He had sent his letter of resignation to UNP National Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and Leadership Council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya.
Ruwan Dhammika alias ‘Kudu Ruwan’ was arrested on charges of possessing 804 grams of heroin by the Borella police in Mount Lavinia last night.
Plans are afoot to appoint provincial council member elect Harin Fernando to a national level post in the UNP, party General Secretary Tissa Attanayake said yesterday.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa left for New York a short while ago to attend the United Nations General Assembly Sessions later this week, the Government Information Department announced today
Failure to field young and new faces in the Badulla District contributed to the UPFA’s electoral setback at the Saturday’s PC polls, General Secretary of the UPFA Susil Premajayantha said today.
The United National Party (UNP) which expressed its satisfaction about its performance at the Uva Provincial Council elections today threw a challenge at the government to hold a national election as soon as possible. Pictures
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), which bagged two slots in the Uva Provincial Council at Saturday’s polls, said the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) suffered the worst electoral setback this time though it won by a narrow margin.
Police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse a crowd at the Katukurunda junction this evening, in order to prevent a clash between two groups, police said.
A Director of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka had been killed and three others were critically injured when their vehicle met with an accident at Beligala, Balangoda this afternoon, the Police said.
UNP Chief Ministerial candidate Harin Fernando has received the highest number of preferential votes from the Badulla District with 173,993 votes at the Uva Provincial Council elections.