dailymirror.lk http://dailymirror.lk/RSS_Feeds/breaking-news The only Sri Lankan newspaper with round the clock news updates - Dailymirror Online Edition en-us rangazone.r@gmail.com Copyright 2019 MPs not attending parliament should be revealed: Dullas http://www.dailymirror.lk/161468/MPs-not-attending-parliament-should-be-revealed-Dullas http://www.dailymirror.lk/161468/MPs-not-attending-parliament-should-be-revealed-Dullas MP Dullas Alahapperuma today said the MPs who are not regularly attending parliament was unfortunate and the media should reveal details of such MPs at the end of each parliamentary week.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 20:18:21 +0000
'Sena' originated in USA: Harrison http://www.dailymirror.lk/161467/-Sena-originated-in-USA-Harrison http://www.dailymirror.lk/161467/-Sena-originated-in-USA-Harrison Sena Caterpillar (fall Armyworm) has been originally spotted in America and had later spread towards Africa and Asia, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Economy P. Harrison told Parliament today.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 19:15:39 +0000
US Navy conducts temporary cargo transfer initiative in SL http://www.dailymirror.lk/161464/-US-Navy-conducts-temporary-cargo-transfer-initiative-in-SL http://www.dailymirror.lk/161464/-US-Navy-conducts-temporary-cargo-transfer-initiative-in-SL The US Navy will perform a transfer operation to move cargo between planes at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) outside Colombo from January 21 to 29, the US Embassy said today.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 17:27:38 +0000
VIP assassination case; CID grills Namal http://www.dailymirror.lk/161463/VIP-assassination-case-CID-grills-Namal http://www.dailymirror.lk/161463/VIP-assassination-case-CID-grills-Namal UPFA MP Namal Rajapaksa was questioned by the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) today over the VIP assassination plot.In a tweet, Mr. Rajapaksa said he was questioned by the CID for few hours on the

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 16:33:25 +0000
Alagiyawanna re-appointed COPA Chairman http://www.dailymirror.lk/161461/Alagiyawanna-re-appointed-COPA-Chairman http://www.dailymirror.lk/161461/Alagiyawanna-re-appointed-COPA-Chairman UPFA MP Lasantha Alagiyawanna was unanimously re-appointed as the Chairman of Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) today.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:31:29 +0000
Mortar bombs, pressure bombs buried by LTTE unearthed in Jaffna http://www.dailymirror.lk/161462/Mortar-bombs-pressure-bombs-buried-by-LTTE-unearthed-in-Jaffna http://www.dailymirror.lk/161462/Mortar-bombs-pressure-bombs-buried-by-LTTE-unearthed-in-Jaffna Eighty-seven 81mm mortar bombs and four pressure bombs which were believed to be buried by the LTTE, have been recovered by the Special Task Force (STF) at a forest land at Ampan in Jaffna today, STF Commandant Senior DIG M.R. Lateef said.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:08:49 +0000
Two killed, three injured in Pothanegama accident http://www.dailymirror.lk/161456/Two-killed-three-injured-in-Pothanegama-accident- http://www.dailymirror.lk/161456/Two-killed-three-injured-in-Pothanegama-accident- A mother and daughter were killed when the three-wheeler they were travelling in had collided with a cab on the Anuradhapura Puttalam New Road in Pothanegama, Anuradhapura this morning, the Police said.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:19:58 +0000
Suspending MPs without taking legal action useless: Deputy Speaker http://www.dailymirror.lk/161452/Suspending-MPs-without-taking-legal-action-useless-Deputy-Speaker http://www.dailymirror.lk/161452/Suspending-MPs-without-taking-legal-action-useless-Deputy-Speaker Deputy Speaker J. M. Ananda Kumarasiri said simply suspending MPs who misbehaved in Parliament in November last year would be useless if no legal action was taken against them. 

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 13:52:33 +0000
Court orders to detain five suspects arrested with heroin http://www.dailymirror.lk/161453/Court-orders-to-detain-five-suspects-arrested-with-heroin http://www.dailymirror.lk/161453/Court-orders-to-detain-five-suspects-arrested-with-heroin The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today permitted the Police Narcotics Bureau to detain the five suspects who were arrested with 95.88 kgs of heroin worth more than Rs.1 billion in Kollupitiya yesterday.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 13:02:24 +0000
Contempt case against Sarath Silva: SC defers case for February 7 http://www.dailymirror.lk/161455/Contempt-case-against-Sarath-Silva-SC-defers-case-for-February- http://www.dailymirror.lk/161455/Contempt-case-against-Sarath-Silva-SC-defers-case-for-February- The Supreme Court today deferred for February 7, the contempt of court petition filed against former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva. The petition was filed by Senior Prof. Chandraguptha Thenuwara, Prof. Hewa Waduge Cyril and Senior Prof. Prashantha Gunawardena.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:31:16 +0000
President leaves for Singapore http://www.dailymirror.lk/161443/President-leaves-for-Singapore http://www.dailymirror.lk/161443/President-leaves-for-Singapore President Maithripala Sirisena today left for Singapore for a five-day state visit, President media division said.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:19:57 +0000
MR meets Facebook officials http://www.dailymirror.lk/161436/MR-meets-Facebook-officials http://www.dailymirror.lk/161436/MR-meets-Facebook-officials Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday met a delegation of Facebook officials at his residence.
 

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:31:27 +0000
Pictures taken on top of Kiralagala Chethiya posted on social media http://www.dailymirror.lk/161451/Pictures-taken-on-top-of-Kiralagala-Chethiya-posted-on-social-media http://www.dailymirror.lk/161451/Pictures-taken-on-top-of-Kiralagala-Chethiya-posted-on-social-media Seven youth who had climbed the ruined Chethiya in Kiralagala, Horowpothana had taken photos and released them onto social media.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:29:07 +0000
Army Nalaka, wife arrested in Peliyagoda http://www.dailymirror.lk/161423/Army-Nalaka-wife-arrested-in-Peliyagoda http://www.dailymirror.lk/161423/Army-Nalaka-wife-arrested-in-Peliyagoda Two suspects including an accomplice of prominent gangster 'Welle Saranga' have been arrested by the Peliyagoda Division Crimes officers in connection with a robbery and an attempted murder.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 09:57:47 +0000
Another Dollar loan from IMF http://www.dailymirror.lk/161422/Another-Dollar-loan-from-IMF http://www.dailymirror.lk/161422/Another-Dollar-loan-from-IMF Sri Lanka is likely to apply for another dollar loan from the International Monitory Fund (IMF) after the last tranche of US$ 1.5 billion was paid in late 2019, Treasury Secretary  Dr.  R.H.S. Samaratunga said yesterday.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 07:57:47 +0000
Drug-related convicts - Talatha hands over list to Cabinet http://www.dailymirror.lk/161411/Drug-related-convicts-Talatha-hands-over-list-to-Cabinet http://www.dailymirror.lk/161411/Drug-related-convicts-Talatha-hands-over-list-to-Cabinet A day after President Maithripala Sirisena complained that case files of drug convicts on death row were missing, Justice Minister Talatha Athukorale handed over to the Cabinet a list of 18 such prisoners facing capital punishment.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 06:16:52 +0000
Gota Case - Special HC has no jurisdiction: Defence http://www.dailymirror.lk/161410/Gota-Case-Special-HC-has-no-jurisdiction-Defence http://www.dailymirror.lk/161410/Gota-Case-Special-HC-has-no-jurisdiction-Defence Raising a preliminary objection in the case filed against former defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa the Defense said today the Special High Court had no jurisdiction to hear the case under the Judicature (Amendment) Act.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 04:34:13 +0000
Only a new Govt. can end instability: Anura P. Yapa http://www.dailymirror.lk/161409/Only-a-new-Govt-can-end-instability-Anura-P-Yapa http://www.dailymirror.lk/161409/Only-a-new-Govt-can-end-instability-Anura-P-Yapa Only a government under a new leadership and with a fresh vision can bring an end to the instability in the country, MP Anura Priyadharshana Yapa said today.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 02:10:49 +0000
Found guilty by presidential commissions - UPFA, JVP asks what action taken http://www.dailymirror.lk/161407/Found-guilty-by-presidential-commissions-UPFA-JVP-asks-what-action-taken http://www.dailymirror.lk/161407/Found-guilty-by-presidential-commissions-UPFA-JVP-asks-what-action-taken The UPFA and the JVP today asked what action had been taken against the politicians found guilty by Presidential Commissions in cases such as the Bond Scam, Batalanda and by the Special Presidential Commission on major financial crimes.

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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 22:47:48 +0000
Self Defence - Won't hesitate to use my official weapon: Punchinilame http://www.dailymirror.lk/161408/Self-Defence-Won-t-hesitate-to-use-my-official-weapon-Punchinilame http://www.dailymirror.lk/161408/Self-Defence-Won-t-hesitate-to-use-my-official-weapon-Punchinilame UPFA MP Susantha Punchinilame said today he would not hesitate to use his official weapon in self defence should there be a threat to his life.

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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:44:11 +0000