UPFA agrees to nominate MR

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 16:38

The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has finally agreed to nominate former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as a candidate at the August 17 general election under the betel symbol, a party leader said.

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MR not named Prime Ministerial candidate: President

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 19:25
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Sri Lanka Freedom Party Chairman and President Maithripala Sirisena has not decided to accept or nominate former preside...


Indonesian military plane with 113 aboard crashes into city

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 18:17
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An Indonesian military aircraft with 113 people aboard crashed into a neighborhood in the city of Medan on Tuesday, acco...


MR's return to politics not a worry: Ven. Rathana Thera

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 16:18
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The National Council for a Better Tomorrow Chairman Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera said today they would not be worried i...


Third term on Sept. 09 for A/L Exam schools

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 15:33
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The third term would begin on September 9 for State schools, where Advanced Level Examinations were held, Secretary to t...


Nilanga Dela appointed acting Diyawadana Nilame

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 12:56
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The Sri Dalada Maligawa Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela, whose term of office ended today was appointed as its ac...


Full-face helmets: Stay order on ban extended

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 10:21
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The Court of Appeal today extended the interim order issued staying the operation of the police advisory banning the use...


UN to close down OCHA in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 09:13
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The Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sri Lanka would be closed by the end of the year whil...


'All Ministry portfolios will remain in force'

Monday, 29 June 2015 23:32
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Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe today said all Cabinet and State Ministers along with Deputy Ministers would cont...


No plans to come back into power: CBK

Monday, 29 June 2015 22:25
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Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga today said she had no intentions to come back into power or grab power. ...


JVP urges govt. to postpone polls

Monday, 29 June 2015 21:41
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The JVP today urged the government to postpone the general elections to the first week of September so that it won't...


Harin vows to give up politics if MS joins MR

Monday, 29 June 2015 20:06
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I will resign from politicsiIf President Maithripala Sirisena joins former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Uva Chief Minist...


VIdeo: CB Bond probe politicised: UNP

Monday, 29 June 2015 16:19
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The UNP today accused COPE Chairman D.E.W. Gunasekera of politicising the parliamentary probe into the sale of Central B...


Kotakethana murder case suspects file bail application

Monday, 29 June 2015 14:41
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The husband and wife who remain in remand custody over the murder of a 52-year-old woman and her 17-year-old daughter in...


BBS to contest election as BJP under Cobra symbol?

Monday, 29 June 2015 13:37
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The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) would contest the upcoming general elections under the name Bodu Jana Peramuna (BJP), BJP Leade...


SL ranked 114 in Global Peace Index

Monday, 29 June 2015 11:47
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Sri Lanka ranked 114th on the global peace index conducted by an Australian-based Institute for Economics and Peace whic...


Tiran won’t be arrested till July 6: AG

Monday, 29 June 2015 11:09
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The Attorney General (AG) today undertook not to arrest former MP Tiran Alles until July 6 in connection with an alleged...


Ranil challenges MR to defeat him

Monday, 29 June 2015 09:16
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe challenged former president Mahinda Rajapaksa to defeat him if possible after securi...


Lankan arrested with Rs.16mn worth currency

Monday, 29 June 2015 09:13
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A Sri Lankan male was arrested by the Customs while attempting to smuggle out foreign currency worth Rs.16.9 million con...


Police officers dissatisfied over mayor's decision

Monday, 29 June 2015 08:54
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Police officers attached to Colombo city limits expressed their dissatisfaction over Colombo Mayor’s decision to a...


MS appoints committee with MR supporters

Monday, 29 June 2015 08:10
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President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed a committee headed by former higher education minister S.B. Dissanayake to ...


UNP gears up for polls with shifts and newcomers

Sunday, 28 June 2015 21:20
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The United National Party (UNP) has appointed its leadership council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya, who will be in charge of ...


I have a Presidential mania: Somawansa

Sunday, 28 June 2015 20:07
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I have a Presidential mania and not a mania for Parliamentary membership, the former leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Pera...


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Etihad airways wins three coveted world travel awards including middle east’s leading airline

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