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State institutions will be made profitable without privatisation- Ranil

Sunday, 1 May 2016 22:38

The state institutions will be made profitable ventures without privatising them, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in his May Day address. He said these institutions would be placed under a Public Wealth Trust giving more and more benefits to the peopl..

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Political parties hold May Day rallies

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Cartoon of the day

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8 Nigerians, two Lankan arrested with cocaine

Monday, 2 May 2016 09:54
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Eight Nigerian nationals and two Sri Lankans were arrested with 222 grams of cocaine, in joint operation carried out by ...


What is happening now is what I said earlier: Attanayake

Monday, 2 May 2016 09:01
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Former General Secretary of the UNP Tissa Attanayake said what is now happening in the North is what he had said earlier...


TNA against VAT on food and education

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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA), in a May Day resolution, requested the government not to increase the Value Added Tax...


President promises a host of benefits for workers

Monday, 2 May 2016 00:05
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President Maithripala Sirisena, speaking at the Sri Lanka Freedom Party’s (SLFP's) May Day rally in Galle yest...


I'll fight for the rights of the people- MR

Sunday, 1 May 2016 23:36
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Former president and present Kurunegala District MP Mahinda Rajapaksa, speaking at the May Day rally organised by the Jo...


JVP calls for socialism and a political culture

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Reiterating that the Capitalism has no answer to the people’s problems, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today ...


Suspect arrested while receiving Rs. 250,000 as ransom

Sunday, 1 May 2016 19:28
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The Colombo Crime Division (CCD) today arrested a suspect on charges of taking Rs.250,000 as ransom from a businessman. ...


May Day rallies underway

Sunday, 1 May 2016 17:02
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Four main May Day rallies –that of the UNP, the SLFP, the Joint Opposition, and JVP are underway with the particip...


President: Govt. weak in communicating with the people

Sunday, 1 May 2016 12:45
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A major shortcoming of the present Government was that it did not have the ability to articulate to the people its good ...


Lankan in Qatar jailed for forging document

Sunday, 1 May 2016 11:58
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A Criminal Court in Doha, Qatar has sentenced a Sri Lankan expatriate to one year in jail and ordered his subsequent dep...


Give priority to safeguard workers’ rights: PM

Sunday, 1 May 2016 09:18
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May Day is internationally dedicated to those who labour and work for the betterment of the society at large, Prime Mini...


Should take a firm determination to fulfill people’s aspirations: President

Sunday, 1 May 2016 08:55
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We should take a firm determination to fulfill the aspirations of our people with a firm commitment to make the achieved...


Maritime boundary with SL not a settled question-Jaya to PM

Saturday, 30 April 2016 22:40
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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday said that the Centre should not treat the International Maritime Bo...


Free access to Southern Expressway on May Day

Saturday, 30 April 2016 17:28
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Motorists will be allowed to use the Southern Expressway free-of-charge from 6am to midnight tomorrow (May 1) due to the...


Three people shot dead in Thirappane

Saturday, 30 April 2016 16:20
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Three people were shot dead inside a car at Thirappane in Anuradhapura this afternoon, police said. ...


PM calls for explanations on missive issued to media

Saturday, 30 April 2016 15:25
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has called a special meeting on Monday with Parliament Reforms and Mass Media Minist...


Man shot dead in Mulleriyawa

Saturday, 30 April 2016 14:36
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A 41-year-old man was shot dead by three armed men who arrived on two motorbikes at Pethiyagoda in Mulleriyawa last even...


Another Pakistani arrested at BIA with heroin

Saturday, 30 April 2016 13:10
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A 53-year-old Pakistani national was arrested by the Police Narcotics Bureau with pellets of heroin in his stomach at th...


Basil trying to split SLFP- Dayasiri

Saturday, 30 April 2016 10:49
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Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa had been given a contract to divide the SLFP and weaken President M...


Resolution not to divide country: CV

Saturday, 30 April 2016 09:30
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Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wignewaran said yesterday the recent resolution that was adopted to propose a fede...


Jt. Oppn. says will respect court order

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The joint opposition said yesterday it received a court order restricting its members from entering the Shalika Grounds ...


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