Gammanpila rejects ministerial portfolio

Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) Leader Udaya Gammanpila said today the reason why he had decided not to accept any ministerial portfolio was to ease the pressure exerted on the President and Prime Minister when appointing a cabinet with limited number of ministers.

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Selection Board to make appointments to Govt. institutions: Prez

The appointments of heads to State corporations, boards and other institutions would be made through a Selection Board to ensure only the qualified and professionals would be appointed as chairpersons and directors, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said today.

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Couple arrested with 10kgs of heroin

Two suspects were arrested by the Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) with 10kgs of heroin at Rajagiriya this evening, Police Spokesman SSP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

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Chilaw’s acting ASP arrested on bribery charges

Chilaw’s Acting ASP was today arrested on charges of soliciting a bribe of Rs.200,000 from a woman who owns a Devalaya in Chilaw, Bribery Commission Director (Investigation) SSP Priyantha Chandrasiri said.

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Unfavourable weather conditions predicted

Showery conditions are expected to enhance in some parts of the country during the coming days, Department of Meteorology said today.

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Edinburgh University to return nine human skulls to SL

Edinburgh University will return a set of nine human skulls to their homeland of Sri Lanka in a repatriation ceremony today.

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Call for change in UNP leadership

Satyagraha in front of Sirikotha

A young UNP member had begun a continuous Satyagraha in front of party headquarters Sirikotha calling for the appointment of former Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa as the party’s new leader.

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Travel ban on Lalith Weeratunga lifted

The overseas travel ban which was imposed on former President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunga was temporarily lifted today till March 13, 2020 by Court of Appeal.

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State ministers to be appointed on Monday

State ministers of the new government would be appointed on Monday, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today said.

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New Cabinet sworn-in

Fifteen ministers were sworn in before President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa this morning at the Presidential Secretariat.

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Politics is a game of grit and character: Ranil

Politics is a hard game and it needs teamwork while one has to have the stamina to play it, the outgoing Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said after leaving Temple Trees yesterday.

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Fire breaks out at building in Angulana

A fire broke out at a four-storey building where chemicals and paints had been stored at Angulana in Moratuwa early this morning, police said.

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China invites Gota to visit at a mutual convenient time

Chinese Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan who called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday extended an invitation for him to visit China at a mutually convenient and mature time, a spokesman said yesterday.

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Sajith loyalists to lobby for complete reforms within UNP

Sajith loyalists will struggle for a complete reform within the UNP initially, while forming another party would be the second option, an MP who lobbied for Mr. Premadasa’s candidacy said yesterday.

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New Cabinet to be sworn in today

Fifteen Cabinet ministers to be sworn in this morning to serve in the government for an interim period till the general election is conducted, following the dissolution of parliament after March 1 next year.

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Giving false evidence at Bond Commission

Court informed Ravi K had given entire statement

State Counsel Nadee Aparna Suwadurugoda today informed Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne that former Minister Ravi Karunanayake had given the entire statement regarding the inquiry conducted in connection with giving false evidence at the Bond Commission on August 2, 2015.

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SLFP decides to expel Fowzie

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has decided to expel its MP A. H. M. Fowzie from the party, SLFP Spokesman and MP Weerakumara Dissanayake said today.

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NPC approves transfer of SSP Shani Abeysekera

The National Police Commission (NPC) today approved a request made by Acting IGP Chandana Wickremeratne to transfer Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Director SSP Shani Abeysekera.

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Bond indictment under spotlight

Attorney-General Dappula de Livera has come under scrutiny for several decisions and arrests in a number of high-profile cases. One case where it was widely believed that the Attorney General (AG) had...

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Cartoon of the day

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MCC and the transition to economic growth W. A. Wijewardena

The much-debated Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact for Sri Lanka promises funding for transport infrastructure development and land acces...

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‘Use brains not emotions when voting’ -Duminda Nagamuwa

While much of the election spotlight is focused on the presidential candidates of the major parties, those of smaller parties struggle to have their v...

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Economics numbers in Gotabaya’s manifesto not credible -Eran Wickramaratne

State Minister of Finance, Eran Wickramaratne, one of the members of the team which penned the manifesto of New Democratic Alliance’s Presidential c...

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Rajapaksas are playing the Racist card - TNA

All the political parties affiliated to the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) representing the Tamil community especially in the North and East, have pled...

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Lorry with 200 broilers topples

More than 200 poultry fowls have been killed when a lorry transporting them along the Minneriya - Hingurakgoda Main Road veered off the road and toppled near the Kothalawala Junction last morning (29)...

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Son dumps mother’s body into forest

The Watawala Police in Hatton has launched an investigation into the incident in which a man had thrown the corpse of his mother (81) into a forest claiming he could not bear funeral expenses....

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With the election of the new President and resignation of the Prime Minister, should Sri Lanka go in for a quick general election to form a clear government?