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UNP to form broad political alliance

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 09:07

The United National Party (UNP) is reportedly planning to form a broad electoral alliance with like-minded political parties and under the leadership of a 10-member council. Preliminary negotiations have been completed at the moment with the Jathika Hela Urum..

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Cartoon of the day

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Launch of Spa Ceylon Wedding Indulgence

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Nalaka De Silva re-remanded

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Former DIG of the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) Nalaka de Silva was further remanded till December 5 by the Col...


Opposition should meet people not reps of int’l community: Namal

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 14:11
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UPFA MP Namal Rajapaksa today said UNP, JVP and TNA politicians should meet the people of Sri Lanka rather than the repr...


Renunciation of dual citizenship: Geetha submits documents to EC

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 13:25
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Former Galle District UPFA parliamentarian Geetha Kumarasinghe today submitted documents to the Elections Commission (EC...


Wasantha shuttles back to cabinet

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 13:18
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United National Party MP Wasantha Senanayake, who earlier claimed that he was resigning as the Minister of Tourism and W...


Navy Sampath further remanded till Dec. 5

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 12:38
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Former Lieutenant Commander Hettiarachchi Mudiyanselage Chandana Prasad Hettiarachchi alias Navy Sampath who was arreste...


PS members clash over current political crisis

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 12:12
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UPFA and UNP members of the Balapitiya Pradehsiya Sabha clashed over the current political crisis today. UPFA members cr...


SL rupee hits Rs.179 against US Dollar

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 11:32
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The Sri Lankan Rupee further depreciated against the US Dollar today. According to the exchange rates of the Central Ban...


Our party will not be a cat's-paw for others-C.V.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 09:27
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Former Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council C.V. Wigneswaran maintained that the political party newly crea...


IMF delays Sri Lanka's loan discussion on political crisis

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 08:31
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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Tuesday it had delayed discussions on Sri Lanka’s next loan tranche ...


UNP to hold series of protests and death fast

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 05:15
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The United National Front (UNP) and its allies have decided to hold a series of protests and a death fast against what i...


Presidential election - UNF to field common candidate: Navin

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 04:01
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UNP MP Navin Dissayanayake said yesterday a common candidate would be fielded by the United National Front (UNF) at the ...


TNA urges intervention of diplomats to solve crisis situation in SL

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 02:48
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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) had urged the diplomats in a meeting held yesterday to use their influence with whoeve...


Didn’t instruct IGP to cancel IP Nishantha's transfer: NPC

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 00:30
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The National Police Commission (NPC) said yesterday it had not directed the IGP to cancel the transfer of the CID’...


All govt. payments from January 1 illegal: Mangala

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 22:01
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All payments of government from January 1,  2019, would be illegal as a result of the actions of the ‘Sirisen...


40 killed in suicide attack on Kabul religious gathering

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 20:42
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At least 40 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack on a meeting of top clerics in Kabul today, officials said, in o...


Budget approves PM’s expenditure so can't be stopped: Bandula

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 19:33
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The expenditure head of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa cannot be blocked because the funds for the Prime Minister’s ...


Moody's downgrades SL's ratings, changes outlook to stable

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 18:23
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Moody's Investors Service today downgraded Sri Lankan Government's foreign currency issuer and senior unsecured ...


Chilli Powder thrown at Delhi Chief Minister

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 17:26
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A man had thrown chilli powder at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal outside his office at the Delhi Secretariat today...


More rains likely in next few days

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 16:14
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More rains can be expected over the island with the low pressure area in the Southern Bay of Bengal likely to intensify ...


NPC rescinding IP’s transfer, a result of independent commissions: Ranil

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 15:07
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In a twitter message, UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said the intervention by the Police Commission to prevent the arbi...


Don’t be fooled by rumours: Australia

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 14:40
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The Australian High Commission today warned Sri Lankans not to be fooled by false advertising through social media or by...


WPC to block porn, social media for councillors in the Chamber

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 13:58
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Steps have been taken to block access to websites with pornography and social media from the computers of the Western Pr...


Lasantha’s daughter writes to President

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 12:03
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The late Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge’s daughter, Ahimsa in a letter to President Maithripala Siris...


Transfer of CID’s IP Nishantha Silva cancelled

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 10:27
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The transfer of the CID’s Organised Crimes Investigation Unit OIC Inspector Nishantha Silva to the Negombo Divisio...


'Mahinda-Ranil caretaker govt. could pave way for poll'

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 07:22
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The communiqué was signed by its Chairman Ven. Diviyagaha Yasassi Thera, Joint secretaries Mahanayake Ven. Trinco...


Penalize MPs who damaged Parliament property: UNP

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 05:18
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UNP MP Lakshman Kiriella yesterday urged that MPs who had damaged Parliament property be penalized. ...


CID’s IP Nishantha Silva appeals to NPC

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 02:12
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The CID’s Organised Crimes Investigation Unit OIC Inspector Nishantha Silva who was transferred to the Negombo Div...


Speaker seeks report on violence in Parliament

Monday, 19 November 2018 21:52
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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has sought a report from the authorities concerned on the violence in Parliament including brawl...


PM's expenditure: Only Govt. can submit motion

Monday, 19 November 2018 20:46
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House Leader Dinesh Gunawardane said today it was the government which could move a financial motion whereas the opposit...


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