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All govt. payments from January 1 illegal: Mangala

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 22:01

All payments of government from January 1, 2019, would be illegal as a result of the actions of the ‘Sirisena-Rajapaksa coup’, former Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said today.  In a statement, he said these payments include public sect..

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Stomach-churning footage

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Cartoon of the day

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UNP to form broad political alliance

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The United National Party (UNP) is reportedly planning to form a broad electoral alliance with like-minded politica...


IMF delays Sri Lanka's loan discussion on political crisis

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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

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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’...


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...


Opposition submits motion to suspend PM’s expenditure head

Monday, 19 November 2018 18:19
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The UNF has handed over a motion to suspend the expenditure head of the newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa...


Protesting monks teargassed: President calls for probe

Monday, 19 November 2018 17:03
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President Maithripala Sirisena today called for an investigation into the case where teargas was fired on a group of Bud...


Work selflessly to resolve political crisis: Sajith

Monday, 19 November 2018 16:36
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It is time to put aside one’s self interests in order to resolve the present political crisis, UNP Deputy Lea...


FR petition filed against convening of Parliament

Monday, 19 November 2018 15:41
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Former UPFA MP Sarath Weerasekara has filed a Fundamental Rights (FR) petition in the Supreme Court today saying that th...


Chilli attack: Gamini Jayawickrama to take legal action

Monday, 19 November 2018 15:16
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UNP MP Gamini Jayawickrama Perera said today he would take legal action in connection with the attack made on him in par...


Peaceful, consensual course adopted in Parliament today: President

Monday, 19 November 2018 14:19
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President Maithripala Sirisena today thanked all the Party Leaders and Parliamentarians for adopting a peaceful and cons...


Protest by monks teargassed

Monday, 19 November 2018 14:12
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The Police fired teargas at a protest by some Buddhist monks near the presidential secretariat calling for the release o...


Parliament session commences, adjourned

Monday, 19 November 2018 13:17
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The parliament session which was commenced at 1 pm today was adjourned soon after till 10.30 am on Friday by Deputy Spea...


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Tenants leave, taking with them the doors and windows

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A married couple obtained a shop premises in the Southern Province on lease and started a shoe business, but as the busi...


He cut the umbilical cord by stealing from his mother

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A millionaire businessman from Polonnaruwa had told his mother that he wanted to pay her back for having brought him int...


Fish meant for frying came alive

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