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UPFA quits National Unity Govt;UNP to form a govt

Monday, 19 February 2018 00:50

The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has informed President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday night that it would quit the national unity government, a party official said. UPFA General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera sent a letter in this regard to the Pr..

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Drought amidst political crisis

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Cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday for UNP-led Govt.

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A Cabinet reshuffle is set to take place on Wednesday (21) as a fore-runner to a new government headed by the United Nat...


Unity Govt. of Jan 8, will continue further: Ravi

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No matter what sort of political clashes take place, the UNP would not let a reversal of the people's mandate receiv...


PM, Speaker meet President

Sunday, 18 February 2018 19:03
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A special discussion is underway between President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Speaker...


Two killed as motor car falls into Kothmale Oya

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Two people were killed when a car travelling from Nuwara-Eliya to Gampaha toppled into the Agra Oya, a tributary of Koth...


Quick results if I am appointed minister of Law and Order: SF

Sunday, 18 February 2018 17:05
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Minister of Regional Development Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka today said he could show quick results in apprehending wro...


Woman’s body recovered in Diyawanna Lake

Sunday, 18 February 2018 14:37
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A body of a 45 to 50-year-old woman had been recovered in Diyawanna Lake a short while ago, the Police said. ...


Passenger plane 'carrying 100 people' crashes in Iran

Sunday, 18 February 2018 13:38
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An Aseman Airlines flight carrying dozens of passengers from Tehran to Yasuj in Iran has crashed in a mountainous area, ...


Fire engulfs ancient 'heart' of Tibetan Buddhism

Sunday, 18 February 2018 13:01
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A large fire has damaged one of the holiest and most politically sensitive sites in Tibet, the Jokhang temple, stirring ...


50 Jaffna youths join Army

Sunday, 18 February 2018 12:30
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A total of 50 unemployed boys and girls in Jaffna, including rehabilitated former LTTE combatants, had joined the Sri La...


Brazilian arrested at BIA for cocaine trafficking

Sunday, 18 February 2018 11:25
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A 36-year-old Brazilian man has been taken into custody at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) on Friday on cha...


51-year-old man, wife shot at in Thalangama

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A 51-year-old man and his 48-year-old wife were shot at while they were sleeping at their home in Wimalathissa Mawatha,T...


Yala National Park earns Rs.700 mn in 2017

Saturday, 17 February 2018 22:30
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The Yala National Park has earned Rs.700.58 million in 2017, the highest income earned by a national park in Sri Lanka, ...


Three Iranian ships in Sri Lanka

Saturday, 17 February 2018 17:21
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Three Iranian Naval ships- Bayandor, Naghdi and Tonb-arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday on a goodwill visit, the Ministry of...


Ranjan to work towards a truce between Prez and PM

Saturday, 17 February 2018 14:50
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Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake said yesterday he had met President Maithripala Sirisena to bring about a truce with P...


We need urgent political reforms: JHU

Saturday, 17 February 2018 12:40
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While highlighting the need to introduce political reforms, Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) General Secreatry and Minister, P...


Met Dept forecast mist in several provinces

Saturday, 17 February 2018 10:35
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The Department of Meteorology yesterday forecast mist in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern and Central provinces durin...


UNP must undergo drastic changes soon: Sujeewa

Saturday, 17 February 2018 08:05
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While rejecting reports that he would quit the UNP, State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe yesterday said he would resign fro...


Prime Minister's post: Speaker's name proposed

Saturday, 17 February 2018 06:33
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The fissures within the unity government over the post of Prime Minister have been widened with a group of UNP MPs pushi...


End instability, confusion and fulfil promises: Malwatte Mahanayake

Saturday, 17 February 2018 00:15
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In a letter to President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Malwatte Chapter Mahanayake Most ...


Implement 25% Quota for Women in LG polls : Rosy

Friday, 16 February 2018 23:10
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In reference to the statement made by Elections Commission (EC) Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya that the implementation of t...


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