Relocation of Agriculture Ministry

Plan didn’t yield expected results: PM tells PCoI

The plan devised by the government to relocate the Agriculture Ministry at DPJ tower and to house its Parliamentary Oversight Committees at ‘Govijana Mandiraya’ did not yield expected results, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe admitted today at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) to investigate corruption of the current administration.

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  Lotus Tower declared open
  Sajith and UNF decide not to drag the issue

Lotus Tower blooms

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Lotus Tower a landmark but questions over Rs. 2 bn lingers: President

While admitting that the ‘Lotus Tower’ is a monumental landmark of Sri Lanka’s technological and architectural achievement, the construction of this massive edifice began with a huge financial disaster as no one knows what happened to Rs. 2 billion of its investment to date, President Maithripala Sirisena said.

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PM to discuss prez poll with TNA today

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is reported to have called for a meeting with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today to discuss matters related to the presidential election.

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JHU on UNF’s presidential hopeful:

Select candidate through secret ballot

The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) said today the presidential candidate of the United National Front (UNF) should be selected without any delay and through a secret ballot by its parliamentary group.

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People can visit Lotus Tower from next week

The Lotus Tower which was officially declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena this evening would be opened for the public from next week, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said.

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Kelani River, Attanagalu Oya water levels rising: DMC

The water level of Kelani River at Nagalagam Street and Attanagalu Oya’s water level at Dunamale gauging station are rising, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.

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SL forwards extradition request of Mahendran to Singapore

Sri Lankan High Commission in Singapore has forwarded the extradition request of former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran to the Singaporean Government to take necessary action, the Attorney General’s Coordinating Officer said.

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PM leaves PCoI

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe left the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into fraud and corruption after testifying before its Commissioners.

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ICC to analyse security situation in Pakistan ahead of Sri Lanka series

The International Cricket Council (ICC) will review the security arrangements put in place in Pakistan before appointing the match officials for the upcoming home series against Sri Lanka beginning September 27.

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PM arrives again at PCoI

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) investigating corruption in the current administration again a short while ago to continue giving a statement.

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Thewarapperuma granted bail

Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment Palitha Thewarapperuma and five others , who were remanded on charges of forcibly burying a body at an unauthorised land, were granted bail by the Mathugama Magistrate’s Court today.

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Lotus Road closed due to protest

The Lotus Road in Colombo has been temporarily closed due to a protest staged by unemployed graduates, police said.

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Oil prices spike after Saudi attack disrupts global supply

Oil prices are trading at their highest levels since May after Saturday’s attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities disrupted the global supply of crude, CNN Business reported.

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PM appears before PCoI

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) investigating corruption in the current administration a short while ago to give a statement.

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Two arrested over Hanwella shooting

Two suspects were arrested over the shooting incident in Hanwella where an individual was killed and two others injured, police said.

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Presidential Election: PM indicates interest of contesting

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who had indicated once again his intention of contesting for the presidency had discussed how he could muster support of other parties including the JVP for the candidate of the UNP led alliance.

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Armour Street Junction inundated

Heavy traffic reported at the Armour Street Junction in the Kotahena police area due to minor floods, police said.

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I won’t allow anyone to underrate political significance of SLFP: Prez

President Maithripala Sirisena vowed yesterday he would not allow anyone to underrate the political significance of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). He said that he was up for a plan of action that is fair by both party men and the party. He made these remarks while addressing the party’s Ratnapura district summit.

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How stock brokers misled investors in 2011

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Ashara Mubaraka in all its glory

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Societal role in ending suicide

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Courage in the face of police brutality

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Coastal Degradation threatens Sri Lanka


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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Maga Neguma on the road to nowhere!

Road Planing and Development Company, which at one time existed under the Road Development Authority (RDA), was terminated to establish the institutes Maga Neguma Emulsion Private Company, Maga Neguma...

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Cartoon of the day

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Next President Should be the last : Karu Jayasuriya

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya in a candid interview with the Daily Mirror said the country could have saved billions of rupees had the respective Presidents...

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Main battle is to ensure security and development -Dinesh Gunawardane

Leader of Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) MP Dinesh Gunawardane speaks about the Presidential Elections and the current status of the economy in the co...

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“We’ll contest elections under a new symbol” Anura Kumara Dissanayake

Leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Anura Kumara Dissanayake, who is the nominee for presidential candidacy of the National People’s Power...

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I was utterly betrayed by the Rajapaksas -Sajin de Vass Gunawardena

The Rajapaksa era introduced many people into the political arena, who once stood as close associates. They were vested with various tasks and some of...

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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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He had his wife’s underskirt in his bag

A visit to Colombo to meet a politician by a group of villagers from Moragollagama was thrown into chaos when their leader found out the hard way that he did not possess the proper attire to meet with...

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Man, using Viper to kill wife, arrested

An individual suspected of attempting to kill his wife by causing a viper to sting her and his mistress who aided and abetted the alleged crime were produced before Gampaha Chief Magistrate D.A. Ruwan...

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INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock praised the steps taken by President Maithripala Sirisena, for taking swift action in apprehending the criminals responsible for the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks and was presented with the INTERPOL Medal at the President’s Office in Colombo recently. However, Colombo’s Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith recently stated that he is yet to receive a positive response from those in power for his call to have an independent probe on the Easter Sunday attack and to provide relief to those killed and injured in the attack. Do you think an independent probe into the Easter Sunday attack is still necessary in order to apprehend any criminal on the loose?