MS rules out nomination for MR

Friday, 29 May 2015 01:01

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday told the representatives of the UPFA that he could not agree to offer nominations to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest the next election under under its betel symbol as the prime ministerial candidate, informed sources said yesterday.

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Five UPFA Ministers appointed

Friday, 29 May 2015 13:18
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Five United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) parliamentarians including Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena were this mornin...


Bayliss can take England back to the top: Mahela

Friday, 29 May 2015 11:47
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Trevor Bayliss has been backed to help England return to the top of world cricket by one of the greatest players he has ...


India slams minister for rejecting fishermen’s proposal

Friday, 29 May 2015 11:07
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Indian External Affairs Ministry in a statement, had called remarks by Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera ‘not ...


Lankan arrested with 1kg gold at Ahmedabad airport

Friday, 29 May 2015 10:39
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The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of customs department on Thursday morning held a man from Sri Lanka for smuggling 1kg of...


Student’s body found under Gintota Bridge

Friday, 29 May 2015 08:49
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A body of a 15-year-old student who went missing on Sunday was found under the Gintota Bridge this morning, the Police s...


MSD protection for LG politicians

Friday, 29 May 2015 08:02
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Several provincial politicians who pledged their support to the candidacy of President Maithripala Sirisena have been pr...


DG Customs was victim of misuse of power: JVP

Thursday, 28 May 2015 21:20
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The Director General of Customs was compelled to resign as a result of undue influence being brought to bear on him by a...


Tense situ in Kahawatta

Thursday, 28 May 2015 19:02
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A tense situation was prevailed in Kahawatta a short while ago, when a group of people from Kotakethana arrived at Kahaw...


​Tiran quizzed again

Thursday, 28 May 2015 18:31
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Businessman Tiran Alles, who is at the centre of a controversy for improper financial dealings running into millions of ...


​Shashi sends sick note to FCID

Thursday, 28 May 2015 18:01
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Shashi Weerawansa, the wife of MP Wimal Weerawansa, who was asked to report to the Police Financial Crime Investigation ...


Neranjan resigns from Kandy MC

Thursday, 28 May 2015 16:18
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Opposition Leader of the Kandy Municipal Council (UNP) Neranjan Wijeyeratne said today that he resigned from his post in...


Lankan doctor faces trial over husband's death

Thursday, 28 May 2015 14:51
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A doctor accused of murdering her husband during a domestic dispute in Western Australia's Mid West region will stan...


Video: No-faith motion against Ranil on June 9: Aluthgamage

Thursday, 28 May 2015 13:33
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UPFA parliamentarian Mahindananda Aluthgamage said today the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremes...


Electoral reforms: Cabinet fails to reach agreement

Thursday, 28 May 2015 13:27
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Despite last ditch attempts Cabinet, last night, failed once again to reach consensus on the proposed electoral reforms,...


Kotakethana killing: Three accused acquitted

Thursday, 28 May 2015 12:11
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The three accused who were charged with the killing of a mother and her daughter at Kotakethana in July 2012 were acquit...


Johnston released on bail

Thursday, 28 May 2015 11:55
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Former Minister Johnston Fernando was released on bail by the Kurunegala Magistrate a short while ago. ...


Video: EC wants self-regulation for media

Thursday, 28 May 2015 11:01
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Election Commissioner Mahinda Desapriya said yesterday he would initiate discussions with private media institutions to ...


No need to change President or Prime Minister- Champika

Thursday, 28 May 2015 10:06
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Power and Energy Minister and Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) general secretary Patali Champika Ranawaka said yesterday that ...


I was not allowed to work freely: Vijith Vijayamuni

Thursday, 28 May 2015 09:15
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UPFA MP Vijith Wijayamuni Zoysa said yesterday that he was not allowed to work freely in the Wildlife Ministry as its su...


No dissolution till 20A enacted-Rathana Thera

Thursday, 28 May 2015 08:36
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Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) chairman and Pivithuru Hetak convenor, the Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera said yesterday that ...


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Ruwan meets Rwandan HC

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Think tank renews call for major economic reforms

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Colombo-based think tank, the Pathfinder Foundation, yesterday renewed its call for sweeping economic reforms and cautioned that otherwise Sri Lanka would inevitably have to face successive crises in ... Read More...


Etihad airways wins three coveted world travel awards including middle east’s leading airline

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For the ninth consecutive year, Etihad Airways has been named The Middle East’s Leading Airline at the World Travel Awards Middle East. The prestigious gala ceremony was held last night at the F... Read More...