Don’t bypass historic opportunity: President on 19A

Monday, 27 April 2015 12:24

In his address to Parliament prior to the debate on the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, President Maithripala Sirisena said he was the only President who had been so flexible and committed to reducing or curtailing the absolute powers of the executive presidency.

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Full face helmet ban: Interim order extended

Monday, 27 April 2015 12:57
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The Court of Appeal today extended the interim order issued suspending the Police circular to ban full face helmets unti...


Protest to urge enactment of 19A

Monday, 27 April 2015 12:15
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A protest march -- organsied by the civil society group Purawasi Balaya is currently underway near the parliament rounda...


Sections related to media will be removed from 19A: PM

Monday, 27 April 2015 11:23
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told the parliament today that sections related to media in the 19th Amendment to th...


BBS to be charged with defamation and trespassing

Monday, 27 April 2015 10:34
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The Colombo Fort Magistrate today ordered the police to file charge sheets against Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Organisation Gen...


Nepal earthquake: Death toll exceeds 3,000

Monday, 27 April 2015 10:02
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At least 3,218 people are now known to have died in a massive earthquake which hit Nepal on Saturday, say officials. ...


New Parliament will meet in September: Ranil

Monday, 27 April 2015 09:54
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Indicating the general election would be delayed, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinge yesterday said the new Parliament w...


Daya Alwis no more

Monday, 27 April 2015 09:03
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Well-known actor Daya Alwis (72) who was undergoing treatment following an accident, has passed away this morning hospit...


Air Force C130 develops engine trouble in Nepal

Sunday, 26 April 2015 22:45
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A C130 plane belonging to the Sri Lanka Air Force, which carried emergency supplies, medical and relief workers to Nepal...


Satyagraha urging the enactment of 19A

Sunday, 26 April 2015 22:14
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A satyagraha organised by a number of religious heads and headed by the Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera, the head of Natio...


Disaster Management Centre collects relief assistance

Sunday, 26 April 2015 21:37
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The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) has set up a special coordinating centre to collect relief assistance to be dispatc...


I am unaware about such an incident - Namal

Sunday, 26 April 2015 20:43
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MP Namal Rajapaksa said that he was unaware about an incident where a man said to be a security officer of his was caugh...


CID to investigate the gun holder

Sunday, 26 April 2015 18:00
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A special investigation was launched by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) into an incident where a man said to...


JHU supports 19A & 20A

Sunday, 26 April 2015 14:21
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The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) which earlier opposed the 19th Amendment to the Constitution had decided to extend full s...


Magnitude 6.7 aftershock hits Nepal

Sunday, 26 April 2015 13:45
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A powerful, magnitude 6.7 aftershock shook the Kathmandu area of Nepal today, a day after the massive earthquake devasta...


One killed, 14 injured in accident

Sunday, 26 April 2015 11:59
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One person was killed and 14 were injured after a van collided with a parked lorry at Palwehera, Dambulla on the Dambull...


Nepal quake: medical officers wanted

Sunday, 26 April 2015 11:23
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The Prime Minister’s Office said doctors, nurses and paramedics willing to volunteer their services to the victims...


Nepal quake: death toll rises to 1,900

Sunday, 26 April 2015 10:47
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Rescuers dug with their bare hands and bodies piled up in Nepal on Sunday after an earthquake devastated the heavily cro...


Army rescue contingents fly to Nepal

Sunday, 26 April 2015 10:14
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The first segment of the emergency rescue and relief contingent comprising of 44 Army personnel and 4 Civil Medical C...


Brothel raided in Wellawatta

Sunday, 26 April 2015 09:42
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Three women and a manager of a brothel, which had allegedly operating in the guise of a massage parlour in Wellawatta, w...


​Death toll crosses 1000 in Nepal

Saturday, 25 April 2015 22:04
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A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday, killing more than 1,000 people, ...


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