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UNP Provincial Councillor arrested

Ten individuals including UNP Provincial Councillor Maithri Gunaratne were arrested by the Mirihana Police for allegedly attacking the Sirikotha building, sources said UPDATE

Will raise question of privilege regarding assault: UNP

The UNP said yesterday that they would raise a question of privilege in Parliament today regarding the assault on the party’s MP for the Puttalam District Palitha Range Bandara allegedly by Government MP Arundika Fernando outside the chamber of Parliament

US, Aus studying LLRC report before responding

The United States and Australia are studying the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) report before responding to it

Not forecasting storm fault of Met. Dept.: Rajitha

Fisheries Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne faulted the Department of Meteorology  for not forecasting the storm that developed in the sea off the south recently  even after the  National Aquatic Researches and Resource Development Agency (NARA) transferred the scientific  information gathered regarding such a development

TNA renews call for land powers

The TNA today renewed its call for land powers for the centre of devolution. This request was made by the party’s delegation who met a team of government members for discussions today

Three arrested for robbing steel on E01

Three persons including a school boy were arrested for robbing a large number of steel brought to build a bridge in the Nalawana area on the Southern Expressway which is presently being extended to Godagama from Pinnaduwa

SL welcomes 800,000th tourist

Sri Lanka Tourism welcomed the arrival of the 800,000th tourist in the year 2011.This is the first time in the country's history that the number of arrivals into the country exceeded 800,000 during a one year period PICTURE

Tense situation at Sirikotha

A tense situation currently prevails at Sirikotha as party supporters stormed in and pelted stones at police and at the Sirikotha building

Ranil wins election for UNP leadership

Ranil Wickremesinghe has been elected as the Leader of the UNP defeating Karu Jayasuriy while Sajith Premadasa was elected as Deputy Leader

Defence Budget passed

The Defence Budget was passed in parliament a short while ago with 104 votes for and 13 votes against it. The UNP and DNA were not present at the time of the vote

Govt. at fault for failure in finding missing dissidents: JVP

The JVP today found fault with the government for its failure to find a clue on the disappearance of its dissident group members Lalith Kumar Weeraraj and his colleague Kugan Murugananthan who have been reported missing

Elections for UNP Leadership taking place

The election for the selection of the UNP leadership is currently taking place. Ranil Wickremesinghe and Karu Jayasuriya are contesting for the Leadership

Flood situation again

Reservoirs in the Polonnaruwa District have reached spill level due to heavy rains experienced in these areas, Irrigation Department officials said

Tense situation in Parliament

A physical confrontation has just taken place in the parliamentary lobby between government and opposition MPs UPDATE

Not contesting for SLC Presidency

MP Thilanga Sumathipala says he has decided not to contest for the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) presidency  PICTURES

Fishermen suspend stir

The family members of fishermen, who continued a fast for the second day on Saturday demanding the State and Central governments to secure the release of five fishermen of Rameswaram from Sri Lanka, suspended the agitation following assurances from the authorities

Kim Jong Il dead at 69

North Korea's longtime leader Kim Jong Il, the embodiment of the reclusive state where his cult of personality is deeply entrenched, has died, state TV reported. He was believed to be 69

Special security plan for Christmas and New Year

The police have taken a number of steps to prevent accidents and robberies during the Christmas and New Year season

MPS to seek EU intervention

The Movement for People’s Struggle (MPS), a breakaway faction of the JVP,  yesterday said it would  seek the  support of the European Union (EU) this week to secure the release of its Jaffna District organiser Lalith Kumar Weeraraju and Kugan Maruganathan who were abducted in Jaffna recently

LLRC a waste of time and money: JVP

The JVP today charged that the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) process was a waste of time and money as the government did not appoint the LLRC to solve the national question that still existed even after the war is over.

One in three women migrant workers physically abused: Survey

A research has revealed that almost one in three Sri Lankan women domestic migrant workers are subjected to physical abuse such as beating or burning.

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