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An agreement was signed yesterday combining the Amarapura and Ramanya Buddhist chapters and it will be known as the ‘Sri Lanka Amarapura-Ramanya Samagri Maha Sangha Sabhawa’. The agreement was signed by the Mahanayake of Sri Lanka Amarapura sect
President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said he was deeply saddened to hear certain persons, who led the army, disguised under narrow political agendas making harmful statements on the national security.
The Wildlife Ministry had ordered a probe on the incident where a 70-year-old elephant named Tikiri had been used in the Esala Perahera despite her health condition.
Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake said yesterday Gotabaya Rajapaksa had not confirmed that he had renounced US citizenship and that there was a possibility of Shiranthi Rajapaksa being fielded as the presidential candidate at the last moment.
Clarifying the rumours on the use of 70-year-old she-elephant Tikiri in the Perahera, the Sri Dalada Maligawa said in a statement that the elephant was allowed to take part in the Perahera on a request made by her owner that she wanted to fulfil a po
Whatever planned by whoever, it was necessary to hold Presidential poll between September 02nd and December 08th this year according to the Constitution, Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Vajira Abeywardana said.
The JVP said yesterday it was essential to defeat the presidential candidate of the Rajapaksa faction to ensure democracy and rule of law in the country. JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva told a news conference that it was not because they were sca
Local forensic experts who carried out investigations on the Easter Sunday attacks should forward their findings to the Parliamentary Select Committee probing attacks, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe s
Thirteen Sri Lankan illegal immigrants, who were deported from Australia, returned to the country from the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Katunayake last morning.
At least eight suspects had been arrested, out of whom three were remanded until August 23 for their alleged involvement in the killing of two underworld gang members on Thursday, police said.
India, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Afghanistan are among the countries where the Islamic State (IS) terror group has found a footing, as its influence has diminished drastically across its territory of origin in Iraq and Syria, the Hindustan Times reported
UNF leaders are to meet today to make vital decisions on the proposed alliance, a leader of a UNF constituent party said yesterday.
A 16-year-old suspect, Mohamed Naufar Abdullah, who had allegedly maintained links with the proscribed National Thawheed Jamaath (NTJ), was arrested yesterday in Ampara on a tip-off received by the State Intelligence Services (SIS), police said.
The Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) has informed the Colombo Magistrate that a special investigation has been launched on 28 National Thawheed Jamath (NTJ) members who are believed to hav
Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya has decided to hear the application filed by President Maithripala Sirisena seeking Supreme Court opinion on the possibility of holding the Provincial Council election in the absence of the delimitation report, befor
Pakistan High Commissioner Maj. Gen. (R) Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat has called on Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to apprise him about the grave situation in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Two underworld gang members including a gangster known as “Anamalu Ranga” were hacked to death during a clash that erupted near the Madampitiya Cemetery in Grandpass yesterday, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said.
President Maithripala Sirisena will announce the official stand of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) on the presidential election at the 68th SLFP annual convention to be held on September 3 at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium, Colombo, UPFA General S
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday questioned the people in the North whether they wanted an era where mysterious killings take place once again.
Responding to reports of Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s name not appearing in the list of those who renounced US citizenship as at June 30, MP Namal Rajapaksa yesterday said they will present documents if needed.
In the recent past there were rulers like Pol Pot, the late Prime Minister of Cambodia (1976 – 1979) who killed over 2.5 million of his own people and under his rule no one stood a chance to live if he or she was again
Three more activists of Jamathei Millathu Ibrahim (JMI) Organisation were arrested yesterday in Ampara on a tip-off received by State Intelligence Services (SIS), Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said.
The name of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa is not in the list of those renounced US citizenship as at June 30 this year, a document issued by the US Internal Revenue Service showed.
Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa was named as the Presidential candidate after a decision taken by the Rajapaksa family but he was not the person the people wanted nor was it the decision of the people, UNP Chairman Minister Kabir Hashim
Parliamentarian Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera said yesterday he would support, at the next presidential election, the candidate who could face Islamic extremism firmly.
A 26-year-old Sri Lankan national who had arrived in the city of Chennai last month has gone missing. Based on a complaint by his mother, the airport police have launched a search for the man.
While stressing that opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa was no longer a member of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) as he had obtained Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) membership and become its leader, MP Mahinda Amaraweera said they would not ta
The final Randoli Perahera of historic Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy paraded the streets last night. Picture shows Chief tusker Wasana of Ruhunu Maha Kataragama Devalaya carrying the golden casket of the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha.
Mahanayake of the Malwatte Chapter, Most Ven. Thibbatuwawe Sri Sumangala Thera said Gotabaya Rajapaksa has the potential and experience to tackle the prevailing national security issues in the country.
The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) yesterday said threats of heavy showers and high winds have not passed yet though the flood threat in Kalutara and Ratnapura Districts have declined.
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