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Sun, 20 Oct 2019
Four suspects including a 24 year-old woman were arrested last morning with 34 kilograms of heroin worth more than Rs. 400 million during a raid on a house in Divulapitiya, Police said.
Army Commander Shavendra Silva said yesterday he could not take responsibility for one of his previous statements being used in a newspaper advertisement in connection with the forthcoming presidential election.
MP Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa yesterday pledged his support to SLPP Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa and said all citizens have a responsibility to make Mr. Rajapaksa win the election to preserve the country’s so
The Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) to support Gotabaya Rajapaksa for the
The Elections Commission has received a total of 851 complaints from October 8 to 17 regarding the election law violations and violent activities, the Commission said.
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) would sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SLPP Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa today, the SLPP said.
Police request public not to leave their vehicles parked alone on roadsides due to any technical failures or any other reason without keeping a person in the vehicle or if not they should inform it to the police emergency, Police spokesman SP Ruwan G
Primary Industries and Social Empowerment Minister Daya Gamage yesterday informed the Presidential Commission that the Paddy Marketing Board (PMB) had decided to store paddy at Mattala Airport after the Airport officials had given them permission to
New Democratic Front (NDF) Presidential Candidate Sajith Premadasa said yesterday his policy was to give prominence to Buddhism and to protect the unitary status of the country.
Former MP Sri Ranga and five others were granted bail yesterday by the Vavuniya Magistrate’s Court after they were produced before court, over an accident that killed a policeman in Settikulam in 2011, police said.
Heavy rainfalls which could go up to 150 mm are expected in some parts of the island during the coming days, Department of Meteorology s
United National Party (UNP) MP Hector Appuhamy, at a press conference yesterday, suggested that SLPP candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa should publish his medical certificate, while stating that its candidate Sajith Premadasa would do the same.
Police arrested eleven suspects including two Pradeshiya Sabha members and a former PS member so far with regard to the received complaints and election law violations, police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said.
The Jaffna International Airport (JIA) was ceremonially declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday at Palaly flanked by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Arjuna Ranatunga and Indian High commiss
While stressing that the 19th amendment arbitrarily crippled the powers of the President, Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said the future president would still be powerful.
Colombo Special Trial-at-Bar High Court remanded Avant Garde Chief Nissanka Senadhipathi till November 8 and ordered the Prison Superintendent to produce him before the Special Trial-at-Bar on
UNF led alliance presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa does not have deals with the opposition as some others in the government do, UNP MP Hirunika Premachandra said yesterday.
While thanking the SLFP for supporting him at the presidential election, SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday pledged that he would steer his future government with the SLFP like brothers working hand in hand.
The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) yesterday said it was not aware of the recent newspaper advertisement which said several army officers had pledged their support to SLPP candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa at this year’s presidential election .
Opposition MP Dr. Bandula Gunawardana yesterday asked under what laws the Elections Commission has said that it was prohibited to use war victory and slogans in the election campaigns.
Geological surveys conducted recently have revealed a gold deposit of 100 sq.kilometers buried in an area centering Seruwawila, Geological survey and Mine Bureau Chairman Asela Iddawela said.
UNF led alliance’s presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa yesterday said he is not afraid of any international power and is ready to face allegations which are being made by the international community against Sri Lanka.
By Yohan Perera
The UNF-led alliance will reform Sri Lanka completely if its candidate wins the presidential election and then wins general election securing a sufficient majority, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.
The government will present a Vote on Account in Parliament on October 23 to allocate government expenses for the first quarter of next year, the Speaker’s office said yesterday.
National Elections Commission (NEC) yesterday said it was prohibited to use war and war-victory for the presidential election campaigns. “War does not belong to any political party but to the state. The state is
The Army yesterday urged the general public to cooperate with Security Forces and verify baseless rumours by contacting them, without resorting to panic following the incidents at Mattakkuliya and Gampaha.
A large consignment of over 14,000 kg of refuse tea was seized by the STF during a raid at Kandegoda in Ambalangoda yesterday.
SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa said a secured country could not be expected from a Cabinet that did not have any knowledge on security. However, he assured a peaceful and secured nation under his leadership.
UNP Kegalle District MP Sujith Sanjaya Perera yesterday said a general election will be held two and-a-half months after the presidential election.
Chairman of Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya yesterday warned that he will reveal the names of presidential candidates who field ‘puppet’ candidates in order to get more facilities they are entitled during elections.
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