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Mon, 21 Oct 2019
indian high commissioner Taranjith Singh Sandu, President Maithripala sirisena, premier Ranil wickremesinghe and transport and aviation minister arjuna ranatunga are in the picture.
Acts and regulations alone would not ensure environment protection, National People’s Power (NPP) presidential candidate Anura Kumara Dissanayake said yesterday a culture should be created where people protect the environment.
Speaking at the la
The UNP-led alliance is confident of securing TNA’s support at the presidential elections, party’s General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam
Minister Kariyawasam told a
Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) would hold their general convention today (18) at 2.00 pm at the Campbell Park, Borella in support of the New Democratic Front Presidential Candidate and Deputy Leader of UNP Minister Sajith Premadasa.
Minister of Megalo
SLPP Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday assured that the pledges given by them are practical and can
He said they were able to fin
The funds amounting to over Rs.550 million deposited by customers of the Gampaha SANASA bank had been defrauded by the Chairman of the Bank who was taken into custody yesterday by the CID, Police Spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekera said.
The suspect who
The Palaly Airport which had been upgraded to the Sri Lanka’s third international airport would be opened today, and flights will be operating from November 1, the Transport and Civil Aviation Ministry said. Spokesman of the Ministry said the const
SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa said many shareholders involved in the tea industry had said that it has the potential to generate up to US$ 5 billion foreign revenue and that it should be the target of the new government.
Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara said yesterday that the SLFP organisers who were said to have joined hands with the United National Party (UNP) were those who were sacked from the party. Mr. Jayasekara said this
The Malaysian Government has declared an amnesty period for migrant workers who were staying in Malaysia violating immigration and emigration laws, to return to their respective countries without punis
A large stock of artificially manufactured toddy amounting to 83,000 litres was seized by the Police Special Task Force when they raided an illicit distillery in Kaluwamodara, Aluthgama last morning.
A total of Rs. 668.2 million has been estimated for expenses of the police ahead of the presidential election, police said yesterday.
Police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said yesterday that approval for Rs. 368.5 million out of the total estimate
It has been reported that an organised campaign is being carried out to mislead voters by posting false information on social media, the Campaign for Free and Fair Election (CaFFE) said.
A motorcar transporting two Buddhist monks from Anuradhapura to Wilachchiya caught fire and was gutted near the CWE in Anuradhapura. However the driver and the two monks escaped unhurt.
The Cabinet at its meeting chaired by President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have yesterday scrapped the National Economic Council (NEC) set up by President Maithripala Sirisena.
The NEC headed by Prof. Lalith Samarakoon was set up by the P
The Constitutional Council (CC) has approved the appointment of Saman Sri Ratnayake as the Commissioner General of the National Elections Commission, the Speaker’s Office said yesterday. The Commissioner General of elections will, subject to the di
The former SLFP chairman of Mawanella Pradeshiya Sabha P. P. Wikramasinha was sentenced to 6 months rigorous imprisonment by the Mawanella Magistrate Upul Rajakaruna yesterday for obstructing the duties of Hemmathagama police officers.
He had been
Three people died while five were injured due to the adverse weather prevailing in the country, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.
The DMC said 1812 people from 482 families had been affected.
Death of three i
UPFA General Secretary, Hambantota district MP Mahinda Amaraweera stated that the party had decided to support Gotabaya Rajapaksa, not by looking at his face or not based on the fact that he was from the Rajapaksa family but owing to his straightforw
Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha has assured the UN High Representative on Disarmament, Izumi Nakamitsu, Sri Lanka’s practical support in New York, Geneva and Vienna in furthering the global Disarmament Agenda, a statement from the Ministry sa
The havoc caused by the wild elephants at Thenniyankulam in Thunukkai, Mullaithivu is said to be on the rise.
Residents said that the elephants entered the agricultural lands and destroyed bearing coconut palms and banana plantations, endangering h
The interim report issued by PAFFREL regarding the Local Government Election held in Elpitiya showed that an improved political culture among the local politicians engaged in the election campaign, w
The Elections Commission has ordered the Provincial Director Education of the North Central Province to suspend the transfers given to three teachers in Thambuththegama Central College by the Zonal Director of Education, Thambuththegama disregarding
The Assistant Elections Commissioner for the Galle District K U Chandralal said that the list of councillors elected to the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha would be gazetted within the week.
He said that although t
Four people smuggling 14 satinwood logs on motorcycles without a valid permit at Kanthalai in Trincomalee were arrested on Saturday, Officers of the Department of Wildlife Conservation said.
Civil Society and Trade Union collective hand over a set of proposals to New Democratic Front Candidate Sajith Premadasa while Prime Minister shows the copy of the proposals he got to the audience at a forum which was held at New Town Hall yesterday.
It was revealed at the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) that Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) had spent Rs.5, 220 million (Rs.5.2 billion) for emergency power purchasing during 2016 and July, 2019. When inquired, CEB officials had said that emerg
The Election Commission will dispatch ballot boxes in view of the elections to Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha in the Galle electoral district today, an official said.
The official said poll
A group of schoolchildren were seen at the philatelic exhibition held at the Sri Lanka Postal Department coinciding with the International Postal Day yesterday
A total of 31 passengers including 28 schoolchildren had been admitted to the Dickoya base hospital when their school bus skidded off the road and plunged down a 20 foot precipice yesterday, the Police said. Three elders who went along with the chi
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