UNP prepares for Uva Provincial Council election
UNP prepares for Uva Provincial Council election

17 April 2014

United National Party (UNP) has commenced preparation work for the Uva Provincial Council election expected to be held this year. The term of the Uva Provincial Council will end this September. UNP Chairman, MP Kabir Hashim has said the party is already preparing for the...

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Khuram family “shocked” as the court bails for accused
17 April 2014

The family of Khuram Shaikh, who was killed while on holiday in Sri Lanka, say they are...

Rajiv sacrifice his life for Tamils in Sri Lanka
17 April 2014

Dismissing as "false propaganda" that Congress was not concerned about Tamils...

UK updates ravel advisory on SL
17 April 2014

Britain has updated its travel advisory after the Sri Lankan Government designated 16...

US for comprehensive military ties with SL
17 April 2014

The United States stated that it looked forward to a resumption of a more comprehensive...

Protest in Jaffna over death of young woman
17 April 2014

A mass protest was held opposite Bishop's House in Jaffna yesterday, by those...

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UNP prepares for Uva Provincial Council …

17-04-2014

UNP prepares for Uva Provincial Council election

United National Party (UNP) has commenced preparation work for the Uva Provincial Council election expected to be held this year. The term of the Uva Provincial Council will end this September. UNP...

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Khuram family “shocked” as the court bai…

17-04-2014

Khuram family “shocked” as the court bails for accused

The family of Khuram Shaikh, who was killed while on holiday in Sri Lanka, say they are shocked by the decision to bail four men accused of his murder -...

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Rajiv sacrifice his life for Tamils in S…

17-04-2014

Rajiv sacrifice his life for Tamils in Sri Lanka

Dismissing as "false propaganda" that Congress was not concerned about Tamils in Sri Lanka, Sonia Gandhi today raised the emotional issue of her husband Rajiv Gandhi's assassination, saying the former...

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UK updates ravel advisory on SL

17-04-2014

UK updates ravel advisory on SL

Britain has updated its travel advisory after the Sri Lankan Government designated 16 organisations and 424 individuals for purported links to terrorism. In its latest advisory,  on April 17, the Foreign...

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US for comprehensive military ties with …

17-04-2014

US for comprehensive military ties with SL

The United States stated that it looked forward to a resumption of a more comprehensive military relationship once the Government of Sri Lanka has made better progress toward reconciliation and...

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Protest in Jaffna over death of young wo…

17-04-2014

Protest in Jaffna over death of young woman

A mass protest was held opposite Bishop's House in Jaffna yesterday, by those mourning the death of a young woman, who committed suicide by jumping into a well at Gurunagar,...

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Police nab 1,130 drunk drivers

17-04-2014

Police nab 1,130 drunk drivers

The police said yesterday that about 1,130 motorists had been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol between April 10 and yesterday. The Police Spokesman’s Office stated that a total...

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Presidential pardoning procedure of PSD …

17-04-2014

Presidential pardoning procedure of PSD persons improper-UNP

United National Party (UNP) MP Ajith Perera said the presidential pardon for those found guilty by the High Court of harassing popular artistes Rukantha Gunatilleka and Chandraleka Perera is improper...

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Indian Supreme Court to hear case agains…

17-04-2014

Indian Supreme Court to hear case against role of Indian Army in Sri Lanka war

India's Supreme Court on Friday will hear a writ petition for a probe by a Special Investigation Team into the alleged role of the Indian Army in the war in...

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Chief monks to take to the street agains…

17-04-2014

Chief monks to take to the street against “Bim Saviya” Act

It is said that Maha Nayaka of the Asgiriya Chapter, most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thera, said today he and the Maha Sangha were ready to take to the streets,...

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Wattala UC Vice Chairman further remande…

17-04-2014

Wattala UC Vice Chairman further remanded

UPFA led Wattala Urban Council Vice Chairman Thaheer Rizwan has been further remanded for adding and abating for attacking a person. On 6th April a person was stabbed with a sharp...

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No need for divide this country-TNA

17-04-2014

No need for divide this country-TNA

  Tamil people have no idea what so ever to launch another arm struggle TNA parliamentarian M.A Sumandiran said.   They have no intention of divide that country at this juncture, Mr. Sumandiran...

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Sri Lankan Tamils issue takes back seat

16-04-2014

Sri Lankan Tamils issue takes back seat

The Sri Lankan Tamils issue appears to have taken a back seat in the campaign for the April 24 Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu, much to the disappointment of...

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877 arrested of those under the influenc…

16-04-2014

877 arrested of those under the influence of liquor

It is said that police arrested 149  drunken drivers and motorcycle riders during the past 24 hours, a statement on the detection said. With the arrests the total number of detections...

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Counselling to be provided relatives of …

16-04-2014

Counselling to be provided relatives of disappeared-Report

The government-appointed panel probing the cases of  missing people during the war is to  provide counselling to the kin of those disappeared, an official was quoted in report by the...

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Ferry with 476 people sinking off South …

16-04-2014

Ferry with 476 people sinking off South Korea

A South Korean passenger ship carrying more than 470 people, including many high school students, is sinking off the country’s southern coast Wednesday after sending a distress call, officials said....

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Commonwealth expresses disappointment at…

16-04-2014

Commonwealth expresses disappointment at Canada's decision

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma Tuesday expressed disappointment at Canada's decision to suspend voluntary contributions to the Commonwealth over Sri Lanka's human rights situation but looked forward to the resumption of...

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UNP to appoint co-organizers to some ele…

16-04-2014

UNP to appoint co-organizers to some electorates

United National Party (UNP) has decided to appoint co-organizers to several electorates. UNP sources say that an additional organizer will be appointed to the electorates where the party had lost at...

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25 hospitalized due to bus accident

15-04-2014

25 hospitalized due to bus accident

It is said that least 25 passengers were injured when the buses they were travelling in collided on the Hatton-Norwood Road, a short while ago. Police said the Injured were admitted...

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Legal action called against minister for…

15-04-2014

Legal action called against minister for resettling people in national park

Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) has called to initiate legal action against Minister Rishad Bathiyutheen over the alleged resettlement of Muslim people in the Wilpattu National Park. Western Provincial Council Minister Udaya...

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Sunday, 12 May 2013
The increase in electricity tariffs further burdens the apparel industry workers who are already facing great hardships, our news sources said. The apparel factory owners are also serious about moving their factories to countries more lucrative to... Read More...
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Sunday, 12 May 2013
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IMAGE UNP-led opposition protests in Kandy
Sunday, 12 May 2013
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IMAGE TNA dismisses LLRC Action Plan as a strategy to please international community
Sunday, 12 May 2013
Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says the government's national Action Plan to implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) is only for the consumption of the international community. TNA parliamentarian... Read More...
IMAGE Government trying to break backbone of Custom officer by politicizing it-Handunneththi
Sunday, 12 May 2013
Customs officers who carry out their raids without any political bias are to be made cats’ paws of  politicians, their backbones are to be broken and political power is to be used for politicians and their lackeys to wriggle through the tax... Read More...
IMAGE JVP unions commence campaign against rising cost of living
Sunday, 12 May 2013
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IMAGE Milk food companies wanted Rs.15 increase, Johnston gave them Rs.61 – Attanayake
Sunday, 12 May 2013
Milk food companies had requested an increase of Rs.15 on per 400 gram pack of milk powder, but Internal Trade Minister Johnston Fernando had granted them a bonus hike of Rs.61, the UNP said yesterday. General Secretary of the UNP, Tissa Attanayake... Read More...
IMAGE JVP Hambantota protest meeting attacked killed two persons
Sunday, 12 May 2013
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IMAGE Former CJ treated worse than a common criminal - UNP
Sunday, 12 May 2013
The United National Party  said that the people of Sri Lanka “unequivocally and unreservedly condemn” the appointment of Mohan Peiris as the Chief Justice and still consider Shirani Bandaranayake as the country’s top judge.  ... Read More...
IMAGE Govt. does not have a clear-cut solution to the issue-Mano
Sunday, 12 May 2013
The leader of the Democratic People’s Front, Mano Ganesan says  that although the government from time to time claimed that the problems the Tamil political detainees were faced with would be addressed, it was without a solution. " Tamil... Read More...
IMAGE Ranil lashes out at UPFA
Sunday, 12 May 2013
A glaring example of the government suppressing media freedom was the failure of most news organizations to give publicity to the UNP’s comments on the recent demolition of a Mosque in Dambulla by extremist forces, UNP and Opposition leader... Read More...
IMAGE Student transfers stopped to make room for political preference
Sunday, 12 May 2013
Criticizing the government’s decision to prevent student transfers among national schools for Advanced Level classes, the UNP today accused the move of being another ploy to enroll students for popular schools according to the preference of... Read More...
IMAGE Government not taking any steps to increase wages for private sector-Ravi
Sunday, 12 May 2013
The government is following a system where it puts 10 rupees in the people’s pockets and takes back 90 rupees from them, UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake said . Even thought the government says it has raised wages of public sector employees, not even... Read More...
IMAGE UNP to assist the government to implement LLRC recommendations - Tissa
Sunday, 12 May 2013
  United National Party (UNP) called on the government to implement the recommendations made by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), our news sources said.   "To show its commitment to finding a political solution to the ethnic... Read More...
IMAGE Opposition parties to sign a MoU for new alliance
Thursday, 15 August 2013
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IMAGE TNA wants Hakeem to ‘abide by the wishes of the Muslim people’
Sunday, 12 May 2013
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) yesterday expressed confidence that SLMC leader Rauff Hakeem would abide by the wishes of the Muslim people, who supported the party without opting to vote for the government. "As a politician, I will be very... Read More...