Kottawa  to Kahathuduwa Interchange on the SE close on 2 September
Kottawa to Kahathuduwa Interchange on the SE close on 2 September

29 August 2014

  It is said that  segment from Kottawa Interchange to Kahathuduwa Interchange on the Southern Expressway (E02) would be closed on September 2 from 10 p.m. to 12 midnight for restoration work, the Road Development Authority (RDA) said. The authority instructed the commuters to use alternative roads from Kottawa through Mattegoda, Polgasowita, Kahathuduwa and other roads during the closure. Add new comment

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Sri Lanka named the squad for the 3rd ODI
Sri Lanka named the squad for the 3rd ODI
29 August 2014

Sri Lanka has named the a 15-man squad for the 3rd ODI against Pakistan in Dambulla.   Sri Lanka squad for 3rd ODI Angelo Mathews - Captain, T.M Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardena, Dinesh Chandimal,...

National Dengue Prevention Week from 10 September
National Dengue Prevention Week from 10 September
29 August 2014

Ministry of Health has declared the week from September 10-16 as a National Dengue Prevention Week to launch island wide cleaning campaigns for mosquito eradication as well as awareness campaigns. During the Dengue Prevention Week...

TESO against MR’s addressing UN meet
TESO against MR’s addressing UN meet
29 August 2014

It is reported that Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO) will hold a demonstration in Chennai on September 3, urging the United Nations not to allow Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to address the General Assembly on September...

Sri Lanka Airline to increase frequencies to China
Sri Lanka Airline to increase frequencies to China
29 August 2014

The new daily frequencies serving the Chinese destinations will further enhance services for Chinese tourists to Sri Lanka, which is one of the most popular destinations of Chinese travellers, Srilankan Airlines Regional Manager Asia...

CSE-SEC to conduct roadshow in NY
CSE-SEC to conduct roadshow in NY
29 August 2014

The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC), in association with the Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington D.C will host its first “Invest Sri Lanka – Investor Forum” in North...

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Kottawa to Kahathuduwa Interchange on t…

29-08-2014

Kottawa  to Kahathuduwa Interchange on the SE close on 2 September

  It is said that  segment from Kottawa Interchange to Kahathuduwa Interchange on the Southern Expressway (E02) would be closed on September 2 from 10 p.m. to 12 midnight for restoration...

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Sri Lanka named the squad for the 3rd OD…

29-08-2014

Sri Lanka named the squad for the 3rd ODI

Sri Lanka has named the a 15-man squad for the 3rd ODI against Pakistan in Dambulla.   Sri Lanka squad for 3rd ODI Angelo Mathews - Captain, T.M Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara,...

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National Dengue Prevention Week from 10 …

29-08-2014

National Dengue Prevention Week from 10 September

Ministry of Health has declared the week from September 10-16 as a National Dengue Prevention Week to launch island wide cleaning campaigns for mosquito eradication as well as awareness campaigns. During...

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TESO against MR’s addressing UN meet

29-08-2014

TESO against MR’s addressing UN meet

It is reported that Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO) will hold a demonstration in Chennai on September 3, urging the United Nations not to allow Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa...

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Sri Lanka Airline to increase frequencie…

29-08-2014

Sri Lanka Airline to increase frequencies to China

The new daily frequencies serving the Chinese destinations will further enhance services for Chinese tourists to Sri Lanka, which is one of the most popular destinations of Chinese travellers, Srilankan...

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CSE-SEC to conduct roadshow in NY

29-08-2014

CSE-SEC to conduct roadshow in NY

The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC), in association with the Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington D.C will host its first “Invest...

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EC proposed to political parties to redu…

29-08-2014

EC proposed to political parties to reduce propaganda expenses

It is reported that Commissioner of Elections Mahinda Deshapriya has proposed to political parties that they reduce their propaganda expenses at elections, our news sources said. He made the proposal during...

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Dr Dewasiri stick to his gun

29-08-2014

Dr Dewasiri stick to his gun

It is reported that an argument between the Colombo University History Department Head Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri and Vice Chancellor Dr. Kumara Hirimburegama on Wednesday resulted in the Dr Dewasiri...

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SL not interested in 13th amendement imp…

29-08-2014

SL not interested in 13th amendement implementation - TNA

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader and Sri Lankan MP R Sampanthan today alleged that the island nation government was not interested in implementing the 13th Amendment and was only impeding...

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Possible rice price hike due to Finance …

29-08-2014

Possible rice price hike due to Finance Ministry inaction

It was reported that the inaction of some top officials of the Finance Ministry has likely caused for the recent rice price hike. President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed to import rice...

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JVP denies Polls Chief’s allegations

29-08-2014

JVP denies Polls Chief’s allegations

JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva said his party had refrained from conducting processions, vehicle parades or using loudspeakers on the nominations day in keeping with a request made to that...

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Health strike affecte hospitals in the c…

29-08-2014

Health strike affecte hospitals in the country

It is reported that the continuous strike by the Joint Council of Professions Supplementary to Medicine (JPSM) entered the third day yesterday and sources revealed that drugs available at Osu...

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UNP members met election chief to report…

29-08-2014

UNP members met election chief to report on election violations in Uva

UNP MP and Chief Opposition Whip John Ameratunga MP told a local newspaper that  UNP delegation had met Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya to protest against the blatant violation of election...

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Andrew Jayamanne has passed away in Ita…

29-08-2014

Andrew Jayamanne  has passed away in Italy

Famous film cinematographer,fim and television director and producer Andrew Jayamanne  has passed away in Italy at the age of 71 years family members said.

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Showers or thunder showers for the North…

28-08-2014

Showers or thunder showers for the Northern sea areas

  Showers or thunder showers will occur in the Northern sea areas and showers will occur at a few places in the other sea areas around the island.   Winds will be Southwesterly...

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Election Commissioner asks IGP to streng…

28-08-2014

Election Commissioner asks IGP to strengthen security in Uva Province

Following the attacks on several election offices of opposition political parties in the Uva Province, Sri Lanka Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya has instructed the Inspector General of Police, N.K. Ilangakoon...

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Former- DIG enlarged on bail

28-08-2014

Former- DIG enlarged on bail

Former- DIG Vass Gunawardena was enlarged on bail, today, in a case where he was accused of threatening a group of CID officers including ASP Shani Abeysekara, by the Colombo...

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Panther launch eight educational toys at…

28-08-2014

Panther launch eight educational toys at the Colombo International Book Fair

   The much anticipated 16th edition of the Colombo International Book Fair (CIBF) will take place from the 10th to the 17th of September at the BMICH. With the participation of...

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10,00o Divi Neguma workers to Uva electi…

28-08-2014

10,00o Divi Neguma workers to Uva election campaign

Ten thousand Divi Neguma development officers have been forced into doing election propaganda work from 05 to 08 of Septembr. The accusation contains in a letter sent by the association of...

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Protection needed for SL war crimes witn…

28-08-2014

Protection needed for SL war crimes witnesses

It is reported that International rights groups have demanded protection for potential Sri Lankan witnesses at a UN-mandated war crimes investigation into the island's ethnic war which ended five year...

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IMAGE SF’s political party accepted by EC
Sunday, 12 May 2013
The Elections Commissioner has accepted the registration of the Democratic Party set up by Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka under the symbol of the flaming torch.  Former army Chief Sarath Fonseka met with the Elections Commissioner for a... Read More...
IMAGE ED granted seven million to police to remove illegal propaganda materials
Sunday, 12 May 2013
Election Department (ED)has granted Rs. seven million to the Police Department to remove the illegal propaganda material in the three provinces where elections are to be held. The money is expected to be used for machinery and labor to remove... Read More...
IMAGE Act at least now for sake of the country, people - UNP spokesman
Sunday, 12 May 2013
  The UNP has urged the government to act, at least now, for the sake the country and the people.  At a media briefing in Colombo today, party spokesman Gayantha Karunatilake said the LLRC recommendations that are acceptable to all parties should... Read More...
IMAGE Jayalath asks Pope to intervene in threats against Bishop Joseph
Sunday, 12 May 2013
                                                  UNP MP Jayalath Jayawardena has written to Pope Benedict at the Vatican and requested his intervention in alleged threats against Bishop of Mannar,... Read More...
IMAGE TNA leader warns of dire consequences if UPFA resorts to malpractices
Sunday, 12 May 2013
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader, R. Sampanthan, MP, has told President Mahinda Rajapaksa that it would be his responsibility to ensure a level playing field at tomorrow’s elections to the Eastern Provincial Council. The Trincomalee... Read More...
IMAGE Elections to 9 local bodies postponed
Sunday, 12 May 2013
The government had decided to postpone elections to nine local bodies in the Batticaloa District including the Batticaloa Municipal Council until the National Delimitation Commission (NDC) completed demarcating the new ward boundaries of the local... Read More...
IMAGE Matters pertaining to affairs of the House cannot be made use of at a court of law-RW
Sunday, 12 May 2013
Opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe says matters pertaining to affairs of the House cannot be made use of at a court of law without parliamentary approval. In a statement, he is commenting on an interim injunction issued by the Colombo district... Read More...
IMAGE UNP won’t name CM candidates for SGP and NCP
Sunday, 12 May 2013
The UNP has decided not to name chief ministerial candidates for the Sabaragamuwa and North-Central Provinces. The party has named its national organiser Daya Gamage as the chief ministerial candidate for the Eastern Province and seven candidates... Read More...
IMAGE 4 parties lose registration
Sunday, 12 May 2013
Polls chief Mahinda Deshapriya says four parties have been removed from the list of registered political parties. They are Eelam Democratic Liberation Front, National Unity Alliance, Liberation Tigers People’s Front and the United National... Read More...
IMAGE North Central, Sabaragamuwa and Eastern PC poll in Sept.?
Sunday, 12 May 2013
The government is determined to go ahead with the provincial council elections in the North Central, Sabaragamuwa and the East by accelerating the reorganization of the SLFP in the five districts where the poll is scheduled to be held, political... Read More...
IMAGE Government planning to privatise SOR
Tuesday, 28 May 2013
UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake says the government is planning to privatise the Sapugaskanda Oil Refinery (SOR), despite its assurance not to go ahead with it. “Some Government members are hoping to submit a Cabinet proposal for the... Read More...
IMAGE Election monitors getting ready for Northern PC election
Sunday, 12 May 2013
Election monitors have begun their normal operations in the Northern Province in preparation for the provincial council elections, our news sources said. The Sri Lankan government has decided to hold elections to the Northern Provincial Council... Read More...
IMAGE Private sector workers to protest demanding pay hike
Sunday, 12 May 2013
JVP–led private sector trade unions would protest on Friday (23) opposite the Fort Railway Station demanding an immediate pay hike, our news sources said. President of the Inter Company Employees’ Union Wasantha Samarasinghe said that... Read More...
IMAGE UNP warns of additional costs to vehicle importers
Sunday, 12 May 2013
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IMAGE Even if Parliament is prorogued, Impeachment continues- Dy. Speaker
Sunday, 12 May 2013
The proroguing  of parliament  will not necessarily lapse the prevailing Impeachment process  against the Chief Justice, according to the deputy Speaker, Mr. Chandima Weerakkody. When Parliament is summoned against the Impechment process comes... Read More...
IMAGE PSC report to the Rajapaka family-Tilvin
Sunday, 12 May 2013
JVP Secretary Tilvyn Silva says that Chairman of the PSC on the impeachment Anura Priyadarshana Yapa yesterday handed over a report to the speaker, but it is not one by the PSC, but by the Rajapaksa family, "The Rajapaksa family wanted to get the CJ... Read More...