UNP agreement for good governance under a party regime
UNP agreement for good governance under a party regime

22 August 2014

The UNP yesterday signed an agreement at Sirikotha that a future government by the party would be committed for good governance. Parties to the agreement are the UNP and the National Front for Good Governance. UNP general secretary Tissa Attanayake and the Front’s general secretary Raja Mohomed signed the agreement. The agreement gives a written undertaking to the people that a future UNP government would be committed for good governance. Senior leaders of the party attended. Add new comment

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Marikkar appointed UNP's Kolonnawa organizer
Marikkar appointed UNP's Kolonnawa organizer
22 August 2014

]Western Provincial Council member of the United National Party, S.M. Marikkar was appointed as the electorate organizer for Kolonnawa. Marikkar has accepted his letter of appointment  by the UNP leader - Ranil Wickremesinghe this...

 Teacher union challenges Bandula
Teacher union challenges Bandula
22 August 2014

Lanka Teacher Service Union has challenged education minister Bandula Gunawardena for an open debate on the mistakes contained in the economics paper at this year’s GCE A/L examination. Union’s secretary Mahinda Jayasinghe says...

Samurdhi workers in Uva election campaign
Samurdhi workers in Uva election campaign
22 August 2014

Ten thousand Samurdhi workers island wide are to be used for the government’s election campaign in Uva province. From 06 to 08 September, they will be used for the UPFA’s electioneering in Badulla and Moneragala, on the...

‘Govt. should get priorities correct‘
‘Govt. should get priorities correct‘
22 August 2014

UNP MP Akil Viraj Kariyawasam has advised the government to get its priorities correct. His advice came during a political affairs programme at a television channel last night.   Add new comment

TNA MPs to meet Sushma Swaraj today
TNA MPs to meet Sushma Swaraj today
22 August 2014

Visiting TNA MPs were due to meet with Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj today. The two sides were to discuss the prevailing political situation in the country. The TNA MPs will meet Indian prime minister Narendra Modi...

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UNP agreement for good governance under …

22-08-2014

UNP agreement for good governance under a party regime

The UNP yesterday signed an agreement at Sirikotha that a future government by the party would be committed for good governance. Parties to the agreement are the UNP and the National...

Read more

Marikkar appointed UNP's Kolonnawa organ…

22-08-2014

Marikkar appointed UNP's Kolonnawa organizer

]Western Provincial Council member of the United National Party, S.M. Marikkar was appointed as the electorate organizer for Kolonnawa. Marikkar has accepted his letter of appointment  by the UNP leader -...

Read more

Teacher union challenges Bandula

22-08-2014

 Teacher union challenges Bandula

Lanka Teacher Service Union has challenged education minister Bandula Gunawardena for an open debate on the mistakes contained in the economics paper at this year’s GCE A/L examination. Union’s secretary Mahinda...

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Samurdhi workers in Uva election campaig…

22-08-2014

Samurdhi workers in Uva election campaign

Ten thousand Samurdhi workers island wide are to be used for the government’s election campaign in Uva province. From 06 to 08 September, they will be used for the UPFA’s electioneering...

Read more

‘Govt. should get priorities correct‘

22-08-2014

‘Govt. should get priorities correct‘

UNP MP Akil Viraj Kariyawasam has advised the government to get its priorities correct. His advice came during a political affairs programme at a television channel last night.  

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TNA MPs to meet Sushma Swaraj today

22-08-2014

TNA MPs to meet Sushma Swaraj today

Visiting TNA MPs were due to meet with Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj today. The two sides were to discuss the prevailing political situation in the country. The TNA MPs will...

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Case fabricated against PC who fined He…

22-08-2014

 Case fabricated against PC who fined Hemal Gunasekara

Two constables, including Suminda Saman, who fined deputy minister Hemal Gunasekara for speeding in the southern expressway, have been accused of obtaining a bribe five years ago. They were released on...

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Heavy rains predicted in several provinc…

22-08-2014

Heavy rains predicted in several provinces

The Met Department is predicting heavy rains in the central, Sabaragamuwa, western and southern provinces today. Towards the afternoon and evening, thundershowers are expected in other provinces too.  

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UPFA uses state resources for campaignin…

22-08-2014

UPFA uses state resources for campaigning

CaFFE alleges state resources are being misused by the UPFA for election propaganda activities in Badulla district. Its executive director Keerthi Tennakoon says CTB buses and circuit bungalows are all being...

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2 more deputy ministers added to public …

22-08-2014

2 more deputy ministers added to public burden

Two more members were added yesterday to the group of government ministers that has already become an unbearable burden on the people. They are P. Digambaran and Prabha Ganeshan. With them, the...

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JVP accuses UPFA over election law viola…

22-08-2014

JVP accuses UPFA over election law violations

The JVP alleges the UPFA continues to violate election laws at the Uva provincial council election. A complaint has been lodged with the elections commissioner regarding this, JVP secretary Tilvyn Silva...

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TNA to meet Indian premier

22-08-2014

TNA to meet Indian premier

A group of TNA MPs left for India yesterday. They are making the visit at the invitation of the Indian prime minister. R. Sampanthan is leading the group.

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Ranil ready to take to streets

21-08-2014

Ranil ready to take to streets

Opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe says he is prepared to take to the streets and fight in order to safeguared Buddhism. He says the temporalities act to be submitted by the government...

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Hospital staff to end strike tomorrow

21-08-2014

Hospital staff to end strike tomorrow

The Samastha Lanka Suva Seva Sangamaya says their strike will end at 6.30 am tomorrow. The decision follows a letter signed by the treasury secretary that promises to solve their issues...

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UNP office attacked

21-08-2014

UNP office attacked

A UNP office at Galahagama in Uva Paranagama came under attack around 3.00 am today. A three wheeler was set on fire. UNP candidate Jayantha Kannangara says supporters of UPFA candidate A.M....

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UNP to move no confidence motion against…

21-08-2014

UNP to move no confidence motion against UPFA In CPC

The UNP-led opposition in the Central Provincial Council  (CPC) is planning to bring in a motion of no confidence against the UPFA administration. Leader of the Opposition of the CPC Ranjith...

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HC Judge moved out from Hasitha Madawela…

21-08-2014

HC Judge moved out from Hasitha Madawela murder case

Gampaha District High Court Judge Piyaseli Wickremesinghe Maturata has been move out from hearing the former Kelaniya Pradehsiya Sbha UPFA member Hasitha Madawela's murder case, our news sources said High Court...

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SLFP posters printed in SPC

21-08-2014

SLFP posters printed in SPC

UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake said that all SLFP election propaganda materials including posters and banners for the Uva Provincial Council election are  printed at the State Printing Corporation (SPC)...

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Warrant issued to SF's Private Secretary

21-08-2014

Warrant issued to SF's Private Secretary

It is reported that the warrants have being issued to Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka’s Private Secretary, who was a former army officer Senaka Haripriya de Silva, our news sources...

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Government has made COPE a toothless bod…

21-08-2014

Government has made COPE a toothless body-Kiriella

The  government has made COPE a toothless body and there is no way to investigate into the findings of the COPE report, UNP Parliamentarian Lakshman Kirirella said. “With the abolition of...

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