JVP complained to HRC
JVP complained to HRC

02 September 2014

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission (HRC) asking it to compel Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya to ban some 26,000 government officers from being used in the government’s election campaign in the Uva Province. The JVP in its complaint accused the government of planning to use 26,000 Divi Neguma Development Department officers and Agricultural Research Production Assistants to help the government’s election campaign in the guise of carrying gout a survey in the Province on September 5.   JVP candidate Sudath Balagalla said his human rights had been violated on political grounds and cited the following as respondents  the Elections Commissioner, Divi Neguma Development Department Director...

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40 election propaganda offices destroyed - PAFFREL
40 election propaganda offices destroyed - PAFFREL
02 September 2014

It is reported that more than 40 election propaganda offices have been destroyed from day one to up-to-date of starting election canvassing in Uva Province, PAFFREL Organization said. It is been brought to notice that around 20 JVP...

Harin threatened to launch a death fast
Harin threatened to launch a death fast
02 September 2014

United National Party (UNP) chief ministerial candidate Harin Fernando threatened to launch a death fast if the police and the other authorities continued to act biased in favour of the Government when maintaining law and order in the Uva...

Power cuts in Maharagama & Udahamulla
Power cuts in Maharagama & Udahamulla
01 September 2014

It is reported that due to Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) request electricity supply to some areas of Maharagama on 2nd Sept & Udahamulla on 3rd Sept will be interrupted between 8am to 5pm, LECO said. Add new comment

Vetern trade unionists Bala Tampoe passed away
Vetern trade unionists Bala Tampoe passed away
01 September 2014

Veteran trade unionists and General Secretary of Ceylon Mercantile, Industrial and General Workers Union Bala Tampoe has passed away at the age of 92, our news sources said. Born on May 23, 1922 to a prominent family in Jaffna , he...

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Election chief writes to IGP

02-09-2014

Election chief writes to IGP

Due to surge in election law violations in the Moneragala District, Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya yesterday instructed Inspector General of Police, N.K. Ilangakoon to beef up security in the district...

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JVP complained to HRC

02-09-2014

JVP complained to HRC

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission (HRC) asking it to compel Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya to ban some 26,000 government officers from being used...

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40 election propaganda offices destroyed…

02-09-2014

40 election propaganda offices destroyed - PAFFREL

It is reported that more than 40 election propaganda offices have been destroyed from day one to up-to-date of starting election canvassing in Uva Province, PAFFREL Organization said. It is been...

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Harin threatened to launch a death fast

02-09-2014

Harin threatened to launch a death fast

United National Party (UNP) chief ministerial candidate Harin Fernando threatened to launch a death fast if the police and the other authorities continued to act biased in favour of the...

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Power cuts in Maharagama & Udahamull…

01-09-2014

Power cuts in Maharagama & Udahamulla

It is reported that due to Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) request electricity supply to some areas of Maharagama on 2nd Sept & Udahamulla on 3rd Sept will be interrupted between...

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Vetern trade unionists Bala Tampoe passe…

01-09-2014

Vetern trade unionists Bala Tampoe passed away

Veteran trade unionists and General Secretary of Ceylon Mercantile, Industrial and General Workers Union Bala Tampoe has passed away at the age of 92, our news sources said. Born on May...

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Shut- down Mihin Air and channel funds t…

01-09-2014

Shut- down Mihin Air and channel funds to kidney patients  -Ranil

The government does not have any suitable programme/plan for protecting kidney patients who suffered in the country, UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said. He made these remarks at a meeting with famer...

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Veternan artist Bandula Vithanage passed…

01-09-2014

Veternan artist Bandula Vithanage passed away

Veteran playwrighter, teledrama director, script writer, acter Bandula Vithanage has passed away at the age of 74 at the National Hospital, family sources said.He was a great artist conducts drama...

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Indian PM pledges 100 percent support fo…

01-09-2014

Indian PM pledges 100 percent support for TNA

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had told a delegation of the Sri Lankan Tamil National Alliance (TNA), when the latter met him in New Delhi on August 23, that India...

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Man entered courts with a pistol

01-09-2014

Man entered courts with a pistol

It is reported that police arrested a man who was attempting to enter the Courts Complex in Hulftsdorp armed with a pistol, our news sources said. The suspect was handed over...

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Japanese PM due to 7th September

01-09-2014

Japanese PM due to 7th September

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to arrive in Sri Lanka on an official visit this Sunday, the External Affairs Ministry said today. Mr. Abe will be in the country...

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Eppawala phosphate deposit to China?

01-09-2014

Eppawala phosphate deposit to China?

  There is a plan of giving the Eppawala phosphate deposit to China, JVP member Wasantha Samarasinghe says. He complains that the Chairman of the company treats this as his own property...

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Election law violations in Monaragala-PA…

01-09-2014

Election law violations in Monaragala-PAFFREL

Elections watchdog PAFFERAL states that election laws are violated in the Monaragala district. Executive director of PAFFERAL Rohana Hettiarachci stated that 158 election related complaints were lodged while majority of them...

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Indo-Lanka FTA to be reviewed

01-09-2014

Indo-Lanka FTA to be reviewed

Indian government has decided to review the free trade agreement between Sri Lanka and India signed in the year 2000.The transaction value between the two countries have exceeded US$ 5...

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Election offices attacked by gunmen in u…

01-09-2014

Election offices attacked by gunmen in unmarked vehicles – CaFFE

Expressing disappointment over continuous attacks targeting opposition parties ahead of the Uva Provincial Council polls, the Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) says that 9 election offices of opposition...

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Public servants not get involved in UPFA…

01-09-2014

Public servants not get involved in UPFA campaign-JVP

JVP would take legal action against public servants who engaged in political activities violating election laws, addressing a media conference at the party head office at Pelawatte, JVP Propaganda Secretary...

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Sri Lanka to become a preferred destinat…

01-09-2014

Sri Lanka to become a preferred destination for Chinese

Sri Lankan tourist authorities should attract high-end Chinese tourists into Sri Lanka to reap real benefits to the country foreign exchange wise, said Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Shanghai...

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Government to consult SC regarding presi…

01-09-2014

Government to consult SC regarding presidential election

The government has decided to consult the Supreme Court to get an interpretation on the 18th Amendment to the Constitution on the holding of a Presidential election. The government will seek...

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Significant changes for UNP soon-Tissa

01-09-2014

Significant changes for UNP soon-Tissa

Several significant changes in the United National Party (UNP) would come into effect within the next two or three weeks, party General Secretary and MP Tissa Attanayake “The decision would be...

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Sam Wijesinha passed away

31-08-2014

Sam Wijesinha passed away

Former Secretary General of Parliament and Ombudsman Sam Wijesinha passed away at the aged of 93 this evening at his residence, family sources said. At the time of his death...

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JVP complained to HRC

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission (HRC) asking it to compel Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya to ban some 26,000 government officers from being used...

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