Court order to DIG of Maharagama
Court order to DIG of Maharagama

27 August 2014

The DIG in charge of Maharagama area has been ordered to appear before court on September 29. Colombo high court judge Iranganie Perera issued the order. The IGP has disregarded the implementation of an order to handover to court the evidence of suspects in cases being heard by the court. Add new comment

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 STF security for Uva
STF security for Uva
27 August 2014

Polls chief Mahinda Deshapriya has ordered the IGP to deploy the STF in areas of Uva province where there is a high incidence of election violence. He advised that more mobile patrols be stationed and obtain the services of policemen from...

Distribution of official poll cards begins
Distribution of official poll cards begins
27 August 2014

The distribution of official poll cards of Uva provincial council election begins today. The cards will be handed over to the Postal Department, said the Elections Secretariat. Indian court sets aside appeal for Tamil Nadu fishermen The...

 Complaint to IGP over Uva violence
Complaint to IGP over Uva violence
27 August 2014

The Network for Election Observation has lodged a complaint with the IGP regarding election violence in Moneragala district. In a letter, it says violence unleashed by armed thugs of the government against opposition parties was on the rise...

 PC remanded for trying to shoot his OIC
PC remanded for trying to shoot his OIC
27 August 2014

A constable has been arrested and remanded for trying to shoot at Dambulla headquarters inspector Saranath Samarakoon with his T-56 rifle. Produced before Dambulla magistrate Sanjeewa Ramyakumara, the suspect was remanded until September...

Shashindra leds violence – Tilvyn
Shashindra leds violence – Tilvyn
27 August 2014

Shashindra Rajapaksa is leading the terror campaign in Uva province, alleges JVP secretary Tilvyn Silva. Armed thugs coming in defender jeeps used by the military are terrorising the people, he told the media yesterday. On August 24,...

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Court order to DIG of Maharagama

27-08-2014

Court order to DIG of Maharagama

The DIG in charge of Maharagama area has been ordered to appear before court on September 29. Colombo high court judge Iranganie Perera issued the order. The IGP has disregarded the implementation...

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STF security for Uva

27-08-2014

 STF security for Uva

Polls chief Mahinda Deshapriya has ordered the IGP to deploy the STF in areas of Uva province where there is a high incidence of election violence. He advised that more mobile...

Read more

Distribution of official poll cards begi…

27-08-2014

Distribution of official poll cards begins

The distribution of official poll cards of Uva provincial council election begins today. The cards will be handed over to the Postal Department, said the Elections Secretariat. Indian court sets aside appeal...

Read more

Complaint to IGP over Uva violence

27-08-2014

 Complaint to IGP over Uva violence

The Network for Election Observation has lodged a complaint with the IGP regarding election violence in Moneragala district. In a letter, it says violence unleashed by armed thugs of the government...

Read more

PC remanded for trying to shoot his OIC

27-08-2014

 PC remanded for trying to shoot his OIC

A constable has been arrested and remanded for trying to shoot at Dambulla headquarters inspector Saranath Samarakoon with his T-56 rifle. Produced before Dambulla magistrate Sanjeewa Ramyakumara, the suspect was remanded...

Read more

Shashindra leds violence – Tilvyn

27-08-2014

Shashindra leds violence – Tilvyn

Shashindra Rajapaksa is leading the terror campaign in Uva province, alleges JVP secretary Tilvyn Silva. Armed thugs coming in defender jeeps used by the military are terrorising the people, he told...

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Damana people affected by strong winds h…

27-08-2014

Damana people affected by strong winds helpless

People of two villages at Damana in Ampara have been rendered helpless after their homes were damaged in strong winds on August 25. Some of the 200 houses at villages no....

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Paramedics to abandon emergency services…

27-08-2014

Paramedics to abandon emergency services too

Paramedical professionals are preparing to stay away from emergency services too. They are on strike since yesterday. Spokesman for the Paramedical Services Trade Unions Federation Janaka Nishantha said the health, finance and...

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‘Support for common candidate if executi…

26-08-2014

‘Support for common candidate if executive presidency not abolished’

The National Movement for a Just Society says it will support the victory of the common candidate if the incumbent president does not abolish the executive presidency at the upcoming...

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77 run victory for Lanka

26-08-2014

77 run victory for Lanka

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 77 runs in the second one-day international. Batting first, Sri Lanka made 310 for nine in 50 overs. Captain Anjelo Mathews made 93, Mahela Jayawardena scored 67...

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Hameedia Helps Drought-Stricken Families…

26-08-2014

Hameedia Helps Drought-Stricken Families in North-East Sri Lanka

 Hameedia recently embarked on a humanitarian mission to provide water for families most affected by the ongoing drought in North-East Sri Lanka. The Hameedia team comprising ten members visited Polonnaruwa,...

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TUs to fight for pay hike

26-08-2014

TUs to fight for pay hike

Trade unions are to launch a series of protests to secure a pay hike from this year’s budget. The state, semi-government private sector trade unions collective said the minimum increase should...

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Elections chief summon party represent…

26-08-2014

  Elections chief summon party representatives

The elections commissioner will meet with representatives of political parties tomorrow and the following day. He has decided to have separate meetings with party representatives. The objective is to discuss problems and...

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President’s decision is foolish – minist…

26-08-2014

President’s decision is foolish – minister Patali

Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka has criticized the decision by the president to appoint foreigners to obtain advice in the face of allegations. At a live programme on TV Derana 360, he...

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JVP-UPFA clash in Uva

26-08-2014

JVP-UPFA clash in Uva

Two people were injured in a clash between JVP and UPFA supporters at Badalkumbura. Later, persons in defender jeeps had shot at and set fire to a JVP election platform where...

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Voters, politicians are frightened – CaF…

26-08-2014

Voters, politicians are frightened – CaFFE

Following the attacks on 18 opposition party offices at Bibile in Moneragala, voters as well as opposition party activities are frightened, says CaFFE. In a statement, it says the armed thugs...

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Why does Shashindra fear debate?

26-08-2014

Why does Shashindra fear debate?

The UNP says Shashindra Rajapaksa has not yet accepted a challenge by its chief ministerial candidate Harin Fernando for a public debate. If Rajapaksa has developed Uva and resolved problems of...

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Siyam murder case hearing from Oct. 14

26-08-2014

Siyam murder case hearing from Oct. 14

A three member bench of judges yesterday decided to take up from October 14 the case in connection with the abduction and murder of wealthy businessman Mohamed Siyam, in which...

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Hameedia Hosts Opening Event for the Int…

26-08-2014

Hameedia Hosts Opening Event for the International Film Festival of Colombo

: Hameedia will be hosting the opening dinner for the International Film Festival of Colombo on 2 September 2014. The film festival which will take place from 2 to 7...

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Permission for Shirani’s experts to exam…

26-08-2014

Permission for Shirani’s experts to examine accounts

Colombo chief magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya yesterday granted permission to computer experts named by former chief justice Shirani Bandaranayake to examine her accounts at the National Development Bank. The experts will undertake...

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The DIG in charge of Maharagama area has been ordered to appear before court on September 29. Colombo high court judge Iranganie Perera issued the order. The IGP has disregarded the implementation...

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Polls chief Mahinda Deshapriya has ordered the IGP to deploy the STF in areas of Uva province where there is a high incidence of election violence. He advised that more mobile...

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