MR instructed not to promote Karu
MR instructed not to promote Karu

20 August 2014

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed state and private media institutions to censor news promoting UNP leadership council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya, several media reported. Speaking to journalists of several media stations himself, the President has emphasised this. 'Rivira' newspaper - Sisira Paranathanthri had summoned several members of his editorial and informed them not to cover press conferences of Karu Jayasuriya and refrain from publishing news articles on him.   Add new comment

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Moon supports Pillay’s investigation
Moon supports Pillay’s investigation
20 August 2014

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon fully supports the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka, Spokesperson for Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric says. He made the observation in return for a question asked by a journalist...

Notorious drug dealer nabbed
Notorious drug dealer nabbed
20 August 2014

A notorious drug dealer and wanted criminal Nuwan Udaya Gunatilake alias “ Kudu Nuwan” has been arrested  in Meethotamulla, police sources said Add new comment

Speed guns will be used after sign board situated-Police
Speed guns will be used after sign board situated-Police
20 August 2014

It is said that radar guns to check speeding vehicles will come into operation after the sign boards indicating the speed limits are put up, the Police Headquarters said today. Clarifying the recent reports on speed limits, Police...

TNCC questions Swamy’s Sri Lanka visit
TNCC questions Swamy’s Sri Lanka visit
20 August 2014

The Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President B S Gnanadesikan on Tuesday asked the Centre to clarify in what capacity did BJP leader Subramanian Swamy visited Sri Lanka recently. While welcoming dialogue with Sri Lanka to facilitate...

Hospital junior staff on strike
Hospital junior staff on strike
20 August 2014

It is said that junior staffs of all the government hospitals across the country boycott their duties today in protest over several demands. The island wide strike was launched under the direction of the All Ceylon Health Services...

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MR instructed not to promote Karu

20-08-2014

MR instructed not to promote Karu

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed state and private media institutions to censor news promoting UNP leadership council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya, several media reported. Speaking to journalists of several media stations himself,...

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Moon supports Pillay’s investigation

20-08-2014

Moon supports Pillay’s investigation

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon fully supports the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka, Spokesperson for Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric says. He made the observation in return for a question asked by...

Read more

Notorious drug dealer nabbed

20-08-2014

Notorious drug dealer nabbed

A notorious drug dealer and wanted criminal Nuwan Udaya Gunatilake alias “ Kudu Nuwan” has been arrested  in Meethotamulla, police sources said

Read more

Speed guns will be used after sign board…

20-08-2014

Speed guns will be used after sign board situated-Police

It is said that radar guns to check speeding vehicles will come into operation after the sign boards indicating the speed limits are put up, the Police Headquarters said today. Clarifying...

Read more

TNCC questions Swamy’s Sri Lanka visit

20-08-2014

TNCC questions Swamy’s Sri Lanka visit

The Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President B S Gnanadesikan on Tuesday asked the Centre to clarify in what capacity did BJP leader Subramanian Swamy visited Sri Lanka recently. While welcoming dialogue...

Read more

Hospital junior staff on strike

20-08-2014

Hospital junior staff on strike

It is said that junior staffs of all the government hospitals across the country boycott their duties today in protest over several demands. The island wide strike was launched under the...

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Jaffna suicide rate on the increase

20-08-2014

Jaffna suicide rate on the increase

There is an increase of suicides taking place in the Jaffna peninsula since the end of the war, Prof. Daya Somasundaram says. According to Prof. Somasundaram, who has conducted a research...

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SLFP seniors want executive system to be…

20-08-2014

SLFP seniors want executive system to be abolished

Most of the Seniors in SLFP are against the statement made by the Secretary General of SLFP Maithripala Sirisena that the party has no idea of cancelling the Executive President’ship.Therefore,...

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Three suspects arrested with 11kg's of g…

20-08-2014

Three suspects arrested with 11kg's of gold

Three suspects were arrested by Thaleimannarama police for the possession of having 11kg and 828 grams of gold after searching a van which was stopped in Gramaya area in Thaleimannarama,...

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Sri Lanka's coasts, agriculture under th…

20-08-2014

Sri Lanka's coasts, agriculture under threat from climate change -ADB report

It is said that  degradation of Sri Lanka's coastal and agricultural resources due to climate change could cost the country's economy more than 6 percent  of its gross domestic product...

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Legislation limited powers paralyzed to …

20-08-2014

Legislation limited powers paralyzed to control executive irregularities

It is said that legislative powers that are control irregularities in the executive system have been paralyzed under this regime, UNP said. UNP parliamentarian who represents the opposition on the COPE...

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Students’ union protest against suppres…

20-08-2014

Students’ union protest against  suppression of students

It is said that 44 students attached to the Peradeniya  first year Art Faculty  have been suspended for attending lectures . Therefore, General Student Union staged a protest  demanding the...

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Sabaragamuwa UPFA PC member released on …

20-08-2014

Sabaragamuwa UPFA PC member released on bail

Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council (PS) UPFA member Imitiaz Carder who was arrested by the Kegall police for keeping an illegal weapon , yesterday produced before the Kegalle Magistrate Prasanna Alwis and...

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Indian PM to visit Sri Lanka next year

20-08-2014

Indian PM to visit Sri Lanka next year

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi may visit Sri Lanka early next year, according to Dr Subramanian Swamy, head of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Strategic Action Committee. Swamy told select journalists on...

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No Ebola cases found so far

19-08-2014

No Ebola cases found so far

It is  said that the Ministry of Health says that there is no case of Ebola virus disease reported in the country and there is no need to panic about...

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Indian PM Office has convened a meeting…

19-08-2014

Indian PM  Office has convened a meeting to finda  solution to the fishermen issue

The Prime Minister's Office has convened a meeting tomorrow to explore a long-term solution to the contentious fishermen issue between India and Sri Lanka.  "The PMO has called a meeting tomorrow...

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Indian HC dismisses petition seeking bet…

19-08-2014

Indian HC dismisses petition seeking better facilities at refugee camps

The Madras High Court Bench on Monday dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) petition seeking better facilities at the Sri Lankan refugee camps in the district after recording steps taken...

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10,000 election officers for Uva electio…

19-08-2014

10,000 election officers for Uva election

It is said that some 10,000 election officers will be deployed for the upcoming elections in Uva Province, the Department of Election sources said Apart from this, another group of election...

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TNA wants executive presidency to be abo…

19-08-2014

TNA wants executive presidency to be abolished

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says that executive presidency, which has become a dangerous position, should be abolished, its sources said . TNA leader - R. Sampanthan has emphasised thus during...

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At least get temporary ID to vote

19-08-2014

At least get temporary ID to vote

It is said the Elections Secretariat yesterday announced that those who did not possess valid identification documents to cast their vote at the forthcoming Uva Provincial Council election could apply...

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