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

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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...

Shut- down Mihin Air and channel funds to kidney patients  -Ranil
Shut- down Mihin Air and channel funds to kidney patients -Ranil
01 September 2014

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 community held at Kalawewa in...

Veternan artist Bandula Vithanage passed away
Veternan artist Bandula Vithanage passed away
01 September 2014

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 classes at Lionel Wendt. He also acted in...

Indian PM pledges 100 percent support for TNA
Indian PM pledges 100 percent support for TNA
01 September 2014

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 would be 100 per cent with the Tamils of Sri Lanka. “We...

Man entered courts with a pistol
Man entered courts with a pistol
01 September 2014

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 to the Keselwatta Police for further questioning. Add new...

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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...

Read more

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 to file a petition in HRC over elect…

31-08-2014

JVP to file a petition in HRC over election violence

JVP Propaganda Secretary Vijitha Herath told a media briefing that party candidate Sugath Balagalla and Sunil Watagala who is in charge of the party’s legal matters would file the petition...

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Leadership change in TNA?

31-08-2014

Leadership change in TNA?

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is likely to undergo a change in the leadership, local media reports say. According to political reports, the main constituent party of the TNA, Illangai Tamil Arasukachchi...

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Minister of Wildlife Resources Conservat…

31-08-2014

Minister of Wildlife Resources Conservation involved in destroying forests

It is said that environmentalists allege that Minister of Wildlife Resources Conservation Wijith Wijayamuni Zoysa has pressured the Department of Forest Conservation (DFC) into letting government supporters encroach on land...

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Ebola test drug 100 percent effective

31-08-2014

Ebola test drug 100 percent effective

The only clinical trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection. One of the researchers, Dr...

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Power cuts in Maharagama & Udahamull…

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...

Read more

Vetern trade unionists Bala Tampoe passe…

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…

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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