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In Srilanka
April 10, 2015 6:30 am gmt |
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Shasheendra Rajapaksa, former Chief Minister of Uva Province,  is under the inquiry of the Financial Crimes Investigations Division. Police Media Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said that the former chief minister is been inquired over two reasons. He is inquired over an alleged misappropriation of...
In Special News
April 10, 2015 5:24 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka ministry of education has decided to fill the vacancies of Principals in government schools. Therefore, it has called for applications of the Open Competitive Examination for Sri Lanka Principal Service Grade 111. The application has been published in today’s Gazzette. Through this, i...
In Srilanka
April 10, 2015 4:30 am gmt |
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Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa communicated the Supreme Court determination to the House, and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe agreed to amend the constitutional bill accordingly to avoid a referendum. The bill was challenged in the Supreme Court in terms of Article 121 (1) of the Constitution. The Cour...
In Srilanka
April 10, 2015 4:21 am gmt |
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A Special Task Force (STF) member died after his weapon went off accidently while he was engaging in official duties in the Ridee-Ella area in Dambulla.They said that, the STF had carried out an operation in the area this evening and the STF member had died while they were returning to their base....
In Srilanka
April 10, 2015 4:16 am gmt |
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A man who was shot at by an unidentified person in Tissamaharama town yesterday, was later shot again  at the Hambantota Hospital while undergoing treatment. The victim who is from Pasyala had been shot by a man, who later fled from the spot. This happened while the victim was going to Tissamaharama ...
In Srilanka
April 10, 2015 3:58 am gmt |
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Tshering Tobgay , the Prime Minister of Bhutan arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday. He came on a 3 day state visit to Sri Lanka from 9 to 12 April on an invitation extended by President Maithripala Sirisena. He arrived at the Katunayake International Airport around 10.45 a.m. yesterday. A bilateral discus...
In Sports
April 9, 2015 10:59 am gmt |
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Former Sri Lanka fast bowler Kapila Wijegunawardene has been named the chairman of Sri Lanka’s new four-member selection committee, replacing Sanath Jayasuriya. Two former wicket-keepers Amal Silva and Brendon Kuruppu, and middle-order batsman Hemantha Wickremaratne were the other members. The new co...
In Srilanka
April 9, 2015 8:27 am gmt |
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Few minutes before, the speaker of Sri Lanka National parliament Chamal Rajapaksha has announced the decision of the Supreme Court regarding the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. The Court has ordered the speaker that, the 19th Amendment is consistent with the constitution and that, however, certai...
In Srilanka
April 9, 2015 7:55 am gmt |
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The Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering arrived to Sri Lanka today for 9th to 12th of April 2015 an invitation extended by President Maithripala Sirisena. During the visit, Prime Minister Tobgay will hold bilateral discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena and also meet with Foreign Minister Mang...
In Srilanka
April 9, 2015 7:28 am gmt |
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“Jayakanthan was 81 and is survived by wife, two daughters and a son. He won both the Jnanpith and Sahitya Akademi Awards. Firebrand writer Jayakanthan, considered a colossus in Tamil literature, died here on Wednesday night after a prolonged illness” Tamil novelist, short-story writer an...
In Cricket
April 9, 2015 5:21 am gmt |
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Kumar Sangakkara, the Sri Lankan cricket player has been named as the Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World in 2015 . Sri Lanka team-mate Kumar Sangakkara was named as Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World in the 152nd edition, which is published on Thursday. That makes him just the second player...
In Srilanka
April 9, 2015 5:17 am gmt |
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Sunday April 12 has been declared a National day of mourning to mark the demise of the Mahanyake (Chief Prelate) of the Asgiriya Chapter, the Most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkhitha Thera. The funeral of the Chief Prelate will take place in Kandy on Sunday. The Most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharak...
In Srilanka
April 9, 2015 5:07 am gmt |
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Democratic Party Leader Sarath Fonseka said though the people expected a corruption-free government the path taken by the current government was not what we expected and if it did not return to the correct path the results would be seen very soon. “We are also stakeholders of this government. But we ...
In Jaffna
April 9, 2015 5:02 am gmt |
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A person with a kilo gram of Ganja has been arrested by the police in Jaffna Oattumadam area, yesterday (Wednesday). The police have arrested him following their raid they went according to the information they got.  The accused had been kept in Jaffna Police station and he will be produced to the Co...
In Srilanka
April 9, 2015 4:47 am gmt |
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The criminal Investigation department is to conduct inquiries with the former secretary of the ministry of Defence Gothabaya Rajpaksha. He will be inquired regarding the weapon storage called Avant Garde. Some time ago, the Criminal Investigation department officers have gone to Gothabaya’s hom...
In Srilanka
April 9, 2015 4:36 am gmt |
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Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa yesterday asked UPFA General Secretary Susil Premajayantha to sort out the matter among themselves and inform him of their nominee for the post. Since; the request made by some MPs to appoint Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) leader Dinesh Gunawardane as Opposition Leader as wel...
In Srilanka
April 9, 2015 4:31 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe and former president Chandrika Kumarathunga have had a discussion on the day before yesterday (Tuesday) in a private place. It’s believed that, during the discussion, they may have discussed about the prevailing perceptions of the parliamentarians about the 1...
In Srilanka
April 9, 2015 4:08 am gmt |
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“If you prefer to exclude me from the opposition leader position, you can” said the present opposition leader Nimal Siripala De Silva, in his speech in the parliament yesterday (Wednesday).  Further he said that, he is ready to obey whatever the decision taken by the speaker. An SLFP memb...
In Srilanka
April 9, 2015 3:49 am gmt |
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The debate on 19th Amendment to the Constitution will be commenced today, Thursday in the parliament. The draft bill of 19th Amendment by the New government was passed in the parliament on 24th March, by the PM. Following this, many petitions were filed for and against the 19th Amendment to the Const...