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In Jaffna
June 21, 2017 12:13 pm gmt |
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Chief Minister of the North Province, C.V Wigneswaran took over the NP Agriculture and Education Ministries today (June 21). The Chief Minister took oaths before North Provincial Council Governor Reginald Cooray. Ministry of Agriculture was previously held by Ponnuthurai Ayngaranesan and the Ministry...
In Colombo
June 21, 2017 12:00 pm gmt |
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The General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero was arrested by the Police Organised Crimes division today. The monk was arrested after he appeared before the Police Organised Crimes division. He was produced in court and granted bail. Gnanasara Thero earlier surren...
In Latest Stories
June 21, 2017 11:59 am gmt |
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A Group of Canadian citizens of Sri Lankan Tamil origin are engaged in the process of submitting a formal complaint to the Financial Crimes Investigation Department (FCID) about alleged misappropriation of funds by Northern Province Chief Minister C.V Vigneswaran and his “adviser” Nimalan Karthigeyan...
In Colombo
June 21, 2017 9:40 am gmt |
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While rejecting the allegations made by UN Special Rapporteur on Independence of Judges, Monica Pinto in her report to United Nations Human Rights Council on Sri Lanka’s judicial system, the government today said the report was a violation of the country’s sovereignty. “We are surprised b...
In Colombo
June 20, 2017 11:54 am gmt |
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Former Intelligence Chief Retired Major General Kapila Hendawitharana was grilled again today (Tuesday) by the Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division. Hendawitharana was questioned about his involvement in arranging a multi-million rupees payment from a Jaffna-based satellite television group...
In Colombo
June 20, 2017 11:54 am gmt |
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Auditor General Gamini Wijesinghe says that former Central Bank Chairman Arjuna Mahendran’s act caused huge loss to the government. Further he said that by doing away with the direct placements and opting for the auctions had caused losses to the government in treasury bond issues. He revealed ...
In Jaffna
June 18, 2017 12:45 pm gmt |
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If ‘no confidence letter’ against Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Vigneswaran was not withdrawn, the constituent parties of Tamil National Alliance TELO, PLOT and EPRLF are planning to act independently in Parliament. Following the Chief Minister’s move, asking two of the four minist...
In Latest Stories
June 18, 2017 12:45 pm gmt |
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Leader of Tamil National Alliance and Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan said that it is expected that a solution will be received soon for the issue prevalent in the Northern Provincial Council. He expressed these views answering journalists following an event in Moratuwa yesterday. Meanwhile, leaders ...
In Colombo
June 18, 2017 11:12 am gmt |
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Police media spokesperson DIG Priyantha Jayakody has requested the public to inform if they come to know about the whereabouts of the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera. Several police teams have been deployed to arrest Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera and he...
In Jaffna
June 17, 2017 12:06 pm gmt |
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Minister of Agriculture of the Northern Provincial Council P. Aingaranesan has submitted his letter of resignation today (June 17). The Chief Minister of the Northern Province C.V. Wigneswaran had requested Ministers P. Aingaranesan and T. Kurugularajah to submit their letter of resignation by 12 p.m...
In Jaffna
June 17, 2017 9:55 am gmt |
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Northern Provincial Councilor Kesavan Sayanthan of Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi said on Saturday (June 17) that they would grab power of the Provincial Council by ensuring majority of members to expel current Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran. A No Confidence Motion against Northern Province Chief Mini...
In Latest Stories
June 14, 2017 1:15 pm gmt |
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The proposal made by President Maithripala Sirisena to form district level committees and to establish a national reconciliation committee to resolve ethnic and religious issues was approved by Cabinet Ministers today (June 14). Co-cabinet Spokesman and Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Land Gaya...
In Jaffna
June 14, 2017 12:41 pm gmt |
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The Chief Minister of the Northern Province C.V. Wigneswaran has ordered Provincial Ministers P. Aingaranesan and T. Kurugularajah to submit their letter of resignation by 12 p.m. tomorrow (June 15). The Chief Minister who addressed during the council’s special sitting today insisted the ministers to...
In Jaffna
June 13, 2017 6:37 am gmt |
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Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran is said to be on discussion with the allied party members of the governing Tamil National Alliance over the allegations on Provincial Ministers. Accordingly, the Chief Minister has had discussion with the party leaders and members of the governing sid...
In Colombo
June 13, 2017 6:19 am gmt |
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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa urged the Ministers and the Police to be vigilant when addressing to the public. He said some Ministers and Police personnel try to boost communal tensions when they address the public. He added that when commenting on the attacks on religious places and business ou...