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In Srilanka
May 12, 2015 9:46 am gmt |
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The Irrigation Department sources said that the tanks in many areas in the island are overflowing following the torrential rain and the sluice gates of a number of main reservoirs are opened. The Irrigation Department said that 20 main tanks are reported to be overflowing and the water capacity of 73...
In Colombo
May 12, 2015 8:09 am gmt |
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Minister A.H.M. Fowzie’s son Nauzer Fowzie, who is also a UPFA Western provincial councilor was today released on a cash bail of Rs. 10,000 with two sureties of one million rupees each by Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya. The Magistrate observed that he released the suspect on bail because h...
In Colombo
May 12, 2015 7:42 am gmt |
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Former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa referring to a photograph of his that went viral on social media with a quote from Lee Kwan Yew said he was unaware of such an incident and that anybody can do such mischievous things on social media. “If people can quote Lord Buddha, why can’t people quote...
In Galle
May 12, 2015 7:02 am gmt |
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More than eight kilos of heroin had been seized at the Thuduwawa coast in the Marawila Police area on Sunday (10), Police said. The Police said that the street value of the stock had been estimated at Rs. 80 million.  “The Police recovered 6.528 kilograms of heroin hidden inside a bush and another tw...
In Srilanka
May 12, 2015 6:50 am gmt |
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“A motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe and other two minsters would be brought before the parliament next week” National Freedom Front MP Piyasiri Wijenayake said. He said that he had spoken all opposition leaders and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and few of United Natio...
In Colombo
May 12, 2015 6:50 am gmt |
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Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela Bandara is currently being questioned by the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) over an alleged financial fraud at the Dalada Maligawa. The accusation has made against him with connection to the misusing the finance belongs to Dalada Maligawa. The r...
In Colombo
May 12, 2015 6:50 am gmt |
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A British man has been convicted of wounding with intent after stabbing a shop worker from Sri Lanka in the neck and causing him life-changing injuries, bucksherald.co.uk reported. David Clarke was found guilty of stabbing Rushatharan Asok, 25, at Bab’s Food and Wine in Buckingham Street, Aylesbury. ...
In Colombo
May 12, 2015 5:01 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has invited the Sankaracharya of Kanchipuram, Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, to visit Sri Lanka to advice the government on Hindu religious affairs and the training of Hindu priests. The invitation was conveyed to the Sankaracharya by Saman Athaudahetti, Additional Secre...
In Srilanka
May 12, 2015 4:33 am gmt |
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MP Sajith Vass Gunawardena, who was arrested by the CID for the alleged misuse of public vehicles belonging to the President Secretariat Office, is further remanded till May 20th. Sajin Vass Arrested by CID MP Sajin Vass Gunawardena has been arrested by the CID for the alleged misuse of public vehicl...
In Srilanka
May 12, 2015 4:32 am gmt |
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Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake says that a defamation case will be filed against the former President demanding Rs. 2000 million as compensation over an abusive statement he made (former President) concerning the Lankaputhra Development Bank at a recent event. The observation was made at a press ...
In Srilanka
May 11, 2015 12:52 pm gmt |
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Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa who was initially informed to be present at the FCID today has been asked to appear on May 20. Currently he is at the Bribery Commission to give a statement. While many police deployed there, two tear gas vehicles are also parked in front of the commission,...
In Srilanka
May 11, 2015 12:22 pm gmt |
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The Print Media who supported Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa,  has worked in favor to overcome their  financial crisis and the Divi Neguma fund was utilized. This was informed. Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa, who worked under the Divi funds for use by the previous regime and...
In Srilanka
May 11, 2015 10:27 am gmt |
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Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse, has filed a petition against the FCID under  the fundamental rights. To  prevent the actions being taken to arrest him, he filed this petition  in the High Court today (Monday). The defendants appealed to the President’s Secretary, IGP, DIG and the ...
In Srilanka
May 11, 2015 9:51 am gmt |
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The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) summoned Gunawardena to record the statement on Monday (11) morning. A statement has been recorded from Sajin Vass Gunawardena MP over the alleged misuse of vehicles belonging to the President Secretariat Office, the police said. The CID had also questioned...
In Srilanka
May 11, 2015 9:49 am gmt |
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Change the electoral system, mainly covering the main discussion of the  20th Amendment Constitution ,will be held  today (Monday). President Maithripala Sirisena  will head the discussion this afternoon which will be held at the Presidential Secretariat. All political party leaders have been informe...