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In Srilanka
April 28, 2015 6:54 am gmt |
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D.G. Kumarage has been elected as the new Basnayake Nilame of the Ruhunu Kataragama Maha Devalaya. Kumarage, a businessman from Kandy, was elected as the 11th Basnayake Nilame Temeple uncontested at the election held at the District Secretariat of Monaragala this morning. Four temples, the acting Bas...
In Srilanka
April 28, 2015 6:54 am gmt |
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The minister of Housing and Samurdi Sajith Premadasa says the poor people will be provided with subsidies until good governance prevail in the country.  He said this while addressing to the crowd in a meeting held in Hambantota. Also, he strongly said these types of activities will never be stopped f...
In Srilanka
April 27, 2015 1:40 pm gmt |
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Phase 1 of the Eastern Terminal at the Colombo South Port, was declared open on Monday, April 27, under the auspices of Minister Arjuna Ranatunga. The terminal which is administered by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority, extends for 1200 metres as a 400 metre section has been completed. The project, under...
In Srilanka
April 27, 2015 1:39 pm gmt |
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Sri Lankan Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that  Sri Lankans living in Nepal are safe and out of danger. However, Sri Lankan embassy in Nepal focusing special attention on the Sri Lankans living in Nepal has made arrangements to make available a special plane i to bring them back if necessity arises...
In Srilanka
April 27, 2015 1:35 pm gmt |
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Leaders of  leftist parties said they will vote in favor of the 19th amendment to the constitution. Addressing a media briefing held in Colombo today leader of the Sri Lanka Communist Party (CP) parliamentarian DEW Gunasekera said his party opposed to the 1978 constitution right from the beginning. H...
In Kilinochchi
April 27, 2015 1:35 pm gmt |
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Four individuals have died while two sustained injuries following a collision between a train and a van in Ariviel, Kilinochchi. The train plying from Kilinochchi to Vavuniya had reportedly collided with the van a short while ago. The deceased include a woman and child. They have been identified as r...
In Srilanka
April 27, 2015 1:25 pm gmt |
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A rally has been organized today (Monday) in Colombo, in order to gather support to enact the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. This rally was commenced nearby Colombo Rajagiriya round about. According to our reporter from the spot, presently former president Chandrika Bandaranayaka Kumarathunga an...
In Srilanka
April 27, 2015 12:53 pm gmt |
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The Sathyagraha campaign launched by Leader of National Movement for a Just Society Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha thera, calling for the immediate passing of the 19th Amendment, has been called off. Convener of the National Movement for a Just Society, Saman Ratnapriya said Venerable Sobitha Thera cal...
In Srilanka
April 27, 2015 12:36 pm gmt |
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Appeal Court extends stay order on behalf of full face helmets till 19th May 2015.  A petition argued that if a ban implemented on full-face helmets, it would greatly inconvenience motorcyclists in the country and therefore sought an interim order suspending it.  A recent surge in crimes such as bank...
In Srilanka
April 27, 2015 12:36 pm gmt |
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Secretary to the former President, Lalith Weeratunga, has been summoned to the the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) to record a statement regarding a financial transaction of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, the police said. Former President of the Tourist Development Author...
In Srilanka
April 27, 2015 12:26 pm gmt |
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181The Sri Lankan president will present the draft bill of the 19th amendment to the constitution to parliament today for debate. And it will be taken for vote tomorrow. While commenting on this, minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa says that this amendment which is an anticipation of the people of this count...
In Colombo
April 27, 2015 12:18 pm gmt |
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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa  says “If I contest, I’m confident that I’m going to win the General Election and become Sri Lanka’s next Prime Minister,” said. Rajapaksa made the observation during an interview with the Aljazeera news agency on Monday (27): At no time what so ever, at the day of ...
In Srilanka
April 27, 2015 12:08 pm gmt |
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TNA Leader R. Sampanthan speaking at the debate on the 19th Amendment to the Constitution held today in Parliament said that passing of 19th Amendment to the Constitution  will pave the way to establish democracy and good governance.  He said it was a positive development that the country now has a P...
In Srilanka
April 27, 2015 12:01 pm gmt |
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The leader of the Opposition party Nimal Siripala De Silva said that, the action of present president Maithripala Sirisena, in reducing the executive power of presidency, is admirable. No such leaders are easily formed. He said this, while addressing in the Parliament session, today (Monday).  Furthe...
In Srilanka
April 27, 2015 11:36 am gmt |
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The police resources say that a heavy traffic near Parliament road due to the rally in favour of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution which is heading towards the parliament roundabout. Heavy traffic was reported on Monday morning on Cotta Road and roads leading to Rajagiriya due to the protest, wh...