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In Srilanka
April 10, 2015 3:41 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 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 9:34 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 Srilanka
April 9, 2015 9:17 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 Cricket
April 9, 2015 6:08 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 Business
April 9, 2015 5:23 am gmt |
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The UN had recently said that, Sri Lanka has done well in improving social indicators and meeting most of the Millennium Development Goals but lack of nutrition among children remains a serious concern. The nutrition levels were worse in remote areas and the island’s estate sector, and nutritio...
In Srilanka
April 9, 2015 5:22 am gmt |
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Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa will give his ruling in Parliament today on the post of opposition leader. After some of the SLFP members accepted portfolios in the government, other opposition parties had staked a claim for the post of opposition leader. Meanwhile, National Freedom Front and Democratic Lef...
In Srilanka
April 9, 2015 5:22 am gmt |
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Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that he is to enter politics by contesting the next General Elections, in a media interview, yesterday. Rajapaksa said that he will decide soon about the political party under which he will contest in the next election. Further he said that, he is not ...
In Srilanka
April 9, 2015 5:21 am gmt |
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Haoliang Xu, the UN Secretary-General conducted a field visit to the North, during his visit to Sri Lanka, scheduled0 from April 4th to 10th. In the North, Mr. Xu travelled to Mullaitivu to assess the support extended by UNDP to the community people. Also, Mr. Xu handed over a rice mill to the Multi-...
In Srilanka
April 9, 2015 5:19 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 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 4:48 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 4:31 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 4:09 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...