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Defeated candidates demand recount

[August 23 2015]

Several candidates defeated at the August 17 polls have urged the Department of Elections to conduct urgent recounts of the preferential votes they polled, top sources from the Department said.

 

New US Ambassador presents credentials

[August 23 2015]

Atul Keshap, the new US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives, presented his credentials on Friday (21) to President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo. Ambassador Keshap is a career diplomat with the US Department of State, and has spent much of his career focusing on South Asia, including Sri Lanka.

 

Eighth Parliament to convene on Sept 1

[August 23 2015]

The Eighth Parliament of Sri Lanka will convene on September 1 under the new national government formed by the UNP- led United National Front (UNF) for Good Governance and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).

 

6100 candidates vie for 196 seats

[August 16 2015]

Over 6100 candidates from a record 35 political parties and 200 independent groups are vying for 196 parliamentary seats at Monday’s General Elections. Polling will conducted in 12,314 polling centres island-wide, including in the seven islets in the Northern Province, from 7.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

 

Over 80 bhikkhus in the fray

[August 16 2015]

Over 150 bhikkhus are contesting the Parliamentary elections tomorrow. A large number of Bhikkhus are contesting and campaigning for good governance with civil society organisations.

 

Facilities for 10,000 IDP voters in Puttalam

[August 16 2015]

Ballot papers of nearly 10,000 displaced persons in the Puttalam District have been delivered and they have been assigned polling booths close to their residences to exercise their franchise at tomorrow’s Parliamentary Elections, Assistant Commissioner of Elections (ACE) for the Vanni Electoral District A.O.M.Nafeel told the Sunday Observer.

 

Atul Keshap sworn in as US envoy to Sri Lanka

[August 16 2015]

Indian-American Atul Keshap has been sworn in as the US ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives."American people want to partner with the people of Sri Lanka as they forge a diverse, prosperous, unified, reconciled and democratic nation,"

 

Info Desk to help new MPS

[August 16 2015]

An information desk to facilitate arrangements for the first meeting of the first session of the new Parliament is being set up at the Parliamentary Complex for the convenience of the new MPS. It will be open from 9.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m., from August 23 to August 25.

 

Bonanza for Govt. pensioners

[August 09 2015]

Pension anomalies of public servants will be rectified with this month’s pension and pensioners will receive an additional payment ranging from Rs. 2,500 to Rs. 10,000 with their August pension tomorrow (10).

 

FMM urges impartial and swift probe into disappearance of Eknaligoda

[August 09 2015]

The Free Media Movement (FMM) has called upon the Criminal Investigation Department to continue the investigation into the disappearance of journalist Pregeeth Eknaligoda following information obtained from the suspects and not to cow down to political pressure.

 

Lakshman Kadirgamar remembered

[August 09 2015]

The tenth death anniversary of the late Lakshman Kadirgamar PC and Member of Parliament will be held at the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) on August 12 at 5 30 pm.

 

340 long-term observers in each DS Division - PAFFREL

[July 26 2015]

People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) hopes to deploy around 15,000 election monitors to observe the elections and has appointed its 340 long-term observers in each Divisional Secretariat Division, Executive Director,

 

 

Jaffna civilians celebrating the Pooneryn victory of the government Security Forces in a banner displayed on a trishaw say that ‘if Prabhakaran is genuinely interested in the welfare of the Tamils, he should set an example by sending his son to join the battle instead of forcing one from each family to join the fighting cadres’.
Pic: Thilak Perera.

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Health Ministry cautions public on rat fever


The Health Care and Nutritional Ministry yesterday said nearly 200 Sri Lankans have died due to leptospirosis, commonly known as rat fever during the past few months and warned the public especially the farmer community who are affected by this fever to seek medical treatment only from Government hospitals.

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Ceasefire only if LTTE disarms itself completely - Keheliya Rambukwella


In the backdrop of the Security Forces inflicting heavy damage on the LTTE in the Wanni, Minister Keheliya Rambukwella has reiterated that there won’t be a ceasefire at this juncture with the LTTE, until the outfit totally disarms itself and enters the political mainstream decently.

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Ethnic based enclaves not acceptable - Prof. Warnapala


Ethnic based enclaves which the minority political parties have sought as units of devolution were not acceptable to the SLFP as a matter of principle, said Prof. Wiswa Warnapala, commenting on proposals submitted to the APRC by the UPF, CWC and the SLMC.

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Second suspect remanded in boy abduction case


The second suspect involved in the abduction of a five-year-old boy was taken in for questioning in the Madawela town near Wattegama on a tip off received by the SIU of the Kandy police last week.

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Angry CGR commuters cause Rs. 100,000 loss


Sri Lanka Railways incurred a loss of over Rs. 100,000 due to damages caused to property by angry commuters after pandemonium broke out at the Colombo Fort Railway Station on Friday evening.

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