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Saman Wagaarachchi, new Director Editorial ANCL

[January 23 2015]

Veteran media personality and former Dinamina Editor Saman Wagaarachchi has been appointed as the new Editorial Director of the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited, Lake House.

 

Minister John Amaratunga assumes duties

[January 23 2015]

Senior UNP Parliamentarian John Amaratunga today assumed duties as the Minister of Public Order, Disaster Management and Christian Affairs. Minister Amaratunga signed his first document of acquiring a land for the proposed building for the new Police Headquarters at the Ministry of Disaster Management at Vidya Mawatha, Colombo 07.

 

Colombo High Security Zones opened

[January 22 2015]

Several main roads surrounding the Presidents House in Fort that had been closed for public commuting for over many years due to being part of Colombos High Security Zone were reopened today, the police said.

 

Brig. K J Jayaweera new Military Spokesman

[January 22 2015]

Brigadier K.J Jayaweera has been temporarily appointed as new Military Spokesman with immediate effect, in addition to his present duties at the Army Headquarters, the Army said. Brig. Jayaweera who is currently the Director,

 

Sajin, Cabraal cant leave the country

[January 22 2015]

Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption has made a directive to prevent Parliamentarian Sajin Vas Gunawardena and former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal from leaving the country due to the on going investigations.

 

Kavan Ratnayaka new Lake House Chairman

[January 21 2015]

Leading businessman Kavan Ratnayaka assumed duties as Chairman of Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited this morning in his office at Lake House. Mr. Ratnayaka met all the senior editors and did not forget to make a courtesy visit to each and every department following his posting.

 

Palitha Thewarapperuma arrested

[January 21 2015]

UNP Kautara District Parliamentarian Palitha Thewarapperuma was arrested by the Colombo Crime Division this morning for assaulting a UPFA supporter in Agalawatta two days ago, the police said.

 

Rakna Lanka armoury opened

[January 20 2015]

The armoury of Rakna Lanka Security Service affiliated to the Ministry of Defence situated at the BMICH premises was opened for inspection by the police on a court order today, the police said.

 

Tremors in Tissa

[January 17 2015]

Minor tremors were reported near Kirinda in Tissamaharama this morning around 9.20, the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau officials said. It was detected by the Seismograph Vibration Meter located in the Regional Office in Pallekele and Hakmana and was measured at 2 on the Richter Scale.

 

Rs.100m worth illicit fags seized

[January 17 2015]

Customs Central Intelligence Bureau seized a container carrying a large stock of illicit cigarettes worth over Rs.100 million that has been falsely declared as washing detergent, Customs sources said.

 

Three container loads of MR propaganda material sealed

[January 16 2015]

Police today sealed three container loads of propaganda material of UPFA Presidential candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Convention Hall (BMICH), the police said.

 

Maithripala new SLFP Chairman

[January 16 2015]

President Maithripala Sirisena was unanimously appointed as the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party today. The Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today unanimously approved the decision to appoint President Maithripala Sirisena as the SLFP Chairman.

 

 

“The war against terrorism is now over and we have to focus more towards developing the country,” thus President Mahinda Rajapaksa emphasized the importance of putting development activities on the ‘Fast track’ when he reopened the tea factory at Handugalla in Wallasmulla yesterday, which was set on fire during 88-89 Insurgency by the JVP. The factory was re-constructed at a cost of Rs. 45 million. Ministers Chamal Rajapaksa and D. M. Jayaratne were also present. Pic: Indrajith Perera.

Three decades ago even the lorries from the Southern part of Sri Lanka lined up on the streets of Kankesanthurai, the coastal city at the Northern tip of the island to load the bags of cement produced by the Kankesanthurai cement factory. The Tigers in the North destroyed this industrial marvel. The damage done to the KKS cement factory had also struck a blow to over two-thousand Jaffna men who depended on the factory for their living. Steps have also been taken to rebuild the factory along with the reconstruction activities to rebuild Jaffna. Pic: Chaminda Hittatiya

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Several political parties in the fray:

‘Election fever’ in Jaffna

Jaffna is caught up with election fever after many years with political parties holding several public rallies. For more than a decade Jaffna based political parties were unable to engage in any form of election-related activities due to LTTE threats in Jaffna.

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Indian External Affairs Minister assured:

IDPs will be resettled soon

Senior Presidential Advisor Basil Rajapaksa MP who led the three-member high level delegation to New Delhi this week assured Indian External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna that the Sri Lankan Government had no intention whatsoever of keeping Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in welfare villages.

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Over 100,000 targeted:

Boost for foreign tourists in NE next year

The Tourism Ministry will launch hotel construction projects at selected locations in the Northern and Eastern Provinces to attract over 100,000 foreign tourists during 2010. Deputy Tourism Minister Faizer Mustapha told the Sunday Observer that the ending of the 30-year war and the emergence of peace in the North and the East has encouraged the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Board and private sector hoteliers to recommence their business activities in the region.

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UNP’s standpoint on 13th Amendment

The main opposition UNP said it would extend its fullest support to implement the 13th Amendment, if the proposals of the Amendment could bring fruitful results to achieve a lasting solution to the present crisis.

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