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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,

 

 

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was a Guest of Honour at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, met the Sri Lankan contingent thereafter. Here the President admires the Gold Medal won by Manju Wanniarachchi for Boxing. It was a golden feat achieved after a lapse of 72 years - Sri Lanka last won a medal for boxing in 1938. The President pledged to provide all facilities to the Sri Lankan contingent to increase their medals tally at the forthcoming Asian Games in China and the next Commonwealth Games. Weightlifters Chinthana Vithanage (silver medal) and Sudesh Peiris (bronze medal) are also in the picture. Pic: Sudath Silva.

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Indian PM calls for greater defence cooperation

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has reiterated that in the post conflict era the defence of India and Sri Lanka must be intertwined, while extending warm wishes to President Mahinda Rajapaksa on his forthcoming second swearing-in,

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Special committee appointed :

Move to minimise fatal accidents

A special committee headed by former Minister Mano Wijeratne has been appointed to make recommendations to minimise the ever increasing number of fatal accidents daily, in the country. The committee has already held three rounds of discussions. Wijeratne had also functioned as Head of the previous Parliamentary Select Committee appointed in this regard,

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Assembly plants to be set up:

Vehicle manufacturers eye H'tota

Four international vehicle manufacturing companies are keen to set up assembly plants at the new Magampura Harbour in Hambantota. Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) chairman Dr. Priyath Wickrama said,

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Monorail for Colombo and suburbs mulled

The Transport Ministry is exploring the possibility of building a monorail transport system for Colombo and the suburbs. Several countries have already pledged assistance to launch the monorail system in the country,

 

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Ban on heavy vehicles on city highways mooted

The City Police have focused attention on banning heavy vehicles plying on main highways in the Colombo City during peak hours in the mornings and evenings. According to the police, containers, caterpillars and lorries with heavy logs and boulders could cause road accidents.

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