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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,

 

 

The joy of cricket fans at the Galle Face Green knew no bounds yesterday after Sri Lanka won the toss at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai
and opted to bat. Sri Lanka and India met in the first all-Asian final of the ICC World Cup in its 36-year history. Pic: Kavindra Perera

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Runner-up to India in finals:

Sri Lanka finish No. 2 in cricket World Cup

Sri Lanka cricket team finished No. 2 in the world after losing to India by six wickets in the final of the ICC World Cup tournament concluded in Mumbai last night. It was so much near but yet so far for Sri Lanka which emerged runner-up of an ICC World Cup tournament for the second successive time, after finishing runner-up to India in the 2007 Final played in Barbados.

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Police chiefs from SAARC nations to meet in Colombo

Police chiefs of SAARC nations will meet in Colombo this week to tackle cross border crimes more effectively and strengthen cooperation among the law enforcement agencies in the SAARC region. It will be a prelude to the SAARC Interior Ministers’ conference on border crimes, shortly.

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CoL, the main focus:

Three top plantation TUs begin talks tomorrow

Three major plantation trade unions led by the Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC), representing the bulk of the workers on tea and rubber estates, begin their first round of negotiations tomorrow, with representatives of the 22 Regional Plantation Companies (RPCs) on the biennial Collective Agreement on wage increase for the workers.

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Navy investigations to track sailors continue

The Sri Lanka Navy is conducting investigations and search operations from Wednesday to track down sailors who went missing while patrolling the Mullaitivu seas, Navy Spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya told the Sunday Observer.

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Stopping vehicles on zebra crossings taboo

The City Traffic Police have warned motorists to refrain from stopping vehicles on the Zebra crossings when pedestrians use them. According to a senior Police spokesman, many motorists were in the habit of stopping their vehicles on the crossing line until pedestrians cross the road.

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