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An all night Pirith chanting ceremony at ANCL

[February 22 2015]

An all night Pirith Chanting ceremony organized by Lake House to mark 129th birth anniversary of Lake House founder D.R Wijewardene. 

 

Maj. Gen. Chrishantha De Silva new Army Commander

[February 20 2015]

Major General A W J Chrishantha De Silva was appointed as the 21st Commander of the Sri Lanka Army on the directions of President Maithripala Sirisena as the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.

 

Immigration deploys team to nab Kumar Gunaratnam

[February 19 2015]

A special team was deployed by the Department of Immigration and Emigration to arrest the controversial Frontline Socialist Party Central Committee Member Kumar Gunaratnam who is evading arrest, Immigration sources said.

 

Presidential Secretariat Transport Director remanded

[February 17 2015]

Director of the Presidential Secretariat Transport Division Keerthi Samarasinghe Dissanayake who was answerable to over 748 missing vehicles was produced before Colombo Chief Magistrate Court yesterday and remanded until February 18.

 

CID records statement from Gotabhaya

February 13 2015]

The CID today recorded a statement from former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa about the activities of the Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Limited and the armoury affiliated to it found at the BMICH recently.

 

CID grills Duminda Silva for six hours

February 10 2015]

The CID yesterday questioned Colombo District UPFA Parliamentarian Duminda Silva for over six hours yesterday for his alleged involvement with the notorious drug kingpin Wele Sudha.

 

Sri Lankan Airlines Stewardess dies in Doha

[January 31 2015]

A Sri Lankan airlines Stewardess died on the spot and three Cabin Crew members sustained injuries when the vehicle that was carrying them on a desert safari toppled in Doha, Qatar yesterday evening.

 

Father and son burnt to death

[January 30 2015]

A 43-year-old man and his 03-year-old son were burnt to death when their shoddily built house behind Ismailpura Tsunami village in Walathapitiya in Samanthurai was gutted by fire last night, the police said.

 

Police seize 75, 000 Divi Neguma certificates

[January 28 2015]

Police seized a large stock of Divi Neguma Certificates and almanacs from a storeroom in Ampara District Secretariat this morning, the police said.

 

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,

 

 

A special exposition of the Sacred Relics of the Buddha sent from the Taxila Museum, Gandhara, Pakistan, commenced yesterday at the Vidyodaya Pirivena, Maligakanda. The Government of Pakistan made this gesture following a request by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari in the backdrop of the Sambuddhatva Jayanthi 2600. Here President Rajapaksa takes a closer view of the Sacred Relics yesterday morning in the presence of Viharadhipati of the Vidyodaya Pirivena Ven. Balangoda Sobhitha Thera and Advisor to the Pakistan Prime Minister on Minority Affairs Dr. Paul Bhatti. Pic: Nalin Hewapathirana

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Move to clear heavy backlog:

New Commission to clear 3,000 bribery cases

The newly appointed members of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption are in the process of clearing a staggering 3,000 bribery cases which had piled up during the 13 months of its inaction, Chairman Justice D. J. de S. Balapatabendi told the Sunday Observer.

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UNP MP’s son held over assault on policeman

Kollupitiya police took in for questioning Dinuk Bandara Kiriella, a son of UNP MP Lakshman Kiriella for allegedly assaulting a police officer on duty at the Kollupitiya junction when a policemen intervened to save the driver from being assaulted, Police Media Spokesman SP, Prishantha Jayakody told the Sunday Observer.

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Rs 30.8m tome on Ferrari with 1,500 diamonds:

Lankan buys world’s most expensive book

A Sri Lankan has become the first in the world to buy the world’s most expensive book currently in print - an astounding Rs.30.8 million (US$ 275,000) worth tome on carmaker Ferrari encrusted with 1,500 diamonds. In comparison, a Ferrari 458 Italia car costs only around US$ 225,000.

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Workers’ collective agreement to be signed soon

Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC) President and Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs Muthu Sivalingam told the Sunday Observer that their fifth round of talks with the Regional Plantation Companies (RPCs) on Tuesday made considerable headway towards signing a fresh Collective Agreement over the wage increase for workers and added that they were optimistic of striking a deal at the next round of talks.

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Govt’s policies open to constructive criticism

Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem said that the Government always welcomes any constructive criticism of its policies so that it can implement what is best in a very consensual way. The Minister said a proper democracy could function only if the Government responds positively to constructive criticism.

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