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Polls Chief says: No proxy candidates

[July 05 2015]

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya will issue a fresh decree to guide independent candidates and independent parties aspiring to contest the forthcoming general election, to stop them from becoming proxies of other candidates.

 

NDDCB unveils: MPs in drug trade

[July 05 2015]

A survey by the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board (NDDCB) on drug traffickers has unveiled a lengthy list of parliamentarians indirectly involved in the drug trade.

 

National Immunization program gets off to a smooth start

[July 05 2015]

Sri Lanka's Expanded Immunization Programme ( EPI) which this week ( July 1) introduced a new Injectable Inactivated Polio Vaccine ( IPV) for four months old infants is progressing well with a positive response from the public ,

 

Nawinne joins UNP

[July 04 2015]

Former Minister and the Kurunegala District Leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) S.B. Nawinne yesterday crossed over to the ruling United National Party(UNP).

 

Kandy Esala perahera from Aug 15 to 29

[June 28 2015]

The Kandy-Senkadagala annual Esala Perahera will commence on August 15, the final night Randoli Perahera on Aug. 29 and the water-cutting ceremony at the Gatambe Mahaweli River in the morning hours of August 30.

 

Sangakkara to retire during India series in August

[June 27 2015]

Sri Lanka’s batting great Kumar Sangakkara on Saturday ended speculation about his future, saying he will retire during the home series against India in August. “This is my time to call it a day,” Sangakkara, 37, told reporters,

 

Heavy showers forecast

[June 27 2015]

Heavy showers are forecast for Colombo, Kalutara, Galle, Ratnapura and Kegalle districts today, with more than 150 millimetres of rain expected in these areas. Cloudy conditions and intermittent rains are also expected in the Western,

 

Viral flu cases top 500 mark: Government hospitals geared for emergencies

[June 21 2015]

Around 500 lab confirmed cases of viral influenza and 24 deaths have been reported from January to the 2nd week of June, Acting Chief Epidemiologist Dr Ananda Amarasinghe told the Sunday Observer.

 

Call for Double ballot system to ensure equitable representation

[June 21 2015]

Prominent constitutional reform activist Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera supports the call by the alliance of smaller political parties for a double ballot system to be included in the electoral reforms provided in the proposed 20th Amendment, the Sunday Observer learns.

 

20A – not a ploy to delay elections

[June 21 2015]

The unending debate over establishing a new electoral system through the 20th Amendment should not be used as a ploy to delay elections, said UNP General Secretary and Minister of Highways and Investment Promotion, Kabir Hashim.

 

Minor and minority parties meet today

[June 14 2015]

In the wake of yesterday’s cabinet approval to the latest electoral reform providing for the election of 237 parliamentarians,

 

3 Youth drown in Kalu Ganga

[June 14 2015]

Three youth aged between 18 to 19, from Ukgalboda, Kalutara drowned yesterday when they were bathing in the Kaluganga at Galtotupola in Ukgaboda in Kalutara North,

 

 

An Indian delegation comprising National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao and Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees, yesterday. Here President Rajapaksa and the three senior Indian officials pay homage to the Buddha at the Shrine Room. Foreign Minister Prof. G.L Peiris, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Indian High Commissioner Ashok K. Kantha and Foreign Ministry Secretary Karunatilaka Amunugama were also present. Pic: Sudath Silva

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Following President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s invitation:

Indian PM due here on State visit

Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is to make an official State visit to Sri Lanka on an invitation by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. This high profile visit on bilateral level will be the first one by an Indian Head of State after Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s visit 24 years ago in 1987.

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Boost for trade and tourism:

Indo-Lanka ferry service resumes

The much-awaited Indo-Lanka ferry service will resume operations from tomorrow from Tuticorin, with India’s Union Shipping Minister G.K. Vasan flagging off the vessel Scotia Prince.

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Speedy solution to national question:

Devananda advocates Select Committee

Minister Douglas Devananda presented a proposal to President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the visiting Indian delegation that a Parliamentary Select Committee be appointed to find a speedy solution to the national question in the country.

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Errant beverage manufacturers beware:

New Food Act from July 1

The Health Ministry has warned cordial and beverage manufacturers countrywide to be careful when printing the date of production, the date of expiry and the ingredients used in the beverage on the label of the product from July 1.

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Polls in 64 LG bodies on July 23

Elections for 64 Local Government bodies of the remaining 67 will be held on July 23. Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya postponed the election of three Local Government bodies in Chilaw, Muhudubadapattu and Pudukudiiruppu.

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