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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,

 

 

It was a dream come true for these disadvantaged and underprivileged children from Kandy when the visiting Australian cricket team took time off to play a cricket match with them at Pallekele. At the end of the friendly encounter, the Aussie team presented signed T-shirts to the children. Here Australian captain Michael Clarke poses with some of the children.

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Following Delhi High Court blast:

India heightens surveillance on LTTE

India has intensified intelligence gathering on terrorist groups in India and the region including the LTTE following the deadly blast outside the Delhi High Court on Wednesday. The Indian Home Ministry had advised all States to watch out for terror groups including the LTTE in the wake of the Delhi blast which claimed 13 lives. In the wake of the blast outside the Delhi High Court,

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Substandard petrol issue:

Vehicle owners given time till Sept 30

Vehicle owners who made claims over the telephone will be given time till September 30 to submit written claims, said Petroleum Industries Minister Susil Premajayantha. He said that reimbursement for vehicle owners whose vehicles were damaged due to the substandard petrol will be made next week. Over 1,800 claims have been received by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) in this regard, the Minister said.

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UPFA victory at LG polls, a certainty

Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said that the Government would definitely win all Municipal Councils including the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) at the forthcoming Local Government polls due to the vast development carried out by the Government in the cities and the utmost confidence reposed by the people on President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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Hambantota, a blueprint for other C’wealth nations - CGF

The five-member Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Evaluation Commission that conducted inspections on the Hambantota and Gold Coast for the 2018 Games has concluded that there are huge benefits of bringing the Commonwealth Games to Sri Lanka.

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