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Polls monitors call for restraint

[August 02 2015]

Following Friday’s shooting incident, election monitors have called for restraint from all political parties. They said the incident should not be a reason to unleash violence by those who seek revenge and party leaders,

 

Customs nabs man smuggling gold worth Rs 12 mn

[August 02 2015]

A Sri Lankan was arrested by Customs officials yesterday morning (1) at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) while attempting to smuggle gold biscuits worth Rs.12 million into the country.

 

Schoolboy Cricketer show on Tuesday

[July 26 2015]

The 37th Sunday Observer Schoolboy Cricketer Of The Year show will be held on July 28 (Tuesday) at the Galadari Main Ball Room commencing at 5.30 pm. Former Sri Lanka south paw batsman and well known commentator Russel Arnold will be the chief guest. Forty six awards are at stake

 

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,

 

Police very co-operative - CaFFE

[July 26 2015]

The Campaign for Free and Fair Election (CaFFE) has been observing and monitoring all elections in Sri Lanka since April 2008 and has deployed its monitors at the grassroots level to monitor next month's Parliamentary elections from the date of nomination.

 

UNFGG, JVP manifestos focus on five areas

[July 26 2015]

The United National Party (UNP) s pearheading the United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) released their different manifesto last week, focusing on five areas of importance.

 

Pre-poll observers here this week

[July 19 2015]

The pre-poll observers of the international election observer missions will start arriving in the country by this week, a spokesperson for the Elections Department said.

 

Polls chief to discuss election laws with candidates

[July 19 2015]

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya will meet the leaders of political parties and independent groups contesting the August 17 parliamentary elections for the first time after nominations tomorrow 20.

 

ICC chief in Sri Lanka

[July 19 2015]

Former Pakistan great and current International Cricket Council (ICC) president Zaheer Abbas arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday at the invitation of Sri Lanka Cricket chairman Sidath Wettimuny.

 

Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer contest:

[July 19 2015]

Lakshina Rodrigo (St.Peter's), Randev Pathirana (Royal College,Colombo) and Shanaka Sampath (SiriPiyaratana MV, Padukka) were voted as the Sunday Observer/MobitelMost Popular Schoolboy Cricketers of the year 2015 at the end o the final weeks's counting.

 

Gas, rice prices down

[July 12 2015]

The price of LP gas will be reduced by Rs 100 per 12.5 kg domestic cylinder, Samba rice to Rs. 69 and Nadu rice to Rs 60 per kilogram with effect from July 15, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake announced yesterday.

 

Red alert for illegal drugs

[July 12 2015]

The Consumer Affairs Authority ( CAA) has asked all officers manning entry points to the country to be extra vigilant for possible illegal imports of drugs posing health risks to consumers.

 

Nayaka Thera passes away

[July 11 2015]

Dimbulagala Aranya Senasanadhipathi Ven. Maldeniye Jinalankara Nayaka Thera (87) passed away at his Senasana. He was ailing for some time. A well known social worker, the Ven. Thera took a keen interest to develop the Dimbulagala area.

 

 

Colombo’s UPFA Mayoral candidate Milinda Moragoda and UNP Mayoral candidate M.J.M. Muzzamil cast their votes at their polling stations in the city for the Colombo Municipal Council election yesterday.
  Pix: Thilak Perera and Nissanka Wijeratne.

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Comfortable wins at Matara, Anuradhapura, Kurunegala and Hambantota:

UPFA takes early lead

The UPFA was on course to a solid victory at the third stage of the Local Government polls held yesterday, gaining early victories in several areas including Matara, Anuradhapura and Kurunegala Municipal Councils and Hambantota Pradeshiya Sabha. The ruling UPFA has already won 250 out of 299 Local Government bodies for which elections were held during the first two stages on March 17 and July 23 this year.

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Bharatha, two others killed in shoot out

Duminda injured:

Presidential Trade Union Advisor and former Parliamentarian of the Colombo District Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra and two others including a bodyguard of Premachandra were killed and five others injured in a shooting incident involving Colombo District UPFA MP Duminda Silva yesterday evening. The incident took place close to Angoda IDH hospital.

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Group loses grip on Tamil diaspora:

Pro LTTE candidates fail to secure seats in Canadian polls

Pro LTTE candidates had failed to secure seats at the recently concluded provincial elections in Canada sending a clear signal that the group is losing its grip on the Tamil diaspora and its support base. The Ontario province, the highest populated in Canada where there is the highest concentration of Tamils,

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More ex-Tigers in Canada renounce violence

Five years after they were apprehended buying arms for the LTTE, three Canadians have signed an open letter from prison acknowledging they were wrong and renouncing political violence. “We incorrectly believed that violence could achieve the goals that we sought,” they wrote. “We now realise that what we did was not helpful in leading to a positive resolution of the issues in Sri Lanka.”

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