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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,

 

Sajin, Cabraal cant leave the country

[January 22 2015]

Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption has made a directive to prevent Parliamentarian Sajin Vas Gunawardena and former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal from leaving the country due to the on going investigations.

 

Kavan Ratnayaka new Lake House Chairman

[January 21 2015]

Leading businessman Kavan Ratnayaka assumed duties as Chairman of Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited this morning in his office at Lake House. Mr. Ratnayaka met all the senior editors and did not forget to make a courtesy visit to each and every department following his posting.

 

Palitha Thewarapperuma arrested

[January 21 2015]

UNP Kautara District Parliamentarian Palitha Thewarapperuma was arrested by the Colombo Crime Division this morning for assaulting a UPFA supporter in Agalawatta two days ago, the police said.

 

Rakna Lanka armoury opened

[January 20 2015]

The armoury of Rakna Lanka Security Service affiliated to the Ministry of Defence situated at the BMICH premises was opened for inspection by the police on a court order today, the police said.

 

Tremors in Tissa

[January 17 2015]

Minor tremors were reported near Kirinda in Tissamaharama this morning around 9.20, the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau officials said. It was detected by the Seismograph Vibration Meter located in the Regional Office in Pallekele and Hakmana and was measured at 2 on the Richter Scale.

 

Rs.100m worth illicit fags seized

[January 17 2015]

Customs Central Intelligence Bureau seized a container carrying a large stock of illicit cigarettes worth over Rs.100 million that has been falsely declared as washing detergent, Customs sources said.

 

Three container loads of MR propaganda material sealed

[January 16 2015]

Police today sealed three container loads of propaganda material of UPFA Presidential candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Convention Hall (BMICH), the police said.

 

Maithripala new SLFP Chairman

[January 16 2015]

President Maithripala Sirisena was unanimously appointed as the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party today. The Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today unanimously approved the decision to appoint President Maithripala Sirisena as the SLFP Chairman.

 

 

No sound can be more soothing to a motoring enthusiast than the almost mystical notes emanating from a high-revving engine, as the rubber grips the road at high speed. The streets of Colombo Fort offered such an unprecedented adrenaline rush to motorsport fans from all over Sri Lanka and abroad, with the holding of the first-ever Colombo Night Race (CNR) last night, as part of the Electric Peacock Festival. Here drivers in their Porsches compete to edge out each other in one of the CNR events witnessed by thousands of spectators. Pic: Thilak Perera

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Norway’s dual role led to CFA breakdown – LLRC

The Lessons Learnt and Reconcilliation Commission (LLRC) in its final report to the President which was tabled in Parliament last Friday criticised the role of Norway, that their actions contributed significantly to breakdown of the CFA. It observed that the Nordic peace makers’ dual role as the facilitator and the monitor of the peace process did not synchronise well and this decision to play two opposing roles led to a conflict of interest and failed strong action by the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) in instances of grave violations of the CFA,

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Driver error, most common cause of accidents

Six persons die every day on Sri Lanka’s highways as a result of motor accidents which adversely affect the country’s economy as well, said Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Health Dr. P. Mahipala addressing a media conference in Colombo. He said when analysing the cause of accidents,

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‘Plastic crates - not a hasty decision’

Co-operatives and Internal Trade Minister Johnston Fernando told Parliament yesterday that the decision to introduce plastic crates was not a hurried decision and the subsequent gazette notification which was issued in January this year. Winding up the committee stage debate on his ministry, Minister Fernando said though the gazette was issued in January, the President had given a one year grace period to implement it, in response to a request made by farmers and traders.

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Unparliamentary behaviour to be kept under check

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa has appointed a seven-member committee to make recommendations to improve discipline and ensure security within the Parliamentary Chamber in the wake of unruly scenes that broke out when President Mahinda Rajapaksa presented the Budget on November 21.

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Most bus owners’ unions favour Govt efforts

All bus owners’ unions except one support the Government’s efforts to uplift the private bus service, said Private Transport Services Minister C.B. Ratnayaka. He said the Government has provided many facilities and benefits to private bus owners. Referring to the threat made by Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association President Gemunu Wijeratne to launch a country-wide private bus strike,

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