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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,

 

 

President Mahinda Rajapaksa waves to the crowds after opening the new housing complex at Ratnapura for war heroes. The Maha Sangha led by Ven. Ellawala Medhananda Thera and members of the clergy, Ministers W. D. J. Seneviratne, Vasudeva Nanayakkara and Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Sabaragamuwa Chief Minister Mahipala Herath, Governor W. J. M. Lokubandara, Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga, Defence and Urban Development Ministry Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, IGP N. K. Illangakoon, Heads of the three Armed Forces and Senior Defence officials were present. Pic: by Sudath Silva.

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Minister outlines progress at length:

Lankan delegation makes impact at UNHRC sessions

A member of the Sri Lankan delegation in Geneva said that if a minister had not been present at the current UN Human Rights Council sessions, Sri Lanka would have missed the opportunity to speak at length on its impressive progress so far. He said the time slot for an official delegation to address the session would have been a mere two minutes whereas the speech by Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe,

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Channel 4 theatrics bares magnitude of conspiracy

Leader of the House and Irrigation and Water Management Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said the latest British Channel 4 theatrics which coincides with the ongoing UNHRC sessions in Geneva bares the magnitude of the international conspiracy hatched against Sri Lanka and the UPFA Government. Channel 4 has churned out another video footage to coincide with the ongoing UNHRC sessions.

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‘There should be no disparity in internal or external degrees’

President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is now reviewing the progress of Ministries held extensive discussions on Friday with Higher Education Ministry officials on their Mid Term National Higher Education Strategic Management Plan 2013-2015. The vision of the Higher Education Ministry is to make Sri Lanka an international hub of excellence in higher education by 2020.

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Demarcation of boundaries:

Committees to compile reports on wards by March 31

The National Delimitation Committee and the District Level Delimitation Committees appointed to demarcate the wards in the Local Government areas across the country will compile their reports according to the number of wards in the LG areas and their boundaries by March 31, Secretary to the Provincial Councils and Local Government Ministry R.A.A.K. Ranawaka said.

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