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Sunday, 22 September 2013


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Ranil in Japan

[October 04 2015]

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived in Japan yesterday (3) on his first official visit to the country after assuming office. He was accompanied by Minister of Technology, Technology Education and Employment, Susil Premajayntha,


Lithuania opens Consulate in Sri Lanka

[October 04 2015]

Republic of Lithuania opened its Honorary Consulate in Sri Lanka with R. M. Manivannan, Chairman of SupremeSAT and Owner of Supreme Global Holdings as the Honorary Consul. Manivannan, known as a big time private investor in emerging markets,


Seya murder: CID arrests Kondaya’s brother

[October 04 2015]

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) probing the murder of Seya Sadewmi, the five-year –old girl from Kotadeniyawa , took into custody the elder brother of Dunesh Priyashantha alias ‘Kondaya’, on Friday.


Outbreak of vector borne disease likely

[September 27 2015]

The onset of the North East monsoon rains causing floods could result in an outbreak of several food, water and vector borne diseases, heath authorities warn.


Seven killed in landslides

[September 27 2015]

At least seven people were killed and nearly 200 persons marooned due to heavy rains that slashed several parts of the country, causing landslides in the Central Province.


Beach cleaning begins

[September 20 2015]

A Clean-up Week has been declared to mark the International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) 2015 on the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena. A national program which began yesterday (19) will continue till September 23 with the participation of schoolchildren,


CID arrests two over Seya’s murder

[September 20 2015]

The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) has arrested two persons in connection with the harrowing rape and murder of the five- year- old girl, Seya Sadewmi, in Kotadeniyawa.


Dengue cases could soar with new breeding sites

[September 20 2015]

Dengue Fever (DF) cases which up to September 2015 tumbled by ten- thousand compared to figures last year, could soar, resulting in another dengue epidemic,


Rajiva out of Liberal Party

[September 20 2015]

Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha who had filed a case (DSP/108/2015) against the Liberal Party and its party officials at the District Court of Colombo on August 4, 2015 withdrew the case on September 17, 2015 before Colombo District Judge, T.D.Gunasekara.


SL issues travel advisory on Nepal

[September 13 2015]

As violence in Nepal over a proposed new Federal Constitution continued, Sri Lanka issued a travel advisory on Friday (11) urging pilgrims to postpone their visits to the Buddhist religious site Lumbini,


Rosy appointed PM’s Media Spokesperson

[September 13 2015]

Former State Minister for Child Affairs, Rosy Senanayake has been appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wikcremesinghe’s Media Spokesperson and the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Prime Minister’s Office.



Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne casts his vote for the Central Provincial Council election at the Doluva Maha Vidyalaya yesterday morning. He was accompanied by his son and UPFA candidate Anuradha Jayaratne. Pic: Dilhan Wijayananda, Gampola group correspondent

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Over 55 percent voter turnout:

PC polls peaceful

Voting in the Northern, Central and North Western Provincial Councils was peaceful in all 10 districts with over 55 percent voter turnout in almost all the districts especially in the Northern Province where people voted for the first time to elect members to the Provincial Council, officials of the Elections Department and elections monitors said yesterday.

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President to address UN on inaugural day

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will lead Sri Lanka’s delegation to the 68th United Nations General Assembly which will be convened at the UN Headquarters, New York on Tuesday. He is one among the world leaders who will address the General Assembly on the very first day.

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Democracy restored in North, say polls observers

The independent polls observers in their close of polls report last evening said the provincial council polls held yesterday in three provinces were peaceful and showed restoration of democratic spirit among the people in the North. The People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) said.

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SriLankan makes emergency landing in UK - Two held

British police arrested two men on suspicion of endangering an aircraft after a SriLankan Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Stansted Airport, officials said yesterday. The Airbus A330, which was carrying 267 passengers and crew.

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TNA’s hidden agenda will be bared

Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities Minister Wimal Weerawansa said the UPFA could win the Northern Provincial Council or pose a serious political challenge to racist and separatist elements in the North. Minister Weerawansa said that this was the first time in recent history that people in the North exercised their franchise freely after three decades of terrorism.

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