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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,

 

 

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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