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Alayadivembu PS Budget defeated

Alayadivembu PS Budget defeated

The 2015 Budget of the TNA-controlled Alayadivembu Pradeshiya Sabha has been defeated today after a TNA member and an independent...

'Won't allow Rajapaksas to be taken before war tribunals'

'Won't allow Rajapaksas to be taken before war tribunals'

Common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena has said that he would not allow international forces or the Tamil diaspora to drag...

CID questions 'Ravaya' distributors

CID questions 'Ravaya' distributors

The CID has questioned several distributing dealers of 'Ravaya' newspaper due to the controversial title of the lead news in...

Azwer resigns, Ameer to parliament?

Azwer resigns, Ameer to parliament?

UPFA National List MP A.H.M. Azwer has resigned from Parliament to the Secretary General of Parliament. 

Malaka released on bail, banned from nightclubs

Malaka released on bail, banned from nightclubs

Malaka Silva, the son of Minister Mervyn Silva, and six other suspects who were arrested on charges of assaulting a...

Australia-bound illegal migrants arrested by CID

Australia-bound illegal migrants arrested by CID

The police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has arrested 37 illegal asylum seekers sent back by Australia after they had attempted...

Navin Dissanayake to join UNP?

Navin Dissanayake to join UNP?

Minister of Public Management Reforms - Navin Dissanayake has decided to join the UNP, reports say.

Mangala clarifies

Mangala clarifies

UNP MP Mangala Samaraweera says that certain media reports of his press conference yesterday (27), were unclear and somewhat misleading.

Over 150,000 for Blatter's cake!

Over 150,000 for Blatter's cake!

Nearly Rs. 160,000 is to be spent on the cake ordered to mark the tour of FIFA President Sepp Blatter's...

UK MPs seek trade sanctions over Sri Lanka

UK MPs seek trade sanctions over Sri Lanka

British Parliamentarians have proposed imposing sanctions on Sri Lanka if the Government of Sri Lanka does not allow the UN...

Maithri's symbol, white swan?

Maithri's symbol, white swan?

The election symbol of opposition common candidate Maithripala Sirisena would be revealed today, the United National Party says.

Dialog to face legal action?

Dialog to face legal action?

A group of around 100 persons, including VIPs are to seek legal redress against Dialog Axiata and the company's CEO...

Another PS member quits UPFA

Another PS member quits UPFA

United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) member of Mutur Pradeshiya Sabha B. Jebdeen has decided to function independently.

Who will rule? A question from an undecided voter

Who will rule? A question from an undecided voter

Like the majority of my fellow citizens I am an undecided voter. My father Mervyn de Silva used to characterize...

Much going on, even outside Parliament - Mangala

Much going on, even outside Parliament - Mangala

There is much going on not only within parliament but outside it as well, UNP MP Mangala Samaraweera said.

Mihintale PS budget defeated

Mihintale PS budget defeated

The budget of UPFA-administered Mihintale Pradeshiya Sabha was defeated today (27).

BBS to support MR at Prez polls

BBS to support MR at Prez polls

The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Organisation today (27) pledged their support to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the upcoming presidential election.

Endorsing Maithri, a historic decision - UNP

Endorsing Maithri, a historic decision - UNP

The UNP says that the decision 'to endorse the legitimate Secretary General of the SLFP as the common opposition candidate...

Prez polls : 4th shooting incident in Kandy

Prez polls : 4th shooting incident in Kandy

Shots have been fired at the office of UNP MP MMA Halim, at Mawilmada, Kandy, in the early hours of...

Hiru rejects Sumathi awards

Hiru rejects Sumathi awards

Hiru Tv of ABC media network has not applied for any award at 19th Anchor Sumathi Awards, reports say.

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Alstom T&D India bags €7m contract from CEB

Alstom T&D India bags €7m contract from CEB

Sri Lanka's state-owned power generator, Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has awarded a €7 million (US$ 8.7 million) contract to Alstom T&D India, a market leader in the Indian power transmission...

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Ranjith begging to pass Blatter's budget

Ranjith begging to pass Blatter's budget

Ranjith Rodrigo, President of the Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) is making an attempt to secretively pass the budget of the expenses on FIFA President Sepp Blatter's visit to...

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Namibia votes in Africa's first electronic poll

Namibia votes in Africa's first electronic poll

Namibians are choosing a new president and parliament - in what is Africa's first electronic ballot.

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New Jurassic Park trailer unveiled

New Jurassic Park trailer unveiled

If a carnivorous dinosaur wasn't a good enough scare, now one has to tackle a genetically modified hybrid dinosaur in the latest series of the Jurassic Park, titled the Jurassic...

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Plight of Phil Hughes diverts England focus away from Sri Lanka

Plight of Phil Hughes diverts England focus away from Sri Lanka

England’s cricketers are in Colombo and about to begin a seven-match series agai...

Combat related PTSD among the Sri Lankan Army servicemen

Combat related PTSD among the Sri Lankan Army servicemen

The study investigated combat related PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and...

5 convos you should be having with your friends!

5 convos you should be having with your friends!

1.YOUR FEELINGS "It's alright to feel bad some days, but if you continue to feel...

Candidacy: Why a Karu-JHU-CBK-SF option is better than Ranil

Candidacy: Why a Karu-JHU-CBK-SF option is better than Ranil

The best, as they say, must not be the enemy of the good. I have long advocated...

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