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No nominations for MR supporters

No nominations for MR supporters

It has been decided that no pro-Rajapaksa individual who is facing fraud and corruption allegations will be granted nominations from...

Won't betray Jan.08 mandate - President

Won't betray Jan.08 mandate - President

President Maithripala SIrisena has said that he would never betray the millions who granted him their mandate on January 08...

Speedy issue of NIC's

Speedy issue of NIC's

Commissioner General of Registration of Persons R.M.S. Sarath Kumara has said G.C.E. A/L exam applicants who are yet to obtain...

Election laws would be strictly enforced - polls chief

Election laws would be strictly enforced - polls chief

Election laws would be strictly enforced from July 06 onwards, the day the nominations begin, say Elections commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya.

No nominations for UPFA members

No nominations for UPFA members

The United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has decided not to grant nominations to several former MPs of the party, political...

SLFP treasurer to crossover to UNP

SLFP treasurer to crossover to UNP

After being dejected over former President Mahinda Rajapaksa being granted nominations from the UPFA, SLFP Treasurer - minister S.B. Nawinna...

M.K.D.S. Gunewardena to UNP?

M.K.D.S. Gunewardena to UNP?

Several SLFPers bearing ministerial portfolios have criticised Mahinda Rajapaksa being granted nominations from the UPFA.

Fmr. LTTE members to contest Gen. election?

Fmr. LTTE members to contest Gen. election?

A group of former LTTE members are looking into the possibility of contesting the upcoming General election.

Mervyn meditates in forest

Mervyn meditates in forest

Former minister Mervyn Silva has been seen meditating in the Ritigala Forest area.

President’s silence worrisome!

President’s silence worrisome!

Political circles are worried about the president’s silence over the announcement by UPFA general secretary Susil Premajayantha and SLFP general...

Sri Lanka c.bank likely to keep rates steady until Aug. 17 polls

Sri Lanka c.bank likely to keep rates steady until Aug. 17 polls

Sri Lanka's central bank is likely to keep key monetary policy rates steady until Aug. 17 parliamentary polls, but there...

Egypt vows to eliminate ISIS

Egypt vows to eliminate ISIS

Egypt Thursday pressed its campaign to crush an escalating insurgency in Sinai, vowing to wipe out "dens of terror" on...

MR declining nominations, just rumours

MR declining nominations, just rumours

Rumours citing that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will not accept nominations from the UPFA are false, Sri Lanka Freedom Party...

Inactivated Polio Vaccine introduced

Inactivated Polio Vaccine introduced

Sri Lanka has introduced an Injectable Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) for four month old infants from July 1st, Epidemiologist Dr...

Dimuth scores Test ton at Pallekele

Dimuth scores Test ton at Pallekele

Dimuth Karunaratne today (03) scored his 2nd Test century in the 3rd and final Test against Pakistan played at the...

Mahinda granted nominations from UPFA

Mahinda granted nominations from UPFA

President Maithripala Sirisena has given formal approval to grant nominations for Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest the upcoming General election under...

Tortoise smuggler nabbed (Pics)

Tortoise smuggler nabbed (Pics)

Authorities at the Katunayake Bandaranaike Airport today (03) seized 124 local tortoises that were to smuggled to Kuala Lampur, Malaysia.

I will overcome any challenge for the sake of country & people‘ - President

I will overcome any challenge for the sake of country & people‘ - President

President Maithripala Sirisena says that he will overcome any challenge for the sake of the country and its people. He...

Gen. elections : Postal voting lists up

Gen. elections : Postal voting lists up

The Elections secretariat has commenced displaying postal voting lists with regard to the upcoming general election from today onwards. (03).

Lankan women going for beer, arrack on the rise

Lankan women going for beer, arrack on the rise

Beer and arrack consumption among young women over 18 years of age have spiked sharply in the last 10 years...

Hema Malini injured in road accident

Hema Malini injured in road accident

BJP MP from Mathura and Bollywood dream girl Hema Malini met with accident when her car collided with another car...

Menaka in shock! (video)

Menaka in shock! (video)

Popular actress Menaka Maduwanthi says that she is in shock.

MR agrees to decision that prevents SLFP split

MR agrees to decision that prevents SLFP split

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has informed President Maithripala Sirisena that he is prepared to take any decision that prevents the...

No nominations for Duminda - Sajin - Mervyn

No nominations for Duminda - Sajin - Mervyn

President Maithripala Sirisena has decided not to grant nominations for 08 former parliamentarians and ministers who faced various allegations in...

Mahinda's fate to be decided today

Mahinda's fate to be decided today

President Maithripala Sirisena is to declare today (03) whether or not former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be granted candidacy for...

President rejects Mahinda!

President rejects Mahinda!

President Maithripala Sirisena has refused to give nominations to his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest the general election on the...

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