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SC allows Tiran’s FR petition to proceed

SC allows Tiran’s FR petition to proceed

The Supreme Court today (01) observed that there was no reason to immediately arrest Tiran Alles over alleged fraud that...

Heated situation at Mattala Airport

Heated situation at Mattala Airport

Lorries carrying the the first stock of paddy to be stored at the Mattala Airport have been blocked by protestors...

Cricket corruption report delayed

Cricket corruption report delayed

Eyebrows have been raised in sports circles over the delay of a three-member committee to issue its report into fraud...

Ranil lectures UNP MP-elects

Ranil lectures UNP MP-elects

Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe recently summoned ruling MP-elects to Sirikotha and lectured them on how their conduct should be at...

Prosecute AG for protecting KP – Fonseka

Prosecute AG for protecting KP – Fonseka

Former army commander Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka says the attorney general is having a questionable conduct over his intervention to...

PTA more dangerous than emergency laws

PTA more dangerous than emergency laws

The Campaign for Free and fair Election (CaFFE) says it believes that Sri Lanka can’t become a nation with a...

Rs. 24 m loss due to Railways restaurant closure

Rs. 24 m loss due to Railways restaurant closure

The Railways Department is incurring a Rs. 24.6 million loss, in addition to inconveniencing railway passengers, due to the closure...

New Cabinet to swear in on Friday

New Cabinet to swear in on Friday

New Cabinet will be sworn in on Friday (04), at 11am, reports say.

DFCC Bank, Vardhana Bank amalgamation approved

DFCC Bank, Vardhana Bank amalgamation approved

The amalgamation of DFCC Bank PLC (DFCC) and DFCC Vardhana Bank PLC (DVB) was unanimously approved by the Shareholders of...

Plan to weaken military intelligence!

Plan to weaken military intelligence!

The Patriotic National Movement alleges an attempt to weaken the military intelligence by using the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda...

President invites intellectuals to return

President invites intellectuals to return

President Maithripala Sirisena says a secretariat will be set up under his supervision to roll out a red carpet welcome...

Titanic menu from night of shipwreck could sell for £45,000

Titanic menu from night of shipwreck could sell for £45,000

A menu from the final voyage of the most famous maritime disaster of all time is expected to sell for...

Colombo residents drink contaminated water

Colombo residents drink contaminated water

The water of Kelaniya River, contaminated by the leakage of diesel oil from the Coca Cola factory, has also been...

Viharamahadevi Park to be Wi-Fi zone

Viharamahadevi Park to be Wi-Fi zone

The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) decided to make the Viharamahadevi Park a Wi-Fi zone for the park visitors.

'Introduce Electoral Reforms within one year'

'Introduce Electoral Reforms within one year'

Former Leader of the Opposition and Badulla District UPFA MP Nimal Siripala de Silva stated that the new Speaker has...

'Utilize standing orders & traditions for benefit of masses'

'Utilize standing orders & traditions for benefit of masses'

Leader of the JVP Anura Dissanayaka said that the present Parliament is a rather complicated one.

Father-son selfie in parliament

Father-son selfie in parliament

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his son - Namal Rajapaksa were sworn in as MPs of the new parliament that...

Report on Sri Lanka’s missing ‘almost ready’

Report on Sri Lanka’s missing ‘almost ready’

The Presidential Commission on Missing Persons has almost completed its task, according to Justice Maxwell Parakrama Paranagama, chairman of the...

Mahinda takes oaths as MP

Mahinda takes oaths as MP

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa took oaths today as an MP, the first time such an event transpired in Sri Lanka’s...

Several appointments made in Parliament

Several appointments made in Parliament

Several appointments have been made as the 8th Parliament of Sri Lanka commenced its inaugural session today (01).

Karu named Speaker

Karu named Speaker

Karu Jayasuriya has been appointed as Speaker of the 8th Parliament of Sri Lanka a short while ago.

President to make special exposure today

President to make special exposure today

Addressing the inaugural session of the eighth parliament today (01), president Maithripala Sirisena is to make a special exposure about...

Army to reveal Gota’s shadow LTTE group

Army to reveal Gota’s shadow LTTE group

The Army has decided to reveal to the public about ‘operation double edge’ carried out by its intelligence unit through...

Fonseka refutes Karuna’s contention

Fonseka refutes Karuna’s contention

Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, who commanded the Sri Lanka Army during the 2006-2009 Eelam War IV, has refuted the contention...

No charge against KP proven - AG

No charge against KP proven - AG

The attorney general today (31) informed the court of appeal that no criminal offence charge has been proven against former...

U.S. Embassy Building 8 Schools in East for $3.3 Million

U.S. Embassy Building 8 Schools in East for $3.3 Million

The U.S. Embassy today (31) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to build 8 schools for the different communities throughout the...

Conspiracy over Ekneligoda case - ACMF

Conspiracy over Ekneligoda case - ACMF

The Action Committee for Media Freedom says that there is a conspiracy underway to sweep the Ekneligoda case under the...

More petrol pumped following slashed prices

More petrol pumped following slashed prices

Following the reduction of fuel prices earlier this year, petrol sales within the first four months of this year has...

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