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Sudharma loses port rice packet order

Sudharma loses port rice packet order

Businessman Sudharma Nettikumara has lost an order to supply rice parcels to the port.

Record viewers for Mervyn’s ad

Record viewers for Mervyn’s ad

The commercial advertisement featuring former minister Mervyn Silva for ‘Sathhanda’ newspaper has had more than 100,000 viewers within 24 hours.

No motorcycles yet for P’naruwa policemen

No motorcycles yet for P’naruwa policemen

The distribution of motorcycles to policemen in Polonnaruwa district has been put off indefinitely.

JHU leaves UPFA

JHU leaves UPFA

The JHU is leaving the UPFA, says its general secretary Patali Champika Ranawaka.

Arjuna to UNP, JHU-UNP talks fail

Arjuna to UNP, JHU-UNP talks fail

Ports and shipping minister Arjuna Ranatunga is going to join the UNP, say political sources.

Women’s cricket team coach removed

Women’s cricket team coach removed

Jeewantha Kulathunga has been removed as coach of the women’s national cricket team, cricket sources say.

Hirunika to become Mrs.!

Hirunika to become Mrs.!

Provincial councilor Hirunika Premachandra, daughter of slain former MP Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra, is going to marry in a few hours...

Now read ‘Sathhanda’ online

Now read ‘Sathhanda’ online

With its official launch today (05), ‘Sathhanda’ newspaper has started its online version too.

‘Without Mahinda, UNP will gain 2/3 majority’

‘Without Mahinda, UNP will gain 2/3 majority’

Justifying the decision to give nominations to his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa, president Maithripala Sirisena says that without strengthening the UPFA...

‘No party decision to give nominations to Mahinda’

‘No party decision to give nominations to Mahinda’

The SLFP has taken no decision to give nominations to former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, said ex-president Chandrika Kumaratunga.

President betrayed mandate - Vasudeva

President betrayed mandate - Vasudeva

By giving nominations to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, President Maithripala Sirisena had betrayed the mandate he received on Jan. 08...

Will join UNP - S.B. Nawinna

Will join UNP - S.B. Nawinna

SLFP Treasurer - minister S.B. Nawinna has said that he will crossover to the UNP to contest the upcoming General...

Signature campaign for 'March 12 Declaration' ends today

Signature campaign for 'March 12 Declaration' ends today

The 10-day campaign to obtain signatures for the 'March 12 Declaration' ends today (04).

Education, a Right - IUSF

Education, a Right - IUSF

The Inter University Students' Federation (IUSF) is to initiate a movement against the money collection in schools and various forms...

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...

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