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MS avoids Chandrika - PM after political shock
5 Jul 2015 16:01:27 GMT
Six months ago they were political arch enemies. Like the saying goes, politics makes strange bedfel..
E01: Matara-Hambantota segment work begins
5 Jul 2015 16:01:27 GMT
Construction of the Matara -Hambantota segment on the Southern Expressway (E01) was launched by Pres..
MR contesting from Kurunegala: T.B. Ekanayake
5 Jul 2015 16:01:27 GMT
Former Minister T.B. Eknanayake says former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be contesting in the up..
Won t allow Jan. 8 silent revolution to be reversed: Maithri
5 Jul 2015 16:01:27 GMT
President Maithripala Sirisena today said he will not allow the silent revolution carried out on J..
UNP elated over UPFA decision to nominate Rajapaksa
Sun, Jul 5, 2015, 18:53 GMT
July 05, Colombo: The United National Party, led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe is reportedly elated over the decision taken by the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) to nominate the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest next month's parliamentary elections.
Sri Lanka's Colombo Stock Exchange goes for paperless board meetings
Sun, Jul 5, 2015, 18:29 GMT
July 05, Colombo: Striving to be a leader in the use of Green technology, Sri Lanka's Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) has moved from paper-based meetings to paperless iPad enabled meetings.
Sri Lankan President praises former president Chandrika for not being corrupt
Sun, Jul 5, 2015, 17:46 GMT
July 05, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Sunday paid a glowing tribute to former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga praising her for not being corrupt and safeguarding democracy in the country.
Sri Lankan government recruits 3600 rehabilitated LTTE cadres to the Civil Defence Force
Sun, Jul 5, 2015, 16:22 GMT
July 05, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has recently recruited 3,600 rehabilitated former combatants of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to the Civil Defence Force.
Sri Lanka Marxist party JVP accuses President of betraying people
Sun, Jul 5, 2015, 15:30 GMT
July 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today accused President Maithripala Sirisena of betraying the people by allowing the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest the general election under the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA).
Minister Arjuna Ranatunga in discussions with UNP on contesting elections
Sun, Jul 5, 2015, 15:02 GMT
July 05, Colombo: Arjuna Ranatunga, the Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) organizer for Attanagalle says he is considering to contest the upcoming elections from another party if SLFP gives nomination to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
JHU withdraws from UPFA, forms a new front
Sun, Jul 5, 2015, 13:51 GMT
July 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka's nationalist party, Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) will withdraw from the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) and form a new front after the coalition party gave the nod for former president Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest upcoming elections.
Sri Lanka nationalist party JHU likely to withdraw from UPFA
Sun, Jul 5, 2015, 07:53 GMT
’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) and form a new coalition after the coalition party gave the nod for former president Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest upcoming elections.
Western Province Chief Minister says FCID investigation is a conspiracy to arrest him
Sun, Jul 5, 2015, 07:05 GMT
July 05, Colombo: The Chief Minister of Western Province Prasanna Ranatunga says an investigation conducted by the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) of Sri Lanka police against him is a conspiracy to arrest him for supporting the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation posts profits before tax of Rs. 630 million in 1Q 2015
Sat, Jul 4, 2015, 18:19 GMT
July 04, Colombo: The state-owned Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation (SLIC), a main player in Sri Lanka's growing insurance industry has recorded a profit before tax of Rs. 630 million during the first quarter of the year 2015 despite a marginal decline in revenues.
Construction work on Matara-Hambantota segment of Sri Lanka's Southern Expressway commenced
Sat, Jul 4, 2015, 16:48 GMT
July 04, Matara: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Saturday inaugurated the construction work on the extension of the Southern Expressway from Matara to Hambantota.
Former leader of Sri Lanka Marxist party to form a new alternative front
Sat, Jul 4, 2015, 16:18 GMT
July 04, Colombo: Former leader of Sri Lanka Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and the leader of People's Servants Party Somawansa Amarasinghe plans to form a new alternative front against corruption.
Former President may contest elections from Kurunegala
Sat, Jul 4, 2015, 15:37 GMT
July 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka's former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be contesting for the forthcoming General Elections from the Kurunegala district under the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA), former parliamentarian T.B. Ekanayake today said.
UNP warmly welcomes first crossover of SLFP stalwart Nawinna
Sat, Jul 4, 2015, 14:29 GMT
July 04, Colombo: The Treasurer of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and Minister of Labor S. B. Nawinna had crossed over to the United National Party (UNP), the UNP said today.
Sri Lankan President pledges not to reverse 'January 08 Revolution' and family rule to return
Sat, Jul 4, 2015, 13:41 GMT
July 04, Matara: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today pledged that he will not allow room to reverse the "silent revolution" achieved on January 08 and the family rule to return.
Sri Lanka Police to ensure election rules are strictly enforced during polls
Sat, Jul 4, 2015, 06:29 GMT
July 04, Colombo: The Police will provide its utmost support to ensure security during the election period, said the Spokesman of Sri Lanka Police ASP Ruwan Gunasekara.
Work on Matara-Hambantota segment of Sri Lanka's Southern Expressway to begin today
Sat, Jul 4, 2015, 05:43 GMT
July 04, Colombo: The construction work on the extension of the Southern Expressway from Matara to Hambantota will be inaugurated by President Maithripala Sirisena today.
Sri Lanka inks first trade pact with China's Guangzhou
Fri, Jul 3, 2015, 19:05 GMT
July 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka and Guangzhou, the capital city of mainland China's largest GDP maker Guandong province inked the first ever trade and business pact in Colombo on Friday, July 03.
Constitutional council meets for the first time
Fri, Jul 3, 2015, 18:33 GMT
July 03, Colombo: The first meeting of the Constitutional Council was held Friday at the parliamentary complex under the leadership of Speaker Chamal Rajapakse.
Government made a great effort to establish democracy in last six months - Harsha
Fri, Jul 3, 2015, 18:27 GMT
July 03, Colombo: Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva says that the present government made a great effort to establish democracy in the country during last six months which was ruined by the previous regime.
Sri Lanka Muslim party meets with UNP officials on election
Fri, Jul 3, 2015, 17:57 GMT
July 03, Colombo: The members of the High Command of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress held a crucial discussion today at the party headquarters Darusalam regarding the upcoming general election.
US Embassy in Sri Lanka celebrates Independence Day
Fri, Jul 3, 2015, 16:58 GMT
July 03, Colombo: The United States Embassy in Sri Lanka yesterday marked America's Independence Day, which falls on July 4th, at a ceremony held in the Gall Face Hotel in Colombo.
Former LTTE cadre sentenced to 10 years for assassination attempt on President in 2006
Fri, Jul 3, 2015, 16:23 GMT
July 03, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today sentenced a former LTTE cadre to a 10 year prison term for his involvement in an assassination attempt on Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena nine years ago.
Trade unions, civil organizations in Sri Lanka protest former president Rajapaksa's nomination
Fri, Jul 3, 2015, 15:58 GMT
July 03, Colombo: Several trade unions and patriotic movements in Sri Lanka today staged a protest against giving nominations to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest the forthcoming election.
Sri Lanka Customs nabs local attempting to smuggle endangered tortoises
Fri, Jul 3, 2015, 15:34 GMT
July 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs Friday arrested a local man who attempted to smuggle star tortoises to Malaysia and seized his haul of the endangered reptiles, AFP reported.
Sri Lankan President gives nod for Rajapaksa to contest upcoming elections under UPFA ticket
Fri, Jul 3, 2015, 14:55 GMT
’ Freedom Alliance (UPFA), on Friday, gave the nod to former president Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest the forthcoming general elections under the UPFA.
Sri Lankan fishermen alleged of attacking Indian fishermen, damaging nets
Fri, Jul 3, 2015, 14:16 GMT
July 03, Colombo: Sri Lankan fishermen have allegedly attacked a group of Indian fishermen in the sea off the Kodiakarai coast and damaged their newts, an Indian fisheries department official has said.
Sri Lankan court extends remand of 14 Indian fishermen
Fri, Jul 3, 2015, 07:21 GMT
July 03, Mannar: A Sri Lankan court Friday ordered to further remand the 14 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy last month.
Sri Lanka - China Business and Investment forum coincides with Ayurveda Expo 2015 today
Fri, Jul 3, 2015, 07:03 GMT
July 03, Colombo: A Sri Lanka - China Business and Investment forum will take place in coincidence with the Ayurveda Expo 2015 international medical symposium which opens today.
President Sirisena to announce final decision on former president Rajapaksa today
Fri, Jul 3, 2015, 05:33 GMT
July 03, Colombo: Having decided not to give nomination to former president Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest the upcoming election as the prime ministerial candidate of UPFA, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is expected to announce his decision today whether Rajapaksa will be granted candidacy for the election under the UPFA ticket.
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