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16 SLFPers want seating in opposition benches

Friday, 27 April 2018 09:58

The 16 former SLFP ministers, state and deputy ministers who quit the yahapalana government, today requested in writing to arrange seating in the opposition benches, Parliament Secretary General W.B.D. Dassanayake said. He said a letter signed by the 16 SLFPe..

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President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday issued the third gazette over the prorogation of Parliament. The latest extraor...


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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has crossed the line dividing the demilitarized zone to meet with South Korean President...


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Owner of the Horana Rubber Factory, where five workers were killed after being exposed to ammonia gas, surrendered to th...


One arrested for Kotahena shooting

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The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) launched a 24-hour-token strike at Karapitiya Teaching Hospita...


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Crowd-funding page to raise funds for Renuka’s son

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The Toronto Maha Vihara Buddhist temple has set up a crowd-funding page to raise funds for the 7-year-old son of Renuka ...


Minister vows action after Yala bear saga

Friday, 27 April 2018 04:17
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While stating that there is a threat to wildlife in the Yala National Park due to the action of some people, Wildlife Mi...


British tourist raped in SL hotel denied compensation

Thursday, 26 April 2018 23:36
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A British tourist, who was allegedly raped at a luxury hotel in Sri Lanka during a holiday to the island in 2010, had be...


Preparing for extradition if Mahendran is located: CID

Thursday, 26 April 2018 20:53
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The CID informed Court today that legal preparations are underway in relation with the extradition of former CBSL govern...


Won’t allow to abolish executive presidency: NFF

Thursday, 26 April 2018 19:03
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The National Freedom Front (NFF) today said it would never allow the JVP proposal on abolishing the executive presidency...


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The International Cricket Council (ICC) today granted T20I status to all its 104 member nations – both men and wom...


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UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake today said a handful of people who opposed his appointment as the Assistant Leader of the party...


President asks electrical engineers to halt their scheduled TU action

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The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today recorded a statement from former SAITM CEO Dr. Sameera Senaratne over ...


India to send Sacred Sarnath Buddhist relics for Vesak

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The sacred Buddhist relics of Sarnath, India will be sent to Sri Lanka on the occasion of Vesak, the Indian High Commiss...


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Thursday, 26 April 2018 16:00
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At least 10 university students including a Buddihist monk were arrested by the Borella Police over attempting to enter ...


Two SLFP organizers for Colombo, Gampaha

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Mr. Ajith Basnayake was appointed as SLFP organizer for Gampaha Electorate while Mr. Chaminda Kumara Sudusinghe was appo...


Police tear-gas IUBF protest

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Police used tear-gas and water cannon to disperse protesting undergraduates of the Inter University Bhikku Federation (I...


UNP WC ratifies names proposed by politburo for top party posts

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The UNP Working Committee this morning ratified the names proposed by the United National Party (UNP) politburo for the ...


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Retired Navy Lieutenant Millaniyage Samudra Nilupul De Kostha was arrested this morning by the Criminal Investigation De...


Joseph Michael resigns from UNP WC over Ravi’s appointment

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Senior UNPer Joseph Michael Perera said today he had resigned from the party's Working Committee as a protest agains...


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Beliatta SLFP organizer Eraj Ravindra Fernando, who was involved in the “toy pistol’ case several years ago,...


Aloysius, Palisena re-remanded

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