Wednesday, 28th January 2015

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa who stepped down from the post just before the election results was officially announced was seen in Colombo participating in several political and non-political activities. Later, he also resigned from the post of the leadership of his party; Sri Lanka Freedom Party.
Full Article Wednesday, 28 January 2015 10:50
Popular artiste Jackson Anthony today refuted allegations that he had vehicles belonging to the Ministry of Economic Development in his possession. Speaking at a media briefing, Anthony claimed the vehicle that Kadawatha police found when they raided his home on January 25 had been given to him by Micro Cars Limited for ‘promotional purposes’.
Full Article Tuesday, 27 January 2015 18:32
Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana today confirmed that Drug Kingpin Gampola Vidanalage Samantha Kumara alias Wele Suda had in fact paid large sums of money to parliamentarian Duminda Silva.
Full Article Tuesday, 27 January 2015 17:27
Six newly appointed Provincial Governors took oaths in the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena earlier today.
Full Article Tuesday, 27 January 2015 15:56
New York (AFP) - A winter storm pounded the northeastern United States on Monday hitting tens of millions of people and forcing the rare cancelation of Broadway shows in an "historic" New York blizzard.
Full Article Tuesday, 27 January 2015 14:37
Following the fuel price reduction, the Ministry of Internal Transport today decided to reduce bus fares by 8%. Accordingly the present minimum fare of Rs. 9 will be reduced to Rs. 8 from February 01.
Full Article Tuesday, 27 January 2015 14:15
Lawyers who identified themselves as Lawyers for Good Governance holding a press conference, today demanded immediate action to be taken against the persons responsible for the Welikada prison riot. The close relatives of the inmates who were killed on the day of the riot were also present at the media briefing.
Full Article Tuesday, 27 January 2015 13:37
It is unrealistic to expect Greece to repay its huge debt in full, the chief economics spokesman for the victorious Syriza party has told the BBC.
Full Article Tuesday, 27 January 2015 13:10
Users across the world have reported problems logging into social media networks Facebook and Instagram. Foreign media reported that it wasn't immediately clear what was causing the outage. Visitors to Facebook were greeted by the message "Sorry, something went wrong. We're working on it and we'll get it fixed as soon as we can. Go Back" or simply experienced a…
Full Article Tuesday, 27 January 2015 12:06
Beirut (AFP) - Kurdish militia drove the Islamic State group from the Syrian town of Kobane and raised their flags on Monday, dealing the jihadists an important blow after months of heavy fighting.
Full Article Tuesday, 27 January 2015 10:54
The head of Greece's far-left Syriza party, Alexis Tsipras, has been sworn in as prime minister and is set to lead an anti-austerity coalition government.
Full Article Tuesday, 27 January 2015 10:18
Frontline Socialist Party (FLSP) carried out a leaflets distribution campaign at Fort Railway Station yesterday to inform the public of their view on the current political situation.
Full Article Tuesday, 27 January 2015 10:04
A 25-year-old Sri Lankan refugee was arrested in connection with the alleged rape of a 64-year-old Dalit woman in Kanyakumari on Sunday.
Full Article Tuesday, 27 January 2015 09:37
Two suspects who were involved in a large number of robberies were arrested by the Kurunegala police yesterday.
Full Article Tuesday, 27 January 2015 08:55
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees  (UNHCR) and the European Union (EU) have undertaken to help the Sri Lankan government repatriate Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu and resettle them in the Island Nation, the Lankan Ministry of Resettlement has said.
Full Article Tuesday, 27 January 2015 06:43
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in Colombo on Monday, that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is ‘very interested’ in Sri Lanka and the region, and that this augurs well for Sri Lanka which is in the threshold of a new era.
Full Article Tuesday, 27 January 2015 04:53
The JVP has established a committee to find out about victims of political revenge during the former government’s tenure.
Full Article Monday, 26 January 2015 08:09
Frontline Socialist Party Propaganda Secretary Pubudu Jayagoda stated that the government was not going to introduce an interim budget on January 29. Instead, it has planned to reduce the prices of certain essential goods through a special announcement to the parliament by the Minister of Finance.
Full Article Friday, 23 January 2015 16:21
Sri Lanka's new government will appoint an independent domestic commission to probe the last stages of the country's civil war that ended in 2009, a minister said on Friday.
Full Article Friday, 23 January 2015 15:54
Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya today said according to the document submitted to him, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was still the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA). Addressing media personnel at the Elections Secretariat, Deshapriya said the document, sent in the form of a letter to him by the SLFP some 10…
Full Article Friday, 23 January 2015 13:07

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