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Hambantota Mayor Eraj Ravindra Fernando was released on bail with two sureties of Rs.1 million each when he was produced before Hambantota Chief Magistrate Isuru Neththikumara.
Full Article Wednesday, 20 May 2015 19:27
Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa was further remanded till May 27 by the Kaduwela Magistrate this morning. MP Rajapaksa had suffered with minor pains yesterday and had provided medical treatments at Cardiology Unit of the General Hospital.  
Full Article Wednesday, 20 May 2015 12:52
Putting to rest speculation regarding the date of the next General Election, President Maithripala Sirisena said that there will be a new Government by September this year.  
Full Article Wednesday, 20 May 2015 12:14
President Maithripala Sirisena at a breakfast meeting with heads of media institutions at President's House this morning said that all 225 Members of Parliament are in one mind about doing away with the Proportional Representation system, but added that they want the next Parliamentary Election to be held under the PR system and not as per reforms envisaged in the…
Full Article Wednesday, 20 May 2015 10:54
President Maithripala Sirisena said that a domestic mechanism to investigate allegations of human rights violations during the war will be put in place by next month.  
Full Article Wednesday, 20 May 2015 10:34
Insurance claims or compensation for the farmers who got destroyed their crops by floods in the Maha Season of 2014-2015 are being paid these days, announced by the Agricultural and Agrarian Insurance Board
Full Article Wednesday, 20 May 2015 08:25
NFF leader and former Minister Wimal Weerawansa will be appearing before the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) today to make a statement. The party sources, who revealed his appearing before the CID, were reluctant to reveal the matter why their leader was summoned by the CID.
Full Article Wednesday, 20 May 2015 09:10
The sixth annual South Asian Regional Conference on international humanitarian law (IHL) jointly organized by the Government of Sri Lanka and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), is being held in Colombo from 19-21 May 2015.  
Full Article Tuesday, 19 May 2015 13:47
Road linking Ananda Mawatha and Ketawalamulla Road in Colombo 10 will be named after Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka this evening by the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) in recognition of his dedicated service for the protection of the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Full Article Tuesday, 19 May 2015 12:16
Democratic National Alliance MP, Tiran Alles (later sat in Parliament independently) has filed a fundamental rights (FR) petition in the Supreme Court yesterday. Alles has filed the petition seeking an order preventing the police from arresting him in connection with an alleged fraud at Reconstruction and Development Agency (RADA), which carried out reconstruction work in conflict-affected North and East following…
Full Article Tuesday, 19 May 2015 11:35
Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayke was cleared today by Colombo High Court after long dragging foreign exchange case. Colombo High Court acquitted Minister Ravi Karunanayake and two others from all charges of the violation of Exchange Control Act.
Full Article Monday, 18 May 2015 17:06
Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) General Secretary and Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe must take the responsibility for the controversial sale of Central Bank Bonds as long as Arjuna Mahendran holds the post of CB Governor.
Full Article Monday, 18 May 2015 15:41
The Government of Sri Lanka has sent the condolences to the Government of Pakistan over the tragic incident where innocent were killed by a terror attack. The statement says “Sri Lanka denounces in the strongest terms, yesterday’s terrorist attack on a bus in Karachi, killing innocent civilians and injuring many.”
Full Article Thursday, 14 May 2015 08:57
The Cabinet of Ministers yesterday appointed a committee comprising five ministers to identify the principles laid down by each party on introducing a new electoral system, informed sources said. The Committee is to meet this morning and finalize the draft bill soon.
Full Article Thursday, 14 May 2015 10:32
Deputy Minister of Law and Order and Christian Affairs Neranjan Wickremesinghe passed away this evening following a brief illness.
Full Article Tuesday, 12 May 2015 18:03
Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake told a news gathering this morning that the Asian Development Bank (ADB) was prepared to double its annual funding to Sri Lanka up to an estimated US$ 1.2 billion.
Full Article Monday, 11 May 2015 14:27
The Committee report prepared on an investigation into the alleged deforestation of Wilpattu National Park buffer zone has been handed in to President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday; May 11.
Full Article Tuesday, 12 May 2015 07:22
Sri Lanka national women's captain Chamari Atapattu has injured her right fourth and fifth fingers while doing a gym session. 
Full Article Tuesday, 12 May 2015 17:03
A major earthquake has struck eastern Nepal, two weeks after more than 8,000 people were killed in a devastating quake. The latest earthquake hit near the town of Namche Bazar, near Mount Everest.
Full Article Tuesday, 12 May 2015 14:05
Police have arrested a suspect and investigations are going on to nab a team who allegedly has transported heroin to Sri Lanka from India. Police have uncovered a more than eight kilo grams of heroin last night at Thoduwawa in Marawila area. Police said that investigations are going on to arrest the other partners of the smuggling team. 
Full Article Tuesday, 12 May 2015 08:22

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