Thursday, 24th April 2014

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa during the meeting media heads at Temple Trees this morning when asked about NGOs that operate without any oversight by state authorities, observed that many who preach transparency and accountability are not themselves transparent nor accountable. 
Full Article Thursday, 24 April 2014 13:08
Politicians using strong-arm tactics or being subjected to attack are not a new phenomenon, President Mahinda Rajapaksa told the media heads this morning, citing numerous incident where prominent politicians were beaten up. However, he reiterated that no one is above the law. Speaking on the recent attack on UNP parliamentarians in Hambantota, during a 'breakfast meeting', President Rajapaksa said “The…
Full Article Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:21
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, speaking to editors of print and electronic media at Temple Trees this morning said that no one, including bikkhus, is above the law and measures will be taken to ensure that religious harmony is maintained.
Full Article Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:02
A Tsunami Drill will be held in coastal districts by the Disaster Management Center (DMC), Today. "The rehearsals will take place from 2- 4 pm today in chosen coastal districts." said Deputy Director (media) at the DMC, Sarath Lal Kumara.
Full Article Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:02
An organization identified as the United National Party (UNP) Professionals’ Consortium today reiterated that the UNP leadership should be changed and the new leader as well as the common candidate for the next presidential election should be Hambantota District Parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa.
Full Article Wednesday, 23 April 2014 17:53
Police have launched investigations to apprehend armed robbers who hit two private banks within the space of an hour this afternoon.
Full Article Wednesday, 23 April 2014 17:09
Representatives of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) visited Most Ven Thibbotuwawe Sri Sumangalabhidana Malvathu Maha Vihara Mahanayaka Thera this morning and briefed the Maha Nayaka Thera on its proceedings to safeguard Buddhism and Buddhist culture that prevailed in the country over thousands of years, the organization said.
Full Article Wednesday, 23 April 2014 16:45
A special meeting between United National Party (UNP) Acting Leader Karu Jayasuriya and Leader of the Democratic Party (DP) Sarath Fonseka, took place this morning.
Full Article Wednesday, 23 April 2014 15:32
The search for scores of passengers still missing from South Korea's ferry disaster entered a second week Wednesday, to the deepening distress of their grieving, angry and frustrated families.
Full Article Wednesday, 23 April 2014 12:12
The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) said workers will not be sent to Libya until the employment situation in the country is more stable.
Full Article Wednesday, 23 April 2014 12:42
In wake of calls to arrest the two Catholic priests who are allegedly involved in the death of a 22-year-old girl in Jaffna, Most Rev.Dr.Thomas Savundranayagam, Bishop’s House, Jaffna refused to comment on the current situation. He refrained from commenting on any of the questions asked by The Nation regarding the incident.
Full Article Wednesday, 23 April 2014 11:40
Two suspects from a group allegedly engaged in treasure hunting in Medirigiriya last night, were apprehended by area residents and handed over to police custody.
Full Article Wednesday, 23 April 2014 09:37
Hyderabad: The city police has found that the kidney racketeers, who had sent deceased victim Dinesh Maroo to Sri Lanka, had sent as many as 21 people from different parts of AP to Colombo for kidney surgeries in the last few months.
Full Article Wednesday, 23 April 2014 09:18
The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) today demanded to know why authorities were not acting against a Tamil Nadu based Muslim extremist organization that it claimed was extending its roots to Sri Lanka
Full Article Tuesday, 22 April 2014 19:08
Riot police have now removed striking railway workers from the tracks at the Fort Railway Station, enabling train services to resume. 
Full Article Tuesday, 22 April 2014 18:15
The Central Bank today clarified that the Rs.11.8 billion losses incurred through stock market investments by the Employees Provident Fund in the year 2011 are not realized losses, but marked-to-market unrealized losses,arising from variations in market prices of stocks.
Full Article Tuesday, 22 April 2014 17:36
Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen today refuted allegations that 22,000 hectares of Wilpaththu National Park have been cleared during post-war resettlement.
Full Article Tuesday, 22 April 2014 17:29
Sri Lanka aims to increase fisheries export revenue up to Rs. 50, 000 Million this year, Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said.
Full Article Tuesday, 22 April 2014 14:14
The first meeting of the Sixth Western Provincial Council (WPC) took place this morning at the Provincial Council building in Battaramulla. All councilors took oaths before the Western Province Governor Alavi Moulana.
Full Article Tuesday, 22 April 2014 13:44
A water bottle that was provided to the Galle District Secretary while attending today's Galle District Agriculture Committee meeting at the District Secretariat has been handed over to consumer affairs officials following fears of contamination.
Full Article Tuesday, 22 April 2014 13:00

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