Today's News

The Court of Appeal yesterday issued a restraining order against the Governor of the Central Province and the members of the Central Provincial Council, restraining them from taking further steps to remove Sarath Ekanayake from the post of Chief Minister of the province.
Full Article Tuesday, 12 May 2015 08:12
Former Defence Secretary, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has filed a fundamental rights violation petition and has requested the court to restrain the respondent state authorities engaging in an illegal arrest of him. He claimed it could be a violation of his personal liberty and also identified as a mala-fide practice with petty political aspirations.
Full Article Monday, 11 May 2015 17:49
United People's Freedom Alliance Galle District Parliamentarian Sajin de Vass Gunawardane who was arrested by the police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over allegations of misusing vehicles belonging to the Presidential Secretariat was remanded for nine days.
Full Article Monday, 11 May 2015 16:35
UPFA MP Prof. G.L. Peiris speaking on behalf of the group of politicians backing former President Mahinda Rajapaksa back in active politics said that a general election should be held as soon as to end the present political turmoil of the country.
Full Article Monday, 11 May 2015 10:32
The report compiled by the three-member committee tasked with probing the 2012 Welikada prison riot will be released at the end of this month. The committee appointed by Minister of Justice Wijayadasa Rajapakshe commenced inquiries in February this year.
Full Article Friday, 08 May 2015 19:04
Colombo Chief Magistrate gave a hard warning for all suspects who had been charged for contempt of court as they participated in a protest in front of the Bribery Commission on April 23 despite a court order not to have any protests. The Court warned nine members of Bhikkus, 10 United People’s Freedom Alliance Parliamentarians and few other local government…
Full Article Friday, 08 May 2015 19:00
The Court of Appeal on Friday gave its verdict on the Galle Municipal Council Mayor’s being in office and annulled the Southern Provincial High Court judgment which brought back the Mayor in office after the Chief Minister of the Province had removed him from his post by a gazette notification.
Full Article Friday, 08 May 2015 18:57
The President’s Guard, which was established by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, comprising of army personnel has been dissolved with effect from April 30. Military Spokesman Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera said the unit had been dissolved due to ‘administrative purposes’.
Full Article Friday, 08 May 2015 18:54
The University Grants Commission has called for, applications for University Admission for the academic year 2014/2015 based on the results of the G.C.E. (A/L) 2014. The Admissions Handbook including the rules and regulations for University Admission is now available for purchasing at the University Grants Commission and distributing Agent Bookshops countrywide.
Full Article Friday, 08 May 2015 18:47
Salman Khan, one of Bollywood's biggest stars, was sentenced on Wednesday to five years in prison for drunkenly killing a homeless man with his SUV in a 2002 hit-and-run.
Full Article Wednesday, 06 May 2015 14:25
Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) in a statement said that though they admire the passage of the 19th Amendment, it does not wholly meet the aspirations of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka and all those committed to strengthening democracy, the independence of the judiciary and the Rule of Law.
Full Article Wednesday, 06 May 2015 12:59
Former Trade Minister Johnston Fernando was arrested by the Police Financial Crimes Investigation (FCID) division today; May 05. According to the Police Media Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara, MP Fernando was arrested on the charge of irregularities related to the use of state assets.
Full Article Tuesday, 05 May 2015 15:44
The Government has welcomed a Private Member’s Bill presented by Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran to ban mechanized bottom trawling in Sri Lanka’s territorial waters.
Full Article Tuesday, 05 May 2015 14:56
Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and three others who had been remanded for questioning over the misuse of Divi Neguma funds were further remanded two more days.
Full Article Tuesday, 05 May 2015 13:46
Two youths were killed after they fell from the footboard of the Matara-Vavuniya train at Ambanpola last night. Police Media Unit said the victims had been traveling on the footboard of the train when they had struck the bridge over Mee Oya at Kaluvila, Pothana and fallen into Mee Oya.
Full Article Thursday, 30 April 2015 13:58
A Police Sub-Inspector who was seriously injured after being hit by a stone thrown by a Buddhist monk during yesterday's protest opposite the University Grants Commission (UGC), has undergone an emergency operation, Police Media Unit said.
Full Article Thursday, 30 April 2015 13:44
A list of Diaspora groups which were compiled last year by the previous government is to be reviewed today says Mangala Samaraweera. The list of Diaspora groups which are to be reviewed today were banned due to their alleged ties with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
Full Article Wednesday, 29 April 2015 15:19
Deputy Minister of Highways and Investment Promotion and United National Party (UNP) MP Eran Wickramaratne has called for the immediate dissolution of Parliament.
Full Article Wednesday, 29 April 2015 13:28
Nigerian troops rescued nearly 300 girls and women during an offensive against Boko Haram fighters in the northeastern Sambisa Forest, the military said.
Full Article Wednesday, 29 April 2015 10:28
The Special Anti-Narcotics Unit of the Tangalle police arrested two suspects and seized 53 kilograms of Ganja after a raid conducted inside the Lunugamwehera National Park late last night.
Full Article Wednesday, 29 April 2015 10:14

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