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Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) Chairman Upul Jayasuriya announced that Dr Shirani Bandaranayke assumed duties in the post as the Chief Justice this morning. Addressing the media, he said the new Government has cleared all the obstacles which prevented her being functioning as the CJ.
Full Article Wednesday, 28 January 2015 15:09
The 67th Independence Day celebrations will be held at the Parliamentary Grounds, Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte, on February 04 with the participation of all government bigwigs, officials, diplomatic corps accredited to Sri Lanka and others. 
Full Article Wednesday, 28 January 2015 12:13
United National Party (UNP) former General Secretary Tissa Attanayake says that he has been politically sidelined and neglected. Parliamentarian who crossed over to the then ruling Freedom Alliance just before the last Presidential election admitted that he took ‘sudden political decision’ which did not work out.
Full Article Tuesday, 27 January 2015 12:31
The European Union (EU) has blacklisted Sri Lanka for failing to combat illegal fishing, officially banning imports of fisheries products from Sri Lanka-flagged vessels into the EU, foreign media has reported.
Full Article Tuesday, 27 January 2015 11:10
The country’s main Tamil alliance, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says that the government’s main priority should be the enactment of the recommendations made by the committees that have been appointed so far and not going for new commissions.
Full Article Monday, 26 January 2015 14:19
Sri Lanka is now experiencing the unprecedented situation where the country’s sitting Chief Justice is being questioned by the CID over his involvement in an alleged coup even as the government is negotiating a deal where he gets a dipomatic posting in return for stepping down. .
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 02:30
Former Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of the Wanduramba Police, IP Panangala Liyanage Keerthisinghe, who had been given orders to vacate his post, was reinstated yesterday following an appeal made to the Inspector General of Police (IGP).
Full Article Saturday, 24 January 2015 19:20
Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya told journalists today (January 23) that he was unaware of an attempted military ‘coup’ during election night on January 8. However, Deshapriya said this did not mean there was no conspiracy and the matter should be investigated by authorities concerned to determine the truth before he can offer further comment.
Full Article Friday, 23 January 2015 15:38
United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA), General Secretary, Susil Premajayantha releasing a special media statement today expressed  that disciplinary action will be taken against any person representing the Parliament, Provincial councils or any other public representative of the UPFA who pledges to support any other political party. He has also mentioned that such an action is a violation of the UPFA…
Full Article Thursday, 22 January 2015 16:19
The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) of Sri Lanka has issued an order to seize the passports of two key officials of the former government preventing the duo from leaving the country. During past years, none saw the Bribery Commission taking any notable action against a suspect, thought the complaint to the commission were numerous. 
Full Article Thursday, 22 January 2015 13:28
Chief Justice Mohan Peiris PC has decided to step down from his post, revealed Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne a short while ago addressing a team of media personnel in Colombo.
Full Article Wednesday, 21 January 2015 15:45
Udaya Gammanpila, the General Secretary of the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya today said that everyone knows how the donation of Rs. 100 received from the party members and supporters was spent during the last general election as he has already provided the details regarding it. “The expense details were given to the public and is still available through my web site”…
Full Article Tuesday, 20 January 2015 17:07
Sources revealed that Matara district Parliamentarian Sagala Ratnayaka’s brother Kavan Ratnayaka will be appointed as the Chairman of the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited known as Lake House.
Full Article Tuesday, 20 January 2015 13:47
Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa in a statement to media denies the allegations leveled against him over a bank account which has been maintained at Taprobane branch of Bank of Ceylon. He says that the allegation has made purely with the ulterior motive of discrediting his character and reputation.
Full Article Monday, 19 January 2015 21:23
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hoped that the victory of President Maithripala Sirisena will advance peace, reconciliation and development in Sri Lanka as well as the region and pledged India’s continued support to the close neighbour and “friend“.
Full Article Monday, 19 January 2015 19:31
Indian news channel NDTV has distorted a statement made by Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe saying he was in agreement to give “full autonomy” to Tamil areas.Official Twitter account of NDTV tweeted on Saturday afternoon a statement made by the Sri Lankan Prime Minister saying, “In principle, we have agreed to full autonomy to Tamil areas, Sri Lankan Prime…
Full Article Sunday, 18 January 2015 02:24
80 post election violence incidents and election law violations have been reported to the Police in the past week according to Police spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana. 65 persons have been arrested with suspected links to the incidents. “Therefore, 250 total elections related incidents have been reported since the announcement of elections up to date,” he said adding that the Police…
Full Article Saturday, 17 January 2015 21:47
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has announced that effective from today, he would be handing over the leadership of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to President Maithripala Sirisena.
Full Article Friday, 16 January 2015 14:44
Political sources say that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has agreed to hand over the Sri Lanka Freedom Party chairmanship to President Maithripala Sirisena.
Full Article Thursday, 15 January 2015 13:08
Pope Francis today (January 14) called on Sri Lankan Christians to follow the example of the country’s first Saint in making an even greater contribution to peace, justice and reconciliation in Sri Lankan society. He made the request while addressing the faithful at Galle Face Green in Colombo during the Holy Mass and Rite of Canonization of Blessed Joseph Vaz…
Full Article Wednesday, 14 January 2015 10:34

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