Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), Educational Secretary, Anuruddha Pradeep admitted that the defection of its former Deputy General Secretary, Udaya Gammanpila has eroded people’s trust in the party.
More than 130 people, including 100 students, have been killed and 122 others injured in a Taliban seizure of a military-run school in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan, according to provincial authorities.
While seeking to extend the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the Centre and the Tamil Nadu government told a tribunal that the banned outfit nurtures an idea of “greater Tamil Nadu, which includes the state of Tamil Nadu, part of Kerala, part of Karnataka, part of Andhra Pradesh and northeastern provinces of Sri Lanka”.
Sydney (AFP) - At least two people were killed as police stormed the Sydney cafe to end a siege of more than 16 hours by a gunman holding several hostages, television reports said early Tuesday.
Sri Lankan Consul General in Sydney, Bandula Jayasekera confirmed via his official twitter handle has said that no Sri Lankans are being held hostage at the Lindt Café on Martin Place in Sydney which continues to remain under siege by a hostage-taker.
UPFA Parliamentarian and party organizer for Kolonnawa Duminda Silva scoffed at claims made by supporters of Maithripala Sirisena to the effect that ‘terror stalks the electorate’. He was responding to allegations made by recent defector to the Opposition camp and former Chairman, Kotikawatte-Mulleriyawa Pradeshiya Sabha Prasanna Solangaarachchi.
The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, the largest Muslim parties in Parliament, led by Minister Rauff Hakeem, is now in a dilemma on the stance they should take at the forthcoming presidential election, highly placed political sources told ‘The Nation’.The All Ceylon Muslim Congress, led by Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, has pledged support to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the presidential election.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that his true opponent is not the former General Secretary of the SLFP, Maithripala Sirisena, but the ex president Chandrika Kumaratunga. He made this claim during a meeting this morning at Temple Trees with heads of media institutions.
Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has lodged a complaint with the Mirihana police station claiming that a viewer who phoned a political talk show of a private television channel last night had verbally abused him in an insulting manner.
Rukshan Chandika Abeywansha, Photojournalist of the Year 2013, who met with a tragic accident passed away in the early hours of Sunday after a valient struggle that lasted several months. 'The Nation' as well as the larger Rivira family mourn the loss of this exceptional human being and wish his family all strength in this tragic moment. His funeral will…
The ‘common opposition’ has been compelled to “limit” former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga’s role in the presidential campaign of Maithripala Sirisena due to pressure from the Jathika Hela Urumaya, The Nation learns. The JHU, which has expected to play an active role in Sirisena’s campaign, has indicated – through various channels - to the Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe that Kumaratunga’s…
The main Opposition United National Party yesterday cleared its position over the abolishment of the Executive Presidency. When former Minister and common Opposition candidate Polonnaruwa district MP Maithripala Sirisena stated that he will abolish the post within 100 days, the most sections of the society were not ready to accept it and said “impossible”.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa held bilateral discussions with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif yesterday (Nov. 26) evening on the sidelines of the 18th SAARC Summit, taking place in Kathmandu, Nepal. During the meeting between Sri Lanka and India, Prime Minister Modi expressed his gratitude to President Rajapaksa for granting a pardon and sending back…
A member of the Kalmunai Municipal Council was arrested this morning in connection with the assault on two Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) councilors that occurred at the council meeting yesterday (November 25).
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says that it would work towards defeating President Mahinda Rajapaksa but added it would not share the platform in support of another candidate. Speaking at a media briefing today, Leader of the JVP and Parliamentarian, Anura Kumara Dissanayake stated that the party would launch its campaign to defeat the Government.