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Common candidate of the opposition Maithripala Sirisena stated that he takes personal responsibility in carrying out all his promises mentioned in his policy statement.
Full Article Friday, 19 December 2014 12:22
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.
Full Article Thursday, 18 December 2014 14:58
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.
Full Article Tuesday, 16 December 2014 16:54
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”.
Full Article Tuesday, 16 December 2014 10:20
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.
Full Article Monday, 15 December 2014 22:37
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.
Full Article Monday, 15 December 2014 16:25
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.
Full Article Sunday, 14 December 2014 03:26
The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) said a Court of Inquiry headed by an Air Commodore has now commenced investigations into this morning’s fatal air crash at Hokandara, Athurugiriya.
Full Article Friday, 12 December 2014 14:19
An Antonov-32 aircraft belonging to the Sri Lanka Air Force has crashed at about 6.15am today in the Hokandara, Athurugiriya area.
Full Article Friday, 12 December 2014 07:28
Two persons, including a child aged 1 1/2 years, were killed and 11 other injured after a head-on collision between a van and a lorry at Nittambuwa this morning.
Full Article Wednesday, 10 December 2014 08:54
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.
Full Article Sunday, 07 December 2014 02:32
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.
Full Article Friday, 05 December 2014 12:32
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.
Full Article Thursday, 04 December 2014 09:46
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…
Full Article Sunday, 30 November 2014 15:23
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…
Full Article Sunday, 30 November 2014 02:28
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”.
Full Article Friday, 28 November 2014 07:36
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…
Full Article Thursday, 27 November 2014 13:28
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).
Full Article Wednesday, 26 November 2014 09:06
The Colombo Crimes Division and Kurunduwatta police have obtained fingerprints from 74 individuals for testing in connection with the recent break-in at the National Museum in Colombo.
Full Article Tuesday, 25 November 2014 14:32
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.
Full Article Monday, 24 November 2014 12:42

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