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Twenty-eight Sri Lankan overseas missions remain ‘headless’ over two months after the ‘political appointees’ who were serving in those positions were recalled to Colombo. In late January, the government of President Maithripala Sirisena recalled 29 Heads of Mission, all of whom had been appointed by the Rajapaksa regime as ‘political appointees’. Speaking to The Nation, Deputy Foreign Minister Ajith P.…
Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 02:30
Indian Naval Ships, “TIR”, “KESARI”, “SUDARSHANI” and Indian Coast Guard Ship “VARUNA” belonging to the first training squadron of the Indian Navy arrived at the port of Trincomalee on 27th March 2015 on a training visit. They were welcomed in accordance with naval traditions by the officers of the Sri Lanka Navy and the officials of the High Commission of…
Full Article Friday, 27 March 2015 19:24
Bipartisan moves on constitutional amendment to obtain an arrangement where executive power is shared between the President and the Prime Minister has hit a major snag with the surfacing of disagreements regarding the text.Minister of Power and Energy and leader of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) Champika Ranawaka told The Nation that his party is opposed to the draft...
Full Article Saturday, 21 March 2015 02:26
Indo–Sri Lanka fisheries discussions have been scheduled to be held on March 24 and 25 in India according to the Ministry of Home Affairs and Fisheries. The discussions which had been put on hold for almost a year are to commence as a result of discussions held between Minister of Home Affairs and Fisheries Joseph Michael Perera and Indian High…
Full Article Friday, 20 March 2015 18:31
President Maithripala Sirisena, speaking at his maiden 'breakfast meeting' with media heads early this morning said that as the leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party he would ensure a clean campaign at the next parliamentary election.
Full Article Wednesday, 18 March 2015 13:25
Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya who is heard earlier saying that just 40 days more than enough for his department to go with a new electoral system had changed his tune suddenly. He had informed party leaders yesterday that it was not consistent with democracy to introduce a new electoral system and then conduct an election under it immediately afterwards.
Full Article Wednesday, 18 March 2015 07:20
COLOMBO, March 17 (Xinhua) Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse has decided to contest for the prime ministership at parliamentary elections scheduled to be held after April 23. Rajapakse who lost the Presidential Elections in January has decided to contest under the Sri Lanka Labour Party, a seperate political party and not his own Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).
Full Article Tuesday, 17 March 2015 19:25
The Gazette notification on the 19th Amendment to the Constitution has been printed and published. Cabinet approval was granted for for the draft bill on Sunday (March 15).
Full Article Tuesday, 17 March 2015 09:34
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his first interview with an Indian publication since the last presidential election alluded that the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) had conspired with ‘western agencies’ CIA and MI-6 to oust him - a plan reportedly initiated two years ago.
Full Article Friday, 13 March 2015 19:33
Visiting Indian Prime Minister NarendraModi in his address to Sri Lanka’s Parliament on March 13 (Friday), assured India’s full commitment to develop a partnership with Sri Lanka, stating that both countries ‘are now at a moment of great opportunity and responsibility for realizing the dreams of our people’ In his speech, the Indian Prime Minister praised Sri Lanka as a...
Full Article Saturday, 14 March 2015 02:24
The first state visit by an Indian leader to Sri Lanka almost after three decades took place early this morning. Much respected politician, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi' arrival in Colombo marked at 5.20am...
Full Article Friday, 13 March 2015 09:23
Prime Minister of UK, David Cameron has apprised the action taken by President Maithripala Sirisena and new government to reform Sri Lanka during the bilateral discussions held at 10 Downing Street, London, yesterday; March 10.
Full Article Wednesday, 11 March 2015 16:00
Minister of Mass Media and Parliamentary Affairs, Gayantha Karunathilaka today stated that the ‘Right to Information’ will be included in the Article 14 and therefore will be a fundamental human right under the Constitution and will also be enacted as a separate bill.
Full Article Tuesday, 10 March 2015 15:27
Galle Magistrate issued an order preventing former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and ex-Navy Chief Somathilaka Dissanayake were barred from traveling abroad a short while ago.
Full Article Monday, 09 March 2015 12:58
Despite a promise being made by the Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran that a detailed response to recent allegations that a firm connected to the Governor had allegedly through insider-trading unfairly profited from the recent Treasury Bond auction, there has not been any response made by the government.
Full Article Sunday, 08 March 2015 02:25
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Western Provincial Council Member K.D. Lalkantha has alleged that the decision of the government to reform the electoral process is nothing but a farce. “This is a sham and a fraud,” he said speaking to The Nation. While saying that the party is indifferent about which electoral system is used, according to Lalkantha the issues inherent…
Full Article Saturday, 07 March 2015 20:00
The next General Election will be held under the newly proposed electoral system, Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Rajitha Senaratne told journalists today. Minister Senaratne further said the decision was taken after the President held lengthy discussions with the Elections Commissioner, Attorney General and the Survey General.
Full Article Thursday, 05 March 2015 13:10
The former Leader of the Women's Wing of the LTTE's Sea Tigers has been taken into custody at the Bandaranaike International Airport as she was attempting to leave the country. Police said the suspect, identified as 41-year-old Burugesu Pahiradi, was arrested at the airport yesterday by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID).
Full Article Tuesday, 03 March 2015 15:17
‘Implementing the reform agenda is more important than being fixated about deadlines,’ Minister of Power and Energy and Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) General Secretary Patali Champika Ranawaka insisted. Speaking to ‘The Nation,’ the sole representative of the JHU in the Cabinet opined that the two major parties, the United National Party (UNP) and...
Full Article Sunday, 01 March 2015 02:52
According to Police, Sri Lankan ruggerite and former Havelock SC captain Wasim Thajudeen ’s murder, journalist and cartoonist Pradeep Eknaligoda case, Rathupaswala incident and The former Editor in Chief of the Sunday Leader, Lasantha Wickrematunge’s murder case have been handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department(CID).
Full Article Thursday, 26 February 2015 15:27

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