Voting for the 2014 Uva Provincial Council election is now ongoing. Polling commenced at 7.00am today under tight security at 834 polling centers located throughout the province. Polling is due to end at 4.00pm this evening.
The main suspect in the murder of an eight year old girl in Akmeemana died while trying to flee from Police custody early today. The suspect 28 year old Gamini Kumara Samaraweera alias Kaluwa who was arrested in connection with the killing, had drowned in the Madola Oya while trying to escape from custody around 9 p.m yesterday. The suspect…
All schools in the Uva Province will be closed tomorrow (19) in view of the Provincial Council elections scheduled to be held on Saturday (20), the Elections Department announced today. Speaking to The Nation, Additional Elections Commissioner, U. Amaradasa said the schools will be closed due to preparation activities.
Former Parliamentarian and People’s Liberation Front (JVP) Chief Ministerial candidate Samantha Vidyarathne for the Uva Provincial council election says that the JVP is the only decisive force in the election fray and people should not vote for both the main parties which failed time to time in their tenures.
The construction work for the mega Colombo Port City Development Project begins with the participation of the visiting Chinese President Xi Jingping and President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Colombo International Container Terminal (CICT) today. The work on the breakwater for the project commenced last October with a total investment of USD 15 billion.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing gathering at the Presidential Secretariat to witness the signing of 37 agreements between and the Republic of China said that electricity tariff will be reduced by 25 percent with effect from yesterday.
Police Headquarters states 12, 000 officers, including 1000 Special Task Force (STF) personnel will be deployed to the Uva province from tomorrow (September 17) as part of special security arrangements for the upcoming provincial council election.
Sri Lanka Railways (SLR) will be introducing a special compartment with box seat facility in super luxury trains for the first time from September 20. SLR Operations Superintendent L.A.R Rathnayake speaking to the Nation stated that the compartment would consist of 24 seats and the first one would be included in the Colombo – Matara express train.
‘Some are the melody, some are the beat, youth is like a diamond in the sun and we all know that diamonds are forever. So many dreams swinging out of the blue and I decided to let them come true. I have created some diamonds in the shape of jeans and tops and decided to call the collection Forever Young. …
Pamara Keshini Bandara, the 4-year-old girl who went missing from her home in Kurunegala in the early hours of Tuesday (September 9), has been found after apparently being left near a house in Kumbukgete. She was found at around 4.20pm today.
The Government has decided to bring the national celebrations of the 67th Independence Day to the Southern Province for the first time and accordingly the celebrations will take place the Weeraketiya Central College, Hambantota on February 4, 2015.
Sri Lanka’s Softlogic Holdings Group acquired a 44.5% stake in the island’s home-grown fashion retailer Odel Plc this morning as the Founder Otara Gunawardena and her siblings Ajith Gunawardena and Ruchi Gunawardena sold out.
The situation in the Monaragala district is below the level required to hold an election in a peaceful atmosphere, Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said today.
The Bellanwila section of the Werassa Ganga Development Project was declared opened for public yesterday, September 09, 2014. President Mahinda Rajapaksa ceremonially declared opened the unique public facility at a dazzling function attended by Secretary Defence and Urban Development Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the driving force behind the Colombo Development Project and several others.
The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) will be deploying an Aviation Unit under the United Nations Multidimensional Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic(MINUSCA) which has been established under chapter vi to viii of United Nations (UN) Security Council resolution 2149 (2014).
Sajith Premadasa, addressing party loyalists at the 68th Anniversary celebrations of the United National Party (UNP) in Passara, snubbed the Chairman of the United National Party’s Leadership Council, Karu Jayasuriya, while declaring that he would support UNP National Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe in the event that Wickremesinghe contested the Presidential Election.
A former ‘colonel’ of the LTTE, who had pleaded guilty for the assassination of former Opposition Leader of the North Western Provincial Council Major General Janaka Perera, was sentenced to 20 years rigorous imprisonment today.
Tillakaratne Dilshan and Sri Lanka Cricket are unconcerned about religion-focused comments Ahmed Shehzad had supposedly made to Dilshan following the third ODI, although the PCB have issued Shehzad an official reprimand.
Commissioner of Elections Mahinda Deshapriya who arrived at the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka today confirmed that no whatsoever official census or any government funded activity will not be held in both Badulla and Monaragala districts as claimed by some political parties and media.
Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri launched a new branch of the global Islamist extremist movement on Wednesday to reinvigorate and expand its struggle in the Indian sub-continent.