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Cabinet Spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratne expressed that the President Maithripala Sirisena has not promised that they will stop any of the development projects as part of the 100-Day program.

Full Article Thursday, 05 March 2015 14:52

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa released a statement today refuting allegations that the half built construction Kankesanthurai was a presidential palace.

Full Article Thursday, 05 March 2015 14:10

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

UPFA Parliamentarian Sarana Gunawardena stated that former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa was disappointed and told him that he has no intention of entering politics.

Full Article Thursday, 05 March 2015 12:12

A suspect who had allegedly sent lewd and abusive text messages to females in various parts of the island has been tracked down and arrested by the Western Province North Crime Investigation Division.

Full Article Thursday, 05 March 2015 11:26

Three persons, including two women have been arrested in connection with the killing of a 34-year-old individual in Valachchanai yesterday.

Full Article Thursday, 05 March 2015 11:10

The US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, has been injured by a knife-wielding attacker in Seoul.

Full Article Thursday, 05 March 2015 09:42

The Bill on National Drug Regulatory Authority has been taken up for debate in parliament. In a historic move, the debate was opened by President Maithripala Sirisena. The Bill was presented by Minister Rajitha Senaratne.

Full Article Wednesday, 04 March 2015 20:06

Sri Lanka's new government will probe claims that the previous Rajapaksa regime attempted to pay off US Congressmen to win their support over the country's human rights issues, parliament was told on Wednesday.

Full Article Wednesday, 04 March 2015 19:09

Officials in the United States say that a man on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Most Wanted Terrorist list has been apprehended overseas and is now in the custody of the Somali government.

Full Article Wednesday, 04 March 2015 10:33

Former Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena is currently being questioned by the Bribery Commission regarding a complaint received to the commission.

Full Article Wednesday, 04 March 2015 10:20

A 17-year-old girl has died after she fell from the sixth floor of an apartment complex in Grandpass late last night. The body of the deceased is currently lying at the scene pending a post-mortem inquiry due to be conducted by the Magistrate of the Colombo No.4 Aluthkade Magistrate's Court. Grandpass police are investigating.

Full Article Wednesday, 04 March 2015 10:15

A stock of Ethanol imported from Thailand has been seized by Sri Lanka Customs from a container at the Customs Warehouse, Orugodawatta. The 16,000 liters of Ethanol had been in stocked in 80 barrels.

Full Article Tuesday, 03 March 2015 16:32

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

The individual who set himself alight inside the premises of a leasing company in Ampara yesterday has succumbed to his injuries. Police Media Unit said the man had succumbed to his injuries early this morning.

Full Article Tuesday, 03 March 2015 10:32

The new Draft National Drugs Policy Bill is due to be presented to Parliament today by Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne.

Full Article Tuesday, 03 March 2015 09:37

Sri Lanka fast bowler Suranga Lakmal has been fined for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code for Players and Players Support Personnel during his side’s Pool A match of World Cup 2015 against England at Wellington on Sunday.

Full Article Monday, 02 March 2015 14:16

‘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

Authorities removed 45,000 potted tropical bushes used to decorate the outer perimeter wall of Temple Trees, the official residence of the Prime Minister. This ‘foliage wall’ was apparently constructed at a cost of Rs.3 million ahead of CHOGM 2013 and maintenance costs are said to have been forbidding.  The plants will be sent to the Gampaha Botanical Gardens.

Full Article Sunday, 01 March 2015 02:50

The construction of the allegedly illegal Nayaganga hydropower plant will be allowed to continue unless the Department of Wild Life Conservation intervenes, according to Minister of Power and Energy Patali Champika Ranawaka.  This is despite the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, promising to protect forest reserves while also identifying areas that are currently in danger of being destroyed, a clear...

Full Article Sunday, 01 March 2015 02:40

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