The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) secured 58.34% of the vote to win the Monaragala District. The UPFA thereby returned 8 members to the Uva Provincial Council from the province while the United National Party (UNP) got 5 seats and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) a solitary seat.
The ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) retained the Badulla District in the Uva Provincial Council Election but failed to obtain a clear majority in terms of members elected. The UPFA secured 9 seats while the United National Party (UNP) got 8 and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna a solitary seat .
Bandarawela Mayor Chaminda Wijesiri was rushed to the Badulla Hospital from Diyathalawa Base Hospital after a clash had taken place allegedly at the Bandarawela Police station last evening. A minor argument at a polling station had been reportedly turned into a serious fight between the two major parties United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) and the United National Party (UNP) inside
The Education Ministry will establish a special unit to monitor international schools and their curriculum, Secretary to the Ministry Anura Dissanayake said. The special unit will serve as a coordinating point between the Ministry and international schools. Dissanayake said that a Gazette notification had already been issued where international schools have been ordered to include subjects necessary for Sri Lankan
Barring a few sporadic incidents, polling of the hotly contested 2014 Uva Provincial Council election concluded in a largely peaceful atmosphere last evening, Election Department officials and poll monitors said.
The most serious violent incident to be reported involved the alleged attack on the United National Party (UNP) Mayor of Bandarawela, Chaminda Wijesiri inside the Diyathalawa police station.
Professor of Geopolitics at Manipal University in India, Madhav Das Nalapat, says the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is “100 percent committed to a united Sri Lanka unlike Vaiko who seeks a separate Eelam.” He made this comment through email when inquired about reports in Indian media of a comment by BJP General Secretary Muralidhar Rao.
The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) made compulsory for all paint manufacturers and traders to explicitly label its content and ensure lead levels are within stipulated limits, environmentalists, however, suggest this may just be a whitewash.
The gazette notification which came into effect on September 1, the CAA directs all manufacturers and traders of paints,
Police are on the hunt for persons that egged on the individual who attacked two Police officers in Pettah on September 17, the Police said. Individuals gathered at the incident could be heard encouraging the individual to attack the Police officers in a video recorded on a mobile phone by a bystander.
Four soldiers were killed and one other was injured when an earth embankment collapsed and fell on them at the Ambepussa camp yesterday.
Military Spokesperson, Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya told The Nation that the incident occurred yesterday afternoon when the soldiers were at work near the embankment within the camp premises.
Two children have died after their mother had jumped into sea along with them this afternoon in Koneswaram, Trincomalee, Police said. The Police Media Unit stated that the victims were a nine year old boy and a 12 year old girl. The mother has been admitted to the Trincomalee hospital.
One person has been shot dead by two assailants on a motorbike in Moratuwa this afternoon. Police said the 35-year-old victim, a resident of Fonseka Road, Lakha Uyana in Moratuwa, had been shot by two men wearing full-face helmets at around 12.30pm near the Angulana temple along Angulana train station road.
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.
Pattali Makkal Katchi founder S. Ramdoss on Friday strongly condemned the reports that Sri Lankan government was auctioning the boats seized from the Indian fishermen, and said “the act of the Island government has shocked Indian fishermen.”
The Communist Party of India on Friday opposed the participation of two BJP leaders in the International Conference on Asian Political Parties in Sri Lanka.
French jets carried out their first air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq Friday, successfully destroying their target, President Francois Hollande announced, vowing that more operations would follow.