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Department Examinations announced that results of the ‎ GCE Ordinary Level Examination ‎were released and could be obtained from the department website; www.doenets.lk. The examination was held in December last year with a participation of 5,78,155 candidates. The number included 370,030 school candidates and 208,105 private candidates.

Full Article Monday, 30 March 2015 10:05

The suspect allegedly shot dead Rathgama Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Manoj Mendis has been arrested yesterday by the police. The suspect is a resident of Meetiyagoda area and he will be produced in Courts today. The Rathgama PS Chairman was shot dead few days ago at a small gathering of friends at the restaurant managed and owned by the Chairman. Two of his friends have also got minor injuries at the brawl.

Full Article Monday, 30 March 2015 10:04

Sri Lanka will go for free Wi-Fi internet facility at selected 26 public locations across the island from Monday; March 30 onwards. Prime Minister office announced that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera will launch the Free Wifi Zone program from the Colombo Fort Railway station tomorrow.

Full Article Sunday, 29 March 2015 21:16

MELBOURNE: International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman N Srinivasan was booed by the 93,000 crowd that turned up for the World Cup final on Sunday at the MCG when he was introduced by presenter Mark Nicholas at the presentation ceremony.

Full Article Sunday, 29 March 2015 21:15

The Satyagraha conducted by students of the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) completed 100 days last week. The students have been protesting against what they claim is an unjustified increase in course fees. On Thursday, OUSL students held a protest in front of the University Grants Commission (UGC) to mark the completion of their own ‘100-Day Program’. (Pic by Chandana Wijesinghe)

Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 00:00

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. Perera...

Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 02:30

Confusion has occurred whether the current Opposition leader of Sri Lanka Freedom Party, Nimal Siripala de Silva can hold the position after the formation of the National Government. The matter was widely discussed in Parliament, but no final decision has been reached yet. However, Nimal Siripala de Silva has told the media that he has no intention of stepping down from his post.

Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 02:26

After a brief period of inactivity, Wallapatta smugglers have once again commenced operations, including inside both the Sinharaja and Sripada forest reserves. Photographs obtained by The Nation reveal extensive damage to Wallapatta trees along the Mulawella pathway into Sinharaja forest. Wallapatta smuggling also continues and is rampant in the Sripada forest reserve.

Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 02:24

President Maithripala Sirisena paid a state visit to the People’s Republic of China on the invitation of President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping. During the visit, President Sirisena also met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, and Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China Zhang Dejiang. This was President Sirisena’s first visit to...

Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 02:22

The contingent liability arising as a result of suspending the Port City project has touched a staggering over Rs.1 billion as at today (28). The Chinese contractor CHEC Colombo Port City (Pvt) Ltd told The Nation that they have “a legal right to obtain  compensation from the Government for losses suffered due to the current suspension of the project”.

Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 02:20

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has strongly refuted reports appearing in the Chinese media claiming Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena had told Chinese leaders that work on the controversial ‘Port City’ project could resume.  Speaking at a press briefing on Friday (March 27), Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ajith P. Perera, strongly refuted the reports appearing in Chinese media and attributing...

Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 02:18

The third rally which was organized by the coalition partners of United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) to force the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to bring President Mahinda Rajapaksa back to active politics as the Prime Ministerial candidate at the next general election was held at Rathnapaura last Thursday. Despite the SLFP ruling of not to attend the meetings organized...

Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 02:16

Neurosurgeon Dr. Maheshi Wijeratne who allegedly attacked a woman last month (February 28) at a hotel in Colombo has filed counter charges against the person she attacked, the victim’s family claims. Speaking to The Nation, victim Rhonda de Ley said the Police had attempted to arrest her last week on the charges of assault based on a statement...

Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 02:14

Alcohol and Drug Information Centre (ADIC) and the Department of Community Medicine, University of Colombo jointly organized the Research Symposium on Combating Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs in National Development on March 26, 2015 at BMICH.
The symposium provided the ideal platform for discussion and knowledge sharing among health professionals, academia,

Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 02:12

High level steering committee appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers to monitor the 100 Day Work Program claimed that 60 percent of the program can be completed within the 100 days. The Department of Project Management and Monitoring of Ministry of Finance and Planning will be the monitoring arm for the 100day program. The Director General, Dharshan Senanayake who is a member...

Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 02:10

President Maithripala Sirisena and Chinese President Xi Jinping reiterated at the bilateral meeting that Sri Lanka and China are all weather friends, whose relations span centuries and have stood the test of time.  They reaffirmed that the bilateral relations and strong bonds of friendship are founded on mutual respect and understanding, and shared cultural values.  President Sirisena reiterated...

Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 02:08

It is a small group of students who are protesting against the student fee increments at the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL), the University Vice Chancellor Dr. Vijitha Nanayakkara told The Nation. “They are a politically motivated group,” he added, explaining that the academic activities of the university are conducted despite the Satyagraha held by the...

Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 00:00

Despite the latest development of the country’s politics, Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala de Silva justified his remaining in the post. Speaking at a largely packed press briefing held at the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Head Quarters last week, de Silva said that he will continue in the entrusted job, as long as the Speaker of the House has confidence in him.

Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 02:06

General Sarath Fonseka, who was the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army at the time of defeating  the LTTE, was elevated to the rank of Field Marshal under the patronage of President Maithripala  Sirisena at a colorful military function held at the Defense Ministry premises last Sunday (March22)

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