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Hambantota Mayor Eraj Fernando was today ordered to be further remanded till May 13 by the Hambantota Magistrate. Mayor Fernando was arrested for assaulting a suspect in police custody in March, 2014 and attempting to abduct him thereafter.
Full Article Thursday, 30 April 2015 13:33
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka today said that despite the government’s announced commitment towards fiscal consolidation, the overall fiscal deficit in 2014 had increased to 6.0 per cent of GDP in 2014 from 5.9 per cent of GDP in the previous year, mainly as a result of the continued shortfall in revenue collection.
Full Article Wednesday, 29 April 2015 21:03
A list of Diaspora groups which were compiled last year by the previous government is to be reviewed today says Mangala Samaraweera. The list of Diaspora groups which are to be reviewed today were banned due to their alleged ties with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
Full Article Wednesday, 29 April 2015 15:19
Health Minister Rajitha Senarathne addressing a press briefing at the Government Information Department said that the Constitutional Council will be set up soon and it will assure the smooth functioning of over 10 Independent Commissions. However, he also added that the Commissions on Elections and Judicial Services will be kept away from the Constitutional Council.
Full Article Wednesday, 29 April 2015 14:39
Deputy Minister of Highways and Investment Promotion and United National Party (UNP) MP Eran Wickramaratne has called for the immediate dissolution of Parliament.
Full Article Wednesday, 29 April 2015 13:28
Nigerian troops rescued nearly 300 girls and women during an offensive against Boko Haram fighters in the northeastern Sambisa Forest, the military said.
Full Article Wednesday, 29 April 2015 10:28
The Special Anti-Narcotics Unit of the Tangalle police arrested two suspects and seized 53 kilograms of Ganja after a raid conducted inside the Lunugamwehera National Park late last night.
Full Article Wednesday, 29 April 2015 10:14
Indonesia has executed eight out of nine drug convicts by firing squad despite last-ditch appeals by Australia's foreign minister for a stay of execution so that claims of corruption during the trials of two Australian prisoners could be investigated.
Full Article Wednesday, 29 April 2015 09:43
Hambantota Mayor Eraj Fernando has been arrested by police. It is reported that Fernando was arrested in connection with an alleged assault that took place in 2014.
Full Article Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:56
The 19th Amendment to the Constitution was passed in Parliament a short while ago. A total of 215 MPs voted in favor for the motion. Parliamentarians from both the United National Party (UNP) and United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) voted in favor.
Full Article Tuesday, 28 April 2015 19:37
Two Chinese males aged 37 and 26 years, were arrested this morning at the Bandaranaike International Airport while trying to smuggle 60 kilograms of dried Seahorses.
Full Article Tuesday, 28 April 2015 13:29
Deputy Minister of Policy Planning, Economic Affairs Dr. Harsha De Silva says that passing the 19th amendment to the Constitution in the Parliament cannot be predicted as the Opposition wants major issues to be changed.
Full Article Tuesday, 28 April 2015 12:47
Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Nepal, W. M. Seneviratne stressed that Sri Lankan aid workers had already begun their relief work at Kathmandu in Nepal. “They have erected a large tent and converted it to a temporary hospital and engaged in treating the earthquake victims”, he added.
Full Article Tuesday, 28 April 2015 08:57
Four people have been killed and two others injured after a van collided with a train in Kilinochchi this evening, police said. 
Full Article Monday, 27 April 2015 16:49
Democratic National Alliance MP and JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake told the Parliament that few self-exiled journalists who were in Nepal have been refused safe-return to Sri Lanka by the Embassy officials. He told the House the government should  intervene the issue and must confirm the safety of the journalists.
Full Article Monday, 27 April 2015 15:33
The Court of Appeal extended the interim order issued suspending the Police circular to ban full-face helmets until May 19. Earlier, the Court of Appeal on April 02 initially issued an interim order suspending the operation of police advisory circular banning the use of full face helmets until April 28.
Full Article Monday, 27 April 2015 15:13
President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in Parliament this morning to participate in the the debate on the 19th Amendment to the Constitution and told the parliament that he was the only President who had been so flexible and committed to reducing or curtailing the powers of the Executive Presidency.
Full Article Monday, 27 April 2015 13:08
International rescue teams and relief supplies began arriving in Nepal's devastated capital Monday to help terrified and homeless survivors of a quake that has killed more than 3,200 people in the impoverished nation.
Full Article Monday, 27 April 2015 10:18
Five persons who were allegedly engaged in treasure hunting at Gonahena, Kadawatha, were arrested by police yesterday. Police Media Unit said that the suspects were arrested along with digging tools while digging for treasure at a rock in the middle of a paddy field in Gonahena.
Full Article Monday, 27 April 2015 09:58
The debate on the crucial 19th Amendment to the Constitution will begin today. The debate, originally scheduled for April 21 and 22, had to be postponed after protests in Parliament by the Opposition.
Full Article Monday, 27 April 2015 09:09

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