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JO slams Cabinet reshuffle  👤522

2017-05-23 10:03:04

By Sidath Mendis

The Joint Opposition (JO) says that with the Cabinet reshuffle that took place last morning the so-called UNP-SLFP Unity Government will encounter more hurdles and it will further underscore the lame duck leadership of President Maithripala Sirisena.

Modi’s visit a success – Amunugama  👤1820

2017-05-20 10:44:47

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to the country was a 'grand success' and it enabled both countries to finalize a number of projects, including the Trincomalee Port project, Minister of Special Assignments Sarath Amunugama said.

Muslim Ministers, MPs counter BBS moves  👤2108

2017-05-20 09:12:31

By Shaahidah Riza

Muslim MPs and Ministers have sent a missive to the President yesterday asking for an appointment to discuss escalating hate crimes against the minorities in the country.

Mullivaikkal war dead commemorated  👤1315

2017-05-19 10:10:47

BY Mirudhula Thambiah


The Mullivaikkal Memorial Day was marked yesterday (18) in many parts of the Northern and Eastern Provinces. A special event was organized by the Northern Provincial Council in Mullivaikkal East where a large number of war affected people, who had lost their loved ones during last phase of the separatist war, participated.

Modi revealed Govt’s hidden agenda– Gammanpila  👤922

2017-05-16 12:01:45

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has revealed the hidden agenda of the Sri Lankan Government, which is to usher in the ETCA, United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MP Udaya Gammanpila said.

Nepal President Visits Kelaniya temple  👤876

2017-05-15 14:10:15

President of Nepal Bidhya Devi Bhandari accompanied by Minister of Justice and Buddhasasana Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe and Foreign Employment Minister Thalatha Athukorale.visited Kelaniya temple today (15th May) and offered flowers to the Buddha.

Malaysia to provide training for the public sector  👤1023

2017-05-15 11:22:39

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak who met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe  said that Malaysia will support to train more and more employees in the public sector under the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Program.

Modi-MR in late night talks  👤1540

2017-05-13 08:08:49

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had met former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo, in an apparently unscheduled late night meeting on Thursday.

NCPC’s JO members meet MR today  👤1605

2017-05-12 08:16:18

By Dhammika Ranaweera

A group of Joint Opposition (JO) members of the North Central Provincial Council (NCPC) have decided to meet former President Mahinda Rajapaksa later today for crucial talks regarding their future conduct within the NCPC, sources said.

Arrest of soldiers was not due to fighting the LTTE – CBK  👤2151

2017-05-11 09:08:41

By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan


Chairperson of the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR), Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, on Tuesday (9), said the Government's reconciliation process was aimed at stopping further damage being caused to national security.
Speaking at a media briefing, after the government approved the National Reconciliation Policy, the former President was responding to the question on whether the Government had undertaken to cater to the West's interest, jeopardizing the national security, as claimed by several politicians of the Joint Opposition.

President should avoid coming to Mullaitivu on 18 May  👤1482

2017-05-10 11:22:02

Northern Provincial Councillor M.K. Sivajilingam has said that since 18 May was day of mourning to commemorate those who died during the final phase of the civil war in 2009,  President Maithripala Sirisena should avoid coming to Mullaitivu on that day. 

Weerawansa's Call to display black flags for Vesak A downright insult to Buddhism - Amaraweera  👤1626

2017-05-10 08:38:01

BY CHARITH GABADAGE

Calling upon the public to display black flags on the Vesak Poya Day is the lowest form of insolence and a downright insult to Buddhism, Minister of Fisheries, and Aquatic Resources Mahinda Amaraweera said.

No need of large security contingent for MR – CBK  👤1541

2017-05-08 10:34:07

Following is the statement made by the Chairperson of Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR), Former President Mrs. Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge on the reduction of security of Former President Mahinda Rajapaksha.

HOISTING BLACK FLAGS AGAINsT MODI’S VISIT?  👤2308

2017-05-04 09:58:08

By Anuradha Herath

JVP Leader MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake has challenged former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brother Basil Rajapaksa to publicly acknowledge the statement made by NFF Leader MP Wimal Weerawansa, at their May Day Rally,......that black flags will be raised all over Colombo as a mark of protest against the forthcoming visit to Colombo by Indian PM Narendra Modi.

Amaraweera wants JO to join SLFP  👤1667

2017-05-03 10:33:34

By Panduka Samarasekera

UPFA General Secretary Minister Mahinda Amaraweera says the relevance of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party was underscored in the eyes of the entire nation at its May Day Rally in Kandy.

Rajitha assures N&E residents  👤2171

2017-05-02 11:10:06

By Ananth Palakidnar

Minister of Health Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, addressing the May Day Rally in Jaffna, said that the National Unity Government would fulfil all pledges it made to the people of the North and East before next year's May Day.

Dr. Senaratne was addressing a May Day Rally, organized by the Democratic National Front, at the Sankilian Park in Nallur yesterday.

Ranil, Modi sign MoU  👤1447

2017-04-27 10:28:32

By Paneetha Ameresekere reporting from New Delhi

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed, between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe on various development projects, yesterday.

Sampanthan to meet Modi during Vesak  👤2201

2017-04-19 09:46:09

Leader of the Opposition and the TNA R. Sampanthan will meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the political and humanitarian issues, prevalent in the North and East, during the latter's visit to Sri Lanka to participate in the International Vesak Day celebrations in Colombo.

Protests, hooting greet Sagala  👤1860

2017-04-18 10:13:35

Minister of Law and Order and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayake was greeted by protests and hooting when he visited the site of Meethotamulla garbage dump disaster yesterday.
The Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara and the Commander of Sri Lanka Army Krishantha de Silva accompanied the minister. The area visit was interrupted by the protests of the residents and therefore, the visitors were forced to leave the place .

Pakistan donates 10,000 metric tons of rice to assist drought affected people  👤1418

2017-04-08 14:57:31

Government of Pakistan donated 10,000 metric tons (MT) of rice to Sri Lanka to assist the people affected by the recent drought.

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