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Wiggy refutes misappropriation claims  👤1077

2017-06-23 10:42:59

By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan


Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran has refuted the allegation that he has 'misused' 50,000 Canadian dollars allocated to the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) by the Canadian Tamils.

Terrorism is against spirit of humanity – MR  👤1160

2017-06-23 09:02:29

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said the Sri Lankan Armed Forces were provided unrelenting support, backed by actual and concrete actions on part of the government and it was a difficult...... task, one that could not be possible without public buy-in.

‘Sadapahanagama’ Uda village opens tomorrow  👤1235

2017-06-22 14:18:43

President Maithripala Sirisena will vest the 'Sandapahanagama' Uda village in Hambantota District with public and launch the new 'Sewana' lottery tomorrow (23rd June), when the National Housing Day falls.

NPC sits today First session after crisis ends   👤1756

2017-06-22 09:42:05

The Northern Provincial Council is to sit today (22) as the crisis within the Council seems to have been solved with the parties to the conflict reaching a consensus.

No excuses for stealing Govt assets – Minister  👤1888

2017-06-21 09:23:41

No one has the right to misuse assets belonging to the government or the general public. Those who have stolen public assets have been interdicted, said Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister Fisheries, while on an inspectional visit to Embilipitiya at Mahaweli residential business office.

Lawyer hits back at Wijeyadasa  👤2425

2017-06-20 08:39:57

By Shaahidah Riza

Politicians cannot remove Lawyers. If that is permitted there won't be any lawyers in this country, as politicians will oust all dissenting voices said Attorney-at-Law Lakshan Dias, in response to Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe's threat to remove him from the legal profession.

Lakshman Yapa assumes duties today  👤2219

2017-06-19 09:22:34

State Minister for State Enterprise Development, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, who was reported to be in dispute with the Minister Kabir Hashim over office space, is to assume duties officially today (19).

Wiggy calls for resignation of two Ministers  👤2011

2017-06-15 10:55:17

BY Mirudhula Thambiah


Chief Minister of the North C.V. Wigneswaran, during yesterday's sitting of the Northern Provincial Council, instructed two of his ministers to voluntarily resign their positions before 12 noon today (15).

Govt not selling land to foreigners – Minister  👤2092

2017-06-15 09:02:32

BY Kavindya Chris Thomas

The government yesterday reiterated that land within the country will not be sold to foreign entities.

Govt. has done needful for co-existence – Minister Dayasiri  👤1160

2017-06-14 16:22:00

Co-Cabinet spokesman Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera said that the government wants to create co-existence among all communities and they have already done the needful.

President to discuss SLAirlines’ issues  👤1295

2017-06-14 15:13:22

The Srilankan Airlines is making losses and President Maithripala Sirisena has said that it will be discussed at the next cabinet meeting.

Fresh crisis rocks NPC Call for removal of two Ministers  👤2043

2017-06-13 11:01:52

By Ananth Palakidnar

The Northern Provincial Council is in a fresh crisis after a report submitted to Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran has called for the sacking of two ministers on serious allegations of graft.

PM invites Commonwealth Secretary General to Sri Lanka  👤1515

2017-06-09 14:33:51

Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremeisnghe at UN Permanent Representative's office in New York recently.

Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake visits India  👤2291

2017-06-07 09:55:38

Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake on his first visit overseas as Minister of Foreign Affairs called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and held discussions with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj yesterday (6th June).

LG Elections Musthapha & Deshapriya meet today  👤2170

2017-06-06 08:08:51

By Rathindra Kuruwita

Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faiszer Musthapha and Chairman of the Elections Commission, Mahinda Deshapriya...... will meet today to discuss the possibility of holding the local government elections, which have been postponed for over a year.

Death compensation JO proposes Rs 1 M  👤2116

2017-06-03 08:08:02

The Joint Opposition (JO) has proposed that a sum of Rs 1 million be paid as compensation for a death caused by natural calamities such as floods, landslides and earth slips etc.

Media minister requests everyone’s support without divisions  👤1242

2017-06-02 16:18:48

The government's policies are being implemented on three main pillars, Democracy, Reconciliation, and Development, said Newly Appointed Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera.

International community supports since we are friendly with every nation – President  👤1560

2017-06-02 14:16:17

President Maithripala Sirisena thanked the government and the people of Maldives for the assistance provided for flood relief work.

New State and Deputy Ministers sworn in  👤1698

2017-05-31 14:56:59

Under the new Cabinet reshuffle, four State Ministers and three Deputy Minister were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena today (31st May) at the Presidential Secretariat.

MR to Japan today  👤2246

2017-05-31 08:51:50

By Sidath Mendis

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is scheduled to leave for Japan later today, JO sources said.

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