Many plans to develop temples – PM


The government has taken many steps to develop the temples and the National Government under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena will take these activities forward, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. He made these remarks at a ceremony held to ...

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UNP have become a hindrance to the AG’s department to carry out their inquiry to the bond scam


The convener of the Voice-against Corruption Movement Wasantha Samarasinghe stated earlier today (16), that the pressing need of the people right now is not to apprehend past corrupt parties, but to provide justice to the parties committing fraud at present. ...

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Arjuna Ranatunga renews calls to sack Thilanga Sumathipala


Minister Arjuna Ranatunga blamed Sri Lanka’s cricket board Tuesday for the squad’s crushing three-Test series whitewash on home soil against India. Ranatunga said Sri Lanka’s XI could not be faulted for the humiliating 3-0 drubbing described by skipper Dinesh Chandimal ...

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JO suffering lack of political knowledge and proper leadership


Former MP Shantha Bandara said that the Joint Opposition (JO) was on the brink of being torn apart. He made this observation while attending a press conference yesterday (15)   He stated that such a situation had arisen owing to the JO’s lack ...

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Import levy imposed on sugar will be increased by Rs. 8 per kilogram


The Ministry of Finance has announced that the special import levy imposed on sugar will be increased by Rs. 8 per kilogram. The increase will be made effective from 12.00 am today(16). The existing levy of Rs. 10 will accordingly ...

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President instructs officials to complete proper waste management programme by December


President Maithripala Sirisena instructed the officials to complete the implementation of proper waste management programme in the nine provinces of the country by December, in accordance with the Government policy of providing a permanent solution for the garbage disposal issue ...

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Any speaker would be free to express views on the definition of ‘extremism’ in an open manner


“The Colombo Defence Seminar is an attempt to export our experiences and learn theirs since we have a ‘story’ to tell the world year by year after we completed the humanitarian operations. This annual discourse for intellectual brainstorming, designed to ...

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Tilak Marapana sworn in as the new Foreign Affairs Minister


Minister of Development Assignments Tilak Marapana had been sworn in as the new Foreign Affairs Minister before the President a short while ago.

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shiranthi arrived CID and Yoshitha arrived FCID


Former First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa and the youngest son of former President Rohitha Rajapaksa arrived to CID and FCID respectively. Rohitha Rajapaksa   was reportedly summoned to record a statement regarding the satellite, “The SupremeSAT-1” which was launched in 2012. Shiranthi Rajapaksa is accordingly ...

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Country need to implement proper economic plan


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe stated that  the need to implement proper economic plan to steer the country towards prosperity. The PM made this remarks at a ceremony held in the BMICH last evening. “Sri Lanka needs immediate restructuring as the global economic changes ...

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