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I can bend the law at will, former Director General of Bribery Commission confesses

2019-09-20 11:04:00

Former Director General of the Bribery Commission, Dilrukshi Dias is saddened by the lawsuit filed against Avant Garde Maritime Services and confesses...

Welikada killer seen at Namal Rajapaksa’s wedding!

2019-09-20 10:53:00

Inspector Niyomal Rangajeewa, who was indicted over the Welikada killings and currently in bail, was seen at Namal Rajapaksa’s wedding...

Three major political factions at the verge of being jailed unless President acts otherwise

2019-09-20 10:29:00

Political activists favouring the UNP and the SLPP on ground level have once again taken the social media to slang against President Maithripala Sirisena dreaming over the end of his political career, as the Election Commission two days ago declared the Presidential Election...

Tip to abolish Executive Presidency was merely President’s trolling

2019-09-20 09:12:00

The Cabinet paper brought on Thursday (19) to abolish Executive Presidency was rejected with many objections raised by the members of the Sajith Faction and the ministers of minorities...

New British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka visits Chief Prelates

2019-09-19 15:25:00

The Chief Prelate of Malwathu and Asgiri Chapter of the Siyam Maha Nikaya say that some are trying to create an inaccurate opinion in the face of the international community which is detrimental to the real situation in Sri Lanka...

Five pro-Iranian militants killed by airstrike at Iraqi-Syrian border!

2019-09-19 14:45:00

Early this (19) morning five pro-Iranian militants have been killed by an airstrike near the Iraqi-Syrian border, foreign reports said...

Dear Mr. Karu Jayasuriya, are you willing to become a respondent before History?

2019-09-19 13:29:00

Dear Speaker. The choice is up to you!..

Special Cabinet meeting over Paper to abolish Executive Presidency today!

2019-09-19 12:04:00

An exclusive Cabinet meeting has been called by President Maithripala Sirisena at 3.00 pm today (19)...

Decisive UNP meeting at Temple Trees today

2019-09-19 11:59:00

A meeting of leaders of political parties and groups representing the UNF chaired by the PM is scheduled to be held at Temple Trees this evening...

SLFP is ready for talks with JVP

2019-09-19 11:51:00

SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekera said they are ready to discuss with the JVP about contesting the upcoming presidential election...

US Secretary of State meets Saudi Arabia’s Crowned Prince over drone attacks

2019-09-19 11:34:00

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met Saudi Arabia’s crowned prince Mohammed bin Salman...

Terrorism continues in the West Bank, 23 arrested by the IDF

2019-09-19 10:50:00

Within the past 24 hours, 23 suspects over terrorist allegations have been arrested by the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) in the West Bank, foreign reports said...

President to consult Supreme Court on term-of-office today, elections uncertain?

2019-09-19 10:16:00

President Maithripala Sirisena is to consult the Supreme Court of the end of his term of office today (19), reports said...

Liberal marker Mangala meets disfiguration within Sajith Faction

2019-09-19 10:00:00

Minister Mangala Samaraweera, the most powerful of the Sajith Faction of the United National Party (UNP), has also been severely disfigured by its members, sources said...

Analysis: Why did MR defend himself by calling President a ’’scoundrel?’’

2019-09-19 09:17:00

Following a two-day’s silence, Former President Opposition Leader Parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday (18) finally broke silence against the Rs. 200 crores allegations made by President Maithripala Sirisena...

MR says President insulted Chinese Government

2019-09-18 20:38:00

The President’s statement during opening of the Nelum Kuluna Tower that Rs. 2 billion had disappeared during the previous government is a state of disgrace to the Chinese government, Mahinda Rajapaksa says...

Domestic gas price slashed, imported milk price hiked!

2019-09-18 20:31:00

The reduction of domestic gas price upto a considerable amount has been approved by the Cost of Living Committee, reports said...

Presidential Electoin on November 16, Nominations on October 07

2019-09-18 20:17:00

The Election Commission has decided to hold the Presidential Election on November 16, 2019 and the nominations on October 7, 2019...

Why not Speaker Karu Jayasuriya as the UNP Candidate?

2019-09-18 14:05:00

For the grad old party started by D.S Senanayake the first Prime Minister of Sri Lanka and the First Executive President JRJ now led by their relative PM Ranil Wickramasinghe, selecting the presidential candidate for the upcoming presidential election has become a big nightmare...

Ceylon Tea Masters Cup 2019 award ceremony

2019-09-18 13:47:00

Ceylon Tea Masters Cup 2019 award ceremony..

How can youth prevent violent extremism in Sri Lanka?

2019-09-18 13:31:00

The UNFPA in Sri Lanka marks International Day of Peace with the launch of the key findings of a study on ‘The Potential Role of Young Leaders and Volunteers in Preventing Violent Extremism in Sri Lanka’ and the launch of the ‘Youth Peace Panel’..

Misappropriate state funds and become a national hero! Insight into tragic downfall of Justice

2019-09-18 12:14:00

The names of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s secretary Lalith Weeratunga and the then Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC), Anusha Palpita have come to the fore once again...

President at mission to unleash fury that changes fate of two major parties

2019-09-18 11:11:00

President Sirisena is expected to make a number of radical decisions in the next two weeks, political sources claimed...

Political metamorphosis over winning Sajith keeps Harin Fernando in corner!

2019-09-18 10:50:00

The struggle to bring Sajith Premadasa to the UNP presidential nomination and leadership was initiated by Harin Fernando...

Pohottu Party steps back over President’s allegations: Analysis

2019-09-18 10:06:00

We earlier reported that Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa instructed the SLPP to immediately form alliance with the President without being panic over the public disclosure during the opening of Nelum Kuluna Tower...

M.A. Sumanthiran says would support to candidate who abolishes executive presidency and solves national crisis

2019-09-17 21:28:00

A discussion between Leader of United National Party (UNP) Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) was held at Temple Trees today (17)...

Proposition to change the Pohottu symbol won’t be left unheard, Basil Rajapaksa says (VIDEO)

2019-09-17 21:19:00

An inquiry into the loss of Rs. 200 crores should be held and no such scam should be left unsolved, National Organizer of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Basil Rajapaksa said...

Petition filed before Supreme Court against President’s takeover of Rupavahini Corporation

2019-09-17 20:56:00

A FR petition was filed before the Supreme Court against the removal of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation from the Ministry of Mass Media...

Sajith steps back from ’militant’ attitude and switches into a safer strategy

2019-09-17 20:48:00

The Sajith Faction of the United National Party (UNP) has decided to move away from their militant strategy adopted to secure the presidential candidate and switch to a safer system, sources said...

University of Jaffna’s Negative Heritage

2019-09-17 16:27:00

A few years back when Professor Shanmugalingam was stressed over the position of Vice Chancellor, University of Jaffna, I went over to the temple within the University of Jaffna and prayed for him...