Survey finds public divided on key issues

Survey finds public divided on key issues

🕔21:52, 30.Jun 2015

According to the latest ‘Democracy in Post War Sri Lanka’ survey conducted by Social Indicator, the survey research unit of the Centre for Policy Alternatives, divisions between people’s opinions on key issues still persist. On the topic of a credible

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Tharanga replaces Sangakkara for third Test

Tharanga replaces Sangakkara for third Test

🕔19:19, 30.Jun 2015

Sri Lanka batsman Upul Tharanga will replace Kumar Sangakkara for the third Test against Pakistan starting Friday in Pallekele. Sangakkara made himself unavailable for the last Test of the series because of commitments with Surrey. He will also not play

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MR’s camp confirms MS refused to give PM post

MR’s camp confirms MS refused to give PM post

🕔18:59, 30.Jun 2015

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s camp has confirmed that President Maithripala Sirisena has refused to name Rajapaksa as the Prime Ministerial candidate of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). A United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) politician who is supporting Rajapaksa, said

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UPFA members complain to the polls chief

UPFA members complain to the polls chief

🕔18:43, 30.Jun 2015

A group of United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) members filed a complaint with Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya today alleging that the Government was violating election laws. Former UPFA Parliamentarian and Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) leader Dinesh Gunawardena led the UPFA

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JVP accuses government of falling short

JVP accuses government of falling short

🕔16:24, 30.Jun 2015

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today accused the Government of failing to meet the requirements of the people, despite being elected by the people. JVP propaganda secretary Vijitha Herath said that the Government had promised to arrest those responsible for

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Sri Lanka’s first theatre bar opens

Sri Lanka’s first theatre bar opens

🕔16:03, 30.Jun 2015

  Fashion Profiles at Studio 4, Sri Lanka’s first theatre bar was launched recently. The evening commenced with a fashion show done by the designer Shimalka Bodaragama followed by an after party organized by Studio 4.  

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BBS to represent Sinhalese at Parliament polls

BBS to represent Sinhalese at Parliament polls

🕔15:06, 30.Jun 2015

The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) said that they will be contesting the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled to be held on August 17 and will represent the Sinhalese community. BBS General Secretary Galagoda Aththe Gnasara Thero said that his group will contest the

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Giti Tire conducts tire check education campaign

Giti Tire conducts tire check education campaign

🕔14:48, 30.Jun 2015

On the 19thand 20thof June, 2015, Giti Tire as the manufacturer of GT Radial, conducted a “Tire Check Campaign” to educate public on proper tire care and maintenance. This was an important move to help educate motorists on the importance

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AkzoNobel Paints listed again as a Great Place to Work

AkzoNobel Paints listed again as a Great Place to Work

🕔14:46, 30.Jun 2015

AkzoNobel Paints Lanka, marketers of the world renowned decorative paint brand ‘Dulux’ was ranked amongst Sri Lanka’s most preferred employers in the 2015 ‘Great Places to Work’ report published this June. This is the third consecutive year that AkzoNobel Paints

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One killed, 2 injured in polls violence

One killed, 2 injured in polls violence

🕔13:44, 30.Jun 2015

One person was killed and two others were injured in incidents which were reported across the country over the past 24 hours in election related violence. Executive Director of the Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CAFFE), Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon said that the incidents

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Nimal communicates MS stand to Mahinda

Nimal communicates MS stand to Mahinda

🕔09:44, 30.Jun 2015

Opposition leader and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) member Nimal Siripala de Silva was to formally communicate to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa the stand taken by President Maithripala Sirisena on giving nominations to Rajapaksa for the Parliament election. Well informed sources told

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ICC backs Adelaide day/night Test

ICC backs Adelaide day/night Test

🕔08:41, 30.Jun 2015

ICC Chief Executive David Richardson has congratulated Cricket Australia and New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on their landmark decision to play a day/night Test in Adelaide from 27 November to 1 December. “I think it’s to be applauded,” commented Mr Richardson.

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Tourists amazed by artificial water cascades

Tourists amazed by artificial water cascades

🕔08:27, 30.Jun 2015

Tourists look at water cascades generated by the Xiaolangdi Dam on the Yellow River in central China’s Henan Province, June 29, 2015. The artificial water cascades generated by the Xiaolangdi Dam on the Yellow River are feasts for the eyes

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UN to close humanitarian affairs Lanka office

UN to close humanitarian affairs Lanka office

🕔08:03, 30.Jun 2015

The United Nations is to close its Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sri Lanka by the end of this year as the country is better prepared to face disaster situations on its own. OCHA will close in

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UNP denies attempting to cover up probe

UNP denies attempting to cover up probe

🕔23:27, 29.Jun 2015

The ruling United National Party (UNP) today denied claims it was attempting to suppress the findings of the Committee On Public Enterprises (COPE) on the bond issue involving the Central Bank Governor. State Minister of Child Development Rosy Senanayake said

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MS will not give MR polls nominations

MS will not give MR polls nominations

🕔23:05, 29.Jun 2015

President Maithripala Sirisena has reportedly refused to give nominations to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Parliament elections. According to reports, the President has said that Rajapaksa will however be able to enter Parliament on the National List of the United

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President seeks unity among people of all faiths

President seeks unity among people of all faiths

🕔20:31, 29.Jun 2015

President Maithripala Sirisena today said that there should not be fear among any community and that instead it is the responsibility of everyone to ensure unity among people of all faiths. The President had said this when he hosted an Iftar

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Minister briefed on issues over freed land

Minister briefed on issues over freed land

🕔20:20, 29.Jun 2015

Minister of Resettlement, Reconstruction and Hindu Religious Affairs D M Swaminathan was today briefed on some issues over land freed by the army in Valikamam north in Jaffna. The Minister was told that in some areas people cannot access the land returned

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CBK has no intention of returning to politics

CBK has no intention of returning to politics

🕔19:32, 29.Jun 2015

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga says she has no intention of returning to politics. Kumaratunga said that she is not “mad” to return to politics like some others who are attempting to return to power. Speaking to reporters in Kandy today, Kumaratunga

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Army commander demands discipline from troops

Army commander demands discipline from troops

🕔18:41, 29.Jun 2015

Army Commander Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva today called on the army to maintain discipline in order to sustain the reputation of the organization. The Commander addressed a gathering of about 175 senior officers of the Army Headquarters and those serving nearby

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