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Speaker’s behavior led President’s special statement – Samarasinghe

Speaker’s behavior led President’s special statement – Samarasinghe

The main reason for President Maithripala Sirisena making a special statement was the behavior of the former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, says Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 12, 2018  11:59 pm
General Election: Recognized parties not subjected to deposits

General Election: Recognized parties not subjected to deposits

The gazette notification has been issued with regard to the security cash deposits of independent groups contesting in the 2019 Parliamentary election. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 12, 2018  11:43 pm
No party differences in Education – Wijeyadasa

No party differences in Education – Wijeyadasa

The time has come to put in place a national education policy of Sri Lanka without party, color differences, says Minister of Education and Higher Education Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 12, 2018  11:01 pm
Karu became pawn of UNP plan – Vasudeva

Karu became pawn of UNP plan – Vasudeva

Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara states that the former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya became a pawn in a plan of UNP to destabilize the country and bring about foreign interferences. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 12, 2018  8:38 pm
Consideration of FR petitions against President’s decision postponed

Consideration of FR petitions against President’s decision postponed

The consideration of the fundamental rights petitions filed against the dissolution of the parliament has been postponed, stated Ada Derana reporter. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 12, 2018  5:45 pm
President & PM hold discussions gearing up for elections

President & PM hold discussions gearing up for elections

A discussion between President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the leaders of their respective political parties has been held today (12). MORE..

(0) Comments | November 12, 2018  5:23 pm
PAFFREL to go to court on legality of dissolving parliament

PAFFREL to go to court on legality of dissolving parliament

People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) issuing a statement on the Presidential proclamation dissolving the parliament, says that they will be filing a case at the Supreme Court to ascertain the correct legal position with regard to the dissolution. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 12, 2018  4:25 pm
Heavy traffic in Town Hall due to protest

Heavy traffic in Town Hall due to protest

Traffic congestion is reported from the Town Hall area due to a protest by university students, stated Ada Derana reporter.

(0) Comments | November 12, 2018  3:43 pm
Special HC rejects preliminary objections in Gamini Senarath’s case

Special HC rejects preliminary objections in Gamini Senarath’s case

The Permanent High Court at Bar has granted permission to hear the case against four individuals including former President’s Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath and rejected the preliminary objections filed by the defendants seeking to suspend the hearing of indictment papers filed by the Attorney General. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 12, 2018  3:41 pm
Thirteen Sri Lanka asylum seekers imprisoned in Israel

Thirteen Sri Lanka asylum seekers imprisoned in Israel

Thirteen Sri Lankan regime opponents have been imprisoned in Israel for two weeks and deprived of rights, according to a report by KAN Bet. The 13 reportedly fled to Israel on tourist visas after having received death threats following the October revolution in their country, and planned to apply for asylum in Israel. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 12, 2018  2:48 pm
Lotus Road closed

Lotus Road closed

Lotus Road in Colombo has been temporarily closed due to a protest, according to Ada Derana reporter. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 12, 2018  2:42 pm
Mahinda to contest from Kurunegala

Mahinda to contest from Kurunegala

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will contest from the Kurunegala District at the upcoming elections, said Rohitha Abeygunawardena. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 12, 2018  1:42 pm
All petitions against dissolving parliament taken up at 2 pm

All petitions against dissolving parliament taken up at 2 pm

All petitions against the dissolution of the parliament will be taken up for hearing by the Supreme Court at 2 pm today (12), according to Ada Derana reporter. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 12, 2018  1:29 pm
Two killed, one injured in assault cases

Two killed, one injured in assault cases

One individual has died after being punched and then assaulted with a bottle while another person sustained injuries. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 12, 2018  1:26 pm
Elections Commission member petitions against president’s decision

Elections Commission member petitions against president’s decision

A member of the Elections Commission has filed a fundamental rights petition seeking an order declaring the President’s dissolution of the parliament is unconstitutional, states Ada Derana reporter. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 12, 2018  12:35 pm
Petitions filed against dissolution of parliament considered today

Petitions filed against dissolution of parliament considered today

The fundamental rights petitions filed by several parties against the dissolution of the parliament will be considered today (12), stated Ada Derana reporter. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 12, 2018  11:16 am
Mahinda is the leader we can trust – Dhammarathana Thero

Mahinda is the leader we can trust – Dhammarathana Thero

The leader we can trust regarding the future of the country is Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, says Trustee of Badulla Muthiyangana Raja Maha Vihara Ven. Murundeniye Dhammarathana Thero. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 12, 2018  11:05 am
Ten FR petitions filed against dissolution of parliament

Ten FR petitions filed against dissolution of parliament

Several parties have filed petitions at the Supreme Court today (12) against the arbitrary dissolution of the Parliament. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 12, 2018  10:03 am
Thirty-three new members for SLPP

Thirty-three new members for SLPP

A group of members from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the United National Party (UNP), along with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa have obtained membership of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP). MORE..

(0) Comments | November 12, 2018  9:28 am
Advisory issued on ‘GAJA’ developing into severe cyclonic storm

Advisory issued on ‘GAJA’ developing into severe cyclonic storm

The Meteorology Department says that the Cyclonic storm ‘GAJA’ over the Central Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 12, 2018  9:06 am
Our theme is ‘President Ranil; PM Sajith’ – Hirunika

Our theme is ‘President Ranil; PM Sajith’ – Hirunika

The United National Party (UNP) will act as a front instead of as a party and the leader of the front will not be Ranil Wickremesinghe, says UNP former MP Hirunika Premachandra. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 12, 2018  12:00 am
Twenty-three SLFP members join SLPP

Twenty-three SLFP members join SLPP

A group of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members, including Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, obtained the membership of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 11, 2018  10:57 pm
Special statement by President

Special statement by President

Issuing a special statement, President Maithripala Sirisena addressed the nation this evening (11). MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 11, 2018  8:54 pm
Executive usurped powers of MPs – Karu

Executive usurped powers of MPs – Karu

Issuing a statement, former Speaker of the Parliament has stated that all must act with patriotism and independence to safeguard the future of democracy in Sri Lanka. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 11, 2018  7:22 pm
UN chief calls for security of all Sri Lankans in political crisis

UN chief calls for security of all Sri Lankans in political crisis

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday called on the Sri Lankan government to ensure peace and safety of all Sri Lankans and respect democratic values and constitutional provisions and process amid deepening political crisis in the country. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 11, 2018  5:54 pm
Met. Dept. issues special advisory on cyclonic Storm ‘GAJA’

Met. Dept. issues special advisory on cyclonic Storm ‘GAJA’

A special advisory for cyclonic Storm ‘GAJA’ in the Bay of Bengal has been issued by the Natural Hazards Early Warning Centre, stated the Meteorological Department. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 11, 2018  5:12 pm
If Ranil resigns, Sajith should become UNP leader – Marikkar

If Ranil resigns, Sajith should become UNP leader – Marikkar

Former MP S. M. Marikkar states that the UNP has decided to contest at the general election as a broad front and that the idea of a new leadership has come up. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 11, 2018  4:31 pm
Akila Dananjaya reported for suspect bowling action

Akila Dananjaya reported for suspect bowling action

Sri Lanka off-spinner Akila Dananjaya has been reported with a suspect bowling action during the first Test against England, which the visitors won by 211 runs on Friday (09), stated International Cricket Council. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 11, 2018  3:33 pm
Recordings on Khashoggi’s death given to Saudis, US, Britain – Turkey

Recordings on Khashoggi’s death given to Saudis, US, Britain – Turkey

Recordings related to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death have been passed on to Saudi Arabia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and France, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 11, 2018  2:42 pm
Navy recovers Kerala Cannabis in Talaimannar area

Navy recovers Kerala Cannabis in Talaimannar area

A haul of Kerala Cannabis weighing 39.84 kg have been recovered by a troop of Navy personnel attached to the North Central Naval Command during an emergency foot patrol carried out yesterday (10). MORE..

(0) Comments | November 11, 2018  1:26 pm
Mahinda joins SLPP

Mahinda joins SLPP

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has obtained the membership of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP). MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 11, 2018  12:00 pm
German female falls from World’s End

German female falls from World’s End

UPDATE: The body of the German female who fell off the World’s End at Horton Plains has been recovered, stated Ada Derana reporter. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 11, 2018  11:36 am
Don’t involve SLTB in political activities – Nimal Siripala

Don’t involve SLTB in political activities – Nimal Siripala

The Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, Nimal Siripala de Silva has requested all Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) employees not to involve the SLTB in political activities. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 11, 2018  11:15 am
Media and Digital Infrastructure Ministry under Dayasiri

Media and Digital Infrastructure Ministry under Dayasiri

All department and institutions under the Ministry of Media and Digital Infrastructure have been appointed under the Ministry of Skill Development and Vocational Training. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 11, 2018  10:47 am
EU warns of political, economic crises over dissolution of parliament

EU warns of political, economic crises over dissolution of parliament

Releasing a statement, European Union (EU) Spokesperson warns that the sudden dissolution of the parliament would deepen the political and economic crisis in the country. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 11, 2018  9:54 am
Thirty two arrested over reckless fun riding

Thirty two arrested over reckless fun riding

Thirty-two persons have been arrested last night (10) on the Jaliyagoda-Kesbewa road, Piliyandala, stated Police Media Spokesperson. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 11, 2018  9:15 am
Tamil Nadu parties slam dissolution of Sri Lanka Parliament

Tamil Nadu parties slam dissolution of Sri Lanka Parliament

Tamil Nadu political parties, including the main opposition DMK Saturday termed the dissolution of the Sri Lankan Parliament as “murder of democracy”. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 11, 2018  12:57 am
Two children die after falling into water-filled hole

Two children die after falling into water-filled hole

Two children have reportedly died after falling into a water-filled hole in Thoddaveli, Mannar. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 11, 2018  12:48 am
71 ex-MPs to miss out on pension

71 ex-MPs to miss out on pension

The sudden dissolution of the Sri Lankan Parliament means that over 70 of its former members are not entitled to the pension scheme provided members who have served the Legislature for a certain period. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 10, 2018  8:06 pm
Teens wanted over a murder arrested

Teens wanted over a murder arrested

Two suspects wanted in connection with a murder have been arrested by police in Nawakanda Road in Nawagamuwa. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 10, 2018  5:01 pm
If President’s decision is wrong, the people will punish us - Gammanpila

If President’s decision is wrong, the people will punish us - Gammanpila

Minister Dinesh Gunawardena says that the former Prime Minister and the Speaker of Parliament should take responsibility for sabotaging the actions taken by the President, who he says acted according to the Constitution of the country. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 10, 2018  4:00 pm
Three university students drown

Three university students drown

Three university students have drowned while bathing in the Belihuloya at Pahanthudawa, Balangoda. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 10, 2018  3:23 pm
UK, Canada and Australia also express concern over dissolution of Parliament

UK, Canada and Australia also express concern over dissolution of Parliament

President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve parliament has drawn criticism from Western powers, including the United States and Britain. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 10, 2018  2:57 pm
Namal to quit SLFP

Namal to quit SLFP

Former Hambantota District MP Namal Rajapaksa says he will be joining the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) with immediate effect. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 10, 2018  1:28 pm
95% of people are asking for an election – Lakshman Yapa

95% of people are asking for an election – Lakshman Yapa

Former MP Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena says that the Parliament was dissolved by the President because the people of the country are expecting a general election. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 10, 2018  12:12 pm
Two held with cigarettes worth over Rs 2 million at BIA

Two held with cigarettes worth over Rs 2 million at BIA

Two Sri Lankan passengers have been apprehended while attempting to smuggle cigarettes worth over Rs 2 million into the country. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 10, 2018  11:19 am
Water cut imposed in several areas

Water cut imposed in several areas

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board said that the water supply to several areas including parts of Colombo has been temporarily suspended. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 10, 2018  11:03 am
US concerned by dissolving of Sri Lankan Parliament

US concerned by dissolving of Sri Lankan Parliament

The United States voiced concern Friday after Sri Lanka’s president ordered snap elections, as lawmakers warned that US aid was in question. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 10, 2018  8:58 am
UNP to challenge ‘illegal’ dissolution of Parliament

UNP to challenge ‘illegal’ dissolution of Parliament

The United National Party (UNP) has rejected the dissolution of the Parliament while accusing the President of robbing the people of their rights and democracy. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 10, 2018  8:50 am
Sri Lankan Parliament dissolved; General Election on Jan 5

Sri Lankan Parliament dissolved; General Election on Jan 5

The Gazette signed by President Maithripala Sirisena dissolving Parliament from midnight today (09) has been issued. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 10, 2018  12:06 am