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Wouldn’t bring impeachment against President - Sajith

Deputy Leader of the UNP Parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa has stated that they would not bring forth an impeachment against the President under any circumstances. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 17, 2018  12:18 am

Cyclonic storm ‘Phethai’ moving away from Sri Lanka

The Cyclonic storm “PHETHAI” over South-West Bay of Bengal has intensified into a severe cyclonic storm and it is located approximately 620 km north-northeast of Trincomalee at 11.30pm on 16th December. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 17, 2018  8:27 am

New Cabinet to be sworn in today?

The new Cabinet of Ministers are expected to be sworn in today (17). MORE..

(0)Comments | December 17, 2018  9:06 am

UNP to stage victory rally in Colombo

A special rally themed ‘Yukthiye Satana’ has been organized to celebrate the verdict issued by the Supreme Court on the dissolution of Parliament, says the United National Party (UNP). MORE..

(0)Comments | December 17, 2018  9:45 am

Elephant found shot and killed in Rathmale

The remains of an elephant believed to have been shot and killed by poachers has been uncovered in the Rathmale forest reserve, said Ada Derana reporter. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 17, 2018  10:37 am

State Christmas Festival 2018 held under President’s patronage

The State Christmas Festival 2018 was held in Mannar yesterday (16) under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 17, 2018  10:54 am

EU welcomes peaceful resolution of Sri Lanka’s political crisis

The European Union (EU) today welcomed the peaceful and democratic resolution of the political crisis in Sri Lanka. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 17, 2018  12:12 pm

Maldives seize $6.5 million from former president

Former Maldives president Abdulla Yameen is under investigation for corruption, police said Sunday, after a court ordered accounts holding $6.5 million to be frozen. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 17, 2018  12:59 pm

Three individuals, who had been engaged in the racketeering of firearms, have been arrested in Mathammana area in Gampaha. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 17, 2018  1:03 pm

We were up against CIA and MI6, not Karu and Ranil – Gammanpila

UPFA MP Udaya Gammanpila claims that the foreign diplomats, who had applauded in elation when the Speaker declared that the government does not have a majority in Parliament, will be able to get a good night’s sleep tonight. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 16, 2018  12:08 am

Bangladeshi woman arrested with 32 kg of heroin

The Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) has arrested a Bangladeshi woman with over 32 kg of heroin valued at around Rs 388 million. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 16, 2018  8:00 am

President says he is committed to strengthening country’s democracy and freedom

President Maithripala Sirisena says all the citizens must commit themselves to fulfill their respective duties towards the future of the motherland irrespective of political partiality. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 16, 2018  8:44 am

Will nominate Mahinda as Opposition Leader – Dinesh

MP Dinesh Gunawardena says that the United People’s Freedom Party (UPFA) intends to sit in the opposition and the Speaker would be informed in this regard. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 16, 2018  8:56 am

Naval & fishing communities cautioned of cyclonic storm ‘PHETHAI’

The deep depression over South-West Bay of Bengal has intensified into the cyclonic storm ‘PHETHAI’, the Department of Meteorology stated. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 16, 2018  9:47 am

Ranil arrives at Presidential Secretariat to swear in as PM

The leader of the United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived at the Presidential Secretariat, a short while ago, to be sworn in as the Prime Minister, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 16, 2018  11:06 am

Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as Prime Minister

Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo, a short while ago. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 16, 2018  11:30 am

Three cannabis cultivations raided in Panamure

Three Cannabis cultivations have been raided by the Panamure Police along with raw Cannabis valued over Rs 2 million. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 16, 2018  11:49 am

Mahinda Rajapaksa’s resignation letter to President

Appreciating President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision of appointing him as Prime Minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa who resigned on December 15 within just over a month after taking office said it was done to rescue the country at a time when it was under financial and national pressure. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 16, 2018  1:19 pm

Preparing for elections is necessary – Navin

The opportunity that the UNP has obtained to form a new government is not a victory, says the National Organizer of UNP MP Navin Dissanayake. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 16, 2018  1:48 pm

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s special statement

Delivering a special statement after he was sworn in as the Prime Minister once again, Ranil Wickremesinghe expressed his gratitude to all citizens who demanded democracy in unison during Sri Lanka’s political crisis. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 16, 2018  2:10 pm

Hatton Depot incurs heavy revenue loss during political crisis

The revenue of Hatton Depot has decreased to Rs 16 million as a result of certain authorities taking over its administration for the past 47 days, Inspector Rohana De Silva of Hatton Depot stated. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 16, 2018  2:21 pm

Saman Ekanayake appointed Secretary to PM

Saman Ekanayake, a senior Special Grade officer of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service, has been appointed as the Secretary to the Prime Minister, the Prime Minister’s Media Unit stated. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 16, 2018  2:51 pm

India welcomes the resolution of the political situation in Sri Lanka

India has welcomed the resolution of the political situation in Sri Lanka, stated India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official Spokesperson. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 16, 2018  3:43 pm

Facebook bug exposed millions of photos

Facebook Inc. (FB) said that a software bug exposed the photos of up to 6.8 million users, including pictures they had not posted. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 16, 2018  4:19 pm

Shakira charged with tax evasion in Spain

Shakira has been charged with tax evasion in Spain with prosecutors claiming she failed to pay more than €14.5m (£13m) between 2012 and 2014. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 16, 2018  4:27 pm

MPs who joined Mahinda won’t return to UNP – Basil

The United National Party members who had joined with Mahinda Rajapaksa will not return to the UNP, says former Minister Basil Rajapaksa. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 16, 2018  4:31 pm

Premiership given to Ranil while honouring democracy - President

“I have given the Premiership to Ranil Wickremesinghe while honouring Parliamentary traditions and democracy,” President Maithripala Sirisena has stated. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 16, 2018  5:29 pm

Resigning from premiership is not a big deal – Mahinda

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that he would not give up the struggle commenced for the sake of the country despite him giving up premiership. MORE

(0)Comments | December 16, 2018  9:06 pm

Will expedite legal action against corruption – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that they are determined to rectify their shortcomings and that they would take the steps to expedite the litigation regarding frauds and corruption. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 16, 2018  11:17 pm

Special discussion between President & UPFA?

A special discussion between President Maithripala Sirisena and the members of the United People’s Freedom Alliance has been scheduled to be held tomorrow (17). MORE..

(0)Comments | December 16, 2018  11:30 pm

Fishermen told to stay away from deep sea areas off East coast

Fishermen are advised not to venture into the deep and shallow sea areas off the coast extending from Batticaloa to Kankasanturai via Trincomalee today, due to the deep depression over the Southeast Bay of Bengal. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 15, 2018  8:24 am

Woman accused of ‘enslaving’ Sri Lankan woman for 9 years, forcing her to marry

A New Jersey woman appeared in Newark federal court Wednesday on charges that she held a Sri Lankan national against her will for years and forced the victim to work without pay as a domestic servant. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 15, 2018  8:58 am

Ranil will swear in as PM tomorrow – Ashok Abeysinghe

There is a chance of Ranil Wickremesinghe swearing in as the Prime Minister tomorrow (16), stated MP Ashok Abeysinghe. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 15, 2018  9:25 am

Rajitha becoming Health Min. will cause crisis, GMOA warns

If Rajitha Senaratne becomes the Minister of Health once again, it will create a severe crisis situation, stated Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA). MORE..

(0)Comments | December 15, 2018  9:54 am

Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned from the post of Prime Minister. He signed the letter of resignation in a brief ceremony attended by several UPFA parliamentarians, which was followed by religious observances. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 15, 2018  10:42 am

Four arrested over murder in Pugoda

Four persons have been arrested by Kirindiwela Police in connection with the murder of a person in Pugoda, stated Police Media Spokesperson. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 15, 2018  11:23 am

Thirty-seven year old found dead in rest house

A body has been found inside a room at a rest house in Ambagahaoya area on the Badulla-Mahiyangana road, this morning (15). MORE..

(0)Comments | December 15, 2018  12:32 pm

Newlywed couple injured in car crash on expressway

A newly married couple were wounded and hospitalised following an accident involving a car on the Southern Expressway this morning. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 15, 2018  12:47 pm

UNF Satyagraha ends

The Satyagraha launched by civil organizations and the United National Front (UNF), stated Ada Derana reporter. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 15, 2018  12:53 pm

No intention of remaining as PM without a general election – MR

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the change of government that the people expected has now had to be put off, but pledged that the people will definitely get the “change they desire” as no one can prevent that from happening. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 15, 2018  1:27 pm

Two arrested for blackmailing businessmen while posing as policemen

Two individuals who had engaged in blackmailing businessmen in the guise of police officers have been arrested, stated Police Media Spokesperson. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 15, 2018  2:17 pm

UNP invites all to celebrate struggle for justice

United National Party (UNP) has invited all to the Galle Face Green to commemorate the struggle for justice, on Monday (Dec 17). MORE..

(0)Comments | December 15, 2018  3:53 pm

We do not need flies that rest on garbage – Nalin Bandara

The United National Party (UNP) says it expects party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to be sworn in as the Prime Minister tomorrow (16) and that the President will hereafter only exercise the powers vested in him. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 15, 2018  4:11 pm

Ranil to be sworn in as Prime Minister tomorrow

United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe will be sworn in as the Prime Minister at the Presidential Secretariat at 10.30 am tomorrow (16). MORE..

(0)Comments | December 15, 2018  4:14 pm

Will work for an election as the Opposition – Rohitha Abeygunawardena

UPFA MP Rohitha Abeygunawardena stated that they will work to expedite elections by fulfilling the duties as the Opposition. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 15, 2018  5:19 pm

Guinea-Bissau national caught smuggling Cocaine worth Rs 30 mn

A foreign national has been apprehended by the Sri Lanka Customs at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) over an attempt to smuggle in Cocaine. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 15, 2018  5:51 pm

Sri Lanka wins Emerging Teams Asia Cup

The Sri Lanka Emerging Cricket Team has won the Emerging Teams Asia Cup Final by defeating India by 3 runs. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 15, 2018  6:19 pm

Rajapaksa must confess to his sins to regain trust of Sri Lankans - Sajith

UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa says that all the Rajapaksas combined failed to defeat the independence and integrity of Sri Lanka’s legislature and judiciary, and that Mahinda Rajapaksa is resigning from a position he has not held for the last one month. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 15, 2018  10:47 pm

Rough seas expected in east

The deep depression over the Southeast Bay of Bengal is very likely to move north-northwestwards and intensify further into a cyclonic storm during next 24 hours, the Department of Meteorology stated. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 14, 2018  8:29 am

Van falls 200 m off cliff in Ella; 09 injured

A van has fallen 200 m off into a precipice when veered it off the road near the 24th mile post on Ella-Wellawaya road in Ella. MORE..

(0)Comments | December 14, 2018  8:34 am