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Basil admitted to National hospital

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April 23, 2015 04:31 pm

Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa who was at Welikada Prisons hospital after remanded by Kaduwela Magistrate, admitted to Out Patients Department (OPD) of the Colombo National Hospit...


Gota at Welikada prison visiting Basil

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April 23, 2015 11:31 am

Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa who left the Bribery commission this morning after giving a statement, is reported to have arrived at the Welikada Prison. Presumably...


Protesters heading towards President's residence:Reports

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April 23, 2015 11:16 am

Reports suggest that a group of protesters who disbanded after Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapksa left the bribery commission are said to be headed towards the President'...


Cabinet approval for new electoral system

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April 23, 2015 10:34 am

The Cabinet has given its consent for the new Electoral system amendment draft bill. Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera quoted by local media said    the President submitte...


Update : Gota leaves Bribery Commission office

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April 23, 2015 10:12 am

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa left the Commission to Investigate allegations of Bribery or Corruption, within half an hour after his arrival this morning. Rajapak...


Ranil to be interviewed on ITN this evening

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April 23, 2015 06:40 am

The Independent Television Network (ITN) will interview Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at 10 p.m. today....


Basil remanded till May 5, to be admitted to prison hospital

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April 22, 2015 11:53 pm

Former Economic Development Minister BasilRajapaksa was remanded till May 5 by Kaduwela Magistrate a short while ago, police said. He was charged for alleged misuse of Rs. 70 mi...


Basil and ex-officals produced before Kaduwela magistrate

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April 22, 2015 10:41 pm

Former Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa and two former senior officials have now been produced before the Kaduwela Magistrate after being placed under arrest for a...


Basil and two former senior officials to be produced before Kaduwela Magistrate

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April 22, 2015 07:19 pm

Former Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa and two former senior officials are set to be produced before the Kaduwela Magistrate tonight after being placed under arres...


Two held over murder in school

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April 22, 2015 04:26 pm

Two persons including the security guard of a leading Colombo school have been arrested by the police over the murder of a 44 year old woman who was employed as a janitorial worker...


President to address the nation tomorrow

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April 22, 2015 03:49 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena is to make a special statement via all electronic media tomorrow at 9 pm , the President Media Division (PMD) said. Meanwhile the government's 100...


SLFP & UNP should work together as a Govt. for the benefit of people: Maithri

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April 22, 2015 03:41 pm

The SLFP and the UNP should work together as a government without party differences for the benefit of the people, President Maithripala Sirisena said. "Politically, we are all ...


President appoints officials to state-owned institutions

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April 22, 2015 03:38 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday  appointed new chairpersons and director boards to the state-owned institutions Lanka Logistics & Technologies Ltd., Rakna Arakshaka L...


Parliament dissolves if 19A not passed: UNP

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April 22, 2015 03:34 pm

President has to dissolve the parliament if the 19th Amendment is defeated on April 28 in parliament since there is no mandate to continue the government, Deputy Foreign Minister ...


SLFP not opposed to passing 19 A: Opposition Leader‏

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April 22, 2015 03:28 pm

Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala de Silva today said that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party ( SLFP) has no plans to delay the passing of the 19th Amendment. However, he said the amend...


MR slams Govt claims witch hunt against family

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April 22, 2015 02:52 pm

Colombo (AFP) - Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday accused the new government of pursuing a witch-hunt against his family as he and his brother prepared to be interro...


Possible meeting between President and MR

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April 22, 2015 02:45 pm

A special meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is to be arranged, the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian T. B...


Lalith Weeratunga summoned by FCID

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April 22, 2015 02:31 pm

Secretary to the former President, Lalith Weeratunga, has been summoned to the the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID), local media reported. Reports quoting the Poli...


Basil gives statement to FCID

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April 22, 2015 02:07 pm

Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa  arrived at the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) today to give a statement concerning the allegations of financi...


Basil returns

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April 22, 2015 09:57 am

Former Economic Minister Basil Rajapksa returned to the island yesterday...


Speaker to make a statement on MR summoning by Bribery Commission

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April 21, 2015 10:12 am

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President arrives in Pakistan

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April 06, 2015 10:50 am

President Maithripala Sirisena received a warm welcome as he arrived at the Kgan airport in Islamabad, Pakistan commencing his two day visit to Pakistan on April 05, the govern...


Lane laws to be implemented

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April 06, 2015 10:29 am

Police will implement a lane law from Colombo and five surrounding roads starting from Monday, April 6 to April 10. Police Media Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara speaking to l...


Sub Inspector murdered in Panadura

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April 06, 2015 10:12 am

A Sub-Inspector attached to the Bandaragama Police was found murdered at his home in Panadura today, Police spokesman told local media. Investigations are underway to ascertain...


India can move international court for fishing rights: Ramadoss

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April 06, 2015 08:44 am

India can establish the traditional rights of its fishermen to fish in the Bay of Bengal, including inside Sri Lankan waters, by approaching the International Court of Justice, sai...


Accident kills three in Puttalam

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April 06, 2015 08:37 am

Three people were killed and two others injured following an accident involving a lorry and a three-wheeler in Puttalam, police said. According to the police the accident took p...


Sub Inspector hacked to death

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April 06, 2015 08:30 am

A police Sub Inspector (SI) attached to the Bandaragama police station was found hacked to death at his house in Panadura, the police said. The investigations are underway to id...


Train transporting fuel derails near Watawala

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April 06, 2015 07:40 am

A train carrying fuel derailed near Watawala station early yesterday, delaying a number of trains in the upcountry railway line, local media reported. The train was traveling fr...


Indian police arrest 10 over attempt to burn President Sirisena effigy

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April 04, 2015 02:48 pm

Indian police have taken into custody 10 persons belonging to the Tamilaga Vazhvurimai Katchi group yesterday for attempting to burn an effigy of Sri Lankan President Maithripala S...


China 'Appreciates' Sri Lanka's Stance on Dalai Lama Invitation

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April 04, 2015 02:33 pm

BEIJING— REUTERS - China on Friday said it appreciated Sri Lanka's stance on the Dalai Lama, as it seems unlikely their government would grant him a visa to visit. Sri Lankan...




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