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Dealers On Tour

Lankem Paints Ltd recently rewarded 100 of its Robbialac Dealers with two all expenses paid tours to Bangkok and China. Lankem Ceylon PLC Director Ruwan Weerasinghe said, “We have 24 islandwide distributors, including in the North and East.  Extending this network are 2,000+ islandwide dealers and 160 “pata”  (colour mixing centres) shops that operate in [...]

Anandasangaree wants PTA repealed, HSZ disbanded

Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) President V. Anandasangaree has called for the repealing of the controversial Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) and to work towards a solution based on either the federal constitution or one similar to the Indian model, which will ensure the rights of all minorities in Sri Lanka. “When hard-core LTTE cadre [...]

STF Ordered To Vote For Rajapaksa

By Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema The Office of the Special Task Force (STF) Commandant has distributed a leaflet on December 9, 2009 calling on all STF personnel to vote for President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the forthcoming presidential election. Commanding Officer of the STF on December 11, 2009 had ordered the Senior Superintendent of Police (Personnel) to [...]

Diplomats Summoned For Election Work

By Munza Mushtaq Controversy surrounds the summoning of some 14 Sri Lankan diplomats, some lodged at plush five star hotels and condominium complexes to carry out President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s presidential election campaign. The diplomats who are allegedly carrying out the President’s propaganda work include Sri Lankan Ambassador in Washington DC, Jaliya Wickramasuriya, Ambassador to Italy [...]

Culprit In Controversial Bamba Drowning Incident Dies

The police constable attached to the Bambalapitiya police, who was charged with the killing of a mentally unstable man by forced drowning last year in Bambalapitiya, died on Friday, January 1 morning in remand custody at the Welikada Remand Prison. The constable, Dimuthu Somnas was initially remanded on October 31, 2009 along with four others [...]

US Group To Take On Sri Lanka With Satellite Images

By Munza Mushtaq For the first time in recent history, a United States based activist group will attempt to try a government for allegedly committing war crimes, using satellite images at an international tribunal scheduled to be held mid this month, The Sunday Leader reliably learns. The Tamils Against Genocide (TAG) group will submit several [...]

Yields To Move Up Ahead Of Polls

T. Bill Stock Increases By 24% Treasury (T) Bill yields continued with its upward trend at Tuesday’s primary auction which market sources attributed to seasonal pressure coupled with the forthcoming coming presidential elections. Meanwhile, Central Bank of Sri Lanka’s (C.B.S.L.’s) T Bill stock in the week ended December 23, week on week increased by Rs. [...]

Parliament pays tribute to Chandrasekeran

Parliament yesterday paid tribute to Estate Infrastructure Minister and Up Country Peoples Front (UPF) leader P. Chandrasekeran. Among those who paid their last respects to the late minister were President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Speaker W. J. M. Lokubandara, Ministers, Opposition Parliamentarians and Parliament staff. The President also expressed his condolences to members of Chandrasekeran’s family, who [...]

MR Leaves No Stone Unturned

President Mahinda Rajapaksa is leaving no stone unturned to ensure his victory at this month’s election it seems, with the President’s campaign unit going to all lengths to make him a more ‘people friendly’ President.  Many were surprised to receive a SMS on Friday morning by the ‘President’ wishing them a Happy New Year! As [...]

Rice Politics

The country is suffering from a shortage of the cheapest kind of Samba rice that is affordable to the common man, with this shortage now creeping into other cheaper varieties as well, such as Nadu, which has a controlled price of Rs. 60 a kg., but which is also now not available in the shelves [...]

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