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Govt: Attack Aimed At Tarnishing Image

The government has today (31) that the arson attack on the office of a news website was cried out by persons trying to bring disrepute to the government. Media Minister and Government Spokesperson Keheliya Rambukwella has told the media that the attack on LankaeNews was an attempt to tarnish the government’s image with the people. [...]

UNP To Protest On February 9

The UNP today (31) said the party will hold a massive protest on February 9 against the present administration and call for the release of former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka from prison. UNP Communications Division head and parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera told a press conference today the protest will be held at the Lipton Circus, Colombo. [...]

CID Asked To Seek AG’s Advice

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court has today (31) directed the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to seek advice from the Attorney General with regard to the action to be taken against two former members of the LTTE. The Court has ordered the CID to seek the Attorney General’s advice the action to be taken with regard to [...]

ED To Allocate Preference Numbers

The Elections Department (ED) has said that preference numbers to the candidates at the forthcoming local government elections would be commence from tomorrow (1). The preference numbers are to be allocated to the candidates after their names are listed according to the Sinhalese alphabet. The Department has said it has already received the nomination lists [...]

Students Injured In Clash

Three students have been injured due to a clash between two student groups at the Open University in Nawala yesterday (30). The Mirihana Police meanwhile has arrested six persons for their alleged involvement in the clash at the Open University. The police have told the media that the suspects would be presented before the Gangodawila [...]

Met. Dept. Warns Of Thunder Showers

The Meteorological Department has warned that thunder showers would continue throughout today (31) and even continue in the next few days. The Department has told the media that thunder showers would develop island wide in the afternoon and evening. However, heavy rains are expected to experienced in the North, North Central, Central, Uva and Eastern [...]

Nirupama Meets G L (Photos)

Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao is currently on a visit to Sri Lanka to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries and to discuss the deaths of two Indian fishermen, who were allegedly killed by members of the Sri Lankan Navy. Rao requested that full investigations be made into the killings. The President promised that [...]

MR Orders Probe Into Fire

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has ordered the IGP to conduct an immediate inquiry to the arson attack on the LankaeNews website office in Malabe today (31). Director General of the President’s Media Unit and President’s Spokesperson, Bandula Jayasekera has told the media that the President has ordered the IGP to conduct an immediate investigation and submit [...]

LankaeNews Office Set On Fire

The office premises of the LankaeNews news website had been set on fire by a group of unidentified persons around 2 am today (31). Although the fire brigade had managed to control the fire, the office had been completely destroyed. LankaeNews has stated that the office was set on fire at around 2.00 am today, [...]

Shavendra Denies War Crimes

Sri Lanka’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Major General Shavendra Silva has reportedly denied accusation of war crimes against him said that if there had been any violations it will surface one day. “If there had been any violations… it will surface one day. If there were, then the military will take action [...]

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