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LankaEnews News Editor Arrested

The news editor of a private news website LankaEnews was arrested today by the police for allegedly threatening a family member of a suspect in custody over the recent arson attack on the website office. News Editor of LankaEnews website, Bennet Rupasinghe was presented before the Kaduwela Magistrate’s Court this evening. Courts ordered Rupasinghe to [...]

MR To Fly To Mumbai

President Mahinda Rajapaksa is to fly to Mumbai to watch the Cricket World Cup finals between Sri Lanka and India on Saturday (2). Director General of the President’s Media Unit and the President’s Spokesperson Bandula Jayasekara has told the media that the President wanted the Sri Lankan team to win the World Cup as a [...]

Keheliya To Receive An Honorary Title

Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella is to be bestowed an honorary title by the Asgiriya Maha Vihara Chapter Sangha Sabha on April 3, the Government Information Department has stated. The Department has stated that the the Sabha headed by the Mahanayaka Thero has decided to confer the honorary title of ‘Deshamamaka Janaprasadana Lanka Putra’ on Rambukwella. [...]

RW Says No More Elections For Posts

Opposition and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that future appointments to posts in the party would be made through a consensus and not through elections. Wickremesinghe speaking during the ceremony held for elected local government representatives to take oaths at the party headquarters, Sirikotha, said the Working Committee had agreed to the decision. He [...]

Magistrate Warns Pabha

The Gangodawila Magistrate has today warned actress turned government parliamentarian Upeksha Swarnamali also known as Pabha. Magistrate Anura Kumara Herath has today asked Swarnamali not to make any statements to the media about the ongoing court case or the court proceedings. Lawyers representing Swarnamali’s husband, Mahesh Chaminda, had informed court that the parliamentarian was giving [...]

Eastern Uni Still Closed

The Eastern University continues to be closed following the decision of the university administration to turn down a request by the students to remove all police personnel from the university premises. The local media has reported that the Eastern University has been closed following a clash between two students groups on Tuesday. The police had [...]

CBK Calls For Modernization Of Education

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga has said that education should be modernized in order for it to be effective, and that it also played a big role in solving social issues. Speaking during a panel discussion under the theme, Education-Going Global, in Dubai, Kumaratunga has said, “The concept of education without borders has to move far [...]

Suspect Escapes From Police Custody

The Police have deployed a special team to apprehend a suspect who had escaped custody in Anuradhapura while being taken to the Anuradhapura court. The suspect had been remanded for his alleged involvement in several criminal cases. The police have said that police officers who had accompanied the suspect to court have also been questioned. [...]

HC Orders Silva To Be Presented To Court

The Colombo High Court has ordered that former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka’s private secretary Retired Captain Senaka Silva, who has been granted bail be presented to court on April 1. The Court has reportedly ordered that Silva be presented before courts on April 1. Colombo High Court Judge Deepali Wijesundara had given the order when [...]

National Drug Regulatory Authority Bill To Parliament

The Health Ministry has said that a National Drug Regulatory Authority Bill will be presented to Parliament in July this year. The Bill is to be presented with the aim of regulating the pharmaceutical trade and industry in the country. Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena has told the media that certain pharmaceutical companies that were to [...]

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