Back in Politics ?

Back in Politics ?

Former UNP Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya and former President Chandrika Kumaratunga today met Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera for talks on selecting a common opposition candidate for the upcoming presidential election. Pix by : Santha Ratnayeka Source : http://www.dailymirror.lk/56063/back-in-politics

Sri Lankan arrested for selling heroin to youths

Sri Lankan arrested for selling heroin to youths

Jahra securitymen arrested a Sri Lankan expatriate for selling heroin drug to youths in Kuwait City, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily. The suspect was referred to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action against him. Meanwhile in a separate incident a Kuwaiti woman has lodged a complaint at Mubarak Al-Kabeer Police Station against her Sri Lankan […]

Fourteen arrested for driving drunk in Moratuwa

Fourteen arrested for driving drunk in Moratuwa

Fourteen persons have been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol in the Moratuwa area last night, police said. The arrests were made during a special operation carried out by the Moratuwa Police traffic unit to apprehend drunk drivers. Thirteen of the arrested persons are motorcyclists while the other is a van driver, […]

Sports Minister orders immediate probe into women’s cricket sex scandal

Sports Minister orders immediate probe into women’s cricket sex scandal

Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has instructed Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to appoint an investigative committee, led by a retired female judge, to probe the shocking allegations of the Sri Lanka women’s team management and national selectors seeking sexual bribes from players. The sex scandal had rocked Sri Lankan cricket after recent media reports revealed that […]

Traffic restricted in Colombo due to Chinese President’s arrival

Traffic restricted in Colombo due to Chinese President’s arrival

(Colombo, Lankapuvath) – It is reported that the vehicle movement will be restricted due to Chinese President’s Sri-Lanka visit tomorrow (16) from 10.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. on Colombo-Katunayake Expressway, Baseline Road, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Galle Road, Bambalapitiya and Galle Face. From 4.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. on Kolpity Galle Road, Old Parliament Roundabout, Ceramic Junction, […]

A challenge to Opposition Leader from Minister Rohitha

A challenge to Opposition Leader from Minister Rohitha

(Colombo, Lankapuvath) – Minister of Ports, Highways & Shipping, Rohitha Abeygunawardane challenged Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe to fill at least a tiny patch of 10 perches of sea in the Galle Face Port Township using the Sirikotha funds instead of shedding crocodile tears over massive development projects launched by the government. Pointing out that an […]

Indian media praises Sri Lanka’s development

Indian media praises Sri Lanka’s development

(Colombo, Lankapuvath) – According to the Indian media team currently visiting the country, development programs similar to the ones launched in Sri Lanka were not found in any other country in the South Asian region since the island’s rural population was reaping the full benefits of infrastructure development. The visitors expressed confidence that the island […]

“Panic after Lankan’s arrest” – DMK

“Panic after Lankan’s arrest” – DMK

(Colombo, Lankapuvath) – The Times of India news report states that the leader of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), Muthuvel Karunanidhi yesterday (14) has stated the arrest of ISI spies and their activities in Tamil Nadu has created panic among people and asked why no arrests have been made in connection with the May 1 twin […]

Uva PC propaganda campaign will end on Wednesday

Uva PC propaganda campaign will end on Wednesday

(Colombo, Lankapuvath) – Propaganda campaign of the Uva Provincial Council will end on Wednesday (17). It is reported that the Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya has stated that all party offices established at electorate levels will be removed from the 19th of this month. Permitted election offices could continue their activities only until the midnight of […]

Ambilipitiya drinking water project vested on people

Ambilipitiya drinking water project vested on people

(Colombo Lankapuvath) President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday (Sep. 12) inaugurated the construction work of the Etampitiya Drinking Water Project that cost over 2250 million in the Haliela electorate of Badulla District. The project which will benefit around 1500 families is expected to be completed by 2016. The President after commencing construction work of this project […]

UNP internal Clashes over a speech

UNP internal Clashes over a speech

(Colombo Lankapuvath) Another internal clash in UNP is reported from Monaragala district. It is reported that Uva PC candidates fight over a speech made by the Sajith Pramadasa. Sajith Pramadasa had joined an election campaign at Monaragala Madulla and addressed his followers but he did not mention the name of Monaragala district UNP candidate Tissa […]

IF the UNP lost Uva PC Election responsibility goes to those who created obstacles-Ravi Karunanayaka

IF the UNP lost Uva PC Election responsibility goes to those who created obstacles-Ravi Karunanayaka

(Colombo Lankapuvath) The Parliamentarian Ravi Karunanayaka said that the United National Party is functioning as one unit to win the Uva Provincial Council Election. He said that if the United National Party failed to win the election the responsibilities of the failure should be accepted by the persons who Joining the Dasa Desin programme of […]

Sri Lanka to get new drought monitoring tools

Sri Lanka to get new drought monitoring tools

(Colombo Lankapuvath) South Asia is set to get a new drought monitoring tool next year, which policymakers hope will help a region increasingly buffeted by extreme weather. The tool, which will incorporate satellite photos of vegetation and forests, meteorological data, details of ground moisture measurements and crop-yield data, should be available for use by next […]

The government refused a visit request by the UN

The government refused a visit request by the UN

(Colombo Lankapuvath) The Government has refused to agree to a visit to Sri Lanka by the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances until the Presidential Commission on Missing Persons concludes its work. In response to a report by the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances submitted to the UN Human Rights […]

Ten SL fishermen caught in India

Ten SL fishermen caught in India

(Colombo, Lankapuvath) According to Indian media reports the Indian Coast Guard has arrested 10 Sri Lankan fishermen and seized two boats for allegedly fishing in Indian waters. A coordinated patrol involving an Indian Coast Guard ship and aircraft apprehended the boats and fishermen about 70 nautical miles off north east of Chennai yesterday, a Coast […]