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TNA yet not satisfied with Sajith’s candidacy


The selection of the UNP’s presidential candidate would take some more time as the TNA, yesterday, has said it is not ready to accept Sajith Premadasa as the candidate of the coalition to be formed.

The TNA has pointed out that Premadasa will not get the votes in the North and the East as his position on the national question is not clear.Ministers Dr Rajitha Senaratne, Mangala Samaraweera and Malik Samarawickrama met with TNA members R. Sampanthan and MA Sumanthiran at the Minister Samaraweera’s residence, yesterday, to discuss matters pertaining to the formation of the UNF and naming its presidential candidate.


President cannot sack me - SB


President Maithripala Sirisena, who is the Chairman of the SLFP, could not unilaterally decide to sack him, MP S.B Dissanayake said, yesterday, commenting on the announcement that his party membership had been suspended.Dissanayake said: "Only t...

Buddhist monks want Karu J to become President, abolish Executive Presidency

Buddhist monks from the three Nikayas have requested Prime Minister and UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to nominate Speaker Karu Jayasuriya as the UNP’s Presidential candidate, with a specific mandate to abolish the Executive Presidency.

Sajith meets constituent parties of UNF alliance

Representatives of the constituent parties of the UNF and UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa had decided that they should decide on their nominee for the upcoming Presidential election this week, Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA) Leader Mano Ganesan tol...

Six-vehicles pile up on Southern Expressway causes traffic jam

Six vehicles collided with each other near the Kahathuduwa exit of the Southern expressway yesterday afternoon, the police said.The traffic to Colombo was thus limited to one lane, which led to heavy traffic on the highway.

Mangala bypassed in issuing some liquor permits?


Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera has instructed Commissioner General of Excise H. G. Sumanasinghe to investigate whether bar permits had been given without his authorisation between 2017 and 2018. Sumanasinghe was also instructed to provide a re...

PSC to ask President why he ignored warnings of Easter attacks


The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday carnage is to ask President Maithripala Sirisena why he mismanaged the affairs of National Security Council and ignored the intelligence warnings of the possible attacks, according to s...

Lanka’s living standards could drop over climate change - UN


Highlighting the importance of tackling climate change and its impact on Sri Lanka, UN Resident Coordinator Hanaa Singer said living standards in Sri Lanka can drop by five to seven percent because of climate-related vulnerabilities.


DMC issues landslide warnings in Ratnapura, Balangoda

The Disaster Management Centre (DMC), yesterday, warned the residents of Ratnapura and Balangoda divisional secretariat areas of possible landslides due to the prevailing adverse weather.The DMC said the residents of those areas should remain alert t...

Commandos with foreign special forces personnel mock operation


Four 8-man teams of Commandos and four Foreign special forces operatives completed another mock operation of the ‘Ex-Cormorant Strike’, on Saturday, when they carried out a Stabilized Body (STABO) Extraction Techniques at Aluthyaya, Sigiriy...

STF detects 1050 kilos of beedi leaves

Special Task Force (STF) officers, yesterday, detected 1,050 kilos of beedi leaves at Muhudukatuwa, Marawila. They also arrested two suspects who were trying to transport the beedi leaves smuggled from India.The contraband was brought to the country ...

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