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UNP to form new front for polls

... to abolish Executive Presidency

Amidst moves to abolish the executive presidency, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe revealed, yesterday, at the Galle Face Green in Colombo, that he would form a new alliance called National Democratic Front, to contest the next general election.

Addressing a massive rally which was earlier meant to apply pressure on President Maithripala Sirisena to respect last weeks historic Supreme verdict and appoint him Prime Minister,Read More...

Welgama wants President to resign immediately


SLFP Vice President and Kalutara District MP Kumara Welgama says that President Maithripala Sirisena should resign from his post immediately."The Supreme Court has found that President Sirisena violated the Constitution. One who has acted in con...

More surprises come out of SriLankan probe

The management of SriLankan Airlines had not conducted a systematic investigation into a case where 34 passengers left for Germany in May 2010 without return tickets, the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) on irregularities at SriLankan Airlines...

UNF rally at Galle Face Green


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West, India welcome outcome in Sri Lanka


Several western nations, including the EU, the United States and Australia, yesterday welcomed the political developments in Sri Lanka."As steady friends of Sri Lanka, we welcome the peaceful and democratic resolution of the political crisis in ...

Stolen gold Buddha statue recovered by CCD

Six suspects have been arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) for robbing a gold Buddha statue worth Rs. 700 million from a house in Narahenpita recently.The 65 kilo statue was also recovered. Earlier it was stolen from a temple in Matara by ...

GMOA asks govt. follow recommendations of committee on SLSFTA


The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA), yesterday, urged the Ranil Wickremesinghe administration to follow the recommendations by a committee appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena on the proposed free trade agreement with Singapore.

Wiggy insists on war crimes inquiry


Former Chief Minister of the Northern Province CV Wigneshawaran says there will not be any political solution to the country’s national problem unless the process of conflict transformation went through a war crimes inquiry with an international ...

Sampanthan to continue as Opposition Leader?


TNA leader R. Sampanthan would continue as the Opposition Leader If the UNP formed a unity government with the UPFA, TNA MP Charles Nirmalanathan told media yesterday.However, if the UPFA did not join the government and sat in the Opposition, the TN...

ISB yields plummet, indicating confidence in Ranil‘s govt. - Harsha


On the first of trading on the Colombo Stock Exchange after Ranil Wickremesinghe was re-appointed Prime Minister, International Sovereign Bond (ISB) rates plummeted, indicating global confidence in Sri Lanka, says UNP MP Harsha de Silva.

Two drug distributors arrested


Officers from Welambada Police, Udunuwara, yesterday, arrested two drug distributors and the vehicle they were travelling in. The two men said to have links to an underworld gang running a drug cartel from inside the Anuradhapura Prison.

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