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PM says firm no to Sharia University

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe briefed UNP lawmakers Dr. Kavinda Jayawardana and Prof. Ashu Marasinghe on his position regarding the Sharia University in Batticaloa. The UNP leader declared that it wouldn’t be allowed under any circumstances and Madrasa schools too would be brought under the Education Ministry.

A bid to put off 2019

prez polls alleged

Executive Committee member of the National Joint Committee (NJC) Manohara de Silva, PC, yesterday warned of a possible attempt to put off the scheduled 2019 presidential election purportedly on account of the current security situation following the Easter Sunday carnage.

Speaking at a media briefing, held by civil society group Yuthukama, at Sambuddha Jayanthi Mandiraya, De Silva said so, having accused the National Election Commission (NEC) of backing certain efforts by the current dispensation to postpone elections.

The presidential election is scheduled to be held at end of this year in terms of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution enacted in early 2015.



Govt. urged to reveal those behind Zaharan and why two bombers targeted Shangri-La


Civil society organization, Yuthukama, yesterday called for a thorough investigation into the circumstances leading to the Easter Sunday suicide bombings.Yuthukama Convener Genvindu Cumaratunga said that the public was aware of the id...

More Sri Lankans to be charged by ICC for corruption


Britain’s leading newspaper The Daily Telegraph claims that corruption investigations in Sri Lanka will drag on at least till the end of this year and that more individuals will be charged before September, possibly after the World Cup. ...

A rational approach to countering extremist violence is needed


The 10th anniversary of the end of the three- decade long war that pitted the Sri Lankan state against the LTTE passed by uneventfully and without mass mobilization of people to mark the day. The period of May 18 and 19 in which the final battles of th...

Christell Skin Clinic, first skincare provider in Sri Lanka to acquire ISO 9001 certification


Christell Skin Clinic has been awarded the prestigious ISO 9001:2015 certification by the SGS certification body. In true testament to its motto –‘Bring out the best in you!’-, the leading skincare provider has become the first such c...

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