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Malaka, the son of Public Relations and Public Affairs Minister Mervyn Silva, who was arrested on charges of assaulting a foreign couple at a nightclub, leaving the Colombo Magistrate Court after he was released on bail. The Court has also prohibited Silva from entering any nightclubs during the case. (Left) The Scottish Couple James Francis and Belinda Mckenzie leaving the court premises.
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Ven. Rathana at Sirikotha talks ahead of MoU signing

Joint Opposition endorses Pivithuru Hetak/JHU proposal

by Shamindra Ferdinando

Having ruled out talks with the SLFP to settle a dispute over far-reaching constitutional reforms to reduce presidential powers, JHU parliamentary group leader Ven. Athureliye Rathana Thera on Thursday morning met senior Opposition representatives at Sirikotha.

Chairman of the UNP Leadership Council and MP Karu Jayasuriya were among those present.
Ven. Rathana Thera visited Sirikotha several hours before the JHU at a hurriedly arranged meeting at New Town Hall...



Sirisena pledges to protect the Rajapaksas after becoming president


Opposition Presidential Candidate Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said that he would protect the Rajapaksa family after winning the presidential poll on January 08. Addressing a media conference at the Opposition Leader’s office in Colo...

Sri Lanka at the cross roads again


According to widespread Sri Lankan perceptions, we came to a cross roads by 1989 and in 1994 we chose what seemed to most of us to be the right road, which would lead to definitive solutions of the two major problems bedeviling us: that of restoring a...

    Unilever re-affirms commitment to Sri Lanka


    Unilever CEO Paul Polman who is on a two-day business visit to Sri Lanka commended the business here for its outstanding performance and potential for long-term profitable and sustainable growth. He highlighted Unilever Sri Lanka’s positive co...

    Sri Lanka search for consistency


    There was some talk whether today’s second ODI between Sri Lanka and England should be abandoned or rescheduled following the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, but authorities have felt the need to move on. However, World Cup prepa...



    What’s Sri Lanka’s best overseas Test win?
    1995 Napier
    1995 Faisalabad
    1998 London Oval
    2011 Durban
    2006 Trent Bridge.
    Total : 13620 Votes. Results


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