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Easter Sunday PSC urged to question its member, Hakeem on discussion with Zahran

Attorney-at-law Maj. (retd) Ajith Prasanna, yesterday, urged the Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) which probed the Easter Sunday carnage, Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri, MP, not to release his report until SLMC leader Rauff Hakeem appeared before the PSC.

Addressing the media, at Dr. N. M. Perera Centre, the former UPFA Southern Provincial Council member pointed out that Minister Hakeem, as a member of Kumarasiri’s PSC,Read More...

President renews his vow to hang before leaving office


President Maithripala Sirisena, yesterday, promised that he would hang at least one drug dealer before his tenure as President ends if the Supreme Court gave a favourable ruling on his attempts to end a 43-year-old moratorium on capital punishment by h...

Mahinda rejects TNA conditions

SLPPā€ˆleader and Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, yesterday, said that his party would not agree to any of the conditions laid down by the TNA.Rajapaksa said so, addressing a political rally in Beliatta in support of the candidature of Gotabaya ...

Ramasamy stands by remarks on police, LTTE

KUALA LUMPUR: Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy yesterday stood by his remarks in two recent articles questioning the police force and explaining his alleged ties to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) group in a three-hour interview a...

EU to monitor presidential poll here using short and long-term observers


The European Union is deploying short-term and long term observers to Sri Lanka to monitor the November 16 Presidential election.The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) will be deploying at least 30 long-term observers for observatio...

311 Indians deported by Mexico for trying to sneak into US, arrive in Delhi


NEW DELHI, October 18: Mexico has deported 311 Indians who had entered that country illegally and were trying to sneak into the United States. They landed here this morning on a Boeing 747-400 charter the Mexican immigration authorities had hired to se...

President’s retirement bonanza worries TISL


Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL), yesterday, said that it was deeply concerned by the recent decision made by the Cabinet of ministers, allowing President Maithripala Sirisena to remain in his official residence at Mahagama Sekara ...

Presidential election: TNA to reveal its stance on 24 Oct.

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) would announce who it would support at the coming Presidential election on October 24, TNA MP Charles Nirmalanathan told the media, yesterday.Nirmalanathan said that all TNA MPs would hold a two-day discussion, October ...

Smuggled fags shredded


Over one million Chinese cigarettes smuggled into Sri Lanka and taken into custody by the Customs Central Investigation Bureau were destroyed in Colombo, yesterday.

Severe lightning, heavy rainfall today

The Meteorological Department, yesterday evening, warned of severe lightning and heavy rainfall in most parts of the country today.It stated in its forecast that thundershowers accompanied by severe lightning were likely to occur at several places,...

JVP ask how funds will be raised to fulfil promises


Election promises are galore as the two main party contenders woo the electorate, but a person with an iota of commonsense will not fall for those pledges, says JVP.

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