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Allegation about a plan to build Buddhist temples in K’nochchi:


The Northern Province Governor Reginald Cooray has denied allegations that he was planning to construct two Buddhist temples in one-time LTTE stronghold Kilinochchi soon after the dissolution of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) run Northern Provincial Council later this year.

Cooray, a former MP said so in response to Northern Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran’s recent declaration in Jaffna print media that the Governor’s Office was making arrangements to build two temples.Northern Governor Cooray has challenged retired Supreme Court Judge Wigneswaran to reveal the locations where the alleged constructions were to take place.


MR says it was only ‘yes-no’ session


Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says he had to give the CID officials who questioned him over the abduction of journalist Keith Noyahr in 2008, only yes or no answers as they themselves provided answers.

"I was not questioned. I was a...

Centennial anniversary celebrations of the Bambalapitiya Siri Vajiraramaya Dhamma School


President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Ranil Wickremesinghe at the centennial anniversary celebrations of the Bambalapitiya Siri Vajiraramaya Dhamma School, held at the BMICH yesterday (19). Pic by Ranjith Wimalasiri...

Can MR run for President again?

Minister of Higher Education Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe yesterday told the media that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa could not run for President again according to the 19th Amendment to the Constitution because the latter had been elected by the peop...

Web journalists allege interested parties creating ‘fake news’ to facilitate yahapalana operation

The National Movement of Web Journalists has alleged that the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government is targeting the social media.In a statement issued by its Chairman Chaturanga Alwis and Secretary Hasitha Mannaduwa, the grouping alleged that those rec...

Hydro-power generation at maximum capacity thanks to heavy rains

Torrential rains and strong winds have caused havoc on the central highlands, but the heavy precipitation has helped the hydro electricity generation plants run at maximum capacity.

According to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) the Castle...

AG passes action against Vijayakala to Speaker


The Attorney General has informed Speaker Karu Jayasuriya that he could take action as per the provisions of the Standing Orders against former Deputy Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran for her calling for the revival of the LTTE, a spokesperson for the...

US sees acquisition of H’tota Port as part of Chinese military strategy


The United States Annual Report on Military and Security Developments mandated by Congress has made references to Hambantota Port.

The report has, in relation to Chinese military developments, said that over the last three years, the Peopl...

Sagala says late Indian PM had close links with Ranil


Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee maintained a close relationship with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe even when the latter was the Opposition Leader, Minister of Youth Affairs, Project Management and Southern Development, Sagala...

PM recalls what a good friend Vajpayee was


Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had helped Sri Lanka safeguard its national security, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday after conveying his condolences at the Indian High Commission in Colombo, to India on the pass...

Minister Rajapakshe proposes censor board for teledramas


The Ministry of Higher Education & Cultural Affairs would appoint a censor board to regulate teledramas, Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe told The Island yesterday."We need to look at the quality of teledramas. I have noticed that some tele-dr...

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