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Winds expected to strengthen over the island

Windy condition is expected to strengthen to some extent over the island (Northwestern, Uva and Eastern provinces and Hambanthota and Mannar districts) and surrounding sea areas in next few days (from tomorrow night). Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Uva province and in Batticaloa, Ampara and Hambanthota districts. Several spells of light showers will occur in Polonnaruwa district. Showers or thundershowers...

Dilshan explains why he joined SLPP

Sri Lanka’s former cricket captain Tillakaratne Dilshan says that he decided to join the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) in order to serve the country’s young people. Speaking to reporters following an event in Kadawatha, the former cricketer said that he has still not made a final decision as to whether he will formally enter politics and contest any elections. However,...

Weerawansa’s case postponed to March

The case filed against MP Wimal Weerawansa for the alleged illegal acquisition of assets and money worth over Rs 75 million has been postponed to March 27. The case was taken up before the Colombo High Court Judge Pradeep Hettiarachchi today (14). The High Court had recently issued an order granting permission to the defense to inspect the computer system of...

Do not spread misinformation on new constitution

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe requests all parties to not mislead the public and create divisions in the country by spreading misinformation on the new constitution. He mentioned that, currently, there is an attempt to spread racism by propagating false information on a new constitution. The Prime Minister stated this joining a function held to celebrate Thai Pongal at the Temple Trees.

IGP arrives at Govt Analyst’s Department

Inspector General of Police (IGP) at the Government Analyst’s Department to provide his voice samples over the investigations into the VIP assassination plot. The IGP was summoned to the Government Analyst’s Department with regard to the ongoing investigation on the alleged VIP assassination plan based on a revelation made by the Director (Operations) of the Anti Corruption Movement Namal Kumara. Reportedly,...

Showers expected in several provinces – Department of Meteorology

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Eastern, North-Central, Central and Uva provinces. Several spells of light showers will occur in Northern province and Hambanthota district. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places elsewhere after 2.00 p.m. Showers can be expected in some places in the Western province in the morning too. Heavy falls above 100 mm can be expected at some...

Will discuss with Maha Sangha to improve Buddhism

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that he will conduct discussions with the Maha Sangha with regard to the improvement of Buddhism. Prime Minister mentioned this following his visit to the Chief Prelate of Kotte Sri Kalyani Dharma Maha Sangha Sabha, Ven. Ittapana Dhammalankara Thero. He stated that he informed the Thero of the activities planned by the Education, Cultural and Buddha...

New constitution is powerful – Vajira

Minister of Internal and Home Affairs and Provincial Councils and Local Government Vajira Abeywardena stated that the new constitution is very powerful and it strengthens the government. Addressing a public rally in Galle, he said that the new constitution is more powerful than the 1978 constitution. He said that work is being carried out just as they gained power on 08th...

All Government Tamil schools closed tomorrow

All Government Tamil school will be closed tomorrow (Jan 14) in view of the Thai Pongal, stated Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam

SL Finance Minister meets Chinese Ambassador

Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera met with the Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Cheng Xueyuan and the delegation at the Treasury today. The minister apprised the Chinese Ambassador about the Sri Lankan Government’s plan to re-engage with International Monetary Fund (IMF) and thanked the Chinese Government for their continued support extended to Sri Lanka. The Chinese Ambassador Cheng...
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