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MCC not beneficial to SL: Wijeyadasa

MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe yesterday claimed that Sri Lanka would not benefit from the Millennium Challenge Cooperation (MCC) pact and that not even a cent would be received by the Treasury. He told a news conference that the US$480 million would be received by the particular US company which would undertake the project in Sri Lanka and according to the MCC...

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places over the island after 1.00 p.m. Showers will occur in Western and Southern provinces and in Puttalam district in the morning too. Misty conditions can be expected at some places in North-central, Sabaragamuwa, Central, Western and Uva provinces during the morning. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by...

President declares open new Army Headquarters building

The new Sri Lanka Army Headquarters complex, equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology and high-tech security systems, was declared open a short while ago under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. The ceremony was attended by Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene and many other distinguished guests this morning (08). This new construction,...

TNA chose the side that can fulfill separatist demands – Gotabaya

Presidential hopeful of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has chosen the party that can fulfil their separatist demands. Addressing a rally at Ratnapura, Rajapaksa said he has held neither parliamentary membership nor a ministerial position, but fulfilled the responsibility put on his shoulders. Referring to the presidential front-runner Minister Sajith...

Three sections of Southern Expressway opened amidst protests

Another phase of the Southern Expressway, which spans from Matara to Mattala and Hambantota, was vested with the public yesterday (07), while the third phase of the Outer Circular Road from Kadawatha to Kerawalapitiya was also declared open. The first event took place under the patronage of Secretary to the Ministry of Highways & Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development...

I will appoint a first-time prime minister – Sajith

The Presidential front-runner of New Democratic Front (NDF) Minister Sajith Premadasa says he will appoint a ‘first-time prime minister’ who will be endorsed by the majority. Premadasa delivered a special statement yesterday, saying that he wanted to clarify the conditions he has set for his candidacy so that people would not be doubtful about his intentions to change the politics...

Political meeting in Akkaraipattu attacked; three injured

A group of individuals had reportedly attacked a political meeting that was held in Addalachchenai, Akkaraipattu. The police said that three people who sustained injuries in the incident were admitted to the Akkaraipattu hospital. The attack had been carried out by an unidentified group of people and investigations have already commenced in search of the suspects.

Temporary ID cards for over 300,000 voters

The Department for Registration of Persons states that temporary identity cards will be issued to over 300,000 voters before the 10th of this month. Commissioner-General of the Department, Viyani Gunathilaka says that all persons who have requested an identity card will be issued temporary identity cards which will enable them to cast their vote at the upcoming election. This temporary identity...

Politically based hate comments through social media on the rise

The election monitors state that the number of illegal election propaganda mechanisms and hate comments spread through social media platforms are on the rise with over 100 complaints being lodged so far. National Convenor of the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence, Manjula Gajanayake states that a separate unit has been established in order to monitor these operations. The commission further states...

Triple homicide: Killer receives death sentence after 7 years

The Colombo High Court today sentenced an individual to death for murdering his wife and two children. The accused, Madhura Manaranga, on December 17th, 2012, had strangled his 36-year -old wife to death, a 3-year-old child, and a one-month-old child and proceeded to burn their bodies. The Attorney General filed a case in the Colombo High Court against the murders. The death...