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First test-run of new Matara-Beliatta railway track

The first test-run on the newly constructed Matara-Beliatta railway track was conducted this morning (06) under the supervision of Minister of Transport Arjuna Ranatunga. This railway track has been constructed as the first phase of the proposed railway line running from Matara to Kataragama. The newly constructed Matara-Beliatta section of the track is 26 km long and will be accompanied by...

I will never enter politics – Muttiah Muralitharan

According to former Sri Lankan Cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan one doesn’t need to enter politics to serve the people. He says that he will never enter politics. However, through their association, he says that he will continue to serve the public by identifying people’s needs and working to fulfill them to the best of their abilities. Muralithran mentioned this addressing an event...

Constitutions cannot be passed by force – MR

Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa says that introduction of a constitution that would create hatred among the ethnicities will not solve issues in the country. He points out that there is no way of to passing a constitution by force. Rajapaksa mentioned attending a function held in a temple in Ampara.

No purification of Sabarimala over SL woman’s visit

Sabarimala tantri Kandararu Rajeevararu has said that there was no need for purification rituals as there was no confirmation of the Sri Lankan woman’s entry to the temple. “If the rituals are needed, that will be done along with other poojas before Makaravilakku,” he said. The police have confirmed that Sasikala from Sri Lanka had come with her family and...

Suspect arrested for setting fire to Charlie in Negombo

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the incident where a caged dog was set on fire and inhumanely killed recently at a house in Negombo. Negombo Police had launched an investigation into the incident which had taken place at a house located at Koppara Junction in Negombo on the night of December 31, 2018. Based on the ongoing investigations,...

New Constitutional draft set to be presented at parliament

Minister of Health Rajitha Senaratne says that the new Constitutional draft is set to be presented before the parliament. According to the Minister, the final stage of the drafting of the new constitution is being carried out these days. Minister of Health mentioned this commenting to the media in Kalutara area.

Politics is a profitable business

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Leader MP Anura Kumara Dissanayaka states that there is a need for a broad public movement in the country. Anura Kumara Dissanayaka pointed out that, politics has become a profitable business at the present. The MP mentioned this joining a conference held in Maharagama area.

Transfer of OICs suspended until further notice

The transfer of the Police OICs has been suspended until further notice under the order of the National Police Commission and the recommendation of the Defense Secretary. Seventy-two police Officers-in-Charge (OICs) were recently ordered to be transferred with immediate effect. Reportedly, 27 Chief Inspectors and 45 Inspectors were among the transferred police officers.

3 involved in heroin trafficking arrested in Beruwala

Beruwala Police officers have arrested three persons at Magalkanda area in Beruwala over the possession of heroin, stated the Police Media Spokesperson. Along with the suspects, the police has seized a motorcycle belonging to the suspects. The police have found 73 g 600 mg of heroin found on the suspects, said the Police. The arrest made at around 4.40 pm, last evening (05),...

My victories remain in hearts of people – MR

A meeting of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) was held at the SLPP office in Kurunegala, chaired by Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa. Commenting at the meeting, he pointed out that the Provincial Council elections are still not here. He also said that he got to know, the first train from Matara to Beliatte will be commencing its journey...