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(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, State Minister of Housing and Samurdhi Dilan Perera, State Minister of Public Administration and Democratic Governance C. B. Rathnayake and State Minister of Environment Pavithra Wanniarachchi have decided to resign from their respective Ministerial portfolios.
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India may offer credit for building houses in land released by Sri Lankan Army
Friday, 22 May 2015, 17:21
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - India, which is funding the construction of 50,000 houses for internally-displaced Tamils in Sri Lanka, may offer a line of...   Read more...

NFF calls AG to eliminate suspicion in Ravi Karunanayake's verdict
Friday, 22 May 2015, 16:12
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The National Freedom Front (NFF) requested the Attorney General to eliminate the justifiable suspicion created in the minds...   Read more...

Senior Police officers of Jaffna District transferred
Friday, 22 May 2015, 15:27
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Inspector General of Police (IGP) has ordered the transfers of SSP, SP and ASP of the Jaffna Division, and the HQIs of...   Read more...

Army still holds 5,000 acres of private land
Friday, 22 May 2015, 15:08
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - At least 5,000 acres of private lands, which were taken over by the security forces since 1990, are still with the forces,...   Read more...

Freed Lankan fishermen to return today
Friday, 22 May 2015, 13:10
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Indian authorities are scheduled to hand over a group of sixteen Sri Lankan fishermen to the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) at a...   Read more...

President instructs continue Colombo beautification
Friday, 22 May 2015, 12:07
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - President Maithripala Sirisena instructed the officials to implement the beautification and maintaining process in the...   Read more...

​On-way traffic plan in Kirulapone
Friday, 22 May 2015, 11:12
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - A one-way traffic plan will be implemented from today (22) on all working days between 4.15 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. along Park...   Read more...

Failed Lankan refugee claimant gets reprieve
Friday, 22 May 2015, 11:09
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - A Sri Lankan man who arrived in B.C. aboard the cargo ship MV Sun Sea in the summer of 2010 and claimed refugee protection...   Read more...

Resigned Ministers rejected President Sirsisena’s principles
Friday, 22 May 2015, 10:14
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Deputy Foreign Minister Ajith P. Perera yesterday (21) said that resignation of several State Ministers from the Government...   Read more...

Malaysia interested in major joint ventures
Friday, 22 May 2015, 09:07
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - High level team of Malaysian entrepreneurs headed by Prime Minister’s Special Envoy Datu Seri Utama Samy Vellu called...   Read more...

“I never promised to disband the FCID” - President
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (20) stated that he was in talks with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to remove the last paragraph of the gazette notifi Readmore

Legal action against pro-LTTE events held in North
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Legal action will be taken against anyone found to have held events in support of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the North this week, the Government stated Readmore

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister resigns, makes way for Jayalalithaa to take over
Friday, 22 May 2015, 11:15
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam Friday (22) handed over his resignation to Governor K. Rosiah, making way for All... Read more...
Hitler's horse sculptures' found
Thursday, 21 May 2015, 08:20
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Two bronze horse statues that once stood in front of Adolf Hitler's chancellery are among several pieces of Nazi-era art... Read more...
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Sri Lankan Disney Film crosses $14.3 million ticket sales in U.S.
Monday, 18 May 2015, 08:06
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The gripping reality of a newborn monkey and its mother, struggling to survive within the competitive social hierarchy of... Read more...
Indo-Sri Lanka trade up 10-fold after FTA
Friday, 15 May 2015, 15:08
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Trade between India and Sri Lanka has increased 10-fold after the Free Trade Agreement (FTA), but there is more to be... Read more...
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Aruna Rankothge to referee 71st Bradby Shield Second Leg
Thursday, 21 May 2015, 14:22
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Leading 'A' Division Referee and Former Trinity Junior Coach Aruna Rankothge has been appointed by the Interim... Read more...
Women’s cricket sex scandal: Report handed over to Minister
Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 08:21
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Committee Report of the three-member committee headed by Retired Supreme Court Judge Nimal Dissanayake, which was... Read more...
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The Simpsons paid tribute to David Letterman during his last show [VIDEO]
Thursday, 21 May 2015, 15:41
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - During the opening monologue for his last Late Show, David Letterman played a brief clip from The Simpsons. Read more...
Up-and-coming rapper Chinx shot and killed
Monday, 18 May 2015, 08:50
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - He was an up-and-coming rapper whose life was cut short. Lionel Pickens, known by the stage name Chinx, was shot and killed... Read more...
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Government says no LTTE commemorative events
Sunday, 17 May 2015, 14:12
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Government said it will not allow the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) commemorative events to be held in the... Read more...
London's Lord Mayor here today
Sunday, 17 May 2015, 08:37
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Alan Yarrow, will lead a business delegation to Sri Lanka from May 17 to 19... Read more...
Sri Lanka first nation to protect all mangrove forests
Saturday, 16 May 2015, 07:03
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Sri Lanka has become the first nation in the world to comprehensively protect all of its mangrove forests. A scheme backed... Read more...
Cabinet nod for renovation of religious places
Saturday, 16 May 2015, 06:18
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - A proposal by Buddha Sasana, Public Administration, Local Government and Democratic Governance Minister Karu Jayasuriya to... Read more...
Switzerland assures support
Friday, 15 May 2015, 17:21
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - "I am very much impressed by the democratic process of Sri Lanka displayed after January 8. It's a unique event and... Read more...
UNHCR wants resumption of ferry service between India and Sri Lanka
Friday, 15 May 2015, 10:40
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The United Nations (UN) refugee agency yesterday (14) appealed for the resumption of ferry services between India and Sri... Read more...
Major General Jagath Dias appointed as new Army Chief of Staff
Friday, 15 May 2015, 07:10
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Major General N. A. Jagath C. Dias WWV RWP RSP USP ndc has been appointed as the new Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army.... Read more...
Diyawadana Nilame's term of office expires on July 4
Friday, 15 May 2015, 06:18
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The term of office of the present Diyawadana Nilame or Chief Custodian of the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy, Pradeep... Read more...
China congratulates new Mahanayake thera
Thursday, 14 May 2015, 07:03
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Chinese Ambassador Yi Xianliang issuing a statement congratulated the election of Ven. Galagama Dhammasiddi Sri Dhammananda... Read more...

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Prove the allegations, I will quit politics
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Hambantota District Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa has pledged to quit politics if Minister of External Affairs Mangala Samaraweera proves the claims leveled against his family on looting state assets and hoarding riches worth of 18 billion U.S. Dollars.
President congratulates Cameron on election victory
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - President Maithripala Sirisena stated that Sri Lanka looks forward to deeper ties and cooperation with Britain following Mr. David Cameron’s re-election as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK).
Uva CM and cousin exchange blows
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Reportedly, a brawl has transpired between the Chief Minister of Uva Province Harin Fernando and his cousin at the Colombo Swimming Club in Kollupitiya on Wednesday evening (22).
New Year festival involving elephants: Kabir says no threat to safety of animals
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The General Secretary of United National Party (UNP) and the Minister of Highways, Higher Education and Investment Promotion Kabir Hashim emphasized that the Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival involving elephants did not pose any threat to the safety of the animals.
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New Parliament by September
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - President Maithripala Sirisena this morning (20) said that the Parliament would be dissolved after appointing the Constitutional Council and that there would be a new Parliament by September.
Prime Minister hints election by July
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the Government is expected to hold a General Election by July this year.
I was offered Rs. 20 million to cover up 'Avant-Garde' issue
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Cabinet Spokesperson and the Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne stated that he was offered a bribe of Rs. 20 million per month by a group of individuals to cover up the 'Avant-Garde' issue.
President orders release of 37 Indian fishermen
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday (12) ordered the release of all the 37 Indian fishermen in custody in North Sri Lanka following a meeting he had with a group of six Indian fishermen led by N. Devadas and Yesuraja, both from Rameswaram.
UNWGEID to visit Sri Lanka in August
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (UNWGEID) has confirmed that it will visit Sri Lanka this year.