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May 2, 2016 12:21:30 PM- newsfirst.lk
Former LTTE member Krishnapillai Kalainesan, also known as  “Prabha” has been arrested by the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) in Batticaloa. Prabha’s operations as the LTTE’s Intelligence chief during the war were also run Batticaloa. Krishnapillai Kalainesan was rehabilitated at the Welikanda Rehabilitation Centre. He was released in 2013. A journalist questioned De...
May 2, 2016 12:08:05 PM- newsfirst.lk
Former President MP Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Media Unit has announced that 50 soldiers have been removed from his security detail. However, according to the Sri Lanka Army (SLA), sufficient Police Special Task Force (STF) personnel have been assigned to the former president’s security as replacements. The Media Unit of the former president released a statement saying […] The post Army...
May 2, 2016 11:28:21 AM- newsfirst.lk
The SLFP expressed the following views over rallies held on May Day. Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management, Vijith Wijayamuni Zoysa stated that one May Day Rally was ‘sheer’. The minister went on to observe the state of other rallies. Explaining further, he stated that they had a successful May Day rally, and stated that the SLFP does […] The post Views expressed ...
May 2, 2016 11:23:22 AM- newsfirst.lk
The Anunayake of the Seruwila Saranakiththi Kalyani Sect and Chief Incumbent of the Mangala Raja Maha Viharaya in Seruwila, the Most Venerable Seruwila Saranakiththi Thera has passed away. The mortal remains of the Nayaka Thera, who passed away at a private hospital on Monday, May 2., are to be brought to the Seruwila Raja Maha […] The post Most Ven. Seruwila Saranakiththi Thera passes away ...
May 2, 2016 10:45:11 AM- newsfirst.lk
Machines to treat Thalassaemia gifted under auspices of President SirisenaMachines for the treatment of  patients with Thalassaemia, manufactured by the Sri Lanka Navy, was gifted to the Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital, under the auspices of President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday, May 02. Machines were symbolically presented to five children who have contracted Thalassaemia, parallel to Thalassaemia Day which falls on May  11. The President also made financial...
May 2, 2016 10:17:33 AM- newsfirst.lk
Elaborating on the current situation, Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Faiszer Musthapha stateds that more time is required to hear appeals for the delimitation of the local government. Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government, Faiszer Musthapha stated that he had given time till August for the Delimitation Committee, but more time is […] The post Min. Faiszer...
May 2, 2016 8:18:40 AM- newsfirst.lk
Finance Ministry announces list of VAT-exempted goods and services (Pictures)The Ministry of Finance announced that the VAT increase from 11% to 15% will take effect from Monday May 2, onwards. The Ministry has also released a list of goods and services which will be exempted from the VAT increase. According to the list, a several goods including rice, wheat flour, bread, milk powder, infant milk, all […] The post Finance Ministry announces list of VAT-exempted goods...
May 2, 2016 11:14:44 AM- asiantribune.com
24 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu, India are arriving Sri Lanka on 3rd May 2016 Colombo, 02 May, (Asiantribune.com): 24 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu, India are arriving Sri Lanka on 3rd May 2016 Under the UNHCR facilitated voluntary repatriation programme. read more
May 2, 2016 11:57:17 AM- adaderana.lk
Withdrawal of 50 well-trained army personnel from the security detail of the former President has placed his life in danger, Media Secretary to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says. .
May 2, 2016 5:48:18 PM- dailymirror.lk
Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faizser Mustapha today ruled out the possibility of elections for local authorities this year, because of work involved in delimitation.
May 2, 2016 4:15:36 PM- dailymirror.lk
The Police had sought the assistance of the Interpol to arrest the first suspect in the kidney racket Vijithagiri Suresh Lakshman Kumar, the Colombo Crime Division (CCD) told Colombo Chief Magistrate today.
May 2, 2016 9:18:37 AM- onlanka.com
Police Media Unit suspendedThe functions of the Police Media Unit has temporary been suspended by the IGP, the police said. The post Police Media Unit suspended appeared first on ONLANKA News :. Sri Lanka Breaking News Updates - Latest Sri Lanka News.
May 2, 2016 8:46:55 AM- colombogazette.com
The new 15 percent VAT has been exempted from several items including fuel, the Ministry of Finance said today. VAT is being increased from 11 percent to 15 percent with effect from today but several essential items have been exempted from the list. Among the items exempted are petrol and diesel and aviation fuel as […]
May 2, 2016 8:39:25 AM- hirunews.lk
All the schools in the Eastern Province function from 7.30 a.m. to 12 for nine days from tomorrow due to prevailing heat in the region, Eastern Provincial Council Education Minister Singaravelu Thandauthapani stated today. He said that due to prevailing... Read More
May 2, 2016 8:37:24 AM- hirunews.lk
At least seven members of a marriage party were electrocuted when a high-tension wire fell on a truck they were in Telanganas Medak district on Sunday, Indian media reports. Fifteen others were injured in the incident that occurred on Sunday night near... Read More
May 2, 2016 2:04:27 PM- dailymirror.lk
All the schools in the Eastern Province function from 7.30 a.m. to 12 for nine days from tomorrow due to prevailing heat in the region, Eastern Provincial Council Education Minister Singaravelu Thandauthapani said today.
May 1, 2016 6:38:38 PM- dailymirror.lk
The state institutions will be made profitable ventures without privatising them, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in his May Day address. He said these institutions would be placed under a Public Wealth Trust giving more and more benefits to the people at large.
May 2, 2016 8:36:03 AM- LBO.com
May 02, 2016 (LBO) – Arrangements are under way to hold the third round of negotiations for China-Sri Lanka FTA in June this year, Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen said. “When reviewing the garment sector, we need to be able to carefully address the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement under which tax free garment export […]
May 2, 2016 7:36:55 AM- LBO.com
14 minute penalty deprives maiden win for Sri Lankan team Press Release: Whangarei, New Zealand — EZY Racing’s Mike Young, the youngest driver in the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC), made a strong come back after being classified last on day one to finish third overall at the first round of the championship held […]
May 2, 2016 7:57:20 AM- lankatruth.com
We’ll march forward until people win all their rights “The choice before us is whether to succumb to the oppression or struggle against it. We invite all people who are unwilling to be oppressed. This unjust and unfair state should not be left to another generation. We pledge that we would complete this struggle during our generation.  This May Day stage that builds people’s power for a new economy and a new society is the first step towards it,” the...
May 2, 2016 7:54:08 AM- adaderana.lk
The functions of the Police Media Unit has temporary been suspended by the IGP, the police said. .
May 2, 2016 7:32:39 AM- adaderana.lk
The Government on Monday (02) announced the full list of VAT exempted goods and services list after the recent increase of new Value Added Tax (VAT). .
May 2, 2016 6:50:33 AM- adaderana.lk
With the army being removed from his family's security detail, former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa's son today accused the government of carrying out a political witch-hunt and said they have been facing such harassment from a long time. .
May 2, 2016 8:11:57 AM- colombogazette.com
Newly appointed Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara has suspended the police media unit. The unit which sends details on law and order related incidents to the media, was suspended with immediate effect. (Colombo Gazette)
May 2, 2016 7:57:46 AM- colombogazette.com
Former LTTE member Krishnapillai Kalainesan alias Praba was arrested by the police Terrorist Investigations Division (TID) in Batticaloa today. Krishnapillai Kalainesan had been released into society after being rehabilitated but became the latest former LTTE member to be arrested recently. The arrest comes as the Government assured that any attempt by the LTTE to regroup in […]
May 2, 2016 6:55:44 AM- srilankaguardian.org
by Professor Lakshman R. Watawala ( May 2, 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) As one who had the opportunity to serve President Premadasa as the Chairman and Director General of the Greater Colombo Economic Commission and also as the First Chairman of the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka from 91 to 93 and prior...
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