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Split in Govt. widens

Nov 22, 2014 10:40:46 AM- colombogazette.com
Common opposition Presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena says he will not join the United National Party (UNP) and obtain its membership. Speaking during a live television interview on Sirasa TV, Maithripala Sirisena said that he will always see himself as a Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) member despite his membership being cancelled. Meanwhile Maithripala Sirisena also called on the Governme...
Nov 22, 2014 11:20:21 AM- yahoo.com
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The largest party in Sri Lanka's ruling coalition on Saturday downplayed the defection of its No. 2 that pits him against the country's president in January's election.
Nov 22, 2014 9:28:06 AM- itnnews.lk
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Nov 22, 2014 9:12:14 AM- news.lk
The Australian High Commissioner, Ms Robyn Mudie, hosted a reception recently (Nov 20) to congratulate 35 Sri Lankans who have been offered Australia Awards to undertake post-graduate degrees at Australian universities in 2015. “Australia has been a long term partner in supporting Sri Lankans to help achieve the national development goals of the country”, said Ms Mudie.   The 35 Australia Aw...
Nov 22, 2014 9:02:38 AM- news.lk
The first national convention of the Divi Neguma Program was held under the auspicious of President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Campbell Park in Borella on Friday (21). Over 50,000 persons representing 1073 Divi Neguma Banks were present at this occasion.Among the dignitaries present were religious leaders of all faiths led by Chancellor of the University of Ruhuna Prof Ven Kumburugamuwe Vajira Naya...
Nov 22, 2014 8:47:04 AM- news.lk
The Coconut Cultivation Board (CCB) has distributed coconut saplings among growers under seven main projects during this year, CCB sources said. Accordingly, saplings have been distributed among planters under the Divi Neguma program, concession granted to coconut lands below five acres, Kaprukai Sipnenai Program, Kaprukai Parapurai Program, Rehabilitating coconut cultivations project, Planting c...
Nov 22, 2014 8:26:48 AM- lankatruth.com
Already, 4 cabinet ministers, a deputy minister and 4 Parliamentarians have abandoned Mr. Mahinda RajapaksaMany more cabinet ministers and deputy ministers have started severely criticizing the government. Champika Ranawaka, Maithripala Sirisena, Rajitha Senaratna and Duminda Dissanayaka are the cabinet ministers who have relinquished their portfolios.. The deputy minister who has abandoned the g...
Nov 22, 2014 8:37:16 AM- itnnews.lk
The President has requested the people to join to take forward the country without being deceived by political opportunists. President Mahinda Rajapaksa has pointed out that terrorism which could not be eradicated by any leader, was eradicated by the present administration. He said that it is the present Government which […]
Nov 22, 2014 8:37:02 AM- itnnews.lk
The President has released the water from Deduru Oya which will provide irrigation for 30 thousand acres of paddy and would benefit about 100 thousand farmer families. Deduru Oya is the biggest reservoir built in the Wayamba Province. President Mahinda Rajapaksa released water from the reservoir for the first time, […]
Nov 22, 2014 8:36:47 AM- itnnews.lk
The President says that the country will be taken forward while protecting Sri Lanka Freedom Party and safeguarding national heritage and culture. He said that irrespective of new competitors, no one could stop the forward march of the motherland. President Mahinda Rajapaksa expressed these views during a meeting with Ayurveda […]
Nov 22, 2014 8:36:32 AM- itnnews.lk
The President has emphasized that his victory is assured as the people are always with the Government. President Mahinda Rajapaksa said this addressing the meeting of Minor and Export Crops Farmers at the Temple Trees. The President pointed out that the Government has taken steps to provide all facilities for […]
Nov 22, 2014 8:36:16 AM- itnnews.lk
Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa has been appointed as the new General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party. President Mahinda Rajapaksa has made the appointment, in his capacity as the Party Chairman. Mr. Yapa who is a senior SLFP member, was the Vice Chairman of the party. Minister Yapa who […]
Nov 22, 2014 8:36:04 AM- itnnews.lk
Anunayaka of Malwatta Chapter venerable Niyangoda Vijithasiri Thera has pointed out that President Mahinda Rajapaksa has taken the country forward in all aspects. He said that the President would get the people’s mandate again at the forthcoming Presidential Election. Venerable Niyangoda Vijithasiri Thera said that the services rendered by President […]
Nov 22, 2014 8:35:45 AM- itnnews.lk
Peoples’ Representatives of the North Central Province have emphasized that the people of the province are with the President. They say that the people will never forget the duties performed by the Government led by the President to them. The peoples’ Representatives expressed these views while taking part in the […]
Nov 22, 2014 8:35:29 AM- itnnews.lk
Chief incumbent of Anuradhapura Lankaramaya, Ralapanawe Dhammajothi Thera says that it is President Mahinda Rajapaksa who secured the right to life of the people by eradicating terrorism. Ralapanawe Dhammajothi Thera said that the country was similar to a war zone when the President came in to power in 2005. He […]
Nov 22, 2014 8:35:15 AM- itnnews.lk
With the announcement of the day of the Presidential Election, preliminary organizational work of the election has begun. Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya has decided to hold the Presidential Election on the 8th of January and to call for nominations on the 8th of December. The extraordinary Special Gazette notification in […]
Nov 22, 2014 8:34:56 AM- itnnews.lk
The conference on “Silk route – 21st Century’s Prosperity” has been held in Colombo. The conference which was held under the patronage of Minister Basil Rajapaksa was attended by a delegation including Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin. Heads of many private sector institutions attended the conference which has been jointly […]
Nov 22, 2014 6:57:46 AM- adaderana.lk
A police constable (PC) has been arrested on charges of assaulting and injuring his wife, who is a woman police constable (WPC), in the Akurangoda area in Mahawela.
Nov 22, 2014 6:38:30 AM- adaderana.lk
Following the release of five Tamil Nadu fishermen, who were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy three years ago, popular South Indian actor Vijay has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government for freeing them from Sri Lanka.
Nov 22, 2014 7:13:30 AM- colombogazette.com
The Government today accused former President Chandrika Kumaratunga of orchestrating the defections from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) saying it was part of a “mega teledrama” to destabilize the country. Minister Susil Premajayantha, speaking to the media at the SLFP Headquarters today, said that former SLFP General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena is being used as
Nov 22, 2014 7:11:57 AM- colombogazette.com
The Department of Meteorology today warned that over 100mm of rain is expected in some places tomorrow and the General public have been urged to take precautions from strong winds and lightning. In a weather update released this afternoon, the The Department of Meteorology said that showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the
Nov 22, 2014 5:20:13 AM- asiantribune.com
Today, when I sat down to write this, there was the live telecast of Mr. Maithripala Sirisena announcing that he is the common candidate of the opposition. read more
Nov 22, 2014 6:09:04 AM- yahoo.com
Sri Lanka's ruling party was set for a purge Saturday after a senior minister declared he was challenging President Mahinda Rajapakse in snap elections called for January.
Nov 22, 2014 5:26:42 AM- adaderana.lk
The Department of Meteorology says that showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the Northern, North-central, Eastern, Uva, Southern and Central provinces while heavy showers (more than 100mm) are also likely at some places.
Nov 22, 2014 5:54:38 AM- lankasrinews.com
The Opposition Parties Presidential Candidate Maithripala Sirisena met the United National Party President Ranil Wickremesinghe at Sri Kotta yesterday.
Nov 22, 2014 5:54:38 AM- lankasrinews.com
The United National Party Organizer Daya Gamage has expressed his dissatisfaction over Ranil’s decision of accepting Maithripala Sirisena as the Presidential Candidate.
Nov 22, 2014 5:54:38 AM- lankasrinews.com
The Uva Province Opposition leader Harin Fernando has been stopped from participating in a TV Talk Show conducted by a Srilanka Sinhala Television Channel.
Nov 22, 2014 5:54:38 AM- lankasrinews.com
Senior Journalist Victor Ivan has said, “Maithripala Sirisena will become a greatest challenge to Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Opposition Parties have chosen a best Presidential Candidate against Mahinda Rajapaksa”.
Nov 22, 2014 5:54:38 AM- lankasrinews.com
A former United National Party (UNP) Pradeshiya Sabha member was injured in a shooting incident at Maggona in Payagala this evening while a group of UNP supporters were celebrating the crossover of some UPFA parliamentarians and Ministers, police said.
Nov 22, 2014 5:54:38 AM- lankasrinews.com
President Mahinda Rajapaksa says opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe now has a Maithri at home and Maithri outside his home.
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