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Dec 5, 2016 7:50:42 PM- www.ft.lk
By T. Farook Thajudeen Former General Secretary of the UNP, Tissa Attanayake, was granted bail yesterday by High Court Judge Sarojini Kusala Weerawardena.  However, the court impounded his passport and fixed the hearing of the case for 20 March as a day-to-day trial.  The Attorney General had indicted him in the High Court on charges of preparing and displaying a fraudulent document...
Dec 5, 2016 7:50:25 PM- www.ft.lk
A Sri Lankan court yesterday rejected granting bail to the former LTTE leader turned deputy minister of the former Sri Lankan government Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman who was arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigation Department (FCID) of the Police last week. Karuna Amman was arrested when he arrived at the FCID on November 29 to record a statement over financial irregula...
Dec 5, 2016 7:47:42 PM- dailymirror.lk
J Jayalalithaa, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu state, has died in a Chennai hospital, nearly three months after she was admitted there. She was 68. Jayalalitha breathed her last at 11.30pm, hospital said in a statement.
Dec 5, 2016 7:02:20 PM- ft.lk
Top research company AC Nielsen last week announced that the Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) had picked up from a downward trend. But challenges to the consumer remain given that the economy grew by a modest 2.6% in the backdrop of the drought and floods that shocked the economy early on in the year. Against this backdrop we see how overall trading in the country is struggling given the liquidi...
Dec 5, 2016 7:01:38 PM- ft.lk
A country’s fiscal and taxation system is a major determinant of macro-economic policy and sustainable growth, particularly in areas such as government revenue, public debt, fiscal deficit, inflation as well as resource allocation, income distribution and economic stability. Currently, Sri Lanka’s fiscal and taxation system is at a critical juncture. While overall GDP as well as per...
Dec 5, 2016 7:34:47 PM- ft.lk
2017 to be landmark year for investments, January rollout for H’tota port, Volkswagen and Pirelli tires  Says investments result of fiscal consolidation, unity Govt. and progressive economic strategies  New jobs for new generation; quips new IT recruits get better salary than PM  Opportunities for financial markets to expand with int&rsquo
Dec 5, 2016 7:01:21 PM- ft.lk
By a Special Correspondent SriLankan Airlines is presently evaluating offers for investment/partnership and Super Group Partners Company Ltd. [a joint venture between Trans Maldivian Airways and SATS (Singapore Airport Terminal Services)] is reported to be the leading best offer (the Sunday Times 27 November).  They may not be capable of doing even what Singapore Airlines amd Emirates d...
Dec 5, 2016 6:24:52 PM- dailymirror.lk
Inter Provincial Private Bus Association (IPPBA) President Sarath Vijitha Kumara said today that the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation Secretary Nihal Somaweera had informed of a decision to issue new spot fine sheets for drivers.
Dec 5, 2016 12:19:49 PM- adaderana.lk
Three members of the same family (father, mother and 4 year old child) were killed due to a shooting incident in Balapitiya area, Hospital sources said. .
Dec 5, 2016 12:12:49 PM- srilankaguardian.org
Mass killing, mass destruction of old societies and cities, induced-coups, threats, fears, torture, the creation of huge and desperate human movements, promotion and reward of terror as a covert policy tool, the decline everywhere in the rule of law, extra-judicial killing on an organized scale, a huge erosion in respect for international institutions like the […]
Dec 5, 2016 5:50:49 PM- dailymirror.lk
At least three members of the same family including a four-year-old child were shot dead following a shooting incident in Balapitiya this evening, police said.
Dec 5, 2016 11:27:33 AM- srilankaguardian.org
The journey of Jayalalitha’s life, her political career has been unarguably more dramatic than any movie script. ( December 6, 2016, New Delhi, Sri Lanka Guardian) In her victory speech after assembly elections in Tamil Nadu in May 2016, the ADMK leader Jayalalitha had remarked, “Even when 10 parties allied themselves against me, I did […]
Dec 5, 2016 9:11:14 AM- adaderana.lk
Confusion prevailed over the health of J Jayalalithaa on Monday after several TV stations reported that the ailing Tamil Nadu chief minister had died while the hospital issued a denial, saying it was still treating her with life-saving measures. .
Dec 5, 2016 8:56:29 AM- hirunews.lk
Transport Ministry Secretary Nihal Somaweera said that a new charge sheet will be introduced for traffic rule violations in the future. He said this matter was discussed during the meeting held with regard to the fine of 25 thousand rupees on 7 traffic... Read More
Dec 5, 2016 8:55:04 AM- hirunews.lk
Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa has submitted recommendations to President Maithripala Sirisena to revoke the Gazette which has declared Keppetipola Disava, a betrayer. The then governor of Ceylon Robert Browning issued a Gazette on January 10th,... Read More
Dec 5, 2016 8:53:28 AM- hirunews.lk
President Maithripala Sirisena requested specialist doctors and nurses not to migrate in order to preserve the standards of the local health service. He was speaking during the committee stage budget debate on Sports, Health and Nutrition ministries... Read More
Dec 5, 2016 7:47:51 AM- srilankaguardian.org
( December 5, 2016, Chennai, Sri Lanka Guardian) Amid confusion over the health of Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa late on Monday evening, Apollo hospital put out a statement denying reports by some television channels that she had passed away. “The honourable chief minister continues to be on life support at the Apollo Hospital. […]
Dec 5, 2016 1:21:40 PM- dailymirror.lk
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest, Tamil TV channels reported on Monday evening. Violence broke out at Apollo hospital as soon as the news started trickling out,
Dec 5, 2016 1:06:40 PM- dailymirror.lk
Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe has recommended to President Maithripala Sirisena to cancel Gazette No: 851 issued by the then English Governor Robert Brownrigg in January 10, 1818 naming Keppetipola Disawe and 18 other Sinhala leaders as traitors.
Dec 5, 2016 7:44:52 AM- hirunews.lk
South India media claim she has passed way, while some reports deny this rumour One of Indias most popular and powerful politicians, Jayalalitha Jayaram, remains in a critical condition after suffering a heart attack. However, some media reports that... Read More
Dec 5, 2016 6:53:56 AM- adaderana.lk
Sri Lanka's ambassador to Nepal W Swarnalatha Perera has paid a courtesy call on Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal at latter's official residence today. .
Dec 5, 2016 6:49:52 AM- adaderana.lk
The GCE Ordinary Level examination begins tomorrow. Over 700,000 candidates will sit for the Examination at 5669 centers islandwide. .
Dec 5, 2016 12:13:35 PM- dailymirror.lk
Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) today charged that a gazette notification had been issued by the Cabinet to establish a specialised government body with powers exceeding the executive powers of the President and some more special provisions to facilitate the formulation of a National Policy on all subjects including Accelerated Economic Development.
Dec 5, 2016 11:23:40 AM- dailymirror.lk
Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, who suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening, continues to be very critical and is on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and life support systems , said Apollo Hospitals in a statement today.
Dec 5, 2016 6:14:22 AM- adaderana.lk
Sri Lanka announced plans on Monday to rescind a list of 19 nationals described as traitors for leading an insurrection against colonial rule nearly 200 years ago. .
Dec 5, 2016 5:54:29 AM- adaderana.lk
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) should be banned as a political party, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya leader Udaya Gammanpila says. .
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