Anura Kumara Dissanayake to run for presidency

The JVP led National Peoples Power movement has named JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake as its candidate for the upcoming Presidential Candidate.

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Navy finds 85 kg of heroin on seized vessel

The Sri Lanka Navy discovered nearly 70 kg of heroin in a trawler seized on 11th July along with 6 Iranians in the Southern sea.

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UNP must first name the Presidential candidate – Imthiaz

Member of the UNP Working Committee, former Minister, Imthiaz Bakeer Markar says delaying the decision on the Presidential candidate, is unfavourable for the UNP.

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Gota’s American status precludes presidential run – Welgama

UPFA Parliamentarian Kumara Welgama on Saturday said former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa cannot run for presidency as he is still an American citizen.

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Sri Lanka establishes first vehicle assembly plant

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and High Commissioner of India, Taranjit Singh yesterday inaugurated Sri Lanka’s first vehicle assembly plant in Mathugama.

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Waste transport: AG exposes massive racket in CMC

The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has been bleeding money on waste transport and disposal for many years by dishing out business to private contractors, instead of using millions of rupees allocated to it for the purchase of its own tractors, tippers, compactors and bulldozers.

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Hambantota Port losses cleared in just three years, says PM

Huge losses running into billions of rupees suffered by the Hambantota Port were cleared in just three years after the current UNP-led government assumed office in January 2015, says Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

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Ranil faction agrees to name Sajith as Presidential candidate

Trying to reach a consensus on the existing UNP Presidential candidate conundrum, conditions have been laid down by Ranil Wickremesinghe’s faction, who have agreed to name Deputy UNP Leader, Sajith Premadasa as the Presidential candidate, internal sources said. However, the Premadasa faction has still to respond.

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65 Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan migrants found in Mexico

Mexican authorities say federal police found 65 severely dehydrated and hungry migrants from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka wandering on a highway in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz.

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JVP to name its presidential candidate tomorrow

The JVP would announce its presidential candidate tomorrow, at Galle Face, and that candidate would be the one with the means to salvage the country and its people from the present plight and the public security threat, the party’s propaganda secretary, MP Vijitha Herath said yesterday.

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Refrain from making statements detrimental to national security – President

President Maithripala Sirisena requested everyone to refrain from making statements which are detrimental to the national security of the country.

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Three arrested over double murder in Madampitiya

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the murders of two underworld figures, who were hacked to death in broad daylight at Madampitiya yesterday (15).

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Will support candidate who can face Islamic extremism firmly

Parliamentarian Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera said yesterday he would support, at the next presidential election, the candidate who could face Islamic extremism firmly.

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Three killed, two injured in van-tipper truck collision

Three persons including 2 females have died while another two sustained injuries in a collision between a van and a tipper truck.

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Rajapaksas want power to protect themselves, not country’s security

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said, in Jaffna, yesterday, that the Podujana Peramuna Presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa had asked for another mandate from the people, saying that they wanted to strengthen the country’s security, but when they were in power they protected only themselves and those close to them.

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Harsha questions Gota’s US citizenship

Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution Dr. Harsha De Silva says the Presidential candidate fielded by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, former Secretary of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s name is not in the list of US citizens who have revoked their citizenship.

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