Month: December 2015

Muslims were living in terror under Rajapaksa regime – Rahman

Under Rajapaksa regime, Muslims were living in a reign of terror. They were not sure how many Muslim places of worship would be destroyed and how many Muslim properties would be damaged, UNP MP Mujibur Rahman told Arab News in an interview.

Megapolis Development Plan presented to President

The Megapolis Development Plan formulated for entire megapolis development in the island including Western Province was presented to President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (Dec. 30) at the Presidential Secretariat.

I will not allow to destroy our culture by embracing alien cultures – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says he would not allow anybody who embraces alien cultures and give higher values for them to destroy the greatness of the motherland and our proud culture.

Disgruntled Enrique concert goer sends Rs.22m letter of demand to Live Events

A lawyer and his wife have sent a letter of demand to Live Events demanding Rs.22 million for “loss, damage and mental stress” experienced during the Enrique Iglesias concert held recently.

Lankan envoy to Saudi clears up ‘misunderstandings’

In a statement to clear any misunderstanding that the Sri Lankan mission in the Kingdom was not involved in seeking clemency for the Sri Lankan maid, who was recently spared from being sentenced to death for adultery

Five killed in accident at Warakapola

Five persons have been killed due to an accident between a van and a bus at Dummaladeniya in Warakapola, Police said a short while ago.

Past year marked important democratic gains in Sri Lanka: Kerry

The past year marked important democratic gains in Sri Lanka and few other countries, US Secretary of State John Kerry says.

Abduction of youth: Legal action against Hirunika if evidence found – Police Spokesman

The Police would not hesitate to take legal action against Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra if the investigations found evidence to the effect that she had aided and abetted the recent abduction of a youth, said ASP Ruwan Gunasekara yesterday.

Dire warning from Water Board workers

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) employees currently engaged in trade union action threatened yesterday to cut down the countrywide water supply if the government failed to address their grievances.

TMP will be a watchdog of Tamil politics, says Wigneswaran

Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran, has clarified that the Tamil Makkal Peravai (TMP), which he has floated, is not a rival to the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).

Ban on polythene from Jan 1

The blanket ban to restrict indiscriminate use of polythene bags at groceries and retail outlets will come into effect from January 1, 2016.

Mahela and Sanga issue statement regarding Enrique’s ‘Love and Sex’ concert

Popular Sri Lankan cricketers Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardena today issued a statement addressing several issues raised regarding “Enrique’s ‘Love and Sex’ “concert held in Colombo.

Enrique Iglesias: Sri Lanka’s president says gig organisers ‘should be whipped’

Sri Lanka’s president says the organisers of an Enrique Iglesias gig should be whipped, as punishment over the behaviour of some female fans.

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to visit Sri Lanka next month

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Sri Lanka next month during which the two sides will sign several agreements including a pact on combating money laundering and terrorism financing, officials said today.

Tamil People’s Council to meet in Jaffna today

Even as the much-awaited meeting between Tamil National Alliance (TNA)’s chief R. Sampanthan and the Northern Province’s Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran took place here on Christmas day…

UNP To Decide On Hirunika

The United National Party (UNP) says it will meet after the holidays and discuss the course of action, if any, which needs to be taken on UNP Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra.